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Archive for: May, 2013

Sit in the shade with one of our June pets of the month

By Lynn Weisberg and Joan DiPiero Candy, Mousie, Canela and Nellie are our beginning-of-summer Pets of the Month. Candy and Mousie, each about seven months old, share a common story. Both were adopted from the SPA as cute eight-week-old kittens. After three months in her adoptive home, Candy’s owners’ newly discovered allergies forced them to [...]

Like Water for Chocolate

By Martín Habacuc Like Water for Chocolate is a 1992 film in the style of magical realism based on the popular novel of the same name, published in 1989 by first-time Mexican novelist Laura Esquivel. It earned all 11 Ariel awards of the Mexican Academy of Motion Pictures, including the Ariel Award for Best Picture, [...]


By Pat Frey Catholicism, Father Robert Barron’s epic series of breathtaking videos, comes to San Miguel starting in June. Rich with examples of the art, literature, beliefs and practices of the Catholic Church, the films in the series reflect the splendor of the global Church while presenting longstanding beliefs and traditions in “a journey around [...]

Artists of colonia Guadalupe open studio tour

By Victoria Pierce We want to inspire you, transport you, and connect you with the artists of colonia Guadalupe, in the arts district of San Miguel. You’re invited through the studio doors on Sunday, June 2. Enter where art is created. Learn about art and the process of creation. Meet your neighbors and fellow art [...]

Special training teaches police to manage violence safely

By Ken Rowland San Miguel de Allende is known for its safety and tranquility, but when violence does occur, law enforcement is often criticized, especially by members of the foreign community. I think complaints need to be balanced with compliments for the great effort and dedication exhibited despite their small budget and limited personnel. So, [...]

Announcing the second annual Patronato Pro Niños Golden Elephant Sale!

By Jane Sallis Can you help us? Patronato Pro Niños is having its second annual Golden Elephant Sale on July 6 and they are looking for donations. This is surely the ultimate re-gifting opportunity, plus you’ll get free entrance tickets, as well as a tax deduction for your generosity – and at the same time, [...]

Mujeres en Cambio: A year in review

By Arlene Krasner For many of us, our year at Mujeres en Cambio (MEC) begins in July when we resume our fundraising luncheons after our May and June summer hiatus. So, I thought this would be a good time for Mujeres en Cambio to reflect on the extraordinary year we’ve had, and to thank the [...]

Seeking tranquility/Buscando tranquilidad

Por/by Jade Arroyo Cuando necesitamos refugiarnos del ruido y las presiones buscamos lugares donde relajarnos. Lugares donde el tiempo parece pasar más lentamente para leer, caminar, ver las estrellas y para conversar largo y tendido con los seres queridos. Sometimes we need a refuge from the noisy city and its pressures, so we seek somewhere [...]

Working toward gender equality in San Miguel

By Jade Arroyo “One’s life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.” — Simone de Beauvoir Equal rights for women is one of the cornerstones in building a society that claims to live with just laws, and the social context must [...]

140th anniversary of Teatro Ángela Peralta

By Antonio De Jesús Aguado During the past weeks several events were held at the Teatro Ángela Peralta to commemorate the date when Angela Peralta, known as “The Mexican Nightingale,” arrived in San Miguel de Allende to inaugurate the theater 140 years ago. The Ángela Peralta is one of the most important and representative performance [...]

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