Monday, December 7, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Monday, December 7

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles

Taxpayers take advantage of discounts on taxes

Excellent response to fiscal stimulation program   

A programa de estímulos fiscales

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 6 de diciembre.-

  A fiscal stimulus program when into effect on December 1, offering a 25% discount on property taxes during this month, if paid in a single installment, or a 15% discount in January and 10% in February. The Mayor, Agapito Magana Sanchez, announced that a large number of islanders are taking advantage of this program, which is available to those who have no debt of previous property taxes.
      Those who are disabled or retired on a pension with a credential from INAPAM or INSEN are only required to pay 50% of their taxes. During December there are also discounts on documents from the municipal agencies of Civil Protection and Urban Development of 30-50%, as well as from the Traffic Department, except on driver's licenses.

Blessing of the "Holy Door"

Ceremony conducted by Monsignor Pedro Pablo Elizondo    

Ceremonia estuvo a cargo de Monseñor Pedro Pablo Elizondo

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 6 de diciembre.-

   Hundreds of Catholics gathered in the plaza for the blessing of the Holy Door of the Church of Immaculate Conception by Monsignor Pedro Pablo Elizondo. The opening of the Holy Door is scheduled to begin at 7pm on Tuesday, Dec. 8.
    During the blessing of the Holy Door of the church in Isla Mujeres, it was explained that traditionally, the opening of the door in Rome took place once every 30 years, and afterwards it remained closed for that long time, until during the Jubilee of 2000, when Pope John Paul II began a new tradition. The opening of the Holy Door in 2000 took place in the four papal basilicas of St. Peter, St John of Letran, St. Mary the Major, and St Paul Outside the Walls. Now Pope Francis has announced the opening of the Holy door for the Jubilee Year of Mercy, for which he issued a document with new traditions, offering plenary indulgence to those crossing the Holy Door, making it an act of faith and repentance like confessing and taking communion, which has never been done before. 
    Isla Mujeres priest Raul Sanchez Alonso said, "The Pope is granting plenary indulgence to all parishioners who cross the threshold, and by order of the Pope, the Bishops declare the cathedral as a place where faithful Catholics can obtain a plenary indulgence." Therefore, while the Holy Door is being opened in Rome, the Bishop must open the door to his church, by decree. The other element imposed by Pope Francis states that 'ordinaries' (ordinarios) at the location can decide which shrines and parishes can also grant plenary indulgence, because of their importance, which would be the case of the Virgin of Immaculate Conception in Isla Mujeres.


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

In Isla Mujeres, we recognize artistic talent.
Congratulations to the winner of the Caribe-Isla Mujeres Poetry Competition

En Isla Mujeres reconocemos el talento artístico.
¡Muchas felicidades al Ganador!

Social Brigades for the benefit of our residents.
Brigadas sociales para beneficio de nuestros habitantes.

Pay your taxes early and take advantage of these excellent discounts  
Cumple con tus obligaciones de manera anticipada y obtén grandes beneficios.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

More potholes appear  
Aparecen más bachesL.. [+] Ver mas
This is about the mainland part of the municipality.

Timely payment of year end bonuses & benefits by City
  This information has already been translated

Educational equivalency opportunities in the Continental Zone   
IEEA atiende zona continental [+] Ver mas
 This is about the mainland part of the municipality.

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View from the rooms.

MaraVilla Caribe   Bed & Beach    Three rentals with large glass doors overlooking our white sand beach and the beautiful Caribbean sea, with  kitchenettes & free WIFI. In the coastal neighborhood of  Bachilleres, among upscale villas & boutique hotelitos, convenient to downtown or the colonias, yet separate.  Quiet & Private.   
 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
Kitchenette in small room, Medio. There's a table & chairs across from it & a double bed.
A large slider opens from each of the 3 rooms onto the patio where each has a table & chairs, hammock & clotheslines. The BBQ is behind the pole, and the outdoor shower is outa the pic at left.
Large studio (Norte), I'm standing in the kitchen

Free amenities such as hammocks, bikes, outdoor shower, portable beach chairs & beach towels, washer, loungers & BBQ. Breathtaking panoramic views from the rooftop terrace. Upstairs room also available.   Downtown is  ~ a mile away; if you don't feel like walking or biking, flag a $2 taxi or hop on the bus. We also have room for parking,You can enjoy the music & crowds downtown, then come home our quiet neighborhood of Bachilleres where you'll  sleep to the sounds of the sea.$275/$325/$425 wk   $40/50/$65nt  Monthly Discounts

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 Kermesse), Dancing, Concert Town Square

Dec. 11 Casa de Cultura noon  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    

 Start of Guadalupe-Reyes Holiday period, which ends January 6th.

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. 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  Usually celebrated with a large party on the square with fireworks and dancing until dawn or beyond. People observe the sunrise at Punta Sur on New Year's morn. Tables can be reserved in advance, until sold out. More info TBA when available.

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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