Thursday, December 12, 2013

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Thursday, December 12 Día de Guadalupe 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.

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Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

Line of credit approved by City Council

Aprueban línea de crédito

Miércoles, 11 de Diciembre de 2013 23:31

Integrantes de Cabildo, para enfrentar cualquier eventualidad

Lanrry Parra
ISLA MUJERES, 11 de diciembre.- .
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The City Council unanimously approved a proposal to allow the City to obtain a revolving line of credit, which is similar to a credit card. This will allow the City to face any eventuality or contingency of municipal services or functions. The line of credit is available for use when necessary during the administration's term from 2013- 2016, and only has costs for the time used and for the amount of resources that are available.

Four hawker commissionistas suspended for failure to attend drug testing

Sorprenden a cuatro comisionistas "drogos"

Miércoles, 11 de Diciembre de 2013 23:19

Le huyeron a antidoping

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 11 de diciembre.- 
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Of the 34 commissionistas tested for drugs, there were four who failed to appear, and who are temporarily suspended and will miss working the December holiday period. The next drug testing is scheduled in three months. 
 Road was closed for nearly 24 hours due to ferry terminal construction

Cierran vialidad por casi 24 horas

Miércoles, 11 de Diciembre de 2013 23:12

Al agilizarse obras en terminal marítima

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 11 de diciembre.
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A section of Rueda Medina, the main street downtown, was closed for nearly 24 hours, between the taxi stand and Naval base, due to work being done on the new ferry terminal. The closure began at 6pm, and continued for nearly 24 hours, causing traffic congestion on Juarez Avenue and near the cemetery. The construction is expected to be completed in early 2014, and it is noted that a greater number of visitors are arriving daily. 
Agapito planning to do more with less:  No inflating the payroll

Agapito aprovechará recursos

Miércoles, 11 de Diciembre de 2013 23:11

Para hacer más con menos: “No se inflará nómina”, asegura

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 11 de diciembre.-
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   Improvements are being made to the Senior Citizens Park in La Gloria with resources from the Fondo de Aportaciones para el Fortalecimiento de los Municipios (Funds for Strengthening Municipalties). The work will include steel fencing, a gate, renovating the tables and benches, painting and  repair of the bathrooms.
  In his speech before initiating the work, the Mayor said the City Budget will be lower than before, but we will do more with less by conserving resources, streamlining spending, and not inflating the payroll.  Improving the park is a response to requests made by residents during the dialogues with citizens held by the administration. Within the first hundred days in office, Agapito Magana continues working to benefit the inhabitants of the municipality.

 Tvisla Mujeres

Noticias de  Quequi......

  Rains posed no risks to navigation
  • Lluvias no son un riesgo para la navegación 


    Lluvias no son un riesgo para la navegación

    0 11 de diciembre de 2013

    Por Carlos Gasca-Quequi.

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Pilgrimage for the Virgin of Guadalupe

Peregrinan por la Virgen de Guadalupe

Peregrinan por la Virgen de Guadalupe
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Se calienta elección de dirigente de los taxistas

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Seeking to have a financial "cushion"

Buscan tener un 'colchón' financiero

Buscan tener un 'colchón' financiero

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Arranca la reparación de parque del Adulto Mayor

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 por esto

City Council authorizes surprising bank debt
Cabildo autoriza sorpresiva deuda bancaria Ver mas

Yachts could be dumping their sewage into the sea
Yates podrían estar vaciando sus cloacas al mar  [+] Ver mas

Por Ovidio López ISLA MUJERES, 11 de diciembre.-
Official notices have been placed at the marinas advising that sewage cannot be released in the Isla Mujeres area, and that is only allowed in international waters, which is "dozens of" miles from port.  There are five marinas which are allowed to receive foreign vessels, out of 135 docks on the isle, and only one, Marina Puerto Isla Mujeres, has sewage reception facilities. (Previous articles have said Marina Paraiso also has sewage reception facilities.)
   The reporter asked the Harbor Master about which officials were responsible for monitoring this environmental concern, and the response was there are multiple agencies which include the Port Authority (API),  Sanidad Internacional (International Health/Sanitaryness), Profepa (Federal Environmental Agency), Armada de México (Navy), Ayuntamiento (City) and  Organismos no Gubernamentales (NGO's-non governmental organizations).
  It is noted that most yachts have modern recycling systems, that there are not enough staff to monitor all the boats, and that there are international treaties that require Mexico to comply with environmental rules about sewage in ports, where neglect can cause a health emergency, so there is a common agenda to prevent contamination.
   The Harbor Master said they do what is humanly possible to address this issue, but there are many activities and countless boats passing through the area, both domestic and foreign.

Unclear about the discontinuation of the Tourism Promotion agency
Nada claro sobre desaparición de fideicomiso[+] Ver mas

 Business leaders say they were not informed of the reasons for the discontinuation of the Isla Mujeres Tourism Promotion Agency, which is now combined with the agency in Cancun.They have written a letter to the governor, but have not gotten a response.

Christmas in Isla Mujeres?

 MaraVilla Caribe has the smaller studio available the 15th-21st at a special price of $40/nt.

A larger studio is available now, until Dec 29th as a special price of $300/wk.
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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

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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

 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
 They have been setting up the circular stadium, along the Caribe road down south, which usually means a 'bullfight' with little people and heifers, where no one is harmed. There could be trained monkeys riding dogs, or circus animals, rides for the kids, and vendors.
 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
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 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
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: Olivia's Restaurant
Brazos Abiertos Benefit at Casa Sirena Saturday Dec.14   5:30 - 8:30  They do HIV testing & pregnancy prevention education

Keys 4 Life  Benefit Event: Tuesday, Dec 17 Brisas Grill 4pm  A Christmas concert called "Secret Santa Christmas Celebration." by Ken Wanovich with buffet, beverage, & gift CD. $20 or 250p (link for tickets). Profits will be spent on toys, and Ken explains, "The concept is that we are the Secret Santa, giving gifts to the children through the parents, who cannot afford gifts for their own families." Ken Wanovich Posted a new song: "Give It Away" ‪#‎music‬



This just in.....
Julieta Venegas is an American born Latin Pop singer with a platinum album (Limon y Sal) whose biggest hit is "Me Voy", here's that music video below (LINK)

This version has the lyrics in's designed to help you learn Spanish..LINK 
Poc-Na Hostel for the skeptical people... here is the confirmation or you can check in Julietas oficial web!!!!
  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.

It's Día de of the most important holidays of the year in Mexico

According to accounts published in both Nahuatl and Spanish in the 1600s, the image of the Virgin Mary appeared to the indigenous peasant, Juan Diego, in the hills of Tepeyac in the outskirts of Mexico City on December 9, 1531, when Juan Diego was on his way to the city from his village. (Later she appeared to his sick uncle also.) The young woman was surrounded by light & spoke in Nahuatl, telling Juan Diego that a church should be built in her honor at the top of Tepeyac hill, where there had once been an Aztec Temple to the goddess Tonantzin.
    But when Juan Diego related this to the Spanish archbishop, the cleric didn’t believe him and told Juan Diego to go back to Tepeyac and ask the Virgin for a miracle.  The Virgin told Juan Diego to gather Castilian roses at the top of the hill. The Virgin helped arrange the flowers in Juan Diego’s tilmátli (a type of cloak), and he carried them back to Mexico City.
     When he arrived on December 12 and opened his tilmátli in front of the archbishop, the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe had been imprinted on the tilmátli. The tilmátli with the imprint is still on display at the Basilica de Guadalupe, one of the most visited shrines in the world. (Edited from Source:Latinbayarea)

I wondered why she was called "Guadalulpe" ? (Most of the Virgins seem to be named for the place they appeared...Lourdes, Fatima, Caridad de Cobre.  She IS also called the Virgen Morena del Tepeyac. Morena refers to her dark skin.)
Why would the Virgin Mary call herself  "of Guadalupe", a Spanish name, while appearing to an indigenous person in recently conquered Mexico, and otherwise speaking to him in Nahuatl?

The origin of the name Guadalupe has always been a matter of controversy. It is nevertheless believed that the name came about because of the translation from Nahuatl to Spanish of the words used by the Virgin during the apparition to Juan Bernardino, the ailing uncle of Juan Diego.
It is believed that Our Lady used the Aztec Nahuatl word of coatlaxopeuh which is pronounced "quatlasupe" and sounds remarkably like the Spanish word Guadalupe. Coa meaning serpent, tla being the noun ending which can be interpreted as "the", while xopeuh means to crush or stamp out. So Our Lady must have called herself the one "who crushes the serpent." The Aztecs offered  men, women and children in human sacrifice to their gods. Certainly, in this case She crushed the serpent, and few years later millions of the natives were converted to Christianity. edited from source: Erwin Bernhardt

 One way of honoring Guadalupe is with a task of endurance, which can be in the from of walking or bicycling from a distant city, which Islenos have done in the past. The devotees try to arrive on her day, and place a flower and memento at her shrine. They are offering thanks, and may be seeking her help.
   In Isla, there is an annual run from the downtown Catholic Church to the South Point, to the Chapel of Guadalupe (Capilla de Guadalupana). (In Salina Chica, on the coast, near Mango Cafe). She is also honored by singing of the Mananitas by devotees and Mariachis, in the evenings (11th & 12th). Hundreds of people participate. Whether there is a morning parade on the 12th, with horses usually, may depend on the weather. The "rodeo" stadium is set up, so there will probably be activities there this weekend.

 Photos by Tiffany Lanier, last evening

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On the internet in the past 24 hours...


To our clients....Manolitos will be closed today, Dec 12, from noon to 5pm, and  open at 7:30 (am I think) with the tastiest Yucatan antojitos/snacks for over 15 years. Thank you for your patronage!
Well well, I was wondering why our kitty Botas water bowl was always so dirty in the morning....Her froggy friend is using it for a relaxing soak...

Changes - Rollandi's and Cafe Cito 1996. Jax, Isla Tequila and Posada 2002.
Ok, I finally did it....I made a FB page for Picky Picky Designs-Sooooo many more photos to come of new designs. Please click into page to Like and share!

Picky Picky Designs "Winged Tiger Necklace", as published in the book: "What I Wore Today: Fashion Remixed Online from Beijing to Berlin" by Graffito Books January 2009.



Pamela Haase Cauich updated her cover photo.


A puppy named Rocky went missing Dec.4 in Centro by the malecon. He is a cross between a chihuahua and a Jack Russel. Please contact 998 844 4620 if you have any info at all, or see Raul (who sells books) at the Canotal mercado.


We are overwhelmed with gratitude at the generosity of one of our Isla Mujeres artists, Mark Caffo of Caribe on Canvas. From December 1st to the 8th all of the sales of Caribe on Canvas' 2014 Calendar were donated to Isla Animals. This generated over $1800 (US) which will cover a spay/neuter clinic or a vaccination clinic. We can not thank Mark enough for his kindness. His donation will make a huge difference in our community & so many locals' lives.


Consider helping my friends meet their goal of being able to gift shoes to 250 ninos.
Natalie said this morning: I promised to post updates on our shoe count.... 125 pairs!!! Thank you, all of you who have helped us get this far! If you would like to help us reach our goal of 250, please let me know!

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