Thursday, March 3, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, March 3

Don't forget...Today is the Artist's Fair at the Casa de Cultura  4-9p 

This says it will include music, and dancing...and beverages... including Isla Cerveza.

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.
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  Both issues of 
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

Preventing the spread of red mites in palm trees of Isla Mujeres

 Intensa campaña de control en las palmas

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ISLA MUJERES, 2 de marzo.-
See City section below....

Isla Mujeres: Committed to the protection of children 

 Agapito encabeza instalación de Sistema de Protección

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ISLA MUJERES, 2 de marzo.-
 See City section below....


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

There was a meeting Wednesday morning of the Third Regular Session of the Urban Development and Housing Committee concerning the updating of the program for the Urban Development of the Chacmuchuc Peninsula (on the mainland part of the municipality).
La mañana de este miércoles se llevó a cabo la tercera sesión ordinaria del comité de Desarrollo Urbano y Vivienda, en la cual se dio continuidad a la actualización del programa parcial de desarrollo Urbano de la Península de Chacmuchuc.

Preventing the spread of red mites in palm trees of Isla Mujeres
     On Tuesday, the municipal Department of Ecology began an intense three day campaign treating Isla Mujeres palms with an organic acaricide to kill red mites, aka la Plaga Acaro Rojo (Raoiella indica Hirst). The fumigation began on the palms by the Mundaca Hacienda, then moved to Paseo de los Peces Avenue, and will continue around the isle. The insects are typically found in groups on the undersides of leaves, as well as on the fruits and other parts of the plant. They are totally preventable with knowledge of their biology, modes of dispersion, and methods of control.

Isla Mujeres: Committed to the protection of children

On Wednesday morning, at the Casa de Cultura there was the installation of the System of Protection for Children and Adolescents of the municipality of Isla Mujeres, with governmental officials, professionals, and people dedicated to defending children's rights in attendance. The installation of the System of Protection for Children and Adolescents was mandated by the federal law for the Protection of the Rights of Children and Adolescents which became official in December 2014, and in Quintana Roo in April 2015. This is in compliance with guidelines of the federal government, headed by Enrique Pena Nieto and of the state government, headed by Roberto Borge Angulo.
       The mayor appointed Manuel Garcia Delgado as executive secretary of System of Protection of Children and Adolescents, and Vanessa del Carmen Valencia Pat as delegate of the Office of Protection of Children and Adolescents.  The Director of the DIF in Isla Mujeres, Francis Magaña Ríos, announced that the next Regular meeting will be held May 12, 2016.
      Those who attended this event included Melchor Briceño León, senior officer of the municipality; Vice Admiral of General Staff Corps, Thomas Lopez Hernandez who is commander of the Fifth Naval Region; Tharin Sadat Vital Casique, Director of Health;  Rocio del Rosario Rodriguez Herrera, Director of Education;  Martin Alberto Marfil Ordaz, Director of Government; Joaquin Poot Acosta, Director of Public Safety and Traffic (Chief of Police); Sara Madai Cetina Dau, procurator of the Defense of Children and Family on the mainland; Fernando Medina Mendoza, head of the Sixth Investigative Agency of the Public Ministry (Prosecutor's office); Martha Patricia Puc Laines, Deputy Inspector of the Commission on Human Rights; and Ofelia Burgos Rios, official of the Civil Registry. Also in attendance were the City Council members Miriam Trejo Leon, chairman of the Committee on Education, Industry and Gender Equity and Bartholomew Pech Matu,as well as Directors of various municipal departments.

In honor of Orange Day, the Municipal Institute of Women invites you to the event One Billion Standing. This is a global event, consta en bailar una coreografía (lit.: it consists of a choreographed dance) and is a revolution of peace and happiness, to make ourselves visible and to say "Enough is enough of violence".   Friday March 4th at 11am at the Benito Juarez Middle School.
En el marco del Día Naranja, la Instancia Municipal de la Mujer invita al evento Un Billón de Pie.
Esta se realiza a nivel mundial y consta en bailar una coreografía, es una revolución pacífica y alegre, para hacernos visible y decir “Basta Ya de Violencia”.

"Movies in your neighborhood" present "Antz" on Friday, March 4 at 7pm in colonia La Gloria. Free entry. Don't miss it!
Cine en tu colonia presenta "Hormiguitas" este viernes 4 de marzo a las 7pm en Colonia La Gloria. Entrada gratuita.
¡No te lo puedes perder!

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


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Lobster season closed with good statistics  
    The president of the Fishing Cooperatives Federation of Quintana Roo, Baltazar Gomez Catxin said that this year's season for lobster was better than the previous year, with over 60 tonnes produced this year compared to 50 tonnes of live lobster last year.  He said the cooperative "Por la Justicia Social", alone, caught 24 tonnes of live lobster, compared to 16 tonnes the previous year. He said the last three days of the season were very good for that cooperative, with a production of 1.8 tonnes. 

City Councilman plans to run for office in next election   
   On Wednesday, the City Council member in the eighth position, who is president of the Commission of Culture and Ecology, Victor Alfonso Osorio Magana, submitted the official document requesting to participate in the electoral process as part of the PAN-PRD party. In an interview, he said will be seeking the office of representative in the First District, which includes the municipalities of Benito Juarez (Cancun), Puerto Morales, and Lazaro Cardenas, pending approval by the City Council. (I believe the approval by the Council is in respect to the requirement that candidates for political office cannot serve as civil servants while campaigning, so he will be unable to continue serving on the City Council during the electoral process.)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Finalists will be determined on Sunday  
Este domingo se conocerá a los finalistas+] Ver mas
  The local baseball teams "Pescadores" and "Cocteleros" will face rival teams from Cancun on Sunday, in the Liga Tecnological Invernal (Winter League) competition, which will include 65th birthday party for one of the islands main promoters of baseball, Jorge Fernando de la O Pino. The first game of nine innings is scheduled to being at 10am and the second is scheduled for 1pm, in for the quarter finals of the round.
    The Pescadores will play the Venados of Region 102 (lit. Deer), which is expected to be first quality competition, with high quality players on both teams.The Cocteleros will play a rival team from Cancun, the Cachorros. (Cubs lit: puppies). Families are already reserving space in the stadium to support their teams, and a sell out is expected.

Seeking reduced density on Isla Blanca  
Reducir densidad en Isla Blanca[+] Ver mas
  Isla Blanca is part of the Continental Zone of the municipality of Isla Mujeres. 

Diabetes clinic at Red Cross facility
Clínica de Diabéticos en la Cruz Roja [+] Ver mas
   On Tuesday, medical professionals and volunteers will offer a free clinic for the benefit of residents with diabetes. The event will begin at 9am at the Red Cross facility in La Gloria, offering free blood sugar testing. Diabetics who previously received glucometers will be able obtain more testing strips.
          These volunteers, who include foreigners, are working together to provide education, as well as glucometers and supplies,  to help Isleno diabetics to better manage their illness. These materials, which are provided for free, were donated and collected by volunteers who regularly visit the island, toward the goal of improving health and health care for the diabetics of Isla Mujeres. The group includes nurses, social workers, paramedics, EMT's and other specialists, many of whom assisted at the Diabetes Clinic held at the Red Cross in September 2015.
         There are many diabetics on the island, and health specialists of Isla Mujeres say this includes many people over 40 years of age who live in the colonia Guadalupana. It is estimated that in the general public of adults, about three in ten will eventually suffer from this disease, which requires adhering to dietary restrictions. This can be especially difficult for those with low incomes because "special" foods are expensive. Many diabetics continue drinking soft drinks and eating foods that are not appropriate for them, because they are concerned that changing their diet would involve spending more money, at a time when it is need by family members for transportation, education, and clothing.

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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

Tuesdays & Thursdays 5-6:40 beginning March 1st: Magic Classes
 (900 pesos foreigners/600 pesos residents)

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.

  Saturday, March 5:

March 8 Tuesday 9am  Diabetes Clinic at Red Cross  Giving away glucometers and supplies for blood glucose testing to diabetics.

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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