Friday, March 18, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, March 18

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Improving the street lights

Intensas labores de trabajadores de Comuna

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 17 de marzo.-
See City section below....

Successful Job Fair    

Participaron más de 15 empresas


ISLA MUJERES, 17 de marzo.-
See City section below...


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

Worldwide, on March 19th, annually, "Earth Hour" takes place which is an initiative to raise awareness about the importance of saving energy. Join us and together we will create a better planet to live on. The turning out of lights will occur on Saturday, March 19 from 8:30 to 9:30pm.
El 19 de marzo de cada año se realiza a nivel mundial "La Hora del Planeta", una iniciativa que pretende concientizar a la humanidad sobre la importancia de ahorrar energía.
Únete y juntos propiciemos un planeta mejor y más digo para vivir, el apagón de luces será el sábado 19 de marzo de 8 y media a 9 y media de la noche.

Successful Job Fair  
 On Thursday at the Green Dome in colonia La Gloria, there was a successful Isla Mujeres State Job Fair 2016, with more than 15 companies participating and more than 150 vacancies being offered in the municipality. Participating companies provided opportunities in the job market seeking young people, adults, professionals and people with disabilities, as well as senior citizens. A majority of the vacancies were offered by the Inmobiliaria (Realty) Mahahual, and the company Marina Paraiso-Barlito offered vacancies for senior citizens and people with disabilities. 
   The Mayor, Agapito Magana Sanchez, was represented by the municipal General Secretary Jose Castillo Magana, who said this is the fourth time this event was held in Isla Mujeres. The State Undersecretary for Labor and Social Welfare, Enrique de la Cruz Pineda said these Job Fairs are important with the increasing number of tourists arriving to the state, which generates more jobs and requires more workers. There was a ribbon cutting ceremony and the officials toured the booths.
    Free services were also offered including hair cuts, manicures, massages, and more. There were municipal officials at the event, as well as Enrique González Contreras, Coordinador General de Servicios Estatales de Empleo y Capacitación para el Trabajo (SEECAT); Enoel Pérez Cortés, Delegado Federal del Trabajo; and other officials and special guests, as well as the general public.

The green areas and gardens are being pruned and cleaned to present a better image in Isla Mujeres for Easter vacation  
Para que en Semana Santa Isla Mujeres ofrezca al mundo su mejor imagen, nos ocupamos de limpiar nuestras áreas verdes y Jardines

 We are maintaining and repairing the street lights in various parts of the island to provide better security and a better image for the community.
Realizamos trabajos de mantenimiento y reparación del alumbrado público en diferentes puntos de la ciudad para brindar mejor imagen urbana y ofrecer de igual manera seguridad a las familias.

Sunday night, March 20 at 8p on Town Square: Pueblo Magico Nights presents Fusion Latina Mardi Gras dance troupe performance
Noches de Pueblo Mágico presenta al Grupo de Danza Fusión Latina este domingo 20 de marzo en la explanada municipal.

Join us nightly at 7pm, for a concert in the geodesic of the Museum of the Marimba in the Isla Mujeres Casa de Cultura. (Saturday is the last evening.)
Acompáñanos todos los días a las 7 de la noche, en el concierto en el geodésico del Museo de la Marimba en la Casa de la Cultura de Isla Mujeres.

From the City's Cultura Isla Mujeres page on FB....

Third Concert: "Geodesic Door to the Sea" in Isla Mujeres, with Chiapan Marimba Nights interpreted by the maestros Salvador Gonzales Martinez and Jose Gonszalez Martinez.
3er Concierto "Geodésica Puerta al Mar" en Isla Mujeres Quintana Roo. Noches de Marimba Chiapaneca interpretada por los maestros Salvador González Martínez y José González Martínez

From yesterday.....

Inauguration of more public works in the municipality  

This is about three public works programs that will be done to improve infrastructure as part of the Habitat Program, which will also provide jobs and prevent crime. They include improvements of public lighting in Salina Grande, a bicycle path at the Frigates Park, and renovations at the Bicentennial Plaza.
     Wednesday morning, Isla Mujeres Mayor, Agapito Magana Sanches, and the Secretary of Agricultural Development, Raul Gonzalez Castilla, announced a package of three projects for improvment of the urban infrastructure of the island.
    The improvement to public lighting in Salina Grande is being carried out and includes 42 preformed concrete bases, 42 galvanized poles, 42 solar powered lights and their solar collecting equipment, and ten signs.
     The bike path circuit near the Parque de las Fragatas will include the application of 818 square meters of latex paint, installation of 25 plastic benches with wood-like appearance, 22 double trash bins, and 20 signs.
    The work on the Centro de Desarrollo Comunitario de la Macro Plaza Bicentenario, which is an important location for public events and activities, will include improving and waterproofing the roof, installing an hydraulic water tap, installation of a rainwater collection and storage system, installation of a centrifugal pump, and installing playground equipment and benches made of 'plastic-wood' (plastimadera).
     These projects are being funded under the HABITAT work program and will benefit some 5000 residents while providing more than 40 direct jobs and 60 indirect jobs. This event was attended by fourth grade students of the primary school Julio Sauri Espinoza, as well as residents, who were asked to work together as inhabitants of the island to take care of these works and to be vigilant and report any vandalism or mistreatment to the works.
   Officials who attended the event included the Mayor and representative of SEDATU, as well as municipal Secretary General José Castillo Magaña; el síndico municipal, Fidel Villanueva Madrid; and City Council members: Miriam Trejo León, Adriana Trejo González,  Bartolomé Pech Matú, and Edmundo Altamirano Cruz.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

This is about programs promoting Isla Mujeres on TV and social networks & I'll translate it manana.…/promoveran-atractivos-de…/

This is about investing 20 million pesos in federal money to resolve the Trash Transfer facility problem & I'll translate it manana.…/invertiran-20-mdp-para-r…/

(TVislaMujeres also has a number of political articles. I don't generally translate political articles.)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

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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.

March events

Sunset ~7p
Moon rise over the Caribbean

March 22     6:57
March 23     7:47
March 24     8:37
March 25     9:25
March 26    10:14
March 27    11:03
March 28    11:52

Every Tuesday & Thursday at 10am: Sergio's Batik class. ~3 hours long. 400p includes materials.
Kid's classes every other Saturday at 12:30: March 26, April 9 and April 23.
To reach the classroom enter the doors shown in the photo & go through the building, into the courtyard. His classroom is on the right. If this front door is locked, go left around the side of the building to the back/seaside and enter the courtyard from there. LINK to FB page w  photos & more info

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 

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... Isla Cerveza are expected.

Friday, March 4  Celebration of the 499 anniversary of Isla Mujeres being found by Spaniards, sailing from Cuba

  Saturday, March 5:

March 8 Tuesday 9am  Diabetes Clinic at Red Cross  Blood Sugar testing, Diabetic Education, Free glucometers and supplies for diabetics.

March 8, Tuesday International Day of Women   

Friday, March 11 
 Pre season baseball game between champions at 1pm at the El Pescador field.

Beginning March 13, Sunday at 8pm: Pueblo Magico Nights on Sunday evenings on the Town Square featuring entertainment including dancers, musicians, and more.  

March 15-19  Tues-Sat.  Traveling Museum of the Marimba at the Casa de Cultura
Tuesday: Inauguration at 7pm
Hours: 11a-3p & 5p-8p  Free.

Free Rabies Vaccination Campaign March 14-18, Mon-Fri, 9a-1p, as follows:
  Tuesday in colonia Salina Chica at the kiosk; Wednesday in colonia Salina Chica in the sports area known as La Juala; Thursday at the Basic Rehabilitation Unit; and Friday in the colonia of Guadalupana.

March 17, Thursday  St Patrick's Day  Celebrated in some bars, mostly by foreigners  Bobo's will be serving Isla Cerveza and having specials

March 18, Friday  Day of the Petroleum Expropriation   
Saturday, March 19-Monday, April 4: Easter Vacation (Semana Santa)
Many domestic tourists visit during this time & the island (and ferries) are busy during the daytripper hours (~10a-5p)  

March 20- Palm Sunday  and 8p on Town Square: Pueblo Magico Nights 8p Fusion Latina Mardi Gras dance troupe performance

March 20-27  Holy Week
 March 21, Monday  Anniversary of the Birth of Benito Juarez
March 25  Good Friday   Noon: Viacrusis procession of the Stations of the Cross (Passion of Christ)
March 27  Easter (Domingo de Pascua)
April 5, Tuesday  Students return to school  


April 7, Thursday  4-9p Casa de Cultura:  Artist Fair (Last of the season)

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