Sunday, July 31, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, July 31

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.
Follow Isla Mujeres News & Events on Facebook for highlights of news & events, and more photos & videos
  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

Post Office open two hours daily 

Oficina de Sepomex, en el abandono

 Empleados trabajan dos horas al día

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 30 de julio.-
Leer más...Phot & full article at this link
   A sign was posted on the doors of the Mexican Post Office of Isla Mujeres saying, "Due to the resignation of two employees, these offices are going thru an operational crisis. Therefore we have found it necessary to change the hours when we are open to the public as follows: Monday-Friday 2pm-4pm. In advance, we apologize for any problems this causes, and we assure you we are making  arrangements to fill these two positions and return to the normal schedule."  It is noted that this problem has existed for five months, since February 22 of this year. Previously there were two shifts of workers serving the public, mornings and afternoons,  but now the office is only open two hours daily.


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

There is a notice about Economic Scholarships.

There is a notice about Isla Fest (see August events section below)

Have an excellent weekend.Excelente fin de semana.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Rescuing and assisting swimmers  
Cuidan y rescatan a la gente. [+] Ver mas
    Last week four people were rescued/assisted in the waters off Playa Norte, plus seven people were given first aid (for sprains, blood pressure problems, cuts, etc.), out of ~1200 people who came to swim in the area. Incidents usually occur on the two main beaches, particularly North beach, while at the southern part of the isle, at Garrafon Park there are also lifeguards who work together to rescue or assist swimmers who need help because they have cramps or cannot swim very well.
      There aren't usually problems at the open water snorkel and dive sites such as los Manchones, the Cross of the Bay, MUSA, and Sac Bajo, although these areas become saturated with boats. Concerns about this have been published in Por Esto.
        There are two new areas where Mexican and foreign people have started swimming in recent years. One is under the cliffs at the edge of colonias  Meteorológica and La Gloria (ampliación); and the other is near the wastewater treatment plant. Both of these lack lifeguards or other safety measures and Civil Protection advises against swimming there, out of concern that an accident could happen.
      As days go by, incidents are expected to increase, and rescue-assists are more common on the weekends. Lifeguards report they have rescue-assisted more than a dozen people this holiday period, and there have been no deaths.

Geotubes need renovating  
Rescatarían geotubos. [+] Ver mas
    Renovation of  ~8 'geotubes' which protected the western area of Playa Norte is not expected to happen during the final days of this administration, according to entrepreneurs who are concerned about the erosion that has occurred that. About a dozen geotubes were installed in 20017-2008 in response to strong erosion which followed Hurricane Wilma in October 2005.
      The geotubes in good condition received regular maintenance and those that were neglected are in need of renovation. It is estimated that at least 10,000 square meters of beach were lost, and pictures of this area as it was previously are shown on the internet.

Complaints about internet service  
Fibra óptica para no caerse.. [+] Ver mas Photo & full article at this link
  There have been complaints that Telmex internet service has had brief outages or signals dropping, and customers want improved speeds. The members of the Association of Small Hotels Fascinantes of Isla Mujeres said they have been waiting for more than a year since Telmex promised to improve service. Business and residential customers want a fiber optic network installed throughout the island.

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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.

August events

Sunset ~7:10p
Moon rise over the Caribbean
August 18    7:36p  Full moon
August 19    8:22
August 20    9:07
August 21    9:52
August 22   10:39
August 23   11:26

Every Tuesday & Thursday at 10am: Sergio's Batik class. ~3 hours long. 400p includes materials.
Kid's classes every other Saturday at 12:30.
It's time for the Delta Aquarid meteor showers...into early August. The Perseid meteors are supposed to be better than usual this year...on August 11th.…/earthskys-meteor-shower-guide…

Thur. Aug 4 Artist Fair at the Casa de Cultura 4-9
Mid-August (~17th): Celebration of the Founding of the Town (Dolores) in 1850

Thur. Aug 18 Artist Fair at the Casa de Cultura 4-9

 Friday August 19 & Saturday August 20   Isla Fest at the Casa de Cultura Free

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.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!)

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

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