Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, February 23

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

First National Health Week Begins: Preventing illnesses 

Inicia Primera Semana Nacional de Salud

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ISLA MUJERES, 22 de febrero.-

  See City section below.....

Opening more doors: Officially a sister city with Helena Montana  

Para el desarrollo de la Isla: Se concreta hermanamiento con Helena Montana

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ISLA MUJERES, 22 de febrero.-
See City section below.....


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

  Isla Mujeres mayor Agapito Magana Sanchez attended an event on Monday morning at the Town Hall in Helena, Montana, to sign a sister cities agreement between that city and Isla Mujeres. This is part of a policy of the current administration for relationships and alliances with different areas in different locations, both domestic and foreign. 
     This official twinning agreement will open the doors for more tourism and support mutual cooperation and assistance. The Mayor of Helena, James E. Smith, agreed with the mayor of Isla Mujeres that hand in hand the two towns can grow in various areas: cultural, economic development, tourism promotion, technical and environmental assistance, among others. 
      Attending officials names are listed in the article, who include the Boise Consul of Mexico and the Consul Attache, and various Helena City officials.

First National Health Week

 The First National Health Week began on Monday in Isla Mujeres to promote disease prevention among the community, with the motto "Like your love, vaccinations protect them" (“mientras tú los quieres, las vacunas los protegen”). With representatives of the Health Care community and municipal authorities in attendance, the first vaccinations were given to students at the preschool-kindergarten "Enriqueta Camarillo and Roa".
   The municipal Director of Health, Tharin Sadat Casique, said they plan to carry out more than 10,000 actions during this week in every corner of the municipality. They will be administering anti-polio Sabin vaccines, distributing envelopes of electrolyte powders to mothers and guardians of children under five years of age, and providing supplements of vitamins, minerals, and folic acid.
   At the event, the Mayor was represented by the municipal Secretary General, Juan Carrillo Soberanis, and the other officials in attendance included:  Dr. Pedro Zapata, director of the Isla Mujeres Community Hospital; Cesar Poot Pérez, director of Economic Development; Dr. Antonio Salas, director del IMSS (Mexican Institute of Social Security); and Rocío Rodríguez, Director of Education; among others. 

You are invited to participate in Batik classes at the Casa de Cultura 
A través del Instituto de Cultura y las Artes, les invitamos a participar en las clases de Batik en la Casa de la Cultura.

Announcement to join the corps of cadets for the police department: the Municipal Department of Public Security and Traffic of Isla Mujeres 
Convocatoria para pertenecer al cuerpo de cadetes de la Dirección General de Seguridad Pública y Tránsito del Municipio de Isla Mujeres.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Hoteliers still awaiting faster internet service  
Hoteleros esperan mejor servicio de Internet.. [+] Ver mas

  In separate interviews, leaders of the business organizations CANACO and CANIRAC,  Juan Carrillo Figueroa and Baltazar Maldonado, respectively, said that Telmex has not improved internet service.
    There was a meeting earlier in February with hoteliers when Telmex company representatives said internet speeds would double or triple downtown on February 15th, with the implementation of an additional antenna. They said these improvements would be implemented for the rest of the island in March. They said the fiber optic project is still pending and had no projected date.
       The hoteliers and restaurateurs say that many customers ask if they have WIFI coverage, but there is difficulty connecting and low speeds, and the entrepreneurs are unhappy with the bad service with its interruptions. In less than a month, the Easter holiday period will begin, which is expected to overload the network, if is not improved before then.

Preparing for Easter holiday season
Se alista la temporada de Semana Santa] Ver mas
   Although the winter high season has not yet ended, some facilities have begun making improvements and doing maintenance in preparation for the Easter holiday season which begins in less than a month. Facilities are being put in spruced up for March 19 thru Monday March 28, when visitors will arrive, and this island is expected to be full to the point of 'bursting'.
       The maintenance work includes replacing palapa thatch, replacing boards and timbers, fixing roofs, landscaping, updating electrics, painting, waterproofing, and roofing. At Playa Centro (Posada Beach) repairs are being made to the wooden dock of the Magana family, where the sands nearly 'buried' the dock. The buoys that protect the swimmers are still in good shape, and have been in place for three years.

Miguel Arronte teaches baseball clinic  
Miguel Arronte impartió clínica de béisbol[+] Ver mas
  Cuban baseball player Miguel Arronte Rodriguez, who lives in New York, taught a baseball clinic for over two hours at the El Pescador field. The event started at 3:30 pm, with more than 20 people in attendance, who were predominately young people, with parents and fans spectating.
        He said it is important to learn the technical elements in an orderly manner, and to use proper methods and mechanics, and to involve everyone in these teaching techniques for the children including parents, coaches, and the children, beginning at an early age. He said mastery is achieved over time, taking many years.
      Tuesday, the baseball player will fly from Cancun to Tijuana to teach another baseball clinic, and then he will travel to Puerto Rico. He is scheduled to return to Cancun and Isla Mujeres, according to those who invited him to return because they are interested in improving the quality of local players.

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 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.

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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 16, 18, & 23 at 10 am
    Feb. 25 at 4pm
  Batik classes by Sergio at Casa de Cultura 350 pesos +50p for materials (Islanders 100p,includes materials)

Feb. 17  Wednesday   Cultural Center  Artist Fair 4-9

Feb. 19 Friday  8pm Town Square  a performance by the Children's Folklorico troupe of the Cultural Institute and by the troupe "Carnavalissismo" and the Artisan's expo continues daily 9a-9p thru Sunday.

Feb. 23 Magic show demonstration (free) Casa de Cultura 5pm;
Magic Classes on Tues & Thurs starting March 1st for two months 5p-6:40  (900 pesos foreigners/600 pesos residents)

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)

Thursday, March 3  Artist's Fair Casa de Cultura 4-9p

  Saturday, March 5:

This says the upcoming Artist Fair & Taste of Isla on Thursday, March 3 at the Casa de Cultura will include music, and dancing...and beverages, which probably means Isla Cerveza are expected.

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