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City Living - April 8, 2016

City Living - April 8, 2016

The effects of caffeine found in drinks widely consumed by adolescents was one o...

Columns

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Important Public Announcement!

Many area expats are still unaware that there is prank-filled holiday observance...

Arts & Entertainment

Entertainment Guide - April 23, 2015

4 DAYS AGO
Entertainment Guide - April 23, 2015

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

“A Faustian Symphony.” Conductor Marco Parisotto, soloist Cesar Delgado (tenor), with the Coro Varonil.  Works by Mozart and Liszt.

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International flicks at UdeG’s Cineforo

4 DAYS AGO

A dozen international films will be exhibited in the Universidad de Guadalajara’s Cineforo during the 60th International Film Fest by the Cineteca Nacional.

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Two distinct worlds collide in latest My My Productions comedy/drama

18 DAYS AGO
Two distinct worlds collide in latest  My My Productions comedy/drama

Jayme Littlejohn, artistic director/producer of My, My How Nice Productions, directs two talented Lakeside actors, Roger Larson and Ken Yakiwchuk, in a gripping, funny and moving drama, “Visiting Mr. Green” by Jeff Baron.  

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Local choir plans tamale party as fundraiser for Cuba trip

24 DAYS AGO

Just as they did several years ago before their tour to Canada, Los Cantantes del Lago will host a tamale party to raise funds to help with the expenses on their upcoming trip to Cuba.

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Ribera Arts Review - April 22, 2016

4 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - April 22, 2016

Stepping Out

Friday, April 22

Blue Velvet plays a dance night starting at 8 p.m. at Adelita’s Bar and Grill in Riberas. Call 766-0097 for reservations. 

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Ribera Arts Review - April 16, 2016

11 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - April 16, 2016

Music Camp

Children from the youth orchestra in San Juan Cosala have been invited to participate in a music camp in Huntsville, Alabama. Four children have applied to attend, but must raise their own funds.

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At the Movies: Desierto

4 DAYS AGO
At the Movies: Desierto

A group of people trying to cross the border from Mexico into the United States

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At the Movies: 10 Cloverfield Lane

4 DAYS AGO
At the Movies: 10 Cloverfield Lane

Following a car accident, Michelle awakens in the basement fallout shelter of a conspiracy-crazed man who claims to have saved her from the wreckage of the crash.

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Columns

Pop-up ads: the battle lines are drawn

24 DAYS AGO

There was a time a few years ago when the internet was getting to a point that many popular websites were almost unusable as a result of the large number of pop-up advertisements.  A lot of people were getting fed up.

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Examining the intricacies of slow Wi-Fi connections

1 MONTHS AGO

It’s sooooo slooooow!  Once again I am back on this very common topic and this time the “it” is Wi-Fi connections, again. 

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Trump puts the bite on Mexico

17 DAYS AGO

Most commentators are calling it morally bankrupt; his supporters say it’s further proof that he’s the right man to bring “greatness” back to the United States. President Barack Obama describes the plan as “half-baked.”

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The never-ending wall

1 MONTHS AGO

“The wall just got 10 feet higher.”

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Important Public Announcement!

4 MONTHS AGO

Many area expats are still unaware that there is prank-filled holiday observance between Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

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Mexico’s Christmas gift to the world

4 MONTHS AGO
Mexico’s Christmas gift to the world

When the Spanish arrived in the Western Hemisphere, they recorded that the Aztecs viewed all flowers as gifts of the gods. The ancients in this area cultivated the red star-shaped cuetlaxóchitl (flower with leather petals) as an offering to their supreme diety – the god of the sun &ndas...

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A midwesterner moves to Mexico - Friendly Games of Dodge Ball

4 DAYS AGO

There was a time when I liked nothing more than Election years. I remember the emery boards and bumper stickers given out for free at the County fair.

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A midwesterner moves to Mexico - Mealtimes

11 DAYS AGO

“Remember that day when you got me to school late and I missed lunch?” my four-year-old grandson asked me yesterday.

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Eureka moments for seasoned cooks

4 DAYS AGO
Eureka moments  for seasoned cooks

A few weeks ago I occupied this space to carp about how social media have become distracting time bandits in our day-to-day lives. Now, it’s time to eat some crow. 

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Laguna Chapalac - April 16, 2016

11 DAYS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - April 16, 2016

Rotary of Ajijic

Terry MacDonald, a Rotarian and the managing director of Global Co-operative, gave a presentation on co-operatives at a recent meeting of the Rotary Club of Ajijic.

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Expat Living

Guadalajara to host mega Tourism Fair

11 DAYS AGO
Guadalajara to host mega Tourism Fair

More than 5,500 visitors from 66 nations are expected to attend the 41st edition of Mexico’s leading tourism promotion fair, the Tianguis Turistico, which gets underway at Expo Guadalajara on Monday, April 25.

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Chalk artistry flourishes at city zoo

11 DAYS AGO
Chalk artistry flourishes at city zoo

Dozens of artists of all ages participated in last weekend’s Colores de Jalisco Festival at the Guadalajara Zoo.

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City Living - April 8, 2016

17 DAYS AGO
City Living - April 8, 2016

The effects of caffeine found in drinks widely consumed by adolescents was one of the many themes presented by students at the American School of Guadalajara’s annual Science Fair.

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City Living - April 15, 2016

24 DAYS AGO

Artisans take over city center

As in years past, artisans from all over Jalisco travel to Guadalajara to participate in the annual Feria de la Artesanía over the two-week Easter holiday. This year’s fair has attracted 300 craftsmen and women from 80 municipalities in the state.  A...

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Lake’s health affects tourism

4 DAYS AGO

Keeping Lake Chapala healthy is an essential component to maintaining a vibrant tourist trade, declared Chapala city councilor Alberto Alcantar Medeles in addressing members of the Jalisco legislative commission on tourism a recent meeting with local officials from the state’s southeast region...

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Bravo! Theatre’s got talent in spades

4 DAYS AGO

The most outstanding, performance this season Lakeside has to have been Roger Larson in “Visiting Mr. Green,” a play by Jeff Baron produced by My, My, How Nice Productions. 

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Laguna Chapalac - April 22, 2016

4 DAYS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - April 22, 2016

Open Circle

“Saving the Brain,” is the topic of the next Open Circle meeting, Sunday, April 24, 10:30 a.m. in the garden at the Lake Chapala Society.

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Laguna Chapalac - April 8, 2016

17 DAYS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - April 8, 2016

Fun-Raiser

The Sunrise Restaurant in San Antonio sold out for the April 1 inaugural Fools-Wanted Fun-Raiser to benefit the Tepehua Community Center’s new maternal health clinic.   

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Veteran’s Day to be observed in Vallarta park

5 MONTHS AGO
Veteran’s Day to be observed in Vallarta park

The Navy League of Vallarta and American Legion Post 14 invite all American, Canadian and Mexican citizens to pay tribute to all those who  served in their country’s armed forces.

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PV writer’s conference stressing publishing

1 YEAR AGO

As aspiring writers well know, authoring a book is one thing, getting it published is another.

An opportunity to bridge that gap will be offered at the Puerto Vallarta International Writers Conference at Bibioteca Los Mangos March 6-8. Evelyn Bryne of White Bird Publications will be attending to gi...

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North Banderas Beat - March 19, 2016

1 MONTHS AGO
North Banderas Beat - March 19, 2016

The Philo Legacy

The Northshore was shocked by the sudden death of Philo Hayward due to heart failure in the summer of 2015. 

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North Banderas Beat – March 12, 2016

1 MONTHS AGO
North Banderas Beat – March 12, 2016

Chacala Festival

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...

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La Manzanilla Memo – April 1, 2016

24 DAYS AGO
La Manzanilla Memo – April 1, 2016

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!

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Laguna Chapalac - March 19, 2016

1 MONTHS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - March 19, 2016

Something’s Cooking!

I recently had the pleasure of attending one of the cooking classes offered by local legend Eileen Zack.  

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Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - March 26, 2016

1 MONTHS AGO
Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - March 26, 2016

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.

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Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal – March 12, 2016

1 MONTHS AGO
Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal – March  12, 2016

For Bibliophiles

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...

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Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - April 16, 2015

11 DAYS AGO
Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - April 16, 2015

Shop-A-Holic

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.

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Puerto Vallarta Bulletin – April 1, 2016

24 DAYS AGO
Puerto Vallarta Bulletin – April 1, 2016

Making New Friends

There are many informal get-togethers organized by the ExPats group in Vallarta. This gives you a chance to meet others living here full- or part-time, or people who are on vacation. Here are April’s events:

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Mexican Lifestyles

#FreeGadgetSlaves

1 MONTHS AGO
#FreeGadgetSlaves

The other day, still in an early morning daze, I dashed out of the house to do a few errands. As soon as I got to my first destination I realized I had left my cell phone behind, recharging on the bedside table. 

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Mexican sayings: homegrown philosophy is colorful linguistic challenge

1 MONTHS AGO

Dime como hablas y te dire quien eres (Tell me how you talk and I’ll tell you who you are) is a popular Mexican dicho (saying) that aptly underlies, from a proverbial viewpoint, the difference in the use of language between Mexicans and foreigners.

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A winning day out: Swimming to a hidden beach

9 MONTHS AGO
A winning day out: Swimming to a hidden beach

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...

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Direct flights to Costa Rica in Sept.

11 MONTHS AGO

Discount airline Volaris will connect Guadalajara with San Jose, Costa Rica, with two direct weekly flights, beginning September 10. The flights will leave Guadalajara on Thursdays and Sundays at 7:20 a.m., returning the same days at 7:05 p.m.  Tickets are already on sale on the airline’s...

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Dining and dancing is still a roaring entertainment

4 DAYS AGO

From the American Songbook to fifties rock to country to Mexican, and of a course, to the selfie entertainment of  Karaoke, there is live music of different styles every night at La Bodega. 

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Maria Isabel – the Old Inn with New Flair

11 DAYS AGO

Sometimes, one of the most important assets for a restaurant can be its location.

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Popular Ajijic author pens new thriller

4 MONTHS AGO
Popular Ajijic author pens new thriller

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...

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UK pavilion to be focus of FIL

5 MONTHS AGO
UK pavilion to be focus of FIL

The United Kingdom pavilion at the FIL is sure to be a hive of activity.  Here a just a few of the highlights. See fil.com.mx for a full schedule.

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Laughter: medicine kids actually enjoy

4 DAYS AGO
Laughter: medicine kids actually enjoy

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.

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Six transplants from one donor

4 DAYS AGO

The relatives of a 30-plus year old man declared brain-dead after an automobile accident donated his organs and tissues and brought new life to six patients last week.

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News

Window to stars opens Sunday

4 DAYS AGO

For the third strait year the Astronomy and Meteorological Institute of the Universidad de Guadalajara (UdeG) opens its doors to the public Sunday, April 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Stores resist VAT program that allows tourists to reclaim the tax

4 DAYS AGO

Very few stores have signed up to a scheme allowing foreign visitors to reclaim value-added tax on their purchases in Mexico.

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Chapala pooch takes himself for a walk

11 DAYS AGO
Chapala pooch takes himself for a walk

Chapala still hasn’t formally enacted a local leash law, but one smart pup spotted near the malecón seems to have already found a way to comply with future rules.

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Bypass road work perilous to motorists

11 DAYS AGO
Bypass road work perilous to motorists

The resurfacing of the Chapala-Ajijic Libramiento bypass will continue provoking inconvenience and danger to motorists at least until the end of this month, municipal authorities reported this week.

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Poetry on the beach?

4 DAYS AGO
Poetry on the beach?

Nighttime strollers in Puerto Vallarta last weekend may have been mystified by a stage with an ocean backdrop from which an impressive lineup of Mexicans, Canadians, French and Americans read poetry to gathered listeners.

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Big solar array in Zacualco

4 DAYS AGO

The town most famous for the cactus fruit known as pitayas and Mexico’s ubiquitous branch and pig-hide equipale furniture will soon become the largest solar power providers in the state.

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Mexican defense chief apologizes for torture

4 DAYS AGO

Mexico’s defense secretary has apologized after a video appeared online of a woman being tortured by two soldiers and a federal police officer.

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President’s call to legalize pot surprises many

4 DAYS AGO

President Enrique Peña Nieto has said Mexico will legalize marijuana for medicinal use.

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Mazatlan: the music mecca of Mexico

3 MONTHS AGO
Mazatlan: the music mecca of Mexico

Mazatlan is the music mecca of Mexico, or at least that’s the word around town. You can see signs of it everywhere, from banda, Mexican ballads, mariachis, and the sweet sound of Jazz and blues, rock, folk, country and classical music.

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Explore Nayarit’s coast

4 MONTHS AGO
Explore Nayarit’s coast

Holiday events & gift ideas

The holidays are quickly approaching. To help make your holiday a little bit brighter – and shopping for friends, family and neighbors a little easier – our team has compiled a list of holiday events and creative gifts ideas that give back to the communit...

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The ‘Panama Papers’ and the ‘ordinary expat’

11 DAYS AGO

Over the course of the past few days we have added new words to the lexicon “Panama Papers” – millions of documents leaked from a Panama law firm. 

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US updates blacklist of Jalisco firms

17 DAYS AGO

Six Jalisco businesses have been used to launder illicit profits on behalf of one of Mexico’s most powerful drug cartels, according to the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).

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Financial Indicators as of Thursday, April 7, 2016

17 DAYS AGO

Mexican Stock Market (BMV) opened at 45,281.94 a decrease of 909.53 points from Thursday, March 31, 2016.

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Famed Tapatio brew hits US shelves

24 DAYS AGO
Famed Tapatio brew hits US shelves

Guadalajara’s very own popular beer has made its “official” debut in the United States under the moniker “Estrella Jalisco.”  

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Obituary – April 1, 2016

24 DAYS AGO
Obituary – April 1, 2016

Manuel España Ramos

Ajijic native son Manuel España Ramos died Tuesday, March 22, while under hospital treatment for complications of diabetes and kidney disease. He was 71 years old.

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Obituary - March 19, 2016

1 MONTHS AGO
Obituary - March 19, 2016

Marley Jane (Janie) Salyer Harbin

Lakeside resident Marley Jane (Janie) Salyer Harbin died February 15 after a short illness, exactly six months after the death of her husband.

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Chivas claim victory in Clasico Tapatio

4 DAYS AGO

A late winner for Chivas handed the team victory over their fierce Guadalajara rival Atlas in the “Clasico Tapatio,” the oldest derby match in Mexican football last Sunday.

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Top players lured to Jalisco Open

1 MONTHS AGO
Top players lured to Jalisco Open

Top-tier tennis is on the menu next week in Guadalajara as the sixth edition of the Jalisco Open unfolds at the Polideportivo Metropolitano de Tenis from Tuesday, March 15 through Sunday, March 20.

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