Thursday, January 23, 2020

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, January 23




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From the City....

 The City conducted  activities with students in honor of World Environmental Education Day via the municipal Department of Ecology & the Environment, in coordination with Aguakan,  An "Environmental Rally" was held, to be followed by a planting project at the Benito Juarez middle school. This was done to encourage them to assume responsibility about environmental protection, and to understand this is both an individual and collective responsibility, to ensure a healthier future for the municipality and the country. The event included recreation activities. teaching the students with games and sports about environmental issues and the importance of protecting the natural resources of the municipality. 
    The planting of 50 plants of native species will take place today, Jan. 23 at the Benito Juarez campus.

 The Crime Prevention agency of the municipal Police Department provides courses in schools to prevent crimes and inform students about behaviors that can put them at risk. They taught classes in "Prevention of Child Abuse" to the 4th and 5th grade students of the Julio Sauri elementary school, to promote self-care and to raise awareness about this crime.


When  you take your dog for a walk, don't forget to clean up their feces. Help keep the island clean!

In the interest of safety, a pedestrian-canine crosswalk has been painted on the Caribbean Coastal Road at the Pet-Friendly Beach, by the City via the Department of Police & Traffic and the ZOFEMAT Federal Zone agency. The ZOFEMAT Director reminded beach users that there are regulations and opening/closing hours, as well as ongoing maintenance to provide locals and visitors with a high-quality, clean, safe area.




  Isla Mujeres al Dia      

Requirements to participate in the annual Collective Wedding


Aguakan has resumed work installing the wastewater network at the southern part of the island (photos).

From  Por Esto :


Nautical activities restricted  

Cerraron el puerto a todo tipo de navegación

  Due to the entrance of Cold Front #32, the port was closed on Monday at 3p for all nautical activities except the passenger and car ferries. This continued until Tuesday around 10:30am when nautical tourism activities by all boats were allowed in the area of el Farito and the lagoons. The fishing boats remained in port and were monitoring the weather reports and official notices. It is expected that when they are allowed to go out, their will return with large catches since their traps and nets have been 'overflowing' for the past couple weeks with high levels of production.

Slow license renewals so far this year  

Morosidad de contribuyentes

  The official in charge of processing state licenses says that the response has been slow with renewal of licenses for alcoholic beverages not yet reaching 10 percent and vehicle license plate renewal is at about 15 percent. There are  discounts and subsidies available in the first three months of the year, and about 500 liquor licenses in the municipality. For those registered as natural persons / personas f√≠sicas there is a 60% subsidy in January, and in February the cost will increase with the rise in UMA (Unit of Measurement). The discount is 50% in February and 45% in March, but the payment will be higher with the rise in the UMA. Those without a Fisicas designation are eligible for a 50% discount in January, 40% in February, and 35% in March.
  Regarding the 8000 vehicles registered in the municipality, which includes private vehicles and those in public service (rentals and taxis), so far only about 1200 plates have been issued, which only represents about 15 percent.

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Full moon rising over the Caribbean 
 January 10  6:28
January 11  7:31
January 12  8:36
January 13   9:39
 January 14  10:41
January 15 11:41

Painting by Pamela Haase at MVC
 Sunset  ~6:15-6:35p (beginning vs end of month)
Sunrise ~7:25am
January 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

Thursday afternoons ~3p-8p Artist Fair on the Paseo de la Triguena off the Town Square at the malecon by the food trucks.

Some Sunday evenings 8p on the Town Square "Noches Magicas" performances  

Fishermen in this region are banned from catching octopus during January.   LINK 

Friday, Jan. 3 First quarter moon. After the moon has completed the first quarter of its orbit around Earth, the relative positions of the Earth, sun, and moon cause us to see it half-illuminated — on its eastern side. At first quarter, the moon always rises around noon and sets around midnight local time, so it is conveniently positioned for observing before youngsters' bedtimes. The evenings around first quarter are excellent for looking at the lunar terrain while it is dramatically lit by low-angled sunlight. (Source-Space.com)

EARLY Saturday, Jan. 3 The Quadrantids meteor shower peaks between 3am and dawn. The moon won't be around to interfere. The shower's radiant, which is beyond the tip of the Big Dipper's handle, will be high in the northeastern sky.

Monday, Jan. 6, On the first Monday of each month, there is usually a civic ceremony in the morning, often on the Town Square around 8am.  

Monday, Jan. 6 Dia de Reyes/Kings Day At Ruben's Restaurant, in front of the Post Office & Mercado on the back street Guerrero, volunteers will be giving away 1000's of toys that have been donated, and a snack & drink, usually starting around 10am. They also provide hampers of food for families in need of them. The DIF social service agency usually has an event at the baseball field in front of Chedraui or at the Bicentennial with entertainment and raffles, starting around 4p or 5p, but it's not always held on the 6th.  Jan 6 is also Nurses Day in Mexico.

4:30 Kings Day festival at the Pescador baseball field 

Friday, Jan 10 Full moon rises at sunset & sets at sunrise. There will be an eclipse as the moon passes thru the earth's shadow, but only the beginning and final stages will be visible here .

Sunday, Jan 12 at 1p at the Pescador baseball field in front of Chedraui, the Isla Mujeres Pescadors will play the Puerto Morelos Cardinals, who they beat last weekend 8-7 in an 'away' game. They're currently in third place & hoping to be in the semifinals.

Friday, Jan 17  A concert in honor of musical composers and their day at 6p at the Casa de la Cultura, in the performance area facing the Caribbean. The CC is located on the back street Guerrero at the cross street Abasolo
 
FRI,SAT,SUN-Festival de Arte on the Town Square. Inauguration Friday at noon, Closes Sunday at 8p. Featuring 30 Art Vendors, Live Music, Cultural Events, Food Vendors. Benefit for the Universidad de Isla Mujeres in La Gloria, a Catholic project whose construction is 60% complete, to prepare Islanders for careers in tourism.

Saturday, Jan 18 Basketball at the Convention Center 8p. Isla Mujeres Cahuameros vs Camartos of Cozumel

Sunday, Jan 19 Baseball at el Pescador field at 1p. Isla Mujeres Cockteleros vs Cancun Rockies Duel of the Super-Leaders

Saturday & Sunday, January 25 & 26 Ultramarathon Nonstop 24 Hours Isla Mujeres event LINK

The Thor Heyerdahl traveling school-sailboat visits in late January-early February with about three dozen high school students on board. Under the tutelage of the experienced crew, the students learn to work together, sailing and navigating, as well as receiving their normal lessons. They sail from Germany to the Caribbean, departing in October and returning home in May.
      The ship is named for the man who sailed a hand made raft "Kon Tiki" from South America 5000 miles across the Pacific to the Tuamotu Islands in 1947, to demonstrate that ancient people could have made long sea voyages, creating contacts between apparently separate cultures. LINK  



Carnaval will be Feb. 21-25

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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