Sunday, June 4, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, June 4

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Beaches that are certified and clean

Playas limpias y certificadas

Juan Carrillo apuesta a conservar distinciones

Lanrry parra

ISLA MUJERES, 3 de junio.-
Leer más.Full article at this link..
   Playa Centro holds the distinction of having the Blue Flag designation, which is an annual award and environmental certification system developed by the European Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) since 1987. It promotes and rewards participation in voluntary environmental initiatives by municipal authorities, local people, visitors, and those in the tourism industry. The criteria for obtaining the Blue Flag are grouped into four areas: Water quality for swimming, environmental information & education, environmental management & safety, and services & facilities.
   North Beach has the White Flag certification, which complies with the Mexican law "Norm 120". This regulation includes measures to protect the environment on Mexican beaches by taking care of water quality, trash management, coastal infrastructure, biodiversity, safety & services, environmental education, and noise pollution to ensure that tourists visit places that are clean and well kept.


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

The City is pruning trees and cleaning storm drains as measures of prevention before hurricane season. The head of Civil Protection and the Firefighters, Helman Ulises Berman Graniel asked that residents cooperate by keeping the areas in front of their homes clean to prevent clogging the storm drains when it rains.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Firefighters put out a fire during the wee hours of the morning…/
        It was around 4:30am when neighbors in colonia La Gloria alerted police about smoke coming out of the former grocery store "El Paso", which has been closed for several years. The flames were quickly controlled by the firefighters (and neighbors, according to the comments).
     The cause has not yet been determined, and a short circuit has not been ruled out. However, some neighbors said they saw two people leave the premises, and one neighbor recorded a video, then later the fire started. However, other neighbors explained that sometimes drunks use it as a place to sleep. Neighbors consider the property as a public space, and there is a dispute about it between neighbors señora Cahuich Huchim and señor Felipe Xiu Chan. Because of this disagreement, municipal authorities decided to close the building, and there has been a 13 year old legal battle.
   The business is located at Manzana 161, lote 22 in colonia La Gloria. Inside the building, some kitchen items were ruined and there was damage to the electrical system.

Isla mujeres beaches clean and certified 


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Celebration of father Jesus Martinez Penilla's 82nd birthday 
Celebran el cumpleaños del padre JesúsVer masFull article at this link

        Father Jesus Martinez Penilla, who dedicated much of his pastoral life to Isla Mujeres, celebrated his 82nd birthday with friends. He lives in a house of retreat for priests in Cancun, and visits the island weekly, especially Punta Sur where he goes to contemplate God. He enjoyed his cake and the celebration.
        In a previous article, he was interviewed while visiting Punta Sur, and talked about the need for better communication between parents and children, and expressed his appreciation for the the kindhearted Catholics of Isla Mujeres.

They want to renovate their pier 
Quieren renovar su muelle [+] Ver masFull article at this link
  The fishing cooperative "Isla Blanca" holds a 15 year concession on their Federal Zone property (2015-2030) of 654 square meters. They are now seeking permission to renovate their pier, which is in bad condition, to use it to moor their boats.
     They have occupied this property since the early 1990's and in 2000 the federal concession went into effect. They were evicted in 2011, but in the end they won that legal battle, which lasted four years, and meanwhile their pier deteriorated, and they lost some federal grant monies.

Port was open for small boats in the Bay only
Puerto abierto a la navegación menor en la bahía[+] Ver masFull article at this link
    Trips to Isla Contoy, fishing, and recreational activities in the open sea by small boats were prohibited, but they were allowed to operate within the Bay. The weather was cloudy all day with a threat of rain, which didn't occur until after 3pm. Winds at sea were from 30 to 40 kph.
     Storms are forecast for Sunday due to the remnants of "Beatriz" in combination with tropical wave  #3, which is located south of Guerrero, and is likely to cause strong storms in the southern part of the country and the Yucatan Peninsula.

Navigation channel is free of sand
Libre el canal de navegación de arena+] Ver masFull article at this link
       The navigation channel in front of Playa Centro had become full of sand, but  the southeastern winds have moved that sand from the channel to Playa Norte, where it is replacing beach that had eroded. Now the buoys are back in the water which had been on the beach when it grew outward.
       Lifeguards are on duty from 9am to 5pm and they advise tourists to stay within the buoy line, and after those hours, visitors are their own to use good judgement. Warnings have been posted in English & Spanish, but some swimmers ignore them and enter the navigation channel area, beyond the buoys.
      There are also buoys delineating the swimming area for Playa Norte and almost a dozen lifeguards to ensure swimmers stay within that area.  Boaters are asked not to tie up to the buoy line, which contributes to its breaking.

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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. Within ten minutes walk are the restaurants Mango Cafe, Brisas, Manolitos,  Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, and the large department store-grocery Chedraui. Visit marinas, bars, & beach clubs that are minutes away by bike or on foot. Attend 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. It takes 20-30  minutes to walk downtown.


June Events
Provided by MaraVilla Caribe & Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events

The Circus is in Town: 
"Arriving for the first time & for a short period, directly from Mexico City, the Afeere Brothers International Circus. Feel the maximum excitement with the 4 suicidal motorcycles in the Globe of Death, and the acrobats performing feats on the Fantastic Pendulum more that 10 meters in the the air. A show of this magnitude happens only once a year!"
In front of the Caribbean Sea (on the Caribbean coastal road, south of Salinas-Meteorologico & north of Isla 33).
 Daily 6:30  & 8:30p

Thursday, June 1 Navy Day  Día de la Marina
Memorial placing of the wreath at sea (in the Bahia). Boats leave the pier near the car ferry at 10:30am

Saturday & Sunday, June 3 & 4  Cosme Magana Fishing Tournament New Date: Weather permitting

Sunday, June 4 Noches Magicas at 8pm on the Town Square will feature the Isla Mujeres Senior Citizen's Choir & performances by three dance troupes from Cancun.
Monday, June 5 World Environment Day  

Thursday, June 8 World Ocean's Day & Playa Centro (aka Posada Beach) will receive its third Blue Flag award, during the XII National Meeting of Clean Beaches, which will be held in Bahía de Banderas, on the Riviera de Nayarit.
June  9   7:41
June 10   8:30
June 11   9:17 
June 12  10:03
June 13  10:47
June 14   11:29 
Sunday, June 11 Noches Magicas at 8pm on the Town Square

Sunday, June 18 Father's Day & Noches Magicas at 8pm on the Town Square

Tuesday, June 20 Summer Solstice (11:24pm)

 Friday & Saturday, June 23 & 24 Women's Fishing Tournament  Dorado del Caribe  Probably to be  rescheduled

Saturday & Sunday, June 24 & 25 Cosme Alberto Martinez Magana Fishing Tournament

Sunday, June 25 Noches Magicas at 8pm on the Town Square

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