Saturday, January 17, 2015

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Saturday, January 17

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 ....

Police receive training about human rights

Reciben curso en materia de derechos humanos

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 16 de enero.-.

From Tvisla Mujeres

From the Municipal Facebook site.....

Participate in the costume contest for Carnaval 2015. Learn all the information here 
Participa en el concurso de disfraces de nuestro Carnaval 2015. Conoce toda la información.
 It says for those over 13 who are residents of Isla Mujeres, the Open Category costume contest will be held on the Town Square on Monday Feb. 16 at 10pm, and it gives the prizes and location to register.
 The one below it says the Children's costume contest for those under 13 will be held at 9pm on Sat. Feb 14 on the Town Square.

On Friday morning officers with the Public Security and Traffic police of Isla Mujeres took a training course titled "Rights to Equality and Non-Discrimination".
La mañana de este viernes elementos de la Dirección de Seguridad Pública y Tránsito de Isla Mujeres, tomaron un curso de capacitación titulado “Derecho a la Igualdad y no Discriminación”.

The officers came to the City Council room at an early hour to receive information about respect for basic human rights which will help them perform their jobs better.
Desde temprana hora los integrantes de los cuerpos de seguridad acudieron a la sala de Cabildo a recibir los conocimientos en materia de respeto de los más elementales derechos humanos que les permitirán realizar de mejor manera su trabajo.

There was a change of command ceremony at the Fifth Naval Region base in Isla Mujeres on Friday. Our sincere appreciation and gratitude to Admiral Juan Ramón Alcalá Pignol and we welcome Admiral of Cuerpo General Diplomado de Estado Mayor, Doctor of Defense of National Security, Juan Guillermo Fierro Rocha.

Acudimos a la ceremonia del cambio de mando en la Quinta Región Naval con sede en Isla Mujeres. Nuestro sincero reconocimiento y gratitud al almirante Juan Ramón Alcalá Pignol y le damos la bienvenida al almirante del Cuerpo General Diplomado de Estado Mayor, doctor en Defensa de Seguridad Nacional, Juan Guillermo Fierro Rocha.

We are working to maintain the oldest basketball court on the island, the Jose del Carmen Pastrana.
Nos encargamos del mantenimiento de la más antigua y tradicional cancha de básquetbol, la José del Carmen Pastrana.

From  por esto

  New Naval commander
Asume jefe militar+] Ver mas
The press was not invited to the installation of the new Commander of the Fifth Naval Region base in Isla Mujeres, Admiral Juan Guillermo Fierro Rocha, who replaces Admiral Juan Ramón Alcalá Pignol. The new commander was born in Mexico City on Feb. 10, 1954, and entered active duty in the Navy in August 1972 as a cadet at the  Heroica Militar Naval Academy, and he graduated as an engineer in Naval Sciences in August 1977. His other studies include: Curso de Mando Naval/course in Naval Command, Curso de Estado Mayor/course in Staff, Major(?), Maestría en Administración Naval/Master in Naval Administration, Doctor en Defensa y Seguridad Nacional por el Centro de Estudios Superiores Navales /Doctorate in National Defense and Security from the Center for Higher Naval Education,; Maestría en Administración Militar para la Seguridad y Defensa Nacional efectuado en el Colegio de la Defensa Nacional/Master of Military Administration for National Security and Defense held at the National Defense College; ; as well as the Curso de Estado Mayor para Oficiales Internacionales en el Colegio de Guerra Naval de los Estados Unidos de América/ Staff Course for International Officials at the Naval War College of the USA.
   He was also naval attache of the Embassy of Mexico in Israel, head of the Academic Section of the Heroica Militar Naval Academy, Head of Section at the Fifth and Sixth Naval Districts, deputy director of the Training Center of the Navy of Mexico, President of the Special Studies Committee, General Director of Oceanography, Deputy General of Armament and Personnel Control and director of the Heroica Naval Academy, the latter being his previous position. He has received awards for completing over 40 years of active duty in the Mexican Navy.

New officers for municipal soccer league
Nueva mesa directiva de futbol+] Ver mas
 The 14 teams began their tournament this week, and the teams are: Bachilleres/the High School, Novatos/the Rookies, Trilanda, Premier, Ixchel, Chedraui, Isleños, Izamar, Quinta Región Naval, Noname/No Name, Piamonte, León 400, Alecrines and Rótulos Garrido. The officers are led by young coach Oswaldo Pinzón Dzul, and they include Vice President Alejandro Gómez; Secretary, José Gómez Castilla, and Treasurer Jenrry Bote Campo.

Police take courses in Human Rights
Policías inician cursos sobre DH+] Ver mas

Drivers annoyed by work & residents pleased
Conductores molestos por los trabajos. [+] Ver mas
In response to complaints by residents and businesses about the power supply over a stretch of Juarez Avenue being erratic, the Federal Electrical Commission (CFE) installed a transformer to regulate the electricity. The inconvenience annoyed some drivers while the work was taking place, but made to residents happy.

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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, 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.  


 Sunset ~6:30p
 Moon rise...
Feb. 4  5:45   (FULL)
Feb. 5  6:32
Feb. 6  7:17
Feb. 7  7:59
Feb. 8  8:38
Feb. 9  9:21
Feb. 10  10:10
Feb. 11  10:58

The time change (an hour ahead) is scheduled to take place in a coupla weeks at 2am on Feb 1st.  This is a 'permanent' change voted in by the Legislature last year, that has been discussed, and promoted by the tourism industry, for years. It will sync us up with a coupla dozen airports in the US & Canada, "add an hour of daylight" & supposedly save money on energy.
      The internet indicates we will no longer participate in the changing back & forth with Daylight Savings Time. Currently we are in sync with Central time, and will continue to be when that zone is on DST, but the rest of the year, we will be in sync with Eastern Standard Time.
       DST is March 8-Nov. 1 in the US, and April 5-Oct 25 in Mexico, when Isla will be in sync with CT. During the fall/winter Isla will be in sync with EST.

El nuevo horario se traduce en una hora más de sol para la entidad.|By Grupo SIPSE

 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) 

February 2-8 Island Time Fishing Tournament -- a week of music and fishing to benefit the Little Yellow School House. Here's the schedule as it stands now. Wednesday's Margarita Madness at Fenix and Friday's Fiesta at El Patio have no cover. If you want to purchase tickets to the Monday, Tuesday, or Saturday events, please send an email to: 

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


 We're celebrating Carnaval Feb 13-17. whoot whoot!! 

 Saturday, Feb 14 at 9pm: the Children's costume contest on the Town Square for those under 13

  Monday, Feb. 16 at 10pm: The Open Category costume contest on the Town Square on  for residents of Isla Mujeres over 13
The prizes and location to register are given.

Upcoming holidays

 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.

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

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