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Archive for: December, 2014

New Years Intentions

Live Like You Can By Janis McDonald You might think the words intention and resolution are similar in their meanings. However, if you take a pause, close your eyes and say the words out loud, I feel you will have a different experience of each one. Resolution gives the perception of success or failure as [...]

Navidad and Sanctuary Surprises

By Mireille Rita Grovier, photos by Jay Grovier and Kathy Gregg   At the close of the Sunday Service on December 14, the third Sunday of Advent, when Bishop William Gregg of St. Paul’s Church asked the congregation to remain standing until the clergy and the children had exited the church, nothing seemed unusual. After [...]

Patronato Pro Niños President’s Year End Report

By Chuck Rubin   It has been an enormously rewarding experience leading this dynamic and important organization over the past year. I want to inform the readers of Atención of the things that have been accomplished during the past 12 months. First and foremost was the acquisition of a third mobile dental facility to complement [...]

Banned in Mexico

By David Johanssen In February 2011, the documentary Presumed Guilty was released to Mexican audiences, and one month later, a judge moved to have the film banned. This action caused the movie to gain unprecedented popularity almost overnight. Presumed Guilty now holds the box office record for a documentary in Mexico. In this gripping true [...]

A Toy for Each Child

By John Doherty Christmas Day may be past, but Día de Reyes (Three Kings Day), celebrated every January 6, is still ahead. This is the day when children in Mexico traditionally receive gifts from los Reyes Magos, and we want to assist to make this happen. The toy collection for children in rural communities is [...]

Creativity, Religion, and Challenges to Humanity’s Future

By Phyllis Culp Dr. Branden Thornhill-Miller shares his reflections on crucial issues threatening humanity’s very survival at this week’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Service. UU Service “Creativity, Religion, and Challenges to Humanity’s Future” By Dr. Branden Thornhill-Miller Sun, Dec 28, 10:30am Hotel Posada de la Aldea We live in an age of unprecedented change. Globalization is [...]

Pamper Yourself for a Day

By Sandra Ríos Start off your day with breakfast at Nectar Teahouse (located at Camino Silvestre), a magical place surrounded by hummingbirds, beautiful plants, and sculptures that are integrated into the surroundings. Enjoy a delicious tea or a coffee, if you like; coffee comes from Chiapas and Veracruz. You can accompany your drink with a [...]

Welcome 2015 with a delicious dinner!

By Sandra Ríos To celebrate the arrival of the New Year, we present you with different options for good dining at some of the restaurants in San Miguel de Allende. Andanza, Casa Sierra Nevada will offer stuffed banana; chili with vizcaina-style cod; beetroot salad with rocket, hazelnuts, goat cheese, and orange dressing; garlic shrimp with [...]

2014: Twelve Months in Summary

By Antonio De Jesús Aguado During 2014, San Miguel de Allende gained visibility, not just for its appointment as “Mexico’s Best Destination” and the organization of festivals like La Calaca, The Guanajuato International Film Festival, and the San Miguel Sound Music Festival that brought singer Lorde for the first time to Mexico. The city was [...]

Magic Recipe for the New Year

By Sandra Ríos Oscar González Orozco, an expert in feng shui for 35 years, gave us some tips for next year, the year of the goat, which will start on February 18. The fixed element of the goat is earth. The goat searches for stability and peace through comfort and pleasure as he does not [...]

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