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.
Reorganizing Department of Tourism
Dirección de Turismo integra organigrama
Martes, 08 de Octubre de 2013 22:28
En puerta, ¿fusión?
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Schools running smoothly: Fully staffed with teachers
Agapito Magana: Friend of the high school
Agapito Magaña, amigo de bachilleres
Martes, 08 de Octubre de 2013 20:55
Resalta secretario de Comuna, en acto cívico
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Blaming death of turtle hatchlings on lack of personnel
Falta de personal, causa de ecocidio
Martes, 08 de Octubre de 2013 20:55
Con crías de tortuga
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There were so many nests this year, in is very understandable that a few were missed. The mamas dig many false nests and restart in another spot if they hit rocks. This summer the sand was rearranged almost nightly at their favorite beaches. There were other missed nests along this stretch, whose occupants headed in the correct direction when they hatched. Birds are their biggest enemy when they are on or near shore. In August, September, and October, the tanks get full at the Tortugranja, and the hatchling releases occur. Yesterday's was supposed to involve 6000 baby turtles, and was cancelled due to weather.
This summer our propane tank blocked a confused mama who was walking toward the same street these hatchlings got hit on. We didn't have any lights on that would have disoriented her. Sometimes they come up into the back yard seeking a better spot to dig & when they dig near the house, I usually hear the rocks hitting the patio. She was the first to head down our paseo, which caused the neighbor's dogs to bark at her. I went down to see what was up, and we startled each other (big snakey looking head RIGHT THERE as I stepped out the sliding door). I took care of the doggies, Mama and I both caught our breath, & she returned to the sea. Along the way, guests & I tried to 'herd' her to the beach, but she went over the rocks. Turns out ya can't really herd a mama turtle who is determined to return to the sea NOW. Occasionally going over the rock ledges causes them to flip, but they are pretty tank-like, and she took the drop-off in stride. They really hate being caught out at dawn.)
Isla Mujeres joins fight against breast cancer: Yesterday the pink lights were turned on
36th Anniversary of statehood of Quintana Roo commemorated at the Capitol and in Isla Mujeres
Noticias de Quequi......
Ready to celebrate Day of the Fisherman
Diario La Verdad
Still without governmental web page for the City
Bad weather returns
Retorna el mal tiempo. [+] Ver mas
(It clouded up and began raining around 2pm, and now at 3:30 it stopped and the sun is coming out again. It is overcast at 5:50p/dusk)
Lack of teachers: Old problem
Déficit de profesores, añejo problema [+] Ver mas
Seeking continuation of the search for "Soyita"
Piden no suspender búsqueda de “Soyita” ver mas
Caught dismantling boat
Sorprendidos desmantelando embarcación+] Ver mas
The other article said the Cuban Consulate was notified of the vessel, but were not available on Sunday when the police chief called about this incident. An earlier article noted it is powered by a car engine.). This article notes that neither the Port Authority or the Navy is responsible for the vessel, which is neglected, and this 'tempted' some people to take the engine or other parts. With the previous Cuban boat, about two months passed before authorities gave the order for it to be dismantled.
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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. 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 12- Día de la Raza
Oct. 12 11:30pm My Space Disco Benefit for Breast Cancer: Pink Divas Night
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 The Sol Rockers tonight at Bally Hoo Restaurant, 7 to 930 pm...
John Cain schedule last week was..
Tuesday solo from 8 to 10 pm at Cafe Del Mar, lovely spot on the beach across from Jax,
Wednesday the return of 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, nice deal. See ya!
At Poc Na Nov 24..Fidel Nada Full Band
Sunday, November 24 at 8:00pm
On the internet in the past 24 hours...
Pat Oreskovich (yesterday)
Lolo lorena added 4 new photos to the album Lolo's dinners fall 2013.
Since the Turtle Release was cancelled yesterday, here is a video Capt. Tony made last year underwater of a hatchling swimming away. LINK (Sorry... I am unable to find it on YouTube today, to post it directly)
Yesterday was World Octopus Day
Octopuses are masters of camouflage
HERE is a fascinating five minute TED video of "Underwater Astonishments" that includes this octopus in reverse...unbelievable!
The notice below was posted this morning. It just started raining now at ~1:30p. (Lasted about an hour)
It is a weather notice about that the isle may have weather that is.... cloudy, rainy, gusts of wind, lightning storms, fresh wind form the east, northeast with winds of 25-35km, occasional gusting.
You don't have to give any info to vote, and it takes you right to the Isla Animals option. Very easy! Click this link: Please Help My Animal Shelter Win
Pat Oreskovich added a new photo.
Me: Nice coconuts! I love to watch the guys shinny up the palms (and I always look up before I sit on the beach). It is a local legend that if you drink Isla Mujeres coco water, you WILL return.
Pat Oreskovich walk along the beach in town
Ayuntamiento De Isla Mujeres shared a photo.
Below....It says the Municipal Clean Up Operation included the participation of more than 15 people, as well as 20 trucks with the objective to remove 2000 tonnes of trash from the municipality, which was accumulated from the past two years.
This is the heading for an article about the Tourism Fair in Cancun Oct 14-16 which it says it the most important tourism fair of the Mexican Caribbean, according to Jesus Almaguer Salazar, who noted it has 3500 reservations for businesses.
Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres
"Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam: LINK