Monday, March 6, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Monday, March 6

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Nearly a year since the disappearance of the fishermen of the Anastacia  

Ya casi cumple un año el naufragio

Recuerdan a pescadores desaparecidos de la Anastacia

ISLA MUJERES, 5 de marzo.-
Leer más..Full article at this link. 

  It is remembered that the five fishermen of the Anastacia left Isla Mujeres on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 to capture fish and shark, but to this date, nothing is known about them. Intense search actions lasted for several weeks, a year ago, which included the islanders, the international community, and state and local (and national) authorities, with no results. Preparations and plans are being made to remember them, and to generate resources for their families,who still live on the island. These could last a week or more, around March 29th, and so far the plans include a couple of Catholic Masses in their honor. 

Keeping promises

Recognizing the leadership of Juan Carrillo  

Cumple promesas

Reconocen isleños liderazgo de Juan Carrillo

ISLA MUJERES, 5 de marzo.-
Leer más..Full article at this link.
  See City section below...


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

     The Mayor, Juan Carrillo Soberanis, is keeping his commitments to improve the public areas and parks, and to keep them clean, so that families have safe areas to gather and enjoy healthy recreation and sports. He is working together with the state and federal governments to develop and improve services and public works in the municipality. He invites the participation of the community, so that the municipality will continue to grow and become even more prosperous, where everyone has a promising future.
   The  remodeling of the park "Hormiguitas Obreras" was completed, which is used by housewives for zumba, in response to requests, and included the construction of bathrooms. It is used by dozens of families with children who otherwise lack a suitable space for recreation.

National Day of the Family is meant to convey the values that are representative of the more important core of our society, the family. Celebrate this day with those you love!
El Día de la Familia es un esfuerzo por tratar de transmitir los valores representativos del núcleo más importante de nuestra sociedad: la familia. ¡Celebra este día con quienes amas!


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

"Billion standing against violence to women and girls" event took place  
Se suman al "Billón de pie contra la violencia a las mujeres y las niñas" -…/


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Boat motor stolen     
Siguen los robos a embarcaciones. [+] Ver masFull article at this link

 The motor was stolen from the boat of Hermenegildo Azcorra y Ruiz, aka "Pinky" when it was moored near the Whale Shark monument. He said the theft must have occurred in the early hours of Saturday, because his son noticed the boat was gone when he went downtown that day at 7:30am. His son did not think anything was wrong, but just that the captain had moved it. He said, "When we confirmed that the boat was missing, we returned to take a good look around and realized that it was hidden in the mangroves, but now it had no motor. There is light where it was, so they untied it and moved it into the dark, in order to remove the engine in peace."
   He said the thieves have broken him with this action, since this motor cost him 80,000 pesos some years ago, but now would cost more than 120,000 to replace, and he wonders where he could get that amount. He said, "There have been several robberies in this area, with the most recent occurring just a few months ago, but the authorities have done nothing. Fortunately the area is better lit than before, when the street lights almost never worked in that section. However, we don't see the police doing foot patrols, they just drive past, using up gasoline."
   In response to a question, he explained that on that same Saturday morning, after discovering that the engine was gone, he went to the Ministerio Publico (Public Prosecutor) and filed a complaint, who is fortunately has staff available on weekends.

Hotels doing well  
Hoteles en su mejor momentoe.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
  Overall hotel occupancy is at 90 percent, and could be higher if it included tourists staying in apartments and private homes. It is expected to be even higher during Easter vacation.
      Tourists were observed on the streets, renting carts, at the restaurants, shopping in stores, and enjoying the beaches and water. The beaches were less crowded than many Sundays, and as the day advanced, the clouds blocked the sun, and there were stronger winds.
      The port was closed for small boats, except activities were allowed to el Farito and the lagoon areas. There were several catamarans over 40 feet in length visiting from the Cancun Hotel Zone. Golf cart rental agencies reported they rented out practically 100 percent of their units.

Restrictions continue for small boats 
Permanece restringida la navegación .. [+] Ver masFull article at this link

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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. 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
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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   Art, Food, Craft Beer, Music, Fun

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

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

Friday, March 17  St. Patrick's Day

Saturday, March 18 Oil Expropriation Day

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

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.

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