Sunday, December 16, 2018

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, December 16

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In Cancun yesterday (Saturday) there was an execution in the Costco parking lot, in front of about 50 witnesses, while families with children were dining about 30 meters away, and who left their tables, seeking refuge inside the store. The victim had left the store and was putting his purchases in the trunk of his compact car, which was parked near the area of alignment and balancing. The shooter was transported on a motorcycle, which escaped. Police arrived minutes later and cordoned off the area. It is noted that also yesterday, Saturday, in Cancun, there was a shooting outside a Mega supermarket, but the victim survived. There have been 526 executions in Cancun so far this year.    LINK   

Isla Mujeres Al Dia    

Investing in Isla Mujeres tourist attraction 
   There is a water park at the Pescador beach club with eight slides, of which four are in an interactive area and four are in the sea, which was build with an investment of 15 million pesos by Caribbean Carnival company. They intend to expand and increase operations by 20 percent in 2019.

Aguakan notified of wastewater spill (photo), on the street near the cooperative Macax.  

The Isla Mujeres Pescadores must win Sunday's baseball game here in Isla Mujeres against the Cancun Taxistas team or they will be eliminated from the tournament. (The field is in front of Chedraui and the games usually start around noon or 1p).

Successful propane tank exchange, of cylinders in poor condition for cylinders in good condition.

Caption: Second edition in 2019. Are you going to sign up?The graphic says Jan. 26-27

Trash collection during December holidays guaranteed by City government  

Noti Isla Mujeres   

Navy begins "Operation Salvavidas 2018" in region

Successful propane tank exchange VIDEO  (and article w photos) 

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"Saving Lives Winter 2018" Naval operation begins 

Arranca el operativo “Salvavidas Invierno 2018”

 (In Spanish, salvavidas are lifeguards and life jackets.)
  This operation by the Navy safeguards lives in the northern area of Quintana Roo, where millions of tourists are visiting the beaches and ports of Cancun, Puerto Morelos, Puerto Juarez, Isla Mujeres and Holbox. It takes place Dec. 15-Jan. 6, and includes increased patrols, support of the Search and Rescue Naval unit, and coordination with the three levels of government.
    The usual recommendations are given about swimming in areas where there are lifeguards and not under the influence of alcohol or after eating. To stay hydrated, use sunscreen, attend to children, and avoid swimming in areas where there is maritime traffic. To follow the instructions of lifeguards, wear lifejackets when appropriate, don't exceed capacity in boats, allow access on the beaches to emergency vehicles and patrols, and don't litter. Understand the meaning of the Red, Yellow and Green flags and obey them. Emergency contact info is given.

Increased trash with December holidays  

Fiestas decembrinas incrementan porcentaje de basura

    About 4500 tons of trash have been removed from the Transfer Facility in the past two months, but there are still about 500 tons remaining. The Director of Public Services said that the amount of trash collected increases by 25% during the December holidays, and they are increasing their efforts to ensure that they keep up with the demand. He said that next week the collection amount will be 55 tons per day on the island. There are six established collection routes, and one for immediate attention. 

Tourist activity remains normal

Actividad turística vuelve a la normalidad

  Cold front #17 didn't arrive with a great deal of force, therefore tourist activity remained normal. It is noted that the staff of Civil Protection has already reviewed the buoy system for Playa Centro and North Beach, which is nearly two kilometers long. A lifeguard explained that the whole line was renewed this summer and they are renovated each season.
   Por Esto has been told that Ultramar has set up at site at a dock at Playa Centro to where thousands of visitors from the Cancun Hotel Zone will disembark, starting in late December or early January.

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The Isla Mujeres Pescadores must win Sunday's baseball game here in Isla Mujeres at the "El Pescador" ballpark against the Cancun Taxistas team or they will be in last place. Currently the Taxistas are in last place with two wins out of eight games. Last week the Pescadores of Isla Mujeres played the Mayas of Felipe Carrillo Puerto, which ended in a tie. 

Successful propane tank exchange. 

The CTC (Confederación de Trabajadores/Workers y Campesinos) held a meeting.

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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 

Dec. 22   6:25
Dec. 23   7:28
Dec. 24   8:33
Dec. 25   9:38
 Dec. 26   10:42
  Dec. 27   11:42 
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset  ~6:04 to ~6:16p (beginning vs end of month)
Sunrise  ~7:08 to 7:24
December Events
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Plogging events to clean up the island are held on Saturdays LINK  and here's the Accion Isla LINK 
Patron saint festivities on the Town Square in front of the Church of Immaculate Conception (except the horse processions on Sat, Dec. 1st).

Saturday, Dec. 1...HORSES!
Noon: Cabalgata (probably on the runway)
1p: Horse caravan (procession around the isle)
Sunday, Dec. 2
7:30p Dance troupe & local singers perform
Monday, Dec. 3
7:30p Dance troupe & local singers perform
Tuesday, Dec. 4
7:30p Dance troupe & local singers perform
Wednesday, Dec. 5
7:30 Juanita Mendez & local singers perform
Thursday, Dec. 6
7:30p Dance troupe & local singers perform
Friday, Dec. 7
7p Large caravan in honor of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception
10p Las Mañanitas Mass
11p Mariachi
11:30 Local artists singing Las Mañanitas
Saturday, Dec. 8
3p Boat procession with the icon in the Bay
5:30p Mass for the returning of the icon to her niche
7p Juanita Mendez & dance troupes perform
8p Closing dance with band Picante Plus
The other schedule shows events by the private groups in her honor at their facilities. The confirmations are at the church on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 7pm.

"Toro Goal" events at the "Plaza de Toros y Feria" in Amplification La Gloria are where two teams of audience members get a small bull to chase them between chairs for goals. Regarding event tonight (Saturday) at 7p,  Isla Mujeres al Dia says: Organizers have told us that they do not kill or mistreat the bulls, it will be good to go and see in what manner the event takes place. The stadium is in Amplificacion La Gloria (along the coastal road, just north of Isla 33).


Saturday, Dec. 1 Inauguration Day
Plogging clean up 8a-10a meeting at the Mundaca palapa to clean the mangroves

Saturday, Dec. 8 Plogging clean up 8a-10a  Join the Plogging crew  behind the Casa de la Cultura, (backstreet Guerrero at the cross street Abasolo) by the Isla Mujeres photo op sign & spend a couple hours with some great folks making the isle a lil cleaner & enjoying the breezes & beauty of the Caribbean sea!

Saturday, Dec. 8  Friend's of Isla Mujeres 2nd Annual Festival of Culture & Family at the Open Air Theater in colonia La Gloria at 5:30pm featuring shows, clowns, prizes & more. Family Fun, Surprises, Free. Don't Miss it!

Sunday, Dec. 9 Noches Magicas performances on the Town Square at 8pm

Tuesday, Dec. 11 Singing of Las Mananitas outside the Chapel of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Salina Chica)

Wednesday, Dec. 12 Dia de Guadalupe, the Patron Saint of Mexico.There is usually a run in the morning from the downtown church to Punta Sur to the Guadalupe Chapel.There is usually a procession in the afternoon with children dressed up as Juan Diego, shepherds, and shepherdesses, probably between the Chapel Guadalupana and the downtown church.

 Thursday, Dec. 13 Artist Fair at the Casa de la Cultura. On the back street Guerrero at the cross street Abasolo. The captions says it starts at 4p.

 Thursday, Dec. 13 Tonight is the peak of the Geminid meteor shower, which is considered one of the best & "most reliable", because the individual meteors are bright, and they come fast and furious. With the quarter moon setting at midnight this year, more than 100 per hour may be visible, depending on the level of light pollution. advises giving your eyes 20 minutes to adjust & to lean back and take in the whole sky, since they can appear anywhere, traveling away from that point. Some meteors may be visible as early as 9-10p, but the most can be seen around 2a.

Saturday, Dec. 15 Plogging clean up 8a-10a location TBA.

Saturday, Dec. 15 at 8p and Sunday, Dec. 16 at noon at the Convention Center the Isla Mujeres Cahuameros will play the Chetumal Manatees (basketball). 

Sunday, Dec. 16 Noches Magicas performances on the Town Square starting at 8pm will feature two dance troupes. 

Dec, 16-24 Posadas Navidenas
During the Posadas, there is usually a dance on the Town Square, featuring regional dances & costumes from different states of Mexico. The schools may have Posada plays, which are reenactments of Mary & Joseph being refused shelter. Posada means 'inn'.

Thursday, Dec. 20  Artist Fair at the Casa de la Cultura. On the back street Guerrero at the cross street Abasolo.4p-8p

Dec. 21 Winter Solstice  

Friday, Dec. 21 "Elmo's" Golf Cart caravan meeting in front of the Bachilleres dome at 5:30 with decorated carts, led by Santa, Minnie & Mickey, and Elmo, tossing treats & toys to the kids. 

Saturday, Dec. 22 Plogging clean up 8a-10a location TBA.

Sunday, Dec.23 Noches Magicas performances on the Town Square at 8pm

Thursday, Dec. 27  Artist Fair at the Casa de la Cultura. On the back street Guerrero at the cross street Abasolo.4p-8p

Friday, Dec. 28   Dia de los Santos Innocentes A day of practical jokes, similar to "April Fool's Day"

Monday, Dec.31 New Year's Eve celebration on the Town Square. Tables can be purchased in advance, details TBA. The last ferry is usually cancelled.

Tuesday, Jan. 1 New Year's Day People observe the sunrise at Punta Sur The first ferries are usually suspended.


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