Archive for: February, 2018

Más Puentes, Menos Muros

Ricardo Villarreal y Javier Gonzales firmando hermanamiento

Por Jesús Aguado Javier Gonzáles, mayor—alcalde—en Santa Fe, Nuevo México; visitó San Miguel de Allende, en donde firmó un acuerdo para continuar la hermandad que hay entre ambas ciudades. Además, en 2018 habrá un duelo entre clubes hípicos de ambas ciudades. Gonzáles, llegó a la ciudad el 14 de febrero y dijo que la ciudad [...]

The San Miguel Library: A Bicultural Library in a Bicultural Town

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By Ann Heinrichs I had not expected it to be a busman’s holiday: I had run off for a week to San Miguel de Allende, in hopes of sorting out some personal issues and properly grieving for my recently departed dad. In short, I just needed to get away from it all—to be still and [...]

Secondhand Clothes: Fashion or Need?

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By Karla Ortiz “I have nothing to wear.” “What will I wear today?” “I can’t find anything to put together.” These are the phrases so many of us say when we dress to go out. For many, buying new clothes is an investment where much of their income goes and a weekly activity. We believe [...]

Segunda Mano: ¿Moda o Necesidad?

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Por Karla Ortiz “No tengo nada que ponerme”, “¿Qué me pongo hoy?”, “Nada me combina”, son frases que algunas veces decimos a la hora de vestirnos. Por lo mismo, comprar ropa nueva se ha vuelto una actividad cotidiana y una inversión a la que destinamos una gran parte de nuestros ingresos. Creemos que necesitamos ropa [...]

A Special Comida for Rodgers and Hart Lovers

By Peter Kronowitt On Sunday, February 25, the Dominguez brothers, Alonso and Luis, will serve a special three-course comida at their highly regarded restaurant, NeXtia, at the Hotel Nena, to honor the songs of Rodgers and Hart. Alonso Dominguez is a young chef whose particular vision of cooking distinguishes him from others. He and his [...]

International Music Festival to Benefit Centro Infantil De Los Angeles

By Carrie Cameron Magic Town Music Festival is back for its fifth annual weekend of concerts, bringing folk, rock, soul, country, Latin funk, reggae, and blues to San Miguel de Allende. Experience a memorable weekend of live music, food and drink, raffles, art, and tons of fun in three venues Performing at this festival will [...]

Literary Sala Honors Black History Month

By Cynthia Simmons Shortly after I moved to San Miguel, I joined a book club, a dozen well-read women who knew little or nothing of the work by the Black writers I grew up reading. Most years, my annual book selection for the club was a Black author. I read books by writers of other [...]

Dear Editor:

Editor’s note: This letter is to everyone who contributed money for La Biblioteca’s scholarships   Dear Editor:   It is a pleasure to write these few lines to express my immense gratitude, feeling that words are superfluous when gratitude is absolute, as is the case here. Thanks to you all, I have learned that even [...]

Querido Editor:

Nota del editor: Esta carta es para todos aquellos que han contribuído con fondos para las becas de la Biblioteca   Querido Editor:   Es un placer para mí escribir estas pequeñas líneas para expresarles mi inmensa gratitud pienso que las palabras sobran cuando la gratitud es absoluta, y este es el caso. Gracias a [...]

Delegates to Report on Results of International Unionist Gathering

By Liz Mestres When distressed owners shut down their workplaces, what can workers do? One option for laid-off workforces is to form a cooperative, buy the enterprise, and restart it under workers’ control. This option was discussed last August at the 6th International Workers’ Economy Gathering in Buenos Aires, a historic meeting on which the 25-member Mexican [...]

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