Monday, May 2, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Monday, May 2

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

Keeping our commitments to the residents and maintaining the network of public lighting.
Asumimos nuestros compromisos con los ciudadanos y nos encargamos del mantenimiento de la red de alumbrado público.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)
…/secretaria-de-marina-log…/Full article & photos at this link
Navy rescued "Il Padrino"  ~126 nautical miles from Isla Mujeres (This information was translated yesterday).


From Noti Isla Mujeres
Full article and photos HERE   

 The final game of the Liga del Tecnológico was played on Sunday, with the two teams from Isla Mujeres competing for the 2016 championship, at the Pescadores stadium. This is the first time in more than 30 years that two Isla Mujeres teams are competing for the title. The Pescadores were the first to get on the scoreboard with two runs. In the fifth inning there was a pitching duel. During the fifth inning, the bases were full, with no outs, when Jairo Venegas hit a grounder ('una rola') toward third, but the players on the bases thought it was going to be a foul ball, however, it was a ball in play. This resulted in a triple play against the Cockteleros, and in the end the Pescadores won 2 to 0.


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Trash collection worker seriously injured  
Muy grave y abandonado por el ayuntamiento. [+] Ver mas Full article & photo at this link
      A trash collection worker, Misael Velazquez, fell from the trash truck when they were working in Sac Bajo on Saturday afternoon, hitting his head against the pavement. The neighbor who assisted his wife with the transport to a mainland hospital said, "Misael Velazquez is not insured and doesn't have Seguro Popular, and there was no official to assist in having him admitted to a private hospital. He was taken to the  Cancun hospital "Jesus Kumate Rodriguez", where a neurosurgeon saw him, finally, at two in the morning, only to say there is nothing they could do."
       The Director of Public Services, Manuel Figueroa Cetina, went over to see the patient, and remains close to the wife of the injured man. No official statement has been released.
    Misael Velazquez was working on the three ton trash collection truck in Sac Bajo, whose crew was allegedly under pressure to finish the route quickly because there are only two of this type of trucks to serve the island, and two other trucks of the type "Estaquitas", with two of these vehicles out of service recently, allegedly due to lack of maintenance.  A neighbor said, "I thought the workers were going too fast and that something could go wrong." Another person said, "It appears that when they went over a speed bump, the 'hop' (brinco) caused the worker to fall and hit his head on the pavement. He started bleeding from his head and his nose, and the Red Cross ambulance arrived shortly."
      A former trash collection employee wrote in Facebook complaining about the unsafe conditions and lack of protective equipment such as gloves, masks, and goggles. He said with a salary of 1700 to 2000 pesos, they have to collect cans and iron in order to have enough to eat. He said he was once stabbed by a syringe when tossing a trash bag, and the City often does not supply gloves.
       The reporter talked to neighbors of the injured man. The family lives upstairs, in colonia Meteorologica, on prolongation Jesus Martinez Ross. The neighbors said Misael Velazquez is about 52 years old, and has two young children (hijos menores) and two grown children. One said his wife had no money to cross on Saturday to go see her husband, commenting, "I gave her 1000 pesos which the municipal authorities will return to me later."

Mexican Navy rescued drifting boat  
Rescata la Semar embarcación a la deriva [+] Ver mas Full article and photos at this link
 This information was translated yesterday.

 AA group "Hope in my life" will celebrate 20 years in Isla Mujeres  
Cumple 20 años AA “Una Esperanza en mi vida”e.. [+] Ver mas Full article and photo at this link
   The Isla Mujeres Alcoholics Anonymous group, "Una Esperanza en mi vida" will celebrate its 20th anniversary on June 10th when the AA movement, founded in the US will celebrate its 81st anniversary. The local group will have an informational event at the Blue Dome at 7pm with an artistic festival.
       AA has more that 14,000 groups in Mexico and 120,000 worldwide to help with rehabilitation from alcohol and drug addiction, using the principle of "sponsorship" and the Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions, and Twelve Concepts of World Service.
        The reporter interviewed a woman named Lila R., who does not live in Isla Mujeres. She came to spend some time with her family, and took this opportunity to share her experience for the benefit of other women. She recommended following the Twelve steps, reading the Blue Book, and sticking with someone who has experience, practices the principles, and "lives the program."
           She joined AA in 1983, after quitting drinking for six months. She was disappointed that her family and economic problems continued, as well as being unemployed and depressed. She said she found help from following the steps and reading the Blue Book ( the basic text for AA), and accepting her illness and God, which led to a process of self analysis and catharsis to reconcile with the past and restore relationships, as well as to share this message about life and finding peace within yourself. 
    According to statistics, in Mexico there are about 10 men in AA to every woman, while in the US women represent about a third or less of the participants.

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 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.

May events

Sunset ~7:20p
Moon rise over the Caribbean
May 21   7:20
May 22   8:11
May 23   9:01
May 24   9:52
May 25  10:41
May 26  11:28

Every Tuesday & Thursday at 10am: Sergio's Batik class. ~3 hours long. 400p includes materials.
Kid's classes every other Saturday at 12:30.
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

April 30  Children's Day
May 1 Labor Day
May 1 Pueblo Magico Nights present "Innova Dance" at 8pm on the Town Square.
May 3 Dia de la Cruz (celebrated by construction workers)
May 5 Anniversary of victory against French at Battle of Puebla
May 8 Pueblo Magico Nights at 8pm on the Town Square
May 10 Mother's Day
May 15 Pueblo Magico Nights at 8pm on the Town Square (and Teacher's Day)
May 20 - 22  International Fishing Tournament Cosme Alberto Martinez Magana

May 22  Pueblo Magico Nights at 8pm on the Town Square
May 29  Pueblo Magico Nights at 8pm on the Town Square

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