Monday, March 14, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Monday, March 14

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The Isla Mujeres Magazine
 to benefit Isla charities 
 are here
featuring  a variety of talented writers and photographers!


  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Vehicle ferry personnel receive training: Safety for passengers 

Actualizan a personal del ferry

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ISLA MUJERES, 13 de marzo.-

  More than 50 employees of the vehicle ferry company, Maritima Isla Mujeres, received training at seminar-workshops which focused on three major areas: Prevention of Pollution, Care of the Boats, and, most importantly, Human Lives at Sea. This included knowledge of instructions and procedures during accidents, in order to prepare for any eventuality or emergency that may occur during working hours, and to avoid mishaps.
      The instructor was with the company M& P Survivors of Mexico based in Tampico. The training was concluded on Friday, and employees who were taught included people 'on the ground', such as maintenance personnel, and those in administration.

National Anti-Rabies Vaccination Week For Cats & Dogs begins   

Inicia la Semana Nacional de Vacunación Antirrábica Canina y Felina

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ISLA MUJERES, 13 de marzo.-

   See City section below..... 


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

We continue working together every day to make our island a better place for our families & we are continuing to repair the streets.
Sigamos trabajando juntos para que nuestra isla cada día sea un mejor y más digno lugar para nuestras familias. Seguiremos reparando calles.

In order to have a better planet for all humans, we start by raising awareness among the children. The municipal Department of Ecology had an booth for this during the Mega Event "Committed to You".
Si aspiramos a un mejor planeta para la vida humana, empecemos por concientizar a los más pequeños. La Dirección de Ecología en acción durante la Mega Jornada Comprometido Contigo.

The Traveling Museum of the Marimba will be in Isla Mujeres  

."El MUEMAR" (Mueseum de la Marimba Errante) is a traveling installation designed to promote the marimba to the next generation and foster an appreciation for its music. It has traveled to various towns around the country has an exhibition that demonstrates the importance of this musical instrument thru the use of video creations, music, interfacing, and samples of the ancient instruments that inspired and preceded the marimba. Attendees will be taken on a trip through time and geography while learning about the history of this indigenous instrument from Chiapas. March 15-19 (Tuesday - Saturday) 11-3 and 5-8.  The municipal Director of the Institute of Culture & Arts invites the community to visit the museum.
Inauguration Tuesday, March 15 at 7p. Free.Casa de Cultura Isla

The National Anti-Rabies Vaccination Week for Dogs & Cats" is taking place today in the La Gloria park 9a-3p, which is part of a nation-wide effort to promote the well being of families and their pets. "It is the responsibility of everyone, for the health of everyone, to vaccinate your dogs and cats against rabies."
Esta mañana en el parque de la colonia La Gloria dio inicio la "Semana Nacional de Vacunación Antirrábica Canina y Felina".
El objetivo primordial de estas campañas que se llevan a cabo en nuestro país, es el fomento al bienestar familiar y de sus mascotas.
"La responsabilidad es de todos, por tu salud lleva a vacunar a tu perro y gato contra la rabia".


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Naval Department evicting fishermen from area of Federal Zone…/secretaria-de-marina-des…/
Photo at link.
        There is an area of the Federal Zone of about 120 square meters, which adjoins the area of the vehicle ferry, which has been used by fishermen for over 30 years. The Secretaria de Marina (Ministry of the Navy) are reclaiming this area and evicting the fishermen who keep their boats there, many of whom are advanced in age and practice "pesca riberena" (fishing in coastal areas).
       This area had been supervised by the Quintana Roo Port Authority. It is noted that there were two motors stolen from boats kept in this area a couple weeks ago. There has been an outcry on social media showing support for the older fishermen, who never obtained a concession for this area, perhaps due to lack of knowledge or interest.


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

The Por Esto website, at the Isla Mujeres section, says it is under maintenance & will be back soon.

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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.
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.

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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 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.

March events

Sunset ~7p
Moon rise over the Caribbean

March 22     6:57
March 23     7:47
March 24     8:37
March 25     9:25
March 26    10:14
March 27    11:03
March 28    11:52

Every Tuesday & Thursday at 10am: Sergio's Batik class. ~3 hours long. 400p includes materials.
Kid's classes every other Saturday at 12:30: March 26, April 9 and April 23.
To reach the classroom enter the doors shown in the photo & go through the building, into the courtyard. His classroom is on the right. If this front door is locked, go left around the side of the building to the back/seaside and enter the courtyard from there. LINK to FB page w  photos & more info

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)

Thursday, March 3  Artist's Fair Casa de Cultura 4-9p 

This says the upcoming Artist Fair & Taste of Isla on Thursday, March 3 at the Casa de Cultura will include music, and dancing...and beverages... Isla Cerveza are expected.

Friday, March 4  Celebration of the 499 anniversary of Isla Mujeres being found by Spaniards, sailing from Cuba

  Saturday, March 5:

March 8 Tuesday 9am  Diabetes Clinic at Red Cross  Blood Sugar testing, Diabetic Education, Free glucometers and supplies for diabetics.

March 8, Tuesday International Day of Women   

Friday, March 11 
 Pre season baseball game between champions at 1pm at the El Pescador field.

Beginning March 13, Sunday at 8pm: Pueblo Magico Nights on Sunday evenings on the Town Square featuring entertainment including dancers, musicians, and more.  

March 17, Thursday  St Patrick's Day  Celebrated in some bars, mostly by foreigners

March 18, Friday  Day of the Petroleum Expropriation  
Saturday, March 19-Monday, April 4: Easter Vacation (Semana Santa)
Many domestic tourists visit during this time & the island (and ferries) are busy during the daytripper hours (~10a-5p)  

March 20- Palm Sunday
March 20-27  Holy Week
March 25  Good Friday   Noon: Viacrusis procession of the Stations of the Cross (Passion of Christ)
March 27  Easter (Domingo de Pascua)
April 5, Tuesday  Students return to school  


March 21, Monday  Anniversary of the Birth of Benito Juarez

April 7, Thursday  4-9p Casa de Cultura:  Artist Fair (Last of the season)

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