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Fashion Show Celebrates Mujeres en Cambio’s 25 Years of Helping Rural Girls Succeed

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By Fredric Dannen The nonprofit organization known today as Mujeres en Cambio started with an idea, a plan to improve the lives of women in the small rural village of Agustín González. The village, located in the San Miguel de Allende municipality, is home to Las Rancheritas, a group of women who practice the centuries-old [...]

Habilitación Biblioteca de San Miguel Viejo

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Por Diana Huerta La Red de Bibliotecas Comunitarias, línea de acción del Programa de Bibliotecas del Centro para los Adolescentes de San Miguel de Allende (CASA AC), recibió a mediados del 2016 una solicitud por parte de la Directora en Educación Especial, María Cecilia Rico Gómez, responsable del Jardín de Niños Sputnik, ubicado en la [...]

Aiming to Build Reading Habits, CASA Begins a Library for a San Miguel Viejo Preschool

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By Diana Huerta The Community Library Network, a part of the Library Program of the Center for the Adolescents of San Miguel de Allende (CASA), received a request in 2016 from the Sputnik Preschool Director of Special Education, Maria Cecilia Rico Gomez for a library. Located in the community of San Miguel Viejo, the preschool [...]

Women’s Group Uses Power of Brainstorming to Help Each Other Find Answers

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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 [...]

The Jewish High Holy Days Are a Chance to Reboot and Repair, But That Doesn’t Make It Easy

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By Jon Sievert This is the time of year when Jews around the world observe what are often called the High Holy Days, which begin at sundown Sunday, September 29, with Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) and conclude 10 days later with Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement). At this Sunday’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship [...]

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

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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

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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 [...]

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