Friday, March 17, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, March 17

This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte.  HERE is a timelapse version, that you can set to slow or fast (fps-frames per second). It takes a few seconds to load.
Follow Isla Mujeres News & Events on Facebook for highlights of news & events, and more photos & videos
  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

Mayor Juan Carrillo keeps his commitment to improving public lighting    

Cumple Juan Carrillo

Con mejoramiento de alumbrado público

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 16 de marzo.-
Leer más..Full article at this link.
  Mayor Juan Carrillo Soberanis is keeping his commitment to improve the public lighting by completing the third stage of the repair of street lights along a stretch of three kilometers from the Guadalupe Chapel to the Trash Transfer facility, for the benefit of more than 10,000 residents. This includes those who live in the colonias of Meteorológica, La Gloria, Ampificacion La Gloria, La Guadalupana and at the Fovissste apartments."
  He said with well lit streets, the island families will feel safer to go out walking at night, and he promised that all the members of his administration will continue working to fulfill all the commitments they made, for the benefit of the citizens of Isla Mujeres and their families.

Achievements of Red Cross: A new ambulance and creating a training school  

Ambulancia nueva y subdelegación

Logros de Patronato de la Cruz Roja

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 16 de marzo.-
Leer más..Full article at this link.
  The most important achievements of this past year for the Red Cross of Isla Mujeres had been the establishment of a training school, improving administration, a new ambulance, and creation of a subdelegation in the Continental Zone, according to the president of that organization, Jorge Cardenas Bazan. He said the number of workers supported by the City has increased and that the Mayor will be delivering a new ambulance in upcoming days. It is noted that an ambulance costs between 800,000 and 1 million pesos.


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

Fire at old landfill in the Continental Zone

      The fire at old landfill at Ranch Viejo was completely suppressed at 2:30pm on Friday, thanks to coordinated work between the firefighters, Civil Protection, the  municipal police, and personnel with the Navy, who were personally supervised by the municipal president, Juan Carrillo Soberanis.
      The Mayor said he appreciated the assistance from the municipality of Benito Juarez, from their Fire Department and Civil Protection personnel, and the Navy of Mexico, who worked at controlling the fire until it was suffocated. They began working at 8:30 am when the accident became known, immediately implementing emergency protocols to put out the fire which spread over 2000 meters. Aguakand and the Sindicato de Pipero had four pipas (lit. pipes...hoses?) to supply the personnel in charge of extinguishing the fire, which was finally put out at 2:30pm.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Drunken 19yo ends up in jail after entering wrong house to go to sleep.…/

Fire under control at former landfill on mainland…/

Today at 2p at the El Pescador baseball field (in front of Chedraui) the Quintana Roo Tigres will play an exhibition game against the Campeche Piratas. 40 pesos.…/


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Preseason baseball game Friday   
Garras contra dagas y espadas. [+] Ver masFull article at this link

       At 2p at the El Pescador baseball field (in front of Chedraui) the Quintana Roo Tigres will play against the Campeche Piratas. The season for the Mexican Baseball League (LMB) will begin on March 31. It will consist of 111 games and ends on August 9, when post season begins. The first day of the season will feature eight games: : Quintana Roo in Yucatan, Tabasco in Campeche, Veracruz in Oaxaca, León in Puebla, Saltillo in Monterrey, Durando in Aguascalientes, Unión Laguna in Tijuana and Monclova in Mexico. The largest forum for these games is the home stadium of the Sultans of Monterrey, which has 27,000 seats. Cancun has 9000 and the smallest is the Bravos of Leon with 3000 seats.
     The entry fee for today's game is 40 pesos.

Fire at the former landfill on the mainland  
Incendio en el ex relleno sanitario continental [+] Ver masFull article at this link

See translation in the City section....

Concerns of Punta Sur residents   
Temen nuevo incendio de basura] Ver masFull article at this link
   Two years ago there was a fire at the Trash Transfer facility at the southern part of Isla Mujeres, and the residents complained about inhaling smoke for several days or a week, when the large amount of organic material at the southern part of the facility was burning, as well as tires, old lumber, and other trash. They want to City to remove this material from the Trash Transfer facility to prevent risks that this could happen again.
   The reporter visited the facility and noted that the brush near the facility is very dry and there is an abundant amount of broken glass which could start a fire from the effects of the rays of the sun. There is a large amount of flammable debris which could burn quickly, especially if the winds off the sea are strong.
   This administration inherited an accumulation of more than 2000 tons when taking office in September, and now there are about 200 tons at the facility.

Dangerous hang out of delinquents
Peligroso refugio de malvivientes [+] Ver masFull article at this link

  There have been incidents at the northwestern area of the Blue Dome recently, where a group of young people hang out ("vulgar tumbadero de jovenes"). According to residents posting on social media, a women nearly came to the point of becoming a rape victim at the Plaza Habitat, in colonia La Gloria, when she crossed thru that area. The walking path around Salina Grande has become dangerous, and the perimeter circuit (eastern coastal walkway) after dark and when there are few people.
   In another incident, a young man who was apparently confused entered the home of journalist Carlos Gasca in colonia Caribe, who called the authorities. (The TVIM article explains that the 19 year old laid down on the floor to sleep in an unoccupied bedroom, but the police were already on their way and took him to jail, where he later explained that his cousin lives in that neighborhood and he was supposed to spend the night there, but he got very drunk and didn't recall how he ended up in the wrong house & then in jail. )

  This blog is brought to you by....
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. Within ten minutes walk are the restaurants Mango Cafe, Bahama Mama, Brisas, Manolitos,  Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, and the large department store-grocery Chedraui. Visit marinas, bars, & beach clubs that are minutes away by bike or on foot. Attend 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. It takes 20-30  minutes to walk downtown.


 March Events
Provided by MaraVilla Caribe & Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events

Wednesday March 1  Ash Wednesday, beginning of Lent

Thursday, March 2  Artist Fair Casa de Cultura   Art, Food, Craft Beer, Music, Fun

Be proud to be an islander. Don't miss it!
500 years since discovery 1517-2017
Start of the Commemoration

Friday March 3
Official Ceremony to commemorate 500 years since the discovery of Isla Mujeres
9am at the eastern Malecon by the Paso de la Triguena (east of the Town Square by the bathrooms)

Carnaval Dance Troupe from Holbox "Las Dormadoras" dancing in the streets of Isla Mujeres.

Saturday March 4
Cultural Artistic Festival with the Ballet Folklorico of the State of Quintana Roo
"The Setting is Quintana Roo"
"Trova Islena"
Accompanied by the musical group "Mar y Arena" (Sea & Sand)
8pm Town Square

Monday, March 6  Town Square 5:30 The City of Isla Mujeres invites the island community to participate in a Zumba demonstration class as part of the International Day of Women.

Wednesday, March 8  International Women's Day

Thursday, March 9  Artist Fair Casa de Cultura  4-9, Art, Food, Craft Beer, Music, Fun

Saturday, March 11  International DJ Day with guest DJ's outside the Casa del la Cultura 1p-10p

Sunset ~6:50p
Moon rise over the Caribbean
March 12  7:12 Full Moon
March 13  8:05
March 14  8:56
March 15  9:47
 March 16  10:37
   March 17  11:26  
 Painting by Pam Haase Link to website

Celebrations for St. Jose start Thursday, March 16 and conclude Monday, March 20 with a Mass at 7pm that is preceded by a kerme in front of the Immaculate Conception church on the Town Square. Novenas are at 7p nightly with locations TBA. Link  

Thursday, March 16  Artist Fair Casa de Cultura   Art, Food, Craft Beer, Music, Fun

Friday, March 17  St. Patrick's Day World Maritime Day

Saturday, March 18 Oil Expropriation Day

Sunday March 19  8pm on the Town Square for Noches Magicas there will be a belly dancing show by dancers from the US & Argentina and a Carnaval performance by the always impressive troupes of the Renatta Dance Studio.

Monday March 20  Equinox & Day off for Benito Juarez's birthday

Tuesday, March 21 Benito Juarez's birthday

Thursday, March 23   Artist Fair Casa de Cultura   Art, Food, Craft Beer, Music, Fun

Saturday, March 25 Yoga on beach in front of the Posada Hotel. 150 pesos Registration 4p

Thursday, March 30   Artist Fair Casa de Cultura   Art, Food, Craft Beer, Music, Fun

The Artist's Fairs are scheduled weekly on Thursdays at the Casa de Cultura, 4-9 thru April 20.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.