Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Wednesday, January 22

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 Wooden matchstick art by Alex Lerner Jan. 27-30 at Hotel Perlas del Caribe. Inauguration Jan. 28 at 11am.

From the City....
   In response to requests and complaints from residents, pothole patching was carried out by personnel with the Public Services Department, and drivers are asked to be cautious while the crews are working at various locations around the island.

The City is encouraging residents to regularize the certification of grave sites to preserve the service, noting the right for a grave has a minimum period of six years. The procedures can be carried out in the offices of the General Secretary in the Town Hall. Required documentation includes a copy of the death certificate, copy of the voting credential of the person responsible for the grave, copy of proof of address, and in some cases copy of the transfer order for the body.

When you throw away cans, don't forget to compact them first
Remember to compact Tetrapak boxes before you throw them away!
Residents are encouraged to take advantage of free sterilizations for their pets every Thursday at the Isla Animals clinic 10a-2p.

VIDEO-In Isla Mujeres, we say no to single use plastics. For an Isla Verde-Green Island

You're in good hands. The firefighters are constantly training to be ready for any emergency.

Protección Civil y Bomberos Isla Mujeres
   Personnel responded to reports of  strong odor of propane in colonia La Gloria, and communicated to the community that they have attended to these reports. The odor was caused by maintenance on a stationary tank at a taqueria and does not represent any risk to the population. Their emergency number is 877 0106  or 911.

TVisla Mujeres    

Medical evacuation by Navy from cruise ship LINK   
   The Navy carried out an emergency medical evacuation in response to a request from the cruise ship Norweigan Sun, which was located one nautical mile (1.8km) southeast of Punta Sur.  They transported a 74 year old male from the United States in stable condition with an acute coronary syndrome to the Puerto Juarez Naval Station, to be taken aboard an ambulance to a Cancun hospital. 

On Monday, Jan. 20th, an inauguration was held and a plaque was installed at the school library named in honor of “Lic. Raciel Román Valerio”  at the middle school on the fifth anniversary of his death. (photos).
IM Noticias
   Some downtown residents are complaining that the four Food Trucks on the eastern Malecon downtown are using electricity and tap water supplied by the City, by the Hyperbaric Chamber. There are merchants who wonder if the food truck behind the municipal market is paying for its consumption of these utilities.

From  Por Esto :

Port closure on Monday afternoon  

Cerraron el puerto por la tarde

    Due to the arrival of Cold Front #32, the port was closed on Monday afternoon at 3pm, except for the passenger and cargo ferries, where continued to operate between the island and Puerto Juarez and Punta Sam.  It is noted that weather conditions could affect their schedules. The closure was expected to continue on Tuesday.

Isla Mujeres news briefs  

Breves de Isla Mujeres

The Cockteleros lost to their rivals the Rockies of Cancun with a score of 8 to 4, at Sunday's home game. The Cockteleros remain leaders in the A category of their league with 12 wins, one tie, and two suspended games. The Rockies are in category B with 13 wins, one loss and one tie.
 Work was scheduled to resume on Monday on the introduction of the wastewater network, with a schedule of four stages, reopening the road to Garrafon on March 7th. The work that was suspended on December 15th involves a section of 2.1 kilometers, in four stages. In total, the work by Aguakan has affected 3.8 kilometers of road from the memorial to Ramon Bravo (at the entrance to Sac Bajo) to the area of the propane facility.

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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. (

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  

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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