Discount airlines Volaris and Viva Aerobus will operate flights out of the new Felipe Angeles Airport in Mexico City as soon as the facility opens in March 2022.
The swallows return to Capistrano, the turkey buzzards to Lakeside and now, so too doLos Cantantes del Lago to perform at Christmas.
Local canyoneers have known about them for many years, but—until now—most members of the general public in Guadalajara had never seen or experienced the many beautiful ...
In this monthly series, we republish a few of the headlines from our November ed...
It is not always easy to find an alternative take on historical events that is a...
In the Bahia de Navidad everyone is doing their part to stay safe and help each ...
When a hiker decides to spend the night sleeping under the stars, he or she beco...
June 10 sees the 50th anniversary of “El Halconazo,” or the “C...
Autumn is fiesta time in Mexico.
I had planned on writing a nice, lengthy, last column worthy of the place I&rsqu...
Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra
The final program of the season sees two OFJ ensembles interpreting “The Quartet for the End of Time” by Olivier Messiaen and “Quinteto Instrumental” by Heitor Villa-Lobos.
The ancient Greek myth of Orpheus, who attempts to harness the power of music to rescue his beloved Eurydice from the underworld, has inspired composers since opera’s earliest days.
Concerts in the Park
December 1, in a special tribute for World AIDS Day in collaborations with Ajijic Cares, the Queen Live Forever Band plays at 3:30 p.m. and Roy Gomez Cruz performs the Freddie Mercury Story at 6 p.m. Tickets, 350 general and 500 pesos VIP, are available at the LCS website using...
A young Colombian girl has to face the frustration of being the only member of her family without magical powers. Directors: Jared Bush, Byron Howard, Charise Castro Smith.
When a hiker decides to spend the night sleeping under the stars, he or she becomes a backpacker and is immediately confronted by a dilemma: How can I get the most comfort at my campsite while carrying the least amount of weight on my back?
The Parque Metropolitano is Guadalajara’s biggest urban park, a carpet of green covering 108 hectares and a favorite site for joggers, cyclists and dog walkers.
Autumn is fiesta time in Mexico.
“Here in Mexico, there is a great facility in dying”
My friend Sally received an urgent message from her free email provider, Google Gmail, saying she needed to immediately change her password.
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...
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.
While not widely reported, the unveiling of a statue of indigenous warrior Francisco Tenamaxtli in Guadalajara’s Plaza Fundadores (Founders Square) on Guadalajara’s 478th birthday was of special significance – not least for the eternal struggle to recognize human rights.
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.
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...
I expect many readers weren’t living here 20 years ago when Alejandro Aguirre served his first term as Chapala mayor.
Mexicans, and I’m guessing people in many other countries, have a way of recognizing American tourists from the moment they are heard saying, “Hey, how ya doin’?”
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.
In this monthly series, we republish a few of the headlines from our February editions 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 years ago.
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...
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...
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 ...
Sunday, November 28, Pastor Wayne will give the sermon. David is perhaps the greatest of all the kings of Israel.
Christ Church Lakeside
Christ Church Lakeside, a parish of the Diocese of the West in the Anglican Church of Mexico, will observe the last Sunday after Pentecost, Christ the King Sunday, November 21, by celebrating the Holy Eucharist Service in person and via Zoom at 10:30 a.m. in our location two ...
ANAVETS will host a bazaar, Saturday, November 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mama’s Musical Bar in San Antonio Tlayacapan. Large round tables will rent for 100 pesos. Contact Cindy Thompson, firstname.lastname@example.org or 331-895-6866.
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.
Folks visiting the north bay, in my perception, fall into three categories: sun worshippers embracing pool time all day long, foodies who delight in all things Mexican, and music lovers eager to dance the night away, whether to flamenco, world music, jazz, bossa nova, rock ‘n’ roll or al...
Smiles and sunshine
Nothing compares to returning to north Banderas Bay after a summer away. After the crazy months of restrictions we’re embracing living outdoors, dancing, connecting with others, taking endless beach walks, and eating the healthiest food that is readily available.
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.
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...
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.
Four years ago, a small team of big-hearted Canadian and Americans decided they wanted to give something substantial back to the community.
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.
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.
Mexico’s Days of the Dead coincide with the Christian All Souls and All Saints Day, November 1 and November 2.
The Centro Educativo Jaltepec’s new tequila tour to benefit its students is far and away something beyond the typical tours to the agave regions.
If you believe in nutritionist Adele Davis’s dictum, “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper,” you will want to give the Casa del Sol Inn’s breakfast/brunch a try.
It is not always easy to find an alternative take on historical events that is also wise.
“Living is no Laughing Matter” came to me like a message from God — seriously — delivered to me in the middle of my morning sun, reading and coffee ritual, which never fails to turn my mind to higher things.
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...
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.
In this monthly series, we republish a few of the headlines from our November editions 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 years ago.
A young man from San Antonio Tlayacapan was killed instantly on Friday, November 19 when the motorcycle he was driving was involved in a collision in front of the Ajijic Pemex service station.
Chapala Mayor Alejandro Aguirre and District 17 state legislator María Dolores López Jara announced the mechanisms for the statewide public opinion survey on the fiscal pact between the state and federal government that will be held locally on Sunday, November 28.
SEGITTUR, a division of Spain’s Ministry of Tourism dedicated to the management of innovation and tourism technologies, has designated the town of Tequila as the first Smart Tourist Destination (DTI) in Mexico and Latin America.
A magistrate assigned to Jalisco’s Supreme Court is under investigation after a video was leaked showing him allegedly abusing a 15-year-old girl in the kitchen of a house during a family gathering last March.
President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is taking flak for issuing a decree that prioritizes public works as a matter of national security and grants ministries the power to ignore regulators.
Three tragedies at Puerto Vallarta hotels in the space of a week emphasize the importance for parents and guardians to take extra care of small children while on vacation.
The United States will open its land borders with Mexico and Canada to fully vaccinated foreigners for non-essential travel in “early November,” the White House announced this week.
New regulations for travelers entering the United States will come into effect in November, the Joe Biden administration has announced.
UK spirits giant Diageo will invest $US500 million to expand its tequila production center located in the Jalisco municipality of Atotonilco El Alto and build one new distillery in La Barca, generating more than 1,000 direct jobs for Jalisco, company executives and Governor Enrique Alfaro announced ...
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...
The Astros de Jalisco lost their first two home games of the National Professional Basketball League (LNBP) championship final against Fuerza Regia of Monterrey on Wednesday and Thursday, by scores of 101-111 and 73-90.
In its soccer history, Canada has beaten Mexico only four times in 33 games. The last win was 21 years ago in the Gold Cup. The Canucks had never triumphed in a World Cup qualifier.