Thursday, August 4, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, August 4

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

No new articles in the Isla Mujeres section of DQR.


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

Important notice for those registered in the 65+ program
Aviso importante para los inscritos al programa +65 

 At a recent meeting at municipal Women's Institute it was announced that staff from PAIMEF program (Federal Assistance Program for Women's Institutes) will be on the island to provide free psychological counseling and legal advice.
En días pasados en las oficinas de la Instancia Municipal de la Mujer, tuvo lugar una reunión de trabajo en la que se anunció que en breve la unidad itinerante del Programa de Apoyo a las Instancias de Mujeres en las Entidades Federativas (PAIMEF), estará en la ínsula para brindar de manera gratuita atención psicológica y asesoría jurídica.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Wind blew off several zinc sheets 
Se desprenden láminas de zinc por viento.. [+] Ver mas
     On Tuesday evening, when there were strong winds, several tin sheets blew off the perimeter fence of what was once a hotel along the eastern malecon. Residents want Civil Protection to intervene because they are concerned that strong winds could remove the other sheets, which could put people at risk in the esplanade of the Casa de Cultura.
    This occurred when there were winds recorded of 70 kph on Tuesday at 7pm, and the sheets of zinc blew loose, including the wood attached to them. They are located along the perimeter of the property where the Hotel Perla was once located, along the seawall and near Madero Avenue. A resident said, "The use of this type of material should be prohibited in this area, because there are strong winds during this season."
    The strong, sudden gusts of wind caused alarm in other parts of the island when objects were blown from roofs that had not been cleared away, while at this time of year it is known that objects and lumber can become projectiles. Civil Protection makes recommendations regularly at this time of year, advising residents to clear these things away, which are often left out by people after or during construction and expansion of their homes.
     The "flimsy" homes of Guadalupana held up to these gusts of wind. More strong winds could occur on Wednesday afternoon, when the arrival of Hurricane Earl is expected in the (nearby) area.

Trash problems downtown  
Centro histórico inundado de basura [+] Ver mas
   With thousands of tourists visiting the island daily, recently there has been trash left out awaiting collection for hours, or occasionally for two days. This has also occurred in the colonias and is attributed to the small size of the current trash collection vehicles.

Many small boats moved ashore
Descansaron botes y lancherosd.. [+] Ver mas
    There is an attitude about being prepared among boat owners in Isla Mujeres, after some learned hard lessons during Hurricanes Gilberto (1988) and Wilma (2005). Many small boats were placed ashore to prevent potential damage during the incoming storm.
      Hundreds of people whose livelihoods are associated with nautical activities were off work, and hoping that the effects of this storm would pass by, and that activities will return to normal on Friday. Although there were no strong winds along the northern coasts or in the Yucatan Channel, caution is preferable for safety reasons.

Caused concern among tourists needlessly  
Espantaron al turismo sin causa] Ver mas
   With the port closed for small boats on Wednesday due to the possible effects of Hurricane Earl, there was little tourism on the island, and fewer people were seen on the beaches and at recreational areas on the Bay. The SCT report at 4p recommended the continuation of these restrictions on Wednesday evening and night, and possible early on Thursday. Bands of clouds are located in the northwestern Caribbean Sea, associated with the storm in the southern region of Quintana Roo, which could cause squalls, with sudden increases in winds and waves, and heavy rains.
    The Federal Electrical Commission (CFE) has maintenance work scheduled for Thursday, which would cause the suspension of service from 8:30-12:30 along several blocks of Lizeta street in colonia La Gloria, according to a leaflet which was distributed on Monday.


Hurricane Earl hitting Belize last evening
And rolling across Belize toward Guatemala in the wee hours  

The weather was nice yesterday during the day & clouds rolled in around 4pm. The rainstorm last night wasn't unusual or intense. This morning it was overcast with the sun trying to shine thru, and this afternoon it is raining.

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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.
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

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
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

From the FB page of Cultura Isla Mujeres....
The Festival of the Caribbean in my land. With the participation by troupes of Mexican folk dancers and dances with Caribbean rhythms. The main objective is the promotion of art and culture through dance with Caribbean influence, focusing to the union and brotherhood of those groups that are performing, promoting and expanding, offering all participants a venue for social and cultural exchange.
El Festival del Caribe a mi Tierra. Con la participación de agrupaciones de danza folclórica mexicana y de bailes con ritmos del Caribe. Tiene como objetivo principal promover el arte y la cultura a través de la danza con influencia afrocaribeña, enfocándose a la unión y hermandad de aquellas agrupaciones que la ejecutan, promueven y difunden, ofreciendo a todos los participantes una plataforma de intercambio cultural y social.

 Miguel Inzunza  Link to this video

Nicho Hinojosa LINK to this video  

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

Sources for Storm Information:
Tropical Tidbits
Twitter (BobbiStorm)

. LINK to Public Advisory from NHC

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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