A protest held outside the Expo Guadalajara during the inauguration of the International Book Fair (FIL) targeted the University of Guadalajara’s Raul Padilla, the longtime p...
Navidad is celebrated here with two months of fiestas.
Qatar, Qatar, Qatar! We see the word everywhere we look at the moment. But when we hear it spoken, it sounds like Cotter, Cutter, Gutter and, in Mexico, Catarrh.
Ajijic native son Antonio López Vega was one of the artists representing ...
A seven-billion-peso ($US140 million) expansion project began this week at the P...
In nail-biting game with Saudi Arabia that gripped the nation, Mexico finally wo...
It is not always easy to find an alternative take on historical events that is a...
In the Bahia de Navidad everyone is doing their part to stay safe and help each ...
As prescription and patent medicines in pharmacies continue to soar in price, ma...
I had planned on writing a nice, lengthy, last column worthy of the place I&rsqu...
This week it is not with great pleasure that my sister and I have spent hours dr...
Those of you who had the pleasure of listening to Anton Belov a couple of years ...
From New York
Live from the Met presents a transmission of Verdi’s “La Traviata.”
Unwind. Reevaluate. Check out. Unhook. Self-care. Slow down. Solitude. Breathe. Just breathe. Sounds pretty good, eh?
Pianist Mario H. Bolio and the Jalisco Independent Chamber Orchestra give a free concert, Friday, November 25, 6 p.m. at the Centro Cultural Gonzalez Gallo in Chapala. The program includes works by Mozart and Haydn’s “Concerto for Piano” and “Symphony No. 82 L&...
Pray for the Devil
A nun prepares to perform an exorcism and comes face to face with a demonic force with mysterious ties to her past.
Senderos de México is an organization which catalogs, maintains and signposts trails (senderos) in Mexico. More than that, it promotes a concept called senderismo, a word I find almost impossible to translate into English.
For years he has been popping up all over social media as “The Cave Painter.” Yes, he hangs in the air with the greatest of ease, wielding his brush while dangling at the end of a rope, deep inside the bowels of the earth.
As prescription and patent medicines in pharmacies continue to soar in price, many Mexican citizens are returning to less expensive traditional therapies.
This week it is not with great pleasure that my sister and I have spent hours driving hundreds of miles on Houston, Texas freeways where the average speed is 45 miles per hour: that is half the time 15 mph, the other half 75 mph, and rarely anything in between.
Every few days I receive an email forwarded from a good friend. The appended question is always the same: “What should I do?”
In September of last year, Mexico’s Supreme Court unanimously ruled that penalizing abortion was unconstitutional.
One might think that in such a cynical political world the media would by now have cottoned on to leaders who constantly change the narrative to drive attention from hot-button issues that are causing them discomfort.
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...
As Ajijic’s festivities surrounding the yearly tribute to spiritual patron San Andrés Apostol kick into action next week, local families will welcome the return of Los Hijos Ausentes, the relatives who come back to town from places of residence in the United States and other parts of Me...
When that Coca Cola truck rumbles by you, do you think, “Hey, I could use a Coke right now.” Or, are you just frightened the big red monster will plummet into a sink hole and bury you with it?
Last week, an event was held to mark the start of the 12-month countdown to Guadalajara co-hosting next year’s Gay Games, scheduled November 3-11, 2023.
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 ...
Little Chapel by the Lake
Sunday, November 27, We welcome our guest speaker, Mark Chambers, who will speak from John, chapter 10, “Never Perish.”
Lila Wells presents “Lila Wells Reads Again” at Open Circle, Sunday, November 27, 10:30 a.m. at the Lake Chapala Society.
Randy Brutsche presents “An Illegal Gringo in Old Mexico, The Story and the Publication Process,” at the next meeting of Open Circle, Sunday, November 20, 10:30 a.m. at the Lake Chapala Society. This is the true-life story of an American tourist seeking a retirement lifestyl...
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.
Darn, time flies! The “season” is far from over, but things are definitely slowing down. Below, in the words of locals, is a snippet of “so far” in 2021-2022.
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.
Officials in Jalisco and Puerto Vallarta, in the face of Covid-19, are hoping for a little-quieter-than-normal Semana Santa, but that doesn’t mean Tapatios will resist the lure of the beaches of the Bay of Banderas.
To celebrate the Día de Amor y Amistad (Valentine’s Day), two races, sponsored by the Municipal Sports Advisory Committee (Comude), will be held on Sunday, February 14 along two areas: the Malecon and the Rio Pitillal linear parkway.
Mexico’s Days of the Dead coincide with the Christian All Souls and All Saints Day, November 1 and November 2.
The Centro Educativo Jaltepec’s new tequila tour to benefit its students is far and away something beyond the typical tours to the agave regions.
“Life is ours to be spent, not saved.”
Where is the newest place in town to have a delicious tapas meal? It is Doppio Café in Riberas del Pilar. Owners Grant and Karen have come a long way. This gem of a small business started as a tiny coffee truck on the Libramiento.
It is not always easy to find an alternative take on historical events that is also wise.
“Living is no Laughing Matter” came to me like a message from God — seriously — delivered to me in the middle of my morning sun, reading and coffee ritual, which never fails to turn my mind to higher things.
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 Chapala Opera Guild is offering its current membership a free bus ride to Guadalajara to attend the MET Live performance of “The Hours,” on Saturday, December 10, courtesy of the Conjunto Santander de Artes Escénicas.
In this monthly series, we republish a few of the headlines from our November editions 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 years ago.
After reopening on Thursday, November 10 with some intriguing management changes, Ajijic’s Cine+Lago is ready to host its first cultural event, a live art and music performance that will be staged Friday and Saturday, December 2 and 3, 6:30 p.m. in Sala 1.
Cliff Esser pours gravy over the turkey dinner that some 90 people showed up for at the American Society of Jalisco (Amsoc) on Thursday.
In response to last weekend’s mega march in protest at his controversial plans to reform the country’s electoral system, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has summoned his supporters onto the streets to show solidarity with his “transformation” of Mexico.
A seven-billion-peso ($US140 million) expansion project began this week at the Puerto Vallarta Airport that will include construction of a second terminal, increasing passenger capacity by 125 percent.
The Government of Canada has announced the removal of all Covid-19 entry restrictions, as well as testing, quarantine, and isolation requirements for anyone entering Canada, effective October 1.
The 2022 midterm elections in the United States are a lot closer when you’re a U.S. citizen voting from Mexico, says Larry Pihl, local chair of the Vote From Abroad (VFA) program.
UK spirits giant Diageo will invest $US500 million to expand its tequila production center located in the Jalisco municipality of Atotonilco El Alto and build one new distillery in La Barca, generating more than 1,000 direct jobs for Jalisco, company executives and Governor Enrique Alfaro announced ...
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...
Rosemary Anne Woodruff
Rosemary Anne Woodruff, a longtime resident of Mexico, died August 29 at the San Antonio Hospital at lakeside.
It’s do or die time for Mexico, the United States and Canada at the World Cup in Qatar this weekend.