Thursday, March 24, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, March 24

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  Both issues of 
The Isla Mujeres Magazine
 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

Everything is ready for the "Washing of the feet": First scene of the Viacrucis Viviente 

Primera escena del Viacrucis Viviente

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 23 de marzo.-
  The first scene of the Viacruscis Viviente of Isla Mujeres will take place on Thursday.
         On Holy Thursday, Mass will be held at 7:30pm at Our Lady of Immaculate Conception church at at 8:30 the reenactment of the Washing of the Feet of the apostles will begin on the Town Square.  
    The priest, Raul Sanchez Alonso, explained how the Easter Triduo begins on Thursday evening, when Lent ends, continuing to Easter Sunday. He said at the beginning of the celebration, the chapel (sagrario) is empty with the doors open. At the main altar, where Mass is celebrated, there are candles, cloths (manteles), but it is not decorated with flowers, until the Resurrection.  The processional entrance is led by the acolytes, followed by the ministering priests (?ministros sagrados), and then the principal celebrant, a priest or bishop. Meanwhile, there is an accompaniment of songs (el choro acompana con cantos), because Lent is over and they are about to celebrate one of the most important moments of the liturgical year, the institution of the Eucharist and the mandamiento of love. 
    The priest spoke about the significance of the reenactment of the washing of the feet, which was done by Jesus to the twelve apostles before the Last Supper, and how this is related to the new mandamiento of love given by Jesus Christ.
     He said after the reenactment, a Mass will be celebrated at the Sacred Heart church in colonia La Gloria, starting at 9m. On Friday, there will be a Mass a little while before noon at Sacred Heart, and the representation Viacrusis through the 14 Stations of the Cross will begin.  This is the 24th edition of the Viacrucis Viviente and will have more than 90 actors participating.

Oaxacan Exposition inaugurated   

Inauguran exposición oaxaqueña

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ISLA MUJERES, 23 de marzo.- .
  See City Section below....


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

In August, 2016, Isla Mujeres will celebration 166 years since its foundation, when our town was originally the Pueblo of Dolores, and a village of fishermen. Now we are a successful tourist destination, where each family has an opportunity to make money with honest work, with the knowledge that tourism includes friendship and kindness. Welcome to the Pueblo Magico of Isla Mujeres, where we share our best, which is our enterprise.
El próximo mes de agosto de este 2016 Isla Mujeres cumplirá 166 años de fundada, nuestros orígenes se remontan a la aldea de pescadores que fue el antiguo Pueblo de Dolores, en la actualidad somos un destino turístico exitoso en el que cada familia se gana el pan de cada día con trabajo honrado y sabiendo que atender al turismo es brindar amabilidad y amistad.
Bienvenidos al Pueblo Mágico de Isla Mujeres, aquí compartimos lo mejor de nosotros, ese es nuestro oficio.
Agapito Magaña Sanchez
Presidente Municipal de Isla Mujeres

For this municipal administration, Culture is a important means to achieve a society that is more participatory and less apathetic.
Para esta administración municipal, la Cultura es una herramienta vital para lograr una sociedad más participativa y menos indiferente.

Javier Chávez/Alerta Roja
 This is an article about the Poetry Contest...I already translated information about that... yesterday or the day before.

   The official Inauguration ceremony took place for the extraordinary Exposition “Oaxaca y la Guelaguetza en Isla Mujeres 2016”. with City officials, and  el Grupo Cultural Oaxaca Arte, Fiesta y Tradición. The exposition began March 19 and will continue to Sunday April 3, with crafts, cuisine, music, and dance from the state of Oaxaca. The booths are located on the City Square and the nearby basketball court and the Paseo de la Triguena. The performance of the Dance of the Eight Regions of Oaxaca, of the Guelaguetza will be performed on April 2 and 3.
      The Mayor, Agapito Magana Sanches, said this fair strengthens tourism activity within the framework of being a Pueblo Magico. Those participating in the inauguration enjoyed a traditional Oaxacan breakfast and enjoyed a performance of music and dance. During the 16 days of this event, “Oaxaca y la Gelaguetza en Isla Mujeres", locals and tourists are enjoying delicious flavors of various dishes of the state, as well as sweets, sauces, health food products, textiles, clothing, and more.

The lifeguards, who are personnel with the municipal Department of Civil Protection, carried out a course in Water Rescue, as part of the Department's commitment to safeguarding the lives of visitors and residents.
El compromiso de preparar al personal de Protección Civil para salvaguardar a nuestros visitantes es una práctica común; el día de hoy se llevó a cabo un curso de rescate acuático para los guardavidas.

The Under 15 team "Club Chivas of Isla Mujere" won the Gold Cup in the Under 15 division Tournament in Valladolid, Yucatan. Sport is a priority of this City administration.
El selectivo sub 15 del Club Chivas de Isla Mujeres, logra ganar la Copa Oro Sub 15 del Torneo de Valladolid Yucatán. El deporte es prioridad en esta administración municipal.

Francisco Amaro Betancourt was sworn in at the new state representative of the Northern Zone.
Atestiguamos el nombramiento de Francisco Amaro Betancourt como nuevo representante del Gobierno del Estado en la Zona Norte; el secretario de gobierno Román Quian dio posesión.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

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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. 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

Every Tuesday & Thursday at 10am: Sergio's Batik class. ~3 hours long. 400p includes materials.
Kid's classes every other Saturday at 12:30: March 26, April 9 and April 23.
To reach the classroom enter the doors shown in the photo & go through the building, into the courtyard. His classroom is on the right. If this front door is locked, go left around the side of the building to the back/seaside and enter the courtyard from there. LINK to FB page w  photos & more info

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.

Friday, March 4  Celebration of the 499 anniversary of Isla Mujeres being found by Spaniards, sailing from Cuba

  Saturday, March 5:

March 8 Tuesday 9am  Diabetes Clinic at Red Cross  Blood Sugar testing, Diabetic Education, Free glucometers and supplies for diabetics.

March 8, Tuesday International Day of Women   

Friday, March 11 
 Pre season baseball game between champions at 1pm at the El Pescador field.

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

March 15-19  Tues-Sat.  Traveling Museum of the Marimba at the Casa de Cultura
Tuesday: Inauguration at 7pm
Hours: 11a-3p & 5p-8p  Free.

Free Rabies Vaccination Campaign March 14-18, Mon-Fri, 9a-1p, as follows:
  Tuesday in colonia Salina Chica at the kiosk; Wednesday in colonia Salina Chica in the sports area known as La Juala; Thursday at the Basic Rehabilitation Unit; and Friday in the colonia of Guadalupana.

March 17, Thursday  St Patrick's Day  Celebrated in some bars, mostly by foreigners  Bobo's will be serving Isla Cerveza and having specials

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  and 8p on Town Square: Pueblo Magico Nights 8p Fusion Latina Mardi Gras dance troupe performance

March 20-27  Holy Week
 March 21, Monday  Anniversary of the Birth of Benito Juarez
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
 The Guelaguetza is a cultural festival dating back hundreds of years bringing together musicians and dancers from the eight regions of Oaxaca wearing clothing representative of their districts to dance, dine, pay homage to corn, and to share their native ceramics, textiles, etc. It typically takes place on two Mondays in July on an historical hill in Oaxaca,

The Oaxaca Exposition and Guelaguetza in Isla Mujeres is located on the Town Square, 9am-10pm thru April 3rd.
*The poster lists many of the types of items and foods for sale..."from the hands of the artisans who create them to your hands".
*There is the schedule of activities, which generally start at 6p and include music and dancing from different regions of the state of Oaxaca.
*There are learn to dance workshops 5pm-6pm thru April 1st.
*On Saturday and Sunday, April 2 & 3, there will be live music and the Guelaguetza performances from the eight regions of Oaxaca, starting at 5pm.


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

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