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Obituaries - June 05, 2021

Obituaries - June 05, 2021

Susan Dale Wright

Susan (Susy) Dale Wright, a long-time resident of Riberas del P...

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New ballet troupe to make its debut on July 3

1 MONTHS AGO
New ballet troupe to make its debut on July 3

The newly formed Metropolitan Ballet of Guadalajara will present two performances at a gala featuring 40 dancers, scheduled Saturday, July 3, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the Teatro “Ignacio López Tarso” in Guadalajara.

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Local group to stage debut opera

6 MONTHS 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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Photographer makes local debut at Ajijic inn

2 MONTHS AGO
Photographer makes local debut at Ajijic inn

Besides its links with locales that travel-hungry photographer Larry Orinovsky has visited or called home, perhaps his work’s most outstanding feature is its frequent depiction of beauty in the creations of others, be it carpentry, sculpture, architecture, handicrafts or even a row of colorful...

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Two local theaters team up to schedule workshop in May

2 MONTHS AGO
Two local theaters team up to schedule workshop in May

The BRAVO! and Bare Stage theaters present “Giving and Taking Direction: with Bernadette Jones” from May 7 to June 25.

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Ribera Arts Review - June 12, 2021

6 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - June 12, 2021

Art exhibit

Hotel Galeria Sol y Luna will host an exhibition of contemporary art featuring the work of  12 artists from Lakeside and Guadalajara, Saturday, June 12, 5 to 7 p.m.

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Ribera Arts Review - June 05, 2021

13 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - June 05, 2021

Red Cross concert

Since last week’s edition, some changes in talent have been made to the Red Cross “Sponsor a Brick” concert scheduled Wednesday, June 9, 4 to 7 p.m. at the Lake Chapala Society.

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At the Movies - June 12, 2021

7 DAYS AGO

The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard

The bodyguard Michael Bryce continues his friendship with assassin Darius Kincaid as they try to save Darius’s wife Sonia.

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At the Movies - May 29, 2021

20 DAYS AGO

Boss Level

A retired Special Forces officer is trapped in a never-ending time loop on the day of his death. Director: Joe Carnahan. Cast: Rank Gillo, Mel Gibson, Naomi Watts. Rated: TV-MA. Time: 1:34.

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Columns

Mexico’s renewal: la temporada seca is a time of bare-bone revelation and spring promise

21 DAYS AGO
Mexico’s renewal: la temporada seca is a time of bare-bone  revelation and spring promise

The stiff-backed mountains surrounding Guadalajara have long ago turned southern California tan — since December the humpback flanks have been shedding green, turning brown.

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Ushering in Mexico’s hot spring: Tia Tepache and the jacarandas

3 MONTHS AGO
Ushering in Mexico’s hot spring: Tia Tepache and the jacarandas

March is a time when trees full of lavender and blue explode along many avenues of Guadalajara and stain certain rural roadsides like the magical blood of ancient Nahua gods.

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The dark web & stolen data

1 MONTHS AGO

My friend Sally received an urgent message from her free email provider, Google Gmail, saying she needed to immediately change her password.

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COMPUTER CORNER: Fighting Google’s changes in URL protocols

3 MONTHS AGO

Internet users have a really hard time understanding URLs. Uniform Resource Locator (URL) is the protocol used to specify addresses on the internet. Typically a URL begins with “https://www” and includes a domain name such as “google.com” then can continue for dozens, hundred...

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Ancient Aztecs feared world would end at new year

5 MONTHS AGO
Ancient Aztecs feared world would end at new year

With insurrection in Washington D.C. and Covid-19 vaccinations lagging around the world, only a fervent optimist can cherish January hopes that 2021 will be a year of golden good fortune.

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

8 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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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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Happily roasting through May heat

13 DAYS AGO
Happily roasting through May heat

Resident expats are inclined to warn prospective newcomers that the worst of weather in the world’s best climate comes on with a vengeance in the month the May.

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Aggravations & euphoria

28 DAYS AGO
Aggravations & euphoria

Our collective obsession with Covid-19 reached a fevered pitch last week as word spread that dates had finally been set to run the second round of inoculations for Chapala’s over-60 population.

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Is the civilized world circling the drain?

20 DAYS AGO
Is the civilized world circling the drain?

Is murder now a commonplace news item we don’t even pay much attention to or show much outrage over anymore? The bloody version of Whack-a-Mole?

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Shoot up … It makes everybody feel high

1 MONTHS AGO

According to the Center for Disease Control, vaccinations in the U.S. were averaging 2.19 million doses per week over the last few months but are dropping off precipitously to an average of only 988,000 vaccinations recently.

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Expat Living

Looking Back: A review of February news from the last 50 years

3 MONTHS AGO
Looking Back: A review of February news from the last 50 years

In this monthly series, we republish a few of the headlines from our February editions 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 years ago.

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Reporter marks seven years

Founder and publisher of the Colony Reporter, Bob Thurston, writes in his Potpourri column: With last week’s issue of the Reporter we finis...

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Briefly - February 06, 2021

4 MONTHS AGO

AstraZeneca vaccine not for sale

Mexico’s health regulator, Cofepris, has issued a warning about the illegal sale of the AstraZeneca vaccine in Mexico.

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City Living - January 25, 2020

1 YEAR 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

2 YEARS 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 - June 12, 2021

6 DAYS AGO

Lakeside Presbyterian

Sunday, June 13, Dr. Wayne Cook returns to the pulpit. His sermon is entitled “The Sand and the Rock.” Psalm 90:10 says we should expect to live about three score and 10 years (70).

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Weekly Worship - June 05, 2021

13 DAYS AGO

St. Andrew’s Anglican

On the second Sunday after Pentecost, June 6, St. Andrews is open for in-person worship.

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Laguna Chapalac - June 12, 2021

6 DAYS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - June 12, 2021

Open Circle

CREM Music School presents “Changing Lives Through Music” at the Open Circle gathering at the Lake Chapala Society (LCS) on Sunday, June 13, 10:30 a.m.

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Laguna Chapalac - June 05, 2021

13 DAYS AGO

Open Circle

Ilona de Borhegyi presents “Living with the Vatican” at the Open Circle gathering at the Lake Chapala Society (LCS) on Sunday, June 6, 10:30 a.m.

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La Manzanilla Memo - March 28, 2020

1 YEAR 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

1 YEAR 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 - March 27, 2021

2 MONTHS AGO
North Banderas Beat - March 27, 2021

As my last official article for this 2020/2021 season, I want to thank my readers, and the publishers, for allowing me to use my voice to support the area I love and am proud to call home.

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North Banderas Beat - March 13, 2021

3 MONTHS AGO
North Banderas Beat - March 13, 2021

Wellbeing

Typically, this is the time of year when folks get crazed about getting beach body fit. For me, it’s about checking in on how I’m feeling.

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La Manzanilla Memo - March 01, 2020

1 YEAR 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

1 YEAR 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

1 YEAR 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

1 YEAR 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 27, 2021

2 MONTHS AGO
Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - March 27, 2021

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.

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Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - February 06, 2021

4 MONTHS AGO
Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - February 06, 2021

Races

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.

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Mexican Lifestyles

Days of the Dead in Michoacán

8 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

8 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

8 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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The Scallion dining experience – just follow the crowds

1 MONTHS AGO
The Scallion dining experience – just follow the crowds

Scallion Ajijic Bistro has become Social Centro at Lakeside.

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Breakfast with an exalted reputation

3 MONTHS AGO
Breakfast with an exalted reputation

Although Guadalajara’s Boulangerie Central has been open long enough to receive the city’s highest rating on Trip Advisor for its breakfasts, for some reason I had never been there until this week.

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Prolific local author, prodded by pandemic, elucidates existential anxieties – and their solutions

3 MONTHS AGO
Prolific local author, prodded by pandemic,  elucidates existential anxieties – and their solutions

“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.

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Prolific local author, prodded by pandemic, elucidates existential anxieties – and their solutions

3 MONTHS AGO

“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.

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Weathering the calor: avoiding heat stress

2 YEARS 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

Lakeside trip to GDL ballet gala

6 DAYS AGO

Lakeside residents thirsting for live culture have been signing up for a trip to see the inaugural gala of the newly created independent company, Ballet Metropolitano de Guadalajara, on Saturday, July 3. 

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Telmex auditorium sets date for first show since start of pandemic

6 DAYS AGO

Guadalajara’s largest cultural space, the Auditorio Telmex, is reopening next month with a performance by singer Luis Ángel Franco “El Flaco,” a former member of the well-know Mazatlan ranchera group Banda Los Recoditos, on July 16.

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Burglar hits Chapala tourism office

6 DAYS AGO
Burglar hits Chapala tourism office

Staff of the local branch of Jalisco’s Tourism Department were surprised to find signs of a break-in that occurred sometime over the past weekend at the office located at the west end of the Chapala Malecón.

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Students hear about ‘spirit of success’

6 DAYS AGO
Students hear about ‘spirit of success’

The 35 local students receiving support through the Lake Chapala Society (LCS) financial aid program were invited to a conference on entrepreneurship on Saturday, June 5.

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The game that had everything

6 DAYS AGO

Denizens of the United States and Mexico get on well most of the time, although the chumminess is usually put on ice when soccer players from both nations take to the playing field.

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Kumamoto: Futuro here to stay

7 DAYS AGO

Former independent Jalisco legislator Pedro Kumamoto, 30, was unable to repeat his extraordinary result of 2015, failing in his bid to win the race for Zapopan mayor,

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Harris takes flak from all sides after jaunt south

6 DAYS AGO
Harris takes flak from all sides after jaunt south

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador greeted U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris at the National Palace in Mexico City Tuesday.

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Relaxation of restrictions for Canadian travelers likely soon

7 DAYS AGO

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday that the federal government will focus on “fully vaccinated” Canadians when the time comes to begin relaxing travel and other restrictions.

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Would-be dam and pipeline generate local unease

20 DAYS AGO
Would-be dam and pipeline generate local unease

Just over two years ago, alarm bells rang when all of a sudden, residents on and near Los Horcones River, south of Puerto Vallarta, saw a dozen or so workers and earth-moving equipment, and then heard dynamite blasts.

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Isla Cuale, nearing 95, gets a facelift

1 MONTHS AGO
Isla Cuale, nearing 95, gets a facelift

It is literally an oasis in the middle of the busy city of Puerto Vallarta, the sparkling gem of a tourist town hugging the Bay of Banderas, from the Marina district marking the northern border, curving and stretching south to Conchas Chinas and beyond to the road to Mismaloya.

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Chile raises Chinese vaccine concerns

1 MONTHS AGO

Doubts are being raised in Chile over the effectiveness of the Chinese-made Sinovac vaccine, which has already been applied to half of that nation’s adult population, the Wall Street Journal has reported.

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Are wealthy nations doing enough to vaccinate the rest of the world?

4 MONTHS AGO

As rich nations ramp up their Covid vaccination programs, many low-income and developing countries have yet to administer a single jab. 

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The British Council marks a milestone

3 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

3 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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Obituaries - June 05, 2021

13 DAYS AGO
Obituaries - June 05, 2021

Susan Dale Wright

Susan (Susy) Dale Wright, a long-time resident of Riberas del Pilar, died unexpectedly on the evening of June 29.

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Obituaries - May 08, 2021

1 MONTHS AGO
Obituaries - May 08, 2021

Mary Alice Sargent

Mary Alice Sargent, a former resident of Ajijic and San Antonio Tlayacapan, died peacefully during the evening of April 21, in Jacksonville, Alabama. She was 86.

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Mariachis on a roll

6 DAYS AGO
Mariachis on a roll

Mexican Baseball League newcomers, the Mariachis de Guadalajara, sit proudly atop the Northern Division table.

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Tickets go on sale for Mariachis baseball games

28 DAYS AGO

The Mariachis de Guadalajara debut season in the Mexican Baseball League (LMB) gets under way Friday, May 21, 9 p.m., with the home opener against the Durango Generals at the Estadio Panamericano (Charros) on the northern rim of the metro area.

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