Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro last week became the first state governor in Mexico to be granted a private audience with Pope Francis at his private residence in Santa Marta in Ro...
October 3 is the birthday of a late Mexican who was called “one of the most curious personalities born in the modern New World” by muralist Diego María de la Con...
A seven-billion-peso ($US140 million) expansion project began this week at the P...
The Jalisco State Prosecutor’s Office (FGE) has announced that three indiv...
It is not always easy to find an alternative take on historical events that is a...
If Mexico’s Independence Day is September 16, why does the nation celebrat...
In the Bahia de Navidad everyone is doing their part to stay safe and help each ...
As prescription and patent medicines in pharmacies continue to soar in price, ma...
I had planned on writing a nice, lengthy, last column worthy of the place I&rsqu...
Every few days I receive an email forwarded from a good friend. The append...
During his current trip to Spain and Italy, Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro visited the Madrid Content City, the audiovisual complex that hosts Netflix’s first European production hub.
The Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra (OFJ) has announced its fall/winter season of concerts, all of which will be held in the majestic Teatro Degollado in downtown Guadalajara on Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m.
Bare Stage Theatre’s September production is “Weekend Comedy.”
As part of FotoSeptiembre, Galeria Monica Cardenas, located off the plaza in San Antonio, will present the book “De Cara a la Camara” (Relections in Front of the Lens) by Jose Martinez Verea and Jorge Esquinca, Friday, September 23, 6 p.m. and at 7 p.m.
Don’t Worry Darling
A 1950s housewife living with her husband in a utopian experimental community begins to worry that his glamorous company could be hiding disturbing secrets.
Senderos de México is an organization which catalogs, maintains and signposts trails (senderos) in Mexico. More than that, it promotes a concept called senderismo, a word I find almost impossible to translate into English.
For years he has been popping up all over social media as “The Cave Painter.” Yes, he hangs in the air with the greatest of ease, wielding his brush while dangling at the end of a rope, deep inside the bowels of the earth.
Toward the wary end of a scattered, heat-gripped city week, the quiet balm of a portal-shaded cantina table beckons.
May and early June are the hottest, driest months—the roughest time for campesinos.
Every few days I receive an email forwarded from a good friend. The appended question is always the same: “What should I do?”
In September of last year, Mexico’s Supreme Court unanimously ruled that penalizing abortion was unconstitutional.
One might think that in such a cynical political world the media would by now have cottoned on to leaders who constantly change the narrative to drive attention from hot-button issues that are causing them discomfort.
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...
Fiestas Patrias season is the ideal time to indulge in Mexican cuisine to your heart’s content. I sure have done my share since the first of September and my appetite hasn’t slacked since Independence Day.
Sitting enthralled at the recent Encuentro del Mariachi gala s¯taged at Chapala’s waterfront I suddenly choked up as one of the featured troupes visiting from South America struck up “Mexico Lindo y Querido.”
The heart-throbbing tune and melancholic lyrics refer to the senti...
This week many of us had a surprise Lakeside shuffle dance. Not performers, but Lakeside itself.
The Fiestas de Octubre, the month-long celebration that resembles a U.S-state fair in many ways, returns on Saturday, October 1, after a two-year layoff due to the pandemic.
In this monthly series, we republish a few of the headlines from our September editions 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 years ago.
Burger Boy ousts taco stand
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 ...
Lake Chapala Baptist
“The keyword is ‘compassion’ and Jesus was the perfect illustration of compassion on earth.” That’s how David App, interim pastor at LCBC, began his user-friendly Sunday message last weekend.
World Water Festival
Leading up to the World Water Festival at Lake Hamana, Japan in October, here at Lakeside a celebration of “Thanks to the Water of the Chapala Ribera” will be conducted at the Ajijic Malecon Sunday, September 25, with a tambourine circle at 10 a.m.
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.
Darn, time flies! The “season” is far from over, but things are definitely slowing down. Below, in the words of locals, is a snippet of “so far” in 2021-2022.
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.
“Life is ours to be spent, not saved.”
Where is the newest place in town to have a delicious tapas meal? It is Doppio Café in Riberas del Pilar. Owners Grant and Karen have come a long way. This gem of a small business started as a tiny coffee truck on the Libramiento.
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.
Hagamos state legislator Mara Robles says she will spearhead a citizen initiative to enact laws legalizing abortion in Jalisco.
The Lake Chapala Duplicate Bridge Club had games last week on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. There was a lesson at 9 a.m. on Friday.
The Jalisco government this week unveiled a new program to promote a “Culture of Peace” in the state.
The people of Mexico embrace their national banner with unbridled fervor during September’s patriotic celebration.
A seven-billion-peso ($US140 million) expansion project began this week at the Puerto Vallarta Airport that will include construction of a second terminal, increasing passenger capacity by 125 percent.
The 2022 midterm elections in the United States are a lot closer when you’re a U.S. citizen voting from Mexico, says Larry Pihl, local chair of the Vote From Abroad (VFA) program.
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...
Former lakeside resident Pamela Richardson died September 8 in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 73.
With a season-ending streak of 12 consecutive wins, the Guadalajara Astros finished the National Professional Basketball League (LNBP) regular season in first place, making the team hot favorites going into the playoffs.