Sunday, October 26, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, October 26 The Afternoon Edition & Catching Up

The second issue of The Isla Mujeres Magazine to benefit Isla charities will be published soon, 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 soon...some have already been donated.
Update...The content & layout are finished, and awaiting publication, while I am 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 ....

Meco reef area in danger

From exploitation without monitoring & damage to the ecosystem

Del Meco, ante explotación sin vigilancia y daños al ecosistema

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ISLA MUJERES, 25 de octubre.-
The reef in the area of "El Meco" is being damaged by the large numbers of tourists visiting lately. These reefs are attractive to visitors because they have several types of corals, including some which are classified as endangered. This area is not part of a PNA, Protected Natural Area, but the many boats visiting the area are causing concern for the  Commission for Natural Protected Areas (CONANP), who have not yet established a regulatory plan for the area.

Dictan conferencia

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ISLA MUJERES, 25 de octubre.-
 The conference about autism toook place at the auditorium of the Naval base, and they discussed early detection of autism, among other topics. It included the KODOMO Civil Association, who run the  Damarys Menes de Mendicuti, and the municipal DIF, headed by Marthy Vargus Magana, as well as a psychologist who specializes in Neurological disorders affecting the development of autistic children, Edel Lopez Aguilar.  
     The event was attended by parents and officials who included:  César Poot Pérez, Secretarty General, representing the Mayor, Agapito Magaña Sánchez; Admiral and Commander of the Naval base in Isla Mujeres, Juan Ramón Alcalá Pignol,; Miriam Trejo León, City Council Member; Francis Magaña Ríos,  DIF Director in  Isla Mujeres, Dr. David Valenzo Loeza, Director of the General Hopital ; Antonio Salas Torres, director of ISSTE, Patricia Blancas Torres, medico aplicativo of the Dirección de Salud; Xhanat Tzé González y Raúl Márquez Fernández; pediatric doctors.

Recaudan fondos con carrera

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ISLA MUJERES a 25 de octubre.-
Young people who are members of the Rotaract Club of Isla Mujeres have joined a global fundraising campaign, by promoting a race, which will be held in Cancun on Sunday, Nov. 2nd. The event is called "Corre con Causa", Run for the Cause. The organization has donated two wheelchairs to the community, and avoids political associations.


New face for Mundaca: Construction is 70% finished & expected to be completed in December

En diciembre próximo concluirán obras de reconstrucción; avance del 70%

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Federal funds are financing the building of a large palapa at the entrance to the Mundaca Hacienda, and the construction of its perimeter fence, as well as the fence along the perimeter of the ceremonial center of the Mayas. The old entrance has been reconstructed at the back of the property where it was originally, along the road to Garrafon  Park, opposite the entrance to Playa Lancheros. In addition to the palapa, fencing, & new entrance, there are bathrooms, walkways, and other improvements.
ISLA MUJERES, 24 de octubre.-

Raising awareness about water conservation

CAPA allocates resources for space 

CAPA destina recursos para espacio

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ISLA MUJERES, 24 de octubre.-
Federal funds of 151,728 pesos are being invested, via the National Water Commission, in an  Water Awareness Facility (Espacio de Cultura del Agua /ECA). This is the thirteenth facility of this type in the state. This facility will directly benefit residents, including  youths between 5 and 14 years of age in Isla Mujeres, as well as the ejido Isla Mujeres, and the towns of Francisco May & Punta Sam in the Continental Zone.
    The educational activities will include instructional videos, lectures, workshops, guided tours, group activities, reading circles, and contests. The interest and participation of the children will occur through the promotion of technology and social consciousness, to fortify strategies and policies for the protection, conservation, restoration, and management of water resources. The goal is to generate a respectful attitude about these issues among the young people, and to consolidate social awareness to support sustainable development in the region.

Gobierno de Agapito ofrecerá gran variedad de servicios médicos, hoy y mañaana

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An Autism Conference will take place Saturday at 10am at the Auditorium of the Naval Base, and on Sunday at the Taxi union lodge there will be a pet sterilization clinic from 8am to 4pm. Also on Sunday, at 9am at the Senior Citizen Center there will be a talk about the emotions and experiences with breast cancer, by a survivor, as part of the “Rodada Contra el Cáncer” campaign.
     On Monday, there will be a health fair on the mainland area of Isla Mujeres, that includes medical and dental consultation, glucose testing, blood pressure checks,  PSA tests (prostate antigen), ultrasounds, EKGs, vaccines, free pharmacy services, and many more services.
ISLA MUJERES, 24 de octubre.-


Boats returned to Naval pier after storm threats end

Luego de resguardo por la Armada ante inclemencias del tiempo

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After the passage of the threat of a storm from the Gulf of Mexico, the boats impounded at the Naval dock were returned to the Naval area. They were removed on Tuesday, and returned on Thursday.
ISLA MUJERES, 23 de octubre.-

En calles del municipio

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 The director of the Ecology department, Cristina Medina Figueroa, explained that if animals are loose in the streets, they are considered strays, because otherwise the owner should keep them in an area at home and provide necessary care. After stray animals are captured, they are given appropriate care and veterinary supervision for three days, and after that deadline, they are removed to the pound in Cancun. During those three days, the owners may recover their pet at the Mundaca Hacienda. In the case of re-offending, they could be penalized financially, according to the law. One of the residents in colonia la Gloria is complaining that their dog was taken away, although s/he asked them not to take it.
ISLA MUJERES, 23 de octubre.-.

En la avenida Rueda Medina

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Strong winds and heavy rains affected Isla Mujeres for almost 48 hours, suspending the construction of Rueda Medina avenue which is being repaved from the entrance to the car ferry to the restaurant Capitan Laffite. Last week the director of Public Works,  Miguel Ariel Caballero García, said the work is expected to be completed in two weeks or by the end of October, but he also said this date depends on the weather situation. He said the work is being done in 800 linear meter sections. (Another article with information from the company doing the work said they bid to finish it in 70 days, but hope to have it done in 60 days, which would be Dec. 15th.).
ISLA MUJERES, 23 de octubre.-

Tras 48 horas de mantenerse restringida la navegación

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After 48 hours of restriction for general navigation from the threat of tropical depression number 9, the port was partially opened, with continued restrictions for sport fishing and ribereña fishing. Things were expected to normalize on Friday.
    After the heavy rains, tourism activities resumed on the island and visitors were observed in the streets and beaches, walking, shopping, boating and enjoying themselves. Friday winds increased to over 35 kilometers per hour, and it is possible that the port will be closed on Saturday for vessels under forty feet. (The restrictions did not affect the ferries.)
ISLA MUJERES, 23 de octubre.- .

International destination  
Over 150 competitors are registered to compete in the open water swimming event at North Beach on Sunday, Oct 26th. The island is an international destination which the City believes should offer a wide variety of tourism opportunities, providing facilities and support for having events of all kinds, including sports events such as this. Competitors from Quintana Roo receive a half price fare on the Ultramar ferry. Each competitor is accompanied by at least one more person, who will be staying and eating, and therefore this event benefits restaurants and hotels, and other businesses of the island.

 Tvisla Mujeres

Don't forget to change your clocks an hour before you go to bed Saturday night.

Photo: No olvides cambiar la hora de tu reloj antes de ir a dormir esta noche!!

No olvides cambiar la hora de tu reloj antes de ir a dormir esta noche!!

Noticias de  Quequi......

  • Llegará el subsidió de lentes a Bachilleres
    Subsidized glasses program comes to the high school  


    Llegará el subsidió de lentes a Bachilleres

    0 26 de octubre de 2014 
     The Visual Health campaign by the City of Isla Mujeres began two weeks ago with exams in the schools, and have found more than 300 people who need glasses. This includes 70 senior citizens and 181 primary school students. Of the 352 middle school students examined, 63 students require glasses. 
         For the seniors, the glasses are subsidized 90 percent. The cost of their glasses can exceed 800 pesos, and the City pays 700 pesos and the seniors pay 100 pesos.  For the primary school students, the subsidy is fifty percent, which means parents pay 100 pesos, giving 50 pesos in advance and the other 50 pesos when the glasses are delivered. The program will be offered to the high school students on Friday, Oct. 31 from 4p to 7p.

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.- Los alumnos de la preparatoria también se beneficiarán con el apoyo.

Assisting the fishermen of the Caribe coop

  • Brindan apoyo para los pescadores de Caribe


    Brindan apoyo para los pescadores de Caribe

    0 24 de octubre de 2014
    Fishermen of the coop "Caribe" received governmental assistance for the construction of a two level palapa. The federal money comes from the agency CONAPESCA, and the state government is contributing 30 percent. The palapa can function as a restaurant and offer seafood directly to the public. Yesterday the physical survey began for the project.

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.- Se destinaran recursos para la elaboración de una palapa de dos niveles. Resources earmarked for the construction of a two level palapa
  • Ponen en marcha la Clínica de la Diabetes
    Diabetes clinic held at Red Cross


    Ponen en marcha la Clínica de la Diabetes

    0 24 de octubre de 2014
    A diabetic clinic was held at the Red Cross with support by Karen Rosenberg and Kathy Ennis, who are foreigners who have settled on the island. The volunteers gave away more than 130 meters for testing glucose, 13,000 testing strips, and provided more than 300 blood sugar tests. There were also more than 100 pairs of glasses given away. The Red Cross acknowledged the help of these two women, who have made significant donations throughout the year, mainly for the diagnosis of diabetes and for the ambulance service.

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.- La Cruz Roja mejora la atención de la enfermedad con donativos de unas trabajadoras sociales.  Red Cross improves disease care with donations & volunteers

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

 por esto

General complaints about gas distribution problem
Generalizada queja por problema de reparto de gas[+] Ver mas
There were complaints while the delivery truck for propane refueling was out of order, and it has now been repaired.

Conference about autism
Conferencia sobre el autismo[+] Ver mas

Minors propose campaign to rescue fish
Menores proponen campaña de rescate de peces[+] Ver mas
Families living near the lakes Salina Grande, Salina Chica, and Salina Aeropuerto are pleased with the increasing biodiversity, especially the presence of fish. With the recent rains, some fish were trapped in pools of water outside the bodies of water. It has been recommended that elementary teachers organize a campaign to help the children rescue the rest of the fish. It is recalled that in May there were many fish deaths in Salina Grande due to a lack of oxygen when the water levels were low. Now the problem is overpopulation, so children in the area have been catching them by fishing with lines.
"El Beisbolista" is about to fall

“El Beisbolista” está a punto de caer[+] Ver mas

The statue "El Beisbolista" (The baseball player) located near the stadium "El Pescador" is about to fall, due to lack of maintenance of fiberglass that was put on the figure of concrete, steel, and wood, which reinforces the 'ankles'.
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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


Miguel's high season schedule:

Sunday: The Sol Rockers @ El Patio 9p - 11p
Monday: Miguel solo @ El Patio 6:30p - 8:30p
Tuesday: La Banda Sin Nombre @ El Patio 9:15p - 11:15p
Wednesday: The Sol Rockers@ El Patio 7p - 9p, Faynes 10:30p - 12:00a
Thursday: Miguel Solo @ el Patio 6p - 8p, Faynes 10:30p - 12:00a
Friday: Marina Paraiso 6p - 8p, Faynes 10:30p - 12:00a, Adelita's 12a - 2a
Saturday: Marina Paraiso 6p - 8p, Faynes 10:30p - 12:00a, Adelita's 12a - 2a

Special Event: October 31st Marina Paraiso 5p - 9p for Halloween party

 John Cain's schedule   
Tuesday, Cafe Del Mar, solo, 8 to 10 pm
Thurs, Marina Paraiso 7-9 pm 
Sunday  Comono/Patio Sol Rockers 

Comono / El Patio Updated schedule

Sundays 630 to 9 - solo Ryan Rickman - 9 to 11 - Sol Rockers
Mondays 630 to 830 Miguel - 830 to 1130 Ryan Rickman -

 Tuesdays 7 to 9 Sol Rockers and DJ 9 - 12 - 
Thursdays 6 to 8 Miguel and Elvin from 8 to 11
 Fridays 630 to 815 Fabio Ryan and band 830 to 1130 
Saturdays 830 to 1130 Ryan and Band..

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  (I'm not sure if this is still current
Banda Sin Nombre at Chuuk Kay 3:30p Sat & Sun

       Sun ~2p  Salsa 

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


October events
Sunset ~6:30p
Full Moon..Moonrise
Oct. 8    6:50pm
Oct. 9    7:37pm
Oct. 10  8:26pm
Oct.11   9:16pm  Dia de la nina
Oct.12  10:07pm     Día de la Raza

Oct.13 10:58pm

 Oct. 16 Thursday, Dusk (~6-6:30) Turtle Release Guadalupana Beach (Southeastern part of isle)

Oct. 26 8am Open water swimming event at Playa Norte...

. Link: ). There will be categories of 1500 meters and of 2500 meters for juveniles & adults, and 250 meters for children .Those interested in participating can sign up at the offices of the Sports Department, Dirección de Deportes, which are located in colonia La Gloria, or at the link above.The home page is

Oct. 26 Daylight Savings Time Ends...clocks go back an hour.
Oct 31 7pm  Hanal Pixan Altar Contest on Town Square
Oct 31 Friday Halloween  .....Party at Marina Paraiso at 5p.
Possibly parties at Faynes & the Patio
 Nov 1  Halloween Buffet & Party at Casa de los Suenos 6:30 (reservations recommended)

Nov.1 & 2 Dia de los Muertos  

Caribe Culture Fest Nov 12-18 This says that Sonora Dinamita will be playing cumbia in Isla Mujeres,  as well as Son del Barrio & Yura Santo Negro



 Blue crabs are migrating to the sea for spawning during full moons, from the mangroves. Try to avoid running them over. Look out for them in areas where there are Sac Bajo & near areas of Makax Lagoon.

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

Artist Fairs on the Square, usually first Thursday, have been cancelled for October & November.  Next Fair: Dec. 4. 
  Tiffany posted that they plan to have them six months of the year & don't plan to schedule them during the summer, & plan to resume November 2015.


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