Monday, February 15, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Monday, February 15

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Increased promotion in US 
Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 14 de febrero.-

I'll translate this manana....


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

In Isla Mujeres we are a community who open our doors to the entire world; by nature our vocation is FRIENDSHIP. Today we welcome our artisan friends who are participating in the ARTISAN'S EXPOSITION 2016. Come to this Pueblo Magico and meet the creators of very beautiful and useful handicrafts; purchase them directly and support Mexican families.
En Isla Mujeres somos un pueblo que abre sus puertas al mundo entero, nuestra vocación por naturaleza es la AMISTAD.
Hoy damos la bienvenida a nuestros amigos artesanos que participan en el PABELLÓN ARTESANAL 2016.
Ven al PUEBLO MÁGICO de Isla Mujeres y conoce a los creadores de las más hermosas y útiles artesanías; compra directamente y apoya a las familias mexicanas.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Ambulance lacks motors  
Apareció sin motores [+] Ver mas
I'll translate this manana....

Blessing of God
Bendición de Dios [+] Ver mas

Government needs to address delinquency
Desgobierno fomenta la delincuenciatr.. [+] Ver mas
   On Saturday night, a woman and her daughter were robbed of their cell phones while on the walking path in colonia Amplification La Gloria, which is parallel to Martinez Ross Avenue. They were in a dimly lit area when two youths emerged from the undergrowth, who were not very tall, with brown skin, and one was brandishing a knife, demanding their belongings. The teen tried to resist, but they ended up giving up their phones for fear of being harmed. A resident of colonia Amplification La Gloria, Ivan Sanchez, was passing by as the women came out yelling for help, and he tried, unsuccessfully, to catch the thieves. He said, "They vanished and it was impossible to find them. They ran south toward colonia La Gloria along the walking path, but who knows where they went. I called 066 and the police arrived within ten minutes, they were unable to find the criminals. Residents want improved lighting and more police patrols.

Increasing efforts against agricultural pest 
Refuerzan cerco sanitario contra el Khapra [+] Ver mas
      Monitoring against importation of the Khapra beetle has been increased in Isla Mujeres, because it is a potential threat to Mexican grains, therefore all boats that arrive are inspected, and foods are seized such as grains, produce, meats, and dairy products, according to Ericka Ychante, who works for SAGARPA. She said special attention is given to boats from Colombia, where the pest has intensely attacked grains which are food products. Since this plague could decimate some Mexican crops, special care is taken at entry points such as airports, ports, and land entry routes. A few years ago, a type of moth entered Isla Mujeres which attacks nopal cactus.
    Ms. Ychante said that of every ten yachts they inspect, over half are carrying foods which are seized and incinerated. She said the items are collected, secured, and moved to Cancun to be disposed of by being destroyed. But many boat crews have their own incinerators to carry out this process on board. In Chile, anyone who arrives in port and is found to have food, who has this feature on their boat, is sanctioned. Mexico has not yet passed legislation for this type of sanctions, but there are those in favor of this because the insect is a real threat.
      Detection of the beetle was reported in Salvador in 2014, causing concerns throughout the region,  and Mexico has imposed preventive measures. Worldwide, the Khapra beetle has been considered one of the most destructive pests since 1983. The tiny beetles and their larvae feed on wheat, barley, oats, rye, corn, rice, peanuts, flour, pasta, dried fruits, fodder, milk, vegetables and many other stored foods, damaging and depleting them, while leaving behind cast skins, larvae  and hairs. They are resistant to many insecticides, can survive for a long time without food, and hide in minuscule cracks and crevices, posing a particular threat to grain storage facilities. Link to more info & interesting possible detection method   

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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. A queen & single bed.

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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.

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 Artisan's Exposition 9a-9p Town Square Pabellón Nacional Artesanal  

Feb. 14  Valentine's Day 

Feb. 15 The dance troupe from Renatta Dance Studio will perform "Carnaval Brasil" at 8pm on the Town Square at the official inauguration of the National Artisan's Exposition which began  Feb. 13 and continues until next Sunday, Feb. 21

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

Feb. 17  Wednesday   Cultural Center  Artist Fair 4-9

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)

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