Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, September 8

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

Presence of trash trucks during peak tourist hours affects image

Presencia de camiones de basura en hora pico de arribo de visitantes

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 7 de septiembre.-
     Downtown merchants want the collection schedule for the trash trucks regulated so that they are not downtown between the hours of 9am and 1pm giving a bad impression to the tourists. The trucks are uncovered, and at times they have bad odors, smelly liquid run off, or litter blowing out of the truck.
      There are also concerns for the workers who lack necessary equipment such as gloves, boots, or protective pants and shirts. One businessman on Hidalgo said, "In most cases, the workers handle trash and cans with their bare hands, and are at risk for suffering infections, since they don't have the means to protect themselves."


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

Primary students enjoyed an enriching guided tour offered by the Municipal Department of Ecology and the company Dolphin Discovery in honor of National Day of the Manatee. The students received a talk about the importance of protecting and conserving this species and they interacted (It looks like they fed the three manatees lettuce or something similar).
Divertida y enriquecedora resultó la visita guiada que ofreció la Dirección Municipal de Ecología en coordinación con la empresa Dolphin Discovery a estudiantes de primaria, en el marco de la celebración del Día Nacional del Manatí. Los alumnos recibieron una plática sobre la importancia de proteger y conservar a ésta especie e interactuaron con ellos.

Everything is ready for the Second Governmental Report
This information was translated yesterday

This is a poster for the Second Governmental Report with its theme "Planting seeds for the future" and featuring the Blue Flag Certification of Playa Centro (aka the Posada Beach), as an accomplishment of the municipal government in the past year.
Preparations have been made for the traditional maritime procession on Saturday, Sept. 12 to Isla Contoy in honor of the Virgin of Caridad del Cobre.
Estamos preparando todo para la tradicional procesión marítima del sábado 12 de septiembre a Isla Contoy en honor a la Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre.

In this Month of Patriotism, our loyalty and respect for our patriotic symbols was displayed during our tribute on the first Monday of the month.
En el Mes de la Patria, nuestra lealtad y amor por nuestros símbolos, los ponemos de manifiesto a través del homenaje del primer lunes del mes.


link to Quequi's Isla Mujeres articles  

Signs are needed for "Arco Vial" road on the mainland

Necesarias, señales en Arco Vial

0 08 de septiembre de 2015  By Carlos Gasca
     Although the Arco Vial is the fastest way to get from Punta Sam to Merida, it lacks signage and lights by the turnoff, making it  difficult to find for those who are not familiar with this road.

  • Listo, el segundo informe de Agapito


    Listo, el segundo informe de Agapito

    0 08 de septiembre de 2015 
     See yesterday's news

    Ready for procession
  • Alistan procesión


    Alistan procesión

    0 08 de septiembre de 2015  By Carlos Gasca

         Hundreds of parishioners hope the weather will continue to be clear and warm on September 12 for the large maritime procession to Isla Contoy, transporting Our Lady of Charity, the patron saint of the fishermen. 
         The Island Director of Fishing, Humberto Moguel, said they are expecting at least 800 people to attend, including fishermen, their families, and tourists. A Committee meeting is scheduled today to discuss logistics and security for the participants & attendees. This is an annual event that includes hundreds of islanders, and this will be the sixteenth procession in honor of the Virgin of Caridad del Cobre.
         The journey takes a little over 45 minutes and the image will be deposited in a small chapel that is 80 meters from the fishing camp. The camp functions as a temporary shelter for fishermen during lobster season, which ends February 28th. (or Feb 29th).


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

Preparations for the maritime procession
Preparativos para la procesión marítima.. [+] Ver mas
      This weekend a group of fishermen from the Isla Mujeres cooperatives cleaned the area around the chapel on Isla Contoy, where the image of the Virgin of Caridad del Cobre will remain for the rest of the lobster fishing season. The procession will take place on Saturday, Sept. 12, and the patron saint of the fishermen will be placed in her niche just before noon, said the priest Raul Sanchez Alonso who will be saying the Mass.
        This wooden gift from Cuba, which was part of the twinning between Isla Mujeres and Havana Vieja, has been taken to Contoy in a procession which has been a tradition since 1998. The event will begin at 8am on Isla Mujeres and hundreds of families are expected to participate.
        The image of Our Lady of Charity will remain in the chapel by the fishing camp until March 1, when she is returned to Isla Mujeres,  for the spiritual protection of the fishermen during the remainder of the lobster season.

Very confident in "El Niño" effect
Muy confiados en “El Niño”n .. [+] Ver mas

ISLA MUJERES, 7 de septiembre.
    This interview was already translated with the head of Civil Protection in northern Quintana Roo, Guillermo Morales Lopez. He said there is a lower risk of hurricanes affecting the state this season because of effects of the jet stream, but noted that prevention and constant monitoring is paramount, because there are no guarantees.A great deal of hurricane activity has been occurring in the Pacific this season.
       It is noted that September and October are the most dangerous months, as well as part of November. He said they will remain in close communication with the Civil Protection team in Isla Mujeres to take all appropriate measures.
       There are concerns expressed about weaknesses in the hurricane walls, especially at the southern end of the downtown wall, where there has been erosion, near the Judiciary, which could leave the area of the pumping station unprotected.
      Tropical storm "Grace" is moving west tonight (yesterday) and is focused on the extreme eastern Atlantic tropical area some 910 kilometers west of the Cape Verde islands. It is expected to follow this path for the next 48 hours, according to NOAA, the US National Hurricane Center, and is expected to arrive in the Lesser Antilles on Friday, if it keeps that course.

Students enjoy field trip to learn about manatees
Escolares convivieron con manatíese.. [+] Ver mas

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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 from September 5th to the 13th at 8pm and 9pm. "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)

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 westofcuba@gmail.com

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 islaanimals.org - 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! http://www.gofundme.com/isla-animals-rv

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