Monday, October 5, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Monday, October 5

This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte 

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The second issue of 
The Isla Mujeres Magazine
 to benefit Isla charities 
 is online, 
featuring  a variety of talented writers and photographers!

  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles

Starting preparations for the inauguration of the hospital

 Para inauguración de hospital

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 4 de octubre.-
   During a tour of the hospital last Tuesday, officials said the inauguration of the hospital is planned for the middle of the month, with the date to be determined. They explained that the tour was conducted to learn what details may need addressing before the formal opening of the hospital. The Secretary of Health, John Ortegon, said the hospital is already operating at 100 percent, and the first birth has already occurred, as well as  a surgical intervention to treat an abscess. 


From the Municipal Facebook site.....  (you can join this FB page at this link)

We continue to work on  public lighting to provide more security for the community and to provide a better urban image.
Seguimos trabajando en el alumbrado público para brindar más seguridad a la población y una mejor imagen urbana.

We are working together with the residents to prevent Dengue and Chikungunya
Unimos esfuerzos con la ciudadanía para prevenir el Dengue y Chikungunya.

October 4: World Day of Birds
Hoy 4 de Octubre, Día Mundial de las Aves.

On our streets, on every sidewalk, along every block and in every corner, our visitors will find stories to listen to, to experience, and to remember... That's why we're a Pueblo Magico.
En nuestras calles, en cada banqueta, en cada esquina y en cada rincón, nuestros visitantes encontrarán historias para escuchar, vivir y contar… Por eso somos un Pueblo Mágico.


link to Quequi's Isla Mujeres articles  

  •  City makes preparations to commemorate Day of the Fishermen


    Celebrará Ayuntamiento a los pescadores

    0 05 de octubre de 2015 By Carlos Gasca
       Each year there is an event on Fishermen's Day, by the Monument to the Fishermen on Rueda Medina Avenue, which is officiated by the Mayor and attended by the seamen, as well as the widows of fishermen whose lives were lost at sea, who are commemorated. 
        Dia del Pescador is October 9th, and preparations are being made for the event, which will include placing a wreath at sea. This event has taken place annually at the Monument to the Fishermen, in honor of workers who died at sea, since the administration of Fidel Villanueva Madrid.


    Marthy delivers donations


    Entrega Marthy donaciones

    0 04 de octubre de 2015


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

Awaiting resumption of operation of Magana ferry
Ansían la reanudación del servicio de la familia Magaña+] Ver mas

Lighthouses could be a tourist attraction
Los faros representan un atractivo para el turismo. [+] Ver mas

   The lighthouses represent a potential tourist attraction, with an opportunity to view panoramas such as Punta Sur, and these majestic structures are commonly featured in visitor's photos. The lighthouse on Rueda Medina went out of operation five years ago when a taller hotel was built southeast of cemetery, and the beacon was relocated atop the Mia hotel on the islet El Yunque.
     The tallest of the lighthouses is located on Isla Contoy, and is 32 meters, followed by the one downtown which is 20 meters, and the smallest is el Farito, which signals the entrance to the isle where boats come to dock.
   The newest lighthouse in the municipality, since its reconstruction, is at Cabo Catoche. It replaced the earlier structure after eighty years, which succumbed to the effects of weather in 2013. The new lighthouse went into operation in March 2015, and 5 billion pesos were invested in it. This lighthouse is very important for fishermen, tourism service providers, and the residents of Holbox, Chiquilá, Puerto Juarez, and Isla Mujeres. 
     Geographically, Cabo Catoche determines the division between the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean sea, and it marks the southwestern edge of the Yucatan Channel. The lighthouse also serves the deep water vessels such as cruise ships and the merchant cargo ships during their journey through the Yucatan channel.
     For those who are able to see the view from the tallest lighthouse, which is on Isla Contoy, it is quite a panorama of the vast geographical area from Catoche to Chacmuchuch, Isla Blanca, and Isla Mujeres. The light from this beacon can be seen on the island, and it has existed for nearly a century. Those who have the opportunity to enter the lighthouse get an idea of the view of the surroundings from a good height, when they only go to the viewpoint of the main tower, whose height is a little over ten meters.

A few companies support the children of their workers
Pocas empresas respaldan a hijos de trabajadores.. [+] Ver mas
  This weekend Rolandi's Pizza restaurant, in coordination with the CROC union, gave economic scholarships and school supplies to children of their employees. There are a few companies in the tourism industry who assist the children of their employees to continue their educations, but the majority of the businesses do not offer this benefit.

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 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.
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Large studio (Norte), I'm standing in the kitchen

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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 down the coastal sidewalk to Mango Cafe, Bahama Mama, Brisas, or Manolitos. Walk less than 10 minutes to shop at Chedraui or to dine at Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, or Seso Loco. 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.

October events

Sunset ~6:40
Moonrise over the Caribbean

Oct. 1    9:52

Oct. 2  10:45

Oct. 27   6:44
Oct. 28   7:37
Oct. 29   8:31
Oct. 30   9:26
Oct. 31  10:22

Thursday, Oct. 1 You are invited to the lighting of the pink lights today at 7pm on the Town Square commemorating the start of the fight against breast cancer

Monday, Oct. 12  Dia de la Raza

Tuesday, Oct. 27   Blue Crab protection campaign scheduled (Sac Bajo, possibly also along the eastern coastal road between the cemetery and Punta Sur)

Saturday, Oct. 31 Halloween

Sunday, Nov. 1 Dia de los Muertos,  All Saints Day
Monday, Nov. 2  All Souls Day

Isla Mujeres: A Place of Traditions 
 Participate!  This is a poster for a Hanal Pixan altar competition   Hanal Pixan is the Mayan holiday that occurs around the time of Dia de los Muertos and Halloween. It lasts about a week and a half and is a commemoration of departed relatives and friends, who are remembered with offerings of their favorite foods, drinks, and items at altars containing their photos, at homes, businesses, and other locations, and their graves are cleaned and decorated. There are specials foods and other traditions. 

Every Tuesday and Thursday: Free spay/neuter clinic  (Isla Animals)
 Consults 100p, Vaccines: parvo & distemper 50p, flea & tick meds 20p, wormer 10p. Helpers always welcome! Isla Animals, Mundaca Hacienda, 10am-4pm (No food morning of surgery/water ok)

From Sally MargolisHi all!! We (Isla Animals) are gearing up for a HUGE Spay/Neuter, Vaccination, Wellness campaign for the animals in Rancho Viejo Nov 17-22. This is a very poor area in the municipality of Isla Mujeres. Most are living without electricity and running water. The situation for the animals there is dire right now with parvo & distemper running rampant, and heavy overpopulation. We expect to treat/vaccinate/spay/neuter 1000 cats & dogs with the cost of surgery at just $10us per dog. This may be the only time any of these animals see a vet. We can treat the existing animals, vaccinate others against disease, curb the population growth, and educate pet owners on proper animal care and make a HUGE DIFFERENCE!! We have the knowledge, experience, volunteers, and heart to make it happen. We are asking for all of your help to raise funds to make the campaign a reality. (We can also accept Paypal donations via our site - just add RANCHO VIEJO in message, and cash in person on Isla Mujeres. Please, please share the link on your social media. It helps us so much. If you are not in a position to donate PLEASE do read the campaign & share, there is lots of excellent info in it about the work we do-There is always so much to do! Thank you for your time!

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