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Afro-Colombian Groove with Timka!


By David Johanssen What happens when African rhythms meet Latin beats? Fireworks of the best kind! The music in the African-descended coastal communities of Colombia offer a passionate blend of African roots mixed with sizzling Colombian salsa. Shelter brings that amazing sound to our stage with Timka! a supercharged couple featuring songs from their latest [...]

Crecen las redes nacionales y locales de semillas

Por Amy Cotler El día 26 de abril es el Día Internacional de las Semillas. Y en esta primavera, la conservación de semillas se posiciona a la cabeza dentro de las actividades de San Miguel, incluyendo un Encuentro Mexicano de Guardianes de Semillas y la labor en curso de la “semilla” local Somos Semilla. La [...]

National and Local Seed Networks Are Growing


By Amy Cotler Seed saving is a centuries old art that is a critical necessity today. International Seeds Saver’s Day is April 26. And this spring, activities in San Miguel are bringing Seed Saving to the front burner, including a Mexican national assembly and the ongoing work of the local seed library, Somos Semilla. The [...]

Sewage Solutions


By Robin Loving Sewage water from Atotonilco is discharged into the Rio Laja. There are some who might not like that idea for a number of reasons. Enter Rotary, which names as one of its areas of focus water and sanitation. Rotary has a project to improve the sewage system at Atotonilco. Come to Rotary [...]

Patronato Pro Niños Announces “Every Child Every Year” Campaign


By Camie Fenton Patronato Pro Niños has provided health care to children in the municipality of San Miguel de Allende for 47 years. In 2016, they served 11,829 in their children’s clinic in San Miguel and through site visits to 37 villages in their three medical/dental mobile vans. “As our population grows, our challenges grow,” [...]

Oaxaca in San Miguel

By Guadalupe Meza Until April 24, residents and visitors in San Miguel de Allende can view the Oaxaca exhibition at Casa de Europa, located on calle San Francisco, across from the San Francisco church. At this exhibition attendees will learn about the magnificent historical native legacy and can buy unusual items. It will be a [...]

Students Seek to Attend University


By Robin Loving This is the next in a series of profiles of outstanding local Mexican honors students whose goal is to attend university, but whose challenge is economic. Jóvenes Adelante is hoping to raise 25 sponsorships for the students who pass their rigorous screening process. We are about halfway there, and must accomplish our [...]

The Ten-Year Itch Explained

By Orlando Gotay Many people ask me, “How long does the IRS have to collect taxes?” The answer always is, “it depends.” How? Let’s begin by saying that collection and assessment aren’t the same. Most people understand collection. Assessment is how the IRS figures out how much you owe. That’s done when you file a [...]

Afro-Colombian Groove with Timka


By David Johanssen Back by popular demand! Timka returns to Shelter Theater to finish out the season with their sensuous, sell-out Afro-Colombian show. The African-Columbian music of the country’s coastal communities offers a passionate blend of African roots mixed with sizzling Colombian salsa. Shelter is proud to return to our stage Timka, a duo from [...]

Pedestrian and Vehicular Traffic Solutions for Centro


By Robin Loving If any among us has not said or heard the equivalent of “Ye Godz! Does it have to be this bad?” about both pedestrian and vehicular traffic tangles in Centro over the past few years, it could only be because we haven’t been here. Rotary Presentation Pedestrian and Vehicular Traffic Solutions for [...]

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