Saturday, July 23, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Saturday, July 23

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! 
Anastacia FB pages and 

  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Events on beach celebrating the presence of whale sharks 

Celebran presencia del tiburón ballena

Eventos en la playa

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 22 de julio.-
Leer más..Photo & full article at this link.
See translation in the city section....

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

Celebrating the presence of the whale sharks 

     For the celebration of the Whale Shark Festival, on Friday various events occurred, for this traditional festival by the City via the Departments of Culture and of Tourism, dedicated to these magnificent creatures who inhabit our Caribbean waters. This is a healthy festival in which all members of island families can participate, from tiny tots to parents.
    On Playa Centro in the morning, there was a sand sculpture contest for teams made up of two children and an adult, with 13 teams participating, and awards for the top four places. In the afternoon, awards were given to the artists who have painted colorful, bright murals in various locations around the island as part of the Sea Walls Isla Mujeres 2016 project. Prior to the Whale Shark Festival, artists who are environmentally aware have been painting murals with the theme "Saving our Oceans". The setting sun provided a scenic background to the awards presentation. Following that event, there will be a dance (a verbena) presenting the  Grupo de Danza (Dance Group) of the Casa de la Cultura, who will perform colorful, cheerful, folkloric dances.

A Friday on our beautiful beaches
Un viernes en nuestras hermosas playas.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Whale Shark Festival begins
Llevan a cabo Festival del Tiburón Ballena .. [+] Ver ma
See translation in the City section....

Eastern malecon needs maintenance 
Lamentable imagen [+] Ver mas
     The eastern malecon (seaside walkway) has a beautiful view of the Caribbean which attracts tourists, but there are objects which need to be removed because they could be hazardous, including the bases of former light poles and trash. More police monitoring and improved lighting have also been requested in the area. From this walkway, visitors can see where the Yucatan Channel meets the Caribbean sea and watch fishing vessels and large ships in the distance, including freighters and cruise ships, as well as enjoying beautiful sunsets.

No incidents during summer vacation so far 
Saldo blanco hasta el momento.. [+] Ver mas
   This has the same information which was translated in previous articles about increased security by various agencies on land and sea, and by the lifeguards, during the current summer holidays, to prevent accidents. It is noted that there have been no accidents reported by the Harbor Master, Police or Traffic Police, and there is also a "saldo blanco" for the continental areas of Punta Sam and Isla Blance so far in this holiday season. (They are also part of the municipality of Isla Mujeres.)

Concerns over restaurant disposing of kitchen oil in public streets
Señalan a responsables de tirar aceite en vía pública[+] Ver mas
   See the similar article yesterday. This article includes the names of two business leaders who are concerned and notes this has been occurring in front of the offices of two business organizations, but there is a lack of witness testimony or photographs as proof. The personnel of the offices confirmed that the people dumping the oil are foreigners from a nearby restaurant on Hidalgo, 70 meters away, which is named in the article. The disposal problem has occurred on Guerrero Avenue, near the Casa de Cultura and the Rehabilitation facility (UBR), and tourists have had to avoid the hazardous puddle. Nearby business owners are annoyed. The office of Civil Protection is urged to intervene.

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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.

July events

Sunset ~7:30p
Moon rise over the Caribbean
July 19    7:21p
July 20    8:10
July 21    8:56
July 22    9:42 
July 23   10:44
July 24   11:10   

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

The Maya Riviera Film Festival concluded in Playa de Carmen on June 30, and is supposed to be coming to Isla Mujeres this month. Last year it was two or three evenings on the Posada beach, shown on a big inflatable screen, shortly after sunset.  Schedule TBA. Link to Website.  Link to FB page.

July 4, Monday  Independence Day in the US

July 7 Thursday Artist Fair 4-9 Casa de Cultura

July 10-23  Whale Shark Festival.    Schedule TBA.
  Some of the Sea Walls artists will be touching up the murals from two years ago and adding new ones. 

July 14-16 Thursday, Friday Saturday  8p  Riviera Maya Film Festival   Posada Beach Free
 Thursday is a fictional film about a women, her 8yo son, & boyfriend staying in a room together on holiday in Acapulco, "Semana Santa". That trailer & info is here:
 Friday is this documentary "Erosion", about damage to the environment with tourism development in Playa Carmen (& this area in general).
  Saturday is TBA.

July 15 Friday Classes End & Vacation begins

July 21 Thursday  Artist Fair 4-9 Casa de Cultura

Saturday July 30 Danzarte  III Dance Encounter 2016. 5:30 outside of the Casa de Cultura

The Isla Mujeres Scholarship Program is excited to announce a new matching event to add sponsors and funding for our scholarship students for the 2016/2017 school year!!!
Our very generous anonymous donor has agreed to another round of matched funds for any new sponsors or donations. That’s right – your donations will be doubled!
*Any new sponsors who join/pledge in the month of July
*Any one time donations
Need more information or have questions? Check out our website or Margaret Washa. We would LOVE to tell you about the wonderful students who are supported by our program because we are terribly proud of them. This is an ideal time to join the program and make the most out of your contribution or to make a one time contribution (we understand if you have commitment issues)
Our facebook page is Isla Mujeres Scholarship Group, please join us there for photos and personal stories from our group. And check out our wonderful new website (thanks, Jackie Conlon!)

Starting in July, the Artist's Fairs are being scheduled twice a month, on the First and Third Thursdays, at the Casa de Cultura, 4-9.

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