How to Use Your Face Mask Correctly

How to Use Your Face Mask Correctly

On April 30 the City Council of San Miguel de Allende voted to make an official decree that the use of face masks, intended to help to stop the spread of COVID-19, is obligatory in all public spaces, on public transportation, in the streets, at businesses, and in government buildings. These are the steps recommended by the health authorities for...

Jóvenes Adelante Minicongress 1.0 Opens 2020 Application Period

Jóvenes Adelante Minicongress 1.0 Opens 2020 Application Period

By Don Krim On January 18, 2020, more than 80 aspiring new applicants for the class of 2020 arrived bright and early for their first, in-person experience with Jóvenes Adelante (JA). Some came with their parents and spent 30 minutes at our coffee open house with a mix of current students, graduates, and mentors. After a 90-minute orientation to JA...

San Miguel de Allende 2020 Food in Film Festival

San Miguel de Allende 2020 Food in Film Festival

Film 2020 Food in Film FestivalSix movies and three lecturesFri–Sun, Feb 21–23Bellas ArtesHernandez Macías 75Tickets 300 pesos per movie50 pesos per lecture1600 pesos for three-day universal passBoleto City, Mercado SanoE-tickets: boletocity.com By Lauren Sevrin Get in on the ground floor to support and welcome Chef Daniel Nates who won the coveted Food and Wine Magazine Award for 2019 Best New...

Los viernes son para compartir

Los viernes son para compartir

Por Jesús Aguado Febrero es también la época de compartir lo que somos, lo que sentimos, lo que sabemos; un programa de mujeres ayudando a mujeres inicia este día, y se llevará a cabo cada viernes. Viernes de Compartir, es un programa del Instituto Municipal de Atención a la Mujer—encabezado por Cinthya Sifuentes. Con este programa, cada una de las...

Traffic Lights in Flux

Traffic Lights in Flux

By Jesús Aguado After the new traffic lights were installed in San Miguel de Allende doubts increased about their efficiency and operation, according to authorities who we questioned. Samuel Mercadillo, the Comisario de Tránsito y Movilidad (Commissioner of Transit and Mobility), said he did not know who decided to put them in. Mercadillo is responsible for traffic safety in the...

The World Is Waiting for 100 Young Men and Women

The World Is Waiting for 100 Young Men and Women

By Jesús Aguado The Institute for San Miguel Youth published an open call to send 100 Sanmiguelenses to 100 countries on six continents. They will learn about culture, get involved in community activities, and promote Mexican culture. The secretary of the institute of Jóvenes de Clase Mundial (World Class Youth), Ricardo Trujillo, made the announcement last week. He said that...

The Evolution of GIFF: Going Back to the 1950s

The Evolution of GIFF: Going Back to the 1950s

The International Film Festival of Guanajuato—GIFF—has changed its dates from July to September 17 through 22. It will have its usual venues this year, but it will have an unusual way of showing the films. People will be able to enjoy the films at drive-in movie theaters—just like good old days. This is what we found out when we spoke...

Soil Restoration will Help the Groundwater System

Soil Restoration will Help the Groundwater System

Agave, pirul–pepper trees, mesquite, and other species are being planted in the rural communities of Doña Juana, Corral de Piedras, Soasnabar, Puerto de Nieto, Los Torres, El Salitre, and Agustín González. This month San Miguel de Allende officials assure that 750 hectareas (close to 1700 acres) are being reforested with native species, and that the people performing the work are...

Contamination and Rock Throwing

Contamination and Rock Throwing

Neighbors from Rincón and San Diego have been denouncing the fact that black waters are being dumped into the Carrizos Arroyo. The authorities have not responded and the dumping continues—contaminating not only the arroyo, but also the waters of the Presa de la Cantera. There are other water issues, and this one is in the neighborhood Nuevo Pantoja where the...

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Online Service

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Online Service

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Online Service “The Gathering Storm” Speakers: Rev. Jurgen Ahlers and Rev. Mark Johaningsmeir Sun, May 24, 10:30am Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/414604040 Password: 294513 By Joseph Plummer In this Sunday’s UUFSMA service, two retired ministers converse with each other about several crises unfolding in the world and, as a team, suggest responses to strengthen personal and communal resistance to...

Mental Health: Dreaming During the Pandemic

By Natalie Tayler A few weeks ago, I heard my husband groan in his sleep. When I tapped him to awaken him, he began screaming and flailing at me. I had to shake him and call out his name till he was fully back from his nightmare. This is not something that I’ve ever experienced with him. In reading I...

The Good and Bad News of Tracking Apps

The Good and Bad News of Tracking Apps

The Computer Corner There is good news, and there is bad news. The good news is that Apple and Google are partnering to build a Bluetooth-enabled technology that could give everyone with a smartphone an app that will warn them when they are near someone identified as being infected with a contagious disease. The bad news is that it takes...

Burrata Salad with Stone Fruit and Asparagus

Burrata Salad with Stone Fruit and Asparagus

By Tim Hazell Romans, Greeks and Persians were fond of mixed salads; combinations of greens tossed with olive oil and vinegar. Layered and dressed salads have been popular in Europe since the Roman imperial expansions. Mary Queen of Scots enjoyed boiled celery root over greens covered with creamy mustard dressing, truffles, chervil and slices of hard-boiled eggs. Records of salad...

Hats Off to Güera

Hats Off to Güera

By Megan Gabel On December 29, 2009, Güera arrived at the SPA. Her age was guessed at 2 years old, but we now think she was a couple of years older. She was a love, gazing at you with kind, gentle, and vulnerable eyes. She had a funny habit of running around in circles to get your attention and, when...

Vistas San Miguel

Vistas 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. Her new book, Vistas de San Miguel, a collection of these sketches from the past several years, can be...

Hilton Opens First Latin American Canopy Hotel in Cancun

Hilton Opens First Latin American Canopy Hotel in Cancun

Travel News By Judy Newell Mexico News Hilton debuted its lifestyle Canopy by Hilton brand in the Caribbean and Latin America with the new Canopy by Hilton Cancun La Isla, which officially opened this past month. The new, 174-room urban hotel is set in Cancun’s Hotel Zone overlooking Nichupté Bay. Amenities include the Wander Rooftop Bar, an outdoor pool, a shallow chaise lounge soaking pool, and a variety of activities, including rotating...