Tuesday, July 22, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News and Events Tuesday, July 22 The Afternoon Edition

The second issue of The Isla Mujeres Magazine to benefit Isla charities will be published in July!, featuring  a variety of talented writers and photographers! Thank-you to everyone who has visited & shared it! 
Check out the Charity document, patronize the supportive businesses & visit the blogs of the talented contributors! Contact me at westofcuba@gmail.com if you'd like to donate $15 to your fav charity, for an ad. Good causes, good exposure. 100% is contributed. Donations will be totaled, published & turned over to the charities in July.
Update...The content & layout are finished, and awaiting publication, while I am now creating & posting the new ads. It is going slowly because I am busy with other things, your patience is appreciated.     Feel free to copy & share the Charity document! Telling your friends about the Magazine & sharing links helps Isla Charities, too. Your support is appreciated & small efforts add up to big differences. Thanks! 

This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte 

   Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

Preparing walls for murals by international artists

Preparan paredes para murales

Lunes, 21 de Julio de 2014 22:14

De reconocidos artistas internacionales

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Fourteen walls are being prepared for fifteen artists from locations including New Orleans, Japan, Spain, Australia, United States and Mexico who will paint images on them such as whale sharks and manta rays for the Whale Shark Festival July 24-27. The project is called Murals For Oceans and will involve 10 private walls and three public, including walls of the municipal market, City Hall, and the building of the tourism agency. The event includes swimming with the whale sharks by the artists, who plan to make a video and share it on social media, and the artists plan to conduct a beach cleanup. 

More equipment for the hospital: For treatment of trauma

Más equipo a hospital

Lunes, 21 de Julio de 2014 21:55

Llega el de traumatología

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The director of the General Hospital, David Valenzo Loaeza, said the Department of Health has provided equipment so surgeries can be performed for patients suffering orthopedic trauma, so they will not need to be transferred to a hospital in Cancun. The Secretary of Health plans to visit the island monthly to provide better services and more equipment for the island. 
Agapito visits the children in the summer programs 

Agapito, con los niños

Lunes, 21 de Julio de 2014 21:54

Realiza visita a instalaciones de curso de Verano

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The summer programs  Baaxlo´ob Paalalo´ob and “Mis Vacaciones en la Biblioteca”,  (My vacation in the library) were visited by the mayor to assure that all is going well. The activities will include visits to Cancun to the planetarium Ka’ Yok’. and to an Olympic size pool there. The children who are participating in these programs are between the ages of six and fourteen. Today their activities included planting trees, and their projects will include a recycling workshop. 

City Council approves initiatives to benefit women 

Apoyo a las mujeres

Lunes, 21 de Julio de 2014 21:22

Aprueba Cabildo dos importantes iniciativas para beneficiarias

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The City Council completed two initiatives with the first being the creation of a Committee for Gender Equality and the second is the participation in the UN campaign Día Naranja” (Orange Day) of the program “Unete”, whose goal is to raise awareness against domestic violence. During this campaign, the City Hall will be illuminated by orange lights on the 25th of each month. 

 Tvisla Mujeres

Noticias de  Quequi......

Immortalizing whale sharks

  • Inmortalizan al tiburón ballena


    Inmortalizan al tiburón ballena

    0 22 de julio de 2014

  • Demandan taxistas sitio para sus unidades
      Taxi drivers want taxi stand for their cars


    Demandan taxistas sitio para sus unidades

    0 22 de julio de 2014 
    The taxi drivers formed a line to express their objections concerning problems with them parking in front of the new ferry terminal to pick up passengers.  They say the police prevent them from parking in the public street, and with the increasing influx of national tourists, at times they are using improvised "guardias", which complicates the flow of traffic in the street. They say it is impossible to enter and park, and only three vehicles are allowed to enter, while stopping in the street is prohibited. 
        The principal argument of the Traffic Police is that there is a prolonged curve in this area, but the taxi drivers insist it is only for a few minutes and not all day long. They say this "congestion" should not cause big problems, but the Traffic Police have the last word. The taxi drivers discontinued their protest, which caused discomfort and annoyance, under threat of being given infractions.


Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

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Hospital receives surgical equipment
Hospital recibe equipo de cirugía[+] Ver mas

Need to expand the high school in the Continental Zone
Urge ampliar el Cobach continental[+] Ver mas

Isla Mujeres: Hosting state beauty contest
IM, sede de concurso estatal de bellezaVer mas
Isla Mujeres will be represented by Leilanny Meya Rosado, at the state beauty contest, “Miss Caribe de México 2014”, being held on the island July 24-26th. Ten young women will represent the ten municipalities of the state, and the winner will compete at the national pageant. The event will take place on Hidalgo Avenue, outdoors, beginning with the official presentation on the 24th. There will be a modeling presentation by the participants on the 25th. The conclusion on Saturday the 26th will include a speech about a topic from the municipality they represent, and the media will be present. All events are free and will take place outside on Hidalgo avenue.

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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 variety of other stores and small local restaurants

 Charity Info
See tab at top of page!

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 @ Marina Paraiso

Karen Rosenberg's

NEED DIABETES SUPPLIES FOR OCTOBER DIABETES CLINIC: We have been doing Diabetes Clinics on Isla Mujeres for five years, with more local residents participating annually. This is a joint project of bilingual social workers, nurses, and other health care professionals originally from the USA, working with Isleno community partners. Diabetes is now the primary cause of death in Mexico.

We are in great need of donations of glucometers and strips, specifically these brands: Contour, Contour Next and OneTouch. Many doctor's offices, clinics and hospitals discard strips that are almost expired. Strips are actually still effective for at least a year after expiration dates so often those are the ones that are most often donated. If you have any contact with medical professionals or pharmaceutical reps, you can often get current supplies. We can also use lancets, lancet devices, alcohol pads, and syringes.

The next clinic will be in October 2014. Contact Karen Rosenberg at kfrlisw@gmail.com or Kathy Ennis at kathy@kathyandkeith.mx or FB either of us. We accept monetary donations too and will buy strips to bring down.

Follow up...The Go Fund Me campaign by Sally Margolis to assist with the HIV testing events by Brazos Abiertos was successful, & BA have also coordinated with the City to provide education about sexually transmitted diseases and teen pregnancy in the schools, monthly.


 John Cain's schedule   
Tuesday, Cafe Del Mar, solo, 8 to 10 pm
Thurs, Marina Paraiso 7-9 pm 
Friday, July 4 El Patio 8-10:30
Saturday, The Sunset Grill, solo, 630 to 830 pm
Sunday, Bahia Tortuga, The Sol Rockers, 630 to 900 pm  (Currently on hold while SeBlues is off the isle)

Ken Wanovich
Wed 7/23 - Mamacita's, 7:00pm.
 Fri 7/25 - Chi Chi & Charlie's, 4:00pm. 
Mon 7/28 - Villavento Beach Hotel - Noon 
Wed 7/30 - Mamacita's, 7:00pm. 
Fri 8/01 - Chi Chi & Charlie's, 4:00pm.
 Sat 8/02 - Marina Paraiso, 6:30pm.
 Mon 8/04 - Villavento Beach Hotel - Noon 
Tue 8/05 - Mamacita's, 7:00pm. 
( Keys 4 Life is also bringing school supplies and 3 new LCD projectors for the elementary schools, and doing some minor construction projects to repair/improve several homes in Guadalupana.)

 Ryan Rickman Friday - Tuesday at 8 - 11 pm (Fridays 9 pm - 12)
 Fabio Thursdays and Sundays 6:30 - 8 pm 
 John Cain 6:30-8:30 Fridays 
Wednesdays & Thursdays live music with a band that rotates starting at 8:30-11 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!! 
 Sat ~2p Frequencia

       Sun ~2p  Salsa 
Weekday's ~2p.. Various artists including
Chucho (Jesus Campezino) & SeBlues..tho he's off isle right now.

You may find live music after 9 or 10 on Hidalgo at Fayne's, La Terraza, or  Comono, and at Poc Na Hostel.

Saturday afternoon 3-5 Cuban music at Veradara's Cuban restaurant


July Events....

Thursday 5:30-9:30pm  Artist Fair on Town Square  (Note new hours)
Rain date...rescheduled to Friday
Friday, Fourth of July US Independence Day

At Casa de los Suenos....

From Christy Dix....For those who are in Isla Mujeres and want to practice your Spanish, come join us!! Spend an hour at Barlito's at Marina Paraiso this Friday 7/4 (3-4pm) and practice your Spanish skills while helping those who are studying English. It's a win win!!

July 5 Saturday 7p  Abuelito & Abuelita contest La Gloria open air theatre

July 6 Sunday  PRI Barracuda Fishing Tournament 8am start, 4pm weigh in, awards to follow on Posada Beach. 2pm Son 3 performing on Posada beach..dance!
July 7 Town Square ~7p "Michael Jackson Extravaganza" 

July 11 Friday Full Moon Rise: ~6:50    Sunset is ~7:30
 Careful of the migrating crabs crossing the road to get to the sea to spawn, especially down at the south and south east part of the isle.
July 12 Saturday  Full Moon Rise: ~7:45  
July 13 Sunday  Moonrise  8:41pm
July 14 Monday  Moonrise  9:31pm
July 15 Tuesday Moonrise  10:17pm  and ~50 minutes later nightly

July 20th...Start of Whale Shark Festival
PangeaSeed in collaboration with 1xRUN, Residencia Gorila, @World Artist Destination & Juxtapoz Latin America present Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans - Mexico Expedition: Isla Mujeres 2014 !Here's a selection of 6 of the 15 large walls that will be painted by 15 renowned international contemporary artists on the island of Isla Mujeres, Mexico.
Together via art and activism, we are helping to celebrate, educate and inspire both local and tourist communities on the importance of preserving oceans and marine wild life.
Stay tuned, as the festival runs July 20-28, for some incredible works created by an incredibly talented international team.  Together, we can help save our seas!
‪#‎pangeaseed‬ ‪#‎seawalls‬ ‪#‎saveourseas‬ ‪#‎staywild‬ ‪#‎mexico‬ ‪#‎islamujeres‬ ‪#‎sharklove‬

The artists are also planning a beach clean up.

Nice article about the mural project LINK  (In English...Huffington Post)

**July 20 or 24th -27 : Whale Shark Festival.  Includes a parade with floats, sand sculpture contest, recreational activities, and more.
**Some sources indicate the plans (again) are for the festival to last for a week, and that it will begin on July 20th, others say it starts on the 24th.

The seventh edition of the Whale Shark Festival will take place July 24-27 and will include an agenda of activities that are: cultural, artistic, touristic, and environmental; with participation by artists, musicians, speakers, and environmental experts. There will be contests of:  decorated golf carts, costumes, and sand sculptures; as well as parades, plays, lectures, performances by dance & music groups, photographic exhibitions, and other artistic activities.
       A group of international artists plan to paint murals focused on the themes of conservation and protection of whale sharks, in a project titled "SEA WALLS". All events will be completely free and will take place at venues including the Town Square, the Posada Beach, and Rueda Medina Avenue (main street). Municipal gencies who are coordinating this event include the departments of Culture, Tourism, Public Relations, Ecology, and Social Communication.

July 24-26 Miss Caribe de Mexico beauty pageant
Ten beautiful young women from the ten municipalities of the state will compete for the title of Miss Caribe de Mexico 2014 on July 24-26 in Isla Mujeres, and the winner will represent Quintana Roo in the national contest. The activities will take place on Hidalgo Avenue, and will begin on Thursday with the reception of the contestants and their official presentation. On Friday they will model swimwear, of the brand of the official sponsor, as well as jewelry and accessories. On Saturday the grand finale will be held, and the winner will be chosen. As part of the final competition, they will each present a topic about the place they represent, and the press will be in attendance.

July 25, Friday Whale Shark Parade (time/place TBA)

 July 26, Saturday:  There will be 600 Mexican athletes competing on the island for the “Copa Isla Mujeres de Tae Kwon Do”, including about 40 athletes from Isla Mujeres.

 On August 31, about 500 athletes, both Mexican and international, are expected to participated in an open water swimming competition, Competencia de Nado de Aguas Abiertas, at Playa Norte/North Beach. The swimmers will travel distances between 250 meters and five kilometers, with the course being defined by a rectangle of buoys off Playa Norte. Dozens of foreigners are expected to participate, especially from the United States.



Whale Shark Season ...ends Sept 15
It is Sea Turtle Mating & Nesting season
Red & Blue crabs are migrating to the sea for spawning during full moons

Turtle releases August-Sept dates TBA, usually only a day or two in advance Caribbean-Mayan Cultural Festival  TBA Nov?


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