Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, November 8

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Hacienda Mundaca closed Sunday morning 

Hacienda Mundaca fue cerrada

Durante jornada de ayer

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 7 de noviembre.-
Leer más...Full article at this link

 Nov. 7  It is unknown why the Hacienda Mundaca was closed yesterday  until noon, with the gate locked. When the reporter asked the Director of Parks and Museums, he was told the area should be open, since there was no remodeling or other works scheduled. The vendors who sell nearby said they did not notice it was closed until some tourists commented. Since the Director was notified, action should have already been taken and it should be operating normally.


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

Your participation is important. At #Platiquemosdefuturo, enter the link and help us to shape the plans of the municipal government for #islamujeresLINK to form 
Tu participación es importante. Todos #PlatiquemosDeFuturo, entra en el enlace y ayúdanos a conformar el plan de gobierno municipal para #IslaMujeres.

We continue to implement the operation #Zeroalcohol for the good of the islanders. During the weekend, 31 breathalyzer tests were administered of which 8 were positive and 23 were negative.
Continuamos implementando el operativo #CeroAlcohol en favor de preservar el bienestar de los isleños.

Together we can all maintain the parks if we use them responsibly. Take care of our parks for the enjoyment of families.
Entre todos podemos conservar los parques si los usamos de manera responsable.

Led by Mayor Juan Carrillo, the citizen forums have begun with participation by community members, "Let's Discuss the Future", to improve the proposals of the municipal Community Development Plan 2016-2018.
Encabeza el presidente municipal, Juan Carrillo, el inicio de los foros de participación ciudadana #PlatiquemosdelFuturo, para enriquecer con las propuestas de la ciudadanía el Plan Municipal de Desarrollo 2016-2018.

There is a notice about offering medical services in the mainland part of the municipality, and one about the discounts being offered by the City in November on fees and fines associated with property tax, trash collection, civil protection, and traffic.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

 This link isn't working right now. See the Por Esto section on Sunday for a similar article. The headline says Mayor Juan Carrillo guarantees sanitation of the Trash Transfer Zone. The partial lead sentence says that since the initiation of his administration he has increased efforts to reduce the accumulation....

Boat owners are waiting for a response from the Navy regarding damages caused by Naval sailors in Isla Mujeres (see Sunday's translations, also)
Náuticos esperan que la Armada de México responda por los daños ocasionados en Marinas de Isla Mujeres - http://www.tvislamujeres.com.mx/nauticos-esperan-que-la-ar…/
  This article says that two of those affected complained to the Harbor Master regarding the damages that occurred on Sunday. They wanted it documented that the damages were caused by the large wave generated by a Naval Patrol boat traveling into the channel at more than 14 knots when the speed limit is 4 knots. Those affected want the damages repaired and are not seeking any problems with the authorities, but they insist that it was the imprudence of the captain of the Patrol boat that caused the damages. The large wave caused damages to boats, as well as to the marinas, which were documented in photographs and videos.

Young motorcyclist injured in serious accident with a golf cart in Isla Mujeres 
Joven motociclista sufre serio accidente al rebasar un carrito de golf en Isla Mujeres - http://www.tvislamujeres.com.mx/joven-motociclista-sufre-s…/
  Monday morning at 10:35, Leonardo Jesus Tapia, 19, was injured in an accident with a rental golf cart (Islander #17), near the speed bump by the Whale Shark monument. Both the motorcyclist and the golf cart were traveling from north to south, and both vehicles passed over the speed bump without problems. When the motorcycle attempted to pass the golf cart on the right, the cart hit the motorcycle and caused it to fall. The motorcyclist sustained a serious injury to his right calf, but according to witnesses the young man was lucky because his injuries would have had more serious consequences if he had not been wearing his helmet properly.
   The young man was taken to the Emergency Department of the Community Hospital, where the officers will determine the responsibilities of both drivers. The article alleges the fault appeared to be from carelessness of the golf cart driver.

PRONATURA offers training courses for boaters interested in continuing the Whale Shark activities. Full article at link below
Pronatura ofrece cursos de actualización a náuticos interesados en continuar con la actividad del Tiburón Ballena - http://www.tvislamujeres.com.mx/pronatura-ofrece-cursos-de…/


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

"Let's discuss the future": In progress 
“Platiquemos del futuro”, en marcha .. [+] Ver mas
   Ten forums are scheduled this month and the first was held at Colegio Bachilleres, to give a voice to all the citizens, to hear their feedback and ideas, and to promote an open dialogue, said the Mayor. The students wrote down their proposals, visions, and comments concerning economic and social issues of the community. Colegio Bachilleres (high school) has been open for 25 years and graduated 26 classes.

Family-oriented program 
Programa de convivencia familiad.. [+] Ver mas
   Workers in the tourism industry, associated with the CROC union, have begun a program to dedicate Saturdays to spending time with their children, through this ongoing program to promote family togetherness.  The group will move from colonia to colonia on different Saturdays, where the children can play and watch movies in the company of their parents. The play includes traditional and regional games such as marbles, kimbomba, target shooting, and spinning tops. These events have already taken place in the colonias of Conotal, La Gloria, and Amplification La Gloria, and the group will move to other areas of the island. 
    The CROC union also has been developing a program to promote health in the workplaces, in coordination with staff of the IMSS (Mexican Social Security Institute). They also offer information and education about avoiding addictions to drugs and alcohol, which are the main causes of work place accidents, as well as dismissals for non compliance during working hours.  Many companies have begun to implement more strict control over workers who drink. Talks are also offered from members of self-help groups, who note that addiction often causes family disintegration, which is just the opposite of the objective of this newly started program. 

Motorcyclist hit by golf cart 
Motociclista se estampa en carro de golf. [+] Ver mas
  This has the same information as the TVIM article noting that the golf cart was driven by tourists and the officers will determine weather there was excessive speed by the motorcyclist or if it was combined with irresponsible driving of the golf cart.

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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.
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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.

November events

Sunset ~6:05p
Moon rise over the Caribbean
Nov. 13      5:44p

Nov. 14      6:37p  Full Moon
Nov. 15      7:34p
Nov. 16      8:33p
Nov. 17      9:34p
Nov. 18     10:33p
Nov. 19     11:31p

 Sergio's Batik class. ~3 hours long. 400p includes materials. Casa de Cultura  This has moved to his home...directions on his FB page HERE

Sunday evenings on the Town Square 8p Noches Magicas  Music & Dance Performances

Tuesday, Nov. 1 All Saint's Day   Dia de los Muertos

Wednesday, Nov. 2  All Soul's Day   Dia de los Muertos  No School & Offices Closed
On Nov. 2, hundreds of residents have been invited to participate the silent parade, who will dress in traditional clothing or white, with Catrina makeup  as Catrinas vivientes..living Catrinas for the "Festival of the Living for the Dead". It starts at 6p from the Cemetery (Hidalgo and Lopez Mateos) to the Casa Cultura where there will be a display of altars in the style of different regions of Mexico. There's a nice video of last year's here on FB.  https://www.facebook.com/events/322448854785481/

Thursday, Nov 3  Artist Fair at Casa de la Cultura 4p-9p
  Batik artist Sergio is a usual participant, along with Isla Brewery. Amar Peruvian restaurant set up tables at the last two fairs.

 To all Islenos: We invite you to the the Diabetes Clinic sponsored by the Club Pro-Paciente Diabetico A.C. at the Community Hospital in La Gloria on Thursday, November 3, at 9:00 AM. Health care professionals will test your blood, offer diabetes education and distribute meters and strips and other supplies, as well as free reading glasses We will teach you how to use the equipment so that you can manage your illness of diabetes better. This clinic is completely free and is funded by the generosity of Americans who live and visit your beautiful island.

Sat. Nov. 5 Town Square 8pm  performance by the graduates of the Polynesian dancing classes of the Casa de la Cultura.

Sunday, Nov. 5 Magic Nights of the Souls at 8pm on the Town Square. Festival of the Living for the Dead.

Nov. 18-21 Buen Fin (Sales)

Sunday, Nov. 20  Revolutionary Day Memorial (National Holiday)
Monday, Nov. 21 Day off for Revolutionary Day Memorial (National Holiday)

 At the end of November are the celebrations for the town's Patron saint, and residents from the US celebrate Thanksgiving.

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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