Sunday, November 15, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, November 15

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!

Note: Celso Pina & Pato Machete are rescheduled for tonight, at the Mundaca Palapa, weather permitting

  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles

Closure of port for small boats to be extended

Cierre de puerto para embarcaciones menores se pondría prolongar

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 14 de noviembre.-
 Friday at 8pm the Harbor Master closed the port for navigation by boats under 40 feet, due to the threat of rain and winds gusting up to 38 km per hour. It has not been reopened for small boats, and it is advised that attention be paid to the advisories of the Port Authorities and to the weather forecasts and cautions.

Successful Caribbean Cultural Festival on Friday night 

Mayor thanks Governor

Agapito agradece a Beto Borge por Fecuca

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 14 de noviembre.
  Friday evening at the Festival of Caribbean Culture featured an inauguration by the Mayor, Agapito Magana Sanchez, a performance by a dance troupe, followed by local musicians Trova Islena, and then Isaac Delgado and his band. The audience enthusiastically enjoyed themselves in an atmosphere of festivity and color.
     The Festival is scheduled to continue Saturday and Sunday (see the Events Section). In addition to musical events, the festival includes literature and poetry, with a presentation by renowned poet Ramon Ivan Suarez Caamal, who created the lyrics to the state anthem of Quintana Roo, of two of his most recent books.

Baseball game scheduled for Sunday at El Pescador

En el estadio “El Pescador”

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 14 de noviembre.-
   I am guessing this has been cancelled due to rain, and was scheduled for 1pm, Sunday. The Basketball game of the new generation of Cahuameros vs the Chetumal Manatees is scheduled for noon on Sunday (See events section)


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

This Sunday is the grand finale of the Festival of Caribbean Culture 2015, the program for tonite is: 
Timbalaye of Cuba,
Charanga Habanera 
Rescheduled for tomorrow at 8pm

Celso Piña and Pato Machete of Mexico

Don't miss it! Admission is free, scheduled to began promptly at 7 pm.

Due to the weather conditions, for your safety and convenience, the event will be held in the Palapa Mundaca instead of the esplanade of the Casa de la Cultura, as originally planned.

Enjoy the Caribbean Cultural Festival in Isla Mujeres!

Este domingo es el gran cierre del Festival de Cultura del Caribe 2015, el programa para hoy lo componen Timbalayé de Cuba,
Charanga Habanera y
Celso Piña y Pato Machete de México, no faltes, la entrada es gratis, iniciamos en punto de las 7 de la noche.

Debido a las condiciones del clima y para tu seguridad y comodidad, el evento se realizará en la Palapa Mundaca en lugar de la explanada de la Casa de la Cultura donde se había programado inicialmente.
Vive la fiesta de los sentidos en el Festival de Cultura del Caribe en Isla Mujeres.

 Posted yesterday....
All young islanders are invited to participate in this State Award (There are two age categories and a list of ways in which the youths can distinguish themselves, such as academically, artistically, social actions, environmental protection, human rights, etc to win an award of 5000 pesos. The contest closes Nov. 19.)
Invitamos a todos los jóvenes isleños a participar en el Premio Estatal.

Last night masterful musical evening occurred, as part of the Festival of Caribbean Culture,  in the parish building of the Immaculate Conception, with the tenor Joel Montero of Quintana Roo,  accompanied by the Symphony Orchestra of Quintana Roo, featuring songs by local composers. Attendees applauded every number.
Festival De Cultura del Caribe
Una velada musical magistral en el marco del Festival de Cultura de Caribe se vivió anoche en la Parroquia de la Inmaculada Concepción con el tenor quintanarroense Joel Montero que acompañado de la Orquesta Sinfónica de Quintana Roo, interpretó conocidos temas de compositores locales para beneplácito de los asistentes que aplaudieron cada melodía.

Disfruta de la Orquesta Sinfónica de Quintana Roo y la música de Joel Montero.
Enjoy the Symphony Orchestra of Quintana Roo and the music of Joel Montero. (Yesterday)

Nov. 14 World Diabetes Day
Hoy 14 de Noviembre, Día Mundial de la ‪#‎Diabetes‬.

The State Secretary of Health led the flag raising ceremony of the White Flag signifying Isla Mujeres as a Healthy Community, which required training the community about 12 important issues.
Este viernes la Secretaría Estatal de Salud llevó al cabo el izamiento de bandera blanca en Isla Mujeres, como comunidad saludable.
Para realizar el izamiento de bandera blanca se capacitó a la comunidad en 12 temas prioritarios.

The color and heat of the Caribbean came alive in Isla Mujeres at the Festival of Caribbean Culture 2015, with the Grand opening (Friday) . The public is invited to attend the free events at the esplanade of the Casa de Cultura (Sunday's performances have been relocated to the Mundaca Hacienda Palapa).
Vive el calor y el color del Caribe en Isla Mujeres, el Festival de Cultura del Caribe 2015 ya inició y estás invitado a disfrutar de todas las presentaciones gratuitas en la explanada de la Casa de la Cultura. Majestuosa inauguración.


link to Quequi's Isla Mujeres articles  

Taxi union meeting scheduled


Da largas el Wato a sus chafiretes

0 15 de noviembre de 2015 
 The annual year-end taxi union meeting is scheduled for December 19, when a report will be given of the fiscal activities fro the year, and other subjects will be discussed. Taxi union leader Eduardo Peniche Rodríguez has one year left on his term as president.  (This may also be when they hold their annual party with drawings for a car, scooters, and other prizes.)

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From Tvisla Mujeres ( link)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

Restriction on navigation by small boats on Saturday
Restringida la navegación menor .. [+] Ver mas

Weather affects the festival
Retó el clima arranque del festival+] Ver mas
   See the events section (and the City section).

"Buen Fin" in name only
Sólo de nombre el “Buen Fin”.. [+] Ver mas
  (This weekend is "Buen Fin" in the 'good' weekend..fin de semana, when sales are offered. It occurs one weekend per year). This article expresses disappointment at the items on sale at Chedraui, which included a credit ("bonus") of 150 pesos for every 500  pesos spent in various departments, which did not include most food staples. Some consumers were disappointed, who wanted to discounts to purchase new household goods. Sales in the liquor department were increased, because discounts were offered there.
       There were discounts of up to 30 percent off on irons, small appliances, and refrigerators, but consumers such as Sra. Elena Lujan Tovar said the discounts were not 'real'. There were discounts offered at the Super Express franchises on the island of 20 to 30 percent off on certain items, and also at the stores of Dunosusa and Super Willy.

New regulations for diving tours
Exponen nueva norma para tours de buceo. [+] Ver mas
   Representatives of dive shops met at the Hotel Bucanero on Wednesday and Thursday, from 7pm to 9pm, to discuss the new regulations that are going into effect in 2016 concerning recreational diving. The Isla Mujeres Diving Association requested their input on topics including children diving and the operations of groups of visitors concerning both free diving and diving with tanks. There was good feedback and discussions concerning the health and safety of the environment and of the recreational divers who visit and want to experience the wealth of underwater life in this area.

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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:

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. This will be followed by, at the Casa de Cultura, “El Chevo y su Swing Urbano”, who play a mix of Caribbean rhythms and urban music, including the hit: “Métela Sácala”. ?? (They are not on the poster, but Quequi lists them in their festival article published Tuesday) At the Casa de la Cultura: 8p Dance performance. Then Cumbia legend Celso Piña, will take the stage, creator of the hit “Cumbia Sobre el Río Suenan”, accompanied by Patricio Elizalde (Pato Machete).  This was cancelled by rain & Celso Pina & Pato Machete are rescheduled for tonight, Sunday Nov. 15 at the Mundaca Hacienda

SUNDAY, Nov. 15

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.  RESCHEDULED FOR NOV. 15-TONIGHT
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 who, for 25 years, has been one of the stars of the stage of the genre of cumbia.

Sunday, Nov. 15 at 7pm, there will be a performance by the Ballet de Danza Folclórica de México, At the MUNDACA HACIENDA PALAPA 7p Belizean band Timbalaye, followed by a performance by Charanga Habanera; whose leader David Calzado is known for the hit “Gozando de la Habana”. The headliner is Celso Pina & Pato Machete

Monday, Nov. 16 Day off for Revolution Day

Friday, Nov. 20  Revolution Day Commemorated

Sunday, Nov. 22 Christ the King Day

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

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)
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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