Friday, July 26, 2019

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, July 26

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On Monday, July 29, tap water service will be suspended to the colonias of Aeropuerto, Salina Chica, Ampliación La Gloria, Carretera Perimetral, Fovissste, Bachilleres, Santa Rosa, Salina Grande, Caridad del Cobre, & Lol Beh. Aguakan is replacing a pipeline for the eastern network, which will begin Monday morning and is expected to conclude during the night. After the work is finished, these neighborhoods will experience low pressure while it is gradually regulated to avoid cracks in the lines and for monitoring to ensure optimal operation of the new network.
Residents are advised to conserve water on Monday and to store it in advance where necessary, in order to have a supply until the work is completed. Customers can contact Aguakan at 073 for more information. (This is translated from the official Aguakan FB site)


From the City....

 There are 20-25 children between the ages of 6 & 12 enjoying the summer day camp "Cultural and Inclusive Summer Course" offered by the City which began July 10th. With cultural learning, the children are participating in activities to encourage tolerance, empathy, and friendship, as well as learning to relate to people with different capabilities, always with an attitude of respect. They've had sign language classes, they made jellies with senior citizens, and they have practiced reading by reading a book a day, and making a drawing. There is still time to register, for free, for the day camp which will conclude on August 3rd.

TVisla Mujeres    
Aguakan notice about Monday's water suspension (see above).

   Noti Isla Mujeres     

VIDEO-- Regional baseball event will be held in Isla Mujeres for players 11 and 12 years old from August 8 to 11th, with participation of teams from Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatan and Quintana Roo.
  Isla Mujeres al Dia      

VIDEO about the regional baseball event for 11-12 year olds.

City officials had a meeting with Aguakan regarding the effects their work is having on the southern part of the Caribbean coastal road, emphasizing that the 3 kilometer stretch must be repaved, and not just filled in and patched where the connections and lines were installed.
From  Por Esto :

Baseball tournament for southeast region

Torneo de beisbol del Sureste

  This information has already been translated, with the tournament taking place in Isla Mujeres August 8-11, with two teams per state from Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatan, and Quintana Roo.

Fire in a restaurant

Fuego en un restaurante

   A short circuit at Seso Loco's restaurant caused a small fire, that didn't become major, according to officials with Civil Protection, who placed temporary closure seals on the restaurant because its certification documents were not up to date. It appeared that the electrical installation was poor and caused the short circuit and fire.
  The official said the damage was minor, with some burnt wood, but the business will need to update its documents, in compliance with protocols for the installation of electric and LP gas,  & complete the corresponding procedures before reopening.

Water suspension on Monday along eastern side of the isle  

No habrá agua el próximo lunes

 See notice at top of page. This article says Aguakan will be updating 450 linear meters of the tap water line on the east side of the airfield on Monday. The area to be renovated is where the six-inch line broke last Monday, interrupting service for several hours until it was repaired. Due to its condition, the entire section will be replaced from the pumping station to the area of the CFE power plant that is next to the runway.
  In recent days, there has been digging and preparation of the land, and the high-resistance pipes are nearby, ready to be installed.

Isla Mujeres news briefs  

Breves de Isla Mujeres

   On Sunday, the Isla Mujeres Cockteleros  will play the Baseball Boys of Cancun in the semifinal game for the Baseball Championship in the Puerto Morelos league, Group B. (Games are at the Pescador field in front of Chedraui and usually begin at 1p.)  The other semifinal game, played elsewhere at the same time will be the Los Chuchos of Playa del Carmen against the Ejidatarios de Bonfil, 
  In Group A,  the Cancun Aguilas (Eagles) will play the Cancun Rockies; and the Puerto Morelos Rockies will play the Bonfil Pericos. 
   The winners of both groups will play the grand final for the circuit. 

    The DIF social service agency intervened in the case of José Luis Castellanos Orozco, 73,who was evicted from a rental home in colonia Canotal, and with help from the agency and kind people, he has a place to stay for two weeks, while he looks for another place to reside. 
   He has filed a complaint with the Prosecutor's office for theft and damages against Mario Grurbel Chan and/or others responsible for 20,000 pesos in cash, a watch, glasses, and a knee brace which are missing, and for damage to his TV.  He thanked the personnel with the DIF and with CAVI who helped him in recent days until he was able to occupy another place temporarily for two weeks.


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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 

July 16  7:35
July 17   8:22
July 18   9:04
July 19   9:43
July 20  10:20
July 21   10:54
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset  ~7:30p
Sunrise ~6:10a
July Events 
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On Saturdays at 8a-10a,  Plogging events to clean up the island are held,  meetup locations at this LINK . Bring your refillable bottle & they'll supply gloves, water, & bags,   Here's the Accion Isla LINK

Wednesday nights at 8:45p, a new bicycling group invite people to join them for healthy recreation, meeting at Juarez &  Abasolo. Lights required, helmet recommended. LINK   

In July,  fishermen in this region are banned from catching  Octopus, Shrimp, & Conch  LINK 

 The baseball games at the  El Pescador stadium in front of Chedraui are usually held on Sundays, starting around 1p, when there's a 'home' game.

The new date for the Women's Fishing Tournament "El Dorado del Caribe" hasn't been announced yet.

Turtle nesting season continues throughout July. The turtles nest along the eastern beaches in the wee hours of the night and Tortugranja staff and volunteers gather the eggs and incubate them in a pen outside the facility.  Three species nest annually in Isla Mujeres;  Greens, Loggerheads, and Hawksbills. The sex of the turtles is determined by the temperature of the sand, which is common in reptiles.

 Whale shark tour season continues throughout July, ending in mid-September. The eight-month lobster catching season begins July 1st, and this year's prices are: whole live- 400 to 450 pesos per kilo; whole dead-350 to 400; and tails- 580 to 600 pesos (~$16us/lb-tails).

 Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower July 12-August 23, peaking in late July

Saturday, July 6 Barracuda Fishing Tournament with a scooter for first prize, TV's for second and third, and cash for fourth and fifth places. It's sponsored by the political party PRI and will have a DJ & other activities starting at 11am.

Saturday, July 6th at 4p, Connor Williams, offensive guard for the Dallas Cowboys, will sign autographs & do photo-ops with fans at the soccer field in Salina Chica. Then the "Isla Mujeres Bowl 2019" will be held in two categories of players up to age 13; and those of 15 years and up in separate male & female teams. Free. This will be "touch football", played according International Flag Football rules.
Sunday, July 7 at 8p on the Town Square--Four Dance Troupes. The seniors & kids troupes of "Al Són del Corazon", a senior women's troupe & "El Corazon de Conchi". (Són is a style of dance & music, Corazon means heart. Conchi is a nickname of Isla's patron saint.)

Saturday, July 13 Plogging clean up 8a-10a Sac Bajo
Saturday, July 13 Town Square at 7p--Folklorico dancers from the state of Nuevo Leon. Free.

Firday, July 19 You're invited to the 1st International Festival of Children's Folklorico Dancing on Friday on the Town Square at 8p featuring troupes from Mexico City, Veracruz, Baja California Norte, Nuevo León, Guerrero, Tabasco, Nayarit, & Jalisco, as well as from Colombia.

Fri-Sun, July 26-28- 12th Annual Whale Shark Festival
   The events whose locations aren't given are probably on the Town Square, the talks in Spanish are probably inside the Palacio-Town Hall.

 Friday, July 26 
6p Motorcycle Clubs Caravan 
6:30 Inaugural Event on the East Malecon Esplanade, Downtown 
7p Grand Opening of the new tourism attraction "El Malecon del Sabor" Food Park
8p Folklorico Dance performance by "Mestizas de Agua Sallada" 
9p Performance by "Renatta Dance Studio Academy" 

 Saturday, July 27 
6p-8p Children's "Lightning" Basketball Tournament on downtown court by Town Square
 7p Presentations (in Spanish) on the topics "Acoustic & Satellite Telemetry of Whale Sharks" and "Estimations About Whale Shark Behavior" by specialists Emilio de la Parra Galván, Eugenio de la Parra Galván & Rafael de la Parra. 
7p-9p Cocktail Demonstrations by the "Isla Mujeres Bartenders Collectivo"
 9p Folklorico Dance performances by the troupes "Al Son del Corazon", "Abuelitas de INAPAM", & "El Corazon de Conchi" 

 Sunday, July 28 7p Presentation (in Spanish) by Pamela Vazquez of Saving Our Sharks organization 
7p-9p Cocktail Demonstrations by the "Isla Mujeres Bartenders Collectivo" 
8p Noches Magicas performance by "Latin Dancers Dance Studio"

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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