Saturday, January 6, 2018

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Saturday, Jan. 6

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Occupancy reached 100% during the holidays LINK  

We provide attention to all areas of the municipality, keeping the beaches, parks, mangroves and streets free of garbage and litter with the permanent cleaning brigades. 
  To keep the municipality clean, work is done in an ongoing, permanent manner including collecting trash, sweeping the streets, and pruning and cleaning of green areas.
  It is noted that the usual amount of garbage collected daily is around 40 tons, which has increased to 60 tons lately due to the influx of tourists.

To efficiently attend to the garbage collection in the municipality, we redouble our efforts so that we keep Isla Mujeres clean and free of garbage.During the vacation season in Isla Mujeres, we are collecting an average of 60 tonnes of trash daily.

We continue doing cleaning chores in Isla Mujeres so that tourists, as well as families, enjoy the beauty of this Pueblo Magico.  During this vacation season, we have increased our work of efficiently collecting trash in the whole municipality.

We are working on permanent garbage collection and cleaning brigades so that we can all enjoy a clean and beautiful destination.
Keeping our municipality clean is everybody's job! LINK   VIDEO  


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

José Magaña Galué took office as Director of the Taxi Union LINK   

The price of propane increased one pesos per kilo on Jan. 2nd. LINK  
   The prices went from 21.26 pesos/kilo to 22.25, which increased the prices of a 10 kilo cylinder from 212.6 to 222.5. The price of a 20 kg tank went from 425 to 445.2 and a 30 kg cylinder increased from 637.8 to 667.5 pesos. Employees with the Zeta Gas company said that other increases are expected in upcoming days.


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Fishermen in a difficult situation  
Pescadores en situación crítica. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
 Jan 5    The fishermen have been unable to go out since before Christmas, mostly, due to the weather, which has put them in a difficult situation, due to lack of money. This morning the port was opened for three hours for small boats, but was closed again at 11:25 due to increasing winds.
    The dozen or so fishermen who were staying at the Isla Contoy fishing camp took advantage of the good weather, and arrived with good catches of lobster, which they'd caught in nets. They will rest for a few days before they plan to return to Contoy.  It is noted that the season is over on March 1st.

Open public voting for the king & queen of Carnaval  
Pública elección a reyes del carnaval.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
       Víctor Rosado, president of the Organizing Committee of the 2018 Carnaval, announced that there will be open voting by the general public to decide the King and Queen of Carnaval. More details will be announced.

"Noches Magicas" is here to stay  
“Noches Mágicas” llegó para quedarse.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
   The municipal director of the Isla Mujeres Institute of Culture and Art said the Sunday evening "Noches Magicas" performances, which have been held on the island the past four years, will continue in 2018. A special performance took place on Wednesday by the Jalisco Folkloric Troupe, who were accompanied by the mariachis "Los PItayeros", which was part of a national tour, in celebration of their 20th anniversary.

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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. Within ten minutes walk are the restaurants Mango Cafe, 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.


January Events
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Wed. Jan. 3 Special performance by Folklorico dancers Fuego Nuevo (New Fire) with live music by Mariachis on the Town Square at 8p

Thurs. Jan. 4 Artist Fair at the Casa de la Cultura 3-8p. On the back street Guerrero at the cross street Abasolo.

Full moon rising over the Caribbean 
                                                                    Sunset ~6p
Jan 1  6:10
Jan. 2  7:15
Jan. 3   8:20
Jan. 4    9:24
Jan. 5  10:25
Jan. 6  11:22

Saturday, Jan. 6 Día de Reyes/ King's Day   This day commemorates when the three kings or Magi visited Jesus & is the culmination of the twelve days of Christmas. Traditionally this is the day when Mexican children receive gifts (which are brought by the three kings as opposed to Santa). It is customary to eat Rosca de reyes, a sweet bread that represents King Herod's crown with figurines of baby Jesus hidden inside. Whoever finds the token in their piece is obligated to host a party on Candlemas Day (Dia de la Candelaria), Feb. 2, which usually includes tamales.

 Festival for King's Day (Jan. 6) at the el Pescador baseball field in front of Chedruai on Saturday starting at 5p. More than 6000 people are expected to attend to enjoy the entertainment, surprises, and presents.
  There's also a toy giveaway at Ruben's restaurant on Guerrero, but as of 8am on Jan. 5, they're unsure what time....probably ~11am. 

 Jan. 6 is Día de la Enfermera. This special day was established in 1931, when Dr. Jose Villagrana said nurses were like a "regalo de reyes"...a gift from the Magi.  (International Nurse's Day is celebrated on May 12th, the birthday of Florence Nightingale).

Sun. Jan. 7 Noches Magicas entertainment on the Town Square at 8p. 

Jan 7-17 Art Festival & Exhibition “Festival de Arte Mutuo” / "Mutual Art Festival". 17 artists creating six murals at various locations around the isle, children's workshops, and an exhibition at the Casa de la Cultura with art on sale.

Thurs. Jan. 11  Artist Fair at the Casa de la Cultura 3-8p. On the back street Guerrero at the cross street Abasolo.

 Sun. Jan. 14 Noches Magicas entertainment on the Town Square at 8p

Thurs. Jan. 18  Artist Fair at the Casa de la Cultura 3-8p. On the back street Guerrero at the cross street Abasolo.

Sun. Jan. 21   Noches Magicas entertainment on the Town Square at 8p

Thurs. Jan. 25 Artist Fair at the Casa de la Cultura 3-8p. On the back street Guerrero at the cross street Abasolo.

Sun. Jan. 28   Noches Magicas entertainment on the Town Square at 8p
  Sources for Weather Information:
LINK to Civil Protection Q Roo weather bulletin  (Spanish)
LINK to Mexico National Weather Service (Spanish)
 LINK to satellite images for the Mexico National Weather Service (Yucatan peninsula is under Satellite GOES Este, I recommend "Animacion" (it used to be in my blog margin, until Blogger became incompatible with it).
LINK to a private weather station on Isla Mujeres   

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