Sunday, August 12, 2018

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, August 12

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Yesterday the summer day camp INDERIM 2018 finished, in which 62 boys and girls participated. Congratulations to all the children who played, learned and practiced sports with us! VIDEO  which says With the program INDERIM 2018,  children of Isla Mujeres had fun while learning


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The City delivered a weed wacker & grass blower to the middle school Benito Juarez, for the benefit of the 500 students who attend, at an event and names of the officials in attendance are given. Photos.

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Celebrations begin of 50th anniversary of the parish  
Comenzó el festejo de 50 años de la parroquiao.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
  The celebration of the 50th anniversary of the parish of Isla Mujeres began with the novena to the Virgin of the Assumption, which was taken down from her niche on August 6th, to begin the daily novenas from 6p to 7[, until the 15th when she will be returned to her niche. This is the same image, Virgin of Immaculate Conception, whose day is celebrated in December on the 8th. Special guests will include the Bishop of the Prelature Cancún-Chetumal, Monsignor Pedro Pablo Elizondo Cárdenas and the bishop of Tuxtla Gutiérrez, islander Monsignor Fabio Martínez Castilla. 
      Father Sánchez Alonso explained that several decades ago, it was believed that the \ icon found in the old convent of Boca Iglesia, the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception, was the virgin of Asunción, so she was commemorated in August. The same custom is followed up to this day, so the same icon is taken down and returned twice per year.
     In previous times, the patron saint celebration of the fishermen was in December, so on Nomveber 29th the formal celebration will begin of the 50 year anniversary of the parish bearing the name of the Virgin of Immaculate Conception.  
   Precisely at the conclusion of the celebration of the Assumption, the commemoration will begin for the 168th anniversary of the founding of the Town of Dolores, which is now Isla Mujeres. Those events will begin on Friday Aug. 17, with a great deal of cultural significance and tradition for the residents and native islanders.

Dozens of volunteers clean-up Isla Mujeres 
Decenas de voluntarios limpian IM. [+] Ver masFull artile at this link
     Every Saturday, volunteers gather to clean up the island and get some exercise for "Plogging Day", organized by the group "Action For Isla"   (now Accion Isla LINK  ), who also promote environmental awareness and other clean up campaigns, including of the seabed.
     The group includes many foreign residents, and they are encouraging other volunteers to join the weekly clean-ups. This one began at 8am at the park in colonia La Gloria, taking a route along the path of the Salina Grande and nearby streets. After two hours, each participant had collected several kilos of mostly plastic trash.
     Announcements for the clean up activity reminded participants to bring their reusable water bottle and stay hydrated, and to wear sneakers. Participants included young islander Zuriko García Bracamonte who documents the events with photographs and video, and promotes it among her peers to join the ongoing effort. This activity will continue on upcoming Saturdays.

Islander selected to compete in national handball tournament  
Ya es seleccionado nacional en handball. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
      Joshua Nava Fuentes, 18, traveled to Mexico City to join the national team, at the National Talent and High Performance Center (CNAR). He has already been selected to be part of the Selección Nacional Juvenil. He will be training to participate in the IHF COPA from Sept 25 to 30th in Mexico City. He will be part of the Quintana Roo team.  "Nava Fuentes has high chances of staying on both the national youth team and the national team," predicted his coach, prior to the departure of his pupil.
   The young athlete previously participated in a camp with the national team, in Cartagena Colombia. 

Basketball tournament for International Youth Day  
Jóvenes se festejan en la cancha[+] Ver masFull article at this link
     On Saturday,  International Youth Day was celebrated with a tournament between several basketball teams in downtown the basketball court "José del Carmen Pastrana", followed by a celebration by the organizers of the occasion. The DIF social service agency promoted this and other events to commemorate the occasion.


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of Cape Race, Newfoundland, and is producing a concentrated area of
showers and thunderstorms displaced well to the south of its center
of circulation.  This low could gradually acquire subtropical or
tropical characteristics through the middle of the week while it
meanders over the central subtropical Atlantic Ocean.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...20 percent.
Translation of the sign at the Pet Friendly Beach:


Rules for use of the Pet Friendly Beach

1. The beach may be used Daily 6a-5p  ("Monday thru Sunday").

2. The beach may not be used during rain or bad weather.

3.  Dogs & cats must be on a leash, and when necessary, muzzled, and accompanied by their owners, when using the beach.

4. Leashes or muzzles cannot be removed while on the beach.

5. Pet owners may not leave their animals unattended, nor tied to bushes or beach equipment.

6. Pet owners should bring bags to collect feces.

7. Pet owners should clean up after their pets and dispose of it in the specified container.

8. Pet owners may not clean or brush their pets on the beach.

9. Pet owners should bring water and food for their mascots in containers that are specific for this use and throw any left-overs in the trash can. 

10. For a safe and healthy experience, pet owners should follow any instructions given by the Isla Mujeres ZOFEMAT staff or the monitoring personnel.

11. If a pet is abandoned, it will be removed and turned over to the Department of the Environment and Ecology and the corresponding sanction will be imposed on the owner.

12. In the event of violation of any of these provisions, the owner will be referred to the appropriate civil court.

13. Pets should have an updated vaccination document. 


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Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. Within ten minutes walk are a variety of restaurants including Mango Cafe, Brisas, Manolitos, La Chatita, 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.
Full moon rising over the Caribbean 
Aug  1  10:45
Aug  2  11:23

Aug 26   7:32
Aug 27   8:10
Aug 28   8:46
Aug 29   9:24
 Aug 30  10:02 
Aug 31  10:42
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset  ~7:25 to ~7:05 (beginning vs end of month)
Sunrise ~6:20 to ~630
August Events
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 It's whale shark tour season (thru mid September) and turtle nesting season (thru mid October).

Saturday, August 4 The Plogging volunteers will meet at the Mundaca Hacienda at 8am, and clean up from there until they reach Zama Beach Club, where they will enjoy soft drinks and fruit. A reminder to bring you reusable water bottle and to wear gym shoes.

Sunday, August 5 on the Town Square at 8p Dance troupes and singers from Isla Mujeres and Cancun....Noches Magicas!   Cancelled and you are invited to enjoy Noches Magicas next Sunday at 8p on the Town Square

Tuesday, August 8 Inauguration of the Dog Friendly Beach at 4:30p, below the cell tower and municipal slaughterhouse.

Sunday, August 12 Noches Magicas on the Town Square at 8p

Friday, August 17   Events  celebrating the founding of the town TBA. Isla Mujeres was founded on August 17, 1850 as the town of Dolores, which is celebrated annually with events which include placing a wreath at the Cross in the Bay, and performances on the Town Square.

Saturday, August 18 Dance event on the Town Square at 7:30p

Sunday, August 26  The Circuito Maya race in Isla Mujeres will take place on Sunday, August 26, starting at 6:30am, with registration limited to 300 participants, and there will be 5k, 10k, and 15k categories. The kits will be available Saturday, August 25 from noon to 8p. The cost is 250 pesos for residents who present a voter registration card with an Isla Mujeres address and 400 pesos for others.

      The Circuito Maya race in Isla Mujeres is the "Air" (Iik') element of the four races, which take place in four Pueblos Magicos in Quintana Roo and Yucatan. The other elements are Fire (K'aak'), Earth (Lu'um), and Water (Ha'). The other races are in Tulum, Bacalar, and Valladolid.
See website for more information:

Last year the Gastronomic Competition for Lionfish was held at the end of August.

Plogging events to clean up the island are held on Saturdays LINK  and here's the Accion Isla LINK  who are having events associated with project RESCATE.

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