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UNESCO Hosts Peace-Building Forum for NGOS in Querétaro


By Tom Schneider The Sixth International Forum of NGOs in Official Partnership with UNESCO was held in the city of Querétaro in early November. This year’s topic, “From Promoting to Building Peace with NGOs,” was selected to highlight the UN Sustainable Development Goal 16, which calls for peace, justice, and strong institutions. The aim of [...]

The Fierce Urgency of Now: Climate Change

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By Jon Sievert Dick Snyder speaks to “The Fierce Urgency of Now” of climate change at this Sunday’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Miguel Service. UU Service “The Fierce Urgency of Now” By Dick Snyder Sun, Dec 4, 10:30am La Posada de la Aldea, Ancha de San Antonio 15 Free The problems related to climate [...]

Three Kings Day Toy Drive Begins


By Robin Loving and Sharon Doherty For the seventh consecutive year, colorful toy bins will be placed in many restaurants and businesses around town to accept donations of toys for rural children who otherwise might not receive a gift on Three Kings Day. In San Miguel, Three Kings Day or Dia de los Tres Reyes Magos [...]

Introducing Frutas y Verduras, A Fresh Food Lover’s Guide to Mexico


By Amy Cotler All over Mexico you’ll find produce unfamiliar to native English speakers. Have you tasted cactus fruit, tropical tubers or vibrant greens, such as quintoniles, flor de nabo, verdolagas? Do you savor fruit, like juicy guanabana, creamy rich zapote amarillo or mamey? Demonstration and Tasting Introducing Frutas y Verduras, A Fresh Food Lover’s Guide [...]

Rotarians Unite for Community Fellowship


By John Doherty, photographer: Sharon Doherty During the Day of the Dead festival in this wonderful town we call home, the Escuela de Educación Especial (School for Special Education) enjoyed a marvellous visit from a fun-loving group of folks from Cupertino and Hayward in California. This Rotarian group of accountants, real estate brokers, financial specialists, [...]

Whitehouse Saturday Night – Art Auction to Benefit Jóvenes Adelante

By Robin Loving “You can be anyone you want to be on Saturday night,” said Deborah Whitehouse, a beloved Sanmiguelense who passed away last year leaving husband Jock, Moonrise Health Store, and an international photographic legacy that thrives to this day. Benefit Art Auction “Whitehouse Saturday Night – Art Auction to Benefit Jóvenes Adelante” Thu, Dec [...]

Wow: A Week of Childhood Wonder


By Mireille Rita Grovier, Photography by Jay Grovier The week of November 12 provided the children, faculty, and volunteers of Centro Infantil San Pablo (CISP) a wonderful experience beyond their wildest dreams. It began Saturday, November 12, at Iglesia San Pablo, when a magical trunk was opened to reveal fairy tale delights for sale to [...]

Persian Myth in Performance Art


For more than 20 years performance artists Ellin Krinsly and Arie van Duijn have collaborated with diverse cultures to create performances in nature and art houses. Now they gift to San Miguel one of their most intriguing shows from the ancient Iranian island of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf. It is the fantastical story of [...]

The Devil Is in the Details


By Orlando Gotay The smoke from the election is not yet dissipating, and we are trying to understand what a Trump administration will mean. Tax, of course, is near and dear to me and perhaps (!) you. This is a developing situation, and the pieces are by no means even remotely in place. There are [...]

Mitigare Is Set To Launch

By Muriel Bevilacqua Logan It is really good news for San Miguel that on December 1 of this year a new organization called Mitigare Cuidados Paliativos A.C. will launch with the express purpose of providing palliative care services, better known in English as hospice services, for anyone nearing death in the municipality of San Miguel [...]

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