Saturday, October 19, 2013

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Saturday, October 19 The Afternoon Edition

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



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.


Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

Agapito changing streetlight bulbs

For improved security in the colonias: Started in Meteorologica

Agapito cambiará luminarias

Viernes, 18 de Octubre de 2013 20:49

Para mejorar la seguridad en las colonias: Inicia en la Meteorológica

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ISLA MUJERES, 18 de octubre.- 
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The Mayor inaugurated the city government's new program "Illuminate Isla Mueres" in colonia Meteorologica, to change bulbs and maintain streetlights in all the public areas of Isla Mujeres, which will improve security in the various colonias. The Public Services agency has made a preliminary analysis to assess which fixtures are not working, and expect to have them fully operational within about two weeks. In recent days the new mayor has given the green light to several Public Services programs including street sweeping, cleaning up the colonias, emptying the Trash Transfer Facility, and patching the streets. 

Goodbye to don Tomas: Renowned businessman & sports promoter

Sentido adiós a “don Tomás”

Viernes, 18 de Octubre de 2013 20:15

Reconocido empresario y promotor deportivo

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ISLA MUJERES, 18 de octubre.-
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Residents of the island were saddened to receive the news that don Tomas Rios Azueta aka "El Zorro" died Friday morning. He was a well known entrepreneur, with many friends, who was involved in sports, including the  club "Cahuameros."

 Tvisla Mujeres

Noticias de  Quequi......


Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Saying goodbye to a promoter of culture
This is the property of "El Zorro", which is known to Islanders for its small zoo.

Dicen adiós a promotor cultural

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Public Services agency:  Pothole patching project

Realiza Servicios Públicos un programa de bacheo

Realiza Servicios Públicos un programa de bacheo




Diario La Verdad
Diario La VerdadClasses suspended in the continental zone of Isla Mujeres

Suspenden clases en zona continental de Isla Mujeres

 Hanal Pixan contest announced in Isla Mujeres

Convocan a concurso “Hanal Pixán” en Isla Mujeres

. The municipal Cultural agency has announced a contest for Hanal Pixan altars from now until October 29, which will have a cash prize of 4500 pesos for first place and 3000 pesos for second place. The rules say those who may participate include schools, civic organizations, and the general public. Those who are interested in participating may register at the public library "17 de agosto" in colonia Salina Chica, or at the Mundaca tourist building. The municipal Cultural agency offers a variety of workshops and classes to the community including painting, hammock weaving, dance (Polynesian and Mexican), and guitar. More information about these activities can be obtained at the Mundaca Hacienda. The City will be offering cultural and recreational activities, and are considering temporary exhibitions and the program "Cinerecreo" (This is usually written as "Cine Recreo")Here is a LINK to an article I wrote about Hanal Pixan.

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Smooth sailing for golf cart rental agencies
Renta de carros de golf, “viento en popa” [+] Ver mas
Although October is considered a slow month for the tourism industry, in Isla Mujeres there is a growing demand for golf cart rentals. This is considered one of the best ways to get to know the island. They are available for 180 pesos an hour, 500 pesos a day or 600 pesos for 24 hours, which can be increased by as much as 20 to 30 percent by opportunists, said one of the vendors. The popularity of the golf carts has a negative economic impact on the taxi drivers.

Rehabilitating street lights in Isla Mujeres
Rehabilitan alumbrado público en Isla Mujeres [+] Ver mas

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October Events 

.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  Dusk  Media Luna Beach Turtle Release 
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
Oct 15 Turtle Release  
 Oct. 17  Naval Wives Breakfast at Naval Club, benefits Naval Hospital
Thursday, Oct. 17  4p-7p  Artist Fair at Town Square
Isla Mujeres Artist Fair Thursday, October 17, 4pm-7pm in the square-Hope to see you there for great art, food, and drinks! xo
poster by Sally Margolis
Oct 18  6:13p Full Moon Rise over Caribbean /  Sunset ~6:20p
 Oct 18 & 19 Orianid Meteor shower (probably not very visible due to the bright moon light)

Oct 19- World Food Day Dia Mundial de la Alimentacion 
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 19  Full moon rise 6:57
 The Blue crabs are out migrating at night this month, due to the full moon...Don't Smash Them!! Slow down in Sac Bajo and at the south-east end. (The graphic I found is from when they were on the streets due to rain)

 Oct 20-29 Hanal Pixan Altar Contest
Oct 20  Moon Rise 7:42p
Oct 21 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 was on the third Thursday in October due to the change of government & will resume being the first Thursday in November.

Come out and join us for our annual Day of the dead party on November 1st.  We will have live music, beer and drink specials, an all you can eat Mexican buffet for $150 pesos, costume contests and games.  Make your reservations today to ensure the best seats! -

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 8p..Fidel Nada Full Band

Poc-Na Hostel's photo.

My photos from this week....

 This is a sunrise from last weekend, from my balcony at MVC.  The ocean was really calm all week.

 Sunset from the Soggy Peso on Monday. (Bruce had lobster tacos & I had shrimp ceviche)

The artist fair on Thursday on the Town Square

 That's Tiffany of Barlito's who is the main person behind this event

From the art fair we went to Playa Norte (above). Taken at sunset

The moon from MVC last night
  Below is a double rainbow from the 10th.

 Sunset from the 10th at MVC (looking east)

On the internet in the past 24 hours...

Pat Oreskovich   Cancer walk in Isla to-day..see ya at the breast cancer breakfast and walk tomorrow (posted yesterday)
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Pat Oreskovich
[fruit]papaya,watermelon,banana,cantaloup yogurt and nuts what a great lunch

It says...Popsicles made with natural fruits: Lime, grape, watermelon, tamarind, cantelope, coconut, nanche (nance), mango, guava, guanabana, and grosella (currant, I think).  Popsicles made with cream: Vanilla, pistacio, corn, coconut, strawberry, chocolate

october 19 2013,. (22 photos)
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Victor Manuel Cervera Cervera (Cuban restaurant owner Casa Havana cafe palador..on Juarez and the malecon)
full moon.................
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One last share for those of you that live on the island and expressed an interest in the 2014 calendar. Pre-order discounted prices are now over. The current price is now $17.95 and we can deliver it to you in person when we are on the island late November. Remaining inventory is limited but we do have some supply left.

You can order per the instructions included with the link as long as you have a US or Canadian address. (you must enter your billing address and shipping address as the same US/Canadian address). Just need to put in the comment section "Deliver to Isla". Any problems or if you don't have a valid address email us at CaribeOnCanvas and we can send you an invoice directly.
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Children's Library, La Gloria. Saturdays 10am to 12pm.
Join us for dinner at Fenix Lounge
Tomorrow night we have live jazz with Fabio. (Posted yesterday)
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RIP don Tomas...Isla is mourning you, condolences to the family for their loss
Descanse en Paz — in Isla Mujeres.

Lolo lorena added 9 new photos to the album Lolo's dinners fall 2013.

  Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres   

 "Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam:  LINK  
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