Thursday, February 12, 2015

Headlines In Isla Mujeres Daily News Thursday, February 12

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 ....

City produces 10 cubic meters of compost daily at Hacienda Mundaca

Produce Comuna 10 metros cúbicos diarios de composta en Hacienda Mundaca

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 11 de febrero.-

Resuming work at the Casa de la Cultura after three years 

Que fueron abandonados hace más de tres años

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 11 de febrero.-

New asphalt for Sac Bajo

Nueva carpeta asfáltica de Sac Bajo

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 11 de febrero.-

From Tvisla Mujeres

Formal charges filed against pair of accused pickpockets, who were identified and evidence was on the security cameras installed at the....

Isla Mujeres. – La pareja de ladrones que fueron identificados y luego evidenciados gracias a las cámaras de seguridad instaladas en la...

From the Municipal Facebook site.....

 With the invaluable support of the organization Isla Animals, a Pet Sterilization Campaign was held on the mainland part of the Isla Mujeres municipality in Rancho Viejo; the response was positive. Together, the government & the community can achieve an environment thatis better and fairer for all.
Con el invaluable apoyo de la organización Isla Animals, se llevó a cabo una Campaña de Esterilización de Mascotas en Rancho Viejo; la respuesta a la convocatoria del Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres, fue positiva.
Juntos, gobierno y comunidad, lograremos un mejor y más justo entorno natural para todos.

At an early hour, directors of different municipal agencies, and members of City Council, participated in the meeting of a commitment of this administration: providing school uniforms, school shoes, and school supplies for the students of Isla Mujeres.
Desde temprana hora, titulares de diferentes direcciones municipales, junto con regidores, acudieron a cumplir uno de los proyectos y compromisos sociales más importantes e interesantes de la actual administración: dotar de útiles, uniformes y calzado escolar a todos los niños y jóvenes estudiantes de Isla Mujeres.

Psychologist Gloria Alarcon conducted a workshop on leadership and integration for City staff.
The Objectives: maintaining a good climate in the workplace and to achieve a better performance in their tasks.

La Psicóloga Gloria Alarcón brindó al personal del Ayuntamiento un taller sobre el liderazgo e integración.  Los objetivos: mantener un buen clima laboral propositivo y lograr un mejor desempeño en sus tareas.

The art fair is today at the Town Square, starting at 4pm.
Sé parte de la feria del arte mañana a las 4pm en la explanada municipal.

A press conference was held for the International Friendship Soccer Tournament for Under 17 category that will be held in Cancun Feb. 16-20 with the grand final in Isla Mujeres February 21st. Participants include: Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, Argentina and IM "with selectives/selection?" of the Premier League.
Asistimos hoy a la conferencia de prensa del Torneo Internacional de la Amistad de Fútbol Sub 17 que tendrá lugar en Cancún del 16 al 20 y la gran final en Isla Mujeres el 21 de febrero. Participan: Colombia, Panamá, Costa Rica, Argentina e IM con el selectivo de la Liga Premier.

The Dept of Public Works and the municipal Police continue to work together to put the signs & markings on the main streets and avenues of the island to prevent accidents.
Trabajando coordinadamente las Direcciones de Obras Públicas y de Seguridad Pública y Tránsito, continuamos con los trabajos de señalización de las principales calles y avenidas de la isla para evitar accidentes.

An estimated 10 cubic meters of compost or natural fertilizer are produced daily at the area that the Dept. of Ecology has at the Hacienda Mundaca for that purpose. The City of Isla Mujeres operates a...
Un aproximado de 10 metros cúbicos de composta o abono natural se producen a diario en el espacio que la Dirección de Ecología tiene en la Hacienda Mundaca destinado para tal fin. El Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres opera un …

The Municipal Agency for Women began a course on acrylic nails, with the aim of providing tools to give people the opportunity to increase their economic resources, .
Con el objetivo de brindar herramientas para que las personas tengan la posibilidad de incrementar sus recursos económicos, en la Instancia Municipal de la Mujer iniciamos un curso de uñas de acrílico.

Continuing with training in vital areas a course was given at the Senior Citizens Center on the use and management of fire extinguishers, first aid, and evacuation, in case of fire.
Continuando con la capacitación en áreas vitales, ofrecimos un curso sobre el uso y manejo de extintores, primeros auxilios y evacuación en caso de incendio en la Casa del Adulto Mayor.

To prevent possible criminal acts and protect people who exercise at night on the boardwalk in colonia Salina Grande, the municipal police launched an ongoing surveillance program at the popular site.
Para inhibir posibles actos delictivos y proteger a las personas que acostumbran ejercitarse por las noches en el malecón de la colonia Salina Grande, la Dirección de Seguridad Pública puso en marcha un programa de vigilancia permanente en ese popular sitio.

From  por esto

50% discount for garbage collection fees
Logran descuento del 50% por recoja de basura.. [+] Ver mas

Using vegetative waste to produce compost
Utilizan basura vegetal para hacer composta[+] Ver mas

Downed wires are risky
Son un riesgo los cables caídos [+] Ver mas

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View from the rooms.

MaraVilla Caribe   Bed & Beach    Three rentals with large glass doors overlooking our white sand beach and the beautiful Caribbean sea, with  kitchenettes & free WIFI. In the coastal neighborhood of  Bachilleres, among upscale villas & boutique hotelitos, convenient to downtown or the colonias, yet separate.  Quiet & Private.   
 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  They are again having music in the afternoons including the Cuban musicians, and Chucho (Jesus Campuzano)

Marina Paraiso has live music Thursday, Friday, & Saturday 7-9

Bahia Tortuga has live music at times...announced on their streetside signboard.

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 -  Fenix live music 1-4
Banda Sin Nombre @ El Patio house of music 9:15-11:15

Wednesday - Fenix live music (Chucho?) 1-4
Sol Rockers @El patio house of music 7-9
La Banda Sin Nombre @ Faynes - 10:30 - 12:00

Thursday -Fenix  live music 1-4
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 - Fenix- 1-4 La Guera & band
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
Monday - Miguel solo @ El patio 6:30 - 8:30
Ryan Rickman @ El patio 8:30 - 11:30



 Artist Fairs on the Town Square, usually first Thursday, 4p-9p Dec~April.  

There will be an additional Artist Fair Thursday, Feb. 12 4-9p with a Taste of Isla 5-7p.

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

FEBRUARY>>>>  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

SUNDAY, FEB. 1  The time changed 

. For the next month we'll be synced with EST,  until March 8, when the US goes onto DST (and we don't). Then for ~8 months we are in sync w Central Time in the US, since we will no longer be changing back & forth with Daylight Savings Time. (DST is March 8-Nov.1 in the US, and April 5-Oct. 25 in Mexico.)           We're only synced with EST" ~4 mos/yr from Nov 1-March 8. To permanently adjust your clocks, you can chose a location like Panama that stays on EST without changing to DST

 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) 

Thursday, Feb 5  Artist Fair on Town Square 4-9p with Taste of Isla 5-7p

February 2-8 Island Time Fishing Tournament -- a week of music and fishing to benefit the Little Yellow School House.

Thursday February 12th will be the Navy Wives Breakfast at 9:00 am at Club Naval in Centro. The proceeds go to the Navy Hospital. This month the theme is Valentine's Day, and the tickets will be 120 pesos. This breakfast is really more like lunch, and we should be meeting the wife of the new commandant.

Thursday, Feb 12 Artist Fair Town Square 4-9p with Taste of Isla 5-7p

 We're celebrating Carnaval Feb 13-17

New poster...changes are noted in translation below with highlights and crossed-out.

Friday, Feb. 13
8pm Town SquareGala Night 
Coronations of the Senior Citizen King & Queen & of the King & Queen with disabilities/special needs & of the 2015 Carnaval King & Queen: Jose Carlos & Yoselin

Saturday, Feb. 14
9pm  Town Square: Cuban Night
Presentation of the 2015 Carnaval King & Queen's troupe
Presentation of dance troupes
Children's Costume Contest
Music & dancing: Ameniza: Huracan del Caribe from Cuba

Sunday, Feb. 15 Beach Carnaval
3p Rueda Medina Avenue Parade 
8p  Town Square: DIF Carnaval
Children's Costume Contest
Pet Costume Contest

Monday, Feb. 16
Noon: City streets Toro Petate (This is probably a typo, since it is usually part of the Negrada & is al listed Tuesday with the Negrada, and it is out of order in this listing.)
3p Rueda Medina Avenue Parade
9p Town Square  Regional Night
Presentation of Dance Troupes
Costume Contest: Open Category
Music & Dancing: Orquesta Jaranera

Tuesday, Feb. 17 
12p Downtown Streets: Fat Tuesday
Negrada by Dance Troupes & Toro Petate
8p Town Square Night of the Dance Troupes
Presentation of Dance Troupes
Burning of Juan Carnaval & Presentation of his Will
Music & dancing: Ameniza: Huracan del Caribe from Cuba

Sunday, Feb 15 at 8pm: Pet Costume Contest on the Town Square. (Foreign residents are encouraged to participate. Register now during office hours (9a-3p) at the Dept. of Culture next to the library in the park "Las Gaviotas" in colonia Salinas, or in the offices of the Dept. of Ecology at Hacienda Mundaca.)

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 vacation starts July 14th.

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