Wednesday, December 11, 2013

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Wednesday, December 11 The Afternoon 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.

Check out the Daily Specials...with Delivery numbers and Menus...see tab at top of page.

   Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

Spectacular evening this Saturday: Festival of Caribbean Culture

Espectacular velada

Martes, 10 de Diciembre de 2013 22:16

La que se espera el próximo sábado, en Festival de Cultura del Caribe

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The state is sponsoring the annual Caribbean Cultural Festivals in various municipalities including Isla Mujeres were there will be music on the town square Saturday, December 14 with Grupo Karenka scheduled to begin at 8pm and Gurop Cohiba, also from Cuba, scheduled to play at 10pm.  

 Drug testing with permit renewals for the commisionistas

Aplican antidoping a los comisionistas


Martes, 10 de Diciembre de 2013 21:57

Para renovar tarjetas de identificación

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  On Tuesday there was a surprise drug test for all the hawkers / commissionistas who offer tourism services. If they fail or do not return or are non compliant, their credential to work will be suspended. Those who pass will be given new credentials. Each commissionista is charged 200 pesos for the testing, which is done in coordination with the Department of Health, headed by Doctor Tharin Sadat Vital Casique. There are currently 34 commissionistas. 

Mayor supports solar energy: Meeting with experts 

Agapito, por energía verde

Martes, 10 de Diciembre de 2013 21:54

Impulsa aprovechamiento de luz solar: Se reúne con especialistas

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  Solar energy specialist  Pedro Alonso Betancourt Reed, and representatives of the institution Inteq Solar visited the island to promote the use of the sun to generate power. There was a meeting with the mayor, municipal authorities, and members of the business community at the Council Room.

Caribbean Culture Festival arrives in Isla Mujeres on Saturday
 Tvisla Mujeres

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 Tourism recovers as winter hits in the north

Repunta turismo por temporada invernal

Repunta turismo por temporada invernal
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34 Commisionistas renewing their credentials

Renuevan gafetes 34 comisionistas

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Items in poor condition should be removed from the sea walk

Urgen retiro de mobiliario en mal estado ubicado en malecón

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Promoting use of solar energy

Promueven uso de energía solar

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 por esto

Seeking information on the new tax requirements
Reclama la IP orientación en materia fiscal[+] Ver mas
Business owners are asking the Federal Ministry of Finance for information and clarification on the requirements that will begin on January first under the tax reform REPECO (Régimen de Pequeños Comercios) for small businesses. Business leaders say there is a "sea of doubts" concerning the new requirements and business owners are asking the federal government for guidance. A jewelry store owner said they also have questions about the ceilings for cash purchases that have been imposed to reduce money laundering. At the end of the article, it mentions legislators granting a year of zero contribution to new businesses, but it is unclear to me if that is part of the reform or under consideration.

Encourage use of solar energy
Fomentan el uso de energía solar[+] 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.
  This blog is brought to you by....
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   Three rentals with large glass doors overlooking our white sand beach and the beautiful Caribbean sea, with  kitchenettes & free WIFI. In the coastal neighborhood of  Bachilleres, among upscale villas & boutique hotelitos, convenient to downtown or the colonias, yet separate.  Quiet & Private.   
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 here from the Boca Iglesia Church to Isla Mujeres, where she has been honored annually for 102 years. HERE is an article about the Festiv
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.
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
Everyone is invited!Dec 14 Saturday 5:30-8:30 Casa Sirena Benefit for Brazos Abiertos
Dec 16 -24  The Posadas
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: 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


  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, 630 to 830 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...

Wow...she's getting  a lotta orders within an hour of posting her lobster salad ...with home delivery..on Merca Isla (FB)..

Ya esta lista la ensalada de langosta a 20 servicio a domicilio

Bufalo offers discounts and offers unlike other places. Very good service. Check out our menu, we have secret recipes that no one can equal.
BUFALO aplica descuentos y gastas menos que en otros lugares. Muy bien servido!. Pioneros en nuestro menú. Tenemos recetas secretas que nadie ha podido igualar. Pedidos al 2747003 y 9981863242.

Tony Garcia added 3 new photos.

HERE is a ~10 min. video of a fire dancer performing at Faynes.

The Merci Panini today is one of my favorites! Grilled chicken, caramelized onions, gouda cheese & cranberry chipotle salsa. Yum! Come have a yummy mouth watering panini & check out some of our Isla Mujeres Artist Fair artists' work at Barlito! We have Sally Margolis' handcrafted sterling silver Isla pendants. We have Ray's intricate bead work & macramé earrings. Mark Caffo's Caribe on Canvas photgraphs cover the main wall. Damien Damien Lemée's exotic recyclable bird hovers outside & Bessie Hamaker's sea treasure mirror is a true piece of art! If only we had more wall space! We hope to see you at Barlito!!
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Kodi Venable shared Val Jukosky's photo.
Cruz Roja Isla Mujeres! Love these awesome paramedics!
Happy, happy to get all those supplies!

Fenix Lounge added 10 new photos to the album Fenix Beach Club — at Fenix Lounge.
Kitesurfing @t Fenix Lounge Isla Mujeres

Fenix: Cuban Salsa Band Every Sunday 3-5pm

REMINDER - don't miss our Grand Opening of our new lounge on Saturday December 14th 8:30 - sample some of our new menu and drinks!!
Xerxes PunsalangIslaholics
Isla Mujeres zocalo 1986....the building on the left with the brown stripes was the movie theater. It was torn down in the late 1980's. The Super Express grocery store is on the right. It was called Super Bettino then.


Christmas tree downtown...Mayor & kids...
En esta época del año debemos recordar que la luz siempre debe estar en nuestros corazones. Buen día.


November-December 2013...Amigos of Isla Contoy doing environmental workshops teaching students about reusing, recycling, repurposing; about identifying materials that can be used to create useful or beautiful objects. While discussing the importance of the three R's, they taught the importance of saving bottles, plastic, cans, cardboard, newpaper, etc for your creations. 
Se fomentó entre los niños y adultos la cultura del reciclaje enseñándolos a reutilizar el material de desecho de sus casas o escuelas para crear objetos utilitarios. Aprendierón a identificar los materiales que se pueden reusar y la manera de utilizarlos. Se les informo acerca de la importancia de las tres erres y se les pidió que guarden sus botellas, plásticos, latas, cajas de cartón, periódico, etc.. para la elaboración de sus manualidades. Noviembre a Diciembre 2013.

Have you ever shopped at Hortensias? Located at the back side of the public market. She's a wonderful seamstress!


One of Liwlig Larsen's new pieces. Liw will be participating in the January Fair with 57 other participants on Thursday the 2nd. Come enjoy the first Artist Fair of 2014!

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