Saturday, August 27, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Saturday, August 27

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  Both issues of The Isla Mujeres Magazine are here
featuring  a variety of talented writers and photographers! 

  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Agreement signed with Technological University for Pueblo Magico program 

Acuerdan seguir con el programa Pueblo Mágico

Incorporan a Universidad Tecnológica

Cecilia SOLIS

ISLA MUJERES, 26 de agosto.-
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 See City section below...
About two tons of trash were generated during vacation season & transported to mainland   

Cerca de dos mil toneladas de basura

La que se generó durante el periodo vacacional

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 26 de agosto.-
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  The director of Public Services, Manuel Figueroa Cetina said that more than two thousand tonnes of trash were transported to the mainland during the summer vacation season. Now that the holidays have ended nearly a week ago, there are about 800 tonnes of trash at the Transfer Facility, which is considered a low amount, considering the large amount of trash that was generated during the holidays.
       The official explained that every day about 40 tonnes of trash are collected, during a regular season, and this increases to 60 tonnes or more daily during the holiday period. The trash is transported to a landfill in the Continental Zone of Isla Mujeres, which is shared with the municipality of Benito Juarez (Cancun).


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

Protect yourself from the sun and wear a cap or a hat.
#ProtégeteDelSol y usa una gorra o sombrero para el sol.

The City of Isla Mujeres and the soccer team "Tiburones" (Sharks) invite youngsters born in 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004 to join in the formation of teams for the 4th and 5th divisions of the National Youth League for the 2016-2017 season
El H. Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres y el equipo de fútbol "Tiburones" invitan a los nacidos en 2001, 2002, 2003 y 2004 a formar parte de los equipos de 4ta y 5ta división que participarán en la Liga Nacional Juvenil, temporada 2016-2017.

An agreement was signed for the next administration to continue the Pueblo Magico projects  
 On Friday morning, during the Fourth Meeting of the Isla Mujeres Pueblo Magico Committee there were three important events: the presentation of the Final Report of the Productive Chain of Developments (Articulación de las Cadenas Productivas), the signing of an agreement to continue these products by the next administration, and the coordination of the Committee's work with two universities; the University of Tecnológica de Cancún and the University of La Salle. 
        One of the requirements for the Pueblo Magico program is the presentation of a Final Report of the Annual Operating Program. During this presentation it was revealed that Isla Mujeres has been nominated for a major award during the the Pueblo Magicos Fair, which will be held in Queretaro.
    The incorporation of the two universities ensures that there are more participants in the work to access federal and state resources, and to gain additional distinctions for this destination.
    The meeting and presentation took place in the Town Hall meeting room, and many of those present included:  Gerardo Magaña Barragán,  empresario y presidente del Comité de PM; José Jesús Castillo Magaña, secretario general del Ayuntamiento; Baltasar Maldonado Tun, representante de CANIRAC; Adriana Martínez Galué, representante del Colegio de Arquitectos; Fidel Villanueva Madrid, síndico municipal y Leonel Povedano, presidente de la Asociación de Pequeños Hoteles. 
 Also: Aurora Negrete Ramos, coordinator of Continuing Education and Graduate la Salle University Cancún; Ricardo Sonda de la Rosa, director of Tourism of the University of the Caribbean; Marrufo Eddy Javier Villanueva, rector of the Technological University of Cancun and Pedro Méndez Aguirre, director of Institutional Assessment and Planning Development at the University La Salle.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Defending her son 
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      The mother of young Gabriel, Mararita Chi, spoke in defense of her son, who was chastised by a municipal official when he was peddling to fund his education, because his father, a Yucatecan farmer, lacks funds for those expenses. Sra. Chi's brother, Maurice, translated for her, since she is a Mayan woman who has difficulty communicating in Spanish. Her fear was obvious, but she agreed to  the interview after she realized its purpose was to publish the injustice to her son who was chastised by a public official who allegedly threatened him with imprisonment. He was vending on Rueda Medina by the Maritime Terminal at the time.
   She said that life is difficult in the rural countryside, for her family of nine, who come from Chemax, Yucatan, where sometimes there is a lot of rain and sometimes it is very dry, and then they cannot harvest the crops they planted.
    Gabriel Eduardo, 12, is the oldest child and the youngest is a girl of 18 months. Gabriel is about to start middle school on Monday, so Saturday would have been his last day to sell, before getting ready for school. They plan to return during the December holidays to continue their sales.
    They are staying with his uncle Mauricio, who is vendor with a tricycle, selling ice cream and slushies. He has a rental home in colonia Miraflores, and emigrated fromYucatan some time ago to seek better opportunities. He understands the difficulties his nephew has faced, because vendors have a difficult time, but he has continued to earn an income this way, providing support for his six children.
      Gabriel sells seasonal produce to the people of the island, such as nance fruits, chilis, huaya, and other products; trying to help his father, Alfredo Chi, with the expenses for the village school. He also helps his father in the fields. This is a typical way of life for rural people.
       His mother acknowledged that Gabriel has no permit to vend, but necessity requires that he go out and sell, while his mother stays in his uncle's house preparing items for sale. They had some regular customers, and since Wednesday when this controversy spread on social networks, there has been more interest in buying their products. A small gastronomic company in colonia Salina has agreed to be a place of sale.
      His brother Alejandro was at the interview, and it appears that he will follow in his brother's footsteps by necessity, because there are many daily expenses for school, food, and clothing. This family fights to survive, like many others who live in rural areas of Mexico.

Residents in La Gloria want two grates repaired
Fluyen aguas negras por calles de La Gloria [+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link
    Two grates for the storm drains have been broken by trucks in colonia la Gloria, and residents say they are a hazard and should be repaired. Residents say the drains seem to be clogged because they generate bad odors, and they want the City or Aguakan to fix this problem. The grates in poor condition are located on Macabi street and Paseo de las Aves. 

Recognition of "Healthy Homes"
Reconocen casas limpia[+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link
  The state Ministry of Health has begun a policy of giving awards to homes that are setting a good example by having clean yards and patios that are free of any mosquito breeding areas, and the first three awards were presented.
    Good weather is expected for Saturday, according to Friday's forecast.
    The Mayor-elect signed an agreement with the acting Mayor to continue the Pueblo Magico projects and programs.

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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.

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.

August 26 Friday 7pm on the Town Square 4th Lion Fish Gastronomic Contest

Sources for Storm Information:
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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