Sunday, March 4, 2018

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, March 4

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There is an article about a youth event in the Continental Zone of the municipality.

Health programs planned for the month of March throughout the municipality for the benefit of Isla Mujeres Families. LINK  
    For Women's Health Week, free services will be offered on March 9 at the CRIM facilities including pap smears, colposcopies, and ultrasounds. Women's health programs are a priority with this municipal government, which has provided free mammograms, consultations, and medicines to islanders.
    It is necessary for women to schedule an appointment to access these free services on March 9, and there will also be a day in March when free mammograms are available for women over 40. On March 12 there will be a Comprehensive Health Day for families, providing dental cleanings, fluoride applications, delivery of graduated lenses (I think this means bifocal glasses), blood pressure checks, and electrocardiograms, all at no cost.
    On March 20 & 21, specialists from Mexico City and Cancun will provide services in the areas of orthopedics, cardiology, psychiatry, and nutrition services to families.
   With these actions, the municipal government reaffirms its commitment to bring more and better health programs to island families that will help them with the treatment and prevention of illnesses and for the benefit of the inhabitants.


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From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Thousands of tourists visit the marine park  
Miles de turistas visitaron el parque marino. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
  Saturday was a warm day with clear skies and thousands of tourists enjoyed the waters of the Bay at the National Marine Park. North Beach and Playa Centro were nearly full by noon, and tourists were arriving in boats from Puerto Juarez. The 24 golf cart companies rented nearly all of their inventory. The new ferry company, Naveganto, providing service to Puerto Juarez, have been selling about 50 percent of their seats during the two weeks since they began operation, and this rises considerably on the weekends. Their fares are about 20% less than the other two ferry companies.
   Many people were enjoying tourist attractions including El Farito, Sac-bajo, MUSA Manchones, Cruz de la Bahía and Garrafón, as well as  Punta Sur and Tortugranja. There was less activity at Hacienda Mundaca and Caribbean malecon.
    No strong effects are expected from the winds with Cold Front #34.

Reservations for whale shark tours   
Reservaciones para tiburón ballena.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link

       A little more than two months before the start of the season for observation and swimming with whale sharks, reservations have already begun, under an agreement of the permit holders to respect the rate of $125 dollars per person, which agreed upon in the past and has been in force for more than five years.

Start of celebrations of 501st anniversary of Isla Mujeres  
Inicia festejo por 501 aniversario de IM [+] Ver masFull article at this link
    The celebration will begin on Sunday night of the 501 anniversary of the sighting of Isla Mujeres by the Spanish navigator Francisco Hernández de Córdoba, when in the first days of March 1517 his party arrived, and then later they parked in the Bay of the National Park of Isla Contoy, according to historians. 
          He is credited with the "discovery"of these lands, and recognition will be given during the during the  Noches Caribeñas  event on the Town Square, with an extended cultural program, according to the director of the Institute of Culture of Isla Mujeres, Rubén Pérez Martin. 
       The festival will continue on Monday, with a civic ceremony on the eastern malecon starting at 9:00 am, by a monument to Francisco Hernandez de Cordoba. There will be more events during this commemorative month and in the middle of the month,  an exhibition of paintings and old photographs is scheduled. 
       During the Caribbean Nights Festival, a tribute will also be dedicated to a great man of letters and music, with a commemoration of the 101st anniversary of the birth of the island composer Virgilio "Chino" Fernández (RIP). (This is referring to the Noches Magicas performances at 8pm tonight. See the Events section below.)

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March Events
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Thursday, March 1  Artist Fair 3-8p at the Casa de la Cultura on Guerrero Avenue at the cross street Abasolo
Full moon rising over the Caribbean 
March 1  6:46
March 2  7:46 
March 3   8:44
March 4   9:40
March 5  10:35
March 6  11:28
Feb. 4 11:00
Feb. 5  11:54 
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunday, March 4 at 8pm: A special Noches Magicas event  on the Town Square to commemorate the 501st anniversary of the first Europeans visiting Isla Mujeres, and the 101st anniversary of the birth of Virgilio "El Chino" Fernandez. Featuring singers Aldahir Davila and Gregorio Sanches, as well as dance troupes Anoranzas de Isla Mujeres and El Talento con el Sabor del Caribe. Free

Monday, March 5 at 9am there will be a Civic Ceremony commemorating the 501st anniversary of the first visit by Europeans to Isla Mujeres. It will be held at the Paso de la Tirguena on the Eastern Malecon (near the public bathrooms by the Town Square, behind the old hospital.)

Thursday, March 8  Artist Fair 3-8p at the Casa de la Cultura on Guerrero Avenue at the cross street Abasolo 

Thursday, March 8 International Women's Day

Sunday, March 11 at 8pm: Noches Magicas event on the Town Square. Free 

Thursday, March 15  Artist Fair 3-8p at the Casa de la Cultura on Guerrero Avenue at the cross street Abasolo

March 16-19 ? Last year there was a Festival for San Jose

Sunday, March 18 at 8pm: Noches Magicas event on the Town Square. Free

Sunday, March 18 Oil Expropriation Day

Monday, March 19 Day off for Benito Juarez's birthday

Tuesday, March 20 Spring Equinox 

Wednesday, March 21 Birthday of Benito Juarez

Thursday, March 22  Artist Fair 3-8p at the Casa de la Cultura on Guerrero Avenue at the cross street Abasolo 

Sunday, March 25 Palm Sunday

Sunday, March 25 at 8pm: Noches Magicas event on the Town Square is likely to be suspended due to Palm Sunday. 

Thursday, March 29  Artist Fair 3-8p at the Casa de la Cultura on Guerrero Avenue at the cross street Abasolo

Friday, March 30 Good Friday The Via Crusis, reenactment of the Passion of Christ, begins at the Sacred Heart Church in La Gloria. It includes more than 50 actors and travels 5 km to the Immaculate Conception Church downtown where the crucifixion will be reenacted. They will pause at the Guadalupe Chapel in Salina Chica along the way. 

Sunday, April 1 Easter 
  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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