Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, July 12

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! 
Anastacia FB pages https://www.facebook.com/TheMissingAnastacia/?fref=ts and https://www.facebook.com/groups/rescueanastacia/ 

  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

DQR has no new articles in the Isla Mujeres section today.


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

July 14-16 Thursday, Friday Saturday  8p  Riviera Maya Film Festival   Posada Beach Free

Note... Thursday is a fictional film about a women, her 8yo son, & boyfriend staying in a room together on holiday in Acapulco, "Semana Santa". That trailer & info is here: http://rmff.mx/seleccion-rmff-2016-pelicula/semana-santa-alejandra-marquez-abella/
 Friday is this documentary "Erosion", about damage to the environment with tourism development in Playa Carmen (& this area in general).
  Saturday is TBA.

July 12 Lawyer's Day
Hoy 12 de Julio. Día del Abogado

On Monday in the City Council room, there was a meeting of the ZOFEMAT (Federal Zone) Technical Committee to present a report on the Second Trimester of the Integral Program of Administration and Census, as well as the Program for Improving and Certifying the Beaches.
Ante el Comité Técnico de ZOFEMAT se presentaron los avances físicos y financieros correspondientes al Segundo Trimestre 2016 del Programa Integral de Administración y Censo, así como del Programa de Certificación y Mejora de Playas.
La Octogésima Sexta Sesión Ordinaria del Comité, tuvo lugar la mañana de este lunes en la sala de Cabildo.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Juan Carrillo Figueroa, head of the Chamber of Commerce said that while there are hundreds of tourists visiting Isla Mujeres daily, there is not a high level of hotel occupancy which is reflected in the receipts at the restaurants.
El líder de la Cámara de Comercio en Isla Mujeres, Juan Carrillo Figueroa, dijo que si bien son cientos de turistas que cruzan a diario a Isla Mujeres, hasta hoy no existe una ocupación hotelera que refleje ingresos para los restauranteros.

     The new Televisa series "Mujeres de Negro" will be filming some exterior scenes in Isla Mujeres, beginning on Tuesday, July 12. The drama stars three wives, and involves a  night when their husbands die in an "apparent" accident. Following this, the three women try to recapture their lives in the midst of surprising and novel situations. 
     Filming will take place at various locations, in coordination with the Civil Protection agency. The work will include filming an explosion in the sea (at Puerto Juarez), with all the required precautions and permits. 
     On Friday, the production team will return to Isla Mujeres to film some scenes in the area of the Caribbean Sea.  The producer of the show is Carlos Moreno (Amor Bravio, Cuando Me Enamoro). This information was provided by the OVC (Visitors and Convention Bureau) and Gustavo Rodriguez Orozco (Isla Mujeres Director of Tourism).

Today thru Friday, Voluquest is conducting registration for the summer English language camp for children. This year there is only room for 220 children.
#‎VolunQuest‬ abrió desde hoy y hasta el viernes la inscripción para su Campamento de Inglés para niños. Este año sólo habrá capacidad para 220 niños.


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Power outages along Medina
Muchos “apagones” en el malecón .. [+] Ver masPhoto &full article at this link
    On Sunday, a power outage  from 1pm to 6:30pm affected some of the small downtown businesses, along Rueda Medina, the main street. On Monday, the service was suspended at noon, restored briefly, and then suspended again, with CFE personnel attempting to reactivate it at 3pm. About 30 businesses were affected, along a stretch of about 200 meters, starting a few meters from the Maritime Terminal, to the gas station.
     The merchants say the new shopping mall "Don Agustin", which opened in May, is the source of the problem. They say this is because the shopping plaza lacks its own substation and the CFE (Federal Electricity Commission) has not been able to resolve the problem, which has been going on for two months. They are particularly upset about the outage on Sunday afternoon, because that is when visitors arrive in large numbers, and they lost business when their digital systems were down, and of course air conditioners were not functioning. They blame the mall and want the municipal Civil Protection agency to intervene and to ensure that guidelines and protocols are being followed regarding electrical service and safety.

Navy installs First Aid station on beach
Armada instala módulo de seguridad.. [+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link
   A First Aid station, supported by Naval police, has been installed by the Navy on Playa Centro in anticipation of the arrival of thousands of vacationers, with the summer holiday season beginning this weekend. Summer vacations will conclude in mid-August. There has been increasing numbers of visitors recently, and on Sunday Naval personnel responded to an emergency on Playa Norte.
     Preparations for the many people arriving are in full swing, and the Safety Committee has been installed. The Zofemat (Federal Zone) Committee held a meeting to report on the physical and financial progress for the second trimester of 2016.
     Containers have been installed for disposal of trash that is recyclable, non recyclable, and organic waste.

Children's soccer team "Tuzos": Champions   
Equipo infantil de Tuzos, campeón] Ver mas Photo & full article at this link

  Last week the Isla Mujeres team "Tuzos", beat Bonfil, 3-1, in the Children's category of the minor soccer league "Guillermo Canedo", and won the tournament. They received the championship trophy on Sunday afternoon. The champion scorer was Cesar Diaz Murillo, 'Chicharito", who scored two goals in the final game against the Ejidatarios of Bonfil.
    Recently the Tuzos of Isla Mujeres have been involved in several leagues and played in three championships, of which they won two. They won the Isla Mujeres league, in this Canedo league, and were runners up in the Taxi Driver's league.
     They are a subsidiary of the First Division Club Tuzo National futbol league, and their managers plan to keep the same team and encourage them to advance to the regional tournaments, where they can be seen by some of the top promoters of Mexico's children and youth futbol teams.

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View from the rooms.

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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.

July events

Sunset ~7:30p
Moon rise over the Caribbean
July 19    7:21p
July 20    8:10
July 21    8:56
July 22    9:42 
July 23   10:44
July 24   11:10   

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

The Maya Riviera Film Festival concluded in Playa de Carmen on June 30, and is supposed to be coming to Isla Mujeres this month. Last year it was two or three evenings on the Posada beach, shown on a big inflatable screen, shortly after sunset.  Schedule TBA. Link to Website.  Link to FB page.

July 4, Monday  Independence Day in the US

July 7 Thursday Artist Fair 4-9 Casa de Cultura

July 10-23  Whale Shark Festival.    Schedule TBA.
  Some of the Sea Walls artists will be touching up the murals from two years ago and adding new ones. 

July 14-16 Thursday, Friday Saturday  8p  Riviera Maya Film Festival   Posada Beach Free
 Thursday is a fictional film about a women, her 8yo son, & boyfriend staying in a room together on holiday in Acapulco, "Semana Santa". That trailer & info is here: http://rmff.mx/seleccion-rmff-2016-pelicula/semana-santa-alejandra-marquez-abella/
 Friday is this documentary "Erosion", about damage to the environment with tourism development in Playa Carmen (& this area in general).
  Saturday is TBA.

July 15 Friday Classes End & Vacation begins

July 21 Thursday  Artist Fair 4-9 Casa de Cultura

Saturday July 30 Danzarte  III Dance Encounter 2016. 5:30 outside of the Casa de Cultura

The Isla Mujeres Scholarship Program is excited to announce a new matching event to add sponsors and funding for our scholarship students for the 2016/2017 school year!!! I like to call it July Matchapalooza. :-) because, let’s be honest, everything is more fun when you add 'palooza' to it or when your donation gets doubled.
Our very generous anonymous donor has agreed to another round of matched funds for any new sponsors or donations. That’s right – your donations will be doubled!
*Any new sponsors who join/pledge in the month of July
*Any one time donations
Need more information or have questions? Check out our website or Margaret Washa. We would LOVE to tell you about the wonderful students who are supported by our program because we are terribly proud of them. This is an ideal time to join the program and make the most out of your contribution or to make a one time contribution (we understand if you have commitment issues)
Our facebook page is Isla Mujeres Scholarship Group, please join us there for photos and personal stories from our group. And check out our wonderful new website (thanks, Jackie Conlon!)

Starting in July, the Artist's Fairs are being scheduled twice a month, on the First and Third Thursdays, at the Casa de Cultura, 4-9.

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