Wednesday, July 16, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Wednesday, July 16 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 ....

Spaces guaranteed for students entering middle school

Garantizan espacios para estudiantes

Martes, 15 de Julio de 2014 20:27

De nuevo ingreso, en secundarias

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ISLA MUJERES, 15 de julio.- 
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Registration begins tomorrow for new students entering the middle school (Benito Juarez), where 180 new students are expected to begin attending in the fall. There is space to accommodate them, plus a few more. They will be divided into five groups of about 35, since the maximum number per class is 40 students. This is a slight decrease from last year, when there were six groups of about 35, with a total of over 200 students.
      Registration for second year middle school students is Thursday, July 17; and for the third year students it is Friday, July 18th.  For parents of new students who miss this opportunity, registration will be available August 11-18th. The school director gave assurances there there is plenty of space for all students graduating from primary school.
  Today was the presentation of certificates for middle school students continuing on to the next level.

 Tvisla Mujeres

Promoters of the English Summer Camp announced a mandatory meeting, for parents whose children have been enrolled,  at 6pm at the Community Center. If they don't attend their child's space will be given away.

Promotores del Campamento de Verano de Inglés, convocan a los padres de familia que lograron inscribir a sus hijos, a una reunión mañana en punto de las 18 horas en el Centro Comunitario, la convocatoria es de carácter obligatoria, (sólo para quien logró inscribir a sus hijos) ya que de no asistir el espacio podría ser ocupado por otros interesados.

Requirements for registering for middle school. First year is tomorrow, second year is Thursday, and third year is Friday.
Requisitos para las inscripciones en Secundaria; para primer grado es mañana, jueves segundo grado y el viernes tercer grado.
It says...
Birth certificate (original & two copies)
Certificate of completion of primary school (original & two copies)
CURP (an ID card..and copies)
Parent or Guardian's Voter ID (copy)
Medical Certificate (original)
Card of Good Conduct
4 Black & White small ID photos
Copy of their documents for the Oportunidades program, if they are receiving this assistance
Date Wed, July 16, 8a-1p
Photo: Requisitos para las inscripciones en Secundaria; para primer grado es mañana, jueves segundo grado y el viernes tercer grado.
Noticias de  Quequi......

Boxing champion visits island

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    Isla Mujeres Por Carlos Gasca.- El tetracampeón mundial, Miguel Cotto, visitó ayer la bella ínsula.
    Miguel Ángel Cotto, four time world champion boxer in four divisions, visited the island, with promoter Pepe Gómez of "Cancun Boxing". They dined at one of the best restaurants on the island, which features Cuban food,  “Varadero de Rafael”,  where he joined owner Rafael Burgos Magaña singing happy songs. The Puerto Rican boxer smiled as he signed autographs and photos, and a glove, which was promptly and proudly put on display in the restaurant. The boxing champion will be attending the inauguration of the "Cancun Boxing" facility on Thursday. He won his last world title in June, defeating Argentinian Sergio "Maravilla" Martínez,  with a TKO.

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"Summer 2014" security operation begins
Inició operativo de seguridad “Verano 2014” [+] Ver mas
With assistance from the staff of Fideicomiso de Formación & Capacitación  (Enforcement division) of the personnel of the National Merchant Marines, Marina Mercante Nacional (Fidena), the Harbor Master started the "Summer 2014" security operation, in coordination with authorities from the Navy, municipal police, Red Cross, municipal Civil Protection, and the municipal Tourism agency. They will monitor and supervise tourism service providers and passenger transportation vessels. This is the third time staff from FIDENA are assisting during peak season, having previously helped during December 2013 and this past Easter season.
   The Harbor Master explained that 10 officers will be distributed between Isla Mujeres and Cancun at the piers and docks of the different tourism cooperatives during summer vacation, ready to assist the crews and tourists. Their job includes verifying that the boats have the required safety equipment which includes life jackets, VHF radio, first aid kit, ring buoys, and bilge pumps, as specified by the Mexican Official Standard NOM-034-SCT4/2009.

Angry at the Electric Company

Están que trinan contra la CFE[+] Ver mas

 During the night, a power outage occurred in colonia Meteorologico, near antiguo (the old) Oasis, which was repaired at about 8 am by the staff of the Federal Electricity Commission. There were about thirty families affected during the hot night, which lacked breezes. The neighbors said they reported the outage at least five times, and were annoyed that the workers did not arrive sooner.
     Marcelino Velazquez Garrido, who was one of those affected, said a neighbor told him they had seen two cables stuck together because of the heat, which may have caused the outage, but the lines separated again when they cooled, so when the CFE workers arrived, they saw nothing abnormal. Mr Velazquez said you could hear children crying during the night, because they were hot without fans or air conditioning. He said he took his pillow out to his golf cart parked outside his house, but he was unable to sleep due to passing vehicles and their lights. He said there were four outages in June, which stopped when they replaced the transformer about two weeks ago.

School registration for students entering middle school
Inscripciones escolares para nuevo ingreso [+] Ver mas

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 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 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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