Tuesday, January 13, 2015

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, January 13

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 


  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

CFE  doing preventative and corrective maintenance to the lines: Guaranteeing service

Darán mantenimiento preventivo y correctivo a las líneas

Lanrry PARRA
The maintenance work that is being carried out in upcoming days includes thermography of the infrastructure, with the goal of providing continuous service that is free of blackouts.When they have the results of the thermography, they will draft a comprehensive maintenance plan, which aims to correct spots where there is overheating of the lines, and to correct any type of irregularities with the intention of having an infrastructure that is in good condition. 
      The superintendent of the CFE Federal Electrical Commission of the southern part of the state,  Jorge García Castillo explained that many times this is the problem causing nuisance outages, which they intend to prevent with these measures, throughout the lines distributed around the island. This problem is common on the island because it is caused by corrosion, and the entire infrastructure is exposed, as well as the overhead lines. This comprehensive maintenance will take place over the next two months and seeks to provide service that is as efficient as possible with electrical lines that are operating optimally throughout the year.
ISLA MUJERES, 12 de enero.-

From Tvisla Mujeres

From the Municipal Facebook site.....

The replacement of the storm drain grates and cleaning of drainage channels prevents flooding as well as improves road safety.
Con el cambio de rejillas y limpieza de canales pluviales prevenimos posibles inundaciones además de mejorar la seguridad vial.

This says Carnaval will be celebrated from Friday Feb 13 to Monday Feb. 16, but generally the celebration culminates on Fat Tuesday, Feb. 17.
- Todo se encuentra dispuesto para disfrutar al máximo el Carnaval Isla Mujeres 2015, del viernes 13 al lunes 16 de febrero que el Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres ha preparado para la población isleña, visitantes y turistas.

Jan 12th: 40th anniversary of the Promulgation of the Constitution of the state of Quintana Roo.
Hoy 12 de Enero, 40 Aniversario de la Promulgación de la Constitución Política de Quintana Roo

Take advantage of the 50% discount for the payment of trash collection services for 2015 (This is for businesses. Collection is free for residents.)
Aprovechen el 50% de descuento en el pago del Servicio de Recolecta de basura 2015.

From Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Discount announced for trash collection

Anuncian descuento en recoja de basura


Boat suffers breakdown at sea

Sufre embarcación avería en altamar

This article isn't downloading right now, but I read it yesterday & it said one of the Ultramar ferries had a mechanical breakdown, so another one of their boats towed it to the dock, and no one was very inconvenienced.

From  por esto


Fishermen: Ten days without working
Pescadores, diez días sin laborar.. [+] Ver mas
Due to the winds generated by the 'nortes' or fronts from the north number 25, 26, and 28, the fishermen had nearly ten days when they were unable to work. There were some who were able to go out Monday when the weather eased up. There is a month and a half of the lobster catching season remaining, and the members of the cooperatives  Caribe, Patria y Progreso, Isla Blanca y Makax want to focus their efforts on catching the crustaceans, with nets, traps, or diving.

Carnaval: Feb 13-16 (?)
Carnaval, del 13 al 16 de febrero[+] Ver mas

Pastor: Absent from the island
Párroco, ausente de la isla[+] Ver mas
Raúl Sánchez Alonso, priest in Isla Mujeres, is attending a spiritual retreat in Merida, and plans to return to his duties on the island afterwards.
Sewage invades homes
Aguas negras invaden domicilios[+] Ver mas
A drainage blockage apparently caused sewage to back up into some apartments on Madero street, which adjoin a convenience store. Aguakan attempted to resolve the problem over the weekend but the tenants said sewage water was coming up their drain. Another type of machine is being brought in on early Tuesday by Aguakan to remove the blockage. The owners of the apartments had to move their foreign clients to another location.

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View from the rooms.

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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

Free amenities such as hammocks, bikes, outdoor shower, portable beach chairs & beach towels, washer, loungers & BBQ. Breathtaking panoramic views from the rooftop terrace. Upstairs room also available.   Downtown is  ~ a mile away; if you don't feel like walking or biking, flag a $2 taxi or hop on the bus. We also have room for parking,You can enjoy the music & crowds downtown, then come home our quiet neighborhood of Bachilleres where you'll  sleep to the sounds of the sea.$275/$325/$425 wk   $40/50/$65nt  Monthly Discounts

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 bullridersnider@yahoo.com, 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 @ islandtimefishingtournament.com info@islandtimefishingtournament.com
To benefit the The Little Yellow School house Isla Mujeres

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