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Live Graffiti Art Opening a High-Profile Success for CASA’s At-Risk Youth Program


By Diana Huerta A November 5 photography exhibit about graffiti art in San Miguel de Allende attracted over 250 visitors to La Casona conference center, a big win for the two local organizations that arranged the event—the Centro para Adolescentes de San Miguel de Allende (CASA) and the Business Coordinating Council of San Miguel. CASA’s [...]

Volunteers at CASA School Bring a Wider Imaginative World to Its Disadvantaged Students

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By Diana Huerta Thanks to a group of dedicated volunteers, young children attending la Loma de los Chiquillos child care center are learning the wonders of unrestricted artistic expression while also picking up motor skills and an appreciation for art. La Loma de los Chiquillos, also known as the Center for Child Development (CDI), is [...]

Vistas de San Miguel


“Vistas de San Miguel” is a graphic reportage of scenes and events in San Miguel de Allende by Susan Dorf, a local San Miguel artist who has an eye for noticing and capturing the unusual moments and details in everyday scenes. You can view the series and purchase prints on her website, as well as [...]

Travel News

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By Judy Newell México News Modern México beach resort Set on the stunning white-sand beaches of Riviera Maya, UNICO 20°87° is an escape into modern México unlike any other. From the artisanal cocktails and the locally-sourced menus to the spacious rooms, you can immerse yourself in the rich culture of the region while still enjoying [...]

Enrich Your Life by Adopting a Senior Dog


By Megan Gabel November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month. There is no standard definition of “senior,” but the consensus is that a dog older than seven years, depending upon size, falls within this category. Adopting older dogs has many advantages. Older dogs are calmer than youngsters and need less exercise. Their personalities are developed, [...]

Ancient Sounds

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By Tim Hazell As representatives of art, the science of acoustics, structural engineering, and relationships with the human body, musical instruments are older than civilization itself. Musicologists speak of corporal origins and, in the words of André Schaeffner, define this as musiques corporelles (body music). Hand clapping to accompany singers or instrumental passages is depicted [...]

Three of Tech’s Biggest Companies Want Your Smart Home Dollars—All of Them


By Charles Miller There is yet another brand-new word added to the dictionary, one that recent events have brought to the fore. “Abandonware” is computer software that is no longer distributed or fully supported by the company that made it. This also applies to any product that the company that made it is no longer [...]

Calling All Volunteers!


By Megan Gabel SPA volunteers discover that spending time with our animals is joyful and rewarding. Cats like Gus Gus and Nadia climb on laps, snuggle, and purr with contentment. Dogs like Cooper and Maple are excited to see a volunteer approach – pleased to have the opportunity to spend some time being cuddled by [...]

Travel News

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By Judy Newell   México News Tourism megaproject in Cancún Cancun will be the home of another billion-dollar tourism mega project. México’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and the federal secretary of tourism, Miguel Torruco Marques, announced the new development, which they say is the largest investment project in the region in the last 30 [...]

SPA Pets of the Month – November 2019


By Jayn Corral and Megan Gabel It’s Adopt a Senior Pet Month! Meet 2-1/2-year-old Suerte, a striking, athletic, playful tabby. Trinidad, a 3-1/2-year-old big, black beauty, is shy at first, but when comfortable, enjoys playing with wand toys and being close to people. Both boys have been at the SPA since they were 2 months [...]

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