Saturday, November 28, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Saturday, November 28

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

On TV in Argentina  

      The renowned Argentinean chef Francisco Del Piero is recording 13 episodes for television in which he visits various places in Cancun and Isla Mujeres in search of the best dishes of the region, as well sharing the most beautiful landscapes and major attractions.

Magana ferry resumes operations after mechanical failure    

 Empresa Marítimos Magaña

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ISLA MUJERES, 27 de noviembre.-
    Due to an alleged engine failure, the Magana ferry went out of service on Sunday and was out of operation for four days. It resumed regular activities again on Friday morning.

North Beach erosion affecting palapa & bar    

Una palapa y un bar han cedido a la fuerza del agua

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ISLA MUJERES, 27 de noviembre.-
  There has been intense erosion at the area of North Beach known as "Playa Sol", as a result of the deterioration of the 'whales' protecting it, and now a palapa of ~30 square meters, and a palapa bar which was vandalized, are about to fall down. The erosion is associated with the first several cold fronts of the season.


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

Meet your obligations in advance and take advantage of the discounts offered by the municipal Treasury department for payment of property taxes.
Cumple con tus obligaciones anticipadamente y aprovecha el descuento que la Tesorería ofrece. ‪#‎ComunidadEnAcción‬

November 27, National Day of Conservation  
Hoy 27 de Noviembre, Día Nacional de la Conservación.

The renowned Argentinean chef Francisco Del Piero is recording 13 episodes for television in which he visits various places in Cancun and Isla Mujeres in search of the best dishes of the region, as well sharing the most beautiful landscapes and major attractions.
El reconocido chef argentino Francisco del Piero se encuentra grabando 13 episodios para la televisión en los que recorrerá diversos puntos de Cancún e Isla Mujeres en busca de los mejores platos de la región, al mismo tiempo conocerá los paisajes más bellos y las atracciones más importantes de los lugares que visita.

Yesterday the photographic exhibition "Una Mujer en Isla Mujeres" by artist Rosanna Festival was inaugurated, and is on display at the Casa de Cultura until Friday, December 11, for the delight of islanders.
Ayer se llevó a cabo la inauguración de la exposición fotográfica denominada "Una Mujer en Isla Mujeres" de la artista Rosanna Festival, misma que estará disponible en la Casa de la Cultura hasta el viernes 11 de diciembre para el deleite de los isleños.


link to Quequi's Isla Mujeres articles  

City Council approves discounts  


Aprueba Cabildo descuentos en impuesto

0 28 de noviembre de 2015   This information has already been translated about property tax discounts

Removal of limestone    

Medio ambiente

Sustraen piedra caliza

0 28 de noviembre de 2015  
       In the colonia Caridad del Cobre an area about 20 meters wide has been drilled out of the limestone with a machine, which is prohibited by environmental regulations, but PROFEPA (Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection) has not intervened. There are no state or municipal permits on display, such as those issued by SEMARNAT (Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources) and it is assumed that inspectors have not verified that they have been obtained, and that officials of the municipal Urban Development agency.have not inspected the damage. Residents in the colonia say this work began some weeks ago, and they say it is ecocide by developers of housing projects on the island.

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From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

Cold front damages North Beach
Frente frió daña Playa Norte. [+] Ver mas (photos at link)
  Strong winds and tides associated with cold front #14 are causing beach erosion, which has eroded the base of the restaurant ChiChis, because the wall that protected the property fell in 2005 with the hurricane "Wilma". Remnants of the construction that was built decades ago can still be seen. Carlos Cervera, who is one of the most affected, has expressed an interest in investing resources after hiring a specialized company earlier this year, but municipal authorities have not backed this plan. Meanwhile, Joaquin Rios Coss, Nautibeach Condo manager, said the geotubes near their property have been well maintained and are in good condition. "We have no problems with erosion," he said.

Fishermen still stuck in port
Paralizada la flota pesquera. [+] Ver mas
 Because of a cold front affecting the region, the fishing fleet of Isla Mujeres has been unable to work while the port has been closed for small boats since Monday, except for a few hours when it was open. There are about 200 boats affected among the five fishing cooperatives, as well as the boats offering tours, diving, and other services. The National Water Commission (CONAGUA) forecasts are predicting the arrival of cold front #15 this weekend.
        When interviewing some of the seamen, crew members Juan Arevalo and Nicolas Chay responded that the weather has made it difficult for them to feed their families, and they have resorted to loans to pay for school and the needs of their children. Nicolas Chay said, "It is a good thing there are other jobs available. I am going to help in the kitchen of a friend's business, and I think I will look for a job working in the afternoon-evening to help pay the bills, because fishing is done in the mornings."

Island celebrations for patron saint
De fiesta en la ínsula] Ver mas

      After the Mass tonight at the church of the Virgin of Immaculate Conception, the icon of the same name will be taken down from her niche for a procession thru the main streets downtown, accompanied by hundreds of parishioners. There will be fireworks and a dance-celebration (a  vaquería) at the esplanade of the church. The activities will continue through December 8th and will include participation by 28 unions and groups of fishermen, tour providers, youth groups, women's groups, and neighborhood groups.
       The Mega-caravan is scheduled for Monday, December 7 at 6:30am from the church to the colonia neighborhoods. On December 8th at 10am, the traditional first communion for many children will be held, and the bishop of the Cancun-Chetumal region is expected, Monseñor Pedro Pablo Elizondo. Local priest, Raul Sanchez Alonso said there will be daily family oriented activities on the esplanade with cultural activities so that tourists can witness the traditions which increase the level of faith. He invited all Catholic believers to participate in these group events which offer hope and the opportunity to commune with God.

Snippets from Isla Mujeres 
Breves de Isla Mujeres.. [+] Ver mas

  The eastern sea wall is also receiving the effects of this front, and with start of the season of the nortes (fronts from the north that often have strong winds). There are also  the effects of el Nino in 2016 to consider, and residents including Gerardo Magana Barragan say "We need to be prepared." He said the wall is exposed to weakening because of deterioration of the gaviones in some sections. (These are cages of rocks built below the sea wall).

   Isla Mujeres on TV
     Renowned Argentine chef Francisco del Piero is filming 13 episodes in Cancun and Isla Mujeres. This info was already translated. This is occurring at the same time that part of North Beach is suffering erosion due to deterioration of geotubes installed nearly a decade ago after damage from Hurricane Wilma.

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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
Cancelled by rain, Rescheduled for Friday, Nov. 13 & relocated to the Casa de Cultura

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

 Nov. 12 Postal Worker Appreciation Day

Nov. 13 Friday Zumba event at the Taxista lodge
Nov. 13-16 is Buen Fin when discounts are widely available

Friday, Nov. 13 at the Casa de la Cultura 6p Book presentation
Caribbean Culture Festival 2015 will be held outside the Casa de la Cultura, Nov. 13-15, all events are free. Residents & Visitors are invited. See changes below in Sunday's schedule & location

Friday, Nov. 13 at 7pm, there will be a performance by the dance troupe Alma Caribeña; La Trova Islana,  the band Gil Harry SevenF, and the headliner is Cuban Jazz musician Isaac Delgado and his band.

Basketball on Nov. 14 & 15 at the Convention Center

Saturday, Nov. 14 at 7pm, 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. It will be at the building next to the Catholic Church on the Town Square.

Sunday, Nov. 15  Celso Pina & Pato Machete are rescheduled for Sunday Nov. 15 at 8pm at the Mundaca Hacienda, followed by Cuban band Timbalaye. 

Monday, Nov. 16  at 8pm, Mundaca Hacienda, a performance 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  8am Parade commemorating  Revolution Day. The route is down Rueda Medina from the entrance of Naval base to the Monument to the Pescador and the official reviewing stand will be at the pedestrian crossing in front of the Magana dock.

Saturday, Nov. 21 Casa de Cultura esplanade 6:30 p Dance event

Sunday, Nov. 22 Christ the King Day

Monday, Nov. 23  Día de la Armada de México..Mexican Naval Day. 11am Commemoration event in courtyard of Naval base.

This free photography exhibition continues thru Monday Dec. 7, featuring the biological richness of Isla Mujeres and its native flora and fauna at the Casa de la Cultura Isla Mujeres. It includes 70 photos, rotated thru in groups of forty, taken by local amateur photographers.

 Nov 28 - Dec 8 Festival for the Virgin of Immaculate Conception, the Town Saint. is held annually. Link  

 Saturday, Nov. 28  Church of Immaculate Conception mass at 7p followed by the taking down of the icon and the procession thru downtown, followed by music at the church esplanade

The sea procession will be Dec. 8 at 4p from the concrete pier

Nov. 29 Los Cafres at Poc Na

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)
  Coming in December.....
  On Thursday Dec. 3 and Tues. Dec. 29 you are invited to come to the esplanade (outdoor plaza) of the Casa de Cultura Isla Mujeres for the 10p food samples (from 5-7) and the artist fair (from 4-9), & dance troupe performances.
 Friday, December 4 Inauguration of exhibition "A Tribute to the Mexican Muralistas" by the high school students of Bachilleres
 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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