Wednesday, November 4, 2015

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Wednesday, November 4

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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

Underground cables downtown: Among first projects as a "Pueblo Magico"

Entre los primeros proyectos que se ejecutarán como Pueblo Mágico

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ISLA MUJERES, 3 de noviembre.-
   Two  projects that are planned to be implemented with funds to be made available by Isla Mujeres becoming a Pueblo Magico are the introduction of underground cables downtown to replace the overhead lines, and improving the facades of homes, shops, hotels, and restaurants in the area. The Mayor, Agapito Sanchez Magana said there may be access to 28 million pesos for projects such as this, after presenting the appropriate documents to the designated authorities  Both of these projects are expected to present a better image for tourists. Regarding the improvement of facades, apparently it is desired that the facades of private homes be painted in Caribbean colors, as well as restaurants, hotels, and other businesses. Isla Mujeres was names a Pueblo Magico in October.

2353 digital televisions given away in colonia La Gloria 

Los entregaron en colonia La Gloria

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ISLA MUJERES, 3 de noviembre.-
 See translation in the City section below...

Ongoing campaign for sterilizing pets

Esterilizan mascotas

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ISLA MUJERES, 3 de noviembre.-
  An ongoing campaign to sterilize the cats and dogs of Isla Mujeres is taking place at Mundaca Hacienda, to prevent the proliferation of stray animals in the streets. In addition to (free) sterilzations, they also administer vaccines and treatments against fleas and ticks at affordable prices, and other treatments at costs below those usually charged at veterinary clinics. (See more information at the end of the Events section, below)


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

Digital Televisions delivered to Islanders

        Giving away digital televisions is part of the federal governmental strategy to do away with analog television in 2016. The Mayor, Agapito Magana Sanchez, oversaw the delivery of the electronics, supplied by SEDESOL, the Department for Social Development. This agency conducts 10 programs which were involved, including  Liconsa, Prospera, Pensión para adultos mayores 65 y más (Pensions for 65 & over), PAL Sin hambre (Without Hunger), Programa de Atención a Jornaleros Agrícolas (Paja), and the SCT agency was also involved (Department of Communications and Transport).
     A total of 2353 TV's were distributed by the federal government through these two departments. Residents on the mainland area of Isla Mujeres and in Cancun also benefited from this program.
     The TV's were delivered at the Blue Dome in La Gloria on Wednesday morning. This is part of a commitment by President of Mexico, Enrique Pena Nieto, to help the poor people to obtain a digital televition, and is part of the energy reform program taking place in the country later this year.

There were 300 participants at the Second Taekwondo Moo Doo Rally from various municipalities of the Northern Zone of the state, which was hosted in Isla Mujeres. (Information about this was translated yesterday)
Thursday, Nov. 5 Valassina Ensemble of Vienna in Isla Mujeres  (and Friday, Nov. 6)
Jueves 5 Noviembre Valassina Ensemble en Isla Mujeres.

Last week, personnel of the municipal Department of Ecology, assisted by volunteers, businesses, and schools, conducted the Second Campaign for the Protection of Blue Crabs, with the object of protecting the species during their migration to the seas, so they don't get run over.
La semana pasada personal de la Dirección Municipal de Ecología llevaron a cabo la Segunda Brigada de Protección al Cangrejo Azul, apoyados por empresas, escuelas y ciudadanos voluntarios.
El objetivo es proteger la especie para que no sea arrollada durante la temporada de su migración hacia el mar.

This morning our municipal president, Agapito Magaña Sanchez spoke about the attractions and characteristics which distinguish  Isla Mujeres as a Pueblo Magico, with journalist Lilia Arellano, of channel 10.
Esta mañana nuestro presidente municipal, Agapito Magaña Sanchez habló sobre los atractivos y particularidades que distingue a Isla Mujeres como Pueblo Mágico, ante la periodista Lilia Arellano del Canal 10.


link to Quequi's Isla Mujeres articles  

 Plans for Pueblo Magico projects


Reforzarán promoción para Pueblo Mágico

0 04 de noviembre de 2015  By Carlos Gasca
  The Mayor, Agapito Magana Sanchez, said they have until November 30 to submit proposals to gain access to the fund of 28 million pesos from the Federal Government as part of the Pueblo Magico program. The two projects under consideration are underground wiring downtown and painting of facades downtown. Today the Municipal Committee of Pueblos Magicos is being installed, which will review various projects.
       Since Isla Mujeres has been included in this federal program, it will have access to a wide range of alternatives to help with promotion and tourism infrastructure.

Hotel occupancy over 47%


Ocupación arriba del 47%

0 04 de noviembre de 2015  By Carlos Gasca
  The Director of Tourism, Gustavo Rodriguez Orozco, said that occupancy is above normal this year, unlike last year, and that we are not having a typical off season, which he attributes to good promotion in recent years.  He said last year at this time, hotel occupancy was 40% and this year it is above 47%. He noted that increasing numbers of tourists usually arrive later in November and early in December, but the highest season is during the month of February.

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From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

Three faint from heat while waiting to receive a TV
Hasta desmayados para recibir una “tele”. [+] Ver mas
  On Wednesday morning, the delivery of  digital, flat screen, 24" televisions started in a timely manner at 8am at the Bicentennial dome in colonia La Gloria. . Three people fainted, due to the heat, although priority was given to the senior citizens, who were the first group to receive delivery. The entire process was completed within three hours, the sun was very hot, and dozens of recipients were elderly, with some in wheelchairs The process at the front table took about fifteen minutes, and the organizers did not think to have water bottles available
      The official information said that 2353 TV's were provided for families of Isla Mujeres who are beneficiaries of  SEDESOL programs, based on a socio-economic survey.

Tourism industry awaits winter season with high hopes
Con buenas expectativas, el sector turismo espera que llegue la temporada de invierno.. [+] Ver mas

Painter received an electric shock 
Pintor recibió una descarga eléctrica[+] Ver mas

  On Tuesday afternoon, a painter from Cancun received an electric shock when he was painting the facade of a home along Juarez Avenue, near the CFE facility (Federal Electricity Commission). Red Cross paramedics took Emilios Sanchez Pozos, 33, originally from VeraCruz, to the Community Hospital, and then he was taken to the General Hospital in Cancun. He was using a roller and  received an injury to his left arm when the metal of the tool touched a medium voltage cable that was located overhead, causing the shock to go down his left wrist, arm, and buttocks.
     The Director of the Community Hospital, Pedro Zapata Reyes, said the patient was stable and conscious upon arrival to the hospital, and was joking about the mishap, but needed to go to the hospital in Cancun as a precaution. He said, "When an electric shock passes thru an area of the body, it can cause burns and blood clots, which can travel to the brain with disastrous consequences. We could take care of him at this hospital, but it was decided to send him to Cancun where there is a better facility to respond to this." He said it is too early to determine the extent of the damage and how whether it just affected tissues or if the damage is more serious.

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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.

November events

Sunset ~6:05
Moonrise over the Caribbean

Nov. 25   6:14
Nov. 26   7:09
Nov. 27   8:06
Nov. 28   9:02
Nov. 29   9:58
Nov. 30  10:52

Nov. 5 Thursday 4p   Town Square   Art Fair with 10 pesos food samples starting at 5p

Nov. 5 & 6 Casa de Cultura 7p  Balsassina Ensemble of Vienna  Free Entry

Nov. 13-16 is Buen Fin when discounts are widely available

Caribbean Culture Festival 2015 will be held outside the Casa de la Cultura, Nov. 13-15, all events are free.
Here's a translation of the schedule of events:
Friday, Nov. 13 at 7pm, there will be a performance by the dance troupe Alma Caribeña; the band Gil Harry Seven, and the headliner is famous musical artist Isaac Delgado and his band.

Saturday, Nov. 14 at 6pm, there will be a performance by the Symphonic Orchestra of Quintana Roo, featuring songs written by isleños, including Virgilio “El Chino” Fernández and his son Virgilio Fernández. This will be followed by “El Chevo y su Swing Urbano”, who play a mix of Caribbean rhythms and urban music, including the hit: “Métela Sácala”. Then Cumbia legend Celso Piña, will take the stage, creator of the hit “Cumbia Sobre el Río Suenan”, accompanied by Patricio Elizalde (Pato Machete).

  From Cultura Isla Mujeres on FB (their original in English):
The voice of Joel Montero will dress up the Mexican Caribbean
The Mexican tenor returns to his native Quintana Roo to interpret the best of his repertoire in the framework of the Festival of Culture of the Caribbean 2015
After performing with great success in the main opera houses of Europe, the Mexican tenor, Joel Montero, returns to his native State of Quintana Roo in the framework of the Festival of Culture of the Caribbean 2015 which takes place in the Mexican Caribbean from the 3rd through the 22nd of November.
The singer, born in Chetumal, and who has opened his way to success through perseverance, his art and his mastery of his voice as an musical instrument, has been described by international media as a passionate singer with a powerful voice and emotional acting which has gained for him a privileged place on the stages of the Old Continent.
Among his awards and recognitions are the special award given to him at the international singing competition “Monserrate Caballe” in Andorra and the “Luigi Infantino” prize in Lugoj, Rumania.
Montero was part of the Opera Studio at the theater in Zurich, Switzerland and the State Theater in Meinigen, Germany and has been an invited soloist at different theaters in various cities in Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Finland and England, appearing, as well, with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
Next 14th of November, thanks to the Festival of Culture of the Caribbean, the Isla Mujeres public will be delighted by the voice that is conquering Europe when Montero will appear with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Quintana Roo, making all of his fellow Quintana Roo residents proud.

From Cultura Isla Mujeres on FB (my translation from Spanish):
 Celso Piña will enchant the Caribbean
  This musician from the mountain region will be performing at the Caribbean Culture Festival 2015 in Quintana Roo which takes place Nov. 3-22. Celso Piña, better known as "the rebel of the accordion", will have the Mexican Caribbean dancing to la cumbia on November 14th, in Isla Mujeres, sharing the stage with Pato Machete.
The rhythms of this singer, composer, and arranger and icon of Mexican popular music in recent years, has confirmed his performance the festival. They will be bringing their distinctive sound that has enriched the cumbia with touches of other popular rhythms such as ska, reggae , rap and hip hop.
  A born Musician, self-taught skill on the accordion, Pina provides a value beyond what is musical, and he represents an emblem of cultural Mexico today. This was demonstrated in the documentary film which he starred in, for the channel 11-one, and reinforcing the image immortalized in literature by  Garcia Marquez, dancing to the rhythms of cumbias which are proudly made in Mexico.
So, the festival of culture in the Caribbean, it enriches the purest style "Sonidero" with the presence of the musician that since 25 years ago, has been one of the stars of the stage of the genre of cumbia.

Nov. 14  Casa de Cultura 7p Free Entry dance troupe performances Danzarte

Sunday, Nov. 15 at 7pm, Casa de Cultura, there will be a performance by the Ballet de Danza Folclórica de México, followed by Son de la Catedral, and a presentation by Charanga Habanera; whose leader David Calzado is known for the hit “Gozando de la Habana”.

Monday, Nov. 16 Day off for Revolution Day

Friday, Nov. 20  Revolution Day Commemorated

Sunday, Nov. 22 Christ the King Day

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)

From Sally Margolis 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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