Thursday, August 18, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, August 18

Isla Fest continues at the Casa de Cultura!! Today, there's an Historical Conference at 11am. The Artist Fair is scheduled 4p-9p & Isla Brewing will be there. At 5p is the award ceremony for the International-Caribbean IM Poetry Contest. At 6p is the Inauguration of the Photographic Parador, followed by a Poetry Recital at 7p. The Food Trucks will be open from 4p-9p today!

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Mayor leads City Council's Formal Session commemorating the 166th anniversary of the founding of Isla Mujeres

Encabeza Agapito Sesión Solemne

 Por 166 aniversario de Isla Mujeres

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ISLA MUJERES, 17 de agosto.-
Leer más...Photo & full article at this link
See City section below....


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

An invitation to participate in the 4th Lion Fish Gastronomic Contest. It says it will take place on the town square on Friday, August 26 at 7pm. If you're wondering where to dine on Lion Fish...Peter, owner of Asia Caribe (on Hidalgo) said they feature it regularly on their menu....and won last year.
Compartimos la convocatoria para participar en el IV Concurso Gastronómico con base en Pez León.

Today we celebrate the 166th anniversary of the foundation of our beautiful isle.
El día de hoy celebramos con orgullo el 166 Aniversario de nuestra hermosa isla.

Public Solemn Session of City Council for the Anniversary of the Founding of Isla Mujeres
Sesión Pública y Solemne por el 166 Aniversario de la Fundación de Isla Mujeres (Link)

  This event commemorating the anniversary of the birth of this successful tourism destination took place on the esplanade of the Casa de Cultura, with the spectacular Caribbean Sea in the background, amid an atmosphere of festivity and camaraderie, with all of the members of the City Council present. Following the set agenda, the Decree of the Foundation of the Pueblo of Dolores was read, awards were presented to the descendants of the of the founders, Citizen Merit and Tourism Merit awards were bestowed, and recognition was given to the winner of the Third International Women's Fishing Tournament "La Dorada de Caribe".
     The Citizen Merit award was given to Mario Burgos Sánchez, who was a boat carpenter, whose work is well known in the community. The Tourism Merit award was given to Ignacio Acosta Casanov, whose has given the island his best efforts, and worked for over two decades assuring that tourists feel welcome at the iconic Posada del Mar Hotel. The winner of the Women's Fishing Tournament was  Liliana Saqui Rodríguez, which took place June 24 & 25. 
     Following the Formal Session of City Council, Angela Aguilar Trejo was crowned as embajadora (ambassador) of the Festivities for the 166th Anniversary of the Founding of Isla Mujeres.

Since the day it was submerged in 1994, the Cross in the Bay has been an icon in the history of Isla Mujeres and each year we offer a wreath to remember its presence and significance, and to ask for blessings and good wishes for everyone. 166 ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF ISLA MUJERES.
Desde la fecha de su inmersión en 1994, la Cruz de La Bahía es un icono en la historia de Isla Mujeres y cada año le entregamos una ofrenda para recordar su presencia y significado y para pedirle bonanza y buenos tiempos para todos. 166 ANIVERSARIO DE LA FUNDACIÓN DE ISLA MUJERES.

An invitation to the award ceremony for the International Caribbean Isla Mujeres Poetry Contest 2016 at the Casa de Cutlura August 18 at 7pm. Free
Invitación a la ceremonia de entrega del Premio Internacional Caribe Isla Mujeres de Poesía 2016.
18 de agosto a las 17:00hrs.
Casa de la cultura, entrada libre.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Questions and accusations 
Robo descarado, afirman vecinos[+] Ver masPhoto and full article at this link
   The wall around the recreational area for Senior Citizens collapsed during heavy rains a year ago, which was two meters high and about 50 meters long. Now there is controversy over the large amount of money which has been allocated, and whether it is just for the fence, or for more construction. The weekend before the work began, a banner was posted saying “Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres, Parque del Adulto Mayor, rehabilitación y construcción; Isla Mujeres. $850,000.00”. (City of Isla Mujeres, Senior Citizen's Park, Rehabilitation and Construction: Isla Mujeres $850,000 pesos).

Procession on land and sea  
Procesión por tierra y mar. [+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link

   Catholics commemorated the 22nd anniversary of the submerging of the Cross in the Bay during a  procession on land and sea, with a mass on the surface of the water, above the three meter tall cross, and the offering of a floral wreath.
      At 9am, the procession went from the Church of Immaculate Conception, down Rueda Medina avenue, and to the dock of the car ferry, where they boarded the "Sergio Aguilar Gracia". They traveled to the area near Los Manchones and celebrated a Mass. They returned to shore at noon. This is the second year this has been done in this manner. The event was witnessed by young people and adults participating in the 166th anniversary of the founding of Isla Mujeres, as well as dozens of tourists, and an official delegation.
          The Cross was installed August 17, 1994 by Ramon Bravo Prieto, who is a famous documentarian of nature and conservationist, with help and good will from the community and the country, during the commemoration of the 144th anniversary of the founding of Isla Mujeres. Two years after its installation, the Cross had to be removed, rebuilt, and strengthened after being damaged by hurricanes Opal and Roxan.
         There have been many visiting couples married at the site of Cross. The local priest, Raul Sanchez Alonso, said he would like to experience that, but he does not know how to dive with tanks, so a colleague has attended that responsibility.  In addition to having religious significance, this tourist attraction is also ecologically beneficial, because its presence has reduced the number of tourists who visit the reefs, and have impact upon them.

Complaints about neglected empty lots  
Refugios de rufianes y animales ponzoñosos. [+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link
    Some residents want City officials to enforce regulations requiring property owners to cut weeds and clean up their neglected vacant lots. Neighbors are concerned that the lots can be a breeding ground for mosquitoes, roaches, scorpions, toads, spiders, snakes, and other animals which can endanger children, especially newborns.

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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.

August events

Sunset ~7:10p
Moon rise over the Caribbean
August 18    7:36p  Full moon
August 19    8:22
August 20    9:07
August 21    9:52
August 22   10:39
August 23   11:26

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 Delta Aquarid meteor showers continue into early August.…/earthskys-meteor-shower-guide…

Thur. Aug 4 Artist Fair at the Casa de Cultura 4-9

Monday Aug 8: It's time for the annual Perseid meteor shower (eastward-over the Caribbean) & there may be twice as many this year LINK 

It peaks Thurs night/Fri morn & is best viewed after moon-set at 1:20am.
Moon-set tonight (Monday) is 11:20, and it's 40 mins later nightly. Hoping for clear skies!

Aug. 10-21 Five food trucks from Merida will visit Isla Mujeres as part of  Isla Fest

August 17-21 Taste of Isla Mujeres Artist Fair  at the Casa de Cultura 4pm 

 Friday August 19 & Saturday August 20   Isla Fest at the Casa de Cultura Free

Isla Fest
Conferences, expositions, exhibitions, shows, demonstrations
166th Anniversary of the Foundation of the town

Monday August 15, at the Casa de Cultura 11am
Photographic exhibition of the Art of Fishing
Exhibition from the Municipal Archives
Photographic and artistic exhibition 'Pinceladas Caribenas" (Caribbean brushstrokes)

Wednesday August 17
10am Placing of a wreath to commemorate the anniversary of the Cross in the Bay, from the ferry pier
7pm Formal City Council session to commemorate the 166th & coronation of the Queen of the Foundation Festivities of 2016, at the Casa de Cultura

Thursday August 18 as the Casa de Cultura
11am Isla Mujeres Historical Conference
7pm Poetry Recital: "Poesia Que Vino del Mar" (Poetry the comes from the sea)

Friday August 19 at the Casa de Cultura
8am Oratory Contest about the Foundation of the Town of Dolores
7pm Gastronomic Demonstration of Tiknxik
8pm Musical performances by Nicho Hinojosa and Miguel Inzunza

Saturday August 20
7am 1st Foundation 15 km Race at Playa Centro (Posada beach) Free Registration
8pm Performance by Astrid Hadad at the Casa de Cultura

Sunday August 21 at the Casa de Cultura
8pm Festival of the Dances of the Caribbean in my Land with Trova Islena
Aug. 21: The Festival of the Caribbean in My Land, with troupes of Mexican folk dancers performing dances with Caribbean rhythms. This event promotes art and culture through dances with Caribbean influences, focusing on unity and brotherhood via performing, and offering a venue for social and cultural exchange.

 Miguel Inzunza  Link to this video

Nicho Hinojosa LINK to this video  

One of the performers for Isla Fest is Astrid Hadad, who sports some amazing costumes in her performances. Her Wikipedia page says" one since has stuffed all of Mexican political and cultural history into a dress and laced it up with a feminist attitude quite like Ms. Hadad. In a way, one could say that Hadad’s wild cabaret is a little like a Frida Kahlo painting come to life. Like Frida, she draws from the rich motherlode of images offered up by Mexican history and culture: Catholic saints, Aztec and Mayan iconography, revolutionary heroes, exuberant flowers and plants, campesino and indigenous folk art, the golden era of Mexican cinema and so on. Hadad has absorbed this inheritance of a uniquely Mexican and female surrealism and created her own surrealist cabaret that pulses with campy humor and irony."
Link to this video

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

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