Friday, November 10, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, Nov. 10

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Let's keep our island clean! Recycling week will take place from November 13 to 17 ♻ Bring all the recyclable waste you have in your house to the Collection Center at the Mundaca Hacienda Palapa 10am to 2pm. Exchange them for plants.

 Accepted materials include PET (plastic that is used in water & soda bottles), hard plastic, glass bottles, paper & cardboard, aluminum, toners & ink, electronics, tetrapak, scrap, CD's, plastic bags,alkaline batteries (max 2kg/pp), vegetable cooking oil, used light bulbs (max 8pp).

Items that are not accepted include:
 Glass: window glass, eyeglasses & lenses, ceramic objects, ashtrays, lead glass or laboratory glass, headlights, flat glass, florescent tubes. 
Paper & Cardboard: Carbon paper, egg cartons, post-its, waxed paper, coated, gummed, or laminated paper, decals, aluminum, cellophane, faxes, toilet paper, photographs, or cigarette cartons. 
Plastic: PVC, Fruit sacks, pens, styrofoam, toys
Textiles: Cloth that is stained with chemicals or is moldy
Others: Expired medicines, car batteries, used motor oil, tires, housings from electronics

Today maintenance was done at the Playa Centro malecon in coordination with ZOFEMAT and the Municipal Transit officers.We want islanders and visitors to enjoy public spaces in the best conditions!  VIDEO    LINK  
        Personnel with the municipal Federal Zone agency ZOFEMAT, whose director isVladimir Vallejo Molina, and personnel with the Municipal Transit Department, carried out the painting tasks to indicate the parking accesses according to the Municipal Traffic Regulations, using the regulatory colors: white, yellow and red. He also said that among the jobs promoted by the current administration has been making "Playa Centro" an inclusive beach, where an access ramp was built for people with disabilities, in addition to providing special amphibious chairs.
       The municipal government, headed by the municipal president Juan Carrillo Soberanis, is committed to strengthening Isla Mujeres as a world class destination, therefore the coordinated work by the ZOFEMAT staff will be continued, who clean the beaches every day, starting an early hour.

Thur. Nov. 23  Art & Food Fair at the Casa de la Cultura 3p-8p. Information available for participants at the Cultura office between noon and 3p.
There are new rules for participants. See Isla Ads & PSA's on Fb for more information.


Zumba benefit at the Hormiguitas Obreras (worker ants) Park at 6:30p, Friday, Nov. 10 for the young couple whose baby recently died while the mother was in labor. 20 peso donation, and you are invited to bring food donations,  Come and attend, exercise and dance for a good cause!

The 1st Recycling Contest for PET...donate your plastic bottles to the schools listed below to help one of them win 10,000 pesos!!


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

     A new concept in restaurants has opened in Isla Mujeres, known as food park "La Tarima", which is an open-air establishment built with recycled material where breakfast and dinner are offered in a natural environment. 
    Inspired by a love for wood, Daniel Jaimes Leyva, owner of the place, explained that the concept is to rescue and reuse materials to promote recycling.  The furniture was built with pallets, after he that there were a large quantity in Isla Mujeres that were unused.
       He said, "The purpose of 'La Tarima' is to bring a little more awareness and culture to both islanders and tourists regarding the care of the environment, garbage and recycling, since you can use many things that other people sometimes discard." 
      He explained that in addition to serving diners, the location is also intended to be a recreational space, showing independent films and documentaries, as well as providing recycling workshops for children and teenagers on weekends. 
    As part of the project, Jaimes Leyva said that there will be performances of live music, comedy shows and more arts. He concluded by saying, "It is intended that this space will be more than a food center, it will falso used as a cultural space or for artists to express themselves, including those who come to the island and those who are already here." 
    It is located on the road to Garrafón in the colonia Caridad del Cobre, and open from 8am to 2pm and from 6 to 11 at night, with two kitchen areas, offering pizza and waffles, as well as baguettes, and a "green bar" where they offer coffee, smoothies and all kinds of natural juices.

    Father Raúl Sánchez Alonso.said the patron saint festivities would be better organized this year VIDEO   LINK   
     Father Raúl Sánchez Alonso said that the final program is already being worked on in detail, ensuring that this year the festivities will be more organized. They will begin on Nov. 28 with the taking down of the Virgin, and will conclude on Dec. 8. He said that this year the celebration continues for the presence of the Virgin in Isla Mujeres for 500 years, which will be attended by Monsignor Pedro Pablo. The events will include the participation of many horse riders from all over Quintana Roo.  
     He said that different dance groups and cultural groups will also be performing every day in the Town Square, with a commitment from the City government to organize a very traditional festival with the ring and mechanical games, just like there was last year.
       The priest said, "These holidays are an opportunity to spread the faith and to preserve the traditions of the people of Isla Mujeres, who are so close to the Virgin Mary, especially for the protection she has given."

The crew of the Mia Fernanda took sixth place in the fishing tournament XII Campeonato Nacional de Pesca Deportiva held in Altata, Sinaloa  LINK
 The team consisted of Abrahan Garcia, Fernando Ballote, René Chalé and Omar Núñez at this national tournament. The circumstances in the boat were not in their favor on the first day, when they were only able to fish for two hours when they caught a dorado that placed them in the tenth place. The second day was more successful, when they managed to catch a large sailfish and a dorado, which placed them in sixth place at the close of the competition.

Municipal government improves the image of Playa Centro LINK   

An informational talk on "Prevention of harassment and sexual harassment at work" LINK  
The 15 hour workshop is being held for public employees on November 9 and 10, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., in the multipurpose room of the Community Development Center of Isla Mujeres. 
     "The workshop is conducted by the National Women's Institute, through IQM and via the organizations that serve women in the 11 municipalities of Quintana Roo, and the purpose of this is to prevent harassment in government agencies, knowing the way in which it occurs and how to avoid it, in such a way that employees can develop fully in their jobs without feeling bothered, said the director of the Municipal Women's Court, Miriam Trejo. Lion.

Children's baseball game Friday at 5pm at the Children's Baseball field.

Homage was paid to musician Emiliano Martinez Perez LINK  


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

"Uncle Emiliano" will remain in our memories  
Quedará en la memoria el “Tío Emiliano”[+] Ver mas
   The Mayor unveiled the plaque in honor of Emiliano Martinez Perez outside the Multi-use room at the Casa de la Cultura, who passed away on August 14 at 94 years of age, and this tribute was held for his birthday. His relatives said he learned to play guitar in a self-taught manner, at eight years old, that he gave voice to songs by important composers of theTrova Isleña, remembering around a thousand compositions by heart, with an unmistakable voice that was compared to the Cuban singer Bienvenido Granda.

Date to be set for taxi union election
Ya se maneja una fecha para renovar el gremio taxistas. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
   A new date for the election is being considered before the end of November, and the tentative date could be Nov. 25th.

35 cases of decompression among lobster fishermen so far this season
Complicado periodo de captura de langosta [+] Ver masFull article at this link
    This lobster catching season, which began in July and finishes at the end of February, has been one of the worst in terms of cases of decompression, with 35 cases treated at the hyperbaric chamber so far this season. According to information from the medical staff of the hyperbaric chamber, the high incidence is due to the fact that each time fishermen are diving into deeper waters, from 30 meters and deeper, where it is a very risky situation because to the effort they must make to capture the lobsters while in the middle of a strong sea current that exists in that area of the Yucatan Channel.
   The most recent case was Faustino Gaspar May, 25, of the Caribe cooperative, received treatment in the chamber on Tuesday due symptoms in his arm which had persisted since Sunday. He was diagnosed with a mild, type 1 case and treated at Table 9 for 45 minutes inside the chamber. This relieved the pain caused by a bubble of nitrogen in the fisherman's arm, and he was advised not to return to work immediately, and to rest and recover for several days. 
    There have been some fishermen who have had repeated cases, because they are more at risk if they have already had decompression, and over forty years of age. Those who dive are encouraged to eat a healthy diet and to avoid or reduce their alcohol consumption. 


 Noticias de  Diario de Quintana Roo's Isla articles & photos LINK
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November Events
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Tuesday, Nov. 1 All Saint's Day   Dia de los Muertos (for the departed children)
In Isla, families clean and decorate their loved ones graves, where their visits are private moments, unlike the all-night, public vigils that are traditional in some places. Hanal Pixan means "Food for the Souls" in Mayan. Altars are created in homes featuring photos of the deceased, with offerings of their favorite foods, and often include candles, copal incense, marigold flower petals, and papel picada (paper with cut-out designs). Try some seasonal Pibi Pollo tamales & Pan de los Muertos pastry. Wednesday, Nov. 2  All Soul's Day   Dia de los Muertos

Thurs. Nov. 2 All Soul's Day Dia de los Muertos
At the cemetery at 6pm, participants in the silent procession (featuring Dia de los Muertos costumes/makeup and traditional garments) will gather and walk down Hidalgo to the Town Square and then up Guerrero to the Casa de la Cultura for the "Festival de las Animas (Souls) 2017", which includes a contest of Catrinas, a Tzompantli, (altars built by cultures of ancient Mexico), and altars representative of the states of Querétaro, Nayarit, Michoacán, Chihuahua, and the state of Mexico. AND....
8pm Town Square Noches Magicas Dance performances by Cancun High School IV and two folklorico troupes from Cozumel. (These are all free events)

Fri. Nov. 3 Online auction begins for the benefit of Isla Mujeres Diabetes Clinic charity.

Fri. Nov. 3 at 5p: Casa Cultura conference about indigenous celebrations in Mexico for Dia de los Muertos (in Spanish).

Sat. Nov. 4 at 6:30p a procession featuring traditional clothing from different regions of Mexico starting at the Town Square church and going thru the downtown streets. AND...

7:30p Noches Magicas performances on the Town Square featuring two troupes including the Folklorico Troupe of Quintana Roo and the closure of the Dance conference event.

Full moon Sat, Nov. 4
                                                                    Sunset ~6p
Nov. 4  6:58
Nov. 5  7:51
Nov. 6   8:48
Nov. 7  9:47
Nov. 8  10:48
Nov. 9  11:49

Sun. Nov. 5 at 7p: Noches Magicas on the Town Square. Hanal Pixan altar Competition and performances by the Isla Mujeres Añoranzas dance troupe and the folklorico dance troupe Al Son del Corazon  Free

Wednesday, Nov. 8, at the Casa de la Cultura there will be an homage to Emiliano Martinez Perez who was a founder of the musical group Trova Islena. Free.

 Fri. Nov. 10 at 6:30: Hormiguitas Obreras (worker ants) Park. Zumba benefit for the young couple whose baby recently died while the mother was in labor. 20 peso donation, and you are invited to bring food donations. Come and attend, exercise and dance for a good cause!

Sun. Nov. 12 Noches Magicas on the Town Square 8p Free Anniversary special with a comedian.

Mural Festival at the Cañotal Mercado
Nov. 13-14 Artists arrive, clean up & set up, volunteers welcome.
Nov. 15-17 Public welcome to visit & interact while the artists paint.
Nov. 18-19 Exhibition: Come & see the art inspired by the founding families of isla and hear about their stories being told through the art.
Nov. 20 Casa de la Cultura Exhibition & Sale of artists' paintings to raise money for a new roof at "Julio Sauri" primary public school.

Fri. Nov. 17 Fundraiser Gala to benefit Isla Diabetes Clinic at aMar Cocina Peruana 6p Cocktails  7pDinner 5 course meal 9pm doors open to general pubic for drinks & dancing & a fantastic array of musicians. Tickets 450p/$25usd  PayPal address is: Or PM Karen Rosenberg The ticket includes one cocktail. Starting Fri. Nov. 3 there will be an online auction that will end that evening. LINK to auction. 

Fri.-Mon Nov. 17-20  Buen Fin Discount shopping (Like "Black Friday" in the US)

Sun. Nov. 19 Noches Magicas on the Town Square 8p Free

Mon. Nov. 20 Revolutionary Day  There is usually a parade that starts around 8a (TBA), usually on Rueda Medina downtown with a lot of kid cuteness in Revolutionary era and military costumes, as well as choreographed routines and acrobatics.

Thur. Nov. 23  Art & Food Fair at the Casa de la Cultura 3p-8p. Information available for participants at the Cultura office between noon and 3p.

Sat & Sun Nov. 25 & 26 Biker Fest 2017 
    Sat. noon: Registration Saturday's activities are at the airfield
                2p  convivencia (meet & greet)
              3:30  Official opening ceremonies
                 4p  Tour around the island and official photo 
                 5p Quarter mile competition 
               6:30  Stunt show performance by PDC
                  7p Various activities, contests, and surprises until 10p
                 11:30  evening concludes

Sun. Nov. 26 10a-1p Playa Centro with competitions, activities, entertainment

Sun. Nov. 26 Noches Magicas on the Town Square 8p Free

Tue. Nov. 28-Dec. 8  Sacred Heart of Jesus Church Annual Festival with events nightly in the Town Square, and a carnival. 

Sources Weather Information:
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).
 LINK to a private weather station on Isla Mujeres (In English).

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