Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, July 24

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Not using straws contributes to having a cleaner Isla Mujeres, improving the habitat of various species. On your next visit to Isla Mujeres, Pueblo Magico, don't forget to say "No straw for me, please!"

At CENDI's summer day camp 2018, children ages 4-9 can enjoy a holiday full of fun and learning. VIDEO    It says: A happy childhood includes many games and a lot of fun. The summer courses at CENDI 2018 are provided for the benefit of young islanders.

"Noches Magicas" resumed successfully at the conclusion of the 11th Whale Shark Festival
      The artistic and cultural program "Noches Magicas of Isla Mujeres" resumed as part of the conclusion of the 11th Whale Shark Festival on the Town Square, which was packed with visitors and islanders, who enjoyed the fine performances, which included Ballet Folclórico de Silao, Guanajuato, and the regional comedian "Mírame Lindo". 
        On behalf of the Mayor, Juan Carrillo Soberanis, the general director of the Institute of Culture and the Arts, Rubén Pérez Martín and the director of Tourism Promotion, Gustavo Rodriguez Orozco, organizer of the festival, offered their appreciation to the participants in this special performance.

This is a graphic about courses and workshops at the Municipal Women's Institute of ICATOR that have open registration until July 30th. 

Course in Pastry and Gelatin  

Course in Candles and Soaps
Course in Tailoring and Cutting 

Beauty Course (image won't download)

Computer Course 


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Young Isla Mujeres baseball player invited to an international tournament held in Miami, United States!  VIDEO 
    The tournament will be July 28 to August 4. He will represent Isla Mujeres and Mexico as part of a team based in Cancun that is made up of players from Cancun, Isla Mujeres, Cozumel, and the last town is drowned out by a golf cart passing. 
    The international tournament includes teams from Costa Rica, Colombia, United States, Venezuela, Dominican Republic and of course, Mexico. He says this is a great opportunity and he's excited. The reporter asks if this is his first international tournament, and he replies that it's not and his dad explains he represented Mexico in a tournament in  Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic two years ago.
July 23  Kerem Pinto Aguilar director of Zofemat confirms agreement that led to the withdrawal of the fence in Playa Norte by Privilege Aluxes  VIDEO   She says that on Friday, municipal inspectors placed closure signs on the fence  which had no construction permits from the municipality and today (yesterday) they talked with Privilege Aluxes who agreed to remove the fence. She explains that the national laws state that access cannot be limited in the Federal Zone.

VIDEO of fence being removed from beach by Privilege Aluxes 

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Avoiding heat stress during the "Dog Days" of summer 
The director of the Community Hospital, Miguel Angel García Albarrán offered advice about avoiding heat stress during this ~40 day period when temperatures are increased and heat is excessive, known as the 'canicula' (dog days). Symptoms that precede 'heat stroke' include irritability, intense thirst, and restlessness, and indications of dehydration include increased pulse, weakness, and changes in blood pressure. These symptoms require timely intervention by medical personnel. Preventative measures include staying hydrated and avoiding exposure to the sun during the heat of the day between 11am and 2pm, when possible. (Photo of tourists standing by the "Isla Mujeres" photo op sign with the anchor.)

The Navy assisted a sailboat (see yesterday's translations). photo.

Successful summer classes at CENDI   Photos & article.

VIDEO and photos of the fence being taken down by Privilege Aluxes, to prevent privatization of the beach.  

Photos of tourists with caption about the sunrise first touching Mexico in Isla Mujeres

Photo of brush and trash left at curbside in colonia La Gloria with a caption asking residents to take care of brush and garbage properly to avoid creating a bad image, and noting the trash has been there for two weeks.

There is a photo of a pelican floating in clear water, and the seabed below.

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From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Navy helped two people at sea  
Semar auxilia a dos personas en altamar.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
   See yesterday's translations  

Celebrating the arrival of the world's largest fish
Celebran el arribo del pez más grande del mundoVer masFull article at this link
  See yesterday's translation "The Whale Shark Festival was a success" in the Isla Mujeres al Dia section

Summer day camp begins for children 
Inicia curso de verano para niños[+] Ver masFull article at this link
   The classes are taking place at the CENDI facility for children aged 4-9 on Monday thru Friday from 9am to 1pm for two weeks until August 3rd, and include craft workshops, sports, and educational activities about care and protection of flora and fauna, which will include a visit to the Tortugranja. This is the second year the City has provided this program for the benefit of islander children so they can have fun and enjoy themselves while learning, in safe spaces under the supervision of trained personnel.

Fence removed from beach 
Desmontan la barde en Playa Centro [+] Ver masFull article at this link
     The fence that was erected by a hotel at Playa Centro was 100 feet long, and its removal was ordered on Monday. It invaded part of the 20 meters of the Federal Zone. It was ordered that no one should enclose the land reclaimed from the sea. The fence has been dismantled and may not be reconstructed, to respect free passage along the land reclaimed from the sea which was leased to the hotel "Privilege Aluxes".
    In other areas outside of this busy beach, there are many beaches that have fences blocking the 20 meters of Federal Zone, which can be seen in Sac Bajo and along the road to Garrafon. Por Esto says this is an issue needs to be addressed by the municipal department of Urban Development and the Environment, noting that residents say regulations should be applied to everyone.


This morning's sunrise over calm seas.

From Project RESCATE: Join us tonight, Tuesday, July 24 for our Bob Marley Tribute Fundraiser hosted by The Joint at their Punta Sur location. All funds raised will go towards the Project Rescate mission at the old Cristalmar hotel in Sac Bajo. Come and meet the artists and volunteers transforming an abandoned space into something truly extraordinary! Local Band Dread Velvet Inc. will kick things off at 6:00 PM followed by a 12 Pc Reggae band from Cancun known as La Grande
Tickets are just $100 Pesos at the door and there will be delicious food and drink available for purchase prepared by The Joint Reggae Bar & Grill! More info at LINK

Sometimes mañana doesn’t mean tomorrow in Mexico. Infrastructural repairs at Project RESCATE are taking a few more mañanas than we had hoped. To ensure all our patrons have the best possible time at our fundraiser we are relocating to The Joint in Punta Sur whose awesome facilities will provide the perfect stage to get together, and drink, dance and celebrate an awesome new cause!

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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, BBQ grills, outdoor shower, portable beach chairs & beach towels, washer & dryer, loungers. Breathtaking panoramic views from the rooftop terrace. Large sliding doors open to a patio & our backyard-beach, overlooking the Caribbean sea. Upstairs room also available. Downtown is  ~ a mile away; if you don't feel like walking,  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 neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. Within ten minutes walk are a variety of restaurants including Mango Cafe, Brisas, Manolitos, La Chatita, 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.

Full moon rising over the Caribbean 
July  1  10:14
July  2  10:53
July  3  11:31

July 27   7:32
July 28   8:14
July 29   8:54
July 30   9:32
July 31  10:09
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset  ~7:25
Sunrise ~6:05

July Events
Provided by MaraVilla Caribe & Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events
 It's whale shark tour season (thru mid September) and turtle nesting season (thru mid October).

Sunday, July 1 Election Day Polls open 7a-6p Alcohol will only be sold to foreigners with food purchase at businesses with a food license, until the 48 "Dry Law" expires at midnight. Mexico will electsa president for a single six-year term, and 628 members of the national congress, who for the first time in nearly a century can be reelected. Voters are also choosing nine governors, ~1600 mayors, and thousands of state and local lawmakers. 

Monday, July 2 Mexico vs Brazil 9a  World Cup  Islanders can watch at the large screen on Playa Centro provided by the Posada, or at a variety of bars.

Wednesday, July 4  US Independence Day, may be celebrated in some bars

Friday, July 6th at 8pm at the Convention Center. Renatta Dance Studio would like to invite you to our 6th annual end of school year show!
The theme is ‘Mexico Without Borders’ and the show includes more than 50 dancers and special performers. Join us for this wonderful dance and musical tribute to Mexico! Local island children from 4 years up to their teens will be performing, as well as professional dancers and special performers from the island and Cancun.
Tickets are $50 pesos for adults and $30 for children in advance. And $70 pesos and $50 pesos at the door.

 July 20 & 21 Friday & Saturday  Barracuda Fishing Tournament

July 20-22  Fri, Sat, Sun. 11th Annual Whale Shark Festival 
Friday, July 20
6:30p Inauguration of the Festival on the Town Square
7p  Presentation by Biologist Pamela Vasquez of Saving Our Sharks on the Town Square
8p  Performance by the Municipal  Folklorico Troupe of Palenque Chiapas Latin Dancers Dance Studio

Saturday, July 21
6p Artisans Exposition and tasting of regional dishes
7p Presentation by Biologist Karen Fuentes of results of monitoring Manta Rays in the Mexican Caribbean
8p Folklorico dance performance by the dance troupes Al Son del Corozon de Isla Mujeres and Mestizas de Agua Salada de Isla Mujeres

Sunday, July 22
4p Children's Basketball Lightning Tournament at the court on the Town Square
7p Conference by Biologist Rafael de la Parra about Whale Sharks
8p Folklorico dance performance by the dance troupe of Silao Guanajuato and comedian Miramelindo
  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")
 LINK to GOES East Band 16 GIF (animation)
LINK to a private weather station on Isla Mujeres     
LINK to Tropic Watch (in English)
LINK to NHC in US (in English)
LINK to Tropical Tidbits (in English)

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