Friday, May 31, 2013

Runway Golf Cart Race Today & Other Navy Day Events, La Gloria Catholic Church Festival Continues Through Next Weekend, Mind Your Harbor Master, Queen Crowned At Ball, Love Around Waffles & Tons Of Live Music In Isla Mujeres News Friday, May 31 Today's Articles & Events: The Final Edition

..This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte



Coronation Of Navy Day Queen
Source: Diario Q Roo/Manuel Valdez   
Shaunny Valeria Figueroa Quijano  was crowned the queen of Marina Nacional Isla Mujeres 2013. In addition to being a popular young woman, she is a descendent of fishing families in Isla Mujeres. She was crowned last evening, prior to the dance on the Town Square. The schedule for Navy Day related activities is given below, and in this article.

Keeping Whale Shark Tourists Safe
The Director of Civil Protection, Gabriel Sulu, recommended that the boats with licenses to do whale shark tours follow the recommendations  issued by the Harbor Master, to avoid accidents and sanctions. He said the responsibility regarding accidents caused by recklessness lies with the Harbor Master, and not his agency.  He referred to boats who left the port when there was poor weather on Tuesday and Wednesday, as well as on May 15th, when the season began. The article mentions two minor incidents this week, that were heard about unofficially, without any details. He said it is the responsibility of the Port Authorities in Isla Mujeres and in Puerto Juarez to prevent these occurrences. The Municipal Tourism agency of Isla Mujeres noted the whale shark season is off to a successful start, having begun two weeks ago. It will end September 15th. Source: Quintanarroense/Ovidio Lopez  

Second Annual Celebration At Sacred Heart
Source: Quequi/Carlos Gasca   Hundreds of Catholics have attended the "Fiesta Patronal" of the Sacred Heart Church of Isla Mujeres (Sagrado Corazón de Jesús) which began officially on May 29 and will conclude on June 9th. The fiestas yesterday coincided with the festival of Corpus Christi yesterday, and there was a procession with the image, which this year is in the form of a heart, as a crown of gold, which was donated by the islanders. This is the second year for this festival, which includes a variety of religious events and activities for children and families. These include a Mass on June 1, followed by a magic show and clowns at the facilities opposite the church. On June 2 after catechism and mass at 7pm, there will be a coronation of the queen, with celebrity host Chucho Robles, as well as the  band "Vaquera". When the celebrations conclude on June 9, families can enjoy mechanical games, dances, comedians, and a show for the whole family.
       This is the equivalent to the downtown Church's celebration of it Patroness, The Virgin of Immaculate Conception, which occurs in late November-early December. Her icon was brought here over 100 years ago from the first Catholic Church in the area, Boca Iglesias, which is said to be the first house of worship built in America.

Golf Cart Race On Runway
The Golf Cart Race will begin at 5pm on the runway, with a racing distance of 200 meters, and the winners will be give vouchers for gasoline worth 500 or 1000 pesos. This is part of the Navy Day activities, with departure for the memorial wreath event taking place Saturday morning at the concrete pier beside the ferry at 10am. Source: SIPSE    There is a schedule of events below.

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Sunrise this morning from MVC B&B

 On the internet in the past 24 hours...

Live Music Today/Tonight
In Isla Mujeres: FRIDAY

Casa de los Suenos 4-7  Live music & Half priced appetizers LINKwebsiteLINKfb

Bahia Tortuga: 5:30  Radio - Classic Rock  LINK

Iguanas 6:30-8:30 John Cain  LINKwebsite  LINKfb

Sunset Grill 6-7:30 Keyboard & Vocals LINK


Fenix:  8-10 La Guera & Willy's Blues    LINK

Faynes 8-10 Raul Alexis LINK

Cafe del Mar 8-Jesus Campuzano  LINK LINK

Las Brisas Grill: ? Cuban music starts around dusk LINK

Ocean Blues & Sassy Jazz 8-10   LINK

La Terraza 10p Salsa & Latin  LINK

Faynes  10:30-12:15 Banda Sin Nombre   LINK

Adelita's Tequila Bar  12:30-2:30  Banda Sin Nombre  LINK     

Tres Mentiras ? LINK

La Catrina: ?   LINK LINK 

Poc Na:  ?   Link


El Patio Dinner & Movie night LINK
ComoNo, Isla Mujeres, Mexico's photo.
Join Us Fridays for our Dinner & a Movie under the Stars!  Includes your choice of entre, bottle of wine & dessert!
Join Us Fridays for our Dinner & a Movie under the Stars! Includes your choice of entre, bottle of wine & dessert!

If anyone wants to buy new shoes for Natalie Noelle Snider & Greg Snider's Zappatos Para Los Ninos, there is a tent just outside Chedraui with adorable girls shoes all for $120 pesos. (The tent is only there until Sunday.) They accept gently used & new shoes which they distribute to kids in need of shoes on the Island. You can also volunteer & go with them to give out the shoes. You can contact Natalie or Greg at or
NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center  Hurricane Preparedness Week, Day 6: Get a Plan!    Today, Craig Fugate, the Administrator of FEMA, talks about the importance of having a hurricane plan, so that you know what to do when a storm threatens.   For more information, visit and
David Daniel  Aracherra Beef Tacos in handmade tortillas! Thanks Brayan, they were AWESOME!!! — with Diane White Daniel and 2 others at Caffe Italia.
Aracherra Beef Tacos in handmade tortillas! Thanks @[100000527185285:2048:Brayan], they were AWESOME!!!

Diane White Daniel  Fantastic chicken scallopine at Caffe Italia — with David Daniel .
Fantastic chicken scallopine at @[100000212308727:2048:Caffe Italia]
Bruce    Summertime and the living is easy. Lunch at Zama.
Summertime and the living is easy. Lunch at Zamba.
Bruce    Nice rainbow, but I didn't see any unicorns.
It was a double rainbow!
Nice rainbow, but I didn't see any unicorns.
Donna Caffo posted a photo to Soggy Peso Bar Grill's timeline. Last night's sunset. Thanks for the great margarita!
Donna took this yesterday evening from Soggy Peso. View is as good as the Margaritas!
Donna took this yesterday evening from Soggy Peso. View is as good as the Margaritas!

Jackie Conlon:


Jackie Conlon at Love Around Waffles

Jackie Conlon:  Love Around Waffles - Inside it had Manchengo cheese and ham. $50 peso and so big I could not eat it all.

  • Jennifer-  Is the batter savory?

    Jackie Conlon- I saw Lalo putting some seasoning in the batter but it was nothing that took away the flavor of the Manchengo and ham. Basically you pick the ingredients that you want in and on the waffle. If you want more seasoning in the batter i am sure they will accommodate you. They are starting out slow and expect that during high season they will expand their menu somewhat.

    Jennifer - Thanks Jackie I was just wondering if the batter was sweet, as I'm not a fan of mixing the two. Looks delish!

    Jackie Conlon- No I didn't think the batter was sweet at all.

 Here's there link:    Love Around Waffles
They are located on Madero, almost across the street from Osorio's hardware, on the block between Juarez and Rueda Medina, open 8-1 and 6-10 PM

Towel Art  Photos by Michelle Butler

El Comité Organizador de los festejos del Día de la Marina, te invita a participar en el Gran Baile de Coronación de la Reina del Día de la Marina Nacional Isla Mujeres 2013, la señorita Shaunny Figueroa.
¡Acude con tu familia hoy jueves a la explanada municipal a partir de las ocho de la noche y disfruta de este tradicional festejo
The Organizing Committee of the celebrations for Navy Day invite you to participate in the Grand coronation Ball Dance Queen's Coronation with the queen of the event: Miss Shaunny Figueroa.
Come with your family Thursday at the municipal plaza from eight in the evening and enjoy this traditional celebration!

Squaloadventures Isla Mujeres shared Isla Mujeres Trips's photo.
hi cutie!

Schedule Of Events This Week Celebrating Día de la Marina Nacional LXXI..Navy Day!

Friday May 31 10a Chess Tournament at Naval Club  
                           11am Baseball El Pescador field
                            5p Golf Cart Race on Runway

Saturday June 1 7am  Aguathon Rueda Medina & Posada to City Pier (by Fisherman's Monument at north end of Main Street)
10 Regatta departs  Cancun Playa Tortugas info Asociados Nauticos 9981366438
10:30am Commemoration Ceremony At Navy Base & 10:45To Pier & Ship For Placing Of Wreath At Sea (They usually have boats & a ferry for the public to board to go out into the bay)
2pm Recreational Games & Sand Sculpture Contest at Posada Beach


Bahia Tortuga Restaurant-Bar / Hotel / Marina updated their cover photo.

Isla Mujeres  This could be you...
This could be you...
Este podrías ser tú...

Last 24 hrs "Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam:  LINK  

  Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres   

  The Early Edition with the newspaper photographs and headlines is usually published around sunrise.
This Final Edition with the translated articles, plus original photos including the sunrise and the "Around the Internet in the Past 24 Hours" section usually publishes around noon.
Both blogs always have links to the original articles.
 Usually if an article is "missing",  it may have been published in another paper recently, and a previous post.

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