Santa Anita Hills, a polemic real estate development that environmental activists say threatens the integrity of the Primavera Forest in suburban Guadalajara, has been given the gr...
Bullying in schools has been a problem for as long as schools have existed. But most have not figured out how to deal with it, sometimes punishing or expelling the aggressors or qu...
I cannot stress enough the importance of timely and correctly filing a Foreign B...
The annual Santo Santiago fiestas in nearby Ixtlahuacán de los Membrillos...
In this monthly series, the Guadalajara Reporter republishes a few of the headli...
Ajijic resident Tom Nussbaum says he watched the November 6, 2012 election resul...
Phil Rylett began learning Spanish at the same time he started teaching English ...
Labour of Love
At least 18 years have passed since work began on the Church of ...
In a vote of historic proportions, the people of the United Kingdom have decided...
The three unexpected visitors riding into a remote Jalisco pueblo in October 196...
I had planned on writing a nice, lengthy, last column worthy of the place I&rsqu...
A story that has disappeared off the front pages is the controversy over encrypt...
What label to you attach to the land area bordering Mexico’s largest lake?...
The final of Placido Domingo’s international opera competition will take place inside a sold-out Teatro Degollado.
A handful of men from various parts of the Americas are collaborating on a mural at the entrance of Casa Domenech, a new restaurant in Ajijic.
Variety at Bravo!
“Extravaganza – a Variety Show” continues at the Bravo! Theatre this weekend with shows Friday, July 22, 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 23, 4 p.m.
Sociopathic death-row inmate Jerico Stewart is implanted with the memories of a deceased CIA agent in a desperate attempt to thwart a deadly plot involving a Dutch hacker.
In 2009, artist Jorge Monroy surprised everyone by creating “Under the Wings of Mercury,” a stunning mural adorning the lobby of the Guadalajara Chamber of Commerce on Avenida Vallarta.
In 2010, Mexico’s traditional cuisine was declared part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. It was the first time the food of any country had received such an honor.
The three unexpected visitors riding into a remote Jalisco pueblo in October 1968 seemed more than a bit reckless.
Still freshly new to the Chapala area, Spencer Adams was luckily taken in hand by an Ajijic bruja (sorcerer) as his neighboring health supervisor – curing fevers attracted by gringo susceptibility, and of course la turista.
A story that has disappeared off the front pages is the controversy over encryption on smart phones, but you may still read about this on the inside pages.
In a vote of historic proportions, the people of the United Kingdom have decided by a slender margin to jump ship and go it alone, turning their backs on the European Union (EU), a relationship they have maintained, albeit shakily, since 1973.
Back in January 2013, many of the 11th-grade students in Michael Hogan’s U.S. history class at Guadalajara’s American School attended an early screening of “Lincoln,” Steven Spielberg’s much touted biopic.
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 label to you attach to the land area bordering Mexico’s largest lake? Most English-speakers call it “Lakeside,” a simple and fitting description. The waters muddy when it comes to Spanish terminology.
As folks in Ajijic are buzzing about the prospects of gaining Pueblo Mágico status, news is just out that San Miguel de Allende has been ranked number one in Travel + Leisure magazine’s 2016 list of Latin America’s best cities and third out of 15 on the worldwide roster.
Spenser McMullen and his wife Cecilia Villanueva were two of the 50 plus people enjoying the festivities at the American Society of Jalisco (Amsoc) celebration of U.S. Independence Day, July 7.
Everyone is invited to a July Fourth picnic and game day in St. Mark’s garden (the church hall in case of rain), the afternoon of Saturday, July 2.
Mushroom Festival at Lion’s Club
The Circulo de Produccion farmer’s market cooperative hosts a Feria de Hongos (Mushroom Festival) Sunday, July 31 at the Club de Leones, Av. de los Leones 75, Colonia Tepeyac Casino, Zapopan.
Photographer Maureen Clark opens an exhibit of her work at La Mision Restaurant Friday, July 22.
Ixtlahuacan de los Membrillos continues its festivities of Santo Santiago (St. James) through Monday July 25, including colorful religious processions taking place every evening around 6 p.m., nighttime entertainment and fireworks at the central plaza and round-the-clock s...
Puerto Vallarta American Legion Post 14 Commander Dennis Rike and his wife Dinia on the Vallarta Adventures special Canada Day/July 4th cruise across Banderas Bay to Las Caletas on July 2.
The Philo Legacy
The Northshore was shocked by the sudden death of Philo Hayward due to heart failure in the summer of 2015.
Chacala is a relaxing fishing village situated in the heart of the Riviera Nayarit, about 25 miles north of Bucerias/northshore. Each March, the Puerto de Chacala Music and Art Festival brings together musicians and other artists for a three-day, three-night celebration, comp...
A Dream Come True
Walt Disney once said that “Any dream can come true if you have the courage to pursue it.” Well Mr. Disney, our pueblo just proved you were right!
Labour of Love
At least 18 years have passed since work began on the Church of San Felipe de Jesus in Barra’s barrio. With continuous effort by the community half of the church is complete.
When Leone Ewoldt built her house in Villa Obregon in 2006, she had a room made for a book exchange because of her love of reading and sharing books with others. Having sold everything, including hundreds of books when she left Seattle, her new little room soon filled up and the bo...
Only a few Fridays left to shop at the Marsol Hotel Market, which takes place in the lobby from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. and runs through the end of April.
In this monthly series, the Guadalajara Reporter republishes a few of the headlines from its July editions 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 years ago.
In the depths of New York’s bitterly cold winter, a glimmer of hope appeared on the horizon: two friends would be available for a two-week surf trip in May.
It’s a glorious feeling as you swim into the beautiful secluded beach of the Marieta Islands (Islas Marietas). As you pass under a rocky arch in the island there is a moment when the tide turns in your favor and washes you gently towards the sandy shoreline. It is as if the island has deemed y...
The Jardin Plaza Ajijic restaurant is located on the north east corner of the main plaza (jardin) in downtown Ajijic.
If leading international food critics such as Michelin were to start looking at restaurants in Ajijic, Go Bistro would receive high marks.
Ajijic resident Tom Nussbaum says he watched the November 6, 2012 election results on television with disbelief and joy.
Robert Bruce Drynan of Ajijic is the author of “Domain of the Scorpion” (2009), a thriller set in Colombia and Venezuela and Panama, that introduces several characters we meet again in his latest novel, “The Shadow of Nemesis,” set largely in Mexico. “Domain of the Scor...
More than 600 doctors in some 24 cities in the country are registered with Risaterapia (laughter therapy) A.C., a group that brings doses of medicine that smiling children take willingly.
Pioneering Guadalajara Mayor Enrique Alfaro is determined to fulfill his stated goal to “clean up” the historic city center – quite literally!
In sync with the end of the 2015-2016 academic year, Niños de Chapala y Ajijic (NCA) held a celebration luncheon Saturday, July 16 to honor 39 sponsored students who graduated this year from pre-school, elementary, middle school and high school programs.
The annual Santo Santiago fiestas in nearby Ixtlahuacán de los Membrillos continues with cultural events in the town plaza every evening, 8 p.m. Appearing Friday, July 22 are the Rondalla de Chapala.
Incidents of homophobia have increased in Mexico in the wake of President Enrique Peña Nieto’s proposal to legalize same-sex marriage, a leading NGO attests.
Children in the Puerto Vallarta area undergoing treatment for cancer enjoyed an unforgettable day of fun and adventure, swimming and cavorting with dolphins Saturday, June 18.
Jalisco’s first “disabled-inclusive” beach has opened in Cuastecomates in the municipality of Cihuatlán just north of Melaque.
The United States Consulate General marked U.S. Independence Day with a party for around 650 guests at the Tec de Monterrey campus in Guadalajara Friday, July 1.
I cannot stress enough the importance of timely and correctly filing a Foreign Bank Account Report (FBAR) if you are required to.
Mexican businessman Carlos Bremer met with Major League Baseball (MLB) Commissioner Rob Manfred last week to discuss plans to bring the big league to three cities in Mexico in 2017.