Saturday, August 2, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Saturday, August 2

The second issue of The Isla Mujeres Magazine to benefit Isla charities will be published early 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 ....

Municipality receives historic support from President Nieto yesterday: Agapito

Histórico apoyo

Viernes, 01 de Agosto de 2014 22:45

El que recibió ayer el municipio del Presidente Peña Nieto: Agapito

 The Mayor, Agapito Magana Sanchez,  received a check from the Federal "Habitat" program which will benefit the inhabitants of the island. The plans for the money include the following improvements: Salina Grande walkway lighting, workshop and courses for the benefit of residents, and expansion of the Community Development Center in La Gloria, including its equipment. Many officials were in attendance, whose names are included in the article. I didn't see the amount of the check in the article.
Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 1 de agosto.- 
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Agapito & Marthy deliver hearing aids 

Se cumple compromiso

Viernes, 01 de Agosto de 2014 22:38

Agapito y Marthy entregan auxiliares auditivos

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 1 de agosto.- .
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Ninety-four people from the townships of Tulum, Solidaridad, Cozumel, Lazaro Cardenas, Benito Juarez and Isla Mujeres, received 148 hearing aids from the state DIF social service agency,  who spent 462,500 pesos to provide them. This included five people from Isla Mujeres who received ten hearing aids. Isla Mujeres was chosen for the location to distribute them symbolically, and the names of the officials in attendance are given in the article. 
      The Beneficencia Pública de Quintana Roo (State Public Aid) joined its program Receive the Gift of Hearing “Recibe el regalo de oír”  with the program To Hear Better “Para oírte mejor”, to assist deaf and hard of hearing residents to become productive members of society. 
   The Mayor mentioned that he attended an important meeting the previous day about the disease Chikungunya, which originated in Thailand. He urged families to keep their yards and patios clean to prevent proliferation of mosquitoes. He said in the Dominican Republic, where no preventative measures were implemented, the spread of the illness caused a 70% drop in tourism.

 Tvisla Mujeres

Noticias de  Quequi......

Hospital receives surgical equipment

  • Reciben en el hospital equipo de cirugía


    Reciben en el hospital equipo de cirugía

    0 02 de agosto de 2014 
    I already translated an article about the General Hospital receiving surgical equipment for orthopedic trauma, and this one notes the director of the Hospital David Valenzo Loaeza,  thanked the state Health Secretary Juan Ortegón Pacheco,(who was in town & among the officials included in other articles, who I didn't paste into the translations).  It also notes that since last year they have had equipment to perform laproscopic operations.

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.-
  • Remodelarán la zona del malecón
        Remodeling the area of the seaside walkway


    Remodelarán la zona del malecón

    0 02 de agosto de 2014 
      There will be about five million pesos invested in renovating the first part of the eastern malecon, which has an area of 900 linear meters. The first part of the project includes fixtures, benches, paving/flooring (pisos), and public toilets, starting at the Casa de Cultura. For the second stage they are considering building outdoor showers and lockers.
              The renovation of the eastern malecon will includes plans for public restrooms, which are a requirement for the certification of the public beaches that is being sought by the city government. It is difficult to find a space on the beaches for public toilets, since the spaces are all franchised. Regarding the building of restrooms on some public beach, the City has not dismissed this possibility, and is seeking to reach an agreement with any concession holder who is interested in donating a portion of their space to provide these services. If that cannot be found, there is the possibility of building public toilets in the area of the Convention Center, at the Municipal Mercado, but this is still being analyzed, said the director of Public Works, Miguel Ariel Caballero Garcia.

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.-

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

DIF improves the hearing of 94 people

 por esto

Crowded beaches lack lifeguards
Playas repletas y guardavidas ausentes[+] Ver mas
At three in the afternoon, until people retire for the evening, people can be seen enjoying the eastern beaches during this holiday period. The majority are young people, but there are tourists and families also. One of the most popular sites is in front of the Aguakan wastewater treatment plant, where there is a sand bank and danger for novice swimmers because of the presence of relatively strong waves, especially on days of greater lunar influence.
    The beach Playa Acapulquito also has people, which is front of colonia Amplification La Gloria. Cliffs prevent access to parts of this coast, but many go down to the rocky area to cool off and to swim or fish.
   The Civil Protection agency recommends every precaution be taken, saying these areas are not recommended for general public access, and the agency has placed red flags because these areas are considered dangerous. Residents have suggested lifeguards be stationed in these areas.

No improvement in trash collection
No mejora la recolección de basura [+] Ver mas
This includes the same information as previously translated about planning a pilot program for night time trash collection, beginning in La Gloria.
       The head of Public Services, Manuel Figueroa, said the pick up service is currently only available on the morning shift, and when people set their trash out in the afternoon and evening, it gets scattered by cats and dogs. He recommended that people form a committee of vigilance of service, in order to set out  trash in containers at the correct time when the trucks are collecting, and  to coordinate the schedules.
     He said currently a majority put their trash out at bedtime, and after the truck picks up before 'office hours' , the streets are clean, but then the minority put their trash out after the pick up, and this is where the problem lies.
       As usual, high seasons of tourism generate large volumes for the vehicles and personnel that collect trash and clean the beaches. There are not adequate numbers vehicles available because some are out of order with mechanical failures. The amount of trash at the Trash Transfer facility has increased significantly since the beginning of  the summer holiday period.

Colonia Guadalupana: Street needs attention
La Guadalupana, dejada “a la deriva” [+] Ver mas
Due to erosion and gravity, sand from the entrance of the 'irregular' colonia of Guadalupana invades the road and has caused mishaps. Hundreds of vehicles pass through this area daily, including golf carts, taxis, private cars, motorcycles and bicycles. This season more vendors have set up stands in front of the colonia, where about 200 families live on the same number of lots. Some construction workers living in the area estimate the problem could repaired with the donation of a couple bags of cement.

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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.


 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

Ken Wanovich
 Sat 8/02 - Marina Paraiso, 6:30pm.
 Mon 8/04 - Villavento Beach Hotel - Noon 
Tue 8/05 - Mamacita's, 7:00pm. 
( Keys 4 Life is also bringing school supplies and 3 new LCD projectors for the elementary schools, and doing some minor construction projects to repair/improve several homes in Guadalupana.)

 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

 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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