Friday, August 15, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, August 15 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 ....

Harmony and modernity
Agapito marks the start of construction for a new look downtown

Agapito marca inicio de obras para nueva imagen del Centro

The Mayor and a majority of the members of the City Council attended the event for the start fo construction of public toilets, fulfilling another campaign promise. The facilities will be located in a 70 square meter building and will include six toilets for women and four for men plus two urinals. They will be located on the eastern malecon and will include a modern hydro-pneumatic system, anti-vandal screens, an area of control of access? .caseta de control de acceso, trash cans, lighting, benches, and green areas. There will be 2 million pesos invested from the federal funds of Ramo 33, of FORTAMUN. The project is creating 50 direct jobs and 100 indirect jobs with priority being given to local labor and local suppliers of materials.
   With the remodeling of the mercado Javier Rojo Gomez, the renovation of the eastern malecon, the remodeling of the Town Square (whose work is showing great progress), and the construction of the public restrooms, the current city administration is following an orderly development plan that will benefit residents and tourists for posterity with valuable public spaces.
Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 14 de agosto.-

Por 164 años de fundación

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 14 de agosto.-
This information is below in the EVENTS section.

Deadline extended for course registration at CECATI  

Para registrar aspirantes a cursos

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 14 de agosto.-

Information about these classes has already been translated & the registration deadline was extended from the 11th to August 15th. The article contains information about documents required, costs, and class options which include courses in basic English, plumbing, maintenance of air conditioners, and electricity.

 Tvisla Mujeres

Construction of the restrooms, is part of the vision of this administration to bring life back to the downtown area of the island for the benefit of residents and tourists who visit us.

La construcción de los baños, es parte de la visión de esta administración para darle vida de nuevo al centro de la isla en beneficio de sus habitantes y los turistas que nos visitan. (4 photos)

Noticias de  Quequi......

Potential mosquito breeding ground

  • Se forma un criadero de moscos en la Rafael


    Se forma un criadero de moscos en la Rafael

    0 15 de agosto de 2014 
     Residents downtown are complaining about an area downtown that generally has standing water, due to a catchment drain that needs attention. They say the puddle remains even when it has not rained recently, and it has turned green from being there for a long time. An attempt was made to repair it during the previous administration, but the sand was too loose.  que la arena está muy suelta

    Por Carlos Gasca.-

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Fishermen awaiting payments from PROPESCA
Preparing for the anniversary of the Island 
The organizing committee met to finalize the details and to prepare the final schedule for the celebration of the 164th anniversary of the founding of the town of Dolores, which is now Isla Mujeres. There will be a wide range of artistic and cultural activities, and the events will mainly take place on the Town Square, with its new appearance, since it has been renovated. The new elements include modern lighting, benches, waste baskets, stamped concrete, and new paint. 
   The entertainment will include a chorus of seniors and children with the DIF, and coronation of Founding Seniors  Edilta del Socorro Polanco Chuc and Dimas José Guillermo Bracamontes Sánchez and the Founding Ambassador  María Fernanda Fernández Che. At the town square, the oldest of the isle, the events will include a show "Monsters and Mayan Legends" and a dance, which is traditional in Isla Mujeres. There will be a night of regional music by the Orchestra of the municipality of Felipe Carrillo Puerto. Among the activities will be the presentation of the second book (Volume 2) of  Isla Mujeres a Través del Tiempo (Isla Mujeres Through Time) by the town historian Fidel Villanueva Madrid. 
  There will be a photographic exhibition and an exhibit titled "History of Isla Mujeres". During the official City Council meeting recognizing this event, the medals will be awarded:  Mérito Ciudadano and the Mérito Turístico, for Citizenship and for Tourism.
Photo from City FB site of  Founding Ambassador: embajadora María Fernanda Fernández, gran mujer isleña.

 por esto

Festival for 164th anniversary of Isla Mujeres
Inician los festejos por el 164 aniversario de Isla Mujeres[+] Ver mas

Hotline available to report any waste water overflowing
Alerta sobre rebosamiento de aguas negras [+] Ver mas
Residents are encouraged to call 073 to report any sewage overflows to Aguakan, and the company representative, José Pinzón, says they will respond immediately and are available 24 hours a day. He said they have no records of problem this week, and only one record of an overflow in colonia Cañotal last week, which was an isolated incident due to an electromechanical problem, which was resolved in a timely manner. He said they monitor their systems at all times, but if something were to occur, the hotline is available and residents are encouraged to call. He noted that irregularities in the electrical System of the CFE, Federal Electrical Commission have a direct impact on Aguakan services, but that is outside their control.

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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.


 Aug. 26 Kapanga at Poc Na

Link to video  

 Sept 5 Los Cafres at Poc Na


Linkto video 

 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, Volume II. (Isla Mujeres Through Time) by Fidel Villanueva Madrid, Town Historian  
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 (One source says 8am) 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?


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