Was flawed planning for a residential development under construction across the highway from La Canacinta a significant causative factor in damages provoked by the October 5 debris...
If you live in rural Mexico or occasionally pass the night in a rustic cabin or campsite, you are bound to run into creeping creatures that you may never have seen back where you g...
The Lake Chapala Chapter of Democrats Abroad (DA) will present a free Zoom inter...
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 ...
Building a sewage treatment plan is one thing and maintaining it is another, I h...
June 10 sees the 50th anniversary of “El Halconazo,” or the “C...
The stiff-backed mountains surrounding Guadalajara have long ago turned southern...
I had planned on writing a nice, lengthy, last column worthy of the place I&rsqu...
The recent Mariachi Festival may have been a damp squib but the stirring sounds ...
Constantino Laura, or “Tino” as he is known by his loved ones and ch...
A surprise, live concert under the banner of the 28th International Mariachi Festival was announced midweek.
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...
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.
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.
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.
As a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults) Ruby is the only hearing person in her deaf family.
Building a sewage treatment plan is one thing and maintaining it is another, I have learned over the years.
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.
The stiff-backed mountains surrounding Guadalajara have long ago turned southern California tan — since December the humpback flanks have been shedding green, turning brown.
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.
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.
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...
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?
According to The Huffington Post, the lions and tigers at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. have tested positive for Covid-19.
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 ...
Little Chapel by the Lake
Sunday, October 10, the congregation welcomes back Pastor Pete Campbell from the windy city of Chicago.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Some restaurants understand how to create an ambience along with the dining that provides the near-perfect dinner out.
Scallion Ajijic Bistro has become Social Centro at Lakeside.
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.
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.
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.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and various organizations have teamed up to promote the culture of prevention and timely detection of this disease.
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.
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.
The first cruise ship in more than 18 months arrived in Puerto Vallarta on Tuesday.
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.
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?
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.
Lois Anne Vlahov (Greene)
Longtime lakeside resident Lois Anne Vlahov died September 2.
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.