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Municipal Committee of Social Participation in Education sworn in LINK
The Municipal Council of Social Participation in Education was sworn in, with the aim of uniting efforts between society, municipal authorities and the educational sector to help strengthen education in the municipality.
City working with tenants to revitalize the mercado markets LINK
City staff have been touring the facilities of the municipal markets "Audomaro Magaña" and "Javier Rojo Gómez" and having meetings with the tenants to reactivate the economies of these mercados.
Miriam Trejo León, City General Secretary, said that reactivating the economy in the municipal markets is one of the priorities of the municipal government headed by Mayor Juan Carrillo Soberanis, which will benefit both the merchants and the community in general since quality products and services are offered at low cost.
For Valentines Day and Mothers day, flower arrangements and other items are available at excellent prices, and produce is always sold without packaging,which is good for the environment.
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City signed an agreement with Z Gas LINK
On Tuesday, the City signed an agreement with the Z Gas company for a reduced price throughout the municipality for propane of 21.13 pesos per kilogram and 11.13 pesos per liter. There has also been an agreement with the company for exchanging cylinders in poor condition. It is noted that this is an example of the Mayor's commitment to the benefit of the islanders.
Isla Mujeres Al Dia
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Human Rights Commission offering courses online for credit VIDEO
Link to Por Esto's Isla Mujeres section
Click on Spanish headline for the original article & photos
Maritime activities are back to normal
Actividades marítimas normales
Cold Front #32 has had little effect on maritime activities and all the fishing and tour boats have been able to work. Both the tourism and fishing industries were active without any problems for the second consecutive day. The lobster fishermen had to clean some sargassum out of their nets to prepare them for the next day. Thousands of tourists enjoyed the beaches and touring the island in golf carts. Those in the tourism industry are expecting more visitors with the icy weather in Canada and the US, and the large numbers of reservations from online inquiries.
Nebulization of lagoon area
Inició la nebulización por el área lagunarIn response to recent heavy rains, the Ministry of Health is carrying out a nebulization campaign to prevent mosquito borne diseases. They began at the Mundaca hacienda and will continue in the neighborhood areas around Salina Chica and Salina Grande, where the majority of the population lives. Residents are encouraged to take action on their properties, to avoid having containers or areas where water can collect, to use screens to protect their windows and doors, and to use commercial sprays as necessary in the low areas and corners.
The state Secretary of the Ministry of Health, Alejandra Aguirre, visited last week and asked the Citizen Health Committee for their collaboration to reduce the use of chemicals in homes because their frequent use and inhalation can be bad for human health and the environment. A disease prevention and detection campaign will begin on Feb. 15th, which will include prevention of mosquito born diseases.
North Beach buoy line still broken
Continúa sin boyas Playa NorteThe buoy line of North Beach was broken on Sunday evening by the boat "Hasta la Vista" when it drifted in the storm and was grounded on the beach, during the storm caused by Cold Front #31. After the rescue of the boat was completed, procedures began at the Harbor Masters office for the owners to pay for replacement of the 300 meter buoy line that remains broken. This is causing increased work for the lifeguards while the bureaucratic procedures are being completed, and then the repairs will take place. Staff at the beach businesses and hotels are also advising their customers. On a tour of the area, the reporter noted that swimmers were in the area of the anchored recreational boats, putting themselves at risk, and that some boats were too close to the swimming area.
Seeking to reactivate the municipal mercado markets
Buscan reactivar mercados municipales
|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 & fast 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,bikes, BBQ grills, safes, 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
Feb 19 7:05
Feb 20 8:10
Feb 21 9:13
Feb 22 10:14
Feb 23 11:12
Painting by Pamela Haase
Provided by MaraVilla Caribe & Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events
Plogging events to clean up the island are held on Saturday mornings LINK . Volunteers welcome! Here's the Accion Isla LINK
Saturday, Feb. 2 World Wetlands Day Plogging Clean-up 8a meet up at Zama beach club to clean along the Sac Bajo road. Sturdy shoes, long sleeves, repellent. Bags & Gloves provided, Bring your refillable water container.
Saturday, Feb. 2 Candlemas Day Tamales provided by those who had the baby Jesus in their Kings cake on Jan. 6th.
Sunday, Feb. 3 Noches Magicas performances on the Town Square at 8p featuring dance troupes and singers with local talent and invited guests.
Monday, Feb. 4 A Civic ceremony is held the first Monday of each month, often on the Town Square, in the morning, probably around 8a or 9a.
Thursday, Feb. 7 Artist Fair 4p-8p in front of the Casa de la Cultura on the back street Guerrero, at the cross street Abasolo.
Saturday, Feb. 9 Plogging Clean-up Location TBA 8 or 8:30a for a couple hours. Bags & Gloves provided, Bring your refillable water container.
Sunday, Feb. 10 Noches Magicas performances on the Town Square at 8p, featuring dance troupes and singers with local talent and invited guests.
Thursday, Feb. 14 Artist Fair 4p-8p in front of the Casa de la Cultura on the back street Guerrero, at the cross street Abasolo.
Feb. 14 Dia de Amor y Amistad (Day of Love and Friendship) The City provides a free Collective wedding event including the ceremony, cake, and paperwork for residents.
In mid-February, there has been Artisan's Pavilion on the Town Square, for the past few years with artisans from other regions of Mexico, as well as a number from Isla Mujeres offering interesting handmade items at reasonable prices.
Saturday, Feb. 16 Plogging Clean-up Location TBA 8 or 8:30a for a couple hours. Bags & Gloves provided, Bring your refillable water container.
Sunday, Feb. 17 Noches Magicas performances on the Town Square at 8p featuring dance troupes and singers with local talent and invited guests.
Feb 18-24 Island Time Music Festival & Fishing Tournament
This will be the 10th anniversary of this Festival which benefits the Little Yellow School House who provide education and therapy for special needs kids on the island. LINK to schedule of events, ticket information, etc Features popular Country music artists
Thursday, Feb. 21 Artist Fair 4p-8p in front of the Casa de la Cultura on the back street Guerrero, at the cross street Abasolo.
Saturday, Feb. 23 Plogging Clean-up Location TBA 8 or 8:30a for a couple hours. Bags & Gloves provided, Bring your refillable water container.
Sunday, Feb. 24 Noches Magicas performances on the Town Square at 8p featuring dance troupes and singers with local talent and invited guests.
Sunday, Feb. 24 Online auction begins for the benefit of Isla Mujeres Scholarship Program
Thursday, Feb. 28 Artist Fair 4p-8p in front of the Casa de la Cultura on the back street Guerrero, at the cross street Abasolo.
Isla Blanca Kite Festival (on the mainland) says they've discontinued after ten years due to parking problems, but here's their page in case that changes. LINK
In February, generally the temperatures are very pleasant, but weather for this month includes "nortes", fronts from the north whose winds often cause small boats to be restricted to port, and they may bring clouds, rain, and cooler temps. They cause the lobster to come out of their hiding places and move south across the seabed, increasing the catches of the fishermen.
Fishermen in this region are banned from catching Grouper and Octopus in February (and March). Lobster season ends after Feb. 28th (Lobsters kept in captivity continue to be available). LINK
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
LINK to GOES East Band 16 GIF (animation)
LINK to a private weather station on Isla Mujeres
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