Friday, November 6, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, November 6

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

Port closed for small boats due to inclement weather

Por inclemencias meteorológicas, puerto sigue cerrado a la navegación

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 5 de noviembre.-
  Wednesday night at 8pm the Harbor Master, Ismael Gonzalez Gil closed the port for navigation by boats under 40 feet, due to the weather. This suspended nautical tourism activities such as sport fishing, snorkeling, diving, and commercial fishing, but the larger boats that come from the Hotel Zones of Cancun and Isla Mujeres were allowed to travel to Isla Contoy and Isla Mujeres.
      In spite of the restrictions, the Harbor Master allowed small vessels to travel in the area of the lagoons and el Farito, which was enjoyed by some tourists, in spite of the day beginning as cloudy and rainy. It is not known how long the restriction will remain, but boater owners hope it will not be for long.

Union leader elections at primary and middle schools   

En primarias y secundarias

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 5 de noviembre.-
     Classes at the elementary schools and at the middle school, "Benito Juarez" were suspended due to the elections of union leaders, which also occurred throughout the state. 
       The primary school election took place at the Julio Sauri Espinoza primary school during the morning shift, with participation by all of the grade school teachers of the municipality, including the both the island and the mainland area.  For the primary schools, the Continental area teacher David Darza won with 24 votes against Nuria Garcia Povedano who had 18 votes. 
          The middle school election took place at Benito Juarez middle school with Diego Genaro González Aguilar winning with 27 votes against Juan Antonio Pech Sonda who had 16 votes, and there was one invalid vote.   

Voter registration module here for two days 

Módulo del INE sólo estará dos días

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 5 de noviembre.-
   The INE, National Electoral Institute, module will be installed at the Municipal Women's Institute, and will be open for two days from 8am until 2:30pm. To renew a voter registration card the following documents are required: Birth certificate, proof of address, and previous voter card.
      For a first time registration, the required documents are a birth certificate and proof of address, both original, and any valid ID such as passport, license, military ID, etc, or bring two witnesses.


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


During this weather, keep your pets safe  
Ante los cambios climáticos, mantén a las mascotas seguras.

Due to the weather, the concert on Nov. 5 was cancelled 
¡ATENCIÓN! Debido a las condiciones climáticas el Concierto de hoy se CANCELA.
Agradecemos compartan este mensaje.

Obtain products from the 'canasta basica' (basic food and household items) from the program Recycling Trash for Food. Col Salina Chica at 8am, don't forget your CURP identification card.
Obtén productos de la canasta básica con el Programa Reciclando Basura x Alimento

State Youth Awards 2015...Participate!  
Premio estatal de la Juventud 2015

Workshops and courses of the Habitat program continue to be successful 

      There has been a positive response from the women, men, and students seeking new opportunities for self employment and to generate more income for their household expenses. The workshops and classes are held at the Community Center of the Bicentennial Plaza, through the Department of Economic Development, with support from ICATQR, the Institute for Work Training of the state of Quintana Roo.
     The municipal Director of Economic Development said, "We want the beneficiaries to acquire skills for self-employment, and in this way they can enter the more specialized labor market with a certificate of endorsement.
    The courses began in September, and are benefiting the island community in a positive manner. The courses and workshops are scheduled to be completed later this month, benefiting approximately 400 islanders. 
      There have been courses in sewing, baking, massage, jellies (gelatinas), computers, English, and chess, as well as workshops promoting gender equality and the prevention of discrimination against young people. There have also been Zumba classes of Colombian dance moves to a series of aerobic routines to help develop, strengthen, and maintain a healthy body.

Due to the weather the Artist Fair was cancelled and will be rescheduled, with the new date to be announced soon.  For information call the number below. Thanks for your understanding.
Por cuestiones del clima la Feria del Arte programada para hoy se cancela.
A la brevedad anunciaremos la nueva fecha, para mayores informes comunicarse al 877 07 67.
Gracias por su comprensión.

Dare to discover our treasures.
Atrévete a descubrir nuestros tesoros.


link to Quequi's Isla Mujeres articles  

Classes suspended due to union elections 


Suspenden clases por elecciones sindicales

0 06 de noviembre de 2015  By Carlos Gasca

Port closed for navigation by small boats   


Cierran Puerto a la navegación

0 06 de noviembre de 2015  By Carlos Gasca
   The Harbor Master closed the port for navigation by vessels under 40 feet, due to tropical wave 45, which has been located in the Caribbean Sea, to the south of the eastern coast of Cuba and to the coasts of Nicaragua, with effects of the peripheral circulation causing the entry of sea air with moderate moisture content toward the Yucatan Peninsula

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From Tvisla Mujeres ( link)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

Training for self-employment
Capacitación para el autoempleo[+] Ver mas

 This has the same information translated above about the Habitat classes and workshops, and also notes there is a program in November to assist students with vision problems by subsidizing 50 percent of the cost of their glasses. The beneficiary only pays 125 pesos, and this campaign is focused on the mainland where there is more need. Information is given about the locations on the mainland area of the municipality of Isla Mujeres where this will be taking place.

Day without classes due to union election 
Día sin clases por junta sindical.. [+] Ver mas

Port closed again
Otra vez, puerto cerrado[+] Ver mas

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November events

Sunset ~6:05
Moonrise over the Caribbean

Nov. 25   6:14
Nov. 26   7:09
Nov. 27   8:06
Nov. 28   9:02
Nov. 29   9:58
Nov. 30  10:52

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

Nov. 5 & 6 Casa de Cultura 7p  Balsassina Ensemble of Vienna  Free Entry

Nov. 13-16 is Buen Fin when discounts are widely available

Caribbean Culture Festival 2015 will be held outside the Casa de la Cultura, Nov. 13-15, all events are free.

Viernes 13
Malecón de Casa de la Cultura
Festival Artístico
Alma Caribeña
Viernes 13
Malecón de Casa de la Cultura
Festival Artístico
Inauguración Isla Mujeres
Viernes 13
Malecón de Casa de la Cultura
Festival Artístico
Trova Isleña
Viernes 13
Malecón de Casa de la Cultura
Festival Artístico
Gil Harry SevenF
Viernes 13
Malecón de Casa de la Cultura
Festival Artístico
Isaac Delgado
Sábado 14
Parroquia de la Inmaculada Concepción
Festival Artístico
Joel Montero acompañado de la Orquesta Sinfónica de Quintana Roo
Sábado 14
Malecón de Casa de la Cultura
Festival Artístico
Celso Piña y Pato Machete
Domingo 15
Malecón de Casa de la Cultura
Festival Artístico
Asociación de Coreógrafos Folcloristas de México A. C. y Alicia Alonso Studio Dance
Domingo 15
Malecón de Casa de la Cultura
Festival Artístico
Charanga Habanera

  Here's a translation of the schedule of events from DQR 10/30 :
Friday, Nov. 13 at 7pm, there will be a performance by the dance troupe Alma Caribeña; the band Gil Harry Seven, and the headliner is famous musical artist Isaac Delgado and his band.

Saturday, Nov. 14 at 6pm, there will be a performance by the Symphonic Orchestra of Quintana Roo, featuring songs written by isleños, including Virgilio “El Chino” Fernández and his son Virgilio Fernández. This will be followed by “El Chevo y su Swing Urbano”, who play a mix of Caribbean rhythms and urban music, including the hit: “Métela Sácala”. Then Cumbia legend Celso Piña, will take the stage, creator of the hit “Cumbia Sobre el Río Suenan”, accompanied by Patricio Elizalde (Pato Machete).

  From Cultura Isla Mujeres on FB (their original in English):
The voice of Joel Montero will dress up the Mexican Caribbean
The Mexican tenor returns to his native Quintana Roo to interpret the best of his repertoire in the framework of the Festival of Culture of the Caribbean 2015
After performing with great success in the main opera houses of Europe, the Mexican tenor, Joel Montero, returns to his native State of Quintana Roo in the framework of the Festival of Culture of the Caribbean 2015 which takes place in the Mexican Caribbean from the 3rd through the 22nd of November.
The singer, born in Chetumal, and who has opened his way to success through perseverance, his art and his mastery of his voice as an musical instrument, has been described by international media as a passionate singer with a powerful voice and emotional acting which has gained for him a privileged place on the stages of the Old Continent.
Among his awards and recognitions are the special award given to him at the international singing competition “Monserrate Caballe” in Andorra and the “Luigi Infantino” prize in Lugoj, Rumania.
Montero was part of the Opera Studio at the theater in Zurich, Switzerland and the State Theater in Meinigen, Germany and has been an invited soloist at different theaters in various cities in Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Finland and England, appearing, as well, with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
Next 14th of November, thanks to the Festival of Culture of the Caribbean, the Isla Mujeres public will be delighted by the voice that is conquering Europe when Montero will appear with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Quintana Roo, making all of his fellow Quintana Roo residents proud.

From Cultura Isla Mujeres on FB (my translation from Spanish):
 Celso Piña will enchant the Caribbean
  This musician from the mountain region will be performing at the Caribbean Culture Festival 2015 in Quintana Roo which takes place Nov. 3-22. Celso Piña, better known as "the rebel of the accordion", will have the Mexican Caribbean dancing to la cumbia on November 14th, in Isla Mujeres, sharing the stage with Pato Machete.
The rhythms of this singer, composer, and arranger and icon of Mexican popular music in recent years, has confirmed his performance the festival. They will be bringing their distinctive sound that has enriched the cumbia with touches of other popular rhythms such as ska, reggae , rap and hip hop.
  A born Musician, self-taught skill on the accordion, Pina provides a value beyond what is musical, and he represents an emblem of cultural Mexico today. This was demonstrated in the documentary film which he starred in, for the channel 11-one, and reinforcing the image immortalized in literature by  Garcia Marquez, dancing to the rhythms of cumbias which are proudly made in Mexico.
So, the festival of culture in the Caribbean, it enriches the purest style "Sonidero" with the presence of the musician that since 25 years ago, has been one of the stars of the stage of the genre of cumbia.

Nov. 14  Casa de Cultura 7p Free Entry dance troupe performances Danzarte

Sunday, Nov. 15 at 7pm, there will be a performance by the Ballet de Danza Folclórica de México, followed by Son de la Catedral, and a presentation by Charanga Habanera; whose leader David Calzado is known for the hit “Gozando de la Habana”.

Monday, Nov. 16 Day off for Revolution Day

Friday, Nov. 20  Revolution Day Commemorated

Sunday, Nov. 22 Christ the King Day

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!
Coming in December.....
 Coming December 25-30! Performances by dance troupes of the National Congress of Mexican Folkloric Dance..."A fragment of the mosaic mural of Mayan culture"

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