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Archive for: December, 2012

Third Guanajuato Wine and Gastronomy Festival

By Jade Arroyo Festivals are becoming a tradition at the Hotel Real de Minas. Recently, the hotel hosted the third edition of the Festival del Vino y la Gastronomía de Guanajuato (Guanajuato Wine and Gastronomy Festival). The event was completely family-friendly and had a rustic air; in the hotel’s gardens people enjoyed a buffet-style meal [...]

Deadline reminder

Deadline reminder Please remember that deadlines for submissions and ads for Atención’s Jan 4 issue is today, January 21. No more submissions or ads for that edition will be accepted after Wednesday 26.   Recordatorio de fecha límite Les recordamos que la fecha límite para recibir colaboraciones y anuncios para la edición  de Enero 4 [...]

SPA anniversaries for Blondie and Dorita: A New Year’s resolution!

By Irene Diamant December marks Blondie’s fourth year at the SPA. She has seen so many of her shelter mates come and go, but not her. Why? She’s a pretty girl, small/medium-sized with a warm, honey-blonde coat. Her big brown eyes penetrate your soul. About five years old, this sweetheart is easy to walk and [...]

Group exhibition-Christmas toast at Casa Diana

By Carmen Gutiérrez Diana House Gallery presents its Christmas toast. This is a double celebration because this year Diana House has completed 10 years of existence. Casa Diana has exhibited a large collection of works of art from the best artists and is proud to participate in the cultural life of the city. Art Christmas [...]

The Nutcracker in Mexico City

By Oswaldo Mejía For the 32nd year the National Dance Company will present The Nutcracker in Mexico City. This year, the 80 dancers will offer a performance characterized by artistic and technical innovations and will be accompanied by the orchestra of Bellas Artes, under the baton of director Tadeusz Wojciechowski. The Nutcracker was written in [...]

Walking for women

By Lorna Ferguson CASA is a complex local organization working with and on behalf of women and youth. The Domestic Violence Prevention department works in the community to prevent violence and to provide assistance to victims of domestic violence. On Sunday, November 25, I joined about 70 Mexicans and two other gringas on the UN [...]

Three Kings Day party at Mexiquito

By José Luis Vallejo January 6 of every year represents one of the most special and emotional days for each child in Mexico. The night before this day it is difficult for the children to sleep because of the thrill of finding a gift right next to one of their shoes, with the coveted gift [...]

Holiday season scholarship tax-deductible gifts benefit rural youth

By Bruce Rossley In this season of giving, you have an opportunity to make a tax-deductible contribution and make a real difference in the life and future of a young Mexican living in a rural community. High school (preparatoria) education is not mandatory in Mexico. In most rural communities, no high schools exist. For a [...]

To spend a Perfect Day

By Jade Arroyo How to spend a perfect day in San Miguel, getting to know and enjoy different parts of the town. Café Santa Ana, Relox 50ª, 152-7305 For book lovers who like to start their day with good strong coffee, this cafe is a fine choice. And for those who would rather have a [...]

More than meets the eye, El Charco del Ingenio, Part 2

By Honey Sharp Impressed for years by El Charco’s native cacti, stately agaves and delicate, colorful succulents, one of the features that intrigued me more recently was a small, terraced gray water filtering water garden set near the Conservatory. Looking more like an attractive educational tool, I have come to know it is an essential [...]

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