Category archives for: Community

Ojalá Niños Presents David Garza in Concert in San Miguel Viejo

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By Elsmarie Norby Come and enjoy a delightful afternoon in the beautiful community of San Miguel Viejo, with music by David Garza in front of the historic church, built in 1542. These concerts have become a favorite destination for visitors to experience another face of San Miguel de Allende … life in rural Mexico. The [...]

Effective Migration Documents Certifiy Condition of a Stay in Mexico

COMM Migracion

By Subdirección de Regulación Migratoria en Guanajuato If you are a foreigner and you are in Mexico as “Visitante por Razones Humanitarias” (Visitor for Humanitarian Reasons,) Temporary Resident, or  Permanent Resident, it is important that you observe the following information regarding the validity of immigration documents: Visitor for Humanitarian Reasons The migration card that certifies [...]

Wheelchairs for People in Need

By Carlos G. Olivares Club Rotario de San Miguel (Club 23623, District 4160), following its tradition to help members of the community, is again providing special wheelchairs for the handicapped and elderly who otherwise could not afford them. Donations by club members, fundraising events, and support from other local NGOs make this possible. This year [...]

This Week at the Shelter Theater

The magic  flute girls

By John Wharton At just 20 years of age, Betty Joan Perske had her name changed by director Howard Hawks, making her the now-famous Lauren Bacall. Already known as a model, she was paired with Hollywood heartthrob Humphrey Bogart, whom she eventually married, another victim of her sultry, cat-like grace and husky purr. Film Big-screen [...]

Finding Inner Peace


By Lauren Osornio At this Sunday’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Service, Ted Englander discusses the universal search for inner peace. Some people would argue that inner peace is the most important thing there is in life. Everyone, everywhere, wants an end to inner conflicts. We all know that money, physical comforts, and technology do not necessarily [...]

Rotary SMA-Sponsored Cisterns Provide Clean Drinking Water to Region’s Poor

By Tony DeCrosta The spirit of cooperation is alive and well in Ex Hacienda de Peña Blanca, a rural village of 200 residents. Located some 45 kilometers west of San Miguel de Allende, this campo community recently celebrated the completion of 19 ferrous-cement cisterns planned for the first part of a multi-stage fresh water harvesting [...]

Summer Camp Success with the Rural Education Institute of Mexico

By Natalia Sudeyko When you are an intern with a small but growing non-profit, you have to be a jack-of-all-trades. As a Programming Intern with the Rural Education Institute of Mexico, I have had the opportunity to teach English and music, conduct community-based research, translate websites, design posters, and raise funds. Now, I can also [...]

What to know about Mexican Automobile Policy

Paid Article By Aldis Barsketis Many Americans and Canadians drive their foreign-plated cars to San Miguel. An important part of keeping a car and driving here is to ensure that one is properly insured. Your US or Canadian insurance policy will not cover you here! You must buy a Mexican insurance policy. In general, all [...]

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 [...]

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