Thursday, September 15, 2016

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, September 15

Today you can buy Independence day tee shirts at Isla Brewery until 2p, there's specials at Parque de los Suenos, a beach party at the Posada, the Artist Fair at Casa de Cultura,  and specials at the bars, in addition to the events & fireworks on the Town Square. See the event section below.

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

No new articles today in the IM section.


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

There is a notice for the Artist Fair today at the Casa de Cultura 4p, see events section below.

Colegio Bachilleres high school received the Green Flag for the second consecutive year   
  The high school campus is a conservation site for iguanas, and native plants have been replanted like palms, chit, and mangrove. An aviary project is being considered along the shores of the lagoon (salina). These efforts have caused Colegio Bachilleres to be awarded the green flag of PRONATURA for the second consecutive year. Students have also planted four square meters of horticulture, with a conservation plan for about one hectare, with assistance from state and municipal governments.
   The Mexican nonprofit organization PRONATURA was started in 1981 by a group of entrepreneurs and academics who are concerned about environmental conservation. The organization works with an international project in schools, "Eco School". The school communities of students, teachers, staff, and parents are encouraged to promote environmental awareness and conduct projects, such as maintaining a feeding area (for the iguanas), continuing to plant native plants, and the possibility of an aviary project. The Eco School international environmental education program operates in more than 58 countries to promote sustainable development and certification of schools who have a high level of commitment to the environment.

As part of the Patriotic celebrations, the municipal government conducted a civic ceremony to commemorate the 192th anniversary of the annexation of Chiapas to Mexico.
En el marco de la Fiestas Patrias 2016, el Gobierno Municipal realizó una ceremonia cívica para conmemorar el 192 aniversario de la anexión de Chiapas a México.
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As part of the activities for National Week of Civil Protection, we conducted simulations of emergencies at a well known hotel in Isla Mujeres.
Dentro de las actividades de la Semana Nacional de Protección Civil llevamos a cabo un simulacro de emergencias en conocido hotel de Isla Mujeres.

These are notices from the municipal police and the City government regarding traffic and parking tomorrow for the Independence Day parade. There is no parking from 5a (the other notice says 6a) to noon on Juarez,  and Medina will be closed in both directions for the parade (which is scheduled to start at 8a from the Naval base)


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Postal service has gone from bad to worse  
De mal en peor, el servicio de Sepomex. [+] Ver mas
   The president of the business organization CANACO, Juan Carrillo Figueroa, said that since last year there has been a deficiency in the delivery of official notices to entrepreneurs from the Hacienda (Federal Tax agency) and the Social Security agency, and this has worsened in 2016. This has caused small businesses who depend on this method for delivery of information to be charged fines and penalties, when deliveries of notifications are delayed from SHCP (Dept. of Finance and Public Credit) and from IMSS (Mexican Social Security). This affects the small businesses who depend on the postal service and do not use email as an alternative for these monthly and bimonthly notices.
   There were once more than half a dozen people working at local SEPOMEX office (Mexican Postal Service), but now there has been only one person.  Two people have been seen at the SEPOMEX offices working with the computer system and the mail area, so it presumed that this month the staff will be extended from two people to three people to fulfill the demands. The person in the office said they were not authorized to issue information.

Caution advised for small boats 
Navegantes deben prever las condiciones adversas. [+] Ver mas
   The SCT forecast for last evening had advisories for small boats. There was no notice of cancellation of whale shark tours from the Harbor Master, and tours went out on Thursday, as well as the sports fishing tours, diving tours, and others. It was a normal day with recreational activities on land and sea. There were fewer people on the beaches than usual, and many visitors were touring the island in golf carts. The Port Authorities have reported no incidents during the whale shark tours, which are scheduled end on Saturday, Sept. 17.  This morning the whale shark boats went out and some tour boats are returning now, with sunny skies and no whitecaps.  

High school awarded Green Flag for second time as an Eco School 
Recibe, por segunda vez, la bandera verde de Pronatura+] Ver mas

See City section above.

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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 southward down the coastal sidewalk to Mango Cafe, Bahama Mama, Brisas, or Manolitos. Walk less than 10 minutes southwest to shop at Chedraui or to dine at Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, or other options. 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.

September events

Sunset ~6:45p
Moon rise over the Caribbean
Sept. 16     6:58p
Sept. 17     7:45p
Sept. 18      8:32p
Sept. 19      9:21p
Sept. 20     10:12p
Sept. 21     11:05p

Every Tuesday & Thursday at 10am: Sergio's Batik class. ~3 hours long. 400p includes materials. Casa de Cultura  This has moved to his home...directions on his FB page HERE

Aug. 30-Sept. 8  Our Lady of Charity Celebration: Patron Saint of Fishermen. 
               Evening activities at the chapel of Caridad del Cobre in colonia Miraflores. 
               Wed., Sept. 7-Mass at 10p, then Las Mananitas (usually at midnight). 
               Thur.  Sept 8  Saint's Day of Our Lady of Charity
               Sat., Sept. 10-Boat procession to Isla Contoy departs at ~8am, This 17th annual procession will include hundreds of Catholics who will travel  30km, transporting the wooden icon to the chapel at the fishermen's camp.  A Mass will be held, and the people will return to Isla Mujeres afterwards, probably shortly after noon. The Virgin de la Caridad del Cobre is the patron saint of seamen and this icon from Cuba will remain in Isla Contoy throughout the lobster season, returning to Isla Mujeres in early March.

Sept. 1 Thursday  Artist Fair scheduled at Casa de Cultura 4-9


Friday, Sept. 2 at 7:30pm the "Movies in your colonia" program presents "Bichos" (A Bug's Life) at the Bicentario Plaza in La Gloria. Free.

Sept. 5-9 Second state Week of the Manatee

Sunday, Sept. 11 International Coastal Cleanup in Isla Mujeres

Schedule of Patriotic Festivities
Sept. 12 at 7:30p Town Square   Lighting of the lights
Sept. 13 at 9am  Benito Juarez Middle School  Ceremony commemorating the 169th anniversary of the Battle of Chapultepec in 1847    Dia de los Ninos Heroes of Chapultepec
Sept. 14 at 9am  Colegio Bachilleres High School  Ceremony commemorating the 192nd anniversary of the Annexation of Chiapas in 1824
Sept. 15 at 9:30pm  Town Square  Band & Dancing * Coronation of Queens of the Patriotic Festivities * Proclamation of Independence-Grito  (See poster below)
Sept. 16 at 8am Naval base Civic parade for the anniversary of the Independence of Mexico
Sept. 30  at 8am  Julio Sauri Espinoza school commemoration of the 251st anniversary of the birth of Jose Maria Morelos

Thursday, Sept.15  Artist Fair scheduled 4-9p  Casa de Cultura

Thursday, Sept. 15   Grito of Dolores Celebration
 Town Square.
9:30 Folklorico Dancers Performing
10p Coronation of the Festival Queens
11p Celebration of the Proclamation of the Grito of Independence
11:30 Super Crack band

Here's what some of the bars are up to today celebrating Independence. (Look on their FB pages for more details):
Isla Brewing: 9a-2p Selling Independence Day shirts 300p
Parque de los Suenos 10a-6p Buffet, drinks, band, fire show, all park activities $60us/960p
Bobo's 4p-12a Drink specials, free barbacoa taco (Guadaljara style)
Posada del Mar Beach party w DJ's
El Patio 7p Ryan Rickman 8:30p Radio Free shot of tequila
Fayne's 10:30p La Banda Sin Nombre Free tequila shot at midnight
El Santo Luchador 11:30p 3 DJ's

Friday, Sept. 16   Independence Day

Thursday Sept. 22  Equinox

The 9th annual Diabetes Clinic will be November 3rd in La Gloria. We are a team of nurses, social workers, EMT's and paramedics with a doctor for consultation of patients who need to be seen immediately. Please consider donating $50 which would buy 200 test strips, enough for one patient for a year. We also need donations of reading glasses, particularly the higher numbers. Many diabetics have vision problems too. We have a drop off location at Marina Paraiso Hotel or will pick up wherever you are! Muchisimas gracias for your generosity ~ Contact  Karen Rosenberg Here or email me at

Sources for Storm Information:
Tropical Tidbits

The Artist's Fairs are scheduled twice a month, on the First and Third Thursdays, at the Casa de Cultura, 4-9. 

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