Saturday, December 7, 2013

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Saturday, December 7 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 ....

December operation beginning

Committee chaired by Agapito installed in the City Council room

Arranca operativo decembrino

Viernes, 06 de Diciembre de 2013 21:53

Instalan comité presidido por Agapito en sala de Cabildo

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 6 de diciembre.- 
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The departments of Security (police), Civil Protection (firefighters, lifeguards, etc), and Health will work together in this operation from December 6 to January 6 for the December holiday season of Guadalulpe-Reyes. Preparatory activities have included review of equipment and installation of buoys, as well as coordination with Naval security operations. The police will make efforts to ensure drivers are not consuming alcohol, and the departments will work together to ensure the holiday season and festivities are safe. There will be increased monitoring in areas were there are gatherings of large groups of people.

Promise kept

Agapito & Fabian:  Pensions for the senior citizens 

Cumplen firme compromiso

Viernes, 06 de Diciembre de 2013 21:50

Agapito y Fabián, con pensión a adultos mayores

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 6 de diciembre.- 
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This has the same info as previously translated about the "65 y Mas" program of financial assistance for senior citizens who lack pensions. In addition it says :  "en Isla Mujeres habitan un promedio de 537 personas de 65 años o más, es decir, el 37 por ciento de la población total de nuestro municipio", which translates as saying there is an average of 537 people in Isla Mujeres who are 65 or older, ie, 37 percent of the population. Which should  be 3.7 percent.

 Tvisla Mujeres

Noticias de  Quequi......


Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Trash contamination complaints

Denuncian contaminación por basura

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Treatment plant "spill" causes alarm 

Causa alarma derrame en la planta de tratamiento de IM

Causa alarma derrame en la planta de tratamiento de IM

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Stores sales this month: Still slow

Siguen comercios con bajas ventas en el mes

Magana offering training in Isla Mujeres

Promueve Magaña la capacitación en IM

Promueve Magaña la capacitación en IM

 por esto

Urging support for the fishermen
Urgen los apoyos a pescadores[+] Ver mas
Previously the City had promised to pay 10,000 pesos to individual fishermen of the five commercial cooperatives of Isla Mujeres. during the four months of the closed season for lobster, but this year the City only paid 1500 to each of the fishermen. The money was in the 2013 budget, but the previous administration was unable to complete the payments, and Agapito Magana promised to deliver the remainder. A union member explained the fishermen really do need the remaining 8500 pesos to renew their gear such as nets and lobster traps.

Agreements signed for training courses
Firman convenios sobre cursos de capacitación[+] Ver mas

Complaint of bias in arbitration
Demandan parcialidad en el arbitraje [+] Ver mas
Futbolista  (soccer player) Salome Badillo suffered an unusual veto in the Rapid Soccer league, and says the arbitration for his complaint was not impartial. It says something about during the last game there were two faults, and another for two feet, that were not taken into account by the umpire/referee, and with the next minor fault Badillo was given the red card, amid boos from the public who offered insults to the official.

Christmas in Isla Mujeres?

 MaraVilla Caribe has a studio available from Sat Dec 21 to Sat. Dec 28th, due to a cancellation.  15% discount. ($360/wk) See Large Room photo below.
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Free amenities such as hammocks, bikes, outdoor shower, portable beach chairs & beach towels, washer, loungers & BBQ. Breathtaking panoramic views from the rooftop terrace. Upstairs room also available.   Downtown is  ~ a mile away; if you don't feel like walking or biking, flag a $2 taxi or hop on the bus. We also have room for parking,You can enjoy the music & crowds downtown, then come home our quiet neighborhood of Bachilleres where you'll  sleep to the sounds of the sea.$275/$325/$425 wk   $40/50/$65nt  Monthly Discounts

View from rooms
Small room
Large room
Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the traditional neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. Stroll five minutes down the coastal sidewalk to Mango Cafe or Monchi's,shop at Chedraui or visit restaurants, bars, & beach clubs; minutes away by bike or on foot. Our guests recommend the Yoga classes a couple villas away at hotelito Casa Ixchel. Fresh juice, produce & tortillas a few blocks away in the village, as well as a pharmacy and variety of other stores and small local restaurants

December Calendar of events....partly...

 Festivities for the Patron Saint, The Virgin of Immaculate Conception are Nov. 28-Dec 8
The religious image was moved here from the Boca Iglesia Church to Isla Mujeres, where she has been honored annually for 102 years. HERE is an article about the Festiv
Dec 4 Wednesday 6p Confirmation Mass at Catholic Church on Town Square
Dec 5 Thursday  4-7 Artist Fair Town Square (First Thursday of Each Month)
Dec 6 Friday  Security Operation Guadalupe-Reyes begins
Dec 7 Saturday 7p Procession of the Virgin through the colonias
                         ~10p Singing Las Manitas, Mass Catholic Church on Town Square
Dec 8 Sunday 3p Procession from Church on Square to Bay, for procession on Bay with three large boats provided for parishioners. Followed by Grand Kermes, and returning of icon to her niche. Celebration of 50th anniversary of priesthood for Father Martinez.

Dec 12 Dia de Guadalupe, Patron Saint of Mexico. Festival at Chapel in Salina Chica
 Start of Guadalupe-Reyes Holiday period, which ends January 6th.

Everyone is invited!Dec 14 Saturday 5:30-8:30 Casa Sirena Benefit for Brazos Abiertos
Dec 16 -24  The Posadas
Dec 17 Tuesday 4-6  Brisas Grill  Benefit for Keys4Life
Dec 24  Noche Buena  Zapatos por los ninos party
Dec 25  Christmas
Dec 31 New Years Eve celebration on Town Square (Usually fireworks & dancing to live music until dawn. Reserved tables are sold by Tourism Department.)


 Charity Info

Donation Drop offs:
Red Cross:  Social Justicia Restaurant (south of ferry terminal, north of car ferry)

Little Yellow School House, Books for Grade School Reading Program, Isla Animals, Diabetes Supplies...Barlitos:  On Hidalgo, the pedestrian street at Abasolo

Olivas...Toys for PEACE

contact Zapatos por los Ninos for shoe drop off at and you can donate or find more info at their website


ENDS TOMORROW!! This week, through Dec. 8, sales from the calendars benefits Isla Animals. Available online, at Barlitos, and at the Artist Fair. They are hoping to cover the costs of the next spay and neuter clinic.  Great cause, beautiful photo art.

Donate some shoes? You can drop them off at Barlitos! If you aren't coming before this event, your donations of shoes or money are always welcome and needed!

ZAPATOS PARA LOS NINOS   Shoes for the Children Annual Christmas Party and Shoe Drive

December is here, and we are collecting shoes and donations for our annual Christmas Party and shoe delivery.  Last year every child that came for shoes walked away with a new pair for Christmas!
This is the one time of year we only collect new shoes in order to make each child feel extra special.
Not only do we distribute shoes, but we join with the local community to provide a meal and a small gift. It is a special event, as for some of the children, it will be their only Christmas gift. They are already looking forward to it on December 24th.
If you would like to donate shoes, please contact Greg Snider at:

If you would like to contribute monies so we can purchase shoes, food, or small toys, please also contact Greg at the email address above or go to our website for Pay Pal   We will happily send you photos of the children who receive your gifts.   Greg and Natalie

  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

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!! 
Fenix Sat 2p Reggae/Cuban   off & on

  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.
Iguana's: Thursday is Blues, with beer & pizza specials. Friday evenings have featured Cuban-Vera Cruz music. On Saturdays & Sundays they have   Reggae- Caribbean-Tropical music.  Starting around 6. 
The Sol Rockers play at Bahia Tortuga on Sunday evenings. 
RYAN RYCKMAN......back at ComoNo......every night 8:30You may find live music after 9 or 10 on Hidalgo at Fayne's, La Terraza, or  Comono, and at Poc Na Hostel.

ComoNo, Isla Mujeres, Mexico  RYAN RYCKMAN......back at ComoNo......every night 8:30

From Bahia Tortuga....
Bahia Tortuga Restaurant-Bar / Hotel / Marina's photo.

Tonight John Cain, solo guitar & vocals. 6:30-8:30PM.

Posted a new song: "Give It Away" ‪#‎music‬
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 On the internet in the past 24 hours...

John Raimundo explaining to Paula Solub how the Avalon school shipped all of these gifts and equipment to them.

The children looking up at John with those wide questioning eyes.

These were special moments. John jumped up on the teaching platform with George Moger and did the tire obstacle course with the boys. At the end Manuelito gave John a big " hi 5"

Bruce was at the Lion Fish Tasting....Which was more of a demo/exhibition/contest...which should result in Lion Fish being on menus around town.  Especially if you ask for it!

Photo: Lion fish demo

Here's what Annelise posted about it...
Asia Caribe took third place honors in the Lion Fish competition on the Esplanade of the Palacio Municipal. Our winning dish was, not surprisingly, the "pecan thing:" The pecan-encrusted grouper with tamarind sauce. We also presented a Lion Fish Tiradito -- paper thin slices of lion fish dressed with lemon, olive oil, salt, pepper and a light chili mix; a dragon roll made with lion fish empanazado; and a dish with a delicious mango sauce made by Paulino. The hit at our table was the replica of a lion fish that Sushi crafted from wasabi colored with grenadine. Hey -- it worked.

It was very inspiring to see the variety of dishes presented and the art with which chefs presented their dishes. Many of the fisherman's cooperatives were also represented with really delicious ceviches. Congratulations to Brisas Grill which took first place and to Compadres Restaurant for its second place win. We are proud of our staff and proud that three out of four of the dishes we presented are actually available daily on our menu. The Lion Fish is actually delicious fish with very white flesh. If you see it on local menus, buy it as it is a very invasive species that will destroy local fish populations and will eat the coral reef itself if it can't find other fish to eat. Cheers!

More of Bruce's photos
Photo: Lion fish demo

Photo: Lion fish demo

Photo: Lion fish demo

Photo: Lion fish demo

Photo: Lion fish demo

Photo: Lion fish demo

Con la participación de restaurantes y pescadores de la localidad, se presentaron una gran variedad de Platillos con el objetivo de promocionar el consumo de la especie y de esta manera contrarrestar su gran proliferación en aguas caribeñas. ‪#‎ComunidadEnAcción‬


Grand reopening with Viko Alonso Raymundo Paola Madin Oscar Flores what a great rajas poblanas and orchata,

A good friend of ours and fellow Isla lover put together a cookbook back in 2010. She now has it available on CD in pdf format. Ixchel's Kitchen contains recipes from and inspired by the island of Isla Mujeres. Order by going to her blog.

A good friend of ours and fellow Isla lover put together a cookbook back in 2010. She now has it available on CD in pdf format. Ixchel's Kitchen contains recipes from and inspired by the island of Isla Mujeres. Order by going to her blog.

Wilbert Jim John and Brian with nurse shark, ray, trumpet fish, hogfish and turtles, oh, and the Octopus

Today, on Saturday morning, employees of the City, the Navy,  and company Dolphin Discovery cleaned around the Salina Grande and even removed debris from the water to keep the area clean , which is commonly used by the islanders for physical activities

La mañana de este sábado colaboradores del Ayuntamiento, de la V Región Naval y de la empresa Dolphin Discovery limpiaron los alrededores de la Salina Grande e incluso sacaron desechos del agua para mantener limpia el área, que es usada comúnmente por los isleños para realizar actividades físicas. ‪#‎ComunidadEnAcción‬

I think many of us are dealing with less than ideal weather today and this weekend. Who else is ready to hop a plane and grab a lounge chair at Tarzan's?


Check out the tiny crescent moon

here is an old pic of the Saltana. She was the slow you could troll for barracuda of the deck

Tony Garcia added 20 new photos to the album 06 december 2013.
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Angela ShafferIslaholics
The start of my sea glass collection !!!

Ayuntamiento De Isla Mujeres added 4 photos from December 6, 2013 to the album Instalación del Comité Guadalupe-Reyes — in Isla Mujeres.
Instalación del Comité Guadalupe-Reyes
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Ayuntamiento De Isla Mujeres added 12 photos from December 6, 2013 to the album Entrega de Apoyos SEDESOL — in Isla Mujeres.
Entrega de Apoyos SEDESOL

Ken Wanovich
Posted a new song: "Prepare Your Heart" ‪#‎music‬

From Monchi's, For Four..Fajitas not in photo
Jennifer KellyIslaholics  One more food pic for the day.


Mr. Latin Model Yucatán 2013. Vestario: Diseñadora, Paula Parra Locación: Isla Mujeres México.

Hey Islaholics! When you come to Isla, be sure to visit the Isla Women's Beading Cooperative in La Gloria. These women support themselves and their families by creating beautiful one of a kind handcrafted beaded jewelry! Hours: Monday - Saturday, 9 am - 4 pm.
for more pics of their jewelry:
Muchas gracias to Pamela Haase for doing the photo shoot and to Sally Margolis for being the model!

Brazoa Abiertos Benefit at Casa Sirena
Everyone is invited!

The Catholic church in the zocalo 1986

Loncheria Manolitos Islamujeres updated his cover photo.
Tony Garcia added 9 new photos to the album 06 december 2013.

Whos coming tonigt fresh lobster and fish

 Amor A La Niñez
Today is Friday, but very special, we are all very happy for the bendiones we received today. thank you very much to Roimundo and Gigi for this.
Thanks kids you are very special.
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The Isla Mujeres Artist Fair was a great success yesterday! We hope to see you at the next one, Thursday January 2-Stay updated on participating artists on our page!
Another great Isla Mujeres Artist Fair! Thank you to all 52 participants and to everyone who came out today!

Pam's art is proudly displayed at MaraVilla Caribe B&B

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