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Arts & Entertainment

Philharmonic teams with innovative mariachi group

1 MONTHS AGO

A surprise, live concert under the banner of the 28th International Mariachi Festival was announced midweek.

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Gay Games committee inspects city

1 MONTHS AGO

Jalisco government officials last week welcomed the organizing committee of the Gay Games, a worldwide sport and cultural event featuring lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) athletes, artists and other individuals, which promotes the acceptance of sexual dive...

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‘The Walking Man’ rests in Ajijic

2 MONTHS AGO
‘The Walking Man’ rests in Ajijic

He arrived at Casa del Sol Inn on Friday afternoon. Long and sinewy, “The Walking Man” was strapped sideways to the top of a modest, gray sedan.

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‘Soft, passionate’ paintings on view at Ajijic soirée

3 MONTHS AGO
‘Soft, passionate’ paintings on view at Ajijic soirée

A meet-the-artist event to peruse the work of an accomplished oil painter whose approach is a little different from a great deal of Lakeside art, is on tap for Saturday, July 24, 4 to 6 p.m., at Casa del Sol Inn in Ajijic.

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Ribera Arts Review - October 09, 2021

6 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - October 09, 2021

Concert in the Park

Next up at the Lake Chapala Society Concert in the Park series is “The Beatles Tribute,” a performance by Garden Fete.

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Ribera Arts Review - October 02, 2021

13 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - October 02, 2021

ASA meets

The Ajijic Society of the Arts holds a membership meeting Monday, October 4, 10 a.m. at La Bodega restaurant.

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At the Movies - October 09, 2021

6 DAYS AGO

Coda

As a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults) Ruby is the only hearing person in her deaf family.

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At the Movies - October 02, 2021

13 DAYS AGO

No Time To Die

James Bond has left active service. His peace is short-lived when Felix Leiter, an old friend from the CIA, turns up asking for help, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

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Columns

Treating sewage with the help of volcanic rocks & artificial wetlands

3 MONTHS AGO
Treating sewage with the help of volcanic rocks & artificial wetlands

Building a sewage treatment plan is one thing and maintaining it is another, I have learned over the years.

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Salud Digna: low-cost private health care in Mexico

3 MONTHS AGO
Salud Digna: low-cost private health care in Mexico

For years I had heard rumors of a place in Guadalajara called Salud Digna where people of scarce economic means could get an eye examination and a good pair of glasses for a price they could actually afford.

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

4 MONTHS 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

7 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

5 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

7 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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Remembering Mexico’s second worst student massacre

4 MONTHS AGO
Remembering Mexico’s second worst student massacre

June 10 sees the 50th anniversary of “El Halconazo,” or the “Corpus Christi Massacre,” when a government-trained paramilitary group known as Los Halcones (The Hawks) attacked and murdered students demonstrating against restrictions on their freedoms in Mexico City.

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Ancient Aztecs feared world would end at new year

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

5 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

5 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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Useless Comments

6 DAYS AGO
Useless Comments

What is it about Facebook  that compels people to chime in on posts when they really don’t have anything pertinent or helpful to say?

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Viva los Heroes de Mezcala!

20 DAYS AGO
Viva los Heroes de Mezcala!

In English, standard words cried out in the September 15 Grito de Independencia go like this:

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Lions and tigers and bears ... why not?

13 DAYS AGO

According to The Huffington Post, the lions and tigers at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. have tested positive for Covid-19.

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The untold story of mountainous sunlight

28 DAYS AGO

Seriously, it’s time somebody asked, “Hey, what’s the deal with mountainous sunshine?”

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Expat Living

Briefly - July, 10 2021

3 MONTHS AGO

Tragic cycle ride

A young female cyclist who was wearing headphones died when she was struck by a light train at the intersection of Lazaro Cardenas and Colon in Guadalajara.

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

7 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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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 - October 09, 2021

6 DAYS AGO

Little Chapel by the Lake

Sunday, October 10, the congregation welcomes back Pastor Pete Campbell from the windy city of Chicago.

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Weekly Worship - October 02, 2021

13 DAYS AGO

Lake Chapala Baptist

“Fear is contagious,” Pastor John declared from last Sunday’s pulpit.

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Laguna Chapalac - October 09, 2021

6 DAYS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - October 09, 2021

Open Circle

Dr. Richard Clucas presents “Breaking Children out of the Cycle of Poverty” at the next meeting of Open Circle, Sunday, October 10, 10:30 a.m. at the Lake Chapala Society.

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Laguna Chapalac - September 25, 2021

20 DAYS AGO

Open Circle

Oscar Gomez presents “Trees and Humans, A Long Story Short” at the next meeting of Open Circle, Sunday, September 26, 10:30 a.m. at the Lake Chapala Society.

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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

6 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

7 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

6 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

8 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

1 YEAR 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

4 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

1 YEAR 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

1 YEAR 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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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

Rector welcomes UdG students back to class

6 DAYS AGO

After a hiatus of 566 days, more than 300,000 students enrolled in the public Universidad de Guadalajara (UdG) were able to return to face-to-face classes Monday, October 4.

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GDL cultural scene bouncing back

6 DAYS AGO

The Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra (OFJ) fall season continues at the Teatro Degollado in Guadalajara.

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Chapala government Facebook site hijacked

6 DAYS AGO

As a parting “gift” to the new administration, techies working for Mayor Moisés Anaya have maintained control of the Chapala government’s official Facebook page.

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Suspects nabbed with guns and dope

6 DAYS AGO
Suspects nabbed with guns and dope

In the latest local strike against organized crime, Jalisco state police rounded up six suspects believed to be involved in a drug trafficking ring.

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Briefly - October 08, 2021

6 DAYS AGO

FREE MAMMOGRAMS

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and various organizations have teamed up to promote the culture of prevention and timely detection of this disease.

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Face mask law will mean jail time

6 DAYS AGO

The Health Committee in the Jalisco Congress has approved an initiative that would enshrine in state law penalties for violators of preventive measures established during a health contingency, including the use of face masks. 

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Mexican vaccine on track; booster shots not needed

13 DAYS AGO

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Mexico’s home-produced Covid-19 vaccine, known as “Patria,” is entering the second stage of trials, after “good results” in the preliminary stage.

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Pandemic costing insurers more than Hurricane Wilma

13 DAYS AGO

The head of the Federal Consumer Protection Agency (Profeco), Ricardo Sheffield, has called out private hospitals and clinics that have hiked up their fees disproportionately, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Carnival cruise ship Returns to vallarta

1 MONTHS AGO
Carnival cruise ship Returns to vallarta

The first cruise ship in more than 18 months arrived in Puerto Vallarta on Tuesday.

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Puerto Vallarta recovering at lightning speed

4 MONTHS AGO
Puerto Vallarta recovering at lightning speed

Puerto Vallarta has been one of the quickest areas to see a recovery from the Covid-19 shutdown that decimated much of Jalisco’s economy last year.

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US to upgrade travel rules

28 DAYS AGO

Jeff  Zients, the White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator, said this week that the U.S. federal government is exploring the possibility of mandating proof of Covid vaccination for all foreign nationals traveling to the United States.

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WHO reprimand: Unethical to give booster jabs in US

1 MONTHS AGO

Should U.S. expats in Mexico feel ethically compromised if they rush home to get “booster” Covid vaccine jabs after U.S. health authorities said this week that Americans will be eligible for a second round of shots from September 20?

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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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Obituary - October 09, 2021

6 DAYS AGO
Obituary - October 09, 2021

Lois Anne Vlahov (Greene)

Longtime lakeside resident Lois Anne Vlahov died September 2.

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Obituaries - October 02, 2021

13 DAYS AGO
Obituaries - October 02, 2021

Robert Schierburg

Ajijic resident Robert Schierburg died May 25 in the San Antonio hospital due to a stroke and subsequent heart attack. 

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Basketball season underway

28 DAYS AGO

Hoopster fans seeking some top quality action can head over to the Polideportivo Avila Camacho in Guadalajara to see Astros de Jalisco games in the National Professional Basketball League (LNBP), whose season got under way earlier this month.

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Female Mexican boxer dies in Canada

1 MONTHS AGO

Jeanette Zacarias Zapata, an 18-year-old professional boxer from Aguascalientes, died five days after being knocked out in the fourth round of a fight in Montreal, Canada.

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