Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, January 28

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CARNAVAL--Feb 21-25 !!!
Friday night--Coronation Night & Dancing to the music of Master Kumbia on the Town Square
Saturday night--Dance Troupes on the Town Square
Sunday--1st Parade (Rueda Medina) & Beach Festival on Playa Centro w. DJ's. Also a kids show & inflatables.
Night of Fantasy & Diversity w. Silvana Show on Town Square
Monday--2nd Parade (Rueda Medina)
Regional Night w Tila Maria Sesto Comedy Show
Tuesday--Night of Juan Carnaval & Reading of Will
Also--Alberto Barros & his band will perform on the Town Square one evening. Dance troupes will be performing downtown & in the colonias. All events are free.
Source--City press conference (Ayuntamiento De Isla Mujeres).
I'll translate the schedule-graphic when it's published, which should have the times.

VIDEO of press conference

 Queen & King of Carnaval are Paloma de María Peña Olivares & Eduardo Trejo Esquivel, Children's Queen & KIng are Frida Eunice Martínez Martínez & Liam Jesús Cervantes Beristaín and the Queen of Diversity is Amber Jaquelin Lizama Canché. The Youth King & Queen will be selected at the internal Carnaval of the middle school. 

From the City....

At the kindergarten “María Enriqueta Camarillo y Roa” about 70 children participated in recreational activities to learn more about the police as part of the municipal program "Image of the Police".  In addition to countering myths and teaching children that the police are their allies, who serve them and protect their rights, they learned how to request assistance easily and how to respond in an emergency.

Say NO! to single use plastics...Use eco-friendly reusable bags

From  Por Esto :

Good acceptance of trash collection schedule  

Acatan programa “Ya es hora”

See previous edition.

"Super Athlete" from Chiapas won the Ultramarathon 24 Hours  

Gana un súper atleta de Chiapas

 At noon on Sunday, the Ultramarathon 24 Hours III was won by Oscar de los Santos Dominguez, 55, from Chiapas, with 202.5 kilometers, which was 135 laps on the downtown eastern malecon over twenty four hours. Second place was won by Brawny Macdonell Rodríguez, 40, from Cozumel, with 190.5 km in 127 laps. Third place was one by  Genaro Cruziño Cruz Esteva, 43, who is Mexican, with 123 laps equalling 184.5 kilometers.
   Mr. de los Santos Dominguez will represent Mexico in the next 24-hour ultramarathon to be held in Rio Hondo, Argentina, this year. He is ranked twentieth in the world as a marathon runner. He said that this is the first time he has run in front of the sea, in the Mexican Caribbean, commenting, "I felt good, I ran all night. The rain encouraged me.", referring to the rain that fell before 10 pm.
   It was cool during the night, but the heat on Saturday afternoon caused the competitors to slow their pace. There were a total of 49 athletes but two retired after only one lap, and Argentina's Nury Villanueva made two laps, Croatian Ronald Eduardo Jimenez Mendez did three. Dennis Peterson from the US completed 14 laps.  Islanders Mario Nahuata completed 68 laps and Josefa Guadalupe Cupul Tejera did 81 laps (121.5 km), a record for local women.


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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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