Tuesday, December 3, 2013

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Tuesday, December 3 The Afternoon Edition

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The "Morning Edition" has translated headlines &  newspaper photos. This Afternoon Edition has  translations of the news articles,  Daily Events, the Live Music Schedule  & the "Around the Internet in the Past 24 Hours" section including photos & info from individuals & local businesses .... Daily In Isla Mujeres. There are always links to the original articles in Spanish.

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Important agreements achieved during the City Council meeting

Importantes acuerdos

Lunes, 02 de Diciembre de 2013 22:02

Logran regidores durante Quinta Sesión Ordinaria de Cabildo

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Five important agreements were signed by the members of the City Council.
     In the first they authorized the Mayor to apply to the  Banco Nacional de Obras y Servicios Públicos (BANOBRAS/National Bank of Public Services and Works) to be included in the Programa de Modernización Catastral. (Tax Collection Modernization Program). This will increase the revenue from property taxes by improving efficiency of their collection.
   In the second they authorized Fidel Villanueva Madrid with power to represent the City in legal matters in Courts.
   Edgar Humberto Gasca Arceo, director of Social Development, will work as municipal liason to the Federal Ministry of Social Development to manage the humanitarian program "Oportunidades". It is noted that it is critical that the City of Isla Mujeres provides a direct liaison with SEDESOL, to contribute in the national coordination of the identification of areas that required increased coverage, among other responsibilities. (SEDESOL administrates the Oportunidades program.)
     The Council agreed to establish a Public Library in Ciudad Mujeres, in the mainland area of the Isla Mujeres municipality.
      The last agreement concerned guidelines for  leases and services which use the  assets of the City for the promotion of social, cultural, and economic progress, and for the benefit of the Island community.

Water leak lasts more than six hours

Fuga de agua duró más de 6 horas

Lunes, 02 de Diciembre de 2013 21:58

Empresa concesionaria arregla desperfecto

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Merchants downtown noticed water leaking around 6 am, which was reported to the Aguakan offices at 9 am. The staff at the office said they already had workers taking care of the problem, but it is reported that no one was on the site until 12:30pm. Meanwhile employees of the stores on Hidalgo were pushing the water into the drains to reduce the large pools that formed, and this affected another street also. According to reports from people in the neighborhood, it was after 2 pm when Aguakan workers repaired the leak.

Private school Director denies their students were involved in the act of vandalism

Se deslinda de caso de destrozos

Lunes, 02 de Diciembre de 2013 21:58

Directora de escuela privada

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  An abandoned car was vandalized, and the Director of the private school "Jean Piaget", Patricia Rodriguez, said the accusations against their students are not true. It was indicated that a student was referred to the Procuraduría Federal for the Defense of Minors of the municipal social service agency DIF, from the PMP (Policía Municipal Preventiva) by mistake, and is not responsible for this vandalism.
   The Director of the school said, "If any of the students of this school have participated in this illegal action , we would be the first to take up the matter, and could take drastic measures that could include expulsion from school." She called for a thorough investigation of this case, and emphasized that this case does not involve her students. 
      She said the school pays special attention to promoting good values to their students, who went to Cancun this weekend to attend a play. She also said they have ongoing training for their teachers, with the intention of offering high quality attention to the students. 

Better public servants

Agapito signs important training agreement with IAPQRoo 

Mejores servidores públicos

Lunes, 02 de Diciembre de 2013 21:13

Agapito signa importante convenio de trabajo con Joel

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 This program will improve public services by providing training to the administrative staff of the City in the form of workshops. The first one the island officials will attend is "Building Performance Indicators". The goal is to have an effective, efficient, professional government that is transparent and well trained, so administrators have the necessary tools, skills, and knowledge to address daily issues, and provide improved responses to the island community. 

Backpacks given to grade school students

 Entregan mochilas a alumnos de primarias
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 The Mayor, (El presidente municipal, Agapito Magaña Sánchez), and his wife,  Marthy Vargas, (Honorary President of the social service agency DIF) delivered backpacks to the three primary schools of Isla Mujeres. The names of our three public grade schools are Andrés Quintana Roo”, “César Mendoza Santana” and “Julio Sauri Espinoza”.
      This fulfilled a promise by the Governor to equip all the students of the state with the tools they need to pursue their studies. They children were filled with happiness and joy, as is typical of children their age, when they received the backpacks.
   The Mayor said he and his wife were there because they were personally representing señora Mariana, who was unable to attend, and sends many greetings, and hopes that they will continue preparing for the future. (He is referring to the wife of the Governor, who is the president of the State DIF social service agency.)

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Processions for the Patron Saint of Isla Mujeres

Se unen a procesiones por la patrona de IM

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Officials closed a downtown nightclub

Clausuran fiscales una discoteca en el centro

Today dawned to find that the nightclub "Budda" had closure seals on its doors  from the municipal Department of Enforcement (Fiscalizacion and Auditing), which is the first closure under the new administration. The club managers were unable to contact employees of the agency, and neighbors guessed that maybe there were payments missed to the City treasury. The reporter toured Hidalgo and Rueda Medina and did not see any other closure seals, so it appears only this one nightclub was affected.

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Water was flowing from Aguakan's pipes
Tuberías de Aguakan sacaban agua[+] Ver mas
 Por Esto reports the leak was caused by a  lack of maintenance of pipes by Aguakan, and notes the puddles angered merchants and annoyed tourists. Some water filtering through the pavement was noticed three days ago, but since there had been scattered rainfall, it was not considered important until Monday when the problem worsened, creating puddles in doorways, which affected sales. Aguakan fixed the problem several hours after it was reported.

Patron Saint celebrated by Isla Blanca cooperative
Isla Blanca honró a la patrona[+] Ver mas
An estimated 200 Catholics belonging to the cooperative (of fishermen) Isla Blanca walked through the streets downtown offering prayers and honoring the patron saint of the island, then later celebrated with their families with tasty dishes of food. The procession started around noon and passed through the main streets of downtown, including Rueda Medina and part of Hidalgo, where they made a small offering to the Church. During the walk, both tourists and residents watched in amazement/astonishment/admiration (con asombro), and it caught the attention of foreign visitors who even took pictures of this traditional devotion and quaint custom that takes place every year. There were drums, trumpets, and guitars accompanying the fishermen and their families as they sang to the Virgin, and walked through the streets.
  The schedule indicates the festivities in honor of the Virgin of Immaculate Conception on  Tuesday will be presented by the cooperative del Caribe and the gremio of Barrio de Pescadores

Boaters suspend nautical activities
Lancheros suspenden actividades náuticas [+] Ver mas
By Angel Paredes   At 2pm yesterday, the Port Authority raised the yellow flag, requiring fishermen and boaters in smaller vessels to take precautions. The Lancheros of Isla Mujeres concluded their nautical tours yesterday at 2pm, for the security of the tourists, due to increased wave size. There may be rain on Tuesday and part of Wednesday. Yesterday morning the weather was pleasant and sunny, and there were catamaran tours, lanchero tours, and the fishermen were working normally. However, at noon it began to get cloudy and the waves increased, and when the yellow flag was raised, many fishermen and boaters opted to immediately moor their boats, putting safety first for themselves and the tourists. And at that time of day, demand for their services is decreased.

Eating lion fish gets rid of them: A method as simple as it is effective
A comer peces león y acabar con el mismo, por ese medio tan sencillo como es eficaz [+] Ver mas
There will a gastronomic exhibition of Lion fish on the Town Square on Friday, Dec. 6th (still no time given), which is open to the public, with an award to the dish that is best liked by the attendees. The lion fish is not a native species and overpopulation is threatening the reproduction of species like lobster and fish that are pillars of the island's economy. The fishing cooperatives and the restaurant community are working together to provide samples of this cuisine in order to promote the sale of this species, which could be of benefit to the fishermen during the closed season for lobster and other species.  There was recently a meeting by the Directors of the Department of Ecology and of Fishing to organize this great event, bringing  together chefs, restauranteurs, and fishermen to work together to promote the sale and consumption of this fish, because they are seeking, urgently, to reverse the negative effects and somehow take advantage of this situation. The presence of lion fish has brought about a number of disruptions in the biological chain.

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December Calendar of events....partly done/in progress
Nov 28 Beginning of Festival for Town Saint through Dec 8: Virgin of Immaculate Conception   HERE is an article about the Festival
   On November 28th the celebration of the taking out of the Virgin is scheduled to begin at 7pm with the Mass celebrating taking her down from her niche., Then a procession will take her through the streets downtown, and the event will end with a Kermes and dance in honor of the Patron Saint.
  On December 4th the Confirmation Mass will be at 6pm.
  On Saturday, December 7th the Paseo de Virgin will take begin at 7pm at the parish and go through the colonias and conclude with the singing of Las Manitas at the Church of Immaculate Conception downtown at ~10-10:30p 
  On December 8th at 3pm a procession will leave the parish of Immaculate Conception for the procession on the Bay, and there will be three large boats available for parishioners. There will be a grand Kermes, and then the Patron Saint will be returned to her niche. Father Jesus Martinez Penilla will celebrate the 50th anniversary of his priesthood.

Dec 12  Dia de Guadalulpe, Patron Saint of Mexico.
Dec 17 4-6 Benefit at Brisas Grill

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    This Thursday, December 5th is the Isla Mujeres Artist Fair! Come from 4 to 7pm in the Zocalo & celebrate the holidays with our 52 participants! Find unique one of a kind gifts for your friends & family. See old friends, meet new friends & taste some of our wonderful local cuisine from our food vendors! Hope to see you there!
          Here is a list of participants....
     Katie Abbott & Yazmin Aguirre Rivera, Sugar & Spice Bakery
    Daryl Adler, sea glass expert & artist, paintings
    Sebastian Arreche, jewelry
     Gretchen Araujo Campos, jewelry
    Leandro Arzumendi, Holistic Center
     Kate Barron, Nomada Women's Coop
    Nirit Ben David, acupuncture & Chinese medicine
    Paulo Bimbo, jewelry
    Penny Burnham, Author
    Santos Caamal, handmade leather goods
     Guadalupe Camara & Cecelia Marin, Women's Bead Coop
     Claudia Cauich Cen, food
     Ana Cordero, paintings
    Marypaz Fentanes, clothing designer & accessories
    Gladys Galdamez, Clothing designer, accessories, jewelry & housewares
     Pamela Haase Cauich, paintings, collage, mixed mediums
     Bessie Hamaker, shell mirrors, beach sculptures & gourmet dog biscuits
    Ray Heath, jewelry, photographs & paintings
    Rebekah, Author & astrologer
    Sandra Herrara, recyclable artist
     Larry Jacobs, sketches & drawings
    Wayne Jahr & Bob Knight, housewares & accessories
     Gigi Kraycar, jewelry & the Little Yellow School House
     Liw Larsen, paintings
    Ma Luisa Kumal, accessories
    Brenda Lamonica, jewelry & Isla Animals
    Damien Lemee, recyclable artist, sculptor
    Rosie Lizama, tamales
    Sally Margolis, jewelry
    Carol Ann McDonald, paintings
     Lalo Meraz Contreras, photographer
    Marielos Migoni, paintings
    Arturo Morales, paintings
    Marisa Moreno, educacion Liberty
    Lisbeth Moreno, tamales
    Susan Pacek, photography
    Jose Pech, sculptor
     Nora Perez, accessories
    Todd Pierce, jewelry
    Paula Preston, mermaid & clothes
    Jamie Ramsey, Island Spices
    Eileen Regn, Isla Animals
     Liz Rosales, paintings, drawings & accessories
     Sergio Rivas, batik artist
    Emilio Sosa, sculptor
    Susan Stowell, clothing designer, jewelry & accessories
    Gabriella Tosello, paintings & shoes
    Victor Villegas, recyclable art, sculptor

    By Sally Margolis (Of Picky Picky designs)

This week sales from the calendars benefits Isla Animals. Available online, at Barlitos, and at the Artist Fair

Donate some shoes? You can drop them off at Barlitos! If you aren't coming before this event, your donations of shoes or money are always welcome and needed!


Shoes for the Children Annual Christmas Party and Shoe Drive

December is here, and we are collecting shoes and donations for our annual Christmas Party and shoe delivery.
Last year every child that came for shoes walked away with a new pair for Christmas!
This is the one time of year we only collect new shoes in order to make each child feel extra special.
Not only do we distribute shoes, but we join with the local community to provide a meal and a small gift. It is a special event, as for some of the children, it will be their only Christmas gift. They are already looking forward to it on December 24th.
If you would like to donate shoes, please contact Greg Snider at: bullridersnider@yahoo.com

If you would like to contribute monies so we can purchase shoes, food, or small toys, please also contact Greg at the email address above or go to our website for Pay Pal http://www.islazapatos.blogspot.mx/
We will happily send you photos of the children who receive your gifts. As you can see they come dressed in their best to celebrate!May God richly bless you this Christmas Season with the “wonders of His love”.
Greg and Natalie


Then get out your Dancing shoes! Music in Isla Mujeres (see the tab at top of blog for more):

  Miguel's playing schedule  
 Fayne's BarandGrill  Wednesday through Saturday 10:30pm - 12:00am.
 Saturday Tequileria La Adelita's 12:00am - 2:00am for salsa night. 
 Sunday Bahia Tortuga with the Sol Rockers 7:00pm - 9:00pm

 John Cain's schedule   

Tuesday, Cafe Del Mar, solo, 8 to 10 pm
Friday, Bally Hoo Restaurant, solo, 630 to 830 pm
Saturday, The Sunset Grill, solo, 630 to 830 pm
Sunday, Bahia Tortuga, The Sol Rockers, 630 to 900 pm 
Banda Sin Nombre at Chuuk Kay 3:30p Sat & Sun

Fenix Sat 2p Reggae/Cuban   off & on

  Sun 2p Salsa

Fenix Lounge   Domingo Salsa en Vivo con ¡¡Puro Sabor - Salsa Cubana !! :: Sunday Live Salsa with ¡¡Puro Sabor - Salsa Cubana !! + Gratis/FREE Chilpachole Pa' la Cruda! + Tragos/Drinks + SUP & Kayak :: See You There!! / No Falten!! — at Fenix Lounge.
Domingo Salsa en Vivo con ¡¡Puro Sabor - Salsa Cubana !! ::  Sunday Live Salsa with ¡¡Puro Sabor - Salsa Cubana !! + Gratis/FREE Chilpachole Pa' la Cruda! + Tragos/Drinks + SUP & Kayak :: See You There!! / No Falten!!
·Iguana's has music on Friday evenings usually   Reggae- Caribbean-Tropical music on Saturdays  & Sundays, Starting around 6. 

The Sol Rockers play at Bahia Tortuga on Sunday evenings. 
You may find live music after 9 or 10 on Hidalgo at Fayne's, La Terraza, or  Comono, and at Poc Na Hostel.

ComoNo, Isla Mujeres, Mexico  RYAN RYCKMAN......back at ComoNo......every night 8:30

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Daily Update: Sorry no updates this week. I’m in Cancun doing a spay and neuter clinic. We leave first thing in the morning and get home late. But here is a wonderful picture of Lupita, the pup that was found in the street and brought to the clinic. She is of course mine now. We were just weighing her for her records.

Good morning. Buenos Dias. Today it s the most beautiful weather so far. Not wind very clear sky and ocean smooth hopefully stay like this couples more days. Good luck

Virgen Inmaculada concepcion. Patrona de isla mujeres

Sally Margolis changed their profile picture.


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INDUNA is almost ready to get back in the water...fingers crossed!

La Rama has returned!
   It is a long song sung by small groups of children, who are then usually given pesos or little gifts.
     In Mexico, the holidays begin with the celebrations for the Patron Saint of Mexico on Dia de Guadalupe and continue to Dia de los Reyes (Dec. 12 to Jan. 6).   
    But in Isla, celebrations for the Island's Patron Saint begin on November 28, and her day is Dec. 8th.
Tammi Lewis posted:
Today's positive: four little Mexican boys stopped at our house to sing Christmas carols with a little Christmas tree in hand, Virgin Mary statue, and a reindeer! Totally cute Mexican tradition. Of course they earned some pesos and candies from us!

Ray recently moved to the Island...


rockin it at the school house

It's all about the love

Have you seen Hachi? Missing since yesterday by Cruz Roja....
Porfavor ayudenme a buscarlo se llama *jachi* (Mi hijo no deja de llorar )

Ibette de Alcocer
It says...At Bufalo, they will give you a free dessert with your meal, but if you just want to try some dessert, it's only 10 pesos! They have cheese cake, of Lemon, and of Chocolate, pancakes, ice cream, Chamoy Apples and Chocolate. Home Delivery..


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Wilbert, Josephine, Chris and Karma having fun, eels, lionfish, flamingo tongue grouper and more!

Val Jukosky Reminder....Come and get your Islaholic goodies! Hector is waiting for you on the sidewalk directly across from Pemex/Bally Hoo. Only 60pesos!


 Zumba Con Adrian Velazquez Zumba classes at  7:15 & 8:30 am.  and 6:30, 7:30 y 9:00 pm
This says today volunteers from the Isla Mujeres Red Cross delegation are helping out at the Ironman event in Cozumel. 
Geovanny Avalos   El dia de hoy voluntarios de Cruz Roja delegación Isla mujeres viajaron a apoyar los trabajos del evento de calidad mundial Ironman en cozumel buen viaje. Y exito
Gail Marie Stewart shared Scott Ward's photo.
Oh, yeah, he'll be back this year!!! Yay!!!

  • Scott Ward Christmas Eve on Isla Mujeres
LINK  to video about the Red Cross in Mexico in English, Sorry, it's not on the page..Blogger isn't finding it to download here because it doesn't have that many views yet.

Comenta que te parece y dale like a esta hermosa estampa, donde vemos a jesus sacramentado a nuestro parroco jesus martinez penilla y a nuestra madre maria una hermosa estampa una hermosa foto de esas fotos que no se planean cuantos likes cuantos comentarios........
Handing out backpacks

Seguimos entregando paquetes escolares. Hoy se beneficiaron la Primaria Andrés Quintana Roo y la César Mendoza Santana. ‪#‎ComunidadEnAcción‬
Posted yesterday...
Val JukoskyIslaholics
Playa Norte today and my beach glass haul that I got on the way to the beach. Beach pictures taken at Tarzan's

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