Sunday, August 10, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, August 10 The Afternoon Edition

The second issue of The Isla Mujeres Magazine to benefit Isla charities will be published early August!, 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 August...some have already been donated.
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 ....

For the benefit of entrepreneurs 

Program “Mover a México” coming to Isla Mujeres

Beneplácito empresarial

Sábado, 09 de Agosto de 2014 21:47

Por arribo del programa “Mover a México”: Agapito

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On Tuesday, August 19th, the head of the Federal Ministry of  the Economy,  Secretaría de Economía Federal,  Luis García Silva, will be at the Town Hall to explain and assist with the Entrepreneurial Support Network. This is one of the most important business programs by the government of President Enrique Pena Nieto, and its motto is “Mover a México”.
   The Mayor, Agapito Magana Sanchez, explained that the purpose of the Network is to offer assistance to every Mexican with a good business idea, no matter where they live in the municipality. He said in this municipality, with its economy based on tourism, there are individuals, or even entire families who run a small or medium size business and need professional advice or financial support to increase and expand their business. 
   The Entrepreneurial Support Network is a strategy of linking the available programs of assistance between governmental and private sectors to allow participants to work together. Citizens interested in creating or expanding their small or medium sized business can go to the office of the Secretaría General del Ayuntamiento for more information. 

Participating in an important Wedding Tourism Expo in Monterrey 

Sobre turismo de bodas

Sábado, 09 de Agosto de 2014 21:45

Municipio alista participación en importante escaparate en Monterrey

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Representatives from Isla Mujeres will attend the tourism promotional fair “Expo Cásate en la Playa”,(Get Married at the Beach Expo") in the city of Monterrey, on August 30 and 31st. The delegation from Isla Mujeres will distribute promotional information from hotels, restaurants, beach clubs, and other organizations offering tourism services at this vacation destination.
     The Director of Tourism, Gustavo Rodriguez Orozco said they are in the process of collecting information from different locations around the island for consideration for inclusion in this important promotional campaign at a national level.
       The deadline for the receipt of promotional packages from hotels and restaurants will be August 22nd. This campaign and many others are ongoing to seek to maintain a constant flow of visitors to this vacation destination, including in upcoming off season months which begins in September and continues until mid-November.

Home gardens offer food self sufficiency 

Más apoyo a huertos familiares

Sábado, 09 de Agosto de 2014 21:43

Buscan la autosuficiencia alimentaria

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Agapito attends closing of children's summer program

Clausura Agapito Magaña curso de verano infantil

  • Written by Diario Respuesta  Jesus Molina
  • Category: Isla Mujeres
The Mayor, Agapito Magana Sanchez, attended the closing of the children's summer program,  Baxlo´ob Palalo´ob (Juego de niños / Child's play), held at the dome in colonia Salina Chica. The program was a success, providing children with healthy, positive activities and knowledge to implement in their everyday lives & to encourage healthy lifestyles.
     After three years, goals were exceeded with 73 children enrolled, who were divided into two groups: ages 6-9, and 10-14. They were awarded medals and congratulations during the closing ceremony. The Mayor said he hopes the number of participants will be doubled next summer.
Read more: Clausura Agapito Magaña curso de verano infantil
Public works projects begun 

Tour operators visit Isla Mujeres 

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Reopening Human Rights offices
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There will be an official ceremony for the opening of the Human Rights Commission of Quintana Roo office in Isla Mujeres on Monday. The new office is located a few meters from City Hall on Madero street at the corner of Guerrero. The former office was closed in October 2013, and had operated out of the City Hall since March, on Mondays and Fridays.
      The event will take place at noon, and officials will be in attendance, including the President of the state agency, Harley Sosa Guillén. The agency may resume workshops for education, which had been developed before the closure of the office, in coordination with other organizations and institutions working on crime prevention programs such as those against bullying.

"Adjustment" of taxi rates has begun
Entró en vigor “ajuste” de tarifa de taxi+] Ver mas
 Most of this information has already been translated.The taxi union is still waiting for approval for an increase in rates from the Department of Transport, which has been in the news lately.
     Members of the union point out that the rate allowed by the Department of Transport for moving passengers between the ferry docks and the colonia neighborhoods is 26 pesos, but only 50% of that amount has been charged to local residents. They say with the continuous increases in costs of fuel and parts it has become untenable to maintain that price. A manager said, "We have been supporting the working class for years by never applying the authorized rate."
       A few days ago some operators began charging 15 pesos for taking two people together, and 20 pesos for three passengers traveling together.. They say they will go bankrupt if they give exclusive service  to one person for 13 pesos, and they ask for people to be understanding. The reporter found there were some drivers charging 13 pesos at noon on Saturday, and others were asking for support from their employers to avoid being reprimanded.
     They are still awaiting authorization for the request to increase rates for both locals and tourists, but promise they will not increase this local rate again if, or when, the request is approved. At the beginning of the school year, the amount charged to students will be increased to eight pesos, having  previously been six pesos, which will affect family budgets.

Increased promotion of the Smart Card
Intensifican promoción de tarjeta inteligente[+] Ver mas

This information has already been translated, and this article additionally notes that some people do not want to change from analog to digital meters because they believe they generate pollution to the human body and cause cancer.

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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.


 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   discontinued for now
Today, Sunday August 10 Bahia Tortuga 
7p Hot Roots Full Moon Party

Hot Roots would like to invite you to their Full Moon Pool Party at Bahia Tortuga this Sunday Night!
Live Music starts at 7 pm
2 x 1 Margaritas!
5 Coronas + Nachos only $175!!
For those of you that missed the last party we're gonna do it one more time Come show some love for the band because these pirates are about to sail away on their Caribbean Dub Pirate Tour!

 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.

Javier Martinez Cen La Banda Sin Nombre has played for 12 years at Faynes, we needed some days off, so less than a year a go, we let the band Radios play for us (at the same stage same time), they are great! LBSN play Weds/Saturday from 10:30 till 12, Fridays and Saturdays we also play next door, at Adelitas, just salsa music, from 12:39 till 2:00 
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


August Events

Turtle hatchling releases at Media Luna & Guadalupana (eastern)  beaches  TBA (Usually 1-2 days before event.)

 (Gets 10 min later across month)
Aug 1   ~6:20am
Aug 31 ~6:30am

(Gets 20 mins earlier across month)
Aug 1   ~7:25p
Aug 31 ~7:05p
Aug 9  5:05 am   ~Full moon sets before sunrise 
Aug 10 6:11am     Full moon sets  ~sunrise

Aug 10  Full Moon Rises at 7:18p   Sunset ~7:20p
Aug 11    Sunset ~7:20p  Moonrise 8:07p

Aug 12  Moonrise 8:54p
Aug 13  Moonrise 9:40p
Aug 14  Moonrise 10:25p
Aug 15  Moonrise 11:10p

Aug 7, Thursday Artist Fair on the Square 5:30-9:30 Summer Hours

Aug 15 Friday
 11a City Council room: Presentation of the book "Isla Mujeres a traves del tiempo, tomo II. Fidel Villanueva Madrid, Historian of the City 
7pm Documentary Exposition  Town Hall Pasillo
7:30pm Inauguration of Photographic Exposition  Hidalgo Avenue

Aug. 16 Saturday  8pm  Town Square
Presentation of the show: "Monsters & Mayan Legends" (Monstruos y Leyendas Mayas)
Presentation of a dance:  Traditions of Isla Mujeres"
Regional Night with an orchestra from the township of Felipe Carrillo Puerto

Aug. 17 Sunday
9am Port Authority Pier (#6)  Floral offering for the 20th anniversary of the sinking of the Cruz de la Bahia/Cross in the Bay

Following Mass: Procession from the Church on the Town Square celebrating the Virgin of Assumption going down Guerrero, to Lopez Mateos, then down Rueda Medina, main street. The walkers will return to the square via Morelos, while the decorated carts go farther down Medina to loop back from the south to the north. There is a contest for the top five decorated carts.

8pm Town Square
Official Session of the City Council commemorating the 164th Anniversary of the founding of Isla Mujeres
Homage to the founding families
Giving of the Award for Citizenship
Giving of the Award for Tourism

 On August 31, about 500 athletes, both Mexican and international, are expected to participate 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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