Monday, February 26, 2018

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Monday, Feb. 26

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Big Clean up campaign on Sunday for "Let's Clean-Up Our Mexico Day" / ”Limpiemos Nuestro México 2018”. LINK 
      This event took place at 8 locations in Quintana Roo, with joint action between the community and governmental agencies. This was carried out simultaneously coordinated by the federal Department of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), and the Azteca Foundation A.C. In Isla Mujeres, the venue was Playa Norte, where the federal area concessionaires and businessmen were encouraged to participate, as well as municipal and federal authorities. This event also seeks to raise awareness about not littering, and using designated trash containers.  
      Carlos Barranco García, director of Environment and Ecology of Isla Mujeres, urged islanders and visitors to take care of the environment and the natural resources of the municipality through good management of waste.

Taxpayers are encouraged to take advantage of the last days of the 10% discount for property taxes LINK 

In honor of Flag Day, there was an exhibition and parade by Marching Drill Corps on Sunday morning, whose participants included groups from Chihuahua, Ciudad Juárez, La Laguna and Tijuana del Instituto Tecnológico de México. The event began outside the Naval base and finished at the Town Square, where they were given awards of appreciation and recognition.
  They were part of the 40 marching groups and drill teams who participated in Benito Juarez (Cancun) for the XXVV National Student Meeting of the Marching Corps and Drill Teams (Escoltas y Bandas de Guerra) of the National Technological Institute. Names of officials attending are given.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

The Cahuameros basketball team won by a point in overtime against the Dorados of Playa del Carmen (68 to 67) but they didn't have enough overall points in the series to qualify for the finals.


From  Por Esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Good production of lobster   
Buena producción de langosta.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
      The head of the state Federation of Fishing Cooperatives said lobster production has been good this season with about 300 tonnes of whole lobster and 60 tonnes of tails (for the state). The four month ban begins at the end of February, and it is noted that there have been some seizures and sanctions for catching Caracol Rosado (Queen Conch). Fishermen are advised to respect the ban periods, or they could end up with sanctions and possibley in jail. (There is currently a two month ban on grouper when ends on March 31st)

Novatos declared champions
Novatos se proclama campeón. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
- The Novatos FC soccer team won the Municipal Soccer League tournament of Isla Mujeres Saturday night, when they beat Real Villanueva 2-0. The next tournament should start in 15 days. Third place was won by Real City, who defeated FC Barcelona.

Electrical company reviewing network & especially the submarine line connection 
La CFE revisa su red y tendido tras el apagón [+] Ver masFull article at this link
   After the power outage for about a half hour on Friday, the CFE (Federal Electrical Commission) has been reviewing its networks, particularly the North Beach substation and the connection with the submarine line. With the change of the underground line that communicates with the substation, supply is ensured, unless there is a power cut from the mainland. It is presumed the power interruption came from this substation, but there hasn't been any report this weekend.
         This substation was reviewed and the one for colonia La Gloria. It is recalled that in January of last year there was an outage for 15 hours, and three trucks remained on the island for several months in case there was a need to generate emergency power. Some business owners have asked the media to request that these trucks be provided about until after Easter, because there are many people here throughout this period.
     It is noted that some companies have had solar panels installed on their roofs to ensure power when there are outages, and to become more autonomous.
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 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
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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, 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.


February Events
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On Mondays & Thursdays there are poker tournaments at 6p at El Patio.

Feb. 1 Thursday: Artist Fair 3-8p Casa de la Cultura (on Guerrero at Abasolo)

Feb. 1 Start of two month ban on grouper fishing

Feb. 2 Friday Candlemas (If you got the baby in your piece King's cake, today you're providing tamales).

Feb. 2 Friday: World Wetlands Day (Usually there is a clean up in the mangroves).

Feb. 4 Noches Magicas performances 8p Town Square

Feb. 5 Constitution Day (National Holiday)

Full moon rising over the Caribbean 
                                                                    Sunset ~6:30p
Jan. 31 7:01
Feb. 1 8:05 
Feb. 2  9:06
Feb. 3 10:04
Feb. 4 11:00
Feb. 5  11:54 
Painting by Pamela Haase
Feb. 8 Thursday Artist Fair 3-8p Casa de la Cultura (on Guerrero at Abasolo)

Feb. 8 Thursday Convention Center 7p Dance Troupes performing & competing at the Baile de Carnaval for women - Tribute to Michael Jackson Each troupe will dance for 15-20 minutes and judging criteria includes: Choreography, projection, performance, technique, group execution, and audience response, as well as originality, creativity, and total effect. Prizes are 15,000 pesos, 10,000, and 5000.

Feb. 9-13 Friday thru Tuesday:  Carnaval  

February. 9 Gala Night
Coronation of the Kings & Queens of Carnaval in all the categories and guests.
Presentation of dance troupes (performances)
Dance to the music of the band "MegaBoom"
Town Square 8p

February 10
Music by DJ's starting at 3p on Rueda Medina (Usually at Playa Centro)

Cuban Night
Presentation of the King & Queen of Carnaval
Presentation of Carnaval dance troupes (performances)
Band: "El Fresa y la Sentencia"
Town Square 8p

February 11
Music by DJ's starting at 3p on Rueda Medina (Usually at Playa Centro)

Carnaval  Parade
Starting by the Naval base and going up Rueda Medina 4p

Children's Afternoon of Fantasy
Presentation of the King & Queen of Carnaval, Show of costumed characters, bouncy houses, Carnaval dance troupes, Children's costume contest.
Town Square 5p

Diversity Fantasy Night
Presentation of the Kings and Queens of Carnaval
Carnaval Dance Troupes (performances)
Show of Transformismo
Town Square 8p

February 12
Music by DJ's starting at 3p on Rueda Medina (Usually at Playa Centro)

Carnaval Parade
Starting by the Naval base and going up Rueda Medina 4p

Carnaval Monday
Presentation of the Kings and Queens of Carnaval
Costume Contest for Adults
Comedy Show by international imitator Pierre David
Musical performance by "Michael Stuart & Jemanuel & los Panas de Venezuela"
Town Square 8p

 February 13
 Music by DJ's starting at 3p on Rueda Medina (Usually at Playa Centro)

Carnaval Tuesday
Presentation of the Kings & Queens of Carnaval
Presentation of Carnaval dance troupes (performances)
Burning of Juan Carnaval & the reading of his last Will & Testament
Dance to the music of the band "Super Lamas"
Town Square 8p

Feb. 13-18 Tuesday thru Sunday Isla Time Music & Fishing Festivals Link to FB page
   Feb. 14 Wed. 6:30 Free performances on Town Square by Jorge Blanco, Love and Theft, LOCASH and Amara Givelove, Kim Paige, and Kristy Osmunson and food available "Taste of Isla".

Feb. 14 Wednesday  It's also Dia del Amor y la Amistad "Valentine's Day" & Ash Wednesday

Feb. 15 Thursday Artist Fair 3-8p Casa de la Cultura (on Guerrero at Abasolo)

Feb 15- 19 The Artisan's Pavilion is on the Town Square, opening daily at 9am, with artisans, both local and from other regions, offering their products, including at least ten from Isla Mujeres. This is their third year, and they offer interesting handmade items at reasonable prices.

Feb. 18 Sunday Noches Magicas performances 8p Town Square

 Feb. 22 Thursday: Artist Fair 3-8p Casa de la Cultura (on Guerrero at Abasolo)

Feb. 24 & 25 Sat & Sun  Isla Blanca Kite Festival from 11 am to 4 pm each day. Free. Isla Blanca is at the mainland part of the municipality of Isla Mujeres & the event is held at the end of the road on Isla Blanca, about 25km from the Crusero. Go north on Av Bonampak, to the end of the road.
Jim Martin is returning with his giant kites and Penny Lingenfelter "Peter Pan" is coming. There will be games for children. The DIF social service agency and Cancun Pro Kids will sell kites to the public. Come and enjoy the beach and the kites!
This year, parking is only allowed on one side of the road to maintain an open road. You can pay 30 pesos to park at a nearby location. If possible, use the "colectivo" to come.
The Paraisio del Mar restaurant will sell food or bring your own food.  VIDEO  

Feb. 24 Flag Day

 Feb. 25 Sunday Noches Magicas performances 8p Town Square

Feb. 28 Wednesday Last day of lobster season until four month ban ends July 1. 
  Sources for Weather Information:
LINK to Civil Protection Q Roo weather bulletin  (Spanish)
LINK to Mexico National Weather Service (Spanish)
 LINK to satellite images for the Mexico National Weather Service (Yucatan peninsula is under Satellite GOES Este, I recommend "Animacion" (it used to be in my blog margin, until Blogger became incompatible with it).
LINK to a private weather station on Isla Mujeres   

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