Sunday, August 18, 2013

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Sunday, Aug 18 The Afternoon Edition

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



The "Morning Edition" has translated headlines &  newspaper photos. This Afternoon Edition has  translations of the articles,  Daily Events & Live Music Schedules  & the "Around the Internet in the Past 24 Hours" section including photos & info from individuals & local businesses ....Daily In Isla Mujeres. There are always links to the original articles in Spanish.

  Water service interruption tomorrow (Monday) 6a-6p!!

Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

Old news at their site.

 Tvisla Mujeres

Formal City Council session held in Isla Mujeres with the reading of the Foundation Decree, celebrating 163rd anniversary

Inicia Sesión Solemne en Isla Mujeres y dan lectura al decreto de Fundación, celebrando su 163 aniversario
Palacio municipal de ‪#‎IslaMujeres‬ dejó de ser azul, ahora es color blanco
Municipal palace was blue and now it is white
The mayor said that white is a color of peace, unity, neutrality and that is precisely what is sought to convey. (Blue is representative of his party, PAN).  He talked about the anniversary activities planned for last evening which included reading the Decree of the Founding of the town of Dolores, as well as giving out the Citizen and Tourism awards, and awards to the descendents of the Founders, followed by cultural activities. He said the celebration will not waste money, and the celebration will only last one day, because the City has a serious financial problem. He invited everyone to join the fun and noted this will be the last fling before student start school on Monday.

Tvisla Mujeres added a new photo.
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Noticias de El Quintanarroense
by Ovidio Lopez

Protecting spawning crabs  
Preservación creciente
This is the same info that was already translated
 General optimism about Tianguis Turistico Tourism Convention
Genera optimismo el tianguis turístico
Aguakan replaces tubes
Aguakán remplazará tuberías
Residents of Isla Mujeres are advised to be sure their water tanks are full tonight because service will be interrupted tomorrow (Monday) from 6am to 6pm while Aguakan replaces a pipe. A thirty inch pipe in Cancun is being replaced by a 36 inch pipe at avenue Lopez Portillo, to improve service. Other areas will also be affected and are given in the article. For more information call Aguakan customer service at 073 or 891 4860.

Noticias de  Quequi......

No school supplies from City


Noticias de Diario Respuesta...


The third governmental report will be austere

Diario La Verdad
Diario La VerdadRescue of crabs begins in Isla Mujeres

Inicia rescate de cangrejos en Isla Mujeres

 por esto

Cultural festival celebrates anniversary of Pueblo of Dolores
De manteles largos el Pueblo de DoloresVer mas

Dolphin: Main attraction at the Turtle Farm
Delfín, el mayor atractivo de la Tortugranja+] Ver mas
The dolphin is not being disturbed while it recuperates, but tourists are enjoying observing it from the pier and taking pictures, and is very popular with the tourists. The entry fee to the Tortugranja is 30p or $3 dollars. It is unknown when or where the female dolphin will be released. The recent weather churned up the ocean, so visibility is poor. Staff from Dolphin Discovery are monitoring the mammal.

Purchases of school supplies soar
Se disparan las compras de útiles escolares+] Ver mas

Recognition awards
entrega de reconocimientos +] Ver mas

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Sunrise this morning from MVC B&B

Upcoming Events

Aug 19  Mexico Summer Holiday season ends with the start of school.   Moon rise 6:05
Aug 20 Next Full Moon rise 6:53

Aug 21  6pm Punta Sur Rescue & Protection Program for Red Crabs & Blue Crabs begins Wear white, bring bucket or box & gloves or a lil shovel, and a flashlight.  Moon rise 7:38

Aug 22  Dia de Bomberos..Firemen's Day. Moon rise 8:21
                                                     Aug 23 Moon rise 9:03
                                                     Aug 24 Moon rise 9:45

Sept. 30  Current municipal government completes its term 

Critter events...
It is currently the season for swimming with the whale sharks, and turtles are nesting on the eastern beaches in the wee hours. There are Tortugranja staff  monitoring the beaches to prevent people from disrupting them, and to gather and transport the eggs for incubation.
       By far, most of the turtles nesting in Isla Mujeres are Green turtles (called Blancas in Spanish), and the second most common are the huge Loggerheads, and there are some Hawksbills.  The Green turtles take ~60 days to hatch and are held in the water tanks at the Tortugranja until the hatchlings are released by the public at events at dusk on Media Luna or Guadalupana. These events will occur periodically until early October and are usually announced a day or two in advance. They are rescheduled if the sea is rough.
    Lately there have been many rays, in addition to many whale sharks. From MVC, we have been seeing dolphins from the balcony,  and some large fish while snorkeling offshore. Lotsa mama turtles visiting our beach lately! 

     There are small red crabs that migrate to & from the sea in August, watch out for them at night on the coastal road at the southeastern part of the isle. The main migration of the blue crabs is during the  full moons of Sept-Oct, but there are always some early ones... watch out for them in Sac Bajo.
      There are usually some "crab rescue" events on these nights, to help them get across the roads safely. The red ones move between scrub and the sea and the blue ones move between the mangrove type areas and the sea. They are spawning. 
  Lobster season began July 1 and continues until the end of February. 

Live Music Today-Sunday
The Joint: 1-4  Marco (Reggae) LINK
Casa de los Suenos 4-7 & Half Price Appetizers LINKLINK
Chuuk Kay:  3:30-6:30 Banda Sin Nombre  LINK
Fenix:  3-5 Asere que Bola! Free Chipachole LINK

Iguanas: Latin/Caribbean/Mx ~6p-8p  LINK   LINK
Brisas Grill: ?? ~dusk?   Cuban trio? LINK
Sunset Grill: Sunset vocal & keyboard  LINK

Bahia Tortuga:  7p Sol Rockers   LINK

  Faynes 8-10  Raul Alexis  LINK
Comono/El Patio  8:30 - 11 pm - La Guera & Willys Blues LINK

Faynes 10:30-12  Banda Sin Nombre  LINK

Poc Na ? Link
Tres Mentiras ? LINK  
Cafe del mar ? LINK 
La Catrina ? LINK 
  John Cain's schedule is
Tuesday- Cafe Del Mar, 8-10, solo guitar & vocals
Wednesday- Bally Hoo, 7-9, Sol Rockers band
 Friday- Iguana Bar-7-9, solo guitar & vocals
  Sunday- Bahia Tortuga- 7-9, Sol Rockers band

 John Cain's schedule is
  Tuesday- Cafe Del Mar, 8-10, solo guitar & vocals

Wednesday- Bally Hoo, 7-9, Sol Rockers band
 Friday- Iguana Bar-7-9, solo guitar & vocals
  Sunday- Bahia Tortuga- 7-9, Sol Rockers band  

Bahia Tortuga Restaurant-Bar 
   On the internet in the past 24 hours...

 This says Due to the excessive amount of rain we are crossing the streets.  Please slow your speed and try not to smash us.

Another great video by Rob Herrin as BeenTravelin & music by John Cain  beentravelin·93 videos

Fenix Lounge shared Isla Mujeres's photo.
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550 p New chairs...Anel Figueroaposted toMerca Isla vendo sillas para restaurant
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Tony Garcia added 3 new photos.

Anyone else thirsty for a big, cold margarita?
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Fenix Lounge updated their cover photo. This looks like a Caribe on Canvas photo to me...
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It says:  Today August 17 don't forget that it is the Day of the Veterinarian. My congratulations to each and everyone who works for the health of the animals. - In Isla Mujeres.
Hoy 17 de agosto no hay que olvidar que es el Día del Médico Veterinario. Mi felicitación a todas y todos que trabajan por la salud de los animales. — in Isla Mujeres.
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Justo como lo recetó el doctor .
Just like the doctor prescribed .
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Pamela Haase Cauich changed her profile picture.  Friends of ours (& former guests) who had their civil ceremony & reception in our back yard. It was great! Could they look any happier?!

Diane White Daniel  A little something for the beach lovers.... I'm going to do it as a sticker too....
 LINK will soon be available in Margin to order her stickers, etc...
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It says...tasty coconut shrimp for a real snack...Ricos camarones al coco se antonjan verdad Chuuk Kay Restaurante
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The Equestrian Show (& cock fighting exhibition) At Chuuk Kay today was cancelled
chuuk kay restaurant les pide una gran disculpa al dar por cancelado el show ecuestre el cual estava programado para el dia domingo 18 de agosto del 2013 asta nuevo aviso GRACIAS!!!!
Victor Manuel Cervera Cervera updated his cover photo.
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This is an ~20 min interview with a Tortugranja worker in Spanish that I wanna keep track of & watch later..

Luis Remigio Sanchez Trinchan added photos to 17 de agosto de 2013 in Recuerdos de isla mujeres!

1993 -- Tarzan -- North Beach
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Hugo Ivan Sanchez Montalvo shared Isla Mujeres Hoy's photo.

Yesterday was National Honeybee Day in the US. Honey is an important agricultural product in the Yucatan & beekeeping is a tradition that thousands of years of history here, & there are images of bees on ancient Mayan ruins. (Ah Muzen Cab is the deity associated with bees.) Beekeepers in the Yucatan used to keep stingless (meliponine) bees in logs. With the younger beekeepers, the 'killer' (Africanized) bees are more popular, because they produce more honey. Honey from meliponine/stingless bees is known for its therapeutic properties, and sells for a higher price.

HERE is a very cool photo blog about women keeping stingless bees in terra cotta pots in Puebla, as well as Yucatec women who keep them in logs ...Photos & captions from THE BEE PHOTOGRAPHER at

bees © Éric Tourneret
The seven women from the association “Ah Mucen Kab” around a trunk hive with a raffia roof in Leydi Araceli Pech Martin’s family garden. The association endeavors to prevent this endemic bee from becoming extinct on the peninsula.
bees © Éric Tourneret
The opening to a melipona beecheii’s trunk hive sealed at each end with dried earth. When Hernan Cortés landed with his armada in 1519, he discovered apiaries made up of several hundreds of hollowed out trunks placed horizontally in the shelter of palms

  Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres   

 "Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam:  LINK  
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