Sunday, July 20, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, July 20 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 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 ....

Agapito met with CORETT General Director: Deeding land in Continental Zone

Más certeza jurídica

Sábado, 19 de Julio de 2014 21:54

Gestiona Agapito ante el director general de la Corett

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The Director General of the Commission for the Regularization of Land Tenure (Corett), Jesus  Sergio Alcantara Nunez, and the mayor of Isla MujeresAgapito Magaña Sanchez, toured the Continental Zone of Isla Mujeres and had a meeting regarding the regularization of land in Rancho Viejo. The federal officials are working on the development and regularization of land where hundreds of families are residing and waiting for legal certainty (a deed) for their piece of land, where they have their lives and dreams of the future.

Planning to raise taxi rates next month 

Viene alza en taxis

Sábado, 19 de Julio de 2014 21:52

Dirigente sindical confía en que entrará en vigor el mes próximo

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The head of the taxi union, Sindicato de Taxistas de Isla Mujeres, Eduardo Peniche Rodríguez, announced that the taxi rates will increase by 20 percent for both tourists and locals in August.The rate for local users between downtown and the colonias will increase for 13 pesos to 15 pesos, and the tourists rates will increase by 20 percent. He said they are having meetings with members of the  board regarding a 5 peso charge that has not been done before, but will be applied with this adjustment in rates.... para acordar el cobro de cinco pesos, además cuando el pasajero proveniente de las colonias, se dirija a un punto en específico de la zona Centro que no sea el sitio de taxis del primer cuadro de la ciudad. arrange the collection of five pesos, in addition when the passenger from the colonias, is taken to a specific point downtown that is not the downtown taxi stand.
    In this regard, with the increase from 13 to 15 pesos for the route between the colonias and downtown, this additional charge would raise the cost to 20 pesos for that trip.
   The union leader admitted the date has not been approved yet for the application of the new rates. He said they have been forced to increase charges because there have been steady increases in the costs of fuel and parts. He said towns like Chetumal, Cozumel, and Playa del Carmen have been authorized, while rates in Isla Mujeres have not been increased since 2009. He noted that these rates apply to the island, and rates are different in the Continental Zone.

 Tvisla Mujeres

Noticias de  Quequi......

City: Not sanctioning boat owners

  • Ayuntamiento descarta sanciones a náuticos


    Ayuntamiento descarta sanciones a náuticos

    0 20 de julio de 2014 
    The Secretary General of the City of Isla Mujeres, Cesar Poot Perez, explained that the City has no authority regarding the use or exploitation of the Federal Zone, except to maintain cleanliness, and therefore they will not be taking action against the owners of the boats moored along the malecon by the whale shark statue. He said this issue is the responsibility of the Port Authority of Quintana Roo (APIQRoo) and the Harbor Master. 
        Last week APIQRoo installed signs throughout this area of the Federal Zone informing the owners of the boats they were taking up space in the port that is administrated by by APIQRoo. The Harbor Master, Ismael Gonzalez Gil, said for the most part, the boat owners do not have a concession to use this area, which will trigger an eviction of the 67 boats moored there, in the near future.

    Por Carlos Gasca.-

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

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Red Cross organizes bazaar to raise funds

Cruz Roja organiza bazar para recabar fondos. [+] Ver mas
Hundreds of people attended the Red Cross bazaar on Saturday, and lined up to purchase clothing, toys, and household items that had been donated to benefit the organization. At an early hour a long line formed, and by noon there were still items available such as clothing, and a name brand clock radio for only 50 pesos. The administrative coordinator for the Red Cross,  Fanny Elena Morcillo Campo, said there were donations from the foreign community and from entrepreneurs, and that the participation of the private sector is crucial to the continued funding of this organization which provides 24 hour emergency service to the entire island.

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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 or Kathy Ennis at 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..Chucho (Jesus Campezino)
 Wed: Blues W 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!
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 kicking off in less than 24 hours!
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

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

**July 20 -27 : Whale Shark Festival.  Includes a parade w 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 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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