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“Ángela Peralta, the Mexican Nightingale”

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By Peggy Jones You have most likely enjoyed performances at Teatro Ángela Peralta on Calle Mesones, or at least admired its beautiful neoclassic facade, but do you know who Angela Peralta was? Born in Mexico City in 1845, Ángela Peralta’s musical talents were apparent at an early age. As a teenager, she toured Europe and [...]

Cultivating Creativity and Joy

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By Jon Sievert The Rev. Louise Green explores the link between creativity and joy at this Sunday’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Service. One of the best ways to raise your level of joy is a regular practice of creativity. As many artists come to know, the creative habit is one that can be cultivated over time. [...]

Get in the Afro-Colombian Groove with Timka!

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By David Johanssen Back by popular demand, Timka! returns to the Shelter Theater to kick-start our season with their sensuous sell-out Afro-Colombian show. Their music from the African-descended coastal communities of Colombia is a passionate blend of African roots mixed with sizzling Colombian salsa guaranteed to light up your Saturday night on August 26 at [...]

Rotary Helping World Become Self-Sufficient

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By Robin Loving One hundred years ago the Rotary Foundation was born as a charity to give a helping hand to people in need all over the world through various service projects. Today, those projects are carried out in communities like ours internationally with the goal of assisting people to become self-sufficient. Come to Rotary [...]

Centennial Constitutional Celebrations Honor Dr Anastasio Lopez Escobedo

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By Marcela Andre López The centennial anniversary of the national and state constitutions, (1917–2017), include plans for great celebrations and commemorative events. San Miguel de Allende´s government representatives are honoring physician, Dr Anastasio López Escobedo, for his key leadership writing the constitutions 100 years ago. Dr López Escobedo was first a Guanajuato State representative who [...]

Life Beyond the Breaking Point

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By Jon Sievert Visiting minister Reverend Shawn Newton explores the vulnerability at the heart of the human condition at this Sunday’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Service. He looks at life’s fragility and the vulnerability it brings, but also the gift of resilience that is so often a part of how we meet life’s greatest challenges. We [...]

St. Paul’s Anglican Church Meeting

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By Mary Jane Miller San Miguel is a community filled with healers and healing methods. The effect and intent within the idea “being whole” or “healthy” is multidimensional. Healing—What is it? How does it happen? Where? When? Who gets to heal and who gets healed? What heals? Are there even deeper, more effective ways healing [...]

Banana Land: Blood, Bullets, Poison

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By David Johanssen Bananas are by far the most popular fruit in the United States, but consumers would be shocked if they knew how they have been produced since the industry began in 1899 with the formation of the United Fruit Company. As a monolithic corporation and monopoly, the UFC has enjoyed the protection and [...]

Nonprofit Resource Network News

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By Robin Loving Welcome to this month’s Nonprofit Resource Network News, where we connect and inform nonprofits, benefactors, consultants, and volunteers. If you have news to share, please send it to Robin@RobinLoving.com. For more information, including best practices and a list of local nonprofits in English and Spanish, see NonprofitSMA.Net. Benefactor News 100 Women Who [...]

Bagels and Lox: A Love Story

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By Carole J Stone Most people do not know that lox did not begin as a particularly Jewish food. Salmon is, in part, a north Atlantic fish, familiar to Scandinavians and Germans. For generations it was preserved by smoking and eaten in northern Europe and the Balkans. Bagels, on the other hand, were a Polish [...]

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