Saturday, May 7, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Saturday, May 7

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 to benefit Isla charities 
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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Start of whale shark tour season could be delayed 

En inicio de temporada del tiburón ballena

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 5 de mayo.-
    The whale shark viewing season is scheduled  for May 15 to September 17 in the "Aguas Azules" (Blue Water), and June 1 to September 17 in the "Aguas Verdes" (Green Water). However, the authorization of renewal of the permits could delay the start of the season, and this possible delay is attributed to the lack of a single/unique 'window' dedicated to processing these documents. At the end of last season, there had been a commitment made to establish this.
     There are a total of 304 boats licensed for whale shark tours, of which 150 are from Isla Mujeres, 40 are from Cancun, and the rest are from Holbox and Chiquila. The Harbor Master, Ismael Gonzalez Gil, said that at least 80 percent of the licensees have renewed their certificates of Maritime Safety, which is a document required by the Wildlife Department for permit renewal


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

The Department of Public Safety & Traffic (the police) painted a zebra style triangle to divide the lanes of the street in front of the Fire Station, calle Circuito Colonias, and placed traffic cones in the area. A police officer was assigned to the site to direct drivers & assure traffic was flowing correctly to avoid any accidents. This area functions like a glorieta (a traffic circle), and therefor drivers are advised to be cautious when driving thru this area.
La dirección de Seguridad Pública y Tránsito dispuso un triángulo tipo cebra que divide los carriles de la calle Circuito Colonias (frente a la estación de bomberos) y se colocaron conos a la vez que se comisionó a un elemento policiaco para verificar e indicar que los conductores circulen de forma correcta y evitar algún accidente.
La nueva disposición hace la función de glorieta por lo que se recomienda precaución al transitar por el lugar.

We are continuing the work of improving the public parking lot beside the Town Hall and ask your patience and understanding regarding any inconvenience this causes & apologize to the neighbors & users.
Continuamos con los trabajos de remozamiento para una mejor y más digna imagen del estacionamiento público ubicado a un costado del palacio municipal.
De nuevo seguimos solicitando la comprensión por los inconvenientes que esto ocasiona. Una disculpa a los vecinos y usuarios.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)


On Facebook, DC Explorer's posted:

So, we went out fishing this morning around 7am, the sunrise was amazing, the day seemed perfect and there we were... lines down and waiting for the first bite, suddenly we saw a fin... a very familiar fin, a ‪#‎WHALESHARK‬ fin, yes two miles away from Isla Mujeres south end, a baby whale shark it was awesome! To say the least.! Enjoy the pics they are not the best but I toke them from the boat, I am uploading the video this evening around 5pm. Now... I am sharing this for all the excitement we got from it, I am not asking people to start going for it just yet, Friends "balleneros" please wait untill the date is up, May 17th. trust me I am the most anxious person in this world waiting for our first trip, We were just lucky!!


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Improving student achievement at high school
Elevar el aprovechamiento en el Cobach [+] Ver mas photos & full article at this link
May 6    Jorge Martínez Peña, the newly appointed director of the high school, Colegio de Bachilleres de Isla Mujeres, said it is his goal to prepare students to work in the new hotels that are being built in Isla Blanca and Punta Sam.
     He said it is important to pay attention to the academic indicators and to have communication between the school and the parents. He said the level of student achievement is not bad, according to the statistics, but can be improved. They are working with administrators and teaching staff toward reducing the dropout level, which is currently at 20 percent.
        Work is planned to repopulate the native plant population on the campus, for example with clumps of "chit", to help protect the iguanas, and more vegetation. There is no new information regarding the controversial former director, Javier Solís Martínez and the accusations against him of financial mismanagement.

Wheelchair basketball exhibition game
Juego de exhibición de baloncesto en sillas de ruedas[+] Ver mas Photos & full article at this link
May 6       An exhibition wheelchair basketball game was held on the downtown court "Jose de Carmen Pastrana" on Thursday evening.  The president for the Human Rights Commission of Quintana Roo, Harley Sosa, participated, with his team consisting of Marco Toh, Luis Fernando Medina, Felipe Amaro, Noemi Garcia Munos and Martha Patricia Georgina Puc, who played in wheelchairs against the Balleneros de Isla Mujeres, with a final score of 20-8. After the game, recognition was given to the local athletes and to the local authorities and organizers whose goal is to raise awareness and provide space for this segment of society. 
    The Balleneros de Isla Mujeres have a full calendar of practice and games throughout 2016 and will represent Isla Mujeres in the special games organized by the Quintana Roo DIF this year. 

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

May 22  Pueblo Magico Nights
May 29  Pueblo Magico Nights 

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