Monday, May 29, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Monday, May 29

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.
Follow Isla Mujeres News & Events on Facebook for highlights of news & events, and more photos & videos
  Both issues of The Isla Mujeres Magazine are here
featuring  a variety of talented writers and photographers! 

  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Fight for public beach continues two decades later 

Sigue lucha por playa pública

 A dos décadas de haber iniciado

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 28 de mayo.-
Leer más..Full article at this link.
    Activists have not given up after two decades on hopes the the Posada del Mar beach, aka Playa Centro, will once again become a public beach.

Improving bicycle path 

Mejora infraestructura

Juan Carrillo impulsa rehabilitación de ciclovía

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 28 de mayo.-
Leer más..full article at this link.

 See City section below/


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

        Approximately 100 runners from different parts of Mexico participated in the 6 kilometer race which was part of the Navy Day activities, starting at the Fishermen's Monument and ending at the Naval base. In the Men's division first place went to Juan Mercado of Guadalajara, second to Vladimir Gonzalez, and third for Víctor Beltrán, who completed the race in 21, 23 and 24 minutes, respectively. In the Women's division, the winner was Rosa Cruz, and Maria Elena Espinoza took second and third went to Nayeli Chinap. 
     Also for Navy Day, a friendly soccer tournament was played between the "Veterans of Isla Mujeres", the Navy, and the Harbor Master. Names of officials in attendance are given.

Improvements are being done on the 'oriente' (eastern) bicycle path, which will include the construction of 1000 square meters of bicycle lane, benches and signs, for a total investment of 1.4 million pesos from federal and municipal funds. This is for the benefit of the health of islanders and the environment. The Mayor explained that it will encourage physical activity, reduce pollution, and improve the quality of life.
       He said, "As a government, we have the firm intention to undertake policies and actions that contribute to the care of the environment. We are in a municipality with a natural environment that is rich in biodiversity which requires a firm commitment to its preservation, so that future generations of islanders also enjoy it as we do now. "
     This is why the City of Isla Mujeres, through the work of various municipal agencies and with the support of other levels of government, is committed to continuing to manage resources that promote the rehabilitation and construction of urban infrastructure for alternative means of transportation which represent a concrete and feasible solution to the problems of vehicular congestion and environmental pollution.

The Noches Magicas performances on Sunday evening delighted island families who gathered on the Town Square to watch the theater group "La Bambalina" perform the play, 'Sharks, Likeable Creatures". The dance troupe JRC Ritmos Latinos, from Motul Yucatan delighted the audience with their beautiful choreography spotlighting their talent and the flavors of the Caribbean. Both groups were given recognition by the municipal government, led by the mayor, Juan Carrillo Soberanis, who through this type of events reaffirms his commitment to promote arts and culture throughout the municipality.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Installing new street name signs in Isla Mujeres

This information was translated yesterday  


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

No major incidents among fishermen   
Pescadores sin muchos incidentes .. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
   On Tuesday a boat was towed into port, after a mechanical failure. There have been no major boat incidents among the fishermen, except the rescue of three crew members of a small fishing boat after nearly 24 hours in March.
      It is noted that the fishermen take risks daily, routinely traveling 15 or 20 miles, and some are using engines that are in need of renewal. However these engines cost over 10 thousand dollars or nearly 200,000 pesos. The government offers annual financial assistance, but it is often difficult for the fishermen to save their ~50,000 peso share of the payment, which some blame on over-exploitation and unfair competition.
   The lobster season closed on June 30 and the more than 100 fishing boats are now engaged in catching fish.

Navy Day festivities for Navy Day  
Inician festejos por del Día de la Marina [+] Ver masFull article at this link
  See City section above.

Accusation of falsification of documents  
Acusará por falsificación de documentos [+] Ver masFull article at this link
 There is a disagreement about a debt and a piece of property between Mateo Burgos Garrido and Alvaro Burgo Rios, in which the former admits he owes 250,000 pesos to the latter, but claims he did not sign over the ~200 square meters in the Federal Zone behind the Middle School, and that he has offered to repay the debt. He said the money was borrowed in 2014 for surgery to recover sight in both of his eyes, and now one eye is fine, and the other is blind.

Isla Mujeres news briefs 
Breves de Isla Mujeres.. By Ovidio Lopez [+] Ver masFull article at this link

 May 28   The weather was good on Sunday, with partly cloudy skies, and the forecasts indicate the strong winds from the southeast could continue on Monday. A good amount of visitors arrived, but business owners complained of slow sales and the hotels were half empty.
    The Taxi union held a basketball tournament at the Middle School, and prizes were awarded to the top three places. Taxi drivers are encouraged to participate in physical activities such as this to prevent problems that can affect them from spending a great deal of time behind the wheel.
       It is noted that a few weeks ago the government installed exercise equipment along the Caribbean coast, and at an early hour several people can be observed using them, and tourists can be seen jogging in the areas where they stay.   

  This blog is brought to you by....
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. Within ten minutes walk are the restaurants Mango Cafe, 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.


 May Events
Provided by MaraVilla Caribe & Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events

Monday, May 1 Labor Day    And the Sol as Sol Regatta boats are arriving

Wednesday, May 3 and Thursday, May 4, the Eta Aquarid  meteor shower can be seen, but it peaks in the predawn hours of Friday and Saturday. It is caused by debris from Halley's Comet.  The most meteors can be seen during the hours before 5a, when dawn starts (After moonset which is 1:33a on Wed, 2:18a on Thur., 3:00a on Fri, and 3:49 on Sat).

Wednesday, May 3 Dia de la Cruz (celebrated by construction workers)

Wednesday, May 3 Basketball game Islanders vs Regatta sailors 7p  Probably at the Convention Center since the downtown court is being renovated.

Friday & Saturday:  Eta Aquarid meteor shower. The most meteors can be seen during the hours before 5a, when dawn starts (after moonset at 3:00a on Fri and 3:49 on Sat). Caused by debris from Halley's Comet,

Friday, May 5  Regatta Amigos. Isleno children (exceptional students aged 8-12) gather at Buhos at 10am, leave for the boats a half hour later and depart at noon for their Regatta around the island

Friday, May 5 Anniversary of victory against French at Battle of Puebla "Cinco de Mayo"

Saturday, May 6  Fashion show at 8p on the Caribbean side of the Casa de la Cultura  of Yucatecan traditional clothing and garments based on that style.

Sunday, May 7 Noches Magicas on the Town Square 8p: Dance troupes performing from Cancun & Isla Mujeres.

Wednesday, May 10 Mother's Day

Sunset ~7:05p
Moon rise over the Caribbean
May 10   7:15
May 11   8:05
May 12  8:55  
May 13   9:44
May 14  10:32
May 15  11:19  
 Painting by Pam Haase Link to website
Festival of Caribbean Culture May 13, 15, 16, & 19
Saturday May 13
 Painting: Workshop on the techniques of painting 6p
 Music: Outside the Casa de la Cultura  7p
              Rockabilly Malix Cats (Mx)
              Sara Curruchich (Guatemala)

Monday, May 15  Music & Singing at the Guadalupana Church (across from Mango's)
                             Mayan Opera Concert 7pm

Tuesday, May 16 Casa de la Cultura
               Play:  "Let the Jungle tell you its story"  5:30
               Painting: Caravan: Painting in Acction  7p
               Music:Norma Espinosa & Nadia Arce (Mx) 8p
 Singing in the Mother Languages  Maria Mactezuma (Mx) 8:30p (outside)
Friday, May 19 Outside the Casa de la Cultura
            Circense Imagine Show 8p
Saturday, May 20   Dance & Music outside the Casa de la Cultura 8p
            Bailes Caribenos (Caribbean Dancing)
            Chilangos de la Habana (Cuban...Chilangos are from Mexico City)    

Sunday, May 14 Noches Magicas on the Town Square 8p (Mother's Day in the US)

Monday, May 15 Teacher's Day Día del Maestro

Whale shark season has begun 

May 19, 20, 21 Cosme Magana Fishing Tournament
Friday is final registration & the Captain's dinner
The tournament is Saturday & Sunday
Cancelled due to winds causing port closure for small boats
Rescheduled for Saturday & Sunday, June 3 & 4

May 19 & 20  Celebration of the arrival of Catholicism 500 years ago

Sunday, May 21 Noches Magicas on the Town Square 8p

Monday, May 22 in commemoration of International Day of Lupus, at 4:00 p.m. there will be a march starting in front of the hotel Posada del Mar, followed by a conference at the Casa de la Cultura, and finishing with the lighting of the Town Hall lights.

Monday May 22 International Day of Biodiversity

In honor of Navy Day, this weekend will also be a three-way soccer competition between a Naval team, one from the Harbor Master's office, and a team of Isla veteran players on Friday & Saturday, and awards on Sunday. 

Friday, May 26
The Circus is coming to Isla Friday! The promo says....
"Arriving for the first time & for a short period, directly from Mexico City, the Afeere Brothers International Circus. Feel the maximum excitement with the 4 suicidal motorcycles in the Globe of Death, and the acrobats performing feats on the Fantastic Pendulum more that 10 meters in the the air.
In front of the Caribbean Sea. A show of this magnitude happens only once a year!"
Monday-Friday 8pm Saturday & Sunday 5:30p & 8:30p

Saturday, May 28 Race of 6km along Rueda Medina, which starts at 7am by the Fishermen's Monument and ends by the Naval base. 
Sunday, May 28 Noches Magicas on the Town Square 8p

Monday, May 29 Special Edition of Noches Magicas on Town Square 8p
Coronation of the Queen of the Day of the Sea, Dance troupes, singers, free event.
Dance Senior Citizen's dance troupe, Urban Dance from Cancun, the Isla troupe Añoranzas, Star Dancer's from Cancun, and the Isla Mujeres Children's Folklorico troupe. 
Musical performers:  Cesar Renteria and Brandon Paredes from Cancun and the Isla Mujeres band Mar y Arena.

Monday, May 29 Memorial Day in the US 

Tuesday, May 30 Special Edition of Noches Magicas at Casa de la Cultura 6p
The Sailors of My Island Exhibition and Awards from the Children's Drawing Contest for Navy Day

Wednesday, May 31
Quintana Roo Symphony Orchestra performing Maya Opera Concert in the hall of (beside) the Immaculate Conception Church at the Town Square at 8pm

Thursday, June 1 Navy Day  Día de la Marina
Memorial placing of the wreath at sea (in the Bahia). Boats leave the pier near the car ferry at 10:30am

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.