Sunday, November 30, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, November 30

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 ....

Sunken sailboat identified as the “Chirón” & flying US flag: Harbor Master

Se trata del “Chirón” de bandera estadounidense, asegura Capitanía

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 29 de noviembre.-
 "The strong winds from the northern front caused the sailboat Chiron to capsize near Isla Contoy", said the Isla Mujeres Harbor Master, Ismael Gonzalez Gil. The persons aboard, Gregory Gladdan, captain, and  Ricardo Suaste, owner, were rescued by the Navy in good health. The white, 42 foot long sailboat capsized approximately one mile south of Isla Contoy, due to strong winds. Preliminary reports indicate there is a tear in the keel, and with the time that has passed after the wreck, it is expected that it will be a total loss. According to information obtained from the staff of PROFEPA (The Federal Environmental Protection Agency) at this time it is presumed that there is no damage to the nearby reefs, but they will closely monitor the rescue of the boat to prevent any contact with the banks of coral nearby.
   The Isla Mujeres Harbor Master said it is estimated the recovery work will not be done until Tuesday, because of the strong winds that are currently occurring. A boat from the Port Authority attempted to reach the sunken boat on Saturday, but the effort proved futile, so they were obliged to return to Isla Mujeres. The rescued crew of the sailboat must appear in person at the Harbor Master's offices on Monday to give their statements. At this time the responsibilities for the sinking of the vessel have not been determined.

Individual eggs costing 2.5 pesos: Highest price yet 

Registra nueva alza

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 29 de noviembre.-


 Tvisla Mujeres

Not updated since last translation.

From the Municipal Facebook site.....

Today, Nov. 30, is the anniversary of the birth of Andres Quintana Roo
Hoy 30 de Noviembre, Natalicio de Andrés Quintana Roo.

The island's archery team are preparing for an indoor competition in Mexico City in December, next month, and for the National Olympics. Wishing them success & they will always have our support!
El equipo isleño de tiro con arco, preparándose para un indoor en México DF el próximo mes de diciembre y para las olimpiadas nacionales. Éxito y siempre contarán con nuestro apoyo
At 6pm red lights will be lit at the Town Hall. See you there! (yesterday) The poster says December 1st: International Day against HIV/AIDS & lists the schedule of events Nov. 29, 30 & Dec. 1
A las 6:00 pm se hará el encendido de luces rojas en el Palacio Municipal. ¡Los esperamos! @IslaMujeresDIF

Counseling and HIV testing campaign starts at 2pm at Rancho Viejo. See you there!
Estaremos hasta las 2:00 pm en la campaña de consejería y detecciones en Rancho Viejo. Los esperamos.

Construction of sewage service in colonia Bahia with an investment of 2,576,387 pesos, along prolongacion Rueda Medina
La inversión en esta magna obra alcanza los 2 millones, 576 mil 387 pesos.

Se introducirán los servicios de alcantarillado sanitario sobre la prolongación de la avenida Rueda Medina.

For the first time, Isla Mujeres is hosting the Segundo Encuentro de Talentos de Tae Kwondo Moo Do (Second Meeting of Talents in Tae Kwan Do Moo Do). Welcome to all participants! Alvaro Magana represented the Mayor Agapito Magana Sanchez at the event.

Isla Mujeres es sede por primera vez del Segundo Encuentro de Talentos de Tae Kwondo Moo Do. Bienvenidos todos los participantes.
Asiste Álvaro Magaña, en representación del Presidente Municipal Agapito Magaña Sanchez

The work of expanding the sewer system will benefit the colonias of Bahia, Electristas,and Salina Chica.
La obra de ampliación de la red de drenaje sanitario beneficiará a las colonias: Bahía, Electricistas y Salina Chica.

Young islanders concluded their National Military Service yesterday, with great dedication, love and loyalty to the homeland. They received their document of completion of military service (
Las Cartillas Militares) from the Commander of the Naval base
Almirante, Juan Ramón Alcalá Pignol Comandante de la Quinta Región Naval, with the mayor Agapito Magana Sanchez, and other officials.
Isla Mujeres, Q. Roo.- Jóvenes isleños que con gran entrega, amor y lealtad a la patria, concluyeron el día de ayer el Servicio Nacional Militar.
Las Cartillas Militares liberadas fueron entregadas por el Almirante, Juan Ramón Alcalá Pignol Comandante de la Quinta Región Naval, del presidente municipal Agapito Magaña Sánchez, entre otras autoridades.

During the 365 days of the year, the staff of the Municipal Public Services Department attend to the green areas of Isla Mujeres, to present a good appearance for the delight of residents and visitors.
Personal del área de Servicios Públicos Municipales, durante los 365 días del año se ocupa de que las áreas verdes de Isla Mujeres, presenten su mejor aspecto para beneplácito de locales y visitantes.

Noticias de  Quequi......

Still has articles from Nov. 23

 por esto

  Strong winds topple lights
 Fuertes vientos derriban luminarias] Ver mas
 Strong winds generated by the northern fronts that have been affecting the region in recent days caused one light to fall and another to lean against a building along the malecon sea walk overlooking the Caribbean sea downtown. Dozens of these structures are in a state of advanced deterioration due to the salt, and two fell in September, which was reported in Por Esto. The risks are greatest when the winds are over 60 kmh, and with the northern fronts it is common to have gusts up to 90kph, so the residents in the area are concerned. They want the Mayor to extend the light replacement project down to their area, which began  near the Casa de Cultura.  This is a popular spot for watching passing ships in the afternoons and evenings, and is frequented by people who stroll or who exercise. It would be very bad for the image of Isla Mujeres if a light post fell on/by a tourist.  (si se precipita encima de un turista)
   The pole that fell recently is near the Aguakan pump, and the leaning one is at the house of the Ravell family.

Parishioners worship the patron saint of Isla Mujeres
 Feligreses veneran a la patrona de IM[+] Ver mas

 Maneuvers to rescue the sailboat: Tuesday
 Maniobras de rescate del velero, el martes [+] Ver mas

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View from the rooms.

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 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
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A large slider opens from each of the 3 rooms onto the patio where each has a table & chairs, hammock & clotheslines. The BBQ is behind the pole, and the outdoor shower is outa the pic at left.
Large studio (Norte), I'm standing in the kitchen

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Large studio (Sur) with Queen & Single bed. Slider door & view are behind me.

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

Follow up info on the recent clinic by Isla Animals....
Attached is a before and after photo of Toby who came in for surgery-he required hours of de-ticking, bathing, grooming.

From Alison Sawyer Current 
Thank you so much form Isla Animals, it was a wonderful clinic, 125 cats and dogs sterilized, 100 vaccinations sold or offered for people who volunteered, we shaved and bathed many poor knotted dirty dogs, gave out meds, tick and flea prevention, de-wormer and medicines if we had them. Thank you for your generous support: Matthew Garrity, Theresa Gerber, Tracey Gazdik, Lisa Bassett, John Pasnaeu, Robert O’Hara, Dawn Baxter, Roxanne Edmundson, Judith Arnold, Biztech LLC, Linda Weiss, Terri Huffstetler, David Ross, Deborah Mason, Angelique Carlisle, Connie Harris, Brad Peek, Wesley Montemayor, Jon Knight, Kelly Johnston, Paul Ruetz, Amy Moe, James Marias, Dave Rhinehart, Scott Vogt and Eileen Regn.
Sally Margolis  Thank you to Casa el Pio and Ronda Winn Roberts at Maravilla Caribe for the towel and sheets donations and Sugeidy Avilés for volunteering as well. The next clinic will be 2-3 days at end of January or early February. It may be one day on the island and two days in Rancho Viejo or all in Racho Viejo depending on timing and space available-Thanks everyone!!!You can always check out daily updates on Isla Animals' Facebook page at: and their website where you can make Paypal donations:

Rodger Ericson's photo.Rodger Ericson I invite all to donate $20 to Isla Animals at the upcoming Fair or via Tiffany and I'll give you a hummingbird like this one.

A HUGE Thank You to Sally Margolis for raising thousands of dollars in funds for these clinics!! And, of course, to Alison Sawyer for all she does!!
December 1st: World AIDS Day
I'm happy to share that Brazos Abiertos/Fundación BAI A.C. will be returning to Isla Mujeres THIS weekend to continue their work on the island towards HIV Prevention & Testing and Teen Pregnancy Prevention.  Brazos has been working closely with Agapito and the Minister of Health on Isla to organize these events.
Nov 30 *SUNDAY, the team will be doing Free Rapid HIV Testing & Education in Rancho Viejo, on the continental zone of Isla. This is a very poor area and they need a lot of help. All of the volunteers remarked in June, that they wanted to do more in this area as the interest from locals (and the need) was evident.
Dec 1 *MONDAY  Teen Pregnancy Prevention Workshops at Middle School
6p. Town Hall/ Palacio Municipal will be lit red in honor of World AIDS Day  with speeches by the Mayor, the Health Director, and a Brazos representative.
Here is a link to the Brazo's events in Merida & Isla.!world-aids-day/cso8
Donations are always welcome via Paypal on their Website Consider a re-curring donation, $10 can go a long long way The HIV test kits that will be used in Rancho Viejo were purchased with donations from YOU that were made on our gofundme campaign last June. Thank you again to everyone who donated, you are making such a difference! And thank you to Brazo's for stepping outside of the Yucatan and helping our island. .!donate/c1ghi (I also have forms if you would like to make cash donations on Isla Mujeres.)
Thank you everyone for your continued support, and to Casa El Pío Mexico and Bonnie & Ariel at Seahawk Divers/Que Barbara apartments for donating rooms (again!) for our volunteers!

Non profit organization helping to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS, other Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), and teenage pregnancies. 


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
Sats. El Patio 630-830 "Country Nights"  this Saturday thru December.. 
. 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 630-830 John Cain solo Country music 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


Nov 28 Beginning of Festival for Town Saint through Dec 8: Virgin of Immaculate Conception (e  HERE is an article about the Festival
Nov 30 Hurricane Season Officially Ends

  Regarding the schedule of celebrations for the patron saint of the island, they are as follows:
On Friday, Nov. 28, the activities honoring the Virgin of Immaculate Conception, the patroness of Isla Mujeres, will begin with the removal of the icon from her niche, and the blessings of the banners of the guilds & blessings for the faithful who have kept a promise during the year. Following the blessings by Father Raul Sanchez, there will be a procession through the town center.  That will be followed by fireworks, and the ribbon cutting to inaugurate the festivals, by the City officials. 
    On Friday, there will be family oriented celebration to carry on traditions that will include a vaquería, bailables,and a kermesse.
 Sat. Nov 29, the gremios of  colonias Cañotal & Salinas;

 Sunday, Nov.30 el gremio de Niños & of the  colonia Miraflores.
Monday, Dec. 1, gremio of Apostolados of la Capilla,  of la Caridad del Cobre 
Tuesday Dec.. 2  gremios of la cooperativa Isla Blanca, Sindicato de Gastronómicos of the CROC union & colonia Salina Chica.
Wed., Dec. 3, gremio de la cooperativa Caribe  & at six in the evening are the confirmations by monseñor Pedro Pablo Elizondo.
Thurs. Dec. 4, gremios of la cooperativa Patria y Progreso, Apostolados of Sagrado Corazón (Sacred Heart church) & Seguridad Pública (the police), 
 Friday Dec. 5,  en tanto que el viernes 5,  los gremios of la cooperativa Adolfo López Mateos, Barrio de Pescadores, Jóvenes, colonia Salina Grande and the Señoras.
On Saturday, Dec 6, los gremios of las cooperativas Isla Mujeres, Justicia Social, Isla Bonita & el gremio of las Familias.
On Sunday, Dec 7, at 7pm, the Virgin will pass through the main streets of the isle in a caravan of members of the congregation of the Church of Immaculate Conception. At 10:30pm the gremio of the mobile vendors will celebrat with a grand kermesse, and the mass of the  mañanitas will be held for  a la patrona of the island.
 To close the celebrations, on Monday, December 8 at 10am there will be a mass of First Communion, and of the gremio of las Choncitas, and at 3pm there will be a boat procession in the Bay, a mass, and the Virgin will be returned to her niche until next year.

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

Friday, December 5 at 7:00pm  Naval Club
 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

Sunset ~5p

Moonrise over the Caribbean
Dec. 6  at 5:35p Full Moon
Dec. 7 at 6:27p
Dec. 8 at 7:19
Dec. 9 at 8:11
Dec. 10 at 9:01p
Dec. 11 at 9:51
Dec. 12 at 10:40

Dec 4 Naval Wives Breakfast to benefit Naval hospital. Naval Club
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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