Saturday, November 22, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Saturday, November 22 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 ....

Agapito marks start of work to expand the La Gloria Community Center

Agapito marca inicio de obras de ampliación de su centro comunitario

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 21 de noviembre.-
The mayor, Agapito Magaña Sanchez, led an event celebrating the start of the construction to expand the Community Development Center in La Gloria,  Centro de Desarrollo Comunitario, and the installation of street lighting with solar panels. This work is being done with support by the state agency for urban and rural development, SEDATU,  Quintana Roo de la Secretaría de Desarrollo Agrario, Territorial y Urbano, and the municipal government of Isla Mujeres, fulfilling the instructions of the President, Enrique Peña Nieto. The combined federal and municipal resources are 4,494,000 pesos. The agency SEDATU and the Mayor are joining forces to develop and improve the urban environment for the families who live in the colonias of la Gloria and Salina Grande.
    The expansion of the Community Development Center in la Gloria includes the construction of two multipurpose classrooms, administrative areas and bathrooms. This work will be done with an investment of 2,919,000 pesos, of which the federal funding is 60%, which is 1,751,000 pesos and the municipal investment of 40% is 1,167,000 pesos. 
   The Mayor explained this project will directly benefit more than 3530 islanders. He said it is important to transform our cities into compact cities, where the residents can have access to better services and can safely enjoy recreation within their villages.
    In Salina Grande there will be 19 street lights installed with solar panels, at a cost of 650,000 pesos, from federal and municipal funds, which will benefit 922 residents in that area.

Loyalty & trust

 Undisputed values of the Mexican Navy: Honored in civic event 

Valores indiscutibles de la Armada de México, resaltan en evento cívico

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 21 de noviembre.-
This information was translated yesterday

 Tvisla Mujeres

In Isla Mujeres, there was a show of solidarity with the families of the student teachers (normalistas) who disappeared in Ayotzinapa, by a group of people dressed in black, as part of a global movement in support to the student teachers.

Government begins work on the expansion of the Community Development Center in Isla Mujeres, Mayor Agapito.....

Noticias de  Quequi......

Preparing for religious pilgrimage


Preparan la travesía de antorchistas

0 22 de noviembre de 2014 
A delegation of 11 antorchistas guadalupanos of Isla Mujeres will make a bike ride from Merida to the island, which is a distance of just over 300 km. They will leave Merida on December 7th and are scheduled to arrive in Isla Mujeres on Dec 11 to present las mañanitas in honor  of the Virgin of Guadalupe. This is an annual event, and this will be the ninth year they have carried out this commitment. Some years they have made long journeys, including from Cabo San Lucas, and from the states of  México, Tabasco, Campeche and Yucatán. The group has spent several months preparing for this journey, which will conclude on the evening of December 11, when hundreds of worshipers gather at the church in colonia Meteorológica named in her honor to sing the traditional mañanitas to the Virgin of Tepeyac.
 (Guadalupe is the patron saint of Mexico and Dec. 12 is her day. People gather the evening before it begins and sing las mañanitas in her honor at midnight. This song is sung on people's birthdays. She is called the Virgin of Tepeyac because that is where she appeared. )

Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.- Recorrerán más de 300 kilómetros para demostrar su trayectoria.
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Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Navy of Mexico: Born to serve
Removal of mangrove
A resident complained about destruction of mangrove plants in Sac Bajo, and showed the cleared area to the reporter who observed the damage. The neighbor said he observed the work had been done about three days ago, and the cutting was done from the water toward the road, so people would not notice. He says PROFEPA should intervene and punish those who did this.  

 por esto

Promotions in the Navy of Mexico
Ascensos en la Armada de México .. [+] Ver mas
Islanders supporting the student teachers of Ayotzinapa
Isleños con normalistas de Ayotzinapa[+] Ver mas

 A group of ~100 people gathered near the Monument to the Fishermen shortly before 9:30pm on Thursday, to show support for the 43 missing student teachers (normalistas) in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero. They were dressed in black as they walked down Adolfo Mateo and then down Hidalgo avenue, where nightlife is concentrated, and then they gathered in front of the town hall (palacio muncipal). They spent a half hour on the town square and then walked back the way they had come. They chanted the slogan "Justicia, justicia".
    Before the group broke up, some subgroups gathered and agreed that it is time to take concrete action toward having the government begin attending more to social needs. Some said it is time to insist the City Council and mayor attend promptly to giving more assistance to the disabled, elderly, and students, as well as to provide better policing and more training for the police to prevent violations of human rights. They want the salaries of all municipal officials to be published and all items of the budget to be made public. They want an accounting for the money allocated for the completion of projects including work on Rueda Medina, the Casa de Cultura, the new Hospital, and Sac Bajo, among others.

Traffic problems due to lack of planning
Caos vial por nula planeación[+] Ver mas
 Traffic is expected to become more complicated in December, because it is being routed down the eastern side of the island while repaving takes place on prolongacion Rueda Medina. Some drivers say parked vehicles need to be removed along Martinez Ross avenue in Salina Chica to reduce the traffic congestion. Traffic in the morning includes the large trucks that supply food to the island, arriving on the Punta Sam ferry, and the students being transported to school. By midday the golf carts are traveling this only path southward, in addition to the taxis, private cars, and motorcycles. Authorities agree that this is also stressful for the colonia Meteorológico, and the traffic police are talking to residents about removing their vehicles from the street. The Rueda Medina project was initially scheduled to take three weeks, but more delays are expected because Aguakan is renewing its network there. This is affecting the businesses in that area, whose sales have fallen, since it is difficult for tourists to enter the area. Also their employees must walk nearly a mile to the area where taxis or the bus passes. Now the pavement has been opened in front of the baseball stadium "El Pescador'. 

 New Director of Ecology
Nuevo director de Ecología[+] Ver mas
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 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
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Large studio (Norte), I'm standing in the kitchen

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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 11 evening  Hundreds gather at Guadalupe Chapel in her honor & sing Las Mañanitas at midnight
Dec 12 Day of Virgin of Guadalupe, Mexico's saint

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