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Beat the Heat with the Shelter Skelter Storytelling Extravaganza

Shelter Skelter

By John Wharton It’s sooooo hot this time of year; we at the Shelter Theater get it. That’s why we think you should escape the weather and come hide out in our comfortable dark theater and do absolutely nothing with us—nothing except bask in quality entertainment, perhaps while sipping on a refreshing beverage. Leslie Beam’s [...]

Ser Mujer NGO is Part of Monument Quilt Display in Washington DC


By Trish Snyder After 49 displays in 33 cities across the US and México, the Monument Quilt was displayed last week on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Included in the quilt’s 3,000 squares made by survivors of sexual and intimate-partner violence were ones made by area residents and by volunteers, all organized by Ser [...]

Artisanal Mezcal Company Founder Followed Where San Miguel Led Him


By Skip Essick Mezcal has become a hot item in San Miguel de Allende, but many of us have limited knowledge about its history, how it compares to tequila, and so on. The Rotary Midday Club of San Miguel de Allende is therefore pleased to present a presentation on mezcal with our one of city’s [...]

Water Security Coalition Reports on Its Progress

Coalición Agua Vida

By Paco Guajardo It has been known for years that the water in San Miguel de Allende has been deteriorating in both quantity and quality. Because of this, 14 San Miguel-based NGOs, known collectively as the Agua Vida coalition, have come together to work with the municipal government on regional water issues. On March 21, [...]

Change or Still Just Hope? Unitarian Speaker Examines AMLO’s Presidency So Far


By Jon Siervent President Andres Manuel López Obrador’s approval ratings have attained unprecedented levels in the last few months, now standing at 80 percent. Is this confidence based on facts or merely expectations? What is the rest of the world saying about his administration? At this week’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Service (UUFSMA), Mexican political analyst [...]

Textile and Designer Apparel Sale at Bordello Galería to Fund Scholarships


By Marta Puga A unique sale at Bordello Galería on May 25 will feature rarely seen handwoven high-end clothing from Chiapas and fund university scholarships for Mexican students trying to beat the cycle of poverty in their families. All proceeds will be used help these already successful students reach their dreams by participating in internships [...]

Summer Concert Series Highlights Two Vastly Different Rolling Stones Cultural Moments

The Rolling Stones Havana Moon

By John Wharton Now that the expat “snowbirds” of San Miguel de Allende have gone north, Shelter Theater once again shows its appreciation for the residents who live here year-round by giving back to the community it loves with its Summer Concert Series, including two Rolling Stones concerts greatly separated not only by time but [...]

The Computer Doctor


By Skip Essick The doctor is in the house—the computer doctor, that is. Perusing San Miguel de Allende’s Civil List forum, one can’t help noticing that one of the most common topics has to do with technology—questions about the Internet, Wi-Fi, smart TVs, about how to get Alexa to work or what’s the best [...]

Unitarians Award $45,000 in Grants to Local NGOs

Social Action Grants Atencion

By Kate Greenaway At this year’s annual membership meeting, the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Miguel (UUFSMA) voted unanimously to provide US$45,000 in grants to local NGOs. The recipients of 2019’s awards are: Apoyo a Gente Emprendedora (US$1,142), which provides microlending, education programs, and sustainability projects to rural communities. Caminos de Agua (US$3,825), which seeks [...]

Happiness the Theme of This Week’s Unitarian Universalist Service

Ravi Nathwani Atencion

By Jon Sievert At this Sunday’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (UUFSMA) service, Hindu yoga and Buddhist meditation teacher Ravi Nathwani tells us that happiness is within our reach if we open our minds and seek it out. Happiness is our birthright. Each of us tries to achieve this goal the best we can, yet it escapes [...]

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