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Both issues of The Isla Mujeres Magazine are here,
featuring a variety of talented writers and photographers!
featuring a variety of talented writers and photographers!
From Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....
link to their Isla articles & photos
DIF response to allegations of psychological mistreatment of young peddler
Interviene el DIF de Isla Mujeres
En caso de menor maltratado por fiscal
ISLA MUJERES, 27 de agosto.-
ISLA MUJERES, 27 de agosto.-
The woman who identified the inspector on social networks was not found and did not file a complaint. Allegations were made online that this was an abuse of authority and an alleged physiological abuse of a child. If a complaint were filed, responsibility could be determined about these allegations, or if there were a flagrant situation.
In this situation, the DIF staff explained that they are limited to being in contact with the family, where the child could be placed under the guardianship of his uncle, who helps the family financially to afford school supplies. The DIF may be able to connect them with any available assistance or circumstances that could be useful, such as a scholarship or permit to work.
It is noted that the child studied at the primary school "Rafael Ramirez Casteneda" in the municipality of Chemax, Yucatan. The DIF staff member, José María Lorenzano explained that the Mayor is the boss of the City employee, who can determine what actions should be taken in response to the allegations.
From the Municipal Facebook site..... ( FB page link)
Here are the results from the 4th Lion Fish Gastronomic Competition which had good participation and an interested audience. There were two categories, whole fish and filets.
The winners in the whole fish category are: First Place, Donald Carreño Suarez; Second Place, Zama Beach Club; and Third Place, Javi's Restaurant Cantina.
In the filet category the winners are: First Place, Zama Beach Club; Second Place, Donald Carreño Suarez; and Third Place, Leyfti Ruiz Briceño.
Interesante y participativo resultó el IV Concurso Gastronómico con Base en Pez León realizado este fin de semana y que constó de dos categorías: de ejemplares enteros y filetes de la especie.
Los ganadores en la primera categoría fueron: primer lugar, Donald Carreño Suarez; segundo lugar, Beach Club Zama y tercer lugar, Rest. Javis Cantina.
Mientras que en la categoría de filete, el veredicto del jurado quedó de la siguiente manera: Beach Club Zama, primer lugar; Donald Carreño Suarez, segundo lugar y Leyfti Ruiz Briceño, tercer lugar.
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.
From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)
From por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos
Ready to festival of the patron saint of fishermen: Our Lady of Charity
Alistan fiesta de la Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre. [+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this list
The feast of Our Lady of Charity, patron saint of fishermen, will be held August 30 to September 8, when the Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre, will be taken to the fishermen's camp on Isla Contoy. On Sept. 7, Las Mañanitas will be sung, and there will be a Mass at 10pm. Then on September 8th at 10am, the boats will depart for Isla Contoy.
This will be the 17th annual procession to Isla Contoy, which is a distance of 500 kilometers. All five fishing cooperatives are invited to attend, and there are usually at least 500 Catholics who make the trip, in small or medium sized boats. The wooden icon was originally made in Cuba, commissioned as a gesture of brotherhood between our two island communities.
On Tuesday at 7pm, there will be a Mass at the chapel of Caridad del Cobre in colonia Miraflores, followed by a procession thru the main street of the colonia and to colonia Canotal. Hundreds of members of the families of the fishermen are expected to participate. At the end of the religious event, there will be a small festival with performances by the Ballet Folklórico Mestizas de Agua Salada and the youth dance troupe Añoranzas, in front of the chapel, where each day the cooperatives will have religious events.
Expecting effects of Tropical Wave 25 on Sunday
Afectará este domingo la onda tropical 25 [+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this list
According to the Saturday evening (4pm) weather report from the SCT, effects from Tropical Wave #25 were expected to have effects on the coastal and maritime areas of Quintana Roo and the Yucatan Channel on Saturday night and early Sunday. It could cause gusting winds from the northeast at 20-30 kilometers per hour with waves up to 1.5 meters. This is an unusual type of wind during the summer, and is in the opposite direction of the ocean current crossing the waters of Quintana Roo, on the main route to Florida.
The effects of the shift to the west of the tropical wave located in the western Caribbean sea could bring and increased chance of cloudiness with light to moderate showers, associated with electrical activity, reduced visibility, and possible squalls to the coastal & maritime areas of Quintana Roo, mainly in the northern region. Warm temperatures are expected for the rest of Sunday, and boats are advised to be cautious off the Q Roo coastal areas and in the Yucatan Channel.
On Saturday at 4pm, Tropical wave 25 was located in the western Caribbean Sea, between the latitudes of 21/11 degrees North and between the longitudes of 083/084 degrees West, moving west at a speed of 19-28kph.
On Saturday, touristic activities took place at sea and on land, with many people on the beaches, many taking tours to the whale shark area, and 200 visitors going to Isla Contoy, which is the maximum allowed. More than 70 percent of the fleet of golf carts of 550 vehicles were rented by visitors touring the island.
It is partly cloudy with very calm seas at 8:30am.
All-Star baseball game in Puerto Morelos today
Hoy Juego de Estrella en Liga Regional de Beisbol en el parque de pelota de Puerto Morelos [+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this list
The Isla Mujeres baseball teams "Pescadores" and "Cockteros" are the champions and runners up in the Tech Baseball League (Liga Tecnológica de Beisbol). Their best players will participate in the All Star game scheduled for Sunday, at noon, in the baseball park in Puerto Morelos, which was confirmed by Jorge Fernando de la O. There are fourteen teams in the league, from the municipalities of Benito Juarez, Isla Mujeres, Cozumel, Playa del Carmen, and Puerto Morales.
|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. 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.
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. http://earthsky.org/astronom…/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
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
Sources for Storm Information:
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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