Saturday, September 26, 2015

Isla Mujeres News & Daily Events Saturday, September 26

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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

Solving the problem with the underwater electric cable

 En el cable submarino

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 25 de septiembre.-
 See translation below.....

For everyone's good

Agapito celebrates Isla attaining Puebla Magica distinction 

 Celebra Agapito distinción de Pueblo Mágico para la Isla

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 25 de septiembre.-
      Obtaining this distinction indicates that when the community and the government work together, the results are always positive, and everyone benefits, said the Mayor, Agaipto Magana Sanchez, after the announcement was made on Friday from the the Secretary of Tourism, Enrique Octavio de la Madrid Cordero, in the city of Puebla, that Isla Mujeres has joined the list of the Pueblos Magicos of Mexico. The Mayor explained, "This is an important collective achievement, led by the City government, with participation by hoteliers, restaurateurs, fishing cooperatives, merchants, officials, and other members of the community who were essential to our becoming a Pueblo Magico, starting today."
       With this designation, significant support is expected for worldwide promotion, as well as resources for the maintenance of these points of historical interest for tourists, resources to explore new tourism possibilities, and resources for the maintenance and modernization of the urban infrastructure, as well as other benefits.
       The head of the team who did the work toward obtaining this award, municipal Deputy Secretary Jose Castillo Magana, said that a little more than a year has passed since he gave the application to the Secretary of Tourism in August (2014) until the announcement was made on Friday, Sept. 25th, 2015. This event has special significance for this destination and its people, as it is the first island in Mexico to achieve this distinction. The requirements that were met were strict and must be adhered to promptly and thoroughly:
  The formation of a Pueblo Magicos Municipal Committee to oversee the programs and commitments.
  Creation of a Municipal Plan for Tourism Development.
  Submission of this Plan to the Secretary of Tourism, which fully outlines each of the points and commitments and how they will be completed.
   It is of vital importance that the Civil Protection Regulations are followed.
   Training courses in Tourism will be offered on an ongoing basis.
    The distinctive quality of local businesses was explained.
    A thesis was submitted presenting the attractions of this destination.
     A Comprehensive Plan for Urban Cleaning was submitted and is being met.
     Information was presented in a punctual and responsible manner, and was updated, concerning regulations and legal responsibilities that are being met by the following municipal agencies: Urban Development, Public Security and the Traffic Department./the Police, the Justice Department, the Health Department, and others.
    The Mayor thanked the team for their work, their professionalism, and their promptness in completing this objective, and he acknowledged all the members of the community for their support, as well as the help of Governor Roberto Borge Angula throughout the process. The appointment of Jose Magana Castillo to this position has carried a great responsibility for completing each and every one of these requirements and commitments, with the importance, above all, of remaining a quality destination on the cutting edge, while not losing the essence that gives this location its identity and makes Isla Mujeres a magical place; a Pueblo Magico.


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

Dozens of residents participated in the program Recycling Trash for Food at the Green Dome
En el Domo Verde atendimos a decenas de vecinos con el programa Reciclando Basura por Alimentos.

This recognition is an accomplishment everyone: Community in Action
Este reconocimiento es un logro de toda la ‪#‎ComunidadEnAcción‬.

International Pharmacist Day Sept. 25
Hoy 25 de Septiembre, Día Mundial del Farmacéutico.

Preparations at the Casa de Cultura preparations are being made for a memorable Harp concert.
Estamos preparándonos para un concierto memorable de música de arpa.
Están a tiempo, es en la Casa de la Cultura.


link to Quequi's Isla Mujeres articles  

Electrical Commission working on underwater line
  • Atiende CFE línea submarina


    Atiende CFE línea submarina

    0 26 de septiembre de 2015  By Carlos Gasca

    Workers with the CFE, Federal Electrical Commission excavated approximately 10 linear meters of beach to expose one of four cables which are responsible for bringing electricity to the island, following reports of people feeling electrical shocks while walking thru the area, which suggested possible electrical leakage thru the wires. The CFE manager, Orlando Roque Flores, said that although no leakage was detected, nearby business were concerned and their investigation continued, to prevent any possible risks. Some damage to the line was found, and they will repair the insulation of the cable, which is one of the main power lines to the island. He said the damage is not serious, and they are doing preventative maintenance to the cable. He said the work will not cause any outages or power failures.

  • Gestionará iniciativas para la ínsula


    Gestionará iniciativas para la ínsula

    0 26 de septiembre de 2015  By Carlos Gasca

    The local legislator for the island's district (XIV), Edgar Gasca Arceo, said good things are coming to the island, and he will seek to do outstanding work and help the people directly with the new reforms. He returned from Chetumal after participating in the state Congress, where he is Chairman of the Commission on Culture, and said he will not only focus on culture, but will also take part in other important issues, to work for the benefit of the district. 
         He held meetings with the municipal Director of Culture to discuss and define objectives and pending proposals for the benefit of the municipality. He said as Chairman of the Cultural Committee he will work to strengthen the historical and cultural legacy of the island. He said he will work to support measures toward improving many aspects in the community, including sports, education, and other issues. He said he has always worked closely with the people as a local official and this will not change now that he is a legislator.



From Tvisla Mujeres ( link)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

Isla Mujeres: Pueblo Magico
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Dog "Lola": Sterilized and adopted
Esterilizan a “Lola” y la recibe una familia .. [+] Ver mas
The dog "Lola", a Labrador mix, was sterilized by Dr Delfino Guevara Collazo, and has been adopted by the family of Baltazar Gomez Catzin, known as Chayo. The dog was allegedly neglected and abandoned by the Salazar family, and had eight puppies outdoors, who have been adopted by strangers. One ended up with the Gomez Catzin family, whose grandchildren had been feeding "Lola" when her owners were not taking responsibility.
    This case has been discussed on social networks, where there are requests that a sanction be levied by the municipal Ecology Director, Carlos Barranco, against the former owners of the dog. The grandchildren of the Gomez Catzin family said that there are also eight cats at their grandfather's house, since they are helping with the adoption and fostering program of the veterinary hospital, where many people help rescue abandoned cats, who are given care and treatment, and homes that want to adopt them are sought.
   Another abuse was reported on social networks of a puppy, after a youngster posted a 13 second video on Facebook where he holds the four legs of a puppy as though the animal were a rifle and pretends to shoot at an enemy, while the puppy appears frightened by the violent movements of the boy. Animal advocates want youth authorities to take immediate action.

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Large studio (Norte), I'm standing in the kitchen

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Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the traditional neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. Stroll five minutes down the coastal sidewalk to Mango Cafe, Bahama Mama, Brisas, or Manolitos. Walk less than 10 minutes to shop at Chedraui or to dine at Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, or Seso Loco. Visit marinas, bars, & beach clubs that are minutes away by bike or on foot. Our guests recommend the Yoga classes a couple villas away at hotelito Casa Ixchel. Fresh juice, produce & tortillas a few blocks away in the village, as well as a variety of other stores and small local restaurants.

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 - 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!

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