Saturday, March 5, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Saturday, March 5

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 to benefit Isla charities 
 are here
featuring  a variety of talented writers and photographers!


  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Two City officials resign to run for office  

Renuncian Juan Carrillo y César Poot

ISLA MUJERES, 4 de marzo.-
 See City section below.... 

Pequeños Hoteles Fascinantes entregan “Friendship Awards” como señal de agradecimiento

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 4 de marzo.-
  For the second consecutive year, the Association of Small Hotels Fascinantes of Isla Mujeres presented "Friendship Awards" for tourists who visit Isla Mujeres repeatedly, especially those with more than five consecutive visits. The president of the association, Leonel Povedano Castillo said this event is an opportunity to recognize and show gratitude to these visitors who come year after year, making the island their second home during the winter season.
      He said the Association is continuing their program in 2016 to improve infrastructure and internet connections during the months of February and March by following up with the company Telefonos de Mexico. 
      Another important project of the group is to launch a website which can become an important location for future visitors who are seeking information on the internet. This website should help the smaller hotels of this group to cope with increasing competition. They also seek to bring together a group of young local enthusiasts to help the small hotel owners to have better marketing by taking advantage of social networking and technological tools like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TripAdvisor, YouTube, Pariscope, and others. 
        They are also planning several free workshops about to assist them in evaluating and improving their online presence, and to find opportunities to promote the small hotels better. 
       The group also wants to help and acknowledge various nonprofit groups and associations, such as the "Seniors & Friends of Isla" group, which is composed of foreigners who want to help local people and improve the quality of life of islanders with donations to the Senior Citizen's Club.
    The  Asociación de Pequeños Hoteles Fascinantes de Isla Mujeres has recruited 12 hotel owners to their group, which continues to grow, and they invite hoteliers who are interested in these efforts to join them.


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

Today (yesterday) we celebrated the 499th Anniversary of the discovery of Isla Mujeres. We are a community who are proud of their past, committed to the present, and optimistic about our future.
El día de hoy celebramos el 499 Aniversario del Descubrimiento de Isla Mujeres.
Somos un pueblo orgulloso de su pasado, comprometido con el presente y optimista con su futuro

Once again, hundreds of islander families from the island, benefited from the program "Recycling Trash for Food", which is social program implemented by the government of Roberto Borge Angulo. The event took place in colonia Salina Chica
Nuevamente cientos de familias isleñas, en esta ocasión de la colonia Salina Chica, se beneficiaron con el programa Reciclando Basura por Alimentos, programa social implementado por el gobierno de Roberto Borge Angulo.

Saying no to violence in Isla Mujeres 
    At an event organized by the Municipal Institute for Women, (IMM) hundreds of islanders joined the "Billion Rising" campaign to say: " No More Violence Against Women & Girls". The event was held at the Benito Juarez Middle School, with students, teachers, city employees, and the general public participating.
     There was a group dance (multitudinario baile) under the dome, led by instructor Lorena Andrade. The head of the IMM explained that On Billion Rising is celebrated worldwide and includes a choreographed dance. She said, "It a peaceful and joyful revolution to make ourselves visible and to say 'No More Violence'." 
        The City Councilwoman who is head of the Gender Equality Department, Mirian Trejo Leon, thanked the participants and said this is a great opportunity to fight together against violence within our society in all its manifestations. After the dance, there was a performance by islander rapper Saulo Gonzalez who used his talent to make the audience think about the issues relating to violence against women.
         Also present at the event were: José Castillo Magaña, municipal General Secretary;  Jaber Borge, representing the DIF President, Marthy Vargas León de Magaña; and  Suemí Gonzáles, Director of Economic Development, and other special guests.

IN UNITY for the good of Quintana Roo and for the good of Isla Mujeres.
UNIDAD por el bien de Quintana Roo, por el bien de Isla Mujeres.

  On Friday morning, during the11th Special Session of the City Council, the resignation of Alderman and municipal Secretary General, Juan Carrillo Soberanis, was approved, as well as the appointment of Jose J Castillo Magana to replace him. Juan Carrillo resigned in compliance with election laws, because he plans to run for the office of Mayor in the June election. He thanked Mayor Agapito Magana Sanchez for the opportunity of being part of his administration.
       Also on Friday morning, the Director of Social Development, Cesar Poot Perez, presented his resignation to the Mayor, stating in his letter of resignation that he plans to run for elected office. 
         These resignations follow the recent resignation of Victor Osorio Magana, who gave up his position on the City Council, due to plans to run for public office.

On Friday morning, the Director of Social Development, Cesar Poot Perez, presented his resignation to the Mayor, stating in his letter of resignation that he plans to run for elected office. 

This is an announcement by the Ministry of Culture to creative youths about the availability of 215 grants for the purpose of providing conditions that are favorable to the creative processes of young Mexicans and to promote the realization of original projects, with innovative and imaginative proposals
Jóvenes creadores.
Convocatoria 2016.

Con el propósito de generar condiciones favorables para el proceso creativo de los jóvenes mexicanos
y a fin de promover la realización de proyectos originales, con propuestas imaginativas y novedosas, la
Secretaría de Cultura por medio de la presente convocatoria, ofrece hasta 215 becas

Beginning March 13, Sunday at 8pm: Pueblo Magico Nights on Sunday evenings on the Town Square featuring entertainment including dancers, musicians, and more.  


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Por Esto still has yesterday's news.  

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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. A queen & single bed.

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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 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.

March events

Sunset ~7p
Moon rise over the Caribbean

March 22     6:57
March 23     7:47
March 24     8:37
March 25     9:25
March 26    10:14
March 27    11:03
March 28    11:52

Tuesdays & Thursdays 5-6:40 beginning March 1st: Magic Classes
 (900 pesos foreigners/600 pesos residents)

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 

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... Isla Cerveza are expected.

  Saturday, March 5:

March 8 Tuesday 9am  Diabetes Clinic at Red Cross  Giving away glucometers and supplies for blood glucose testing to diabetics.

Beginning March 13, Sunday at 8pm: Pueblo Magico Nights on Sunday evenings on the Town Square featuring entertainment including dancers, musicians, and more.  

March 17, Thursday  St Patrick's Day  Celebrated in some bars, mostly by foreigners

March 18, Friday  Day of the Petroleum Expropriation  
Saturday, March 19-Monday, April 4: Easter Vacation (Semana Santa)
Many domestic tourists visit during this time & the island (and ferries) are busy during the daytripper hours (~10a-5p)  

March 20- Palm Sunday
March 20-27  Holy Week
March 25  Good Friday   Noon: Viacrusis procession of the Stations of the Cross (Passion of Christ)
March 27  Easter (Domingo de Pascua)
April 5, Tuesday  Students return to school  


March 21, Monday  Anniversary of the Birth of Benito Juarez

April 7, Thursday  4-9p Casa de Cultura:  Artist Fair (Last of the season)

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