Friday, March 6, 2015

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, March 6

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  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

Agapito leads first workshop between municipal presidents and federal legislators 

Agapito encabeza primera reunión de trabajo entre presidentes municipales y delegados federales

Lanrry PARRA See translation in the City section....
ISLA MUJERES, 5 de marzo.-

From Tvisla Mujeres

CFE (Electrical Commission) getting involved in the problem of erosion of Isla Mujeres beaches
Isla Mujeres. –Gerardo Castañeda Adame, superintendent of the Federal Electrical Commission (CFE) in the Cancun zone announced they will begin the process of filing documents with the Department of the Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) to initiate work to protect the underwater electrical line in the area where there is beach erosion. 
   The official acknowledged that while this occurs annually, this time the erosion could effect the electrical pipeline that supplies power to the entire island.  He said they will submit documents to SEMARNAT to begin rescuing the area with the help of sacks (sacos), and will look into the possibility of constructing some sort of protection or retaining wall of concrete. 
     The superintendent visited the site and found several concrete structures called "sleepers" (durmientes) or "muertos" (dead ones) that are affecting the beach sunbathing areas, which is motivating them to intervene quickly. He said several of these structures could even cause injury to tourists, but acknowledged that moving the heavy structures would require the use of 'una grupa de carga pesada' (? ..literally...a group of heavy load)
    He said the CFE is obligated to intervene because it is exactly in this area that the underwater transition is located, where the underwater line enters. The official said the CFE has plans to begin changing the line, since it is about be twenty years old.

Paving of coastal road begins Monday
Isla Mujeres. – Miguel Ariel Caballero García, Director de Public Works of Isla Mujeres, confirmed that on Monday they are expected to begin closures for thru traffic along the coastal road, to start resurfacing it.  (se prevé cerrar el transito en la carretera perimetral)  The work will begin at the monument to Benito Juarez, and should be completed, in this first stage, to the tower at the runway. This project involves an investment of 3.5 million pesos, and will be more complicated, because they will work on the 'arropes'.  This work will include approximately 550 linear meters, and the remaining area pending to the kindergarten Enriqueta Camarilio is just over 800 meters. 
   The work is scheduled to start on Monday, but in advance they have started cleaning the area adjacent to the road. The road will be closed to thru traffic beginning on Monday, said the Director. He said the work should be completed in 30 working days, beginning from Monday. He said they could not begin sooner because the company Aguakan must do some preliminary work before they can begin with the paving work.
National Institute of Immigration are having an operation in Isla Mujeres to review immigration status of foreigners
Instituto Nacional de Migración encabeza en Isla Mujeres operadora para revisar situación migratoria en extranjeros

CFE removing posts in poor condition
Posted: 05 Mar 2015 08:04 PM PST
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They are replacing posts that have been damaged by salt in the air, and have begun in the Aeropuerto area. On Wednesday there were working in La Gloria. They are planning to change six posts per week, in an ongoing program, since the corrosion from the salt air is an ongoing problem. They will be changing posts near the Guadalupe chapel.
    Residents are notified and affected by a power outage of a few hours during the change. The residents are notified in advance, especially the stores. Because of the complexity of the work, it is best to work with the current turned off, and that is faster.

Progress on Rueda Medina Avenue: Soon the overhead wires will be removed
Posted: 05 Mar 2015 08:01 PM PST
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The company Citelum, who are in charge of the work of the installation of underground services have completed it by 80% and expect to have it finished in March, and the overhead wires and the poles will be removed.

From the Municipal Facebook site.....

Construction has begun on a new pedestrian crosswalk at the kindergarten-preschool Enriqueta Camarillo & Roa, at the request of  families and teachers. The current administration considers the safety of families of the municipality to be a high priority.

Hoy se inició la construcción del nuevo paso peatonal en el Jardín de niños Enriqueta Camarillo y Roa, a solicitud de padres de familia y profesores.
Para la actual administración la seguridad de todos y cada uno de los integrantes de las familias del municipio, es de alta prioridad.
This is the kindergarten just south of Colegio Bachilleres, in front of Hotelito Casa Ixchel, and just north of colonia Salina Chica. It had a speed bump and pedestrian crossing until the road was repaved several years ago. 

Personnel with Civil Protection were helped by the municipal police to remove a stationary propane tank with a leak from the house "Seacliff" located on prolongation Juarez (aka prolongacion Aeropuerto or Martinez Ross ave.)
Elementos de Protección Civil apoyados de la Policía Municipal, acudieron al retiro de un tanque de gas estacionario con fuga, en la casa "Seacliff" ubicada por la prolongación de la calle Juárez.

On Thursday morning, Isla Mujeres hosted the first Workshop  of 2015 between the municipal presidents and the Federal Legislators of Quintana Roo
They are working on strategies and mechanisms to coordinate between the three levels of government on projects and programs. There were presentations of programs, their actions, and reports of resources allocated to each program. The Mayors discusses some of the issues that need immediate attention. Last year there were positive results from these meetings. The next meeting will be held in Cozumel. 
Somos anfitriones de la Primera Reunión de Presidentes Municipales y Delegados Federales; trabajamos coordinadamente para el bienestar de la ciudadanía.

With the Easter holidays coming up, the City of Isla Mujeres is taking care of maintenance and cleaning of the green areas of the municipality.
Ante la proximidad de la temporada vacacional de Semana Santa, el Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres se encarga del mantenimiento y limpieza de camellones y áreas verdes del municipio.
The DIF invites you to Movies in Your Colonia at 7pm tonight in Las Tortugas park in La Gloria (for Hotel Transylvania)
El día de hoy el DIF Isla Mujeres les invita al Cine en tu colonia, a las 7pm en el parque Las Tortugas de la colonia La Gloria.

From  por esto

Lack of investment from trash collection fees
Cobran mucho, pero nada invierten[+] Ver mas

Stolen motors, boat recovered
Repunta el robo de equipos de navegación [+] Ver mas
This information was translated yesterday.

Meeting for coordination of programs
Reunión de coordinación de programas[+] Ver mas

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 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
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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

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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, Compadres Barbacoa or Manolitos. Walk less than 10 minutes to shop at Chedraui or to dine at Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, or Seso Loco. Visit marinas, 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.

March Events

Sunset ~6:50

Moonrise over the Caribbean
March 5, Thurs.    7:01    Full Moon   
(a 'minimoon'...the most distant moon of 2015)

March 6, Fri.         7:50
March 7, Sat.        8:39
March 8, Sun.       9:28
March 9, Mon.      10:19
March 10, Tues    11:10

Sunrise ~7am
From Time & Date

TODAY: March 5 , Thursday Town Square Artist Fair 4-9 & Taste of Isla 5-7

March 8 Daylight Savings Time begins in US. Isla is on EST year round, not observing DST.
March 8 International Women's Day
March 16, Monday: Day off for March 21, Birth of Benito Juarez. 
March 17, Tuesday: St. Patrick's Day  (Celebrated in some bars)
March 18 Oil Expropriation Day (an observance, no closures)
March 20 Equinox   Total Solar Eclipse
March 21 Benito Juarez's Birthday
March 26 Bus Booze Cruise benefit for Isla Seniors & Friends (Sold out)
March 29 Palm Sunday
Fri March 27 - Sun April 12: Easter Break w lotsa daytrippers/busy ferries.

Texas Hold 'Em Poker Mon & Thurs at El Patio 6p on Hidalgo..more info HERE.

 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, Items for Little Yellow School House, Moto Helmets for kids...Barlitos @ Marina Paraiso

For donations to Zapatos Para Los Ninos.. please contact Greg at, or find them on Facebook at "Shoes For The Children."


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  
Wednesday 7pm - 9pm   ElPatio Sol Rockers 
Thurs 9-11 El Patio 
Sats. El Patio 630-830 
Sunday at El Patio w Sol Rockers from 7 to 9 pm

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

Sundays 7-9 - Sol Rockers
Mondays 630 to 830 Miguel / 830 to 1130 Ryan Rickman -

 Tuesdays  9-11 Banda Sin Nombre
Wednesdays 7 to 9 Sol Rockers /  DJ 9-12
Thursdays 6 to 8 Miguel / John Cain from 8 to 11
 Fridays 630 to 815 Fabio & Ryan / band 830 to 1130 
Saturdays 630-830 John Cain solo Country music / 830 to 1130 Ryan and Band..

Morgan's Restaurant & Bar - on Hidalgo 
Mon - Tues 7pm - 9pm - Jazz with Norman and Darin 
Wed- Sat 8pm - 11pm - Tips or Sex aka Alfedo & Jorge

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 1p  Salsa  They are again having music in the afternoons including the Cuban musicians, and Chucho (Jesus Campuzano)

Marina Paraiso has live music Thursday, Friday, & Saturday 7-9

Bahia Tortuga has live music at times...announced on their streetside signboard.

You may find live music at night on Hidalgo 
Fayne's: 10:30-12 (see above)
La Terraza: 9 or 10-12 
Morgan's:  7 or 8 - 9 or 11 (see above)
El Patio (see above)

And at Poc Na Hostel: 9:30-11

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
Jazz with Norman and Darin 7-9p Morgan's Restaurant & Bar - on Hidalgo

Tuesday -  Fenix live music 1-4
Banda Sin Nombre @ El Patio house of music 9:15-11:15
Jazz with Norman and Darin 7-9p Morgan's Restaurant & Bar - on Hidalgo

Wednesday - Fenix live music (Chucho?) 1-4
Sol Rockers @El patio house of music 7-9
La Banda Sin Nombre @ Faynes - 10:30 - 12:00
Tips or Sex aka Alfedo & Jorge 8-11p  Morgan's Restaurant & Bar - on Hidalgo

Thursday -Fenix  live music 1-4
Miguel @El Patio house of music 6-8/ Faynes 10:30 - 12
John Cain @ el Patio 9-11
La Banda Sin Nombre @ Fayne's 10:30 - 12
Tips or Sex aka Alfedo & Jorge 8-11p  Morgan's Restaurant & Bar - on Hidalgo

Friday - Fenix- 1-4 La Guera & band
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
Tips or Sex aka Alfedo & Jorge 8-11p  Morgan's Restaurant & Bar - on Hidalgo

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
 John Cain 6:30-8:30 @ El Patio house of music Ryan and Band 8:30 - 11:30
Tips or Sex aka Alfedo & Jorge 8-11p  Morgan's Restaurant & Bar - on Hidalgo

Sunday - Fenix for Salsa 1-3
Banda Sin Nombre @Chuuk kay 3:30
Sol Rockers El Patio 7-9
Monday - Miguel solo @ El patio 6:30 - 8:30
Ryan Rickman @ El patio 8:30 - 11:30


 Artist Fairs on the Town Square, usually first Thursday, 4p-9p Dec~April.  

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