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.
Patching has begun
Agapito gives the green light to prompt attention for the streets
Arranca el bacheo
Miércoles, 02 de Octubre de 2013 21:20
Agapito da banderazo para atención pronta a las calles
ISLA MUJERES, 2 de octubre.-Leer más...
There was a meeting with the Civil Protection agency about prevention activities for storms and hurricanes, and information was officially released to the media advising citizens to take appropriate precautions for the possible presence of heavy rain. The public is asked to keep their yards clean and take any steps necessary to prevent flooding. (Tropical Storm Karen is moving through. There is more info below.)
APIQROO (the Port Authority) statistics show increased touristic and commercial activity at Punta Sam port
Destaca Apiqroo vocación de Punta Sam
Miércoles, 02 de Octubre de 2013 21:17
En materia turística y comercial
ISLA MUJERES, 2 de octubre.- .Leer más...
There has been an increase in tourism activity in Punta Sam, a port that is estimated to represent 2.4 million dollars in tourism activities for the cooperative that offer diving diving, fishing, boat tours, and whale shark tours. ( Either the years are reversed or there is a typo & maybe the 2013 stat should be 2189. Comparing 2012 and 2013 from January to August, the number of 'touristic operations' performed is given as increasing from 1818 for last year and 1189 for this year).
In addition Punta Sam is a port of entry and exit for people, goods, groceries, vehicles, construction materials, etc, providing vital supplies for Isla Mujeres. From January to August in 2012 there were 24,753 passengers, while in the period in 2013 there were 28,661 which is an increase of 3908 passengers. During that same time period in 2012, the ferries arrived 1346 times, while in 2013 they arrived 1538 times, which is an increase of 14 percent. They moved 5 percent more cargo in the first two thirds of this year with 69,781 tonnes in 2013 compared to 66,431 during this time last year.
Governor ordered the suspension of classes today in seven municipalities in the central and northern parts of the state.
ORDENA EL GOBERNADOR SUSPENDER CLASES MAÑANA EN SIETE MUNICIPIOS DEL CENTRO Y NORTE DEL ESTADO
Noticias de Quequi......
Urge modernization of fleet
SERVICIOS0 02 de octubre de 2013
Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.- There has been a lack of maintenance to the vehicles of the Public Services Department. There are no funds budgeted for repairs to the fleet of vehicles that collect and process trash. It is unknown what strategy the new Mayor will take, but he has insisted that actions be taken immediately to address several problems facing the City, including trash collection.
The Federal Electoral Institute (IFE) agency has been working in Isla Mujeres for nearly two weeks and will be here through Friday (tomorrow), and then return October 28-31st, and the other dates are given through January of 2014. They have ~100 credentials that have been waiting to be collected, which they may burn if they remain unclaimed from their module in La Gloria.
Agapito: Repairing of streets
Activating Civil Protection agency for preventative measures
Diario La Verdad
Bad weather once again
Clima malo, una vez más. [+] Ver mas
Ridding the isle of potholes: Promise from Agapito Magana at initiation of campaign in Salina Chica
Fuera baches de esta isla, promete Agapito Magaña al iniciar campaña en la Salina Chica+] Ver mas
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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. Fayne's is closed in early October. Some gigs are more intermittent during October & can be prone to weather cancellations.
I am working on the events schedule for October-November. There is usually a Mayan-Caribbean Cultural Festival, and of course Day of the Dead, which lasts over a week here as Hanal Pixan. At the end of November is the town saint celebration. Then in early December is the Virgin of Guadalupe festival which begins the Christmas holidays that continue into January and the Day of Kings..
Meanwhile, here is a list of events in the Maya Riviera area LINK, and here is a LINK to an article I wrote about Hanal Pixan, and HERE is the article I wrote about Day of the Dead in Isla Mujeres.
Sunday, November 24 at 8:00pm
Sol Rockers are playing Sunday at Bahia Tortuga
John Cain says..
My schedule this week is
Tuesday solo from 8 to 10 pm at Cafe Del Mar, lovely spot on the beach across from Jax,
Wednesday the return of 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!
On the internet in the past 24 hours...
It wasn't rainy most of the morn, but it is this afternoon. There's big surf & waves, but we haven't had strong winds yet. The concerns about Tropical Storm Karen are to our north, up in the Gulf.
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TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 800 AM EDT THU OCT 3 2013 1. DATA FROM AN AIR FORCE RESERVE HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT INDICATES THAT THE AREA OF LOW PRESSURE LOCATED OVER THE SOUTHEASTERN GULF OF MEXICO HAS BECOME A TROPICAL STORM AND IS PRODUCING WINDS OF UP TO 60 MPH IN THE EXTREME SOUTHEASTERN GULF OF MEXICO. A SPECIAL ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED WITHIN THE NEXT HOUR...AND HURRICANE AND TROPICAL STORM WATCHES WILL BE ISSUED FOR PORTIONS OF THE NORTHERN GULF COAST. THIS SYSTEM HAS A HIGH CHANCE...NEAR 100 PERCENT...OF BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS...AND A HIGH CHANCE...NEAR 100 PERCENT...OF BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT 5 DAYS AS IT MOVES NORTH-NORTHWESTWARD. ADDITIONALLY...LOCALLY HEAVY RAINS COULD AFFECT PORTIONS OF CUBA AND THE YUCATAN PENINSULA DURING THE NEXT DAY OR TWO. AN AIR FORCE RESERVE HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT IS CURRENTLY INVESTIGATING THE SYSTEM. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THIS SYSTEM CAN BE FOUND IN HIGH SEAS FORECASTS ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.
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Today Show Stars Becoming Statues off Isla Mujeres at MUSA!! LINK
Christy Dix Here comes a little rain...
Manolitos has DELIVERY..and today they are featuring their very tasty chile rellenos as one of their specials, or..Beef cazuela (steak in a sofrito sauce), pork chops yucatec style, Parmesan breaded chicken or pork (Milanesa), or Poc chuc (marinated, grilled pork slices). The rellenos have an awesome sauce and are two poblanos stuffed w picadillo (seasoned ground meat)...and sides.
Chile rellenos above, chicken mole below
By Caribe on Canvas....(posted and captioned by Cindy Martinez)Fenix Lounge's photo.
LINK to info from Yucalandia blog about exemptions from the Health Care Act ("Obamacare") for citizens living abroad.
Here's some posts from Trip Advisor (LINK) that you may find amusing....
Whoa..they just removed the original poster's list, as inappropriate per TA guidelines.
" Top Ten Signs You Go to Isla a lot"
while I was pasting the others!? here it is...
10.Two sentences you hear more and more: ‘You’re here again!’ and ‘Vives aqui?’
9 You are giving your new-to-the-island taxista directions.
8 Islenos ask if YOU remember them, not the other way around.
7 You have once appeared on Wentcoastal’s blog.
6 You know where Maria and her pepitas live.
5 Your Facebook friends no longer comment on how often you are there. Frankly, at this point, they just assume you never left.
4 You sometimes score the ‘local discount’ in restaurants without ever asking.
3 The minute you arrive to Puerto Juarez, you run into someone you know.
2 You know more island ‘chisme’ that you’ll ever care to know.
1 Ferry rides back to Puerto Juarez are not a sad affair, because most of the time, next trip is already planned!
When people no longer ask you where you’re going on vacation. They know where.
When you looking for someplace to throw the toilet paper and you’re at home. (Traveler NY)
You walk out of a store & tell the vendor “no, gracias” (MD in Tx)
(By D Martin...)
10. When you see only one person on a scooter, it looks odd.
9. You stop putting away your summer clothes … just in case.
8. You trade in the family minivan for a golf cart.
7. You start showing up at hockey games wearing your favorite team’s sweater … and shorts.
6. You ask for “la cuenta” at a Chinese restaurant.
5. You decide that flip flops fall into the “business casual” category. More formal events, of course, still require closed toe sandals.
4. You start asking your hometown friends what they’re doing for sunset.
3. You try to order pizza with lobster.
2. You have all the Spanish language stations programmed into your car’s radio.
1. When your boss criticizes for not getting something done, you look at him in amazement and ask, “Oh, you meant TODAY?”
You go to pay for something and all you have is pesos!
You are still wearing flip flops and it's 20 degrees outside!
p.s I cry on the ferry leaving even if I have another trip planned! I hate to leave!
Running into people we know at puerto jaurez has happened to us a few times.
You know the bus driver and he stops to pick you up
Locals ask you to be their friend on facebook
People we have met in the past, who no longer work on Isla, arrange to come over and meet you for dinner
Our trips get longer each year
We look at the Isla real estate regularly
The hotel concierge greets you as his friend and know where you are from
My wardrobe consists of mostly summer dresses and sandals
When even dear heart says "we're not going to talk about Isla again!" because every time we go out to dinner or are sitting around chatting, I manage to insert Isla into the conversation somehow - like when you have a crush on someone and can't stop mentioning their name!
Or you just say I am not going to Isla any more.................and just move there! (RogerIsla)
1. When a sales rep comes in and is surprised to see you and says I figured you'd be in Mexico again.
2. When you order a Negra Modelo at your local bar and they look at you with a blank stare.
3. When you have more Facebook friends that live on Isla than in the U.S.
4. When you don't bother to put the suitcase away because you know you'll need it again soon.
When your husband says "just book the trip and then please shut up" and then you keep obsessing about the trip you just booked. (KC lady 66)
When you make dinner reservations 3 months ahead of time and they know who you are! (WayneP)
As soon as the weather starts getting gloomy family and friends ask when you're leaving and for how long this time.
Acquaintances in your Canadian hometown assume that you live on Isla and visit Canada. (which, when you think about it, is almost the case!!)
When you look at the back of van for pastries to buy.
When you only answer the phone "Hola".
When you try to leave the bar with your beer because it's in a Bahia Tortuga or Villa la Bella koozie!
When everyone at work starts referring to Isla as "your island" (Nashtyp)
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
Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres
"Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam: LINK