Thursday, August 14, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, August 14 The Afternoon Edition

The second issue of The Isla Mujeres Magazine to benefit Isla charities will be published in August!, 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 August...some have already been donated.
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 ....

Grand celebration

Everything is ready for the 164th anniversary of the foundation of the town of Dolores

Magna celebración

Miércoles, 13 de Agosto de 2014 22:21

Todo listo para 164 aniversario de la fundación del Pueblo de Dolores

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The organizing committee met to complete the final details of  the celebration of the 164th anniversary of the founding of the town of Dolores and they will present a final schedule for the artistic and cultural activities that will be taking place in various venues this weekend.

Prepare historic mass

To celebrate 20 years since the immersion of the  Cross of the Bay

Preparan histórica misa

Miércoles, 13 de Agosto de 2014 22:20

Para celebrar 20 años de la inmersión de la Cruz de la Bahía

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On Sunday August 17th a mass will be conducted aboard the ferry "Isla Blanca", in the presence of the Virgin of Assumption to celebrate twenty years since the immersion of the Cross of the Bay. The priest Raul Sanchez Alonso said this will be the first time a mass was performed in the middle of the bay aboard on of the ferries providing transport between Punta Sam and Isla Mujeres. This will be part of the celebration of the founding of the town of Dolores.
     A procession will leave the church of the Virgin of Immaculate Conception at nine in the morning, making a tour of the downtown area to the area of the vehicle ferries where they will set sail at ...10:30 and conduct the mass at 10am (sic) celebrate the placement of the Cross of the Bay near the Los Manchones in 1994. A wreath will be placed by city officials.
      The Cross was placed in the Bay to take some pressure off the reef from visiting divers causing damage to the corals. The immersion included the deceased diver and oceanographer Ramon Bravo and islander Rogelio Magaña Castro, known as “Chiler”, and Manuel Cárdenas Magaña, aka “Nika”.

Awaiting liberation of resources
For program of help for fishermen 

Esperan liberación de recursos

Miércoles, 13 de Agosto de 2014 22:19

Para programa de apoyo a pescadores

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Approximately 300 fishermen for Isla Mujeres are waiting for payments from the federal PET Temporary employment program. There are between 250 and 300 fishermen who took part in workshops titled 'Cooperativismo" and "“Mecánica” and submitted documentation before the closure of the period of the ban on lobster fishing.
      It is common for the release of funds to be delayed for the payment of fishermen who participate. The amount of the payment is unknown, and the next program for economic assistance during the lobster ban season will be in March 2015. (The ban lasts four months from the beginning of March until the end of June.)

 Tvisla Mujeres

Everything is ready for the 164th anniversary of the town of Dolores.

Todo listo para la celebración del 164 aniversario del pueblo del Dolores, hoy #IslaMujeres

City will deliver school supplies for students
Cumplirá Ayuntamiento con la entrega de útiles escolares para alumnos de #IslaMujeres

Noticias de  Quequi......

PROFECO ignores the island

  • Ignora la Profeco a la ínsula


    Ignora la Profeco a la ínsula

    0 14 de agosto de 2014 
    The City Council is considering the possibility of opening a PROFECO Federal Consumer Protection agency on the island, but there is no budget from the Cancun office, so the City would need to pay the operational and administrative expenses. Currently the city is working on completing the Mayor's commitment to provide school supplies, uniforms, shoes, and backpacks for the students, beginning with the community of Francisco May and the ejido on the mainland.
         The PROFECO office in Isla Mujeres was discontinued three years ago, and was only open during the administration of Alicia Ricalde Magana. Since it was removed, the staff must cross to the island from Cancun for their inspections such as the calibration of scales and the inspection of stationery stores to assure there is no abuse of prices of school supplies.

    Por Carlos Gasca.-
  • Prevé la Capitanía cerrar sin incidentes
      Harbor master expects season to close without incidents


    Prevé la Capitanía cerrar sin incidentes

    0 14 de agosto de 2014 
    During this holiday period there was one death from a heart attack while swimming with the whale sharks and four citations were given to boats who did not have their documentation on board at the time they were inspected, said the Harbor Master Ismael Gonzalez Gil. Vigilance is maintained at each of the public beaches with assistance from the Navy who are also monitor the sea with boats ready to act in an emergency. 

    Por Carlos Gasca.- 

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Five million pesos for public works

Isla Mujeres  baseball league 

Ingresa IM a liga de basquetbol

  • Written by Diario Respuesta  Jesus Molina
  • Category: Isla Mujeres
Enrique Barros, municipal Director of Sports met with  Emilio Alfonzo Mijango, director of the State Basketball Association of Quintana Roo, at a local restaurant. The state official gave him the documents accepting Isla Mujeres basketball players into all categories of the association's basketball league. More announcements will be made soon.
Read more: Ingresa IM a liga de basquetbol

 por esto

Young American stung by small ray
Mantarraya pequeña ataca a niño estadounidense [+] Ver mas
 On Tuesday, American Danielle Lnchy Tanner, 13, was transferred to the public hospital by the Red Cross paramedics after he was stung by a small stingray at Playa Norte/North Beach. His mother, Michell, 45, said her son was in shallow water, by a dock, playing with his brother, when he felt a sting and got out of the water. "We thought it was a crab, but it turned out to be a small stingray." She said they appreciated the quick intervention of the Red Cross and the treatment by the Hospital "Thank God all is well," she said, and she confirmed that they will continue their vacation on the island as planned.
    The incident occurred just after 5pm, and there are no previous records of a similar event, including at Isla Contoy where there are several rays that are accustomed to interacting with visitors, and receiving food as a reward. At Playa Norte the presence of this species has not been reported in the swimming areas, so this is considered unusual.

Waste water spillage again
Sin freno, el derrame de agua negras [+] Ver mas
Residents of colonia Cañotal say there has been a repeated problem in recent weeks of sewage overflowing and causing odors. There have been spillage events in the evenings at the intersection of the streets  Halcón and Candelero, which is only a few steps from a chicken rotisserie restaurant. Residents want officials to force Aguakan to fix the problem permanently, and are complaining about being unable to leave their windows open at night due to the odors, while there is a heat wave.

Summer youth-children's camp
Campamento infantil-juvenil de verano [+] Ver mas
Presbyterians from New Jersey are assisting with a summer camp and evangelical, activities in colonia Guadalupana. The summer camp is taking place on a beach along the road to Garrafon, with over 100 children participating. Pastor Isaiah Agilar, of the Presbyterian church of Isla Mujeres said this is a regular exchange between the two churches, and has occurred in the past two years.
     The activities include fun, exercise, singing, dancing, competition, and learning about Bible passages. Their lunch consists of dishes made by local families and women from Merida, who have come to participate. Christians from Cancun are also participating.  The camp began on Monday and takes place between 9am and 3pm. The missionary activities in colonia Guadalupana take place in the evenings.

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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.


 Aug. 26 Kapanga at Poc Na

Link to video  

 Sept 5 Los Cafres at Poc Na


Linkto video above

 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   discontinued for now

 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.

Javier Martinez Cen La Banda Sin Nombre has played for 12 years at Faynes, we needed some days off, so less than a year a go, we let the band Radios play for us (at the same stage same time), they are great! LBSN play Weds/Saturday from 10:30 till 12, Fridays and Saturdays we also play next door, at Adelitas, just salsa music, from 12:39 till 2:00 
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.. Various artists including
Chucho (Jesus Campezino) & 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


August Events

Turtle hatchling releases at Media Luna & Guadalupana (eastern)  beaches  TBA (Usually 1-2 days before event.)

 (Gets 10 min later across month)
Aug 1   ~6:20am
Aug 31 ~6:30am

(Gets 20 mins earlier across month)
Aug 1   ~7:25p
Aug 31 ~7:05p
Aug 9  5:05 am   ~Full moon sets before sunrise 
Aug 10 6:11am     Full moon sets  ~sunrise

Aug 10  Full Moon Rises at 7:18p   Sunset ~7:20p
Aug 11    Sunset ~7:20p  Moonrise 8:07p

Aug 12  Moonrise 8:54p
Aug 13  Moonrise 9:40p
Aug 14  Moonrise 10:25p
Aug 15  Moonrise 11:10p

Aug 7, Thursday Artist Fair on the Square 5:30-9:30 Summer Hours

Aug 15 Friday
 11a City Council room: Presentation of the book "Isla Mujeres a traves del tiempo, tomo II. Fidel Villanueva Madrid, Historian of the City 
7pm Documentary Exposition  Town Hall Pasillo
7:30pm Inauguration of Photographic Exposition  Hidalgo Avenue

Aug. 16 Saturday  8pm  Town Square
Presentation of the show: "Monsters & Mayan Legends" (Monstruos y Leyendas Mayas)
Presentation of a dance:  Traditions of Isla Mujeres"
Regional Night with an orchestra from the township of Felipe Carrillo Puerto

Aug. 17 Sunday
9am Port Authority Pier (#6)  Floral offering for the 20th anniversary of the sinking of the Cruz de la Bahia/Cross in the Bay

Following Mass: Procession from the Church on the Town Square celebrating the Virgin of Assumption going down Guerrero, to Lopez Mateos, then down Rueda Medina, main street. The walkers will return to the square via Morelos, while the decorated carts go farther down Medina to loop back from the south to the north. There is a contest for the top five decorated carts.

8pm Town Square
Official Session of the City Council commemorating the 164th Anniversary of the founding of Isla Mujeres
Homage to the founding families
Giving of the Award for Citizenship
Giving of the Award for Tourism

 On August 31, about 500 athletes, both Mexican and international, are expected to participate 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?


1 comment:

  1. It's worth noting that the group from NJ is helping, along with efforts from Isla, to provide avenues of relief to the kids of the Island. It's too bad that it has to be tied into a Holy-Roller mindset; "you don't get the goodies unless you git down on yer knees"


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