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Community in Action
Agapito & Marthy host Christmas activities
Comunidad en acción
Lunes, 23 de Diciembre de 2013 22:33
Agapito y Marthy encabezan actividades navideñas
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ISLA MUJERES, 23 de diciembre.-
ISLA MUJERES, 23 de diciembre.-
The Mayor and his wife lead Christmas activities on the weekend that included a party by the DIF for senior citizens and those with disabilities/special needs. There was entertainment by the dance academy Renatta, by other local artists, and by Carlos who works for the City and proved he has no disability when it comes to talent. As part of the celebrations, the Mayor and his wife lead a holiday procession through the main streets and avenues of the island, with decorations and music, passing out treats and good cheer. Santa Claus was in the procession, which was a hit with the children. There was the raffle of gifts organized by the DIF.
Ferry crossings: Unchanged
Despite increased demand
Corridas del ferry, sin cambios
Lunes, 23 de Diciembre de 2013 22:09
Pese a creciente demanda
ISLA MUJERES, 23 de diciembre.-Leer más...
Car ferry administrator Jose Sunza Chi said they have no plans to increase or modify their schedule at this time. He explained that normally the increase in daily runs begins on December 26, but it depends on the number of tourists arriving. They have two ferries running at 100% and are prepared to meet the demands of the season. With the entrance of Cold Fronts #20 and #21, if there is a drop in temperatures, tourism could be affected.
In a few days there will be a grand quinceañeras party: Organized by the Catholic parish
Lunes, 23 de Diciembre de 2013 21:23
A unos días de festejo masivo en su honor, organizado por parroquia
ISLA MUJERES, 23 de diciembre.-Leer más...
The sixteen young participants have begun rehearsals, and had their first photo shoot, prior to the “Gran Baile de Quinceañeras Generación 2013” which is organized annually by the parish of the Church of Immaculate Conception. The event will be held on December 27th. The photo shoot was held at Punta Sur and Capt. Dulche restaurant. Tickets will be sold for 20p, and are available to the public, as well as families and friends. There will be a light and sound show. There are 16 young ladies participating, with their "chambelanes". There will be a Mass at 7pm at the downtown church on the square, and a Grand Ball at the taxi union lodge in La Gloria.
Director of Human Resouces assures City employees: Benefits will be paid
Hoy saldarán adeudos
Domingo, 22 de Diciembre de 2013 22:22
A los burócratas municipales, asegura dirección de recursos humanos
ISLA MUJERES, 22 de diciembre.-Leer más...
This info has been translated....that 600 City employeees will be getting their payments from Human Resources,(including vacation pay, aguinaldo bonus, etc) and their payment of the Christmas basket, and their turkey for Christmas dinner. The Mayor assured them they will receive all payments they are due under the law.
Seeking to reduce automobile accidents: With use of breathalyzer
Buscan reducir accidentes automovilísticos
Domingo, 22 de Diciembre de 2013 22:18
Con la puesta en marcha de operativo alcoholímetro
ISLA MUJERES,Leer más...
Most of this info about the Guadalupe - Reyes security operations has been repeatedly translated. The Breathalyzer will be used on the island on weekends,(Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) and otherwise it will be used frequently in the Continental zone on the mainland area of Isla Mujeres. It is noted that buoys have been installed for increased safety and lifeguards are monitoring the beaches.
Traveling 2400 nautical miles aboard his Jet ski
Spanish adventurer Álvaro de Marichalar, 52, was interviewed while he was in Isla Mujeres refueling, aboard his watercraft "Numancia" on December 21st. He has traveled 330 nautical miles of his goal of 2400, and he is commemorating the 500th anniversary of the discovery of the Pacific ocean by Vasco Nunez de Balboa. He journeyed from Key Hueso, Florida, to Cuba with his wife, a Russian, Ekaterina Anikeeva, and this was her first time traveling on open water. He travels alone without a support boat and navigates on his own, dedicating his expeditions to non governmental agencies and charities. He has carried out a tribute to the discoverer of Florida, by Juan Ponce de Leon, which occurred 500 years ago, by following his maritime route. The Pacific ocean was discovered by Nunez de Balboa on September 25, 1513. His next stops will be other locations in Mexico, then Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, and Columbia, where the trip is expected to conclude in January 2014.
Noticias de Quequi......
Trash pollutes the Caribbean sea
Residents of the FOVISSSTE housing development are complaining about accumulating trash, saying there are people who do not dispose of their trash correctly, giving this housing complex in La Gloria a bad reputation. Trash bags are torn open by dogs, and when there are strong winds, the trash blows into the street and the sea.
Collective XV Birthday Celebration Dance & Mass
Misa y Baile de XV Años colectivo[+] Ver mas
Shops don't respect the pedestrian zone
Comercios no respetan zona peatonal[+] Ver mas
The Daily Minimum Wage is about $5 usd). Por Esto is unhappy that officials are "turning a blind eye" to violators of these municipal regulations.
A few days ago Por Esto published a photo of a module "sampling" of alcohol. Although its owner, Giacomo Rico , said he did not invade beyond the allowed limit, the day after publication he chose to remove the module.
Other restaurants have their displays out on tables by the roadway , although Article 6 specifies that this space is only for the "use with tables and chairs for restaurants ... in this space ... should be only one row of tables with chairs; and in the case of restaurants with alcohol sales, to be sold exclusively with food. "
For other types of business , Article 7 states that for craft shops, clothing, shoes, soda fountains , ice cream and snack bars , the maximum linear area outward will be 1.20 meters.
Those who are not allowed to use the public street include jewelers, pharmacies , bookstores , barber shops , money exchange stores, commercial offices , travel agencies, dry cleaners , appliance stores, sundry stores , video stores, optical shops etc.
Businesses not allowed to exist in this pedestrian area include butchers and fishmongers.
CFE wants to change to wooden poles
Quiere la CFE cambiar a postes de madera[+] Ver mas
The lifetime of the concrete poles is less than ten years. For example, there are posts which were replaced after Wilma in 2005, that are already damaged, while some wooden posts that resisted Gilberto in 1988 are still standing.
In recent months the CFE has been replacing wiring, transformers, and poles in various areas of Isla Mujeres, which have been damaged by salt. They are replacing the low voltage copper lines, of the distribution network in the populated areas (? or downtown? de la red de distribución en la zona popular) with twisted three wire lines that offer more resistance to the elements.
Unfinished work in Sac Bajo
Inconclusa obra en Sac-bajo[+] Ver mas
Iguana conservation campaign
Realizan campaña de conservación de la iguana[+] Ver mas
At Punta Sur there is a giant monument to Iguanas, and the South Point is an iguana conservation site. The current municipal administration plans to work with environmental groups to protect this species. Jesus Molina, of Patrulla Verde (Green Patrol) said his their group has been working in recent months to raise awareness, and this work is mostly done by youths.
"We have placed signs on light poles and put up wooden signs in areas where iguanas are common," said young Benito Perez, who witnessed a young iguana that was run over in colonia Caridad del Cobre
They ask that taxi drivers and other drivers slow down in areas where there is brush, because this is where many iguanas live. Unfortunately, children and young people expel them from their homes because they do not have enough information about the species. "We are the invaders who have stolen their space, taken their homes; it is not the other way around, said one environmentalist." Motorists are a major cause of death to the iguanas and volunteers are trying to raise awareness to protect them.
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December Calendar of events
Festivities for the Patron Saint, The Virgin of Immaculate Conception are Nov. 28-Dec 8
The religious image was moved to Isla Mujeres from the Boca Iglesia Church, where she has been honored annually for 102 years. HERE is an article about the Festival
Dec 4 Wednesday 6p Confirmation Mass at Catholic Church on Town Square
Dec 5 Thursday 4-7 Artist Fair Town Square (First Thursday of Each Month)
Dec 6 Friday Security Operation Guadalupe-Reyes begins
Dec 7 Saturday 7p Procession of the Virgin through the colonias
~10p Singing Las Manitas, Mass Catholic Church on Town Square
Dec 8 Sunday 3p Procession from Church on Square to Bay, for procession on Bay with three large boats provided for parishioners. Followed by Grand Kermes, and returning of icon to her niche. Celebration of 50th anniversary of priesthood for Father Martinez.
Dec 12 Dia de Guadalupe, Patron Saint of Mexico. Festival at Chapel in Salina Chica.
Start of Guadalupe-Reyes Holiday period, which ends January 6th.
Dec 14 Saturday 5:30-8:30 Casa Sirena Benefit for Brazos Abiertos
Dec 16 -24 The Posadas
The Posadas are nine days before Christmas eve, when there are reenactments in neighborhoods (and a play on the town square) of Mary & Joseph being turned away, until they are accepted at one house, and there is a neighborhood party there.
During the posadas, there is usually a dance on the town square, featuring dances & costumes from different regions of Mexico
Dec 14 Saturday Caribbean Cultural Festival 8pm Town Square (Cuban band)
Dec 18 Wednesday 4-6 Brisas Grill Benefit for Keys4Life
Dec 21 Saturday
6p Golf Cart Parade starting just south of MaraVilla Caribe, near Hotelito Ixchel, where the road gets very wide at the end of Aeropuerto before entering the first village of Salina Chica, just south of Colegio Bachilleres.Assemble at 5:30 and depart at 6. Decorated vehicles, Cartoon Characters & Santa's helpers tossing treats & visiting parks & kids around the isle. To benefit one of the Carnaval Dancing Troupes.
8p Municipal Christmas Parade
4p-8p CHRISTMAS ART SHOW at ComoNo at el Patio, Gifts for sale
Dec 24 Noche Buena Zapatos por los ninos party (Don't be surprised if many places are closed in the evening so employees can spend it with their families)
Dec 25 Christmas Iguana's is serving Cornish Hens. Casa de los Suenos is serving Christmas dinner.
Friday, Dec 26 is the annual Quinceaneras w 16 young ladies & their entourages...probably having photo ops in front of the church after the 7p Mass, the public is invited to the Grand Ball at the Taxi lodge, 20p.
Dec 31 New Years Eve celebration on Town Square (Usually fireworks & dancing to live music until dawn. Reserved tables are sold by Tourism Department or DIF who have been taking names, but not yet assigning tables or taking payments.)
at 6:00pm El Patio Caribbean Grill~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Donate some shoes? You can drop them off at Barlitos! (See below re holiday donation Drop Off Locations!) If you aren't coming before this event, your donations of shoes or money are always welcome and needed!
ZAPATOS PARA LOS NINOS 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Greg and Natalie
Donation Drop offs:
Red Cross: Social Justicia Restaurant (south of ferry terminal, north of car ferry)
Books for Grade School Reading Program, Items for Isla Animals, Diabetes Supplies, Shoes for the Kids, Items for Little Yellow School House...Barlitos: On Hidalgo, the pedestrian street, at Abasolo Barlito's is closed for the holidays...If you need to drop off books, shoes, items for LYSH or Isla Animals.... contact the group (see tab at top "Charities" for contact info, or email me at email@example.com)
Toys for PEACE: Galerita across from Olivia's Restaurant
Iguana's: Thursday is Blues, with beer & pizza specials. Friday evenings have featured Cuban-Vera Cruz music. On Saturdays & Sundays they have Reggae- Caribbean-Tropical music. Starting around 6. Saturday they are grilling & Sunday's special is paella. Usual menu also.
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, 530 to 730 pm
Sunday, Bahia Tortuga, The Sol Rockers, 630 to 900 pmBanda Sin Nombre at Chuuk Kay 3:30p Sat & Sun
Fenix Sat ~3p Reggae/Cuban
Sun ~2p Salsa
Fenix Lounge Domingo
Salsa en Vivo con ¡¡Puro Sabor - Salsa Cubana !! :: Sunday Live Salsa
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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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Buen inicio de semana les esperamos vengan a disfritar nuestros lechoncitos estan delicioso att. Cheff. Raul