Saturday, October 26, 2019

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Saturday, October 26

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Isla Mujeres is participating in the Pueblos Magicos Tiangus Fair in Pachuca Hidalgo, Thursday,  October 24 thru Sunday, 27th, where the main attractions and cuisine of Isla Mujeres will be promoted, with information about hotels and businesses. It will be attended by many large travel agencies. 

United Nations Day was commemorated with a procession from the Naval base to the Town Square, with students from various schools and City officials participating.

Personnel with the City cleaned and painted the two cemeteries on the island (and the one on the mainland) in anticipation of Dia de Muertos/ Day of the Dead, which is also known as el día de los fieles difuntos.

On Saturday, Oct. 26 there will be a "Lightning Volleyball Tournament" at Playa Centro beach at noon. Registration is free at the municipal Sports Department office, and open to women and men. However teams who are couples will have to proved payment of "arbitraje" (lit. arbitration) and will have the opportunity to win prizes. Families are encouraged to come and watch & support the teams.

Junk removal campaign on Monday, Oct. 28 from 7a to 11a.

On the 25th of each month we remember the fight to eradicate violence towards women and girls... let's be aware and join this cause

TVisla Mujeres    
Twenty-two pesos between downtown & the colonia neighborhoods  
     The leader of the Taxi Union, José Magaña Galué, explained that the rates are classified in zones with the shortest being 20 pesos between downtown and the middle school (Escuela Secundaria), and to the colonia neighborhood (colonia populares) the cost is 22 pesos. He said going from Zone 1 to Zone 2 is 22 pesos, from North Beach to the Community Hospital. 
   Regarding the students, he said the charge is ten pesos, as long as they adhere to the school's departure times, because the student rate doesn't apply if they go somewhere else to play and want a taxi hours later. He said the new rates will be posted by next week so that the public can consult them directly.  LINK    VIDEO  

Swimming competition between North Beach and Cancun  LINK  

    Next Saturday (no date given, published Thursday, Oct. 24) there will be an open water swimming competition, "Palal Ixchel de Natacion" whose competitors will depart from Playa Caracol in the Cancun Hotel Zone, swimming to the Kin Ha beach club-restaurant on Isla Mujeres from 7am to about noon, with about 25 swimmers participating. Boater are asked to be vigilant.

Eradicating mosquitoes from the cemeteries LINK  

Priest Raúl Sánchez Alonzo spoke about the progress in the work of the new university in Isla Mujeres VIDEO   

   Noti Isla Mujeres     

The City of Isla Mujeres will celebrate the "Day of the Dead"
, with an exhibition of traditional altars and the Procession of the Souls.
Cristina Gómez Avila, municipal Director of Art & Culture said that an exhibition of of altars for Hanal Pixan will be held at the Town Square on Thursday, October 31 at 6pm.  VIDEO   

Personnel with the Vectors agency are fumigating the cemeteries.VIDEO   

The Cocktereros, who are league champions, will play the Ejidatarios de Bonfil on Sunday at 1p at the El Pescador baseball field (in front of Chedtaui).

The INE (Voting Registration Institute) will be on the isle on Nov. 29, 8a to 3p.

From  Por Esto :

Ready to celebrate the dearly departed  

Listos para celebrar a los Fieles Difuntos

   The three municipal cemeteries (two on the island, one on the mainland) are in good condition to receive the relatives of the deceased, visiting to fix up the tombs for Day of the Dead. Municipal workers completed the cleanup on Thursday.

The Navy is always prepared 

La Semar siempre preparada

  On Wednesday,the Navy activated an operation of assistance and prevention for the civilian population in response weather in the area that caused rains with flooding in some municipalities.

Isla Mujeres news briefs   

Breves de Isla Mujeres

Oct 24   On Saturday, Oct. 26 there will be a "Lightning Volleyball Tournament" at Playa Centro beach at noon. See City section above. 
 Personnel with Civil Protection worked to drain the El Pescador baseball field in preparation for the Cockteleros to play the Ejidatarios of Bonfil on Sunday at 1pm. So far in this tournament, both teams have zero losses and two wins.
Cabbies continue to offer student discounts  

Taxistas mantienen tarifa para alumnos

  The taxistas will maintain a discount for student passengers traveling between their homes and their schools, who will pay 10 pesos, provided they are going directly between these destinations & don't go elsewhere for an hour or two for other activities.
     The head of the taxi union, José Magaña Galué. said that drivers aren't allowed to charge two fares for passengers who are traveling together to the same destination, and noted that the price is 22 pesos between Zone 1, (downtown to the Secundaria & the north edge of Salina Chica) and Zone 2 (the colonias to Paseo Peces), while the price within any zone is 20 pesos. (There are seven zones in all.)
  He said they will have the rates posted this next week, and maps will be printed at the taxi stands with the rates for each area.
   Por Esto notes they posted the rates on Tuesday, and opined that this is a 'strange manner' for the Mobility Institute to set the rates, which have an increase of 33.4% and 47% for use of the taxis by working people, but decreased the rates to sites for tourism activity to Sac Bajo and Punta Sur.
Port was closed for small boats   

Cierran el puerto a la navegación menor

Oct. 24. The Harbor Master closed the port to navigation by boats under 40 feet at 7am and then reopened it at 11am for those boats to operate within the areas of El Farito and the lagoon. This was due to the heavy winds that occurred that morning, with thunderstorms and poor visibility.

Recuperate eroded beach   

Recuperan playa erosionada

  This information has already been translated about el Riito beach, and the City hiring Marenter to work for two weeks, 8 hours daily, using a submersible pump, to relocate 1300 square meters of beach, that have eroded away, affecting the North Beach access at Zazil-Ha street, and some of the palm trees.

Pumps activated to lower Salina Grande lake   

Activan bombas de achique en Salina Grande

Oct. 23   Early on Wednesday the two pumps at Salina Grande lake were activated due to heavy rains associated with Tropical Wave #46, and a forecast of more rain expected on Wednesday night and early Thursday. The lake captures runoff during rain from the colonias of La Gloria, Cañotal, Miraflores, Lol-be, Caridad del Cobre and Salina Grande, and rose 20 centimeters. The Salina Chica lake remained at "zero" level, but its pump could be activated if rains cause it to rise.
   Measures were taken during "Operation Storm", including responding to two street light poles that fell on Rueda Medina, and a sign that blew down. Two trees were cut down at the southern part of the island. Residents are advised to call (998) 877 0106 with reports of situations like this that need attention.
   A tour was made at noon by personnel with the Navy and the Department of Public Safety, and officials announced there was a "Saldo Blanco" (lit white balance..means everything turned out okay without serious consequences)

Isla Mujeres will be promoted at the Pueblos Magicos Tianguis fair   

Venderán IM en tianguis de Pueblos Mágicos

  This information has already been translated about this event being held in Pachuca, Hidalgo, Thursday, Oct. 24 thru Sunday Oct. 27, where the main attractions and cuisine of Isla Mujeres will be promoted, with information on hotels and businesses. It will be attended by many large travel agencies. 

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Full moon rising over the Caribbean 

October 13   6:39
October 14   7:14
October 15   7:52
October 16  8:32
October 17   9:16
October 18  10:04
October 19  10:58
October 20  11:55
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset  ~6:35-6:10p (start-end/mo)
Sunrise ~6:35-6:45a (start-end/mo)
October Events 
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Wednesday nights at 8:45p, the group "Isla en Bici" bike around the isle, meeting at Juarez &  Abasolo. Lights required, helmet recommended. LINK   

In October,  fishermen in this region are banned from catching Conch, and Shrimp until the 15th.  LINK 

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

By Diane Daniel
Officially, protection of nesting sea turtles continues on the east coasts of the island thru mid-October, but monitoring for nests continues until the end of the month. The eggs are collected and taken to the incubation pen at the Tortugranja. Releases of the hatchlings are done by personnel with the facility at sunrise or sunset when there is less heat and fewer predators. Three species nest on the island, with the most nests being from Green turtles, second are the Loggerhead, and third are the Hawksbill.They are expecting there will be a total of 1500 nests by the end of the month, which will be a new record.

Incubation pen

Nests & tracks at MVC B&B
Sunday, Oct. 6 on the Town Square at 8pm--Two folklorico dance troupes & a singer. Free.

Isla Mujeres celebrates the Month of Quintana Roo
Sunday 6th--Town Square 8p Noches Magicas with two folklorico dance troupes and a singer
Monday 7th--Town Square 9a Monthly Civic Ceremony
Friday 18th--Casa de Cultura Esplanade 7p Concert Electone Arte en Movimiento
Thurs 31st-Town Square 8p Presentation of Hanal Pixan altars & the Festival of the Living for the Dead

(The events on the 14th are at schools on the mainland and on the 21st at the City Council room is a contest of oral presentations in Spanish)

Oct 8-9 Draconid Meteors peak (with some interference from the moon)

Oct 9-10 Southern Taurids peak (with some interference from the moon)

Friday, Oct. 18, at 7p, you're invited to experience the sounds of an entire orchestra from one musician on one instrument. Free at the Casa de la Cultura, on the back street Guerrero at Abasolo (in front of the "Isla Mujeres" photo op sign).

 Friday, Oct. 18th--Casa de Cultura Esplanade 7p Concert Electone Arte en Movimiento

Sunday, Oct. 20--the 3rd annual Pink Run to raise awareness about Breast Cancer prevention will be held starting at 7:30a by Playa Centro & the Fishermen's Monument in front of the Posada.
Sunday. Oct. 20 at 6pm on the Town Square, two dance troupes will perform.

(On the 21st at the City Council room is a contest of oral presentations in Spanish)
Monday night, Oct 21-22 Orionid Meteors peak

Thursday, Oct. 24 at 7:30am in colonia La Gloria, young islanders will participate in a procession in honor of United Nations Day, wearing outfits and carrying flags representing various countries, starting from the Jean Piaget primary school. There will be songs & speeches, also.

Thursday Oct. 31st-  This year, the Festival of the Living for the Dead & the traditional candlelit Catrine-Catrina procession from the cemetery (up Hidalgo) are on 31st & on the Town Square!! The procession departs at 6:30p The procession participants are dressed in black and white, or catrina-garb, or regional clothing. The dance troupes will start performing around 8p. Earlier announcements said there will be an Hanal Pixan altar exhibition on the Square. The Jean Piaget school usually sets up an altar exhibition representing different regions of Mexico & sponsors a Catrina competition as part of the Festival. Also on Thursday the 31st, (Halloween) many families will be bringing costumed kiddos to Hidalgo to "Trick or Treat". Will be a cultural mash-up and plenty of fun!

Free clinic for Islander diabetics at the Senior Citizens Club on Nov.6th from 9a to noon providing glucometers, supplies, education, and free reading glasses.

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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