Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Monday, September 29

This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte 

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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

Memorable harp concert at the Casa de la Cultura

 En la Casa de la Cultura

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 27 de septiembre.

   The Harp Fest began on Friday in Isla Mujeres at the Casa de Cultura, and then there were more presentations in Cancun at the Parque de las Palapas. This was the second edition of this festival which started in 2008, and featured harpists from Japan, Chile, Colombia, Venezuela, Paraguay, and Mexico. It featured Celso Duarte, a Paraguayan harpist with a career spanning more than 40 years, as well as Conjunto TlenHuicani, a group that has been representing Mexico around the world. This festival includes free concerts in Isla Mujeres, Cancun, and Puerto Morelos, as well as private concerts at large hotels. The festival opened in Isla Mujeres on Friday, continued at the Las Palapas Park in Cancun on Saturday, and concluded at the Central Park in Puerto Morelos.

Agapito & Marthy deliver wheelchairs adapted for sports to the basketball team 

 Agapito y Marthy entregan sillas de ruedas a equipo de básquetbol

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 27 de septiembre.-

  See translation below, also. This article notes that  wheelchair basketball team of  “Balleneros de Isla Mujeres” consists of  Manuel Francisco Pérez Ayala, David Fernando Collí Cupul, Luis Antonio Cahuich Celis, Jesús Molina, Ciro Crombet and Eduardo Ríos. They played an exhibition match with the state DIF Tigres team, which was enjoyed by the island families in attendance.
     Sra Marthy Vargas, president of the municipal DIF, thanked everyone who helped with the project and noted that the DIF team has worked on various fundraising events. Names of officials in attendance are given in the article.


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

Sept. 27: World Tourism Day
Hoy 27 de Septiembre, Día Mundial del Turismo.
Various courses begin tomorrow at the Community Center
Mañana iniciarán diversos ‪#‎cursos‬ en el Centro Comunitario de la Col. La Gloria ¡Te esperamos!
The Department of Civil Protection responds immediately to any emergency that occurs.
En la Dirección de Protección Civil atendemos de manera inmediata cualquier emergencia que se presente.

Sept. 27 Anniversary of the birth of Agustin de Iturbide
Hoy 27 de Septiembre, Aniversario del Natalicio de Agustín de Iturbide.


link to Quequi's Isla Mujeres articles  

    Concern about propane gas company



    Inseguridad en las gaseras

    0 28 de septiembre de 2015  By Javier Chumacero
          There was an accident on the mainland part of the municipality of Isla Mujeres on Saturday, where seven propane gas tanks exploded, which raised concerns about the cause and whether there are adequate protocols and inspections to prevent accidents such as this.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

Exhibiting Mayan stelae from Isla Mujeres in a museum in Brussels
Exhiben estelas mayas de la isla en el museo de Bruselas. [+] Ver mas
Historical items that were taken from the Mayan temple at Punta Sur are in a museum in Europe. Years before the island was recognized as the Pueblo of Dolores by the Yucatan government in 1850, visiting foreigners were able to plunder it because of the indifference of the Mexican government concerning this small abandoned ruin, which nearly disappeared during Hurricane Gilberto in 1988, when the base of the cliff was undermined. Three years later, personnel from INAH (National Institute of Anthropology and History) "rebuilt" a replica from the hewn stones, away from the original site.
    Recently there was a publication of a photograph on social networks that was taken by Laurence Levi, a European who lives in Isla Mujeres, of the pieces (two stelae) that are in a museum in Brussels. This generated enthusiasm for the gathering of the old history, for the tourists to have at hand when they visit the area, because at this time there is a lack of this enriching information which visitors expect.
      In this regard, the municipal historian, Fidel Villanueva Madrid responded to questions put to him saying that he had obtained this information relatively recently in 1998, from archaeologist Enrique Terrones Gonzalez of the INAH. He said the document is in his archives and there is an explanatory text of several pages. (He said his archives are currently in boxes while they are being moved, and he plans to provide this information when it is accessible.)
       Ronda Winn-Roberts wrote: "Several years ago I came across a reference about stelae from Isla Mujeres in a museum in Brussels, so when Laurence Levy was visiting her hometown recently, I asked her, 'Pleasssse visit the museum'....and she did and here they are," referring to images of a case at the Museum del Cinquantenaire which contains two small stone stelaes and a sign saying they are from the post classical period 1200-1540.
     Many foreigners who live on the island are very interested in learning this valuable information about the culture of Ixchel, for both the local community and the foreigners. For this reason it was recommended that a module be opened at the Casa de Cultura, as well as a replica of these stelae for permanent exhibition. 
   There are other pieces that are in other parts of the world, mainly in the United States, so it was suggested that the INAH collect this information to increase the information about the Mayan ruin.

Here is Lolo's photo of the stelae:

Port remains closed due to low pressure system
Se mantuvo cerrado puerto por la baja presión. [+] Ver mas
       The port remained closed on Sunday (for small vessels), since Saturday afternoon, due to a low pressure system that generated heavy rains overnight, into early Sunday morning, until noon. The weather had a negative effect on tourism.

Isla Mujeres has its first wheelchair basketball team
Ya cuenta IM con su equipo de baloncesto especial.. [+] Ver mas

      The team “Balleneros de Isla Mujeres” were presented with special wheelchairs and uniforms for each of the players at the Convention Center, in the presence of volunteers and the president of the DIF Marthy Vargas. The Mayor, Agapito Magana Sanchez, was a special guest. Sra Vargas expressed appreciation for this state program, which provided the equipment, of Sra Mariana Zorrilla de Borge, president of the state DIF, with members of the private sector.
    Although the team had only had a few days to practice, they participated in an exhibition game, losing by two to three, with one player enthusiastically saying that they will improve with more practice.

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September events

Sunset ~7:00
Moonrise over the Caribbean

Sept. 27 6:31
Sept. 28 7:19
Sept. 29 8:09
Sept. 30 9:00
Oct. 1    9:52

Oct. 2  10:45

Monday, Sept. 7  Patriotic ceremony is usually held the first Monday of the month (Town Square, probably ~8 or 9a)

Friday, Sept. 11 Outdoor movie at 7:30p at the Dome of the Bicentennial Plaza in colonia La Gloria, free
Saturday, Sept. 12 Concrete pier  Procession to Isla Contoy with the Virgin of Caridad del Cobre, preceded by a boat decorations contest with prizes of 2000 pesos, 1500 pesos, and 1000 pesos. This is preceded by a Mass at 7am at the Church of Immaculate Conception on the Town Square and a procession to the pier. Priority for space on the boats will be given to those in the procession from the Church, which is expected to arrive at the dock around 8am. There will be two or three larger boats provided for the public, who are encouraged to bring food and drink since none is available on Isla Contoy.~800 people are expected to participate and ~80 small boats.

Spectacular presentation of  Video Mapping at the Town Square 
 September 11 & 12 at 8p & 9p 
& Sept. 13th at 8pm
"The awakening of Mexico"

Sunday, Sept. 13   Los Niños Héroes 

Monday, Sept. 14 
 Commemoration of the Annexation of Chiapas to Mexico
  Town Square 7pm  Mayor's Second Annual Governmental Report

Tuesday, Sept 15 Town Square  Grito event 11p
 In Town Squares across Mexico, the Mayors read the El Grito de Dolores calling for Independence from Spain and ring the town's bell
  Town Square  205th Anniversary of the Grito
9:30 Folklorico Dance presentation "The Colors of My Mexico"
10:45 Coronation of the Queens of the Independence Day Festivities
11p Official Grito Ceremony
11:30  Band & Dancing
Martes 15 de Septiembre, vive la Noche Mexicana.
¡No te lo puedes perder!

Wednesday, Sept. 16  Independence Day  Parade on Rueda Medina in the monring

Saturday, September 19, 5pm, by the Whale Shark Monument, there will be a Mass and the festivities by the Whale Shark tour crews and their families, including free tacos and beverages.

On Saturday, Sept. 19 on the Town Square, there will be a ceremony commemorating the National Week of Civil Protection, remembering the devastation of the earthquake that occurred on September 19 in 1985 in the capital of Mexico.

On Sept. 19,  International Beach Clean Up Day,  different groups and non-governmental organizations will participate,  removing trash as well as raising awareness, including advising the fishermen about disposing of oil and other residual liquids in a correct manner to avoid creating risks for the environment.

Monday, Sept. 21 9a Red Cross in La Gloria  Clinic for Diabetics

Wednesday, Sept. 23  Equinox

Friday, Sept. 25 7p Casa de Cultura  Harp Fest

Every Tuesday and Thursday: Free spay/neuter clinic  (Isla Animals)
 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
Hi all!! We (Isla Animals) are gearing up for a HUGE Spay/Neuter, Vaccination, Wellness campaign for the animals in Rancho Viejo Nov 17-22. This is a very poor area in the municipality of Isla Mujeres. Most are living without electricity and running water. The situation for the animals there is dire right now with parvo & distemper running rampant, and heavy overpopulation. We expect to treat/vaccinate/spay/neuter 1000 cats & dogs with the cost of surgery at just $10us per dog. This may be the only time any of these animals see a vet. We can treat the existing animals, vaccinate others against disease, curb the population growth, and educate pet owners on proper animal care and make a HUGE DIFFERENCE!! We have the knowledge, experience, volunteers, and heart to make it happen. We are asking for all of your help to raise funds to make the campaign a reality. (We can also accept Paypal donations via our site islaanimals.org - just add RANCHO VIEJO in message, and cash in person on Isla Mujeres. Please, please share the link on your social media. It helps us so much. If you are not in a position to donate PLEASE do read the campaign & share, there is lots of excellent info in it about the work we do-There is always so much to do! Thank you for your time! http://www.gofundme.com/isla-animals-rv

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