Monday, September 1, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Monday, September 1 The Afternoon Edition

The second issue of The Isla Mujeres Magazine to benefit Isla charities will be published soon, featuring  a variety of talented writers and photographers! Thank-you to everyone who has visited & shared it! 
Check out the Charity document, patronize the supportive businesses & visit the blogs of the talented contributors! Contact me at westofcuba@gmail.com if you'd like to donate $15 to your fav charity, for an ad. Good causes, good exposure. 100% is contributed. Donations will be totaled, published & turned over to the charities in September...some have already been donated.
Update...The content & layout are finished, and awaiting publication, while I am creating & posting the new ads. It is going slowly because I am busy with other things, your patience is appreciated.     Feel free to copy & share the Charity document! Telling your friends about the Magazine & sharing links helps Isla Charities, too. Your support is appreciated & small efforts add up to big differences. Thanks! 


This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte 


   Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....






Hyperbaric chamber: More uses

Ante amplio número de usos: Encargado

Lanrry PARRA
The manager of the hyperbaric chamber said that it has multiple uses in addition treating fishermen-divers for decompression. He said a person is being treated for diabetic foot with ten sessions, a minor is being treated for osteomyelitis (brittle bones) with 20 sessions, and a woman of 53 is being treated with 20 sessions who suffered a stroke and has osteomyelitis.  (Osteomyelitis is bones that are inflamed and/or infected, "brittle bones" usually refers to osteogenesis.)
ISLA MUJERES, 31 de agosto.-r.

Administration of Agapito seeks "Pueblo Magico" designation  

Administración de Agapito realiza gestiones para obtener distinción



Lanrry PARRA
    In addition to seeking the distinction of Blue Flag Certification, the current administration is working toward obtaining Pueblo Mágico designation. These recognitions would be beneficial to the tourism industry in Isla Mujeres.The directors in the municipal administration have been instructed to participate in a project to meet the requirements.
    This weekend the state Secretary of Tourism announced in the media that federal resources will be sought for the recovery and maintenance of beaches in Cozumel, Tulum, and Holbox; to give recognition to  four towns for Pueblo Magico designation (Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Tulum, Holbox, and Isla Mujeres); and to accelerate projects for tourism infrastructure.
    Weeks ago, Agapito Magana Sanchez, the mayor of Isla Mujeres, instructed the Secretary General of the City Council, César Poot Pérez, to meet with the various municipal directors regarding the federal guidelines and requirements to obtain the recognition of Pueblo Magico status. Each director took on specific and precise commitments and responsibilities, to be met with strict professionalism and discipline, toward this goal. In September, a second meeting will be held to review progress, and consider what further measures are needed to meet each of the requirements.

ISLA MUJERES, 31 de agosto.-

Integration of tourism service providers for opening of new maritime terminal 

A la par de apertura de nueva terminal marítima, sostiene gerente de Apiqroo

Lanrry PARRA
   The manager of the Port Authority of Quintana Roo in Isla Mujeres, Jazmin Perez Gaytan, said that when the terminal becomes operational, it should include most or all of the services and tourism service providers inside, including representatives for businesses offering whale shark tours, diving, boat tours, and golf carts. Additionally they intend to establish the businesses selling souvenirs/crafts, selling local foods, and the booth that sells tickets for transport from Isla Mujeres to Puerto Juarez and from Isla Mujeres to Gran Puerto.  
    They are seeking to organize the new terminal so the visitors and resident users flow through smoothly to the area of the information booths, and to facilitate the work of the porters, taxi drivers, and the tourism service providers. The idea is that all services will be properly marked and housed within the building. 
     The general intent is to put the building into operation while all the parties involved continue working. Resources of about 30 million have been invested in the terminal, and it has been a year and a half since the construction order was issued in February, 2013.
ISLA MUJERES, 31 de agosto.-




 Tvisla Mujeres










Noticias de  Quequi......




Seeking the title of Pueblo Magico


Noticias de Diario Respuesta...








 
 por esto


Port closed
Cierra el puerto[+] Ver mas
The effects of tropical wave #25 caused the closure of the port, and this is expected to continue on Monday when the forecast includes continued winds, rain, and large waves. The flow of tourists continued in a relative manner, and you could see visitors traveling around the island in golf carts enjoying the day with a little sun and without heavy rains, but many of the recreational boats that bring tourists from Cancun were taking precautions.
     Little activity was noted on the beaches and shortly after noon some rain began, which happened again at night when heavy rain fell, but there was no flooding, although there were some odors from some of the storm drains. The ferries are maintaining their normal schedules, serving the residents and the visitors.
     The Harbor Master, Ismael Gonzalez Gil confirmed that the port was closed for navigation by small boats, and tourist activities on the water, such as visiting Isla Contoy and swimming with the whale sharks, were suspended due to the arrival of the tropical system.
      The weather forecasts include strong winds from the southeast at 25-35 kilometers per hour, which will make coastal activities impossible for boats under 40 feet, and caution is recommended for the larger boats in the area.
     The port will probably remain closed until Tuesday, when its reopening will be dependent on the weather. Travel agents and frequent visitors who seek to visit in September can see a live video of playa norte on the internet, and, according to hoteliers, this weather risks a negative effect for this destination.

Neighbors complain about slaughterhouse
El rastro, nido de alimañasVer mas
 Neighbors of the municipal slaughterhouse are complaining about the facility. Roman Elizondo said it is difficult to sleep when there are screams from the animals being slaughtered, and now there are weeds that need to be cleaned away. He said this situation has gone on for years, save for exceptions. There are complaints about drinkers who hang around by the open entrance, that the structure is old, and that the government has no budget to make improvements.

Residents complain about drinkers
Antros clandestinos por doquier [+] Ver mas
Some residents are complaining about people who drink near stores that sell alcohol, and that the drinkers cruise around violating public peace. The residents say people are drunk near their homes, urinate in public, and set a bad example for children in the area. They want police and authorities to intervene. This is said to happen both in the colonias, for example on Jeral street near the municipal Rastro and the dome, as well as downtown, for example on northern Hidalgo near the Servifresco, a few meters from the cemetery.





  This blog is brought to you by....
MaraVilla Caribe   Bed & Beach
   Three rentals with large glass doors overlooking our white sand beach and the beautiful Caribbean sea, with  kitchenettes & free WIFI. In the coastal neighborhood of  Bachilleres, among upscale villas & boutique hotelitos, convenient to downtown or the colonias, yet separate.  Quiet & Private.   
Free amenities such as hammocks, bikes, outdoor shower, portable beach chairs & beach towels, washer, loungers & BBQ. Breathtaking panoramic views from the rooftop terrace. Upstairs room also available.   Downtown is  ~ a mile away; if you don't feel like walking or biking, flag a $2 taxi or hop on the bus. We also have room for parking,You can enjoy the music & crowds downtown, then come home our quiet neighborhood of Bachilleres where you'll  sleep to the sounds of the sea.$275/$325/$425 wk   $40/50/$65nt  Monthly Discounts

View from rooms
Small room
Large room
Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the traditional neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. Stroll five minutes down the coastal sidewalk to Mango Cafe or Monchi's,shop at Chedraui or visit restaurants, bars, & beach clubs; minutes away by bike or on foot. Our guests recommend the Yoga classes a couple villas away at hotelito Casa Ixchel. Fresh juice, produce & tortillas a few blocks away in the village, as well as a variety of other stores and small local restaurants

 Charity Info
See tab at top of page!

Donation Drop offs:
Red Cross:  Social Justicia Restaurant (south of ferry terminal, north of car ferry)

 Books for Grade School Reading Program, Items for Isla Animals, Diabetes Supplies, Shoes for the Kids, Items for Little Yellow School House...Barlitos @ Marina Paraiso
Karen Rosenberg's 
NEED DIABETES SUPPLIES FOR OCTOBER DIABETES CLINIC: We have been doing Diabetes Clinics on Isla Mujeres for five years, with more local residents participating annually. This is a joint project of bilingual social workers, nurses, and other health care professionals originally from the USA, working with Isleno community partners. Diabetes is now the primary cause of death in Mexico.
We are in great need of donations of glucometers and strips, specifically these brands: Contour, Contour Next and OneTouch. Many doctor's offices, clinics and hospitals discard strips that are almost expired. Strips are actually still effective for at least a year after expiration dates so often those are the ones that are most often donated. If you have any contact with medical professionals or pharmaceutical reps, you can often get current supplies. We can also use lancets, lancet devices, alcohol pads, and syringes.
The next clinic will be in October 2014. Contact Karen Rosenberg at kfrlisw@gmail.com or Kathy Ennis at kathy@kathyandkeith.mx or FB either of us. We accept monetary donations too and will buy strips to bring down.
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Music 

 Sept 5 Los Cafres at Poc Na

 

Linkto video above

 John Cain's schedule   
Tuesday, Cafe Del Mar, solo, 8 to 10 pm
Thurs, Marina Paraiso 7-9 pm 
Saturday, The Sunset Grill, solo, 630 to 830 pm
Sunday  Comono at El Patio, The Sol Rockers  6:30-8:30

Comono 
 Ryan Rickman Friday - Tuesday at 8 - 11 pm (Fridays 9 pm - 12)
 Fabio Thursdays and Sundays 6:30 - 8 pm ...
 John Cain 6:30-8:30 Fridays 
Wednesdays & Thursdays live music with a band that rotates starting at 8:30-11 pm.
(This schedule may be altered for low season)

Javier Martinez Cen La Banda Sin Nombre has played for 12 years at Faynes, we needed some days off, so less than a year a go, we let the band Radios play for us (at the same stage same time), they are great! LBSN play Weds/Saturday from 10:30 till 12, Fridays and Saturdays we also play next door, at Adelitas, just salsa music, from 12:39 till 2:00 
  
Banda Sin Nombre at Chuuk Kay 3:30p Sat & Sun


Domingo Salsa en Vivo con ¡¡Puro Sabor - Salsa Cubana !! ::  Sunday Live Salsa with ¡¡Puro Sabor - Salsa Cubana !! + Gratis/FREE Chilpachole Pa' la Cruda! + Tragos/Drinks + SUP & Kayak :: See You There!! / No Falten!! 
Fenix 
 Sat ~2p Frequencia (maybe)
       Sun ~2p  Salsa 
Weekday's ~2p.. Various artists including
Chucho (Jesus Campezino) Tues & Thurs, Cuban & Caribbean & Latin music Wed, Fri Discontinued for low season



You may find live music after 9 or 10 on Hidalgo at Fayne's, La Terraza, or  Comono, and at Poc Na Hostel.

Saturday afternoon ~3-5 Cuban music at Veradara's Cuban restaurant


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 On August 31, about 500 athletes, both Mexican and international, are expected to participate in an open water swimming competition, Competencia de Nado de Aguas Abiertas, at Playa Norte/North Beach. The swimmers will travel distances between 250 meters and five kilometers, with the course being defined by a rectangle of buoys off Playa Norte. Dozens of foreigners are expected to participate, especially from the United States.

September Events

Turtle Release...date & time TBA.
Sunrise ~6:30am
Sunset ~7pm at start of month and ~6:30 at end of month

Sept 4  Art Fair Town Square 5:30-9:30pm
Sept 6 8a Procession to Isla Contoy of Virgin of Caridad de Cobre from pier of the Lancheros (north of Magana ferry pier)
Sept 15 Midnight at town square: Grito de Dolores
Sept 16  Independence day
Sept 23  Equinox

Moonrise over the Caribbean (Sunset ~7p)
Sept 24   6:32pm   
Sept 25   7:10pm   Full Moon
Sept 26   7:46pm
Sept 27   8:23pm
Sept 28   9pm
Sept 29   9:39pm
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SUMMER-FALL

Whale Shark Season ...ends Sept 15
It is Sea Turtle Mating & Nesting season
Red & Blue crabs are migrating to the sea for spawning during full moons

Turtle releases August-Sept dates TBA, usually only a day or two in advance Caribbean-Mayan Cultural Festival  TBA Nov?

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Sunday, August 31, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, August 31 The Afternoon Edition

The second issue of The Isla Mujeres Magazine to benefit Isla charities will be published in August!, featuring  a variety of talented writers and photographers! Thank-you to everyone who has visited & shared it! 
Check out the Charity document, patronize the supportive businesses & visit the blogs of the talented contributors! Contact me at westofcuba@gmail.com if you'd like to donate $15 to your fav charity, for an ad. Good causes, good exposure. 100% is contributed. Donations will be totaled, published & turned over to the charities in August...some have already been donated.
Update...The content & layout are finished, and awaiting publication, while I am now creating & posting the new ads. It is going slowly because I am busy with other things, your patience is appreciated.     Feel free to copy & share the Charity document! Telling your friends about the Magazine & sharing links helps Isla Charities, too. Your support is appreciated & small efforts add up to big differences. Thanks! 


This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte 


  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....






Opening postponed

Maritime terminal will be in operation before September 15th

Terminal marítima comenzará a operar antes del 15 de septiembre



Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 30 de agosto.-
It appears the opening of the maritime terminal will not occur this weekend as was announced, because there are some irregularities that need correcting before the construction company turns it over to the SCT, Department of Communication and Transportation. One of the employees of the Port Authority, API, said  problems were found with some of the lights in the bathrooms, after they were left on overnight. The construction project began a year and a half ago, and has had an investment of over 25 million pesos.

Durante primera quincena de septiembre

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 30 de agosto.-
A five day workshop will be held for wheelchair basketball during the second week in September, hosted by the DIF, social service agency. It will be held at the court in colonia Meteorological called "Las Hormiguitas", at times to be announced. "These clinics are not only aimed at people in wheelchairs who have a disability, but to all those who want to learn everything about wheelchair basketball, such as coaches, assistants and players of the sport in general," said Jacinto Ríos Nájera.



 Tvisla Mujeres




Harbor Master decides to close port to navigation by small vessels at 10:30. // Rain predicted for tomorrow.
La capitanía de Puerto de #IslaMujeres determinó cerrar el Puerto a la navegación menor a partir de las 10:30//Prevén lluvias para mañana

Noticias de  Quequi......




Offering an alternative for diabetics

  • Promueven alternativa para diabéticos

    Salud

    Promueven alternativa para diabéticos

    31 de agosto de 2014 
    The director of the General Hospital,  David Valenzo Loaeza, said the hyperbaric chamber in Isla Mujeres could be helpful for patients with diabetes. He explained that this disease is a serious public health problem, which can be complicated over years by not following a specific diet and taking proper care. 
        He said diabetics are prone to ulcers in the lower extremities, which do not heal easily, causing a problem commonly known as "Diabetic Foot", which can become serious and end in amputation. He explained, "Many people neglect the ulcer, which can easily become infected. A serious symptom is the loss of feeling in the extremity and a bad odor, therefore it is important to see a doctor every day for cleaning." 
          Treating this condition in the hyperbaric chamber is not new, and there have been several patients who have been treated with good results, including from Chetumal, Cancun, Merida, and Campeche. He said although many sessions are needed to achieve excellent healing, in the end the goal is achieved, which is hard to attain with other methods of care. Upon entering the hyperbaric chamber, people are subjected to pressure and deep oxygenation, killing bacteria, reducing the infection, and healing the diabetic foot.

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.-
  • Cierra puerto a navegación menor
      Closing the port for small boats

    Clima

    Cierra puerto a navegación menor

    0 31 de agosto de 2014

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.-
  • Aumenta los casos de descompresión
    More cases of decompression 

    Salud

    Aumenta los casos de descompresión

    0 30 de agosto de 2014 
    Yesterday a young fisherman nearly lost his life while diving, from both decompression and inhaling oils used on the compressor. Twenty-four year old Abisael Tum Chan was unconscious when he was urgently admitted to the General Hospital of Isla Mujeres. Initially it was thought he had  suffered severe decompression, but the doctors had to use resuscitation and stabilized him with IV solutions. He had an inflamed stomach and spots on his right arm, which indicated the problem was not simply decompression. 
           After he was stabilized and had given consent, he underwent intensive treatment for five and a half hours inside the chamber. According to the patient, he made three dives to 140 feet deep, staying down the first time for 30 minutes, and the two following dives took 45 minutes. He is a member of the cooperative "Caribe", and he felt much better after treatment, only having slight dizziness, and he should return for more care. There have already been 30 cases of decompression.

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.-
  • Adoptan playa en el mar Caribe
    Adopting Caribbean beach 

    Turistas

    Adoptan playa en el mar Caribe

    0 30 de agosto de 2014 
    Tourists who are amazed by the beaches of Isla Mujeres have begun to use a new site that previously had not been considered as a public beach because it is very difficult to access. It is located along the coastal perimeter road of the Caribbean sea, a few meters from the Trash Transfer facility. Tourists who rent golf carts take the opportunity to cool off and swim there, even if it is just for a few minutes. 
        Authorities say this beach forms in some seasons and disappears sometimes, and acknowledged there is a need for better access and even some trash cans. It is noted that visitors to the site know that risks exist on beaches along the Caribbean Sea, and while this area is free of rocks that can cause accidents, it could be open in certain seasons when the currents are calm.
          Upon taking a tour of the site, it was found that a number of tourists frequent the site daily and insist the only danger they encountered was during access because of the quantity of rocks that exist by the road. They said it would be a good idea to provide a ramp or stairs so people can walk down and enjoy these beaches.They acknowledged that this beach is not as calm as those at the north end of the island, but there are tourists who are expert swimmers who want to enjoy themselves and the sun.

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.- .

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...





Educational equivalency exams

Aplican exámenes a educandos

  • Written by Diario Respuesta  Jesus Molina
  • Category: Isla Mujeres

This weekeind  the "Coordinación 03 of Cancún & Isla Mujeres" of the State Institute for Education of Youth and Adults (Instituto Estatal para la Educación de los Jóvenes y Adultos)  (IEEA), is offering registration for students who have had an interruption in their education and want to resume their education, and they are offering literacy classes, said Juan Ramón Góngora Canto. During the remainder of the year, they will offer special exams to allow students to complete their level of education on a monthly schedule, ans well as exams for people who have not had the opportunity to learn to read and write or to complete their basic education.
     In "Coordination 03" there are 954 people who are reported to be inactive of whom 134 have not complete the basic education (illiterates), 243 have not completed primary school, and 577 haven't complete middle school. The exams and the preparation classes are offered at the CROC union (Confederación Revolucionaria de Obreros y Campesinos) facilities in Supermazana 63
Read more: Aplican exámenes a educandos


 
 por esto

Course about transparency
Aterrizan curso de transparencia[+] Ver mas
This information was already translated.

Announcement for basic level courses
Lanzan convocatoria para cursar nivel básico[+] Ver mas
 By Ovidio Lopez
 
Román Maldonado, of the CROC union announced they are encouraging workers to complete their primary and middle school educations and achieve equivalency certification, for free. They will also be offering basic English courses for waiters, bartenders, administrators and other specialties at a special price on Fridays and Saturdays. The 8 week course will cost 1700 pesos, and the hours are from 9a-1p and 2p - 6p. The Harmon Hall Institute has an agreement with the union, offering this discount of nearly 50 percent. 
      The IEEA agency, with the CROC union, are promoting a schedule of free courses for persons over 15 years of age to complete middle school equivalency, and for those over 10 to complete grade school. The Community Hall is open for registration Monday thru Friday from 9a-4p and on Saturday from 9a -2p. The course lasts six months, and they must present 2 materials for each month, or submit  the diagnostic exam that covers 12 materials. Then their certification is delivered in 2 months. The required documents are listed in the article.


Preparing for a tropical wave
Toman previsiones por onda tropical[+] Ver mas
The port authorities and the staff of Civil Protection are prepared for the increased winds and waves caused by Tropical Wave #25 that are (were) expected on Saturday. The port may possibly be closed on Saturday, and on Sunday this is considered a reality, since when the weather was 425 kilometers off the coast, it had a 10% chance of developing into a hurricane.
      No interruption of ferry service is scheduled, but the will comply with any request from authorities. Heavy rains are expected, which the storm drains will discharge into the sea. The salina lakes are at low levels, so they have is no immediate risk of flooding there, and water run off from the streets is captured there. Some of the fishermen and lanchero boaters have already prepared or moved their boats. Civil Protection reports the storm shelters are ready and on the island they have space for about 2000 people between the Navy base, the Hurricane Shelter, and the schools and other facilities, and there is a similar amount of space available on the mainland area of Isla Mujeres.  (I changed some of the tenses from present to past. It rained and was windy last night. This morning at 8a the skies are blue and mostly cloudy, and there are less whitecaps than there were yesterday, and the winds are not exceptional. At 9:30 it is raining while the sun is shining, but it is getting more overcast. If this storm is going to gather energy, is should do it over water, on the other side of the Yucatan, in the Bay of Campeche and the Gulf.)

LINK to NOAA graphic of Tropical Wave #25 passing over the Yucatan

It rained last night, and a couple times this morning. The skies are blue and cloudy, and the winds are not overly strong. Photos from the balcony around 9am. The first is looking east at the Caribbean, and the second is looking up the east coast toward Punta Norte, where it appeared to be raining. Looks like a nicer day than we expected, at least so far, at nearly noon.


  This blog is brought to you by....
MaraVilla Caribe   Bed & Beach
   Three rentals with large glass doors overlooking our white sand beach and the beautiful Caribbean sea, with  kitchenettes & free WIFI. In the coastal neighborhood of  Bachilleres, among upscale villas & boutique hotelitos, convenient to downtown or the colonias, yet separate.  Quiet & Private.   
Free amenities such as hammocks, bikes, outdoor shower, portable beach chairs & beach towels, washer, loungers & BBQ. Breathtaking panoramic views from the rooftop terrace. Upstairs room also available.   Downtown is  ~ a mile away; if you don't feel like walking or biking, flag a $2 taxi or hop on the bus. We also have room for parking,You can enjoy the music & crowds downtown, then come home our quiet neighborhood of Bachilleres where you'll  sleep to the sounds of the sea.$275/$325/$425 wk   $40/50/$65nt  Monthly Discounts

View from rooms
Small room
Large room
Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the traditional neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. Stroll five minutes down the coastal sidewalk to Mango Cafe or Monchi's,shop at Chedraui or visit restaurants, bars, & beach clubs; minutes away by bike or on foot. Our guests recommend the Yoga classes a couple villas away at hotelito Casa Ixchel. Fresh juice, produce & tortillas a few blocks away in the village, as well as a variety of other stores and small local restaurants

 Charity Info
See tab at top of page!

Donation Drop offs:
Red Cross:  Social Justicia Restaurant (south of ferry terminal, north of car ferry)

 Books for Grade School Reading Program, Items for Isla Animals, Diabetes Supplies, Shoes for the Kids, Items for Little Yellow School House...Barlitos @ Marina Paraiso
Karen Rosenberg's 
NEED DIABETES SUPPLIES FOR OCTOBER DIABETES CLINIC: We have been doing Diabetes Clinics on Isla Mujeres for five years, with more local residents participating annually. This is a joint project of bilingual social workers, nurses, and other health care professionals originally from the USA, working with Isleno community partners. Diabetes is now the primary cause of death in Mexico.
We are in great need of donations of glucometers and strips, specifically these brands: Contour, Contour Next and OneTouch. Many doctor's offices, clinics and hospitals discard strips that are almost expired. Strips are actually still effective for at least a year after expiration dates so often those are the ones that are most often donated. If you have any contact with medical professionals or pharmaceutical reps, you can often get current supplies. We can also use lancets, lancet devices, alcohol pads, and syringes.
The next clinic will be in October 2014. Contact Karen Rosenberg at kfrlisw@gmail.com or Kathy Ennis at kathy@kathyandkeith.mx or FB either of us. We accept monetary donations too and will buy strips to bring down.
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Music 

 Sept 5 Los Cafres at Poc Na

 

Linkto video above

 John Cain's schedule   
Tuesday, Cafe Del Mar, solo, 8 to 10 pm
Thurs, Marina Paraiso 7-9 pm 
Saturday, The Sunset Grill, solo, 630 to 830 pm
Sunday  Comono at El Patio, The Sol Rockers  Start time changed to 7p 6:30-8:30

Comono 
 Ryan Rickman Friday - Tuesday at 8 - 11 pm (Fridays 9 pm - 12)
 Fabio Thursdays and Sundays 6:30 - 8 pm ...
 John Cain 6:30-8:30 Fridays 
Wednesdays & Thursdays live music with a band that rotates starting at 8:30-11 pm.
(This schedule may be altered for low season) 
Sunday..Sol Rockers start time changed to 7p  6:30-8:30

Javier Martinez Cen La Banda Sin Nombre has played for 12 years at Faynes, we needed some days off, so less than a year a go, we let the band Radios play for us (at the same stage same time), they are great! LBSN play Weds/Saturday from 10:30 till 12, Fridays and Saturdays we also play next door, at Adelitas, just salsa music, from 12:30 till 2:00 
  
Banda Sin Nombre at Chuuk Kay 3:30p Sat & Sun


Domingo Salsa en Vivo con ¡¡Puro Sabor - Salsa Cubana !! ::  Sunday Live Salsa with ¡¡Puro Sabor - Salsa Cubana !! + Gratis/FREE Chilpachole Pa' la Cruda! + Tragos/Drinks + SUP & Kayak :: See You There!! / No Falten!! 
Fenix 
 Sat ~2p Frequencia (maybe)
       Sun ~2p  Salsa 
Weekday's ~2p.. Various artists including
Chucho (Jesus Campezino) Tues & Thurs, Cuban & Caribbean & Latin music Wed, Fri Discontinued for low season



You may find live music after 9 or 10 on Hidalgo at Fayne's, La Terraza, or  Comono, and at Poc Na Hostel.

Saturday afternoon ~3-5 Cuban music at Veradara's Cuban restaurant


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 On August 31, about 500 athletes, both Mexican and international, are expected to participate in an open water swimming competition, Competencia de Nado de Aguas Abiertas, at Playa Norte/North Beach. The swimmers will travel distances between 250 meters and five kilometers, with the course being defined by a rectangle of buoys off Playa Norte. Dozens of foreigners are expected to participate, especially from the United States.

September Events

Turtle Release...date & time TBA.
Sunrise ~6:30am
Sunset ~7pm at start of month and ~6:30 at end of month

Sept 4  Art Fair Town Square 5:30-9:30pm
Sept 6 8a Procession to Isla Contoy of Virgin of Caridad de Cobre from pier of the Lancheros (north of Magana ferry pier)
Sept 15 Midnight at town square: Grito de Dolores
Sept 16  Independence day
Sept 23  Equinox

Moonrise over the Caribbean (Sunset ~7p)
Sept 24   6:32pm   
Sept 25   7:10pm   Full Moon
Sept 26   7:46pm
Sept 27   8:23pm
Sept 28   9pm
Sept 29   9:39pm
 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

SUMMER-FALL

Whale Shark Season ...ends Sept 15
It is Sea Turtle Mating & Nesting season
Red & Blue crabs are migrating to the sea for spawning during full moons

Turtle releases August-Sept dates TBA, usually only a day or two in advance Caribbean-Mayan Cultural Festival  TBA Nov?

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~