Thursday, March 17, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, March 17

Some of these articles from yesterday & today are partially translated & should be finished manana. Thank you for your patience.

This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte.  HERE is a timelapse version, that you can set to slow or fast (fps-frames per second). It takes a few seconds to load.
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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

Promoting the Fishing Tournament in Yucatan   

Ahora van por Yucatán

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ISLA MUJERES, 16 de marzo.-

  This is about promotion for the Torneo Internacional de Pesca de Isla Mujeres 2016 “Cosme Alberto Martínez Magaña”, which will be held in two months. 

Providing security    
ISLA MUJERES, 16 de marzo.

  This says the Easter Vacation Committee was installed....see City section below...

More public works planned    

Agapito y delegado de Sedatu ponen en marcha paquete de trabajos de infraestructura urbana

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ISLA MUJERES, 16 de marzo.-

   See City section below...

Event coming to Salina Chica Green Dome    
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ISLA MUJERES, 15 de marzo.-

 This is about the Job Fair...see City section below...


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

The Municipal Easter Vacation Committee 2016 was installed on Wednesday, therefore the municipality is ready to receive and respond to the vacationers and ensure their safety and security, as well as that of the local community. These preventative monitoring actions will be ongoing until Monday April 4.
Este miércoles se instaló el Comité Municipal de Vacaciones de Semana Santa 2016, con esto, el municipio de Isla Mujeres se encuentra preparado para recibir y atender a los vacacionistas y garantizar el apoyo y la seguridad a la población local y a los visitantes.
A partir de esta fecha las acciones preventivas y de vigilancia estarán en operativo permanente hasta el lunes 4 de abril.

 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. I will translate the rest manana

We invite you to accompany our municipal president Agapito Magaña Sanchez for the inauguration of the Public Works of the Habitat program.
Les invitamos a acompañar a nuestro Presidente Municipal Agapito Magaña Sanchez a la inauguración de las obras del programa Hábitat.

From March 15-19, visit the Traveling Marimba Museum (MUEMAR) at the Casa de Cultura in Isla Mujere to enjoy and learn about marimbas from videos, original works, music, interactive exhibits, and others. It is open to the general public and students from 11am to 3pm and 5pm to 8pm. 
Visit the MUEMAR and take a trip thru time and distance and learn about this indigenous instrument from Chiapas.
Del 15 al 19 de marzo visita el Museo Errante de la Marimba, instalada en el Instituto de Cultura y las Artes de Isla Mujeres.
Disfrutar y conoce más sobre la marimba mediante videos, creaciones, música, interfaces, entre otros, abierto al público en general y visitas escolares de 11:00 de la mañana a 15:00 horas y de 17:00 a 20:00 horas.
Visitar el MUEMAR, es adentrarse en un viaje geográfico por el tiempo y la historia del maravilloso instrumento autóctono de Chiapas

Enjoy a wonderful afternoon at our beautiful beaches.
Disfruta de una increíble tarde en nuestras bellas playas.

State Job Fair coming

Te invitamos a la 10a Jornada Estatal por el Empleo este 17 de marzo en el "Domo Verde"
Habrán más de 6,500 vacantes a lo largo del Estado.

You are invited to the 10th edition of the State Job Fair on March  17 in the "Green Dome"
There will be more than 6,500 vacancies available from throughout the state.

Take part in the National Anti Rabies Vaccine Week for Dogs and Cats 
Asiste a la semana Nacional de Vacunación Antirrábica Canina y Felina.

There are excellent results when volunteers work together: residents of colonia la Gloria and personnel of the municipal Public Services Department, the Ecology Department, and the Enforcement Department worked together on an intense clean up of a lot in the neighborhood of la Gloria.
Cuando las voluntades se unen se logran excelentes resultados: vecinos de La Gloria y personal de las Direcciones de Servicios Públicos, Ecología y Contraloría, realizaron una intensa jornada de limpieza en un predio de esa popular colonia.

During the Tenth Special Session of the City Council, Edmundo Altamirano was sworn in as City Councilman, to take the postion of Victor Osorio Magana, whose resignation was accepted (because he is running in the upcoming election, in compliance with the law which prohibits candidates from holding public office)
Durante las celebración de la Décima Segunda Sesión Extraordinaria de Cabildo, Edmundo Altamirano Cruz rindió la protesta de ley como regidor.
Edmundo Altamirano Cruz ocupa el lugar de Víctor Osorio Magaña quien solicitó licencia.

Enjoy an amazing day at our beautiful beaches.
Disfruta de un increíble día en nuestras hermosas playas.
‪#‎Visita‬ ‪#‎IslaMujeres‬

With the president of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto and the governor of the state Roberto Borge Angulo at the opening of the expansion of the Terminal 3 of Cancun International Airport, which reaffirms Quintana Roo as the main tourist destination of Mexico.
 Acompañamos al presidente de la Republica Enrique Peña Nieto y al gobernador del estado Roberto Borge Angulo en la inauguración de la ampliación de la terminal 3 del Aeropuerto Internacional de Cancún, obra que reafirma a Quintana Roo como el principal destino turístico de México.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Investing 20 million pesos to solve the trash problem at the Isla Mujeres Trash Transfer Facility 

To be translated manana....


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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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.

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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