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Think You Know Everything About the Flu?

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Personal Health By Nancy Johnston Hall We’re heading into flu season, from December into the spring. So now is a good time to find out what you know (and don’t know) about preventing and treating this common but potentially serious virus. True or false? The flu (influenza) is just a bad cold. False—a cold and [...]

Discover the Child Within to Become a Healthier Adult

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By Danny Schexnayder Mercedes Guzmán is the creator of ICLP (Inner Child Love Process), a powerful technique to reconnect and heal your inner child. She is an international lecturer/coach/author and has worked with thousands of people around the world helping them heal their past and transform their lives. Mercedes has been featured in Forbes magazine [...]

Bernice Lewis Offers Songwriting Workshop

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By Jean Pascal Monzies Bernice Lewis teaches songwriting at Williams College and was an Artist in Residence at the Omega Institute for five years, leading music. She will be teaching songwriting at the San Miguel Songwriters’ Workshop Dec. 8–11. For more information, contact emilysusanpickrell@gmail.com. (Interview by Emily Pickrell) EP: How did you start songwriting? BL: [...]

Lions Trip to Puebla

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By Janice and Dennis The International Lions Club of San Miguel will be sponsoring a four-day trip to the city of Puebla on December 12–15. We will be staying at the Hotel Colonial. Besides the city of Puebla, there will be an optional side trip to the Cacaxtla archaeological zone. Also on the itinerary is [...]

Tango Therapy

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By Christina Johnson Contrary to many forms of exercise that exacerbate joint pain, tire the back, and are repetitive and tedious, Argentine tango is always exciting and creative. We can begin tango as a therapeutic exercise and continue to enjoy it as a dance with more refinement and elegance over the years. Few dances involve [...]

My Favorite Fountain

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By Peggy Jones There are at least 45 street-side fountains scattered around San Miguel. At one time the fuentes were the water source for the households in each neighborhood, as evidenced by the grooves worn into the front. However, they are much more than that! Many years ago, a contributor to the Atencion wrote of the fountains, [...]

Travel News

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By Judy Newell   Mexico Travel News New Expedition Cruise Line Offshore Outpost Expeditions (OOE), launching this November, is being billed as a “new type of expedition cruise.” The Pacific Provider will embark on its inaugural cruise November 26 from San Jose del Cabo. The itinerary will travel Mexico’s Sea of Cortez, aiming to offer guests [...]

Is Butter Better . . . or Not?

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Personal Health By Nancy Johnston Hall, Illustration by American Heart Association If you’re confused about which is best for your health, butter or margarine, be comforted—you’re not alone. For years we heard that butter was supposed to be bad for your heart. But then came the headlines, “Butter is Back!” and “Butter is Natural—from the [...]

New Season Tango Therapy Classes!

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By Christina Johnson Contrary to many forms of exercise that exacerbate joint pain, tire the back, and are repetitive and tedious, Argentine tango is always exciting and creative. We can begin tango as a therapeutic exercise and continue to enjoy it as a dance with more refinement and elegance over the years. Workshop New Season [...]

A Grave Fit for Kings,” the Parochial Crypt

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By Peggy Jones Under the altar of the Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel lies an amazing crypt constructed most likely around 1830 by the famous Mexican Architect Eduardo Tresguerras. An artist, Tresguerras painted the monochrome murals that enhance the walls of the crypt as well. Emperor Maximillian, when he visited San Miguel in 1864, declared [...]

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