Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Wednesday, May 25

The second issue of 
The Isla Mujeres Magazine
 to benefit Isla charities 
 is online, 
featuring  a variety of talented writers and photographers!
  Here's a link to the Magazine 
Please share the charity document, patronize the supportive businesses, & enjoy the articles, photos, & videos! If you'd like to donate $15 to your favorite charity to have an ad in this 2015 issue, contact me at

This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte 


  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles

Angel Melchor representing Isla Mujeres at the Children's Congress

Angel Melchor pondrá en alto el nombre de la Isla en el Parlamento Infantil

Lanrry PARRA
See translation in the City section, below.
ISLA MUJERES, 24 de marzo.-


From the Municipal Facebook site.....  (you can join this FB page at this link)

This bust of Luis Donaldo Colosio Murrieta was unveiled at an emotional tribute yesterday, on the 21st anniversary of his death.
El día de ayer en el marco de un sentido y emotivo homenaje a Luis Donaldo Colosio Murrieta con motivo de su XXI aniversario luctuoso, se develó un busto en su recuerdo y memoria.

Showing the world the beauty of our island that is without equal, at the Isla Mujeres boot at Tianguis Turistico (national tourism convention) in Acapulco
El stand de Isla Mujeres en el Tianguis Turístico de Acapulco, mostrando al mundo las bellezas de esta tierra sin igual.
Ceremonial cutting of the inaugural ribbon, with Governor Borge, at the Pavillion of Quintana Roo at Tianguis Turistico in Acapulco
Acompañamos al gobernador de nuestro estado, Roberto Borge Ángulo, en el corte del listón inaugural del Pabellón de Quintana Roo en el Tianguis Turístico de Acapulco.

Participate in the International Fishing Tournament May 22, 23, & 24. Over one million pesos in prizes!
Participa este 22, 23 y 24 de Mayo en el Torneo Internacional de Pesca.
¡Más de 1 millón de pesos en premios!

Isla Mujeres representatives at the Children's Congress 2015 will be (male)  Ángel Melchor Bardales Arceo, representative; and Leandro Esteban Estrella Saucedo, alternate; (female)  Mayela Toledo Rebollo, representative; and Reyna Juliana Uscanga Casanova, alternate. They were chosen from among the 25 children who participated in the contest, from the Isla Mujeres schools Enrique Estrella Oxte, Julio Sauri Espinosa, Andres Quintana Roo and Cesar Mendoza Santana.
     This competition was organized by the 14th District of the State Legislature and the City of Isla Mujeres. The Children's Congress 2015 will take place in the state capito of Chetumal on April 28th. The goal is to instill respect for democratic values in the children.
   During the contest, the children, supported by their parents and teachers, delivered speeches on topics including: what they want from school, bullying, climate change & its consequences, malnutrition & obesity in children, recovering universal values, gender equality, social marginalization, education & community, care of animals & their environment, combating discrimination, and new technologies & childhood.
    Awards were given to all the children who participated in the competition, and special prizes were given to the winners, who will travel to Chetumal on April 26th. On the 27th, they will  participate in recreational & cultural activities and have a dress rehearsal at the headquarters of the state legislature. On the 28th, all of the children chosen from around the state will represent their municipalities.
    The jury consisted of: Juan Carrillo Soberanis, State Congressional Representative, José Manuel Marrufo Esquivel of the Electoral Institute of the State of Quintana Roo, Margely Romero Hoil of the Ministry of Education and Culture, and  Roger Barbosa of the State Commission on Human Rights.
      Among those present were :Vice Admiral Sergio Fourzan Esperan; Alejandro Rivera, coordinador general of the Children's Congress/ Parlamento Infantil; Cesar Poot Perez, City Secretary General  and City Directors of various departments & City Council members:  Miriam Trejo Leon; Adriana Trejo Gonzalez, José del Carmen Magaña Galué, Abirán Fuentes Cruz, Bartolomé Pech Matú and Víctor Osorio Magaña, as well as special guests.


From Tvisla Mujeres (You can join this fb page at this link)

Noti Isla Mujeres (you can join this page on FB at this link & view the photos)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

Parent monitors at Middle School
Guardias de paterfamilias en escuela[+] Ver mas
During a meeting with the director of the Middle School, parents agreed to take turns acting as monitors, to prevent problems like bullying or use of drugs like marijuana. A psychologist with the Attorney General's office (PGR) will be coming to the island to give talks on drug dependency.
   The Easter holidays were scheduled to begin after Friday, March 27th, but since it is the last Friday of the month, classes will be suspended for a meeting of the Technical Council. Therefore about five thousand children in Isla Mujeres will begin their vacation a day early. They will return to classes on Monday, April 13th.

Need for crosswalk in front of Maritime Terminal
Urge paso peatonal frente a la terminal API+] Ver mas
It is noted that the taxi drivers do not always use the unloading area in front of the Maritime Terminal, especially if it is occupied with vehicles waiting in line. Instead they may drop passengers off across the street, which is quicker for the driver. About a week ago, this happened to an older islander, who missed the eight o'clock ferry, between walking slowly and the vehicles on the street not granting passage. The islander had an appointment scheduled at the hospital, so this made him/her very angry.
     The reporter spoke to an officer with the Tourist Police, who monitor traffic at the terminal, who agreed it would be best to build a crosswalk to allow pedestrians to cross without problems, in view that some of the taxi drivers do not do their work as they should.

Participating in Fifth Children's Congress 2015
Integran Quinto Parlamento Infantil 2015[+] 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, 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

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)

You are invited to attend a dance and exposition "Ixtabay, living legend" on Wednesday, March 18. Free admission. It says "Art & the Punta Sur/South Point palapa at 5pm"

Thursday, March 19  Red Cross Donation Drive begins with march down mainstreet. Includes kindergarten kids & marchers wear white. Time TBA..late afternoon/early evening usually.

 March 20th from 1 to 4pm there is a sterilization and vaccination campaign for pets at the Community Veterinary center at Hacienda Mundaca. Completely free.

 Friday, March 20 8pm Catholic Church on the town square downtown Symphonic Orchestra
March 20 Equinox   Total Solar Eclipse
March 21 Benito Juarez's Birthday
March 25 & 26  Pet sterilization campaign
March 26 Bus Booze Cruise benefit for Isla Seniors & Friends (Sold out)
Fri March 27 - Sun April 12: Easter Break w lotsa daytrippers/busy ferries. 
March 29 Palm Sunday

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."

Music (By band & location)

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  ~1p~4p   Live music at the beach in the afternoons including  Chucho (Jesus Campuzano) on Wednesdays, the Cuban musicians Thursdays, La Guerra & Pao & others on Fridays, someone on Saturday, Cuban musicians w Barbie playing Salsa on Sundays. Tuesday might be reggae.

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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