Sunday, July 13, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, July 13 The Afternoon Edition

The second issue of The Isla Mujeres Magazine to benefit Isla charities will be published in July!, 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. 100% is contributed. Donations will be totaled, published & turned over to the charities in July.
Update...The content & layout are finished, and awaiting publication, while I am now creating & posting the new ads. It is going slowly because I am busy with other things, your patience is appreciated.     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 

   Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

Summer Festival today at 7pm on Town Square

Hoy, Festival de Verano

Sábado, 12 de Julio de 2014 22:34

En la explanada municipal, a partir de las 19:00 horas

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On the town square at 7pm on Sunday evening (tonight) the "Summer Festival 2014" will be held, sponsored by the City thru its Department of Culture. There will be a performance by the Folkloric Ballet of the City of Isla, Ballet Folclórico del Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres, led by Mauricio Fernandez, and they will offer a varied and colorful program for the enjoyment of the audience. There will also be a group performing Polynesian dances, whose teacher is Elda Rodriguez.  There will be a jazz group filling the night with sounds of soul, led by Jose Luis Velazquez, and good music and good food will please the tastes of the audience.
   There will be very special guests: El Ballet Tradicional del Caribe,who are one of the state's most respected cultural groups, will perform. There will also be a presentation of the children's book, "The Adventures of Tomas the Cat" written by Lynda Lock, with illustrations by Diego Medina. 
Naval "Operation Lifesavers Summer 2014" begins

Vacacionistas, seguros

Sábado, 12 de Julio de 2014 22:32

Arranca “Operación Salvavidas”, Verano 2014” de la Armada

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 “Operación Salvavidas, Verano 2014” by the Navy began on Saturday with participation by 60 sailors, and boats, who will visit the beaches and visitors areas, as they do every year. This operation on the major tourist beaches will continue until August 18th, and include patrols on land and water to safeguard human life and maintain order, as well as provide first aid and rescue if necessary.
        Recommendation for the general public include: Don't go into the water after eating and/or drinking alcohol, drink water constantly to stay hydrated, respect advice from the lifeguards, and when traveling in small boats, wear life jackets and don't exceed capacity. Don't obstruct beach accesses, and leave space for patrol vehicles and ambulances. Don't litter on the beaches and respect the warnings from the Port Authority which are marked by green, yellow, and red flags. The naval staff offers first aid and there are lifeguards from the Civil Protection agency, and an emergency 24 hour number 088.

 Tvisla Mujeres

Noticias de  Quequi......

"Operation Lifesavers" begins

  • Arranca ‘Operación Salvavidas’


    Arranca ‘Operación Salvavidas’

    0 13 de July de 2014

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.- El programa permanecerá activo hasta el 18 de agosto.
    The operation continues until August 18.
    New hotels create jobs


    Crece oferta laboral por nuevos hotelesCrece oferta laboral por nuevos hoteles

    0 13 de July de 2014

    María Cristina de la Cruz > Quequi.- Los desarrollos beneficiarán a todo el municipio. The developments benefit the whole municipality.

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Summer Festival 2014
Updating the land registry 

 por esto

"Operation Lifesavers Summer 2014" starts
En vigor “Operativo Salvavidas Verano 2014”. [+] Ver mas

Attempted suicide by jumping into the sea
Intenta suicidarse, arrojándose al mar [+] Ver mas

According to witnesses, at 6:35am, when the ferry had left for Puerto Juarez, a woman jumped into the water from the pier, who appeared inebriated, and was rescued by nearby volunteers. With supervision from the police, she was transferred to the General Hospital, and left walking under her own power, with a friend, around 11am.
      Her friend said she works at "Rutis" bar and was returning home to Cancun. Her name was given as Carina Gomez Reyes, and some said she was depressed, and this is why they think she jumped from the pier, which has a height of less than two meters.
   When she suddenly jumped in the water, volunteers responded immediately, as well as a small boat (a lancha), to assist in the rescue. She swallowed some water and did not respond normally when they got her into the boat, but she had good vital signs and was moved to the wooden pier, and then to the hospital. The reporter notes that she and a dozen other women, who work at night in places like "Casa Blanca" and "Broncos", return home to Cancun on the first boats that cross when ferry service resumes in the morning to Puerto Juarez.

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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 variety of other stores and small local restaurants

 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 @ Marina Paraiso

Karen Rosenberg's

NEED DIABETES SUPPLIES FOR OCTOBER DIABETES CLINIC: We have been doing Diabetes Clinics on Isla Mujeres for five years, with more local residents participating annually. This is a joint project of bilingual social workers, nurses, and other health care professionals originally from the USA, working with Isleno community partners. Diabetes is now the primary cause of death in Mexico.

We are in great need of donations of glucometers and strips, specifically these brands: Contour, Contour Next and OneTouch. Many doctor's offices, clinics and hospitals discard strips that are almost expired. Strips are actually still effective for at least a year after expiration dates so often those are the ones that are most often donated. If you have any contact with medical professionals or pharmaceutical reps, you can often get current supplies. We can also use lancets, lancet devices, alcohol pads, and syringes.

The next clinic will be in October 2014. Contact Karen Rosenberg at or Kathy Ennis at or FB either of us. We accept monetary donations too and will buy strips to bring down.

Follow up...The Go Fund Me campaign by Sally Margolis to assist with the HIV testing events by Brazos Abiertos was successful, & BA have also coordinated with the City to provide education about sexually transmitted diseases and teen pregnancy in the schools, monthly.


 John Cain's schedule   
Tuesday, Cafe Del Mar, solo, 8 to 10 pm
Thurs, Marina Paraiso 7-9 pm 
Friday, July 4 El Patio 8-10:30
Saturday, The Sunset Grill, solo, 630 to 830 pm
Sunday, Bahia Tortuga, The Sol Rockers, 630 to 900 pm  (Currently on hold while SeBlues is off the isle)

 Ryan Rickman Friday - Tuesday at 8 - 11 pm (Fridays 9 pm - 12)
 Fabio Thursdays and Sundays 6:30 - 8 pm 
 John Cain 6:30-8:30 Fridays 
Wednesdays & Thursdays live music with a band that rotates starting at 8:30-11 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!! 
 Sat ~2p Frequencia

       Sun ~2p  Salsa 
Weekday's ~2p..Chucho (Jesus Campezino)
 Wed: Blues W SeBlues..tho he's off isle right now.

You may find live music after 9 or 10 on Hidalgo at Fayne's, La Terraza, or  Comono, and at Poc Na Hostel.

Saturday afternoon 3-5 Cuban music at Veradara's Cuban restaurant

Like Reggae? CD release party by local band Sunday/tomorrow....
:::Bucket of 5 Coronas & Nachos x $175 pesos & 2x1 Margaritas!:::


July Events....

Thursday 5:30-9:30pm  Artist Fair on Town Square  (Note new hours)
Rain date...rescheduled to Friday
Friday, Fourth of July US Independence Day

At Casa de los Suenos....

From Christy Dix....For those who are in Isla Mujeres and want to practice your Spanish, come join us!! Spend an hour at Barlito's at Marina Paraiso this Friday 7/4 (3-4pm) and practice your Spanish skills while helping those who are studying English. It's a win win!!

Soggy Peso, in the past, has had Red White & Blue jello shots &  a smoked brisket special
Miquel's Moonlight bar has had 4th parties in the past

July 5 Saturday 7p  Abuelito & Abuelita contest La Gloria open air theatre

July 6 Sunday  PRI Barracuda Fishing Tournament 8am start, 4pm weigh in, awards to follow on Posada Beach. 2pm Son 3 performing on Posada!
July 7 Town Square ~7p "Michael Jackson Extravaganza" 

July 11 Friday Full Moon Rise: ~6:50    Sunset is ~7:30
 Careful of the migrating crabs crossing the road to get to the sea to spawn, especially down at the south and south east part of the isle.
July 12 Saturday  Full Moon Rise: ~7:45  
July 13 Sunday  Moonrise  8:41pm 

July 13 Town Square 7p Town Summer Festival  
There will be a performance by the Folkloric Ballet of the City of Isla, Ballet Folclórico del Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres, There will also be a group performing Polynesian dances. There will be a jazz group filling the night with sounds of soul, and good food
There will be special guests: El Ballet Tradicional del Caribe,who are one of the state's most respected cultural groups, will perform. There will also be a presentation of the children's book, "The Adventures of Tomas the Cat" written by Lynda Lock, with illustrations by Diego Medina.

July 14 Monday  Moonrise  9:31pm
July 15 Tuesday Moonrise  10:17pm  and ~50 minutes later nightly

July 24-27 : Whale Shark Festival.  Includes a parade w floats, sand sculpture contest, recreational activities, and more.

The seventh edition of the Whale Shark Festival will take place July 24-27 and will include an agenda of activities that are: cultural, artistic, touristic, and environmental; with participation by artists, musicians, speakers, and environmental experts. There will be contests of:  decorated golf carts, costumes, and sand sculptures; as well as parades, plays, lectures, performances by dance & music groups, photographic exhibitions, and other artistic activities.
       A group of international artists plan to paint murals focused on the themes of conservation and protection of whale sharks, in a project titled "SEA WALLS". All events will be completely free and will take place at venues including the Town Square, the Posada Beach, and Rueda Medina Avenue (main street). Municipal gencies who are coordinating this event include the departments of Culture, Tourism, Public Relations, Ecology, and Social Communication. 

 July 26:  There will be 600 Mexican athletes competing on the island for the “Copa Isla Mujeres de Tae Kwon Do”, including about 40 athletes from Isla Mujeres.


 On August 31, about 500 athletes, both Mexican and international, are expected to participated in an open water swimming competition, Competencia de Nado de Aguas Abiertas, at Playa Norte/North Beach. The swimmers will travel distances between 250 meters and five kilometers, with the course being defined by a rectangle of buoys off Playa Norte. Dozens of foreigners are expected to participate, especially from the United States.



Whale Shark Season ...ends Sept 15
It is Sea Turtle Mating & Nesting season
Red & Blue crabs are migrating to the sea for spawning during full moons

Turtle releases August-Sept dates TBA, usually only a day or two in advance Caribbean-Mayan Cultural Festival  TBA Nov?


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