Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, August 2

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

Record-breaking number of passengers arrive at Isla Mujeres Maritime Terminal: Over 21,000 on Sunday

Rebasa barrera de los 21 mil movimientos

 La terminal marítima de Isla Mujeres

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 1 de agosto.-
Leer más..Full article & photo at this link.

     Previously, the largest number of passengers arriving in a single day was 20,916 which occurred on Sunday, July 24, which was exceeded when over 21,000 arrived on Sunday, "breaking the record by over 1000 more". During July there were about 540,000 tourist arrivals, which is more than twice as many as the previous July, when there were 201,469 tourist arrivals. Between 2014 and 2015, this statistic increased 31.7 percent.


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

Important Advisory: Restricted Activities include trips to Isla Contoy and the Whale Shark area, sports fishing, commercial fishing, and off-coastal fishing
Aviso importante.
Se restringen las actividades de viaje a Isla Contoy y Tiburón Ballena, pesca deportiva, pesca ribereña y pesca comercial.

There is a notice about Isla Fest....see the Events section below.

During this rain and hurricane season, to avoid potential problems or difficulties, the staff of the Civil Defense Agency are cleaning the storm water drainage areas at the park in colonia La Gloria and at the Audomaro Magana Mercado.
Durante esta temporada de lluvias y ciclones, para evitar encharcamientos y posibles contratiempos, personal de la Dirección de Protección Civil dispuso la limpieza de los canales de drenaje del Parque de la Colonia La Gloria y del Mercado Audomaro Magaña.


 Information about the selection of the award winners for "Citizen Merit" and "Merit in Tourism" is given. 

Together we take care of our home. Schedule for trash collection downtown.
 Cuidemos juntos de nuestra casa ‪#‎IslaMujeres‬
Horarios de la recolecta de basura en el centro de la ciudad.

August 1 International Day of Happiness


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

The City is having an informational meeting at 2pm and in an interview on video the Mayor says the risks are small and almost null, and they are preparing for the rain that is expected. Residents & businesses are advised not to leave trash out and to keep drainage areas clear. The Civil Protection Agency is cleaning the water drainage areas.
Prepara ayuntamiento reunión informativa a las 14 horas sobre seguimiento del fenómeno natural

Graphics from NOAA are posted of the trajectory prediction.


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Large numbers of tourists 
Masivo flujo turístico.. [+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link
By Olvidio Lopez   August 1

Cleaning of storm water channels 
Inicia limpieza de canales de desagüe [+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link
See City section.

Possible project along Rueda Medina
Pendiente proyecto de marina. [+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this lin
    There are rumors that ~500 meters of beach front along Rueda Medina could become a location for a sub-concession (una marina subconcesionada), which has been denied by a senior official of APIQRoo. (Port Authority of Quintana Roo).

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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.

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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.
It's time for the Delta Aquarid meteor showers...into early August. The Perseid meteors are supposed to be better than usual this year...on August 11th. http://earthsky.org/astronom…/earthskys-meteor-shower-guide…

Thur. Aug 4 Artist Fair at the Casa de Cultura 4-9
Mid-August (~17th): Celebration of the Founding of the Town (Dolores) in 1850

Thur. Aug 18 Artist Fair at the Casa de Cultura 4-9

 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
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

From the FB page of Cultura Isla Mujeres....
The Festival of the Caribbean in my land. With the participation by troupes of Mexican folk dancers and dances with Caribbean rhythms. The main objective is the promotion of art and culture through dance with Caribbean influence, focusing to the union and brotherhood of those groups that are performing, promoting and expanding, offering all participants a venue for social and cultural exchange.
El Festival del Caribe a mi Tierra. Con la participación de agrupaciones de danza folclórica mexicana y de bailes con ritmos del Caribe. Tiene como objetivo principal promover el arte y la cultura a través de la danza con influencia afrocaribeña, enfocándose a la unión y hermandad de aquellas agrupaciones que la ejecutan, promueven y difunden, ofreciendo a todos los participantes una plataforma de intercambio cultural y social.

 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" ...no 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

Sources for Storm Information:
Tropical Tidbits
Twitter (BobbiStorm)

The first public advisory has been issued for Tropical Storm Earl, with TS Warnings and Hurricane Watch issued for Quintana Roo from Punta Allen southward to the borders. Isla Mujeres is north of this area. LINK to Public Advisory from NHC

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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