Among local learning institutions, the reaction to Covid-19 ranges from simply closing the doors, to a seat-of-the-pants attempt to go online, all the way to a tech-savvy, energeti...
A remarkable English-speaking historian and author is in our midst – &ldqu...
In 2019, a 25-year-old religious accord between Anglicans in Mexico and Episcopa...
The Archdiocese of Guadalajara has stated that RomanCatholic churches will conti...
Four years ago, a small team of big-hearted Canadian and Americans decided they ...
Jalisco’s famed Río Caliente boils to the surface in the Primavera ...
To aging tech naysayers Twitter might seem nothing more than a stream-of-nonsens...
Forget New Years resolutions. Most folks trash them by February’s en...
I had planned on writing a nice, lengthy, last column worthy of the place I&rsqu...
Ajijic’s seventh Festival Cultural Sangre Viva celebrates Mexico’s a...
Tapatio ballet star Isaac Hernandez is on the verge of realizing one of his most sought-after goals: bringing the English National Ballet company to Mexico.
Ajijic’s seventh Festival Cultural Sangre Viva celebrates Mexico’s ancestral roots with a program of diverse activities running Friday, March 13 through Sunday, March 15.
Christy Caldwell’s dream of bringing young Mexican talent onstage with her will be realized on Sunday, March 8 at the Auditorio de la Ribera in Ajijic.
Community cultural events
All events at the Centro Cultural Ajijic, The Antigua Presidencia de Chapala and the Centro Cultural Gonzalez Gallo in Chapala have been suspended until further notice.
“The Book of Will” continues at BRAVO! Theatre. This is the story of William Shakespeare’s friends, who after his death gathered the pieces of his plays together and put them into folios which were formally printed into his plays.
The Met Opera streams HD Live free
Every day for the duration of New York City’s Metropolitan Opera closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, a different encore presentation from the company’s Live in HD series will be made available for free streaming on the Met website, with each ...
From a screenplay by Shia LaBeouf, based on his own experiences, award-winning filmmaker Alma Har’el brings to life a young actor’s stormy childhood and early adult years as he struggles to reconcile with his father through cinema and dreams; and deal with his mental health.
Jalisco’s famed Río Caliente boils to the surface in the Primavera Forest and flows into La Vega Dam. It then flows back out as the Ameca River and meanders all the way to Puerto Vallarta (230 kilometers away), entering the Pacific Ocean at a place called Boca de Tomates, or “The ...
My friend Jorge Monroy, one of Mexico’s best-known watercolorists, grew up in the town of Ejutla, located about 100 kilometers southwest of Guadalajara. “In the area,” he told me, “there’s a small mountain called El Narigón, The Big Nose, on top of which they hav...
Forget New Years resolutions. Most folks trash them by February’s end. Contemplate these facts a moment: Our brains shrink approximately one half a percent a year.
This article was originally published in the August 14-20, 2004 edition. Allyn Hunt is a former editor of this newspaper.
Nacho Hernandez sat on his muddy horse staring across his milpa at the salto of dark red runoff slashing through a carefully planted field of corn. He snorted and swore.
Yes, I know the coronavirus is not a computer virus, but some of the tech news outlets I follow have mentioned some possible effects coronavirus (Covid-19) could have on the internet.
As we enter the decade of the 2020s it seems a good time to reflect on how over the last two decades the internet changed the face of society as this computer network transformed from a novelty for techies to an absolute necessity for everybody.
To aging tech naysayers Twitter might seem nothing more than a stream-of-nonsense outlet to bolster the egos of self-centered celebrities and non-entities alike.
Mexican Environment Minister Víctor Toledo appears to agree with many experts that the stalled Zapotillo Dam in north-eastern Jalisco is an unviable project that should be scrapped.
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...
Social distancing. Lockdown. This is a painful treatment, even for somebody who is an introvert.
The “Roaring Twenties” are the only decade in American history with a nickname. They started in 1920 until the roar ended in 1929. While we try to reconcile our distrust of 2020, let’s look at some of the history-making 1920 events that deserve a centennial celebration this year.
The Archdiocese of Guadalajara has stated that RomanCatholic churches will continue to perform Masses, although the service should be suspended if there is indication of contagion.
Guadalajara’s Parque Mirador, overlooking the Huentitan Canyon on the northern edge of the metro area, is hosting its first Ecology Festival Sunday, March 15, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Scheduled activities include live music, an art exhibition, gastronomy zone, crafts for sale, ...
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 ...
The Chapala government cancelled its annual ceremony commemorating the birthday of distinguished Mexican president Benito Juárez, scheduled for Saturday, March 21.
Lakeside closes up shop
In a drive down the highway from West Ajijic to the center of Chapala and down some of Ajijic’s main streets on Wednesday, March 25, between 5 and 6 p.m. it seemed almost every store except for grocers, pharmacies and a couple of eateries, were closed.
Lake Chapala Society
Lake Chapala Society President Carole Wolff has announced that the Ajijic organization will be temporarily be suspending all its programs, activities, events and services, including its libraries, until “the level of contact with others is safer.”
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.
La Cruz murals
Colectivo Tomate is an organization created in Puebla in 2004, with a mission to inspire action for social transformation. In 2009 it created the Ciudad Mural project, which aims to generate an encounter and connection experience between people through dialogue and art. The project i...
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...
Four years ago, a small team of big-hearted Canadian and Americans decided they wanted to give something substantial back to the community.
Nao Santa Maria
The Barra de Navidad marina has been proudly hosting one of the most stunning sailboats townsfolk have ever seen up close.
Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro last week signed a decree to increase the size of the protected area of El Salado marshland by 23 percent.
Tipping is woven into the fabric of Mexico’s social culture, chiefly because of its informal, cash-driven economy.
In this monthly series, we republish a few of the headlines from our August editions 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 years ago.
Although their symptoms are similar, the coronavirus differs from flu in that there is no widespread immunity to it – the only people likely to have immunity are those who have already had it.
A new Turkish kebab restaurant, Estambul, has opened in a prominent location in Plaza del Sol, Guadalajara’s first shopping mall, which marked its 50th anniversary last year.
It’s not often that a Starbucks closes its doors to make way for a more traditionally-focused cafe. But that’s exactly what has happened on Avenida Guadalupe in Colonia Chapalita.
A remarkable English-speaking historian and author is in our midst – “the real thing,” as one commentator put it – and residents of Ajijic and Guadalajara have a chance to witness him present his latest publishing project on its official release date, Sunday, March 8, in Ajij...
“Empire of Borders: The Expansion of the US Border Around the World” by Todd Miller. Verso: London/New York, 2019.
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.
The normally bustling streets and plazas of Mexico’s second largest city emptied this week after Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro asked everyone to stay at home for five days in a voluntary measure designed to break the spread of Covid-19 during a “critical” phase.
No patients presenting symptoms of the Covid-19 virus have sought consultation at the Hospital San Antonio (HSA) since the pandemic spread to Mexico, according the hospital’s director Jorge Alberto Calderón.
After receiving multiple reports that idle young people continue hanging out to socialize in the open park at the Ajijic waterfront, local police are now making regular patrol rounds along the Malecón area to prevent clustering that endangers public health.
Flights not suspended
At press time, no measures had been taken to suspend flights to Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta from U.S. cities that have strict coronavirus containment measures in place, such as Los Angeles, New York and Chicago, say the airport’s operators, Grupo Aeroportuario del Pa...
The fallout between OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabia and non-OPEC leader Russia has kickstarted an oil price war.
Deputy Health Secretary Hugo López-Gatell said Tuesday that the epidemiological curve of the Covid-19 virus has entered “stage two,” meaning that person-to-person, or “community” cases in Mexico are now starting to be identified, as well as “imported” ones....
Alcatraz Prison had its Birdman. Now the coastal town of Bucerias in Nayarit has its Birdwoman.
Jon Murphy is hosting a St. Patrick’s Day warm-up event to help raise money for Puerto Vallarta charitable causes.
One constant in the kaleidoscope world of Covid-19 is that leaders are taking a lot of flack. In Mexico, a senator accuses AMLO of obsessing on his airliner raffle and whitewashing coronavirus.
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...
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.
Annie (Leyla Ann) Sheahin-Linn
Annie (Chahine) Sheahin, known as Leyla Ann Sheahin, passed away quietly at home in the arms of her devoted husband, Sunday, February 16, just five days before her 88th birthday, after a long and difficult battle with diabetes.
The 2020 CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying Championship, to determine which men’s under-23 national teams from the North, Central American and Caribbean region qualify for the 2020 Olympic Games soccer tournament, will be held in Guadalajara from March 20 to April 1.
Mexican soccer fans have a top quality league of their own to enjoy and rarely take much interest in Major League Soccer (MLS) in the United States – often considered a “retirement home” and “final pay day” for once great, but now over-the-hill players.