Monday, December 16, 2013

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Monday, December 16 The Evening Edition

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

North Beach/Playa Norte In Real Time  In Isla Mujeres  LINK to 24 hour time lapse of the webcam

The "Morning Edition" has translated headlines &  newspaper photos. This Afternoon Edition has  translations of the news articles,  Daily Events, the Live Music Schedule  & 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.

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   Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

Remodeling El Pescador baseball field with 20 million pesos

Remodelarán "El Pescador"

Domingo, 15 de Diciembre de 2013 22:41

Con inversión global de 20 mdp

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The funds are coming from the Commission for Youth and Sport in Quintana Roo ( Comisión de la Juventud y el Deporte en Quintana Roo), and the work will be done in the first months of 2014. It will include raising the level of the playing field, to prevent further flooding. The head of the commission, Martín Antonio Cobos Villalobos, said they are in the process of analysis for the construction of a sports center on the site that is now the blue dome of the Habitat plaza in Canotal. The sports complex will include grandstands, bathrooms, locker rooms, and will be used exclusively for sports, while the Convention Center will be used for social activities. 

Rhythms of Cuba meet expectations during Caribbean Culture Festival 

Ritmo y cadencia

Domingo, 15 de Diciembre de 2013 22:39

Cuba cumple expectativas en Festival de Cultura del Caribe

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 After a long wait for this festival of the senses, (This year's municipal Caribbean Culture festival, previously held in November, was canceled. The festival this weekend is the state sponsored version.) last night the municipal plaza was filled with rhythms, cadences, and color from all four directions when the Caribbean music began at 8pm. The Mayor thanked the performers for this State sponsored festival, through the Ministry of Culture, who each year send representatives of different Caribbean arts such as literature, film, theater, music, and dance to the ten municipalities of the state.The sounds of Cuba flooded the square and were enjoyed in a great evening that lasted several hours. 
Expecting 100% occupancy during Christmas & New Year holidays 

Prevén ocupación del 100%

Domingo, 15 de Diciembre de 2013 22:37

Durante Navidad y Año Nuevo

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The Director of Tourism, Carmelina Martinez Hamed, said that while hotel occupancy  is currently at 55%, it is expected to reach 100% right before, during, and after the Christmas and New Year holidays. It is estimated that after the holidays, hotel occupancy will be between 85 and 95% during the first three months of 2014. There are 2569 hotels in the municipality of Isla Mujeres, of which 1563 are on the island, and and the other 1006 are on the Continental Zone, near Isla Blanca and Punta Sam. The most popular days are December 24, 25, 26, 30, 31, and the first day of January, when merchants are expected to benefit also. 

 Tvisla Mujeres

Noticias de  Quequi......

Attendance of Bishop: Confirmed for ceremony
  • Confirman obispos asistencia a ceremonia


    Confirman obispos asistencia a ceremonia

    0 15 de diciembre de 2013

    Por Carlos Gasca-Quequi.-
  • Controversy concerning taxi leader 


    Taxistas tienen a espurio como líderTaxistas tienen a espurio como líder

    0 15 de diciembre de 2013

    Por Clicerio Cedillo-QUEQUI. The financial report and the activities reports were given at the meeting attended by some 500 taxi union members, while an estimated 100 members tried to disrupt the meeting. The current leader, Eduardo Peniche Rodríguez "El Wato" was reelected for the third time. The other candidates were  Javier Manuel Acevedo López, of "Aliados por la Democracia"; Miguel Ángel Chan Mena, of "Unidos por la Democracia" and Adolfo Arguelles Salas. The protesters say there was a violation of Article 38 and they will take their objections to the Board of Conciliation and Arbitration, and continue to the federal courts if necessary..

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Taxi leader calls for unity

Llama líder taxista a respaldar su proyecto

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Unclean water drains off near market 

Rebozan aguas negras cerca de un mercado

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 por esto

Rhythm and music at the Town Square
Ritmo y cadencia en la Explanada Municipal[+] Ver mas

Business owners displeased
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Merchants on Hidalgo Avenue (the pedestrian street) are displeased with the appearance of a bar module placed by a business into the street to sell their products, which the merchants say is not legal and requires official permission. The module is for the sale of wine and liquor, and is located at the corner of Hidalgo and Matamoros. The Secretary General of the City Council, César Poot Pérez, said they will look into the situation.

Seeking to annul the taxi leader election
Buscarán anular reelección de líder taxista [+] Ver mas

Christmas in Isla Mujeres?

 MaraVilla Caribe has the smaller studio available the 15th-21st at a special price of $40/nt.

A larger studio is available now, until Dec 29th as a special price of $300/wk.
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Free amenities such as hammocks, bikes, outdoor shower, portable beach chairs & beach towels, washer, loungers & BBQ. Breathtaking panoramic views from the rooftop terrace. Upstairs room also available.   Downtown is  ~ a mile away; if you don't feel like walking or biking, flag a $2 taxi or hop on the bus. We also have room for parking,You can enjoy the music & crowds downtown, then come home our quiet neighborhood of Bachilleres where you'll  sleep to the sounds of the sea.$275/$325/$425 wk   $40/50/$65nt  Monthly Discounts

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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

December Calendar of events

 Festivities for the Patron Saint, The Virgin of Immaculate Conception are Nov. 28-Dec 8
The religious image was moved to Isla Mujeres from the Boca Iglesia Church, where she has been honored annually for 102 years. HERE is an article about the Festival
Dec 4 Wednesday 6p Confirmation Mass at Catholic Church on Town Square
Dec 5 Thursday  4-7 Artist Fair Town Square (First Thursday of Each Month)
Dec 6 Friday  Security Operation Guadalupe-Reyes begins
Dec 7 Saturday 7p Procession of the Virgin through the colonias
                         ~10p Singing Las Manitas, Mass Catholic Church on Town Square
Dec 8 Sunday 3p Procession from Church on Square to Bay, for procession on Bay with three large boats provided for parishioners. Followed by Grand Kermes, and returning of icon to her niche. Celebration of 50th anniversary of priesthood for Father Martinez.
Dec 12 Dia de Guadalupe, Patron Saint of Mexico. Festival at Chapel in Salina Chica
 They have been setting up the circular stadium, along the Caribe road down south, which usually means a 'bullfight' with little people and heifers, where no one is harmed. There could be trained monkeys riding dogs, or circus animals, rides for the kids, and vendors.
 Start of Guadalupe-Reyes Holiday period, which ends January 6th.

Everyone is invited!Dec 14 Saturday 5:30-8:30 Casa Sirena Benefit for Brazos Abiertos
Dec 16 -24  The Posadas
The Posadas are nine days before Christmas eve, when there are reenactments in neighborhoods (and a play on the town square) of Mary & Joseph being turned away, until they are accepted at one house, and there is a neighborhood party there.
  During the posadas, there is usually a dance on the town square, featuring dances & costumes from different regions of Mexico
Dec 14 Saturday Caribbean Cultural Festival 8pm Town Square (Cuban band)
Dec 17 Tuesday 4-6  Brisas Grill  Benefit for Keys4Life
Dec 24  Noche Buena  Zapatos por los ninos party
Dec 25  Christmas
Dec 31 New Years Eve celebration on Town Square (Usually fireworks & dancing to live music until dawn. Reserved tables are sold by Tourism Department.)
 Charity Info
Donate some shoes? You can drop them off at Barlitos! If you aren't coming before this event, your donations of shoes or money are always welcome and needed!
ZAPATOS PARA LOS NINOS   Shoes for the Children Annual Christmas Party and Shoe Drive
        December is here, and we are collecting shoes and donations for our annual Christmas Party and shoe delivery.  Last year every child that came for shoes walked away with a new pair for Christmas!
This is the one time of year we only collect new shoes in order to make each child feel extra special.
Not only do we distribute shoes, but we join with the local community to provide a meal and a small gift. It is a special event, as for some of the children, it will be their only Christmas gift. They are already looking forward to it on December 24th.
If you would like to donate shoes, please contact Greg Snider at:

If you would like to contribute monies so we can purchase shoes, food, or small toys, please also contact Greg at the email address above or go to our website for Pay Pal   We will happily send you photos of the children who receive your gifts.   Greg and Natalie


Donation Drop offs:
Red Cross:  Social Justicia Restaurant (south of ferry terminal, north of car ferry)

 Books for Grade School Reading Program, Items for Isla Animals, Diabetes Supplies, Shoes for the Kids, Items for Little Yellow School House...Barlitos:  On Hidalgo, the pedestrian street, at Abasolo

Toys for PEACE: Galerita across from Olivia's Restaurant

Keys 4 Life  Benefit Event: Tuesday, Dec 17 Brisas Grill 4pm  A Christmas concert called "Secret Santa Christmas Celebration." by Ken Wanovich with buffet, beverage, & gift CD. $20 or 250p (link for tickets). Profits will be spent on toys, and Ken explains, "The concept is that we are the Secret Santa, giving gifts to the children through the parents, who cannot afford gifts for their own families." Ken Wanovich Posted a new song: "Give It Away" ‪#‎music‬



Julieta Venegas is an American born Latin Pop singer with a platinum album (Limon y Sal) whose biggest hit is "Me Voy", here's that music video below (LINK)

  Miguel's playing schedule 
 Fayne's BarandGrill  Wednesday through Saturday 10:30pm - 12:00am.
 Saturday Tequileria La Adelita's 12:00am - 2:00am for salsa night. 
 Sunday Bahia Tortuga with the Sol Rockers 7:00pm - 9:00pm

 John Cain's schedule   

Tuesday, Cafe Del Mar, solo, 8 to 10 pm
Friday, Bally Hoo Restaurant, solo, 530 to 730 pm
Saturday, The Sunset Grill, solo, 630 to 830 pm
Sunday, Bahia Tortuga, The Sol Rockers, 630 to 900 pm 
Banda Sin Nombre at Chuuk Kay 3:30p Sat & Sun

Domingo Salsa en Vivo con ¡¡Puro Sabor - Salsa Cubana !! ::  Sunday Live Salsa with ¡¡Puro Sabor - Salsa Cubana !! + Gratis/FREE Chilpachole Pa' la Cruda! + Tragos/Drinks + SUP & Kayak :: See You There!! / No Falten!! 
Fenix Sat 2p Reggae/Cuban   off & on

  Sun 2p Salsa

Fenix Lounge   Domingo Salsa en Vivo con ¡¡Puro Sabor - Salsa Cubana !! :: Sunday Live Salsa with ¡¡Puro Sabor - Salsa Cubana !! + Gratis/FREE Chilpachole Pa' la Cruda! + Tragos/Drinks + SUP & Kayak :: See You There!! / No Falten!! — at Fenix Lounge.
Iguana's: Thursday is Blues, with beer & pizza specials. Friday evenings have featured Cuban-Vera Cruz music. On Saturdays & Sundays they have   Reggae- Caribbean-Tropical music.  Starting around 6. 
The Sol Rockers play at Bahia Tortuga on Sunday evenings. 
RYAN RYCKMAN......back at ComoNo......every night 8:30You may find live music after 9 or 10 on Hidalgo at Fayne's, La Terraza, or  Comono, and at Poc Na Hostel.

ComoNo, Isla Mujeres, Mexico  RYAN RYCKMAN......back at ComoNo......every night 8:30

From Bahia Tortuga....
Bahia Tortuga Restaurant-Bar / Hotel / Marina's photo.

On the internet in the past 24 hours...

One of our regular Isla Mujeres Artist Fair participants, Nirit Ben David of Roots Clinic, has opened her Acupuncture/Chinese Medicine clinic in a new, convenient location in Centro! She is now taking appointments at the clinic in Plaza Isla Mujeres (between Hidalgo & Juarez, behind Dopi's Restaurant). Nirit will be at the January 2 Fair (Thursday 4pm-7pm), come down to meet her and learn more about her services in acupuncture, shiatsu, reiki, moxibustion, and more!

Tony Garcia added 4 new photos.
My outside kitties trying to stay dry, pobrecitos

Daily Update: So all the puppies are doing well so far. We’re still in the danger zone because they’re all from the streets and I don’t feel like I have an “all clear” on parvo or distemper until three weeks have passed. There are only three that I’m worried about but I’m filling them with vitamins and immune boosters and making sure that they keep eating. I love this picture. I think I should make a clock out of it. I can’t believe how perfectly they are spread out. My friend Alex gave me these dishes and they are the best thing for feeding pups. Thank you so much to Ashley for raising our monthly donations to $1420.00, we will get there.

Dear friends, this year we have realized several events and for such a motive we want to be grateful for your support, with much enthusiasm we have reached three years of achievements, but specifically of Helping the Island Women, we will realize the traditional "Posada Rosa", the dynamic is a very simple you can meet some friends and bring some botanas (snacks) to share, we ask for a donation of 100.00 pesos for the Association to collect funds and to be able to continue helping, the principal aim is to have an entertaining night with all, we will be grateful for your unconditional help to all. You are cordially invited !


 My Photos this week...

These are from Saturday. The second two are from Iguana's at Marina Paraiso. The first one might be from the Soggy Peso

And these are from Tuesday at sunrise, back balcony MVC B&B..looking south, north, up.

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