Friday, September 11, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, September 11

This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte 

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The second issue of 
The Isla Mujeres Magazine
 to benefit Isla charities 
 is online, 
featuring  a variety of talented writers and photographers!

  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles

Promotion in Costa Rica

Benefits to the island of reactivation of air service

 Beneficios de reactivación aérea llegarán a la Isla

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 10 de septiembre.-
     As a result of the reactivation of flights between Costa Rica and Mexico, a group of tour operators and officials will arrive in Mexico and visit Isla Mujeres and explore the attractions of this holiday destination. The municipal Director of Tourism, Gustavo Rodriguez Orozco, said due to the efforts of the Convention and Visitor Bureau, tour operators and officials from Costa Rica will visit Isla Mujeres on Saturday, Sept. 12.
        They will visit and photograph local attractions to disperse them throughout their country, including the Hidalgo avenue area downtown, swimming with the whale sharks, and they will be offered a meal  by the Tourism department of tikinxic and ceviche on the beaches of the isle to become familiar with the local culinary specialties. In addition to visiting Isla Mujeres, the Costa Ricans will visit other destinations in the state, including Cancun and the Riviera Maya.         

Ready for procession

Dozens of boats to participate in the traditional celebration for Our Lady of Charity 

 Decenas de embarcaciones participarán en tradicional festejo a la Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 10 de septiembre.-
   Everything is ready for the procession on Saturday of Our Lady of Charity from Isla Mujeres to Isla Contoy, with dozens of small boats and at least a couple of larger vessels. It is scheduled to depart from the concrete pier next to the cargo ferry at 8:30am, after a Mass is conducted at the downtown Church of Immaculate Conception, in honor of the Virgin of Caridad del Cobre.
    To encourage the participation of the fishing and tourism boats, the head of the Taxi Union, Peniche Eduardo Rodriguez, presented fuel vouchers to the boat owners. There will be a contest of decorating the boats, which will include the offer of 30 fuel vouchers for thirty participating vessels. The prizes will be 2000, 1500, and 1000 pesos, and the deadline to register is Thursday, Sept. 10.
      Before the procession, two meetings have been held between the organizers and the boat owners, as well as the port authorities, and representatives of Civil Protection, the Red Cross, and the ferry companies.
   Meanwhile, fishermen spent two days cleaning the area of Isla Contoy were the chapel is located and where the Mass will be officiated by Isla Mujeres priest Raul Sanchez Alonso.


From the Municipal Facebook site.....  (you can join this FB page at this link)

As an opportunity to learn the history of Isla Mujeres through photographs from its foundation and during its development, this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 8pm there will be a projection  of "videomapping" n the façade of Town Hall.
Con la finalidad de dar a conocer la historia de Isla Mujeres a través de fotografías que contienen pasaje de su fundación y desarrollo, este viernes, sábado y domingo a las 8 de la noche se presentará una proyección a través de un videomapping en la fachada del palacio municipal.

Second Governmental Report of Agapito Magana Sanchez,  Monday Sept. 14, 7p. Town Square  
2do Informe de Gobierno Agapito Magaña Sanchez, Lunes 14 de septiembre. 7:00 pm. Explanada Municipal.

You are invited to Movies in your Colonia,  September 11 at 7:30 pm. Free event.
Te invitamos al Cine en tu Colonia, este 11 de Septiembre a las 7:30pm.. Evento Gratuito.

Cumplimos nuestro compromiso de apoyar económicamente a las familias; entregamos despensas en diferentes puntos del municipio.
Fulfilling our commitment to financially support families; care packages were delivered to different areas of the municipality.


link to Quequi's Isla Mujeres articles  

 Concerns that crocodiles could be breeding in the swamp
  • Temen crías de cocodrilo de la aguada


    Temen crías de cocodrilo de la aguada

    0 11 de septiembre de 2015  By Carlos Gasca

         Neighbors of the new Community Hospital in colonia La Gloria are asking the state government to intervene regarding the nearby swamp, because they are concerned that it is a breeding ground for crocodiles, as well as mosquitoes. There was recently a cleanup campaign by City personnel, but weeds and rubbish are accumulating again. 
         During the campaign some baby crocodiles were detected, which have not yet been captured. Yesterday, staff of the Ecology department and of the Parks and Museums department made another attempt to capture the crocodiles, which caused concern among the neighbors. Crocodiles have been seen crossing the street to get to the other swamp located opposite of the hospital, which is considered part of a natural migration. Attacks have occurred in Cancun, and residents are concerned that could happen here if the reptiles leave their habitat in search of food.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

Complaints about golf carts in public parking areas
Denuncian la invasión de estacionamientos públicos . [+] Ver mas
    Golf cart rental agencies, including Gomar, Cardenas, and Pepes, are parking golf carts and scooters at the public parking area near the Casa de la Cultura. Taxi cab owners say the rental agencies are required to have private spaces for their units. According to a representative of the Ministry of Communication of the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, the rental agencies have a total of 550 golf carts. Drivers are complaining that authorities should enforce regulations at the public parking lot by the Casa de la Cultura.

Small sinkhole causing concern at Las Tortugas playground
Peligroso socavón en el parque infantil “Las Tortugas” .. [+] Ver mas

      A small sinkhole suddenly appeared at one end of the playground "Las Tortugas" which has caused concern among the parents that it could be hazardous for the children, especially those with disabilities. During recent removal of weeds, the sunken area was noted on the northeast part of the park, below a walkway, under an register for the electrical system. A tree was placed to prevent any falls by children, however some parents have asked that the park be closed for one or two days to inspect the perimeter for any other potential collapses and to repair this area.
   This park is located at the intersection of Calle 22 and prolongacion Martinez Ross, near the senior citizen's club: Club de la Gente Grande, and was built in 2009. 

Police checkpoints to continue
Los retenes policiales llegaron para quedarse [+] Ver mas
      The Chief of Police, Joaquin Poot Acosta, said that because of good results obtained in the past, the weekend checkpoints will continue on the island, from Friday nights through Sundays. There will, of course, be special attention given during the Independence Day festivities this month. Beyond that, the checkpoints will continue on the weekends, when the number of tourists increase and the safety of the community needs to be ensured.
       The officers of the Traffic department are stationed at the two roads leading from downtown to the colonia neighborhoods. The police chief said, "From those points, we have detected various cases of people driving while intoxicated, and potentially they could have become accident statistics."

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September events

Sunset ~7:00
Moonrise over the Caribbean

Aug 29  7:08
Aug 30  7:56
Aug 31  8:44

Sept 1   9:32
Sept 2  10:20

Sept. 27 6:31
Sept. 28 7:19
Sept. 29 8:09
Sept. 30 9:00
Oct. 1    9:52

Oct. 2  10:45

Monday, Sept. 7  Patriotic ceremony is usually held the first Monday of the month (Town Square, probably ~8 or 9a)

Friday, Sept. 11 Outdoor movie at 7:30p at the Dome of the Bicentennial Plaza in colonia La Gloria, free
The schedule of activities for the patron saint of the fishermen, Our Lady of Charity:
 On Sept. 4th, the fishing cooperative "Caribe" will participate at the church Sagrado Corozon (Sacred Heart, in la Gloria) with a regional dance presentation "“Inmaculada Concepción” (Immaculate Conception).
   On Sept. 5 the cooperative "Isla Blanca" will participate with host Enrique Najera Morales.
   On Sept. 6, it is the cooperative "Patria & Progreso" with the choir of the Niñas del DIF; and religious songs by singer Ana Laura .
  On Sept. 7, the cooperative "Ceviche Tours" will have the singing of the Las Mañanitas at 11pm (This is the 'birthday song' and is sung to patron saints before midnight when their day starts.)
  On Sept. 8, the cooperative Un Dia Perfecto will host, and all the cooperatives will have traditional dances and festivities.
Saturday, Sept. 12 Concrete pier  Procession to Isla Contoy with the Virgin of Caridad del Cobre, preceded by a boat decorations contest with prizes of 2000 pesos, 1500 pesos, and 1000 pesos. This is preceded by a Mass at 7am at the Church of Immaculate Conception on the Town Square and a procession to the pier. Priority for space on the boats will be given to those in the procession from the Church, which is expected to arrive at the dock around 8am. There will be two or three larger boats provided for the public, who are encouraged to bring food and drink since none is available on Isla Contoy.~800 people are expected to participate and ~80 small boats.

Spectacular presentation of  Video Mapping at the Town Square 
 September 11 & 12 at 8p & 9p 
& Sept. 13th at 8pm
"The awakening of Mexico"

Sunday, Sept. 13   Los Niños Héroes 

Monday, Sept. 14  Town Square 7pm  Mayor's Second Annual Governmental Report

Tuesday, Sept 15 Midnight Town Square  Grito event
 (In Town Squares across Mexico, the Mayors read the El Grito de Dolores calling for Independence from Spain and ring the town's bell)

Tuesday Sept 15   Town Square
205th Anniversary of the Grito
9:30 Folklorico Dance presentation "The Colors of My Mexico"
10:45 Coronation of the Queens of the Independence Day Festivities
11p Official Grito Ceremony
11:30  Band & Dancing
Martes 15 de Septiembre, vive la Noche Mexicana.
¡No te lo puedes perder!

Wednesday, Sept. 16  Independence Day  There will be a parade

Monday, Sept. 21 9a Red Cross in La Gloria  Clinic for Diabetics
     If you know any interested islanders, please invite them to our annual Diabetes Clinic. Health professionals will be testing blood, offering diabetes education and distributing meters, strips & other supplies for people with Diabetes. This is completely free. For more info, email

Wednesday, Sept. 23  Equinox

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)

Wednesdays in September  5p-8p  Nico's Restaurant,  $30usd Painting Class with profits donated to Isla Animals & Little Yellow Schoolhouse  HH drinks & appetizers available
Hi all!! We (Isla Animals) are gearing up for a HUGE Spay/Neuter, Vaccination, Wellness campaign for the animals in Rancho Viejo Nov 17-22. This is a very poor area in the municipality of Isla Mujeres. Most are living without electricity and running water. The situation for the animals there is dire right now with parvo & distemper running rampant, and heavy overpopulation. We expect to treat/vaccinate/spay/neuter 1000 cats & dogs with the cost of surgery at just $10us per dog. This may be the only time any of these animals see a vet. We can treat the existing animals, vaccinate others against disease, curb the population growth, and educate pet owners on proper animal care and make a HUGE DIFFERENCE!! We have the knowledge, experience, volunteers, and heart to make it happen. We are asking for all of your help to raise funds to make the campaign a reality. (We can also accept Paypal donations via our site - just add RANCHO VIEJO in message, and cash in person on Isla Mujeres. Please, please share the link on your social media. It helps us so much. If you are not in a position to donate PLEASE do read the campaign & share, there is lots of excellent info in it about the work we do-There is always so much to do! Thank you for your time!

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