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Leaf Wrappers Rejuvenate and Refresh
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Leaf Wrappers Rejuvenate and Refresh

By Tim Hazell Lettuce, scientifically known as Lactuca Sativa, has been harvested for millennia, depicted by ancient Egyptians on the walls of their tombs dating back to 2,700 BC. The earliest versions resembled two modern greens, Romaine and Cos lettuce, believed to have been found on the island of Kos, along the coast of modern-day...

MÉXICO NEWS
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MÉXICO NEWS

Travel News By Judy Newell USA, Canada, México Extend Travel Restrictions Another Month The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced the extension of restrictions on all non-essential travel across US, Canadian, and Mexican borders for an additional month in light of the as-yet-uncontrolled coronavirus pandemic. In a statement released April 20, Acting DHS...

Javanese Gamelan and Wayang Kulit
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Javanese Gamelan and Wayang Kulit

By Tim Hazell “Gamelan” is a Javanese word meaning “orchestra,” referring to the instruments that make up a Javanese ensemble. Related combinations exist throughout South Asia. Gamelan music as we define it is native to four islands in close proximity: Java, Madura, Bali, and Lombok. Ensembles can range from a few portable instruments, played by...

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Online Service
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Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Online Service

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Online Service By Joseph Plummer With the observance of Earth Day as a backdrop, UU Fellowship of San Miguel de Allende’s Affiliate Minister, Rev Tom Rosiello considers spiritual traditions guiding humanity’s relation to the natural world. Biblical authors present an adversarial conquest of the Earth and the reaping of its gifts without...

Feed the Hungry’s Response to the Coronavirus Crisis
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Feed the Hungry’s Response to the Coronavirus Crisis

By Donna Fullerton Feed the Hungry San Miguel has been deemed an essential business that will continue operating to help prevent starvation in the communities that currently depend on us for nutritional support. Because schools are closed, the children we serve school lunches to are no longer receiving this much-needed healthy meal. Malnourished people are...

Can Families Lacking Water Wash Their Hands Multiple Times a Day? 

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Can Families Lacking Water Wash Their Hands Multiple Times a Day? 


By Bruce Janklow For years residents of Agustín González, a small rural community located within the municipality of San Miguel de Allende, have known that there are problems with their water as many of the children began developing dental fluorosis—the deep brown staining of their teeth. Caminos de Agua tested the community well and found...