Friday, September 25, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, September 25

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!

Tonight!  7p Casa de Cultura  Harp Fest

  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles

Training the police

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 24 de septiembre.-
See translation in City section.....

Electrical Commission is working on the problem 

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 24 de septiembre.-
See translation in the Por Esto section.....


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

Now we are a Pueblo Magico!!
¡A partir de hoy somos un ‪#‎PuebloMágico‬!

Every weekend, the Recycling Trash for Food program assists island families
Como cada fin de semana, el útil programa de Reciclando Basura por Alimentos, llega a todos los rincones del municipio para apoyar a las familias isleñas.
Police receive training
         The municipal police are taking a course titled "The New Criminal Justice System in Mexico" to train and update all the officers, to be in full compliance with the laws and civil rights. The course began a month ago on the mainland, and the goal is to have all the officers in compliance by the end of the year.
        In April 2016, the New Criminal Justice System will be put in place. Currently there are 72 police offices in this training program, which is the responsibility of  Lic. Cinthya Viridiana Barrera  Bermúdez, who is the Coordinator for the Legal Department of the Police Department.

We are fighting together to not have Dengue or Chikungunya in Isla Mujeres!
¡Luchemos juntos por un Isla Mujeres sin Dengue ni Chikungunya!
Fighting against mosquito breeding grounds throughout Isla Mujeres
En todos los rincones del Municipio llegamos para luchar contra los criaderos de moscos.

There is a video reminder about the Harp Fest tonight (see events section below) and another video about prevention of mosquito borne diseases. There are photos of fumigation on the mainland in Punta Sam, a poster about jobs at Secrets Resort on the mainland, and birthday congratulations to the Director of Tourism.


link to Quequi's Isla Mujeres articles  

Political leaders disapprove of appointment of new General Secretary

From Tvisla Mujeres ( link)

Isla Mujeres & Tulum are now Pueblos Magicos! This was confirmed by the National Tourism Department
Isla Mujeres y Tulum ya son Pueblos Mágicos! Confirma la ‪#‎SECTUR‬


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

Concerns over residency rule
Juan Carrillo carece de residencia.. [+] Ver mas
     Political leaders of opposing political parties (PAN and PRD) are objecting to the appointment of Juan Carrillo Soberanis and claiming it is a violation of the five year residency rule.

CFE continues to investigate cause of explosion
CFE realiza verificación de explosión [+] Ver mas
      The Federal Electrical Commission has excavated in the area of where the underwater electrical cable enters land on Playa Norte near ChiChi's restaurant, following a small explosion on Saturday, and tourists reporting they felt tingling when walking thru the area. The local manager of the CFE, Orlando Roque,  has visited the site, and his staff reports that everything is normal with the Island's power supply. The owner of ChiChi's expressed his appreciation for the CFE's continued investigation into this problem.

Awaiting payment of prizes
Aún no pagan premio de certamen. [+] Ver mas
        One of the winners of the Open Water Swimming Competition that was held on July 11 claims they have not been paid their awards. He presented a letter from the organizing committee dated September 21 which says the payments would be made Sept. 23. The competition involved 75 athletes, and was won by Fernando Herrera Ruiz, of Cuernavaca, Morelos, who swam from the ruin El Meco on the mainland to Isla Mujeres in one hour and 53 minutes. This is a distance of seven kilometers, and he is a swimmer who had trained in a pool. Names of other winners are given in the article.

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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

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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 down the coastal sidewalk to Mango Cafe, Bahama Mama, Brisas, or Manolitos. Walk less than 10 minutes to shop at Chedraui or to dine at Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, or Seso Loco. 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 ~7:00
Moonrise over the Caribbean

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
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 
 Commemoration of the Annexation of Chiapas to Mexico
  Town Square 7pm  Mayor's Second Annual Governmental Report

Tuesday, Sept 15 Town Square  Grito event 11p
 In Town Squares across Mexico, the Mayors read the El Grito de Dolores calling for Independence from Spain and ring the town's bell
  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  Parade on Rueda Medina in the monring

Saturday, September 19, 5pm, by the Whale Shark Monument, there will be a Mass and the festivities by the Whale Shark tour crews and their families, including free tacos and beverages.

On Saturday, Sept. 19 on the Town Square, there will be a ceremony commemorating the National Week of Civil Protection, remembering the devastation of the earthquake that occurred on September 19 in 1985 in the capital of Mexico.

On Sept. 19,  International Beach Clean Up Day,  different groups and non-governmental organizations will participate,  removing trash as well as raising awareness, including advising the fishermen about disposing of oil and other residual liquids in a correct manner to avoid creating risks for the environment.

Monday, Sept. 21 9a Red Cross in La Gloria  Clinic for Diabetics

Wednesday, Sept. 23  Equinox

Friday, Sept. 25 7p Casa de Cultura  Harp Fest

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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