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Two NGOs Unite to Launch Art Therapy Program


By Felipe Alvaré Two NGOs have come together to collaborate on a new NGO named Empezarte, whose mission is to develop scholarships in arts education, art therapy, and creative life solutions for children and adolescents between the ages of 9 and 14. The two organizations collaborating to create the new NGO are Artes Open Studio, [...]

New Store Gives Special Education Students Chance To Sell Their Creations

By Sharon Doherty Just in time for holiday gift giving, DeSeñas, a store meant to give deaf students in San Miguel de Allende a place to develop their own income stream, is having a soft opening today and tomorrow. This shop has been in the planning stages for months and is ready to open its [...]

The Special Gift of Special Education

By Sharon Doherty Photograph: Sharon Doherty The Three Kings arrived a little early this year for the students of Escuela de Educación Especial de San Miguel de Allende (San Miguel School for Special Education), known as EEESMA. In late November, Julie and Cliff DuRand presented the school with a check from the Bernard Weisman Foundation. Thank you so [...]

Empezarte Lanza Programa de Terapia Artística con FAI


Por Felipe Alvaré Artes Taller Abierto se complace en anunciar la creación de Empezarte, una organización sin fines de lucro, en Artes en colaboración con la Fundación para el Apoyo Infantil (FAI), San Miguel de Allende. Juntos, ofrecen becas en arte terapia, soluciones creativas de vida para los niños y adolescentes entre las edades de [...]

Feed the Hungry San Miguel Celebrates 35 Years of Providing Food, Nutrition, Hope


By Donna Fullerton In 2019, Feed the Hungry San Miguel will celebrate 35 years of providing nutritious school meals to children in impoverished communities. We will also achieve a major milestone: during the 2018-2019 school year, more than one million meals will be served at our 37 school kitchens, most of which are in the [...]

Gypsy Blues Comes to Shelter Theater

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By John Wharton The Nathan Rivera Band returns to San Miguel de Allende to share its music and perform original “gypsy blues” this Friday and Saturday at Shelter Theater. Californians Nathan Rivera and Jessie Andra Smith are sure to put a smile on your face with their upbeat tunes inspired by their travels. Jessie’s jazz [...]

UU Service to Teach About México’s Posada Tradition

UU Service to Teach About México’s Posada Tradition

By Jon Sievert Mexican and US national Elisa Gonzalez and Cliff DuRand, a US citizen living in San Miguel, discuss the posada tradition and its lessons for us today in a time of mass migrations at this Sunday’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship service. Posada literally translated means “inn,” but it is also the popular name given to [...]

Seeding the City of Consciousness


By Mariosa In 1971, when John Lennon wrote his number one hit song “Imagine,” his memorable lyrics encouraged the listener to imagine a world at peace without borders or the divisions between religions and nations, and to consider the possibility that the whole of humanity would live less attached to material possessions. San Miguel de [...]

JA Students To Compete in International Inventor Tournament

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By Kate Greenaway A high school friendship, a challenging Grade 12 assignment, and a secret recipe for medicinal tea have catapulted two local students into the limelight. After an intense national competition, local students José Saúl Palma Torres and Miguel Rivera Bustamente outperformed 60 other entrants to claim first prize at the recent Colegios de [...]

UU Service To Discuss Healthy Aging and Longevity the Natural Way

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By Jon Sievert At this Sunday’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship service, certified nutritional counselor Nicole Graboi discusses healthy aging and ways to increase your longevity by practicing better self-care and eating intelligently. “It’s a common myth that the number of productive years we have are largely determined by our genes,” says Graboi. “Studies of the world’s [...]

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