Wednesday, August 14, 2013

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Wednesday, August 14 The Afternoon Edition Done!

..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.


Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

Tortugranja Turtle Farm has stranded dolphin: Evaluating its health for 48 hours

Tortugranja aloja a delfín varado: Evaluarán su salud en 48 horas

Martes, 13 de Agosto de 2013 20:43

ISLA MUJERES, 13 de agosto.- C
ISLA MUJERES, August 13. - With the department of the  Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (Profepa), and the Department of Parks and Museum of Isla Mujeres, the Tortugranja facilities provided help a stranded dolphin. It was found off the coast of Cancun early Tuesday, stranded in the hotel zone of Cancun by fire personnel. The staff of Dolphin Discovery are assisting. It was given first aid. They do not know if it will recover and took samples to screen for diseased and are trying to help it recover.  The next 48  hours will be crucial.
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Commemoration of 163 Anniversary of the founding of Isla Mujeres 

Conmemorarán 163 aniversario de la Isla

Martes, 13 de Agosto de 2013 20:31

Declaran recinto oficial explanada municipal

ISLA MUJERES, 13 de agosto.- On August 17th, Isla Mujeres will commemorate the 163rd anniversary of the founding of the City. There will be a formal City Council meeting dedicated to the event as well as a cultural festival at the Town Square.  The Annual Merit Awards will be presented, one in Tourism (named for “José de Jesús Lima Gutiérrez”) and one for Citizenship (named for “Alfonso Ríos Azueta”). The Governor is expected to visit. The Pueblo of Dolores was founded in 1850. As part of the anniversary celebration, awards will be given to descendents of the founding elders. After the official formalities are over, there will be a cultural program, with the crowning of the Founding Grandmother (“Abuelita fundación” ). There will be  folkloric dancing from the students of the Casa de Cultura, and a presentation by members of the Renata Dance Studio, to name a few of the events.
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 I will translate the rest of these tomorrow. Scroll down ...there's another translation & more content below the news articles.  done.

 Tvisla Mujeres

The responsibility for young people is shared: Agapito Magana (Mayor elect)
La responsabilidad de los jóvenes es compartida: Agapito Magaña
His comments were similar to the Mayor's about the need to implement programs, to offer healthy activities for youths, and to involve youths. He said that it is crucial that parents take responsibility, and his work will begin on Sept. 30.

Noticias de El Quintanarroense
by Ovidio Lopez

  Combating low achievement

Ven bajo aprovechamiento
 Last year the director of the Middle School, Ramón Peña Celis, drew up a plan, involving parents, to improve student comprehension and grades. In the previous school period, the average was 8.0 and the goal is to raise it to 8.3. In January, one third (64)  of the high school freshmen failed  because they failed three subjects or more. 
  Of the 153 students entering  high school, on their evaluations they were all deficient in  reading, 19 had no problem in mathematics, nine passed English, and 125 students were evaluated as having inadequate scores. The problem is said to go down to the primary level. The Director of Education just concluded a summer session of remedial classes for 137 students with poor achievement, which began in July.

 Report of various potholes
Reportan diversos hoyancos
Over a year ago, SINTRA was renovating Carlos Lazo Avenue with stamped concrete, when they departed without finishing the section in front of the Convention Center. The City filled it in, but the section was in rough shape. Now SINTRA (Secretary of Infrastructure and Transport) has completed work on the street.  The reporter complains about nearby potholes and lists incomplete projects:  mercado de la colonia Cañotal; malecón Rueda Medina; Hospital de Segundo Nivel; Sac-bajo; terminal de Punta Sam;  Canotal market, main street seawalk, Specialty hospital (Under construction), Sac bajo (sidewalks), terminal at Punta Sam, among others
Cost of whale shark tour falls 50%
Cae 50% costo de tour del tiburón ballena
   Many of the whale shark tour providers are from Cancun and the Riviera Maya, with their sales being made outside the municipality of Isla Mujeres. The official rate was set at $120, which was agreed upon because it is necessary to cover the cost of operation and supplies. The tours are being sold for $60-$80 dollars.
   Another problem is the lack of control of the vessels entering the reserve area where the whale sharks congregate, and the whales do not always gather within the Protected Area.  Scientific studies have indicated there is justification for extending the Área de Protección de Flora y Fauna Yum Balam .

Noticias de  Quequi......


Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Trash on the avenue

Convierten avenida en un muladar

Convierten avenida en un muladarThe Paseo de las Aves in la Gloria has a joint problem of lack of timely trash collection, and dogs who tear into trash bags. It is noted that part of the problem is the lack of notification about trash collection schedules, and residents are guessing when the truck will come by. This is compounded by cats and dogs looking in the trash for food.Leer más...

Height of summer season passes

Cerrará al tope presente temporada

Cerrará al tope presente temporadaR
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  Complaint of dangerous post

Denuncian poste peligroso

Denuncian poste peligrosoYesterday morning at 9am, little pieces of asbestos fell from this deteriorating post and landed near a tourist. Neighbors want the CFE, Federal Electricity Commission, to replace the post which has been affected by salt and weathering.
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Da inicio nuevo curso docente

The teachers began their school year yesterday, and more that 3000 students are expected to join them next week. Eighty teachers are taking classes from 8am to noon about managing children & that are described as "refresher classes".
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Concluirá la preparación en refuerzo de las materias

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Comienza demolición en terminal marítima

Demolition of the ferry terminal began yesterday, and the new building will be one of the most modern in the country. It is being built at a cost of ~32 million pesos and is expected to increase the flow of visitors to the island. It will include a parking area, lockers, showers, and the various local businesses that were in the terminal previously.
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Arroja cervecería aguas putrefactas

Agents with the Dept. of Ecology and managers from Aguakan paid a visit to a beer store (cervecera) that has allegedly been throwing putrid water onto the public road. Aguakan manager José Pinzón explained that when this business opened in an area lacking water infrastructure, they were given the option of disposing of their water in the area behind. Instead they installed their own infrastructure so that the water was pumped to a drain in back. But their system has deteriorated, which has caused the overflow. The neighbors say the problem has been going on for several weeks, and they hope it is resolved quickly. Sr Pinzon said they were bringing in a truck to remove the accumulated water.
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Vigilará el DIF a los jóvenes infractores



Fire & attempted burglary in Isla Mujeres

La zona de la prolongación Aeropista está siendo asolada por una ola de incidentes. (Lanrry Parra/SIPSE)Seguridad | Sitian Isla Mujeres por incendio e intento de robol
 Monday night in the area of prolongacion Aeropuerto (on the Caribbean side), there was a fire in three small palapas, following a lightning strike at one of the private home, then wind caused the other two to be affected.  On  Tuesday morning, the police received a report of an attempted burglary in the Aeropuerto prolongacion area, but the owners arrived home before the crime occurred.

Twelve minors detained for fighting are released in Isla Mujeres

Diario La Verdad
Diario La Verdad
A million tourists visited Isla Mujeres in one year
  • Un millón de turistas fueron a Isla Mujeres en un año

    DIF monitors the detained minors in Isla Mujeres
  • DIF apoya a menores detenidos en Isla Mujeres

    .This is the same story about the social service agency monitoring the minors who got in trouble this week.

 por esto

Progress on new ferry terminal
Nueva terminal marítima avanza [+] Ver mas

Some of the golf cart rental agencies have filed complaints because the location of the new terminal makes them less competitive, and there is a Magana rental agency that is benefiting from the new location of the terminal entrance. The current access is provisional.
A dolphin was rescued
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Light poles dangerous for pedestrians
Postes de luz peligrosos para los transeuntes[+] Ver mas

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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
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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 pharmacy and variety of other stores and small local restaurants

Sunrise this morning from MVC B&B
It was a lonely sunrise & I was too sad to take pictures...Usually it's just me and Odd & Missy out there. Their absence will make the sunrises kinda sad, but the memories are precious.

The Last Chapter: Yesterday the rein of Odd and Missy as the king and queen of Bachilleres beach on Isla Mujeres came to an end. Time and age, and medical problems finally caught up with them. We named them Odd and Missy in the summer of 2009 when we started feeding them, and keeping them healthy. Many of you have always had your own favourite names for these two little vagabonds. If you send me a photo and a little of information on how you met these guys I will do a follow-up article for our blog page: Notes From Paradise. Cheers Lynda

  • Photo by Judy SutherlandOh they loved couches, beds anything comfy and none of us could say no. That's why one of my favorite photos was at your place lol

  • Bruce  It won't be the same around here without them. They will be missed.

  • Bruce Roberts Missy in her "you're not the boss of me" mode.
    Did find one in an email. This is Missy waiting at top of stairs at Casa Vista Alegre hoping Eileen would appear. I had a property manager that use to say "The dogs can smell when Doug and Eileen get off the ferry"

  • Lynda L. Lock Great pics everyone! Keep 'em coming. Cheers L

Upcoming Events
Saturday, Aug 17  1p at Fenix: Isla Art Expo & Corona Beach Party

Sat. Aug 17 Evening Town Square 163 Anniversary of Isla Mujeres (speeches & awards, then crowning the Founding Grandmother, then folklorico & other dances by students from Casa Cultura & Renata Dance Studio)

Aug 19  Mexico Summer Holiday season ends with the start of school
Aug 20 Next Full Moon

Aug 22  Dia de Bomberos..Firemen's Day.
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 Wednesday In Isla Mujeres

Casa de los Suenos 4-7  Banda Sin Nombre Half priced appetizers LINk fb
Fenix: 8-10  La Guera & Willy's Blues 8 w Special Guest SeBlues

Iguanas 6:30-8:30   Jazz     LINK   Fb

Sunset Grill 6-7:30 Keyboard & Vocals  LINK


Bally Hoo  7-9 Sol Rockers

Bahia Tortuga 7p Melekai Joe & Open mic   LINK

Cafe del Mar  8 -10 (?)    LINK LINK

Faynes 8-10 Raul Alexis

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

 On the internet in the past 24 hours...

I know thiw looks kinda nasty, but it will probably expend its energy in the Gulf and there are no warnings & no significant activity threatening any coasts.
Aumenta 50% probabilidad de formarse un ciclón

Eastern Pacific tab tab Atlantic tab
Click for Eastern Pacific
TC Activity
Graphical Tropical Weather Outlook   |   Active Storms   |   Marine Forecasts

Atlantic - Caribbean Sea - Gulf of Mexico
Chuuk Kay Restaurante added a new photo.

 Cock fighting exhibition and Equestrian show by the best Vaquero of Isla Mujeres Sunday August 18 at Chuuk Kay $85 pesos for mixed buckets of beer.

  Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres   

 "Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam:  LINK  
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