Sunday, November 1, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, November 1

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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

Agapito donates baseball uniforms to Cahuamero team who will represent Isla in the Major League

Agapito entrega uniformes a Cahuameros, que representará a la Isla en la Liga Mayor de Básquetbol

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ISLA MUJERES, 11 de octubre.-
  The Mayor presented new baseball uniforms to the "Cahuameros" of Isla Mujeres over breakfast at a downtown restaurant, who will compete in the Baseball Major League of Quintana Roo, which begins this weekend.  The team has been completely renovated, and consists mostly of junior players who are between the ages of 15 and 22. Mayor Agapito Magana Sanchez encouraged the community to support the team during their local games, as well as when they play at the cities of the other teams, which creates a major expense.
     It should be noted that the City is one of the main sponsors of the team, and in addition to providing uniforms, they pay some of the expenses that are required to participate in this tournament. Additionally, assistance is provided by some of the local businessmen and fans of the sport. 
     The Cahuameros of Isla Mujeres with begin the tournament with a game against the Cozumel Islanders on November 7 and 8. The team consists mostly of young players who have played for other teams in Isla Mujeres that participated in the Junior Olympics, including: Alexander Heredia, aka “Choky”, Lizandro Avalos, José Luis García “Teto”, Hugo Castillo, Miguel Parra, Martín Mendo, Luis Díaz, José López, Jonathan Lara “Toitan”, René Parra, Martín Ancona, George San Román, Carlos Fernández, Roberto Pinto, Arturo Martínez, Amado Fernández, and the seasoned players Edwin Hernández, Irving Avila and Oswaldo Guzmán.


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

(From yesterday)
Hanal Pixan competition at 7p on the Town Square & afterwards will be the Festival of the Souls...don't miss it! (Was last night, Saturday) 
Concurso de ‪#‎HanalPixan‬ a las 7 pm en la Explanada Municipal y después Fiesta con las Ánimas. ¡Te esperamos!

During the month of November we continue to offer 100% discount on fines and fees from property taxes.
Durante el mes de Noviembre continuaremos brindando el 100% de descuento en multas y recargos del impuesto predial.

Oct. 31 World Day of Saving
Hoy 31 de Octubre, Día Mundial del Ahorro.

Yesterday afternoon there was a procession of 'pixanes' ("souls" in Mayan) by the Institute of Culture and Arts in coordination with the Jean Piaget school, and they also had an exhibition of altars to the dead representative of different states of Mexico.
La tarde de ayer se llevó a cabo la procesión de los “pixanes” (almas en maya), realizado por el Instituto de Cultura y las Artes en coordinación con la escuela Jean Piaget Liceo del caribe.
De igual manera se hizo la muestra de altares de muertos de diferentes estados de la República Mexicana.

Our certified beaches are special for their beauty.
Nuestras playas certificadas forman parte especial.


link to Quequi's Isla Mujeres articles  

Hoteliers expect improved occupancy  


Repunte turístico hotelero

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    Hoteliers expected more tourists to arrive for the festivities for Dia de los Muertos, which should increase occupancy levels, which have remained above 40 percent. They said this season has been better than last year, and they expect even more improvement today and Monday, because, as you know, these are the main days of the celebration of Dia de los Muertos.
    The municipal Director of Tourism, Gustavo Orozco Rodriguez, said there are several activities that have been organized for these dates. He said there are hotels that have offered three day and two night packages, to encourage overnight occupancy. The students and officials of Jean Piaget school conducted a procession through the main streets of the island. 
      The Tourism Director said that many tourists come for these enjoyable events and are impressed at the manner in which tribute is paid to the dead with this celebration. Activities range from a contest of traditional altars to the dead, as well as visits and masses inside the cemetery. He said he expects occupancy to improved even more with the Caribbean Culture Festival 2015, which is scheduled to begin on November 13.

Por Por Carlos Gasca
Agapito presents baseball uniforms to team


Presenta Agapito equipo de basquetbol

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Por Carlos Gasca
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From Tvisla Mujeres ( link)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

Few visiting cemetery on Saturday morning
Poca visita en cementerios.. [+] Ver mas
   Many of the graves have not been cleaned, painted, and decorated with new flowers and candles at this time. Although some have been given attention, there are others which appear to have not been visited recently.
       Some people say the cemetery downtown is so crowded that it is very difficult and uncomfortable to spend time there because you must remain standing, and to move around, you must walk on the graves. There are some graves with candles, fresh flowers, and fresh paint, which remain well maintained throughout the year. Some plan to visit for a few minutes at different times this afternoon, Sunday, Nov. 1st.
   Some people recall that in the places where they come from, the families spend hours in the cemetery, even spending all night until dawn on the day of departed children, which is a widespread traditions in the states of Veracruz, Oaxaca, Chiapas, and Tabasco, among others. (All Saint's Day is Nov. 1, when departed children are remembered, and All Soul's Day is Nov. 2)

Legendary packing plant falling down
Se desmorona legendaria empacadora [+] Ver mas

   The upstairs level of the old seafood packing plant, which was operational in Isla Mujeres for many decades, is falling down, due to humidity and abandonment. The facility ceased operations some years ago, and its owner, don Romero Magana Carrillo passed away two years ago. According to some former employees, the decrease in production of lobster, shrimp, and fish in the late 90's and early years of 2000, led to the closure of the facility.
      Now it has no doors or windows and could pose a danger to anyone who enters, since it could collapse from its state of advanced deterioration, due to the moisture and the recent rains. In the 60's, 70's, and 80's, it exported seafood as the packing plant "Romeo", until the decline in production of shrimp, lobster, and shrimp led to its closure, according to sources.
      You may recall that don Romeo Magana passed away on Oct. 23, 2013, at age 85 at his home in Merida, Yucatan, and then two of his brothers passed away. The older one died at the beginning of the year on April 29 in a hospital in Merida, who was the first mayor of Isla Mujeres, Ariel "Picho" Magana, and before the end of that year, he was followed by ferry entrepreneur don Raul.
    In Sports
       Municipal authorities honored the memory of Romeo and Ariel. The former founded the packing plant which operated for more than  30 years, and in the area of sports, he demonstrated his entrepreneurial vision by acquiring, along with his brothers Ariel and Raul, the Mexican Baseball League franchise for the Leones of Yucatan, who won the championship in 1984. In 1996, he was the main promoter for Quintana Roo, backing the Langosteros of Quintana Roo, and he also had a team in Nuevo Laredo. 

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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. 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. 

Coming in NOVEMBER

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

Caribbean Culture Festival 2015 will be held outside the Casa de la Cultura, Nov. 13-15, all events are free.
Here's a translation of the schedule of events:
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).
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”.

Video of Celso Pina & Pato Machete....Cumbia!!  (LINK)

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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