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At this time of year, the blue crabs move between the mangroves & the sea to spawn, especially during the full moon. The City asks you to be careful not to run them over and invited you to participate in assisting them yesterday evening in Sac Bajo at 7:30p. (I posted this yesterday afternoon on the IM N&E FB page)
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New Beach Club at Velasquez site
A renovation project is taking place along the main street Rueda Medina at the two piers in the federal zone of what was previously known as the Velasquez family palapa and the area of the "Caribe" cooperative, creating a Beach Club that should be ready by the end of the year.
Representative of the group, "By Hoka", Ricardo Guadarrama, explained that this will present a new image that will offer an important attraction for both the pedestrian zone and the interior of the bay. He said the idea behind this remodeling and Beach Club is to organize the catamarans and boats in general at the piers, presenting a more pleasant recreational area for the tourists and offering them a more pleasant waiting time, enjoying the facilities.
He said they have all the necessary permits, including the Environmental Impact Statement, and he noted that the project is totally environmentally friendly. He said the construction is now in progress and expected to advance next week when materials will arrive which are environmentally friendly including typical regional wood and reforestation with more coconut palms.
The Department of the Navy issued a statement regarding the two corpses of Naval personnel who were found in Cancun, and had been stabbed to death. They had been stationed in Isla Mujeres and were participating in activities for Independence Day in Mexico City, then had traveled back to Cancun and were off-duty.
Video of veterinarian Delfino regarding cat poisonings (see translation below). LINK to article
Civil Protection personnel preparing storm drain system to prevent flooding LINK
This program is carried out mainly on Hidalgo Avenue, the colonia La Gloria park, the area of the Municipal Integral Rehabilitation Center (CRIM), to prevent flooding in these places where water accumulates the most. The are currently working on Rueda Medina avenue, near the APIQRoo (state port authority) pier. Residents of the island are encouraged to keep the entry areas of their homes clean and to move their trash out according to the pick up schedule.
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Work has begun on the installation of 5000 square meters of synthetic turf at the Isla Mujeres soccer field (photos)
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Article and more photos of the planned Beach Club at the site of the Velasquez palapa and the Caribe coop.
Cleaning the storm drains to prevent flooding (photos & article)
VIDEO Parks & Gardens department were cleaning up the mangroves at the southern part of the island
"Delta" propane gas truck detained due to lack of permits
The Director of the municipal Civil Protection agency, Ulises Berman Graniel, said the propane gas truck from a "Delta Gas" company of Cancun was detained and could be fined in upcoming hours for operating in Isla Mujeres without a permit. The truck was described as a 'mini pipe' , and does not have permits to circulate on public roads of the island transporting LP gas, and has been supplying gas at incorrect hours. In addition, it is not registered with the municipal Civil Protection agency. The Director of the municipal Fiscalization agency said they had no knowledge of this business, but would be conducting an investigation.
It is noted that about two weeks ago, a standard type truck (camioneta tipo estaquitas...similar to a pick up truck that hauls things) of this company had been observed on the island, but the general perception was that it was only for the installation of storage equipment. However, the vehicle was seen on subsequent days, and on Wednesday the presence of the "mini pipe" truck was confirmed, which apparently arrived to supply some tanks already installed in Isla Mujeres.
Now that the Delta Gas mini-pipe truck was detained, it is expected that the company will be required to carry out the necessary procedures with the corresponding municipal agencies, and their presence on the island would mean competition for the other propane company that operates here.
Seven cat were poisoned of which four died and three are in recovery.
Veterinarian Delfino Guevara Collazo notified authorities that the seven cats had been poisoned with strychnine, which is used as to poison mice, and can be easily obtained at hardware stores on the island or in Cancun. It is suspected that the poison was put into ground meat, and it occurred only a few meters from his clinic.
From por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos
Cooperative incorporates Beach Club
Cooperativa incorpora club de playa [+] Ver mas
The fishing cooperative "Caribe" reached an agreement with an organization for use of property bordering the Federal Zone, together with the property of the Velazaquez family, a Beach Club will be set up. The complex will occupy about 10,000 square meters along Rueda Medina, and should be ready for operation before the start of winter high season, according to the "By Hoke" company representative, Ricardo Guadarrama, at a press conference.
He said the project will have two docks, and the fishermen will be able to operate at the southern part of the property, with their own unloading area. The old palapas will be removed for construction of a single building of one level, which meets the specifications of the Environmental Impact regulations.
The Beach Club and two piers will receive the catamarans and general boats, presenting a fresher more innovative image and concept, according to Mr. Guadarrama , who says it will provide a pleasant recreational area and offer more pleasant waiting time for the visitors. He said it will be constructed with regional materials that are environmentally friendly, and include reforestation with more coconut palms. The conclusion of construction is expected to occur in two months.
Campaign to protect blue crabs has begun
Inició campaña de protección del cangrejo azul [+] Ver mas
The municipal Ecology Department and private organizations are encouraging drivers to slow down in Sac Bajo where the blue crabs are crossing the road to spawn at this time of year, especially during the full moon. An event was scheduled for 7:30pm on Wednesday evening There are also spawning crabs along the Caribbean coastal road, as well as in the mainland part of the municipality near Punta Sam.
The Parks & Gardens department were cleaning in the mangroves and asked the residents and visitors not to litter, and encouraged tourism service providers to remind visitors not to litter.
Second-place Isla team against league leaders on Sunday
Sublider busca frenar al líder[+] Ver mas
Coming into the seventh round of play in the Baseball League of Norther Quintana Roo, the Isla Mujeres Cockteleros are in second place with four wins, a tie, and a loss. This Sunday at 1pm in Isla Mujeres they will compete against the undefeated Rockies of Cancun, who are leading the league with six wins.
In third place are the Arrecifes of Leona Vicario with four wins and two losses. In fourth is the team from the municipality of Lazaro Cardenas (Holbox) with two wins, one tie, and three losses. In fifth place are the Isla Mujeres Pescadores, with one win and five losses, and in sixth are the Cancun Baseball Boys who have six losses.
The All-Star game will take place on Sunday, Oct 7 in Isla Mujeres, and then there will be three more matches, and the conclusion of the regular season is scheduled for October 28, and the semifinals will begin in November.
Kirk is moving across the Lesser Antilles as a Tropical Storm, then is expected to weaken to remnants by Sunday & to dissipate on Monday, according to the NHC. We're having another lovely sunny day, as you can see in the webcam photo from North Beach just now. The current satellite image is looking good, too
|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.|
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Full moon rising over the Caribbean
Sept. 24 6:46
Sept. 25 7:24
Sept. 26 8:02
Sept. 27 8:42
Sept. 28 9:25
Sept. 29 10:11
Sept. 30 11:02
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset ~7p to ~6:30p (beginning vs end of month)
Provided by MaraVilla Caribe & Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events
It's whale shark tour season (thru mid September) and turtle nesting season (thru mid October). September is the Mes de la Patria/patriotic month, celebrating Mexico's independence from Spain
Saturday, Sept. 1 Boat procession to Isla Contoy taking the Virgin of Caridad del Cobre to the chapel at the Fishermen's camp there departing from the concrete pier at 8am after the Mass at 7am and the procession from the Church of Immaculate Conception. 19th annual edition.
Saturday, Sept. 1 Weekly plogging event to clean up litter, meeting at the park "Hormiguitas Oberas", to continue cleaning at Salina Grande lake 8a-10a.
Sunday, Sept. 2 RESCATE skating event on the hill by Julio Saury grade school 10a-3p, followed by a drone video then
Tuesday, Sept. 4 Last day to register for the lionfish competition
Friday, Sept. 7 Lionfish culinary competition at the Town Square starting at 6pm
Saturday, Sept. 8 Plogging event, 8a-10a, meeting place TBA
Saturday, Sept. 8 Rockabilly Festival from Cancun at Mayan Beach Club starting at 2p
Friday, Sept. 14 Independence Day parade on Rueda Medina from the Naval Base to the Fishermen's monument. Starting around 8a, maybe 9a. Traffic will be detoured to Juarez for a couple hours.
Saturday, Sept. 15 Plogging event, 8a-10a, meeting place TBA
Saturday, Sept. 15 Celebration on the Town Square for Independence with the reading of the Grito by the Mayor who rings the bell. Probably with fireworks, performers, live music & dancing, and crowning of Miss Independencia. Schedule TBA
The bands playing for the Independence celebrations on the Town Square on Saturday night will be Grupo Mojado & Megaboom. Tables are on sale at the Office of Public Relations from 10a to 4p, and there is a phone number & extension for more information. Your entire family is invited to come and celebrate! Grito at 11p, fireworks, then live music & partying all night long.
Sunday, Sept. 16 Independence Day
Monday, Sept. 17 End of the Whale Shark tour season. The licensees and their families usually have a celebration on the weekend after it closes and a Mass to express their gratitude.
Wednesday, Sept. 19 The Mayor's second municipal Report will be given on Sept. 19th at 4pm on the Town Square, according to the caption with this graphic, which says the City Council will have a special session at 4:30 on the Town Square.
Wednesday, Sept. 19 There will be a national earthquake simulation, preceded by a moment of silence for the victims of the 2017 earthquake, and afterwards you are invited to raise your right fist as a symbol of unity and brotherhood among the people of Mexico
Saturday, Sept. 22 Fall Equinox
Saturday, Sept 22 Isla Mujeres Cahuameros vs UADY in a basketball game at the Convention Center 8p
Sunday, Sept. 23 Isla Mujeres Cocteleros will play the Puerto Morelos Baseball Boys at the El Pescador stadium (in front of Chedraui) at 1pm
Thursday, Sept. 27 World Tourism Day There may be an event to commemorate the anniversary of becoming a Pueblo Magico
Saturday, Sept. 29 Plogging event, 8a-10a, meeting place TBA
Sunday, Sept. 30 Installation of the new City Council at 3:30p outside the Casa de la Cultura, which is on the back street Guerrero at the cross street Abasolo.
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.
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")
LINK to GOES East Band 16 GIF (animation)
LINK to a private weather station on Isla Mujeres
LINK to Tropic Watch (in English)
LINK to NHC in US (in English)
LINK to Tropical Tidbits (in English)