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Ebola: Should We Worry?

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By David Johanssen   How can a deadly virus spin so far out of control despite assurances from US officials and the World Health Organization? A Liberian man infected with the disease recently travelled to Dallas, Texas. Although at first sent home from the ER, he was quarantined and was in critical condition, and then [...]

Fall Fundraiser to Renew Guadiana Park

Guadiana park bit wheelchaur accesible, photo by Luis Patlán

By Signe Hammer   The Friends of Guadiana Park Fall Fundraiser Saturday night will raise money to support the renewal of the small, heavily used Guadiana Park. The park accommodates young Mexican families, student groups, courting couples, dog walkers, and strollers and bench-sitters of all ages. Sadly, its walkways and plaza have become cracked and [...]

Calling Animal Lovers of All Ages–Murals Project

San Miguel de Allende COMM ANIMALES

By Chris Miguel The wonderful Wall Mural Project in colonia Guadalupe is getting ready to do another round of murals and possibly one honoring all our amazing animal friends. Anyone who loves animals, ecology, and art is welcome to participate—not just people who consider themselves “artists.”  We are all creative and all have skills and [...]

The Art of the Raffle

Sculpture of a reclininf bull by David Kenstenbaum

By Janice Zimolzak Feed the Hungry San Miguel turned 30 this past September and is celebrating with two back-to-back events on the weekend of October 24 and 25. The party begins in a beautiful setting at Rancho La Loma on Friday evening. Lots of tasty Mexican bites, wine, beer, tequila, vodka, colorful special guests, dancing, [...]

The Future of Democracy in the United States

By Bruce Rossley The current and future state of democracy in the United States and the critical issue of climate change will be the topics of discussion at a major presentation sponsored by San Miguel Democrats Abroad on Thursday, October 23, at noon in the Sala Quetzal at the Biblioteca. This presentation will be made [...]

Announcing the Third Annual La Calaca Festival

By Annie Coleman La Calaca (The Skeleton) is a four-day participatory arts festival in San Miguel de Allende, that is integrated into the vibrant celebration of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). La Calaca honors indigenous traditions while exploring them for the future. The third annual La Calaca Festival will take place October [...]

Bellas Artes and the Development of San Miguel

By Robin Loving Rowland What would San Miguel be without its cultural richness? Would it be the social hub that it is? Would it have the economy that it does? I’d lobby that it would still have a lovely climate and beautiful people, but that those of us who crave culture would be nesting in, [...]

Reconciling Social Justice and Spirituality

By Jon Sievert The Rev. Rohana Laing discusses the tension between social justice and political action issues versus “spirituality” often found in many churches throughout the world at this Sunday’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Service. UU Fellowship service Reconciling Social Justice and Spirituality By Rev. Rohana Laing Sun, Oct 19, 10:30am Posada de la Aldea Ancha [...]

100 Women Who Care Meets October 20

COMM WOMEN Full house

By Susan Page If you are a woman who cares about raising the quality of life for poor families, providing clean drinking water in rural communities, giving scholarships to deserving high school girls who might otherwise have to drop out, upgrading services for elderly persons with no family, cleaning up the Rio Laja and the [...]

Get Ready to Stomp Your Feet!

High Desert Rangers

By Donna Quathamer Casa de los Ángeles is proud to feature the music of The High Desert Rangers at this month’s benefit event on Wednesday, October 15, from 4 to 6pm at Casa de la Cuesta. The band was initially formed by banjoist Rob Long (who has since retired to devote his time to art), [...]

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