Thursday, August 13, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, August 13

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

This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte 

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 Today's events: 

 1pm at the Futbol Rapido soccer field in Salina Chica: 2nd "Gotcha" Paintball Tournament

5p Catholic procession in La Gloria starting at intersection of Martinez Ross & Manuel Osorio streets and concluding with a Mass at 7:30 outside home of the Ancona Martinez family,

7p Inauguration of  Isla Fest on the  Town Square
Gastronomic event featuring Tik in Xic fish
Entertainment by Local Talent
Coronation of the Queen of the Festival


  7 p.m Da Luisa Restaurant at Casa Ixchel Hotel. a vegetarian dinner to buy food for stray cats and dogs. 150 pesos, beverages are separate. (a mixed vegetarian entree and a vegetarian pasta, accompanied by bread). Tickets can be purchased at  Gelateria Italiana FraSe on Madero avenue or at Hotel Casa Ixchel.

Every Thursday there is a free Spay and Neuter clinic at Isla Animals at the Mundaca Hacienda 


Tomorrow's events: 

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 at the  Immaculate Conception Church Auditorium on the Town Square:  Performance by The Symphony Orchestra of Quintana Roo

  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles

Festivities begin today for the anniversary of the founding of the town

Cultural and artistic activities

Por aniversario de la fundación de la Isla: Anuncian actividades artísticas y culturales

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 12 de agosto.-
This has the same information as the article translated yesterday and the poster below about the festivities for the 165th Anniversary of the Founding of the town of Dolores, which begins today

Scalpel free vasectomy campaign tomorrow at the General Hospital

En el Hospital Integral

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 12 de agosto.-
This information has been previously translated, about this free 20 minute procedure that causes infertility without affecting sexual function and is a definitive, safe, and effect method of contraception for men who do not want more children. Appointments can be made at  877 17 90 and 99 81 80 56 52, during the morning shift, and patients should arrive between 8am and noon, bathed and with their genital area shaved, and accompanied by a family member.

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

There are posters for Isla Fest, the Ballet Folklorico, and the Symphony performance, which are below in the Events section, with their translations.

August 12 International Youth Day
Hoy 12 de agosto. Día Internacional de la Juventud.


link to Quequi's Isla Mujeres articles  

Festivities begin celebrating anniversary of the founding of the Town of Dolores


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link)

SINTRA announces the conclusion of work on the Casa de Cultura "Josefa Adame Solis" in Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres. – Ariel Federico Messer Soureau, Subsecretario de Infraestructura 

The Mayor reviewed the Casa de Cultura, "Josefa Adame Solis", where work is nearly finished and events for the celebration of the 165th Anniversary of the Founding of the town are scheduled for Friday morning and evening. In the morning there will be an Oratory competition and in the evening there will be a photographic exposition and documentary conference titled "Art of Fishing" by the town historian Fidel Villanueva Madrid.
    Ariel Federico Messer Soureau, Assistant Director of Infrastructure for SINTRA (Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport) said the building is ready for use on Friday, with the work nearly finished. He said they lack the 'amplification' of a transformer, following the installation of two air conditioners, whose usage is limited meanwhile, but the contract has been signed for installation on Friday.  There are some painting details to finish, but the official insisted the work will be ready by Friday. There is a classroom ready for classes to begin next week.

Gov. Borge reviews the work at the new Community Hospital in Isla Mujeres

ISLA MUJERES, Quintana Roo, 12 de agosto.— El gobernador Roberto Borge Angulo,...

Retweeted Roberto Borge (@betoborge):
Con el apoyo del Pdte. @EPN, en la construcción del Hospital Comunitario de ‪#‎IslaMujeres‬ se invierten 106 MDP.
      The Governor, accompanied by Mayor Agapito Magana Sanchez and the State Secretary of Health, toured the  new hospital, which is scheduled to open this month.  Gov. Borge said the construction is 100% complete and the equipping is 90% finished, with an investment of 106 million pesos.
     The hospital will have 13 beds with areas of emergency, hospitalization, surgery, recovery,  consulting rooms,  discharge area? (area de expulsion), trauma area? (area de choque), hyperbaric chamber, area for sterilizations, and diagnostic equipment including digital Xray. It includes two machines for hemodialysis to treat patients with renal insufficiency, as well as oxygen outlets, special walls for the Xray area, and ultrasound and dental services.


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

Taxi hits scooter: Ankle injury not serious
Taxi alcanzó a motociclista y la tumbó; se lastimó el tobillo mas no gravemente [+] Ver mas
     Motorcycle driver Yendy Yanelli Cen, 31, suffered an ankle injury when her scooter was struck in front of the ferry parking lot by taxi #22, driven by Jose Arturo Cocom. She was treated by Red Cross paramedics and taken to the General Hospital for Xrays to rule out other injuries. The two parties came to an agreement, and after her treatment she went to work at the tortilleria in the municipal mercado/market "Audomaro Magana" and he resumed his work driving taxi.
    On Monday the Traffic police launched an information campaign for foreign and local drivers about local traffic regulations. After this campaign, there will be a review of documents, to ensure that all drivers have them in order, according to the law.

Processions of the Virgin in Isla Mujeres
La Virgen pasea por isla protegidaó .. [+] Ver mas
      As scheduled, the image of the Virgin of Immaculate Conception, patroness of the Catholics of Isla Mujeres has visited the colonias of Salina, Salina Grande, Meteorológica, Miraflores, Lolbeh, Cañotal and Ampliación La Gloria, followed by outdoor masses each evening at dusk. Hundreds of Catholics have joined these processions, with estimates of about 400 participating on each of the first two nights, for a total of more than 800 Catholics. The number of people is expected to increase between now and Saturday, when the concluding Mass and the consecration to the Immaculate Heart of  Mary, which will be held at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, and the image will be returned to her niche. (This is commemorating the Assumption of Mary, into heaven following her death, whose date on the Catholic calendar is Saturday, August 15.)
     The Virgin has visited the chapels of Guadalupe and Caridad del Cobre whose doors stayed open all night for those who wanted to accompany the image and participate. On Thursday, the gathering is scheduled to take place in La Gloria at the intersection of Martinez Ross and Manuel Osorio, to walk up Martinez Ross to Lizeta street where the Mass will be held in front of the home of the Ancona Martinez family. On Friday, it is scheduled for the Mundaca park, with the Mass in colonia Guadalupana, at the house of Manuel Chulin. 

Celebrations commemorating the founding of the town
Magnos festejos por la fundación. [+] Ver mas
    At the final part of the holiday vacation period, large numbers of people are moving thru the Maritime Terminal, and those in charge of security report a "saldo blanco" or lack of incidents, said the Director of Tourism, Gustavo Rodriguez Orozco, who also spkoe about the celebrations for the 165th anniversary of the founding of the town. This begins on Thursday, when a dozen restaurants will participate in a culinary event featuring fish dishes of "Tikin xic, including Picus, Muelle Siete, Sunset Grill, Mocambo, Ruster (sic, Rooster's), Lancheros, Brisas Grill, Cooperativa Isla Mujeres, Compadres and Pelayo.
     The information in this article about the schedule of activities has been translated and is available in the Events section below. It is also noted that tourists are participating in vacation activities including touring in golf carts around the bay, in boats around the bay, visiting the whale shark area, and going diving without major incidents on Wednesday and in the last days of the season.

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August events

Sunset ~7:30
Moonrise over the Caribbean
July 31  7:42
Aug 1  8:31
Aug 2  9:19
Aug 3 10:05
Aug 4  10:51
Aug 5  11:38

 The Carnival was heading out on Tuesday, not sure if the circus is still here or not...

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

Town Square
7pm Mass officiated by Mons. Fabio Martinez Castilla
8pm Religious Procession
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 has been organized to benefit the animals of the street. The money raised will be used to by food for stray cats and dogs. The dinner will be at the restaurant da Luisa at Casa Ixchel Hotel. The cost of the dinner is 150 pesos, beverages are separate. (a mixed vegetarian entree and a vegetarian pasta, accompanied by bread). Buy your ticket soon because seating is limited and they can be purchased at the store: Gelateria Italiana FraSe on Madero avenue or buy them at Hotel Casa Ixchel.

 August 24, Monday: School resumes (Teachers return the week before)

August 28th  8pm In front of the Town Hall  Video spectacular 'mapping'  "Isla Mujeres Vive/Live" (Isla Fest event)

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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