Friday, April 8, 2016

Isla Mujeres News & Events Friday, April 8

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! 

Here is the Rescue Anastacia FB page where updates will be posted 


  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Search continues: Navy agrees to extend the time necessary to search for missing fishermen

Se compromete la Marina a ampliarla el tiempo que sea necesario para dar con paradero de pescadores

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 7 de abril.-
    The Secretary of the Navy of Mexico pledged to expand the time of the search for the Isla Mujeres fishermen who have been missing since Thursday, March 31, for as long as necessary. Guillermo Morales Lopez, coordinator for Civil Protection of the Northern Zone of the State, announced this, saying on Thursday, like every day, there was a meeting with the Secretary of the Navy to discuss the progress on the search for the fishermen. He said that on Wednesday, the Naval authorities agreed to extend the search for 96 more hours, and that on Thursday they indicated they will continue the efforts as long as necessary. 
    He said they continue diversifying aspects of the efforts with  establishing relationships with people of all the Caribbean countries, Florida, Cuba, Cayman Islands, and Jamaica for all boats and planes to watch for a possible sighting of the Isla Mujeres fishermen and to provide information.
      He explained that it is a positive incentive that so far no signs of a shipwreck have been found such as floating items, fuel stains, coolers, life jackets, etc, which may indicate that the boat is still afloat, and therefore the search continues, until available resources/possibilities (recursos) are exhausted. 
    He said that via the efforts of Mayor Agapito Magana Sanchez, a meeting was held between the wives of the lost fishermen and the commander of the Fifth Naval Region, in the presence of the City Secretary General, Jose Castillo Magana, to share the information directly with the Secretaría de Marina-Armada de México, via the Fifth Naval Region, regarding the efforts concerning the missing fishermen.  
    He said there is nothing more that can be done except to keep looking.

Today on Facebook, information indicates that 5000 signatures (by Mexican nationals) are needed to have the Navy continue the search.

Elderly man found in Cancun: Cabbie did his good deed for the day 

Taxista hizo su buena obra del día

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 7 de abril.-

 After he was missing for two days, Lawrence Gluck, 81, from the United States, was found in Cancun and is back in Isla Mujeres in the company of his family. A taxi driver took him to the Ultramar terminal in Puerto Juarez, at no cost, and an employee of that company notified islanders via Facebook, so that they could come for the foreigner. Mr. Gluck had left his room on Tuesday around 4pm to go shopping and had not had not returned, and information was published with a photo and a description of his clothing. He suffers from Alzheimer's.
      Municipal police reported that he had taken a ferry to the Cancun Hotel Zone, been arrested by the Cancun police for urinating in public, taken to their offices in the Hotel Zone and released when they realized he had reduced mental abilities. Then his whereabouts had been unknown and it was presumed he was wandering around in the City of Cancun.


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

Taking care of our island is everyone's responsibility (This is the trash pick up schedule for downtown)
El cuidado de nuestra isla es responsabilidad de todos.

In the streets of the historic -touristic centre (downtown) - of our island, we are conducting an information campaign, distributing flyers with the route schedule for trash collection.
En las calles del centro histórico - turístico de nuestra isla, estamos llevando a cabo una campaña de información a través de volantes en los que se indica las rutas de recoja de basura.

April 7 World Health Day 
7 de abril. Día Mundial de la Salud.

No tires basura en la playa, cuidemos la belleza de nuestro paraíso.
Don't throw trash on the beach, take care of the beauty of our paradise.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

I'll translate these later or manana.....
Protest at the Naval base  
Protestan en la Quinta Región Naval. [+] Ver mas

Trova Islena: Cultural heritage   
Trova isleña, patrimonio cultural [+] Ver mas

Networking brings elderly man back to family  
Redes traen de vuelta a octogenario. [+] Ver mas

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 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
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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.

April events

Sunset ~7p
Moon rise over the Caribbean
April 21   6:54pm
April 22   7:44pm  Full Moon
April 23    8:33pm
April 24    9:24pm
April 25   10:14pm
April 26   11:04pm
April 27    11:54pm

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)

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

April 7, Thursday at 6:30pm on the Town Square, in a "Sesion Ordinaria" (That usually means a regular session of the City Council) the Music Trova (repertoire) of Isla Mujeres will officially be declared a part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of the state of Quintana Roo.
It doesn't mention if there will be a performance, but since it is happening on the Town Square rather than inside the Town Hall, that seems like a possibility.

April 10, Sunday night at 8pm on the Town Square

April 30  Children's Day
May 1 Labor Day

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