Friday, February 12, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, February 12

This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte.  HERE is a timelapse version, that you can set to slow or fast (fps-frames per second). It takes a few seconds to load.
Follow Isla Mujeres News & Events on Facebook for highlights of news & events, and more photos & videos
  Both issues of 
The Isla Mujeres Magazine
 to benefit Isla charities 
 are here
featuring  a variety of talented writers and photographers!


  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Invitation for the Collective Weddings   

 See City section below...

Everything is ready for the Artisan's Exposition 

February 13-21  

Para el Pabellón Artesanal que se llevará a cabo del 13 al 21 de este mes

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 11 de febrero.-
  See City section below.... 


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

The Isla Mujeres DIF (social service agency), in coordination with the municipal Civil Registry, invites the community of Rancho Viejo to register for the Collective Weddings 2016 event at the Community Center between 9am and 4pm before the deadline of Monday, Feb. 15, for the event which will take place on Feb. 19.
El Sistema DIF Isla Mujeres en coordinación con el Registro Civil, invitan a la comunidad de Rancho Viejo a inscribirse para las Bodas Colectivas 2016 que se llevará a cabo el 19 de febrero.
Los interesados podrán acudir a la oficina del Registro Civil ubicado en el Centro Comunitario de 9 de la mañana a 4 de la tarde, teniendo como fecha límite el lunes 15 de febrero.

Everything is ready for the Artisans Exposition  
   The municipal Director of Economic Development, Suemi Gonzalez, announced that everything is ready in Isla Mujeres for the Pabellón Artesanal, Artisan's Exposition, which will take place Saturday Feb. 13-Sunday Feb. 21. State and municipal officials will inaugurate the event at the Town Square on Monday, Feb. 15 at 7pm, which will involve more than 100 artisans from the eleven municipalities of Quintana Roo and from other states of Mexico. This event was previously held in Cozumel, and this is the first time it will be held in Isla Mujeres.
    Sr. Gonzalez said, "We are excited and dedicated, because this is the first time that an event of this nature and importance is being held in Isla Mujeres, and it is thanks to the kind efforts of Agapito Magana Sanchez."  One of the objectives of the Artisan's Craft Exposition is to present products that are made in Quintana Roo, for the benefit of the family economies, facilitating new opportunities for marketing. With the participation of artisans who can promote their creations for their own economic development, the event also offers stimulus and incentive for production, and for the creation and organization of artisanal communities. 
   During the nine days of the event, the artisans will be provided with security and facilities for their hygiene and comfort to ensure the success of these micro-entrepreneurs, and to provide an appropriate environment for their businesses, and to establish marketing connections. 
   For Isla Mujeres, this artisanal event is of particular importance since the town's recent appointment as a Pueblo Magico of Mexico, allowing it to be a showcase to the world of the artistic creativity of its people, demonstrated by its artisans.  Those who participated in the planning, organization, and implementation of this major event include the State Ministry for Economic Development, the Department of Artisanal Development in coordination with FONART, and the City of Isla Mujeres.

"Enjoy the beautiful beaches of Isla Mujeres & have a great afternoon!"
En Isla Mujeres disfrutamos de hermosas playas.
Que tengan una excelente tarde.

The City of Isla Mujeres, via the Institute of Women, invites you to enroll in the following training courses.  
El Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres a través de la Instancia Municipal de la Mujer les invita a formar parte de los siguientes cursos de capacitación.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Pope Francis visits Mexico
“Caricia de Dios para el pueblo mexicano” [+] Ver mas
  This article is about an telephone interview with the Archbishop of Tuxtla Gutierrez, Fabio Martínez Castilla, who is originally from Isla Mujeres, concerning the upcoming visit of Pope Francis to Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas. The Monsenor will meet the Pope at the airport and probably accompany him to Tuxtla in the helicopter and then in the Popemobile during his tour of the city, as well as during the blessing of the image of John Paul II at the Cathedral. The Pope will speak to families at a stadium with a capacity of 60,000 people, where there will be giant screens so the people can see and hear.

Efforts against mosquito born diseases like Zika  
Ventivas contra el zika [+] Ver mas
     Prevention measures against mosquito borne diseases like Zika were intensified recently, and on Thursday efforts were taking place at the southern part of the island to Garrafon Park, which will continue thru the weekend, said Jorge de la Cruz Velazquez, Director of the Vectors Department.
      The Director led the work personally, which began in the mangroves of the Makax; in the area in front of the colonias of Miraflores, Canotal, and La Gloria. They advanced up the areas along the perimeter road, and in front of the Bay, combing through the area to Playa Indio. They plan to reach Garrafon on Friday.
      They are focusing on areas that could be a source of dengue, although so far there have been no cases (in 2016). It was announced in Por Esto that former alderman Francisco Aguilar Moguel had come down with Chikungunya recently, who lives at the southern part of the isle near the hurricane shelter. This area is scheduled for spraying. According to public health officials at all three levels of government, there has been no cases of Zika on the island.
   They are applying the insecticide "Chlorpyrifos" via smoke that extends for several meters and becomes denser and within five seconds of exposure, mosquitoes die. Prolonged exposure is required, to potentially be toxic to humans;  yet some people fear having it inside their homes and often turn away the people who spray.
   They are fumigating in the mangrove areas, focusing on the areas where mosquitoes are likely to breed and where outbreaks of mosquito borne diseases are most likely to occur. About 15 liters of "Clorpirifos" are applied daily to keep the island free of diseases like Dengue, Zika, Chikungunya, and Malaria, according to the office of Vectors of the state Health Department of Quintana Roo.
    Efforts are also being made on the mainland, and the government is promoting public awareness of the importance of keeping properties clean, and turning containers upside down to avoid standing water.  The Federal health authorities urge everyone to participate, including those in areas where there have been no cases, and to protect the tourism areas of Quintana Roo, to avoid panicking of the tourists who visit here, if a visitor were to be infected.


Alarming erosion of sand
Alarmante .. [+] Ver mas:Photo & Article here
    Young coconut palm trees disappeared due to beach erosion with recent norte cold fronts, in the area where the geotubes have deflated (by Playa Sol, near the intersection of North Beach and Playa Centro). There were seven "whales" (geotubes) placed nearly a decade ago, which were not properly maintained, and began breaking up last year. This is also the area where the submarine electrical cable is located and the tourists who walk thru the area must go around the objects which protect the cable.
  When the winds cause North Beach to be less suitable for recreation, people move to Playa Centro (aka Posada Beach), to stay warmer out of the northern winds. In a few weeks, the orientation will change, and winds will come from the south when it is spring.

Concerns there could be an "invasion" of Israeli businesses  
Temen una invasión de negocios israelitas.. [+] Ver mas
  A restaurant manager on Hidalgo Avenue, who declined to give his name, expressed concerns about activities at the ChabadHouse, and that it could represent an "invasion" of businesses by Israelis, which could affect other tourism service providers. The anonymous manager says that the ChabadHouse was initially set up by several Israelis  as a place for prayers, in Hebrew, and he alleges that now they are practicing unfair competition by operating a restaurant and arranging activities on a commission basis for golf cart rentals, tours, and other tourism services for profit.
      Merchants anonymously recall that ChabadHouse, or house of prayer, soon became a small restaurant, although the Israelis always insisted they were preparing food for their private meetings. The anonymous manager says although  you can only see a lobby from the street, there is a restaurant upstairs, named Falafel, and he questions whether they have a permit to have a for-profit business or for a house of private prayer.
   A merchant who wants to remain anonymous said, "Fortunately, the Israelis haven't 'invaded us' with businesses everywhere, which happened with the Cubans. At this time there are only two or three, at most, but there are concerns that this number could increase."  He said, "I don't object, because everyone is entitled to honest work, and on the island everyone from all over the world opens restaurants or souvenir stores. The problem is when they are selling other things that affect us, which has (allegedly) happened with Falafel, where, for commissions, they are leasing golf carts, fishing tours, diving tours, packages to theme parks and to ruins and others, where supposedly there is nothing more than a restaurant."
    He said in the past, those who opened the ChabadHouse said it was not a restaurant, but everyone watched the deliveries of sacks of vegetables and other foodstuffs. The anonymous merchant said, "In addition to (allegedly) practicing unfair competition and having several businesses within one, they have installed a neon sign, which is prohibited by the Regulations for the Urban Image. They have not turned it on, but there it is. It is annoying that they have opened a center for prayer which in reality is a multi-business that affects everyone. We don't know what their zoning permit allows nor what permits they have, but I can say there is a great deal of dissatisfaction among the tourism service providers, especially those who have businesses near this establishment."

  This blog is brought to you by....
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 & free 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, outdoor shower, portable beach chairs & beach towels, washer, loungers. Breathtaking panoramic views from the rooftop terrace. Upstairs room also available.   Downtown is  ~ a mile away; if you don't feel like walking or biking, flag a $2 taxi or hop on the bus. We also have room for 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 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.

February events

Sunset ~6:30
Moonrise over the Caribbean
Feb. 22, Monday:       6:57  (Full Moon, sunset 6:50)
Feb. 23, Tuesday:       7:47
Feb. 24, Wednesday:  8:37
Feb. 25, Thursday:     9:25
Feb. 26, Friday:        10:14
Feb. 27, Saturday:     11:03
Feb. 28, Sunday:       11:52

Sunday, Jan. 31 
Pescadores vs Cockteleros  at 1pm at the El Pescador baseball field for the Winter Technical League

Feb. 1, Monday  Day off for Constitution Day

Feb. 2 Candlemas  If there was a plastic baby in your piece of Rosca (King's cake) on Dia de los Reyes (Kings Day Jan. 6), you're expected to provide tamales today for the friends who shared the cake with you. Link to info about Candlemas.  

Announcement of the activities to commemorate World Wetlands Day. 
Feb. 2, Tuesday 6pm Casa de Cultura "The Importance of Wetlands" Conference
Feb. 3, Wednesday 9am-11:30 am Clean Up  Adult volunteers needed to assist & supervise the students. Wear closed shoes, hats, comfy clothing
            Meeting place is the Bicentennial Dome in colonia La Gloria

February 4, Thursday   Artist Fair 4-9  Outside the Casa de Cultura
Feb. 5 Friday  Constitution Day

Carnaval is February 5-9  

Feb. 5, FRIDAY: GALA NIGHT Town Square 8pm   
Coronations of the Carnaval King & Queen, the Senior Citizen King & Queen, and the King & Queen with Disabilities. Dance Troupe Performances. Special performance by the young singer Jomal.

Feb. 6, SATURDAY: CUBAN NIGHT Town Square 8pm   
Dance Troupe Performances (Including RDS)
Dancing by Residents & Tourists to Music of the Band "Rebelde"

Rueda Medina & Posada Beach aka Playa Centro Live Music
      FANTASY NIGHT Town Square  8pm  
Costume Contests for Children & for Pets
Performance by Eduardo Togi

Link to video of performer  
MONDAY: CARNAVAL Town Square  8pm 
Dance Troupe (Regional Night) Performances, Adult Costume Contest
Comedy with Nani Namu & Stars

TUESDAY: CARNAVAL Town Square   8pm  
Dance Troupe Performances (including RDS), Burning of Juan Carnaval & Reading of His Will

 The theme for Carnaval Isla Mujeres 2016 isEl Escenario del Mundo(The World Stage or Scenes of the World). Ten dance troupes are registered. The theme song is “Calor, Pasión, Mucha Diversión.This article says Monday is Regional Night/Noche Regional LINK.   
    For more information, visit the social network sites of the Ayuntamiento (City government) LINK  or go to the Casa  de la Cultura, Av. Guerrero at the intersection with Abasolo, tel.: 8 770767   

Feb. 8 & 9  No School (for Carnaval)  

Feb. 10 Ash Wednesday

Feb. 11 Thursday, Naval Wives Monthly Breakfast Benefit (For Naval Hospital) 9am Naval Club 

Feb. 13 & 14, Sat & Sun, Salina Chica Futbol Rapido Lightning Tournament  

Feb 13-21  National Artisanal Fair Pabellón Nacional Artesanal  
National Artisans Craft Fair on the Town Square
Times TBA

Feb. 14  Valentine's Day 

Feb. 15-20  Island Time Music & Fishing Fest   LINK   

Feb. 24 Flag Day
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)

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.