Monday, November 30, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Monday, November 30

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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

Young children interact with firefighters 

 Interesante y divertido fin de semana para niños

Lanrry Parra

ISLA MUJERES, 29 de noviembre.-

   See translation in the City section below....

More than 3000 Catholics gather in celebration of the Virgin of Immaculate Conception 

Más de 3 mil fieles se dan cita en festejo en honor a la Virgen de la Inmaculada Concepción

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 29 de noviembre.-
    This traditional event overflowed from the church and town square as about 3000 people gathered for this most important festival. The celebration began with Mass at 7:15pm, and the traditional procession began at 8:30pm and returned to the square at 9:10pm, where the was applause and fireworks. There was a dance of ballet folklorico in her honor, before she was returned to the church and  la vaquería dance began, featuring los jaraneros (a type of band) “Los Primos de Cancún”. 
      Sunday the Miraflores neighborhood group will be celebrating, and will have a dance "popular" (that is when people dance to band music, as opposed to performers dancing) and Monday is the union of the Public Security Department (police) which will feature a folkloric dance presentation at the Casa de Cultura at 8pm.


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

Isla Mujeres firefighters interact with young children
     Children from the kindergarten-preschool Enriqueta Camarillo, with their teachers and parents, visited the fire station and interacted with the firefighters, who demonstrated emergency drills and taught them about avoiding risks and responding in emergencies. They used real examples and clear language, and the children's face shone with excitement and expectation during the exercises.

Take advantage of the property tax discounts
Aprovecha los descuentos y facilidades de pago.

Come and feel the magic  
Ven y déjate envolver por la magia.

Take care of your pets, they, too, feel the cold
Ellos también sienten frío. ¡Cuida a tu mascota!  

On November 27, 1981, the first families who now make up the population of Francisco May, moved to the municipality of Isla Mujeres (on the mainland).
El 27 de noviembre de 1981 llegaron las primeras familias a lo que ahora conocemos como la población de Francisco May, ubicada en el Municipio de Isla Mujeres.


link to Quequi's Isla Mujeres articles  

Sultana del Mar: Abandoned  


En abandono, la Sultana del Mar

0 30 de noviembre de 2015    By Cliserio E. Cedillo / Quequi
  Photo at link
     The Sutana del Mar is a two story boat that is four meters wide, made entirely of wood and owned by Raúl Magaña Carrillo, which formerly made hundreds of trips between Isla Mujeres and Puerto Juarez. But now it has suffered the ravages of time, and sits like a corpse in its grave with thousands of memories, slowly rotting away and half sunken.
     Don Hilario Rodriguez Chi, an expert on wooden boats who has done carpentry for Vardero Magana company for more than 30 years, is excited about his next masterpiece; a scale replica of the Sultana del Mar, almost a meter and a half long, ordered by the Mayor, Agapito Magana.
       He showed an old photograph of the original boat and said, "It was a beautiful ship made from three types of local hardwoods:  el jabín, pucté y tzalam. It was very tough and withstood storms and hurricanes, and above all, made many tourists very happy. I don't remember how long the Sultana del Mar was afloat, but I think it was more than 30 years. It was the third of Don Raul Magana's boats, with the first being Carmita and the second was La Novia del Mar. They were both made completely of wood, as was the Sultana, which was the last. The boats that followed were made of different materials, such as the Dama Elegante."
      In an article by historian Francisco Verdalles, Sr. Raul Magana recalls, "Then we had the Sultana del Mar and used it to bring cargo to Isla Mujeres. We would arrive at the pier in Puerto Juarez at 2am - 3am to load 30 to 40 tonnes of cargo, because they needed to be at the island between 5am and 6am. They made three or four trips daily."
       Pedro Leon, a cartoonist from Mexico City who settled in Cancun said, "My first trip to the island was 17 years ago. We started in a pachanga (small boat) and went to the Sultana del Mar. There was a trio creating an atmosphere with musical rhythms and cold beers. The trip lasted an hour and a half, but it seemed like an instant."

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Runway is in good condition 
En buenas condiciones la pista del aeródromo.. [+] Ver mas
  Although it is more that a half century old, the runway is in good condition, according to comments by business owners and people involved with civil aviation, who have a plan to reactivate regional flights of an executive level.
      In late 1963, the runway was extended from 500 meters to 1250 meters to receive a visit from then President Aldolfo Lopoez Mateos to inaugurate the hotel Zacil-Ha in mid 1964. After that, commercial flights began coming to Isla Mujeres, linking it with Merida, Cozumel, and Chichen Itza.
     Enrique Lima Zuno, who is a promoter of reactivating the airfield, said he has been promoting a plan for two decades with entrepreneurs to convert the airfield into a gateway for receiving executive flights from the southern part of the United States. The Regatta promoter has a plan for renovation and expansion of the airfield that includes filling in the adjacent salina to build hangars and a parking lot for cruise ships with  a pier in front of the high school, Colegio Bachilleres. He said he stands by the proposal for cruise ships, despite problems with controversy and setbacks, because the business community sees it a feasible to continue to pressure all three levels of government about this. He said the runway needs to be extended to 1500 meters.

  The History
   This information has already been translated in recent articles...

Concern about homes
   The Department of Civil Aviation released a preliminary report during the municipal administration of 2008-2011, which had requested that the federal government support for a project. But the presence of houses near the runway caused concern, particularly in relation to authorizing more work there by the municipal government. This seems reasonable, according to Gerardo Magana Barragan, at the time, who has been involved for many years in aviation activity on the island and in Cancun, but says it is an issue to be addressed by those who do that.
     There are those who argue that since there was once commercial air service, there is no reason why that should not occur again. On Facebook, at Recuerdos de Isla Mujeres, residents have shared stories and photographs, and wrote about the service by Aerocaribe.

Huge demonstration of faith   
Fervorosa manifestación de fe.. [+] Ver mas

Hotels report 60% occupancy rate
Hoteles registran 60% de ocupación[+] Ver mas

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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
Cancelled by rain, Rescheduled for Friday, Nov. 13 & relocated to the Casa de Cultura

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

 Nov. 12 Postal Worker Appreciation Day

Nov. 13 Friday Zumba event at the Taxista lodge
Nov. 13-16 is Buen Fin when discounts are widely available

Friday, Nov. 13 at the Casa de la Cultura 6p Book presentation
Caribbean Culture Festival 2015 will be held outside the Casa de la Cultura, Nov. 13-15, all events are free. Residents & Visitors are invited. See changes below in Sunday's schedule & location

Friday, Nov. 13 at 7pm, there will be a performance by the dance troupe Alma Caribeña; La Trova Islana,  the band Gil Harry SevenF, and the headliner is Cuban Jazz musician Isaac Delgado and his band.

Basketball on Nov. 14 & 15 at the Convention Center

Saturday, Nov. 14 at 7pm, 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. It will be at the building next to the Catholic Church on the Town Square.

Sunday, Nov. 15  Celso Pina & Pato Machete are rescheduled for Sunday Nov. 15 at 8pm at the Mundaca Hacienda, followed by Cuban band Timbalaye. 

Monday, Nov. 16  at 8pm, Mundaca Hacienda, a performance 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  8am Parade commemorating  Revolution Day. The route is down Rueda Medina from the entrance of Naval base to the Monument to the Pescador and the official reviewing stand will be at the pedestrian crossing in front of the Magana dock.

Saturday, Nov. 21 Casa de Cultura esplanade 6:30 p Dance event

Sunday, Nov. 22 Christ the King Day

Monday, Nov. 23  Día de la Armada de México..Mexican Naval Day. 11am Commemoration event in courtyard of Naval base.

This free photography exhibition continues thru Monday Dec. 7, featuring the biological richness of Isla Mujeres and its native flora and fauna at the Casa de la Cultura Isla Mujeres. It includes 70 photos, rotated thru in groups of forty, taken by local amateur photographers.

 Nov 28 - Dec 8 Festival for the Virgin of Immaculate Conception, the Town Saint. is held annually. Link
Photos from two years ago (City press release)

 Saturday, Nov. 28  Church of Immaculate Conception Mass at 7p followed by the taking down of the icon and a procession thru downtown, followed by fireworks, with music and folkloric performances of traditional dances in regional clothing at the church esplanade

Festival events at 8p nightly.
Sunday in colonia Miraflores there is a band and people will be dancing. Monday there will be a folklorico dance performance at the Casa de Cultura.
Tuesday in colonia Salina Chica, a performance by Renatta Dance Studio.
Wednesday, Senior Citizens Dance Troupe & a local singer will perform in colonia Salina Grande. Thursday is a folklorico performance and Friday is a youth concert in colonia Canotol.
 Saturday there's a concert featuring local singers in La Gloria.
Sunday is a live concert.
 Monday morning at 6am is the grand caravan & that evening there will be a band with people dancing and big celebration.
 Tuesday morning are the communions and at 3p is the boat procession, with a concert that evening and a big celebration.

Sunday, Nov. 29: Miraflores neighborhood guild, with music and a dance
 Monday, Nov. 30: The union of the Public Security Department (police) with a presentation of the  ballet folclórico at the Casa de la Cultura, starting at 8pm.
Tuesday, Dec. 1: Two groups. The CROC gastronomic union and the neighborhood guild of colonia Salina Chica, where the RDS dance troupe will perform at 8pm
Wednesday, Dec. 2: Colonia Salina Grande neighborhood guild, with a presentation by the Senior Citizens Dance troupe and a performance by local artists  César López and Anabel Burgos.
Thursday, Dec. 3: The cooperatives Caribe and Isla Bonita with a presentation of the ballet folclórico La Isleña at 8pm.
Friday, Dec. 4: Five groups together: Barrio de Pescadores, Cooperativa Adolfo López Mateos, Isla Bonita, Colonia El Cañotal, and the Youth Group, with a grand concert and a velada juvenil with Rene Francisco.
Saturday, Dec. 5: Four groups: Patria y Progreso fishing coop, Justicia Social fishing coop, el esperado woman's group, and the neighborhood guild of colonia La Gloria, with a presentation of the program  Lluvia de Estrellas (Cascade of Stars) with local singers. 
Sunday, Dec 6: The cooperative Isla Mujeres and the children's group, and the confirmations will take place
Monday, Dec. 7: Mega caravan with participation by all the people, with  Las Mañanitas being sung to the Virgin of Immaculate Conception at the chapels of  Caridad del Cobre, Sagrado Corazón and La Guadalupe.
Tuesday, Dec. 8: The guild of Las Conchitas, the first communions will take place, and the grand boat procession with dozens of vessels will conclude the festivities, and departs from the concrete pier at 4pm. THE POSTER SAYS 3P.
 Nov. 29 Los Cafres at Poc Na

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)
  Coming in December.....
  On Thursday Dec. 3 and Tues. Dec. 29 you are invited to come to the esplanade (outdoor plaza) of the Casa de Cultura Isla Mujeres for the 10p food samples (from 5-7) and the artist fair (from 4-9), & dance troupe performances.
 Friday, December 4 Inauguration of exhibition "A Tribute to the Mexican Muralistas" by the high school students of Bachilleres
Coming December 25-30! Performances by dance troupes of the National Congress of Mexican Folkloric Dance..."A fragment of the mosaic mural of Mayan culture"

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