Saturday, March 12, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Saturday, March 12

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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

Six people saved from drowning after their trimaran capsized near Isla Mujeres  

 Zozobra catamarán cerca de Isla Mujeres

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ISLA MUJERES, 11 de marzo.- 
This information was translated yesterday. 

Concerns continue about beach erosion   

Podrían afectar infraestructura de negocios

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ISLA MUJERES, 11 de marzo.-
    There are concerns about the erosion of beach in the area of Playa Norte known as Playa Sol, where the sea is now only about three meters from a large palapa of about 100 square meters. A year ago, the sea was about 60 or 70 meters from that palapa. 
       Due to the changing geography of the sand, the large pier on Playa Sol, which is about 30 meters long, is now about 60 percent on the beach, which makes it unusable for boats, who would risk running aground. Nearby workers estimate that of the 30 linear meters of dock, about 20 more meters are now over the sand, compared to six months ago.

Successful health program: CROC union leader  

Confirma líder de Croc

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ISLA MUJERES, 11 de marzo.-
  The CROC union leader, Roman Maldonado Euan, said that 70 percent of the workers in the CROC union have benefited from the PREVENIMSS health program, and the rest are expected to receive these services by the middle of the year.  This health program is considered one of the most important for workers at a national level. He said of the 20 companies, 14 have participated since January, providing this medical assistance for their workers.
   The PREVENIMSS is a program whose goal is to provide health services in a systematic and orderly manner, focusing on preventative measures and educational programs for the care and early detection of diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and cancer. It provides education about health care, prevention of family violence, dietary information, and services for the detection and control of obesity and overweight, hypertension, diabetes, and prevention of tuberculosis, among others.


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

We are continuing to repair the streets of the island, with the goal of  providing safety and a better image to locals and visitors alike. 
Continuamos con la reparación de calles de la isla, el objetivo es ofrecer seguridad y una mejor imagen a locales y visitantes..

A successful day-long event was held in Isla Mujeres: "Committed to You"
The successful day-long, state sponsored event, "Committed to You", was held at the Bicentennial Dome in colonia La Gloria, where hundreds of islanders benefited from the availability of more than 300 free state, federal, and municipal services.
      The Undersecretary of Social Policy, Roger Villanueva Madrid spoke on behalf of Gov. Roberto Borge Angulo, saying that 15 editions of these events have been carried out, providing services to more than 110,000 people.
     The Mayor of Isla Mujeres, said that when federal, state, and municipal public servants work together, there is a great benefit for the community. He led the ribbon cutting ceremony and took a tour of the booths and areas. 
    Others who were present included:  Carlos Alvares Escalera, procurador general de Justicia del Estado; Adelaida Sánchez Silva, directora general del Registro Civil en Q.ROO; Eddie Angulo Flota, subsecretario de Promoción Económica; José Jesús Castillo Magaña, secretario general del Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres; Dr. Pedro Zapata, director del Hospital Comunitario  Isla Mujeres; Roger Alcocer, representante del APIQROO; Francisco Amaro Betancur, representante del ICAT; José Manuel Torres Muñoz, delegado de CAPA.

President of the island Agapito Magana Sanchez attended the pre season game between the Champion Tigres of Quintana Roo and the Delfines from Ciudad Carmen in the state of Campeche.
El presidente Agapito Magaña Sánchez presente en el juego de pretemporada entre los actuales campeones Tigres de Q. Roo contra los Delfines de Cd. del Carmen Campeche.

Once again the Recycling Trash for Food program was in Isla Mujeres to help family economies and create a healthier environment.
Reciclando Basura por Alimentos de nuevo en Isla Mujeres para apoyar la economía familiar y propiciar un
Medio Ambiento más sano.

To beautify the most iconic, traditional public area of our isle, the Town Square, the Ecology Department planted ornamental plants of different varieties.
Para dignificar y embellecer la más tradicional de las plazas públicas de nuestra isla: la explanada municipal, la Dirección de Ecología siembra plantas de ornato de diferentes especies.
The personnel of Public Services, who work with commitment, were cleaning and beautifying our island for the safety and enjoyment of islanders and visitors.
Con el trabajo siempre comprometido de personal del área de Servicios Públicos, seguimos limpiando y embelleciendo nuestra isla para seguridad y disfrute de isleños y visitantes.


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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

Tuesdays & Thursdays 5-6:40 beginning March 1st: Magic Classes
 (900 pesos foreigners/600 pesos residents)

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 17, Thursday  St Patrick's Day  Celebrated in some bars, mostly by foreigners

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
March 20-27  Holy Week
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  


March 21, Monday  Anniversary of the Birth of Benito Juarez

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

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