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Commemorating 500th anniversary since Isla Mujeres was first encountered by Europeans
Conmemora Isla Mujeres 500 años de avistamiento
ISLA MUJERES, 3 de marzo.-
ISLA MUJERES, 3 de marzo.-
See translation in the City section below
From the Municipal Facebook site..... ( FB page link)
Commemorating the 500th Anniversary since Isla Mujeres was first encountered by Europeans
Mayor Juan Carrillo Soberanis led the official ceremony commemorating the 500th Anniversary since the first European encounter with Isla Mujeres and the fusion between the two cultures. The Mayor spoke about the importance of preserving the natural and cultural richness of the municipality.
He said, "Five hundred years have passed since that historic moment, five centuries for our beloved land, about which countless stories have been written, tales we must always remember and share, because a community with history is a strong community, and without a doubt, this is what Isla Mujeres is. (un gran pueblo).
The Mayor recalled the historical passage in which the Spaniard Francisco Hernandez de Cordoba, in 1517, encountered the island, where the Spanish sailors found a Mayan sanctuary honoring Ixchel, who is the goddess of love, fertility, water, weaving, the moon, and medicine. He said, "It is with pride that I say I am originally from this island, which despite being so young has 500 years of history; a history which must be remembered by all the islanders and taught not only to our descendants, but also to those who visit us every day and enjoy the beauty of Isla Mujeres."
The Mayor emphasized that this administration is committed to remembering and transmitting the history of Isla Mujeres to current and upcoming generations, since the future of the municipality depends on this historical knowledge, which is important not only to Quintana Roo, but to all of Mexico.
The City of Isla Mujeres invites the island community to participate in a Zumba demonstration class as part of the International Day of Women. March 6, Monday 5:30p Town Square.
El H. Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres invita, en el marco del Día Internacional de la Mujer, a la comunidad isleña a participar en la clase muestra de zumba.
From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)
There is a video of the Mayor's speech at the 500th anniversary official ceremony and a photo
Increased complaints about poor internet service by Infinitum in Isla Mujeres
Crecen las denuncias por pésimo servicio de internet @Infinitum en Isla Mujeres - http://www.tvislamujeres.com.mx/crecen-las-denuncias-por-p…/
We will continue to invest in the hyperbaric chamber: Mayor Juan Carrillo Soberanis
Seguiremos invirtiendo en el mantenimiento de la cámara hiperbárica: JCS - http://www.tvislamujeres.com.mx/seguiremos-invirtiendo-en-…/
From por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos
Port closed for small boats once again
Puerto cerrado, una vez más+] Ver masFull article at this link
On Friday at 11:30am, the port was once again closed for small boat, except tours were allowed to el Farito and the lagoon area. The Harbor Master, Miguel Gonzalez Gil said that the winds began to increase at 9:30am and at 11:30 the port was closed for boats under 40 feet, except activities in the lagoon and to el Farito. Crossing by small boats between Isla Mujeres and Puerto Juarez were restricted. He said forecasts expected the cold front #32 to affect this areas Friday evening, but it arrived earlier and therefore the closure was made earlier, which could be maintained Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.
The City Treasurer Adriana Martinez Galue reported that the discount program for early payment of 2017 property taxes exceeded expectations and they collected more money that last year. She said the program ended on the last day of February and they collected 60 percent of the property taxes.
Seafood: Scarce & more expensive
Pesca escasa y más costosa. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
An increase of 10 pesos per kilogram for fish was announced, due to seafood shortages, and a 100 percent supply is not guaranteed. President of the cooperative Social Justicia, Baltazar Gomez Catzin said that fishermen took advantage of the port being open to go out, with some searching for their lobster traps, which obviously had to be retrieved without lobsters since the season has ended. He said others were catching fish, and also went out early on Friday. He said, "Yesterday (Thursday) they brought in 120 kilos of canané, 60 kilos of big snapper (pargo grande) and 60 kilos of coronado, but as soon as the fish were brought in, they were sold out. Today they left early in the morning but didn't bring back very much. The water is already rough because of the weather. Now they are fileting and preparing the two or three fish that remain. There are no more at Social Justicia, and I think the situation is similar with the other cooperatives.
He said, "Generally there is sufficient production to sell to the community, to supply the restaurants, and to market what is left to outside buyers, but at the moment there is a shortage and what is captured is sold to the first person that arrives." He said the situation could get worse since the port was closed for small boats on Friday at 11:30am, which could continue until Monday, which would mean the loss of an entire weekend, and the need for restaurants to get their fish and other seafood from other markets.
|View from the rooms.|
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|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.|
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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. Within ten minutes walk are the restaurants Mango Cafe, Bahama Mama, Brisas, Manolitos, Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, and the large department store-grocery Chedraui. Visit marinas, bars, & beach clubs that are minutes away by bike or on foot. Attend 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. It takes 20-30 minutes to walk downtown.
Provided by MaraVilla Caribe & Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events
Wednesday March 1 Ash Wednesday, beginning of Lent
Thursday, March 2 Artist Fair Casa de Cultura Art, Food, Craft Beer, Music, Fun
Be proud to be an islander. Don't miss it!
500 years since discovery 1517-2017
Start of the Commemoration
Friday March 3
Official Ceremony to commemorate 500 years since the discovery of Isla Mujeres
9am at the eastern Malecon by the Paso de la Triguena (east of the Town Square by the bathrooms)
SATURDAY, MARCH 4
Carnaval Dance Troupe from Holbox "Las Dormadoras" dancing in the streets of Isla Mujeres.
Saturday March 4
Cultural Artistic Festival with the Ballet Folklorico of the State of Quintana Roo
"The Setting is Quintana Roo"
Accompanied by the musical group "Mar y Arena" (Sea & Sand)
8pm Town Square
Monday, March 6 Town Square 5:30p The City of Isla Mujeres invites the island community to participate in a Zumba demonstration class as part of the International Day of Women.
Wednesday, March 8 International Women's Day
Thursday, March 9 Artist Fair Casa de Cultura Art, Food, Craft Beer, Music, Fun
Moon rise over the Caribbean
|March 12 7:12 Full Moon|
March 13 8:05
March 14 8:56
March 15 9:47
March 16 10:37
March 17 11:26
Painting by Pam Haase Link to website
Thursday, March 16 Artist Fair Casa de Cultura Art, Food, Craft Beer, Music, Fun
Friday, March 17 St. Patrick's Day
Saturday, March 18 Oil Expropriation Day
Monday March 20 Equinox & Day off for Benito Juarez's birthday
Tuesday, March 21 Benito Juarez's birthday
Thursday, March 23 Artist Fair Casa de Cultura Art, Food, Craft Beer, Music, Fun
Thursday, March 30 Artist Fair Casa de Cultura Art, Food, Craft Beer, Music, Fun
The Artist's Fairs are scheduled weekly on Thursdays at the Casa de Cultura, 4-9 thru April 20.