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Homecoming Blues

Homecoming Blues

As Ajijic’s festivities surrounding the yearly tribute to spiritual patron...

Arts & Entertainment

Entertainment Guide - November 05, 2022

21 DAYS AGO
Entertainment Guide - November 05, 2022

From New York

Live from the Met presents a transmission of Verdi’s “La Traviata.”

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Met Opera running at Conjunto de las Artes

28 DAYS AGO
Met Opera running at Conjunto de las Artes

With the cancellation of the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series at the MovieSpace cinemas at lakeside, the only other option in the area to watch the transmissions is at the Conjunto Santander de las Artes in Guadalajara.

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Artist residency offers time to reflect

1 HOUR AGO
Artist residency offers time to reflect

Unwind. Reevaluate. Check out. Unhook. Self-care. Slow down. Solitude. Breathe. Just breathe. Sounds pretty good, eh?

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Triálogo unplugged at Casa del Sol Inn

1 HOUR AGO
Triálogo unplugged at Casa del Sol Inn

Triálogo is, without a doubt, one of Mexico’s most celebrated jazz groups and it is a blessing that they reside here at Lakeside.

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Ribera Arts Review - November 26, 2022

2 HOURS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - November 26, 2022

Chamber music

Pianist Mario H. Bolio and the Jalisco Independent Chamber Orchestra give a free concert, Friday, November 25, 6 p.m. at the Centro Cultural Gonzalez Gallo in Chapala. The program includes works by Mozart and Haydn’s “Concerto for Piano” and “Symphony No. 82 L&...

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Ribera Arts Review - November 19, 2022

6 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - November 19, 2022

LCS Blues

The Lake Chapala Society hosts a Blues Fest featuring Blue Jay Slim, the Blues Machine and the Dirty Black Beans Saturday, November 19, 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.

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At the Movies - November 05, 2022

20 DAYS AGO

Pray for the Devil

A nun prepares to perform an exorcism and comes face to face with a demonic force with mysterious ties to her past.

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At the Movies - October 29, 2022

27 DAYS AGO

Mrs. HarrisGoes to Paris

A widowed cleaning lady in 1950s London falls madly in love with a couture Dior dress, and decides that she must have one of her own.

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Columns

The joys of senderismo

2 MONTHS AGO
The joys of senderismo

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.

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Capturing unique Mexican caves suspended from the end of a rope

2 MONTHS AGO
Capturing unique Mexican caves  suspended from the end of a rope

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.

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The Computer Corner: Driving with ‘Chatty Cathy’ in Houston, Texas

1 MONTHS AGO

This week it is not with great pleasure that my sister and I have spent hours driving hundreds of miles on Houston, Texas freeways where the average speed is 45 miles per hour: that is half the time 15 mph, the other half 75 mph, and rarely anything in between.

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COMPUTER CORNER: Why you should never click on links in messages

4 MONTHS AGO

Every few days I receive an email forwarded from a good friend.  The appended question is always the same: “What should I do?”

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VIEWPOINT: Contrasting courts

6 MONTHS AGO

In September of last year, Mexico’s Supreme Court unanimously ruled that penalizing abortion was unconstitutional.

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VIEWPOINT: A rift with Spain, or just more AMLO deflection?

9 MONTHS AGO

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.

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

6 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

6 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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Homecoming Blues

6 DAYS AGO
Homecoming Blues

As Ajijic’s festivities surrounding the yearly tribute to spiritual patron San Andrés Apostol kick into action next week, local families will welcome the return of Los Hijos Ausentes, the relatives who come back to town from places of residence in the United States and other parts of Me...

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In Memoriam

20 DAYS AGO

When I popped in to the Lake Chapala Society to cover the installation of the Before I Die bucket list wall, a picked up a handful of the memorial cards that were made up for the  November 1 Celebration of Life ceremony.

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The 12 secrets of Coca Cola

2 HOURS AGO
The 12 secrets of Coca Cola

When that Coca Cola truck rumbles by you, do you think, “Hey, I could use a Coke right now.” Or, are you just frightened the big red monster will plummet into a sink hole and bury you with it?

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In war, talk isn’t cheap!

6 DAYS AGO

There’s a war going on right now and Canada and the United States are involved.

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Expat Living

One-year countdown to Gay Games begins

6 DAYS AGO

Last week, an event was held to mark the start of the 12-month countdown to Guadalajara co-hosting next year’s Gay Games, scheduled November 3-11, 2023.

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State Fair resumes normal routine October 1

2 MONTHS AGO

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.

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City Living - January 25, 2020

2 YEARS 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

3 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 - November 26, 2022

1 HOUR AGO

Little Chapel by the Lake

Sunday, November 27, We welcome our guest speaker, Mark Chambers, who will speak from John, chapter 10, “Never Perish.”

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Weekly Worship - November 19, 2022

6 DAYS AGO

Special celebration

A Celebration of Love, Light, and Peace will be held Saturday, December 3, 4:30-6 p.m. on the Carretera, in front of Pranzo Restaurant and the large modern sculpture.

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Laguna Chapalac - November 26, 2022

2 HOURS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - November 26, 2022

Open Circle

Lila Wells presents “Lila Wells Reads Again” at Open Circle, Sunday, November 27, 10:30 a.m. at the Lake Chapala Society.

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Laguna Chapalac - November 19, 2022

6 DAYS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - November 19, 2022

Open Circle

Randy Brutsche presents “An Illegal Gringo in Old Mexico, The Story and the Publication Process,” at the next meeting of Open Circle, Sunday, November 20, 10:30 a.m. at the Lake Chapala Society. This is the true-life story of an American tourist seeking a retirement lifestyl...

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La Manzanilla Memo - March 28, 2020

2 YEARS 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

2 YEARS 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 - April 02, 2022

7 MONTHS AGO
North Banderas Beat - April 02, 2022

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.

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North Banderas Beat - March 19, 2022

8 MONTHS AGO
North Banderas Beat - March 19, 2022

The Kids Club

A friend recently said: “The only way to improve lives is to educate the children. They are our world!”

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La Manzanilla Memo - March 01, 2020

2 YEARS 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

2 YEARS 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

2 YEARS 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

2 YEARS 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

1 YEAR 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

1 YEAR 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

2 YEARS 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

5 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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A tequila adventure in a different direction

1 YEAR AGO
A tequila adventure in a different direction

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.

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Senate beefs up laws on access to beaches

2 YEARS 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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Seek out this colorful courtyard for a delightful breakfast

4 MONTHS AGO
Seek out this colorful courtyard for a delightful breakfast

“Life is ours to be spent, not saved.”

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Doppio Café can do no wrong; now they are making tapas!

8 MONTHS AGO
Doppio Café can do no wrong; now they are making tapas!

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.

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Weathering the calor: avoiding heat stress

3 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

4 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

Opera Guild teams up with Conjunto Santander

2 HOURS AGO
Opera Guild teams up with Conjunto Santander

The Chapala Opera Guild is offering its current membership a free bus ride to Guadalajara to attend the MET Live performance of “The Hours,” on Saturday, December 10, courtesy of the Conjunto Santander de Artes Escénicas.

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

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

In this monthly series, we republish a few of the headlines from our November editions 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 years ago.

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Thanksgiving—Huichol style

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Cine+Lago hosts live art and music performance

2 HOURS AGO
Cine+Lago hosts live art and music performance

After reopening on Thursday, November 10 with some intriguing management changes, Ajijic’s Cine+Lago is ready to host its first cultural event, a live art and music performance that will be staged Friday and Saturday, December 2 and 3, 6:30 p.m. in Sala 1.

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Fiesta kickoff generates gridlock

2 HOURS AGO

Automotive chaos ruled in central Ajijic with the November 21 kickoff of the town’s annual fiestas patronales.

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Thanksgiving at AMSOC

2 HOURS AGO
Thanksgiving at AMSOC

Cliff Esser pours gravy over the turkey dinner that some 90 people showed up for at the American Society of Jalisco (Amsoc) on Thursday.

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Christmas crafts fair in Zapopan

7 DAYS AGO

More than 50 artisans from 11 Jalisco municipalities will showcase and sell their creations at a Christmas Fair in Zapopan’s Plaza de las Américas from Thursday, November 17 through Monday, November 21.

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Lopez Obrador strikes back, organizing his own march

6 DAYS AGO

In response to last weekend’s mega march in protest at his controversial plans to reform the country’s electoral system, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has summoned his supporters onto the streets to show solidarity with his “transformation” of Mexico.

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Are public nativity scenes about to be banned?

7 DAYS AGO

Mexican Supreme Court judge Juan Luis González Alcántara Carrancá has emitted a proposal to ban nativity scenes, or any signs alluding to religion, in public spaces that are paid for with resources.

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Vallarta airport expansion betting on resort’s growth

2 MONTHS AGO
Vallarta airport expansion betting  on resort’s growth

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.

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Out-of-season tourists flocking to Vallarta

3 MONTHS AGO

The Bay of Banderas is experiencing a post-peak-Covid out-of-season tourism boom of sorts as pent-up demand fuels flights and hotel bookings, including many last-minute ones.

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Canada removes Covid entry restrictions

1 MONTHS AGO

The Government of Canada has announced the removal of all Covid-19 entry restrictions, as well as testing, quarantine, and isolation requirements for anyone entering Canada, effective October 1.

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2022 US Midterms: September is the smartest month to vote from Mexico

2 MONTHS AGO
2022 US Midterms: September is the smartest month to vote from Mexico

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.

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UK’s Diagio expands in Jalisco

1 YEAR AGO
UK’s Diagio expands in Jalisco

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 ...

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The British Council marks a milestone

4 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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Obituary - October 01, 2022

1 MONTHS AGO
Obituary - October 01, 2022

Rosemary Anne Woodruff

Rosemary Anne Woodruff, a longtime resident of Mexico, died August 29 at the San Antonio Hospital at lakeside.

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Obituaries - September 17, 2022

2 MONTHS AGO
Obituaries - September 17, 2022

Pamela Richardson

Former lakeside resident Pamela Richardson died September 8 in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 73.

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World Cup: All or nothing for Mexico, US, Canada

3 HOURS AGO
World Cup: All or nothing for Mexico, US, Canada

It’s do or die time for Mexico, the United States and Canada at the World Cup in Qatar this weekend.

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Jalisco sweeps National Charro championships

21 DAYS AGO
Jalisco sweeps National Charro championships

Equestrians from the state of Jalisco roped in top awards across the board at the LXXVIIICampeonato Nacional Charro held October 7 through 30 in the city of  Zacatecas under the auspices of the Federación Mexicana de Charrería.

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