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NGO Coalition Improves Reading Habits and Child Development in Colonia Allende

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By Diana Huerta Last August, volunteers from several local programs were once again in the Allende neighborhood to resume social intervention activities with children ranging from infants to teenagers. Organizations participating in these activities included the Biblioteca, Educación para la Libertad e Igualdad de Género Integrando Redes (ELEGIR), Programa en Salud Comunitaria (PSC), Centro para [...]

Unitarian Speaker Says First Step is Addressing Racism is Acknowledging Its Existence

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By Jon Sievert The Rev Tom Rosiello, Affiliate Minister of Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Miguel de Allende (UUFSMA), explores the difficult issues of racism at this week’s service. The word racist has become a highly-charged pejorative insult instead of the important descriptive label it should be, and one that steers our conversations away from [...]

Tony-Nominated Portrait of Governor Ann Richards Lights Up Shelter Theater

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By John Wharton This Sunday at 3pm, you won’t want to miss a Shelter special event: a one-woman show available only on our big screen, direct from Broadway! Ann is a no-holds-barred portrait of Ann Richards, the legendary governor of Texas—and George Bush’s worst political nightmare, the man Ann said famously was “born with a [...]

Newest Trainers in Town Emphasize a Fun, Enriching Relationship with Your Dog


By Skip Essick Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? The Midday Rotary Club’s Tuesday speaker may be able to dispel that myth. But it’s all about leadership. Are you the leader your dog needs you to be? Friendly and loyal, dogs share our lives in ways that no other animal can. [...]

Jewish Cultural and Community Center Rings in the New Year with Rosh Hashana Events


By Carole Stone Tekiah! Teruah! Shevarim! the Cantor calls, and the shofar, the ram’s horn, answers with crisp, clear blasts. This is only part of the religious service for Rosh Hashana, the “head” of the Jewish calendar year. And just as the head controls the body, actions on Rosh Hashana have a tremendous impact on [...]

Feline Sanctuary’s Monthly Gourmet Fundraiser Theme Is South Africa’s Big Cats

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By Marilyn Patterson. On the heels of last month’s fundraising dinner and lecture on Transylvania and Romania, the cat sanctuary Santuario Felino Rey Ashoka, A.C will host a thematic evening of fundraising, this time devoted to the topic of South Africa’s big cats. There are 10 species of African cats. Most know about the lion, [...]

Sanmiguelenses to Gather in Parque Juárez for Worldwide Climate Action Rally

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By Cliff DuRand Today, September 20, in 117 countries around the world, millions of young and old are joining the Global Climate Strike in response to the call from youth to deal seriously with the looming environmental catastrophe that threatens to rob them of a livable future. Here in San Miguel de Allende locals are [...]

Local Microlender Lets Rural Residents’ Strengths Guide the Way to Self-Sufficiency


By Jonathan Stumpf Apoyo a Gente Emprendedora (Support for Entrepreneurial People) is a San Miguel de Allende nonprofit founded in 2005 by Ezequiel Mojica & Co. Its mission is to help entrepreneurs in rural communities realize their dreams for a better life. They have been successful in realizing this mission on many accounts. Apoyo offers [...]

Antiwar and Social Justice Movement Veteran Tackles Current Immigration Policy

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By Jon Sievert Race has long been a core issue in the United States with immigration and demographics taking center stage in recent years. The country is in a period of political and moral crisis. At this Sunday’s UUFSMA Service, Bruce Neuburger of the First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco tells us the time [...]

Afternoon Tea Get-Together at Hotel Sierra Nevada Echoes the Very First One in 1830s Britain

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By Lauren Sevrin During our first historically-based English afternoon tea, organized by myself and Eva Eliscu of the San Miguel de Allende Food and Film Festival, torrential rains poured down on us,  accompanied by an orchestra of thunder punctuated with impressive lightning. Perfect weather for our first gathering of 10 women sheltered within Hotel Sierra [...]

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