Saturday, November 14, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Saturday, November 14

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

Rapid response by Civil Protection cleaning the storm drainage system

 Limpian a tiempo sistema de drenaje

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ISLA MUJERES, 13 de noviembre.-
  There has been innumerable times in recent years when a large puddle flooded prolongation Rueda Medina at colonia Caridad del Cobre during rains, but finally the staff of Civil Protection were able to clean out the drainage pipe, which has never worked. They used high pressure jets and the water drained away within minutes. The article by Quequi notes they are cleaning other storm drains also, removing litter which clogs them, and using pressurized water to clear them out.

On the right path in health

Hoisted white flag at the Community Hospital    

Izan Bandera Blanca en Hospital Comunitario

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ISLA MUJERES, 13 de noviembre.-
  Friday morning the White Flag was raised at the Community Hospital, after all the guidelines had been met and approval had been awarded as a "Healthy Community". The event was led by Jose Manuel Sanchez Florez, coordinator for the Promotion of Health in Jurisdiction #2, and he presented the award. 
   He said, "This means we are on the right road, and indicates that as a community we are winning the battle against various diseases." This involves active participation by the community, as well as by local, state, and federal authorities for the development of a healthy population. He said the help of the women in each of the colonias of Isla Mujeres has been invaluable in achieving this objective. 
      He explained the residents of Isla Mujeres have been taught and assisted according to their ages and needs, in the measures needed for disease prevention. This advocacy has included vaccines, early detection of breast and cervical cancer, oral health, violence prevention, substance abuse prevention, nutrition, early detection of chronic degenerative diseases, and a healthy environment that is free of litter or mosquito breeding areas. Actions taken toward these goals, such as combating cancer in women, include breast exams, pap tests, HPV, as well as lectures about healthy environment, healthy schools, and health fairs.
        Also attending the flag raising event was Marthy Vargas de Magaña, president of the municipal DIF, social service agency and Pedro Zapata Loya, director of the Community Hospital.


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

Posted yesterday...

Soon we can enjoy the music of Isaac Delgado
En breve disfrutaremos la música de Isaac Delgado.

There will be a presentation of two books at 6p at the Casa de la Cultura
Los esperamos a las 6 pm en la casa de la cultura para ser partícipes de la presentación de dos grandes libros.

Come & root for our Cahuameros of Isla Mujeres!  At the Convention Center
Vamos a apoyar a nuestros ‪#‎Cahuameros‬ de ‪#‎IslaMujeres‬. ‪#‎IslaDelDeporte‬

It is important to sterilize your pets
Recuerda que esterilizar a las mascotas es importante.


link to Quequi's Isla Mujeres articles  

Cleaning the storm sewers   


Desazolvan las alcantarillas

0 14 de noviembre de 2015  By Carlos Gasca

Island certified as a Healthy Community


Certifican a la ínsula como una comunidad saludable

0 14 de noviembre de 2015  By Carlos Gasca

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From Tvisla Mujeres ( link)

The Harbor Master of Isla Mujeres closed the port for small boats at 8pm  
La capitanía de Puerto de Isla Mujeres anuncia cierre de puerto a la navegación menor a partir de las 20 horas!

Link to video of La Trova Islena performing at the Caribbean Cultural Festival: LINK  
 EN DIRECTO en ‪#‎Periscope‬: La trova isleña en festival de Cultura del Caribe


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

Port could be closed for small boats today
Posible cierre del puerto para hoyVer mas

Nov. 13.  The Harbor Master said the port may be closed for navigation by small boats today due to wind and rain from the combination of tropical wave number 48 and cold front number 12.

Basketball game at Convention Center Saturday
Cahuameros recibe a Manatíes de Chetumal[+] Ver mas

The Cahuameros of Isla Mujeres will play the Manatees of Chetumal at 8pm on Saturday at the Convention Center and on Sunday, after losing twice in Cozumel. There will be an exhibition game two hours before by the Veteran Cahuameros against the former students of Merida Technologico. Names of players are given.

Festival of Caribbean Culture begins
Arranca Festival de Cultura del Caribel.. [+] Ver mas
   With the threat of rain and an hour delay for the beginning, the Caribbean Cultural Festival began with a dance performance at 8pm, that was well received by the 100's of tourists and residents attending. There was an inauguration speech by mayor Agapito Magana Sanchez, and he introduced Trova Islena band, who were folowed by Gil Harry Seven F from Belize and the closing band was Cuban Isaac Delgado. On Saturday...(see the events section)

New regulations for diving tours
Exponen nueva norma para tours de buceo. [+] Ver mas

  I'll translate this one manana...gotta go!
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View from the rooms.

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 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
Kitchenette in small room, Medio. There's a table & chairs across from it & a double bed.
A large slider opens from each of the 3 rooms onto the patio where each has a table & chairs, hammock & clotheslines. The BBQ is behind the pole, and the outdoor shower is outa the pic at left.
Large studio (Norte), I'm standing in the kitchen

Free amenities such as hammocks, bikes, outdoor shower, portable beach chairs & beach towels, washer, loungers & BBQ. Breathtaking panoramic views from the rooftop terrace. Upstairs room also available.   Downtown is  ~ a mile away; if you don't feel like walking or biking, flag a $2 taxi or hop on the bus. We also have room for parking,You can enjoy the music & crowds downtown, then come home our quiet neighborhood of Bachilleres where you'll  sleep to the sounds of the sea.$275/$325/$425 wk   $40/50/$65nt  Monthly Discounts

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
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.

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.

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. This will be followed by, at the Casa de Cultura, “El Chevo y su Swing Urbano”, who play a mix of Caribbean rhythms and urban music, including the hit: “Métela Sácala”. ?? (They are not on the poster, but Quequi lists them in their festival article published Tuesday) At the Casa de la Cultura: 8p Dance performance. 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 who, for 25 years, has been one of the stars of the stage of the genre of cumbia.

Sunday, Nov. 15 at 7pm, there will be a performance by the Ballet de Danza Folclórica de México, followed by Belizean band Timbalaye, and 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  Revolution Day Commemorated

Sunday, Nov. 22 Christ the King Day

Approximately Nov 28 - Dec 8 Festival for the Virgin of Immaculate Conception, the Town Saint. is held annually. Link   

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)
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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