Monday, November 18, 2013

In Isla Mujeres News Monday, November 18 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 & 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.

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

Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

Blue ball for 13 recruits

Military Service Drawing for youths born in 1995

Bola azul a 13 conscriptos

Domingo, 17 de Noviembre de 2013 22:50

Realizan sorteo de Servicio Militar Nacional, clase 1995

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 17 de noviembre.-.
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Although 60 youths signed up for the Military Service drawing, only 23 were in attendance yesterday. There were  40 blue balls and 20 black balls placed in a container and each youth (born in 1995) came forward and drew one. Thirteen drew blue balls which means they will be trained at the Naval base, and those who drew a black ball were exempted. Those who will be serving will be processed at the premises of the 64th Infantry Battalion on the mainland, and the military service ID documents will be available in January. They will meet obligation by attending military and fitness training, and performing activities on behalf of the community.(on Saturdays from Feb-Dec in 2014). 

 "Play Ball!" at El Pescador stadium

Inauguration of Baseball League "Roberto Borge Angulo"

Cantan pléibol en El Pescador

Domingo, 17 de Noviembre de 2013 22:48

Inició la Liga de Béisbol “Roberto Borge Angulo”

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 17 de noviembre.- The baseball league, “Roberto Borge Angulo” was inaugurated Sunday. In a fast paced and exciting game, the home team, Pescadores of Isla Mujeres, beat the visiting team, Los Ejidatarios de Bonfil, with a score of 7-5.
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 "El Pescador" baseball field has a drainage problem. After heavy rains, it looks like a large swimming pool. They pumped it out in anticipation of this game, but it was still pretty wet looking on Saturday. We were at the nearby Yamaha dealer & noticed quick but dramatic flames & smoke...they appeared to be drying out the sand of the pitcher's mound by dousing it with gasoline & setting it afire.

 Tvisla Mujeres

Continúan los apagones en Isla Mujeres! El problema inició desde ayer con varios cortes al sistema eléctrico y ahora hay un corte general!
 Electrical outage yesterday
Noticias de  Quequi......

  6% reduction in collections for 2014

  • Reducirá 6% la recaudación 2014


    Reducirá 6% la recaudación 2014

    0 17 de noviembre de 2013

    Por Carlos Gasca-Quequi.- .

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Diario Respuesta... Periódico en Isla Mujeres


Ready for Mexican Naval Day 

Alistan el Día de la Armada de México

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Power outage on the island

“Apagón” de 15 horas en la isla] Ver mas
Nov 17th. Citizens complained after there were five minute power outages on Saturday night, and then Sunday there was a general outage. It occurred at noon and service was restored by 2pm.  CFE employees reported that the source of the problem was in Cancun.

Thirteen young islanders to complete their military service
Trece jóvenes isleños cumplirán con el Servicio Militar Nacional [+] Ver mas

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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 23  Día de la Armada de México (Mexican Naval Day)

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 (exact date TBA)  HERE is an article about the Festival
Nov 30 Hurricane Season Officially Ends

Full Moon on Nov 17. Moonrise over the Caribbean (East) at:
Nov 17  5:21p
Nov 18  6:09p
Nov 19  6:57p
Nov 20 7:47p
Nov 21  8:37p   and ~50 minutess later nightly

Tammi Lewis 
  Miguel's playing schedule this week is
 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  this week
  Tuesday, 8 to 10 solo at Cafe Del Mar,
 Friday, 6:30 to 8:30 pm solo at Bally Hoo Restaurant,
Saturday, 6:30-8:30 solo at Sunset Grill
Sunday, 6:30 to 9  The Sol Rockers at Bahia Tortuga Restaurant-Bar 
Banda Sin Nombre at Chuuk Kay 3:30p Sat & Sun


Fenix Sat 2p Reggae/Cuban sometimes
  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.

At Poc Na Nov 24 8p..Fidel Nada Full Band
Poc-Na Hostel's photo.

On the internet in the past 24 hours...

Here's the big news for today....Sushi Delivery! I added their number to the delivery blog....whose tab is always at the top of this page!

Kate Bahnsenposted toIslaholics
Welcome to the island.

Dusk at Fenix Beach Lounge, THE only place to be on the weekend.

Hope you all had a beautiful weekend! We spent most of ours right here. 😎

Squaloadventures Isla Mujeres added 2 new photos.

Isla Mujeres was tagged in Carlo Iduardi's photo. — at Ixchel Beach Hotel.

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Below: Ken & friends started a charity to benefit Islanders who need a hand & they've already done some work in Guadalulpana....
Ken Wanovich   My new Christmas CD, "Give It Away," is now available for purchase. All profits go to a wonderful cause. Start your Christmas season this year in style.... Order with PayPal or VISA:

Hey Sisters. I'm trying to help the Bead Cooperative women market their beautiful handcrafted jewelry to tourists on Isla so just made this Trip Advisor posting for them. It links to a longer article on the bottom of the listing with some pics. Could those of you who know their work from living on Isla please write a review so that the posting gets more coverage! Gracias! here is the link:

Karen responding to a question.....yes, it's on the mapchick map. are you taking a taxi or renting a golf cart or taking the bus? let me know and i'll give you explicit directions. it's on the same property as the Red Cross building, across the street from the new church called Iglesia de Corazon Sagrada in La Gloria. if you take the bay perimeter road (west side of island going south) to mundaca, take a sharp left on the new divided road and you will pass the church on your left. right after the church is the store. there is a sign in front that says Women's Bead Cooperative and they are generally open Monday - Saturday 9 - 4 pm. contact number is: 044 998 161 9659
SharleneThanks for posting this. I've never been there and now I want to go. I checked out the TA reviews and I think it's so sad that because one reviewer couldn't find them she gave them a terrible rating!

Val Jukoskyposted toIslaholics
Maria and her awesome pepitas. So glad I found out about these pumpkin seeds! They are sooo good!


This is a video at their link....
Aqua Adventures Eco Divers Isla Mujeres  Hawkbill turtle feeding at Manchones today, great dive with Sam, Brad, Gwen and Jim

I f###ing love science's photo.

Comet ISON is now visible to the naked eye! It's even better when viewed with binoculars.

It's been getting slowly brighter for the last few weeks, but a sudden outburst a few days ago means it can now be seen with the naked eye.

Check out Phil Plait's article for more information on viewing:

Photograph by Damien Peach
High res version:
Photographers website:

Join us for a fun game of Texas Holdem Monday Nov 18 6pm at El Patio on Hidalgo.

Roger Hardesty's photo.

Today at 6:00pm
El Patio Caribbean Grill

Bruce Roberts  Playa norte yesterday. With a meg-yacht and a cool sailboat side by side. Wish I had my "real" camera with me, but it's still a nice picture.
I have been reading a lot lately about donations. I love the fact so many visitors are willing to bring supplies and donations. I was wondering if a moderator would be willing to pin a post naming organizations with their requested items along with a contact name, email address and address. An excel spreadsheet would be awesome. It could be printed and for those of us traveling in the future we could keep an eye out for items while we are out shopping during the upcoming holiday season. I know a lot of us have thought about bringing items but aren't sure what is needed and where to deliver. Thoughts?

  • Kathy Ennis I will speak for the organizations I work with. Cruz Roja (Red Cross) has a wish list on their fb page. The Little Yellow School House has a blog ( and they have a list of needed items. The diabetes clinic needs syringes, lancets, meters and strips for One Touch, One Touch Next and Contour meters. Any of these items can be dropped off with me. I can meet you anywhere on the island. You can pm me or you can leave the items at Barlitos. Thanks.

    Bobbie  tee shirts; pj's;toothbrushes;hair bands;pencils things like that.

    Helen  Children's books, shoes, pet could bring almost anything and someone can use it!

    Lisa  i agree kimberlee - we're going next month and i get confused about who needs what and where to bring it! i have stuff to bring (kids toys, stuff) but not sure where to bring it...

    Karen just to add to kathy's post, strips are needed for Contour, Contour Next and OneTouch

    Kimberlee  This is exactly why one general spreadsheet would be so nice. Categorized maybe by; school supplies, medical supplies, books, educational items, toys and gifts, pet/animal needs, clothing, personal care items and other. Think how nice it would be!
    .....that's my point. It's great to bring stuff but even better to get it in the correct hands of organizations or individuals that really need them.

  • Lisa  i agree totally - i have kids stuff i can bring down next month (toys and stuff) but have no idea where to bring it so won't bring it if i can't figure out what to do with it....

    Helen  We arrive Dec. 1 for 5 months. I am more than willing to help get items to their proper places.

    Terry  Kimberlee I facilitated medical supplies for Cruz Rojas for many years ... We would speak with Greta , who was the Doctor there then .... Drug companies were always willing to send annual supplies for individual patients ... We took over incubators ... Even sent a mammography machine over to the mainland one year on Cunard cruise line ... I am sure that the boys probably got tired of me asking, but they always delivered it for me ... I could never find anyone to take the obgyn table though .. It just weighed too much for our boats

    Kimberlee  Haha well hello Terry !! You never know who is reading your posts, lol. I normally bring items with me for the animals and Kinslee loves to bring kids items. I love having a plan of what is needed and where they need to go I knew you had a heart of gold! See you soon!!

    Sandy  Terry- I mis Doc Greta too...although I have seen her a few times over the past few years when she took a respite from Abu Dhabi...I am trying to get involved again with Cruz Roja through Kathy Ennis! Can't wait to actually live there fulltime!

    Sally Margolis I have a two page document that I just prepared for this project on behalf of Isla Animals Alison Sawyer Current . It lists every way you can donate or volunteer both on the island and off, with contact info, directions to and business hours of drop-off points, supply lists of medical and non-medical items needed, paypal instructions...and the kitchen sink. I can also forward this document to anyone interested.

  • Judy FB Page ISLA CATS NEED HELP, Non-Profit Organization
    ISLA MUJERES CATS NEED HELP for Cats lovers, to protect & promote life & respect. for Cat food Donation Paypal:, for donations for sterilization program please contact Dr. Delfino Guevara for deatils

    Deb sally.. could you send me the list for alison. most interested in supplies needed.

    Sally Margolis Hi Deb, Here is the list in a google document. I can also email you the same in a pdf. A lot of the medical supplies and non-medical supplies can be purchased on Isla for those interested but perhaps without room in their luggage. Additional drop-off point of Barlito, bakery & market cafe and Sonrisas Catering on Isla Mujeres, MX should make it easier too. If you have quesions about most urgent needs close to your trip day, you can always email Alison and ask specifics. I hope this helps!:

Manolitos has Queso Relleno as one of their specials today! See their other specials HERE on my Daily Specials & Delivery blog. They have delivery & specials 12:30-5 and their regular menu all day until midnight HERE.

Photo: todos los sabados
apartir de las 8 am
*por kilo
y apartir de las 12 del dia
*queso relleno
*puchero de dos carnes
estamos hubicados a unos pasos de la capilla de guadalupe pedidos al 9981448474Photo: SABADO



    QUESO RELLENO:   Edam Cheese stuffed with picadillo (seasoned ground meat & finely diced vegs), with a white & a red sauce. Picadillo is seasoned ground meat (pork or pork & beef usually), cooked with seasonings & finely diced vegetables.

Below it says today's menu: cream of carrot soup, Tinga of Chicken, Pork with chile morita, rice & beans 55 pesos per order, phone number below. Located three houses from Hotel Sueno Maya on calle Cacahuate which is the dead end street off the back street Gurrero..a block north of the hospital, town square. 
Buen dia el menu de hoy crema de zanahoria, tinga de pollo, carne de cerdo en chile morita, arroz y frijoles.
Pedidos al 9981888462
Costo de la orden 55 pesitos.

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