Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Wednesday, Sept. 27

There are several locations available to donate to earthquake victims including the Red Cross, CRIM, Chedraui, Ferry Terminal, Town Hall & the Navy base. They are seeking non perishable foods, personal hygiene donations, and medical & first aid items. See list at the bottom of this page.

This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte.  HERE is a timelapse version, that you can set to slow or fast (fps-frames per second). It takes a few seconds to load.
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  Both issues of The Isla Mujeres Magazine are here
featuring  a variety of talented writers and photographers! 

  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos


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

Preventing flooding in Isla Mujeres
- In order to prevent flooding after the rains, Civil Protection crews worked in various parts of the island to remove garbage from the storm drains. There were two squads of workers removing plant material and garbage, and the Civil Protection Department asked the community in general to collaborate by keeping the front of their houses clean and reporting to the authorities any accumulation of trash in the drains.

It is important to provide girls and women with information and tools to live in a society free of violence.
  The monthly activities for "Orange Day" were celebrated on September 25 as part of the strategies to eradicate gender violence, with a speech on "Prevention of Harassment and Sexual harassment," by Tanayri Romero Guerrero. 
    In her speech, Tanayri Romero recalled that each 25th of the month, is dedicated to raising awareness and preventing violence against women and girls.  Since 2013, the United Nations (UN) has proclaimed the 25th of each month as the "Orange Day", following the implementation of the "UNITE, End Violence Against Women" campaign.

We restored the letter that was recently damaged from the Isla Mujeres sign overlooking the Caribbean. Let's all take care of our heritage.
  The Tourist Police were taking care of the letter "E" which had been detached by a vandal, and personnel from the Dept. of Public Works reattached it, so that tourists can once again take photographs as a souvenir of their visit to this Pueblo Magico. The public is encouraged to report any acts of vandalism.

We have been a Pueblo Magico for two years.Thanks to all the service providers, businessmen and citizens who work with us to make Isla Mujeres the preferred place for travelers
  This information was translated yesterday....and see the events section.

   In honor of World Tourism Day and the Second Anniversary of Isla Mujeres as a Pueblo Magico, various commemorative activities, focused primarily on the care and protection of the environment, will be held Sept. 27-30th under the slogan of "Sustainable Tourism as an Instrument of Development",
  Wednesday, September 27, 8am, reforestation in "Playa Norte", and at 8:30am, with the delivery of containers for cigarette butts, at "Playa Centro";
  Friday, September 29, 8am cleaning of green areas and mangroves in Punta Sur and Sac Bajo,  7pm, screening of the documentary "Voices of the Sea" in the  park of the colonia "La Gloria".
   Saturday, September 30  a ceremony of delivery of recognitions to the business sector and the presentation of the musical group "Marconi", at 8pm at Playa Posada del Mar (aka Playa Centro).


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Mandatory time off for workers with conjunctivitis needed in Isla Mujeres LINK  

Sixty percent absenteeism in the schools of Isla Mujeres due to conjunctivitis LINK  

A talk was given on preventing harassment and sexual harassment of women LINK  

Letter "E" has been restored to the Isla Mujeres sign overlooking the Caribbean LINK  

The Fourth National Pueblos Magicos Fair was rescheduled LINK  


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Historic pier privatized 
Privatizan histórico muelle.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link 
   It had been proposed that an historic museum should be installed on the wooden ("Magana")  pier, which has been a main gateway to the island since it was founded in 1850. Many residents are annoyed that it was leased for use as a restaurant "Muelle Azule" instead. Among those who object is Isla Mujeres historian Fidel Villanueva Madrid who sent a letter on this subject to alderman Diego Genaro González Aguilar, commissioner of Culture. 
   He explains that the old wooden pier "was key to the development of Isla Mujeres since 1850, long before the small island was known internationally for its white sands, its tranquility and the hospitality of its people, all factors that have made our destination one of the favorite places of visitors from all over the world."     His letter goes on to explain that, via this pier, more than eight generations of islanders were supplied with basic supplies or exported items that were produced locally, including not items from the sea, as well as from the forests, such as palo de tinta (wood used for dye), copra (from coconuts) and chicle (from trees), among others .     He wrote that rather than  using the dock for its current purpose, he and members of the community would be grateful if its history was respected, and it deserves to be used for a purpose such as a museum of navigation and fishing in the region, from the times of the pre-Hispanic Maya to the present day. 

Need to prevent conjunctivitis with information
Faltó información preventiva contra conjuntivitis. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
  The medication that is most effective and most commonly prescribed is chloramphenicol, either in drops or in ointment, which on average has a cost of 35 peso, but most pharmacies have run out of this medication. There is a compound of three generic medications which is suitable and sold at the Maritime Terminal pharmacy for 150 pesos, which is above the budget of many families. Advisories are being circulated about how to prevent the spread of this illness, which is very contagious and affecting dozens of people on the island.

Blue Crab Protection Program 
Programa de Protección del Cangrejo Azul+] Ver masFull article at this link
- In order to promote the care of local flora and fauna, the City of Isla Mujeres through the Department of Ecology and Environment implemented the Blue Crab Protection Program.
  During the full moon on October 6th, volunteers will help the blue crabs cross the road and reach the sea. Hundreds of crabs migrate from the wetlands to the sea to deposit their eggs, and unfortunately many are crushed by careless drivers. Volunteers are encouraged and invited to participate. 
    The director of Ecology and Environment, Carlos Barranco Garcia, announced that during the months of September and October, an ongoing campaign of protection to the blue crab is established and signs have been placed in strategic locations to advise motorists to take precautions so that the blue crabs won't be harmed when they cross the roads to spawn.

Celebration of "Orange Day" 
Celebración por el “Día Naranja”+] Ver masFull article at this link

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September Events
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Festival of Our Lady of Charity of Cobre 
Daily at 6p throughout the festival, a novena will be offered. Each group will celebrate a different night. The Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre is the patroness and protector of fishermen.

Friday, Sept. 1, the group of the Virgen de la Inmaculada Concepción church,will gather on the Town Square, with the company Espartacos Tour, which includes entertainment by the group Añoranzas.

Saturday, Sept. 2, the group of the church Sacred Heart of Jesus will gather, in colonia la Gloria, with the family Iuit Tun, which will feature entertainment by Zak Najera and his keyboards.

 Sunday, Sept. 3, the group of the fishermen's cooperative "Caribe" will gather, with the comedy show of Julio Martínez 

..........SUNDAY SEPT 3 Town Square 8p Noches Magicas........(not part of the Festival)

 Monday, Sept. 4 the groups of the company Sol Tours and of the Fishing Cooperative "Isla Blanca", will gather, with an animation musical for entertainment.

Tuesday, Sept. 5 the group of the tourist cooperative  "Adolfo López Mateos", will celebrate

Wednesday, Sept. 6 the groups of the Guadalupe Chapel, of tourist cooperative Isla Bonita, and of the "Por Justicia  Social" Fishing Cooperative will celebrate.

Thursday, Sept. 7  the groups of the fishing cooperative "Patria y Progreso",
of Ceviche Tours,  and of Mandi Coral (+) will celebrate and the mañanitas will be sung at 10p, in honor of the Virgin of the Charity de Cobre.

Friday, Sept. 8th, at 10:00 a.m. the "First Communions" will be held and the group of the tourist cooperative "Perfect Day" will celebrate with the Silva Balam family.

Saturday, Sept. 9 at 8a, after Mass, the traditional maritime procession to Isla Contoy will depart from the concrete pier with Ultramar providing a large boat for parishioners and tourists (Bring your own food & beverages).

Full moon Wednesday, Sept 6
                                                                    Sunset ~7:00
Sept. 6   7:30
 Sept. 7   8:12
Sept. 8   8:54
Sept. 9  9:38
Sept. 10  10:24
Sept. 11  11:13

Sunday, Sept. 10 Noches Magicas 8p Town Square

(Wednesday, Sept. 13  Commemoration of  Los Niños Héroes) 

Thursday, Sept. 14 Mayor's First Annual Informe Report 

(Thursday, Sept. 14 Commemoration of the Annexation of Chiapas to Mexico)

Friday, Sept. 15. Grito of Dolores  Celebration on the Town Square 
 10p Folkloric dancers
10:30p Crowning of the Queen of Independence and the Queen and King of Liberty
11p The Grito proclamations with honoring of the flag, reading of the proclamation and the names of the heroes, the anthem of Mexico and of Quintana Roo, honoring the lowering of the flag.
11:30 Fireworks
11:45 Live music & dancing with MegaBoom and El Pulpo y sus telados.
  Saturday's parade on Rueda Medina starts at 8am.

 The party usually lasts all night long. The Grito of Dolores is a Cry of Independence, from 1810 when Hidalgo called for the people to revolt from Spain. Every Sept. 15 around 11pm, the Mayors (and Governors and President),  ring a bell from the balcony of the Palacio on the Town Square, and give a traditional speech which includes the names of heroes of the war for independence.

Saturday, Sept. 16  Independence Day there will be a parade in the morning, usually on Rueda Medina starting at 8a . 

Saturday, Sept. 16 International Coastal Clean-up Day 

Saturday & Sunday Sept. 16 & 17 Oasis Fest 2017
Sat. 11a-7p Skateboarding, music & more at El Chapo the steep hill in La Gloria.
8p-11p Awards Dinner, music & more at the inauguration of Oasis Skate Shop
11-3a Party at Poc Na Hostel for 18+
Sun. 8a-8p at Playa Centro: Sand sculpture competition, exhibitions, competitions, performances, music, kites, art & more
  Special featured guests are three young people from the urban movement & from the professional world of extreme sports: Wid Eriksen (Parkour, UrbanRunners); Freddy Carrera (Skate, Converse); and Jesus Gonzalez (Skate, Converse)

 There is usually a Mass and festivities by the Whale Shark tour crews and their families to celebrate the completion of a successful season. TBA

Sunday, Sept. 17 The Maya Circuit-Pueblos Magicos Race:
Sunday the Maya Circuit Pueblos Magicos Race 5, 10, 15K.starts at 7a Fishermen's Monument on Rueda Medina downtown. (Third in a series of four, this one is for the element "Air" / iik' in Maya.).

Sunday, Sept. 17  Noches Magicas 8p Town Square

Tuesday, Sept. 19 Commemoration of the National Week of Civil Protection, remembering the devastation of the earthquake that occurred on September 19 in 1985 in the capital of Mexico.

Friday, Sept. 22 Fall Equinox 

Sunday, Sept.24  Noches Magicas 8p Town Square

The rabies vaccination module will be open from September 24 to 30, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the park of colonia "La Gloria" as part of National Anti-rabies Vaccination Week for Cats & Dogs 2017 

Monday, Sept. 25 North Beach Maya Beach Club 7:30p Benefit for the Mexico City earthquake victims  3 drinks per person, snacks, live music & a raffle. Cost: Is up to your heart. A Night for Mexico

   In honor of World Tourism Day and the Second Anniversary of Isla Mujeres as a Pueblo Magico, various commemorative activities, focused primarily on the care and protection of the environment, will be held Sept. 27-30th under the slogan of "Sustainable Tourism as an Instrument of Development",
  Wednesday, September 27, 8am, reforestation in "Playa Norte", and at 8:30am, with the delivery of containers for cigarette butts, at "Playa Centro";
  Friday, September 29, 8am cleaning of green areas and mangroves in Punta Sur and Sac Bajo,  7pm, screening of the documentary "Voices of the Sea" in the  park of the colonia "La Gloria".
   Saturday, September 30  a ceremony of delivery of recognitions to the business sector and the presentation of the musical group "Marconi", at 8pm at Playa Posada del Mar (aka Playa Centro).

Sources for Storm Information & Weather:
Tropical Tidbits
LINK to Civil Protection Q Roo weather bulletin  (Spanish)
LINK to Mexico National Weather Service (Spanish)
 LINK to satellite images for the Mexico National Weather Service (Yucatan peninsula is under Satellite GOES Este, I recommend "Animacion" (it used to be in my blog margin, until Blogger became incompatible with it).

Donation needs:
  The Mexican Red Cross Facility Isla Mujeres is in La Gloria, telephone 8770280. Here are lists of what is required, based on evaluations of needs & damages. No water, No clothing, No medicines.
For the Food kits: Nonperishables in cans & bags, not the big bulk cans or pkgs: Tuna, sardines, beans, rice, lentils, dry pasta, canned veg & chiles, broth, salt, mayo, cooking oil, instant coffee, sugar, jam, chocolate powder or tablets, cookies & crackers.

Hygiene kits: TP (4 rolls), Feminine napkins, toothbrushes & paste, shampoo, bar soap, razors.
Baby kits: Diapers (12 pk), wet wipes, baby oil, baby talc, neutral soap, shampoo, baby bottles, baby food, honey for babies, blankets
Cleaning kits: Detergent, cleaning soap, brooms, brushes, dustpan, buckets, squeegees, mops, rakes

 The DIF social service agency is seeking donations of medical supplies, clean clothing, and bottled water at the CRIM (physical rehab) facilities in La Gloria and at Chedraui., including disposable gloves, masks, gauze, bandages, surgical supplies & gloves & scrub brushes, IV equipment, syringes, hydrogen peroxide, antiseptic, and tape, as well as clean sheets, blankets, personal hygiene items and unexpired medications. 9a-4p at the DIF.

The Navy is seeking donations of  non-perishable foods such as oil, sardines, tuna, easy open cans of cans of beans, rice, lentils, milk powder, salt, pasta soup, biscuits, jam, mayonnaise, bouillon, chocolate powder or tablets.As well as: toilet paper, bar soap, feminine towels, toothbrushes, toothpaste, coffee, sugar, razors, shampoo; as well as tools and materials for debris removal and first aid. No water will be received."If any commercial company wants to make any contribution of food, they can do it in cardboard boxes to facilitate transportation. 8a-8p at the base.For more information, call 01 (998) 877 01 94.

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