Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, August 30




This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte.  HERE is a timelapse version, that you can set to slow or fast (fps-frames per second). It takes a few seconds to load.
Follow Isla Mujeres News & Events on Facebook for highlights of news & events, and more photos & videos
  Both issues of The Isla Mujeres Magazine are here
featuring  a variety of talented writers and photographers! 
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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos






Residents upset about Ultramar freight charges  

Malestar por el cobro que aplica Ultramar

 En el transporte de carga

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ISLA MUJERES, 29 de agosto.-
Leer más..Photo & full article at this link.
   Last weekend the Ultramar ferry company formalized the collection of fees for the transport of cargo items between Gran Puerto and Isla Mujeres, in addition to the 25 kilos of cargo for each passenger that is included in the cost of each ticket. This charge began long ago, but it has been at their discretion. Now a sign has been posted that sets the rate for each item, ranging from a gallon of paint to refrigerators and mattresses, while there is no charge for some items. There have been complaints on social networks, in addition to ongoing allegations about mistreatment from some Ultramar staff, who are said to give priority to national and foreign tourists, over residents.

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From the Municipal Facebook site.....  (  FB page link)








The City of Isla Mujeres and the soccer team "Tiburones" (Sharks) invite youngsters born in 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004 to join in the formation of teams for the 4th and 5th divisions of the National Youth League for the 2016-2017 season
El H. Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres y el equipo de fútbol "Tiburones" invitan a los nacidos en 2001, 2002, 2003 y 2004 a formar parte de los equipos de 4ta y 5ta división que participarán en la Liga Nacional Juvenil, temporada 2016-2017.




Second state Week of the Manatee; Sept. 5-9
Segunda semana estatal del Manatí del 5 al 9 de septiembre.



The start of a new week in our beautiful Isla Mujeres
Empieza una nueva semana en nuestra hermosa #IslaMujeres


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From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)









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From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos



Effects of Tropical Depression 9 
Depresión tropical 9 afectaría [+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link

   The port remained opened to all navigation and as of 5pm (Monday) the Harbor Master had said that the decision to authorize departures of whale shark tours the following day would be made three hours later. At that time there were no problems, however the SCT weather forecast at 4pm included advisories that small craft not sail in the Yucatan Channel due to effects of Tropical Storm #9, which was affecting western Cuba. It rained briefly on the island after 3pm, but it only lasted a few minutes. Although the skies were cloudy, the winds were not strong at 5:20pm.

Good idea to submerge sculptures 
Buena idea de hundir esculturasl.. [+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link
   The nautical community is pleased with the project recently announced by the administrators of the National Marine Park (Parque Marino Nacional Costa Occidental de Isla Mujeres, Punta Cancún y Punta Nizuc) to submerge sculptures in the area of El Meco, in order to reduce the number of tourists visiting El Farito daily. (El Meco is a coastal Mayan ruin along the road between P. Juarez and P. Sam.)
     There have been articles published in Por Esto regarding concerns about risks associated with the large numbers of tourists who are visiting El Farito, as well as the coral areas of Manchones, MUSA, the Cross in the Bay, and Sac Bajo, among others. Conscientious tour providers are asking that a capacity be adhered to for each area in order to avoid damaging the ecosystems and to prevent accidents to the tourists.
      In response, administrators for the Marine Reserve Management Plan are considering these issues, and have developed a plan to submerge new sculptures near El Meco, based on the success of MUSA, and backed by federal environmental authorities.
   The Director of the National Marine park, Jaime Gonzalez Cano, will soon participate in an international meeting to be held in Australia, where he will share technological expertise regarding artificial reefs and underwater sculptures. These successful programs will be exported to that country, as well as the US, South Africa, Colombia, Brazil, Dominican Republic, and others.
       He said over the past 20 years, several projects have been developed with very good results, and MUSA is a fine example of the development of a community based, subsidized, sustainable conservation project. Interest in adopting these measures has been expressed from various parts of the world among concerned environmentalists.

Death of pioneer of fishing cooperative  
Falleció pionero del cooperativismo[+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link
 Aug. 29  Sunday night, Buenaventura Delgado Díaz “Coleguita” died of natural causes at the age of 99, in his wooden home on Juarez Avenue, at the corner of Matamoras. Hundreds of members of local families offered condolences and shared memories in person and on social networks. He is remembered for is role in founding the first fishing cooperative in Quintana Roo in 1957, when he was the first president of "Caribe". He was given recognition for his role in founding the cooperative, as well as for being a descendant of the founders of this community, and he was personally given an award by Governor Borge.
    His wife, Rita Decasia Gomez Coral, passed away some years ago, and they had four children,  Thelma, Concepción, Buenaventura and Candelaria.  As of last year, they had 22 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren. On social media, his friends wrote of his career as a fishermen, his talkativeness, wonderful anecdotes, and tremendous energy. Although his health declined in his last year, he celebrated his 99th birthday on July 14th, cutting his cake and sharing it in his home with his descendants, under the watchful care of his daughter.
      While there are many stories to remember about his adventures in fishing, ranging from Isla Contoy to the Florida Keys; one memory that stands out is from May 10, 2003 when he and his son-in-law caught a rare variety of shark, a 'milk shark'.(“tiburón leche / tiburón peregrino") which weighed over a ton. He began working when he was very young, and retired nearly a decade ago, after dedicating his life to fishing for nearly eight decades.
    The funeral Mass was scheduled to being at 5:30 at the Immaculate Conception Church, followed by the burial at the downtown municipal cemetery, under the effects of Tropical Depression #9. Condolences to his entire extended family, descendants of the founders of Isla Mujeres.

Damaged drain grates not part of Aguakan network  
Se deslinda Aguakan de registros dañados] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link
    Complaints were recently published in Por Esto regarding two broken storm drain grates in colonia La Gloria, which has caused water to pool when it rains, which could be potential mosquito breeding grounds. The local manager of Aguacan explained that this is not part of the company's network. Therefore residents await a response from the City.
        Rain began to fall shortly after 3pm due to effects from Tropical Depression #9 which was over the western part of Cuba moving toward Florida, according to the NOAA forecast. The rain did not last very long, but was enough to cool down the afternoon temperature and  to cause puddles in the usual spots.

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MaraVilla Caribe   Bed & Beach    Three rentals with large glass doors overlooking our white sand beach and the beautiful Caribbean sea, with  kitchenettes & free WIFI. In the coastal neighborhood of  Bachilleres, among upscale villas & boutique hotelitos, convenient to downtown or the colonias, yet separate.  Quiet & Private.   
 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
Kitchenette in small room, Medio. There's a table & chairs across from it & a double bed.
A large slider opens from each of the 3 rooms onto the patio where each has a table & chairs, hammock & clotheslines. The BBQ is behind the pole, and the outdoor shower is outa the pic at left.
Large studio (Norte), I'm standing in the kitchen. A queen & single bed.

Free amenities such as hammocks, bikes, outdoor shower, portable beach chairs & beach towels, washer, loungers. Breathtaking panoramic views from the rooftop terrace. Upstairs room also available.   Downtown is  ~ a mile away; if you don't feel like walking or biking, flag a $2 taxi. Parking. You can enjoy the music & crowds downtown, then come home our quiet neighborhood of Bachilleres where you'll  sleep to the sounds of the sea.$275/$325/$425 wk   $40/50/$65nt  Monthly Discounts

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 traditional neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. Stroll five minutes southward down the coastal sidewalk to Mango Cafe, Bahama Mama, Brisas, or Manolitos. Walk less than 10 minutes southwest to shop at Chedraui or to dine at Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, or other options. Visit marinas, bars, & beach clubs that are minutes away by bike or on foot. Our guests recommend the 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.

August events

Sunset ~7:10p
Moon rise over the Caribbean
August 18    7:36p  Full moon
August 19    8:22
August 20    9:07
August 21    9:52
August 22   10:39
August 23   11:26
  

Every Tuesday & Thursday at 10am: Sergio's Batik class. ~3 hours long. 400p includes materials.
Kid's classes every other Saturday at 12:30.
 
The Delta Aquarid meteor showers continue into early August. http://earthsky.org/astronom…/earthskys-meteor-shower-guide…

Thur. Aug 4 Artist Fair at the Casa de Cultura 4-9

Monday Aug 8: It's time for the annual Perseid meteor shower (eastward-over the Caribbean) & there may be twice as many this year LINK
It peaks Thurs night/Fri morn & is best viewed after moon-set at 1:20am.
Moon-set tonight (Monday) is 11:20, and it's 40 mins later nightly. Hoping for clear skies!

Aug. 10-21 Five food trucks from Merida will visit Isla Mujeres as part of  Isla Fest

August 17-21 Taste of Isla Mujeres Artist Fair  at the Casa de Cultura 4pm 


 Friday August 19 & Saturday August 20   Isla Fest at the Casa de Cultura Free




Isla Fest
Conferences, expositions, exhibitions, shows, demonstrations
166th Anniversary of the Foundation of the town

Monday August 15, at the Casa de Cultura 11am
Photographic exhibition of the Art of Fishing
Exhibition from the Municipal Archives
Photographic and artistic exhibition 'Pinceladas Caribenas" (Caribbean brushstrokes)

Wednesday August 17
10am Placing of a wreath to commemorate the anniversary of the Cross in the Bay, from the ferry pier
7pm Formal City Council session to commemorate the 166th & coronation of the Queen of the Foundation Festivities of 2016, at the Casa de Cultura

Thursday August 18 as the Casa de Cultura
11am Isla Mujeres Historical Conference
7pm Poetry Recital: "Poesia Que Vino del Mar" (Poetry the comes from the sea)

Friday August 19 at the Casa de Cultura
8am Oratory Contest about the Foundation of the Town of Dolores
7pm Gastronomic Demonstration of Tiknxik
8pm Musical performances by Nicho Hinojosa and Miguel Inzunza

Saturday August 20
7am 1st Foundation 15 km Race at Playa Centro (Posada beach) Free Registration
8pm Performance by Astrid Hadad at the Casa de Cultura

Sunday August 21 at the Casa de Cultura
8pm Festival of the Dances of the Caribbean in my Land with Trova Islena
Aug. 21: The Festival of the Caribbean in My Land, with troupes of Mexican folk dancers performing dances with Caribbean rhythms.




August 26 Friday 7pm on the Town Square 4th Lion Fish Gastronomic Contest



Sources for Storm Information:
Wunderground
Tropical Tidbits
NOAA


The Artist's Fairs are scheduled twice a month, on the First and Third Thursdays, at the Casa de Cultura, 4-9. 


Monday, August 29, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Monday, August 29




This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte.  HERE is a timelapse version, that you can set to slow or fast (fps-frames per second). It takes a few seconds to load.
Follow Isla Mujeres News & Events on Facebook for highlights of news & events, and more photos & videos
  Both issues of The Isla Mujeres Magazine are here
featuring  a variety of talented writers and photographers! 
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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos





Defining refuge for whale sharks in Isla Mujeres before the end of the year 

Definirán refugio para tiburón ballena en IM

Antes de que concluya el año

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ISLA MUJERES, 28 de agosto.-
Leer más...Full article & photo at this link 
 
   The refuge area would consist of a portion of the Whale Shark Biosphere Reserve, part of the Protected Area of the Yum Balam Flora and Fauna, and a section currently outside the protected areas, which would total approximately 650,000 hectares of sea. 
        This was announced at the last meeting with the whale shark licensees, who have expressed an interest and say there is a need for this protected zone for the world's largest fish.  It is hoped that this will occur by the end of the year
      It is intended that this area would have criteria and rules that are similar to those in existence,  to regulate the activity of swimming and observing the whale sharks, in a sustainable manner. .
   The Biosphere Reserve of the Whale Shark is approximately 146.000 hectares of sea, located north of the islands of Holbox and Contoy. The season for swimming and observing the animals is May 15 thru September 16. 
       The maximum number which have been observed to date is 480 whale sharks, but the number of animals would differ from that statistic since the area is very large and only those near the surface can be counted, yet they swim in the deep water also.
 
Two hotel projects beginning construction in Continental Zone on mainland   

Anuncian dos proyectos hoteleros

Iniciarán construcción en próximos meses en la Zona Continental

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ISLA MUJERES, 28 de agosto.-
Leer más...Full article & photo at this link    Two hotel projects on the mainland part of the municipality of Isla Mujeres have received authorization from SEMARNAT (Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources). The anticipated complex includes Grand Palladium Mujeres Resort & Spa and the Royal Suites Hotel. There will be an investment of 227,390,537 dollars, for a service life of 50 years, on an area covering 148 hectares.
       (That is over half a square mile, on the mainland. In comparison, the total area of the island is a little over two square miles, approximately. The entire municipality is about 425 square miles, mostly on the mainland, but also including Isla Contoy and Isla Blanca.)
       This complex includes 1150 rooms of which 450 will be in the Royal Suites hotel and the rest will be in the Grand Palladium. The two lots for residential hotel use will have a mixed commercial plaza and both developments will have pools, jacuzzis, restaurants, bars, spas, a gym, a private beach club, and sports areas, including a miniature golf course and a climbing wall. 
         (An article in DQR in November (LINK) said there were 1560 hotel rooms on the island and 1857 in the Continental Zone on the mainland.)
      The project includes a system of artificial channels for recreational and aesthetic purposes which will allow guests to be transported thru the development in boats. Unlike Cancun, this area will conserve 100 percent of the Federal Zone and the first line of the dunes, as well as the mangrove ecosystems and the low coastal jungle. The trails will be built on stilts, which do not damage or change the natural movement of the dunes, to protect them from possible destruction that could be caused by pedestrian traffic in the ecosystem.
     It is noted that half of the wildlife recorded on the site were birds, followed by terrestrial vertebrates, and includes the arrival of sea turtles during their nesting season.
    
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From the Municipal Facebook site.....  (  FB page link)







Isla Mujeres has lost one of her favorite sons: Senor Buenaventura Delgado Diaz has passed away, who was known to everyone as Coleguita. Rest in peace, our deepest sympathies to his family and friends
Isla Mujeres acaba de perder uno de sus hijos favoritos: el señor Buenaventura Delgado Diaz que todos conocimos como Coleguita.
Descanse en paz, nos unimos a la pena que embarga a familiares y amigos.


August 28, Grandparents Day 
Hoy 28 de agosto. Día de los abuelos.


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Isla Mujeres: Double victory
IM con doble triunfo [+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link
   On weekend, in the Intermediate League "Jose Maria Morelos", Isla Mujeres won two victories, with a score of 5-2 against Radio Turquesa on Saturday, and a score of 3-1 against "Pequeno Cesar" on Sunday. Both games were played in the hot sun with high temperatures, on the artificial turf of the Sports Unit soccer field in colonia Salina. The players who scored the goals on Saturday were Julián Figueroa, Jesús Burgos, and José Cupul. The players who scored on Sunday were  Luis Jiménez, José López, and Edwin Alcocer. The game was over shortly after noon and was sparsely attended.


Nearly three decades sweeping the streets  
Casi tres décadas barriendo las calles+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link
   Florencio Tun Tec, 80, migrated to Isla Mujeres over three decades ago, after the sisal industry collapsed in Yucatan. He is happy to have his daily work sweeping the streets, although it is hot work in the summer sun, and he has five more years before completing the 30 years to qualify for a retirement pension.
    He was interviewed on the sidewalk near his home in colonia La Gloria, and agree to discuss his life, and his difficult childhood. He has more than 20 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. He said his mother was murdered by his stepfather with a kitchen knife following an argument, in the family home in Sinache, when he was eight years old. He was taken to the town hall and questioned, where he said he saw nothing because he was taking a bath. His step father was jailed for three years, and he and his two brothers were left unprotected, to wander the streets, and they found refuge in alcohol. When he was twelve he started stealing from women while they carried baskets on their heads, in order to eat. His uncle came to his rescue when he was 16 and took him into his home, and bought him three sets of clothing. Previously, he had had only one set, and when they were washed he would have to put them on when they were still wet.
     At age 20
    But his drinking didn't decrease, nor did the lectures from his uncles when he would run out of money from cutting sisal and firewood for bakeries. He had no money when he proposed to Eclarispa Dzul May, who became his wife, and passed away 13 years ago. He said, "My uncle sold three pigs for the wedding. I never could hold onto money even after our marriage, and they kept giving us food. The money I earned was spent on alcohol." Amid this environment of economic insecurity, his daughter, Martha, was born.
      Then he decided to avoid his drinking buddies, and his conscience troubled him.  He made the healthiest decision of his twenty years when he came home with his pay and told his wife to get ready to travel to Ticul to spend it on food. His uncle was touched by this purchase, and the nephew said farewell to alcohol.
      He worked cutting henequen for more than thirty years, until the industry collapsed in Yucatan, and he had to migrate to Isla Mujeres, with their children  Martha, Sarah, Isaías, Mirsaruth, Manuel, Ruth and Mirtha. He worked at the social center "Calypso" and at the store "Mertita" during the first five years, and he worked at the Posada hotel for 14 months. In September,  he will have worked twenty-five years in the cleaning department of the City. He said he was working at the Posada when he was given his land and a palapa to live in, and then he finished that job.
      Sr. Juan Cahich recommended him to work in the City cleaning department, but when he went to see the head of the department and the mayor,  he was told they only employed 30 year old people, not people who are over 50 years of age. But then Jacinto Rejon appeared and recommended that they hire him.
  Awaiting retirement
     He is hoping that he can retire early, with assistance from the union and the City government, in recognition of his hard work sweeping along the main street of Rueda Medina, from the Fishermen's Monument to the Taxi stand, along both sides of the street. This takes three hours, from five to eight o'clock. Then he sweeps in the colonias, including La Gloria, Canotol, and Miraflores, completing the work at noon.
       He was having symptoms in the high temperatures ("Me agito mucho con el calor."Teme desplomarse en estos teimpos de altas temperaturas). He went to a doctor at the ISSSTE who said there was nothing wrong with him physically and he has good blood pressure.
   During his career with the cleaning department, he worked for ten years in the trucks, picking up trash in barrels. Then the union secretary, Martha Rejon,  moved him from working on the truck to sweeping the streets. He was head of cleaning from 2002 to 2013.
     His salary is 2400 pesos every 15 days, but with other benefits such as food benefits and bonuses (la canasta básica y quinquenios) it is the equivalent of 5200 pesos.
       (2400 pesos is ~$140 twice a month or $70/wk, which is less than $12/day for a six day week, or about 1.50/hr.  $280/mo is ~$3400/yr.
       5200 pesos is about $300 twice a month, or about $150/wk, which is ~$25/day, or ~3.60/hr. $600/mo is $7200/yr)
   He lives in a humble home, made of plywood. His wife died twelve years ago when she fell in the bathroom and was taken to the hospital with no vital signs, shortly after his daughter Mirta had been married. Within a year of the death of his wife, his son in law died, and it became his responsibility to support his grandchildren Elias and Mirta who were 3 and 4 years old.
   Those were hard times and he is grateful for the people who have helped him, including former mayor Fidel Villanueva. Now his grandchildren are good, independent members of the community.

Tropical wave 25 expected to cause rain  
Onda tropical 25 causará lluvias [+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link

   The article reports that rain was expected Sunday night, and that tourism was good on Sunday, with nearly 300 small and medium sized boats, and no problems reported on land or sea. Thousands of tourists enjoyed the isle and nearby seas, and tours to see the whale sharks were popular. Now that summer vacation has ended, there were fewer tourists compared to last Sunday. I don't think it rained last night. There were a few sprinkles around 1pm

Illegal sale of beers from boat  
Ilegal venta de cervezas desde embarcación.. [+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link
     The boat "Marbella" from Cancun is anchoring off North Beach and selling beer and other alcohol to crews of other boats and yachts. The leader of CANIRAC, Baltazar Maldonado wants intervention from the government to prevent this practice. Restaurateurs allege the boat is contaminating the water by throwing out wastewater and that this is an illegal trade. They are concerned that more boats will imitate this practice. Restaurants in the area say that business from the boats are a main source of customers at certain times of the day. They do not want more competition, especially now that low season has begun.

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MaraVilla Caribe   Bed & Beach    Three rentals with large glass doors overlooking our white sand beach and the beautiful Caribbean sea, with  kitchenettes & free WIFI. In the coastal neighborhood of  Bachilleres, among upscale villas & boutique hotelitos, convenient to downtown or the colonias, yet separate.  Quiet & Private.   
 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
Kitchenette in small room, Medio. There's a table & chairs across from it & a double bed.
A large slider opens from each of the 3 rooms onto the patio where each has a table & chairs, hammock & clotheslines. The BBQ is behind the pole, and the outdoor shower is outa the pic at left.
Large studio (Norte), I'm standing in the kitchen. A queen & single bed.

Free amenities such as hammocks, bikes, outdoor shower, portable beach chairs & beach towels, washer, loungers. Breathtaking panoramic views from the rooftop terrace. Upstairs room also available.   Downtown is  ~ a mile away; if you don't feel like walking or biking, flag a $2 taxi. Parking. You can enjoy the music & crowds downtown, then come home our quiet neighborhood of Bachilleres where you'll  sleep to the sounds of the sea.$275/$325/$425 wk   $40/50/$65nt  Monthly Discounts

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 traditional neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. Stroll five minutes southward down the coastal sidewalk to Mango Cafe, Bahama Mama, Brisas, or Manolitos. Walk less than 10 minutes southwest to shop at Chedraui or to dine at Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, or other options. Visit marinas, bars, & beach clubs that are minutes away by bike or on foot. Our guests recommend the 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.

August events

Sunset ~7:10p
Moon rise over the Caribbean
August 18    7:36p  Full moon
August 19    8:22
August 20    9:07
August 21    9:52
August 22   10:39
August 23   11:26
  

Every Tuesday & Thursday at 10am: Sergio's Batik class. ~3 hours long. 400p includes materials.
Kid's classes every other Saturday at 12:30.
 
The Delta Aquarid meteor showers continue into early August. http://earthsky.org/astronom…/earthskys-meteor-shower-guide…

Thur. Aug 4 Artist Fair at the Casa de Cultura 4-9

Monday Aug 8: It's time for the annual Perseid meteor shower (eastward-over the Caribbean) & there may be twice as many this year LINK
It peaks Thurs night/Fri morn & is best viewed after moon-set at 1:20am.
Moon-set tonight (Monday) is 11:20, and it's 40 mins later nightly. Hoping for clear skies!

Aug. 10-21 Five food trucks from Merida will visit Isla Mujeres as part of  Isla Fest

August 17-21 Taste of Isla Mujeres Artist Fair  at the Casa de Cultura 4pm 


 Friday August 19 & Saturday August 20   Isla Fest at the Casa de Cultura Free




Isla Fest
Conferences, expositions, exhibitions, shows, demonstrations
166th Anniversary of the Foundation of the town

Monday August 15, at the Casa de Cultura 11am
Photographic exhibition of the Art of Fishing
Exhibition from the Municipal Archives
Photographic and artistic exhibition 'Pinceladas Caribenas" (Caribbean brushstrokes)

Wednesday August 17
10am Placing of a wreath to commemorate the anniversary of the Cross in the Bay, from the ferry pier
7pm Formal City Council session to commemorate the 166th & coronation of the Queen of the Foundation Festivities of 2016, at the Casa de Cultura

Thursday August 18 as the Casa de Cultura
11am Isla Mujeres Historical Conference
7pm Poetry Recital: "Poesia Que Vino del Mar" (Poetry the comes from the sea)

Friday August 19 at the Casa de Cultura
8am Oratory Contest about the Foundation of the Town of Dolores
7pm Gastronomic Demonstration of Tiknxik
8pm Musical performances by Nicho Hinojosa and Miguel Inzunza

Saturday August 20
7am 1st Foundation 15 km Race at Playa Centro (Posada beach) Free Registration
8pm Performance by Astrid Hadad at the Casa de Cultura

Sunday August 21 at the Casa de Cultura
8pm Festival of the Dances of the Caribbean in my Land with Trova Islena
Aug. 21: The Festival of the Caribbean in My Land, with troupes of Mexican folk dancers performing dances with Caribbean rhythms.




August 26 Friday 7pm on the Town Square 4th Lion Fish Gastronomic Contest



Sources for Storm Information:
Wunderground
Tropical Tidbits
NOAA


The Artist's Fairs are scheduled twice a month, on the First and Third Thursdays, at the Casa de Cultura, 4-9. 


Sunday, August 28, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, August 28




This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte.  HERE is a timelapse version, that you can set to slow or fast (fps-frames per second). It takes a few seconds to load.
Follow Isla Mujeres News & Events on Facebook for highlights of news & events, and more photos & videos
  Both issues of The Isla Mujeres Magazine are here
featuring  a variety of talented writers and photographers! 
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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos





DIF response to allegations of psychological mistreatment of young peddler 

Interviene el DIF de Isla Mujeres

 En caso de menor maltratado por fiscal

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ISLA MUJERES, 27 de agosto.-
Leer más..Photo & full article at this link.    Employees with the Office of the Defense of Children and Adolescents of the DIF confirmed that they sent a report the Mayor regarding an allegation of violation of the rights of a child when an Enforcement inspector allegedly chastised him with a threat of jail. José María Lorenzano and Vanessa Valencia explained that although this is allegedly a case of violation of the rights of a child, there has been no formal complaint so they cannot act, since they could not detect a flagrancia of the facts. They received a report at 3:28 on Wednesday, but when they arrived to the scene, the person was not found who posted the incident on social networks, nor the child.
      The woman who identified the inspector on social networks was not found and did not file a complaint. Allegations were made online that this was an abuse of authority and an alleged physiological abuse of a child. If a complaint were filed, responsibility could be determined about these allegations, or if there were a flagrant situation.
      In this situation, the DIF staff explained that they are limited to being in contact with the family, where the child could be placed under the guardianship of his uncle, who helps the family financially to afford school supplies. The DIF may be able to connect them with any available assistance or circumstances that could be useful, such as a scholarship or permit to work.
        It is noted that the child studied at the primary school "Rafael Ramirez Casteneda" in the municipality of Chemax, Yucatan. The DIF staff member, José María Lorenzano explained that the Mayor is the boss of the City employee, who can determine what actions should be taken in response to the allegations. 
      
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From the Municipal Facebook site.....  (  FB page link)







Here are the results from the 4th Lion Fish Gastronomic Competition which had good participation and an interested audience. There were two categories, whole fish and filets. 
     The winners in the whole fish category are: First Place, Donald Carreño Suarez; Second Place, Zama Beach Club; and Third Place, Javi's Restaurant Cantina. 
       In the filet category the winners are:  First Place, Zama Beach Club; Second Place, Donald Carreño Suarez; and Third Place, Leyfti Ruiz Briceño.
Interesante y participativo resultó el IV Concurso Gastronómico con Base en Pez León realizado este fin de semana y que constó de dos categorías: de ejemplares enteros y filetes de la especie.
Los ganadores en la primera categoría fueron: primer lugar, Donald Carreño Suarez; segundo lugar, Beach Club Zama y tercer lugar, Rest. Javis Cantina.
Mientras que en la categoría de filete, el veredicto del jurado quedó de la siguiente manera: Beach Club Zama, primer lugar; Donald Carreño Suarez, segundo lugar y Leyfti Ruiz Briceño, tercer lugar.


The City of Isla Mujeres and the soccer team "Tiburones" (Sharks) invite youngsters born in 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004 to join in the formation of teams for the 4th and 5th divisions of the National Youth League for the 2016-2017 season
El H. Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres y el equipo de fútbol "Tiburones" invitan a los nacidos en 2001, 2002, 2003 y 2004 a formar parte de los equipos de 4ta y 5ta división que participarán en la Liga Nacional Juvenil, temporada 2016-2017.




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Ready to festival of the patron saint of fishermen: Our Lady of Charity 
Alistan fiesta de la Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre. [+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this list
   The feast of Our Lady of Charity, patron saint of fishermen, will be held August 30 to September 8, when the Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre, will be taken to the fishermen's camp on Isla Contoy. On Sept. 7, Las Mañanitas will be sung, and there will be a Mass at 10pm. Then on September 8th at 10am, the boats will depart for Isla Contoy. 
        This will be the 17th annual procession to Isla Contoy, which is a distance of 500 kilometers. All five fishing cooperatives are invited to attend, and there are usually at least 500 Catholics who make the trip, in small or medium sized boats. The wooden icon was originally made in Cuba, commissioned as a gesture of brotherhood between our two island communities.
    On Tuesday at 7pm, there will be a Mass at the chapel of Caridad del Cobre in colonia Miraflores, followed by a procession thru the main street of the colonia and to colonia Canotal. Hundreds of members of the families of the fishermen are expected to participate. At the end of the religious event, there will be a small festival with performances by the  Ballet Folklórico Mestizas de Agua Salada and the youth dance troupe Añoranzas, in front of the chapel, where each day the cooperatives will have religious events.


Expecting effects of Tropical Wave 25 on Sunday  
Afectará este domingo la onda tropical 25 [+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this list
   According to the Saturday evening (4pm) weather report from the SCT, effects from Tropical Wave #25 were expected to have effects on the coastal and maritime areas of Quintana Roo and the Yucatan Channel on Saturday night and early Sunday. It could cause gusting winds from the northeast at 20-30 kilometers per hour with waves up to 1.5 meters. This is an unusual type of wind during the summer, and is in the opposite direction of the ocean current crossing the waters of Quintana Roo, on the main route to Florida.
        The effects of the shift to the west of the tropical wave located in the western Caribbean sea could bring and increased chance of cloudiness with light to moderate showers, associated with electrical activity, reduced visibility, and possible squalls to the coastal & maritime areas of Quintana Roo, mainly in the northern region. Warm temperatures are expected for the rest of Sunday, and boats are advised to be cautious off the Q Roo coastal areas and in the Yucatan Channel.
        On Saturday at 4pm, Tropical wave 25 was located in the western Caribbean Sea, between the latitudes of 21/11 degrees North and between the longitudes of 083/084 degrees West, moving west at a speed of 19-28kph.
    On Saturday, touristic activities took place at sea and on land, with many people on the beaches, many taking tours to the whale shark area, and 200 visitors going to Isla Contoy, which is the maximum allowed. More than 70 percent of the fleet of golf carts of 550 vehicles were rented by visitors touring the island.
   It is partly cloudy with very calm seas at 8:30am.

All-Star baseball game in Puerto Morelos today 
Hoy Juego de Estrella en Liga Regional de Beisbol en el parque de pelota de Puerto Morelos [+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this list
  The Isla Mujeres baseball teams "Pescadores" and "Cockteros" are the champions and runners up in the Tech Baseball League (Liga Tecnológica de Beisbol). Their best players will participate in the All Star game scheduled for Sunday, at noon, in the baseball park in Puerto Morelos, which was confirmed by Jorge Fernando de la O. There are fourteen teams in the league, from the municipalities of Benito Juarez, Isla Mujeres, Cozumel, Playa del Carmen, and Puerto Morales.

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 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
Kitchenette in small room, Medio. There's a table & chairs across from it & a double bed.
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Large studio (Norte), I'm standing in the kitchen. A queen & single bed.

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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 traditional neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. Stroll five minutes southward down the coastal sidewalk to Mango Cafe, Bahama Mama, Brisas, or Manolitos. Walk less than 10 minutes southwest to shop at Chedraui or to dine at Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, or other options. Visit marinas, bars, & beach clubs that are minutes away by bike or on foot. Our guests recommend the 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.

August events

Sunset ~7:10p
Moon rise over the Caribbean
August 18    7:36p  Full moon
August 19    8:22
August 20    9:07
August 21    9:52
August 22   10:39
August 23   11:26
  

Every Tuesday & Thursday at 10am: Sergio's Batik class. ~3 hours long. 400p includes materials.
Kid's classes every other Saturday at 12:30.
 
The Delta Aquarid meteor showers continue into early August. http://earthsky.org/astronom…/earthskys-meteor-shower-guide…

Thur. Aug 4 Artist Fair at the Casa de Cultura 4-9

Monday Aug 8: It's time for the annual Perseid meteor shower (eastward-over the Caribbean) & there may be twice as many this year LINK
It peaks Thurs night/Fri morn & is best viewed after moon-set at 1:20am.
Moon-set tonight (Monday) is 11:20, and it's 40 mins later nightly. Hoping for clear skies!

Aug. 10-21 Five food trucks from Merida will visit Isla Mujeres as part of  Isla Fest

August 17-21 Taste of Isla Mujeres Artist Fair  at the Casa de Cultura 4pm 


 Friday August 19 & Saturday August 20   Isla Fest at the Casa de Cultura Free




Isla Fest
Conferences, expositions, exhibitions, shows, demonstrations
166th Anniversary of the Foundation of the town

Monday August 15, at the Casa de Cultura 11am
Photographic exhibition of the Art of Fishing
Exhibition from the Municipal Archives
Photographic and artistic exhibition 'Pinceladas Caribenas" (Caribbean brushstrokes)

Wednesday August 17
10am Placing of a wreath to commemorate the anniversary of the Cross in the Bay, from the ferry pier
7pm Formal City Council session to commemorate the 166th & coronation of the Queen of the Foundation Festivities of 2016, at the Casa de Cultura

Thursday August 18 as the Casa de Cultura
11am Isla Mujeres Historical Conference
7pm Poetry Recital: "Poesia Que Vino del Mar" (Poetry the comes from the sea)

Friday August 19 at the Casa de Cultura
8am Oratory Contest about the Foundation of the Town of Dolores
7pm Gastronomic Demonstration of Tiknxik
8pm Musical performances by Nicho Hinojosa and Miguel Inzunza

Saturday August 20
7am 1st Foundation 15 km Race at Playa Centro (Posada beach) Free Registration
8pm Performance by Astrid Hadad at the Casa de Cultura

Sunday August 21 at the Casa de Cultura
8pm Festival of the Dances of the Caribbean in my Land with Trova Islena
Aug. 21: The Festival of the Caribbean in My Land, with troupes of Mexican folk dancers performing dances with Caribbean rhythms.




August 26 Friday 7pm on the Town Square 4th Lion Fish Gastronomic Contest



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The Artist's Fairs are scheduled twice a month, on the First and Third Thursdays, at the Casa de Cultura, 4-9.