Sunday, September 30, 2018

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, September 30

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In an interview with the Mayor, he said there will be some changes and exchanging of positions in the municipal government. (The swearing in is today for the start of the new term.) VIDEO 

Video of Mayor at police review event, Other VIDEO 

Video of 2 taxis and a VW beetle that had collided & the tow truck was removing them from prolongacion Rueda Medina, (near Marina Milagro), while traffic was temporarily blocked off while the truck was loading. There were no reports of significant injuries.

Juan Carrillo Soberanis, municipal president of Isla Mujeres, said he is ready to start three years of new challenges for the benefit of island families, after being re-elected on July 1st. LINK  

Isla Mujeres Al Dia    

To commemorate Pink Month, the lights will be turned on at the Town Square on Oct. 1 at 8pm

 Neglected lighthouse downtown not included in Port Authority projects  
A few days ago the Port Authority (APIQRoo) announced four projects with an investment of 2.3 million pesos, but they didn't include the downtown lighthouse, in front of Playa Centro, which is iconic, falling apart, and under their authority. The projects did include the Punta Sur lighthouse, the main pier, and paving the car ferry lot,  There is concern about the danger to pedestrians of pieces falling off the downtown lighthouse, whose neglect saddens islanders. It has survived hurricanes and many storms, and has guided many nautical navigators in its time. (photos). 

Sunday, Sept. 30 the Isla Mujeres Cockteleros will play the Cancun Rockies at 1pm at the Pescador stadium (in front of Chedraui) (photo)

Noti Isla Mujeres   

VIDEO of police review event by Mayor 

A tourist lost his life while enjoying a ride on a small boat, which brought him to the Playa Lancheros pier for first aid, where he passed awayVIDEO    The reporter says he was on a snorkel tour. The reporter says it took 20 minutes for the Red Cross to arrive (who are arriving during the video and can be seen giving CPR.

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Many irregular vehicles on the island  
Muchos vehículos irregulares en la isla. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
   This information has already been translated about the waiving of the Tenecia fee for vehicle registration and renewal until the end of the year. They will only need to pay for updating their registration cards and license plates.

Seeking investigation of cat poisonings  
Envenenamiento masivo de gatos.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
    The municipal Director of Ecology, Carlos Barranco, said he hasn't investigated the poisonings of seven cats because he hasn't received the report from the vet Delfino Guevara Collazo. The vet said he went to the official's office at 2pm on Sept. 27th, but no one was there. He noted that the official has knowledge of the case and of previous cases. The vet said he has sent the official about 20 cases of this type previously, without action being taken. 
    There is also a couple paragraphs about today's baseball game at 1p at El Pescador, whose information has already been translated.

Hacienda Mundaca is neglected  
En abandono la hacienda Mundaca[+] Ver masFull article at this link
    During the evaluation by the INAH (National Institute of History & Anthropology) of the Mundaca Hacienda in 2014, they found three of the chultunes (underground storage for water) used by the Maya when they had a religious center on the area that became the hacienda. The residents say there are at least a half dozen on the property.
   A collapsed well was found on the eastern part of the property. When some taxi drivers offer tours,they claim it could  have direct communication with the garden built two centuries ago (sic) by the pirate Fermín Mundaca when he built the hacienda using rocks from the Mayan structures. (He bought the property 160 years ago in 1858, which consisted of 40% of the island. He sold slaves in Cuba, from Africa, which is presumably how he made his fortune. )The taxi drivers tell this story, and others, 'without foundation in many cases, to attract the attention of visitors' during their cultural tours. 
  Information in this article about the lack of attention and promotion by officials has already been translated. 
Here is an article and video about the chultunes and foundation of a Mayan building found on the Hacienda by the INAH.  And one about Mundaca (and la Triguena).

Stable water levels at the lakes 
Estable nivel de agua en las lagunas. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
   The most recent rains didn't generate any change in the water levels of the Salina lakes, and during the previous ones the pumps were engaged, without ever exceeding the 5cm barrier from the zero level. If there is a prolonged rain, the pumps will be engaged again, and there are no concerns about flooding of the houses near the lake, who suffered from this problem before the pumps were installed in 2010 with federal funding. This occurred during hurricanes Gilberto and Wilma, with urban development having blocked the passage of the water to the sea.

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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 

Sept. 24   6:46
Sept. 25   7:24
Sept. 26  8:02
Sept. 27  8:42
 Sept. 28   9:25
  Sept. 29  10:11 
 Sept. 30  11:02
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset  ~7p to ~6:30p (beginning vs end of month)
Sunrise  ~630
September Events
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 It's whale shark tour season (thru mid September) and turtle nesting season (thru mid October). September is the Mes de la Patria/patriotic month, celebrating Mexico's independence from Spain

Saturday, Sept. 1 Boat procession to Isla Contoy taking the Virgin of Caridad del Cobre to the chapel at the Fishermen's camp there departing from the concrete pier at 8am after the Mass at 7am and the procession from the Church of Immaculate Conception. 19th annual edition.

Saturday, Sept. 1 Weekly plogging event to clean up litter, meeting at the park "Hormiguitas Oberas", to continue cleaning at Salina Grande lake 8a-10a.

Sunday, Sept. 2 RESCATE skating event on the hill by Julio Saury grade school 10a-3p, followed by a drone video then a BBQ at the RESCATE site in Sac Bajo, at the old Cristalmar hotel next to Playa Tiburon, with a raffle for youth, live music, and circus performers until 8p.Celebration was relocated to Playa Norte after the group was evicted from the Sac Bajo site on Saturday.

Tuesday, Sept. 4 Last day to register for the lionfish competition

Friday, Sept. 7 Lionfish culinary competition at the Town Square starting at 6pm

Saturday, Sept. 8  Plogging event, 8a-10a, meeting place TBA

Saturday, Sept. 8 Rockabilly Festival from Cancun at Mayan Beach Club starting at 2p

Friday, Sept. 14 Independence Day parade on Rueda Medina from the Naval Base to the Fishermen's monument. Starting around 8a, maybe 9a.  Traffic will be detoured to Juarez for a couple hours. 

Saturday, Sept. 15  Plogging event, 8a-10a, meeting place TBA

Saturday, Sept. 15 Celebration on the Town Square for Independence with the reading of the Grito by the Mayor who rings the bell. Probably with fireworks, performers, live music & dancing, and crowning of Miss Independencia. Schedule TBA
      The bands playing for the Independence celebrations on the Town Square on Saturday night will be Grupo Mojado & Megaboom. Tables are on sale at the Office of Public Relations from 10a to 4p, and there is a phone number & extension for more information. Your entire family is invited to come and celebrate! Grito at 11p, fireworks, then live music & partying all night long.

Sunday, Sept. 16 Independence Day There is usually a parade on Rueda Medina starting at 8a. Parade was Friday.

Monday, Sept. 17 End of the Whale Shark tour season. The licensees and their families usually have a celebration on the weekend after it closes and a Mass to express their gratitude.  

Wednesday, Sept. 19   The Mayor's second municipal Report will be given on Sept. 19th at 4pm on the Town Square, according to the caption with this graphic, which says the City Council will have a special session at 4:30 on the Town Square. 

Wednesday, Sept. 19 There will be a national earthquake simulation, preceded by a moment of silence for the victims of the 2017 earthquake, and afterwards you are invited to raise your right fist as a symbol of unity and brotherhood among the people of Mexico
Saturday, Sept. 22  Plogging event, 8a-10a, meeting place in front of the cemetery on the Caribbean coastal road.

Saturday, Sept. 22 Fall Equinox

Saturday, Sept 22 Isla Mujeres Cahuameros vs UADY in a basketball game at the Convention Center 8p

 Sunday, Sept. 23 Isla Mujeres Cocteleros will play the Puerto Morelos Baseball Boys at the El Pescador stadium (in front of Chedraui) at 1pm 

Thursday, Sept. 27 World Tourism Day  There may be an event to commemorate the anniversary of becoming a Pueblo Magico

Saturday, Sept. 29 Plogging event, 8a-10a, meeting place TBA

Sunday, Sept. 30  Installation of the new City Council at 3:30p outside the Casa de la Cultura, which is on the back street Guerrero at the cross street Abasolo.

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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