Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, September 6

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Whale shark tours resume: Port open for all boats  

Balleneros se reactivan

 Les abren el puerto

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 5 de septiembre.-
Leer más..Photo & full article at this link.
  After nearly a week of inactivity due to the weather, the whale shark tours resumed. The season ends Thursday, September 15. The port was closed for small boats on August 30, which continued for nearly a week, and also affected the tours to Isla Contoy. The small boats who offer tours to El Farito, in the Bay, were inactive for two days. The restrictions were imposed by the Harbor Master, due to the weather, for the safety of the tourists and boats.

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

Once again, the high school, Colegio Bachlleres, is one of the schools in the state to receive the highest certification of environmental quality, the Green Flag (Bandera Verde) which is scheduled to be awarded between Sept. 12 and 14th.
El Colegio de Bachilleres Plantel Isla Mujeres fue una de las escuelas en el estado a quien se le otorgó nuevamente la más alta certificación de calidad ambiental denominada Green Flag (Bandera Verde).
Según el calendario los galardones podrían ser entregados entre los días 12 y 14 de septiembre.

Prevention of mosquito borne diseases: Cover items where water can collect. Turn over objects that can collect water and change the water frequently in water bowls, so that mosquito larvae cannot live there.  
Prevención contra las enfermedades causadas por los mosquitos.

Come and enjoy the Independence Day celebrations on our beautiful island. Here is the program of activities for Thursday, Sept. 15 in the Town Square.  See Events section below for translation.
Ven a disfrutar de las Fiestas Patrias en nuestra hermos Isla.
Conoce el programa de este Jueves 15 de septiembre que se llevará a cabo en la Explanada Municipal.

A new week on our beautiful isle
Una nueva semana en nuestra hermosa isla.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Whale shark tour operators & their boat crews are planning a Mass to express gratitude on Sept. 18th. (Photo of whale shark statue at link below).
Náuticos, permisionarios del Tiburón Ballena planean realizar misa de agradecimiento el próximo 18 de septiembre https://t.co/uykLWRoDRW

The list of available jobs decreased 20 percent compared to last month, as the CROC union. (Photo at link below).
Bolsa de trabajo disminuyó un 20 por ciento en comparación al mes pasado: CROC https://t.co/UBaSGixUh7


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

No comments from officials regarding construction near runway  
Total silencio oficial. [+] Ver mas

No restrictions on boats: Back to normal  
Se normalizó la navegación .. [+] Ver mas

Isla Mujeres News Briefs 
  There is a news brief about the Green Flag for the high school (see City section above)
  The other news brief is about the scheduled interruption in water service between 6am and 7pm today, Tuesday. (See yesterday's translations)

Telmex offers to improve internet service  
Telmex ofrece mejorar servicios de Internet[+] Ver mas

  The president of the Association of Small Hotels Fascinantes of IM (APHFIM), Leonel Castillo Povedano, said the hoteliers have been advised by executives of Telmex (Telefonos de Mexico) that the installation of a microwave antenna will improve capacity from 10mgs to 40 'megas'. Telmex said their strategy will improve internet speed so the problem of failure to meet the demands of hotel guests in recent seasons will be resolved.
     The installation of the microwave antenna began recently and has already begun to improve the signal to the hotels. It was announced that the speeds will be close to those of an fiber optical system, whose installation remains in a pending status. It is likely that in 2017 there could be an announcement to introduce a fiber optic network on the island. 

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View from the rooms.

MaraVilla Caribe   Bed & Beach    Three rentals with large glass doors overlooking our white sand beach and the beautiful Caribbean sea, with  kitchenettes & free WIFI. In the coastal neighborhood of  Bachilleres, among upscale villas & boutique hotelitos, convenient to downtown or the colonias, yet separate.  Quiet & Private.   
 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.

Free amenities such as hammocks, bikes, outdoor shower, portable beach chairs & beach towels, washer, loungers. Breathtaking panoramic views from the rooftop terrace. Upstairs room also available.   Downtown is  ~ a mile away; if you don't feel like walking or biking, flag a $2 taxi. Parking. You can enjoy the music & crowds downtown, then come home our quiet neighborhood of Bachilleres where you'll  sleep to the sounds of the sea.$275/$325/$425 wk   $40/50/$65nt  Monthly Discounts

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.

September events

Sunset ~6:45p
Moon rise over the Caribbean
Sept. 16     6:58p
Sept. 17     7:45p
Sept. 18      8:32p
Sept. 19      9:21p
Sept. 20     10:12p
Sept. 21     11:05p

Every Tuesday & Thursday at 10am: Sergio's Batik class. ~3 hours long. 400p includes materials. Casa de Cultura

Aug. 30-Sept. 8  Our Lady of Charity Celebration: Patron Saint of Fishermen. 
               Evening activities at the chapel of Caridad del Cobre in colonia Miraflores. 
               Wed., Sept. 7-Mass at 10p, then Las Mananitas (usually at midnight). 
               Thur.  Sept 8  Saint's Day of Our Lady of Charity
               Sat., Sept. 10-Boat procession to Isla Contoy departs at ~8am, This 17th annual procession will include hundreds of Catholics who will travel  30km, transporting the wooden icon to the chapel at the fishermen's camp.  A Mass will be held, and the people will return to Isla Mujeres afterwards, probably shortly after noon. The Virgin de la Caridad del Cobre is the patron saint of seamen and this icon from Cuba will remain in Isla Contoy throughout the lobster season, returning to Isla Mujeres in early March.

Sept. 1 Thursday  Artist Fair scheduled at Casa de Cultura 4-9


Friday, Sept. 2 at 7:30pm the "Movies in your colonia" program presents "Bichos" (A Bug's Life) at the Bicentario Plaza in La Gloria. Free.

Sept. 5-9 Second state Week of the Manatee

Sunday, Sept. 11 International Coastal Cleanup in Isla Mujeres

Tuesday, Sept. 13   Dia de los Ninos Heroes of Chapultepec

Thursday, Sept.15  Artist Fair scheduled 4-9p  

Thursday, Sept. 15   Grito of Dolores Celebration
 Town Square.
9:30 Folklorico Dancers Performing
10p Coronation of the Festival Queens
11p Celebration of the Proclamation of the Grito of Independence
11:30 Super Crack band

Friday, Sept. 16   Independence Day

Thursday Sept. 22  Equinox

The 9th annual Diabetes Clinic is November 3 in La Gloria. We are a team of nurses, social workers, EMT's and paramedics with a doctor for consultation of patients who need to be seen immediately. Please consider donating $50 which would buy 200 test strips, enough for one patient for a year. We also need donations of reading glasses, particularly the higher numbers. Many diabetics have vision problems too. We have a drop off location at Marina Paraiso Hotel or will pick up wherever you are! Muchisims gracias for your generosity ~ Contact  Karen Rosenberg Here or email me at westofcuba@gmail.com

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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