Thursday, January 14, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, January 14

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles

Municipal Urban Development & Housing Committee installed   

 De Desarrollo Urbano y Vivienda

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 13 de enero.-
See city section below... 

 Boats returned to work for a few hours before port closed again for small vessels   

Hombres del mar sólo trabajaron unas horas antes de que cerraran otra vez el puerto

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ISLA MUJERES, 13 de enero.-


From the Municipal Facebook site.....  (  FB page link)

Important notice for youths who need to register or renew their state and federal scholarships. 
Aviso importante para todos los jóvenes que se inscribieron o renovaron becas estatales y federales.

Installation of the municipal Committee for Urban Development and Housing  

  On Wednesday, at a meeting headed by the Mayor, Agapito Magana Sanchez, the Municipal Committee for Urban Development and Housing in Isla Mujeres was installed. During this first session there was discussion and approval of an update of the Partial Program of Urban Development and Housing of Chacmuchuch Peninsula, for the benefit of the peninsula and Isla Mujeres.The event was held at the governmental building in Punta Sam, and was led by Jose Villanueva Vargas, chairman of Urban Development and Environment in the municipality. 
      Mayor Agapito Magaña invited the committee members to actively and enthusiastically participate in the creation of the approved plan. He urged them to act with transparency, and to maintain fluid channels of communication and planning, in order to make the development plan successful. 
      The committee consists of 44 members, including representatives of business associations and developers in the Continental Zone and Peninsular area of Isla Mujeres. It was announced that the next session will take place on Wednesday, February 3.   
         Officials in attendance included: City Council member and Secretary of the Commission of Urban Development and Transportation, Adriana Trejo Gonzales; Josué Guzmán as a representative for  Raúl Omar Gonzales, state delegate for SEDATU; Ángel Mota Salazar, state sub-secretary of Urban Development and Housing in Quintana Roo; José Manuel Torres, CAPA delegate in the Northern Zone; and José Magaña Galué, municipal chairman of the Commission of Urban Development and Transport..  

January 13th Anniversary of the birth of Victoriano Huerta  Link to info about him.
Hoy 13 de Enero. Aniversario Luctuoso de Victoriano Huerta.

The municipal Women's Institute and the Job Training Institute invite you to take the following courses
La Instancia Municipal de la Mujer y el Instituto de Capacitación para el Trabajo les invitan a tomar los siguientes cursos.

Coming soon! Isla Mujeres Carnaval 2016  Don't miss it 
¡Muy pronto!
Carnaval Isla Mujeres 2016
No te lo puedes perder


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link)

Photo & video of sand on North Beach eroding in one area and building in another, leaving a dock out of the water, at link above on FB.


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

Suicide by 45 year old woman  
Mujer de 45 años decide quitarse la vida[+] Ver mas
   The first suicide of 2016 occurred in colonia Salina Chica Wednesday afternoon, when Roxana Martinez Azuaga, 45, hung herself, allegedly due to family problems. The incident occurred at 4pm in the family's rental home on Jesus Martinez Avenue, where her children discovered her body and called 066 for help. The body had been taken down before the police arrived, and procedures were begun to take their statement at the Public Ministry of Common Law, and to transport the body to SEMEFO (Medical Examiners) in Cancun.
       Neighbors and family members were alarmed and shocked, as they gathered together to try to understand this incident that occurred, in the midst of rain and northerly winds brought on by cold front #28. It is noted that the suicide rate has dropped in recent years, and this is the first event of this type since the beginning of this year. Some cases have arisen as a consequence of the social problems of the country, and because of economic and emotional problems.

Students & environmentalists exchange experiences   
Escolares y ambientalistas intercambian experiencias Ver mas
  This event took place with students of the Zona Agrícola (Agricultural Zone) on the mainland part of the municipality of Isla Mujeres, at the hotel Finest Playa Mujeres, for primary, preschool, and middle school students, in conjunction with the association  “Amigos de la Zona Agrícola” and the teachers of the National Council for Educational Development,  Consejo Nacional de Fomento Educativo (Conafe). After the educational meetings and exhibition about environmental conservation, the students were given Rosca de Reyes cake and chocolate milk. The hotel managers gave them candy and toys to take home and share with other family members.

Poor weather continues   
Se mantiene el mal climaco.. [+] Ver mas
 Jan. 13.   Poor weather continued Wednesday morning in the northern part of Quintana Roo with strong winds that cause the closure of the port for boats under 40 feet, starting at 7am, due to winds from the north east at 27-31 kph with stronger gusts. The National Water Commission (CONAGUA) said the influx of moist air from the Pacific Ocean was favored by the jet stream that is across the Gulf of Mexico, interacting with a stationary front that has been moving across the Atlantic from the Bahamas to western Cuba in the northeastern Caribbean Sea, to affect the coasts and coastal seas of Quintana Roo, causing overcast skies and chances of light rain, and the possibility of electrical activity in the northern region, fog, and warmer temperatures.
   There was light rain at times on Wednesday, preventing  people from enjoying the beaches, however when the weather improved, visitors took the opportunity to walk around, drive vehicles, and some went to the beach before 3pm. The frontal system is expected to remain stationary over the northwestern Caribbean Sea, bringing strong rain to Quintana Roo and lighter showers to Yucatan, with CONAGUA predicting a 40 percent chance of showers with strong storms. The weather is expected to improve on Saturday, and on Sunday the effects of strong winds of Cold Front #30 are anticipated.

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 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
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Large studio (Norte), I'm standing in the kitchen

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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. Stroll five minutes southward down the coastal sidewalk to Mango Cafe, Bahama Mama, Brisas, or Manolitos. Walk less than 10 minutes southwest to shop at Chedraui or to dine at Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, or other options. Visit marinas, bars, & beach clubs that are minutes away by bike or on foot. Our guests recommend the 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.

January events

Sunset ~6:30
Moonrise over the Caribbean
"Wolf Moon" or "Old Moon"

Jan. 23   6:46
Jan. 24   7:21
Jan. 25   8:13
Jan. 26   9:05
Jan. 27   9:55
Jan. 28  10:44
Jan  29  11:32
  During the month of January, folkloric dance costumes of Quintana Roo are on exhibition at the Casa de Cultura
Jan. 1   Sunrise event Punta Sur  Greeting New Year
 First Ultramar crossing from Gran Puerto is 7a and from Isla Mujeres 7:30a
Car ferry departs Isla Mujeres at 8am and Punta Sam at 9am. The earlier crossing is cancelled

Jan. 6 Dia de los Reyes / King's Day    Commemorating the Magi bringing gifts to the baby Jesus. Gifts are exchanged & this ends the Christmas holidays. DIF usually has a party & toy give-away. 

International Nurse's Day is celebrated on May 12th (birthday of Florence Nightingale) but in Mexico, Jan. 6 is Día de la Enfermera. This special day was established in 1931, when Dr. Jose Villagrana said nurses were like a "regalo de reyes" Gift from the Magi. It's Día de los Reyes..Kings Day, when Mexican kids receive gifts. If you get the baby in your piece of rosca, you're providing tamales for your friends on Candlemass, Feb. 2nd.

Jan. 7 Artist's Fair 4-9  Outside the Casa de Cultura
           Taste of Isla 5-7

Jan. 10 Saturday   8pm Convention Center Basketball game: Los Cahuameros of Isla Mujeres will face off against Los Isleños of Cozumel.

Jan. 11 Sunday    noon   Convention Center Basketball game: Los Cahuameros of Isla Mujeres will face off against Los Isleños of Cozumel.

Every Tuesday and Thursday: Free spay/neuter clinic  (Isla Animals)
 Consults 100p, Vaccines: parvo & distemper 50p, flea & tick meds 20p, wormer 10p. Helpers always welcome! Isla Animals, Mundaca Hacienda, 10am-4pm (No food morning of surgery/water ok)

Artist Fair February 4  

Carnaval is February 5-9  
The traditional Carnaval will include the customary Cuban Night with a live band (Noche Cubana), the beach Carnaval (Carnaval Playero), and Regional Night (Noche Regional), which includes a parade along Rueda Medina, and the unique Negrada.

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