Friday, November 21, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, November 21 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 

  From the municipal Fb site...

Photo: Hoy 20 de Noviembre, Día Universal del Niño. #ComunidadEnAcciónHoy 20 de Noviembre, Día Universal del Niño. #ComunidadEnAcción


From Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

Carlos Enrique Barranco García appointed municipal Director of Ecology

Secretario de Comuna da posesión del cargo a Carlos Enrique Barranco García

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 20 de noviembre.-
Carlos Enrique C. Barranco García was appointed as the new Director of Ecology, and the event was supervised by the municipal Secretary General, César Poot Pérez, representing the Mayor, Agapito Magana Sanchez. Sr. Poot asked the public and the staff of the municipal Ecology department to act responsibly and follow the laws, because there are regulations delineating the right way to do things, and they also contain punishments for those who do not comply.
     Sr. Barranco said he has come to the Department to work, and to join together with all the workers for the good of the community. He has a degree in Ecology from the  Instituto Tecnológico de Chetumal;  and professional experience in the following areas: Management and administration of water resources, wastewater treatment systems, and cleaning bodies of water, as well as educational activities at the Universidad del Caribe and Colegio de Bachilleres.

 From Tvisla Mujeres

Recognition of the Dedication, Loyalty and Constancy of the staff of the Navy of Mexico

Boaters of Isla Mujeres promote the beauties of the Island during the DEMA diving show in Las Vegas
Nauticos de #IslaMujeres promueven bellezas de la Isla durante el #DEMAShow en las Vegas!!

Photo: El Sr. José William Torres Martínez y la Sra. Argenis Rodríguez López, and their daughter, from Colombia, with Tourism Police officers, Martin Trejo of Mininos & others
A story demonstrating that this is a destination that is secure, friendly, and reliable.
      A  family from Colombia in a golf cart stopped to take a photograph, and  the woman left her purse behind on the malecon, near the naval base. When they returned the purse was gone, so they began to make a report to the Tourist Police, because inside were their passports, cell phones, cash, credit cards, & other personal items. They were seeking help to contact their Consulate, bank, hotel, etc, when Sr. Martin Trejo (of Minino's restaurant) came in to report that he and his son in law, Adolfo Barbudo, had spotted the purse and opened it to look for identification. They realized it belonged to tourists, so they brought it to the Tourism office, where the Colombians recognized it and it was returned to them with all their belongings intact. The family Torres Rodriguez said they were deeply grateful, and they admired the honesty of the island people very much.
From Noticias de  Quequi......

  •   Recognition given to personnel of the Navy of Mexico


    Reconocen al personal de la Armada de MéxicoReconocen al personal de la Armada de México

    0 21 de noviembre de 2014 
    A promotion ceremony was conducted for naval personnel.
    Commitment, dedication, loyalty and perseverance for the fulfillment of the mission are the values that the Secretary of the Navy of Mexico recognized in their personnel. Therefore, as part of the CIV (104th Commemoration of the Anniversary of the Beginning of the Mexican Revolution,  a Promotion Ceremony of Naval Personnel was held on the premises of the Fifth Naval Region. This was done in accordance with Article 89, Section IV of the Political Constitution of the United States of Mexico and in accordance with Articles 2 and 3 of Promotion Law of the Navy of Mexico.
        The 44 members of the Navy who were promoted one grade included:  capitanes de Corbeta, tenientes de Navío, tenientes de Fragata, tenientes de Corbeta, primeros Maestres, segundos Maestres, terceros Maestres y cabos, adscritos al Cuartel General de la Quinta Región Naval, así como de unidades y establecimientos subordinados.The article other includes information about the ranks, the laws and the authority to promote officers. 
        The ceremony was attended by civil and naval authorities and relatives of the staff who were being promoted. The Naval base commander Juan Ramón Alcalá Pignol attended and awards were given to personnel who had completed 35, 30, 25, 20, 15 and 10 years of active duty. Awards for perseverance were given to those of the first, second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth class. 
        La Secretaría de Marina-Armada de  México congratulated those who were promoted & joined in the joy of the families and friends of the naval staff who reached another milestone in their careers as a result of their efforts, merits, and professionalism in performance of their duties.

    Por Carlos Gasca> Quequi.- Se realizó una ceremonia de ascensos del personal naval.
  • Asisten Náuticos al Dema Show


    Boaters promote the island at the DEMA show

    Asisten Náuticos al Dema Show

    0 21 de noviembre de 2014 
    Individual entrepreneurs from Isla Mujeres whose businesses are dedicated to underwater activities organized and participated in the DEMA (Diving Equipment and Marketing Association) show in Las Vegas. The Oficina de Visitantes y Convenciones de Cancún (OVC) Convention and Visitors Bureau of Cancun (who are responsible for promoting Isla Mujeres) did not attend. 
         This year the annual event is taking place Nov. 19-22, and the entrepreneurs are working at the event from 10am to 6pm. They are talking with travel agents & others, offering services and products, and promoting various activities including swimming with the whale sharks and sport fishing. 
          Kin Lima Fernández, of “Ken M Internacional” (sic) said that attendance at this event resulted in every success, because each year it is better organized and there is greater interest in underwater activities. He said there are more countries participating this year. The participants from Isla Mujeres brought videos and brochures, which has attracted a great deal of attention, he said. 

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.- Participan de forma independiente para atraer más visitantes al destino.

From Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

From  por esto

Beautiful weather prevailed
Bonito el clima que prevaleció[+] Ver mas
The winds from Cold Fron #12 died down on Thursday and the sun came out. The Harbor Master authorized navigation for small boats for recreational tourism within the Bay, but not yet for fishing because the waves were still high. Tourists were arriving but not at the normal levels, unlike Wednesday when there were fewer. Boats brought hundreds of visitors over and were anchored a short distance from the buoys at North Beach that protect the swimmers. Tourists were enjoying the island by foot and via golf carts. The sun which has appeared at 8am, changed at 1pm and went into hiding while rains arrived. This weather is said to be an effect of a stationary front, while the national weather service warns of temperatures decreasing on Friday when Cold Front #12 arrives.

Rehabilitation has begun at General Hospital
Inicia rehabilitación del Hospital Integral[+] Ver mas
 According to a preliminary report from SESA, the state Ministry of Health, the fire was caused by an old installation of electrical wiring, and a short circuit On Wednesday the general cleaning was completed and they were ready to return to receiving the sick patients to give regular treatments for their chronic conditions, providing surgeries and hospitalizations, as well as treating emergencies, and any accidents. The overall removal is at 80% and the facility will soon be 100% operational, including the Dentistry area. At the moment medical consultations are taking place at the back of the hospital.

 Classes are normal again
  Clases sucedieron normalmente[+] Ver mas
  The municipal Director of Education reported that classes were back to normal by noon on Thursday, after the cancellation of the parade on the island commemorating the 104th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution. The call for the school sector to mobilize in support of the cause of Ayotzinapa, that was supported in several cities, was not answered here. 
         Some taxi drivers said their clients commented that the cancellation was irrational on the island when many parents had spent money for the event. Parents who complained said Isla Mujeres represents no risk, except maybe for a few insults toward the Mayor because construction is being done at the wrong time of the year on Rueda Medina.
        One mother complained that they had spent over 800 pesos for expenditures for their three children who were marching with their school to buy clothes and shoes, when they have no money and survive on low wages, and do not understand why these last minute decisions are made, when they should notify us days in advance to avoid the expenses.  On the eve of Revolutionary Day, the traditional parade was held on the mainland with over 700 students, while on the island the "order came" for cancellation, but the classes were not cancelled.
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 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
Kitchenette in small room, Medio. There's a table & chairs across from it & a double bed.
A large slider opens from each of the 3 rooms onto the patio where each has a table & chairs, hammock & clotheslines. The BBQ is behind the pole, and the outdoor shower is outa the pic at left.
Large studio (Norte), I'm standing in the kitchen

Free amenities such as hammocks, bikes, outdoor shower, portable beach chairs & beach towels, washer, loungers & BBQ. Breathtaking panoramic views from the rooftop terrace. Upstairs room also available.   Downtown is  ~ a mile away; if you don't feel like walking or biking, flag a $2 taxi or hop on the bus. We also have room for parking,You can enjoy the music & crowds downtown, then come home our quiet neighborhood of Bachilleres where you'll  sleep to the sounds of the sea.$275/$325/$425 wk   $40/50/$65nt  Monthly Discounts

Large studio (Sur) with Queen & Single bed. Slider door & view are behind me.

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, Bufalo, Bahama Mama, or Manolitos. Walk less than 10 minutes to shop at Chedraui. Visit restaurants, bars, & beach clubs that are 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, Moto Helmets for kids...Barlitos @ Marina Paraiso
 Isla Animals campaign for the upcoming November Clinic-Spay-Neuter-Educate
Sally Margolis  on FB....
Hi everyone, I just posted a campaign for an Isla Animals November Spay/Neuter & Education clinic. The only way to make change is through education of pet owners and particularly education of the children-and spay/neuter campaigns. At the last big IA campaign 220 animals were spayed/neutered. There will be an education station at this clinic and Isla Animals is also set to go to the schools. Please continue to support an organization that has made great strides with 15 years of steady service to the island. And please, please help us share this campaign! Thank you! "This is Lucky's campaign, let's make it everything it can be." -

HELLO! Thank you for taking a moment to check out our campaign for ISLA ANIMALS , a 501c3 non-profit organization located on the island of Isla Mujeres ,...
Diane White Daniel    We are donating the profits from any of our Isla designs (tshirts, hoodies, stickers, cards, iphone/pad skins and a couple of tote bags) to Isla Animals for the entire month of November. Not every design is available in every item but it is a nice mix of goodies.…/…/collections/230304-isla-mujeres    (There's a sample sticker & link in the margin also)


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 7p - 9p, Faynes 10:30p - 12:00a, Adelita's 12a - 2a
Saturday: Marina Paraiso 7p - 9p, Faynes 10:30p - 12:00a, Adelita's 12a - 2a

 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 
. Sunday at El Patio w Sol Rockers from 7 to 9 pm

 El Patio House of Music...(formerly Comono)

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

 Tuesdays  not sure who is there, but someone is...
Wednesdays 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..
. Sunday at El Patio  7 to 9 pm Sol Rockers 

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

Fenix  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 Music 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
Sol Rockers El Patio 7-9


November events
Sunset ~5:10p
Moonrise in the east..over the Caribbean
Nov. 6 at 5:14p  Full Moon
Nov. 7 at 6:03
Nov. 8 at 6:54
Nov. 9 at 7:46
Nov. 10 at 8:38
Nov. 11 at  9:29
Nov. 12 at 10:20
Nov 13 at 11:10

 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.

Activities for Municipal Month of Ecology:

 On Nov. 5, the Animal Welfare Act will be signed by the State Ministry of the Environment.
Nov. 8 is the Day of Municipal Urbanismo with compulsory cleaning of vacant lots, and the start of collecting of batteries.
Nov. 15 is World Recycling Day, when there will be a training workshop about recycling and reusing.
Nov. 20th is Municipal Clean Air Day, when an ongoing campaign will begin for the certification of smoke-free spaces.
Nov. 25 is Municipal Day of No Use of Pesticides when an interesting conference will be held on the management of solid residues concerning vegetable oils: "What to do with them"
Nov. 27 is Municipal Species Conservation Day when there will be an opening of the drinking fountains and inauguration of the space for the conservation of the Striped Iguana (Iguana Rayada). Also there will be a brigade to rescue and assist the Blue Crabs during their period of reproduction. (They move between the mangroves and the sea to spawn during the full moons in the fall, which often includes crossing a road).
On Nov. 30th, Sunday, there will be a drawing contest, and a presentation of the cookbook "Lion Fish".
Friday Nov 7  near Centro Cemetery 7pm
It says...Jean Piaget school invites you to the Festival of the Souls 2014...A silent procession starting promptly at 7p at Hidalgo & Lopez Mateos, followed by a presentation of altars representing 5 Mexican states at Jean Piaget school. Dress code: regional clothing or white. Friday Nov. 7 at 7pm

Nov 10 World Science Day for Peace and Development
Nov 11 US Veteran's Day Canada Remembrance Day
Nov 12 Postal Worker Appreciation Day Mexico
Nov 12-18 Caribbean Culture Fest
Nov. 13, Thursday 9am at Naval Club:  Navy Wives' Breakfast
            All proceeds go to the Navy Hospital, The tickets are $100 pesos, and can be purchased         in advance thru Mon. from Sue McDonald Lo (and may be available at the door?)
Nov 14 World Diabetes Day
Nov 14-17 Buen Fin (discounts)
Nov 15 World Recycling Day
Nov 16 International Day of Tolerance
            8:30p Caribe Culture Fest Concert in Town Square  (see below)
Nov 17 Day off for Revolution Day 
              Parade date TBA
Nov 19  World Toilet Day
Nov 19 6:30p  Sisters of Perpetual Disorder Wine Meeting location TBA (Coffee meetings are first Sunday of the months at 10am)
Nov 20  Dia de la Revolución with parade 8a La Gloria cancelled

Nov 23 Solemnidad de Cristo Rey (Christ the King Day / El día de Cristo Rey)
Nov 23  Día de la Armada (Naval Day)
Nov 25 Día Internacional de la Eliminación de la Violencia Contra la Mujer  UN International Day
             to End Violence Against Women
Nov 27 US Thanksgiving holiday
Nov 28 Beginning of Festival for Town Saint through Dec 8: Virgin of Immaculate Conception (exact date TBA)  HERE is an article about the Festival
Nov 30 Hurricane Season Officially Ends

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

Friday, December 5 at 7:00pm
Club Naval Isla Mujeres, Quinta Region Naval
 Fashion show with participation of designers from Merida, Cancun, & Isla Mujeres, as well as participation by local models and our little children models. 200 peso donation. Cocktail reception at 6:30

Dec 8 Day of the Virgin of Immaculate Conception, Isla's town saint
Dec 11-13 Posada Beach National Handball Tournament 
Dec 12 Day of Virgin of Guadalupe, Mexico's saint

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