Saturday, September 10, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Saturday, September 10

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Excellent weather expected for procession

Over 100 boats will honor our Lady of Charity 

Esperan excelente clima para procesión

Más de 100 embarcaciones rendirán tributo a la Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 9 de septiembre.-
Leer más...Photo & Full article at link  
   On Saturday, the XII edition  (sic...XVII) of the boat procession to Isla Contoy for Our Lady of Charity is expected to begin as scheduled at 9:00 am, according to Isla Mujeres Harbor Master Ismael Gonzalez Gil. He said excellent weather is expected with forecasts of partly cloudy skies.
     More than 100 boats have confirmed their plans to participate,including fishing boats and tour boats. This is the only day of the year when Isla Contoy is open for access by all vessels. The participants will attend a Mass at the chapel before returning to Isla Mujeres.
     The Director of Fishing in Isla Mujrees, Humberto Moguel said that they are expecting about 1500 people aboard over 140 boats.  Like every year, there will be a procession by foot from the Church of Immaculate Conception to the concrete pier, where the boats will await, including a boat from Ultramar. Last year there were about 120 boats and about 900 people.


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

Campaign for the protection of crabs... let them pass and don't run them over!
Campaña de protección al cangrejo.¡Déjalos pasar, no los aplastes!
 #IslaMujeres #PuebloMágico #Cangrejo

There is another brief video reporting on the accomplishments of the Mayor during his administration, highlighting the support of culture by his adminstration, which included poetry and literary competitions. LINK 

There is an notice for senior citizens in the 65+ pension program about updating their information before Tuesday, Sept. 20, to continue their participation, with specifics about what is required, where to go, and the office hours.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

The boat "Malu", and dozens of boats behind her, on the way to Isla Contoy with the Virgin of Caridad del Cobre (Our Lady of Charity) Photo at link below
La embarcación Malu y detrás de ella, decenas de embarcaciones rumbo a Contoy con la virgen de la Caridad del Cobre

Hundreds of Catholics are participating this morning in a maritme procession for Our Lady of Charity. Photo at link below.
Cientos de feligreses participan esta mañana en la procesión marítima de la virgen de la caridad del cobre

There is a 'live' TVIM FB video of the Malu and other boats (See link above at heading of this section)

Tomorrow, Saturday,  classes will conclude for the 50 fishermen in Isla Mujeres who are beneficiaries of the PROPESCA program.
Mañana sábado concluyen los cursos del programa PROPESCA, beneficiando a poco más de 50 pescadores de Isla Mujeres

The number of cases of decompression in Isla Mujeres continues to increase. Now there have been 17, as of Friday. Photo at link below.  
Sigue creciendo número de descompresionados en Isla Mujeres! Ya son 17 hasta hoy

Entrepreneurs of Playa Norte created a navigational corridor in order to offer their services to the boaters. Photo at link below.   
Empresarios de playa norte habilitan un canal de navegación para ofrecer sus servicios a náuticos


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Procession to Isla Contoy 
Multitudinaria procesión marítima [+] Ver mas

Tropical wave could cause rain 
Onda tropical podría provocar lluvias, .. [+] Ver masFull article & photo at link
   A low pressure system between Cuba and Florida could cause rain on the Yucatan peninsula on Sunday, and is being monitored for its potential to evolve into a storm. There is another system in the Lesser Antilles, and a third in the central Atlantic, which is heading north and could enter the Caribbean sea next week. Tropical wave 27 is located in the central region of the Yucatan. (There are links below the events section for storm and weather information in English. Currently, at noon, the sea is calm under sunny blue skies with a few clouds, mostly on the horizon. )

Local restaurateurs 'displacing' boat from Cancun 
Restauranteros locales desplazarán a barco de Cancún. [+] Ver masFull article at link
    North Beach restaurateurs want to expel the boat "Marbella", which they say has created unfair competition by providing food and drink to the dozens of boats parked off shore, and to tourists. They presented a petition of protest to the three levels of government, and now they have created a navigation channel so that they may provide food and drinks to the boaters.

Into Dry Dock
   The weekend the vehicle ferry "Isla Blanca" will travel to Ciudad del Carmen in Campeche to receive maintenance, and will be gone for a month. Service between Isla Mujeres and Punta Sam will be provided by the boat "Sergio Aguilar Gracia", and the schedule won't change. More than 6 million pesos will be invested in maintenance and repairs, which includes painting, changing plates, installation of new zinc anodes, and changing the principal motor.

Collection of school supplies
Colecta de útiles escolareso.. [+] Ver masFull article at link
   Volunteers with the organization “Amigos de la Zona Agrícola, A.C.” are collecting school supplies at businesses in Cancun for the benefit of students at schools in the rural part of the municipality of Isla Mujeres, on the mainland.


This is a response to the protest planned today by the National Family Front which says "I don't attend marches that foment hate"  and "Families are diverse and we all are family". The national march by the NFF will take place today at 5pm in Isla Mujeres, when people wearing white will walk from the Fishermen's Monument, down Rueda Medina to the Town Square because they object to a Constitutional Reform concerning the definitions of marriage, and issues relating to assigning gender on legal documents and to adoption. There are likely to be peaceful protesters with mulitcolored banners or signs in response, who support diversity and this Constitutional Reform.

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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.

September events

Sunset ~6:45p
Moon rise over the Caribbean
Sept. 16     6:58p
Sept. 17     7:45p
Sept. 18      8:32p
Sept. 19      9:21p
Sept. 20     10:12p
Sept. 21     11:05p

Every Tuesday & Thursday at 10am: Sergio's Batik class. ~3 hours long. 400p includes materials. Casa de Cultura

Aug. 30-Sept. 8  Our Lady of Charity Celebration: Patron Saint of Fishermen. 
               Evening activities at the chapel of Caridad del Cobre in colonia Miraflores. 
               Wed., Sept. 7-Mass at 10p, then Las Mananitas (usually at midnight). 
               Thur.  Sept 8  Saint's Day of Our Lady of Charity
               Sat., Sept. 10-Boat procession to Isla Contoy departs at ~8am, This 17th annual procession will include hundreds of Catholics who will travel  30km, transporting the wooden icon to the chapel at the fishermen's camp.  A Mass will be held, and the people will return to Isla Mujeres afterwards, probably shortly after noon. The Virgin de la Caridad del Cobre is the patron saint of seamen and this icon from Cuba will remain in Isla Contoy throughout the lobster season, returning to Isla Mujeres in early March.

Sept. 1 Thursday  Artist Fair scheduled at Casa de Cultura 4-9


Friday, Sept. 2 at 7:30pm the "Movies in your colonia" program presents "Bichos" (A Bug's Life) at the Bicentario Plaza in La Gloria. Free.

Sept. 5-9 Second state Week of the Manatee

Sunday, Sept. 11 International Coastal Cleanup in Isla Mujeres

Schedule of Patriotic Festivities
Sept. 12 at 7:30p Town Square   Lighting of the lights
Sept. 13 at 9am  Benito Juarez Middle School  Ceremony commemorating the 169th anniversary of the Battle of Chapultepec in 1847    Dia de los Ninos Heroes of Chapultepec
Sept. 14 at 9am  Colegio Bachilleres High School  Ceremony commemorating the 192nd anniversary of the Annexation of Chiapas in 1824
Sept. 15 at 9:30pm  Town Square  Band & Dancing * Coronation of Queens of the Patriotic Festivities * Proclamation of Independence-Grito  (See poster below)
Sept. 16 at 8am Naval base Civic parade for the anniversary of the Independence of Mexico
Sept. 30  at 8am  Julio Sauri Espinoza school commemoration of the 251st anniversary of the birth of Jose Maria Morelos

Thursday, Sept.15  Artist Fair scheduled 4-9p  Casa de Cultura

Thursday, Sept. 15   Grito of Dolores Celebration
 Town Square.
9:30 Folklorico Dancers Performing
10p Coronation of the Festival Queens
11p Celebration of the Proclamation of the Grito of Independence
11:30 Super Crack band

Friday, Sept. 16   Independence Day

Thursday Sept. 22  Equinox

The 9th annual Diabetes Clinic will be November 3rd in La Gloria. We are a team of nurses, social workers, EMT's and paramedics with a doctor for consultation of patients who need to be seen immediately. Please consider donating $50 which would buy 200 test strips, enough for one patient for a year. We also need donations of reading glasses, particularly the higher numbers. Many diabetics have vision problems too. We have a drop off location at Marina Paraiso Hotel or will pick up wherever you are! Muchisimas gracias for your generosity ~ Contact  Karen Rosenberg Here or email me at

Sources for Storm Information:
Tropical Tidbits

The Artist's Fairs are scheduled twice a month, on the First and Third Thursdays, at the Casa de Cultura, 4-9. 

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