Wednesday, December 4, 2013

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Wednesday, December 4 The Afternoon Edition

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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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Agapito & Marthy encourage inclusion on "International Day for People with Disabilities"

Agapito impulsa inclusión

Martes, 03 de Diciembre de 2013 21:55

Resalta Marthy en “Día Internacional de la Discapacidad”

Lanrry PARRA
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As part of the activities for  Día internacional de la Discapacidad”, a breakfast was held for Islanders with disabilities at the Senior Citizen facilities. It was hosted by the  president of the DIF social service agency, Marthy Vargas, who said this administration is an inclusive government, seeking to meet the needs of all residents. She said there are about 200 people on the island with disabilities, and we should pay particular attention to their needs.
    She said they plan to have a program to adapt parks and public areas with ramps to allow access for people with limited mobility, beginning with ramps at accesses and bathrooms. As president of the DIF, she gave away two wheelchairs to don Alfonso Rodríguez Hernández and to doña Hilda Noemí Canul Pacheco. From the State DIF agency, they gave away blankets, which is part of the program “Abrigando Familias con Amor”, which seeks to assist people at risk to cope with the low temperature of the winter season. (Sheltering/Harboring families with love)
   At the breakfast event, in addition to the items given away and the meal, there was singing and dancing, and an exhibition of the artistic skills of some of the participants. In front of the building visitors could see the two vehicles from the state DIF that are adapted to transport people with disabilities, which brought the attendees.

Week of Environmental Conservation In Isla Mujeres

Mayor cuidado del medio ambiente

Martes, 03 de Diciembre de 2013 21:55

Insula se une a clamor

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  The municipal Week of Environmental Conservation began today at Mundaca Hacienda, with events coordinated by the city Department of Ecology, whose director is  Cristina Medina Figueroa. The activities are aimed at raising awareness about cleanliness and caring for the environment. The message is aimed at all inhabitants of the municipality, and in particular to the children and young people who bear the responsibility of preserving the planet.
   Annually, Dec. 3 is World Day of No Pesticide Use, which aims to draw attention to the serious environmental crisis caused by the global use of agrochemicals, which is why this date was chosen to motivate people to become more ecologically aware. 
   The week began with the municipal officials and directors making a commitment to involve their staff and families, and with a campaign of junk removal in various colonias, beginning today with La Gloria and Amplification La Gloria, and Monday they will visit Salina Grande and Salina Chica and Caridad del Cobre. You are encouraged to get rid of your unused household appliances between today and December 13, when they will be transported for special treatment, because of the contaminants in their components. 
   There was also an agreement made to take 2400 liters of used oil to be recycled into biodiesel. Today was the reading of stories and selection of  winners among children whose topic was "Writing a story about nature and the environment. The winners names are given in the article, and their awards will be presented at the town square on Friday at 2pm. After the stories are reviewed and corrected, they will be published as an anthology.
   On Wednesday there will be a conference & exhibition by biologist Roberto Ibarra about cultivating coral. Thursday there will be a workshop on recycling, whose participants include Dolphin Discovery and Amigos de Isla Contoy.
   The week will close with an intensive cleaning of Salina Grande by residents of the colonia, members of the Navy, city officials, and personnel from various companies on the island.

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SEMAR has oil spill simulation in Isla Mujeres

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Operation Guadalupe-Reyes begins

Alistan operativo Guadalupe–Reyes

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Begining on December 6th and continuing through  the Guadalupe-Reyes holiday period (Dec 12-Jan 6) the usual two police checkpoints will be set up at the south edge of town near the car ferry and the Aguakan pump station, with the intent of keeping the island safe, peaceful, and harmonious.
  Potholes needing repair

Exigen reparar baches

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After the recent rains, some potholes appeared near the Middle School (Benito Juarez) on prolongacion Rueda Medina. 

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Agreement between taxi drivers of Isla Mujeres and Cancun
Acuerdo entre taxistas de Isla Mujeres y de Cancún[+] Ver mas
This is on the mainland, and will affect over 300 families of operators of the "red" taxi union positively. There had been a disagreement between two unions and they have reached an agreement concerning Isla Mujeres taxi union member having the right to provide service exclusively in the Continental Zone of Isla Mujeres, and affects which drivers can take people to other destinations in Benito Juarez (Cancun's municipality)

Increased respiratory infections
Repunta la incidencia de males en vías respiratorias[+] Ver mas
The number of Islanders being seen for respiratory complaints has increased by 15-20%, especially among children from 4-12 and the elderly. This is attributed to the changes in temperature. The number of people coming in for flu vaccines has doubled. At the Hospital clinic they are seeing about 600 people weekly.

Hoteliers expect to have occupancy of  >90% during the year end holiday celebrations
Hoteleros esperan superar el 90% de ocupación en temporada de fin de año Ver mas
Between December 24th and 31st occupancy is expected to be between 90 and 100%. Last weekend occupancy was 47%. Some hotels are already booked at 80%, and it is noted that on the island there are 996 rooms available, and on the continental zone there are 1006 available. During this busy season, there will be two tourist information booths available with one near the Convention Center and the other at the Town Square.

NOTE: MaraVilla Caribe had a cancellation and has a studio available from Sat Dec 21 to Sat. Dec 28th. We'll offer a 15% discount. ($360/wk) See middle 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

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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....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

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 17 Tuesday 4-6  Brisas Grill  Benefit for Keys4Life
More to be added....

  • Tiffany Yenawine Wareing

    This Thursday, December 5th is the Isla Mujeres Artist Fair! Come from 4 to 7pm in the Zocalo & celebrate the holidays with our 52 participants! Find unique one of a kind gifts for your friends & family. See old friends, meet new friends & taste some of our wonderful local cuisine from our food vendors! Hope to see you there!
          Here is a list of participants....
     Katie Abbott & Yazmin Aguirre Rivera, Sugar & Spice Bakery
    Daryl Adler, sea glass expert & artist, paintings
    Sebastian Arreche, jewelry
     Gretchen Araujo Campos, jewelry
    Leandro Arzumendi, Holistic Center
     Kate Barron, Nomada Women's Coop
    Nirit Ben David, acupuncture & Chinese medicine
    Paulo Bimbo, jewelry
    Penny Burnham, Author
    Santos Caamal, handmade leather goods
     Guadalupe Camara & Cecelia Marin, Women's Bead Coop
     Claudia Cauich Cen, food
     Ana Cordero, paintings
    Marypaz Fentanes, clothing designer & accessories
    Gladys Galdamez, Clothing designer, accessories, jewelry & housewares
     Pamela Haase Cauich, paintings, collage, mixed mediums
     Bessie Hamaker, shell mirrors, beach sculptures & gourmet dog biscuits
    Ray Heath, jewelry, photographs & paintings
    Rebekah, Author & astrologer
    Sandra Herrara, recyclable artist
     Larry Jacobs, sketches & drawings
    Wayne Jahr & Bob Knight, housewares & accessories
     Gigi Kraycar, jewelry & the Little Yellow School House
     Liw Larsen, paintings
    Ma Luisa Kumal, accessories
    Brenda Lamonica, jewelry & Isla Animals
    Damien Lemee, recyclable artist, sculptor
    Rosie Lizama, tamales
    Sally Margolis, jewelry
    Carol Ann McDonald, paintings
     Lalo Meraz Contreras, photographer
    Marielos Migoni, paintings
    Arturo Morales, paintings
    Marisa Moreno, educacion Liberty
    Lisbeth Moreno, tamales
    Susan Pacek, photography
    Jose Pech, sculptor
     Nora Perez, accessories
    Todd Pierce, jewelry
    Paula Preston, mermaid & clothes
    Jamie Ramsey, Island Spices
    Eileen Regn, Isla Animals
     Liz Rosales, paintings, drawings & accessories
     Sergio Rivas, batik artist
    Emilio Sosa, sculptor
    Susan Stowell, clothing designer, jewelry & accessories
    Gabriella Tosello, paintings & shoes
    Victor Villegas, recyclable art, sculptor
 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


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.

Sally Margolis You can purchase the calendars online as well:


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. As you can see they come dressed in their best to celebrate!May God richly bless you this Christmas Season with the “wonders of His love”.
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

Fenix Sat 2p Reggae/Cuban   off & on

  Sun 2p Salsa
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 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 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. 
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

On the internet in the past 24 hours...

Chedruai has Brenda dolls (the Barbie rip off lookalike) on sale today for 29 pesos! Soccer balls are only 49 pesos! Why not stock up and donate them to one of the various Christmas charities on your list!
Sorry for to post. This. But. It. Looks incredible good

Tony Garcia added 2 new photos.
Greenverde Oscar Flores Grand Re-opening Friday 6 Dec 6pm

This is Cappucino, a beautiful one year old doggie (about 20 pounds). I have yet to hear him bark. He loves to sit on your lap & just cuddle. He started appearing at our house about a month ago. Apparently, his family had a baby & decided they didn't want to care for him anymore. He is wonderful with my kids & I know he would be wonderful with their baby but they told me they just don't want him anymore. Our new Mayor, just recently had a town meeting in our park. A big issue was the dogs roaming the park. We suspected that would be the case. We took Cappucino to our house & have him in the side yard with a roof so he is out of the rain. He has a bed, water, food & toys. Our Isla rescue, Clienta is 13 years old & has always been a loner. She is very upset about our new "house guest". The kids have been especially lovey with Clienta so her feelings aren't so hurt. Alison is packed at her house so Cappucino will remain with us until we can find his forever family. If anyone is interested in adopting this love bug, please contact Alison at or me at And remember if you live on the Island, you are not a true local until you have adopted an Island dog!!!

  • Tiffany Yenawine Wareing Andrea Brown, he has gotten past the pneumonia but not gaining weight as quickly as I would like. I just had blood work done everything looks good but he is anemic. So we are giving him vitamins & feeding him several times a day. He sure is wagging his skinny butt & tail a lot! I will keep you posted!

  • Tiffany Yenawine Wareing Just to keep everybody up to date Cappuccino is now doing great. He no longer has worms which were basically starving him to death & he is free of the pneumonia. He is full of beans like any 10 month old pup playing with toys & wiggling his butt around. He is eating like a champ. Absolutely loves Frittatas with chorizo, spinach (helping his anemia) & cheese. I am giving him dog food every day too! He runs daily in the park with Barlow on a leash. We have yet to hear him bark?! If I had a working Camera I would take some pictures. He looks great & once we get more meat on his bones, we will get him neutered. Barlow tells him every night before bedtime that soon he will have a forever family with a nice big bed & lots of toys & hopefully, a brother as great as him!

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