Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, March 17

The second issue of 
The Isla Mujeres Magazine
 to benefit Isla charities 
 is online, 
featuring  a variety of talented writers and photographers!
  Here's a link to the Magazine 
Please share the charity document, patronize the supportive businesses, & enjoy the articles, photos, & videos! If you'd like to donate $15 to your favorite charity to have an ad in this 2015 issue, contact me at westofcuba@gmail.com

This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte 


  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles

Preparation in progress for the fishing tournament "Cosme A. Martinez Magana": Another success predicted

Avanzan los preparativos del torneo “Cosme A. Martínez Magaña”

Lanrry PARRA
 See translation in the City section...
ISLA MUJERES, 16 de marzo.-


From the Municipal Facebook site.....  (you can join this FB page at this link)

The 12th edition of the International Fishing Tournament "Cosme Alberto Martinez Magana" will be held on May 22, 23, & 24th.
 Their goal is to make this most traditional tournament a memorable success that is even better than previous editions.
      Safety and security is a top priority, and to ensure this the following agencies will be involved: Tourism, Urban Development, Ecology, Federal Maritime Zone, Civil Protection, Public Relations, Special Events, Port Administration Integral de Quintana Roo, Harbor Master, Navy of Mexico, National Fisheries Commission, State Government, Mexican Red Cross, Ministry of Health,  and some private organizations.
  Local business owners are also participating enthusiastically, with support for infrastructure and resources. There will be musical groups, artistic events, special events, food fairs, and special invited guests, to "round out" this famous tournament.

A healthy community is an objective that we seek daily. We reach all corners of the municipality with mobile health services.
Una comunidad saludable es objetivo que día a día buscamos. Llevamos a todos los rincones del municipio servicios de salud a través de las brigadas médicas.

In Isla Mujeres, we have talented artisans, who improve our beautiful island.
En Isla Mujeres contamos con talentosos artesanos, los cuales ponen en alto a nuestra hermosa isla.


From Tvisla Mujeres (You can join this fb page at this link)

Noti Isla Mujeres (you can join this page on FB at this link)
This weekend, eight year old Cesar Dias Murillo, aka "Chicharito",  traveled to the city of Pachuca in Hidalgo, where he will spend a week at the Soccer University there. He has has been a champion scorer in various local tournaments. Currently playing with the team "Isla Mujeres", he scored  77  goals in the league "Guillermo Canedo", helping his squad to win the championship, and he was the champion scorer.    Another young islander, Mauro Pantoja Chi, will travel with him and both will remain for a week receiving training, as will being observed by the professional coaches of this club, who by the way, are like no one else for the basic fundamentals.

Este fin de semana viajo a la ciudad de Pachuca Hidalgo, Cesar Días Murillo, de tan solo 8 años de edad, quien estará una semana de visoreo en la Universidad del Futbol de esa entidad.
Este infante apodado el “Chicharito”, ha destacado por su olfato goleador, ya que ha sido campeón goleador en diferentes torneos locales, y actualmente con el equipo de Isla Mujeres metió 77 goles en la liga Guillermo Cañedo , ayudando a su escuadra a conseguir el campeonato en la semana que termino, y él se alzo con el campeón goleador.
Este niño isleño, partió junto con otro pequeño de nombre Mauro Pantoja Chi, ambos permanecerán una semana en la bella airosa, entrenando, ya que serán observados por los entrenadores profesionales de este club, que dicho sea de paso, maneja como nadie las fuerzas básicas.

Yesterday morning the changing of the Director of the General Hospital and Health Center of Isla Mujeres took place with Dr Pedro Zapata Loya replacing Dr David Valenzo Loera.
La mañana de ayer se dio el cambio del Director del Centro de Salud de Isla Mujeres, dejando su cargo el doctor David Valenzo Loera, entrando a su relevo el también medico Pedro Zapata Loya.

It was an excellent long weekend for Isla Mujeres with the beaches full of tourists, as well as the stores. According to the Director of Tourism, overnight hotel occupancy was at 80 percent in the jewel of the Mexican Caribbean.
- Excelente fin de semana largo para Isla Mujeres, playas repletas de bañistas, turistas en los comercios de artesanías, la ocupación hotelera según cifras de la dirección de turismo municipal se encuentra en un 80 por ciento en los cuartos de pernocta de esta joya del Caribe mexicano.


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

  Organizing the International Fishing Tournament
Organizan Torneo Internacional de Pesca[+] Ver mas

Invaders in Federal Zone could go to prison
Invasores de zona federal podrían ir prisión [+] Ver mas
      Carlos Cervera Peraza confirmed his intention to file a complaint with the MPFC (Ministerio Público de Fuero Común) for damage, theft, and attempted robbery, at whatever grade is applicable, against the person or persons responsible for the damage that occurred to his palapas this weekend. He was advised he could not do that until Tuesday.
       He also intends to ask SEMARNAT (Ministry of the Environment & Natural Resources) to invalidate the claim by former mayor Jorge Cardenas Bazan over the concession of 2600 square meters of beach that Sr Cervera says he has held since 2002, and that was occupied by his father for 50 years. He says his concession number is DGZF-448 102, issued by SEMARNAT.
    Regarding the damage that occurred at nearly midnight Friday, allegedly a group of more than 20 vandals tried to dismantle two palapas. According to some witnesses, some of the invaders allegedly claimed the area was the property of Sr. Cardenas.
    The attorney for Sr. Cervera showed  reporters the Federal Penal Code, Chapter V, Article 395 which provides for imprisonment from three months to five years in prison and a fine of 50 to 500 pesos for the following crime:  Under owns authority, and doing violence or stealth, or using threat or deception, to occupy someone elses premises or to use them, or of a right (in a manner) that does not belong to that person". The penalties are applicable, especially, when the right of possession of the property that is damaged is under dispute or is doubtful. When the damage is done by a group or groups, of more than five people, in addition to these penalties, the person in charge of the invasion faces one to six years in prison, according to this statute.

Music video with scenes in Isla Mujeres
Cantautor presentará tema musical[+] Ver mas
Young singer  Ronn Duke (José Jesús Vázquez Gómez) prepared a video for his first album, which includes footage from Isla Mujeres, to promote his album 'Hoy que desperté  (Now I woke up), which will be released within a month.He was born in Tijuana and currently he lives in Cancun.

This is a brief clip of him singing a song from the album, but not in Isla. LINK    

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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.

March Events

Sunset ~6:50

Moonrise over the Caribbean
March 5, Thurs.    7:01    Full Moon   
(a 'minimoon'...the most distant moon of 2015)

March 6, Fri.         7:50
March 7, Sat.        8:39
March 8, Sun.       9:28
March 9, Mon.      10:19
March 10, Tues    11:10

Sunrise ~7am
From Time & Date

March 5 , Thursday Town Square Artist Fair 4-9 & Taste of Isla 5-7
March 8 Daylight Savings Time begins in US. Isla is on EST year round, not observing DST.
March 8 International Women's Day
March 16, Monday: Day off for March 21, Birth of Benito Juarez. 
March 17, Tuesday: St. Patrick's Day  (Celebrated in some bars, including Soggy Peso & Casa de los Suenos.)
March 18 Oil Expropriation Day (an observance, no closures)

You are invited to attend a dance and exposition "Ixtabay, living legend" on Wednesday, March 18. Free admission. It says "Art & Dance...at the Punta Sur/South Point palapa at 5pm"

 Friday, March 20 8pm Catholic Church on the town square downtown Symphonic Orchestra

March 20 Equinox   Total Solar Eclipse
March 21 Benito Juarez's Birthday
March 26 Bus Booze Cruise benefit for Isla Seniors & Friends (Sold out)
March 29 Palm Sunday
Fri March 27 - Sun April 12: Easter Break w lotsa daytrippers/busy ferries.

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

 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."

Music (By band & location)

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..

Morgan's Restaurant & Bar - on Hidalgo 
Mon - Tues 7pm - 9pm - Jazz with Norman and Darin 
Wed- Sat 8pm - 11pm - Tips or Sex aka Alfedo & Jorge

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  ~1p~4p   Live music at the beach in the afternoons including  Chucho (Jesus Campuzano) on Wednesdays, the Cuban musicians Thursdays, La Guerra & Pao & others on Fridays, someone on Saturday, Cuban musicians w Barbie playing Salsa on Sundays. Tuesday might be reggae.

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 at night on Hidalgo 
Fayne's: 10:30-12 (see above)
La Terraza: 9 or 10-12 
Morgan's:  7 or 8 - 9 or 11 (see above)
El Patio (see above)

And at Poc Na Hostel: 9:30-11

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
Jazz with Norman and Darin 7-9p Morgan's Restaurant & Bar - on Hidalgo

Tuesday -  Fenix live music 1-4
Banda Sin Nombre @ El Patio house of music 9:15-11:15
Jazz with Norman and Darin 7-9p Morgan's Restaurant & Bar - on Hidalgo

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
Tips or Sex aka Alfedo & Jorge 8-11p  Morgan's Restaurant & Bar - on Hidalgo

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
Tips or Sex aka Alfedo & Jorge 8-11p  Morgan's Restaurant & Bar - on Hidalgo

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
Tips or Sex aka Alfedo & Jorge 8-11p  Morgan's Restaurant & Bar - on Hidalgo

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
Tips or Sex aka Alfedo & Jorge 8-11p  Morgan's Restaurant & Bar - on Hidalgo

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.  

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