Thursday, May 12, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, May 12

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Teacher's union confirms there are no classes tomorrow 

Confirma sindicato de maestros

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 11 de mayo.-
    Educational activities will be suspended in the schools of Isla Mujeres on Friday, May 13, for Teacher's Day. The ~4300 students will return to their classes Monday, May 16, after leaving the classrooms on Thursday.
        The leader of the teacher's union at the island's middle school, Diego Genaro Gonzalez Aguilar, explained the agreement was made at a national level between the union and the SEP (Ministry of Public Education). An official announcement was issued by the SEyC (Ministry of Education and Culture) that all staff will have Friday off in honor of Teacher's Day.
    In Isla Mujeres, a celebration is planned at the El Pescador Beach Club on Thursday, May 12 at 7pm, with about 500 teachers, active and retired, expected to attend. A raffle is planned with the prizes including a late model car. On Thursday morning, there will be a ceremony honoring teachers, and giving recognition to those teachers with seniority, who have been serving the community longest.


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

Keep our beaches clean. It says...A day at the beach can change your energy.
Cuidemos y mantengamos limpias nuestras playas.

There is a radio ad (in Spanish) shared for the Universidad Politecnica of Q.Roo's admission exam May 21st
Compartimos el spot de radio del examen de admisión este 21 de mayo de la Universidad Politécnica de Quintana Roo

Let your footprint be the only thing you leave behind on the beach. Take care of our beautiful paradise.
Cuidemos de nuestro hermoso paraíso.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Ultramar parking garage elevator broken
Desidia de Ultramar +] Ver mas Photo & full article at this link
    May 11 The elevator has been out of service for five days at the parking garage of the Ultramar ferry terminal in Puerto Juarez. One of those affected, Dolores Chavez, complained that going up and down the stairs to the third level causes pain in her knees, due to rheumatoid arthritis. Saying there was a lack of response to her request at the ticket office to have it repaired, she contacted Por Esto.
   Users of the parking garage include hoteliers, restaurateurs, retailers, and the general public. It is noted that the parking is not considered cheap, therefore it is only fair that the elevator should be repaired. There are concerns expressed that the quality of Ultramar services could decrease now that the Magana ferry has been "retired".

Weather restricts small boats to port 
Restringen navegación marítima [+] Ver mas
 May 11     Due to strong winds from the east-southeast the past two days, the port authority has restricted vessels under 40 feet to port, affecting fishermen, sports fishing and trips to Isla Contoy. Port Authority representative, Jose Vicencio Borges, explained that boats of 40 feet and larger were allowed to conduct normal activities.
    The weather report from the SCT (Secretary of Communications and Transport) says tropical sea air is expected to affect the coastal areas of Quintana Roo causing partly cloudy skies with a chance of light to moderate scattered showers. These could be associated with electrical storms, and the possibility of squalls which can cause rough seas, increasing winds and waves, and possible fog in the morning and very warm temperatures. Winds are expected to be from the southeast at 30-40 kph (16-22 knots) in the coastal and sea areas of Q Roo, with higher gusts and waves of 1.5 to 2.1 meters (5 to 7 feet).  It is advised that small boats should be cautious.
       This adverse weather is happening a few days before the scheduled start of the season for viewing and swimming with the whale sharks in Aguas Azules and the Whale Shark Biosphere. The season begins Sunday, when authorized boats up to 40 feet long may transport up to 10 tourists, in addition to the crew and guide.

"Decision" in the lead of "Al Sol" Regatta 
“Decision” al frente de la regata “Al Sol”. [+] Ver mas
   The sailboat "Decision" is in the lead of the 29th edition of the "Al Sol" regatta, from New Orleans-Pensacola to Isla Mujeres, which is a race of ~555 nautical miles across the Gulf of Mexico, into the Yucatan Channel, and the Caribbean Sea. This competition is held every other year, while the Sol al Sol regatta from St Petersburg to Isla Mujeres is held annually. 
          According to the "live" satellite tracking online, as of 4:30pm, "Decision" was moving at a good pace of 8.6 knots across the Gulf of Mexico, heading toward the Bay of Isla Mujeres, along with 14 other boats participating in the race.
        The competition began on Wednesday and Thursday, when the boats in their respective categories left according to the schedule of the organizing committee, following a captains meeting on Tuesday at the Pensacola Yacht Club.
      The 15 participating sailboats and their divisions are as follows:
  •  División Carreras: Decision, Akoya, Atlantic Union & Anemone Tickler; 
  • Crucero Spinanker A: Skylark, Parlay, Lady Gray & Pursuit; 
  •  Crucero Spinnaker B: Hawke, Tigi Too, Radio Flyer & Free Spirit;
  •  Crucero Non-spinnaker: Nighy Sky, Tra Sea & Do Little.

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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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