Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, August 16

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Group seeks land titles & meeting with CORETT representative 

Agrupación urge titulación de predios

 Buscará encuentro con delegado de Corett

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 15 de agosto.-
Leer más.. Full article & photo at this link. 

   Members of the association "Nueva Tierra", whose president is Baltazar Gomez Catzin, want another meeting with the CORETT delegate (Commission for the 'Regularization" (deeding) of Land Tenure), Adrianao Trejo Encinas. They say at the last meeting in June they were told that titles would be delivered following the election, because at that time they were under the period of the Electoral Ban on activities such as this.  The land is located in the Continental area of the municipality.


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

Initiation of the activities for the 166th Anniversary of the Founding of Isla Mujeres

Isla Fest has begun, celebrating the 166th anniversary of the founding of the town, & continues thru Sunday, Aug 21. There are four exhibitions at the Casa de Cultura featuring the history of the island, as well as everyday life and tourism. There is an interesting exposition about the history and art of Fishing, and an exhibition of historical documents, including a copy of the population census of Isla Mujeres in 1866. There are 20 photographs by Tony Garcia, who plans to be there today, and a "Memories" exhibition by Pedro Vazquez, a Cuban artist. 
        Tomorrow a wreath will be placed to commemorate the anniversary of the Cross in the Bay. Other events include coronation of the queen (tomorrow), historical & poetry presentations (18th), musical performances (19 & 20th); a 15K race (19th), and a Dance Festival on Sunday. The five food trucks from Merida are open nightly behind the Casa de Cultura thru Friday & Isla Brewing will be there Thursday & Friday. Participants from the Artist Fairs are invited to set up tables Aug. 17-21.

There are promos for Isla Fest. for the Isla Fest race. & for the performance by the dance troupes. See events section below.

In compliance with the laws listed in this notice, this is a public notice about the program of urban development for the Chacmuchuch Peninsula.  (on the mainland part of the municipality of Isla Mujeres)
En cumplimiento a las atribuciones otorgadas a los municipios por el artículo 115 de la Constitución Política de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos, así como también con fundamento en la Ley General de Asentamientos Humanos en sus artículos 1, 3, 5, 9 fracción 1; 11, 12, 15, 16, 48 y 49, y; en la Ley de Asentamientos Humanos del Estado de Quintana Roo en sus artículos 1, 3, 4, 8 fracciones I, VIII, IX; 12, 15, 16, 17, 22, Y 27; compartimos el link de la convocatoria para la


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Strong winds prevent navigation 
Vientos revueltos impiden navegar[+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link
  On Monday, the port was closed for navigation by small boats on the open seas due to strong winds from the south and waves of two meters. This cancelled the whale shark tours for the second day, but the small boats were allowed to navigate around the bay. The port may be opened for general activities by small boats on Tuesday, depending on the weather.
       The effects of Tropical Wave 22 could be felt in the area on Wednesday and Thursday, according to forecasts by the SCT (Ministry of Communications and Transport).  There are three tropical waves being monitored, with the most concerning one located in the Eastern Atlantic.

Small "Lanchero" boats returned to normal activities
Lancheros volvieron a la normalidad[+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link
  August 15  Following the effects of Tropical Wave 21, tourism resumed on the island on Monday, and there was a good deal of vehicular traffic around the island. Although the port was closed for small boats to go out into the open sea, activity in the bay and near the island resumed.
       A "saldo blanco" (no incidents") continues for the holiday period, and there were many tourists touring the island in golf carts. The tourism office reported that tourism has been good throughout the holiday season, with a brief  'dip' with the threat of Hurricane Earl. The last week is expected to be good and includes the festival for the 166th anniversary of the founding of the town, with attractive cultural activities for visitors and locals, alike.

Isla Mujeres celebrates 166th anniversary of its foundation 
Celebra Isla Mujeres 166 años de su fundación [+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link
 See city section above...


Retaining wall in poor shape  
Muro de contención en ruinas] Ver masFull article and photo at this link
   This information has been translated previously concerning residents who are worried about the deterioration of the 'gabion' rock cages below the seawall along the Caribbean coast, which protects the downtown area from hurricanes.  It is recalled that in 2005, Hurricane Wilma affected the isle for three days, when seawater entered at the northern end of the airstrip, where this wall was (is?) badly constructed and remains unprotected, due to the deteriorating cages.

Hit by bad weather   
Golpeados por las malas condiciones climáticas.. [+] Ver masFull article and photo at this link
    Rain showers on Sunday from Tropical Wave 21 had a negative effect on tourism and the economy of the island. There was some puddling in the usual areas, but there was no problem with the salina lakes, whose levels can handle more rainfall before the pumps would be needed.

Port closed for small boats  
Cierran el puertoVer masFull article and photo at this link
  Aug. 14  The port was closed for all boats under 40 feet and for all recreational boating activities. Boats under 40 feet feet could not go on whale shark tours and  the fishermen could not go out hunting lobster and other seafood. At 8am on Sunday the sky was completely overcast, with increasing winds from the south-southeast which were expected to generate increasing waves, and with forecasts for rain, due to Tropical Wave 21. 

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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. http://earthsky.org/astronom…/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" ...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

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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