Sunday, November 12, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, Nov. 12

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          Come and celebrate a year of "Noches Magicas" in Isla Mujeres.  Come and have fun with all of your family at the special edition that will be presented tomorrow, Sunday, with the comic show of Tila María Sesto, free of charge.
       In order to provide Isla Mujeres families with quality cultural shows and promote local talent, the Isla Mujeres municipal president, Juan Carrillo Soberanis, in  coordination with the Institute of Culture and the Arts, headed by Rubén Pérez Martín, has provided free performances on Sunday evenings for "Isla Mujeres Noches Magicas", which is celebrating its first anniversary. This special edition will feature the comedian Óscar Martínez Domínguez, known for his character "Tila María Sesto", and acknowledgments will be given to all the groups that have participated throughout the past year's 45 "Magic Nights".


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Zumba instructors held 'super class' to benefit young couple LINK  
   Zumba instructors from Isla Mujeres gave a super class of Zumba for the benefit of the young Elda Núñez and César Ruíz, who have limited resources, and in recent days suffered the loss of their baby during labor, which they have alleged involved medical malpractice, and is currently under investigation. 
      Instructors, Margely Gómez, Karime Moreno and Adrián Velázquez organized this class in which a large number of practitioners of this fitness discipline participated, who danced and exercised in the Hormiguitas Obreras park, for over an hour on Friday night. A 20 peso donation was requested as well as grocery items, and the donations were delivered to Ms. Nunez that evening, who expressed her appreciation. The young couple have lost their jobs and have allegedly not received assistance from any agencies. 
   It is noted that the Zumba instructors previously assisted other causes including the earthquake victims and the Isla Mujeres Rehabilitation Facility CRIM.


Baltazar Gómez Catzín, president of the New Earth Association, (Asociación Nueva Tierra), said that before the end of this month, they expect the paperwork to be available to continue with the titling process with the National Institute of Sustainable Land (INSUS) (regarding lots for development on the mainland part of the municipality). LINK  


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Neighborhood group would clean public spaces  
Grupo vecinal limpiará espacios públicos [+] Ver masFull article at this link

Víctor Román Arriaga, a small businessman who is always concerned about improving the image of this vacation destination, announced that a neighborhood work committee has been set up to clean up the main tourism sites of interest in downtown Isla Mujeres. He and his colleagues who support this proposal also want cooperation from the businesses regarding regulations about no blocking walkways and public spaces, and they note there is a lack of enforcement from the municipal authorities. 
   Mr Roman Arriaga produced a number of photographs from Hidalgo Avenue demonstrating bad practices with booths, barriers, signs, occupation of sidewalks, and invasion into the street beyond the boundaries allowed by the regulations. He asked the reporter to walk and witness this disorder and uncleanliness on Hidalgo from the street "Madero" to the municipal cemetery, "Adolfo López Mateos" and to "Guerrero", noting that municipal officials "refuse to see it and to put it in order." The reporter observed invasion into the sidewalks and streets by merchandise displays, signs, garbage, lumber, stoves, temporary steps, and debris, as well as overgrown green spaces. 
   He wants to see that business owners cleaning, providing order and a good image for tourism, now that Isla Mujeres is Pueblo Magico. "We can not continue as we are, we have to act responsibly as entrepreneurs," he said after finishing the tour.

Organizing young workers   
Se organizan jóvenes obreros .. [+] Ver masFull article at this link

 A group of young workers organized and had a swearing in ceremony, of the Youth Committee of the Workers 'and Peasants' Revolutionary Confederation (CROC) union. The president of the Youth Committee is Antonio Coronado Martinez.

Precautions for small boats due to cold front  
Precaución a la navegación[+] Ver masFull article at this link  
   In accordance with the CONAGUA National Weather Commission forecast, due to Cold Front #7 which arrived on Saturday, the Civil Protection agency recommended precautions for small boats and nautical activities in the Yucatan Channel on Sunday and Monday, and the Isla Mujeres Harbor Master issued restrictions for small boats.
    The usual advice is given about taking protections during sudden drops in temperature, particularly in rural communities at night among elderly people and small children.

Free help for diabetics  
Apoyo masivo a diabéticos [+] Ver masFull article at this link
    Islanders with diabetes are invited to visit the CRIM (Municipal Rehabilitation Center) in colonia La Gloria on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 9am for free services, provided by an organization that includes local and foreign volunteers. They will provide free blood glucose screening with glucometers, as well as providing the glucometers, and strips, with education about using them and nutritional information. Reading glasses will also be provided, for free. Diabetics who are frequent patients at the local medical institutions have already been invited, and anyone who has begun noticing symptoms is also welcome to attend.
   The DIF, social service agency, is supporting this effort and providing use of the CRIM facilities, and a clinic is also being held in Rancho Viejo on Thursday the 16th at the Rehabilitation facility UBR.
 Organizer of the event, Karen Rosenberg thanked their sponsor Medwish and the DIF, along with the many tourists and volunteers who love our community and have donated their money and time to make these clinics possible.
     The World Health Organization (WHO) reported that the number of people with diabetes has increased from 108 million in 1980 to 422 million in 2014. The global prevalence in adults (over 18) has increased from 4.7% to 8.5% in that period.
    The prevalence of the disease has increased more rapidly in the middle and lower income countries. It is a significant cause of blindness, renal failure, myocardial infarction, stroke and lower limb amputation. 
      It is estimated that in 2015 diabetes was the direct cause of 1.6 million deaths. Another 2.2 million deaths were attributable to hyperglycemia in 2012. Approximately. According to WHO projections, the disease will be the seventh cause of mortality in 2030.
    NOTE:  WHO reported that diabetes was the leading cause of death in Mexico in 2016, responsible for 14.7% of Mexico's deaths, which was over 76,000 lives. Scientists predict that by 2050, half of Mexico's population will suffer from diabetes.


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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 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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