Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Wednesday, March 9

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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 makes donation to Red Cross  

 A la Cruz Roja

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 8 de marzo.-
 The Isla Mujeres City government donated 50,000 pesos to the Red Cross at the start of their collection drive yesterday (Monday).  This was preceded by a parade-procession from the Naval base down Rueda Medina, to the Town Square, which started at 4pm.  The Red Cross hopes to raise 170,000 pesos during this drive with help from business owners, merchants, and the general community of Isla Mujeres. This goal is an increase of about twenty percent over last year's collection which was 135,000 pesos, which they expect to accomplish.

Agapito celebrates International Women's Day

Hosting pleasant breakfast in Rancho Viejo    

Encabeza ameno desayuno en Rancho Viejo

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 8 de marzo.-
   This breakfast took place on the mainland part of the municipality, at the Community Center, and was followed by a Women's Health Fair. (I already translated information about the services offered at that event) 


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

Regarding the unfortunate fire that is burning in the municipality of Benito Juarez (Cancun), near the municipality of Isla Mujeres, the authorities of Isla Mujeres express our solidarity and readiness to assist in the efforts to control the fire. We are on alert and ready to help.
Referente al lamentable incendio que se desarrolla en un terreno del Municipio de Benito Juárez cercano al municipio de Isla Mujeres, como autoridad manifestamos nuestra solidaridad y disposición para apoyar en la medida de nuestras posibilidades en el control de la conflagración. Nos declaramos en alerta y dispuestos a colaborar.

Announcement of Anti Rabies vaccine campaign. Remember to vaccinate your pets to protect your family.
Puesto de vacunación antirrábica.
Recuerda que al vacunar a tus mascotas proteges a tu familia.

The text below was already translated on the City FB page & is a copy and paste...I added the italics/bolding)
La Procuraduría de la Defensa del Menor y la Familia informa que desde el 5 de marzo, fecha en que se tuvo conocimiento, a través de las redes sociales del caso de un niño aparentemente abandonado en la calle, de inmediato se localizó al hermano del menor y se le informó de la situación.
The Office of the Defense of Children and Family (Child Protective Services) reports that on March 5th, 2016 it was informed through social networks of the case of a child apparently abandoned on the street. The older brother of the child, his next of kin, was immediately located and informed of the situation.
Se informa asimismo que este martes 7 se le proporcionó terapia psicológica y se programaron citas para brindarle servicios de psicología para corregir sus conductas y dar una valoración que ayude a identificar el conflicto emocional y de conocimiento escolar.
It also reports that on Tuesday, March 7th the boy was provided with psychological counseling and appointments have been scheduled to provide regular psychological services to assess his emotional and social state and his academic level, as well as to help correct specific behaviors.
Asimismo la Coordinación de Trabajo Social brindará el apoyo y facilidades para el trámite de su acta de nacimiento original y realizará los trámites necesarios para que se integre a su educación básica.
Additionally, the Coordination of Social Work is providing support and facilities for the processing of his original birth certificate and to make the necessary arrangements to be integrated into the public school system.

The Municipal Women's Institute, in coordination with the state Commission on Human Rights, gave a talk about women's rights with the female staff of Hotel Zoetri.
La Instancia Municipal de la Mujer en coordinación con la Comisión Estatal de los Derechos Humanos, impartió una platica sobre Derechos de la Mujer a personal femenino del Hotel Zoetri.

Pre season baseball game between champions on Friday, March 11, at 1pm at the El Pescador field. Don't miss it!
Juego de pretemporada de Béisbol entre campeones.
Este viernes 11 de marzo a las 1:00 pm en el campo "El pescador"
¡No te lo puedes perder

Yesterday (Monday) the tradition Red Cross of Mexico collection drive began on Isla Mujeres with the slogan "donate and keep helping us save lives"
Teachers, students, municipal authorities, hoteliers and general public present, collaborated with this noble institution, which has as its objective to collect funds to provide a better service to those who need it most.

Bajo el lema "dona y sigue ayudándonos a salvar vidas", dio inició ayer la tradicional colecta de la Cruz Roja Mexicana delegación Isla Mujeres.
Maestros, alumnos, autoridades municipales, hoteleros y público en general presentes, colaboraron con esta noble institución, la cual tiene como objetivo recabar fondos para brindar un mejor servicio a aquellos que más lo necesitan.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Complaints about Telmex service  
Servicios de Telmex cada vez peor.. [+] Ver mas
   Hundreds of Telmex customers were without service Tuesday morning during the heavy rains. The small hotel owners continue to complain about the company's failure to meet its promises about improving internet speeds.

Nautical activities paralyzed for small boats  
Actividades náuticas paralizadas [+] Ver mas
   The port has been closed since Monday at noon for boats under 40 feet, due to strong southeastern winds, which are expected to continue until Wednesday night or Thursday morning. The partly cloudy skies with scattered showers are forecast to continue until Friday. Despite the weather, the main streets of the island have been busy, and there was no flooding on Hidalgo on Tuesday when it rained. Restaurants and golf cart rental agencies also did a good business, and merchants reported they expect all types of business to increase during the Easter holidays, as usual.

Passengers getting wet 
Vergonzoso[+] Ver mas
   When the Maritime terminal was inaugurated, it was announced that an awning would be installed over the pier to protect the passengers from sun and rain, but this has not been done. It is also noted that when there is driving rain from the west, it enters the open areas of the terminal.

I still have a few articles to catch up on....Manana!

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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  

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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