Friday, August 19, 2016

Isla Mujeres News & Events Friday, August 19

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Cuban wins International Poetry Contest & receives award from Agapito 

Matancero gana concurso poético

Entrega Agapito Premio Internacional

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 18 de agosto.-
Leer más.Photo & full article on this link.. 
  A part of the festivities for the 166th Anniversary of the founding of Isla Mujeres, the Mayor, Agapito Magana Sanchez, presented the award for the International Carribean-Isla Mujeres Poetry Contest to the winner, Carlos Zamora Rodriguez, of Mantanzas Cuba. He is a novelist and poet, with a degree in  Filología (Philology is the study of language in written historical sources combining aspects of literary criticism, history, and linguistics.), and a member of the Cuban National Union of Writers & Artists (UNEAC), who writes under the pseudonym "Ocampo". The contest period was March 21-July 15.
     The Jury's decision was unanimous, among the 119 submitted works from Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia, Panama, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Dominican Republic, the United States of America, Trinidad, and Tobago which were received. Sr. Zamora's work received the award for its sustained thematic unity, the fluidity of its rhythms, its almost cinematic images, the mastery of the prose & poetic language, and its singular tropological language. (Tropes are figures of speech & a literary device that shifts a literal meaning to a non literal meaning, including irony, metaphors, similes, puns, rhetorical questions, personification, and hyperbole.)    Because of the high quality of some of the submissions, the jury decided to award three Honorable Mentions. The names and qualifications of these authors are given, who are all from Mexico.


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

On Thursday afternoon the Photographic Parador of Isla Mujeres was inaugurated, which is a new attraction that has been added to the Pueblo Magico infrastructure. There is no doubt that it will become a focal point of this beautiful area of the coast of the Caribbean sea.
La tarde de este jueves fue inaugurado el parador fotográfico de Isla Mujeres, un nuevo atractivo que se suma a la infraestructura de este pueblo mágico que sin duda se convertirá en un punto obligado y que tendrá como escenario este hermoso malecón a la orilla del mar Caribe

On Thursday morning, activities for the celebration of the 166th Anniversary of the Foundation of Isla Mujeres continued with a public presentation by the town historian Fidel Villanueva Madrid. The interesting conference about the history of the island was attended by high school students from Colegio Bachilleres, as well as the public. 
Continuando con las actividades del Aniversario 166 de la Fundación de Isla Mujeres, con la presencia de un atento público, entre ellos alumnos del Colegio de Bachilleres, la mañana de este jueves el cronista de la ciudad Fidel Villanueva Madrid ofreció una interesante conferencia sobre la historia de la isla.

All of the members of the City Council were present for a special session in front of the beautiful Caribbean in commemoration of the birth of this successful tourism destination, the Pueblo Magico of Isla Mujeres, in an atmosphere of festivities and comraderie, at the Casa de Cultura.
En la gran explanada de la Casa de la Cultura con el marco de fondo del espectacular Mar Caribe en un ambiente festivo y camaradería y con la presencia de la totalidad de los integrantes del Cabildo Isleño, se llevó a cabo la memorable sesión con la que se recuerda el nacimiento de la que hoy día es un destino turístico exitoso: el PUEBLO MAGICO de Isla Mujeres.

Music, dancing, color, and joy accompanied the festivities of the 166th Anniversary of the Foundation of the former Pueblo of Dolores, which is now the Pueblo Magico of Isla Mujeres.
Música, bailables, color y alegría en las festividades del 166 Aniversario de la Fundación del antiguo Pueblo de Dolores, hoy PUEBLO MAGICO de Isla Mujeres.

As part of the festivities, the wife of the Mayor,  Sra. Marthy Vargas León de Magaña, and the wife of the Mayor-elect,  Sra. Paola Orrico de Carrillo. crowned the ambassadora of the festival celebrating the 166th Anniversary of the Founding of the Town, la señorita María de los Ángeles Aguilar Trejo.
En un marco de ambiente festivo, la esposa del presidente municipal, Sra. Marthy Vargas León de Magaña y la esposa del alcalde electo, Sra. Paola Orrico de Carrillo, coronaron a la embajadora de las festividades del 166 Aniversario de la Fundación de Isla Mujeres, la señorita María de los Ángeles Aguilar Trejo.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

A crocodile over two meters long was captured walking in the streets. photo at link below
Capturan en Isla Mujeres a Cocodrilo de más de dos metros paseándose por las calles

A crocodile was captured last night while walking along the road near playa Lancheros  photo at link below 
Capturan un cocodrilo mientras se paseaba por la carretera cerca de playa Lancheros anoche

 "Entre Dos Islas" (Between Two Islands) was the winner of the International Caribbean Poetry Contest of Isla Mujeres 2016 (SIC)  photo at link below
Entre Dos Islas, ganador del Premio Internacional de Poesía del Caribe-Isla Mujeres 2016
    The article in DQR (above) says  the International Carribean-Isla Mujeres Poetry Contest 2016 was won by Carlos Zamora Rodriguez, of Mantanzas Cuba.
    Articles in TVIM, Por Esto, and Isla Mujeres Al Dia  all say that Entre Dos Islas is a book of 155 poems, written by Felix Alfredo Justiniano Ferraez, which was presented at an event.
        Por Esto notes that its publication involved Isla entrepreneurs. The article in TVIM . They all say it is about his nostalgia for his native land with its similarities & cooincidences to Isla Mujeres & his love for this isle. The TVIM article says that one of the important accomplishments of this administration is the transformation of the former poetry competition "Juegos Florales" into an International Poetry contest, as well as the many cultural and artistic events.


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Crocodile captured  
Capturan joven cocodrilo.. [+] Ver mas Photo & full article at this link
    A crocodile about two meters long was captured along the side of the road to Garrafon, near Playa Lancheros. and will be taken to an area of refuge for the species. The staff from Civil Protection carried out the capture after receiving a request from people who saw the animal by the road, causing fear among the employees of businesses in the area.
    In recent years, there have been sightings and captures of crocodiles in public streets near mangroves and small lagoons. There has been no inventory of these reptiles, who live in various lagoons and swamps; in the Mundaca hacienda, in front of the Community Hospital, near the Makax lagoons, and by Playa Lancheros.
    For more than a decade, dozens of crocodiles have been reproducing in the Mundaca hacienda, and it appears they may be surviving in nearby areas, and it is expected there may be more sightings. The age and sex of this crocodile was not confirmed. The staff kept it immobilized until they would be able to transfer it to a secluded place, not wanting to leave it tied up for too long. Video images were circulated on the internet.

Festivities begin for 166th anniversary 
Iniciaron los festejos del 166 aniversario. [+] Ver mas Photo & full article at this link
   As part of the festivities for the 166th anniversary of the founding of the town of Isla Mujeres, there was a celebration of the efforts of young entrepreneurs for promotion of this destination, with a book of poems called "Entre dos Islas" (Between Two Islands") by Felix Alfredo Justiniano Ferraez. He is the author of four previous books of poetry, and this work refers to the nostalgia/homesickness ( la añoranza) of the author for his native land, which is similar to Isla Mujeres, and his love for them. The book contains 155 poems.The information in this article about the City Council Solemn Session, the Touristic and Citizen Merit Awards, and the coronation on Wednesday evening was already translated, as well as the information about Sr. Villanueva's historical lecture, and the award for the Caribbean-International Poetry contest, which was won by Cuban poet Carlos Zamora Rodriguez, aka "Ocampo". 
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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.…/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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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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