Island Mourns Death Of First Mayor
He was born July 10, 1938, and grew up in the house of the Magana family, and his father was known as an outstanding fisherman who became a prosperous businessman as a shipowner, merchant and politician, founding the first fishing cooperative in 1929, and serving in state government when Q Roo was a Territory. When interviewed about his childhood by the local historian, "Picho" recalled working at the bakery"La Colmena", which was housed in a large wooden building with a white sand floor, and fishing aboard a 23 foot boat called "Patria". In addition to being the first Mayor of Isla Mujeres, he is remembered as a leader of the fishermen and for his love of baseball.
Source: TV Isla Mujeres and TV Isla Mujeres Photo from Municipal FB page
45th Year: Sol al Sol Regatta Is In Town
Por Esto reports that on Monday the sailboat "Merrythought" was the first to cross the finish line of the Regatta Sol al Sol 2013 XLV, noting the event has occurred continuously since 1965, originating in St Petersburg. (The banner in the photo accompanying the article says since 1969, and this is the 45th edition. Diario Q Roo also says it has been held continuously since 1965. The Regatta website says it has been run continuously since 1969, Link to History of the Regatta) HERE IS A LINK to the satellite tracking page of the Regatta website, showing the participants arrival times. By Monday noon there were six boats at the Lima dock, where the participants were greeted with a warm welcome and a cold beverage. There were 16 boats yet to arrive, and the participants will be welcomed with the traditional formal City Council Special Session on May 2, honoring the 25 captains (Yes, I know 16 + 6 = 22) and their companions. The traditional Basketball game will be held on the downtown court José del Carmen Pastrana on Wednesday May 1st.
Festival Friday Honoring Moms & Kids
In Mexico, Día del Niño is today, April 30th and Mother's Day is May 10th. (Labor day is May 1st and of course Cinco de Mayo is May 5th). The state and municipal DIF social service agencies are planning a big party to honor the mothers and children of Isla Mujeres on Friday. This is an annual event featuring a show, surprises, gifts, a raffle, and refreshments. This year the entertainment will include the groups "Da Boys", "Pa Children", and member of the "Renata" Dance Academy. Source: Quintanarroense/Ovidio Lopez
Brush Fire In Sac Bajo
In an article dated April 29, Quequi/Carlos Gasca reports a fire consumed 40 square meters of brush yesterday on a vacant lot near the hotel Puerta al Mar. Hotel employees reported the fire shortly after 1pm, and began battling it with hoses from the hotel. Aguakan employees arrived and accessed a water pipe to fight the fire, and Civil Protection firefighters joined in using hoses from the hotel. The two fire trucks were not present and the last comment heard about them was both were "se encontraban en reparación"..being repaired. The fire was under control by 2pm and Aguakan removed the exposed pipes. The cause of the fire is unknown but residents say there are people who enter that property of 1500 square meters, and it is presumed they may have been burning trash and it got out of control. The lot is located in a residential area of Sac Bajo.
Labor Day Parade May Be "Thin"
The CROC labor union will not participate in the Labor Day Parade, "on instructions from Senator Isaías González Cuevas", said local labor union secretary Román Maldonado Euan. He said in its place the members would celebrate with their families. The union will hold a festival at 4p, at the Taxi Union lodge in La Gloria where they will raffle a motorcycle and other items for their members. Other unions have announced they do not plan to participate in the Labor Day Parade, so it is expected to be "tanto escualido"..rather sparse..or as GoogleTranslate says.."so scrawny"or "a bit skinny". Source: Jesus Molina/Diario Respuesta Labor Day is May 1st.
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Today is Dia del Ninos...Tomorrow is Labor Day. Today they are inaugurating the Iguana playground by Isla 33 and the Caribbean Walkway across the street. Thursday is the Artist's Fair on the Square, Friday is the big festival for moms & kids at the Blue Dome. Cinco de Mayo is Friday...this is a long holiday weekend. The Naval wives Breakfast is Thursday at 9am at the Naval Club...you can purchase a ticket at the door and it benefits the Naval Hospital. Mother's day is May 10th.
From Carol Beier , I am having a yard sale to clear out all the stock I had in my store "Something Different" . Mostly ceramic pieces for home decoration, some scrap booking paper, some household. Monday-Friday 12:00 to 4:00 pm. Location from Mango Cafe go one block south, turn right and follow street to Casa Amor. House is the former CFE office. Blowout prices,
Hoy también es día de inauguraciones! A las 5:00 p.m. los esperamos en el nuevo parque infantil "Las iguanas" (ampliación La Gloria detrás del predio Isla 33) para presentar el proyecto final de esta gran obra que actualmente se encuentra en su primera etapa. Y a las 6 de la tarde, se realizará el corte de listón del malecón Caribe, obra que muchos disfrutamos en familia, haciendo deporte, yoga, o simplemente admirando la majestuosidad del Mar Caribe. Isla Mujeres SOMOS TODOS!!!
From My FB feed......Looking at my blog stats to see Who in the World is interested in Isla Mujeres news & photos (in English). The US always leads, with Mx in second and then Canada (Canada's stats rise in direct coorelation to their temps dropping).Lately France is neck & neck w Canada & occasionally leading!..and Russia is close behind !?.., dropping UK from their usual 4th place. Surprisingly in #9 & 10 for the past month are China & Iran!! (It gives me top ten daily/weekly/monthly/all time) This week Romania and Poland are #9 & 10, with China in 8th and Germany 7th, just behind Russia. There are direct flights from the UK, Germany, France, & Russia to Cancun. Last time I had hits from China, on of my Isla-Canadian neighbors was visiting there. Quien sabe, but it is kinda interesting, to me to wonder who these folks are & what they think of the conglomeration of photos & info & odd comments I publish daily....
Victor Manuel Cervera Cervera shared Francisco Javier Rodriguez Vadillo's photo.
HERE is an article from the Mexico Report titled 16 Positive Things About Mexico (And I'm only getting started) written in 2010 that showed up on my FB page today
d Posada del Mar Hotel's photo.
"Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam: LINK
Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres
The Early Edition with the newspaper photographs and headlines is usually published around sunrise.
This Final Edition with the translated articles, plus original photos including the sunrise and the "Around the Internet in the Past 24 Hours" section usually publishes around noon.
Both blogs always have links to the original articles.
Usually if an article is "missing", it may have been published in another paper recently, and translated.in a previous post.
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