Thursday, December 17, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, December 17

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles

Agapito welcomed the 2 millionth tourist to arrive this year

Agapito da la bienvenida al turista dos millones de este año

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 16 de diciembre.-
 See translation in the City section below..... 

Cabbies to receive their lots today

Y concesiones a operadores antiguos

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 16 de diciembre.-
   The leader of the taxi union of Isla Mujeres, Eduardo Peniche Rodriguez, confirmed that 280 residential lots will be delivered to 280 members of the union today at noon, for the creation of the taxistas of Isla Mujeres colonia on the mainland in the Continental Zone of the municipality. Also at this meeting, there are 30 operators from the oldest group who will receive their respective concessions to work as socios in the union. These concessions are given after 11 to 12 years, when they are allowed to convert to socios in the union. 

Committed to standards of quality     

En la búsqueda de estándares de calidad

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 16 de diciembre.-
   The Mayor, Agapito Magana Sanchez, recently attended the ceremony for the White Flag certification of the beach of the Hotel Excellence Playa Mujeres, on the mainland. The Excellence Group Luxury & Resorts have 593 meters of beach which have been certified, which reflects their commitment to quality and the environment, and demonstrates the success of efforts between private industry and the government.


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

Dozens of families benefited this morning from the social program "Recycling Trash for Food" held in the Senior Citizens park in colonia La Gloria. Below the photos is yesterday's announcement/reminder for the event. .
El programa social Reciclando Basura por Alimentos, tuvo una edición más esta mañana en el Parque del Adulto Mayor beneficiando a decenas de familias.

The two millionth passenger to Isla Mujeres this year arrived on the noon ferry
The two millionth passenger to Isla Mujeres this year arrived on the noon ferry, and was greeted with a party atmosphere, a warm welcome, and gifts by the Mayor and other governmental officials, business leaders, and the public in general. The Ludwig Sheldon family from North Carolina (USA) were greeted with hugs, applause, music, flowers, and gifts. The gifts were donated by businesses including:  Garrafon Park; the jewelry stores Opal, Pau Pao, and Cris & Mel; Prisma golf cart rentals; Dolphin Discovery; the restaurants Rolandis & BallyHoo; and the souvenir store MargaritaVille. The gifts include a day's rental of a golf cart, passes to Garrafon Park, swimming with the dolphins, dinners, silver necklaces, un juego de zaarapes, and entrance to the Sculpture Park, Mundaca Hacienda, and the Tortugranja.

Isla Mujeres: Leader in the number of meters of beach that have been certified   
The Municipal President Agapito Magaña Sánchez attended the ceremony for the White Flag certification of the beach of the Hotel Excellence Playa Mujeres, on the mainland.
El presidente municipal Agapito Magaña Sánchez, acudió en días pasados como invitado especial al evento en el que el Hotel Exellence Playa Mujeres recibió los documentos y la bandera blanca que lo certifican bajo la Norma Oficial Mexicana NMX AA 120 SCFI 2006.

The Governor Roberto Borge announced that a new Hyperbaric Chamber will be installed, with capacity for 9 people
El Gobernador Roberto Borge anunció que se instalará una nueva cámara hiperbárica, con capacidad para 9 personas.

 The Secretary of Health, Mercedes Juan Lopez, recognized the vision and efforts of the Governor and the Mayor to improve infrastructure in the area of health care.
La titular de la Secretaria de Salud, Mercedes Juan López, reconoció la visión y gestiones del Gobernador y el Alcalde para tener más y mejor infraestructura en el sector salud.

From the Director of Culture..... (LINK to the Cultura FB page)
 Tonight at 8p on the Town Square, there will be a performance by the internationally and nationally acclaimed Band of the Navy. Free.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

Jobs available 
Hay vacantes [+] Ver mas
    Hotels are reporting occupancy rates of 70 percent, and expecting this to increase to 80-90 percent on Saturday and thereafter.  The Director of Tourism estimates that occupancy will be above 95 percent during this holiday period. Some of the small hotels who lack an online presence have lower rates of occupancy, and are awaiting reservations by phone or direct arrivals.
     The CROC labor union reports they have a variety of jobs available from at least six companies with available positions that include cooks, maids, receptionists, waiters, dishwashers, bus boys, and others.

 Two millionth visitor is from the United States  
Estadounidenses, visitantes dos millones.. [+] Ver mas
 See translation above..... 

Improving the image of the island   
Alistan proyecto de imagen urbana [+] Ver mas
   This information has already been translated about improving trash collection with scheduled collection times and plans to implement rules prohibiting leaving cans in the street except during those times.

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 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

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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  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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