Saturday, February 2, 2019

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Saturday, February 2



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Celebrating World Wetlands Day LINK  
More than 100 volunteers participated in the mangrove clean-up on Friday (yesterday) organized by the City for World Wetland's Day. They cleaned in the area of Sac Bajo, from the mangroves by the Tortugranja towards Mundaca Hacienda, and in front of Isla Palace, as well as by the colonias Ca├▒otal, and Miraflores, among others. Those who participated included governmental officials, City personnel, high school students, employees of companies, and individuals.


City is working with merchants to clear the sidewalks LINK  
The Department of Urban Development and Ecology, in coordination with the Department of Fiscalizacion (Enforcement), carried out an operation of verification and notification for downtown businesses that are invading the public sidewalks or walkways. This operation will continue next week and they currently are not issuing fines. The merchants have no rights to invade the sidewalk on Rueda Medina. On Hidalgo and Morelos (pedestrian streets), the souvenir stores can use 1.2 meters in front of their business, and restaurants may use 2.4 meters.

There's a graphic about the collective wedding that the City provides annually for Valentine's Day

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Aguakan finally repairing potholes (photo)

Isla Mujeres Al Dia    
 
Photo of Naval personnel on patrol with a dog and of the Isla Mujeres photo op sign missing the Pueblo Magico symbol, which the Tourism Director said was vandalized, is being replaced & will be installed shortly. 


Photos with caption saying inspectors with the Harbor Master's office were visiting tour boats to ensure they have all the safety equipment and current documentation. 


Photo with caption saying a taxi cab was making a U-Turn and hit a motorcyclist, who attended to by the Red Cross motorcycle paramedic, but wasn't injured. Both drivers wen to the police station to determine responsibilities, and the vehicles were taken to the impound yard. The accident happened in front of the APIQRoo parking lot.



Noti Isla Mujeres   

VIDEO of Friday's mangrove clean-up

IM Noticias   

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 Link to Por Esto's Isla Mujeres section
Click on Spanish headline for the original article & photos

Rescue of downtown sidewalks

Rescate de banquetas del centro hist├│rico

Annoyance grows over soccer field  

Crece molestia por la cancha

   No date has been given for the opening of the soccer field, whose rehabilitation has been delayed and began eight months ago. Those involved in the sport are concerned about whether it will be ready for two games scheduled this month against a team for a university in Canada, and a meeting is planned with officials.
   There are rolls of old synthetic turf in the area where players warm-up, which will need to be removed, and the bathrooms need attention.

Mobile beach vendors complain of low sales  

Ambulantes playeros con pocas ventas

  The many vendors who have permits to sell their products on the beach are reporting that sales are low, but they are hopeful that this will improve. The port was open for general navigation, many tourists were visiting, and the fishermen were able to go out and work. The weather forecast predicts that the weather will be stable this weekend with east-southeast winds for the next three days.

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Photo courtesy of Curtis Blogin
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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.
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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
Sunset  6:35-6:50 
Sunrise ~7:20-7:05
February Events 
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 


Ploggers
  Friday, Feb. 1  Municipal clean up of mangroves to commemorate World Wetlands Day. Join them at 9a to clean part of the Makax lagoon. Sturdy shoes, long sleeves, repellent.They will also be presenting educational talks in the schools.


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 artist



 



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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