Thursday, July 3, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, July 3 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.    

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  (I sent an email to the tourism director letting him know the cam has been stuck for a few days)

   Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

Police participate in exercise program "Ponte al 100"

Se activan policías

Miércoles, 02 de Julio de 2014 21:35

Llega a la ínsula el novedoso programa físico "Ponte al 100"

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"Ponte al 100" is a national program intended for all Mexicans, which begins with measurements of physical strength and tests of agility, and bodily measurements, and is followed by physical activities. Members of the municipal police force are participating enthusiastically in this sports program. This program was originated as a proposal by the parties PRI and Verde Ecologista, to create a nationwide program of physical activity for all citizens. It is intended for all Mexicans and to involve all the sports institutions, in coordination by the Department of Education. The program has  guidelines, and objectives, with involvement of sports medicine professionals.  In this municipality the physical activity program includes sports teams and clubs, as well as various governmental agencies. The schedule for the upcoming months will be based of the needs of the people who are going to be evaluated, to achieve compliance with the objectives. 
CANACO leader says tourist complaints continue: After meeting with PROFECO 

Fraude, queja recurrente

Miércoles, 02 de Julio de 2014 21:34

Entre los turistas, revela dirigente de Canaco tras reunión con la Profeco

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The leader of Cámara Nacional de Comercio (Canaco) in Isla, Juan Carrillo Figueroa, spoke to the reporter following a meeting with representatives of the Consumer Protection Agency (PROFECO). He said he told the officials that the problem is not a lack of price labels in plain view on products, but rather, that complaints from tourists occur when they purchase jewelry that is misrepresented, such as fake silver, known as "alpaca". He gave the opinion that the recent visits of the officials did not offer a solution to the problem.
Jean Piaget school had Science Fair at Convention Center

Presenta la Feria de la Ciencia

Miércoles, 02 de Julio de 2014 21:26

La escuela “Jean Piaget”

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Students of the private school "Jean Piaget", accompanied by their parents, presented a Science Fair at the Convention Center yesterday, for the first time. The students were from third grade to the third level of middle school, andthe subjects included biology, physics, and chemistry.
   Recently the school held an Olympiad in mathematics, and also a spelling bee.

 Tvisla Mujeres

Cabbies & porters argue on main street
Taxistas y Maleteros pelean turismo en plena avenida principal de #IslaMujeres

Noticias de  Quequi......

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Seeking removal of construction materials
Residents living along the road to the Garrafon park called the reporter to say that construction materials used for the Mundaca Hacienda are beside the road and causing a potential hazard. They said the materials, which include piles of gravel, sand, and leaves, could cause motorcycles to skid and may cause damage to the asphalt. The debris is unmarked and was used for fencing the perimeter of the estate. 

 por esto

Shameful spectacle by cabbies
Vergonzoso espectáculo de taxistas[+] Ver mas
The Tourism Police and the Vice-Director of Tourism intervened to assist when an argument occurred from the cabbies after a visitor hired a tricycle porter to transport their luggage. The taxi union has advised the tricycle drivers not to provide this service in the area by their taxi stand. The disagreement occurred shortly after noon on Wednesday when cabbies blocked the tricycle and removed the luggage. The taxi drivers argued that they have the concession for this service and the tricyclists do not. The tricyclist was allowed to depart with the luggage. General disapproval was expressed about the situation causing a poor image for the island.

Course on Maritime Security in Cancun
Curso de Seguridad Marítima en BJ[+] Ver mas

Isla Mujeres: Ready to compete for the title
IM, listo para disputarse el título+] Ver mas

Young athletes from Isla Mujeres will be competing in Cancun in the category Infantil Mayor of the regional soccer league  “Guillermo Cañedo”, in the semifinal competition Saturday at 3:30pm  at the court  “Benito Juárez”, by Atlas Cancún.

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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 

 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.

Friday evenings Marina Pariaso: Blues
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)
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!!

Soggy Peso, in the past, has had Red White & Blue jello shots &  a smoked brisket special
Miquel's Moonlight bar has had 4th parties in the past

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 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 20: Whale Shark Festival last a week this year. Includes a parade w floats, sand sculpture contest, recreational activities, and more.

 July 26:  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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