Sunday, November 20, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, November 20

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Enthusiastic participation

Mayor Juan Carrillo leads the parade celebrating the 106th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution 

Entusiasta participación

Juan Carrillo encabeza parada cívico-deportiva por aniversario de la Revolución

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 19 de noviembre.- .
Leer más..Full article at this link.   The parades in the Continental Zone, in the mainland part of the municipality, occurred Saturday morning, and this article includes an account. The main parade was on the main access road to Rancho Viejo, with over 900 participants, and there were also parades in the Agricultural Zone and at Francisco May.      
     The parade on the island began at 8:30am on Friday, along Rueda Medina Avenue, going north from the Naval base, with a total of 1279 participants.  Members of the Quintana Roo Horse Riders Association  (Asociación de Cabalgantes de Quintana Roo) ,participated, with about 40 charros in colorful costumes, who performed tricks with their lassos. They were one of the main attractions and received applause from the audience.
    In all the parades, children were dressed as Adelitas, Zapataistas, Villaistas, and other Mexican revolutionaries.

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

This morning, as part of the CVI (106th) anniversary of the Mexican Revolution, a event was held at the Naval base; the Ceremony of Promotions and Awarding of Decorations.
Esta mañana se realizó la Ceremonia de Ascensos e Imposición de Condecoraciones al personal de la Quinta Región Naval, en el marco del CVI Aniversario de la Revolución Mexicana.

Commemorating the 106th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution.
Hoy conmemoramos el 106 aniversario de la #RevoluciónMexicana.
There is a video whose captions say:
Every year, Isla Mujeres celebrates the anniversary of the Mexican Revolution with a traditional parade. Schools, the military, and community groups participate, bringing color, liveliness, and joy to this important day.  Viva la Revolucion Mexicana!


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Sunday, tomorrow, is the Grand Final for the "B" category of the Technical Baseball League in Isla Mujeres.
Mañana domingo Gran Final de la Liga Tecnológica de Beisbol (B) en Isla Mujeres -…/

The parks of Isla Mujeres should be ready and functioning before the end of the year: Mayor Juan Carrillo Soberanis 
Los parques de Isla Mujeres deberán estar listos y funcionando antes de que concluya el año: JCS -…/


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Parades commemorating the Mexican Revolution  
Desfile por la Revolución Mexicana. [+] Ver mas

Sports facilities need attention  
En abandono instalaciones deportivas . [+] Ver mas
    The municipal Director of Sports, Natanael Gallegos, said that a large investment will be needed in the 2017 budget (Annual Operational Program or POA), because the all the sports facilities are in need of maintenance or renovation. The most immediate needs include renovation of the basketball court "Jose del Carmen Pastrana" (by the Town Square) and synthetic turf for the children's baseball field. The Director said there is not enough money for all the needs, but they will work to manage and coordinate funds from the three levels of government, and the private sector takes initiatives to promote the various sports.
       In response to a question, the Director said that Isla Mujeres is noteworthy in several sports disciplines including basketball, baseball, handball, and soccer, among others. The Cahuameros are an iconic basketball team, the youth handball team won fifth place nationally, and Isla Mujeres teams won the championship and sub-championship in the regional league of the King of Sports.
      He said the sports facilities will be available to everyone, in an orderly fashion, so that young people can get away from sedentary lifestyles, and avoid getting in trouble after school. Badminton practice is beginning with a new certified coach. Practice of American-style football is growing. There are free zumba classes at the Community Center for women.

New Hospital Director plans to improve services 
Ofrece mejorar servicio médico[+] Ver mas
   The news Director of the Community Hospital, Dr. Miguel Angel García Albarrán, pledged to improve patient services at the facility, in order to recover the confidence that has been lost due to low levels of quality of care. He replaces Dr Pedro Zapata Loya, who was director since the hospital opened on March 16, 2015. It is noted that the facility has been understaffed and therefore underutilized.
    The head of the Sanitary District #2, Homero Leon Perez, who appointed Dr. Garcia Albarran, said it is a priority to improve patient care and reduce waiting times. He acknowledged that the hospital has many needs, but said that state authorities have their hands tied (estan enterradas, lit. "are buried"). The idea is to cover basic needs and solve problems, and he clarified that the solution is not dependent on anyone at the hospital.
       According to information collected, there is a lack of special services to care for women, children, and older adults. Tourists who are injured, usually in scooter or golf cart accidents, do not receive immediate attention, which is contrary to what they are told to expect when they choose this destination for their vacation.
    According to members of neighborhood health committees, the goal of the new hospital administration is the make services more efficient while utilizing the current staff, and to obtain the personnel needed to meet the demands of the community, soon.

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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.

Friday, Nov. 11   You are invited to enjoy a performance by the Federal Police Mariachi band at 8pm in the Town Square. They are 14 professional officers who are also professional musicians.

Thursday, Nov. 17 Artist's Fair 4-9 Casa de la Cultura
Art by Liwlig Larsen
Nov. 18-21 Buen Fin (Sales)

Friday, Nov. 18 8:30  Parade commemorating the 106th anniversary of the Revolutionary War
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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