Sunday, August 3, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, August 3 The Afternoon Edition

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 ....

Wonderful evening: Grandmother-Grandfather 2014 crowned

Noche majestuosa

Sábado, 02 de Agosto de 2014 21:27

La que enmarcó el certamen “Abuelita Abuelito 2014”

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Yesterday evening was magical, majestic, and unforgettable during the finals of the state contest for "Abuelito - Abuelita 2014". The staff of the Isla Mujeres DIF (Social Service agency) spent weeks preparing, with dedication and enthusiasm, for this great event which honored the seniors for their shared experiences and lessons.
      The competing senior citizens arrived last Monday, from all corners of the state. The grand finale was held in a wonderful setting overlooking the majestic Caribbean Sea, before an enthusiastic crowd that filled the plaza of the Casa de Cultura.
  The professionalism of the choreography was impressive as the all the participants performed to the ABBA song "Dancing Queen". The second performance was presentations of their costumes, and for the third performance they modeled evening dress and gave their speeches.   
        This sixth edition of the contest was won by Pilar Avila Acosta and Rafael Romero Rodríguez, representing the municipality of  Felipe Carrillo Puerto. Second place was won by the grandmother & grandfather representing Isla Mujeres, María Eugenia E. de la Peña Hernández and Mario Rubén García Delgado. Third place was taken by the representatives of Othon P Blanco municipality,  Dulce María del Socorro Cerón Mendoza and David Leonardo Aguilar Ku.
       "Abuelita Simpatía”, was awarded to the representative from Solidaridad, María Custiniamos Uitz; and “Abuelita Fotogénica”, was won by Julia Minerva Barbosa Hernández, from the municipality of Tulum. State and local officials were in attendance.

Fishermen stand firm: Want to keep their spot in the Federal Zone 

Pescadores siguen firmes

Sábado, 02 de Agosto de 2014 21:26

Para mantener su agrupación dentro de la zona federal

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In response to rumors that they may lose their portion of Federal Zone, members of the fishing cooperative "Caribe" have planted coconut palms and bushes at beach where the entrance (bocacalle) of Abasolo street faces the bay as it intersects with Rueda Medina (main street and malecon). They asked for an explanation, and indications are for them to submit a formal request on Monday with their signatures. They wish to retain this area of beach access, and do not want it to be granted to others as a concession, as has happened in other areas.  
Progress on park renovation
 Response to requests of residents 

Avanza remodelación de parque

Sábado, 02 de Agosto de 2014 21:21

En atención a sentida demanda de la población

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Of the past nine local administration, at least seven carried out remodeling or renovation of the park on the Town Square, and millions of pesos have been spent on these public works over the years. The current renovation is estimated to cost about 1.2 million pesos, and is expected to include the removal of the fountain, the expansion of the concrete, and possibly building a kiosk, among other modifications. (They are using federal funds from Rama 33)
   When the fountain was installed during the administration of Manuela Godoy Gonzalez, this park at the Town Square was completely renovated, at a cost of 9 million pesos. Other mayors who remodeled or renovated the park include Paulino Adame Torres, Jorge Martínez Peña, Jorge Cárdenas Bazán and Fidel Villanueva Madrid. One of the main renovations was done by the administration of  Joel Saury Galué, and  following damage by hurricane Gilberto, by mayor Gerardo Magaña Barragán. The recent administrations of Alicia Ricalde Magaña and Hugo Sánchez Montalvo that did not invest money in the Town Square park.

 Tvisla Mujeres

For the two month period of July-August, 325 beneficiaries will receive 'productos basicos' (staples) from the program SinHambreMx (Mexico without hunger)

Retweeted H.Ayto. Isla Mujeres (@IslaMujeresGob):

Son 325 beneficiarios del programa @SinHambreMx recibiendo productos básicos correspondientes al bimestre Jul-Ago.

Noticias de  Quequi......

July concluded with good tourism arrival statistics

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Good tourism during vacation holidays

Buena derrama por vacaciones

  • Written by Diario Respuesta
  • Category: Isla Mujeres

A representative of the state Port Authority agency, La Administración Portuaria Integral de Quintana Roo (Apiqroo) said there were a similar amount of visitors arriving this year in July, even though the holiday season began on July 15th this year, and it began ten days earlier, on July 5th, last year.
    During the month of July there were  174,782 arrivals. At the conclusion of July, a total of 1,043,972 passengers were transported to Isla Mujeres since the beginning of the year, which is a 3.5 percent increase over 2013 when 1,010,044 persons arrived during the same period.
Read more: Buena derrama por vacaciones

 por esto

No incidents so far during this vacation period
Saldo blanco en lo que va de las vacaciones [+] Ver mas
As of Saturday, the good influx of visitors continued, and a "Saldo Blanco" was maintained (literally it means 'white balance' and indicates a lack of  any significant incidents). Many day trippers are visiting, and there are more than 50 companies engaged in moving tourists from mainland points including Punta Sam, Puerto Juarez, Calinda, and other areas in the Hotel Zone of Cancun, as well as the activity from the marinas. There are also private yachts bringing families and visitors from the Riviera Maya to enjoy the island. Frequent transfers are made by tourism boats such as catamarans and trimarans. The main roads of the island become chaotic at times during the peak of the day when tourists are touring around in golf carts and scooters, as well as riding in taxis. This is an everyday experience.  Esta vivencia es cotidiana.

Grandparents crowned
Abuelitos coronados.. [+] Ver mas

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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  cancellation by the venue
Ken Wanovich

 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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