Thursday, October 17, 2013

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Thursday, October 17: 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.


  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

Buoy remains stranded: No means to remove it from the east coast

Boya se quedará varada

Miércoles, 16 de Octubre de 2013 21:44

No hay medios para removerla de la costa Oriente

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After washing up on Saturday, October 5, this buoy remains stranded on the east coast. It was formerly located at Punta Cancun. The Habor Master, Ismael Gonzalez Gil said the buoy is about two meters in diameter and weighs about two tonnes. It does not present any danger to residents and is in an area rarely visited by people who are out walking. 

Work remains unfinished in Sac Bajo: Cause isn't known 

Siguen inconclusas obras en Sac Bajo

Miércoles, 16 de Octubre de 2013 21:40

Se desconocen motivos

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The construction in Sac Bajo remains unfinished, and this creates a hazard for pedestrians who walk into the street. The taxi drivers are also complaining that the installation of the sidewalks has narrowed the curve, which they say is hazardous. It is noted that this project was begun under the previous administration, about six months ago. 
 CROC union begins Health Campaign: Prevention of cancer & HIV-AIDS

Inicia la Croc campaña de salud

Miércoles, 16 de Octubre de 2013 21:30

Para prevenir cáncer y VIH-Sida

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For the health of its ~200 members, affiliated with 18 companies,  the CROC union began a campaign Monday for the detection and prevention of breast cancer, as well as rapid HIV testing, in coordination with the IMSS, Mexican Social Security Institute. The program began yesterday at a beach club at the southern part of the island and was attended by about 35 people of both sexes. 
Productive City Council session: Agapito signed important agreements about work 

Fructífera sesión de Cabildo

Miércoles, 16 de Octubre de 2013 21:27

Agapito encabeza suscripción de importantes convenios de trabajo

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 Tvisla Mujeres

CROC union also joins the fight against breast cancer
La CROC también se une a la lucha contra el Cáncer de Mama
March for the fight against breast cancer
Francis Magaña Ríos es desde hoy directora del sistema DIF de Isla Mujeres; aquí con la presidenta Marthy Vargas
Francis Magana Rios is now the director of the DIF agency in Isla Mujeres, with the president Marthy Vargas

During the Second Regular City Council session, the seventh council member assumed office: Eva Fany Quijano Kini
Durante la Segunda Sesión Ordinaria de Cabildo, asume su cargo como regidora (séptima), Eva Fany Quijano Kiní

Noticias de  Quequi......

  Fight against dengue intensified

  • Intensificarán la lucha contra el dengue


    Intensificarán la lucha contra el dengue

    0 16 de octubre de 2013

    Por Carlos Gasca-Quequi.- 
  • Arranca CROC campaña contra el cáncer


    Arranca CROC campaña contra el cáncer

    0 16 de octubre de 2013

    Por Carlos Gasca-QUequi.-


Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Sterilizing pets altruistically

Esterilizan a mascotas de manera altruista

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Beached boat has become a tourist attraction

Convierten en atractivo turístico lancha varada

The boat that arrived with eight undocumented Cubans has become a tourist attraction. It is located across from the irregular colonia Guadalupana, along the busy road leading to Punta Sur, the Mayan temple ruin, and Gaffafon park. The tourists taking pictures who were interviewed by the reporter were from Denmark, and when they left, a caravan of tourists arrived in golf carts to take photos. It is noted that this boat is available to be destroyed or transported elsewhere by the Habor Master.


Diario La Verdad
Diario La VerdadMerchants dislike low season

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Teachers: Not in conflict
Maestros, ajenos a los conflictos+] Ver mas
Unlike teachers in Cancun, teachers in Isla Mujeres are continuing to conduct classes normally. Protests continue across the state in response to Education Reform.

Official suspension of the search for "Soyita"
Oficial suspensión de la búsqueda de “Soyita”[+] Ver mas
On Friday the search for  fisherman  José Ernesto Zapata Cutz, who fell overboard while working, was cancelled after more than seven days of patrolling the Caribbean sea without result. The family has given up hope that he is alive, and are awaiting the official documents that will allow them to obtain insurance benefits for his family.

Good week for nautical tour providers
Buena semana para los turisteros+] Ver mas
Although October is considered one of the slowest months of the year, the nautical tourism providers have reported an improvement in demand for their services, in this good weather. Their prices range from 250 pesos (per person) for a four hour boat ride, and reach up to 500 pesos per person when including food and different activities like snorkeling and fishing.  The less expensive tours consist only of a boat ride and a swim in a permitted area, while the other tours can include swimming with nurse sharks and traditional dishes like tikin xic. These services are currently being used by people from Cancun who go to Puerto Juarez to book the tours, and for now costs are being kept low. The rates usually rise 15 percent in high season, and people who return often use the same agency or cooperative. (Whenever I hear or read "a four hour tour",  the theme to Gilligan's Island plays in my head.)

City Council meeting: Important points approved
Aprueban convenio para dar certeza a los sentamientos +] Ver mas
By Angel Paredes      At the City Council meeting decisions by the mayor were approved regarding city agencies and commissions and their agreements with state agencies, and the DIF director and the seventh Council member were sworn into their respective positions. (Their names are given in the TVIM headlines. I think the seventh Council member is usually the opposing candidate for Mayor, but Alicia appears to have declined the position in favor of continuing on as a member of Congress in Mexico City, so this would be the alternate..)

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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. (Last year the last public release was Oct. 7). 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 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  Dusk  Media Luna Beach Turtle Release 
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 
 Oct. 12  11:30pm My Space Disco  Benefit for Breast Cancer: Pink Divas Night 
 Oct 13 Canadian Thanksgiving
Oct 15 Turtle Release  
 Oct. 17  Naval Wives Breakfast at Naval Club, benefits Naval Hospital
Thursday, Oct. 17  4p-7p  Artist Fair at Town Square
PhotoIsla Mujeres Artist Fair Thursday, October 17, 4pm-7pm in the square-Hope to see you there for great art, food, and drinks! xo
Sally Margolis
Oct 18  6:13p Full Moon Rise over Caribbean /  Sunset ~6:20p
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.

Come out and join us for our annual Day of the dead party on November 1st.  We will have live music, beer and drink specials, an all you can eat Mexican buffet for $150 pesos, costume contests and games.  Make your reservations today to ensure the best seats! -

See Live Music schedule at top of page for Live music during low season. Fayne's is closed in early October. reopening TONIGHT!  Some gigs are more intermittent during October & can be prone to weather cancellations.
John Cain's schedule 
Tuesday solo from 8 to 10 pm at Cafe Del Mar, lovely spot on the beach across from Jax,
Wednesday with 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.

Banda Sin Nombre at Chuuk Kay 3:30p Sat & Sun

Iguana's has been having Caribbean-Tropical music on Saturdays  & Sundays starting around 6, and Fenix has salsa on Sundays. The Sol Rockers play at Bahia Tortuga on Sunday evenings.

At Poc Na Nov 24 8p..Fidel Nada Full Band

Poc-Na Hostel's photo.

On the internet in the past 24 hours...

It's the day of the Isla Mujeres Artist Fair! Come down & have a hearty breakfast at Barlito & then save yourself for all the goodies (tamales, carrot moon pies, cupcakes, tres leche cake & more) at the Fair in the Square from 4 to 7pm. Our Breakfast Panini today is the Hastings w/ scrambled eggs, fresh tomato, black olives, cheddar cheese & spinach crema. One of my very favorites is the Duncan w/ scrambled eggs, spinach & chorizo topped w/ jack cheese & 4 pepper crema. Brad's homemade outnut bread adds just the right amount of crunch w/ sunflowers seeds, oat flour & whole wheat flour! Just typing this I am starting to get hungry! We hope to see you at Barlito & at the Isla Mujeres Artist Fair!!
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Halloween Breakfast benefit for the Navy Hospital, hosted by the Naval wives this morn...
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This article is in English....

From LYSH.. Full House, yesterday
Amor A La Niñez  Casa llena... Ayer...

Children’s Book Library, Isla Mujeres

We are opening a small community book lending library at our house in La Gloria.

Open every Saturday - 10am to 12pm (starting this Saturday 19 October).

We have English, Spanish and bilingual books for children aged between 0 and 11 years to borrow.

Parents: please send me a PM for directions to the library and all the info you need to join!

Teachers: please send me a PM. I have flyers in English/Spanish for your students/parents.

Many thanks to Margaret Servais Washa who donated the children’s books from La Gloria English School.

And thanks to Charrissa Gillingham and Raychelle Heath all your help in setting up the library.

Wilbert, Jim, Brad, YouYoung, and the rest having fun with great viz and weather!MUSA MANCHONES OCT 15 2013 (75 photos)

Wilbert slinging the Olympus with his usual flair at Manchones on Tuesday. Visibility and weather are AMAZING!!

Me ...shared Por Siempre Viva's photo.
Saturday is the Desayuno Rosa (pink breakfast) at Due Torri and the March starts at the monument to the fishermen at the north end of main Street at 5p. Self examination in Spanish sounds less mundane..sounds more like an expedition than a monthly routine

Isla Mujeres is featured in the Huffington Post LINK  

Bufalo  DESAYUNOS DE 8am a 12:30 am. Breakfast
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October 17 2013 (40 photos)
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This was written yesterday....sounds like Fayne's is reopening...with their snazzy new floor...
.:La Banda Sin Nombre:.  The best place in town( period) . Is now open and ready for you! We start tomorrow the best season, we just new you there, so see you at the same time, (10:30) there! We love you guys!!!
Today's teaser, the Dinosaur BBQ Sandwich. Modeled after the Carolina BBQ Sandwich at the Dinosaur Bar-B-Q in Syracuse, NY. Way back in the 80's a few bikers that liked blues & BBQ opened up the Dinosaur Bar-B-Q first on the road & then in downtown Syracuse. In 1990, they remodeled, expanded & got a liquor license. Today, they have multiple locations (Rochester, Troy, Harlem, Brooklyn, Newark, NJ & Stamford CT). At Barlito, we think the Dinosaur has some of the very best bbq in the world & as a tribute to them & their outstanding service, food & attitude, we have our version of our favorite sandwich on their menu. We slow hickory smoke pork shoulder, shred it, toss it with our homemade chipotle bbq sauce top it with coleslaw & pile it all on of our fresh rolls. This is one of our top sellers & we encourage you if your travels take you near a Dinosaur Bar-B-Q to indulge yourself. You will not be disappointed!

Ibette de Alcocer added a new photo. Bufalo....
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  Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres   

 "Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam:  LINK  
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