Sunday, October 13, 2013

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Sunday, October 13 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 ....

Honoring our origins: Agapito leads celebration of "Dia de la Hispanidad"

Honra nuestros orígenes

Sábado, 12 de Octubre de 2013 22:07

Agapito encabeza celebración del “Día de la Hispanidad”

Lanri PARRA (sic)
ISLA MUJERES, 13 de octubre.- 
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.- El Día de la Raza / Columbus Day was commemorated by the municipal government on the mainland area of Isla Mujeres, on the eastern boardwalk in Ciudad Mujeres, with the participation of municipal authorities, students from the island Middle School "Benito Juarez" and students of a Dance Workshop from the department of Culture.  The director of Culture,  Rubén Pérez Martín, said the arrival of Christopher Columbus to Mexico (sic) on October 12, 1942 (sic).  ( la llegada de Cristóbal Colón a México, el 12 de octubre de 1942) was an event that changed the geography and politics of the world. He said the most importation consequence of this was the emergence of the mestiza race from the mixing of the Mayan and Spanish races. He said, "We continue to see this mixture today in our skin color, our language, our festivals, our food and in all our manifestations as human beings." The members of the girls dance workshop performed two dances. The mayor and other officials were in attendance including Marthy Vargas, DIF president,; Fidel Villanueva Madrid, city union president; Miriam Trejo León,Education Councilwoman; César Poot Pérez,  Secretary General of the City, and Rocío Rodríguez, director of Education.

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Celebration of Dia de la Hispanidad in Isla Mujeres
Celebran el día de la hispanidad en #IslaMujeres
BELOW: This encourages people to register for the federal Program of Leche  Liconsa on Oct. 25 at 11am at the Community Center. Leche means milk. It gives the document requirements for boys 6-12 and girls 6 months to 15 years, with additional documents needed by pregnant or lactating women, and people with special needs.
Deseas ingresar al padrón de beneficiarios del PROGRAMA DE LECHE LICONSA? Te damos a conocer los requisitos. La recepción de documentos será el próximo 25 de octubre en las instalaciones de esta dirección en el Centro Comunitario a las 11 de la mañana.Recuerda que el Programa de LECHE LICONSA ES UN PROGRAMA DEL GOBIERNO FEDERAL

Noticias de  Quequi......

Vandals cause damage at the Caribbean seawalk

  • Destruyen vándalos malecón Caribe

    0 12 de octubre de 2013

    Por Carlos Gasca-Quequi.- .
  • Evitarán inundación con monitoreo
    Avoid flooding by monitoring

    Protección Civil

    Evitarán inundación con monitoreo

    0 12 de octubre de 2013

    Por Carlos Gasca-Quequi.- .

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...


Diario La Verdad
Diario La VerdadCommemorating Dia de la Hispanidad in Isla Mujeres


Conmemoran Día de la Hispanidad en Isla Mujeres

This has the same info as above, but more correctly notes that Cristóbal Colón came to América, on the 12th of October, 1492.

 por esto

Tourists spend Saturday at the beach
Sábado de turismo en las playas[+] Ver mas
There was a good influx of tourists to the island on Saturday, who were buying food, enjoying the beach, and taking nautical tours, as well as other touristic activities in the good weather. Tourism as improved since Wednesday, and the demand for boat tours doubled with some boats making two trips a day and carrying 10 to 15 passengers, depending on their capacity. A group of teachers were among the tourists, who said they were very pleased that they chose this destination for their vacation with its calm beautiful water and beaches, and its other attractions.

The search seems to have been abandoned
Tal parece que abandonan su búsqueda [+] Ver mas

It appears that the authorities have given up the search for the fisherman who fell overboard a week and a half ago in the open seas, on Wednesday, Oct. 2, just before midnight from the shrimp boat "Marengo" which was hit by a wave from the passing storm "Karen". His father, Mario Zapata Silva, is holding a photo of the seaman know as "Soyita",  José Ernesto Zapata Cutz , whose wife and three children who are expecting to  receive compensation from the company. It is noted they are a poor family, who were dependent on his income as a fisherman. 
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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 or Monchi's,shop at Chedraui or visit restaurants, bars, & beach clubs; 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 pharmacy and variety of other stores and small local restaurants


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 Nig
Oct 13  Happy Thanksgiving to the Canadians!
Thursday, Oct. 17  4p-7p  
Artist Fair at Town Square
PhotoIsla Mujeres Artist Fair Thursday, October 17, 4pm-7pm in the square-Hope to see you there for great art, food, and drinks! xo
Sally Margolis
Oct 18  6:13p Full Moon Rise over Caribbean /  Sunset ~6:20p
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. 

Weekend Music 

Banda Sin Nombre at Chuuk Kay 3:30p Sat & Sun

Iguana's has been having Caribbean-Tropical music on Saturdays  & Sundays starting around 6.

 Fenix has salsa-Caribbean music on Sat & Sunday afternoons when the weather is good for going to the beach.

The Sol Rockers are playing at Bahia Tortuga this evening.

At Poc Na Nov 24..Fidel Nada Full Band

Poc-Na Hostel's photo.

Sunday, November 24 at 8:00pm

On the internet in the past 24 hours...

Nice video  by Tony Garcia of turtles emerging from the sand

Nice video of the turtle release, showing the lil guys 'flying' away undersea. Info on caption is incorrect..The majority of turtle here are Greens, then many fewer loggerheads, and hawksbills are a small minority. Last year the last release was Oct. 7. They begin laying in May and the eggs take ~60 days to hatch. As of September, 60,000 had been released of the ~100,000 incubated/incubating. Video...By Stephanie Hammond de Boboli·

Katie Cain  This little froggie lives in our plant.

Lost Dog Appeal.... This doggie was here recently playing with Bouser of Punta Piedras (I texted that to the owners) in Bachilleres neighborhood of Aeropureto.  Last seen at North Beach near Maria's Cabanas & Hotel del Mar, according to my Neighbour. Call Avelino cel: 9981849613.Schnauzer pup..grey-pepper colored, red wine colored collar.


Daily Update: I’m posting this picture as a follow up to the video. This is from the same spay and neuter clinic last January and it’s how those puppies come in. This wonderful old man took these pups from his neighbor who was treating them poorly. He was so excited that we would take them, get then healthy and find them homes. He lived in the neighborhood where we set up the clinic and was obviously very poor. My point being that poverty and mistreatment of animals should never be partnered as a given. There are plenty of poor people who care. This man even stayed and helped out. This clinic stuff is coming up for me because we’re working on organizing three clinics right now; two in this same area of Cancun and one on Isla Mujeres. I love these clinics, it’s a chance to save animals, push the solution of spay and neuter and educate people. We ask people to stay and care for their animals as they wake up after surgery and we teach them to clean their dogs ears and cut their nails. It’s usually a brand new experience for both the dog and the owner. Thanks you Joan for your donation, every bit counts.

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Cancer Breakfast..October 19th..Restaurant Due Torri..9:00am. For all of you old fogies that couldn't make the Pink Divas night, you missed a great show with 3 different female impersonators rocking the house with song and fun humor. There was also a fashion show of the smallest briefs/bathing suits with beefy males models! Por Siempre Viva now has paypal so you can donate or buy your tickets with a couple of clicks on your computer or cell phone. All monies support testing, intervention and treatment right here on Isla! Hope to see some new faces at the breakfast and there is a march from the Fisherman statue (in front of Jax) to the Trigueña by the Salud at 5:00pm on Saturday the 19th of October...the paypal account is. Thank you for you time and hope to see you there! SALUDOS
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English classes starting tomorrow 5p for kids 7-11 and 6p for adults, Mon, Tues, Thurs, 1 hour, 125 pesos/wk. Also classes begin on the 15th at Cafe Italia 50p/class for restaurant workers. By police station and Casa Liberty butcher shop.
Cecilia Knöpflerposted toMerca IslaRecuerden MAÑANA 14/10 comienzan las CLASES DE INGLES! 5pm para niños (7-11años) y 6pm para adultos. Enfrente a la policia al lado de la carnicería ("Casa Liberty"). Lunes, Martes y Jueves 1 hora, 125 pesos a la semana. Mañana será la introducción e inscripcción.

El 15/10 comienzan las CLASES DE INGLES para trabajadores de la restauración. 1 hora por semana , MARTES 10 am en el centro: CAFFE ITALIA. 50$ por clase.
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! -

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When I had a car (an 82 VW 'bugi'), I thought, 'I want the guy who keeps THAT truck running to be my mechanic!'
Lisa Wiksten's photo.

  Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres   

 "Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam:  LINK  
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