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May Festival goes digital

4 MONTHS AGO
May Festival goes digital

Culture in Jalisco hasn’t closed down because of the health emergency.

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Culture still alive & kicking

4 MONTHS AGO
Culture still alive & kicking

While live cultural happenings have been temporarily suspended, there are many ways to enjoy music, dance, theater and art from the comfort of home during the current lockdown.

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Bare Stage Theatre actor’s course to feature top-notch coach

20 DAYS AGO
Bare Stage Theatre actor’s course to feature top-notch coach

Roseann Wilshere will bring Jo Romero from the Actor’s Temple, London, for a Sanford Meisner Technique foundation course November 9 to 27.

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Harp fest show must go on!

3 MONTHS AGO

Like so many other local cultural activities, Chapala’s 18th annual Encuentro de Arpas, Salterios y Más has hit a Covid-19 stumbling block. 

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Ribera Arts Review - March 22, 2020

6 MONTHS AGO

Community cultural events

All events at the Centro Cultural Ajijic, The Antigua Presidencia de Chapala and the Centro Cultural Gonzalez Gallo in Chapala have been suspended until further notice.

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Ribera Arts Review - March 14, 2020

6 MONTHS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - March 14, 2020

BRAVO! Theatre

“The Book of Will” continues at BRAVO! Theatre. This is the story of William Shakespeare’s friends, who after his death gathered the pieces of his plays together and put them into folios which were formally printed into his plays.

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At the Movies - March 22 2020

6 MONTHS AGO

The Met Opera streams HD Live free

Every day for the duration of New York City’s Metropolitan Opera closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, a different encore presentation from the company’s Live in HD series will be made available for free streaming on the Met website, with each ...

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At the Movies - March 14, 2020

6 MONTHS AGO

Honey Boy

From a screenplay by Shia LaBeouf, based on his own experiences, award-winning filmmaker Alma Har’el brings to life a young actor’s stormy childhood and early adult years as he struggles to reconcile with his father through cinema and dreams; and deal with his mental health.

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Columns

‘The Lullaby of Life’: Just what you need to get you through the pandemic

1 MONTHS AGO
‘The Lullaby of Life’:  Just what you need to get you through the pandemic

In July 2019, Guadalajara video game studio 1 Simple Game was invited to participate in Google’s Indie Games Accelerator, an event offering special training to a handful of developers selected from around the world.

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Mind-blowing, wafer-thin spangles from around 100 BC

3 MONTHS AGO
Mind-blowing, wafer-thin spangles from around 100 BC

I first saw them in the delightful little museum of Ameca, located 60 kilometers west of Guadalajara.

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A password manager can take a load off your mind

1 MONTHS AGO

In my efforts to solve a recurring problem I have run up against Howe’s Law. Howe’s Law says “Everyone has a scheme that will not work.”

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Pandemic tracking apps pros & cons

4 MONTHS AGO

There is good news and there is bad news, and this is not a joke.

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VIEWPOINT: Jalisco Governor Alfaro – The right man for a crisis?

4 MONTHS AGO
VIEWPOINT: Jalisco Governor Alfaro – The right man for a crisis?

“When it comes to taking action, the leader needs to judge exactly how much they can rely on individual co-operation through persuasion, and when they need to cross over into more rigid “command and control” (a choice that can quickly backfire if it is not taken with suitable cauti...

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OPINION: Will Mexican gov’t prove to be right, pay the price, or get a lucky break?

5 MONTHS AGO

How quickly is the virus actually spreading in Mexico? Due to painfully slow testing, the true number of cases here is almost certainly much higher than official statistics, which over the past week have risen at the non-alarming rate of around 60-70 a day.

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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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¿Qué pasa en la milpa?

6 DAYS AGO
¿Qué pasa en la milpa?

Coinciding with Mexico’s traditional patriotic festivities in September is the fall harvest of the corn crops. While the Covid-19 pandemic has put a damper on the former, it has not curtailed the activity of local farmers.

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Muted Mexican patriotism

13 DAYS AGO
Muted Mexican patriotism

September is known in Mexico as “El Mes Patrio” for the commemoration of historic events that occurred during this month. 

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Woolly mammoths: our slightly overweight buddies

6 DAYS AGO
Woolly mammoths: our slightly overweight buddies

I have always had an affection for woolly mammoths – not because they would have been nice to pet, and might have been cozy stone-age sleeping partners, as long as they didn’t roll over on you. No, nothing that affectionate.

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Getting to know Guadalajara’s ghosts

13 DAYS AGO
Getting to know Guadalajara’s ghosts

I stayed at a haunted hotel one night – an old building from the early 1800s. Its original owner, according to legend, still roamed its halls and one room in particular.

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Expat Living

Briefly - September 12, 2020

6 DAYS AGO

International flights returning to GDL

International flights arriving and departing the Guadalajara Airport in August totalled  more than in any other month of the coronavirus pandemic (912), although passenger  flow dropped to 76,859 from 82,660 registered in July.

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Soriana snapshots

4 MONTHS AGO
Soriana snapshots

With leisure time no longer at a premium, Soriana supermarkets are offering enticing discounts in their gardening and outdoor section, although you won’t be able to discuss any purchases with your partner, because only one family member at a time may enter the stores.

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City Living - January 25, 2020

7 MONTHS 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

1 YEAR 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 - September 12, 2020

6 DAYS AGO

Lakeside Presbyterian

Dr. Wayne Cook explores the implications of Galatians1:6-10 Sunday, September 13, 10 a.m. In the New Testament there were several challenges to the faith.

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Donations keep lakeside’s young musicians playing

6 DAYS AGO
Donations keep lakeside’s young musicians playing

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the Lake Chapala Community Orchestra has been unable to rehearse or perform since March.

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Laguna Chapalac - September 12, 2020

6 DAYS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - September 12, 2020

Open Circle

Each week, Open Circle highlights a different video of a past presentation. This week, Rachel McMillen presents “Reconciliation – It’s More than Just a Word.” It will be available for view Sunday, September 13, 10:30 a.m. at opencircleajijic.org.

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Laguna Chapalac - September 05, 2020

13 DAYS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - September 05, 2020

Open Circle

This week at Open Circle, Dr. Beatriz Gallagher presents “Your Immune System and the Battles Within You.” The video will be available for viewing Sunday, September 6, 10:30 a.m. at opencircleajijic.org.

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La Manzanilla Memo - March 28, 2020

5 MONTHS 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

8 MONTHS 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 14, 2020

6 MONTHS AGO
North Banderas Beat - March 14, 2020

La Cruz murals

Colectivo Tomate is an organization created in Puebla in 2004, with a mission to inspire action for social transformation. In 2009 it created the Ciudad Mural project, which aims to generate an encounter and connection experience between people through dialogue and art. The project i...

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North Banderas Beat - February 29, 2020

6 MONTHS AGO
North Banderas Beat - February 29, 2020

Veg Fest

The second edition of Vegfest Bucerías will be held in the Bucerias centro plaza Friday, February 28 and Saturday, February 29.

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La Manzanilla Memo - March 01, 2020

6 MONTHS 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

7 MONTHS 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

5 MONTHS 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

6 MONTHS 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 07, 2020

6 MONTHS AGO

El Salado

Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro last week signed a decree to increase the size of the protected area of El Salado marshland by 23 percent.

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Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - February 22, 2020

6 MONTHS AGO
Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - February 22, 2020

Chili Cook-off

The eighth annual Puerto Vallarta Chili Cook-Off is scheduled for Saturday, February 22 at Parque Parota (in front of Hotel Puerto de Luna and across the street from the Fiesta Americana Hotel).

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Mexican Lifestyles

When to tip – and not to tip

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

3 YEARS 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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Coronavirus vs. the flu

6 MONTHS AGO
Coronavirus vs. the flu

Although their symptoms are similar, the coronavirus differs from flu in that there is no widespread immunity to it – the only people likely to have immunity are those who have already had it.

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San Blas: moving gently into the modern age

8 MONTHS AGO
San Blas: moving gently into the modern age

The Pacific Coast town and port of San Blas has been itching for a tourist boom ever since the opening of a speedy toll road from Tepic almost three years ago.

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Bobby’s La Terraza’s ‘gourmex’ is back

20 DAYS AGO
Bobby’s La Terraza’s ‘gourmex’ is back

Bobby’s Terraza, a chic west-end Ajijic dining venue with a menu offering both the expected and exotic, has blessedly returned after the pandemic shutdown.

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Foodbank Lakeside receives DAR community service award

2 MONTHS AGO
Foodbank Lakeside receives DAR community service award

On Monday, June 29, Regent Cynthia DeCoux Stone of the Thomas Paine Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) met with representatives of FoodBank Lakeside – Paola de Watterlot, Christine Philipson, Glorine and Larry Barnhardt, Alfredo Aldana, Mark Dansson, and Patricia Klauer ...

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New book explores little-known twists of US-Mexico fights & friendship

6 MONTHS AGO
New book explores little-known  twists of US-Mexico fights & friendship

A remarkable English-speaking historian and author is in our midst – “the real thing,” as one commentator put it – and residents of Ajijic and Guadalajara have a chance to witness him present his latest publishing project on its official release date, Sunday, March 8, in Ajij...

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The Trojan horse that keeps people locked into adversity under the guise of security

1 YEAR AGO
The Trojan horse that keeps people locked  into adversity under the guise of security

“Empire of Borders: The Expansion of the US Border Around the World” by Todd Miller. Verso: London/New York, 2019.

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Weathering the calor: avoiding heat stress

1 YEAR 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

1 YEAR 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

Zapopan restarts car-free Sundays

6 DAYS AGO

Sunday exercise seekers in Zapopan will be able to stretch their legs on traffic-less streets when the Vía RecreActiva activity resumes this Sunday – partially.

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Guadalajara’s dirty water is ‘temporary,’ governor says

27 DAYS AGO

Government authorities say the cloudy water coming out of taps in dozens of Guadalajara metro area  neighborhoods is a temporary problem caused by reduced maintenance during the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

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Police collar bandit suspect

6 DAYS AGO

Responding promptly to a report received around midnight Sunday, September 6, Chapala police captured a suspected criminal who was fleeing on foot after presumably attempting a hold-up the Ajijic branch of Farmacias Guadalajara.

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Regional development plan review extended

6 DAYS AGO
Regional development plan review extended

In response to a petition filed by Chapala Ecology Director José Jaime Ibañez, the council in charge of overseeing the package of ordinances drawn up to govern environmental conservation and urban development in the Lake Chapala region

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Governors split to form anti-AMLO bloc

6 DAYS AGO

The Federalist Alliance, a group of ten opposition governors, has announced its departure from the National Conference of Governors (Conago), opting to create a “new space for republican dialogue and not a simulation” with the government of President Andrés Manuel López Obr...

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Motorcycle training in San Antonio

13 DAYS AGO
Motorcycle training in San Antonio

Turnout was huge at the mobile unit for issuance of Jalisco driver’s licenses set up Thursday, August 27, at the San Antonio Tlayacapan plaza.

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Putting ex-presidents on trial

6 DAYS AGO
Putting ex-presidents on trial

Last Sunday, facing Guadalajara’s central Plaza de Armas, political activists set up tables to collect signatures to request that a survey be carried out to decide whether to prosecute former Mexican presidents for alleged acts of corruption.

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September: mexico’s patriotic month

6 DAYS AGO
September: mexico’s patriotic month

Don’t expect to hear any fireworks on the evening of September 15, as most “Grito” ceremonies across Mexico have been cancelled, in addition to Independence Day (September 16) parades.

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Three weeks of ‘low-cost’ fine dining

13 DAYS AGO

Amid these troubled times, Puerto Vallarta has rescheduled its popular Restaurant Week promotion, set to run September 15 though October 10.

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Puerto Vallarta welcomes back visitors

13 DAYS AGO

As of this weekend, hotels in Jalisco will be able to increase their capacity to 50 percent.

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US government now says ‘reconsider’ travel to Mexico

6 DAYS AGO

Following a slight drop in the number of daily Covid-19  infections in Mexico, the U.S. government has dropped its Level 4 “Do Not Travel” warning for this country.

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Trump proposes border crossing tax to pay for wall

27 DAYS AGO

During a speech in Yuma, Arizona, on Tuesday, U.S. President Donald Trump suggested that he is considering charging a toll on cars crossing the border into the United States in order to pay for his border wall.

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The British Council marks a milestone

2 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

2 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 - September 05, 2020

13 DAYS AGO
Obituaries - September 05, 2020

Ed M. Cage

The spark, light and laughter that once defined Ed M. Cage was extinguished by death from Parkinson’s Disease on August 26.

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Obituary - August 29, 2020

20 DAYS AGO
Obituary - August 29, 2020

Eddy Csank

Ed Csank died July 3 from complications of chronic Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) at his home in Ajijic, Mexico. He was 69 years old.

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Covid-19 not stopping resumption of Mexico’s top soccer league

2 MONTHS AGO
Covid-19 not stopping resumption of Mexico’s top soccer league

Despite various players, coaches and referees testing positive for Covid-19 in recent weeks, Mexico’s top soccer league, the Liga Mx, will kick back into action next week.

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When will live US sports return – at least to our TV screens?

3 MONTHS AGO
When will live US sports return – at least to our TV screens?

Fed up with watching reruns of famous championship games? Fans might not have to wait too long for live sports to return, reports suggest.

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