Saturday, June 6, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Saturday, June 6

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

This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte 


  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles

Many participated in the celebration of Corpus Christi

 En celebración de Corpus Christi

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 5 de junio.-
Hundreds of parishioners gathered at the Church of Immaculate Conception downtown to celebrate Corpus Christi with a mass and procession, led by the priest Raul Sanchez Alonso. After the event, he thanked all of those who supported the event with their altars and participation. 

Poets of the Caribbean are invited to participate in Juegos Florales 2015 competition: In honor of Raciel Roman Valerio 

 Dan a conocer convocatoria de los Juegos Florales 2015, en honor a Raciel Román Valerio

Lanrry Parra

ISLA MUJERES, 5 de junio.-
     Mayor Agapito Magana Sanchez announced a poetry competition dedicated to the memory of Raciel Roman Valerio, who recently passed away. Caribbean poets are invited to participate, including those in the Florida peninsula, for a single prize of three thousand dollars, or its equivalent in Mexican pesos, as well as transportation for two to Isla Mujeres (and food and lodging). The City will publish the winning work, and reserve rights to it.
      The deadline for submissions to Juegos Florales de Isla Mujeres 2015 is September 15, and the poetry must be in Spanish. The prizes will be awarded during the first half of December. The municipal Director of Culture, Ruben Perez Marin, said last year there were 120 submissions, and that number is expected to be exceeded this year. The competition is being held in collaboration with the state Ministry of Education and Culture and The National Council for Culture and the Arts (CONACULTA).
    The Mayor said, "Even the very name of Isla Mujeres is attractive and a motivation to participate. We want to sponsor this competition to show the world that we have a cultural heritage that gives us a sense of identity and belonging, and with pleasure we share this with out guests." Detailed information is available on the City website at


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

As part of World Environment Day the mayor, Agapito Magana Sanchez opened the First Environmental Fair 2015, organized by the Green Patrol Civil Association.
En el marco del Día Mundial del Medio Ambiente el presidente municipal, Agapito Magaña Sánchez inauguró la Primera Feria Ambiental 2015, organizada por la Asociación Civil Patrulla Verde.

We invite you to participate in a dance workshop of Caribbean Rhythms, beginning on June 8.
Les invitamos a participar en el Taller de Baile con Ritmos Caribeños a partir del 8 de junio.

Today June 5. Anniversary of Francisco Villa, who is remembered as a leader of the Mexican revolution.
Hoy 5 de Junio. Natalicio de Francisco Villa, recordamos a un líder de la revolución Mexicana.

Today June 5 is World Environment Day. We only have one planet. Consume with moderation and take care of the environment.
Hoy 5 de Junio. Día Mundial del Medio Ambiente.
Un solo planeta. Consume con moderación y cuidemos el medio ambiente.


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 & view the photos)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

Documents shown for lawsuit
Cuentan con pruebas documentales [+] Ver mas

Attorney Roberto Martinez Aragon spoke to the press about the lawsuit he is involved with regarding 100 acres of municipal land on the mainland are of Isla Mujeres that was sold for prices below market value, blaming the former head of INFOVIR Manuel Ricardo Pech Gomez and former mayor Alicia Ricalde, among other officials. He said the City donated 200 hectares to INFOVAR, which was to be subdivided into lots for thousands of islanders, but eventually 100 hectares ended up in private hands, at three times less than the assessed value according to a series of documents from June 2 1010, signed by the head of Catastro.

Cell phone recuperated at "La Terraza"
Recuperaron celular en “La Terraza” .. [+] Ver mas

     The manager at the bar "La Terraza", Juvenal Hernandez Reos, said the theft of a cell phone and credit card, which occurred a few days ago in the bar, was investigated by the police and judicial authorities, to recover the device, which was taken by a customer. The business has four video cameras and they showed the area where the person was responsible, who was called immediately, and recognized his responsibility and immediately returned it, but the owner was not there, so it was given to the municipal Tourism agency.
     The manager said that all their employees are prohibited from keeping people's things, which  they frequently recover when customers leave items behind, including keys, motorcycle helmets, and sunglasses, which are given to the Tourism agency to be returned later to their owners. He said, "It affects the image of businesses when newspapers report that inside a bar there are robberies, which is not true. We seek to improve the image to serve tourism with live music 365 days a year." He also said they do not play it at too high a decibel level and do not affect their neighbors.
   The Director of Tourism, Gustavo Rodriguez, confirmed that the version told by the bar manager is true and that it was the young man who took the card and used it at a convenience store in front of the Maritime Terminal.

Poets invited to participate in the "Juegos Flores 2015"
Invitan a poetas a los “Juegos Florales 2015”[+] Ver mas

This article has the same information as translated above, additionally noting that this is the first time the competition is international, and that it has been held sporadically for over 20 years.

Conclusion of the 'First Environmental Fair"
Concluyó la “Primera Feria Ambiental” [+] Ver mas

The First Environmental Fair was a success, which took place on the Town Square with a number of NGO's participating and hundreds of children attended, who enjoyed the photographic exhibits and conservation projects. The Navy exhibited their equipment for containment and cleaning of oil spills, and their specialists spoke about the system. The civic organization Green Patrol organized the event to promote public awareness, with cooperation from several private and public organizations, and criticism from groups who are selfish.
  The Mayor, Agapito Magana Sanchez, opened the fair, organized for World Environment Day, and among the speakers was the respected veterinarian Delfino Guevara. The organizers said their expectations were exceeded, with many volunteers promoting civic responsibility about conserving the environment with plans and actions, and many students attending, as well as housewives, tourists, teachers, and environmentalists.

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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.

June Events

Sunrise ~6:05a
Sunset  ~7:25p

Moonrise over the Caribbean
June 1  6:40
June 2  7:35
June 3  8:30
June 4  9:25
June 5  10:17
June 6  11:06
June 7  11:54

In the US, June is Caribbean-American Heritage month. Link.
In the US, June is also National Oceans Month  Link

June has the longest daylight hours of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and the shortest daylight hours of the year in the Southern Hemisphere,

June 1, Monday  Dia de la Marina..Navy Day
10am Ceremonies at Naval base plaza.
10:40 Boats depart for ceremonial placing of wreath on the waters of the Bay commemorating those who died in service.
The first and last Ultramar ferries are cancelled.
The cargo ferry is running fewer crossings. (Departing the island at  06:00, 09:30, 12:45, 16:15 and 19:15; and departing Punta Sam at, 07:15, 11:00, 14:45, 17:30 and 20:15.)

June 4 Thursday  Corpus Christi...a religious holiday

June 5, Friday  World Environmental Day
 Town Square 9a-noon First Isla Mujeres Environmental Fair 2015 
The Navy will have a booth showing their diving equipment as well as their rescue program to combat pollution at sea, and a conference that is open to the public entitled "Mangroves".
The CFE (Federal Electrical Commission) will have a exhibition of various ways to produce electricity, aimed at grade school children.
The Human Rights Commission will have a booth and the state Director will inaugurate the fair, with the Mayor.
The labor union CROC is supplying volunteers and had donated ornamental plants, to be used for reforestation.
 The DIF is participating and will be giving away discs showing how to conserve water.
 Aguakan will have a booth, who often work with NGO's.
The Maritime Terminal is organizing a Drawing Contest titled "A Child's View of Caring for Nature" ( “la mirada de los niños en cuidado de la naturaleza”), and the ferry company will be responsible for the prizes.
The Veterinary Clinic of Isla Mujeres (La Clínica Veterinaria de Isla Mujeres AC) will have animals available for adoption and materials available about pet care.
The Tortugranja (Turtle Farm) will have a booth about the work they do as programs for reproduction and care for sea turtles.
The Municipal Ecology department are actively participating and will have a booth featuring the actions of their agency in favor of ecology.
The NGO Green Patrol/Paturlla Verde will present photographs from 15 years of educational work on the island.

June 7, Sunday  Election Day (for Federal legislators)  Restriction of sale of alcohol to go and in some local bars. Alcohol has been sold in tourist bar-restaurants during past elections.

June 8, Monday World Ocean's Day  Link   

You are invited to a Dance Workshop of Caribbean Rhythms, starting June 8th at the Mundaca Hacienda Palapa. 8:30p.  20 pesos. For more information contact the Cultural department 877 0767


June 17-21 Brazos Abiertos (Open Arms) Seventh Annual Isla Mujeres HIV Testing, Sexual Education, and Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Campaign
LINK to information & opportunity to donate

June 21, Sunday  Summer solstice
                             Father's Day
June 26 & 27, Friday & Saturday  Women's Fishing Tournament.   La Dorada,   Organized by DIF. More than 500,000 pesos in prizes. Entry fee 3000 pesos

Thursdays at 8:30p Magic show at Poc Na  see poster

Fridays Artes en Todas Partes events TBA

Texas Hold 'Em Poker Mondays & Thurdays at El Patio 6p on Hidalgo..more info HERE.
Discontinued for low season

No Artists Fairs since April, scheduled to resume in November 

 Charity Info
See tab at top of page!

Donation Drop offs:
Red Cross:  Social Justicia Restaurant (south of ferry terminal, north of car ferry)
Isla Animals: Vet clinic at Mundaca Hacienda

 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 schedule (may need updating):
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  (Updated June 1)
Sunday & Wednesday 7:30pm - 9:30pm   El Patio Sol Rockers 
Thursday Bahia Tortuga 6:45-8:45 
Saturday. El Patio solo  630-830 

 El Patio House of Music (Updated June 1)

Sunday Jazz from Toronto 5-7, Sol Rockers 7:30-9:30, Isla Cali 9:30-11:30
Monday Jazz from Toronto 5-7, Miguel 7:30-9:30, Isla Cali 9:30-11:30 
Tuesday Jazz from Toronto 5-7,  Ryan Rickman 7-9:30, Banda sin Nombre 9:30-11:30
Wednesday  Sol Rockers 7:30-9:30, Radio Band 9:30-11:30
Thursday Closed for the month of June
Friday Ryan Rickman 7-9:30, Radio Band 9:30-11:30
Saturday John Cain 7:30-9:30, Isla Cali 9:30-11:30

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

Fenix  ~2p~5p   Live music at the beach in the afternoons on Sundays. Salsa, Cumbia, Cuban music. Update June 1: Last week they had live music again in the afternoons. ~2p.

Bahia Tortuga  John Cain on Thursdays and Lara  on Mondays...~7p (Updated June 1)

You may find live music at night on Hidalgo 
Fayne's: 10:30-12 (see above)
La Terraza: ~10-12 
Morgan's:  Between 7 & 11 (see above)
El Patio (see above)
Poc Na Hostel: Starting ~10p to late
Veradara's Cuban restaurant  Saturdays ~3p Cuban music


 Artist Fairs on the Town Square, usually first Thursday, 4p-9p ~Nov-April. 
Now the City is having Arte en Todas Partes events on Fridays.

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