The "Morning Edition" has translated headlines & newspaper photos. This Afternoon Edition has translations of the articles, Daily Events & Live Music Schedules & the "Around the Internet in the Past 24 Hours" section including photos & info from individuals & local businesses ....Daily In Isla Mujeres. There are always links to the original articles in Spanish.
Health Department offers free mammograms
Noticias de Quequi......
Expecting improved lobster catches
Pesca0 14 de octubre de 2013
Por Carlos Gasca-Quequi Fishermen expect their lobster catches to improve during the final months of the year with the help of the "nortes" or cold fronts. Fishermen with the cooperative Caribe reported they have had good luck in the past few days. An unnamed fisherman explained that the nortes can be helpful, unless the winds are too strong to fish. They expect a strong close to the season which is over at the end of February..
Salud0 14 de octubre de 2013
Por Carlos Gasca-Quequi The Department of Health in coordination with the municipal DIF is offering free mammograms to women between 40 and 69 years of age at UNEME DIDICAM on the mainland. The DIF will pay for their ferry passage. Interested women should go to the DIF offices in Isla Mujeres. On October 27 and 28 a specialist in colposcopy will be available for free cervical exams at the General Hospital. .-
Maintenance to sculptures
Seeking financial assistance to survive low season
Diario La Verdad
Teachers making up lost classes
Docentes reponen clases perdidas [+] Ver mas
Expanding the waste water treatment plant
Amplían planta tratadora de aguas residuales [+] Ver mas
Aguakan employees began work on the waste water treatment plant, which will involve an investment of 800,000 pesos, and will strengthen the filtration system for waste water. They drilled into an infiltration well to construct a system of hydraulic lines, which is the first phase of the work.
General Hospital is categorized as "Healthy Community"
Hospital Integral es catalogado como “Comunidad Saludable[+] Ver mas
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.In October there are occasional releases of baby turtles that were incubated at the Tortugranja, at dusk on the eastern beaches of Media Luna or Guadalupana. (Last year the last public release was Oct. 7). The Blue Crabs migrate with the full moons, and there are usually organized groups to help them safely across the roads. Watch out for them in Sac Bajo and along the southeastern part of the island. The American holiday of Halloween is observed by the expats & a few candy loving kids, while the whole community observes Day of the Dead on November 1st & 2nd. Special foods are available in the weeks before, and Hanal Pixan altars appear in mid or late October. The Orianid meteor shower due on the 18th & 19th will be affected by light from the full moon.
October is Breast Cancer Month. There are benefits and events by Siempre por Vida.
Oct 1- Día de Arquitectos Architects Day
Oct 2- International Day of Beach & Coastal Clean Up
Oct 4- World Animal Day
Oct 8- 39th Anniversary of Quintana Roo of becoming a Free and Sovereign State
Cancelled due to weatherTuesday, Oct 8
Oct. 8- World Octopus Day
Oct 9- Dia de Pescadors Fishermens Day
Oct. 10 International Mental Health Day
Oct 11 ~5:00p / dusk Rescheduled Turtle Release at Media Luna Beach
Oct 12- Día de la Raza
Oct. 12 11:30pm My Space Disco Benefit for Breast Cancer: Pink Divas Night
Oct 13 Canadian Thanksgiving
TODAY: Oct 15 Turtle Release Media Luna Beach BYOBucket (container) "Event starts 5:30 with release at 6:30"
Oct. 17 Naval Wives Breakfast at Naval Club, benefits Naval Hospital
Thursday, Oct. 17 4p-7p Artist Fair at Town Square
Oct 18 & 19 Orianid Meteor shower
Oct 19- World Food Day Dia Mundial de la Alimentacion Full Moon Rise 6:57p
Oct 19- Pink Breakfast Benefit for Breast Cancer Due Torri Restaurante
Oct 19- 5p March Against Breast Cancer starts at Posada Beach/Monument to the Fisherman & ends at the Truguena monument at the east Malecon. Participants are asked to wear something pink and carry signs supporting the cause & in support of the people with this disease.
Oct 20 Full Moon Rise 7:42p
Oct 21 Full Moon Rise 8:28p
Oct 21 Ramon Bravo's Birthday
Oct 21-22 Anniversary of Hurricane Wilma when Isla Mujeres broke the Northern Hemisphere's and Western Hemisphere's 24-hour rainfall record with 64 inches in 2005. Dia del Medico, United Nations Day (last year children marched, wearing white)
October 27 Time Change
Oct 31 Noche de Brujas/Haloween
Here is a list of events in the Maya Riviera area LINK.
Here is a LINK to an article I wrote about Hanal Pixan
HERE is the article I wrote about Day of the Dead in Isla Mujeres.
Last year in October....
The 5th annual Environmental Culture week had workshops Oct 8-10 (Semana de la cultura Ambiental)
The 7th annual Caribbean Mayan Cultural Festival was Oct 20-24 (There was also a 2nd annual statewide Caribbean Mayan Cultural Fest last year in early November)
The Ramon Bravo Underwater Photography Contest was cancelled. Oct 20-22
The Artist's fair will be the third Thursday in October due to the change of government & will resume being the first Thursday in November. Oct. 17th, Town Square 4-7p.
See Live Music schedule at top of page for Live music during low season. Fayne's is closed in early October. Some gigs are more intermittent during October & can be prone to weather cancellations.
John Cain's schedule
Tuesday solo from 8 to 10 pm at Cafe Del Mar, lovely spot on the beach across from Jax,
Wednesday with The Sol Rockers at Bally Hoo Restaurant from 7 to 930, come support this great venue, relaxing vibe and good food!
Friday solo at Iguana Bar Marina Paraiso Isla Mujeres from 7 to 9 and
Saturday at The Sunset Grill, solo from 7 to 9 pm. They offer 2x1 special from 6 to 10 pm on all wine by glass or bottle.
Banda Sin Nombre at Chuuk Kay 3:30p Sat & Sun
Iguana's has been having Caribbean-Tropical music on Saturdays & Sundays starting around 6, and Fenix has salsa on Sundays. The Sol Rockers play at Bahia Tortuga on Sunday evenings.
At Poc Na Nov 24..Fidel Nada Full Band
Sunday, November 24 at 8:00pm
On the internet in the past 24 hours...
Lynda L. Lock New hat for Katrina thanks to Pat Oreskovich. She's all set for the Day of the Dead on November 1st and 2nd. — at Isla Mujeres,
HERE is a story about a Mexican village in Oaxaca who acted as a community to solve their lack of cell phone service
It says chicken in mole, picadillo soup (seasoned ground meat) rice and beans 55p
Playing solo tonight at Cafe Del Mar, from 8 to 10 pm, beautiful spot of the beach...I was told by a reliable source that they have the best filet mignon on the island...
Tony Garcia was tagged in Miguel Regalado's photo.
Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres
"Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam: LINK