After dodging the bullet earlier this month, serious gasoline shortages began hitting the lakeside area one week ago.
The mayors of Jocotepec and Chapala are on board for a new era of transparency, joining in as affiliates of the Jalisco branch of the Colectivo Ciudadanos por Municipios Transparen...
The recent slaying of progressive politician Alejandro Aparicio in Tlaxaxiaco,...
Returning snowbirds should not be fooled by the warmer winter weather in this re...
When one hears about a Jewish film festival –presenting film and media exp...
At St. John Cristosomo Roman Catholic Church, the English-speaking group will ce...
Some like it Hot(ter)
Our area is filled with creative and innovative people se...
A full day of religious devotions, communal feasting and unbridled revelry will ...
Thanks to Facebook, I now have hundreds of “friends” I wouldn’...
The new government of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador received a stark war...
This column was first published June 21, 1997.
Spending time in Mexico means le...
I had planned on writing a nice, lengthy, last column worthy of the place I&rsqu...
U.S. funk-metal band led by Les Claypool comes to Guadalajara as part of their Ambushing The Storm Tour.
Teatro Diana, Friday, January 18, 9 p.m. 600-1,600 pesos.
Talented local musicians of different genres showcased each Monday. January 21: María Contr...
I would like to share a few thoughts with you related to the upcoming concert “The Golden Flute” to be presented in Villa Wilshere on Wednesday, February 20, which I am very much looking forward to attending, partly because of the unique program and partly because of the wonderful ...
The 17th edition of Ajijic’s vibrant music festival, the Northern Lights Festival de Febrero, is on the horizon.
The Colectivo con Aire Flamenco will give a presentation at the Cochera Cultural Center Friday, January 18, 7:30 p.m.
Combining the storylines of “Unbreakable” and “Split,” M. Night Shyamalan presents the third installment of his superhero-thriller series where Bruce Willis returns as the defender of all things good and evil.
Thanks to Facebook, I now have hundreds of “friends” I wouldn’t know from Cantinflas.
December 7. We are at El Embudo. This tiny bay has space for only one boat to anchor at a time.
This column was first published June 21, 1997.
Spending time in Mexico means learning Spanish — if you want that time to have much significance.
This column was first published in the April 9, 1988 edition of this newspaper.
Just behind the high ochre ridge that slices the northern horizon at the west end of Lake Chapala lie two small villages, the remnants of a once vast hacienda.
The European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a far-reaching law and probably the best attempt so far to address the societal changes resulting from the explosion of data-gathering abilities made technically possible by the internet and mobile devices.
The new government of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador received a stark warning on the 25th anniversary of the uprising of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) in southern Mexico.
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...
What a week! I never imagined that a seemingly insignificant error in judgment would make me change my wicked ways of contributing to global warming.
JANUARY 16, 2019. One hundred years ago today was the beginning of one of the strangest movements in U.S. history: the prohibition of alcohol.
At St. John Cristosomo Roman Catholic Church, the English-speaking group will celebrate Christmas with Mass on Tuesday, December 25, 11 a.m., with Father Miguel Sención and seasonal songs with organ, violin, clarinet and flute accompaniment by a four-member, musical family.
‘Empty Bowls’ at American School
The American School’s fourth “Tazones Vacíos” (Empty Bowls) event on Thursday, March 6 seeks to raise funds for the Organización de Nutrición Infantil (ONI), a Guadalajara-based NGO whose mission is to prevent malnu...
El Clasico: Chivas vs. America
Bars will be packed the evening of Saturday, February 18 as local soccer favorites Chivas take on their huge Mexico City rivals America in the game referred to as El Clasico. After six games of the season, Chivas are in fourth place in the 18-team table. Kick of...
A full day of religious devotions, communal feasting and unbridled revelry will keep upper Ajijic’s Barrio de San Sebastián jumping on Sunday, January 20 as the neighborhood honors its twice-martyred patron saint.
Roy Quiriconi presents “Self Defense for Seniors” at the next meeting of Open Circle, Sunday, January 13, 10:30 a.m., on the patio of the Lake Chapala Society (LCS).
Ten months after work began, a 15-kilometer stretch of highway between Mascota and Puerto Vallarta has been repaired and is operational.
Vallarta Cup Race Series
The 14th edition of the Vallarta Cup Race Series began on the first Saturday in January, organized by the Vallarta Yacht Club (VYC).
Manos de Amor
Manos de Amor, a nonprofit organization born from the desire of a handful of Bucerias citizens to help less fortunate children of the Bahia de Banderas municipality, established the Casa Hogar children’s shelter in April 2004.
Art lovers were treated to an abundance of innovative creations Friday, with both galleries in town arranging back- to-back presentations.
Some like it Hot(ter)
Our area is filled with creative and innovative people searching to improve the world as we know it.
There are lots of options to support healthy living in our area, including two gyms, two yoga studios and many other locations offering classes.
Cellist in concert
Acclaimed cellist Don Moline gives two concerts to benefit the Instituto de Artes Musicales Puerto Vallarta (IAMPV) Thursday, January 31 at Jardin Montenegro Restaurant (Boulevard Nuevo Vallarta 220), and Saturday, February 2 at the Centro Cultural Isla Cuale.
The Poker Tour
Calling all game enthusiasts –— don’t miss your opportunity to participate in Puerto Vallarta’s annual Poker Tour on Saturday, January 12. The competition begins at 1 p.m. at Nacho Daddy at Basilio Badillo 287 in the Old Town.
Tipping is woven into the fabric of Mexico’s social culture, chiefly because of its informal, cash-driven economy.
In this monthly series, we republish a few of the headlines from our August editions 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 years ago.
Those keen to travel through Mexico’s glorious Copper Canyon in luxurious grandeur are now getting the opportunity thanks to the May 17 launch of the Chepe Express, a premium tourism concept that compliments the popular – but more modest – train ride, Ferromex’s Ferrocarril C...
If you read last week’s account of several days spent in Oaxaca City exposed to what a San Francisco-trained chef – Julio Aguilera of Oaxaca-cathedral-adjacent El Destilado – likes to sink his teeth into on the city’s wide spectrum of gustatory options, plus an account of his...
Can a “review” of a restaurant that is a “reviewer’s” favorite hangout and right across the street from home make any pretense of being objective? Obviously not, but neither, in said reviewer’s totally unbiased opinion, should such circumstances exclude Saint Malo...
There are eaters and there are diners. And both are served well in Ajijic.
‘Vanishing Frontiers: The Forces Driving Mexico and the United States Together’ by Andrew Selee. New York: Public Affairs, 2018.
Reviewed by Dr. Michael Hogan
A recent photograph published in this newspaper of some 20 young students holding up this pamphlet, Aves del Lago de Chapala, at the reopening of the Alexander Humboldt bird watching trail in San Antonio Tlayacapan made us look into where the young ladies found their birding literature.
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.
If you’re new to Mexico and find yourself stricken by a tummy bug, you are not alone.
Filling up one’s tank with precious gasoline isn’t the only reason to wait in line this January.
The mayors of Jocotepec and Chapala are on board for a new era of transparency, joining in as affiliates of the Jalisco branch of the Colectivo Ciudadanos por Municipios Transparentes (CIMTRA), a national network of citizen advocacy groups related to government accountability.
Weeks of celebration of the town’s spiritual patron El Señor del Monte (The Lord of the Mount) endSunday, January 20.
January 1, San Miguel de Allende began its one-year tenure as the American Capital of Culture 2019.
The word epiphany means a moment of intuitive perception or a manifestation of divine power.
New Year’s Party
New York City might boast the largest block party at Times Square each New Year’s Eve, but here in La Manzanilla we raucously rang in 2019 in fine fashion.
In what appears to be nothing more than a face-saving – or obfuscation – exercise, U.S. President Donald Trump is equating Mexico paying for his border wall with a future reduction in the trade deficit with its southern neighbor.
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.
Charles Edwin Wrisner
Charles E. Wrisner died, surrounded by family, at his home in Chapala on December 31, 2018.
Robert ‘Bob’ Emery Letendre
Robert ‘Bob’ Emery Letendre died at the home of his daughter in Saratoga Springs, New York on December 21, 2018 of complications from injuries sustained as a passenger in a one-vehicle crash near Aguascalientes in April 2015.
The Charros de Jalisco baseball club are in the final of the Mexican Pacific League (LMP) after completing a 4-1 semi-final series victory over the Venados de Mazatlan Thursday night at the Charros Stadium in Zapopan.