Saturday, December 19, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News and Events Saturday, December 19

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles

Vacation begins for over 5000 students until January 6

Más de cinco mil estudiantes salieron de vacaciones y regresan hasta el 6 de enero

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 18 de diciembre.- .
  This information has already been translated...

From the Municipal Facebook site.....  (  FB page link)

Thursday night on the Town Square there was a wonderful musical evening enjoyed by hundreds of Islanders, performed by the Navy band "Grupo Musical Armada", thanks to the Fifth Naval Region and the Secretary of the Navy.
Grata velada musical vivimos este jueves por la noche en la explanada municipal, gracias a la V Región Naval que hizo posible la presentación del "Grupo Musical Armada"
El "Grupo Musical Armada" de la Secretaria de Marina Armada de México, se presentó la noche de este jueves y logró cientos de isleños disfrutar de un amplio y bonito repertorio musical.

We are grateful to the Volunquest teachers who received their diplomas for teaching English to the children of the island, which is a valuable tool.
Nuestra gratitud para las maestras de Volunquest que recibieron sus diplomas por compartir con nuestros niños isleños el idioma inglés, valiosa herramienta laboral en la actualidad.
Thank you to Volunquest for helping the primary school students of Isla Mujeres, with speaking and practicing the English language.
Gracias a Volunquest pues con su apoyo los niños de primaria públicas de Isla Mujeres, hablan y practican el idioma inglés.

December 18: International Day of Immigrants  
Hoy 18 de Diciembre, Día Internacional del Migrante.

New Year's Eve Party!  It says tables can be reserved at the main entrance to the Town Hall between 10am and 3pm
¡Gran fiesta de Año Nuevo 2016!


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

Port closed for small boats  
Cierran puerto a la navegación menor. [+] Ver mas
       The port was closed for small boats shortly after noon on Friday, due to the first effects of cold front #21. According to CONAGUA (National Water Commission) forecasts,  the front is expected continue to have effects on Saturday and Sunday, with a 60 percent chance of storms with rain and strong winds over 70kph.
        At 8am the Harbor Master announced that port closure for small boats was scheduled for 2pm, and it was closed then. Beginning at an early hour, there were southern winds of 28-33kph, however several fishermen went out without increased risk, according to several of them.
    Tourist activity remained normal throughout the day, with the winds intensifying after 3pm, when daytrippers from Cancun were returning to the mainland.

Vacations beginning  
Planteles educativitos con necesidades .. [+] Ver mas
   This has information already translated, additionally this article notes the schools on the island are doing well, with no major needs. The grade school "Andres Quintana Roo" is having 100 tables and chairs replaced during the break, which has been arranged. It is not known what the needs are on the mainland, but needs are growing steadily at Ciudad Mujeres.

Sports continue normally   
Actividades deportivas normales [+] Ver mas
    Sports activities are continuing normally while the municipal Sports Director, Enrique Barros Pena, has gone to Playa del Carmen in response to a lawsuit from his ex-wife regarding child support, for which he left on Wednesday evening.

Cahuameros to play in Merida 
Cahuameros enfrentará a equipo meridense .. [+] Ver mas
    The games in Merida are scheduled for 8:30pm Saturday, and noon on Sunday, against the Modelo University team at the Tecnologico stadium, as part of the Major Basketball League tournament. The New Generation Cahuameros have improved during the first half of the tournament, when they lost eight games and won two. Their opponents, the Modelo University team, are in third place, behind the Playa del Carmen Hurricanes and the Chetumal Dolphins.
      In Isla Mujeres, there will be a game on Sunday at the Pescador baseball stadium, in the Winter League games. The Pescadors (Fishermen) of Isla Mujeres will play against the Novatos (Rookies) of Shakira (The time isn't given.) 

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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.

December events

Sunset ~6:05
Moonrise over the Caribbean

Dec. 25   6:46
Dec. 26   7:43
Dec. 27   8:38
Dec. 28   9:32
Dec. 29  10:24
Dec. 30 11:09
Dec  31  12:03am (Jan. 1)
Casa de Cultura:  The photography exhibition of Isla's biological diversity is scheduled to continue thru Dec. 7. It features 70 photographs of native flora & fauna by local amateur photographers, including city employees, and students, rotated in groups of 40.
Casa de Cultura: "Una Mujer en Isla Mujeres" continues thru Dec. 11.  Includes photographs and works on handmade bark paper.
  On Thursday Dec. 3  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.
  Thursday, Dec. 3 World Disabilities Day 4p March from police station to Salina Chica Green Dome where there will be workshops, educational activities, testimonials, and a performance by a pair of dancers from Cancun.  Cancelled due to weather
Friday, December 4 Inauguration of exhibition "A Tribute to the Mexican Muralistas" by the high school students of Bachilleres
 Nov 28 - Dec 8 Festival for the Virgin of Immaculate Conception, the Town Saint. is held annually. Link
Photos from two years ago (City press release)

 Saturday, Nov. 28  Church of Immaculate Conception Mass at 7p followed by the taking down of the icon and a procession thru downtown, followed by fireworks, with music and folkloric performances of traditional dances in regional clothing at the church esplanade

Festival events at 8p nightly.

Sunday, Nov. 29: Miraflores neighborhood guild, with music and a dance
 Monday, Nov. 30: The union of the Public Security Department (police) with a presentation of the  ballet folclórico at the Casa de la Cultura, starting at 8pm.
Tuesday, Dec. 1: Two groups. The CROC gastronomic union and the neighborhood guild of colonia Salina Chica, where the RDS dance troupe will perform at 8pm
Wednesday, Dec. 2: Colonia Salina Grande neighborhood guild, with a presentation by the Senior Citizens Dance troupe and a performance by local artists  César López and Anabel Burgos.
Thursday, Dec. 3: The cooperatives Caribe and Isla Bonita with a presentation of the ballet folclórico La Isleña at 8pm.
Friday, Dec. 4: Five groups together: Barrio de Pescadores, Cooperativa Adolfo López Mateos, Isla Bonita, Colonia El Cañotal, and the Youth Group, with a grand concert and a velada juvenil with Rene Francisco.
Saturday, Dec. 5: Four groups: Patria y Progreso fishing coop, Justicia Social fishing coop, el esperado woman's group, and the neighborhood guild of colonia La Gloria, with a presentation of the program  Lluvia de Estrellas (Cascade of Stars) with local singers. 
Sunday, Dec 6: The cooperative Isla Mujeres and the children's group, and the confirmations will take place
Monday, Dec. 7: Mega caravan with participation by all the people, with  Las Mañanitas being sung to the Virgin of Immaculate Conception at the chapels of  Caridad del Cobre, Sagrado Corazón and La Guadalupe.
Tuesday, Dec. 8: The guild of Las Conchitas, the first communions will take place, and the grand boat procession with dozens of vessels depart from the concrete pier at 4pm. THE POSTER SAYS 3P.
 8p Celebration (Gran Kermes), Dancing, Concert Town Square

   Dec. 11 Community Center in La Gloria   10a-12p: Human Rights Commission lecture about rights of people living w HIV or AIDS
    Dec. 11 Casa de Cultura:      noon  2p  Isla Mujeres-Caribbean Poetry Contest awards 
Dec. 11 Chapel of Guadalupe Salina Chica-overlooking the Caribbean  People gather to sing Las Mananitas to the Virgin of Guadalupe at midnight

 Dec. 12  Dia de la Virgen Guadalupe...patron saint of Mexico  Link to info about Guadalupe & Juan Diego    

       3pm there will be dozens of small children dressed as Juan Diego (who saw the vision of the Virgin of Guadalupe on the hill at Tepeyac, 484 years ago) and as shepherds and shepherdesses in a procession going ~2km from the downtown church to the Chapel of Guadalupe in colonia Salina Chica, where the priest will hold a mass at 5pm.
 Start of Guadalupe-Reyes Holiday period, which ends January 6th. School vacation begins Dec. 12

Dec. 15, Tuesday  Inauguration of Community Hospital (which began operations in September) time TBA

Dec, 16-24 Posadas Navidenas... There is usually a children's Posada play during this time  Link to information  
During the posadas, there is usually a dance on the town square, featuring dances & costumes from different regions of Mexico

Dec. 17 Naval Band performance 8pm Town Square
Dec. 19 Annual Golf Cart Parade 6p from Bachilleres thru the colonias

Dec. 20 Cancun Hotel Zone area 5p  Annual decorated boat parade Link  

 Dec. 24  Noche Buena / Christmas Eve  

Dec. 25 Dia de Navidad / Christmas Day

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"

Dec. 26  Usually the annual  Quinceaneras event and Mass at the Church of Immaculate Conception for young women who turned 15 during 2015 and who will be wearing beautiful gowns. More info TBA when available

Dec. 28 Dia de los Santos Innocentes  A day of practical jokes, similar to "April Fool's Day"  
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.

Dec. 31  New Year's Eve Festival  Tables can be reserved at the entrance to the Town Hall 10am-3pm.
   People observe the sunrise at Punta Sur on New Year's morn.

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)

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