Sunday, October 25, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, October 25

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

Brazilian journalists will promote Isla's beauty & high quality of services in their country

After enjoyable visit

Arriba delegación de periodistas brasileños para difundir bellezas de la Isla en su país

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 24 de octubre.-
   A group of journalists from Caracas, Brazil visited and photographed Isla Mujeres, and are also visiting Cancun and the Riviera Maya to promote the beaches and attractions of Quintana Roo in their home country. They found the beaches of Isla Mujeres free of seaweed, which has become an issue for the Brazilian tourist market, concerning other locations in the Caribbean.
      The journalists took photographs and video. They represent print media, online media, blogs, and magazines including Brasil Travel News, Revista de Novia e Festas, Revista Vogue, Brasituris, Diario do Grande ABC, and UOL, among others. The visit followed a request made to the Cancun OVC (Convention and Visitors Center) from the Tourism Board of Brazil, together with TAM airlines.

City plans Day of the Dead Festival to preserve traditions 

Prepara la Comuna para preservar tradiciones

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ISLA MUJERES, 24 de octubre.-

   The City of Isla Mujeres, through the Institute of Culture and Art, has prepared a schedule of interesting and engaging activities for Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos). The slogan is "Fiesta de los Vivos a los Muertos" (Festival of the Living for the Dead) and the entire community is invited to participate in activities which will take place on Friday, Oct. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 31.
   The Director of the Institute of Culture & Arts, Rubén Pérez Marín, said the event will be a showcase of Mexican culture and its relationship with death, which is a very old tradition that has not weakened with the passage of time. The events will be free and the festival is intended to preserve, promote, and disseminate one of the most honored and respected customs of the country.
    On Friday, Oct. 30, the students of the Jean Piaget school will 'perform' the Paseo de las Animas, (Procession of the Souls) which will start at 6pm with a procession of "los pixanes" (pixanes means "souls" in Mayan), starting at the downtown Cemetery and ending at the Casa de Cultura. At the Casa de Cultura there will be examples of altars to the dead from different states of Mexico, presented by the students of Jean Piaget.
    On Saturday, Oct. 31, the Festival will start at 7pm on the Town Square with a Mexican costume contest and an Hanal Pixan competition. There will be performances by the dance troupes of  Tonantzin, Expresión Folclórica Mexicana, Costumbres y Tradiciones de México, Nuestro México, Asociación de Coreógrafos Folcloristas de México A.C. and Alicia Alonso Dance Studio.
    The Director expressed his appreciation to all the people and institutions who are participating in this celebration that is unique in the world, inherited from our ancestors. He said it is his pleasure to invite all the island families to enjoy the events.

To offer information about "Pueblo Magico" requirements 

De preceptos de “Pueblo Mágico”

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ISLA MUJERES, 24 de octubre.-
   The Mayor of Isla Mujeres, Agapito Magana Sanchez, announced that municipal authorities will launch an intense campaign of information for various local groups and companies about meeting the guidelines of being a Pueble Magico, and how to comply with these provisions. There will be a transmission of information and a calendar of events will be created for schools and groups such as unions. The information will include the requirements that must be met every day as a Pueblo Magico, to provide better quality and hospitality for tourists who visit.
    Regarding the work to promote this vacation destination as a Pueblo Magico, the Mayor said Isla Mujeres will have its own promotional program. He emphasized that this Pueblo Magico will have its own Manual for Marketing and Identity, which will be different from the promotional work done for other destinations in the state. Regarding the mobile vendors who have again invaded the beaches, he said appropriate actions will be taken to remove them again.


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

Be advised regarding road closures
Tomen sus precauciones ante el cierre de calles.
It says: Advisory: 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.

Oct. 24 World Day of information about development
Hoy 24 de Octubre, Día Mundial de la información sobre el desarrollo.

Today (Sunday) residents of Quintana Roo do NOT change their clocks
Mañana en ‪#‎QuintanaRoo‬ NO cambiaremos de horario.
Attractive Festival for Day of the Dead in Isla Mujeres

Oct. 24 United Nations Day
Hoy 24 de Octubre, Día de las Naciones Unidas. ‪#‎ComunidadEnAcción‬

Today you can enjoy the first Danzonera event! (11am, Mundaca Hacienda)
¡Estamos a un día de disfrutar la Primera Muestra ‪#‎Danzonera‬!

In Quintana Roo we know what it is to have a hurricane.
 The islanders know what life is like when a hurricane touches ground.
Our fellow countrymen have been hurt by Hurricane Patricia, now they need help and we can assist them.
  Collection centers are located downstairs at the City Hall and at the colonia La Gloria park to send help as soon as possible.
En Quintana Roo sabemos lo que es un huracán.
Los isleños sabemos lo que se vive cuando un ciclón toca tierra.
Nuestros paisanos lastimados por el Huracán Patricia, hoy necesitan ayuda y nosotros podemos apoyarlos.
En los bajos del palacio municipal y en el parque de la colonia La Gloria están instalados los centros de acopio para enviar la ayuda lo más pronto posible.
It says: Nonperishable foods: Canned tuna; beans, rice, lentils, pasta soup, salt, or sugar in bags; chicken bouillon; pure water; canned vegetables; cooking oil; instant coffee; dried milk; or crackers. Personal Hygiene: Toilet paper, feminine napkins, toothbrushes & toothpaste, shampoo, bars of soap, and diapers for children and adults.


link to Quequi's Isla Mujeres articles  

Electrical post poses potential risk


Ponen postes de CFE en riesgo a turistas

0 25 de octubre de 2015  By Carlos Gasca
   Downtown merchants are concerned about an electrical pole along Rueda Medina avenue (main street) which is very corroded and they say could fall, in addition to presenting a poor image. One of the merchants reported it to the CFE, with pictures, but was assured that it is not going to fall. The entrepreneurs are also worried about the exposed, rusty metal which they say could cause wounds to tourists walking by. The reporter viewed the pole and found it to have serious problems and obvious exposed rusty metal. (photo at LINK). 
    The merchants noted that for several years there has been discussion of the renovation work which would involve the removal of the old poles, but the project has been interrupted. 

Brazilians enjoyed an excellent visit 


Excelente la visita de brasileños al municipio

0 25 de octubre de 2015  By Carlos Gasca
   This has the same information as the article translated above, and also notes the eight Brazilian journalists enjoyed the local cuisine and snorkeling, as well as the clean beaches. They visited Playa Norte, Playa Centro, Tortugranja, and Mundaca, and they dined on Tikixic, grilled fish. The Director of Tourism, Gustavo Rodriguez Orozco, thanked the following companies and organizations for their hospitality and cooperation: HIM (Hotel Association of Isla Mujeres), Indio cart rentals, Prisma cart rentals, and the Lopez Mateos cooperative.

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From Tvisla Mujeres ( link)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

Port opened for navigation by small boats
Abren el puerto a la navegación menor [+] Ver mas
Oct. 24...  The Port opened for navigation by boats under 40 feet at 8am, so recreational boating activities could resume in the bay and the waters beyond, after several days of closure for small boats. For over a week,  more than 150 small fishing boats that were unable to go out, but they expect to be able to work for the next two days harvesting hundreds of lobster traps, if the weather remains stable, in accordance with the forecast. There is little chance of rain for Sunday in the forecast for Quintana Roo.

Students to celebrate Day of the Dead
Escolares celebrarán Día de Muertos[+] Ver mas
   This article has the same information as the one translated above and in addition it notes that the parade route, from the cemetery on Adolfo Lopez Matez to the Casa de la Cultura, is about 300 meters long.

Salina Grande not down to normal levels yet
Falta por bajar el nivel en la Salina Grande.. [+] Ver mas
    A week after the Salina Grande lake overflowed its banks, its level is still about 30 centimeters above normal. It is estimated that about 100 families on the island were affected by the rain, which is blamed on Civil Protection with complaints that they should have started the pumps earlier. The pumps were activated on Sunday, when the water was already overflowing onto the walking path. There were only about a half dozen houses that had water enter inside, but there were many more who had water in their yards, in the following colonias: La Gloria, Cañotal, Miraflores, Caridad del Cobre, Salina Grande, Salina Chica and Meteorológico.
     The Mayor ordered the installation of a second pump on the second day after the Salina overflowed, and although the rain continued, this extra pump prevented major problems from occurring. The last remnants of flooding on some roads disappeared three days ago.

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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

It says: Advisory: 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.

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

Tuesday Oct. 27 Dance performance, Food, Art Fair, Music! At the new Casa de Cultura Isla Mujeres... and the Governor and local officials will be commemorating Isla's designation as a Pueblo Magico. The Casa de Cultura is on the eastern malecon at Abasolo (and Guerrero.....the back street). Scheduled to begin at 7p

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. 

Nov. 5 Thursday 4p   Town Square   Art Fair with 10 pesos food samples

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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