Friday, February 7, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Thursday, February 6 The Afternoon Edition

  The first issue of The Isla Mujeres Magazine to benefit Isla charities has been published, featuring  a variety of talented writers and photographers! Thank-you to everyone who has visited & shared it! 
Check out the Charity document, patronize the supportive businesses & visit the blogs of the talented contributors! Contact me at if you'd like to donate $15 to your fav charity, for an ad. Good causes, good exposure. Ad for a year is a $45 donation. 100% is contributed.

Feel free to copy & share the Charity document! Telling your friends about the Magazine & sharing links helps Isla Charities, too. Your support is appreciated & small efforts add up to big differences. Thanks! 

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.

   Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

Lion Fish Tournament progresses: 60 participants registered so far

Avanza torneo de Pesca de Pez León

Miércoles, 05 de Febrero de 2014 22:30

Ya se inscribieron 60 participantes

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  The tournament is scheduled for February 14 & 15th, with 60 participants registered at this point, with 15 boats among them. They are expecting between 30 and 50 boats and between 120 and 150 participants. Capture will not be allowed in the National Marine Parks of  Isla Mujeres-Punta Cancún-Punta Nizuc. This is the first Lion Fish Tournament of Isla Mujeres, and is part of an effort to eradicate or reduce this invasive, predatory species. 

Going for the gold: Olympic playoffs 

Van por todo el oro

Miércoles, 05 de Febrero de 2014 22:27

Agapito abandera a delegación olímpica rumbo a etapa regional

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There are 137 athletes from Isla Mujeres participating in the playoffs for state levels of the National Olympics in the disciplines of  chess , boxing, tae kwon do , basketball , football, handball, softball and archery. This is the first time Isla Mujeres has competed in archery. He congratulated the young athletes, highlighting Celia Zuleima Flores Yam who won a gold medal om tae kwon do and will move on to compete in the regional playoffs.
Citizen Forum: Agapito reaffirms commitment to meet the needs of the township 

Inician foro ciudadano

Miércoles, 05 de Febrero de 2014 22:24

Agapito ratifica compromiso de resolver las necesidades del municipio

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The Director of Planning said there will be five public forums, beginning with a forum with the subcommittee of Health and Social Development at 10 am this morning and in the afternoon will be the second forum, which is on Public Security and Civil Protection. Tomorrow at 10am will be the forum on Economic Development and Tourism, and a six in the evening will be Public Works and Services. On Friday at 6pm,  the forum for Public Expression by residents will be on the topic of Urban Development and the Environment. They take place in the City Council room and are open to the public in general. 

 Tvisla Mujeres

Tv Isla Mujeres | Celebran XCVII aniversario de la promulgación de la Constitución Mexicana
Celebrate XCVII anniversary of the promulgation of the Mexican Constitution

 Mayor delivers uniforms to teams


Sterilization campaign Feb 9..register until Feb 5 at Hacienda Mundaca, Ecology office 9-4

Noticias de  Quequi......

Main street merchants complain about lack of sales
  • Carecen de ventas en comercios


    Carecen de ventas en comercios

    0 05 de febrero de 2014

    Por Carlos Gasca-Quequi .


    Islanders continue without promotion

    Isleños se quedan sin promoción

    Isleños se quedan sin promoción0 05 de febrero de 2014

    Por Carlos Gasca-QUEQUI.-


Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Revitalization of overnight tourism on the isle

Revitaliza el turismo de pernocta a la isla

Revitaliza el turismo de pernocta a la isla

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Town flag & uniforms given to delegation of athletes by City 

Abandera munícipe la delegación deportiva

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Commemoration of anniversary of the promulgation of the Constitution

Conmemoran aniversario de la promulgación de la Constitución

The ceremony took place on the Town Square on Wednesday morning, celebrating the 97th anniversary of the promulgation of the Constitution of the United States of Mexico.
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Thirty couples plan to say "I do" at group wedding

Darán el 'sí' 30 parejas en boda colectiva

The DIF social service agency will host the group wedding, and there will be a dinner dance to benefit the agency with the singer "Cristal" at the Convention Center on February 14th. On the 13th of February there will be a "Golden Weddings" celebration for two couples who are celebrating 50 years of marriage and will renew their vows. So far there are 30 couples registered for the group wedding, all of whom are from the mainland area of Isla Mujeres. It is noted that residents of surrounding areas, such as Cancun and Playa del Carmen are expected to attend the benefit dinner-dance, and that the head of the municipal DIF has been friends with the singer Cristal for several years.
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 por esto

Rumors from halls of town hall: Director of Tourism declines to resign
Dirección de Turismo es disputada[+] Ver mas
Por Esto says there are rumors that the departure of the Director of Tourism is imminent, and four names are suggested as replacements, including Jacinto Ríos Nájera, Miguel Angulo,  José Castillo and Edgar Gasca. The latter two are former City Directors, the first is welcomed by the business sector as having no conflicts of interest, and Sr Angulo is the son in law of the former mayor Jesus Contreras.

Websites still down
Sitios web todavía caídos Ver mas

Urging promotion and maintenance for downtown Mercado market
Urgen mantenimiento y promoción al mercado principal[+] Ver mas
The meeting of the merchants of the downtown mercado "Javier Rojo Gomez" with the Mayor in December was cancelled. They are awaiting another meeting and say there are tourists visiting the location, but it needs improved lighting and paint, and it lacks security at night. The parking lot could use attention and they would like better signage. The market is open from 6am to 3pm, and little commercial activity is noted due to strong competition from street vendors and supermarket chains.

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February begins with a long holiday weekend that features the competition for the Carnaval Kings & Queens on Saturday (Feb. 1st), then on Sunday are tamale parties for Epiphany. Monday is a day off for Constitution Day & the (fun!)benefits begin on Monday, that accompany Island Time Fishing Tournament. ITFT lasts all week until the following Sunday night. (See schedule of events below.)
    The next weekend is Valentine's Day & the Lion Fish Tournament. On the 15th the Carnaval King & Queen will be presented & Carnaval begins as the month ends. Read more here at the Isla Mujeres Magazine February Events Page!

The tentative, partial Carnaval schedule...

 (There are usually parades in the afternoon, down Rueda Medina to the whale shark festival, and events at night on the Town Square. The troupes also perform at parties, hotels, restaurants, & in the streets. There are usually activities on Friday night also.)

Saturday night, March 1, will be Cuban night, with the traditional Negrada.

 On Sunday, March 2,  they will hold the traditional Carnaval Playero at the Posada del Mar Beach. (Along Main Street/Rueda Medina. Playero means of the beach.).

 On Monday March 3 will be the traditional regional evening with Yucatecan outfits, and the dance of the pig's head & the bull petate  (el baile de la cabeza de cochino y el toro petate), among other activities. In addition, with the regional night on Monday, will be held a celebration of the discovery of Isla Mujeres, which occurred on the 3rd of March.

On Tuesday March 4th the competitions between the troupes will take place, as well as the traditional reading of the will of Juan Carnaval, and then the burning event.

This week....

Feb 1 Competition for Adult King & Queen of Carnaval

Feb 2  Candlemas / Fiesta de la Candelaria Join your friend for a tamale party! On King's Day (January 6th), those who got the baby Jesus in their piece of Rosca/ King's cake, are hosting the party today.
   The second of February occurs forty days after Christmas, and is celebrated by Catholics as the "Feast of Purification" or as the "Presentation of Christ at the Temple." According to Jewish law it was customary to bring a baby to the temple after that period of time had passed.  Jesus would have been taken to the temple on February second, if he was born on Dec. 25th. 
     The second day of February corresponds to the first day of the first month on the Aztec calendar, called Atlcahualo o Quauitleoa. There is an ancient tradition in many parts of Mexico to take corn cobs to the church to be blessed on this day, in anticipation of the onset of  planting season. 
     Atole is also traditional for this party, which like tamales, is a corn based food.Chocolate is usually included on both celebrations, King's Day and Candlemas, and like corn, is also an important substance in indigenous traditions.
      In many Catholic churches (and homes) in Mexico, on February second the baby Jesus icon is taken from the Nativity scene, dressed in finery, and moved to a niche, where it remains for the rest of the year before being 'lifted' to its niche.
      The baby was placed in the Nativity during the first of the Posadas, on December 16th, and remained there until Candlemas. During the Posadas there is a children's Posada play on the town square and neighborhood reenactments of Mary & Joseph being denied shelter, with a  party at the house that admits them. On King's Day, January 6th, the figurine (and Mexican children) was given presents, "from the 3 Magi/ wise men".  The pieces of King's cake that are shared by families, parishes, and coworkers are also said to represent gifts from the Magi, with their three colors  representing the three Kings, and there are three baby figurines inside.
    The tamales vary by region. In Isla Mujeres they may be accompanied by with sophisticated guajillo chile sauce with achiote , tomato , garlic , onion and spices, while in addition to masa and pork, the filling may include olives, capers , raisins and almonds. If it is prepared by people from Chiapas, they may have added carrot, potato, peas, peppers and boiled egg.

 Feb. 2 is the midpoint between winter solstice and spring equinox, and some believe it can indicate  upcoming weather.

Feb 2 is  Dia de Marmota, or Groundhog's Day in the US

Feb 2 is World Wetlands Day  (Usually there is a clean up of the lagoon areas)

Feb 3 Day off for Constitution Day: Long weekend with closures

Island Time Fishing Tournament Benefits help the Little Yellow School House

Feb 3 Monday 6pm Los Fuegitos Benefit w live music

Feb 4 Tuesday Registration for Isla Time Fishing Tournament, Captain's Meeting, Party at Buhos

Feb 5 Wednesday 2p-5p Soggy Peso Benefit  "Margarita Madness" w live music

Feb 5 Día de la Constitución / Constitution Day

Feb 6 Thursday 3p-6p BBQ & Open House at LYSH

Feb 6 Artist Fair on Square 4-7

Feb 7 Friday 5p-10p Iguanas at Marina Paraiso Fiesta Benefit  w music, comedy, auction, food, fire dancers, and prizes

Feb 8 Saturday 7:30-10:30 Buhos Awards dinner w live music for ITFT

Feb 9 Sunday 4p-7p   Brisa's Grill Dance Party for ITFT 

Free pet sterilization campaign Feb 9th at the Taxi lodge 9a-4p. Register by February 5th at the Ecology agency at Hacienda Mundaca between 9a - 4p.

 Charity Info
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 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 ~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 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

Texas Holdem Every Monday and Thursday
 at 6:00pm   El Patio Caribbean Grill


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