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The Great Pumpkin Quest

The Great Pumpkin Quest

As Thanksgiving Day was fast approaching, members of my intimate family circle s...

Arts & Entertainment

Local group to stage debut opera

10 HOURS AGO
Local group to stage debut opera

Expat opera buffs starved of a fix in these culturally bereft times, should go online Saturday evening to watch – and support – a local version of “Madame Butterfly,” the first original production sponsored by the Universidad de Guadalajara’s Conjunto Santander. 

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Urban artists are serious professionals, not hobbyists, contest winner says

7 DAYS AGO
Urban artists are serious professionals, not hobbyists, contest winner says

Daniel Reséndiz, a Guadalajara artist better known as Mack, has defended the Jalisco’s government’s initiative to allow urban artists the opportunity  to paint murals on columns supporting elevated sections of Guadalajara’s new Tren Ligero (subway) line.

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A literary jamboree courtesy of San Miguel

14 DAYS AGO
A literary jamboree courtesy of San Miguel

The San Miguel de Allende Writer’s Conference and Literary Festival began in October and is spread out over six months through March 2021.

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Local actors learn to ‘live the moment’

14 DAYS AGO
Local actors learn to ‘live the moment’

Buffeted by plastic sheeting between the actors, Pam Landon Pettus (left) and Roxanne Rosenblatt (right) take instruction from coach Jo Romero at her Sanford Meisner technique acting workshop, which began November 9 at the Bare Stage Theatre.

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Ribera Arts Review - November 21, 2020

7 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - November 21, 2020

Ajijic Society of the Arts

Ajijic Society of the Arts (ASA) presents its annual fall show at the Ajijic Cultural Center, with an cocktail opening Saturday, November 21, 3 to 5 p.m.

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Ribera Arts Review - November 14, 2020

14 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - November 14, 2020

Ajijic Society of the Arts

The Ajijic Society of the Arts (ASA) will hold its annual fall show at the Ajijic Cultural Center, with a cocktail opening Saturday, November 21, 3 to 5 p.m.

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At the Movies - November 21, 2020

7 DAYS AGO

Greenland

A family struggles for survival as a planet-killing comet races to Earth. As the countdown to global apocalypse approaches zero, their incredible trek culminates in a desperate and last-minute flight to a possible safe haven.

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At the Movies - November 14, 2020

14 DAYS AGO

Hillbilly: Elegy

A Yale law student drawn back to his hometown grapples with family history, Appalachian values and the American dream.

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Columns

‘The Lullaby of Life’: Just what you need to get you through the pandemic

3 MONTHS AGO
‘The Lullaby of Life’:  Just what you need to get you through the pandemic

In July 2019, Guadalajara video game studio 1 Simple Game was invited to participate in Google’s Indie Games Accelerator, an event offering special training to a handful of developers selected from around the world.

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Mind-blowing, wafer-thin spangles from around 100 BC

5 MONTHS AGO
Mind-blowing, wafer-thin spangles from around 100 BC

I first saw them in the delightful little museum of Ameca, located 60 kilometers west of Guadalajara.

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COMPUTER CORNER: Grabbing screenshots, a basic skill

28 DAYS AGO

The message contained in the email that appeared in my inbox read: “I got a message from somewhere and I think it said something about how I have to sign up with Windows or somebody so Google can download my iPad to Facebook in the cloud.

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COMPUTER CORNER: Has customer service really changed since the 1960s?

1 MONTHS AGO

When I was a teenager in the 1960s, like most young men I spent a lot of time working on my first car, a fixer-upper.

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Covid messaging: mixed & chaotic, and can also lead to fatigue

1 MONTHS AGO
Covid messaging: mixed & chaotic, and can also lead to fatigue

Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro has generally earned praise for the robust and no-nonsense way in which he has handled the Covid-19 pandemic in the state.

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VIEWPOINT: Jalisco Governor Alfaro – The right man for a crisis?

7 MONTHS AGO
VIEWPOINT: Jalisco Governor Alfaro – The right man for a crisis?

“When it comes to taking action, the leader needs to judge exactly how much they can rely on individual co-operation through persuasion, and when they need to cross over into more rigid “command and control” (a choice that can quickly backfire if it is not taken with suitable cauti...

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A midwesterner moves to Mexico - So Long, Farewell ...

4 YEARS AGO

I had planned on writing a nice, lengthy, last column worthy of the place I’ve had the pleasure of living in for the past two years.

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A midwesterner moves to Mexico - Packing Up

4 YEARS AGO

The wool coat looks worse for the non-wear. It is wrinkled from being unworn and crammed in the back of a closet for two years; dotted with dust and dog hair from a dog that departed the family a year ago; in need of a lint brush that can’t be found in the pile of things to be thrown away, don...

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The Great Pumpkin Quest

9 HOURS AGO
The Great Pumpkin Quest

As Thanksgiving Day was fast approaching, members of my intimate family circle started hankering for a homemade pumpkin pie.

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Voice of the bells

7 DAYS AGO
Voice of the bells

The sound and fury of Ajijic’s annual festivities honoring patron saint, San Andrés Apostol, will be quelled this year, as most traditional November 22 through 30 happenings have been called off to avoid added public exposure to the coronavirus.

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Scientific method madness

10 HOURS AGO

Are you tired of reading about the latest “studies”? You know, all the investigative testing that is done to prove or disprove whether it is okay to eat dairy products, what to eat instead, when to eat it, how to supplement with vitamins and stuff you never heard of, what the best exerci...

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Superheroes and why we need them

7 DAYS AGO
Superheroes and why we need them

These days there seems to be a run on superheroes – creatures of extraordinary powers and bold and courageous actions wearing Halloween costumes.

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Expat Living

Briefly - September 19, 2020

2 MONTHS AGO

MEGACHURCH LEADER PLEADS NOT GUILTY – Naasón Joaquín García, the leader of the Guadalajara-based evangelical Luz del Mundo Church, this week pleaded not guilty to 36 charges, including sexual abuse of a child, in the Superior Court of Los Angeles. The trial will begin Nove...

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Briefly - September 12, 2020

2 MONTHS AGO

International flights returning to GDL

International flights arriving and departing the Guadalajara Airport in August totalled  more than in any other month of the coronavirus pandemic (912), although passenger  flow dropped to 76,859 from 82,660 registered in July.

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City Living - January 25, 2020

10 MONTHS AGO
City Living - January 25, 2020

Dragon dance

Sunday, January 26, experience the Chinese New Year with a presentation of the dragon dance, and other rituals, by the students and professors of Kung-Fu Dragón Inmortal, one of the most acclaimed Kung Fu schools in Guadalajara. The Chinese New Year falls on Saturday, January 25...

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City Living – March 16, 2019

1 YEAR AGO

American School race

Think green – the sixth annual Eco Race and Green Market are scheduled for Sunday, March 31 at Guadalajara’s American School Foundation. Everyone is welcomed to this event meant to raise awareness about conserving the planet’s resources. Expect to learn a lot ...

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Weekly Worship - November 28, 2020

9 HOURS AGO

St. Andrew’s Anglican

Sunday, November 29, St. Andrew’s congregation will worship in-person at church at 10 a.m. with the allowed 25-percent capacity – 40 people. There also will be seats available outside for more worshipers. The service will also be live-streamed.

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Weekly Worship - November 21, 2020

7 DAYS AGO
Weekly Worship - November 21, 2020

Jewish Congregation

The Lake Chapala Jewish Congregation holds Friday services at 7 p.m. via Zoom. See, www.lakechapalajewishcongregation.com for the URL link.

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Laguna Chapalac - November 28, 2020

9 HOURS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - November 28, 2020

Open Circle

Richard Clarke presents “Change Your Mind to Change Your Brain” at the Open Circle, Sunday, November 29, 10:30 a.m., at the Lake Chapala Society.

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Laguna Chapalac - November 21, 2020

7 DAYS AGO

Home for the holidays

To boost holiday spirits and promote family unity during the Christmas Season, the youth arm of Chapala’s National Action Party (PAN) has launched Alegra tu Casa, a home decoration contest with registrations set to run through December 16.

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La Manzanilla Memo - March 28, 2020

8 MONTHS AGO
La Manzanilla Memo - March 28, 2020

Village & Covid-19

Normally at this time in March, the tourists and snowbirds are trickling northward as fundraisers and community events are winding down, ending the high season at a leisurely pace.

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‘Tis the season to be scammed

10 MONTHS AGO

At this time of year, as the snowbirds return and tourists are everywhere, it’s paradise … for scammers.

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North Banderas Beat - November 21, 2020

7 DAYS AGO
North Banderas Beat - November 21, 2020

A taco survey

Can you imagine Mexico without tacos? They’re one of the mainstays of Mexican culinary tradition and popular culture.  How could we live without them?

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North Banderas Beat - November 07, 2020

21 DAYS AGO
North Banderas Beat - November 07, 2020

Passing the baton; new contributor Cindy Bouchard shares her love of Banderas Bay.

I’m delighted to introduce myself in this, my inaugural article for the Guadalajara Reporter.

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La Manzanilla Memo - March 01, 2020

8 MONTHS AGO
La Manzanilla Memo - March 01, 2020

Bocce Ball Tournament

A few weeks after hosting an elegant dinner dance in late January, the Bocce Ball Committee and aficionados of the sport donned shorts and t-shirts to face off in the 6th annual Bocce Ball Tournament on February 15.

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La Manzanilla Memo – February 15, 2020

9 MONTHS AGO
La Manzanilla Memo – February 15, 2020

Otra Vez

Last November, a little thrift store named Otra Vez opened its doors to the residents of La Manzanilla and became an instant hit with both the Mexican and expat communities.  Operating solely with donations and dedicated volunteers, it is now in its second year with no signs of slowin...

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Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - April 04, 2020

7 MONTHS AGO
Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - April 04, 2020

In the Bahia de Navidad everyone is doing their part to stay safe and help each other. As some businesses close down, others stay open to keep the community safe and supplied with basic essentials and information regarding Covid-19.

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Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - March 22, 2020

8 MONTHS AGO
Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - March 22, 2020

Four years ago, a small team of big-hearted Canadian and Americans decided they wanted to give something substantial back to the community.

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Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - March 07, 2020

8 MONTHS AGO

El Salado

Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro last week signed a decree to increase the size of the protected area of El Salado marshland by 23 percent.

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Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - February 22, 2020

9 MONTHS AGO
Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - February 22, 2020

Chili Cook-off

The eighth annual Puerto Vallarta Chili Cook-Off is scheduled for Saturday, February 22 at Parque Parota (in front of Hotel Puerto de Luna and across the street from the Fiesta Americana Hotel).

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Mexican Lifestyles

Days of the Dead in Michoacán

1 MONTHS AGO
Days of the Dead in Michoacán

Mexico’s Days of the Dead coincide with the Christian All Souls and All Saints Day, November 1 and November 2.

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When to tip – and not to tip

3 YEARS AGO
When to tip – and not to tip

Tipping is woven into the fabric of Mexico’s social culture, chiefly because of its informal, cash-driven economy.

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Senate beefs up laws on access to beaches

1 MONTHS AGO

The Mexican Senate has approved reforms to the General Law of National Assets, increasing the fines for establishments or individuals that restrict access to Mexico’s beaches, to more than one million pesos.

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Masocta-PV highway not totally safe, US says

1 MONTHS AGO

Despite the recent renovations to the Highway 554 linking the Jalisco town of Mascota with Puerto Vallarta (reported in last week’s edition), the U.S. State Department believes the road is far from safe for travel.

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Go Bistro – Ajijic’s great escape from the humdrum of isolation

1 MONTHS AGO
Go Bistro – Ajijic’s great escape from the humdrum of isolation

If you’re looking for ways to escape the captivity of sheltering in place, Go Bistro, by all accounts, is a safe haven from Lakeside’s forced introversion.

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101 different ways to use tortillas

1 MONTHS AGO

The tortilla is a central ingredient of an entire lexicon of cookery, whose sauces and stuffings serve only to give it variety and interest.

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BOOK REVIEW: New coffee table book of Mexican crafts out in time to celebrate Day of the Dead

1 MONTHS AGO
BOOK REVIEW: New coffee table book of Mexican  crafts out in time to celebrate Day of the Dead

“Arte Popular Mexicano. De mascaras, Barro, Calacas, Criaturas fantásticas, ...” by Miguel Abruch Linder

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New book explores little-known twists of US-Mexico fights & friendship

9 MONTHS AGO
New book explores little-known  twists of US-Mexico fights & friendship

A remarkable English-speaking historian and author is in our midst – “the real thing,” as one commentator put it – and residents of Ajijic and Guadalajara have a chance to witness him present his latest publishing project on its official release date, Sunday, March 8, in Ajij...

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Weathering the calor: avoiding heat stress

1 YEAR AGO
Weathering the calor: avoiding heat stress

As Guadalajara and Jalisco enter into their warm season, typically between April and June of each year, residents and seasonal visitors should take precautions to avoid heat stress.  What’s more, the University of Guadalajara’s Institute of Astronomy and Meteorology reports that eve...

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Winter warning: Catching a cold, getting the sniffles is all too easy here

2 YEARS AGO
Winter warning: Catching a cold,  getting the sniffles is all too easy here

Returning snowbirds should not be fooled by the warmer winter weather in this region. Big swings in temperature can play havoc with a person’s health and bring on cold symptoms in a flash.

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News

Businessman fights for life after armed assault

10 HOURS AGO

A well-known local entrepreneur was seriously injured during an armed assault at his place of business around 1 p.m. on Monday, November 23.

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Online Book Fair opens Saturday

10 HOURS AGO

This year’s Guadalajara International Book Fair will become a virtual event from November 28 to December 6.

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Thieves strike Ajijic cellphone office, again

10 HOURS AGO

A pair of wily criminals struck a lightning blow on a Telcel office located on Ajijic’s Calle Juan Álvarez around midday Saturday, November 21.

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Governor address villagers in soon to be upgraded Ajijic plaza

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Governor address villagers in soon to be upgraded Ajijic plaza

Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro was back for another working tour of the north shore Thursday, November 26 to check on the progress of state-funded projects in Chapala, Ajijic, San Juan Cosalá and Jocotepec.

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Alcoholism on the increase

7 DAYS AGO

The coronavirus pandemic has caused a surge in alcoholism in Jalisco, the State Council Against Addictions (CECAJ) is reporting.

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Covid decimates ranks of health professionals

7 DAYS AGO

Seventy-one health professionals in Jalisco died after becoming infected with Covid-19 between March 14 and October 28, according to state health authorities.

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Best Buy shuts up shop in Mexico

10 HOURS AGO

Guadalajara’s five Best Buy stores are set to close after Best Buy Co. Inc. announced that it will be shutting all of its outlets in Mexico at the end of December.

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Senate approves marijuana legalization bill

7 DAYS AGO

The Mexican Senate Thursday approved by a margin of 82 to 18, with seven abstentions, a bill that would create a legal market for cannabis in Mexico, while relaxing laws governing the recreational use of the substance to permit users to carry 28 grams of marijuana and cultivate up to four plants in ...

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Three weeks of ‘low-cost’ fine dining

2 MONTHS AGO

Amid these troubled times, Puerto Vallarta has rescheduled its popular Restaurant Week promotion, set to run September 15 though October 10.

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Puerto Vallarta welcomes back visitors

2 MONTHS AGO

As of this weekend, hotels in Jalisco will be able to increase their capacity to 50 percent.

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Former US envoy teams up with Biden transition

14 DAYS AGO
Former US envoy teams up with Biden transition

Roberta Jacobson, the former U.S. ambassador to Mexico, has been named as part of the 500-strong team that will work to prepare the incoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden to take control of the federal government.

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Former US envoy teams up with Biden transition

14 DAYS AGO
Former US envoy teams up with Biden transition

Roberta Jacobson, the former U.S. ambassador to Mexico, has been named as part of the 500-strong team that will work to prepare the incoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden to take control of the federal government.

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The British Council marks a milestone

2 YEARS AGO

It’s been 75 years since the arrival in Mexico of the British Council, a quasi-autonomous non-governmental organization that promotes a wider knowledge of the United Kingdom and the English language, while encouraging cultural, scientific, technological and educational understanding and co-ope...

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Inflation soars to 6.77 percent in 2018

2 YEARS AGO
Inflation soars to 6.77 percent in 2018

Data released this week by the National Statistics Agency (Inegi) showed the consumer price index to have risen by 0.59 percent in December, leaving inflation for 2017 at 6.77 percent – the highest level since 2000, when the rate was 8.96 percent.

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Obituary - November 14, 2020

14 DAYS AGO
Obituary - November 14, 2020

Jim Higgins

James Frederick (Jim) Higgins passed away peacefully at home in Ajijic on September 11, with his wife, son and daughter by his side.

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Obituaries - October 31, 2020

28 DAYS AGO
Obituaries - October 31, 2020

Linda Marie Wright

Two-decade lakeside resident Linda Marie Wright passed away at the San Javier Hospital in Guadalajara October 17, with the love of her life, Donald Wright, by her side.

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‘Canelo’ to fight British champ in December

7 DAYS AGO

Guadalajara’s world champion boxer Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will return to the ring for the first time in more than year on December 19 to fight Callum Smith, the British holder of the WBC super-middleweight crown.

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Astros come up short in division finals

14 DAYS AGO

The Astros de Jalisco failed in their attempt to reach the finals of the National Professional Basketball League (LNBP), losing to the Aguacateros de Michoacán in the Western Division finals last weekend.

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