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Obituary - September 01, 2018

Obituary - September 01, 2018

Robert Lewis Pattison

Robert Lewis Pattison died in his sleep of natural causes...

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Entertainment Guide - September 15, 2018

6 DAYS AGO
Entertainment Guide - September 15, 2018

Monday concerts

Featuring differing genres. September 17: Songs from Broadway musicals.

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Entertainment Guide - September 8, 2018

11 DAYS AGO
Entertainment Guide - September 8, 2018

Monday concerts

Featuring differing genres. September 10: Opera arias and duets. September 17: Songs from Broadway musicals.

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Ajijic international music camp starts on a high note

1 MONTHS AGO
Ajijic international music camp starts on a high note

It is the third day into the two-week Festival del Lago, a teaching and performance gathering at lakeside for musicians from all over the world, and it is hard to find a typical student among the 37 in attendance.

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Magical afternoon awaits at Viva’s Opera Gala

1 MONTHS AGO
Magical afternoon awaits at Viva’s Opera Gala

The Jalisco Opera Company will present an afternoon program of music by many of the greats of the opera world at a gala sponsored by Viva la Musica Thursday August 30, 4 p.m., at St. Andrews Anglican Church. 

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Ribera Arts Review - September 15, 2018

6 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - September 15, 2018

LLT season opener

Collette Clavadetscher directs Lakeside Little Theatre’s 2018-2019 season opener, “Clever Little Lies,” by Joe DiPietro, Friday, September 14, through Sunday, September 23.

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Ribera Arts Review - September 8, 2018

11 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - September 8, 2018

Help Mac

Popular lakeside crooner Mac Morrison recently had open-heart surgery. A Go-Fund-Me page has been opened to help with the $US40,000 hospital bill.

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At the Movies - September 15, 2018

6 DAYS AGO

Johnny English Strikes Again

After a cyber-attack reveals the identity of all of the active undercover agents in Britain, Johnny English is forced to come out of retirement to find the mastermind hacker.

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At the Movies - September 08, 2018

11 DAYS AGO

The Nun

A priest with a haunted past and a novice on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate the death of a young nun in Romania and confront a malevolent force in the form of a demonic nun.

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Columns

Mushrooms on a cow pie: Harbingers of a happier planet?

6 DAYS AGO
Mushrooms on a cow pie: Harbingers of a happier planet?

While hiking through the woods one day, I came upon a person crouching in the middle of the trail, examining some small brown mushrooms which had sprouted in the droppings left by a passing cow.

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Your chances of getting a dose of the chiggers are higher than ever

20 DAYS AGO
Your chances of getting a dose of the chiggers are higher than ever

Chiggers, popularly called güinas in Jalisco, are nearly invisible larvae of Trombiculid mites, whose bites result in exceedingly itchy red welts. I last wrote about them in 2011 and it’s time for an update.

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Spanish, mental black holes, planting milpas, heat & other local adventures

1 MONTHS AGO

This column was first published June 21, 1997.

Spending time in Mexico means learning Spanish — if you want that time to have much significance.

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Ancient ritual at Las Trojes, a highland lakeside town, splices time together with simple drama

4 MONTHS AGO
Ancient ritual at Las Trojes, a highland lakeside town, splices time together with simple drama

This column was first published in the April 9, 1988 edition of this newspaper.

Just behind the high ochre ridge that slices the northern horizon at the west end of Lake Chapala lie two small villages, the remnants of a once vast hacienda.

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The cookie conundrum

27 DAYS AGO

Cookies are among the least understood aspects of computer technology. 

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Solid state drives: They do fail!

1 MONTHS AGO

Many new laptop computers are now being sold with Solid State Drives (SSD) in place of the traditional mechanical drives with motor and spinning disks.

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President gives himself high grade as term winds down

12 DAYS AGO
President gives himself high grade as term winds down

Violence, corruption, reform?  Over the ensuing years, historians may be divided as to which word best characterizes the six-year presidency of Enrique Peña Nieto, which comes to a conclusion in less than three months’ time.

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Surrealist painter Carrington a big draw in capital

1 MONTHS AGO
Surrealist painter Carrington a big draw in capital

The phantasmagorical works of surrealist British/Mexican artist Leonora Carrington – known for her haunting, autobiographical paintings that incorporate images of sorcery, metamorphosis, alchemy and the occult – are being featured in a splendid retrospective housed in Mexico City’s...

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

2 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

2 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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Crazy for corn

6 DAYS AGO
Crazy for corn

September is more than a time of patriotic hullabaloo. It is also the peak season to feast on the bounty of local corn farmers.

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Fear & loathing of party-pooper lawmakers

11 DAYS AGO
Fear & loathing of party-pooper lawmakers

Regular readers of the Guadalajara Reporter will have taken note of our August 18 front page story on Jalisco’s new anti-noise law.

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Nine things you may not know about good manners in Mexico

6 DAYS AGO
Nine things you may not know about good manners in Mexico

Everything in Mexican mores and customs is about respect.

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The truth about truth

11 DAYS AGO
The truth about truth

Does the objectivity of truth still exist these days?

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Expat Living

The little German toy that embodies our diverse world

1 MONTHS AGO
The little German toy that embodies our diverse world

A massive cult following has grown over the past five decades based around a line of durable plastic toys that boast a signature human figure with a cherub-like smiling face.

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Father of famed local filmmaker passes away

1 MONTHS AGO

Federico del Toro, the father of Tapatio filmmaker and Oscar-winning director Guillermo del Toro, died this week at a Guadalajara hospital at the age of 85.

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City Living - March 4, 2017

1 YEAR AGO

‘Empty Bowls’ at American School

The American School’s fourth “Tazones Vacíos” (Empty Bowls) event on Thursday, March 6 seeks to raise funds for the Organización de Nutrición Infantil (ONI), a Guadalajara-based NGO whose mission is to prevent malnu...

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City Living - February 18, 2017

1 YEAR AGO
City Living - February 18, 2017

El Clasico: Chivas vs. America

Bars will be packed the evening of Saturday, February 18 as local soccer favorites Chivas take on their huge Mexico City rivals America in the game referred to as El Clasico. After six games of the season, Chivas are in fourth place in the 18-team table.  Kick of...

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Independence festivities

6 DAYS AGO
Independence festivities

Looking for places to go to join your Mexican neighbors in celebrating the nation’s independence? Here is a brief guide to patriotic happenings going on this weekend in lakeside’s principal communities.

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Time to sign up for Country Club Cruz Roja tourney

6 DAYS AGO

The Country Club de Chapala’s 15th annual golf tournament to benefit the Chapala Red Cross will be held Thursday, November 8, and club officers are hoping this year’s event will be the most successful in its history.

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Laguna Chapalac - September 15, 2018

6 DAYS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - September 15, 2018

Open Circle

Raúl Ruiz will present “The New Psychology of the Mexican People“ at the next meeting of Open Circle, Sunday, September 16, 10:30 a.m., on the patio of the Lake Chapala Society (LCS).

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Laguna Chpalac - September 8, 2018

11 DAYS AGO
Laguna Chpalac - September 8, 2018

Open Circle

Al Lopez will present “Mental Mechanics: Fast Track to Much Greater Mental Clarity and Life Enjoyment“ at the next meeting of Open Circle, Sunday, September 9, 10:30 a.m., on the patio of the Lake Chapala Society (LCS).

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Mascota-Vallarta road repaired and operational

2 MONTHS AGO

Ten months after work began, a 15-kilometer stretch of highway between Mascota and Puerto Vallarta has been repaired and is operational.

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Mango Festival returns to Puerto Vallarta

2 MONTHS AGO

The second-annual Puerto Vallarta Mango Festival is coming to the city’s lovely Lazaro Cardenas Park, Saturday, July 7, an event sure to gladden the hearts of those who can’t live without the sticky sweet fruit.

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North Banderas Beat - March 24, 2018

6 MONTHS AGO
North Banderas Beat - March 24, 2018

Pet Picnic

The annual Bucerias Pet Picnic was held recently at the Abuelos de Bucerias Tercera Edad senior center.

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North Banderas Beat - February 24, 2018

6 MONTHS AGO
North Banderas Beat - February 24, 2018

Working vacation

You are coming to Bucerias, one of the most popular beach resort towns in the state of Nayarit, to do some upkeep on your family’s rental property. A week should be long enough to get the work done.

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La Manzanilla Memo - April 7, 2018

5 MONTHS AGO
La Manzanilla Memo - April 7, 2018

Semana Santa

Every condo, casita, hotel room and campsite was filled with families, music and fun. 

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La Manzanilla Memo - March 24, 2018

6 MONTHS AGO
La Manzanilla Memo - March 24, 2018

Cisco’s Amigo’s success

Success cannot adequately describe the outstanding accomplishment of the recent clinic held here in La Manzanilla.  

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Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - March 31, 2018

5 MONTHS AGO
Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - March 31, 2018

Window closing, not door

It’s the beginning of April and many who have joined the community to escape all or part of the northern climes are planning their travels home.

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Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - March 17, 2018

6 MONTHS AGO
Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - March 17, 2018

Celebrating Easter

Mexican Easter celebrations begin on Palm Sunday, March 25 and end on Saturday, April 7.

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New species of turtle discovered in Puerto Vallarta

3 MONTHS AGO

The Jalisco coast, already kind of a big deal in the world of turtle enthusiasts, has recently gifted a new species of shelled reptile to an excitable science community.

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Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - March 31, 2018

5 MONTHS AGO
Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - March 31, 2018

Cookoff update

The 6th Annual Chili Cook Off, sponsored by the Jay Sadler Project, raised 101,000 pesos, thanks to the many participants:

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Mexican Lifestyles

When to tip – and not to tip

10 MONTHS 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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Looking Back: A review of August news from the last 50 years

1 YEAR AGO
Looking Back: A review of August news from the last 50 years

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

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Copper Canyon train’s ritzy makeover

4 MONTHS AGO
Copper Canyon train’s ritzy makeover

Those keen to travel through Mexico’s glorious Copper Canyon in luxurious grandeur are now getting the opportunity thanks to the May 17 launch of the Chepe Express, a premium tourism concept that compliments the popular – but more modest – train ride, Ferromex’s Ferrocarril C...

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An Oaxaca food odyssey

4 MONTHS AGO
An Oaxaca food odyssey

If you read last week’s account of several days spent in Oaxaca City exposed to what a San Francisco-trained chef – Julio Aguilera of Oaxaca-cathedral-adjacent El Destilado – likes to sink his teeth into on the city’s wide spectrum of gustatory options, plus an account of his...

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1001 delights at Lebanese eatery

11 DAYS AGO
1001 delights at Lebanese eatery

It is always a pleasure to discover a great new Guadalajara restaurant when you are not expecting it. In the case of Labne, it was more than unexpected – I was putting up active resistance to trying a new place for Sunday brunch, even though I adore Lebanese and other Middle Eastern food.

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Tremezzo: At last, Italian dining on Ajijic’s Calle Colon

20 DAYS AGO
Tremezzo: At last, Italian dining on Ajijic’s Calle Colon

Columbus has finally gotten an ambitious Italian restaurant on his namesake street. Calle Colon serves as a walkway of several fine restaurants, but none Italian. Tremezzo has attempted to fill that gap.

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The US & Mexico: inextricably intertwined

11 DAYS AGO

‘Vanishing Frontiers: The Forces Driving Mexico and the United States Together’ by Andrew Selee.  New York: Public Affairs, 2018.

Reviewed by Dr. Michael Hogan

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Lake Chapala's Birds

6 MONTHS AGO
Lake Chapala's Birds

A recent photograph published in this newspaper of some 20 young students holding up this pamphlet, Aves del Lago de Chapala, at the reopening of the Alexander Humboldt bird watching trail in San Antonio Tlayacapan made us look into where the young ladies found their birding literature.

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Moctezuma’s Revenge: part of the Mexican traveling experience

7 MONTHS AGO
Moctezuma’s Revenge: part of the Mexican traveling experience

If you’re new to Mexico and find yourself stricken by a tummy bug, you are not alone.

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Remember, dogs are feeling the heat, too

1 YEAR AGO
Remember, dogs are feeling the heat, too

It’s not just us humans who are feeling the calor in the days leading up to the start of the rainy season. Our pets almost certainly suffer as much as us – dogs especially.

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News

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

6 DAYS AGO
Looking Back: A review of September news from the last 50 years

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

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Cops have their say

6 DAYS AGO
Cops have their say

In the wake of the recent murders of various police officers, civic organizations and police officers wearing civilian clothes marched from the Minerva Fountain to the governor’s residence to present Jalisco’s chief executive with several petitions.

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How to catch the bus to Guadalajara

6 DAYS AGO
How to catch the bus to Guadalajara

Autotransportes Guadalajara-Chapala, the bus company that transports passengers between lakeside and the state capital, recently relocated its Ajijic terminal to new digs situated about a half-block east of Calle Colón.

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Up, up & away

6 DAYS AGO
Up, up & away

There’s nothing like a good dose of local pride to fire up a crowd.

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Downtown Sept. 15 fiesta to go ahead despite unfinished plaza

6 DAYS AGO
Downtown Sept. 15 fiesta to go ahead despite unfinished plaza

Renovations to the Plaza de Armas, the landmark square in Guadalajara’s historic center, will not be completed by this weekend but the traditional “grito” festivities will take place  as usual on the evening of Saturday, September 15.

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Chapultepec hosts food fest this weekend

11 DAYS AGO

The Encuentro Gastronómico (food festival), showcasing produce from Jalisco,will take place on the city’s Paseo Chapultepec, Friday, September 7, through Sunday, September 9, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day.

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Is Putin heading to Mexico?

6 DAYS AGO

Mexican President-Elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to his inauguration on December 1.

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Mexico readies for Independence blast

6 DAYS AGO
Mexico readies for Independence blast

Patriotic fervor will be to the fore on the evening of Saturday, September 15 as Miguel Hidalgo’s 1810 call-to-arms against the Spanish is reenacted in plazas the length and breadth of the nation.

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40 teenage girls rescued from would-be traffickers in Puerto Vallarta

3 MONTHS AGO

Forty underage girls at risk of being trafficked were rescued last Saturday in Puerto Vallarta by the coordinated efforts of various law enforcement agencies, mainly federal.  The majority were between 13 and 15 years old.

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Briefly in vallarta

3 MONTHS AGO

May Fest finale

Puerto Vallarta concludes its centennial cerebrations Thursday, May 31 with a spectacular free evening show on the malecon, featuring mariachi, Guadalajara band Sonido Satanas, and ranchero superstar Pepe Aguilar.

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Mexico’s health takes hits in international forums

1 MONTHS AGO
Mexico’s health takes hits in international forums

In multilateral meetings around the world, policies related to junk food, mother’s milk and access to medicines and vaccines — all widely thought to have been moving in a direction favorable to underdeveloped countries such as Mexico — have taken a turn in the opposite direction.&n...

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US citizen pleads guilty to shooting of consulate officer

2 MONTHS AGO
US citizen pleads guilty to shooting of consulate officer

A former medical student from the United States will be sentenced November 7 after pleading guilty to the attempted murder of a U.S. foreign service employee at a Guadalajara mall in January 2017.

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The British Council marks a milestone

3 MONTHS 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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Inflation soars to 6.77 percent in 2018

8 MONTHS AGO
Inflation soars to 6.77 percent in 2018

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.

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Obituary - September 01, 2018

20 DAYS AGO
Obituary - September 01, 2018

Robert Lewis Pattison

Robert Lewis Pattison died in his sleep of natural causes July 25 in Ajijic at age 73.

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Obituary - August 25, 2018

27 DAYS AGO
Obituary - August 25, 2018

Nicholas Kolpowski

Lakeside resident Nicholas Kolpowski died in Ajijic July 3 after a short illness.

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Mexican golfer comes close to breaking 40-year drought

11 DAYS AGO
Mexican golfer comes close to breaking 40-year drought

Golfer Abraham Ancer failed in his bid to become the first Mexican to win a PGA Tour title in 40 years at TPC Boston last weekend.

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Canelo & Golovkin trade insults

11 DAYS AGO
Canelo & Golovkin trade insults

Boxing fans are just a week away from the much anticipated rematch between Guadalajara’s very own Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KO) and Kazakhstan’s Gennady Golovkin (38-0-1, 34 KO), scheduled in Las Vegas Saturday, September 15.

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