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Obituaries - June 08, 2019

Obituaries - June 08, 2019

Larry Fenwick Reeves

Larry Reeves, a beloved figure in the Lakeside community, ...

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Time to build an ark?

Time to build an ark?

Not so long ago lakeshore inhabitants and environmentalists worldwide were wring...

Arts & Entertainment

Entertainment Guide - June 15, 2019

4 DAYS AGO
Entertainment Guide - June 15, 2019

Jalisco Ballet

For the third time in as many years, the Ballet de Jalisco presents “Don Quijote,” based on the famed tome penned by the genius that is Miguel de Cervantes.

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Entertainment Guide - June 08, 2019

11 DAYS AGO
Entertainment Guide - June 08, 2019

Monday recitals

Talented musicians of different genres showcased each Monday. June 10: The Klaus Mayer Project plays jazz. June 17: Raul Carrillo Trio.

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Mexico’s iconic female garment

4 DAYS AGO
Mexico’s iconic female garment

The ubiquitous Mexican rebozo has been a national symbol throughout this country’s proud history.

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Bare Stage Theatre gets ready for battle of the sexes

4 DAYS AGO
Bare Stage Theatre gets ready for battle of the sexes

The Bare Stage Theatre pits ladies versus gents in its summer doubleheader featuring readings of two closely matched comedies penned by playwright Norm Foster, which highlight different gender perspectives of life revealed during a round of golf.

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Ribera Arts Review - June 15, 2019

4 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - June 15, 2019

Spotlight Club

Luis Villanueva performs his Revival show, featuring Fernando Uribe on piano, Friday and Saturday, June 14 and 15, 7 p.m. Music by Journey, Air Supply, Barry Manilow, Toto, James Brown, Bread and more. Cover: 200 pesos.

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Ribera Arts Review - June 08, 2019

11 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - June 08, 2019

Collective exhibition

Colectivo Musas, a group of ten women artists, presents a collective exhibition of paintings, “Sinergia,” opening Friday June 7, 4 p.m. at the Centro Cultural Antigua Presidencia, on the corner of Hidalgo and Francisco I. Madero in Chapala. The exhibition runs thro...

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At the Movies - June 15, 2019

4 DAYS AGO

Men In Black: International

The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe.

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At the Movies - June 08, 2019

11 DAYS AGO

X Men: Dark Phoenix

Jean Grey begins to develop incredible powers that corrupt and turn her into a Dark Phoenix.

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Columns

Where to go when you need a pro in the country

11 DAYS AGO
Where to go when you need a pro in the country

You’d be surprised how many talented techies have resisted the lure of the big city. Having lived in the countryside for over 30 years, I’ve had a chance to evaluate the skills of all sorts of pros, from carpenters and doctors to window makers, and I have seen some surprising results.

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After forest fires, should you plant trees?

18 DAYS AGO
After forest fires, should you plant trees?

Once again it is forest fire season and this year Bosque La Primavera suffered more than ever.

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Spanish, mental black holes, planting milpas, heat & other local adventures

10 MONTHS AGO

This column was first published June 21, 1997.

Spending time in Mexico means learning Spanish — if you want that time to have much significance.

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Ancient ritual at Las Trojes, a highland lakeside town, splices time together with simple drama

1 YEAR AGO
Ancient ritual at Las Trojes, a highland lakeside town, splices time together with simple drama

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.

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Understanding email errors & failures

1 MONTHS AGO

“Why didn’t my email go through?” The protocol for sending emails is called Simple Mail Transport Protocol (SMTP) and when it fails there could be hundreds of possible reasons why that happened.

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Explaining passwords

3 MONTHS AGO

A password is a sequence of characters used by computer users to verify their identity, or to control who has access to things such as email, bank accounts, etc.

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Governor puts Costa Alegre development on full throttle

1 MONTHS AGO
Governor puts Costa Alegre development on full throttle

Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro has announced a new Plan Maestro de Desarrollo (Master Development Plan) for the southern coastal stretch of Jalisco commonly referred to as Costa Alegre.

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Pipeline blast: finger pointing should be in one direction only

4 MONTHS AGO

Sometimes playing the blame game just doesn’t cut it.

Such is the case with the gas pipeline explosion that killed more than 90 people in Tlahuelilpan, Hidalgo on January 17.

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A midwesterner moves to Mexico - So Long, Farewell ...

2 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

2 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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Time to build an ark?

18 DAYS AGO
Time to build an ark?

Not so long ago lakeshore inhabitants and environmentalists worldwide were wringing their hands over the sorry state of Lake Chapala.

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Beating our plastic addiction

25 DAYS AGO
Beating our plastic addiction

From a letter to the editor published in last week’s edition of this newspaper and postings on local social networks, we’re learning that there are immigrant residents in our midst who express concerns and even opposition regarding the impending ban on plastic bags written into state law...

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Brief sunbird tourism tips for Lakeside

11 DAYS AGO
Brief sunbird tourism tips for Lakeside

Here are some tips you won’t find on TripAdvisor.

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The mystery of misogyny

18 DAYS AGO
The mystery of misogyny

Can there really be something as distorted as unfounded, aimless hatred for the opposite sex, whom we cherish and depend on so much?

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Expat Living

Goings-on this weekend

11 DAYS AGO

Agave, nopal & pitaya

The weekly Feria de Productores collective is putting on a special event this weekend paying homage to three quintessential and healthy Mexican food products:

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Fun for kids at Amsoc

11 DAYS AGO
Fun for kids at Amsoc

The American Society (Amsoc) in Guadalajara is not just a place for retired expats and their friends to chill out.

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City Living – March 16, 2019

3 MONTHS 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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City Living - March 09, 2019

3 MONTHS AGO

RAMEN FESTIVAL

While not as beloved as tacos or tortas ahogadas, ramen is becoming increasingly popular in Guadalajara.

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Weekly Worship - June 15, 2019

4 DAYS AGO

Christ Church Lakeside

Christ Church Lakeside (CCL), a parish of the Diocese of the West in the Anglican Church of Mexico, will observe the first Sunday after Pentecost (Trinity Sunday), June 16, by celebrating the Holy Eucharist at 11 a.m. in La Huerta Events Center. Rev. Danny Borkowski will pres...

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LCS introduces art through the lens

4 DAYS AGO
LCS introduces art through the lens

Getting in sync with modern times, the Lake Chapala Society (LCS) is expanding the long-standing Children’s Art Program with the introduction of classes in digital photography.

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Laguna Chapalac - June 15, 2019

4 DAYS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - June 15, 2019

Open Circle

Ambassador Carlos Gonzalez-Magallon presents “Andrés Manuel López Obrador: His First Six Months as Mexico’s President” at the next meeting of Open Circle, Sunday, June 16, 10:30 a.m. to noon on the patio of the Lake Chapala Society (LCS).

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Laguna Chapalac - June 08, 2019

11 DAYS AGO

Open Circle

Kassandra A. King presents “Alzheimer’s Disease: Keep Listening, Keep Talking” at the next meeting of Open Circle, Sunday, June 9, 10:30 a.m. to noon on the patio of the Lake Chapala Society (LCS).

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Mascota-Vallarta road repaired and operational

11 MONTHS AGO

Ten months after work began, a 15-kilometer stretch of highway between Mascota and Puerto Vallarta has been repaired and is operational.

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Mango Festival returns to Puerto Vallarta

11 MONTHS AGO

The second-annual Puerto Vallarta Mango Festival is coming to the city’s lovely Lazaro Cardenas Park, Saturday, July 7, an event sure to gladden the hearts of those who can’t live without the sticky sweet fruit.

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North Banderas Beat - April 05, 2019

2 MONTHS AGO
North Banderas Beat - April 05, 2019

Swim Tournament

There will be lots of swimmers in the waters off La Cruz when Riviera Nayarit’s 9th Open Water Safe Swim Tournament takes place Saturday, April 6.

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North Banderas Beat - March 22, 2019

2 MONTHS AGO
North Banderas Beat - March 22, 2019

Kids art

Last November, volunteer artist Nancy Hache started teaching art classes at the Amigos de La Cruz Kids Club.

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La Manzanilla Memo - March 23, 2019

2 MONTHS AGO
La Manzanilla Memo - March 23, 2019

Pedro back on the beach

When I first arrived in La Manzanilla ten years ago, I wandered about exploring the town. 

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La Manzanilla Memo - March 09, 2019

3 MONTHS AGO
La Manzanilla Memo - March 09, 2019

The ambulance is here

Several years ago, two residents of La Manzanilla, Dan Crosby and Cruz Gomez, spearheaded a project to raise money to buy an ambulance for our town.  

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Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - March 30, 2019

2 MONTHS AGO
Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - March 30, 2019

Keeping up

• Galeria Amiga presents artist Julian Portilla from Ecuador through April 5.  Next exhibit – de Manos Mexicanos – runs April 11 to May 30 and features artists from Colima, Melaque and Barra de Navidad.

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Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal March 16, 2019

3 MONTHS AGO
Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal March 16, 2019

A reason to party

Every day there is a reason to celebrate being alive and the Costalegre is here to help!

Carnival celebrations started off with amazing dancing, music, and food and continued with fabulous fireworks, parades, and more good food.  Every evening you could venture to the jardin...

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Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - March 30, 2019

2 MONTHS AGO
Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - March 30, 2019

Croc abuse

According to a report in a local Spanish-language website, municipal police officers detained three male “foreigners” this week for throwing rocks and bottles at a crocodile in the Marina area.  The offenders, whose nationalities were not released, were trying to get a r...

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Puero Vallarta Bulletin March 16, 2019

3 MONTHS AGO
Puero Vallarta Bulletin March 16, 2019

Tourism still strong

This long weekend will see hotels around 90-percent full, Jalisco Tourism Secretary German Ralis Cumplido said this week.

The recent rupture of a sewage pipe and temporary beach closures hasn’t seemed to affect hotel reservations, he noted. And the absence this year of ...

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Mexican Lifestyles

When to tip – and not to tip

1 YEAR 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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Looking Back: A review of August news from the last 50 years

1 YEAR AGO
Looking Back: A review of August news from the last 50 years

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

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A Merida getaway: highly recommended

1 MONTHS AGO
A Merida getaway: highly recommended

When I told a family friend I was moving to Mexico their eyes lit up and they exclaimed, “You have to go to Merida!” Since coming to this country, whenever I’ve brought up this city it’s been met with enthusiastic comments about the beauty, food and surrounding nature.

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Copper Canyon train’s ritzy makeover

1 YEAR AGO
Copper Canyon train’s ritzy makeover

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...

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City’s first vegan pizzeria opens

25 DAYS AGO
City’s first vegan pizzeria opens

Guadalajara’s first vegan pizzeria has opened in Colonia La Calma in the western section of the metropolitan area.

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Organics take center stage at ‘undiscovered’ restaurant & market

25 DAYS AGO
Organics take center stage at ‘undiscovered’ restaurant & market

Perhaps one of the nicest surprises is the one that has been hanging around unnoticed right under your nose for a long time.

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In-depth study of Mexican migration covers all the bases

3 MONTHS AGO
In-depth study of Mexican migration covers all the bases

‘Echoes From the Wall: Real Stories of Mexican Immigrants’ by Judy King (with Tony Burton, Arturo Garcia and Richard Rhoda). Groppe Libros (Guadalajara, 2019).

Reviewed by Michael Hogan

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The US & Mexico: inextricably intertwined

9 MONTHS AGO

‘Vanishing Frontiers: The Forces Driving Mexico and the United States Together’ by Andrew Selee.  New York: Public Affairs, 2018.

Reviewed by Dr. Michael Hogan

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Weathering the calor: avoiding heat stress

3 MONTHS 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

7 MONTHS 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

Briefly - June 15, 2019

4 DAYS AGO

‘Killer’ dogback home

“Pirata,” the pitbull that reportedly mauled to death an intruder at a house in Guadalajara’s Balcones de Oblatos neighborhood last month, has been returned to his owners.

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GDL Pride attracts big crowd

11 DAYS AGO
GDL Pride attracts big crowd

A celebratory and festive atmosphere prevailed as around 10,000 people participated in Guadalajara Pride 2019 last Saturday.

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Migrant squatters dislodged from risky Chapala perch

4 DAYS AGO
Migrant squatters dislodged from risky Chapala perch

Two couples identified as Central American migrants were recently discovered occupying a makeshift shelter nestled among trees on the rocky hillside bordering Chapala’s Avenida Hidalgo, situated just east of the retention wall adorned with a large mural.

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Gentrification on the home front

11 DAYS AGO
Gentrification on the home front

This week’s guest writer is an artist and cultural promoter who pens an opinion column for the local Spanish language weekly Laguna. The edited English version of a recent text published under the heading “Lagunas Mentales” appears here with the author’s kind permission, due ...

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Dengue season ready to kick in

4 DAYS AGO

Jalisco Health Secretary Fernando Petersen Aranguren has warned that the chances of contracting the mosquito-borne disease dengue will increase significantly once the rainy season commences in earnest later this month.

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San gabriel cleanup continues

4 DAYS AGO
San gabriel cleanup continues

Work on cleaning the muddy streets of San Gabriel after the small Jalisco town was flooded out during a recent storm is almost complete, reports Víctor Hugo Roldán, head of Civil Protection in the state. 

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Rise of HIV cases among young Mexicans sees new push for sexual health education

4 DAYS AGO

Over the past eight years, the number of HIV cases among Mexican youths aged between 20 and 34 has almost tripled, according to recent reports from the National Council for the Prevention and Control of AIDS (CENSIDA)

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Abortion worse than rape? Mexican cleric starts debate

11 DAYS AGO

In a comment that has ignited the ire of many Mexicans, Carlos Garfias Merlos, the archbishop of Morelia, recently referred to abortion as more serious than rape.

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Most Vallarta beaches now swimmable after sewage pipe rupture

3 MONTHS AGO

A large, 40-inch drainage pipe at Puerto Vallarta’s northern limits ruptured March 3, sending raw sewage into the El Salado estuary.

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La Manzanilla Memo - January 12, 2019

5 MONTHS AGO
La Manzanilla Memo - January 12, 2019

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.

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Detained Luz del Mundo leader's lawyers blast prosecutors

11 DAYS AGO
Detained Luz del Mundo leader's lawyers blast prosecutors

Lawyers representing Naasón Joaquín García, the spiritual leader of the Luz del Mundo Church who faces charges of human trafficking, child rape and child porn in California, hit back Friday, saying prosecutors have tainted the case by their remarks.

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Expat Venezuelans praise Trump’s stance

4 MONTHS AGO
Expat Venezuelans praise Trump’s stance

As expected, Mexico has joined the ranks of Russia, China and Turkey in defending Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, as tens of thousands of his countrymen marched in support of the nation’s “interim” president, Juan Guiadó, this past week.

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The British Council marks a milestone

1 YEAR 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

1 YEAR 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 08, 2019

11 DAYS AGO
Obituaries - June 08, 2019

Larry Fenwick Reeves

Larry Reeves, a beloved figure in the Lakeside community, died on May 6 after a long illness, just shy of his 93rd birthday.

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Obituary - May 25, 2019

25 DAYS AGO
Obituary - May 25, 2019

Elsa R. Wasserman

Dr. Elsa R. Wasserman, who spent most of the last 15 years in Ajijic, died May 14 after suffering a stroke at her home in Goleta, California.

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Cricket GDL wins national championship

18 DAYS AGO
Cricket GDL wins national championship

Guadalajara won the 2nd Mexican National Cricket Championship Sunday, defeating Mexico City in the final game at the Universidad de Guadalajara Sports Club.

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LCS fundraiser to help equip Chapala high school football team

25 DAYS AGO
LCS fundraiser to help equip Chapala high school football team

The Chapala Preparatoria’s American-style football team is ready for another level of play.

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