Saturday, June 8, 2013

Controversial Curve: More Room For Peds & Less For Cars, Investing In Schools, Improved Occupancy Expected During Whale Shark Festival June 21-24, Church Festival Ends Tomorrow, Occupancy At 40%, Chinese Buffalo With Delivery, Shake Off the Sand & Get Yer Salsa On: It's Saturday In Isla Mujeres News June 8 Today's Articles & Events: The Final Edition

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



Sidewalks Narrow Curve At Peninsular Entrance
Taxi drivers are complaining that the new construction on the road in Sac Bajo has created a dangerous situation at the curve near the junction of the street, because it is too narrow. There is now more space for pedestrians, but less for vehicles. Source: Diario Q Roo/Manuel Valdez 

Storm Safety In The Continental Zone
The chairman of the Public Safety Commission, Enrique Tejero, requested equipment for the Civil Protection department to prepare them for the hurricane season which has now begun. He said he met with the Mayor to tell him what equipment is necessary to ensure they are well prepared for any possible contingency in the continental municipality. He acknowledged the Continental Zone has adequate shelters for the families, which include the schools, community center, and the taxi union building. Source: Diario Q Roo/Manuel Valdez  

Church Celebration Ending & Youth Work Continues
The priest of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in La Gloria, Raúl Sánchez Alonzo, said he is working with groups of youths and encouraging them to become involved in the Catholic religion and sports such as soccer and boxing. He is planning to start a radio station on the internet. His Church is celebrating its second anniversary and he took charge of the parish a year and a half ago. The festivities will end on Sunday and the commemorative date was Friday. Source: Quintanarroense/Ovidio Lopez

Investing In Improving Schools
The Mayor of Isla Mujeres, Hugo Sanchez Montalvo signed a cooperative agreement for the municipality with the Quality Schools Trust ( el Fideicomiso Escuelas de Calidad), in the City and the Trust will each contribute 80,000 pesos. Sixty thousand pesos will be used for the benefit of the preschool/kindergarten Gavriela Mistral, and 100,000 pesos will be used for the preschool/kindergarten Jaun de la Barrera, which is located on the mainland. Source: Diario Respuesta/Jesus Molina 

Occupancy Improvement Expected During Whale Shark Festival
Occupancy has remained at 40% during the rainy weather, with no reported cancellations or early departures, while tourism service providers have been severely affected by the bad weather which caused visitors to stay in their hotels. When the port was closed the boats under forty feet, the members of the five commercial fishing cooperatives were left idle. Travel agents reported that there were cancellations of virtually all tours since last Sunday, until they were able to go out on Friday. Hotel occupancy is expected to reach 70% during the Whale Shark Festival form June 21-24, based on last years statistics, if the weather cooperates. Businesses were affected by weather from Sunday to Thursday, but tourists were enjoying the beaches and dining and shopping on Friday. Source Por Esto 

Schools Had 2 Days Off & No Damage From Rains
Classes in Isla Mujeres were suspended for two days during the five days of almost continuous rains, and they returned to school on Thursday. While there was some flooding in some schoolyards, there was minimal damage, and the schools themselves, which also serve as hurricane shelters, were not affected. Some water entered one classroom at the grade school Julio Sauri Espinosa, but there was no effect to the furniture or the infrastructure. The windows and doors have been repaired, but the entrances to the halls slope inward, and this problem was supposedly repaired. The ENLACE tests that were scheduled for Monday and Tuesday were rescheduled for Thursday and Friday. Source; Por Esto  

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Sunrise this morning from MVC B&B

Entertainment & Events In Isla Mujeres!

In Isla Mujeres Today & Tonight
Saturday's Usual Schedule of  Live Music:

Fenix:  3-5 Tropical Groove (reggae & Cumbia) LINK
Chuuk Kay:  3:30-6:30 Banda Sin Nombre  LINK
Casa de los Suenos:  4-7 w 1/2 price appetizers  LINK LINK
Iguanas: 6:30-8:30  Tropical Groove  w BBQ ribs, steaks,etc   LINK   LINK   
Brisas Grill: ~7p   Cuban trio  LINK
Sunset Grill: Sunset Keyboard & vocals  LINK

Fenix: 8-10  Latin Jazz w Fabio  LINK
Faynes 8-10  Raul Alexis  LINK
Comono 8:30-11  Marco LINK
Poc Na 9p  ?   Link
Ocean Blues & Sassy Jazz  8-10   La Guera & Willy's Blues  LINK

Fenix 10-2 Guest DJ & Fire Show  LINK
Faynes 10:30-12  Banda Sin Nombre  LINK
La Terraza 10p-close Salsa & Latin  LINK
Poc Na   Link

Tres Mentiras ?  LINK
La Catrina ?  LINK LINK

 On the internet in the past 24 hours...
Diane White Daniel  Mr John Cain!

Tony Garcia  Good morning every one,, very cloudy and windy probably to rain also..not good for whale shark,,sorry..and. For us too,can t work like this..
Katie Cain shared Diane White Daniel's photo.
Come on in! The water is warm!
PLAYA AGUA YOGA MOVE class tomorrow Saturday on and in the water across from the Avalon Reef Isla Mujeres hotel.
9:00AM-10:10AM. Wear your swim suit, bring a towel and water. The water is very shallow, no worries...
Ready for some fun in the sun and water!

Garnette Kesterke Hardesty   Hoping that within the next couple of hours my friend, Tia and her cousin Debra come back to the house with great tales and experience of swimming with the Whale Sharks today and Capitan Tony Garcia.

  • Sally  I'm hoping my friends made it out to whale shark today too after 5 days of not being able to go-fingers crossed!
  • Tia  Yep. FUN, fun, FuN!
  • Debra  It was fabulous!!
  • Debra  Now ready for margaritas con Garnette Kesterke Hardesty y Tia
  • Tony Garcia Cheers. Drink one. From. Me. Girls
Ibette de Alcocer   (Of el Salina Chica, on the left/east side of the road, with a pink stripe above and plants painted on the front wall, and a white barrel grill and tables out front. Coming from downtown, Salina Chica is the first colonia/village, and is past Colegio Bachilleres high school, and the restaurant is on the first block. If you come to the tortilleria and street to the have gone too far.  )
¡ Isleño 50 pesos la orden ! ¡aprovecha!Ibette de Alcocer
 For first time in the Island, the best oriental food, only 50 pesos the order. delicious, terrific. we are professional. Delivery Service. call me now! 2 74 70 03
Amigo Isleño, comida china, varios guisos, 50 pesos la orden con 2 guisos a escoger, arroz, y un rollito primavera. Degustación gratis. servicio a domicilio. 2 74 70 07 y 99 81 86 32 42.
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Bufalo's new chef is from China and has lived in Korea & Japan.
Ibette speaks English & I will be adding their number to the delivery listings that are always at the top of the page. 
The Chinese food is available today after 1pm and five days a week 
                  THEY WILL OPEN AT 12:30 TOMORROW.
(But normally no Chinese food on Sunday's and Monday's.)
This is today's  menu. If you want the mexican food, that is also available

  Oriental chinese food:  50 pesos
 includes 1 eggroll, rice and 2 different entrees
. 1.- vermicelli with chicken and vegetables. 
 2.- Tagcu liji. Sweet chicken with sesame.
 3.- Chow fan mixed. Rice, chicken, pork egg and vegetables 
4.- Gongbao jiding. Chicken, vegetables and peanuts (maní) 
 5.- Spring rolls.
Includes 3 different sauces:  Sweet, Hot and Soy Sauce
Desayunos y comidas a solo 40 pesos la orden!! ¿para que gastan más?  Breakfasts & meals for only 40 pesos per order. Why pay more?
A comment asked the hours and she replied that yesterday we were open from 5pm to 1am and today (Saturday)  we will be open all day, when we will begin selling Chinese food. Our talented new chef is an expert at traditional food, Italian, Chinese, and Thailand, but for Italian we will only offer pizza at night. This is an inauguration and we are offering super prices!  
  • Ibette de Alcocer hoy de 5 a 1 de la mañana. mañana arrancamos todo el dia. saludos!
  • Ibette de Alcocer Hoy de 5 a 1 de la Mañana. Mañana arrancamos Todo el dia. la comida del día varía, pero desde mañana vamos a vender comida china!!,el chef cocina riquísimo y es experto en comida tradicional, italiana y china, o tailandesa, pero la italiana solo pizza voy a manejar para en la noche. estamos inaugurando y vamos a dar unos super precios!! saludos!
Ibette just sent me a message....
  bufalo is open now for the full breakfast, only 40 pesos., include fruit, coffee, natural or plain eggs or a la mexicana, with chorizo, with ham, with sausage. or scramble or stew. all served with rice and beans. or chilaquiles, enfrijoladas, divorced eggs. or burrito with eggs. sandwich of ham and cheese and hamburgers for 20 pesos.
Below it says we will bring food to your us for home delivery 998-186-3242 & 274-7003
Te llevamos la comida a tu casa!! variedad de antojitos mexicanos! 99 81 86 32 42 y 2 74 70 03
Ayuntamiento De Isla Mujeres7 de junio es la fecha que destaca en nuestro país a la Libertad de Expresión como derecho humano básico, constitucional y fundamental. 
  ¡Feliz Día de la Libertad de Expresión!
It's a basic human right...fundamental & Constitutional in Mexico...that is celebrated on June 7th.  
Casa Havana Cafe Paladar updated their cover photo. On the south end of Juarez, near the Naval base & la Lomita.
Do you know what I would give for one of these for lunch today? Have a great day, guys...we miss you!

The ever popular PoolBoy Panini has morphed into a breakfast Panini w/ scrambled eggs, smoked pork, fajita peppers, caramelized onions, jack cheese & bbq crema. Man, is it good! For lunch we have a great grilled chicken sandwich w/ lettuce, tomato, cucumber & fresh basil mayo! Make your Saturday great w/ a breakfast or lunch date at Barlito!
Jul Isla  #clouds over #cancun #caribe


Wonderful evening listening to some great music — by John Cain, at Marina Paraiso and the incredible voice of Anna Marshelle Glenn-Humes

Eileen Regn  I know its a long shot but here are a couple of dogs looking for forever homes. Both current on shots, spayed and neutered. The black one is Tina, and the white and gold is Capi. Capi lives around the corner but the owners dont want him.Very nice male dog, he comes to our house to play and hang out and gets along great with everyone. Tina is a foster she is also lovely LOVES LOVES to fetch ANYTHING. Just thought if anyone might be looking. Both about a year old and very nice.
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HERE IS A LINK to a video of a sunset at Playa Norte by Rob Herrin 
Jackie Conlon Chicken tacos at Penguino's. — at Hotel Posada del Mar.
Jackie Conlon added 3 new photos to the album Isla Mujeres - June Around the Island.Kind of sorta a pool day at Posada del Mar. — with Hotel Posada Del Mar and Cindy Phillips.
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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