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.
Viernes, 11 de Octubre de 2013 21:29
Titular del DIF encabeza liberaciónn de cinco mil crías de tortuga
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Administration keeps its promise: Starts new self-employment program
Inicia novedoso programa de autoempleo
Viernes, 11 de Octubre de 2013 21:19
Comuna cumple su compromiso
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The municipal Economic Development agency announced that they are offering free courses, in coordination with state agencies at the Community Center in La Gloria, to encourage housewives to start their own businesses. The courses include computers, English, crafts, jewelry, sewing, baking & pastry making, Italian food preparation, candle making, beauty courses, and making backpacks & purses. Information about registration is given in the article and a workshop about breast cancer was also announced.
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Awaiting resources for Tourism agency
The new director of Tourism, Carmelina Martinez Hamed, said once the new manager of the Tourism Promotion department is appointed, there will be a request made to process an allocation of a little over 300,000 pesos that is designated for the maintenance of two sculptures and for promotional material. Due to the change of administration, it was difficult to implement a short term plan. Currently they are reorganizing the department, and working with the money allotted for the year of 2012. The official explained that there is a little over 2.5 million pesos from the 3 percent hotel tax that is assigned to the Tourism Promotion department, which will be assigned to the 7 items approved by the Promotion Committee. In the budget are plans to renovate the signs to Mundaca and to the Tortugranja, anf for the rehabilitation of the Punta Sur sculptures of Ixchel and of an iguana. In addition are the map brochures, and the construction of a small palapa at the Tortugranja.
Offering mammograms to prevent cancer
Progress with trash removal
The removal continues of almost 2000 tonnes of trash from the transfer facility in Isla Mujeres to the landfill on the mainland, and the reduction of waste is visible to the eye. The mayor spoke to the reporter about his commitment to spare no resources, human or economic, to keep the island clean and provide services, and to remember that this is a tourist destination which should be safe and clean for residents and visitors.
Diario La Verdad
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Human protection helps turtles multiply
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The turtle releases are the last step in the Turtle Management plan which begins with the monitoring of the nesting beaches to protect the species, then continues with the transfer of the eggs to the Tortugranja facilities where they are protected from predators while awaiting hatching. The newborn turtles are protected for some days, and the final step is the liberation of the hatchlings. Children are included in the releases to help them learn a love of nature and respect of all the inhabitants of the planet.
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In October there are occasional releases of baby turtles that were incubated at the Tortugranja, at dusk on the eastern beaches of Media Luna or Guadalupana. The Blue Crabs migrate with the full moons, and there are usually organized groups to help them safely across the roads. Watch out for them in Sac Bajo and along the southeastern part of the island. The American holiday of Halloween is observed by the expats & a few candy loving kids, while the whole community observes Day of the Dead on November 1st & 2nd. Special foods are available in the weeks before, and Hanal Pixan altars appear in mid or late October. The last couple years there were altar competitions on the Town Square, and an altar in the Town Hall, and in many businesses and homes. The Orianid meteor shower due on the 18th & 19th will be affected by light from the full moon.
October is Breast Cancer Month. There are benefits and events by Siempre por Vida.
Oct 1- Día de Arquitectos Architects Day
Oct 2- International Day of Beach & Coastal Clean Up
Oct 4- World Animal Day
Oct 8- 39th Anniversary of Quintana Roo of becoming a Free and Sovereign State
Cancelled due to weatherTuesday, Oct 8
Oct. 8- World Octopus Day
Oct 9- Dia de Pescadors Fishermens Day
Oct. 10 International Mental Health Day
Oct 11 ~5:00p / dusk Rescheduled Turtle Release at Media Luna Beach
Oct 12- Día de la Raza or Día de la Hispanidad
Oct. 12 11:30pm My Space Disco Benefit for Breast Cancer: Pink Divas Night
Thursday, Oct. 17 4p-7p Artist Fair at Town Square
Oct 18 & 19 Orianid Meteor shower
Oct 19- World Food Day Dia Mundial de la Alimentacion Full Moon Rise 6:57p
Oct 19- Pink Breakfast Benefit for Breast Cancer Due Torri Restaurante
Oct 19- 5p March Against Breast Cancer starts at Posada Beach/Monument to the Fisherman & ends at the Truguena monument at the east Malecon. Participants are asked to wear something pink and carry signs supporting the cause & in support of the people with this disease.
Oct 20 Full Moon Rise 7:42p
Oct 21 Full Moon Rise 8:28p
Oct 21 Ramon Bravo's Birthday
Oct 21-22 Anniversary of Hurricane Wilma when Isla Mujeres broke the Northern Hemisphere's and Western Hemisphere's 24-hour rainfall record with 64 inches in 2005. Dia del Medico, United Nations Day (last year children marched, wearing white)
October 27 Time Change
Oct 31 Noche de Brujas/Haloween
Here is a list of events in the Maya Riviera area LINK.
Here is a LINK to an article I wrote about Hanal Pixan
HERE is the article I wrote about Day of the Dead in Isla Mujeres.
Last year in October....
The 5th annual Environmental Culture week had workshops Oct 8-10 (Semana de la cultura Ambiental)
The 7th annual Caribbean Mayan Cultural Festival was Oct 20-24 (There was also a 2nd annual statewide Caribbean Mayan Cultural Fest last year in early November)
The Ramon Bravo Underwater Photography Contest was cancelled. Oct 20-22 The Artist's fair will be the third Thursday in October due to the change of government & will resume being the first Thursday in November. Oct. 17th, Town Square 4-7p.
See Live Music schedule at top of page for Live music during low season. Some gigs are more intermittent during October & can be prone to weather cancellations.
Today... John Cain Playing solo tonight at The Sunset Grill from 7 to 9 pm...2 x 1 from 6 to 10 pm on wine by the bottle or glass...
John Cain schedule usually lately...
Wednesday at The Sol Rockers at Bally Hoo Restaurant from 7 to 930, come support this great venue, relaxing vibe and good food!
Friday solo at Iguana Bar Marina Paraiso Isla Mujeres from 7 to 9 and
Saturday at The Sunset Grill, solo from 7 to 9 pm. They offer 2x1 special from 6 to 10 pm on all wine by glass or bottle, nice deal. See ya!
At Poc Na Nov 24..Fidel Nada Full Band
Sunday, November 24 at 8:00pmSat & Sun Chuuk Kay Banda Sin Nombre
On the internet in the past 24 hours...
Pat Oreskovich added 2 new photos.
Isla Mujeres Hoy's photos.
Tony Garcia added 4 photos. — with Isla Mujeres.
Pat Oreskovich the turtle release was a real thrill...just like a kid — with Isla Mujeres.
Bufalo's new hours...7a-noon, and 5p-Midnight. Get your breakfast or dinner delivered.
Tomorrow: PibiPollo! HERE is a link to the post I wrote about it..an October specialty! By preorder only
Tony Garcia added 6 photos.
Cheese fingers...new menu...Casa de los Sueños
Kids from LYSH visit Cruz Roja (A special needs school.)
Kathy Ennis's photo.
Tony Garcia Peaceful morning on isla weather so nice,
You don't have to give any info to vote, and it takes you right to the Isla Animals option. Very easy! Click this link: Please Help My Animal Shelter Win
It says... A BIG SURPRISE FOR ALL OUR CUSTOMERS AND FRIENDS SOON!! THE BEST PLACE WITH THE BEST SERVICE AND OF COURSE THE BEST LIVE MUSIC WITH BSN
Tony Garcia added 4 new photos.
Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres
"Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam: LINK