Sunday, March 10, 2019

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, March 10

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From Isla Mujeres Q.Roo
10 things to do in Isla Mujeres...
Tour the isle in a golf cart
Visit the temple of the goddess Ixchel
Kayak at North Beach
Take photos of the murals
Swim with the whale sharks
Eat tasty Tikin Xic
Go to the Underwater Museum
Walk thru the Mundaca Hacienda
Swim with the dolphins
See the sunrise at Punta Sur
Admire the wooden houses
......and more....

Noti Isla Mujeres   

Tickets are on sale for Sonora Dinamita who will be at the baseball field on Saturday March 30 at 9p.

VIDEO of scene after a golf cart & taxi (#001) accident, with reporter talking about the cart"s lack of plates, logo, or number, which has been rented to the tourists, and he wonders if there is insurance. He asks where are the authorities, particularly of the Mobility Institute, who should regulate this? And notes the ambulance is there assisting the tourist.  He asks the tourist where they rented it and how much it cost and she said next to Ultramar and that she paid $65 usd for 12 hours rental. She asks what is the problem and he explains she was overcharged, that this is the amount for 24 hours, and he apologizes. And again points out its lack of logo, plates, or number.  (The injured tourist has a minor knee injury according to Por Esto, which is how it appears in this video, also. Por Esto notes the cart was taken to the impound yard.)

VIDEO of the Pequeñines of Isla Holbox vs the Isla Mujeres isleñitos (kids baseball)

IM Noticias   

La Tertulia

Municipal government teaching students about avoiding delinquency (article & photos)

Today (Saturday) the Isla Mujeres "Club Loman's Green" running group is holding a benefit for two islanders fighting cancer, at the La Gloria park at 4:30 selling desserts and accepting donations.


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

Northern Baseball League of Q Roo playoffs begin today  
Arranca el playoff de beisbol de la Liga Norte de QR  

 The first game of the semi-finals of the Quintana Roo Northern Baseball League is at 1p today at the Pescador field against the Cancun Rockies. The Isla Mujeres Cocteleros are leading the league with ten wins and two losses and the Rockies are in fourth place. The other teams who made the playoffs are Playa del Carmen and Aeropuerto Sintia.

Students learn about crime prevention & avoiding delinquency   

Cursos de justicia penal para estudiantes

  Changes were made in 2016, which will soon be implemented, in regard to justice for minors. Talks are taking place in the schools and with residents of the colonias to explain these reforms and to raise awareness among young people, in particular. More than 800 students have participated in this effort to prevent delinquency and to encourage their involvement with crime prevention.

"Pirate" golf carts continue to operate  

Carros de golf “piratas”, siguen circulando

Isla Mujeres news briefs  

Breves de Isla Mujeres

  The Harbor Master has invited the maritime community to contribute names of candidates for the award "Distinction OMI for Exceptional Valor at Sea 2019". The awards will be given in September in three categories: Distinction to the candidate who performed the greatest act of courage, Certificates for candidates who showed extraordinary valor, and honorable mention for those who deserve special recognition.
   The proposed acts must have occurred between March 1 2018 and February 28, 2019 and the invitation is open thru April 15, 2019.

   The Plogger Clean up on Saturday in Sac Bajo removed plastic garbage from the mangroves of Sac Bajo but there is more work to be done and they are inviting the public to help them when they schedule another clean up. (The clean ups take place at different locations each Saturday 8a-11a LINK ) 

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 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.
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Large studio (Norte), I'm standing in the kitchen. A queen & single bed.

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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 

March 20   6:51
March 21   7:54
March 22    8:55
March 23   9:55
 March 24   10:53
March 25   11:50
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset  ~6:50-7
Sunrise ~7:05-6:40
March Events 
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Plogging events to clean up the island are held on Saturday mornings 8-11,  meetup locations at this LINK . Volunteers welcome!  Here's the Accion Isla LINK

The Little Yellow School House is serving tasty lunch specials that change weekly on Wednesdays 11:30-1p, located on Paseo de Peces in La Gloria, the wide east-west street with Mundaca, Catholic Church & University and the Bead Coop. LYSH provides education & therapy for Isla's special needs kids. Memorable, fun experience, tasty affordable food & a good cause. More info: LINK 

Saturday, March 2 at 8p and Sunday, March 3 at noon at the Convention Center: Basketball Playoffs

  On the first Monday of each month, there is usually a civic ceremony in the morning, often on the Town Square. 

Fishermen in this region are banned from catching Lobster, Grouper and Octopus in March. Lobsters kept in captivity continue to be available, along with frozen tails.  LINK 

Carnaval Schedule
Friday, March 1st Noche de Gala/Gala Night
Coronation of the Kings & Queens in all categories
Presentation of dance troupes
Dance to live music byYerbabuena
Town Square 8:30p

Saturday, March 2 Noche Cubana/Cuban Night
Presentation of dance troupes
Dance to live music by Grupo Junior Klan
Town Square 8:30p

Sunday, March 3 Carnaval Parade-Fantasy
Contest of Decorated Floats/Carts
Procession is on Rueda Medina from the Naval base to the Fishermen's Monument at the Traffic Circle
Show by DJ's
Playa Centro 3p

Afternoon of Fantasy
Bouncy houses, Children's Costume contest, dance troupe performances and show for kids
Town Square 5p

Night of Fantasy
Presentation of the Queen of Diversity, Performances by dance troupes, Performance by Silvanna Show
Town Square 8:30p

 The parades are Sunday & Monday at 3p from the Naval Base to the Monument to the Fishermen, so Rueda Medina will be closed. Although the map doesn't show it, traffic is usually detoured down Juarez & the section of Hidalgo that is south of the Square (which usually affects where parking is allowed on Juarez, temporarily.)
It says...Due to celebrations for Carnaval 2019 in Isla Mujeres, March 1-5, there will partial, temporary road closures for the performances of the dance troupes.
On March 3 & 4, Rueda Medina will be closed during the parade. Please plan ahead, and thank you for your understanding

Monday, March 4-Carnaval Parade-Regional & Comedy
Contest of Decorated Floats/Carts
Procession is on Rueda Medina from the Naval Base to the Fishermen's Monument at the traffic circle.
Show by DJ's
Playa Centro 3p

Comedy & Regional Night
Costume Contest for Adults
Presentation of Dance Troupes
Comedy by Macta
Town Square 8:30p

Tuesday, March 5-Fat Tuesday
Show by DJ's
Playa Centro 3p

Tuesday Night of Carnaval (Fat Tuesday)
Presentation of Dance Troupes, The Will & Burning of Juan Carnaval
Dance to live music by Caribbean Kings
Town Square 8:30p

On or around March 4th, there is usually a ceremony commemorating the arrival of Francisco Hernandez Cordoba in 1517, who is credited with discovering the Yucatan and what is now Mexico, after landing on Isla Mujeres. The expedition of 110 men and 3 boats sailed from Cuba and and sailed around the coast, battling with the Maya, until all but one were injured, and over 50 had died.

Thursday, March 7 Artist Fair 3-8p  Casa de la Cultura on the back street Guerrero at the cross street Abasolo  

Friday, March 8 International Women's Day. These are the women of LYSH, providing education & therapy for Isla's special needs kids.

Saturday, March 9 Downtown at 8p on the court by the Town Square

Saturday, March 9 Casa de la Cultura at 8p, jazz-funk-rock fusion band Sr. Mandril. Free. On the back street Guerrero at the cross street Abasolo.

Sunday, March 10 Pescador baseball field 1p Cocteleros vs Cancun Rockies 20p 

Thursday, March 14 Artist Fair 3-8p  Casa de la Cultura on the back street Guerrero at the cross street Abasolo  

Monday, March 18  is a day off for the birthday of Benito Juarez, which is on March 21st.

Tuesday, March 19 is Dia de San Jose which may be celebrated with a dance on the Town Square

 Wednesday, March 20 is Spring Equinox

Thursday, March 21 Artist Fair 3-8p  Casa de la Cultura on the back street Guerrero at the cross street Abasolo   

Thursday, March 28 Artist Fair 3-8p  Casa de la Cultura on the back street Guerrero at the cross street Abasolo   
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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