Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, August 30

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Residents upset about Ultramar freight charges  

Malestar por el cobro que aplica Ultramar

 En el transporte de carga

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 29 de agosto.-
Leer más..Photo & full article at this link.
   Last weekend the Ultramar ferry company formalized the collection of fees for the transport of cargo items between Gran Puerto and Isla Mujeres, in addition to the 25 kilos of cargo for each passenger that is included in the cost of each ticket. This charge began long ago, but it has been at their discretion. Now a sign has been posted that sets the rate for each item, ranging from a gallon of paint to refrigerators and mattresses, while there is no charge for some items. There have been complaints on social networks, in addition to ongoing allegations about mistreatment from some Ultramar staff, who are said to give priority to national and foreign tourists, over residents.


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

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.

Second state Week of the Manatee; Sept. 5-9
Segunda semana estatal del Manatí del 5 al 9 de septiembre.

The start of a new week in our beautiful Isla Mujeres
Empieza una nueva semana en nuestra hermosa #IslaMujeres


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Effects of Tropical Depression 9 
Depresión tropical 9 afectaría [+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link

   The port remained opened to all navigation and as of 5pm (Monday) the Harbor Master had said that the decision to authorize departures of whale shark tours the following day would be made three hours later. At that time there were no problems, however the SCT weather forecast at 4pm included advisories that small craft not sail in the Yucatan Channel due to effects of Tropical Storm #9, which was affecting western Cuba. It rained briefly on the island after 3pm, but it only lasted a few minutes. Although the skies were cloudy, the winds were not strong at 5:20pm.

Good idea to submerge sculptures 
Buena idea de hundir esculturasl.. [+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link
   The nautical community is pleased with the project recently announced by the administrators of the National Marine Park (Parque Marino Nacional Costa Occidental de Isla Mujeres, Punta Cancún y Punta Nizuc) to submerge sculptures in the area of El Meco, in order to reduce the number of tourists visiting El Farito daily. (El Meco is a coastal Mayan ruin along the road between P. Juarez and P. Sam.)
     There have been articles published in Por Esto regarding concerns about risks associated with the large numbers of tourists who are visiting El Farito, as well as the coral areas of Manchones, MUSA, the Cross in the Bay, and Sac Bajo, among others. Conscientious tour providers are asking that a capacity be adhered to for each area in order to avoid damaging the ecosystems and to prevent accidents to the tourists.
      In response, administrators for the Marine Reserve Management Plan are considering these issues, and have developed a plan to submerge new sculptures near El Meco, based on the success of MUSA, and backed by federal environmental authorities.
   The Director of the National Marine park, Jaime Gonzalez Cano, will soon participate in an international meeting to be held in Australia, where he will share technological expertise regarding artificial reefs and underwater sculptures. These successful programs will be exported to that country, as well as the US, South Africa, Colombia, Brazil, Dominican Republic, and others.
       He said over the past 20 years, several projects have been developed with very good results, and MUSA is a fine example of the development of a community based, subsidized, sustainable conservation project. Interest in adopting these measures has been expressed from various parts of the world among concerned environmentalists.

Death of pioneer of fishing cooperative  
Falleció pionero del cooperativismo[+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link
 Aug. 29  Sunday night, Buenaventura Delgado Díaz “Coleguita” died of natural causes at the age of 99, in his wooden home on Juarez Avenue, at the corner of Matamoras. Hundreds of members of local families offered condolences and shared memories in person and on social networks. He is remembered for is role in founding the first fishing cooperative in Quintana Roo in 1957, when he was the first president of "Caribe". He was given recognition for his role in founding the cooperative, as well as for being a descendant of the founders of this community, and he was personally given an award by Governor Borge.
    His wife, Rita Decasia Gomez Coral, passed away some years ago, and they had four children,  Thelma, Concepción, Buenaventura and Candelaria.  As of last year, they had 22 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren. On social media, his friends wrote of his career as a fishermen, his talkativeness, wonderful anecdotes, and tremendous energy. Although his health declined in his last year, he celebrated his 99th birthday on July 14th, cutting his cake and sharing it in his home with his descendants, under the watchful care of his daughter.
      While there are many stories to remember about his adventures in fishing, ranging from Isla Contoy to the Florida Keys; one memory that stands out is from May 10, 2003 when he and his son-in-law caught a rare variety of shark, a 'milk shark'.(“tiburón leche / tiburón peregrino") which weighed over a ton. He began working when he was very young, and retired nearly a decade ago, after dedicating his life to fishing for nearly eight decades.
    The funeral Mass was scheduled to being at 5:30 at the Immaculate Conception Church, followed by the burial at the downtown municipal cemetery, under the effects of Tropical Depression #9. Condolences to his entire extended family, descendants of the founders of Isla Mujeres.

Damaged drain grates not part of Aguakan network  
Se deslinda Aguakan de registros dañados] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link
    Complaints were recently published in Por Esto regarding two broken storm drain grates in colonia La Gloria, which has caused water to pool when it rains, which could be potential mosquito breeding grounds. The local manager of Aguacan explained that this is not part of the company's network. Therefore residents await a response from the City.
        Rain began to fall shortly after 3pm due to effects from Tropical Depression #9 which was over the western part of Cuba moving toward Florida, according to the NOAA forecast. The rain did not last very long, but was enough to cool down the afternoon temperature and  to cause puddles in the usual spots.

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

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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