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100 Women Who Care Meets July 21

COMM WOMAN Full house

By Susan Page 100 Women Who Care will hold its next meeting on July 21 at the Rosewood Hotel. This remarkable organization, now in its second year, has already raised 311,350 pesos for San Miguel nonprofit organizations that serve poor communities around San Miguel. We have helped to provide scholarships for high school students, free [...]

The time for public banks has come!

Betsy Bowman

By Betsy Bowman This is the sixth in a series of articles about the “Moving Beyond Capitalism” conference sponsored by the Center for Global Justice from July 29 through August 4 in San Miguel de Allende. The articles preview ideas of some of the speakers in this international gathering. The colossal abuse of the public [...]

Rugby builds positive character in local youth


By Robin Loving Rowland and Elena Padilla Rugby has a reputation that its players strive to win at whatever cost to anyone else on the field. Injuries result. “In my time, I’ve had my knee out, broken my collarbone, had my nose smashed, a rib broken, lost a few teeth, and ricked my back; but [...]

Public health care options for expats living in Mexico


By Ian Taylor Clement One of the most important aspects of preparing to live in Mexico as a foreigner is to have a strong understanding of what your health care options are and how to weigh pros and cons of each, based on the specifics of your personal situation– age, prior ailments, family history, lifestyle [...]

Symphony: Teach to the whole child


By Jon Sievert Education is everyone’s concern because the future depends on what the young will do. Retired teacher Frank Thoms recognizes that, for the most part, our generation has had its turn. We now need to encourage schools to teach children to become full-symphony human beings so they can serve the planet well. He [...]

Tennis camp postponed

By Elsmarie Norby Due to several situations beyond our control (ie, border stuff and paperwork), we are planning the marvelous, exciting new tennis camp for San Miguel kids to happen this fall. We thank all of you who have offered to support this in various ways. We will be deciding our new dates this week, [...]

San Miguel International Symphony invites music lovers to celebrate first anniversary


By Antonio Cabrero Next July 12, starting 7pm.International Symphony Orchestra celebrates its first year of concerts in San Miguel with a fund raising party to make possible another year of beautiful concerts, with your support we can continue, this is the finest collection of professional virtuosos from several countries and several symphonies ever assembled here. [...]

Mujeres en Cambio Launches Next Events Season

By Mary Norquist Starting in July, after taking two months off, Mujeres en Cambio announces our 2014-15 season of events. The first luncheon of the season is scheduled for July 17th, 2pm at Hacienda de los Flores at Hospicio 16. Mujeres en Cambio Luncheon “EATALY…to eat Italian!” Thu, Jul 17, 2pm Hacienda de los Flores [...]

Forty-four years of earning trust and helping children thrive

By Ann Mauzé For more than four decades, Patronato Pro Niños (PPN) has been experiencing an astonishing growth from treating a few sick children once a week in a founder’s living room to treating over 11,000 dental and medical cases last year. Now in its bright and cheery Children’s Health Center in Colonia Ignacio Ramirez, [...]

Yoga benefits prisoners

By Robin Loving Rowland and María Elena Padilla Most prisoners suffer from complex trauma, chronic interpersonal trauma experienced early in life such as abandonment, hunger, homelessness, domestic violence, sexual abuse, bullying, discrimination, drug and alcohol abuse, and witnessing crime – including murder. This is called original pain. Rotary Club Presentation Yoga Benefits Prisoners Tue, Jul [...]

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