Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Wednesday, March 23

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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

City committed to Environmental causes & conducted a clean up 

Comuna lleva a cabo intensa jornada de limpieza

Lanrry PARRA

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

Increased security for vacation crowds    

Elementos de la Armada y Capitanía de Puerto, ante excelente afluencia de turistas en playas

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 22 de marzo.-
  The Municipal Department of Tourism estimates that hotel occupancy is between 90 and 95 percent, although some managers report it is around 80 percent. Taxi drivers and rental agencies for golf carts, scooters, and bicycles reported that business was good, and many tourists were visible on the streets and in the shops. Security for the vacation period has been increased on sea and land by members of the Navy and the Port Authority. There were many people enjoying the beaches and water.  Tourism is expected to increase over the next few days, since Thursday and Friday are days off, nationwide. 


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

The Civil Protection Lifeguards participated in a first aid course, to be ready for any emergency during this vacation period, and so they can provide security and peace of mind for locals and visitors.
Como parte de la capacitación permanente para brindar seguridad y tranquilidad a locales y visitantes, los guardavidas de la Dirección de Protección Civil recibieron un curso de primeros auxilios para atender cualquier eventualidad durante este periodo vacacional.
As part of the ongoing training to bring security and peace of mind to locals and visitors, the lifeguards at the directorate of civil protection received a first aid course for any eventuality during this vacation period.

Another successful Pueblo Magico Nights presentation  
  The Pueblo Magico Nights are an initiative of the current administration, presenting artistic and cultural performances on Sunday evenings at 8pm, on the Town Square. On Sunday the event was a success, although the start was delayed about 55 minutes by the weather. The "Latin Fusion" dance troupe from Mani, Yucatan performed "Mardi Gras World", which received a great deal of applause from the approximately 400 people in the audience.

City government is committed to environmental causes   
In honor of "World Water Day" on March 22, the City government, via the municipal Department of Ecology, conducted an intensive clean up of the Salina Grande lake. The theme this year was "Agua & Trabajos" (Water & Work), and those who participated included people from various agencies, municipal departments, cooperatives, and businesses. Participants included  la Cooperativa Pesquera Laguna Macax, las Direcciones Municipales de Pesca, Informática, Comunicación Social, Servicios Públicos, Servicios Generales, la empresa Aguakan y la Marina Armada de México.
   The Director of the Ecology Departent, Carlos Barranco, said they have been giving talks in recent days to the young students of Gabirela Mistral Kindergarten-preschool about water conservation, in coordination with ECA (Espacio de Cultura del Agua).
     It is noted that last weekend the City participated in Earth Hour by blacking out the lights at the Town Hall. This was a global event to raise awareness about the need to save energy, reduce light pollution, and to take measures against climate change.

There will be an official inauguration ceremony on Wednesday, March 23 at 10am of the Oaxaca Exposition and Guelaguetza in Isla Mujeres which is located on the Town Square. 
The poster lists many of the types of items and foods for sale...from the hands of the artisans who create them to your hands
Les invitamos cordialmente este miércoles 23 de marzo a las 10:00 hrs a la inauguración de la presencia de Oaxaca y la Guelaguetza en Isla Mujeres.
La cita es en el área gastronómica de la exposición de Oaxaca que se encuentra instalada en la Explanada Municipal.

This is the schedule of activities, which generally start at 6p and include music and dancing from different regions of the state of Oaxaca. There are "learn to dance" workshops 5pm-6pm thru April 1st. Tonight there will be singing and dancing performances, with a Dance exhibition, and Mariachis. There will also be an historical presentation, "Mi Mexico de Ayer"
      On Saturday and Sunday. April 2 & 3,  there will be live music and the Guelaguetza performances from the eight regions of Oaxaca starting at 5pm..


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

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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
On the Town Square March 19-April 3rd are "Oaxaca & la Guelaguetza" (9a-10p) featuring Oaxacan products, including foods, for sale. The Guelaguetza is a cultural festival dating back hundreds of years bringing together musicians and dancers from the seven regions of Oaxaca wearing clothing representative of their districts to dance, dine, pay homage to corn, and to share their native ceramics, textiles, etc. It typically takes place on two Mondays in July on an historical hill in Oaxaca,


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

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