Sunday, October 27, 2019

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, October 27

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You can use the app @findtap to find water refill locations on the island for your reusable water bottles. Q Roo has banned single use plastics & styrofoam, which should go into effect in upcoming months, so bring your reusable containers for water, leftovers & groceries! Thanks!! Participating locations include @dulzuraargentaislamujeres @ mr.opalmx @pocnadivecenter @scubamusa @diveislamujeres.A ten-peso donation is recommended.

 This LINK says the prohibited items are (translated) "I. Plastic cups; II. Beverage containers, plates, glasses, cups, trays and cutlery of disposable plastic; III. Products derived from expanded polystyrene (Styrofoam); IV. Disposable plastic bags, for transfer of goods from markets, supermarkets, service and self-service stores, convenience stores, pharmacies, restaurants and the like, and V. The rings of plastic for containers".. In the original Spanish it says.."II.Envases para bebidas" (Beverage containers) And in the glossary it says...Envases:Es el componente de un producto que cumple la función de contenerlo y protegerlo para su distribución, comercialización y consumo ..(translation...Packaging: It is the component of a product that fulfills the function of containing and protecting it for distribution, marketing and consumption. (Then it gives the medical and construction items). The ban goes into effect on the mainland part of Quintana Roo six months after the islands. The law also includes articles about municipalities making plans for separation of trash, recycling, and conservation.

 TONIGHT--Sunday, Oct. 27 Town Square 8p --Dance Festival by the Juanita Mendez School of Danza Mexicana

Q.Roo isn't changing its clocks this weekend...we stay on EST all year long.

Don't wait any longer to visit this Pueblo Magico. Get to know and enjoy our beautiful island 

TVisla Mujeres    
On Saturday, legislator Edgar Gasca Arceo, toured the Community Hospital and spoke with the facility's Director, Dr. Leili Osorio Mares,  to assess what the facility needs, because he is president of the Board of Government and Political Coordination. He plans to remain in close communication with the doctora to manage requests to the State Secretary of Health, in order to ensure the medical needs of Isla Mujeres residents are being met. Among the priorities are the hiring of specialists including an internist, an orthopedist, and chemist, and two general practitioners.  LINK

   Noti Isla Mujeres     

At the Pueblos Magicos Tianguis in Pachucas Hidalgo, Isla Mujeres received an award for "Innovations in Tourism Products" from its Ruta de Aves bird watching tourism development. In 2017, Isla Mujeres won an award for Best Chain of Production and in 2018 for Best Director of Pueblos Magicos. 

From  Por Esto :

Tour operators interested in Isla Mujeres    

Tour operadores interesados en Isla Mujeres

  Oct. 25 This is another article about Isla Mujeres participating in the Pueblos Magicos Tianguis in Pachuca Hidalgo. Jose Castillo, municipal director of Tourism says about 30,000 visitors at the fair will have the opportunity to learn about this destination from business owners who are participating to market their products and services. The four-day-long fair closes on Sunday and brings together hundreds of tour operators and travel agents from different parts of the world. Participants from Isla Mujeres are promoting its many attractions including its world-class beaches, cuisine, hotels, and activities.

Altar contest among students   

Concurso escolar de altares

 There will be an altar competition among the middle school students in honor of Day of the Dead, with the six first-year classes creating altars representing the southern part of Mexico; the five second-year classes will represent the central part of the country, and the the third-year students will do the northern part. Before the exhibition, two videos on the subject will be shown, which will begin at 7pm on October 31st. 
   Each school has plans to promote the traditions of Day of the Dead among the teaching staff and to facilitate awareness among students at all levels, in an attempt to 'put the brakes on' other foreign celebrations, such as Halloween.

Isla Mujeres news briefs  

Breves de Isla Mujeres

Oct. 25 The first brief says there was a procession downtown commemorating the 74th anniversary of the United Nations Organization on Rueda Medina downtown, ending at the Town Square. The second brief says a third mapache-raccoon was run over on the road to Garrafon. It was fatally injured. About a week ago, two were killed at once when they were hit. Residents want to post warning signs in the area of Medina along the Mundaca Hacienda to Punta Sur.


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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 

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.

 Sunday, Oct. 27 Town Square 8p --Dance Festival by the Juanita Mendez School of Danza Mexicana
Monday, Oct. 28 from 7a to 11a.  Junk removal campaign

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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