Saturday, November 7, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Saturday, November 7

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

Healthy & tasty meals

      The City of Isla Mujeres, through the Department of Social Development invites the island community to benefit from the community kitchen from Monday to Friday, from 7 am to 11 am for breakfast, and from 12 pm to 2 pm for lunch. The purpose is to assist the islanders who most need it, with rich and nutritious food, for only 10 pesos.

Another day of inactivity for small boats due to effects of tropical wave     

Por efectos de onda tropical siguen varadas embarcaciones menores

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 6 de noviembre.-
       The port remained closed for boats under forty feet for the second consecutive day, affecting hundreds of tourist and fishing boats in Isla Mujeres and Puerto Juarez. The Harbor master, Ismael Gonzalez Gil, explained that the restriction is due the effects of Tropical Wave 43 causing strong winds and large waves.  He said according to the forecast, substantial improvement is expected in the weather conditions which should permit general navigation to resume.


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


The deadline to register for the Youth Awards 2015 is November 19. 
Las inscripciones al Premio Estatal de la Juventud 2015 cerrarán el próximo 19 de Noviembre.

The Cross of the Bay is world renown in the diving community   
La Cruz de la Bahía es referente mundial en la comunidad de buceo.

The City of Isla Mujeres, through the Department of Social Development invites the island community to benefit from the community kitchen from Monday to Friday, from 7 am to 11 am for breakfast, and from 12 pm to 2 Pm for lunch.
The purpose is to support the islanders who most need it, with rich and nutritious food for only 10 pesos.

El Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres a través de la Dirección de Desarrollo Social invita a la comunidad isleña a beneficiarse con el Comedor Comunitario de lunes a viernes; de 7am a 11am desayunos y de 12pm a 2pm almuerzos.
El propósito es apoyar a los isleños que más lo necesiten, con ricos y nutritivos alimentos por tan solo 10 pesos.

There is also a Community Dining area in Rancho Viejo, (on the mainland part of Isla Mujeres municipality)
En Rancho Viejo también contamos con un Comedor Comunitario.

See you tonight at the house of culture. (last evening)
Los esperamos esta noche en la casa de la cultura.
‪#‎ValsassinaEnsemble‬ ‪#‎IslaMujeres‬

Despite the bad weather conditions this morning, there was a good response for the successful social program "Recycling Trash for food", which took place at the green dome in colonia Salina Chica, benefiting dozens of families from the island.
A pesar de las malas condiciones del clima esta mañana, se tuvo buena respuesta en el exitoso programa social "Reciclando Basura por Alimentos", llevado a cabo en el domo Verde de la colonia Salina Chica, beneficiando a decenas de familias isleñas.

Share the following job offer. (five vacancies for private security personnel)
Compartimos la siguiente oferta laboral.


link to Quequi's Isla Mujeres articles  

Sailboat engine failure strands family on Isla Blanca  


Recala familia de náufragos en Isla Blanca

0 07 de noviembre de 2015  By Juan Manuel Trinidad
  An American family of two adults and three children were stranded on the beach of Isla Blanca known as "el Faro del Cabezo".  They left St. Petersburg, Florida two weeks ago, and five days ago their sailboat engine failed, leaving them adrift, until they became stranded on the beach. 
      They were assessed and treated by Red Cross paramedics, who arrived on the site after being notified thru the emergency phone number. The family was in good health, so they were taken to the offices of the Puerto Juarez Harbor Master's office. The US Consulate was notified, and the National Institute of Migration will determine their legal status. The Port Authorities said that efforts to rescue the damaged boat will be done in conjunction with Navy of Mexico. 
     The Americans on board the sailboat were:  Regina Marie, 38, originally from Ohio; Alan Jameson 43, originally from Illinois,  Annalise Victoria Marie,  2, originally from Maine; Kali Ivy Marie, 17, originally from New Jersey; and  Lilith Rhiannon, 14, originally from Pennsylvania.

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From Tvisla Mujeres ( link)

Rain causes large amount of absenteeism in Isla Mujeres schools
   Strong rains and winds in the early hours of Friday morning caused many students to be absent from the preschool-kindergartens and the grade schools of Isla Mujeres. The primary school "Andres Quintana Roo" reported 70 percent absenteeism, while the grade school "Julio Sauri" reported 30 percent. The Directors of both schools said the staff continued to work and hold classes normally, despite the reduced number attending. The primary school "Cesar Mendoza Santana" reported 35 percent of their students were absent, and the middle school "Benito Juarez" reported that only 20 percent of the students were absent.

From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

Bad weather affects this tourist destination
Mal clima afecta al destino +] Ver mas

Presentation of the book "Where Angels Dwell"
Presentan el libro “Donde habitan los ángeles”Ver mas
   Author Claudia Celis spoke to Isla Mujeres middle school students at their school "Benito Juarez" about her book, which is recommended by the Ministry of Public Education (SEP) for middle school students. She discussed the importance of communication and recommended reading as a family to strengthen good relations.
        She spoke about the impact of technology and the internet, and how their usage needs to be controlled and monitored. She said  parents lack the knowledge to moderate their use, and that teachers can be helpful with this. She said things are out of control on the internet, and young people get into dangerous situations, because there is a lack of knowledge about the proper use of technology.
         She recommends making reading a priority, and says she will continue writing in her usual style, because she feels more comfortable telling simple stories. She said, "There are those who venture forward with these advanced technologies, because they are very familiar with them. That is not my situation, and I will continue down the path that is familiar to me as a writer."
          Hundreds of students were in attendance, and representatives of local government in the areas of education, writing, and teaching, as well as special guests. A signed copy of the book was presented by the author to Crisant Pastrana Vega, who is the best reader at the middle school and who said some words of admiration.

Want public park reopened  
Exigen reabrir un parque público. [+] Ver mas
  The representative of the Human Rights Commission, Martha Puc Laies, said her office has two cases concerning children's rights. One concerns a custody dispute over a three year old between the parents, and the other concerns the closure of the children's park "Las Tortugas", which lawyer Roberto Martinez Aragon alleges violates the rights of children who need this park.

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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

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.

Viernes 13
Malecón de Casa de la Cultura
Festival Artístico
Alma Caribeña
Viernes 13
Malecón de Casa de la Cultura
Festival Artístico
Inauguración Isla Mujeres
Viernes 13
Malecón de Casa de la Cultura
Festival Artístico
Trova Isleña
Viernes 13
Malecón de Casa de la Cultura
Festival Artístico
Gil Harry SevenF
Viernes 13
Malecón de Casa de la Cultura
Festival Artístico
Isaac Delgado
Sábado 14
Parroquia de la Inmaculada Concepción
Festival Artístico
Joel Montero acompañado de la Orquesta Sinfónica de Quintana Roo
Sábado 14
Malecón de Casa de la Cultura
Festival Artístico
Celso Piña y Pato Machete
Domingo 15
Malecón de Casa de la Cultura
Festival Artístico
Asociación de Coreógrafos Folcloristas de México A. C. y Alicia Alonso Studio Dance
Domingo 15
Malecón de Casa de la Cultura
Festival Artístico
Charanga Habanera

  Here's a translation of the schedule of events from DQR 10/30 :
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 performances Danzarte

Sunday, Nov. 15 at 7pm, 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!
Coming in December.....
 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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