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Architectural Organization Brings International Students to México to Get a Deeper View

CASA JOURNEY

By Steven and Cathi House The 2019 Center for Architecture Sustainability and Art (CASA)’s México Study Abroad Program recently concluded, and we would like to share some photographs of the extraordinary journey we took with a diverse group of seven engaging Virginia Tech architecture students from Qatar, Ethiopia, India, Dubai, and three cities in the [...]

Women’s Brainstorming Group Relies on the Power of Freely Offered Ideas

BRAIN Circle

By Susan Page Do you have a dilemma or problem nagging away at you? Are you trying to make a difficult decision? Would you like support for a transition you are making? Are you looking to network with interesting women? The San Miguel Brain Exchange uses a light structure to assist any woman who comes [...]

Bazaar of Alternative Design Aims to Be More Than Just Another Fair

Adriana Mosquera

By Jade Arroyo Bringing to the city more than 70 independent brands that show the best of emerging design in fashion, furniture, jewelry, painting, photography, textile art, and more, the Bazaar of Alternative Art and Design has been a self-managed organization and itinerant open space in our city for independent art and design since 2013. [...]

24 Hour Association Appoints Executive Secretary

Gina Giampaoli Márquez

By Vadna Sue Gearhart The Board of the 24 Hour Association, a membership burial association comprised of mostly American and Canadian expatriates, is pleased to announce the appointment of Gina Giampaoli Marquez as Executive Secretary of the 24 Hour Association, effective August 1. For those in this community who are 24 Hour Association members, please [...]

Reinventing Retirement in San Miguel

Documentary GRINGOLANDIA

By Dennis Lanson Americans have been living the expatriate life in San Miguel de Allende, México, for more than 70 years. In the 90s and early naughts, though, their numbers increased dramatically. Real estate boomed. Some residents sought all the amenities they had at home, but at half the price. In 2003 Money Magazine listed [...]

Caminos de Agua Director to Speak at Unitarian Service

Dylan Terrell

By Jon Sievert At this Sunday’s Unitarian Universalist F ellowship Service, Dylan Terrell, Executive Director of Caminos de Agua, examines the serious water issues facing San Miguel de Allende and the surrounding watershed. The Alto Río Laja Aquifer in northern Guanajuato state, which includes the entire population of the municipality of San Miguel, is in [...]

Making Learning English Fun is Biblioteca Teacher’s Goal

TEACHINGS #1

By Kerry Loeb When I first volunteered a couple of years ago at La Biblioteca to teach Mexican children English, I was motivated by having my first opportunity in life to give back. I was recently retired, a newcomer to San Miguel de Allende with time on my hands and wondering what to do with [...]

Shelter Skelter Storytelling Extravaganza Returns with Nine New Stories

By John Wharton It’s either sizzling hot or raining gatos y perros this time of year. We at the Shelter Theater get it. That’s why we think you should escape the weather and hide out in our comfortable, dark theater and do absolutely nothing with us—nothing except bask in quality entertainment perhaps while sipping on [...]

Jóvenes Adelante Incoming Class of 2019 Meets its Mentors

Felipe de Jesús Aceves Delgado and Ariel Ashwell

By Don Krim Mentor Rosario Hernandez Morales poignantly and emotionally addressed 28 new Jóvenes Adelante students and new mentors this past Saturday at SmartSpace.  Her feelings to the crowd are summarized below. “No se puede imaginar como tan diferente y organizado es Jóvenes Adelante en comparación con mis años universitarias. Sin embargo, fuera algo que [...]

San Miguel Bridge Group Donates Books on the Game to the Biblioteca

BOOK DONATION

By Linda Whynman Whether you’re an absolute beginner at bridge or want to hone your skills, there’s no need to go online and order books to improve your game. The Bridge Studio of San Miguel de Allende has just donated 50 books by experts in the field to La Biblioteca. This treasure-trove will be available [...]

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