Monday, August 4, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Monday, August 4 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 ....

Nothing to worry about

Isla Mujeres beaches are the safest in Mexico: Reiterates

Nada de qué preocuparse

Domingo, 03 de Agosto de 2014 22:52

Playas del municipio, de las más seguras del país, reiteran

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 3 de agosto.- 
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According to statistics supplied by the Red Cross, Isla Mujeres has the safest beaches in the nation and Gerardo Magaña Barragán,  hotelier, said  these statistics indicate these beaches have the lowest accident rates and deaths at national level, taking into account the number of bathers received during holiday seasons each year. He said that in the past two years there has not been one accident with a loss of human life during the holidays, and much less during the regular season. (El empresario hotelero dijo que desde hace más de dos años a la fecha no se ha registrado un solo accidente que presuponga la pérdida de una vida humana, durante las vacaciones y mucho menos durante la temporada regular.)
   For his part, the president of the board of the Red Cross in Isla Mujeres, Jorge Cardenas Bazán, reported that from 2011 until now, the Red Cross has registered a total of six deaths, representing an average of less than two cases per year.  He said that of the six recorded deaths, one was a negligent  person who swam in a restricted area and the other five were caused by 'congestion' from alcohol or food or respiratory arrest (cinco más por congestión alcohólica o alimenticia, o paro respiratorio),but these five were all cases of swimmers who were in knee-deep water.
   The Navy, municipal police, Civil Protection, and Red Cross have not reported any accidents on the beaches of the island, much less deaths, during this holiday season, and it hoped/expected (que se espera que) that the rest of the season will continue like this.   

 Tvisla Mujeres

Noticias de  Quequi......

Resuming the work of CRIT on the island

  • Retomarán la obra del CRIT de la ínsula


    Retomarán la obra del CRIT de la ínsula

    0 04 de agosto de 2014 
    The General Director of the social services agency, (DIF), Jesus Rodriguez Herrera, announced that the work of the new Children's Rehabilitation Center Teleton (CRIT) will be resumed in the near future with an investment of just over 12 million in the building, including all the equipment needed to offer various services and therapies to children. This was confirmed by  Mariana Zorrilla de Borge, at the Grandparents competition. 
        He said the plans that exist for this work were abandoned two years ago and this plan is fully coordinated with the Mayor Agapito  Magaña Sanchez.  He said that the work will be resumed shortly and hopes/expects it to be inaugurated in December.  According to the latest study on Isla Mujeres on average there are 100 children who are in need of CRIT.

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.-

  • Planning to complete the Casa de Cultura / House of Culture


    Concluirán proyecto de Casa de la CulturaConcluirán proyecto de Casa de la Cultura

    0 04 de agosto de 2014  
       The Undersecretary of Culture in the Northern Zone of the state, Ramón Patrón Gracia, confirmed that work will resume on the Casa de Cultura "Jesefa Adame Solis" with an investment of one million pesos. This work was discontinued during the last administration, and the construction is expected to resume again shortly. The structure is located downtown, overlooking the Caribbean and bordering the eastern malecon (seaside walkway).
        Initially,  work began with a budget of two million pesos from the state and one million was expected to be invested by the municipality of Isla Mujeres, but the funds were not dispersed, and the project was abandoned.

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.-

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Planning to resume work on the Casa de Cultura
Planning to open a Children's Rehab facility in La Gloria 

 por esto

Expensive investment: Renovation of the eastern malecon sea walk

Cara inversión, rehabilitación del malecón oriente[+] Ver mas
This has the same information as was previously translated, noting that the first part of the project will 'harmonize' with the completion of the Casa de Cultura, which has been on hold for three years. The eastern malecon was the first boardwalk built after the passage of Hurrican Gilberto in 1988, after the destruction of the wastewater treatment plant of the city, and the retaining wall was built up three meters above sea level. The metal of the current benches lasted less than a decade, and could not stand up to the corrosive effects from the sea nearby. It is suggested that wooden or plastic benches be used, since they would have a longer lifespan.

Muralists display their work
Muralistas exponen su obra[+] Ver mas

.More than a dozen muralists, Mexican and foreign, donated their work to the community of Isla Mujeres during the Seventh Whale Shark Festival. The murals are designed to draw attention to the importance of the survival of one of the most majestic and enigmatic creatures of the ocean, said an official in the Office of Tourism. The artists include: Tristan Eaton, Tatiana Suárez, Curiot, Nosego, Saner, Geleste Byers, Hannah Stouffer, Meggs, Aarón Glasson, Vexta, Pelucas, Smithe, Shark Toff, and Cinzah Merkens. There are more than a dozen murals, which are located on private and public walls in locations that include the following streets:  Rueda Medina, Juárez, Hidalgo, Guerrero, Carlos Lazo, Madero, among others.
   There have been experiences in previous years that work has been erased (painted over) and the sculptures at Punta Sur have been left to rust. It is suggested that a council should be formed to ensure that the works won't be abandoned or deleted by politicians, and representatives of the artists agreed with this.
   It is noted that the whale sharks are being 'punished' ("castigado") by the many boats that take tourists to the area where the giant fish feed on plankton, which is some miles north of Isla Mujeres, and that conservation efforts are needed. This project hopes to draw attention to the problems faced by the whale sharks and the need for conservation efforts. This is recognized by officials from the three levels of government, and the painters immediately accepted the invitation to paint the murals from July 20-28th.

Urging promotional plan on or for the island
Urge plan promocional en la isla' [+] Ver mas (but there is no more to see...this is just a photo & headline...the link has no text)

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 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
Ken Wanovich

 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.

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

 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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