Friday, April 21, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, April 21

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Authorities respond to heavy rains

Alertas ante fuertes lluvias

 Autoridades encabezadas por Edil

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 20 de abril.-
Leer más..Full article at this link.

See translation in the City section below...


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

Vigilant officials in face of rain  

Due to the trough that is over the Yucatán Peninsula, generating strong storms and rain in the three states of the region, municipal president, Juan Carrillo Soberanis, ordered the City authorities to be alert to any contingency and redouble their efforts to maintain the security of citizenry. The Departments of Public Services, Civil Protection, and the Fire Department were cleaning various streets and avenues of the island to avoid accidents associated with the persistent rain. 
   The Mayor asked all islanders to avoid leaving trash in the streets, so that it does not get washed away by the water and cause flooding. He also asked tourists and residents to refrain from going to the beaches.  He said, "At this time, all municipal agencies are working in a coordinated way to avoid any type of contingency, and even though there are no swimmers along the coast, our lifeguards are attentive to avoid accidents."
    Although the rains did not stop during the day, services were not interrupted, thanks to the prompt response by authorities, who are attentive and vigilant in the face of any event that could jeopardize the welfare of the citizenry.

The 14th Cosme Magana fishing tournament will be held May 19, 20, and 21. First prize is 350,000 pesos, second place wins a pick up truck, third gets 100,000 pesos, 4th gets 75,000 pesos,  5th gets 50,000 pesos, 6th gets 25,000 pesos, and 7th-10th get motorcycles. The Best Captain winner gets a motorcycle and there are surprise awards for 11th-20th. There are more than one million pesos in prizes. For more information call 998 877 0307.


Special editions of Noches Magicas on the Town Square nightly at 8pm
Thursday, April 20 Ballet Folklorico "Of My Land" Santa Cruz del Astillero Jalisco (Cancelled due to weather).
Friday, April 21 Choreography workshop DAE "Dance, Art & Expression. Pavlova Street Jazz
Saturday, April 22 Roy Gonzalez Academy of Dance Brandon Paredes and Aldahir Davila
Sunday, April 23 Mar & Arena Group (Sea & Sand) Academy of Dance and Adrenalina.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Authorities forecasting more rain…/

Rain paralyzes activities in Isla Mujeres…/


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Storm interrupts tourism activities  
Se paralizó la actividad turística[+] Ver masFull article at this link
   April 20   The beaches were half full before noon, and tourists stayed in their hotels in the afternoon when it was raining. Very few tourists arrived from Puerto Juarez and Punta Sam. Merchants, boaters, and rental agencies had a lack of business due to the weather.
     The lifeguards reported there was a "white balance" (no incidents) for the Easter holidays. They commented that the swimmers sometimes went beyond the buoy line into the boat navigation area, and that the buoys are closer to the shore in the area where the beach has increased by about 10 meters. It would be up to ZOFEMAT to determine if the buoys needed to be moved farther out to allow more room for the swimmers.

Port closed for small boats  
Cierran puerto a la navegación menor .. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
  Heavy rain caused the port to be closed for small boats, with winds of 20 to 30 kph, interrupting fishing and other nautical activities. According to the National Water Commission (Conagua) forecast, the rain could continue until Sunday, which would bring flooding to low areas, and the three bodies of the water that form the Salinas should  begin to raise and the bilge pumps may be used on Friday if the rain continues.
  Residents in the area of Salina Grande commented that the rain came in time to save the fish because the water had begun to turn yellow before last week's rain, which is a sign of lack of oxygen which has caused massive deaths of fish in the past.
  Civil Protection reports that the pumps are ready for use and they ask the cooperation of the residents to avoid litter or trash in the streets which clogs the storm drains and contributes to  flooding.  

Closure of unauthorized ATM's  
Clausuran cajeros automáticos . [+] Ver masFull article at this link
   The City has been closing down ATM's which were irregular because they had not been registered and approved. This caused some inconvenience for foreigners and tourists visiting for the Easter holidays. Fines were imposed and applications processed to make them legal. This review began a month ago, and all the machines should be legal  now. The placement of closure seals on their screens, which has been happening in recent weeks, should be over.  Regarding the effect of the closures during the busy holiday season, officials said there were still enough machines to meet the demand.
    There are many ATM's in the downtown area, and requests have been made to have more in the colonias in the center of the island.  Before there was one at Garrafon, tourists had to travel a long way to obtain dollars or pesos.

Roadside litter 
Vía pública un basurero .. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
    Residents want the City to schedule a clean up near the road "Alvaro Burgos" in colonia Amplificacion La Gloria-Meteorologico, and they said a sanction should be issued to the people responsible.  There is a vacant lot on the north side of the street which has recently been used as a dump, and neighbors have notified the City. 
     There have also been requests over the years that measures be taken to stop the erosion of the cliffs.


LINK to Viral video with over 93,000 views on SIPSE of woman swimming in flood waters of Hidalgo.   (While the waters of North Beach & Playa Norte meet international quality standards, the floodwaters do not....if you wade thru them, it's a good idea to use that spigot in your shower when you get back to your room.)

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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.


 April Events
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Saturday, April 1 at the Casa de la Cultura 5pm: Festokin with musical guests: Elefangs, Los Afectados, Ultra P, @Kiritz, Isla Sounds Mexico, Mindblowing Sound Corp, and spirulahelix. Creative talent includes muralists, graffiti artists, body painters & more.

Sunday, April 2 Noches Magicas 8p Town Square

Tuesday, April 4 Jazz Dance Classes 6p Casa de la Cultura

Thursday, April 6 Artist Fair 3:30-8:30 Casa de la Cultura Art, Food, Music, Beer
Isla Brewing Company says: Where can all your dreams come true? The Artist Fair at the Casa de Cultura has it all. Awesome Art, Delicious Food, Cold Beer, and Great Music. This week’s musical guest is Kiritz Reggae, 6 – 8, everything is IRIE
Thursday, April 6   6pm
     You are invited to an event about the workshops available at the Casa de la Cultura on Thursday at 6pm. Learn pinata making, hammock making, Yoga, dance & more!

Friday, April 7 Easter Vacation begins
On Good Friday, April 14, about 75 actors are expected to participate in the reenactment of the Passion and Death of Jesus Christ, which is part of the celebrations of the 500 years since Catholicism came to these lands. This will be the 25th anniversary of this celebration of the Passion of Christ in Isla Mujeres, and will include all the actors who have played Christ over those 25 years.
   Holy Week begins April 9th with Palm Sunday, with the blessing of the palms and more emphasis will be given to the entrance of Christ (played for the sixth time by Wenceslao Trejo Martinez) into Jerusalem, riding on a small burro, as it says in the Scriptures.
   A press conference was held about the event by parish priest Raul Sanchez, who explained that more than 30,000 pesos are being invested in the event, since it celebrates the 25 years of this event as well as 500 years since Isla Mujeres was encountered by Europeans, bringing Catholicism. They are getting new armor from Guadalajara for the Roman soldiers, and a renovation to the wardrobes of the main characters, so they will look more professional and realistic, as well as the costs of the burro.


Friday April 7 6:30-8:30p Cocktail reception for Batik Artist Sergio
 Amar Cocina Peruana Restaurant is on the back street Guerrero, just north of Abasolo & the Cultural Center, on the west side of the street. Sergio's impressive batik art can be seen, and purchased, at the Thursday Artist Fairs. He also does murals & sign painting. We love the mural he painted for us! His are will be featured and for sale at the restaurant all month.

Sunday, April 9  Palm Sunday
On Palm Sunday at 9:30am, a procession will reenact the triumphant entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem, by walking from Playa Centro to the Town Square, where a mass will be celebrated in front of an audience which is expected to be ~1000 Catholics.  Fifty people will participate as actors and 20 will be in charge of logistics.
   Another reenactment of the entrance of Christ into Jerusalem is scheduled for 7:30pm from the tourist center at Mundaca Hacienda to the Sacred Heart Church in La Gloria, where Mass will take place.

 Noches Magicas on the Town Square 8p

Sunset ~7:05p
Moon rise over the Caribbean
April 11  7:39 Full Moon
April 12   8:30  
April 13   9:20
April 14  10:10
April 15  10:59
  April 16  11:48   
 Painting by Pam Haase Link to website

Thursday, April 13 Artist Fair 3:30-8:30 Casa de la Cultura Art, Food, Music, Beer

Holy Thursday, April 13 Foot Washing Ceremony and reenactment of the Last Supper Town Square Immaculate Concepcion Church
  There will be two Last Suppers and Washing of the Feet reenactments, with the first at the downtown church Immaculate Conception at 8:30pm and the second is an hour later at the Sacred Heart Church

Good Friday, April 14 10:30am Sacred Heart Church (in la Gloria), Passion of Christ reenactment with the Stations of the Cross . On Friday,  reenactment of the ViaCrusis (passion play/stations of the cross) will start at 10:30 (at Sacred Heart) and join the other group at the Guadalupe Chapel (overlooking the Caribbean in Salina Chica) and they all will go together for traditional walk to downtown, which is four kilometers finishing on the Town Square at 3p with recreation of the crucifixion of Christ.   

Easter Sunday, April 16

Thursday, April 20 Artist Fair 3:30-8:30 Casa de la Cultura, Art, Food, Music, Beer  Cancelled due to weather.
Don’t get LOST! The Isla Mujeres Artist Fair is Thursday 3:30 – 8:30 at the Casa de Cultura.
Music starts at 6 and features the local Salsa band “Tokeson”.

Special editions of Noches Magicas on the Town Square nightly at 8pm
Thursday, April 20 Ballet Folklorico "Of My Land" Santa Cruz del Astillero Jalisco (Cancelled due to weather).
Friday, April 21 Choreography workshop DAE "Dance, Art & Expression. Pavlova Street Jazz
Saturday, April 22 Roy Gonzalez Academy of Dance Brandon Paredes and Aldahir Davila
Sunday, April 23 Mar & Arena Group (Sea & Sand) Academy of Dance and Adrenalina.

Saturday, April 22, Earth Day 

Sunday, April 30 Children's Day

Sunday, April 30 on the Town Square stage at 8p. A Celebration of the International Day of Dance

Monday, May 1 Labor Day

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