Saturday, October 24, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Saturday, October 24

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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

Financial report
Yesterday morning, in compliance with regulations, the Isla Mujeres Office of the Federal Maritime Zone presented their financial and physical report to the Technical Committee for the third quarter of  2015, for their Comprehensive Program.

Bad weather: Difficult for fishermen 

 Por inclemencias meteorológicas

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ISLA MUJERES, 23 de octubre.-
    The port has been closed for small vessels for nearly ten days,  beginning on Thursday night, October 15. The restriction was lifted on Wednesday when general navigation was allowed, until the early hours of the following day, when the port was again closed for small boats. This closure was maintained today, and could continue through the weekend. 
     The situation for the fishermen has gone from bad to worse with nearly ten days of restrictions due to the weather, causing difficult economic conditions for the fishermen and their families. The lobster fishermen look forward to the northern winds, which cause the lobster to 'walk' and increase production, but due to the rains, the fishermen have been unable to take advantage of this.

Working hard to prevent mosquitoes & their larvae

 Y fumigación

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ISLA MUJERES, 23 de octubre.-
  The municipal Department of Health, thru the Vectors agency, has stepped up efforts against mosquitoes in all parts of Isla Mujeres, following the recent rains and flooding, to prevent Dengue and Chikungunya. Yesterday, a crew of workers were spraying various points of the island, including areas that have reported suspected cases of Dengue. 
      The Hospital Director, Pedro Zapata Loya, said samples from several suspected cases have been sent for analysis to Cancun, but so far there have been no new confirmed cases of Dengue, much less of Chikungunya. 
    The Director explained that with these weather conditions, it is normal to have more mosquitoes, especially after last weekend's heavy rains, but they intend to control this and the Vectors department have increased their efforts. The Hospital Director urged anyone to come to the hospital if they experience symptoms of bone pain and fever, and advises they should not self-medicate, since this can be counter productive.

Mariana attends Pink Breakfast-Desayuno Rosa 

Cuando se suman voluntades, subraya Mariana al encabezar Desayuno Rosa

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ISLA MUJERES, 23 de octubre.-

     More than 150 people attended the Pink Breakfast, whose proceeds will benefit island women with breast cancer. The honorary president of the state DIF, Mariana Zorrilla de Borge was accompanied by the president of the Isla Mujeres DIF, Marthy Vargas de Magana, and they led the event, which included saxophone music and table games.
      Sra Zorrilla de Borge spoke about how the efforts of federal and state governments with civil society have resulted in Quintana Roo having one of the lowest mortality rates in the country from breast cancer. Gov. Roberto Borge Angulo has made an unprecedented investment in cutting edge technology for the early detection and treatment, coupled with increased awareness and prevention efforts within society among citizens of the state.
     The women of the island, of Quintana Roo, and of the world are encouraged  to practice self examination, and to know that breast cancer can be cured when it is detected early, said Sra Vargas de Magana. This is the first year that the Pink Breakfast is being held in each and every one of the municipalities of the state.


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

Important advisory: Be prepared
Tomemos precauciones ante este aviso importante.
It says on Sunday, Oct. 25 from 5a to 11a there will be street closures due to the Triathlon.  The following streets will be closed: Rueda Medina Avenue, Adolfo Lopez Mateos, Carlos Lazo, the Eastern Malecon (Malecon Oriente), the Airport road, the Curve by colonia Chiapaneco, and the coastal Perimetral road to Garrafon.

Hoy 23 de Octubre, Día del Médico.
October 23: Day of the Doctor


Hoy 23 de Octubre, Día Nacional de la Aviación.
October 23: National Aviation Day

 Friday morning, in compliance with regulations, the Isla Mujeres Office of the Federal Maritime Zone presented their financial and physical report to the Technical Committee for the third quarter of   2015 for their Comprehensive Program of administration.
 La mañana de este viernes tal como lo marca el reglamento, la Dirección de Zona Federal Marítimo Terrestre de Isla Mujeres
presentó ante su comité técnico, los avances físico y financiero correspondientes al tercer trimestre 2015 del programa integral de administración y censo que ejecuta esa dirección.

The community is cordially invited to attend this event on Tuesday at the Casa de la Cultura  ...with the Governor celebrating Isla Mujeres becoming a Pueblo Magico with Mayor Agapito Magana Sanchez
Hacemos esta cordial invitación a la comunidad, los esperamos el próximo martes en la Casa de la Cultura.

As soon as weather conditions permitted, assistance was given to 67 beneficiaries of the federal PROSPERA program thru SEDESOL in the town of Francisco May and in the Agricultural Zone.
Apenas las condiciones del clima lo permitieron, en las localidades de Francisco May y Zona Agrícola, continuamos con el pago de apoyos a 67 beneficiarios del programa PROSPERA del Gobierno Federal a través de la SEDESOL..

 Ms. Mariana Zorrilla de Borge, president of the state DIF,  and Ms. Marthy Vargas de Magana, president of the DIF Isla Mujeres presided together over the Pink Breakfast-Desayuno Rosa ‪#‎desayunorosa‬.
Con la presencia de la Sra. Mariana Zorrilla de Borge, el DIF Isla Mujeres que preside la Lic. Marthy Vargas de Magaña, llevó a cabo el ‪#‎DesayunoRosa‬.

NotiFormula of Radio Fórmula QR celebrated their 20th anniversary with an interview with our Municipal President Agapito Magana Sanchez, speaking about Isla Mujeres recently being named as a Pueblo Magico.
Celebra su 20° Aniversario NotiFormula de Radio Fórmula QR con una entrevista a nuestro Presidente Municipal Agapito Magaña Sanchez, donde hablaron de nuestro reciente nombramiento como ‪#‎PuebloMágico‬.


link to Quequi's Isla Mujeres articles  

Increased efforts against mosquitoes
  • Salud

    Redoblarán esfuerzos contra el mosco

    0 24 de octubre de 2015  By Carlos Gasca

    Expensive to maintain traditions


    Sale caro mantener la tradición

    0 24 de octubre de 2015   By Carlos Gasca

      Every year it becomes more difficult to maintain the old traditions;  not because of a lack of interest by people, but rather because of the expenses involved. Women of the households say they are spending more, even tho they are not cooking more, because the costs of the products have risen considerably.
        Doña Rosalva Ruiz, said that  the required items must be obtained in Cancun, generally, and what little can be found on the island is very expensive. Although the celebrations are days away, this week they started buying items, because they cannot cross to Cancun every day.
          The most important dates are November 1st and 2nd, but many will put up their altars on Thursday. There are expenses for flowers and decorations, and the businesses which sell flowers benefit at this time.
          Another expense is for the preparation of the traditional pibipollo, which includes buying the ingredients, as well as the propane used for cooking.

    Hard times for fishermen


    Gris panorama

    0 24 de octubre de 2015   By Carlos Gasca
       A little over 300 fishermen are facing difficult times due to the weather preventing them from going out to sea for nearly ten days. The seamen who offer tours have been able to make some money because they have been able to operate within the Bay. The other fishermen in the northern zone of Quintana Roo have also been negatively affected by the rain and bad weather.



From Tvisla Mujeres ( link)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

Port remains closed
Continuó cerrado el puertorg.. [+] Ver mas

Raising awareness against breast cancer
Sensibilización contra el cáncer de mama.. [+] Ver mas

Encouraging good hygiene 
Promueven el hábito de la limpiezaa.. [+] Ver mas

       This program to promote hand washing among children to prevent gastrointestinal diseases took place on the mainland part of Isla Mujeres, in the Agricultural Zone, as part of UNICEF's International Day of Handwashing, which was Oct. 15.
    In a recent report, UNICEF said,  "Washing hands with soap is one of the most effective and inexpensive ways to prevent diarrheal diseases and pneumonia, which together are responsible for a majority of children's deaths. Each year, more than 3.5 million children don't reach their fifth birthday because of diarrhea and pneumonia."
     "The practice of washing hands before eating and after using the toilet could save more lives than any single vaccine or medical intervention, reduce deaths from diarrhea by almost half, and avoid a quarter of the deaths from acute respiratory infections.  Getting more people to wash their hands with soap could contribute significantly to meeting the goals for the millennium of reducing the deaths of children under five by two thirds in the year 2015," according to a UNICEF study.

Dog appears to have died from abuse
Perrita muerta a patadas[+] Ver mas

     A young dog died early Friday morning, despite efforts by veterinarian Delfino Guevara Collazo, presumably from being kicked, according to a neighbor. The animal, which was barely a year old, arrived alive at the veterinary hospital with no signs of disease, and then died suddenly, presumably from being abused. The vet is concerned about the lack of response from officials in cases of animal abuse. The person who brought in the injured dog said the owners have three other dogs, and that all the animals are physically abused. A complaint may be filed with the Public Ministry today.

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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.

October events

Sunset ~6:40
Moonrise over the Caribbean

Oct. 27   6:44
Oct. 28   7:37
Oct. 29   8:31
Oct. 30   9:26
Oct. 31  10:22

Thursday, Oct. 1 You are invited to the lighting of the pink lights today at 7pm on the Town Square commemorating the start of the fight against breast cancer

Monday, Oct. 5 Noon Bazaar at offices of El Corazon del Wilito charity which benefits babies and children needing heart surgery (Next to Tugui Paleteria in La Gloria)

Friday, Oct. 9  Day of the Fishermen (Dia del Pescador). Event at Monument to the Fishermen at Rueda Medina commemorating those who lost their lives at sea and placing of wreath at sea

Monday, Oct. 12  Dia de la Raza

Activities at the Casa de la Cultura:
  On October 12, a workshop will begin on Painting and Drawing with teacher Dante Loyola at the Casa de Cultura on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6pm, for 50 pesos weekly, which includes basic materials.
   On October 5, fitness classes to relieve stress and improve fitness will begin, with Dani Velasquez, at a cost of 100 pesos a week, on Monday thru Friday at 6pm, at the Casa de Cultura.
    On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 5pm, there are classes for those who enjoy the rhythms of urban dance, hip hop, soca, afro, and mambo de calle at the Casa de Cultura.
      A theater workshop for youths and adults will begin on Oct. 14 from 6p-8p, with teacher Rita Giacchetti, with the objective of teaching the participants how to put on a performance. There will be 24 sessions between Mondays and Fridays, with a small contribution required.

Wed. Oct. 21 at the Casa de Cultura Isla Mujeres at 7pm, Free event
Cuban photographs, Art and a Dance performance

Wednesday, Oct. 21 Casa de Cultura  4p-8p Free Entry Sea turtles and their conservation at the Isla Contoy National Park of Quintana Roo   
       Subjects: Nesting beaches,  Sea monitoring, Genetics and marking, Monitoring the beach temperatures 
  Sponsored by Amigos de Isla Contoy and contact info is given for more information

Tuesday, Oct. 27   Blue Crab protection campaign scheduled (Sac Bajo, possibly also along the eastern coastal road between the cemetery and Punta Sur)

The living celebrating the dead in Isla Mujeres...Oct 30 & 31
En Isla Mujeres los vivos celebramos a los muertos.

Saturday, Oct. 31 Halloween

Sunday, Nov. 1 Dia de los Muertos,  All Saints Day
Monday, Nov. 2  All Souls Day

Isla Mujeres: A Place of Traditions 
 Participate!  This is a poster for a Hanal Pixan altar competition   Hanal Pixan is the Mayan holiday that occurs around the time of Dia de los Muertos and Halloween. It lasts about a week and a half and is a commemoration of departed relatives and friends, who are remembered with offerings of their favorite foods, drinks, and items at altars containing their photos, at homes, businesses, and other locations, and their graves are cleaned and decorated. There are specials foods and other traditions. 

Coming up in November at the Casa de la Cultura!

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)

From Sally Margolis 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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