Tuesday, November 18, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, November 18 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 westofcuba@gmail.com 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 ....

Spectacular Festival del Caribe 2014

Del Festival del Caribe 2014, con fiesta multicolor

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 17 de noviembre.-
 The Fourth Festival of Caribbean Culture (FECUCA) began with an exhibition of photographs and poetry readings called shades of Quintana Roo. Presented at all the municipalities in the state, the festival unites the area with the entire Caribbean basin through painting, poetry, art, cooking, dance, and other cultural manifestations of the residents of the region.
    After the poetry readings, on the Town Square, there was a presentation of dance and Garifuna music by the group Yura Santo Negro, from the country of Honduras. They were followed by a group of extraordinary musicians, including members of the renowned band of accordionist Celso Piña, whose interpretations of cumbia and vallenato had everyone up and dancing to these infectious rhythms from Colombia. They were followed by the authentic band of Sonora Dinamita, also from Colombia, who turned the municipal plaza into the largest dance floor in the municipality as literally all the festival guests danced. 
   The FUCUCA is a cultural project of the state government of Quintana Roo that brings different cultural manifestations from the various Caribbean countries to the various parts of the state, who all have many things in common. The organization by the City, with instructions from the Mayor, Agapito Magana Sanchez, was crucial to the success of this state sponsored cultural festival. 

Decision today at hospital: Resignation or dismissal? 

¿Destitución o renuncia?

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 17 de noviembre.- .
There are 110 workers at the General Hospital, of whom more than 100 are supporters of the Director, David Valenzo Loaeza, but almost all are opposed to the administrator, Marinelly Trejo Vivas. The workers are calling for the administrator's dismissal or resignation. On Tuesday. Representatives of the state administration of the Ministry of Health and representatives of the Union of Health Workers arrive to the island to address the issue, and  they were here on the isle about three weeks ago.  During their last visit, they listened to the concerns of the workers, and promised to give an answer this week.
     Complaints alleged by the workers against the administrator include nonpayment to the radiologist for gasoline despite providing vouchers, arrogance, and general maltreatment of the staff. The staff say it is the administrator's responsibility to attend to the overall management of the hospital regarding money management and administration of vendors and income, but they allege that the administrator wants to be involved with managing medical personnel including the nursing staff, and managing the pharmacy and medical records, although these are the responsibility of the Hospital Director.

High consumption of alcohol among youths 

Comienza a cundir entre jóvenes

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 17 de noviembre.-
Coordinators with the local Alcoholics Anonymous group (AA) report that according to the National Council Against Addictions (CONADIC), the rate of alcohol consumption among minors in Isla Mujeres increased about 5 percent between 2008 and 2011.  During their survey in 2008, CONADIC found that 29.8 percent of the population between 12 and 17 consumed alcohol, and this figure rose in 2011 to 34.3 percent.
       It is estimated by representatives of AA that there are ~17,000 residents on the island area of the municipality, of whom ~3400 children have tried a beer, and ~1800 adolescents may consume alcohol in a regular manner.

 Tvisla Mujeres

Noticias de  Quequi......

Scholarships from City benefit a larger number of students
  • Convocan a becas municipales


    Convocan a becas municipales

    0 18 de noviembre de 2014 
     Mayor Agapito Magana Sanchez is seeking to increase the number of beneficiaries for scholarships, which helped 500 students last year with academic scholarships and 93 students with grants for travel expenses to the mainland. Renewal is not automatic, and students must go to the offices of Desarrollo Economico/Economic Development to enroll.
        The Director of Economic Development, Edgar Gasca Arceo said the city plans an open call for enrollment, which is also available to students on the mainland.

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.- Buscan beneficiar a un mayor número de estudiantes.

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

 por esto

No one protected the crabs
Nadie protegió a los cangrejos [+] Ver mas
Most of this information was already translated. It also notes that the spawning periods for the two species of crabs that migrate across the roads to the sea occur in spring and summer, but this still occurs until mid-autumn. It says the migrations occur during periods of rain, when the crossing of roads becomes dangerous in areas like Sac Bajo and Punta Sam. (The red crabs migrate from scrub areas in the summer, mostly, and the blue crabs migrate mostly in the fall from areas of mangrove, especially during the full moons. Large numbers of the red ones are seen crossing the road at the south end of the isle on full moon nights in the summer, and the blue ones are seen in Sac Bajo. There have been a couple occasions, over the years, where intense flooding drove blue crabs into the streets in Cancun, briefly.)

Caribbean festival at Town Square
Fiesta caribeña en la explana municipal[+] Ver mas
This has the same information as translated above, noting that hundreds of families attended. The dancing went on all night, and it was almost dawn when the square was cleared out. It also notes that this cultural tradition was born in Isla Mujeres over two decades ago, but for the state version of the Caribbean Festival, this was the fourth edition, and this program is FECUCA, la edición 4 del Festival de Cultura del Caribe.

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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, Bufalo, Bahama Mama, or Manolitos. Walk less than 10 minutes to shop at Chedraui. Visit restaurants, bars, & beach clubs that are 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, Moto Helmets for kids...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." -  http://www.gofundme.com/IslaAnimalsNov

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. http://www.redbubble.com/…/…/collections/230304-isla-mujeres    (There's a sample sticker & link in the margin also)
Sally Margolis Hello everyone! The clinic got off to a great start yesterday with 23 cats and dogs receiving surgeries, health consults because we look at animals people bring in if they need help, 25 vaccines. There were two special cases, poodles, that were so dirty and full of ticks that they required 3 volunteers to de-tick, bathe, shave, and care for them most of the day. One could not get neutered because he needs to get healthier first. Mango Cafe donated lunch for the volunteers (Barlito will tomorrow), and the Sindicato is a great space. Daniel chauffeured in dogs from the Guadalupana area, as many do not have transportation, and will do that again today. Lots of flea/ticks meds were given out. One woman brought her 3 dogs all the way from Rancho Viejo to have the free surgeries! Rancho Viejo is the continental zone of Isla Mujeres located on the Cancun side! THANK YOU to all the amazing volunteers, and donors-YOU have all made this possible! We are thrilled to be above our original goal-Amazing. We are keeping the gofundme open throughout the clinic in the hopes to raise more-Because the more we raise, the more we can do! (PHOTO by Brenda L Nash Lamonica, a pup checking themselves into the clinic yesterday)


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 23  Día de la Armada (Naval Day)
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


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

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


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