Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday September 13

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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

Isla covered in mist at daybreak: Causing excitement among tourists and locals  

La Isla amanece cubierta de bruma

Fenómeno desata expectación entre turistas y locales

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 12 de septiembre.-
Leer más..Photo & full article at this link (which isn't working this morning).


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

There is another short video about the accomplishments of this administration, featuring the inauguration of the Rehabilitation Center, to serve residents with disabilities and offer them professional therapies.  LINK  

There is a brief video about this administration signing agreements with Universities, for the benefit of all the students. LINK 

Flavors of Isla Mujeres Artist Fair September 15 at the Casa de Cultura, starting at 4pm 
El sabor de #IslaMujeres Feria del Arte 2016
Este 15 de septiembre desde las 4pm en casa de la cultura

Campaign for the protection of crabs... let them pass and don't run them over!
Campaña de protección al cangrejo.¡Déjalos pasar, no los aplastes!
 #IslaMujeres #PuebloMágico #Cangrejo

There is a schedule for the patriotic festivities...see Events section below 


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Rain caused flooding at Hidalgo and Abasolso  Photo at this link 
There's a video on the TVIM FB page (link to page).
Lluvia vuelve a inundar la avenida Hidalgo con Abasolo en Isla Mujeres! https://t.co/AYhYzi1RsS

Drone photo & video of Isla Mujeres among the clouds at dawn yesterday, a phenomenon rarely viewed from the air (and fog isn't common on the isle)
Link to Twitter Photo

LINK TO YouTube VIDEO (This is very nice, by Carlos Gasca)  


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Misty dawn  
Brumoso amanecerVer masPhoto & full article at this link

     Isla Mujueres was foggy at dawn on Monday, which is a rare phenomenon in summer and more common in fall and winter, according to fishermen and others who are active early in the day. The haze was nearly 50 meters high and it dissipated shortly after 6am when dawn came, but there were images on the internet. (See TVIM section above). There were no accidents reported in the Bay, nor on the streets, where there is little traffic at that hour, because the workers and students had not left their homes yet.
        It had cleared by 8am when the fleet of tour boats departed for the whale shark area. The sun shone on Monday morning, after a night of rain. It clouded over in the afternoon with a threat of rain, but there were only a few sprinkles ("chipichipi") and some dark clouds.
    Meanwhile, tropical wave 28 will continue its effects this (Monday) evening, without affecting tourism on Tuesday, according to the forecast of the SCT. This system was still at the coast of Quintana Roo Monday afternoon interacting with moist air from the Caribbean sea which was expected to result in partly cloudy skies with potential for light to moderate rain, some thunderstorms, reduced visibility, possible squalls and warm to hot temperatures.

Sports fields affected by rain   
Campos deportivos afectados por la lluvia+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link
   The heavy rains that fell in the predawn hours of the morning on Monday caused flooding in the low areas of the colonias and downtown, but by noon there was no trace of the problem. The sports fields were flooded at dawn, but the levels had gone down by 11am. This did not affect any of the teams, because they had played their games on Sunday.
     The heavy rain began before midnight, interrupting satellite TV signals for a few minutes. The rain lasted until dawn, and there was a thick haze over the island at daybreak. The rain did not cause any problems with the levels of the three salina lakes, and Civil Protection did not need to activate the pumps. 
      Families living in areas crossed by drainage channels also reported no problems, but said their yards sometimes flood during rainy season, which also occurs to those living in the low areas by Salina Grande lake. Residents in that area who are affected, such as Eulogio Perez and Carlos Cabrera, say they want the salina lakes reconnected to the sea.

Still unclear 
Aún sin esclarecerse. [+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link
   It has been one year since the dismissal of the director of the high school Colegio Bachilleres, Javier Solis Martinez, and questions remain about allegations of diversion of contributions from parents and from educational grants. He served as director from 2012 to 2015.
       The former treasurer of the previous Board, Patricia Yam Bacelis, said the issue has not been completed and that next board should follow up on the issue. Marcos Velazquez, a parent, said, "We are awaiting the return of (allegedly) misappropriated resources. We will seek help from the new Governor, when the state government changes."

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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.

September events

Sunset ~6:45p
Moon rise over the Caribbean
Sept. 16     6:58p
Sept. 17     7:45p
Sept. 18      8:32p
Sept. 19      9:21p
Sept. 20     10:12p
Sept. 21     11:05p

Every Tuesday & Thursday at 10am: Sergio's Batik class. ~3 hours long. 400p includes materials. Casa de Cultura

Aug. 30-Sept. 8  Our Lady of Charity Celebration: Patron Saint of Fishermen. 
               Evening activities at the chapel of Caridad del Cobre in colonia Miraflores. 
               Wed., Sept. 7-Mass at 10p, then Las Mananitas (usually at midnight). 
               Thur.  Sept 8  Saint's Day of Our Lady of Charity
               Sat., Sept. 10-Boat procession to Isla Contoy departs at ~8am, This 17th annual procession will include hundreds of Catholics who will travel  30km, transporting the wooden icon to the chapel at the fishermen's camp.  A Mass will be held, and the people will return to Isla Mujeres afterwards, probably shortly after noon. The Virgin de la Caridad del Cobre is the patron saint of seamen and this icon from Cuba will remain in Isla Contoy throughout the lobster season, returning to Isla Mujeres in early March.

Sept. 1 Thursday  Artist Fair scheduled at Casa de Cultura 4-9


Friday, Sept. 2 at 7:30pm the "Movies in your colonia" program presents "Bichos" (A Bug's Life) at the Bicentario Plaza in La Gloria. Free.

Sept. 5-9 Second state Week of the Manatee

Sunday, Sept. 11 International Coastal Cleanup in Isla Mujeres

Schedule of Patriotic Festivities
Sept. 12 at 7:30p Town Square   Lighting of the lights
Sept. 13 at 9am  Benito Juarez Middle School  Ceremony commemorating the 169th anniversary of the Battle of Chapultepec in 1847    Dia de los Ninos Heroes of Chapultepec
Sept. 14 at 9am  Colegio Bachilleres High School  Ceremony commemorating the 192nd anniversary of the Annexation of Chiapas in 1824
Sept. 15 at 9:30pm  Town Square  Band & Dancing * Coronation of Queens of the Patriotic Festivities * Proclamation of Independence-Grito  (See poster below)
Sept. 16 at 8am Naval base Civic parade for the anniversary of the Independence of Mexico
Sept. 30  at 8am  Julio Sauri Espinoza school commemoration of the 251st anniversary of the birth of Jose Maria Morelos

Thursday, Sept.15  Artist Fair scheduled 4-9p  Casa de Cultura

Thursday, Sept. 15   Grito of Dolores Celebration
 Town Square.
9:30 Folklorico Dancers Performing
10p Coronation of the Festival Queens
11p Celebration of the Proclamation of the Grito of Independence
11:30 Super Crack band

Friday, Sept. 16   Independence Day

Thursday Sept. 22  Equinox

The 9th annual Diabetes Clinic will be November 3rd in La Gloria. We are a team of nurses, social workers, EMT's and paramedics with a doctor for consultation of patients who need to be seen immediately. Please consider donating $50 which would buy 200 test strips, enough for one patient for a year. We also need donations of reading glasses, particularly the higher numbers. Many diabetics have vision problems too. We have a drop off location at Marina Paraiso Hotel or will pick up wherever you are! Muchisimas gracias for your generosity ~ Contact  Karen Rosenberg Here or email me at westofcuba@gmail.com

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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