Sunday, December 13, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, December 13

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles

City official makes commitment to help fishermen obtain federal assistance  

Comuna se compromete a gestionar más recursos federales

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ISLA MUJERES, 12 de diciembre.-
    The municipal Secretary General, Juan Carrillo Soberanis, visited various Isla Mujeres fishing cooperatives giving assurances that the PRI federal legislators would work on their behalf toward achieving federal benefits, including providing budgets for agencies which help the fishermen obtain boats and engines, as well as improved port infrastructure.

Inauguration of Community Hospital expected Tuesday     

Del Hospital Comunitario

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ISLA MUJERES, 12 de diciembre.-
  This information has already been translated.  

State officials say CRIM rehab facility will open in January   

Aseguran autoridades estatales

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 12 de diciembre.-
This information has already been translated


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

In this winter season, take care of your pet.
En esta temporada de invierno, cuida de tu mascota.

Community soup kitchen to help those who need it most. (at the Bicentennial Plaza in colonia La Gloria, serving breakfast and lunch for 10 pesos, to those in need).
Comedor comunitario para apoyar a quienes más lo necesitan. ‪#‎ComunidadEnAcción‬

Hundreds of islanders are taking advantage of the discounts offered by the City for the payment of property taxes. The community is invited to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to be able to stay up to date on the payment of their taxes, which are used for works that benefit everyone.
Cientos de isleños siguen aprovechando los descuentos y facilidades que el Ayuntamiento ofrece para el pago del impuesto predial.
La invitación es para que los contribuyentes se acerquen y aprovechen esta magnífica ocasión para estar al corriente del pago de sus impuestos con los cuales se realizan obras que a todos benefician.

As part of the International Day in the fight against HIV/AIDS, the City of Isla Mujeres, in coordination with the National Commission of Human Rights (CNDH), presented an interesting conference with medical personnel from various local institutions, NGO's (Non Governmental Organizations), and the general public, about the rights of persons with HIV or AIDS. The event took place at the Community Center in colonia La Gloria with Ricardo Hernández Forcada of the Human Rights Commission.
En el marco del Día Internacional de la Lucha Contra el VIH-SIDA, el Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres en coordinación con la Comisión Nacional de los Derechos Humanos (CNDH), brindó una interesante conferencia al personal médico de las diferentes instituciones de la localidad, Organizaciones No Gubernamentales (ONG) y público en general, sobre los derechos de las personas que padecen del mal.
La plática fue impartida en el Centro Comunitario de la col. La Gloria por Ricardo Hernández Forcada de la Comisión de los Derechos Humanos.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

Large numbers of tourists visit the beaches and shops of the island  
Buena afluencia de visitantes se observó en las playas y comercios de la isla Ver mas
   On Saturday, hundreds of visitors were seen on the beaches, in the shopping areas, and at the various sites around the island which attract tourists. A good amount of people were seen on North Beach before noon.  The problem still exists where there is an eroded area and part of the Federal Zone has been blocked by a fence constructed by former mayor Jorge Cardena Bazan, due to a dispute with another individual.
      Playa Centro (aka Posada Beach) also had visitors from an early hour, with no problems since the current was gentle and the water was only about a meter deep at the deepest area within the buoys. More than 50 medium sized boats arrived full of tourists from Cancun, including monohulls, catamarans, and trimarans. There were dive shop boats taking tourists to Manchones, MUSA, and the Cross of the Bay, as well as taking visitors snorkeling and swimming at Farito, Sac Bajo, and other locations.
     The golf cart rental agencies reported that 70 percent of their inventories were rented, which would be more than 400 rental carts on the streets. Tourists were also visiting the Tortugranja, Mundaca Hacienda, Punta Sur, and the coastal circuit road. Meanwhile there was discreet police surveillance and it is recommended that all those providing rentals advise their clients about these security measures to avoid breaking traffic laws.

Thousands honor the Virgin of Guadalupe  
Veneración masiva a la Virgen de Guadalupe .. [+] Ver mas
   Thousands of believers took to the streets in a procession honoring the Virgin of Guadalupe, who appeared on this date on a hill in Tepeyac 484 years ago. Festivities took place on the mainland, as well as on the island.
        On Friday night, on the island, ~500 runners participated and a little more than 2000 people accompanied Maria de Guadalupe, the Queen of the Americas, mother of Mexicans, in a massive celebration of worship. The Mass for the runners started at 7:30pm, and at the end of the ceremony, the priest, Raul Sanchez Alonso, gave a rosary to each of the runners. The Town Square was packed, and the race started from the church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception.
       The participants arrived at the Guadalupana Chapel in Meteorologico, where there was a Mass at 10:15. At the final part of the celebration, the mariachis came to sing Las Mañanitas to the mother of Jesus, and then the fireworks were detonated.
     There were also events on the mainland, and the story is given of the appearance of the Virgin in 1531 to Juan Diego, (an indigenous man), asking him to go see the Bishop to request that a church be built in her name on the Tepeyac hill. The Bishop, Juan de Zumarraga, demanded a sign. Juan Diego was occupied with seeking a priest for his uncle's impending death, when Mary appeared him telling him to cut roses from the hilltop, although at that place and at that time of year, they didn't grow. Juan Diego found the flowers, carried them inside his cloak, and took them to the Bishop as a sign.
    Juan Diego told the Bishop everything that had happened, and when he opened his cloak to present the flowers, they saw the image of the Virgin Mary imprinted on the tilma (cloak) of Juan Diego. The Bishop was convinced this was a miracle and constructed a church in the name of the Virgin of Guadalupe; at that time known as Tonantzin or the mother of all of the gods. (LINK to explanation of the cultural-religious relationship between the Virgin of Guadalupe and Tonantzin. HERE is a more scholarly article. ) Juan Diego returned home to find his dying uncle was cured and that the Virgin had also appeared to him and saved him from death with a miracle.
    Since then, every year on December 12, large numbers of people visit the Virgin of Guadalupe in her Basilica, where the cloak of Juan Diego is kept, and thousands of people from all over the country gather to sing Las Mañanitas. Dance groups dance all day long, offerings are given, songs are sung, and there are Masses in her honor.
        On the island, there were celebrations at various locations in honor of the Virgin, including the Taxi union facility, the Municipal Mercado, the butchers, various social groups, and many families.

Security operation in effect for the winter holiday season
En marcha el operativo de seguridad para le periodo vacacional de invierno. [+] Ver mas
         Security operations for the winter holiday season began Saturday, December 12, during the celebration of the Dia de Guadalupe, following the installation of the Operating Committee for Civil Protection on Wednesday, to coordinate their agencies for this purpose. The goal is to prevent problems during the holidays, and cooperation of the residents is requested to achieve the goal of zero incidents.
       The police, traffic police, and Civil Protection departments participate in the Committee and are linked with other levels of governmental security, to ensure a safe stay for vacationers during this nearly month-long period until January 7th. At the Committee meeting, they discussed the importance of being attentive and present in areas where large amounts of people congregate, including the beaches, clubs, religious events, social events, and sports events. Interagency coordination and implementation of effective strategies are essential to prevent any problematic situations.

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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.

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. 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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