Thursday, December 10, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, December 10

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles

Painter received brutal electric shock when his ladder touched a high voltage cable 

Pintor de brocha gorda toca cable de alta tensión con su escalera

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 9 de diciembre.-
    A 16 year old native of Isla Mujeres, who is a middle school student residing in colona Caridad del Cobre, was nearly electrocuted to death when he was working as a painter. His ladder touched a high voltage electrical wire protruding from the restaurant "Cafecito" and he received the electrical shock in his left arm. Red Cross paramedics took him to the Community Hospital. It appears that the young student was hired by the business owner to paint, and he was injured when placing (acomodaba) his work tools.

PROSPERA payments made in Rancho Viejo    

      Fulfilling the commitment of President Enrique Peña Nieto, payments were made for the PROSPERA program in Rancho Viejo and on the island..

Ready for any contingency

Installation of the Civil Protection Operations Committee

Instalan Comité Operativo en materia de Protección Civil

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 9 de diciembre.-
See City section below....

Festivities in honor of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception come to a conclusion     

 Llegan a su fin fiestas patronales a la Inmaculada Concepción

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 9 de diciembre.-
     With the completion of the maritime procession in the Bay of Isla Mujeres and the subsequent return of the Virgin of Immaculate Conception to her niche in the church of the same name, the festivities in honor of the patron saint of Isla Mujeres came to an end. Many faithful Catholics participated, as well as the general population.
        At 3pm the Virgin was taken from the church, through the downtown streets, to the concrete pier in a procession, and aboard a boat which led the maritime procession. More than 50 small boats participated and Ultramar ferry company provided a vessel.
    When the icon was returned to the Town Square, the "Holy Door" was opened, and she was returned to her niche at 8:15pm, concluding the festivities, with an overwhelming outpouring of faith by those attending.


From the Municipal Facebook site.....  (  FB page link)

There are property tax discounts in the months of December, January, and February 
Diciembre, Enero y Febrero meses de descuento en el pago de tus contribuciones.

Fulfilling the commitment of President Enrique Peña Nieto, today payments were made for the PROSPERA program in Rancho Viejo and on the island.
Cumpliendo el compromiso del presidente Enrique Peña Nieto, hoy se realizó el pago del programa PROSPERA. El pago se realizó en Rancho Viejo y en la ínsula.

Children who will be 4 or 5 years of age before the end of the year should be registered to begin preschool.
Niños con 4 y 5 años cumplidos antes de que finalice este año a preescolar deben entrar.

Installation of the Civil Protection Operating Committee for winter     

   On Wednesday morning, Isla Mujeres was the first municipality in Quintana Roo to install our winter season Civil Protection Operations Committee, and the green light was given to begin having vehicles on patrol 24 hours a day to watch for any contingency. The winter holiday season officially begins on December 12, and concludes on January 7, and members of the Committee were instructed to be vigilant 24 hours a day during the year end celebrations. 
     The main objective of the Committee is to coordinate the involved agencies to define and exchange strategies to ensure visitors have vacations without incidents or regrets, and situations do not get out of control. During this first meeting, it was emphasized that attention should be focused on the areas where people gather, such as beaches, bars & clubs, religious events, sports events, and social events. 
     Juan Luis Carrillo Soberanis (municipal Secretary General) said, "Those who are a part of the municipal government will not be resting this holiday; we will be doubling our efforts to ensure that residents, as well as those who visit, have a successful and safe holiday season."   The coordinator of Civil Protection in the Northern Region, Guillermo Morales Lopez, said, "We must focus on generalized prevention of risks, which is the case with fireworks, where there are special restrictions." 
       The Committee includes the municipal department of Civil Protection & Fire Department, Public Safety and Traffic (police), Tourism, Federal Zone,  Enforcement (Fiscalizacion), and Public Services. It also includes public and private organizations, including the Navy, Red Cross, Harbor Master, Attorney General, General Hospital, Aguakan, and the Federal Electrical Commission, among others.

December 9: World Day of Computing  
Hoy 9 de Diciembre, Día Mundial de la Informática.

Award ceremony for the International Isla Mujeres Caribbean Poetry Contest on December 11.
Premio Internacional Caribe Isla Mujeres de Poesía.
11 de Diciembre de 2015


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link)

A young man who is 16 years old was transferred to Cancun after receiving an electric shock in Isla Mujeres (Photo at link)
Un Joven de 16 años de edad es trasladado a Cancún luego de recibir descarga eléctrica en Isla Mujeres


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

Festivities in honor of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception conclude   
Concluyen festejos a la Virgen[+] Ver mas
See the translation above....

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 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
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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

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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.

December events

Sunset ~6:05
Moonrise over the Caribbean

Dec. 25   6:46
Dec. 26   7:43
Dec. 27   8:38
Dec. 28   9:32
Dec. 29  10:24
Dec. 30 11:09
Dec  31  12:03am (Jan. 1)
Casa de Cultura:  The photography exhibition of Isla's biological diversity is scheduled to continue thru Dec. 7. It features 70 photographs of native flora & fauna by local amateur photographers, including city employees, and students, rotated in groups of 40.
Casa de Cultura: "Una Mujer en Isla Mujeres" continues thru Dec. 11.  Includes photographs and works on handmade bark paper.
  On Thursday Dec. 3  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.
  Thursday, Dec. 3 World Disabilities Day 4p March from police station to Salina Chica Green Dome where there will be workshops, educational activities, testimonials, and a performance by a pair of dancers from Cancun.  Cancelled due to weather
Friday, December 4 Inauguration of exhibition "A Tribute to the Mexican Muralistas" by the high school students of Bachilleres
 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, 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 depart from the concrete pier at 4pm. THE POSTER SAYS 3P.
 8p Celebration (Gran Kermesse), Dancing, Concert Town Square
Dec. 11 Casa de Cultura:
      10a-12p: Human Rights Commission lecture about rights of people living w HIV or AIDS
        noon  Isla Mujeres-Caribbean Poetry Contest awards 

Dec. 11 Chapel of Guadalupe Salina Chica-overlooking the Caribbean  People gather to sing Las Mananitas to the Virgin of Guadalupe at midnight

 Dec. 12  Dia de la Virgen Guadalupe...patron saint of Mexico  Link to info about Guadalupe & Juan Diego    

 Start of Guadalupe-Reyes Holiday period, which ends January 6th.

Dec, 16-24 Posadas Navidenas... There is usually a children's Posada play during this time  Link to information  
During the posadas, there is usually a dance on the town square, featuring dances & costumes from different regions of Mexico

Dec. 19 Annual Golf Cart Parade 6p from Bachilleres thru the colonias

Dec. 20 Cancun Hotel Zone area 5p  Annual decorated boat parade Link  

 Dec. 24  Noche Buena / Christmas Eve  

Dec. 25 Dia de Navidad / Christmas Day

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"

Dec. 26  Usually the annual  Quinceaneras event and Mass at the Church of Immaculate Conception for young women who turned 15 during 2015 and who will be wearing beautiful gowns. More info TBA when available

Dec. 28 Dia de los Santos Innocentes  A day of practical jokes, similar to "April Fool's Day"  
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 performances.

Dec. 31  New Year's Eve  Usually celebrated with a large party on the square with fireworks and dancing until dawn or beyond. People observe the sunrise at Punta Sur on New Year's morn. Tables can be reserved in advance, until sold out. More info TBA when available.

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)

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