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Obituary - June 18, 2022

Obituary - June 18, 2022

Sharon Lowry

Sharon Lowry, a long-time, active Lake Chapala resident, died May 21...

Mexican Lifestyles

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Resurrecting La Cruz

Resurrecting La Cruz

Chapala natives from all social strata have become heartsick after a potent stor...

Arts & Entertainment

Former OFJ maestro back in town

20 DAYS AGO
Former OFJ maestro back in town

Hector Guzman, director of the Jalisco Philharmonic from 2004 to 2010, took the baton Thursday as guest conductor in the second OFJ program of the summer season.

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Spanish Ballet’s flamenco gala

20 DAYS AGO

Dance fans get the chance to see one of Europe’s most accomplished troupes next month, when the Ballet Nacional de España offers two performances of a recently created choreography, “Invocación Bolera,” at Guadalajara’s Conjunto de Artes Escenicas.

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Claudia Nery: painting from her vibrant imagination

2 HOURS AGO
Claudia Nery: painting  from her vibrant imagination

When it comes to her paintings, Claudia Nery’s work is fluid and ever changing. She adapts her art based on her mood, living in the moment through her paints.

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Unique ‘Avianto’ exhibit explores endangered birds & human languages

14 DAYS AGO
Unique ‘Avianto’ exhibit explores endangered birds & human languages

Much has been written about Lakeside artist Deborah Kruger.  A documentary on her website (deborahkruger.com) explains her work in great detail.

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Ribera Arts Review - July 02, 2022

1 HOUR AGO
Ribera Arts Review - July 02, 2022

Axixic Music Festival

A classical music festival consisting of five concerts will be held at Haus Der Music, Constitucion 112, in Ajijic, July 1 to 7.

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Ribera Arts Review - June 25, 2022

7 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - June 25, 2022

Bare Stage

Bare Stage Theatre’s next production is “Scenes From American Life” by A.R. Gurney.

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At the Movies - July 02, 2022

2 HOURS AGO

Official Competition

A wealthy businessman hires a famous filmmaker to help make a smash hit film. Directors: Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat. Cast: Penélope Cruz, Antonio Banderas, and Oscar Martínez.

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At the Movies - June 18, 2022

14 DAYS AGO

Lightyear

While spending years attempting to return home, marooned Space Ranger Buzz Lightyear encounters an army of ruthless robots commanded by Zurg who are attempting to steal his fuel source.

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Columns

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

2 HOURS 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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Which is better? A spellchecker or a proofreader

14 DAYS AGO

Previously this column pointed out some problems associated with spell-checking software and how even the best programs have trouble with homonyms.

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VIEWPOINT: Contrasting courts

1 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?

4 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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Resurrecting La Cruz

14 DAYS AGO
Resurrecting La Cruz

Chapala natives from all social strata have become heartsick after a potent storm struck last week, turning the Cross planted near the peak of the town’s Cerrito de San Miguel into a pile of rubble.

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¡Adiós cubrebocas!

1 MONTHS AGO
¡Adiós cubrebocas!

Free at last, free at last, thank God Almighty our faces are free at last!

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Does 70 sound old anymore?

2 HOURS AGO
Does 70 sound old anymore?

A lot of retirees here at Lakeside know what it’s like to hit 70.  It’s the milestone. And for some, it feels like walking into that milestone face first. It hurts.

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My woodpecker story

7 DAYS AGO

I remember an improvised comment my brother made when he was in his first year college at 18. He was sitting in class listening to his professor, when a woodpecker began pecking frantically on a tree just outside the classroom window.

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Expat Living

Singer remembered

3 MONTHS AGO
Singer remembered

The American Society of Jalisco in Guadalajara held a memorial March 5 for famed mezzo soprano Kimball Wheeler.

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Hogan to speak at American School

3 MONTHS AGO

Historian Michael Hogan will present a talk on similarities between the situation in Ukraine and the histories of Mexico and Ireland on Tuesday, March 15, 6 p.m. in the Upper Library of the American School Foundation of Guadalajara (Colomos 2300).

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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 - July 02, 2022

1 HOUR AGO

Christ Church Lakeside

Christ Church Lakeside, a parish of the Diocese of the West in the Anglican Church of Mexico, will observe the Day of Pentecost, Whitsunday June 5, 10:30 a.m., by celebrating the Holy Eucharist service in person and via Zoom at our location with the red door and windows next ...

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Calle Niza gets partial upgrade

7 DAYS AGO

Transit along Calle Niza, an alternate route for bypassing central Chapala, has been enhanced significantly with the newly completed rehabilitation of the street’s steepest segment.

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Laguna Chapalac - July 02, 2022

1 HOUR AGO
Laguna Chapalac - July 02, 2022

Canada Day

• Tickets are still available for the Canadian Veterans Support Association Canada Day BBQ, to be held Friday, July 1, 1 to 5 p.m. at the Raquet Club Clubhouse, Raul Ramirez 37 in San Juan Cosala.

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Laguna Chapalac - June 25, 2022

7 DAYS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - June 25, 2022

Canada Day

• ANAVETS Mexico Unit 19 Canada Day celebration is sold out. No tickets will be available at the door.

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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

3 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

3 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

1 YEAR 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

4 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

8 MONTHS 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

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

3 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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Never dined as a royal? Try Emanuel’s Kitchen

4 MONTHS AGO
Never dined as a royal? Try Emanuel’s Kitchen

Fine dining satisfactions come in many creative and exotic presentations.

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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

3 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

Briefly - July 02, 2022

1 HOUR AGO

The Drone Squad

Zapopan police are to get a new tool to help them maintain order and fight crime: a drone squad.

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Illegal parker gets the boot

1 HOUR AGO

A Guadalajara business owner frustrated at drivers parking their vehicles in spaces reserved for his clients took the law into his own hands this week.

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Murders on Main Street

2 HOURS AGO

Agents assigned to the regional branch of the State Prosecutor’s Office are investigating two separate homicide cases in which the victims were shot to death a week apart on Avenida Madero, Chapala’s main thoroughfare.

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Police track down homicide suspect

2 HOURS AGO

A local man has been captured on suspicion of murder following a domestic dispute that took place at the home of his in-laws in Chapala’a Barrio del Tecolote.

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Errors led to El Salto slaying of cops

2 HOURS AGO

Lack of training in police procedures played a key part in the deaths of four municipal officers from El Salto, who were killed during a recent operation at a property where a criminal gang was keeping various hostages.

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Buildings damaged in Zapotlán quake

7 DAYS AGO

An earthquake measuring 2.4 on the Richter scale caused structural damage to 86 properties in the southern Jalisco municipality of Zapotlán El Grande Tuesday, June 21.

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Covid cases pass six million mark

2 HOURS AGO
Covid cases pass six million mark

This week, Mexico passed six million officially confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic, with Wednesday’s daily case load totaling 23,148, and 31 deaths.

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Mexicans among world’s hardest working

2 HOURS AGO

A proposal by the Citizen’s Movement (MC) would see the legal number of vacation days that employers must give their staff in their first year of labor increase from six to 12.

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Colima highway maintenance slows traffic to a crawl

2 MONTHS AGO

Traffic on the highway from Guadalajara to Colima came to a halt some five kilometers east of the first bridge in the barrancas section of the road last weekend.

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Finish of GDL-Vallarta short route not yet close

2 MONTHS AGO
Finish of GDL-Vallarta short route not yet close

The 187-kilometer new Via Corta (short route) highway, touted as a 2½ hour trip to Puerto Vallarta from Guadalajara, still has a long way to go.

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Canada keeps Covid rules in place

2 HOURS AGO

Existing border restrictions to enter Canada will remain in place until at least September 30.

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What parts of Mexico does Canadian government recommend travelers avoid

2 HOURS AGO

The Canadian government has reissued a travel advisory for certain parts of Mexico in the wake of the murder of a Canadian couple, found with their throats slashed in a hotel room in Playa del Carmen.

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UK’s Diagio expands in Jalisco

8 MONTHS 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 - June 18, 2022

14 DAYS AGO
Obituary - June 18, 2022

Sharon Lowry

Sharon Lowry, a long-time, active Lake Chapala resident, died May 21, following a series of medical complications.

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Obituaries - May 07, 2022

1 MONTHS AGO

Karin J. Miles

Ajijic resident Karin J. Miles died peacefully in her home with her husband David by her side on March 26. 

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Atlas & Chivas kick off new soccer season

2 HOURS AGO

The Liga Mx Apertura 2022 soccer season starts up this weekend, with champions Atlas in search of a three-peat following their triumph in the Clausura 2022 tournament at the end of May.

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Astros look to add another title to GDL’s growing haul

2 HOURS AGO
Astros look to add another title to GDL’s growing haul

Guadalajara-based Astros de Jalisco defeated the Venados de Mazatlán Wednesday to advance to the final of the Pacific Coast Basketball Circuit (CIBACOPA).

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Tapatios praise pope as he heads for retirement

Catholics in Guadalajara seemed stunned Monday after learning that Pope Benedict XVI has become the first pontiff in nearly 600 years to resign his position as head of the Roman Catholic Church.


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