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Back to School

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By Sandra Ríos Again it’s time for the youth and children to return to school. We interviewed the Director of Education and Culture of San Miguel de Allende, Lic. Acacio Martinez Rodriguez, who told us that Mexico has had  tele-secondary schools for 50 years, running consistently for around 35 to 40 years. These schools are [...]

A Successful Exhibition

Sue Parry and Geoff Beown

Smile, You Are in San Miguel By Sandra Ríos The Gleason Ray Gallery recently opened an exhibition of Carol Summers, a world-renowned printmaker. This artist of great sensitivity displays vivid colors in his work with a creative and playful spirit. Within the exhibition are some of his latest works as well as works with themes [...]

The Woman Who Passed Away Smelling Like Flowers

P Former cloister of the Real Convent

By Jesús Aguado When Josefa Lina de la Canal passed, her body gave off the scent of jasmine, and from her nose caterpillars were released that then turned into butterflies. Her funeral rites were showy and lasted several days. In remembrance of the anniversary of her death, the music will play, the bells will ring, [...]

Legal or Illegal, the Urban Development Program Continues

Fabián Trujillo and Édgar Bautista

By Jesús Aguado The Urban Development and Environmental Management Planning Program is illegitimate, immoral, and illegal, say members of the Citizen Observatory. Meanwhile, Mayor Mauricio Trejo sent the director of Urban Development, Édgar Bautista, to defend the program. The plan is “perfectly legal, moral, and will bring direct benefit to the entire population that has [...]

María del Refugio Aguilar in the Processes of Saintliness

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By Jesús Aguado María del Refugio Aguilar was born in San Miguel de Allende, and a miracle may turn her into a saint. This servant of God “lived an illuminated, pure, merciful, and simple life,” say the Mercedary Sisters who inhabit the house where del Refugio was born. She got married when she was 20 [...]

Tasting good wines

Beth Rosener, Berverlly Moorco, Martha Donally and Barby Polle

Smile, You Are in San Miguel By Sandra Ríos On July 27, members of the wine club Vinophilia of San Miguel gathered to learn about the excellent wines of Baja California, to taste food by Chef Donnie Masterton, and enjoy the hand of the God Bacchus in a friendly and festive atmosphere. This club meets [...]

Cruz Roja: You Don’t Know When You Will Need It

Silvia Rodriguez and Roberto Sánchez

By Jesús Aguado Every year, the local Red Cross (Cruz Roja) responds to more than 4,000 emergency calls. “We do not want it, but we do not know when we will have an emergency,” says Leticia Fernández, president of Cruz Roja. Sanmiguelenses acknowledged the importance of this institution by investing in their own security, exceeding [...]

Super Gil Gourmet Reminds Customers of Trader Joe’s

Gil with bulk items

Personality of the month By Robin Loving Rowland The remarkable little tienda that used to be called Abarrotes Gil, at the corner of Antonio Plaza and Julian Carrillo in Colonia Guadalupe, recently expanded and remodeled, and its customers are saying it reminds them of Trader Joe’s in the US. Now it is called Super Gil [...]

Color, Dance, and Fun

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By Jesús Aguado From San Miguel de Allende to Campeche, Chihuahua, Nuevo León, and back; that was the journey that the sanmiguelenses took with the Representative Folkloric Ballet of San Miguel de Allende. The ballet celebrated its 40th anniversary with a wide cultural program featuring guest dancers from the north, south, and center of the [...]

Exhibition of light and color

Sofia Oyarvide y Gaby Martínez

Smile, You Are in San Miguel By Sandra Ríos With great success, artist Myrna Cavazos presented her last exhibit at the Bendita showroom on July 25. Cavazos displayed 18 pieces, 1×80 cm, with techniques ranging from acrylic to oleo on wood or canvas. The theme of her exhibition is second chances in life. Her message [...]

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