Friday, November 17, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, November 17

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At the 27th Regular City Council Session, an agreement was approved regarding the CFE (Federal Electrical Commission) and the DAP tax to improve public lighting. LINK    

The mayor explained that currently the CFE (Federal Electrical Commission) collects this 5% tax under the Law for Public Lighting (DAP / l Derecho del Alumbrado Público). This agreement establishes the terms and conditions for the City to use the funds from this tax for the placement of more luminaries or other services for the benefit of the islanders. This tax is collected by the CFE with as part of the payment of electrical bills.

Improving sports areas in Isla Mujeres including the renovation of the Bicentenario Dome. LINK
 Among other actions undertaken by the municipal president in support of sports and sports facilities is the rehabilitation of the "Las Hormiguitas Obreras" park, the outdoor gymnasium, and the remodeling of the rapid soccer field and the downtown basketball court "José del Carmen Pastrana "Currently, the City of Isla Mujeres is working on the rehabilitation of the "Bicentennial" dome, in which handball is practiced, a sport which the municipal president has encouraged and supported fully. 
  He also extended an invitation to the baseball game on Sunday Nov. 19, the l ‘Clásico Isleño’ between the ‘Pescadores’ and the ‘Cockteleros', both of Isla Mujeres. (This article also includes information about sports facility construction on the mainland part of the municipality.)


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

A cable fell on Rueda Medina Avenue, causing traffic to be diverted, and personnel with Civil Protection responded. VIDEO   

Isla Mujeres will attend the Fourth National Pueblos Magicos Fair in Monterrey on November 17-19  LINK   
Jesús Castillo Magaña, Isla Mujeres Director of Tourism, said that together with Bacalar and Tulum, Isla Mujeres will represent Quintana Roo at this event that is expected to attract ~20,000 people.The delegation from Isla Mujeres will have exhibitors promoting attractions of the island including its beaches, cuisine, traditions, and customs. 
      He said, "We will include an artisan, a young woman who is going to exhibit the best of her work based on shells, as well as an exhibitor to present the island's cuisine, which include ceviches and fish".
    This fourth National Fair had a date change because of the unfortunate events that occurred with the earthquakes in Mexico, and now the 111 Pueblos Magicos are gathering together for this event.

Diabetes Clinic held for the first time in the Continental Zone  LINK  

The program of events for the Patron Saint Festivities will include be a great number of horse riders, maritime procession, dance presentations, caravan procession, bull ring and carnival games & children's rides, with improved organization. LINK   


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Patron Saint festivities begin Nov. 28
Isla Mujeres estará de fiesta ] Ver masFull article at this link
The organizing committee of the celebration of the patron saint of Isla Mujeres, Our Lady of Immaculate Conception, announced the festive program to begin this November 28 and conclude on December 8, during a press conference at the Church of the same name. More than 20 groups will participate including fishing and tourism services cooperatives, youth and women's groups, police and business groups, and others. 
   In addition, a group of riders said they expect to participate in a parade from the Convention Center to the colonias then to the ring ("ruedo" which is presumably the bull ring which is usually set up at the north end of the airfield), where there will be a gathering, on the afternoon of Dec. 12. (Dia de Guadalupe, the Patron Saint of Mexico). About 100 riders are expected to participate.
    On Nov. 28th, the Virgin icon will be taken down from her niche in the afternoon, and there will be a procession, which will open the festival and be led by the Bishop of the Prelature Cancún-Chetumal, Monsignor Pedro Pablo Elizondo Cárdenas. He will also participate in the inauguration of the photographic exhibition in the wing of the church, which includes 80 images showing the Catholic tradition of the festivals honoring the Virgin in the past decades. 
     It is recalled that in May, the Immaculate Conception parish unveiled a fresco in the interior of the Church showing the arrival of Catholicism 500 years ago to this corner of the country. 
    The organizers of the  Patron Saint festivities spoke about progress, plans, security, cultural, and recreational activities, noting that this is also an effort to promote faith in God to achieve harmony in a society that faces spiritual problems which divide families, and therefore the community.

Revenue Law for 2018 presented to Congress   
Entregan proyecto de Ley de Ingreso 2018+] Ver masFull article at this link
 This information has been translated already.

Committed to the creation of quality public spaces   
Comprometido con creación de espacios públicos de calidad. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
 See City section.

More than 150 diabetics benefit from clinic in Continental Zone   
Atienden a más de 150 diabéticos[+] Ver masFull article at this link
    The Diabetic Clinic at the UBR facility in the Continental Zone had 153 participants, who were given a total of 100 glucometers, which provide an instant blood glucose result, and the patients were also taught how to use them. Glucose screenings were given, nutritional information was provided, and free reading glasses were distributed. Volunteers providing the clinic included paramedics, nurses, and nutritionists who traveled from Puerto Morelos, Isla Mujeres, Cancun and the United States " .
    The Diabetes clinic is in its tenth year, and this year there were 350 islanders treated and 153 people in the Continental Zone, in an effort toward prevention, management, and treatment of this disease, which is the leading cause of death in Mexico. 


 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.

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

 Nov. 13-17 Mon-Fri Recycling Week 10a-2p at the Mundaca Hacienda Palapa Exchange recyclables for plants. (See IMN&E on Nov. 10 for translation)

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

 Nov. 28-Dec. 8 Annual Festivities honoring the Patron Saint: Our Lady of Immaculate Conception

Sources for 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   

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