Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Isla Mujeres News & Events Tuesday, August 9

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

Retirement of Magana Ferry services hasn't been confirmed but the deadline has passed

Sin confirmar retiro de naviera Magaña

Pero ya se le venció el plazo para prestar nuevamente el servicio

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 8 de agosto.-
Leer más...Full article & photo at this link
  During the Easter holidays the Magana Ferry staff were laid off, and their boats had suffered recurrent mechanical failures. The company provided transport service for half a century between Isla Mujeres and Puerto Juarez, but made no public announcement when this was discontinued.. The Harbor Master, Ismael Gonzalez Gil, said that by law the company had three months to return to operation. Now with less than ten days left to the summer holiday season, there has been no sign that the Magana company intends to resume service.
    There has been information online that another company could begin a route in September, and it is noted that the Barcos Caribe de Cozumel offer lower rates than Ultramar for the residents. Magana had offered round trip rates of 50 pesos for residents of Quintana Roo. Work is being done for the expansion and renovation of the Puerto Juarez pier administrated by  the Port Authority of Quintana Roo where the new company may operate. There has also been rumors that the new company could be associated with the Magana company, who provided service to the islanders for five decades, beginning with wooden boats under forty feet.


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

Sat. August 20 at 7am: 1st Foundation 15 km Race at Playa Centro (Posada beach) Free Registration

Information regarding selection of the recipients for the Citizen Merit Award and the Tourism Merit Award.
Compartimos las convocatorias para "Mérito Ciudadano" y "Mérito Turístico"

Information is given regarding the second edition of the state oratory contest.

Aug. 8: Anniversary of the birth of Emilio Zapata

From the Cultura Isla Mujeres on FB (LINK)

On August 21 at 8pm, outside the Casa de Cultura, thirteen dance groups from five municipalities will perform as the closing event for the celebrations for the 166th anniversary of the the founding of Isla Mujeres. The troupes are from Tulum, Cozumel, Benito Juárez, Lázaro Cárdenas, and of course, Isla Mujeres. The name of the event is "El Festival del Caribe a mi Tierra."
El Festival del Caribe a mi Tierra: encuentro de grupos de danza; contará con la participación de 5 municipios, Tulum, Cozumel, Benito Juárez, Lázaro Cárdenas y por supuesto Isla Mujeres como anfitrión, sumando un total de 13 grupos dancísticos.
Recordemos que del Caribe a mi Tierra se realiza dentro del ISLA FEST en el marco del 166 Aniversario de la Fundación de Isla Mujeres. 21 de agosto, a las 20:00 hrs., en la Explanada de la Casa de la Cultura como evento que clausurará estas festividades.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Some Isla Blanca residents want more vigilance
Insuficiente vigilancia en Isla Blanca [+] Ver mas
 This article is about the mainland part of the municipality.

Tragic death 
Trágico descuido. [+] Ver mas
   Most of the information in this article was translated yesterday, concerning a 78 year old man from Merida with Alzheimer's disease who drowned. It notes that the last elderly adult who was lost occurred last year, when an elderly gentleman was wandering around the Marine Terminal and sat there for a long time. Authorities became involved and he was reunited with his family. 

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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. 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

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 (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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