Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, March 8

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

Eighth edition of Diabetes Clinic

En su octava edición

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 7 de marzo.-
  This was held this morning at the Red Cross Clinic. Will translate the information manana

Promoting children's rights   

Marthy encabeza emocionante rally deportivo en Playa Centro

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 7 de marzo.-
See City section below...    


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

International Women's Day will be celebrated on March 8 at Rancho Viejo on the mainland, where the City and the Ministry of Health have organized a Health Fair for Women offering gynecological consults, general medical consults, breast exams, referrals for mammograms, pap smears, screenings for HPV, information about vasectomies, providing folic acid, contraception services, and others.  

Este martes 8 de marzo, para celebrar el Día Internacional de la Mujer, el Ayuntamiento y la Secretaría de Salud organizaron una mega jornada médica con la finalidad de fomentar y promover la salud de las mujeres del municipio.
En el Centro Comunitario de Rancho Viejo, a partir de las 9 de la mañana, se brindarán consultas ginecológicas; consultas médicas general; exploraciones clínicas de mama; referencias a mastografías; tamizajes de citología cervical; tamizajes de virus de papiloma humano; promoción de vasectomía; entrega de ácido fólico y entrega de métodos anticonceptivos, entre otros.

The DIF (Family Social Services Agency) continues to advocate for children's rights 

I'll translate this manana...


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

The annual National Red Cross collection drive began today with the goal of raising 170,000 pesos. (photo at link below).
Hoy inicia la colecta anual de la Cruz Roja Nacional, misma que tendrá como meta una recaudación de 170 Mil pesos https://t.co/Kzeog5GuiF


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

I'll translate these manana...it's been a busy day. Thanks for your patience.

Agreement to install more artificial reefs  
De acuerdo con instalar más arrecifes artificiales+] Ver mas

New briefs from Isla Mujeres   
Breves de Isla Mujeres[+] Ver mas

Increasing surveillance at beaches  
Reforzaran vigilancia en las playas [+] Ver mas


"El Tilico": Still going strong at 76 years of age  
“El Tilico”, incansable a su 76 años ha .. [+] Ver mas
  I'll translate this tomorrow or later this week.

Islanders win medals for Quintana Roo  
Isleñas cosechan medallas para Quintana Roo [+] Ver mas
 This article about young Q Roo athletes at the National Competition for Youths 2016 says islander Lilian Emilia Mendillo Lima won a gold, a silver, and two bronzes in archery, and here sister Andrea Lousie won a silver medal.

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View from the rooms.

MaraVilla Caribe   Bed & Beach    Three rentals with large glass doors overlooking our white sand beach and the beautiful Caribbean sea, with  kitchenettes & free WIFI. In the coastal neighborhood of  Bachilleres, among upscale villas & boutique hotelitos, convenient to downtown or the colonias, yet separate.  Quiet & Private.   
 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.

Free amenities such as hammocks, bikes, outdoor shower, portable beach chairs & beach towels, washer, loungers. Breathtaking panoramic views from the rooftop terrace. Upstairs room also available.   Downtown is  ~ a mile away; if you don't feel like walking or biking, flag a $2 taxi or hop on the bus. We also have room for parking,You can enjoy the music & crowds downtown, then come home our quiet neighborhood of Bachilleres where you'll  sleep to the sounds of the sea.$275/$325/$425 wk   $40/50/$65nt  Monthly Discounts

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  

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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