Thursday, January 15, 2015

Headlines In Isla Mujeres News & Events Thursday, January 15

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 ....

Recognition of the merit of the work of Admiral  Juan Ramón Alcalá Pignol: From Agapito

De Agapito, a la labor del Almirante Juan Ramón Alcalá Pignol

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 14 de enero.-

The bus is finally running again 

De transporte urbano

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 14 de enero.-

"The Route of Our Identity": Coming to mark the 40th anniversary of the Constitution (of QRoo

En el marco del 40 aniversario de la Constitución

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 14 de enero.-

From Tvisla Mujeres

The Mayor of Isla Mujeres, Agapito Magana Sanchez, recognized the work of the police
El alcalde de Isla Mujeres, Agapito Magaña Sánchez reconoció la labor de los policías…/agapito-magana-sanchez-c…/

From the Municipal Facebook site.....

Work on the expansion of the Community Development Center in Isla Mujeres will soon be completed for the benefit of local families.
Las obras de ampliación del Centro de Desarrollo Comunitario en Isla Mujeres, en breve tiempo quedaran concluidas para beneficio de las familias locales.

To offer more courses and better facitilites, we are committed to providing classrooms, workshops, reception area, and bathrooms
Para ofrecer más cursos y mejores instalaciones, nos comprometimos a entregar aulas, talleres, recepción y baños.

 Work on the Community Development Center includes two classroom workshops, a reception area and bathrooms
Las obras del Centro de Desarrollo Comunitario, consta de dos aulas talleres, una recepción y módulos de baños.

English teacher Robert Gonella, who is Canadian, is offering a course in the English language on a voluntary basis. The classes are held at the Community Center in La Gloria, through the municipal department of Economic Development.
El maestro de ingles Robert Gonella, de origen canadiense, ofrece un curso de ingles de forma voluntaria. Las clases se imparten en el Centro Comunitario de la colonia La Gloria a través de la Dirección Municipal de Desarrollo Económico.
The municipal agency for Economic Development started a class in English that is free at the Community Center in la Gloria.
A través de la Dirección Municipal de Desarrollo Económico iniciamos el curso de ingles que de manera gratuita impartimos en el Centro Comunitario de la colonia La Gloria.

Complying with the established rules and regulations, today the Seventy-Ninth Regular Session of the Technical Committee for Monitoring, Administration, Maintenance and Cleaning of the Federal Maritime Zone was held in the City Council room
Cumpliendo con las reglas y normatividad en la materia, hoy se llevó a cabo la Septuagésima Novena Sesión Ordinaria del Comité Técnico para la Vigilancia, Administración, Mantenimiento y Limpieza de la Zona Federal Marítimo Terrestre en la sala de Cabildo.

The mayor Agapito Sanchez Magaña, gave due recognition to Admiral Juan Ramón Alcalá Pignol, who is leaving the Fifth Naval Region base today in Isla Mujeres to take on new responsibilities with the Navy in the port of Veracruz.
El presidente municipal Agapito Magaña Sánchez, entregó un merecido reconocimiento al almirante Juan Ramón Alcalá Pignol, quien a partir de hoy deja la Quinta Región Naval con sede en Isla Mujeres para atender nuevas encomiendas de la Secretaría de Marina en el Puerto de Veracruz.

Our sincere appreciation to Admiral Juan Ramón Alcalá Pignol of the Fifth Naval Region for his invaluable work to ensure what everyone appreciates about Isla Mujeres: tranquility, peace and security.
Nuestro sincero reconocimiento para el almirante Juan Ramón Alcalá Pignol de la Quinta Región Naval por su invaluable labor para garantizar lo que tanto agradecemos en Isla Mujeres: la tranquilidad, la paz y la seguridad.

The traveling exhibition arrived to the island "The Route of Our Identity" which is part of the activities for the 40th anniversary of Quintana Roo as a free and sovereign state.
- Arribó a suelo isleño la exposición itinerante denominada “La Ruta de Nuestra Identidad” que forma parte de las actividades conmemorativas por el 40 aniversario de Quintana Roo como estado libre y soberano.

The traveling exhibition, part of activities marking the 40th anniversary of Quintana Roo as Free and Sovereign State, is received in Isla Mujeres proudly and with full sense of participation.
La exposición itinerante, que forma parte de las actividades conmemorativas del 40 aniversario de Quintana Roo como Estado Libre y Soberano, la recibimos en Isla Mujeres con orgullo y pleno sentido de pertenencia.

We extend an invitation to the upcoming Group Wedding ceremony 2015. Information below (It is held annually on Valentines Day.)

Tenemos el honor de invitarlos a la próxima ceremonia de Bodas Colectivas 2015.
Conoce toda la información y los requisitos a continuación.

In Isla Mujeres we prepare to start the day today and offer our best to all our visitors.
En Isla Mujeres nos preparamos para iniciar la jornada de hoy y ofrecer lo mejor de nosotros a todos nuestros visitantes.

The mayor, Agapito Magaña Sanchez shared salt and bread with officers of the Department of Public Safety and Municipal Traffic police to celebrate once again the Day of Police, when it is announced for February each officer will receive a raise .

El presidente municipal, Agapito Magaña Sánchez, compartió la sal y el pan con los elementos de la Dirección de Seguridad Pública y Tránsito Municipal para celebrar una vez más el Día del Policía, en ese marco anunció que para febrero cada agente recibirá un aumento de sueldo.

In Isla Mujeres, a wide variety of species can be encountered. Come and see all that we offer.
Una gran variedad de especies encontrarás en Isla Mujeres. Ven y conoce todo lo que ofrecemos.

From Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Raise for police officers

Reportan aumento en servicios de salud

From  por esto

 Cabbies accuse SINTRA of tolerating rental agencies
Taxistas acusan a Sintra de tolerar arrendadores [+] Ver mas

 Fishermen return to the sea for a day
Regresaron a la mar por un día  . [+] Ver mas

 Change of command at the Naval Base
Trasciende cambio de mando en V Región Naval [+] Ver mas

 Bad odor from hundreds of tonnes of trash
Insoportable olor de cientos de toneladas de basura  +] Ver mas


Victims of "Wato"
Víctimas del “Wato”] Ver mas

Lack of bus service is difficult for islanders (it resumed running Wednesday)
Falta de transporte urbano, golpe a isleñosVer mas

Be careful about toothaches
Cuidado con los dolores de muelas[+] Ver mas

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 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
Kitchenette in small room, Medio. There's a table & chairs across from it & a double bed.
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, Compadres Barbacoa or Manolitos. Walk less than 10 minutes to shop at Chedraui or to dine at Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, or Seso Loco. Visit marinas, 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   ElPatio Sol Rockers 
Thurs 9-11 El Patio 
Sats. El Patio 630-830 
Sunday at El Patio w Sol Rockers from 7 to 9 pm

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

Sundays 7-9 - Sol Rockers
Mondays 630 to 830 Miguel / 830 to 1130 Ryan Rickman -

 Tuesdays  9-11 Banda Sin Nombre
Wednesdays 7 to 9 Sol Rockers /  DJ 9-12
Thursdays 6 to 8 Miguel / John Cain from 8 to 11
 Fridays 630 to 815 Fabio & Ryan / band 830 to 1130 
Saturdays 630-830 John Cain solo Country music / 830 to 1130 Ryan and Band..

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 1p  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 -
  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 -
Miguel @El Patio house of music 6-8/ Faynes 10:30 - 12
John Cain @ el Patio 9-11
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
 John Cain 6:30-8:30 @ El Patio house of music Ryan and Band 8:30 - 11:30

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



 Artist Fairs on the Town Square, usually first Thursday, ~Dec~April.  

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

This magic show is at Fenix on Friday & Saturdays 8p
Sunset ~5p

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

Upcoming holidays!

 Monday, February 2, no school/day off for February 5th (Constitution Day). (And if you got the baby in your rosca on Kings Day, you're hosting a tamale party on 2/2.Candlemas) 

We're celebrating Carnaval ~Feb 12-17. whoot whoot!! 

 Monday, March 16th is day off for March 21, (birth of Benito Juarez). 

 Fri March 27 - Sun April 12=Easter Break w lotsa daytrippers/busy ferries.
  April 2 & 3 are Bank holidays. 

Friday, May 1=National holiday (Labor day). 

The kids summer vaca starts July 14th.

 Sail fishing Tournament February 3-7 2015 register online @
To benefit the The Little Yellow School house Isla Mujeres

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