Saturday, December 21, 2013

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Saturday, December 21 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 helps families: Properties "regularized" with legal deeds

Certeza jurídica

Viernes, 20 de Diciembre de 2013 21:47

Otorga Agapito a familias, con regularización de tierras

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 20 de diciembre.-
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  In the continental area of Isla Mujeres on the mainland, offices of CORETT have opened, (the Commission for the Regularization of Land Tenure), and three levels of government are working together to provide deeds to land. This event took place at the Community Center on the mainland. Previously the agency had done a census of the irregular settlements and found  that there are 45 parcels with settlements, and 6184 lots that are within the framework of the commitment "Presidencial 170" of President Enrique Pena Nieto. These properties will be "regularized" and given deeds, on the day when the President visits. 
   In early January the next step of adjustment will begin, with all processes being done in strict accordance with local laws and regulations. The Mayor said "The main focus of this government is to lay the foundations for a dignified and orderly development of Rancho Viejo, and the only way to accomplish this is to give legal certainty to the 6000 lots that have been registered.

Cultural workshops come to an end: 40 students participated 

Llegan a su fin los talleres culturales

Viernes, 20 de Diciembre de 2013 21:46

Participaron 40 alumnos

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Forty students who completed workshops with the Cultural Department demonstrated their talents on Thursday at the outdoor theater in La Gloria at the Habitat plaza. They presented music,  regional dances by groups, and Polynesian dancing & music, which was enjoyed by their families and the community in general. The workshops ended Friday, with the presentation of a "Pastorale", which refers to these December holiday dates. The next workshops will begin in January, and in the continental area about 50 children will be participating as a theater group.

 Tvisla Mujeres

Medical service suspended at the ISSSTE: Doctor went on vacation.
Young cyclist transferred to Cancun for medical treatment after hitting a taxi
Tv Isla Mujeres | Trasladan a Cancún a joven ciclista después de chocar contra un taxi
  Zigifrido Rivera Cano 38, is an Isla Mujeres cook who was cycling down  southward on prolongacion Rueda Medina when he struck a taxi "that was parked". He was conscious but very bloody with a "less than15 cm face/head wound" and he was taken to Cancun, after being transported to the General Hospital by the Red Cross paramedics. The accident occurred just before nine in the morning, and he is described as an athlete who was out exercising.  (I think some of you know him as "Ziggy", who has many foreign friends, who are also fans of his cooking.)
Many people lined up and waited for gas cylinder exchange
The event "Por una Isla Segura" took place in La Gloria, where there were 150 new tanks available for exchange for old propane cylinders, which are quickly affected by salt from the environment. The only fee was for the gas, and there is another exchange planned at a date to be announced.

Noticias de  Quequi......

  •   Beneficiaries without medical service


    Dejan médicos sin servicios a derechohabientesDejan médicos sin servicios a derechohabientes

    0 20 de diciembre de 2013

    Por Carlos Gasca-Quequi.-E.
  • Olvidan reparar rejillas en la ínsula
    Storm drains still need repairing 


    Olvidan reparar rejillas en la ínsula

    0 20 de diciembre de 2013

    Por Clicerio E. Cedillo/Quequi.- There are storm drains that are missing or need repairs and maintenance, which are more dangerous during flooding when they are not visible. It is noted that better maintenance to the storm drains would decrease flooding and this article is very critical of the Mayor and the current administration for not attending to this during their first two months in office. It is noted that one of the drains missing its grate is around the corner from the Mayor's home.

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Getting "waves" of visitors to the island

Llegan 'olas' de visitantes a la localidad

Llegan 'olas' de visitantes a la localidad
Schools closed for Christmas holidays 

Cierran escuelas por las vacaciones de Navidad

Friday...The  Secretaría of Educación and Cultura (SEyC), teacher Gilberto Avalos Galue, said there are over 3200 students in Isla Mujeres who began their vacations yesterday. They will return to school on January 7th. The supervisor of school zone 009, Guadalupe Briseno said there are nine primary schools on the island and continental zone combined, with a total of 2500 grade school students.

 por esto

Court to determine fate of occupied properties

Juzgado determinará suerte de predio ocupado Ver mas
There are ~200 families living in the colonia Guadalupania, where they settled about 10 years ago. About one sixth of the occupants of the two hectare property organized and filed with the court as part of a process of  notifying the legal owner of their "adverse possession", of this land which appeared to have been abandoned. The community consists of 180 lots, and in 2009, 80 of the 180 occupants filed legal documents with the District Judge.  According to the Public Registry, the property is owned by Julio Prieto, who has not responded to any of the notices.
  The legal proceeding of the Guadalupania petitioners (file #43109) has made progress, and many of the cases are already 90% complete. The process includes official documents like voter registration cards, and the precise location of the home, by block and lot.
    The colonia has water service and the streets are named, and a recently dated document indicates the process is nearing completion for providing legal property deeds.

Deeding lots in Continental Isla Mujeres
Desarrollo digno con certeza jurídica[+] Ver mas

Actions to improve sports & recreation facilities
This information has already been translated.

Music and dancing were presented yesterday by participants of the Cultural Department's workshops
Músicas y danzas se oyeron y vieron ayer, como una muestra de los talleres de la Dirección de Cultura[+] Ver mas
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December Calendar of events

 Festivities for the Patron Saint, The Virgin of Immaculate Conception are Nov. 28-Dec 8
The religious image was moved to Isla Mujeres from the Boca Iglesia Church, where she has been honored annually for 102 years. HERE is an article about the Festival
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.
Dec 14 Saturday 5:30-8:30 Casa Sirena Benefit for Brazos Abiertos
Dec 16 -24  The Posadas
The Posadas are nine days before Christmas eve, when there are reenactments in neighborhoods (and a play on the town square) of Mary & Joseph being turned away, until they are accepted at one house, and there is a neighborhood party there.
  During the posadas, there is usually a dance on the town square, featuring dances & costumes from different regions of Mexico
Dec 14 Saturday Caribbean Cultural Festival 8pm Town Square (Cuban band)
Dec 18 Wednesday 4-6  Brisas Grill  Benefit for Keys4Life
Dec 21 Saturday

 6p  Golf Cart Parade starting just south of MaraVilla Caribe, near Hotelito Ixchel, where the road gets very wide at the end of Aeropuerto before entering the first village of Salina Chica, just south of Colegio Bachilleres.Assemble at 5:30 and depart at 6. Decorated vehicles, Cartoon Characters & Santa's helpers tossing treats & visiting parks & kids around the isle. To benefit one of the Carnaval Dancing Troupes. More info in Notes From Paradise   

8p  Municipal Christmas Parade They will travel around the isle, with costumes, decorations, music, and candy to throw.

4p-8p CHRISTMAS ART SHOW at ComoNo at el Patio, Gifts for sale

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.)

Love the Isla Mujeres Artist Fair promo for the January 2nd Artist Fair.  @[507239157:2048:Jen Graham], you are awesome.  @[502757686:2048:Michael Azaria] & @[1701660950:2048:Denise Azaria] you two just rock!!! -60 Artists & local food vendors!!!  @[795152257:2048:Joe Mendez] & Corona make it all work.  Thank you all so much!!!
Roger Hardesty's photo.
 at 6:00pm
El Patio Caribbean Grill
 Charity Info
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


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

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

Toys for PEACE: Galerita across from Olivia's Restaurant



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.  Saturday they are grilling & Sunday's special is paella. Usual menu also.

  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, 530 to 730 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 ~3p 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!!
every tuesday!You 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

On the internet in the past 24 hours...

        It's the Winter solstice today, or The Day the Sun Stands Still. Because of the tilt in the Earth's axis of rotation, the sun appears to rise and fall in our sky over the course of a year. It's not the sun itself moving, but the Earth moving relative to the sun.
       In the summer & winter are the solstices, and in the spring and fall are the equinoxes. These four dates have been extremely important to humanity since we first started  growing crops 10,000 years ago.
       The equinoxes occur when the sun crosses the equator traveling northward around March 21,  and when it crosses the equator going southward on Sept. 21. Equinox is from the Latin for "equal night," because day and night are roughly equivalent in length on these dates. (The exact dates vary a little bit from year to year because of leap years.)
      On Dec. 21, the sun stops moving southward, pauses, and then starts moving northward. This pause is called the "solstice," from the Latin words "sol" for "sun" and "sisto" for "stop." Similarly, on June 21 the sun stops moving northward and starts moving southward. More info HERE

I was just gifted a box of sugar cookies today and had the gingerbread cookies at the fair, and they were yummmmy!! And Delivery too...."Do not forget to place your orders on time! We will be accepting orders until Dec 21st at noon! Contact us here, call 9981885623 or email
Happy Holidays to you all!!!!
Delivery service Dec 23 & early on Dec 24
Call NOW!!!!" Sugar & Spice Bakery Katie Abbott Yazmin Aguirre Rivera
Pre-Xmas Sale. Call 044 998 188 5623 Delivery service Dec 23 & early on Dec 24 Call NOW!!!!
 Nirit Ben David Yes , and the service ..... I called them yesterday at night to order the cookies for the next day and I got it and it was beautiful !!!! Thank u ...
(Sally is looking into hiring that "disco circus bus" for a party-ride around the isle...probably after Christmas.)

Roots Clinic is happy to announce a very special Christmas PROMOTION! We are offering Gift Certificates for a one hour treatment (Acupuncture, Shiatsu, Reiki, or a combination thereof) at the hugely DISCOUNTED price of just **350 pesos (or $30usd)**!! (Limit 2 certificates per person) The Gift Certificates are available for purchase between NOW and December 25th ONLY! Give the gift of good health to a loved one or to YOURSELF this holiday season!!! Valid for ALL clients, returning, or first time! We are excited to start the new year with you all in our new location in Centro! To purchase Gift Certificates, contact us: Call/text 998-105-5610, email:, Message via Roots Clinic. As always, we welcome any inquiries about our services. We look forward to hearing from you and wish you good health in the New Year!

Robert Miller Islaholics
Merry Christmas from Isla Mujeres town square.

Santa arrived at The Little Yellow School House this afternoon!!


Today is the last day until Thursday, December 26th that you can have some Barlito in your belly!!! Come on down & try some of the specials....the Susan Pacek Breakfast Panini w/ scrambled eggs, sundried tomato & black olives topped w/ jack cheese & chipotle crema....the Hamilton Panini w/ smoked pork, fresh tomato, caramelized onions, gouda cheese & toasted garlic mayo...or the Bear T Sandwich w/ grilled chicken, tomato, red onion, lettuce & fresh basil pesto mayo. We wish everyone a Merry Christmas. Hope to see you today or on the 26th when we reopen. And make a special note the week after Christmas, we will be open on Sunday, 12/29 & Monday, 12/30!!!


checking out the booty that was donated to the school 2 year old imacs how wonderful

Little Yellow School House is also called Amor a la Ninez

Posada Navideña!!
Muchas Gracias a Nubia Magaña por las increíbles Galletas Navideñas...

Posada Navideña


Winter Break ... Say What!
80 degrees & Beautiful


Ignacio Acosta Casanova
Fueguitos. Isla Mujeres

A trip to Casa de los Suenos...Entregando un detalle realizado por los niños a Patti Perkinton (casa de los sueños).

Devitt Rogers at Fenix Lounge

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