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Laguna Chapalac – October 29, 2011

In (and out of) the chapel

The Little Chapel by the Lake has held an evening of “singing” for the past several years. It is a gathering on the fourth Sunday of the month at 5 p.m. to just sing. People from Christian churches in the Lakeside area participate. The congregation sings songs that are requested.

Belva Velazquez and Judy Hendrick play the piano or keyboard. Bob Hendrick of Lake Chapala Baptist Church and Raul Frutos of the Holy Spirit Church in Chapala play guitars and other stringed instruments. Danny and Kay Borkowsky of Christ Church Anglican add harmony and enthusiasm.

Laguna Chapalac – October 22, 2011

Double check the dates

A couple of glitches in last week’s edition may leave some of you scratching your heads – or even worse, showing up at the wrong place at the wrong time.

The correct date for the Hash House Harriers’ 20th Anniversary celebration is Tuesday, October 25 (Hotel La Nueva Posada).

The correct date for the garage sale to benefit the Tarahumara Project is Saturday, October 29 (Ocampo 98 at Seis Esquinas).

Laguna Chapalac – October 8, 2011

Quilt raffle

The English-speaking congregation of San Andres Catholic Church in Ajijic is holding a quilt raffle to raise funds for the Villa Infantil Nuestra Señora Guadalupe y San Jose in San Pedro Tesistan. The quilt is 78 inches by 92 inches (double bed size). The motif is the well-known image of the Virgin of Guadalupe surrounded by roses. Tickets are 20 pesos each or three tickets for 50 pesos. Call Trish Conner at 766-5233 or Gerri Tredway at 765-2427 for tickets.

Laguna Chapalac – October 1, 2011


Best wishes to Kate Karns on her 90th birthday. Descendants representing three generations of the Karns clan flew in from the United States to celebrate the occasion, among them daughter Julie and granddaughters Mareth and Alex, who grew up in Ajijic. Longtime local friends gathered for a festive brunch held on September 25.

Kate and her late husband Rocky settled in Ajijic in the early 1970s, becoming pioneers in Lakeside’s budding expatriate colony. Over the years she has written many humorous accounts of her experiences in adapting to Mexican village life. As for how she has seen the area change in the span of four decades, Kate says she most misses all the quirky characters who once put their special mark on the foreign populace. “They all seem so straight-laced now days,” she muses with a wry chuckle.

Laguna Chapalac - September 24, 2011


The smartly dressed kids from the Saul Rodiles Pina School were an integral part of the September 16 Independence Day parade in Ajijic.