Saturday, February 27, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Saturday, February 27

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Business owners on Hidalgo complaining

 Denuncian “discrecionalidad” a la hora de asignar espacios

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 26 de febrero.-
  Business owners have been complaining since officials with the municipal Urban Development  department delineated the areas on Hidalgo Avenue where they may exhibit their wares or set their tables and chairs. They are unhappy because some businesses are allowed a meter and a half, while others only have one meter and 20 centimeters. 

Electrical Commission launches accident prevention campaign  

Arranca campaña de concienciación para quienes realizan labores cerca de instalaciones eléctricas

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 26 de febrero.-
  The CFE (Federal Electrical Commission) launched an educational campaign to prevent accidents among citizens and workers to avoid working, building, or painting near high voltage cables. They are distributing informational leaflets and posters with advice to avoid accidents by avoiding contact with high power wires, to avoid the installation of antennas or clotheslines near them, to not throw objects over energized lines, and other advice. 
    The CFE Director in Isla Mujeres, Orlando Roque Flores said the CFE is not responsible for accidents that occur because of construction or painting or other work done near high tension wires, and workers should avoid these activities near the cables, which were installed overhead prior to the constructions. He explained that there are Urban Development Regulations which establish a designated area on each property, both at the front and the rear of each house, which is often not taken into account when carrying out construction.
        This is a state campaign whose goal is to prevent accidents. 


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

Actions, not words.  Once again the City program, "The City in Your Neighborhood" conducted a clean up campaign today, going from the colonia Caribena to the area of the Mundaca Hacienda.
 Our island is a Pueblo Magico, let's keep it clean to preserve its charm
HECHOS, NO PALABRAS. De nuevo el programa AYUNTAMIENTO EN TU COLONIA, realiza labores de limpieza en diferentes sitios de la ciudad, hoy tocó el turno a la Colonia Caribeña hasta las inmediaciones de la Hacienda Mundaca.
Nuestra isla es Pueblo Mágico, mantengámoslo limpio para conservar su encanto.

First sports team with disabilities in Isla Mujeres

     On Friday morning, an event was held to commemorate the historic and memorable signing of the Constitutive Act of the First Sports Team of People with Disabilities. It was attended by athletes, coaches, families, and the general public and took place at the Green Dome.
     It is noted that there are seven wheelchair teams in Quintana Roo. This is the first team in the municipality of Isla Mujeres, and they meet the requirements of the National Sports Commission (CONANDE), allowing them athletes to compete at national and international levels.
      The signing of the charter was preceded by events on Saturday, September 26, when wheelchairs and equipment were presented for adaptive basketball to "Los Balleneros de Isla Mujeres" (The Whalers).
   At the end of the official event, an exciting and fast paced basketball game took place between the Balleneros de Isla Mujeres and the team representing the state DIF agency (Family social services) with a score of 6 points for the visiting team and 5 points for the local team. During the event, basketballs and volleyballs were delivered, as well as archery bows.
      Those who were present at the event included: titular del DIF,. Marthy Vargas León de Magaña; el diputado, Edgar Gasca Arceo; la presidenta de la Asociación de Hoteles, Guadalupe Martínez Márquez; el director municipal del deporte, Enrique Barros Peña; el coordinador estatal del Deporte Adaptado en Q. Roo, Issac Aquino Zapata; el coordinador de deportes del DIF, Gladier Avalos Paz y el párroco Raúl Sánchez Alonso, among others.

The control of mosquito larvae and fumigation to eliminate the mosquito Aedes Aegypti, which transmits dengue, chikungunya, and zika, continues without pause; this time taking place in the area of the Naval Housing in colonia Salina Grande and at the Naval facilities.
Continuamos sin pausas en el control larvario y termonebulizacion para eliminar el mosquito Aedes Aegypti, transmisor del Dengue , Chikungunya y Zika
Tocó el turno a la Unidad Habitacional de la Región Naval en la Colonia Salina Grande y en las instalaciones navales.

The program Recycling Trash for Food continues to benefit hundreds of island families while raising awareness about caring for the environment at the same time.
Continúa Reciclando Basura por Alimentos beneficiando a cientos de familias isleñas y al mismo tiempo creando conciencia sobre el cuidado del Medio Ambiente.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Allegations of irregularities within the Patria & Progreso cooperative 
Irregularidades en cooperativa “Patria y Progreso” [+] Ver mas
    Lawyer Gabino Andrade Romero said there is evidence for the preliminary investigation which could reverse the appointment of the current Board of Directors for the fishing cooperative "Patria & Progreso". He alleges that there were irregularities at the December meeting, when the change occurred, because there was no legal quorum, as well as an tense atmosphere where anger broke out. He said the document which was taken to the Public Registry has several mistakes, and they hope for justice that is fair to the members who allege that administration has committed fraud.

Reducing the island's natural defenses  
Debilitan defensa natural de la isla.. [+] Ver mas Photos at link
     Machinery is being used to cut into the rocks beside the road to Garrafon, near the Hurricane Refuge, which is upsetting locals who oppose this type of work, saying it weakens the natural defenses of the island. Machinery began breaking into the rocks on Wednesday at a property that sits above the shoulder of the road (un predio a desnivel de la carretera).
     A worker said they plan to build a "small" home and was unable to reach the owner via cellphone to provide this information. The mound/rise (el monticulo) is part of an area that connects with the Caribbean Sea, providing a natural defense for the island. Now there is a cut into the rise of three meters, making it almost flush with the road, where the work has been done.
     Neighbors Juan Altamira, Enrique Sulub and Carlos Enríquez agree that property owners should not be allowed to destroy the natural defenses of the island, because eventually we will pay dearly for this type of outrage against nature.

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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 southward down the coastal sidewalk to Mango Cafe, Bahama Mama, Brisas, or Manolitos. Walk less than 10 minutes southwest to shop at Chedraui or to dine at Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, or other options. 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.

February events

Sunset ~6:30
Moonrise over the Caribbean
Feb. 22, Monday:       6:57  (Full Moon, sunset 6:50)
Feb. 23, Tuesday:       7:47
Feb. 24, Wednesday:  8:37
Feb. 25, Thursday:     9:25
Feb. 26, Friday:        10:14
Feb. 27, Saturday:     11:03
Feb. 28, Sunday:       11:52

Sunday, Jan. 31 
Pescadores vs Cockteleros  at 1pm at the El Pescador baseball field for the Winter Technical League

Feb. 1, Monday  Day off for Constitution Day

Feb. 2 Candlemas  If there was a plastic baby in your piece of Rosca (King's cake) on Dia de los Reyes (Kings Day Jan. 6), you're expected to provide tamales today for the friends who shared the cake with you. Link to info about Candlemas.  

Announcement of the activities to commemorate World Wetlands Day. 
Feb. 2, Tuesday 6pm Casa de Cultura "The Importance of Wetlands" Conference
Feb. 3, Wednesday 9am-11:30 am Clean Up  Adult volunteers needed to assist & supervise the students. Wear closed shoes, hats, comfy clothing
            Meeting place is the Bicentennial Dome in colonia La Gloria

February 4, Thursday   Artist Fair 4-9  Outside the Casa de Cultura
Feb. 5 Friday  Constitution Day

Carnaval is February 5-9  

Feb. 5, FRIDAY: GALA NIGHT Town Square 8pm   
Coronations of the Carnaval King & Queen, the Senior Citizen King & Queen, and the King & Queen with Disabilities. Dance Troupe Performances. Special performance by the young singer Jomal.

Feb. 6, SATURDAY: CUBAN NIGHT Town Square 8pm   
Dance Troupe Performances (Including RDS)
Dancing by Residents & Tourists to Music of the Band "Rebelde"

Rueda Medina & Posada Beach aka Playa Centro Live Music
      FANTASY NIGHT Town Square  8pm  
Costume Contests for Children & for Pets
Performance by Eduardo Togi

Link to video of performer  
MONDAY: CARNAVAL Town Square  8pm 
Dance Troupe (Regional Night) Performances, Adult Costume Contest
Comedy with Nani Namu & Stars

TUESDAY: CARNAVAL Town Square   8pm  
Dance Troupe Performances (including RDS), Burning of Juan Carnaval & Reading of His Will

 The theme for Carnaval Isla Mujeres 2016 isEl Escenario del Mundo(The World Stage or Scenes of the World). Ten dance troupes are registered. The theme song is “Calor, Pasión, Mucha Diversión.This article says Monday is Regional Night/Noche Regional LINK.   
    For more information, visit the social network sites of the Ayuntamiento (City government) LINK  or go to the Casa  de la Cultura, Av. Guerrero at the intersection with Abasolo, tel.: 8 770767   

Feb. 8 & 9  No School (for Carnaval)  

Feb. 10 Ash Wednesday

Feb. 11 Thursday, Naval Wives Monthly Breakfast Benefit (For Naval Hospital) 9am Naval Club 

Feb. 13 & 14, Sat & Sun, Salina Chica Futbol Rapido Lightning Tournament  

Feb 13-21  National Artisan's Exposition 9a-9p Town Square Pabellón Nacional Artesanal  

Feb. 14  Valentine's Day 

Feb. 15 The dance troupe from Renatta Dance Studio will perform "Carnaval Brasil" at 8pm on the Town Square at the official inauguration of the National Artisan's Exposition which began  Feb. 13 and continues until next Sunday, Feb. 21

Feb. 15-20  Island Time Music & Fishing Fest   LINK     LINK    

Feb 16, 18, & 23 at 10 am
    Feb. 25 at 4pm
  Batik classes by Sergio at Casa de Cultura 350 pesos +50p for materials (Islanders 100p,includes materials)

Feb. 17  Wednesday   Cultural Center  Artist Fair 4-9

Feb. 19 Friday  8pm Town Square  a performance by the Children's Folklorico troupe of the Cultural Institute and by the troupe "Carnavalissismo" and the Artisan's expo continues daily 9a-9p thru Sunday.

Feb. 23 Magic show demonstration (free) Casa de Cultura 5pm;
Magic Classes on Tues & Thurs starting March 1st for two months 5p-6:40  (900 pesos foreigners/600 pesos residents)

Feb. 24 Flag Day
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)

Thursday, March 3  Artist's Fair Casa de Cultura 4-9p

  Saturday, March 5:

This says the upcoming Artist Fair & Taste of Isla on Thursday, March 3 at the Casa de Cultura will include music, and dancing...and beverages, which probably means Isla Cerveza are expected.

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