And Guests Cannot Have Visitors

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Face Masks Available

If you do choose to go out or interact with those who have gone out, please wear a face mask. These beautiful examples are available from Ann Nelson in condo 302 phase 1.

Tablecloths to Lifesavers

These masks have been made by sacrificing two of the 40 beautiful tablecloths constructed by master seamstress Patty Crawford about ten years ago back when phase one hosted annual fund-raising galas for Friends of Barron. The bulk of the tablecloths will remain available to decorate our pool area when next we gather to celebrate.

I look forward to that day.

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Quarantine Chicken Recipe

SHEET PAN CHICKEN (this can be done in the oven or on the BQ)
1 Large cooking sheet
Marinate chicken at least an hour and up to overnight. SAVE 1/2 marinade to pour over dish prior to cooking.

1/2 cup olive oil
2 Tlbs Balsamic Vinegar (I also added a couple drops of chipotle balsamic)
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil finely chopped or 1 Tlbs dry basil (save a little fresh to sprinkle on when out of oven)
1/4 cup fresh parsley or 1 Tlbs dried parsley (save a little fresh parsley to toss on when out of oven)
2 cloves of garlic finely chopped
Salt & Pepper to Taste

“Grease” your cookie sheet with a little olive oil
Arrange the following on the cookie sheet
8 Chicken Thighs (skin off)

2 large handfuls of fresh green beans or 2 cups frozen (thawed)
2 handfuls of cherry tomatoes or 4 regular tomatoes cut into chunks
2 medium carrots sliced into carrot sticks
(if you have other favourite Vegetables you may substitute or add)
1 handful of croutons (add croutons when you shake & return to oven)
Sprinkle with fresh parsley & or basil.

Bake 20 minutes at 425 in preheated oven, Take sheet pan out of oven, shake it and return to oven for 20 more minutes.
Vegetarian Sheet Pan recipe variation: cut back on cooking time 15 minutes. This is a very “adaptable” recipe…a little fresh Parmesan grated on top works too!

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My New Neighbors

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Don’t Forget

Mazatlan is now back to Mountain Time.

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Farmacia Canada & Stone Island Meat Market Are Open

Donna Cunliffe just talked with Sebastian on Stone Island. Both the pharmacy at the main water taxi on Stone Island and his grocery store/meat market are open. FREE DELIVERY –981-9061 or Email Melanie at

Gustavo will bring it to the gatehouse. HOURS- 9am-9 pm Every day.

Drugs, including inhalers, cold sore meds, flu, cold, muscle relaxants and antibiotics, toiletries, bug spray and lotion for bites, SPF 30 suntan lotion, baby needs, snacks, drinks, ice, frozen French fries, and ice cream are available for delivery.

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Estrella del Mar Sets Policy

[The following is a letter originally drafted by Victor Valenzuela and has been modified for clarity.]

The management at Estrella del Mar is well aware of the health emergency. The State of Sinaloa made the decision to close all hotels and public beaches in Sinaloa, and its decision making process is on-going. Your HOA , in its work to protect residents and workers, has taken the following series of measures. These decisions were taken based on comments and suggestions first from your Surveillance Committee members and subsequently, owners who are currently residing in the development.

Previously, the HOA has asked for the voluntary suspention or postponment of renters scheduled for Semana Santa. Many of you responded by cancelling your reservations and we thank you for that. At this time, we do not see returning to normal activities before April 30, 2020, or until the COVID-19 crisis passes. We request again your support with the suspension of renters in your condominium. Additionally, no visitors to the development are allowed during these dates. We must avoid greater concentration of people and thus maintain isolation.

If, in your case, it is impossible to cancel your visitors or if you have just arrived at the development in the last week, please maintain the isolation on your property for the 14 days recommended by the health authorities. Avoid using the amenities of common areas, elevators, reception area, and bathrooms. If anyone is unable to conform to this request, we will have to take more severe actions. The full-time residents have requested that the pool be kept open, but if potentially contaminated people use the facilities, that could affect the permanent residents and those who shelter there now.

The HOA has implemented the following rules:

  1. No visitors allowed from the outside while you are here. Guests or renters are not allowed to have visitors normally.

2. The concentration of people in common areas is prohibited, especially in the pool area. Refrain from holding meetings or gatherings of more than 10 people. Groups of more than 10 people will be dispersed by security.

3. Newly arrived visitors must self-quarantine for 14 days.

The HOA has decided to reduce its workforce and has changed work schedules. Because of this reduction, we will not be able to adequately sanitize all areas. The swimming pool restrooms will be closed. The common area will be cleaned 3 days a week, concentrating on the most vulnerable common use areas. As always, there will be the necessary maintenance for the pool and gardens.

The HOA thanks you for adhereing to these rules. If you need to contact me, please do so directly through email ( Any comments, questions or advise of any situation that arises, are welcomed and I promise to follow up properly. I will be periodically coming to the development in short periods of time. I will be working remotely to coordinate the team’s activities and follow up on their requests.

We thank you in advance for your support and understanding of these measures, since it is essential to maintain your safety and our team’s safety. Please stay safe and follow our  authorities’ recommendations.

Victor Valenzuela, HOA Administrator

EDITORS NOTE: Since this letter was sent out, the developer has announced that the golf course will close as will the bakery inside Las Villas.

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