Thursday, October 30, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, October 30 The Afternoon Edition

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 ....

Progress on the renovation & maintenance of the South Point Sculpture Park: Agapito

Y mantenimiento de Parque Escultórico de Punta Sur, constata Agapito

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 29 de octubre.-
Officials visited the Punta Sur Sculpture park to inspect the renovation and maintenance being done there. The officials included Agapito Magaña Sánchez, mayor of Isla Mujeres; Lilian Villanueva Chan, Sub-Secretary of Culture; and  Rubén Pérez, municipal director of Culture.The sculptures are receiving maintenance and special treatment against corrosion, environmental effects, sun exposure, humidity, and the salt from the sea, by crew of workers who are supervised by specialists in the field of sculpture. The sculptures were in deplorable condition, and the park is visited by hundreds of tourists each day, and the mayor had pledged to work to have them renovated.

Threat of strike at General Hospital: Problems continue 

Continúan los problemas

 Hospital workers have indicated that their disagreements are not with the Director of the General Hospital, David Valenzo Loaeza, but rather with the administrator, Marinelly Trejo. On Tuesday they met with the Director General of the Ministry of Health, and union representatives with the state. Workers explained that of the 34 unionized employees of the hospital, 32 are in opposition to the administrator. They added there are about 110 workers in the hospital, of whom 34 are unionized, noting that over 100 employees are supportive of the Director, and almost all are opposed to the administrator.
   Among issues causing friction with the administrator is the lack of assistance for payment of gasoline for the radiologist, although gasoline vouchers have been provided.
Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 29 de octubre.- .


Con nuevo módulo de información

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 29 de octubre.-
The information booth of the municipal Department of Tourism in the new Maritime Terminal become operational on Wednesday morning. This booth is expected to meet the needs of visitors arriving to the island, and is prepared for the upcoming holiday winter season when hundreds of international visitors are expected. The Maritime Terminal was inaugurated by Governor Roberto Borge Angulo on October 4th.

 Tvisla Mujeres

Secretary of Education & Culture supervising the renovation work at the South Point Sculpture Park

Forecasting lower temperatures for the weekend with the arrival of Cold Front #9
Pronostican bajas temperaturas para el próximo fin de semana por la entrada del Frente Frío #9

Cabbies seek greater flexibility with the work on Prolongation Rueda Medina
Taxistas urgen dar mayor agilidad a los trabajos en la prolongación Rueda Medina

CONANP achieves agreements with the Isla Contoy fishermen
Logra la Conanp acuerdos con pescadores de Contoy
Agapito Magana Sanchez announces the certification of two beaches in Isla Mujeres

Noticias de  Quequi......

Day of the Dead: A costly tradition

  • Día de Muertos, una tradición costosa


    Día de Muertos, una tradición costosa

    0 30 de octubre de 2014 
      Families have begun the work of decorating small altars in their homes with traditional offering, which can be very expensive. Some families may spend over 500 pesos. Flowers for sale include chrysanthemum, gladiolus, tuberose, lily, nube & terciopelo (Lit.: cloud & velvet). In the case of mums, or cempasúchitl, the price is unchanged from last year, remaining at 20 or 25 pesos for a big bunch. Candles and special sweets are also for sale, as well as the traditional mucbipollo (tamale). Last month the price of gas increased (propane...used for cooking) which affects the cost of preparations for Hanal Pixan, or "food for the souls". The most important dates during this time are November 1 & 2.

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.- Las familias incrementan su gasto para colocar sus ofrendas tradicionales en los altares.   Families spending increasing amounts for the traditional offerings at their altars.

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Magana supervises work in the park

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Delimiting functions at the hospital: Its Director
Delimitadas funciones en hospital: su director[+] Ver mas

Seeking to lower the trash fees
Piden bajar tabulador de basura[+] Ver mas

 The leader of CANACO (The Chamber of Commerce), Juan Carrillo, and Baltazar Maldonado, the leader of CANIRAC (Restaurant organization), together with the hoteliers, are asking that the City Council modify the regulations about commercial trash fees, before the time for this initiative runs out before the Quintana Roo legislature. The two men recalled that when the mayor was campainging he pledged to reconsider the increase, but time has passed and the controversial tabulation of 2012 resulted in a significant increase.  They are seeking a decrease of 50 percent from what is currently charged, which would apply for the fiscal year 2015, if it goes before the legislature before the time period expires.

Cemeteries: Ready for the celebration of the dead
 Panteones, presentables para celebrar a los muertos[+] Ver mas
  The three cemeteries of the municipality of Isla Mujeres are ready to receive the relatives of those who are buried there, said the workers who are responsible for the maintenance. They have cleaned and painted the surroundings, and it is obvious that relatives have started working on the graves, in anticipation of the celebrations which begin on the 31st, and last until November 1st and 2nd.
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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


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   
 Sunday 9pm - 11pm
  Tuesday, Cafe Del Mar, solo, 8 to 10 pm
Wednesday 7pm - 9pm  Comono/Patio Sol Rockers 
Thurs, Marina Paraiso 7-9 pm 


Comono / Now El Patio House of Music...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

Here's this info by day of the week...with a thanks to Jean Lemke for rearranging it!

Monday - Miguel solo @ El patio 6:30 - 8:30
Ryan Rickman @ El patio 8:30 - 11:30

Tuesday - John Cain @ Café Del Mar solo 8-10 p
Sol Rockers @El patio house of music 7-9
La Banda Sin Nombre @ El Patio house of music 9:15-11:15

Wednesday - Sol Rockers @El patio house of music 7-9
La Banda Sin Nombre @ Faynes - 10:30 - 12:00

Thursday - John Cain @ Marina Paraiso - solo 7-9
Miguel @El Patio house of music 6-8/ Faynes 10:30 - 12
Elvis @ el Patio house of music 8-11
La Banda Sin Nombre @ Fayne's 10:30 - 12

Friday - Miguel @ Marina Paraiso solo 7-9
Miguel @ Fayne's 10:30 - 12
La Banda Sin Nombre @ Adelitas for Salsa 12:30 - 2
Fabio @ El Patio house of music 6:30 - 8:15
Ryan and Band @ El Patio house of music 8:30 - 11:30

Saturday - Cuban Music at El Veradaro's 3-5
Banda Sin Nombre - Chuuk Kay 3:30
Miguel @ Marina Paraiso solo 7-9
La Banda Sin Nombre - Faynes 10:30 - 12:00
Banda Sin Nombre - Adelitas for Salsa 12:30 - 2
Ryan and Band @ El Patio house of music 8:30 - 11:30

Sunday - Fenix for Salsa 1-3
Banda Sin Nombre @Chuuk kay 3:30
Ryan Rickman @ El Patio house of music 6:30-9:00


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. 30 Midnight to 5a Halloween party at Faynes

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
Nov 1 DIF Catrina Costume event.. Benefit for DIF, social service agency, at the Naval Club (Playa Albatros)  200 pesos  The DIF is also collecting jackets & sweaters.

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.

Artist Fairs on the Square, usually first Thursday, have been cancelled for October & November.  Next Fair: Dec. 4


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