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Sunday night on the Town Square at 8pm--Two folklorico dance troupes & a singer. Free.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month--
Free mammograms available all month, visit CRIM 8a-3p.
Thursday Oct. 3-At the Town Hall 7p-Lighting of the Pink Lights
Wednesday Oct 9-At the stairs by the Naval base 9a-Painting of Inclusion
Wednesday, Oct 16-At the INAPAM facility 10a-Talk about breast cancer prevention
Sunday, Oct 20-Playa Centro in front of the Posada 7a-3rd Annual Pink Run
Civil Protection is working to prevent flooding, because heavy rains may occur in the next few days, caused by the low pressure system approaching the Yucatan peninsula. They were assisted by personnel with the Departments of Public Service and the Department of Public Lighting. Their work also included removing loose or weak panels from the roofs of the sports domes. Residents are encouraged to remove items where rain can gather and breed mosquitoes and to removed items from their roof that could blow off and become projectiles. Residents are also reminded to comply with the trash collection schedule and to avoid litter in the streets, because trash and litter obstructing the storm drains or their grates is the main cause of flooding. Trash is collected 8p-10p.
From Por Esto :
Port open: Little movement
There is no sargasso on North Beach, where there are few visitors due to low season. On Tuesday, some sargasso was seen at el Riito beach, brought by the northeast winds, and was promptly removed by the cleaning crew.
Isla Mujeres will participate in the National Pueblos Magicos Fair
Isla Mujeres will participate in the National Pueblos Magicos Fair-Tinguis, which will include presentations of the island's famous charcoal-grilled fish "Tikin-xic" and a special dish made with lionfish, an invasive species in the Mexican Caribbean. This will take place on Oct. 24, 25, 26, and 27th in Mexico City.
Handicrafts will also be exhibited, including those by señora Claudia Garrido. Tour operators also plan to attend and attractions that will be featured include swimming and observing whale sharks, boat tours in National Parks, diving the reefs, and sport fishing.
Isla Mujeres news briefs
The other brief is about free mammograms being available to women, which are routinely done on women over 40, while women over 20 may go to the hospital for a clinical examination, and when appropriate, they will referred for a mammogram or ultrasound. The testing takes place at the Uneme-Dedicam (in Cancun).
Trash blocking storm drains causes flooding
|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 & fast 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, BBQ grills, safes, portable beach chairs & beach towels, washer & dryer, loungers. Breathtaking panoramic views from the rooftop terrace. Large sliding doors open to a patio & our backyard-beach, overlooking the Caribbean sea. Upstairs room also available. Downtown is ~ a mile away; if you don't feel like walking, 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 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
October 13 6:39
October 14 7:14
October 15 7:52
October 16 8:32
October 17 9:16
October 18 10:04
October 19 10:58
October 20 11:55
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset ~6:35-6:10p (start-end/mo)
Sunrise ~6:35-6:45a (start-end/mo)
Provided by MaraVilla Caribe & Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events
Wednesday nights at 8:45p, the group "Isla en Bici" bike around the isle, meeting at Juarez & Abasolo. Lights required, helmet recommended. LINK
In October, fishermen in this region are banned from catching Conch, and Shrimp until the 15th. LINK
The new date for the Women's Fishing Tournament "El Dorado del Caribe" still hasn't been announced.
|By Diane Daniel|
|Nests & tracks at MVC B&B|
Oct 8-9 Draconid Meteors peak (with some interference from the moon)
Oct 9-10 Southern Taurids peak (with some interference from the moon)
Oct 21-22 Orionid Meteors peak
Oct. 31-Halloween is celebrated on Hidalgo street with foreigners & businesses passing out candy and small items after dusk.There's also a procession thru the colonias.
Nov. 1 Dia de los Muertos There's usually a candlelit procession around nightfall from the cemetery down HIdalgo to the Casa de la Cultura where there is usually a Catrina contest and displays of altars from different regions of Mexico. The procession participants are dressed in black and white, or catrina-garb, or regional clothing.
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
LINK to GOES East Band 16 GIF (animation)
LINK to a private weather station on Isla Mujeres
LINK to NHC