Monday, November 7, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Monday, November 7

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Beginning preparations for Carnaval

Contest for Kings & Queens at end of November  

Inician preparativos para el Carnaval

A finales del presente mes, convocatoria para soberanos

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ISLA MUJERES, 6 de noviembre.-
Leer más.Full article at this link..

   The Director of Culture in Isla Mujeres, Ruben Perez Martin, said they are beginning preparations for the celebration of Carnaval in 2017, taking into account the amount of time that is required for the participants. He said later this month, they will announce information about the contest to chose the Kings and Queens, and now they are determining the best method to chose them. Options include having a contest between the troupes, or having those seeking the position to gather votes. Once they make the announcement, those who are interested can sign up at the Casa de la Cultura during office hours.
   It is noted that in previous years, some Dance Academies and other schools began activities and troupe rehearsals in December, well before the Carnaval festivities, and these activities should intensify in early January, 2017. In regard to these activities, the Cultural Director said they will issue an announcement for the contests of the comprasas (troupes) and of the costumes, among other activities, after the contest for the Kings and Queens.

Concerns about cracks in downtown hurricane wall  

Cuarteaduras en muro de contención

Crece preocupación de vecinos de la zona Centro

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ISLA MUJERES, 6 de noviembre.-.
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   Residents in the downtown area are concerned about cracks have appeared in recent weeks in the pillars of the retaining wall which protects the downtown area from hurricanes.

Interest-free payments of property tax during "Buen Fin" with bank cards  

Promociones en predial

Ofrecerá el gobierno de Juan Carrillo durante “Buen Fin” con pago con tarjetas

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ISLA MUJERES, 6 de noviembre.-
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  For the benefit of islander taxpayers, the City of Isla Mujeres will offer payment plans of three, six, or nine months without interest for property tax payments made with bank cards during Buen Fin, on Nov. 18-21. The City Treasurer, Adriana Martinez Galue, said the administration of Mayor Juan Carrillo Soberanis is aware of the need to streamline the procedures and services available from the Municipal Treasury, and has implemented various alternatives to help people catch up on tax payments. 
    The official reviewed the discounts being offered this month on fines and surcharges for property taxes and garbage collection services (the latter are only charged to businesses). He also invited residents to take advantage of the 50% reduction on Traffic fines, except those from the breathalyzer, and 30% discount on fines and procedures from the Department of Civil Protection, as well as documents from the office of Urban Development, all of which can be paid to the cashiers at the governmental offices in the Town Hall, and at Punta Sam and the Rancho Viejo Community Center. 


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

It is the responsibility of everyone to take care of our public spaces so we can enjoy them with our families
La responsabilidad es de todos. Cuidemos de nuestros espacios para disfrutarlos con nuestras familias.

Let's talk about our future! This Monday, 7 November at 11:00 am in the dome of the Colegio de Bachilleres. (the high school).
¡Hablemos de futuro! este lunes 7 de noviembre a las 11:00 AM en el domo del Colegio de Bachilleres.

Tonight at the closing of the workshop of Polynesian Dances the students gave a wonderful performance which showcased  their effort and dedication.
Esta noche se llevó a cabo la clausura del taller de Bailes Polinesios donde las alumnas demostraron su esfuerzo y dedicación con un maravilloso espectáculo.



From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

City of Isla Mujeres offers discounts on property taxes during Buen Fin  Full article at link below Buen Fin is Nov 18-21.
Ofrece Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres promociones en el predial durante el Buen Fin -…/

Mañana foros de Participación Ciudadana para elaborar Plan de Desarrollo de Isla Mujeres -…/
Tomorrow Citizen Participation forums to discuss the Development Plan of Isla Mujeres.Full article at link above

Due to a lack of documents,  a beer selling store in Isla Mujeres was closed by the City Department of Enforcement (Fiscalization). Full article at link below.
Por falta de documentos, la dirección de Fiscalización clausura expendio de cervezas en Isla Mujeres -…/

Removal of the candles at the cemetery is recommended to avoid proliferation of mosquitoes who transmit Dengue, Chikungunya, and Zika. Full article at link below.
Exhortan a retirar veladoras de los panteones para evitar proliferación del mosco transmisor del Dengue, Chikunguya y Zika -…/


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Mayor Juan Carrillo announces citizen forums  
Anuncia Juan Carrillo foros ciudadanos [+] Ver masFull article at this link
  Citizen Forums will be held to discuss the Muncipal Development Plan for 2016-2018, with the first of ten forums being held at the dome of Colegio Bachilleres at 11am. Issues of concern revitalizing the tourism industry on the island as well as in the area of Punta Sam and Isla Blanca, addressing the need to follow up on infrastructure for water, sewage, and light services in the Continental Zone. And obviously the need to improve security and the image of this vacation destination.
   Citizens may submit their proposals for good governance in writing, in which they include aspects from the five guiding principles of government.

After a life of full of excesses, a new beginning 
Tras una vida de excesos, un nuevo comienzoal.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
  This is an article about 19 year old John N who began drinking as a child and has been helped by Alcoholics Anonymous. He also had a leaflet to offer other young people about the warning signs that they may have a problem with alcohol.

Concerns about hurricane wall  
Construcción de calidad [+] Ver masFull article at this link

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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. A queen & single bed.

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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.

November events

Sunset ~6:05p
Moon rise over the Caribbean
Nov. 13      5:44p

Nov. 14      6:37p  Full Moon
Nov. 15      7:34p
Nov. 16      8:33p
Nov. 17      9:34p
Nov. 18     10:33p
Nov. 19     11:31p

 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

Sunday evenings on the Town Square 8p Noches Magicas  Music & Dance Performances

Tuesday, Nov. 1 All Saint's Day   Dia de los Muertos

Wednesday, Nov. 2  All Soul's Day   Dia de los Muertos  No School & Offices Closed
On Nov. 2, hundreds of residents have been invited to participate the silent parade, who will dress in traditional clothing or white, with Catrina makeup  as Catrinas Catrinas for the "Festival of the Living for the Dead". It starts at 6p from the Cemetery (Hidalgo and Lopez Mateos) to the Casa Cultura where there will be a display of altars in the style of different regions of Mexico. There's a nice video of last year's here on FB.

Thursday, Nov 3  Artist Fair at Casa de la Cultura 4p-9p
  Batik artist Sergio is a usual participant, along with Isla Brewery. Amar Peruvian restaurant set up tables at the last two fairs.

 To all Islenos: We invite you to the the Diabetes Clinic sponsored by the Club Pro-Paciente Diabetico A.C. at the Community Hospital in La Gloria on Thursday, November 3, at 9:00 AM. Health care professionals will test your blood, offer diabetes education and distribute meters and strips and other supplies, as well as free reading glasses We will teach you how to use the equipment so that you can manage your illness of diabetes better. This clinic is completely free and is funded by the generosity of Americans who live and visit your beautiful island.

Sat. Nov. 5 Town Square 8pm  performance by the graduates of the Polynesian dancing classes of the Casa de la Cultura.

Sunday, Nov. 5 Magic Nights of the Souls at 8pm on the Town Square. Festival of the Living for the Dead.

Nov. 18-21 Buen Fin (Sales)

Sunday, Nov. 20  Revolutionary Day Memorial (National Holiday)
Monday, Nov. 21 Day off for Revolutionary Day Memorial (National Holiday)

 At the end of November are the celebrations for the town's Patron saint, and residents from the US celebrate Thanksgiving.

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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