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.
Massive release of turtles with senior citizens: Promoting the protection of sea turtles
Realizan liberación masiva de quelonios con adultos mayores
Miércoles, 28 de Agosto de 2013 21:19
Impulsan la protección de la tortuga marina
ISLA MUJERES, 28 de agosto.-Over 5000 sea turtles were released on Tuesday at dusk, with the participation of about 30 seniors and about 100 people in general. This massive release was the first (announced) public release of turtles, and there have been ongoing releases as the turtles are hatching out. This event was dedicated to the older adults, to celebrate the Día del Adulto Mayor, with children, teens, and adults encouraged to participate as well. This activity emphasizes the importance of protecting marine wildlife, and promotes awareness about turtle conservation among all members of the population. On Wednesday the seniors can enjoy a free haircut, and makeovers. These activities will continue until Friday and were scheduled by the DIF, social service agency. The turtle release was coordinated by the Parks and Museums department of the City.Leer más...
Changing the appearance of the island: Remodeling everywhere
Modifications of the typical Yucatecan or Caribbean house facades for ones that are more modern
Cambia fisonomía isleña: Remodelaciones por doquier
Miércoles, 28 de Agosto de 2013 21:16
Modifican típicas fachadas de casas caribeñas o yucatecas por unas más modernas
ISLA MUJERES, 28 de agosto.- Gradually the urban landscape of the island has been changing as houses, hotels, shops, and restaurants are renovated, and as you walk around you can see the various works. The new ferry terminal is expected to be completed in December, with an investment of over 34 million pesos. It will feature a commercial area, showers, waiting room, and parking. The Town Hall has been painted and having repairs, to be in good condition for the new administration. Some homes no longer have their Caribbean or Yucatecan facades, and now have modern facades and minimalist architecture. There have also been changes to the drains. It should be mentioned that island families downtown have sold their homes to foreigners who offered a good sum of money, and they have gone to live in the more remote colonias or ?which have been invaded. (o bien las que han sido invadidas.)Leer más...
The president-elect, Agapito Magaña confirmed that the inauguration will take place the first minute of the September 30 in the town square
Noticias de El Quintanarroense
by Ovidio Lopez
Noticias de Quequi......
Noise complaints about the club Karma
Queja0 28 de agosto de 2013
Por Carlos Gasca-Quequi.- Neighbors of the Karma nightclub are complaining to the Mayor and the media about the noise from the club that they say is 'unbearable' and sometimes goes on until five in the morning. Neighborhood resident Luis Ángel Rivera Cano said more than 70 families are affected, and the neighbors claim it has a permit to operate as a bar, but is operating as a nightclub. They sent their petition and complaint to the Mayor and City Council on August 5, and say the government has turned a blind eye because the club is owned by an alderwoman, Marcelina Fitz Campuzano.
Teachers threaten more strikes
Families complain about noise from bar in Isla Mujeres
Elders participate in turtle liberation event
Diario La Verdad
Concerned over the effect on the students
Malestar por la afectación a los estudiantes [+] Ver mas
Suffering from a lack of visitors
Ya padecen la falta de visitantes [+] Ver mas
The streets were busy this evening, and Ballyhoo was packed. I was hearing a fair amount of Italian at the turtle release, and there are also tourists in town from Israel. Lotsa Texans, but not many Canadians.)
Massive release of turtles
Liberación masiva de tortugas[+] Ver mas
Increase in medical consultations
Alarmante incremento de consultas médicas +] Ver mas
Due to changes in weather and rainfall, there has been a 30 percent increase in consultations at the General Hospital Clinic. Most patients are between 3 and 7 years of age, and older adults. Most complaints are of respiratory symptoms and gastrointestinal symptoms.
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Sept 5: 4-7 Thursday Art Fair On The Square
Sept. 7: Saturday 8:30am: Procession To Isla Contoy of Virgin of Caridad de Cobre. Meet at Church on Town Square at 8am. Return to Isla Mujeres ~3pm
Sept 14-16 Holiday Weekend: Mexican Independence Day begins with the Grito on Town Square Sunday at midnight
Sept. 30 Change of Municipal Government
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 personnel 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 blue and red crabs migrate to & from the sea during the full moons, watch out for them at night on the coastal road at the southeastern part of the isle & in Sac Bajo
Lobster season began July 1 and continues until the end of February.
In Isla Mujeres Today
The Joint 1-4 Marco-Reggae LINK
Casa de los Suenos 4-7 Banda Sin Nombre Half priced appetizers LINK f
Iguanas 6:30-8:30 Varies/Jazz,Caribbean LINK Fb
Sunset Grill 6-7:30 John Cain LINK
Fenix: Thurs-Sun 8-10 Latin Jazz w/Fabio LINK
Faynes 8-10 Raul Alexis LINK
El Patio 8:30-11 La Guera & Willys Blues LINK
Faynes Banda Sin Nombre 10:30-12:15 LINK
John Cain's schedule is
Tuesday- Cafe Del Mar, 8-10, solo guitar & vocals
Wednesday- Bally Hoo, 7-9, Sol Rockers band
Thursday-Sunset Grill 7-9
Friday- Iguana Bar-7-9, solo guitar & vocals
Sunday- Bahia Tortuga- 7-9, Sol Rockers band
On the internet in the past 24 hours...
It says...Green Verde Restaurant opens Sept. 1, it is near the Construrama on Rueda Medina (on the west side..just north of Kash Kechen Chuc)
It says...Free taco with purchase of 60 pesos or more. Gifts for children. Three tortas 55p. Bufalo
It says...Delicious chicken soups, very well served! with a good portion of chicken, avocado, tomato, lettuce onion, lemon, salsa and chips. Try it!
Diane White Daniel Tortuguitas! —
Diane White Daniel One more from last night. So tiny! —
Freddy Medina Michelada huaya !?!?!
It says...Friday..7:30 at Punta Sur..honoring the senior citizens with a night of serenades and karaoke
Dif Isla MujeresEl
DIF MUNICIPAL FELICITA A TODOS LOS ABUELITOS Y ABUELITAS DE LA
COMUNIDAD Y LES RECUERDA QUE EL VIERNES 30 TENDREMOS NOCHE DE SERENATA Y
KARAOKE EN PUNTA SUR A LAS 7:30 DE LA NOCHE...
Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres
"Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam: LINK