Friday, October 16, 2015

Isla Mujeres News & Daily Events Friday, October 16

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

Leg saved of motorcyclist who collided with SUV

Impacta con camioneta en IM

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 15 de octubre.-
   Thanks to the timely intervention of his family, the motorcyclist  who crashed into an SUV did not have his leg amputated. The family of  Felix Vadillo Trejo, 39, took him to the Surgical Hospital of the South (in Cancun). He is a native of San Luis Potosi who resides in colonia Caridad del Cobre. His family posted a photo and information that he is doing well, with an appeal for financial assistance from friends, family, and neighbors for the high costs of the required surgical procedures. The photo shows him convalescing in a hospital bed.

Successful participation by City at Travel Mart

Comuna concretó 16 acciones con mayoristas durante el Travel Mart

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 15 de octubre.-
     The municipal Director of Tourism, Gustavo Rodriguez Orozco, said that during the Travel Mart event, 16 concrete actions occurred with tourist agencies from around the world, including major businesses from the United States. He said this event could be useful to attract more tourists, since the international event did not have representatives from various Quintana Roo destinations such as Puerto Morales and Holbox. 
    At the event, there were also representatives from various hotels of this holiday destination, including Mia, Chac Chi, and Zoetry, among others. The Tourism Director noted that this event in Cancun is one of the last of the year, and they are already preparing for the promotional program for 2016. 
     The image is Isla Mujeres as a Pueblo Magico was not included, but it will be featured in the future.  It is expected that the information provided to the international wholesale distributors will result in a larger number of tourists during December of this year and January, February, March, and April of 2016. 

Propane distribution resumed after suspension to prevent tragedies

Tras suspenderse para evitar tragedias

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 15 de octubre.-
    The filling service for propane resumed after it was suspended for five days because the station is located ~100 meters from the Trash Transfer Facility of Isla Mujeres, where there was a fire. The workers at the LP gas facility said they were allowed to resume filling cylinders on Wednesday afternoon, and they resumed regular distribution on Thursday morning. After the fire was under control, municipal authorities allowed work to resume at the gas facility, with proper precautions.
      The municipal Director of Civil Protection, Humberto Mauro Velazquez Rodriguez, there the fire is almost totally under control, which was helped by the rain that occurred in the early hours on Thursday. The restriction on filling propane cylinders had begun to cause problems for private individuals and for businesses all around the island, especially those which sell food.


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

Today, October 15th, the anniversary of the founding of Felipe Carrillo Puerto.
Hoy 15 de Octubre, Aniversario de la fundación de Felipe Carrillo Puerto.

We're waiting for you at the Casa de Cultura to learn more about sea turtles and their conservation. The poster says:

Te esperamos en la Casa de Cultura para aprender más sobre las tortugas marinas y su conservación. ‪#‎ComunidadEnAcción‬

Today, 15 October, International Day of Rural Women.
Hoy 15 de Octubre, Día Internacional de las Mujeres Rurales.

The City responded immediately to the requests of the residents of the condos at Punta Sam (In the mainland area of the municipality of Isla Mujeres) and repaired their public lights
Atendimos de manera inmediata el llamado de los habitantes de los condominios de Punta Sam, acudimos a reparar el alumbrado público.

Today, 15 October, National Day of Community Health Workers
Hoy 15 de Octubre, Día Nacional del Trabajador de la Salud.

Fulfilling commitments to island families to deliver backpacks and packets of school supplies to the young students of the municipality.
Cumpliendo compromisos con las familias isleñas entregamos mochilas y paquetes de útiles escolares a los pequeños estudiantes del municipio.


link to Quequi's Isla Mujeres articles  


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link)

Link to photo of Felix Vadillo Trejo, the injured motorcyclist, and an appeal from his family for financial assistance, with the number of the CiBanco account where donations can be deposited


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

Poor weather reduces tourist activities
Mal clima opaca la actividad turística. [+] Ver mas
    Tropical wave  #43 caused moderate to somewhat heavy rains during the day, which resulted in very few daytrippers coming to Isla Mujeres. Therefore the beaches, streets, and tourist attractions were half empty. There is an 80 percent chance of rain predicted for Friday.
       Moderate to intense rain fell for nearly an hour at 1pm, causing flooding in the lower parts of downtown, which also occurred on Tuesday, and in some neighborhoods. Officials involved with fighting the fire at the Trash Transfer Facility are "rubbing their hands together" (se frotaban las manos) for more rain should smother the smoldering fire, as are the residents who have been affected.
      Forecasters at NOAA issued a report saying, "An area of low pressure is expected to form a couple hundred kilometers south-southeast of the Gulf of Tehuantepec this weekend. Some development of this system is expected next week, as it slowly moves toward the northwest."
      In the Atlantic basin there are no potential disturbances that could develop into a tropical cyclone (a hurricane) during the next five days.
        Tourists were not visiting the beaches, preferring to stay in their hotels and in restaurants because of the storm, and waiting for a better time to enjoy the sun and sea.

"Carisma Joven" invited to a religious event
“Carisma Joven”, invitado a un encuentro espiritual.. [+] Ver mas
   The group "Young Charisma" have been invited to participate in a three day event which begins on Friday in Merida, to raise funds for a new parish, said the coordinator Gibrán Emmanuel Mex Pinzón. They will be participating and singing in the three day event where it is estimated that there will be up to 10,000 people will attend.
    The members include Azalea Leon Pastrana, singer and praise leader; Emmanuel Gibran Mex Finch, coordinator and singer; Euan Morales Beltran & Carlos Abraham Trejo Ancona, design and choreography; Carlos Pat, keyboardist and arranger; Gabino Peralta Moo, deputy coordinator and choir.

Smoke continues from the Trash Transfer Facility on Thursday morning
Continúa la humareda por el basurero en llama v.. [+] Ver mas
    Dawn arrived with a large amount of smoke on Thursday, after the fourth night that the neighbors were affected by bad odors from the fire and garbage, depending of the changing wind direction. Sra Pia Fernandez wrote on the internet, "At times the wind changes, and sometimes the smoke and stench from the Trash Facility comes (into our houses). I wish some supernatural power would change the wind to blow it towards the homes of our Mayor, and the Directors of the Health and Ecology departments. See if that wouldn't put an immediate end to the toxic smoke. (They're) negligent, indifferent, and 'valemadres'." Many visitors expressed anger because they had not been told about this problem of burning trash.
     Those who have been affected are emphatically demanding that the fire be extinguished, after the firetruck of Civil Protection and the fire hoses of Aguakan and of the Navy were all discontinued after Monday. Since rain has arrived and is more intense, the fire could begin to be extinguished. Workers poured water on in Sunday night and all day Monday. They did not fight the fire that was hidden inside the area where there is wood, and also tires. The odors went more than 500 meters, and even colonia La Gloria was affected when the wind changed.
      Municipal authorities have remained silent for the past three days, "waiting for Mother Nature to do the work of putting out the fire."

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

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Large studio (Sur) with Queen & Single bed. Slider door & view are behind me.

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. 1    9:52

Oct. 2  10:45

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

Wednesday, Oct. 21 Casa de Cultura  4p-8p Free Entry Sea turtules 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. 

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 MargolisHi 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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