The first issue of The Isla Mujeres Magazine to benefit Isla charities will be published this weekend! It will feature a variety of talented writers and photographers & you can check out the Table of Contents now.
Your support for this project would be greatly appreciated! If you buy an ad for your business, blog, event, or whatever, your $15 is donated to your favorite Isla charity. Individuals with nothing to promote are encouraged to buy an ad for their favorite charity. Ads will be on display until the end of March, when the next issue will be published, and they can be renewed for another three months for a $10 donation. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I'd like to thank those who have already bought ads: Sally Margolis of Picky Picky Designs, Steve Broin of Casa Sirena Hotel, Ed & Judy Sutherland of Casa Alegre, Kathy Ennis, Bruce Roberts of MVC B&B, and Diane White Daniel of Isla Mujeres Travel Stickers. They have made donations to Little Yellow School House, Isla Animals, Isla Mujeres Cats Need Help, Brazos Abiertos, and the Red Cross of Isla Mujeres. Please consider supporting their businesses!
Today we've received donations from Milagro Marina and CARM transfers (whose ads I will be adding).
This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte
| 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.
Increased cost of health card
Restaurant workers "suffering"
Aumenta el costo de tarjeta de salud
Domingo, 19 de Enero de 2014 22:03
"Sufren" trabajadores gastronómicos
ISLA MUJERES, 19 de enero.-.Leer más...
Hundreds of workers in the food industry are facing a 70 peso increase in the cost of the medical exam that is required for renewal of their health cards. Previously there was an increase of ten pesos from 141p to 151p, but in less than a month it rose to 211 pesos. This document is required in order for them to work, and there are very few employers who cover this expense, so it is usually the worker who must pay the entire cost. This medical exam for food handlers occurs regularly and periodically, and is also required of bartenders and wait staff.
They won't be cold
Agapito & Fabian respond to Meteorologica residents with blankets
No pasarán frío
Domingo, 19 de Enero de 2014 22:03
Agapito y Fabián responden a vecinos de la Meteorológica con cobertores
ISLA MUJERES, 19 de enero.-Leer más...
Jan 19- This morning, Mayor Agapito Magana Sanchez and the Secretary of SEDESOL (Social Development in Q Roo) Fabian Vallado Fernandez distributed blankets to residents of colonia Meteorologica at the park "Las Hormiguitas" (The Worker Ants). A total of three thousand blankets will be distributed among residents of the island and the Continental Zone of Isla Mujeres.
Other officials were present including Congressman Juan Carrillo Soberanis and the honorary president of the municipal DIF, Marthy Vargas de Magaña. The Mayor spoke about the importance for everyone to stay bundled up during the cold weather to prevent respiratory diseases, especially the elderly and children under 12 years of age. He said that since his campaign he has always said, "To this government the most important thing is family, your welfare, development, and especially your health is a top priority. Here and now we are bringing you these blankets to protect you from the cold. With this action, our friend, the federal representative of SEDESOL, Fabian Vallado, and our ally the President of the Republic, Enrique Pena Nieto, are demonstrating that the islanders are participants of the social programs of the Federal Government." The Mayor also acknowledged Governor Roberto Borge Angulo for his ongoing assistance to Isla Mujeres.
Noticias de Quequi......
Simplification of bureaucracy: Unfulfilled promise
Simplificar la burocracia, promesa incumplida[+] Ver mas
SEDESOL offers to meet social needs
Sedesol ofrece atender reclamo social[+] Ver mas
He said that while there are no SEDESOL programs specifically for the benefit of the fishermen, there are programs that offer assistance such as through temporary employment. Last year there was 250,000 pesos invested in temporary employment, and they hope to increase that amount this year. There was a distribution of blankets during an event in colonia Meteorologica that was also attended by municipal officials, including the mayor and the president of the DIF, social service agency.
A good example: The light of truth at home
El buen ejemplo, verdadera luz en el hogar[+] Ver mas
in colonia La Gloria), recommending faith in Jesus and reading the Bible, among other things.
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Jan 15 Full Moon rises ~5:15p over Caribe, Sunset over the Bay ~5:30
Jan 16 Moonrise ~6:05
Jan 17 Moonrise ~6:55
Jan 18 Moonrise ~7:45
Jan 19 Moonrise ~8:35
Jan 20 Moonrise ~9:25
Jan 26 Dia de la educacion ambiental/ Environmental education day
See tab at top of page!
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
Iguana's: Live Music Thurs, Fri, Sat, & Sun! ~6p
Thursday is Blues, with beer & pizza specials, usual menu also
Friday evenings Caribbean, Blues.
Saturdays Reggae- Caribbean-Tropical music & Carlos is on the BBQ making ribs, burgers, arranchera, & steaks. Usual menu also
Sundays Vera Cruz, Carribean music & the 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
Saturday, The Sunset Grill, solo, 530 to 730 pm
Sunday, Bahia Tortuga, The Sol Rockers, 630 to 900 pmBanda Sin Nombre at Chuuk Kay 3:30p Sat & Sun
Fenix Sat ~1 or 2p Reggae/Cuban
Sun ~1 or 2p Salsa
(Start times have been variable. Posted on menu board by entrance)
Fenix Lounge Domingo
Salsa en Vivo con ¡¡Puro Sabor - Salsa Cubana !! :: Sunday Live Salsa
with ¡¡Puro Sabor - Salsa Cubana !! + Gratis/FREE Chilpachole Pa' la
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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
Texas Holdem Every Monday and Thursday
at 6:00pm El Patio Caribbean GrillOn the internet in the past 24 hours...
Playa Norte this (yesterday) afternoon.
Daily Update: Well we are totally puppified again. These clinics are dangerous. We brought home over twenty, don’t tell Jeff. Sad news, our little Lupita has taken a nose dive. She’s been upstairs with us and our personal dogs and was fine when we left for the clinic but the minute we were gone she got nervous and stressed and her skin got raw and sore again. You can see by the picture how miserable she is, her ears are down and she doesn’t want to go anywhere but hang out on those towels. We started her on anti-biotics and pain relief and it has made a big difference. Plus she got a warm bath with all the rest of our skin cases. Hopefully she will bounce back as quickly as she did the first time. A big thank you to Sandrine and Cara who have brought our monthly donations up to $1510.00. And a big thank you to Tiffany and Brad who own Barlitos Restaurant for their doggy bank on the counter. We are averaging about 1,400.00 pesos a month. That’s three big bags of dog food. Yahoo.
Her BBQ sandwiches were getting rave reviews at the last art fair!
Annieta Thompson is a new addition to the food vendors at the Isla Mujeres Artist Fair. She has been visiting Isla Mujeres since 1999 and recently moved here full time. Originally from Kansas City, she has been making BBQ and BBQ parties since 1987 and took 4th place in the 2009 Rhythm and Ribs contest in Kansas City for ribs and chicken! Annieta debuted her new venture, Divalicious Dining, at the January Fair and sold out within an hour! For the fair, she prepares pulled pork sandwiches, made with smoked pork shoulder, topped with slaw and served with a Kansas City style sauce, for 40 pesos! Be sure to stop by and say hi at the February 6 Artist Fair, and check out her other options below!
This very nice video is by Rob Herrin..beentravelin (here is the link)