Sunday, December 6, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, December 6

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles

Port remained closed for small boats due to a front from the North 

Por efectos de Norte mantienen cerrado el puerto a la navegación

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 5 de diciembre.-
 For the second consecutive day, the port remained closed for navigation by boats under forty feet, affecting hundreds of boats used for fishing and tourism, due to the effects of cold front #17, which brought heavy rains for most of yesterday. The rains caused some flooding on Hidalgo avenue, and personnel of the municipal Civil Protection agency responded and worked toward getting the flooded areas to drain as quickly as possible.

Christmas contest at the grade school "Cesar Mendoza Santana"   

En escuela primaria “César Mendoza Santana”

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 5 de diciembre.-
    Last night, the students of Cesar Mendoza Santana grade school participated in a contest of decorating their classrooms, and the school Director, Cristina Medina Figueroa, said the purpose of events like this are to keep local customs and traditions alive among the children and youths of Isla Mujeres. The sixth grade classroom "B" won the competition, which was supported by parents and teachers. The City Secretary General, Juan Carrillo Soberanis, attended and acted as judge, with the municipal Director of Sports, Enrique Pena Barros.

Everything is ready for the blessing of the Holy Door 

De la Puerta Santa

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 5 de diciembre.-
  This information has already been translated regarding the blessing which will occur on Sunday after the confirmations, while the opening will occur on Tuesday, of the door at the Church of Immaculate Conception, which is being renovated, including metal plates depicting local religious, historical events, for its new designation as a "Holy Door."

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

Take advantage of the online services provided by the Department of Education and Culture (To register preschool children to begin school)
Aprovecha los servicios en línea que ofrece la Secretaría de Educación y Cultura.

Dec. 5, World Day of Soil 
Hoy 5 de Diciembre, Día Mundial del Suelo.

Dec. 5: International Day of Volunteers
Hoy 5 de Diciembre, Día Internacional de los Voluntarios.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

Dispute over Federal Zone
Piden abrir cerco a zona federal. [+] Ver mas
  Former mayor Jorge Cardenas Bazan and businessman Carlos Cervera have a disagreement over their North Beach concessions, in the Federal Zone, which has resulted in the construction of a fence by Sr. Cardenas,  affecting the passage of visitors thru the area. This area has been affected by erosion, and several months ago two palapas constructed by Carlos Cervera were vandalized and burned. Jorge Cardenas was mayor 1993-1996, and is president of the Red Cross in Isla Mujeres.

Expecting high occupancy rates
Confían lograr lleno al tope. [+] Ver mas
      Hotels are receiving increasing numbers of reservations for the holiday season, and occupancy remained at 60 percent this weekend. There are more than 500 rental golf carts on the island, and those agencies are also reporting increasing levels of rentals and reservations.
        Dive shops also report increasing bookings, from both visiting Mexican families and foreigners, who enjoy diving locations including The Cross of the Bay, MUSA, and swimming among the corals and fish of El Farito, Sac Bajo, and other underwater points of interest.
      The municipal Director of Tourism, Gustavo Rodriguez Orozco, said positive occupancy rates and increasing numbers of visitors are a result of promotional campaigns.

Successful Food Fair at school  
Exitosa muestra gastronómica escolar.. [+] Ver mas

  A successful Food Fair was held at the dome of the middle school "Benito Juarez", offering information about preparing healthy foods and beverages, about avoiding diseases like diabetes and obesity, and about avoiding eating disorders. There was caloric information about traditional and popular foods, to help people make the best decisions about what foods to put in their bodies.      
      Another student group demonstrated the use of recycled materials for Christmas treats, and explained that plastic containers during the holidays create a high rate of pollution, due to the increased consumerism that occurs at this time. The students recommended giving up the consumption of sugary drinks in favor of natural healthy beverages, to have a healthy life.

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 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
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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 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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