Thursday, October 3, 2019

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, October 3

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Sunday night on the Town Square at 8pm--Two folklorico dance troupes & a singer. Free.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month--
Free mammograms available all month, visit CRIM 8a-3p.
Thursday Oct. 3-At the Town Hall 7p-Lighting of the Pink Lights
Wednesday Oct 9-At the stairs by the Naval base 9a-Painting of Inclusion
Wednesday, Oct 16-At the INAPAM facility 10a-Talk about breast cancer prevention
Sunday, Oct 20-Playa Centro in front of the Posada 7a-3rd Annual Pink Run

   Noti Isla Mujeres     

Civil Protection is working to prevent flooding, because heavy rains may occur in the next few days, caused by the low pressure system approaching the Yucatan peninsula. They were assisted by personnel with the Departments of Public Service and the Department of Public Lighting. Their work also included removing loose or weak panels from the roofs of the sports domes. Residents are encouraged to remove items where rain can gather and breed mosquitoes and to removed items from their roof that could blow off and become projectiles. Residents are also reminded to comply with the trash collection schedule and to avoid litter in the streets, because trash and litter obstructing the storm drains or their grates is the main cause of flooding. Trash is collected 8p-10p.

From  Por Esto :

Port open: Little movement  

Puerto abierto, poco movimiento

Oct. 2  On Tuesday, small boats were restricted port, except for the areas of el Farito and the Lagoon, due to strong winds. On Wednesday at 7am, the port was once again open for general navigation since the intensity of the wind had decreased. Trips to Contoy Island and other nautical activities resumed.
   There is no sargasso on North Beach, where there are few visitors due to low season. On Tuesday, some sargasso was seen at el Riito beach, brought by the northeast winds, and was promptly removed by the cleaning crew.

Isla Mujeres will participate in the National Pueblos Magicos Fair 

IM participará en la Feria Nacional de Pueblos Mágicos

   Isla Mujeres will participate in the National Pueblos Magicos Fair-Tinguis, which will include presentations of the island's famous charcoal-grilled fish "Tikin-xic" and a special dish made with lionfish, an invasive species in the Mexican Caribbean. This will take place on Oct. 24, 25, 26, and 27th in Mexico City.
   Handicrafts will also be exhibited, including those by señora Claudia Garrido. Tour operators also plan to attend and attractions that will be featured include swimming and observing whale sharks, boat tours in National Parks, diving the reefs, and sport fishing.

Isla Mujeres news briefs  


   The president of the state DIF agency attended a "Pink Breakfast", as did members of the Isla Mujeres DIF, raising awareness about breast cancer.  These social service agencies support senior citizens and the most vulnerable members of the community.
   The other brief is about free mammograms being available to women, which are routinely done on women over 40, while women over 20 may go to the hospital for a clinical examination, and when appropriate, they will referred for a mammogram or ultrasound. The testing takes place at the Uneme-Dedicam (in Cancun).

Trash blocking storm drains causes flooding

Inundaciones son por la basura

   The head of Civil Protection said that fifty percent of the flooding of the streets is caused by litter, especially plastics, that clog the storm drains and their grates. His department has been conducting intense cleaning brigades in recent days due to the possibility of heavy rains in the upcoming days, which are expected from a low pressure system that is due to arrive to the Yucatan Peninsula on Thursday.


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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 

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.

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

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

Oct 21-22 Orionid Meteors peak

Oct. 31-Halloween is celebrated on Hidalgo street with foreigners & businesses passing out candy and small items after dusk.There's also a procession thru the colonias.

Nov. 1 Dia de los Muertos  There's usually a candlelit procession around nightfall from the cemetery down HIdalgo to the Casa de la Cultura where there is usually a Catrina contest and displays of altars from different regions of Mexico. The procession participants are dressed in black and white, or catrina-garb, or regional clothing.
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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