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La Manzanilla Memo – January 22, 2016

Da Doo Run Run

The streets of La Manzanilla were filled with the sound of hundreds of footsteps this past Sunday morning.  Both large and small, each one signified another step into fun and fitness.  


La Manzanilla Memo – January 9, 2016

A Conversation 

During the high season of 2013, a casual conversation occurred at The Helping Hands Bookstore in La Manzanilla, between its proprietress Stephanie Wunner and winter-resident Roberta Rich, visiting from nearby Colima.

La Manzanilla Memo - December 26, 2015

Oh tejas tree, oh tejas tree 

The Trash to Treasure Tree, made from broken tejas (roof tiles left in the wake of Hurricane Patricia, not only won the Best in Show competition, but also accumulated the highest number of bids at last Friday’s ninth Annual Christmas Tree Fiesta. 

La Manzanilla Memo – November 28, 2015

Zingara Opens Its Doors

Jennifer Velarde had a dream and nothing, not even Hurricane Patricia was going to prevent her from realizing it. On November 6, barely two weeks after the disaster, Velarde opened the doors to Zingara, La Manzanilla’s newest boutique.

La Manzanilla Memo - November 14, 2015

The little town that could

In the aftermath of a natural disaster such as Hurricane Patricia, there is shock, despair and a flow of tears that rival the world’s waterfalls.  But life must and does go on. 

La Manzanilla Memo – October 31, 2015

Courage of La Manzanilla

Just five years after being battered and bruised by Hurricane Jova, our pueblo was once again assaulted by Mother Nature.  Hurricane Patricia bore down on La Manzanilla with a speed and ferocity unlike anything that even the oldest residents in the town had ever experienced.