Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Wednesday, June 1

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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

Prizes awarded for Navy Day contest 

Con motivo del Día de la Marina

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 31 de marzo.-

See translation in City section below 


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

Prizes awarded for winners in the Children's Drawing Contest for Navy Day
More than fifty children participated in the Drawing Contest for Navy Day, organized by the Harbor Master and the City, involving primary schools of the island. The contest was implemented by the municipal Department of Education to encourage creative expression in the island children via painting and to use art to raise awareness about conserving the marine environment.
       The award ceremony was held on Tuesday morning and the first prize went to Ximena Barocio Ramírez, who attends Cesar Mendoza Santana grade school. She received an all inclusive pass for three people to Los Suenos Park. The second prize winner was Christian Lizbeth, and Álvaro Alain Gómez took third place. In return for their creative and enthusiastic participation, other children who made drawings received honorable mentions and awards were given to all participants.
      The City Secretary General, Jose j Castillo Magana, represented the Mayor, Agapito Magana Sanchez, and congratulated each student, encouraged them to continue cultivating their enjoyment of painting, and above all, to continue to care for and conserve the environment in general. Those attending included  the Harbor Master,  Miguel Ismael González Gil; Rocío Rodríguez, Director of Education; Valeria Torres Paredes, Queen of Día de la Marina and members of the City Council: Miriam Trejo León and José Magaña Galué.

Enjoy this beautiful photo of our lovely island 
No hay nada como disfrutar de una hermosa postal de nuestra bella isla

June 2 Thursday 4-9  Casa de Cultura  Taste of Isla & Artist Fair 


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Isla Mujeres fire fighters put out a fire near the Convention Center  
Bomberos de Isla Mujeres logra sofocar incendio hace unos minutos cerca del Centro de Convenciones!  LINK to photos


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Lack of bus service 
Secuestrados locales y turistas [+] Ver mas Photo & full article at this link

   The bus service was discontinued last year, without warning, and the fifteen year concession granted by the City expired on May 16 of this year. The bus company does not appear to be interested in renewing the concession, and meanwhile residents who lack their own transportation are forced to use taxis, which impacts their economic situation considerably, especially if they must take several taxis daily. This becomes especially difficult during high season when the island is full of visitors, because taxi drivers prefer tourist dollars, and will pass by local residents to pick up foreigners a few meters away. Lucia Soto, who has lived in Isla Mujeres for nearly 20 years said, "A few months ago a taxista wanted to charge me 50 pesos because he saw me with a suitcase and assumed I was a tourist."
   Sr. Rogelio Can, who regularly uses public transportation, said that his pension will not cover enough to eat and he has chronic illnesses which require him to go to the Cancun General Hospital for treatment. He said, "They give me tickets for the ferry, so that is not a problem, and the Combi (public bus-vans) in Cancun is a total of 16 pesos and drops me right by the Hospital, which of course makes a big difference. But I don't understand why it is that on the island, we must pay 15 pesos every time we need to go anywhere."

Sculpture park in poor condition  
Lamentable estado del parque escultórico.. [+] Ver mas Photo & full article at this link

  The artwork at the Sculpture Park at Punta Sur has suffered from corrosion and rust due to the salt air, although it is reported that the 30 pesos or 3 dollar admittance fee is supposed to be used for maintenance.
     The Park was inaugurated in December 2001, with 23 sculptures of modern art donated by national and international artists. These include  Sebastián, who came up with the idea, Mario Rendón, Silvia Arana, José Luis Cuevas, Vicente Rojo and Pedro Cervantes, as well as Sverir Olaffson, of Iceland ; José Villa Soberón, Cuba; Ahmed Nawar, Egypt; Bruce Beasly, US; Dimitar Lukanov, Bulgaria and Moncho Amigo, of Spain, among others.
     It is reported that comprehensive maintenance was last done to the sculptures in November 2006

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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.

Free amenities such as hammocks, bikes, outdoor shower, portable beach chairs & beach towels, washer, loungers. Breathtaking panoramic views from the rooftop terrace. Upstairs room also available.   Downtown is  ~ a mile away; if you don't feel like walking or biking, flag a $2 taxi or hop on the bus. We also have room for parking,You can enjoy the music & crowds downtown, then come home our quiet neighborhood of Bachilleres where you'll  sleep to the sounds of the sea.$275/$325/$425 wk   $40/50/$65nt  Monthly Discounts

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.

June events

Sunset ~7:30p
Moon rise over the Caribbean
June 20   7:48
June 21   8:38
June 22   9:27
June 23  10:03
June 24  10:58
June 25  11:42

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

June 1 Dia de la Marina  Usually there is a ceremony in the morning on the Bahia

June 2 Thursday 4-9  Casa de Cultura  Taste of Isla & Artist Fair 

June 5 Sunday Election Day  (Alcohol sales are usually limited to selling to tourists with food, in tourist oriented businesses)

 Pueblo Magico Nights events are usually held on Sunday evenings, often featuring dance troupes performing on the Town Square.

June 5 World Environment Day  

June 8 World Ocean's Day 

June 19 Sunday  Father's Day

June 20 Solstice

June 24 & 25 Women's Fishing Tournament "La Dorada del Caribe"

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