Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, August 23

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Mayor Agapito leads back to school ceremony at "Julio Sauri Espinoza" primary school

Sin contratiempos retornan a clases

Agapito encabeza ceremonia en primaria “Julio Sauri Espinoza”

Lanrry Parra

ISLA MUJERES, 22 de agosto.-
Leer más..Photo & full article at this link. 

See translation below in the City section...


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

Second state Week of the Manatee; Sept. 5-9
Segunda semana estatal del Manatí del 5 al 9 de septiembre.

No problems as students return to classes  
Mayor Agapito Magana Sanchez led the back to school ceremony at Julio Sauri Espinoza Primary School, which was attended by school officials, municipal officials, teachers, parents, and students. In the Isla Mujeres municipality, a little over 5000 students returned to preschool, primary, middle school, and high school classes on Monday, August 22.
     The Mayor gave a speech welcoming the students and teaches and recognized their efforts and concerns toward offering a better education for their students. The Regional Director of Basic Education, Jorge Coral Coral said that books are free and will remain free, and he said that it is not true that parents must pay for school light and water costs.
   Names of other officials in attendance are given.

Aug. 22 Celebrating the Isla Mujeres Fire Fighters! Congratulations on your day! 
Hoy 22 de agosto, celebramos a los ‪#‎Bomberos‬ de ‪#‎IslaMujeres‬
¡Muchas felicidades en su día!

The activities for the celebration of the 166th Anniversary of the Founding of Isla Mujeres came to an excellent close with the Festival of Caribbean Dance in my land, presented by various dance troupes.
Maravillosa clausura de las actividades por el 166 Aniversario de la Fundación de Isla Mujeres, con el Festival de Danza del Caribe a mi Tierra; presentando a distintos grupos de danza.
‪#‎IslaMujeres‬ ‪#‎PuebloMágico‬

Good morning...a new week begins on our beautiful isle!
Buenos días!
Comienza una nueva semana en nuestra hermosa!


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Isla Mujeres taxi union contributes school supplies, as they do every year. Photo at link below
Sindicato de taxistas de ‪#‎IslaMujeres‬ como cada año, cumplió con la entrega de útiles escolares https://t.co/6AygpGqBCK

Businesses affiliated with the CROC union contribute school supplies to the workers of Isla Mujeres    
http://www.tvislamujeres.com.mx/empresas-afiliadas-a-la-cr…Full article and photo at this link/
   About 200 packets of school supplies were provided, in addition to the economic aid that is given. The financial assistance is in accordance with the rules established by the businesses, which require a grade average of 8.5 or 9 to qualify. There are approximately 30 of these scholarships. Economic aid varies between the businesses with some paying monthly and other paying at the beginning of the school year. Those who offer economic assistance every year include Villa Vera and Rolandis, among others.

Aug. 22-28 Second week of the National Fight Against Dengue, Zika, and Chukungunya   
Cancun:  http://www.tvislamujeres.com.mx/del-22-al-28-segunda-seman…/


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Holiday period ends with a "Saldo Blanco" (no incidents)  
Con “Saldo blanco” termina operativo vacacional.. [+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link
   Tourism typically decreases with the end of the summer holiday season. The lanchero boat tours had a lack of people lining up, and the taxi drivers were complaining about the lack of passengers. However the whale shark tour operators report they remain busy, and have reservations for the remaining three weeks of the season.

Lack of assistance for purchasing school supplies 
No alcanza para la compra de útiles[+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link
  Low income families have difficulty paying for the purchase of school supplies, uniforms, and backpacks for their children, which can represent a cost of up to 600 pesos per student.
       The Federal Consumer Protection Agency (PROFECO) website estimates that the cost for the list of supplies for a grade school student varies between 215 pesos and 300 pesos. It is noted that on the island, costs are often ten percent more than on the mainland.
     Uniforms cost 220 pesos for boys and 250 pesos for girls, with the campuses usually buying in volume. On the PROFECO site the girls uniform costs are 150 to 400 for girls and 160-450 for boys. These prices don't include shoes or backpacks.
       For low income homes with more than one child in school, the situation becomes complicated, despite recycling notebooks, pencils, and clothing, and additionally having to pay school fees.

More than 5000 students return to class 
A clases más de cinco mil alumnos [+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link

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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. 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.

August 26 Friday 7pm on the Town Square 4th Lion Fish Gastronomic Contest

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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