Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Wednesday, November 30

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Mayor Juan Carrillo supervises work at the parks "Las Iguanas" and "Las Hormiguitas Obreras"

Juan Carrillo supervisa obras

En los parques Las Iguanas y Las Hormiguitas Obreras, a fin de que se entreguen a tiempo

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 29 de noviembre.-
Leer más...Full article at this link
      The work on the parks "Las Iguanas" and "The Hormiguitas Obreras" is 50% complete. Mayor Juan Carrillo Soberanis visited the two parks this (Tuesday) morning to personally supervise the work. He was accompanied by the Director of Public Works, César Poot Pérez, to supervise the construction of the bathrooms in the park "Las Hormiguitas Obreras", as well as the lifting of the palapa in the park "Las Iguanas". 
       He said these are works that will provide a better quality of life for the islanders."We are supervising these jobs to make sure the children have quality parks. These are areas where people gather, which strengthens friendships and strengthens family ties. I am committed to the islanders and their well-being,"  said the Mayor.  Supervision also actively involves the staff of the municipal comptroller,  to ensure that the services and materials used for construction are of the best quality, as well as assuring that all agreements in the contracts are fulfilled.
      The Mayor commented that the ongoing supervision will be maintained at the sites until they are completed and operational in December. In this way, they will assure that islander families will have safe and durable public spaces.

Sailboat from Texas broke thru buoy line at the Posada Beach 

Acaba con rosario de boyas

Velero estadounidense, en Playa Posada del Mar

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ISLA MUJERES, 29 de noviembre.-
Leer más..Full article at this link.
   Harbor Master Ismael Gonzalez Gil explained that mechanical problems caused the sailboat "Banana Republic" to break thru the buoy line that protects swimmers at the Posada del Mar beach ("Playa Centro") on Tuesday morning. The boat's engine broke down and the anchor did not settle on the bottom of the sea, and that is why the sailboat continued moving, out of control, until it approached the Posada Beach.
     The incident occurred at 7am, and there were no injuries to swimmers in the area, nor to the three crew members. The sailboat was originally from Texas and was entering the Bay of Isla Mujeres, where they intended to remain for some days. The buoy line was damaged and the crew of the boat will cover its repair. The port authorities assisted the boat until it was docked at the pier of the Isla Mujeres Yacht Club, owned by the Lima Zuno family, where it remains.


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

Mayor Juan Carrillo congratulated table tennis players Anacary & Nicholle Magana at the Town Hall for their triumphs at the National Championship of Primera Fuerza at Queretaro this weekend.
El presidente municipal de #IslaMujeres, Juan Carrillo, recibió en el palacio municipal a las jugadoras de tenis de Mesa, Anacaro y Nicholle Magaña, para felicitarlas por sus triunfos en el Campeonato Nacional de Primera Fuerza celebrado el fin de semana en Querétaro.

Link for Citizen Forum to Discuss the Future

Tuesday morning Mayor Juan Carrillo made a supervisory tour of the work on the palapa at the park "Iguanas" as well as the cleaning of parks and gardens of that park. The mayor also supervised the work being done on the park "Las Hormiguitas".
Esta mañana el presidente juan carrillo realizó la supervisión de obras de la palapa del parque "Las iguanas" así como la limpieza de parques y jardines de la misma. De igual forma supervisó las obras que se están realizando en el parque "Las Hormiguitas".

For the purpose of managing resources for improving security in #islamujeres, Mayor Juan Carrillo met with Acroy Mendoza, Executive Secretary of the state of Quintana Roo; Roberto Rojas, Regional Coordinator of the Southeast; and Alonso Esquivias, Deputy Director of Vinculacion of the Executive Secretariat of National Public Safety,
Me reuní con Acroy Mendoza, Secretario Ejecutivo Estatal de Quintana Roo; Roberto Rojas y Alonso Esquivias, Coordinador Regional del Sureste y Director Adjunto de Vinculación del Secretariado Ejecutivo Nacional de Seguridad Pública, con la finalidad de gestionar recursos para el fortalecimiento de la seguridad en #IslaMujeres.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to FB page, photos & articles)

Events  at the end of the runway, in front of the car ferry 
Thursday, Dec. 1  Horse procession (12p), and a performance by horses & a band (4p).
Friday, Dec. 2   Bullfight  (4:30)
Saturday, Dec. 3 Rodeo  with a band (4:30).
Sunday, Dec. 4 Bullfight (4:30)
Thursday, Dec. 8 Bullfight with dwarfs (8p). Link 


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Ultramar: From bad to worse  
Ultramar, de mal en peor [+] Ver masFull article at this link
  There have been complaints about  20 minute delays in the last two departures of the Ultramar ferry boats on Sunday. Cesar Peniche, a local customer, said the boat scheduled to depart at 10:30 didn't leave until nearly 11pm.  Rosa Velez and Elvira Solis agreed that the delays are more common after 6pm. One said that recently when leaving Puerto Juarez the boat stopped, and the crew gave no explanation. There are also complaints about failures of the air conditioning system, which can be especially difficult for children and the elderly in the heat of the day.
    In early 2016, the Magana ferry company discontinued operations, due to economic problems, without further explanations. At the second half of 2016, it appeared that Barco Caribe ferry company would come to the island, but they did not get started before the change of government. (That company is owned by the family of the former governor).
   One of the people interviewed said, "We don't care who owns the new ferry company. What we want is another option for users so we don't have to rely on a monopoly which has no interest in giving us the friendly customer service that we deserve." 

Progress on remodeling parks  
Avanzan obras de remodelación de parques [+] Ver masFull article at this link

Isla Mujeres is celebrating  
Isla Mujeres está de fiestaVer mas Full article at this link
  The lowering of the icon of the Virgin of Immaculate Conception took place on Monday evening before an audience of more than 4000 people, inside and outside of the church. Following the Mass and taking down of the Virgin, the parishioners participated in the traditional procession through the streets, walking and singing. They traveled down several streets, including Matamoros, to Rueda Medina and then returned to the starting point, singing hymns and songs.
       At 9pm the festival was inaugurated with a ribbon cutting event by the parish priest Raul Sanchez Alonso, who was accompanied by the head of the municipal DIF, Paola Orico de Carrillo, and by Suemy Beatriz, who was representing the Mayor. There were fireworks with the ribbon cutting.
    It is noted that soon it will be the 500 year anniversary of Isla Mujeres being under the protection of Mary and the Catholic Church. This refers to the arrival of the Spanish in the region in March 1517, who then built what would be the first convent in America, which was abandoned, and is located in the continental zone of Boca Iglesia.

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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)

Festivities for the Patron Saint the Virgin of Immaculate Conception on the Town Square

Nov. 28 Opening at 8p with the band Los Marlins .
Nov. 28, The Mestizas de Agua Salada;
Nov. 29, Folkloric dance troupe: Son del Caribe at 7:30p;
Nov. 30th, Academy La Isleña;
Dec. 1 Cavalcade (Horse procession) in Honor of the Virgin, noon;
Dec. 2, Dance group Añoranzas;
Dec. 3, Dance group Entorno and musical group Mar & Arena
Dec. 4, Dance Studio Renatta and Academia La Isleña;
Dec. 5,  Mestizas de Agua Salada;
Dec. 5, Dance group Entorno;
Dec. 6  Caravan procession at 6:30,
Dec. 7 Yucatan band Picante Plus will perform and “Las Mañanitas” will be sung to the Virgin
Dec. 8 Boat Procession of the Virgin in the Bay 3pm
Events  at the end of the runway, in front of the car ferry 
Thursday, Dec. 1  Horse procession (12p), and a performance by horses & a band (4p).
Friday, Dec. 2   Bullfight  (4:30)
Saturday, Dec. 3 Rodeo  with a band (4:30).
Sunday, Dec. 4 Bullfight (4:30)
Thursday, Dec. 8 Bullfight with dwarfs (8p).

 Dec. 1 Artist Fair 4-9 Casa Cultura

Dec. 4 "Charlie & Friends" Marathon 

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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