Saturday, February 6, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Saturday, February 6

I'll translate the rest of these later or manana...

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  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

Port remains closed for small boats due to Cold Front  #35

Tours allowed to operate near el Farito  

Frente Frío 35 entra con fuertes turbonadas: Náuticos sólo pueden laborar en el área del Farito

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 5 de febrero.-

Suspension of classes during Carnaval     

 La suspensión de clases

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ISLA MUJERES, 5 de febrero.-

Agapito addresses concerns of dive shops   


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

A spectacular and colorful night on Friday at Isla Mujeres Carnaval "World Stage" when Mayor Agapito Magana Sanchez crowned the Kings and Queens for the 2016 celebrations.
Una noche espectacular y colorida se vivió la noche de este viernes en el Carnaval Isla Mujeres "El Escenario del Mundo" en la que el presidente municipal Agapito Magaña Sánchez coronó a los soberanos de esta edición 2016.

Mayor Agapito Magana Sanchez held a meeting with members of the the dive shop tourism industry regarding concerns about foreign businesses, alleging they are working without proper permits or documents. The Mayor is committed to working together toward solving this problem.
El presidente municipal, Agapito Magaña Sánchez, sostuvo un acercamiento con prestadores de servicios turísticos del ramo de tiendas de buceo pioneras, quienes tienen una inquietud respecto a ciertas empresas extranjeras; algunas de ellas sin permisos, que las están desplazando.
El alcalde se comprometió a encontrar una solución a este problema junto con el sector.

Public School classes in Basic Education (Thru Middle School) are suspended Feb. 8 & 9 for Carnaval.
El 8 y 9 de febrero habrá suspensión de labores en las escuelas.

Employees with the General Services Department cleaned up the Senior Citizen's Park and in Colonia La Gloria as part of the CITY GOVERNMENT IN YOUR COLONIA program
Con la participación de empleados del área de Servicios Generales en el programa Ayuntamiento en tu Colonia, se realizaron trabajos de limpieza en el Parque del Adulto Mayor y en la Colonia La Gloria.

The showing of Ice Age is postponed, which had been scheduled at 6:30pm, due to weather.
Por razones climatológicas se pospone hasta nuevo aviso la proyección de la película ''La Era de Hielo'', la cual estaba programada para hoy a las 6:30 de la tarde.

This morning we held the commemoration service for the 99th anniversary of the adoption of the constitution of the United States of Mexico.
Today we remember this important anniversary of the constitution which currently governs  us and united the ideals of the Mexican revolutionaries.
Esta mañana llevamos a cabo la ceremonia conmemorativa por el 99 Aniversario de la Promulgación de la Constitución Política de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos.
Hoy recordamos este importante aniversario de la Constitución Política que actualmente nos rige y reúne los ideales de los revolucionarios mexicanos.

The Recycling Trash for Food program of Roberto Borge returned to Isla Mujeres for the benefit of hundreds of families on a weekly basis.
Regresa a Isla Mujeres el propositivo programa social, Reciclando Basura por Alimentos; iniciativa del gobierno de Roberto Borge Angulo que beneficia a cientos de familias semanalmente.

Hoy 5 de Febrero. Aniversario de la promulgación de la constitución mexicana.
Today, 5th of February. Anniversary of the promulgation of the Mexican Constitution.

Award received for Port Facility  


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Allegations of foreigners operating illegally
Extranjeros operan ilegalmente. [+] Ver mas

Lack of activity on beaches  
Nula actividad en las playas+] Ver mas

Farewell Mass for Pope  
Misa de despedida para ver al Papa.. [+] Ver mas

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 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
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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.

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 this video  
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  

Feb. 14  Valentine's Day

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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