Mexicans know and love their salsas. For a foreign-made chili sauce to impress a Mexican, it has to be quite extraordinary. “
Traffic on the highway from Guadalajara to Colima came to a halt some five kilom...
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 ...
I had planned on writing a nice, lengthy, last column worthy of the place I&rsqu...
Every few days I receive an email forwarded from a good friend. The appende...
When it comes to her paintings, Claudia Nery’s work is fluid and ever chan...
Hector Guzman, director of the Jalisco Philharmonic from 2004 to 2010, took the baton Thursday as guest conductor in the second OFJ program of the summer season.
Dance fans get the chance to see one of Europe’s most accomplished troupes next month, when the Ballet Nacional de España offers two performances of a recently created choreography, “Invocación Bolera,” at Guadalajara’s Conjunto de Artes Escenicas.
When it comes to her paintings, Claudia Nery’s work is fluid and ever changing. She adapts her art based on her mood, living in the moment through her paints.
Much has been written about Lakeside artist Deborah Kruger. A documentary on her website (deborahkruger.com) explains her work in great detail.
Axixic Music Festival
A classical music festival consisting of five concerts will be held at Haus Der Music, Constitucion 112, in Ajijic, July 1 to 7.
A wealthy businessman hires a famous filmmaker to help make a smash hit film. Directors: Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat. Cast: Penélope Cruz, Antonio Banderas, and Oscar Martínez.
Mexico is once again making news in the international video game business.
Toward the wary end of a scattered, heat-gripped city week, the quiet balm of a portal-shaded cantina table beckons.
May and early June are the hottest, driest months—the roughest time for campesinos.
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...
Chapala natives from all social strata have become heartsick after a potent storm struck last week, turning the Cross planted near the peak of the town’s Cerrito de San Miguel into a pile of rubble.
A lot of retirees here at Lakeside know what it’s like to hit 70. It’s the milestone. And for some, it feels like walking into that milestone face first. It hurts.
The American Society of Jalisco in Guadalajara held a memorial March 5 for famed mezzo soprano Kimball Wheeler.
Historian Michael Hogan will present a talk on similarities between the situation in Ukraine and the histories of Mexico and Ireland on Tuesday, March 15, 6 p.m. in the Upper Library of the American School Foundation of Guadalajara (Colomos 2300).
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 ...
Christ Church Lakeside
Christ Church Lakeside, a parish of the Diocese of the West in the Anglican Church of Mexico, will observe the Day of Pentecost, Whitsunday June 5, 10:30 a.m., by celebrating the Holy Eucharist service in person and via Zoom at our location with the red door and windows next ...
• Tickets are still available for the Canadian Veterans Support Association Canada Day BBQ, to be held Friday, July 1, 1 to 5 p.m. at the Raquet Club Clubhouse, Raul Ramirez 37 in San Juan Cosala.
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.
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 Drone Squad
Zapopan police are to get a new tool to help them maintain order and fight crime: a drone squad.
Agents assigned to the regional branch of the State Prosecutor’s Office are investigating two separate homicide cases in which the victims were shot to death a week apart on Avenida Madero, Chapala’s main thoroughfare.
Lack of training in police procedures played a key part in the deaths of four municipal officers from El Salto, who were killed during a recent operation at a property where a criminal gang was keeping various hostages.
This week, Mexico passed six million officially confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic, with Wednesday’s daily case load totaling 23,148, and 31 deaths.
Traffic on the highway from Guadalajara to Colima came to a halt some five kilometers east of the first bridge in the barrancas section of the road last weekend.
Existing border restrictions to enter Canada will remain in place until at least September 30.
The Canadian government has reissued a travel advisory for certain parts of Mexico in the wake of the murder of a Canadian couple, found with their throats slashed in a hotel room in Playa del Carmen.
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...
Sharon Lowry, a long-time, active Lake Chapala resident, died May 21, following a series of medical complications.
The Liga Mx Apertura 2022 soccer season starts up this weekend, with champions Atlas in search of a three-peat following their triumph in the Clausura 2022 tournament at the end of May.
Guadalajara-based Astros de Jalisco defeated the Venados de Mazatlán Wednesday to advance to the final of the Pacific Coast Basketball Circuit (CIBACOPA).