Monday, January 13, 2020

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Monday, January 13




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From the City....

The first patriotic civic ceremony of the year took place this morning on the Town Square, with various officials in attendance who are listed in the article, and there were members of the general public observing also.

A 15% discount on property taxes is available until February 29th. In December there was a discount of 25% and then 20%.



The Isla Mujeres Pescadors were victorious yesterday against the Puerto Morelos Cardinals with a score of 11 to 3 at the El Pescador baseball field. Next Sunday they will play there Pericos of Bonfil. 

For the tranquility of locals & foreigners, the National Guard does reviews of all types of vehicles and patrols in both the colonias and downtown areas. (photos)

Firefighters responded to a 911 call about a fire in a home in colonia La Gloria, which resulted in only material damages, with no injuries, and was attributed to a short circuit caused by faulty installation of an air conditioner.(photo)

From  Por Esto :


Many people at North Beach and renting golf carts on Saturday  

Playa Norte registró buena afluencia

 

No signs that Marinsa will return to Punta Sam  

Marinsa no da muestras de retornar a Punta Sam

  Eight months after retiring from the Cargo ferry route between the island and Punta Sam, there are no indication that the Marinsa compnay plans to reactivate its two ferries that are currently docked at the island. It is noted that the new Naveganto passenger ferry with a capacity for 200 people has been operating between the island and Puerto Juarez since December, at the APIQRoo port in Puerto Juarez, with plans to expand this service when their other boat arrives. 

Decreased intensity of "surada" winds  

Viento de “surada” baj√≥ su intensidad

  The intensity of the Surada winds from the south-southeast began to decrease on Saturday afternoon, creating a more favorable environment for navigation by small boats on Sunday. These winds slowed the arrival of cold front #30, which was expected to reach the Yucatan coast on Sunday night, but isn't expected to reach the Yucatan Channel, according to one forecast.


Isla Mujeres news briefs  

REVES DE ISLA MUJERES

 The INE voter registration booth will open from 8a to 3p at the Community Development Center in colonia La Gloria on the following dates January 20 to 21; from February 11 to 12; March 02 to 04; from March 24 to 25; and from April 16 to 17, for those who need to update or replace their credential, or to obtain one for the first time. Document requirements are given. 
 The second brief is about the collection & recycling of natural Christmas trees, see yesterday's edition. 

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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.

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  

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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