Thursday, September 10, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, September 10

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

Seeking to enlarge the protected area of Chacmuchuch Lagoon on the mainland

La Laguna Chacmuchuch

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 9 de septiembre.-
      The "Friends of Chacmuchuch Lagoon Association" have submitted applications for four years requesting that the nature reserve area, which is now two thousand hectares, should be expanded to include the entire perimeter of 12,000 hectares.
     They would also like the lagoon repopulated with manatees, which was stated by a member of the group, Jose Guadalupe Gonzalez, during the commemoration of National Manatee Day. There were manatees in the lagoon until a couple of decades ago, but currently there are none.


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

Tuesday Sept 15   Town Square
205th Anniversary of the Grito
Don't miss it
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!

Una bella postal de nuestras playas.
A beautiful postcard of our beaches.

Video Mapping Isla Mujeres.
Fri & Sat, Sept 11, 12, at 8p and 9p & Sun Sept. 13th at 8p
 On the Town Square   Don't miss it!
Del 11 al 13 de septiembre en la Explanada Municipal.
¡No te lo puedes perder!


link to Quequi's Isla Mujeres articles  

 Complaints about downtown basketball court
  • Se retrasa ‘Águila´ en rehabilitación  de cancha 


    Se retrasa ‘Águila´ en rehabilitación de cancha

    0 10 de septiembre de 2015  By Carlos Gasca

    The company "Constructora Aguila de Sureste" is repairing the surface of the downtown basketball court "Jose del Carmen Pastrana". Some athletes are complaining that the entire surface should be replaced rather than patched, and some expressed a lack of confidence in the quality of the work by this company, while admitting they are not experts.

  • Agapito is ready for his Second Annual Governmental Report


    Alista Agapito Su segundo Informe de GobiernoAlista Agapito Su segundo Informe de Gobierno

    0 10 de septiembre de 2015 By Carlos Gasca

    Speeding up the resurfacing


    Agilizarán la pavimentaciónAgilizarán la pavimentación

    0 10 de septiembre de 2015 By Carlos Gasca

         The Director of Public Works, Miguel Ariel Caballero García, said the work affecting several neighborhoods (on prolongation Rueda Medina) should be completed later this month. He acknowledged the work has been delayed beyond the original Sept. 3 completion date, and explained this was because Aguakan conducted work, forcing the construction company to request an extension for their deadline. 
           This work is being done for nearly 10 million pesos and could be finished next week, if there are no problems with the supply of materials and if the weather is cooperative. After completing the work, there will be some details like painting the lines.
           On another topic, he said the remodeling of the walkway around Salina Grande lake began last week and should be completed in 80 days, with an investment of 2.5 million pesos. (Which means it should be done by the end of November, at an equivalent cost of ~$160k usd) He said they will be installing just over 2000 cubic meters of new pavement which includes not only changing the pavement, but adding stamped concrete, as well as benches, trash cans, and solar lighting.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

Recognizing the Governor's good works
Reconocen el buen desempeño del gobernador. [+] Ver mas
       Following the Annual Governmental Report by the Governor, business leaders of Isla Mujeres, Juan Carrillo Figueroa, leader of the National Chamber of Commerce (Canaco), and
Baltazar Maldonado, leader of the food industy's CANIRAC, and Roman Maldonado Euan, leader of the CROC union, all expressed their support for the Governor and his actions toward social, economic, and touristic development in the state.The Mayor, Agapito Magana Sanchez also praised the Governor and his work, including improvements on the island and the mainland area of Isla Mujeres.

No reduction of labor force at the hotels
No se reduce la fuerza laboral en hoteles. [+] Ver mas
      This has the same information as previously translated about two small hotels reopening after renovations and creating jobs for the CROC union workers, and says they operate at an occupancy of about 50 percent.
       The CROC union leader, Roman Maldonado estimates that for every 10 visitors, four are American who leave good tips of about 15-20% of their bill for food & drinks, while other segments give 10 %. He said that the tips of the employees average about 2000 to 2500 pesos per month, with a lower amount at the all-inclusives.
      He said having that 'extra' income in these difficult three months is a 'healthy' way to meet the costs of education, clothing, health, and food for the families. He said during the year, most of the union members have received training about budgeting, health promotion, self esteem, and education which can raise their awareness toward having a balanced family life, so they can spend their earnings where they are needed most.

Procession for Our Lady of Charity
“Suben” a su nicho a la Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre.. [+] Ver mas

I'll translate this tomorrow....

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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

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

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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