Friday, May 20, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, May 20

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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! 

Anastacia FB pages where updates will be posted 


  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Reducing the number of tourists in whale shark tour boats  

En embarcaciones para avistamiento de tiburón

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 19 de mayo.-
 The President of the Asociación Civil de Permisionarios para el Avistamiento y Nado con el Tiburón Ballena de Isla Mujeres,  (Civil Association of Isla Mujeres of Licensees for Swimming and Observing the Whale Sharks), Marcelo Cupul Ku, says on Thursday a change was made in the Management Plan, which now states that each t our boat can only carry six tourists, rather than the previous ten passengers. 
   He said, "With six tourists aboard each boat,  they would be charged a total of 6000 pesos. However, more than 5000 pesos must be spent on fuel, which doesn't leave enough money to pay for food and the crew's wages, let alone to make a profit."


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

The Civil Protection Department's timely intervention controlled a small fire in the Continental Zone of the municipality. To prevent fires, don't throw out cigarette butts or glass containers. (The Continental Zone is in the mainland part of the municipality.)
Con la oportuna intervención de elementos de la Dirección de Protección Civil se controló un conato de incendio en la Zona Continental del municipio.
No se deben de tirar colillas de cigarros o envases de vidrio para evitar incendios.

May 20 - 22  International Fishing Tournament Cosme Alberto Martinez Magana

May 22  Sunday, Pueblo Magico nights present the Isladora Duncan Academy of Jazz at 8p in the Town Square


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Environmental program of solar irrigation 
Programa ambiental de irrigación solar [+] Ver mas Photos & full article at link
 May 19     A group of residents have initiated a project of solar drip irrigation, using sea water and recycled plastic containers, as part of a plan to rescue green areas of Isla Mjeres. Plans for the project were announced in 2015, and it was implemented two nights ago at the area near the downtown basketball court "Jose del Carmen Patstrana" (by the Town Square).
      Next it will be initiated at the baseball field "El Pescador" and along the main roads in colonia La Gloria. In the following phase, they will be placed at more points along Rueda Medina's sea walkway, and more volunteer participation will be sought. There will be no money required, except for signs, but residents will be asked to help take care of them, to prevent vandalism.
    Several large ("family sized") plastic soft drink bottles are placed every 20 meters, and inside each is a smaller bottle (and both are cut). Seawater is placed in the smaller one and with solar evaporation, there are drips to water the plants. After a week, another ~3 liters of seawater are placed in each bottle, and a salty sediment forms in the lower container, which can eventually be used for human consumption.
    This was explained by one of the promoters of the project, Guadalupe Gonzalez, who said this technology has been used extensively in several countries, and here they are involved with the associations "Cadis" and "Punto Verde". They are receiving help from the Ecology Department, providing facilities.

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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.

May events

Sunset ~7:20p
Moon rise over the Caribbean
May 21   7:20
May 22   8:11
May 23   9:01
May 24   9:52
May 25  10:41
May 26  11:28

Every Tuesday & Thursday at 10am: Sergio's Batik class. ~3 hours long. 400p includes materials.
Kid's classes every other Saturday at 12:30.
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

April 30  Children's Day
May 1 Labor Day
May 1 Pueblo Magico Nights present "Innova Dance" at 8pm on the Town Square.
May 3 Dia de la Cruz (celebrated by construction workers)
May 5 Anniversary of victory against French at Battle of Puebla

May 7, Saturday   "Ballet Son del Caribe" a troupe of five senior citizen women,  will dance at 7pm  at the outdoor theater of the Blue Dome in colonia La Gloria. This celebrates the 20th anniversary of the founding of the AA group "Una Esperanza en mi Vida", who are presenting an artistic and cultural festival featuring representations from the Mayan culture, regional traditions, and in collaboration with the children's ballet of the Casa de Cultura.

May 8, Sunday, at 6pm, "Pueblo Magico Nights" presents the Spring Festival 2016 in the open air theater of the Bicentenario plaza in colonia La Gloria.

May 10 Mother's Day
May 12-20 Group exhibition at the Casa de Cultura 

May 15 Pueblo Magico Nights  (and Teacher's Day)
May 20 - 22  International Fishing Tournament Cosme Alberto Martinez Magana

May 22  Sunday, Pueblo Magico nights present the Isladora Duncan Academy of Jazz at 8p in the Town Square
May 29  Pueblo Magico Nights 

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