Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Wednesday, March 11

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! 
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This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte 


  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

Great opportunities for all to work: 8th Job Fair

Nutrida oferta labora en la Octava Jornada por el Empleo

Lanrry PARRA
 See City section....this happened on the mainland area of Isla Mujeres.
ISLA MUJERES, 10 de marzo.-

Angry cabbies were about to burn a golf cart for unfair competition 

Estuvieron a punto de quemar un carrito de golf por competencia desleal

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 9 de marzo.-
Cabbies are angry over the proliferation of irregular golf carts that are being rented to tourists, and were on the verge of burning one of them Monday morning, with the intention of preventing further continuation of these inappropriate practices. The drivers say they are tired of nearly every rental agency putting carts on the roads that are unmarked, lack a number, don't have a logo, and what is worse, are not safe for the tourists who rent them. They argued that these practices directly affect their income, while the owners of the rental agencies are putting more units into circulation without meeting these requirements. 
    Because of this, the cabbies stopped a golf cart on the road in Sac Bajo and nearly burned it; if it were not for the tourists aboard and the presence of one of the inspectors with the Department of Transport and Communication of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport (SINTRA).
   The leader of the taxi union, Eduardo Peniche Rodriguez said it is urgent that the SINTRA delegate on Isla Mujeres be changed, and that  Guillermo García Padilla leaves, because he is not fulfilling his duties, according to the union leader. He also said that a meeting with the Mayor is needed, to put this issue in order, because otherwise they will take more drastic measures and there could be more incidents. 
    In addition, he said it is important that the Traffic officers do their job and impound irregular units that are circulating without license plates. He said it is also important that the rental agencies do not decieve tourists by renting units without insurance, and the the tourists are responsible for paying.

From Tvisla Mujeres

I'll translate this manana....

Harbor Master seeks removal of boats....

Isla Mujeres. – En un nuevo intento por erradicar la...

From the Municipal Facebook site.....

Always paying attention to the cleaning of vital facilities of the urban infrastructure: Cleaning the storm drains
Siempre al pendiente de la limpieza de instalaciones vitales de la infraestructura urbana, limpiamos alcantarillas

The City government, through the Department of Education and Liaison Unit of Transparency and Access to Public Information, invites children to participate in 9th Isla Mujeres drawing competition "The Children & Values ​​of Transparency 2014 "(sic). The deadline for receipt of entries is April 30th and the rules are available at

El Ayuntamiento a través de la Dirección de Educación y la Unidad de Vinculación de Transparencia y Acceso a la Información Pública, invita a los niños de la Isla Mujeres a participar en el noveno concurso de dibujos “Los Niñ@s y los Valores de la Transparencia 2014” .
La fecha límite para la recepción de los trabajos es el próximo 30 de abril; las bases se pueden consultar en

8th Job Fair brings opportunities for work for residents of Ranch Viejo, in the mainland area of Isla Mujeres.
Con una variada y nutrida oferta de vacantes se inauguró en Rancho Viejo, Isla Mujeres, la Octava Jornada por el Empleo. El evento al que acudieron cientos de personas en busca de un trabajo remunerado, se realizó en el …

Our friend, tourist Lisa Scheid, sent us the following message, and we thank everyone for their support in finding her passport.

Thank you for the help that was given to me. I am very grateful for the assistance. It is practically a miracle, my bag has returned. On Sunday, a life guard came to find me, announcing that a female vendor had found my bag among some bushes where she stashes the wood for her table (upon which she puts the things she sells). She noticed an itinerary in the bag with the name of the hotel where I was staying. She asked the lifeguard to help her find me. And that is how it happened that I regained my bag with my passport. (all that was missing was some cosmetics and medications). She would not allow me to give her money as a reward, she just said that she was very happy that I had my passport and bag. I had to insist that she accept a reward. 
Obviously there are very good people in Isla Mujeres. You all, the lifeguard who came for me, and the woman vendor....
I am writing this from here in Atlanta Georgia, US. I just arrived. 
Thank you again,
Best Regards,
 Lisa Scheid

Nuestra amiga turista Lisa Scheid, nos envío el siguiente mensaje y nos agradece a todos por el apoyo en la búsqueda de su pasaporte.
Muchísimas gracias por la ayuda que me dieron. Estoy muy agradecida por su asistencia. Les redacto un cuento casi milagroso- la cartera se me a devuelto. El Domingo me vino a buscar un salvavidas, anunciando que una senora vendedora habia encontrado mi bolsa en unos arbustos donde ella guardaba madera para su mesa (que usa para poner sus articulos en venta). Ella noto en un itinerario en la bolsa el nombre del hotel en el cual me hospedaba. La vendedora le habia pedido al salvavidas que le ayudara a encontrarme. Y asi occurio- recobre mi bolsa con pasaporte (solo faltaba unos cosmeticos/medicamentos). Ni queria ella que le diera dinero como recompensa- solamente dijo que estaba muy contenta de que yo tenia mi pasaporte y cartera. Tuve que insistir que acceptara una recompensa.
Obviamente hay personas muy buenas en I.M.- ustedes, el salvavidas que me vino a buscar, la vendedora...
Les escribo desde aquí en Atlanta, Georgia EEUU; acabo de llegar.
Gracias nuevamente,
Saludos cordiales,
Lisa Scheid

Responding to  a call for help, a person from the Civil Protection department, came to control a swarm of bees that represented a serious risk.
Atendiendo un llamado de auxilio, persona de Protección Civil, acudió a controlar un enjambre de abejas que representaba un serio riesgo.

 The 8th Job Fair was held in Rancho Viejo, Isla Mujeres, (on the mainland part of the municipality) with a varied and wide offer of vacancies and was led by the mayor Agapito Magana Sanches and the
Secretary of Labor and Social Welfare State, Patricio de la Peña Ruiz de Chavez.The event was attended by hundreds of people looking for work and was held in the auditorium of the Community Center of Rancho Viejo 

Con una variada y nutrida oferta de vacantes se realizó en Rancho Viejo, Isla Mujeres, la Octava Jornada por el Empleo.
El evento al que acudieron cientos de personas en busca de un trabajo remunerado, se realizó en el auditorio del Centro Comunitario de Rancho Viejo y estuvo encabezado por el presidente municipal Agapito Magaña Sanchez y el secretario del Trabajo y Previsión Social del estado, Patricio de la Peña Ruiz de Chavez.

 With City Council members Miriam Leon Trejo and Rosely Danilu Magana Martinez in attendance, a breakfast was held for women from Rancho Viejo as part of International Women's Day. It included a talk by Dra Gloria Alarcon about women overcoming obstacles in all aspects of life. Prior to breakfast with women in Rancho Viejo, bad Dra. Gloria Alarcón, held a conference with the theme of overcoming the women in all aspects of life.
on la presencia de las regidoras Miriam Trejo Leon y Rosely Danilú Magaña Martinez, se llevó a cabo un desayuno ofrecido a las mujeres de Rancho Viejo en el marco del Día Internacional de la Mujer.
Previo al desayuno con mujeres de Rancho Viejo,mal Dra. Gloria Alarcón, ofreció una conferencia con el tema de la superación de las féminas en todos los aspectos de la vida.

In Commemoration of International Women's Day and International Women's Month, the City of Isla Mujeres offered a justly deserved tribute to Mrs. Emilia Sequera Raga, who is part of the living history of Rancho Viejo in the Continental Zone.Doña Emilia was born in  Poza Rica, Veracruz in 1915 and came to Quintana Roo in the 50s;  she was a cook in the chicle camps, and was the first nurse midwife at colonia Puerto Juarez. She gave birth to seven children, on of whom was born at the colonia of Puerto Juarez, before its name was Cancun. She has been living in Rancho Viejo for 35 years and is the wife of ejidatario Fernando Chuc Pool
En el marco del Día y el Mes Internacional de la Mujer, el Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres ofreció un justo y merecido homenaje a la señora Emilia Sequera Raga, quien es parte de la historia viva de Rancho Viejo en la Zona Continental.
Doña Emilia nació en Poza Rica Veracruz, en el año de 1915 y llegó a Quintana Roo en los años 50; fue cocinera de campamentos chicleros, enfermera y fue la primera partera en la col. Puerto Juárez.
Procreo 7 hijos, de los cuales uno nació precisamente en la col. Pto. Juárez delegación de Isla Mujeres (así se llamaba antes de Cancún).Tiene 35 años viviendo en Rancho Viejo y es esposa del ejidatario Fernando Chuc Pool.

 On May 8th, Isla Mujeres will hold the 7th edition of the Water Rally. This was announced by Alejandra Mayorga Rodríguez and José Pinzón Sanabria, executives at the business DHC – AGUAKAN, following a productive meeting.
 El próximo día 8 de mayo se realizará en Isla Mujeres la séptima edición del Rally del Agua anunció Alejandra Mayorga Rodríguez y José Pinzón Sanabria, ejecutivos de la empresa DHC – AGUAKAN después de fructífera reunión con el …

We invite you to participate in the Water Rally. Here is the information for the competition.
Les invitamos a participar en el Rally del Agua.
Conoce las bases para la competencia.

 There continues to be a large number of women participating in the fourth week of the Acrylics nails course at the municipal Women's agency.
 Continuamos con una gran participación en la cuarta semana del curso de uñas acrílicas en la Instancia Municipal de la Mujer.


From  por esto

  I'll get back to the rest of this manana......

 Port closed for second day
Segundo día con el puerto cerrado [+] Ver mas

 Speculation against the dollar
 Especulación con el dólar[+] Ver mas


Lacking spirit of service in the City
Falta espíritu de servicio en la comuna [+] Ver mas

Worrisome erosion at North Beach
Preocupante erosión en Playa Norte+] Ver mas

Recognition given to 100 year old midwfe
Reconocimiento a centenaria partera[+] Ver mas

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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

TODAY: 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)
March 18 Oil Expropriation Day (an observance, no closures)
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, 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..

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  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 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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