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Remembering Our Greatest Modern Comic, Robin Williams

Robin Williams

By John Wharton The world mourns the loss of one of our generation’s greatest talents as Robin Williams is laid to rest. From shy stand-up comic and TV sitcom star as Mork, to global superstar winning an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor, he remains one of our best-loved talents. This week, Shelter Theater pays homage [...]

Are You Prepared for a Medical Emergency?


By Aldis Barsketis A few years ago, a client was vacationing in a small town in Mexico when she developed acute gall bladder problems and needed emergency surgery. The local hospital lacked the facilities to perform the surgery, and she and her husband wanted to return to their home hospital in British Columbia as soon [...]

Adventures First: Storytelling Tips on Auditioning


By Cheri Wright From Ira Glass to The Moth to the world storytelling headquarters in Jonesborough, Tennessee, stories and storytellers are everywhere. Now they’re coming to San Miguel. Truth be told, many wonderful storytellers already live here and I want to invite them to audition for a spot in the first-ever San Miguel International Storytelling [...]

Concert in San Miguel Viejo for Ojalá Niños


By Elsmarie Norby “This was one of my most delightful afternoons ever in San Miguel!” “Today has been the highlight of our trip to San Miguel!” These are typical comments by residents and visitors after attending a Concierto en el Campo in front of the historic church in the rural community of San Miguel Viejo. [...]

Celebrating a Day of Peace


By Michael Latriano Back in April of this year the Atención published an article about the first Peace Pole in San Miguel. Recently I completed a companion mosaic mural called “Paz en cada paso,” (Peace in Every Step). The message being that we can all achieve peace in the present moment, with every step we [...]

The Democracy Movement


By Jon Sievert At this week’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Service, Victoria Collier discusses “The Democracy Movement” (, a coalition of activists offering inspiration, solidarity, and spirituality in the growing movement against greed;,corporatism, and corruption in America. With climate change, religious extremism, permanent war, and unprecedented economic and political injustice growing, the stakes for activism today [...]

Talleres en Bellas Artes


Por Guillermina Fonseca El Centro Cultural Ignacio Ramírez El Nigromante en continuidad con su misión de ofrecer servicios educativos que brinden herramientas teóricas y prácticas,  tanto al sector artístico como al público en general, llevarán a cabo el diplomado de historia del arte: “Arte del siglo XX. Los cambios radicales de la noción del arte [...]

Format for Children’s Departure at INM


By INM staff Each year, dozens of unaccompanied minors travel by air, land, or sea, for tourism, study, or family reasons. Therefore, since January of this year, the INM has implemented the format called Salida de Menores, (SAM, Departure of Minors) to safeguard the welfare of the minor, whereby children and adolescents can travel abroad [...]

Lunch and The Lunchbox


By Mary Norquist Come join in the fun when Mujeres en Cambio hosts its August luncheon. This time, you’ll not only get a great lunch in a box filled with Indian food delicacies, but you’ll get to see The Lunchbox, a movie which has been critically acclaimed worldwide. Lunch and Movie The Lunchbox A Benefit [...]

Rotary Introduces New Officers, Scope of Work

Incoming President Tony Ronci

By Robin Loving Rowland and Elena Padilla The Rotary Club of San Miguel de Allende–Midday has attracted more than US$750,000 over its nine-year life to build water harvesting cisterns for campo communities that lack water, to establish a school for deaf students, to treat the eyes of diabetics, and more. And the new president, Tony [...]

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