Mascota is a charming little town located three-fourths of the way between Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta as the crow flies.
Although research shows that age and comorbidities are not a prerequisite for sy...
“Arte Popular Mexicano. De mascaras, Barro, Calacas, Criaturas fantá...
Guadalajara’s cantinas have been on a rollercoaster for the past six month...
In the Bahia de Navidad everyone is doing their part to stay safe and help each ...
In July 2019, Guadalajara video game studio 1 Simple Game was invited to partici...
Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro has generally earned praise for the robust and n...
I had planned on writing a nice, lengthy, last column worthy of the place I&rsqu...
When I was a teenager in the 1960s, like most young men I spent a lot of time wo...
The Zapopan Youth Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Rodrigo Sierra Moncayo, gave a live concert at the Constitución Cultural Center on October 14.
Acclaimed Mexican Conductor Alondra de la Parra has brought together 30 of the best musicians in the world to create The Impossible Orchestra – a project to support women and children suffering abuse and hardship in Mexico.
Although the Feria Maestros del Arte, which normally runs in November, has been cancelled, a website now allows you to purchase direct from the artisans: www.feriamaestros2.com.
There is still time to register for two 40-hour, face-to-face group courses to be held at the Bravo! Theatre in Riberas del Pilar, November 9 to 20 and November 14 to 23.
Lakeside Little Theatre
Lakeside Little Theatre presents Ajijic Reader’s Theatre (ART) show, “Moonlight and Magnolias” by Ron Hutchinson, Friday to Sunday, October 16, 17, and 18. Suki O’Brien directs the cast of Peter Luciano, Mark Donaldson, Fred Koesling, Randy Warren and...
Wanting to lead an honest life, a notorious bank robber turns himself in, only to be double-crossed by two ruthless FBI agents. Director: Mark Williams. CAst: Liam Neeson, Kate Walsh, Jai Courtney. Rated: PG-13. Time: 1:39.
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.
I first saw them in the delightful little museum of Ameca, located 60 kilometers west of Guadalajara.
Winter in the Jalisco highlands usually arrives in the second half of October.
Editor’s note: While blood sport with animals is deemed animal cruelty north-of-the-border, a few countries still allow and promote this 6,000-year old spectacle. Mexico is one of them. Although the Fiestas de Octubre in Guadalajara has been cancelled this year, cockfighting is a nightly event...
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.
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.
“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...
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.
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...
Mexico’s unique observances in remembrance of the dearly departed normally encompass a fascinating array of Dia de Muertos happenings that take place from late October through the first days of November.
Mexico’s president has asked Pope Francis for a “conquest apology,” according to many news sources.
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...
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.
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...
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 ...
The Lake Chapala Jewish Congregation holds Friday services at 7 p.m. via Zoom. See, www.lakechapalajewishcongregation.com.
Members of the community who use the court at Ajijic’s Encarnacion Rosas primary school to play pickleball when the school is not in session have been making regular purchases to help the institution with its needs.
Open Circle returns
Sunday November 1, Open Circle is back with its weekly program on the Lake Chapala Society (LCS) east lawn, located alongside the gazebo.
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.
La Cruz murals
Colectivo Tomate is an organization created in Puebla in 2004, with a mission to inspire action for social transformation. In 2009 it created the Ciudad Mural project, which aims to generate an encounter and connection experience between people through dialogue and art. The project i...
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.
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...
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.
Four years ago, a small team of big-hearted Canadian and Americans decided they wanted to give something substantial back to the community.
Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro last week signed a decree to increase the size of the protected area of El Salado marshland by 23 percent.
Mexico’s Days of the Dead coincide with the Christian All Souls and All Saints Day, November 1 and November 2.
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.
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.
“Arte Popular Mexicano. De mascaras, Barro, Calacas, Criaturas fantásticas, ...” by Miguel Abruch Linder
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...
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...
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.
The U.S. consulate general in Guadalajara will resume limited appointments for some routine passport, citizenship and notarial services, as of October 20.
The beloved statue of the Virgen de Zapopan is scheduled to tour lakeshore communities over the coming week as is customary in the latter half of October, to give thanks for each year’s rainy season.
Following last week’s announcement of the closing of Chapala area cemeteries on Monday, November 2, the local government order has been amended to cover the extended three-day period of Day of the Dead commemorations starting Saturday, October 31, as dictated by state authorities.
Although research shows that age and comorbidities are not a prerequisite for symptomatic and severe Covid-19 infection, 83 percent of people who have died from the disease in the state of Jalisco were diagnosed with an underlying health condition, according to the Jalisco Health Secretariat (SSJ).
Jalisco legislator Mara Robles is promoting a bill to regulate the sale of junk food to minors.
Amid these troubled times, Puerto Vallarta has rescheduled its popular Restaurant Week promotion, set to run September 15 though October 10.
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says the arrest of retired general Salvador Cienfuegos, the country’s minister of defense from 2012 to 2018, on a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration warrant at Los Angeles International Airport last week, is another example of the &...
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...
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.
Lakeside resident Rachel Arias passed away September 8.
With three games of the Liga Mx regular season remaining, the Guadalajara Chivas are virtually guaranteed to make the playoffs following a 3-2 win against hometown rivals Atlas last weekend.