Monday, August 27, 2018

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Monday, August 27

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Circuito Maya race took place in Isla Mujeres, Pueblo Magico (Photos and article)

In the second game of the baseball season, the Cocteleros beat the Pescadores with a score of 6-1 at the Pescador field. (Photos & article).

Mayor Juan Carrillo Soberanis received a national award for innovative governmental projects in Isla Mujeres from the National Federation of Municipalities of Mexico (FENAMM). This award recognizes his administration, which was characterized by its innovative initiatives in the face of the current challenges for the municipalities and for its implementation of strategies that are successful in Isla Mujeres.
   The award ceremony took place in Mexico City, and the Mayor said his administration is committed to providing a better quality of life to its citizens, so in just two years, a transformation of the Continental Zone was achieved.  
     Every year Fenamm recognizes the member municipalities in 10 different categories, which are water culture, resilient cities, transparency, sustainability, fairness, health, safety, sound finances, smart cities and urban planning.
    The Mayor received this award for accomplishments in the Continental Zone, on the mainland part of the municipality, where streets have been registered and paved, properties have been deeded, and tap water has been made available.

Noti Isla Mujeres   

There was a one-vehicle accident near the Mundaca Hacienda, caused by a mechanical failure with a golf cart rented from the agency "Fiesta", when there was no control over the steering ("no control of the wheels"). The Red Cross was attending to the Mexican Tourists involved, who appeared to have no serious injuries & wouldn't need transport to the hospital. Article and Video

Juan Carrillo Soberanis received the National Award for recognition of government work Article & photos  

Two old photos of Isla Mujeres

VIDEO...The Circuito Maya Race in Isla Mujeres, Pueblo Magico of Four Elements (Isla's race is "Air")

IM Noticias   


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Por Esto still has news from the 25th in the Isla Mujeres section, which was translated yesterday.


Adios, Frida & Diego!! Today the Bank of Mexico is officially introducing the new 500 peso bills. They will be more durable, since they're made of a plastic polymer, and they will have more security elements and tactile areas. The 500 peso bill is the most widely circulated, as well as the most popular with counterfeiters.
The new bills have an image of Benito Juárez on the front, with blue as the predominant color, and a representation of his triumphal entry into Mexico City on July 15, 1867, symbolizing the restoration of the Republic. On the back is a group of whales, reflecting Mexico's ecosystem of coasts, seas and islands.
The current 500 peso bill, colloquially known as the "quiñón", has self-portraits of artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, and went in into circulation Aug. 30, 2010.
On the front is a self-portrait of Diego, and a painting of his titled "Nude With Calla Lilies", set atop a palette with three brushes. The model was Cristina Kahlo, Frida's younger sister, whose romantic involvement with Diego led to the couple's separation.The Diego quote above it, which is also a 'microtext' security element, says: "It has been said that the Revolution does not need Art, but that Art needs the Revolution. That is not true. For Revolution, you need Revolutionary Art."
Frida's self portrait is on the back, accompanied by her painting, "The love embrace of the Universe, Earth (Mexico), Me, Diego, and Señor Xolotl", which includes many dichotomies, like much of her art. It features the Aztec earth goddess, Cihuacoatl, representing life, and the underworld god, Xolotl, representing death. In Mexican mythology, Xolotl is usually depicted as a dog (or a man with a dog's head), and is associated with the sunset. He guards the Sun as it travels through the underworld at night. In death, he leads the souls on their journey thru the underworld, and he guards the realm of the dead.
Frida Kahlo's painting: "The love embrace of the Universe, Earth (Mexico), Me, Diego, and Mr. Xolotl" which is on the reverse of the current 500 peso bill
Last year, when Frida the dog became a national hero helping rescue people after the Mexico City earthquake, this image was circulated on social media proposing she be featured on the 500 peso bill. (She got a statue instead.)
Benito Juarez is already on the 20 peso bill, which is also blue and made of plastic polymer. This seems like it could be a little confusing for foreigners, but the twenty is much smaller. The whales are nice, but, personally, I'll miss the artwork & Frida's self-portrait (Diego didn't exactly flatter himself, ha). 

This video highlights the security elements on the current 500 peso notes, which include: An element that changes color, tactile areas, micro-printed text, the watermark, a 3D thread area, and florescence on the reverse side.  

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 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
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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 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 
Aug  1  10:45
Aug  2  11:23

Aug 26   7:32
Aug 27   8:10
Aug 28   8:46
Aug 29   9:24
 Aug 30  10:02 
Aug 31  10:42
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset  ~7:25 to ~7:05 (beginning vs end of month)
Sunrise ~6:20 to ~630
The Perseid meteor shower peaks Aug 11, 12, 13 
Mars is visible in the night sky (it's red) to the southeast (until ~4:30a)
On Aug. 15 & 16, look west at the Crescent Moon & see Jupiter to the left & Venus to the right
August 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).

Saturday, August 4 The Plogging volunteers will meet at the Mundaca Hacienda at 8am, and clean up from there until they reach Zama Beach Club, where they will enjoy soft drinks and fruit. A reminder to bring you reusable water bottle and to wear gym shoes.

Sunday, August 5 on the Town Square at 8p Dance troupes and singers from Isla Mujeres and Cancun....Noches Magicas!   Cancelled and you are invited to enjoy Noches Magicas next Sunday at 8p on the Town Square

Tuesday, August 8 Inauguration of the Dog Friendly Beach at 4:30p, below the cell tower and municipal slaughterhouse.

Sunday, August 12 Noches Magicas on the Town Square at 8p

(See August 15-19 Founder's Festivities below)
 LINK to an historical article about the town being founded by war refugees. 

 Friday, August 17 at 7pm ..Eight rounds For the 168th anniversary of the founding of Isla Mujeres at the Pescador Beach Club, just inside the entrance to Sac Bajo

Saturday, August 18  Plogging Day Clean-up  8am  Location TBA   

Saturday, August 18 Youth Rally at the Posada Beach (aka Playa Centro) at 9am with surprise prizes. Teams of three people. Commemorating World Youth Day

Saturday, August 18: at  Muelle Azul is Orquideas Pasarela Isla Summer 2018 Fashion Show which will feature designers from Cancun, Merida, and Isla Mujeres, as well as spotlighting new talent in the fashion industry from Estudio Creativo Cancún. It begins with a Cocktail Party at 7:30 and the Runway show starts at 8:30.Pre-Sale Tickets are available for $200 or $250 pesos at the door. and a portion of the proceeds are going to help a local woman who is battling cancer. Get your tickets at Muelle Azul, by messaging Jul Isla or calling 9981176871
Note: Muelle Azul is on the wooden pier formerly known as the Magana dock, next to the taxi stand.

 Festivities for the 168th Anniversary of the Founding of Isla Mujeres

 Wednesday, August 15 at 8p: Night of the Assumption on the Town Square at the conclusion of the Parish program. Dance troupe performances featuring Las Mestazas de Agua Salada, Al Son Del Corazon, Anoranzas de Isla Mujeres, and Ballet Folklorico de Isla Mujeres

Thursday, August 16 at 2p Conference with the town historian: Fidel Villanueva Madrid at the Casa de la Cultura (Guerrero at Abasolo)

Friday, August 17 at 8:45a: Wreath offering at the Cross in the Bay commemorating 24 years since its submersion, departing from the dock at the Maritime Terminal at 8:45am, limited capacity.
At 7p: Special City Council meeting recognizing the descendants of the founders and presenting the annual awards for citizenship and tourism, as well as a youth prize, on the Town Square

Saturday, August 18 at 8p:  "Danzarte" dance encounter featuring troupes from around the state on the Town Square

Sunday, August 19: 1p at the Pescadores baseball field (in front of Chedraui) Isla Mujeres teams Cocteleros vs Pescadores. 

Sunday, August 19 at 8p: Noches Magicas of Isla Mujeres featuring performances by Grupos Artisticos and the comic "Madame Yaxchilan" on the Town Square.

Sunday, August 26  The Circuito Maya race in Isla Mujeres will take place on Sunday, August 26, starting at 6:30am, with registration limited to 300 participants, and there will be 5k, 10k, and 15k categories. The kits will be available Saturday, August 25 from noon to 8p. The cost is 250 pesos for residents who present a voter registration card with an Isla Mujeres address and 400 pesos for others.

      The Circuito Maya race in Isla Mujeres is the "Air" (Iik') element of the four races, which take place in four Pueblos Magicos in Quintana Roo and Yucatan. The other elements are Fire (K'aak'), Earth (Lu'um), and Water (Ha'). The other races are in Tulum, Bacalar, and Valladolid.
See website for more information:

Last year the Gastronomic Competition for Lionfish was held at the end of August.

Plogging events to clean up the island are held on Saturdays LINK  and here's the Accion Isla LINK  who are having events associated with project RESCATE.

  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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