Saturday, August 30, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Saturday, August 30 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 ....

Women's basketball tournament today at 8pm: Downtown

A las 20:00 horas, en la municipal

The inauguration of the basketball tournament of the Circuito Quintanarroense de Básquetbol (Ciquba), will take place on Saturday at 8pm, at the court downtown "Jose del Carmen Pastrana". The local team  “Las Doradas de Isla Mujeres” will play the Barracudas of Cozumel.  Residents are encouraged to attend and show their support for the home team, who have been practicing and preparing for this exciting match.
    On Sunday, the Doradas & Barracudas will compete again, at the Convention Center at 11am. Last week the local team lost two games to the team from Chetumal, while the team from Cozumel beat the team from Cancun, twice.  The league consists of teams from Chetumal, Cozumel, Cancun, and Isla Mujeres.
   On Saturday at 8:30pm, the closing ceremony of the Summer Indoor Soccer Tournament will take place in La Gloria, where local authorities will present awards to the participants. At the same time, Enrique Barros will inaugurate the first Children's League of Rapid Soccer, Liga Infantil de Fútbol Rápido, with a total of 18 teams competing.
Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 29 de agosto.- .

Large truck hit pole 

Neighborhood "Los Chiapanecos" left without electricity for 5 hours

Pesado camión causa estragos en colonia “Los Chiapanecos”

Lanrry PARRA
At about 7pm, a large trailer truck knocked down an electric pole while turning a corner near the neighborhood of “Los Chiapanecos”, along avenue Jesus Martinez Ross, near the kindergarten "Enriqueta Camarillo y Roa". The truck was traveling from south to north and is owned by the company "Materiales Tekax". The driver continued to drive to the entrance of the high school campus Colegio Bachilleres, and it is thought perhaps he was attempting to flee, but he said he was looking for a place to park, so he could return and inspect the damage. The truck was taken to the impound yard.
   Service was not interrupted with the impact, which affected both the electric and cable lines, but the electricity was disconnected when the workers from the CFE, Federal Electricity Commission, arrived to replace the pole and lines. The electrical service to the neighborhood "Chiapenecos" was off for about five hours during the repairs.  (The neighborhood of Chiapenecos is at the northern edge of village of colonia Salina Chica, near Casa Ixchel hotelito. Salina Chica is the first village south of downtown on the eastern/Caribbean side of the isle, south of the neighborhoods of Aeropuerto & Bachilleres.)
ISLA MUJERES, 29 de agosto.-

Agapito: Transparency training

Students in Middle and High school

Promueve cursos a estudiantes de secundaria y bachillerato

Lanrry PARRA
The Institute for Transparency and Public Information in Quintana Roo, El Instituto de Transparencia y Acceso a la Información Pública de Quintana Roo (Itaipqroo) offered courses concerning protecting personal information when using social media. The first one was offered on the mainland at the high school, and the second one took place at the City Council room on the island. 
     The objective of the training is to understand the fundamental rights for the protection of personal information and related obligations, particularly concerning social media. The course was given to directors and staff and it discussed: Human rights of Article 16 of the Constitution, the difference between private and confidential information, and their obligations, such as knowing when consent is required to release information and how to protect personal information. 
     The official with ITAIPQRoo, Juan Carlos Chávez Castañeda, announced the competition of the Seventh Essay Contest for Transparency and Access to Public Information
ISLA MUJERES, 29 de agosto.- .

 Tvisla Mujeres

The Port Authority of Quintana Roo (ApiQRoo) plans to put the maritime terminal into operation in upcoming days, after they conclude with testing of the electrical network and the other services.  
     Yasmin Perez Gaytan, manager of the maritime terminal of Isla Mujeres said the work has been been practically ready for over a month, but they have been waiting for the electrical service, which was resolved yesterday. She said the electrical tests should be completed today. They are also testing the tap water services in the bathrooms and for the whole hydraulic system.
  She said this weekend they are working on installing the security cameras and attending to the details, and they expect to be operational in a few more days. She said today they had a meeting with authorities and with representatives of the various cooperatives, such as the porters and the cabbies.

Noticias de  Quequi......

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Organizing the fiesta of the patron saint of the fishermen to Isla Contoy

Organizan fiesta patronal en la isla de Contoy

  • Written by Diario Respuesta
  • Category: Isla Mujeres Jesus Molina

 The procession and celebration of the patron saint of the fishermen, the Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre, will take place on September 6th. More than 100 boats are expected to participate in the procession to Isla Contoy, said Baltasar Gómez Catzin, who is a leader of the fishing cooperatives. They will depart at 8 or 8:30am from the pier of the Lancheros, which is next to the Magana pier.
     It is recommended that people bring their food and water for the celebration, because normally a number of people, including families of the fishermen, go to Contoy, and they usually share a lunch of tacos. Organizations who participate, in addition to the fishing cooperatives, include the Red Cross, Navy, municipal police, the tourism cooperatives, Civil Protection, and the Harbor Master.
Read more: Organizan fiesta patronal en la isla de Contoy

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Obstructions along downtown sidewalks
Desorden urbano[+] Ver mas
     Downtown, as well as in the colonias, there is a problem of private homes invading the sidewalks with stairs, benches, walls, meters, air conditioners, and planters. This causes the sidewalks to be so narrow that people are forced to walk in the streets, which it is considered particularly dangerous for children. Residents who are compliant say officials should restrict this and enforce the regulations. These occupations of the public walkways are observed on Hidalgo, Juárez, Abasolo, and Matamoros, among others.
      Other residents say they have been injured by these obstacles. Chiapaneco Eliseo Perez said he hit his head on the bottom of an air conditioner that is invading the sidewalk at one meter 55 centimeters. "I saw many stars one time by the ice cream shop La Michoacana when I was using the little sidewalk (of Hidalgo), and my head hit the edge and recoiled violently. I had on a cap, and didn't see the danger," said the employee of a local store.

Foul odors from the Salina lakes
Fétidos aromas emergen de las Salinas[+] Ver mas

 A similar article was translated yesterday.

Planning a large procession for the Virgin of Charity of Cobre
Magna procesión a la Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre+] Ver mas
This has the same information as the article above, and in addition it notes:
       It is 30 kilometers to Isla Contoy, and whole families will be participating in the boat procession which is a beautiful trip. The procession taking the patron saint of the fisherman from Isla Mujeres to Isla Contoy occurs at the end of every summer. The icon is returned to Isla Mujeres at the end of the lobster fishing season, which is the last day of February.
     Safety measures will be taken to ensure no lives are lost, that all boats are in good shape, and that the highly trained crews take care when crossing the turbulent areas, such as the rocky area of La Cadena.
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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 
Saturday, The Sunset Grill, solo, 630 to 830 pm
Sunday  El Patio, The Sol Rockers  6:30-8:30

 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.
(This schedule may be altered for low season)

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  (maybe)
Weekday's ~2p.. Various artists including
Chucho (Jesus Campezino) Tues & Thurs, Cuban & Caribbean & Latin music Wed, Fri Discontinued for low season

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?


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