Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Wednesday, February 18

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 ....

Giving over 850 doses during the the First National Health Week

Durante la Primera Semana Nacional de Salud

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 17 de febrero.-
The First National Health week is scheduled Feb. 21-27, when 850-900 doses of vaccines against polio will be given to children under 5 years old.  They will also complete the vaccinations of children between six and eight with vaccines like MMR, Diptheria, and others, as well as providing Vitamin "A" and albendazole (an antiparasitic).
     This will involve coordination of staff from the General Hospital, the Naval Hospital, and the IMSS Mexican Social Security Institute to administer the doses to about 900 children in the kindergarten and elementary schools. There will be one module near the kindergarten "Enriqueta Camarillo and Roa" in the Salinas neighborhood, and one on the premises of the IMSS, behind the Municipal Market "Javier Rojo Gomez".
      Staff will visit all the kindergartens to serve the children under five. The Naval Hospital and the General Hospital will focus on the children in the primary schools. It is expected that different modules will be placed at different locations around the island to serve the populace.

From Tvisla Mujeres

Ultramar will start extending its hours by adding three crossings on Friday and Saturday nights (at 1a, 2a, 3a), starting this weekend, on February 20th.
Isla Mujeres. – El gerente de operaciones de la empresa Ultramar Arturo Baez Vega anunció...

Port is closed to navigation by small vessels since sunrise this morning, due to cold front number 36.
Amanece Isla Mujeres con Puerto Cerrado a consecuencia del Frente Frío número 36! Restricción a la navegación menor
Get the whole picture - and other photos from TV ISLA MUJERES

From the Municipal Facebook site.....

The Municipal Agency for Women invites you to attend the Billion Standing, United Against Violence Against Women and Girls event this Thursday at 6pm at the Town Square and wear orange to show your support.

The Municipal and Tourist police ensured safety, security, and tranquility during the Carnaval 2015 in Isla Mujeres, and there were no incidents during this traditional celebration. A "Saldo Blanco".

Photos of the enjoyment of the Regional Night of Carnaval Isla Mujeres 2015

"Los Tricachu", is the name of the character that won first place in the Costume Contest (open category) held on the town square during Regional Night, Monday.

From  por esto

Geotube  'whales' are deflating
Aparecen geotubos enterrados [+] Ver mas
This article has similar information as the previous two articles on this subject regarding six breakwaters that are deflated & the nearby erosion occurring to North Beach, and a proposal to replace them..  It notes the 'dique' (lit. dam) that was built at the mouth of the malecon Rueda Medina almost half a century ago (or around the middle of the century?... que se construyó hace casi medio siglo)  has simply disappeared, and only traces appear of the rocks.

Lack of light at Punta Sur
En tinieblas rumbo a Punta Sur[+] Ver mas
 There is a lack of lighting at the Punta Sur area at the south part of the island and a woman was frightened by a snake on a sidewalk, near the sewage treatment plant. The snake came in contact with her heel, and she was not harmed or bitten, but she was frightened. And employee of the plant, who witnessed the surprise, said a light should be installed and the foliage should be kept pruned back from the sidewalk.

Carnaval comes to an end
Llega a su fin el carnaval.. [+] Ver mas

Foreign residents enjoyed the last day of Carnaval and documented the participation by the troupes with photographs on the social networks in several places. Among photographers who often share their images is Tony Garcia, a descendent of an Island family who has a great deal of contact with tourists. The Americans & Canadians who spend the winter here did not pay much attention to the shortcomings of the organizers of the festival. The streets downtown and in the colonias were visited by the dancing troupes, and people shared albums in cyberspace of photographs taken on the beach areas.
    During Carnaval, checkpoints were installed at the entrance and exit to downtown, and some people were detained for driving in an inappropriate state, especially young people, but there were no incidents and the festival closed with a 'saldo blanco'. The Tourist Police also participated in monitoring security during the events, and the cooperation of people was appreciated. Commitments were made among the organizers of the troupes to improve and to commit to participating next year with fewer errors, and with more participation by the youths.
   Speaking of youths, the Municipal Agency for Women invites everyone to attend the event "A Billion United Standing Against Violence Against Women and Girls" being held on the town square Thursday, Feb 18, and you are asked to wear orange to show your support.

Foreigners planning fundraiser
Extranjeros recaudan donaciones [+] Ver mas
A group of foreign residents formed an association "Seniors & Friends of Isla" last year, with the aim of supporting institutions such as the Red Cross, the General Hospital, and the Senior Citizens Club. The organization started after friends needed a wheelchair and could not find one on Isla Mujeres, and they realized the level of need. So far they have donated nearly a dozen wheelchairs, and many crutches and walkers, as well as various medical supplies and equipment.
   They are organizing a big fundraiser on February 28th at the Chuuk Kay restaurant, with a silent auction scheduled for 5:30pm. (Their FB page says 5p). Their goal is to raise money to purchase medical supplies and to continue providing donations for the benefit of the populace. There is a Facebook page, as well as a blog, that names companies who are committed to other worthy causes at this destination, including the care and protection of animals, and that promote the culture and traditions here. Many foreign residents are very engaged in living among the local people and they are friends. "They have been enchanted by the goddess Ixchel."

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View from the rooms.

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 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
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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, 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  in the US ~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

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

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

Sunday, Feb. 15 Beach Carnaval

This is from the Posada del Mar hotel downtown where troupes will be dancing before and after the parade on Rueda Medina.

3p Rueda Medina Avenue Parade
"Occupation" of Posada del Mar Beach & Rueda Medina malecon with various activities
8p  Town Square: DIF Carnaval
 DIF troupe will perform
Children's Costume Contest
Pet Costume Contest

Monday, Feb. 16
3p Rueda Medina Avenue Parade
 "Occupation" of Posada del Mar Beach area & Rueda Medina malecon with various activities continues
Noon: City streets Toro Petate 
9p Town Square  Regional Night
Presentation of Dance Troupes
Costume Contest: Open Category
Music & Dancing: Orquesta Jaranera

Tuesday, Feb. 17  Fat Tuesday
12p Downtown Streets & Public spaces
Negrada by Dance Troupes 
& Toro Petate
 (The dance troupes perform all over downtown, in the streets & at businesses, with gender role reversals & costumes that include Afro wigs & black tights)
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

Thursday, Feb 19 6p Town Square  Billion Standing Against Violence Against Women and Girls event...Wear orange to show your support!

Saturday, Feb 28 Chuuk Kay Restaurant   Seniors & Friends Fundraiser 5:30p Silent Auction

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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