Thursday, August 25, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, August 25




This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte.  HERE is a timelapse version, that you can set to slow or fast (fps-frames per second). It takes a few seconds to load.
Follow Isla Mujeres News & Events on Facebook for highlights of news & events, and more photos & videos
  Both issues of The Isla Mujeres Magazine are here
featuring  a variety of talented writers and photographers! 
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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos






Navy rescue at sea of two Colombians and a Costa Rican 

Rescatan a náufragos

Elementos de la Marina brindan auxilio a dos colombianos y un contarricense en alta mar

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 24 de agosto.-
Leer más..Full article & photo at this link. 
     Personnel with the Naval Base (of the Fifth Region) located in Isla Mujeres, in coordination with Naval personnel (of the Ninth Region) based in Yucalpeten, Yucatan, carried out the transfer of three foreigners where were in a boat drifting 339 kilometers northeast of Puerto Progreso, Yucatan. Their boat, "Ocean III" was spotted without propulsion by the freighter "Caribe Mary", and the Naval coastal patrol boat "Democrata" was dispatched, which is attached to the Ninth Naval Region.They navigated to a meeting point and rescued the three men, of whom two were from Colombia and one was from Costa Rica. Extra personnel were available to provide medical care, offering nutrition and rehydration. When they arrived to the premises of the Ninth Naval Region, the three foreigners were handed over to authorities of the National Immigration Institute for the required legal procedures. The Navy conducted this rescue in compliance with its responsibilities to safeguard human lives at sea.
 
CROC union provides workshop about addiction    

Imparten taller sobre las adicciones

A los socios de la CROC

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 24 de agosto.-
Leer más...Full article & photo at this link
   A workshop was held by the CROC union as part of a national program, Cultura de la Prevención a las Adicciones, titled "Conflict Management in the Workplace". It was held yesterday afternoon as part of the "Eighth National Day for the Prevention of Addictions" and was attended by 120 union members who work at hotels and restaurants on the island. It took place at the CROC facility, starting at 6pm.
    Other topics were presented earlier in the year, and more are planned. The union also awarded scholarships and school supplies to children of the workers, which were provided by the companies which employ them.

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From the Municipal Facebook site.....  (  FB page link)







In honor of "Orange Day" the municipal Women's Institute invites you to participate in a Crash course in Baking. (Orange Day commemorates the fight against violence against women and girls). 
En el marco del Día Naranja, la Instancia Municipal de la Mujer, te invita a participar en el curso rápido de Repostería.
Forming soccer teams for the 2016-2017 season
LANZAN CONVOCATORIA PARA FORMAR NUEVOS EQUIPOS DE FÚTBOL REPRESENTATIVOS DE ISLA MUJERES
  This is an invitation to citizen children who were born between 2001 and 2004 who would like try out to join a soccer team. They are invited to go to the soccer field in La Gloria between 4pm and 6pm. Pre-season practice began on Monday, Aug. 22 at the Posada Beach between 4:45 and 6:45pm.
       One team will be made up of athletes born in the years 2001 and 2002, and the other will consist of those born in  2003 and 2004. With support from the Mayor and the City Council, the Futbol Club Tiburoneros of Isla Mujeres is offering this opportunity to the young soccer players of the municipality.

We share the following notice of general interest.  Garrafon Park will be closed to the general public on Sunday, Sept. 4, due to a private use by a national agency. On Saturday, Sept. 3 it will be open as usual for the general public, and entrance will be free for islanders. 
Por considerar de interés general compartimos el siguiente aviso.



Second state Week of the Manatee; Sept. 5-9
Segunda semana estatal del Manatí del 5 al 9 de septiembre.


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From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)









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From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos



Verification of boundaries in Federal Zone dispute 
Verifican límites de zona federal en disputa .. [+] Ver mas
   On Tuesday, personnel with SEMARNAT (Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources) conducted verification work concerning boundaries of an area of the Federal Zone on North Beach, as part of a legal requirement for a criminal case over this disputed area.
        Concession DGZF-448102 was issued by SEMARNAT in 2002 regarding 2690 square meters of beach, to Carlos Raul Cervera Peraza, and was claimed by a company in partnership with former Mayor Jorge Cardenas Bazan. A year and a half ago, there was a violent occupation of the lot at night, causing destruction and burning of two palapas. This resulted in a loss of at least 650,000 pesos, which was reported by Sr. Cervera Peraza last June, following the arrest of one of those involved. Afew months later Sr. Cardenas was arrested at the International Airport in Cancun.
    There has been erosion in this area of beach, and the boundaries are being verified and corrected. Specialists with SEMARNAT and staff with PROFEPA (Federal Attorney for the Protection of the Environment) determined that the fence installed within the 20 meters of the Federal Zone must allow free passage of people.


Caution advisory for small boats  
Alertan a embarcaciones menores [+] Ver mas
 August 24   This article concerns the weather report for Wednesday evening and Thursday morning. At midday Thursday, the whale shark boats went out this morn, and some are returning now. There are no white caps and the blue skies are partly cloudy, with bright sunshine.
   It is noted that tourism has decreased, yet more than 50 boats arrived from various marinas and piers in the Cancun Hotel Zone, Puerto Juarez, and Punta Sam. Small boats were operating tours and taking visitors to swim with the whale sharks, and to visit Isla Contoy. On land, there were a good number of golf carts on the streets, and people in the streets and on the beaches, without incidents.


Semi-professional youth soccer teams return after 2 year absence 
IM vuelve a la 4ª y 5ª División con el mote de Tiburoneros [+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link
 See City section above 


New Briefs in Isla Mujeres
Breves de Isla Mujeres.. [+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link 
  A list of names is given of 30 citizens who have not claimed their voter registration cards, which is also being circulated on social media. If the cards are not claimed, they will be destroyed.
    The State Vectors Department is fumigating all the schools with the return of the students, in order to prevent the spread of mosquito borne diseases. It is recommended that teachers should help coordinate efforts to remove weeds and debris.

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View from the rooms.

MaraVilla Caribe   Bed & Beach    Three rentals with large glass doors overlooking our white sand beach and the beautiful Caribbean sea, with  kitchenettes & free WIFI. In the coastal neighborhood of  Bachilleres, among upscale villas & boutique hotelitos, convenient to downtown or the colonias, yet separate.  Quiet & Private.   
 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
Kitchenette in small room, Medio. There's a table & chairs across from it & a double bed.
A large slider opens from each of the 3 rooms onto the patio where each has a table & chairs, hammock & clotheslines. The BBQ is behind the pole, and the outdoor shower is outa the pic at left.
Large studio (Norte), I'm standing in the kitchen. A queen & single bed.

Free amenities such as hammocks, bikes, outdoor shower, portable beach chairs & beach towels, washer, loungers. Breathtaking panoramic views from the rooftop terrace. Upstairs room also available.   Downtown is  ~ a mile away; if you don't feel like walking or biking, flag a $2 taxi. Parking. You can enjoy the music & crowds downtown, then come home our quiet neighborhood of Bachilleres where you'll  sleep to the sounds of the sea.$275/$325/$425 wk   $40/50/$65nt  Monthly Discounts

Large studio (Sur) with Queen & Single bed. Slider door & view are behind me.

Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the traditional neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. Stroll five minutes southward down the coastal sidewalk to Mango Cafe, Bahama Mama, Brisas, or Manolitos. Walk less than 10 minutes southwest to shop at Chedraui or to dine at Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, or other options. Visit marinas, bars, & beach clubs that are minutes away by bike or on foot. Our guests recommend the Yoga classes a couple villas away at hotelito Casa Ixchel. Fresh juice, produce & tortillas a few blocks away in the village, as well as a variety of other stores and small local restaurants.

August events

Sunset ~7:10p
Moon rise over the Caribbean
August 18    7:36p  Full moon
August 19    8:22
August 20    9:07
August 21    9:52
August 22   10:39
August 23   11:26
  

Every Tuesday & Thursday at 10am: Sergio's Batik class. ~3 hours long. 400p includes materials.
Kid's classes every other Saturday at 12:30.
 
The Delta Aquarid meteor showers continue into early August. http://earthsky.org/astronom…/earthskys-meteor-shower-guide…

Thur. Aug 4 Artist Fair at the Casa de Cultura 4-9

Monday Aug 8: It's time for the annual Perseid meteor shower (eastward-over the Caribbean) & there may be twice as many this year LINK
It peaks Thurs night/Fri morn & is best viewed after moon-set at 1:20am.
Moon-set tonight (Monday) is 11:20, and it's 40 mins later nightly. Hoping for clear skies!

Aug. 10-21 Five food trucks from Merida will visit Isla Mujeres as part of  Isla Fest

August 17-21 Taste of Isla Mujeres Artist Fair  at the Casa de Cultura 4pm 


 Friday August 19 & Saturday August 20   Isla Fest at the Casa de Cultura Free




Isla Fest
Conferences, expositions, exhibitions, shows, demonstrations
166th Anniversary of the Foundation of the town

Monday August 15, at the Casa de Cultura 11am
Photographic exhibition of the Art of Fishing
Exhibition from the Municipal Archives
Photographic and artistic exhibition 'Pinceladas Caribenas" (Caribbean brushstrokes)

Wednesday August 17
10am Placing of a wreath to commemorate the anniversary of the Cross in the Bay, from the ferry pier
7pm Formal City Council session to commemorate the 166th & coronation of the Queen of the Foundation Festivities of 2016, at the Casa de Cultura

Thursday August 18 as the Casa de Cultura
11am Isla Mujeres Historical Conference
7pm Poetry Recital: "Poesia Que Vino del Mar" (Poetry the comes from the sea)

Friday August 19 at the Casa de Cultura
8am Oratory Contest about the Foundation of the Town of Dolores
7pm Gastronomic Demonstration of Tiknxik
8pm Musical performances by Nicho Hinojosa and Miguel Inzunza

Saturday August 20
7am 1st Foundation 15 km Race at Playa Centro (Posada beach) Free Registration
8pm Performance by Astrid Hadad at the Casa de Cultura

Sunday August 21 at the Casa de Cultura
8pm Festival of the Dances of the Caribbean in my Land with Trova Islena
Aug. 21: The Festival of the Caribbean in My Land, with troupes of Mexican folk dancers performing dances with Caribbean rhythms.




August 26 Friday 7pm on the Town Square 4th Lion Fish Gastronomic Contest



Sources for Storm Information:
Wunderground
Tropical Tidbits
NOAA


The Artist's Fairs are scheduled twice a month, on the First and Third Thursdays, at the Casa de Cultura, 4-9. 


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Wednesday, August 24




This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte.  HERE is a timelapse version, that you can set to slow or fast (fps-frames per second). It takes a few seconds to load.
Follow Isla Mujeres News & Events on Facebook for highlights of news & events, and more photos & videos
  Both issues of The Isla Mujeres Magazine are here
featuring  a variety of talented writers and photographers! 
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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos






Patriotic items for sale in the streets as September approaches  

Empieza a sentirse la cercanía de septiembre




Por los artículos patrios en la calle

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ISLA MUJERES, 23 de agosto.-
Leer más..Photo & full article at this link.
    Carts have appeared on the streets selling patriotic items for the upcoming national holiday, which begins with the Cry/Grito for Independence on September 15, and continues with the civic-military parade on September 16.  It is expected that in upcoming days, City workers will be putting decorations on City Hall to celebrate the month of patriotism. Some local businesses are selling decorations, and it is expected that many will decorate their establishments for the national holidays.

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From the Municipal Facebook site.....  (  FB page link)








EL 911 COMENZARÁ A OPERAR EN QUINTANA ROO A PARTIR DE OCTUBRE
   In October, 911 will be implemented as the emergency number in Quintana Roo, and 15 other states, replacing the emergency number 066.  It will be implemented in the entire country in two stages in March & June, 2017.


In honor of the Orange Day for the Fight against Violence against Women and Girls, the public (over 13) are invited to a Crash Course in Baking. It will take place at the Women's Institute in La Gloria and costs 100 pesos, which includes materials. Saturday, August  27 9am to 3pm.
En el marco del Día Naranja de la “Lucha en Contra de la Violencia Hacia las Mujeres y Niñas”, la Instancia Municipal de la Mujer, invita al público en general mayores de 13 años de edad a un “Curso Rápido de Repostería”.
Este sábado 27 de agosto de 9 a.m. a 3 p.m., en las instalaciones de la Instancia Municipal de la Mujer ubicada en la col. La Gloria. Costo de recuperación $100.00 (incluye todo el material).



We share the following notice of general interest. 
 Garrafon Park will be closed to the general public on Sunday, Sept. 4, due to a private use by a national agency. On Saturday, Sept. 3 it will be open as usual for the general public, and entrance will be free for islanders. 
Por considerar de interés general compartimos el siguiente aviso.


Second state Week of the Manatee; Sept. 5-9
Segunda semana estatal del Manatí del 5 al 9 de septiembre.


A new day on our beautiful beaches.
Un nuevo día en nuestras hermosas playas.
#IslaMujeres #PuebloMágico




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From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)










More than 600 packages of school supplies were contributed by the Taxi Union Photo at link below.
Más de 600 paquetes escolares fueron entregados por el Sindicato de Taxistas https://t.co/9IRlb0MWS9 https://t.co/ocqLQnKvdr

Three foreigners aboard their vessel were rescued almost 400 km from Yucatan  photo at link below
Rescatan a tres extranjeros a bordo de su embarcación a casi 400 kilómetros de Yucatán https://t.co/cTmfIk3nbe https://t.co/DudsNCEcsr


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From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos


Boats get green light  
Luz verde a embarcaciones [+] Ver mas
   The harbor remains open for all types of navigation, with good weather conditions. Passengers for the lanchero tours and on the ferries have decreased with the end of the summer vacation period.
         There are forecasts for chances of isolated showers on Wednesday, Thursday , and Saturday, while it is predicted that Friday and Sunday should be sunny days.
      Tropical wave 24 is in southeastern Mexico and moving west, causing rain in Oaxaca, Chiapas, Veracruz, Puebla, and Tabasco, and potentially strong storms in Campeche, some rain showers in Yucatan, and possibly some drizzle in Quintana Roo, with temperatures of 35-40 C. Tropical Storm Gaston is not expected to affect Mexico.


Abandoned airfield  
Agonizante aeropista [+] Ver mas
   For many years the Mexican Navy was in charge of the airfield and the facilities were kept in good condition, with naval personnel always present in the control tower. Now it is not receiving maintenance since the Navy discontinued their administration, and there are businessmen who are disappointed and losing hope about their proposals to reactivate it.

Opportunity to taste exotic dishes  
Oportunidad para degustar platillos exóticos. [+] Ver mas
   Professional and amateur chefs can participate in the IV Gastronomic Competition based on lion fish, which will be held in the Town Square on Friday, August 26th, at pm.
       One of the objectives of the organizers of the competition is to promote the sale and consumption of lion fish in local restaurants, in an attempt to offset their proliferation. They are not native to this area and have become a top predator of other species. They pose a risk to the balance of marine ecosystems because they lack natural enemies in these waters and reproduce rapidly.
       Lion fish are edible, but care must be taken during capture and preparation with their venomous spines. They have already become a common dish among people in some other states of Mexico and in several Caribbean countries, where their proliferation is worrisome and these measures are being taken to control the species. Due to the speed at which they reproduce, it would be very difficult to eradicate them completely.

Bad image for tourism 
Ofrece una mala imagen turísticas.. [+] Ver mas

   There is old furniture, including as benches and old chairs in a pile at the ferry terminal which should be removed, since it is hurricane season, and it presents a bad image for tourism.

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View from the rooms.

MaraVilla Caribe   Bed & Beach    Three rentals with large glass doors overlooking our white sand beach and the beautiful Caribbean sea, with  kitchenettes & free WIFI. In the coastal neighborhood of  Bachilleres, among upscale villas & boutique hotelitos, convenient to downtown or the colonias, yet separate.  Quiet & Private.   
 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
Kitchenette in small room, Medio. There's a table & chairs across from it & a double bed.
A large slider opens from each of the 3 rooms onto the patio where each has a table & chairs, hammock & clotheslines. The BBQ is behind the pole, and the outdoor shower is outa the pic at left.
Large studio (Norte), I'm standing in the kitchen. A queen & single bed.

Free amenities such as hammocks, bikes, outdoor shower, portable beach chairs & beach towels, washer, loungers. Breathtaking panoramic views from the rooftop terrace. Upstairs room also available.   Downtown is  ~ a mile away; if you don't feel like walking or biking, flag a $2 taxi. Parking. You can enjoy the music & crowds downtown, then come home our quiet neighborhood of Bachilleres where you'll  sleep to the sounds of the sea.$275/$325/$425 wk   $40/50/$65nt  Monthly Discounts

Large studio (Sur) with Queen & Single bed. Slider door & view are behind me.

Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the traditional neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. Stroll five minutes southward down the coastal sidewalk to Mango Cafe, Bahama Mama, Brisas, or Manolitos. Walk less than 10 minutes southwest to shop at Chedraui or to dine at Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, or other options. Visit marinas, bars, & beach clubs that are minutes away by bike or on foot. Our guests recommend the Yoga classes a couple villas away at hotelito Casa Ixchel. Fresh juice, produce & tortillas a few blocks away in the village, as well as a variety of other stores and small local restaurants.

August events

Sunset ~7:10p
Moon rise over the Caribbean
August 18    7:36p  Full moon
August 19    8:22
August 20    9:07
August 21    9:52
August 22   10:39
August 23   11:26
  

Every Tuesday & Thursday at 10am: Sergio's Batik class. ~3 hours long. 400p includes materials.
Kid's classes every other Saturday at 12:30.
 
The Delta Aquarid meteor showers continue into early August. http://earthsky.org/astronom…/earthskys-meteor-shower-guide…

Thur. Aug 4 Artist Fair at the Casa de Cultura 4-9

Monday Aug 8: It's time for the annual Perseid meteor shower (eastward-over the Caribbean) & there may be twice as many this year LINK
It peaks Thurs night/Fri morn & is best viewed after moon-set at 1:20am.
Moon-set tonight (Monday) is 11:20, and it's 40 mins later nightly. Hoping for clear skies!

Aug. 10-21 Five food trucks from Merida will visit Isla Mujeres as part of  Isla Fest

August 17-21 Taste of Isla Mujeres Artist Fair  at the Casa de Cultura 4pm 


 Friday August 19 & Saturday August 20   Isla Fest at the Casa de Cultura Free




Isla Fest
Conferences, expositions, exhibitions, shows, demonstrations
166th Anniversary of the Foundation of the town

Monday August 15, at the Casa de Cultura 11am
Photographic exhibition of the Art of Fishing
Exhibition from the Municipal Archives
Photographic and artistic exhibition 'Pinceladas Caribenas" (Caribbean brushstrokes)

Wednesday August 17
10am Placing of a wreath to commemorate the anniversary of the Cross in the Bay, from the ferry pier
7pm Formal City Council session to commemorate the 166th & coronation of the Queen of the Foundation Festivities of 2016, at the Casa de Cultura

Thursday August 18 as the Casa de Cultura
11am Isla Mujeres Historical Conference
7pm Poetry Recital: "Poesia Que Vino del Mar" (Poetry the comes from the sea)

Friday August 19 at the Casa de Cultura
8am Oratory Contest about the Foundation of the Town of Dolores
7pm Gastronomic Demonstration of Tiknxik
8pm Musical performances by Nicho Hinojosa and Miguel Inzunza

Saturday August 20
7am 1st Foundation 15 km Race at Playa Centro (Posada beach) Free Registration
8pm Performance by Astrid Hadad at the Casa de Cultura

Sunday August 21 at the Casa de Cultura
8pm Festival of the Dances of the Caribbean in my Land with Trova Islena
Aug. 21: The Festival of the Caribbean in My Land, with troupes of Mexican folk dancers performing dances with Caribbean rhythms.




August 26 Friday 7pm on the Town Square 4th Lion Fish Gastronomic Contest



Sources for Storm Information:
Wunderground
Tropical Tidbits
NOAA


The Artist's Fairs are scheduled twice a month, on the First and Third Thursdays, at the Casa de Cultura, 4-9.