Thursday, November 13, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, November 13 The Afternoon Edition

The second issue of The Isla Mujeres Magazine to benefit Isla charities will be published soon, 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 soon...some have already been donated.
Update...The content & layout are finished, and awaiting publication, while I am 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 ....

Fishing boat ran aground near MUSA (Underwater Sculpture Museum)

Concern about possibility of diesel spill

A unos metros del Museo Subacuático de Arte: Temen derrame de diesel

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 12 de noviembre.-

A fishing boat from the state of Campeche ran aground last night near Punta Sur/ South Point, in the vicinity of the Underwater Sculpture Museum, MUSA, without causing major damage, according to preliminary reports. There are concerns that the "Fipesco 51" could have an oil spill at the time of repair because it has damage near its front bow, and there are reefs about 500 meters from the area where it ran aground.
        It is reported that this occurred around 10pm yesterday because the captain of the fishing vessel did not know that the entrance area of the Bay of Isla Mujeres is approached from the area of Punta Norte / North point. Staff from the Naval base in Isla Mujeres arrived on the scene  immediately, and the boat remains where it ran aground near Punta Sur.
      In the morning the scene was visited by personnel from the Marine Park and agents with PROFEPA, the environmental protection agency Procuraduría Federal de Protección Ambiental.  They all agreed that there was no damage to the reef because the boat went aground in a sandy area, about 500 meters from MUSA.
     There is an ongoing potential for an oil spill because the fishing boat contains hundreds of gallons of fuel in its tanks. There is a large gap in the hull of the ship, at the bow area and it is fully seated on the seabed. When the incident occurred the boat captain was Bartolo Cruz Pulid.

Disponen operativo

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 12 de noviembre.-

Concerned that mobile vendors are returning to the beaches, the City implemented a security operation in advance of the hoisting of the White Flag tomorrow that certifies this is a beach of the first quality. Apparently there was a threat or concern that the vendors would hinder the certification of the beaches  which is scheduled to occur before noon tomorrow. The mobile vendors were evicted from selling on the beaches about three months ago.
       The security operation was conducted by the police officers of the Public Safety Department and by inspectors from the enforcement department  Fiscalización from nine in the morning until six in the evening. The White Flag ceremony is scheduled for tomorrow morning, and the security operation is expected to begin at 5am and to continue until about 6pm. 

Transmitirán mensaje a 4 mil estudiantes, Comuna y AA

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 12 de noviembre.- 
The Alcoholic Anonymous organization is focusing on students in fifth and sixth grade in primary school, middle schools students, and high school students, as well as the parents, with an ongoing program to provide information and prevention about the problem of alcoholism, in cooperation with the municipal government. The organization conducted a press conference following their convention in Cancun this weekend.
      The municipal government welcomed the agreement and agreed that the problem of alcoholism is serious in the township. They are also activating a process where drunk drivers are channeled to Alcoholics Anonymous, in accordance to the Traffic regulations, which has proven effective for addressing this problem.

 Tvisla Mujeres

Shrimp boat Fipesco 51 ran aground near Garrafon park in Isla Mujeres: Environmental damage
Barco camaronero Fipesco 51 encalla frente al bajo del garrafón en #islaMujeres. Descartan daño ambiental

Alcoholics Anonymous offers talks to students of Isla Mujeres

Noticias de  Quequi......

Increased surveillance on the beaches

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Bus service suspended again
A resident who lives in the area of colonia La Gloria called the newspaper to report that bus service has been suspended for the second time in less than two months, apparently due to a mechanical failure. She said this causes problems with getting her two children to school, because taking a taxi is expensive. She also complained that it is inconvenient to wait for a bus that never comes, and the  company gives no notifications when the service stops. 
     She said, "I know the Mayor has many concerns, but I ask that we be given help to put the bus back to work, because in fact this affects me a great deal. My husband is a groundskeeper and does not earn a lot of money. We have two children; one in grade school and the other in high school, and this is costing us a lot of money."

 por esto

 Campeche boat goes aground in Isla Mujeres

Encalla barco campechano en Isla Mujeres [+] Ver mas

  Asking to apply laws about wages of officials
Piden se aplique ley sobre salario de funcionario[+] Ver mas
 The municipalities have until December to prepare their budgets for 2015, which should include the wage rates for the workers and other employees of the municipal government, including the officials. The City Council has been working on a draft, but the figures have not been released. The document then goes to the Legislature for approval. It is asked that the wages be published, and reference is given to Article 22 of la Ley para la Regular las Remuneraciones de los Servidores Públicos de los Poderes y de los Órganos Autónomos de Quintana Roo/ the Law for Regulating Remuneration of Public Servants of the Powers and Autonomous Bodies of Quintana Roo.  "The municipalities have until December to prepare their expenditure budgets, in which the salary scale for workers and the people's representatives should be included, which they must do with adherence to the new law regulating wages, in order to prevent abuses in the allocation of the salaries of those who approve the budget and injustice on the poor workers and city employees that really work. " (This quote is not credited)
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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

 Isla Animals campaign for the upcoming November Clinic-Spay-Neuter-Educate
Sally Margolis  on FB....
Hi everyone, I just posted a campaign for an Isla Animals November Spay/Neuter & Education clinic. The only way to make change is through education of pet owners and particularly education of the children-and spay/neuter campaigns. At the last big IA campaign 220 animals were spayed/neutered. There will be an education station at this clinic and Isla Animals is also set to go to the schools. Please continue to support an organization that has made great strides with 15 years of steady service to the island. And please, please help us share this campaign! Thank you! "This is Lucky's campaign, let's make it everything it can be." -

HELLO! Thank you for taking a moment to check out our campaign for ISLA ANIMALS , a 501c3 non-profit organization located on the island of Isla Mujeres ,...
Diane White Daniel    We are donating the profits from any of our Isla designs (tshirts, hoodies, stickers, cards, iphone/pad skins and a couple of tote bags) to Isla Animals for the entire month of November. Not every design is available in every item but it is a nice mix of goodies.…/…/collections/230304-isla-mujeres    (There's a sample sticker & link in the margin also)
The DIF is our local social service agency... 
Photo: Entrega de Auxiliares Auditivos, en el marco del Programa “Recibe el Regalo de Oír”. #FamiliaEnAcción
From their FB site posted Nov. 4:   Giving hearing aids: Within the program  Receiving the Gift of Hearing


Miguel's high season schedule:
Sunday: The Sol Rockers @ El Patio 9p - 11p
Monday: Miguel solo @ El Patio 6:30p - 8:30p
Tuesday: La Banda Sin Nombre @ El Patio 9:15p - 11:15p
Wednesday: The Sol Rockers@ El Patio 7p - 9p, Faynes 10:30p - 12:00a
Thursday: Miguel Solo @ el Patio 6p - 8p, Faynes 10:30p - 12:00a
Friday: Marina Paraiso 7p - 9p, Faynes 10:30p - 12:00a, Adelita's 12a - 2a
Saturday: Marina Paraiso 7p - 9p, Faynes 10:30p - 12:00a, Adelita's 12a - 2a

 John Cain's schedule   
 Sunday 9pm - 11pm
  Tuesday, Cafe Del Mar, solo, 8 to 10 pm
Wednesday 7pm - 9pm  Comono/Patio Sol Rockers 
Thurs, Marina Paraiso 7-9 pm 
. Sunday at El Patio w Sol Rockers from 7 to 9 pm

 El Patio House of Music...(formerly Comono)

Sundays 630 to 9 - solo Ryan Rickman - 9 to 11 - Sol Rockers
Mondays 630 to 830 Miguel - 830 to 1130 Ryan Rickman -

 Tuesdays  not sure who is there, but someone is...
Wednesdays 7 to 9 Sol Rockers and DJ 9-12
Thursdays 6 to 8 Miguel and Elvin from 8 to 11
 Fridays 630 to 815 Fabio Ryan and band 830 to 1130 
Saturdays 830 to 1130 Ryan and Band..
. Sunday at El Patio  7 to 9 pm Sol Rockers 

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  (I'm not sure if this is still current
Banda Sin Nombre at Chuuk Kay 3:30p Sat & Sun

Fenix  Sun ~2p  Salsa 

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

Here's Music by day of the week...with a thanks to Jean Lemke for rearranging it!

Monday - Miguel solo @ El patio 6:30 - 8:30
Ryan Rickman @ El patio 8:30 - 11:30

Tuesday - John Cain @ Café Del Mar solo 8-10 p
Sol Rockers @El patio house of music 7-9
La Banda Sin Nombre @ El Patio house of music 9:15-11:15

Wednesday - Sol Rockers @El patio house of music 7-9
La Banda Sin Nombre @ Faynes - 10:30 - 12:00

Thursday - John Cain @ Marina Paraiso - solo 7-9
Miguel @El Patio house of music 6-8/ Faynes 10:30 - 12
Elvis @ el Patio house of music 8-11
La Banda Sin Nombre @ Fayne's 10:30 - 12

Friday - Miguel @ Marina Paraiso solo 7-9
Miguel @ Fayne's 10:30 - 12
La Banda Sin Nombre @ Adelitas for Salsa 12:30 - 2
Fabio @ El Patio house of music 6:30 - 8:15
Ryan and Band @ El Patio house of music 8:30 - 11:30

Saturday - Cuban Music at El Veradaro's 3-5
Banda Sin Nombre - Chuuk Kay 3:30
Miguel @ Marina Paraiso solo 7-9
La Banda Sin Nombre - Faynes 10:30 - 12:00
Banda Sin Nombre - Adelitas for Salsa 12:30 - 2
Ryan and Band @ El Patio house of music 8:30 - 11:30

Sunday - Fenix for Salsa 1-3
Banda Sin Nombre @Chuuk kay 3:30
Sol Rockers El Patio 7-9


November events
Sunset ~5:10p
Moonrise in the east..over the Caribbean
Nov. 6 at 5:14p  Full Moon
Nov. 7 at 6:03
Nov. 8 at 6:54
Nov. 9 at 7:46
Nov. 10 at 8:38
Nov. 11 at  9:29
Nov. 12 at 10:20
Nov 13 at 11:10

 Nov 1  Halloween Buffet & Party at Casa de los Suenos 6:30 (reservations recommended)
Nov.1 & 2 Dia de los Muertos
Nov 1 DIF Catrina Costume event.. Benefit for DIF, social service agency, at the Naval Club (Playa Albatros)  200 pesos  The DIF is also collecting jackets & sweaters.
Photo: Siempre debemos de preservar nuestras tradiciones. #FamiliaEnAcción
We must always preserve our traditions From DIF on FB:. #FamiliaEnAcción

Photo: Con mucho cariño y respeto nuestros abuelitos realizaron su altar para el día de muertos. #FamiliaEnAcción
With much love and respect our senior citizens created an altar for Dia de Muertos.s. #FamiliaEnAcción

Activities for Municipal Month of Ecology:

 On Nov. 5, the Animal Welfare Act will be signed by the State Ministry of the Environment.
Nov. 8 is the Day of Municipal Urbanismo with compulsory cleaning of vacant lots, and the start of collecting of batteries.
Nov. 15 is World Recycling Day, when there will be a training workshop about recycling and reusing.
Nov. 20th is Municipal Clean Air Day, when an ongoing campaign will begin for the certification of smoke-free spaces.
Nov. 25 is Municipal Day of No Use of Pesticides when an interesting conference will be held on the management of solid residues concerning vegetable oils: "What to do with them"
Nov. 27 is Municipal Species Conservation Day when there will be an opening of the drinking fountains and inauguration of the space for the conservation of the Striped Iguana (Iguana Rayada). Also there will be a brigade to rescue and assist the Blue Crabs during their period of reproduction. (They move between the mangroves and the sea to spawn during the full moons in the fall, which often includes crossing a road).
On Nov. 30th, Sunday, there will be a drawing contest, and a presentation of the cookbook "Lion Fish".
Friday Nov 7  near Centro Cemetery 7pm
It says...Jean Piaget school invites you to the Festival of the Souls 2014...A silent procession starting promptly at 7p at Hidalgo & Lopez Mateos, followed by a presentation of altars representing 5 Mexican states at Jean Piaget school. Dress code: regional clothing or white. Friday Nov. 7 at 7pm

Nov 10 World Science Day for Peace and Development
Nov 11 US Veteran's Day Canada Remembrance Day
Nov 12 Postal Worker Appreciation Day Mexico
Nov 12-18 Caribbean Culture Fest
Nov. 13, Thursday 9am at Naval Club:  Navy Wives' Breakfast
            All proceeds go to the Navy Hospital, The tickets are $100 pesos, and can be purchased         in advance thru Mon. from Sue McDonald Lo (and may be available at the door?)
Nov 14 World Diabetes Day
Nov 14-17 Buen Fin (discounts)
Nov 15 World Recycling Day
Nov 16 International Day of Tolerance
            8:30p Caribe Culture Fest Concert in Town Square  (see below)
Nov 17 Day off for Revolution Day 
              Parade date TBA
Nov 19  World Toilet Day
Nov 19 6:30p  Sisters of Perpetual Disorder Wine Meeting location TBA (Coffee meetings are first Sunday of the months at 10am)
Nov 20  Dia de la Revolución with parade
Nov 23 Solemnidad de Cristo Rey (Christ the King Day / El día de Cristo Rey)
Nov 25 Día Internacional de la Eliminación de la Violencia Contra la Mujer  UN International Day
             to End Violence Against Women
Nov 27 US Thanksgiving holiday
Nov 28 Beginning of Festival for Town Saint through Dec 8: Virgin of Immaculate Conception (exact date TBA)  HERE is an article about the Festival
Nov 30 Hurricane Season Officially Ends

Caribe Culture Fest Nov 12-18 #FestivaldeCulturadelCaribe
Music, dance, theater, art, design, dining, handicraft, literature, academia and the traditions of Quintana Roo and the countries of the Caribbean.  Celebrating 40 years of identity caribeña

This says that Sonora Dinamita will be playing in Isla Mujeres, as well as Son del Barrio & Yura Santo Negro

Sunday, Nov. 16
domingo 16
LITERATURA 5p Town Square
“Matices de Quintana Roo”
Quintana Roo, México.
Hora: 17:00 Lugar: Plaza Principal

MÚSICA  8:30pm Town Square
Yura Santo Negro
Son del barrio
Quintana Roo, México.
La Sonora Dinamita  Cumbia!!!
Hora: A partir de 20:30 Lugar: Plaza Principal

From Christy Dix: Hola amigos, I'm happy to announce the first Spanish Boot Camp of the season will be Tuesday November 18-Thursday November 20 from 1-4pm. Beginners and intermediate students are welcome. We will focus on conversational skills while having fun!
Students are welcome to come for 1 day, 2 days or all 3 days, depending on their schedule. The pricing is as follows:
1 day (3 hours): 650 pesos, 2 days (6 hours): 900p, 3 days (recommended -9 hours): 1200 p
Let me know if you are interested or if you have any questions. I can be reached on Facebook, via email ( or phone 998-136-1497 (texting or whatsapp is preferable).

 Artist Fairs on the Square, usually first Thursday, were cancelled for October & November.  Next Fair: Dec. 4

Paula Parra's photo.

Friday, December 5 at 7:00pm
Club Naval Isla Mujeres, Quinta Region Naval
 Fashion show with participation of designers from Merida, Cancun, & Isla Mujeres, as well as participation by local models and our little children models. 200 peso donation. Cocktail reception at 6:30
Pasarela con participacion de Diseñadores de Merida,Cancun e Isla Mujeres; asi como participacion de Modelos locales y nuestros pequeños modelos infantiles.
costo Donativo $200
6:30pm Coktail de Recepcion de Invitados

Dec 8 Day of the Virgin of Immaculate Conception, Isla's town saint
Dec 11-13 Posada Beach National Handball Tournament 
Dec 12 Day of Virgin of Guadalupe, Mexico's saint


 Blue crabs are migrating to the sea for spawning during full moons, from the mangroves. Try to avoid running them over. Look out for them where there are Sac Bajo & near areas of Makax Lagoon.


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