Wednesday, December 10, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Wednesday, December 10

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 


  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

Excellent response by taxpayers paying property taxes

Excelente respuesta

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 9 de diciembre.-
Less than ten days after starting the discount program for property taxes, it has been reported that there has been a very good response. The discount in December in 20%,  and in January it will be 15%, and in February it will be 10%. It is noted that last year the discount in December was 25%. The municipal Treasurer, Alvary Magana Galue invites taxpayers to take advantage of the current discount.

Captain rescued by Navy after call for help from tanker

Efectivos de la Armada, tras llamado de auxilio en buque tanque

Lanrry PARRA
The captain of the tanker "Nordic Ann" was evacuated from the vessel by staff of the Navy Search & Rescue unit due to a diagnosis uncontrolled hypertension, which put him a risk of a cerebro-vascular event (a stroke). The vessel was in national waters, approximately 111 kilometers northeast of Isla Mujeres, when they requested the evacuation. The captain was taken aboard the Defender naval boat, stabilized by Naval medical personnel, and transported to the  Estación Naval de Avanzada, in Puerto Juárez, where he was given medical supervision and taken in a private ambulance to a Cancun hospital.
ISLA MUJERES, 9 de diciembre.-

From Tvisla Mujeres

From the Municipal Facebook site.....

Today, December 10th, International Day of Animal Rights
Hoy 10 de Diciembre, Día Internacional de los Derechos de los animales.

Today (yesterday) we await your joining us at 8pm to enjoy the lighting of the Christmas tree lights and the lights on the Town Hall
Hoy (ayer) los esperamos a las 8 pm para disfrutar del encendido de luces del árbol y el Palacio Municipal. @IslaMujeresDIF

December 9th: International Day Againat Corruption
Hoy 9 de Diciembre, Día Internacional contra la corrupción.

From Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

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Delayed rehabilitation of the hospital

Retraso en rehabilitación de hospital.. [+] Ver mas
Three week after the fire in the dental office in the hospital, patients requiring dental care are being cared for at the module outside the hospital. There are also some records at risk of damage because they are crammed into an office and exposed to humidity, because no one has sorted and moved them. Otherwise, the hospital is operating normally, with consultations taking place smoothly, and the reception area is back to the usual place. Previously people had to enter through the administrative offices. The dental services are available in the evenings. The hospital Director, David Valenzo Loeza reported that the hospital is working at 100% and a technician came on Monday to check the wiring in the dental office that was damaged. They have not ruled out that the dental office could begin to operate normally this week.

Precautions for navigation
Precauciones para la navegación[+] Ver mas
The harbor remains open to general navigation, with recommendations of caution for the fishermen due to winds from the north at 30-35kph which are remnants of cold front #18. On Tuesday between midnight and one o'clock the lowest temperture was reached of 21C (70F), which probably affected those on the Caribbean coast of the island more because the winds are stronger there. 

Worshipers of the Virgin of Guadalupe will walk/run 12 kilometers
Antorchistas guadalupanos harán un recorrido de doce kilómetros[+] Ver mas
Hundreds of faithful devotees  of the Virgin of Guadalupe, of all ages, will participate in the traditional Race of the Antochistas on the night of December 11th. The municipal police will escort the runners at they travel ~12 kilometers to the chapel of Guadalupe (la Emperatriz de América), where they will sing the Mañanitas. (birthday songs in her honor).
    Already on the island, you can see the first vendors offering items related to the celebrations, including costumes of Juan Dieguito and the shepherdesses, with the accessories including huaraches, blankets, and other typical items.
  Joaquin Poot Acosta, chief of municipal police said they will support the antochistas with patrol vehicles and motorcycles downtown, as well as through the streets of their route, from when they leave the Church of Immaculate Conception downtown and travel the eastern perimeter road, until they reach the chapel of Guadalupe. This year the roads will not be closed since the reconstruction of the main road leaves no alternate routes. They expect a large number of vehicles will be awaiting the passage of the procession as it moves forward.
   The chief of police said operation Guadalupe-Reyes 2014 began on November 28 and will continue until January 7, when the Christmas activities are completed. On the island there are 40 officers with four patrol vehicles and four motorcycles (and 20 officers on the mainland with four cars and two motorcycles.) Assistance for security is also provided by Civil Protection, the Health Department, the Navy, and in the Continental zone, the Army.


Pet poisoning
Envenenamiento de mascotas.. [+] Ver mas
 Recently a dog was found dead in the street, which was apparently poisoned. There are accusations, but it is unknown who caused this.

"Juanito Alimaña” grants pardon
Conceden el perdón a “Juanito Alimaña”+] Ver mas
 Juan Felipe Rodríguez Delfín, who is known as “Juanito Alimaña”, has reached an agreement with Sherry Ann Nevers of the United States, who resides in Isla Mujeres, regarding injuries he suffered. This closes his complaint before the Ministerio Público (MP), although the MP could have the discretion to bring an criminal action, according to a consulted source. According to his friends, he is returning to his native Veracruz this Friday, which some presume could be associated to complaints against him because of his history of allegedly abusing several women.
   Sherry Ann Nevers appeared before the MP and said that she had suffered being hit by him and had defended herself with scissors. She said they have come to an agreement that she would take possession of the house, and she now has the documents that show she bought everything within.
     There are allegations of alleged abusive incidents to women during the previous three years by "Juanito Alimaña”, according to comments by former officials, and there is allegedly another female foreign resident who could file a complaint against him. There is an investigation by the Department of Tourism about alleged violent incidents in the past, with concerns about damage to the image of this destination. The MP has been asked to extend their investigation to gather information that could be used to prosecute him.

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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, Items for Little Yellow School House, Moto Helmets for kids...Barlitos @ Marina Paraiso

For donations to Zapatos Para Los Ninos.. please contact Greg at, or find them on Facebook at "Shoes For The Children."


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  
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 Town Square, usually first Thursday, were cancelled for October & November.  There's a second fair in December.  Next Fair: Dec. 18  4p-9p

Friday, December 5 at 7:00pm  Naval Club

 Magic Show at PocNa Mondays at 8:30 Free (tips encouraged) 2x1 cocktails 50p

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 11..Mananitas will be sung to the Virgin of Guadalupe at a religious celebration at her chapel in the evening
Dec 12 Day of Virgin of Guadalupe, Mexico's saint  Banks close (not an 'official' gov't holiday)

Texas Hold 'Em Poker Mon & Thurs at El Patio 6p on Hidalgo..more info HERE.

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