Sunday, August 30, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, August 30

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The second issue of 
The Isla Mujeres Magazine
 to benefit Isla charities 
 is online, 
featuring  a variety of talented writers and photographers!

  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles

Agapito and Marthy celebrate remodeling of Senior Citizen kitchen

Junto con Marthy encabezó la remodelación de la cocina del Club de la Gente Grande

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 29 de agosto.-
         See translation below in the City section.....

Increased promotional work to overcome the low season 

Para sobrellevar la temporada baja

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 29 de agosto.-
       As the low season begins, for the month of September and the first half of November, promotion of Isla Mujeres is increasing in countries such as Argentina, Japan, and the United States, said the municipal Director of Tourism, Gustavo Rodriguez Orozco. Recently his staff have been assisting workers with an Argentinean television station who visited the whale shark area and the various attractions around the island, including Punta Sur and the Mundaca Hacienda.
    Next week, staff from The Discovery Channel are scheduled to arrive to film on the mainland part of the Isla Mujeres municipality, at Isla blance. They are featuring this area as one of the new attractions in Quintana Roo, offering ecotourism. He said that personnel from a Japanese television station are expected to visit in September, to record a program featuring the Posada del Mar beach, which is now called Playa Centro.
     He concluded by saying that at this time, there is a Mexican television crew filming a telenovela (soap opera) in the Hotel Zone of the Continental area of Isla Mujeres, who have decided to use some new locations. Among them are the Captain Dulche Museum, at the southern part of Isla Mujeres.

(The information in the other DQR article has already been translated, regarding the property where the Perla del Caribe hotel was located, which is not invading the malecon, as was alleged, but rather the malecon invaded the private property ~a decade ago. The owner donated the section where light poles had been installed. )


From the Municipal Facebook site.....  (you can join this FB page at this link)

Agapito and Marthy celebrate remodeling of Senior Citizen kitchen
      The president of the DIF social service agency, Marthy Vargas Leon de Magana, accompanied by her husband the Mayor, Agapito Magana Sanchez, attended the re inauguration of the kitchen of the Senior Citizen's Club, after its remodeling. The event was held on Saturday as part of Senior Citizen's Day, and included a breakfast.
       Sra. Vargas thanked Sara Cardona, the representative of the Eagle Wings Foundation, for their assistance with the remodeling, and for the painting that was done throughout the building. Recognition was given to the founders of the Senior Citizens Club.
    Before breakfast, the senior citizens attended a Mass dedicated to them, and officiated by the local priest. The very pleasant event included recitations of poetry, songs, dances, and games, as well as ballet folklorico dances by the Senior Citizens, and a performance by the children of the DIF choir.

Following instructions in order to ensure prevention of problems during rainy season, we continue cleaning the storm drains and grates.
Atentos a la instrucción de nuestra autoridad en el sentido de garantizar medidas para prevenir contratiempos durante la temporada de lluvias, continuamos con nuestras labores de limpieza de rejillas de drenaje.

We work to maintain our streets and avenues in good condition because it's our mission to keep our island beautiful.
Nos encargamos de mantener en buen estado nuestras calles y avenidas, esa es nuestra misión y la cumplimos para que nuestra isla siga bella.


link to Quequi's Isla Mujeres articles  

Naval Department to train lifeguards
  • Adiestrarán  Secretaría de Marina a los  Salvavidas


    Adiestrarán Secretaría de Marina a los Salvavidas

    0 30 de agosto de 2015 by Carlos Gasca
         On Thursday, there was a meeting between the coordinator for Civil Protection in the Northern Zone, Guillermo Morales Lopez, and the Naval Admiral who is commander of the Fifth Naval Region to arrange an agreement for training and certification of the lifeguards who work for Civil Protection. 
           This project was proposed in March, and it was hoped that it would be implemented before the summer season, but that proved to be impossible. The coordinator said they expect  that the staff will have Naval certification and training by the upcoming vacation period. He said the lifeguards of Civil Protection have skills and protocols, and receive training courses, but this certification will provide improved training.

    Deferral of payments for deeding of properties
  • Aplazan el pago de titulación de predios


    Aplazan el pago de titulación de predios

    0 30 de agosto de 2015  By Carlos Gasca
          Members of the "Nueva Tierra" Association, who consist of more than 200 islanders, were advised at a meeting held yesterday at the Community Center, that the deadline to settle outstanding debts has been extended by one month. These fees are associated with obtaining deeds for two properties, while working with CORETT, the Commission for the Regularization of Land Tenure. The balance of the debt exceeds 100,000 pesos, and those who do not pay their portion within 30 days could be lift out of the deeding process, and later it could become more expensive. 
           The group will meet again late next month to officially notify the debtors and to make them aware that they could be left out of the titling process. The president of the Association, Baltazar Gomez Catzin explained they have been working with CORETT to meet the requirements and to acquire titles for this project, which includes two lots for each member. 
          With this goal, they cleared the areas for roads and accesses to the lots, but have not yet begun the construction of some palapas, which are requirements for CORETT to begin the process of issuing deeds. (These properties are located on the mainland part of the municipality of Isla Mujeres, called the Continental Zone).

  • Promueven un barco-baño


    Promueven un barco-baño

    0 30 de agosto de 2015  By Carlos Gasca

          At the recent meeting of the Technical Advisory Council of the Isla Contoy National Park, a proposal was made to address the issue of the capacity of the bathrooms being exceeded by the number of passengers who arrive daily, which has 'always' been a problem.
           It was proposed that a bathroom boat be provided which would be outfitted exclusively to provide toilet facilities. It could be equipped with latrines and every so often it would travel to unload the waste. 
          It was noted that other ecological destinations in the world use portable toilets, which is a proposal that could also be considered.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

Poor quality of work
Obra de mala calidad [+] Ver mas

     There are holes in the downtown basketball court "Jose del Carmen Pastrana", which was remodeled a year ago with federal funds of over half a million pesos (~530,000). This work included resurfacing the court and replacing the concrete grandstands with aluminum. There was criticism at the time about the way the work was being done in relation to the oxidation of the rods that were preexisting within the structure under the surface. Athletes want municipal officials to have the construction company repair this work, because this is required by the rules of the state and local leagues which regulate their games.

Seaweed stops arriving
Cesa arribo de sargazor.. [+] Ver mas
     The massive arrival of seaweed a few days ago at a section of North Beach had not reoccurred, and nearly a ton of saragossa was removed by municipal workers. It did not arrive at Media Luna beach, although it landed at the Casa de Piedras the week before and was removed, and did not return. An 'arm' of saragossa passed thru last week and one section drifted into the channel that divides North Beach from the islet of El Yonque, where the first hotel was built in 1964 as Zazil Ha, now Mia. The beach cleaning staff removed it. Every year some small quantities of seaweed land at the area of the House of the Rocks, and the Federal Zone concession holders nearby clean it up and place it between wooden collectors, where it decomposes to become sand again. (Regarding this ton of seaweed that was removed, the previous article said it was buried on site.)
     According to the seamen, due to the north south orientation of the island, the sea currents generally prevent this type of marine debris from coming close to the beaches, although some trash comes ashore such as plastic containers, sandals, boat lías, timbers, etc.
       It is observed that although the beaches are clean, there are fewer visitors this weekend, since the summer holiday season ended last week.

Invasion of public spaces
Área pública invadida. [+] Ver mas
    Some residents want municipal officials to monitor building along the edges of the eastern malecon, because they say there are several individuals invading the public space along this kilometer with construction from their homes. Young Nicolas Gomez, son of a businessman who has a newly established residence on the island, said, "The abuse of power and negligence that we have suffered under the previous mayors cannot be allowed to continue." He alleged that, "Far from defending the public patrimony, they have engaged in plunder, as in the case of Paulino Adame Torres". He asked that the current Mayor, Agapito Magana, take action to regain these public spaces, such as the malecon. He said they have been complaining about this house near the CFE (Federal Electric Commission) invading the sidewalk and the malecon, but there has been no action. He alleges that this makes it appear as tho officials are in agreement or are complicit in these irregularities.
     There are also residents who are concerned about crime because they say there is inadequate lighting along the southern part of the malecon after corrosion and environmental factors caused the lights there to fall or stop working.

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August events

Sunset ~7:00
Moonrise over the Caribbean

Aug 29  7:08
Aug 30  7:56
Aug 31  8:44

Sept 1   9:32
Sept 2  10:20

Wednesday, August 5 8pm Circus BamBam (near Boxito, east of Chedraui). Tickets 50 pesos. Performance for the benefit of Medical and Therapy needs for kids with Down syndrome, coordinated by Corozon del Willito. Raffle for two sets of tix to swim with Dolphins for 2 people at Dolphin Discovery.

Friday, August 7, Junk collections in  Salina Chica, Electricistas, and at  Colegio de Bachilleres.

The Perseid meteor shower will peak on August 11 and be most visible on August 14 when the moon is new

Aug 10-14 Catholic festival for the Assumption of Mary. .Link to translation of schedule.

State campaign for the collection of broken electronics and appliances July 29 to August 28 at the Hacienda Mundaca tourist building at the Ecology Department, 9-4, Paseo de las Aves, colonia La Gloria

Thursday August 13 at 1pm at the Futbol Rapido soccer field: 2nd "Gotcha" Paintball Tournament  
August 14-17 Isla Fest   Anniversary of the Founding of the town in 1850     
7p Town Square Inauguration
Gastronomic event with Tik in Xic fish
Local Talent Night
Coronation of the Queen of the Festival

Friday August 14 
10am Casa de Cultura  Oratory Competition 
7pm  Casa de Cultura  Photography and documentary exposition "Art of Fishing"
                                     Historical conference by historian Fidel Villanueva Madrid
8pm Immaculate Conception Auditorium  Performance by The Symphonic Orchestra of Quintana Roo

Saturday, August 15
 12:00 Casa de Cultura Signing of Sister Cities agreement between Mission Tx & Isla Mujeres

Saturday, August 15
 12:00 Casa de Cultura Signing of Sister Cities agreement between Mission Tx & Isla Mujeres
5:30pm Procession from Sangrado Corazon (Sacred Heart) Church in La Gloria to the Immaculate Conception Church on the Town Square

~7 or7:30  Mass on Town Square for consecration, with candles officiated by Mons. Fabio Martinez Castilla
8pm Religious Procession through the downtown streets, returning to the Town Square where there will be Fireworks
10pm Regional Dance

Sunday, August 16 Town Square
7pm  Performance of "Añoranza for Isla Mujeres"  (Yearning for Isla Mujeres)
          by the Quintana Roo Folklorico Ballet Group
         State Musical Group

Monday, August 17
9:30am  Departing from the API pier: Wreath placement event at the Cross in the Bay
6:30pm Town Square  Special Session of the Town Council
9 pm Performance by the musical group "Marconi"

 Thursday, August 20 at 7 p.m. a vegetarian dinner to benefit the animals of the street. The money raised will be used to by food for stray cats and dogs will be at the restaurant da Luisa at Casa Ixchel Hotel.  150 pesos, beverages are separate. (a mixed vegetarian entree and a vegetarian pasta, accompanied by bread). Buy your ticket at: Gelateria Italiana FraSe on Madero avenue or  at Hotel Casa Ixchel.

 August 24, Monday: School resumes (Teachers return the week before)
Tickets available for free theater event Saturday at the Casa de Cultura (see below)

Tuesday Aug. 25 8p Town Square Naval Mariachis

Thursday, Aug. 27  7:30pm,  dome on the Bachilleres campus,  photographic exhibition of the 25 years since the birth of this institution in the municipality

Friday, Aug. 28 Inauguration of the new hospital
Friday, Aug. 28  8pm In front of the Town Hall  Video spectacular 'mapping'  "Isla Mujeres Vive/Live" Isla Fest event.
Aug 28-Sept 12  Video Mapping is a light projection technique that causes fascinating visual effects.
Here is an example below and at  (Link)

Saturday, Aug 29 Casa de Cultura by Theater Company "La Libelula""Cuentos en Movimiento" (Stories in Motion) at 5p (For the whole family) and "La Risa Extraviada" (Lost Laughter) at 7p (For teens & adults) Tickets available August 24th. Free event  Isla Fest.  

Every Tuesday and Thursday: Free spay/neuter clinic
 Consults 100p, Vaccines: parvo & distemper 50p, flea & tick meds 20p, wormer 10p. Helpers always welcome! Isla Animals, Mundaca Hacienda, 10am-4pm (No food morning of surgery/water ok)

Wednesdays in September  5p-8p  Nico's Restaurant,  $30usd Painting Class with profits donated to Isla Animals & Little Yellow Schoolhouse  HH drinks & appetizers available

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