Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, October 27

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The second issue of 
The Isla Mujeres Magazine
 to benefit Isla charities 
 is online, 
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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles

Health Week begins for senior citizens

Para la Gente Grande

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ISLA MUJERES, 26 de octubre.-   See translation below in the City section...

Fire extinguished at Trash Transfer Facility after two weeks 

Después de casi dos semanas, en el basurero municipal

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ISLA MUJERES, 26 de octubre.-
   The fire at the Trash Transfer Facility has been totally extinguished since Friday, after days of intense work, said the Director of Public Services, Manuel Figueroa Cetina. The fire had persisted despite the recent heavy rains, and he said it has been extinguished since Friday, after a week of work, in coordination with the workers of the Department of Civil Protection. It was necessary to "remover" (stir up/turn over or remove) the trash in the area of the fire, in order to extinguish the fire in the deepest part, which was generating the smoke that was upsetting the nearby residents, including in the area of Garrafon, the hurricane shelter, and Sac Bajo.
      He said the having extinguished the threat, special care will be taken to avoid this occurring again, since it represents a threat to the neighbors, as well as nearly all of the islanders, because of the large quantity of smoke and strong odors that were emitted. He explained that the fire started in the area of plant waste which had accumulated over the past months, and it was because of the volatility of the dry branches and leaves that this fire was more difficult to fight. He said that at no time was the organic or inorganic trash set on fire, as a way of managing it, but it was the dry branches, leaves, and palm trash that caused the problem. It is noted that the fire began on Sunday, October 11th, and for nearly two weeks it was burning before it was exterminated. 


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

The goal of Health Week for Senior Citizens it to offer interventions that promote good health & for the prevention and control of diseases for an active and healthy lifestyle.
El objetivo de la Semana de Salud para Gente Grande, es realizar intervenciones de promoción de la salud, prevención y control de enfermedades que propicien una vejez activa y saludable.

The City of Isla Mujeres began Senior Citizen Heath Week     

The City of Isla Mujeres, began Senior Citizen's Health Week with the theme "For an Active and Healthy Life",  thru the municipal Department of Health, on Monday. The event was held at the Senior Citizen's Center, Club de Gente Grande, and was coordinated by the municipal DIF, INAPAM, IMSS, ISSSTE, SEMAR, and SEDENA, as well as civil associations and NGO's. The goal  is to offer interventions that promote good health & for the prevention and control of diseases, in order to have an active and healthy lifestyle. The Mayor, Agapito Magana Sanchez, was represented by the municipal General Secretary, Juan Carrillo Soberanis, who noted this administration is concerned about providing quality care to all members of island families, particularly the elders. He said these activities will also take place on the mainland at Rancho Viejo.
    Services that were provided included general medical consultations, dental consults, checking glucose levels and blood pressure, and administering flu vaccines. There were also talks about senior citizens and falls, and about Senile Dementia.

Participate in this big event on Tuesday (Today)!  (Fair outside the Casa de Cultura with art, music, & dance with the Governor attending, in honor of Isla Mujeres becoming a Pueblo Magico. Starts at 7p, free...see the events section below.)
Mañana los esperamos para ser partícipes de este gran evento. ‪#‎IslaMujeres‬ ‪#‎PuebloMágico‬

Personnel of the Department of Landscaping have been cleaning up the local cemeteries before the traditional celebrations for All Saint's Day and All Soul's Day.
En la víspera de las tradicionales celebraciones de los Días de Todos los Santos y Fieles Difuntos, personal del Área de Jardinería de encargan de la limpieza de los panteones de la localidad.


link to Quequi's Isla Mujeres articles  

Fishermen capture tons of seaweed

Capturan pescadores toneladas de sargazo

0 27 de octubre de 2015  By Carlos Gasca
   Island fishermen continue to experience difficulties, after being affected by bad weather, now there are large amounts of seaweed being caught in their nets. Román Pacheco Alfaro, of the Por la Justicia Social cooperative, said that this season has not been as good as many think, and now the seaweed is getting caught in hundreds of meters of net, which must be cleared by hand, which can take hours. 
      He said it is unfortunate that when the season improves, everyone tries to take advantage of it, including those who are not fishermen. He said, "It's not easy. Fishermen invest money and effort, but when there is product available, everyone tries to exploit it."

Ready for altar contest


Alistan concurso de altares

0 27 de octubre de 2015  By Carlos Gasca
   The municipal Director of Culture, Ruben Perez Martin, said that every year, a great response is expected from islanders celebrating Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead).  He said young people are very excited about this event, which is gaining ground every year against the other trend or the 'transculturacion' which many also enjoy (Halloween). 
     The celebration of Dia de Muertos on the island is rooted in family traditions, and for this reason, every year, there are more young people that are involved in their homes or in their schools. He explained that as part of the celebration for Dia de Muertos, on Friday October 30 there will be an exhibition of altars at the Casa de la Cultura, starting at 7pm. The altars will be representative of the states of Yucatan, Puebla, Queretaro, and Oaxaca, as well as others.

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Cleaning & decorating cemeteries
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   A half dozen city workers were weeding, cutting, and pruning the vegetation between the graves, so they will be prepared and in good condition when they are visited on October 30, 31, and November 1st. The workers said they should conclude on Monday with the cemetery downtown, and if they were not finished, they would be done on Tuesday, and then they would immediately go to the cemetery near colonia La Gloria. They were piling plant waste by the fence that borders with a hotel, and behind the small chapel, which would be removed to present a better appearance.
    The cemetery is completely full, without enough space to move about, "except for skinny people", said one overweight person who was having difficulty getting to the grave of a loved one located in a corner. Tourists often visit the cemetery  to see the empty crypt of the Fermin Mundaca, because they have heard the legend of this Spanish navigator who built a hacienda a century and a half ago to impress a native girl.
    The other cemetery has fewer graves, and is usually not in optimal condition throughout the year, until it is given attention by the municipal workers in preparation for Dia de Muertos. Some relatives will clean the graves and decorate them with new flower arrangements and 'adornos', so they are ready for the visits on the traditional dates, but on the island there is not the custom of extended families visiting the cemeteries, as occurs in other parts of the country.

Complaint filed
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   Lawyer Roberto Martinez Aragon said a complaint has been filed with PROFEPA (Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection) and presented a copy of the document, stamped as having been received on October 23rd. He said the Constitution provides for the preservation of the environment for the children, and he is fighting to reverse the work permits that were granted near the airstrip, causing the destruction of some protected mangroves and other plants. It has been three months since he began this work, and a little over a month since the intervention of PROFEPA was sought by a group of neighbors.
       He said he also plans to file a complaint with the Human Rights Commission, to reverse several beach concessions to recover their public spaces, because there is a constitutional mandate to preserve a healthy environment for children and young people.

Work resumes at Rehabilitation Facility
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  On Monday, work resmed at the CRIM (Centro de Rehabilitación Integral Municipal) rehabilitation facility of the DIF of Isla Mujeres. Financing was arranged for this project four years ago, so that it could be done before the end of the current administration.
     The head of the state DIF, Mariana Zorrilla de Borge, visited the island to lead a benefit breakfast to raise funds to fight against breast cancer. She also gave instructions to expedite this project so that the facility can be inaugurated in upcoming months.
      The reporter was unable to get concrete answers from the workers at the site regarding the schedule and was told it should be finished before the end of the year. Currently many islanders visit the UBR (Unidad Básica de Rehabilitación) next to the Casa de la Cultura, but when CRIM opens there will be more complete equipment and highly trained personnel available, and it will operated directly by the municipal DIF (social service agency).

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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.

Oct. 30, Friday, 6p Parade of Souls from Cemetery to Cultural Center where there will be an exhibition of Dia de Los Muertos altars representative of different states in Mexico, by the students of Jean Piaget school, and a Catrinas exhibition.  Free

Saturday, Oct. 31 7p Main Square   Competition of Hanal Pixan altars, Dia de lo Muertos Festival with a Mexican Costume contest and Dance 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.

Oct. 31, Saturday at 1pm in Cancun... Movie Premier of  El Principito & Red Carpet event to benefit the Little Yellow School House. 100 pesos, Tickets on sale at Mundaca Realty

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 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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