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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...

Making Friends at the SPA
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Making Friends at the SPA

By Bob Shimotakahara Back home in Toronto, it’s chilly (-8° C) and snowy. But I’m here at the SPA in the sunshine and warmth, just another day in paradise. I fill out short paperwork, and Harry greets me. “Let me show you around,” he says. I am now a newly minted volunteer dog walker. Harry...

Intuition and Ideas
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Intuition and Ideas

By Tim Hazell Divergent cultures and civilizations developed out of a nucleus that is common to aggregates of people who form settlements, achieving social stratification. These include a trinity of things, persons, and ideas. Through trial and error, basic elements must become integrated and adapt to one another, or a community will be unsuccessful in...

The Computer Corner
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The Computer Corner

By Charles Miller It is said that if it is Tuesday, there must be an election somewhere in the US.  And in the world of information technology, there is yet more election news. Many people in the tech world are hoping that February 18, 2020, will be looked back on as the day the United...

Wolfie Latona’s New Life
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Wolfie Latona’s New Life

By Kay Latona Apache, our two-year-old previously adopted Doberman, needed a dog friend. He had a big yard to play in, and the gardeners for outdoor human friends, but they had work to do. And they couldn’t run fast enough. Naturally we went to the SPA. Apache is 28 inches tall, so we were looking...

Bell Art, An Innovative String Quartet
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Bell Art, An Innovative String Quartet

ConcertAn Innovative String QuartetBy Bell ArtSun, Mar 15, 12:30pmMiguel Malo Auditorium, Bellas ArtesHernández Macías 75, Centro By Tim Hazell Bell Art has been an innovative string quartet since its inception in 2012. One of its objectives has been to strive for the integration of musicians and audience through activities linked to music and other arts-related...

Pilafs and Biryanis
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Pilafs and Biryanis

By Tim Hazell “Pilaf -Turkish pilav, Azeri plov, Romanian pilaf, Persian polow, India/Afghanistan/Pakistan pulav/ pulao, Uzbek and Russian plov, Kazakh palaw.” Like all of the world’s truly great cuisines, Indian cooking has a distinctive architecture of its own. Culinary arts remain largely oral traditions passed on as heirlooms or through skills acquired under rigorous apprenticeship....