Thursday, November 28, 2013

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Thursday, November 28 The Afternoon Edition

..This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte

North Beach/Playa Norte In Real Time  In Isla Mujeres  LINK to 24 hour time lapse of the webcam

The "Morning Edition" has translated headlines &  newspaper photos. This Afternoon Edition has  translations of the news articles,  Daily Events, the Live Music Schedule  & 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.

Check out the Daily Specials...with Delivery numbers and Menus...see tab at top of page.

   Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

Agapito continues to keep campaign promises

Announcement of Convention Center renovation & more work for sports

Agapito sigue cumpliendo

Miércoles, 27 de Noviembre de 2013 23:31

Anuncia rescate de Centro de Convenciones y más obras deportivas

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ISLA MUJERES, 27 de noviembre.-
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The Mayor, Agapirto Magana Sanchez announced a major sports project for 2014 at the Blue Dome at the plaza Habitat in colonia El Cañotal. The facilities will include bathrooms, grandstands, locker rooms, and appropriate sports flooring. It will be the new home of The Cahuameros, and will be used exclusively for sports, and will not be available for social activities. At the Convention Center, both sports and social activities will be held. There is also work planned to improve the baseball field "El Pescador, which includes raising the level of the playing field to prevent further problems with flooding.

 Tvisla Mujeres

Noticias de  Quequi......


Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Pier construction concluded

Concluyen con construcción de muelle

Concluyen con construcción de muelle .
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Abandoned car used by beer drinkers 

Usan carro abandonado para fechorías

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 por esto

Strong waves cause port closure for small vessels
Cierran el puerto por el fuerte oleaje Ver mas
Cold front #14 is expected to affect navigation by small vessels through Thursday, so boaters are advised to pay attention to weather advisories. Residents are advised to be aware of high winds causing any effects on trees, billboards, structures, or cables, and are urged to stay warm when temperatures are dropping.

Cold front leaves beaches deserted with neither nautical activity or nor sales
Playas desiertas, nula actividad acuática y comercios concurridos gracias al frío [+] Ver mas
Yesterday's drop of temperatures caused people to wear coats, hats, and gloves, and even the foreigners accustomed to colder temperatures were wearing jackets. Some tourists were visiting the stores and restaurants, but water related activities were suspended.

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November Calendar of Events .

Nov 1 Dia de los Muertos / All Saints Day
Nov 2 Dia de lost Muertos / All Souls Day
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.

Nov 3 US Time Change / End DST
Nov 7 Art Fair at Town Square  4p-7p
Nov 7 Red Cross Benefit Concert 6:30 Hotel Ixchel Palapa downtown
Nov 8 Last day of Hanal Pixan
Nov 11 US Veteran's Day   Canada Remembrance Day
Nov 12 Postal Worker Appreciation Day in Mexico /
Día de Carteros
Nov 12 Día Nacional del Libro / National Book Day
Nov 13 Health Fair Salina Chica 5pm Blue Dome
Nov 13 Employment fair  9am Town Square
Nov 14 World Diabetes Day
Nov 14 Naval Wives Breakfast 9am (Naval Club, usually).
Date of Caribe Maya Cultural Festival TBA? (Was this w/e in 2011 & 2012)
 Buen Fin Weekend of discounts
Nov 16 International Day of Tolerance
Nov 18 Day off for Revolution Day (date of parade TBA)
Nov 20  Dia de la Revolución
Nov 22 Día del Músico  
Nov 23  Día de la Armada de México (Mexican Naval Day)  Demonstration of Rescue on land and sea 11am

Nov 24 Solemnidad de Cristo Rey (Christ the King Day / El día de Cristo Rey)
Nov 25 Día Internacional de la Eliminación de la Violencia Contra la Mujer
Nov 27 Hanukkah begins
Nov 28  US Thanksgiving holiday
Nov 28 Beginning of Festival for Town Saint through Dec 8: Virgin of Immaculate Conception   HERE is an article about the Festival

   On November 28th the celebration of the taking out of the Virgin is scheduled to begin at 7pm with the Mass celebrating taking her down from her niche., Then a procession will take her through the streets downtown, and the event will end with a Kermes and dance in honor of the Patron Saint.
  On December 4th the Confirmation Mass will be at 6pm.
  On Saturday, December 7th the Paseo de Virgin will take begin at 7pm at the parish and go through the colonias and conclude with the singing of Las Manitas at the Church of Immaculate Conception downtown at ~10-10:30p 
  On December 8th at 3pm a procession will leave the parish of Immaculate Conception for the procession on the Bay, and there will be three large boats available for parishioners. There will be a grand Kermes, and then the Patron Saint will be returned to her niche. Father Jesus Martinez Penilla will celebrate the 50th anniversary of his priesthood.


  Miguel's playing schedule 
 Fayne's BarandGrill  Wednesday through Saturday 10:30pm - 12:00am.
 Saturday Tequileria La Adelita's 12:00am - 2:00am for salsa night. 
 Sunday Bahia Tortuga with the Sol Rockers 7:00pm - 9:00pm

 John Cain's schedule   

Tuesday, Cafe Del Mar, solo, 8 to 10 pm
Friday, Bally Hoo Restaurant, solo, 630 to 830 pm
Saturday, The Sunset Grill, solo, 630 to 830 pm
Sunday, Bahia Tortuga, The Sol Rockers, 630 to 900 pm 
Banda Sin Nombre at Chuuk Kay 3:30p Sat & Sun


Fenix Sat 2p Reggae/Cuban 
  Sun 2p Salsa

Fenix Lounge   Domingo Salsa en Vivo con ¡¡Puro Sabor - Salsa Cubana !! :: Sunday Live Salsa with ¡¡Puro Sabor - Salsa Cubana !! + Gratis/FREE Chilpachole Pa' la Cruda! + Tragos/Drinks + SUP & Kayak :: See You There!! / No Falten!! — at Fenix Lounge.
Domingo Salsa en Vivo con ¡¡Puro Sabor - Salsa Cubana !! ::  Sunday Live Salsa with ¡¡Puro Sabor - Salsa Cubana !! + Gratis/FREE Chilpachole Pa' la Cruda! + Tragos/Drinks + SUP & Kayak :: See You There!! / No Falten!!
·Iguana's has music on Friday evenings usually   Reggae- Caribbean-Tropical music on Saturdays  & Sundays, Starting around 6. 
The Sol Rockers play at Bahia Tortuga on Sunday evenings. 
You may find live music after 9 or 10 on Hidalgo at Fayne's, La Terraza, or  Comono, and at Poc Na Hostel.

On the internet in the past 24 hours...

How Americans Make Thanksgiving Pie In Isla Mujeres
Rolling the dough.... (hint...put bottle in freezer first &.Tequila also works)
Sally Margolis  Thanksgiving prep in full force-crust rolling in make-it-work-Mexico!

Ken says he'll have a FB page for this event up by tomorrow. Their charity is is
This is a fabulous idea...

Status Update
By Greg Snider

Hola dear friends,

Please save this date and time: Tuesday, December 17th, 4:00 P.M.-6:00 P.M.

Place: Brisas Grill in El Centro

Happening: A special holiday fiesta and concert to raise pesos to buy little Christmas gifts for children of some of the struggling single-parent families in Guadalupana.

Entertainment: Ken Wanovich, a popular singer/song writer who has just released a Christmas CD entitled "Give It Away" with five original songs inspired by time spent here on Isla Mujeres, will provide fun-filled entertainment while we enjoy a buffet dinner. At the end of the fiesta each attendee will receive one of Ken's CDs as a special way of saying "thank you". We will also hold a raffle for a private home concert to be given by Ken in February/March.

"Secret Santa" Gift Plan: With the help of local residents, we have identified 20 single parent families in Guadalupana whose children will be surprised with a little regalito (gift) on Christmas day. We have arranged for the parents to secretly gift wrap the regalitos and then hide them away. When the children receive their gift, it will be from their parents. We secret Santas will have the pleasure of knowing we've added to the joy of Christmas for these parents and children alike.

Donation: $250 pesos ( buffet and CD included)

Tickets: Advance reservations will ensure your place at the fiesta and enable us to give an accurate head count to the people at Brisas who are preparing the buffet. Tickets will soon be available. Please email Robb and Sally at to let us know if we can have the pleasure of your company.

Friends: Please pass this email along to five of your friends in the Isla community. Together we can make a difference for the children on Christmas day.

With heartfelt thanks and best wishes for a happy holiday season, Robb & Sally Sals

From the comments...

Kate Bahnsen:   Bonnie Hamilton and mariza have been doing a toy drive via PEACE for the last few years and distributing, I believe it is on again this year. Drop Toy donations at La Galerita opposite Olivia if you can't make it the buffet evening.

When it was suggested that something similar should be done for kids in Isla, I clarified that  "Guadalupana" refers to the Isla Mujeres colonia by that name, also know as La Invasion, where this charity focuses.  And gave their link:
Empty stomachs hurt. They break concentration and make the future seem impossible. Giving food, clothing, and shelter is essential to creating....

On the Islaholics site, they are playing..Guess This Place?...
Who can guess correctly the 4 different restaurants I was at?

Jackie Conlon: The dessert plate is at Lolo's. The fruit and yogurt is Rooster's. The fish with the rice and salad is at Miguel's. Filet mignon is Bastos, when it was served w a baked potato.  The thread evolved into opinions about where to eat steak.
One more...

Answer: Kash Kichen Chuk (KKC) chicken


The photo below is a video HERE...big turtle!
Wilbert and Jim were at Canonero and Grampin yesterday morning with Robin and Roy, and Scott and Melanie. Great conditions and what may now be a turtle in residence. Two cameras below, we got some great photos and video.


Need a Pinata? LYSH sells them! Little Yellow School House in La Gloria.

their FB  LINK

Here's a video from LYSH (LINK  to video)

I am gathering information on each of the Isla Mujeres charities, planning to publish it in one place for The Isla Mujeres Magazine. The Magazine will feature contributions from a variety of writers and photographers, and six issues are planned for 2014, if the first issue is a success. Advertisers chose their favorite Isla Charity and 100% is donated. Today I worked on LYSH.


Here is a nice, relaxing video from Islas Mujeres and Contoy, shot in 2011 LINK   


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