Archive for: January, 2013

Elizabeth Pitcairn plays the Stradivarius Red Violin in San Miguel

By Michael Pearl Pro Musica presents American violinist Elizabeth Pitcairn, playing the famous Stradivarius Red Violin, accompanied by Louise Thomas on piano, on Friday and Saturday, February 1 and 2, at St. Paul’s Church, calle Cardo 6, at 5pm. Ms. Pitcairn plays the red Mendelssohn violin, built in 1720 by Antonio Stradivari in Cremona, Italy. [...]

Stars of La Bohème sing at Pro Musica’s Gala Fundraiser

By Michael Pearl Only a few miles outside San Miguel de Allende, but a galaxy away in well-being, is the Los Ricos community. It is isolated, lacks medical and other facilities and has a shortage of basic utilities. For the necessities of life, families must travel to San Miguel, which means walking miles to a [...]

Relishing the streets

By Jade Arroyo Some days turn out without a plan; they are a wild card to walk around seeing the city without rush and feeling the pleasure of unexpected discoveries. We present you some ideas where to direct your steps. The beautiful church of San Francisco is one of the jewels of the city. Before [...]

Escape to Barra de Potosí

By Colleen Besman Barra de Potosí is a secluded fishing village on the Pacific coast in the state of Guerrero. It is located only 12 miles south of Zihuatanejo, yet is tranquil, away from crowds, and surrounded by nature. The pristine ocean beach is rich in bird life, including roseate spoonbills, frigate birds and cormorants. [...]

New convention center under construction

By Antonio De Jesús Aguado San Miguel has lacked a public meeting space with sufficient room to hold large events such as the GIFF (Guanajuato International Film Festival), but that is beginning to change. In June 2012, Miguel Márquez Márquez (then candidate for governor) visited the city and told Atención that a convention center with [...]

Bars closed for safety violations, lack of permits

By Antonio De Jesús Aguado In December, four bars in the city were closed down by the authorities, two for lack of adequate safety precautions and two for lack of proper permits. La Chula and Limerick, both on calle Umarán, were closed because the owners did not conform to safety requirements. Sunset Bar, on Mesones, [...]

Suetertón helps thousands stay warmer

By Antonio De Jesús Aguado More than 12,000 children and adults from rural communities and vulnerable neighborhoods received warm clothing items this winter through the annual “Suetertón” drive, which concluded in Ejido de Tirado. Winter officially began on December 21, 2012, and will conclude on March 20 this year. The low temperatures brought on by [...]

Interview with local legislator Oscar Arroyo

By Antonio De Jesús Aguado Recently local legislator Oscar Arroyo (San Miguel de Allende’s mayor in 2000–2003) visited La Biblioteca. In an interview with Atención he explained that he has a good relationship with the current mayor and said that he will not disappoint all those who gave him their vote. He also remarked that [...]

Sharing the game of life: Limón Partido

By Jade arroyo The exhibit “Limón Partido” was officially opened January 16 at Plaza La Luciérnaga by Mayor Mauricio Trejo; María José Garrido, director of Fomento Económico and Relaciones Internacionales (Economic Development and International Relations); Ana Paula Dávalos, representing local DIF; director of Urban Development Edgar Bautista; and the artist, Ignacio Rodríguez. They were accompanied [...]

At the organic market

By Jade Arroyo The organic market at San Miguel is one of the places where every Saturday locals and tourists gather to breathe some fresh air, shop, see new things and chat with friends or meet new ones in a very relaxed, tolerant and fun atmosphere. The market, run by the nonprofit organization TOSMA A.C., [...]

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