Saturday, August 20, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Saturday, August 20

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  Both issues of The Isla Mujeres Magazine are here
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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

There are no new articles in DQR today.


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

Memorable performance by Miguel Inzunza at Isla Fest for the 166th Anniversary of the Founding of Isla Mujeres
Memorable actuación de Miguel Inzunza en el Isla Fest en el marco del Aniversario 166 de Fundación de Isla Mujeres.

Information about the 4th Lion Fish Gastronomic Contest. . It says it will take place on the town square on Friday, August 26 at 7pm.
Compartimos la convocatoria para participar en el IV Concurso Gastronómico con base en Pez León.

With young participants from various municipalities of the state, the Oratory Competion of the Pueblo of Dolores for the 166 Anniversary of the Foundation of Isla Mujeres took place. The winner was Ismael Briceño Mukul from José María Morelos, with José A. Ceme May of Isla Mujeres taking second place and in third place was William Coh Canul from Felipe Carrillo Puerto
Con la participación de jóvenes entusiastas de los distintos municipios del estado, se llevó a cabo un Certamen de Oratoria del Pueblo de Dolores en el marco del 166 Aniversario de la Fundación de Isla Mujeres.
Ismael Briceño Mukul de José María Morelos se adjudicó el primer lugar, José A. Ceme May de Isla Mujeres obtuvo el segundo y William Coh Canul de Felipe Carrillo Puerto quedó en tercer lugar.

State's second week of the Manatee September 5-9
Segunda semana estatal del Manatí del 5 al 9 de septiembre.

Aug. 21: The Festival of the Caribbean in My Land, with troupes of Mexican folk dancers performing dances with Caribbean rhythms
#‎IslaFest‬ del Caribe a mi Tierra.
Encuentro de grupos de danza, domingo 21 de agosto a las 8pm en la Explanada de la Casa de Cultura.

With every sunrise in Isla Mujeres, there is surprising beauty in the panorama of the sky, sea, and land; on the World Day of Photography we share a few daily moments.

En cada amanecer en Isla Mujeres nos dejamos sorprender con la belleza que nos rodea por cielo, mar y tierra, en este Día Mundial de la Fotografía compartimos algunos momentos de nuestro día a día.

Good Morning! We are sharing an old photo of our beautiful island. (Since the hotel in the background lacks its triangular element, this photo is presumably from before 1978).
Buenos días, compartimos una foto del recuerdo de nuestra hermosa


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

No incidents during vacation period: "Saldo Blanco"
Operativo vacacional con “saldo blanco” [+] Ver mas Full article and photos at this link
    In the final days of the summer holiday period, a "saldo blanco" is reported, with no incidents in the bay or on the beach. A busy weekend is expected, with hundreds of small and medium sized boats in the waters of the bay and tours going in the open seas to see the whale sharks, while 200 tourists visit Isla Contoy daily. Fishermen report that lobster catches are minimal. The Port Authority said they expect more than 5000 people to be transported before sunset. Many golf carts are touring the island, and shop owners complain that many people look, but fewer make purchases. The Tourism Office reports there have been no new complaints or robberies. The lifeguards are on duty protecting the swimmers.
   There have been several accidents on the roads, but fewer than previous years during this period. This is attributed to the increased level of awareness of the rental agencies to warn visitors about the penalties if they violate traffic regulations.

State oratory contest
Certamen estatal de oratoria] Ver mas
 Aug. 19.  See events section below for information of activities today & tomorrow including the race this morning, and the musical artist tonight. There were over 200 participants expected for the race from downtown to the southern part of the isle and back, with over 150 registered. The stage was being erected on Friday, for the performances of Nicho Hinojosa and Miguel Inzunza. Dance groups are scheduled for Sunday, at 8pm, also at the Casa de Cultura. People are enjoying taking pictures at the new "photographic parador".  See City section above for translation about the oratory contest.

Weather forecasters watching tropical wave  
Onda tropical el fin de semana [+] Ver masPhoto & full article at link
 Here's this morning's graphic from NOAA...

Aug. 19  The weather forecast from the SCT (Ministry of Communication and Transport) said there could be moisture, cloudy skies, possible electrical activity, and possible development of squalls in the coastal areas and seas of the northern areas of Quintana Roo and the Yucatan Channel.
      CONAGUA (National Water Commission) are tracking Tropical Wave 23 as it progresses south of Jamaica, and could affect Quintana Roo on Saturday evening. There is another tropical wave east of the Antilles, and a third in the eastern Atlantic. Tropical Storm Fiona has a route in the North Atlantic.
   If there is bad weather on Sunday, the baseball game between the "Cockteleros of Isla Mujeres" and the team "Aeropuerto of Cancun" will be rescheduled, as it was the previous Sunday. It is scheduled to begin at 1pm at the El Pescador baseball field.

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 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
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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.

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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.

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.
The Delta Aquarid meteor showers continue into early August.…/earthskys-meteor-shower-guide…

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

Monday Aug 8: It's time for the annual Perseid meteor shower (eastward-over the Caribbean) & there may be twice as many this year LINK 

It peaks Thurs night/Fri morn & is best viewed after moon-set at 1:20am.
Moon-set tonight (Monday) is 11:20, and it's 40 mins later nightly. Hoping for clear skies!

Aug. 10-21 Five food trucks from Merida will visit Isla Mujeres as part of  Isla Fest

August 17-21 Taste of Isla Mujeres Artist Fair  at the Casa de Cultura 4pm 

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

Isla Fest
Conferences, expositions, exhibitions, shows, demonstrations
166th Anniversary of the Foundation of the town

Monday August 15, at the Casa de Cultura 11am
Photographic exhibition of the Art of Fishing
Exhibition from the Municipal Archives
Photographic and artistic exhibition 'Pinceladas Caribenas" (Caribbean brushstrokes)

Wednesday August 17
10am Placing of a wreath to commemorate the anniversary of the Cross in the Bay, from the ferry pier
7pm Formal City Council session to commemorate the 166th & coronation of the Queen of the Foundation Festivities of 2016, at the Casa de Cultura

Thursday August 18 as the Casa de Cultura
11am Isla Mujeres Historical Conference
7pm Poetry Recital: "Poesia Que Vino del Mar" (Poetry the comes from the sea)

Friday August 19 at the Casa de Cultura
8am Oratory Contest about the Foundation of the Town of Dolores
7pm Gastronomic Demonstration of Tiknxik
8pm Musical performances by Nicho Hinojosa and Miguel Inzunza

Saturday August 20
7am 1st Foundation 15 km Race at Playa Centro (Posada beach) Free Registration
8pm Performance by Astrid Hadad at the Casa de Cultura

Sunday August 21 at the Casa de Cultura
8pm Festival of the Dances of the Caribbean in my Land with Trova Islena
Aug. 21: The Festival of the Caribbean in My Land, with troupes of Mexican folk dancers performing dances with Caribbean rhythms. e.

One of the performers for Isla Fest is Astrid Hadad, who sports some amazing costumes in her performances. Her Wikipedia page says" one since has stuffed all of Mexican political and cultural history into a dress and laced it up with a feminist attitude quite like Ms. Hadad. In a way, one could say that Hadad’s wild cabaret is a little like a Frida Kahlo painting come to life. Like Frida, she draws from the rich motherlode of images offered up by Mexican history and culture: Catholic saints, Aztec and Mayan iconography, revolutionary heroes, exuberant flowers and plants, campesino and indigenous folk art, the golden era of Mexican cinema and so on. Hadad has absorbed this inheritance of a uniquely Mexican and female surrealism and created her own surrealist cabaret that pulses with campy humor and irony."
Link to this video

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Tropical Tidbits

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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