Why is San Miguel de Allende in the heart of so many people? Some believe it started in the 1950s when the city became famous among Americans thanks to Walt Disney
In San Miguel, schools— public and private—registered to participate in the pilot program to return to in-person classes in Guanajuato State.
Human ingenuity is amazing–not only will it bring us out of the pandemic, it can also offer hope to save the planet for future generations.
A big challenge involved in writing a newspaper column is that what is written one day can be immediately overtaken by events before the next edition of Atención is printed. That is what just happened here, calling for a minor update to the advice dispensed only last week.
The SPA’s annual Pet Food Money Bank fundraiser is our only major fundraiser of the year.
A strategy I highly recommend is setting up a new email account to be used for banking and for banking only.
Plastic waste is highly visible—we see it uglifying and harming our lands and waters everywhere.
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Last Fri., Oct. 2, the traffic lights located at the crossing of the former Ignacio Allende roundabout were activated, astonishing San Miguel motorists and city visitors.
On Sat., Oct. 3, residents of the Lindavista neighborhood in San Miguel de Allende found the remains of a decomposing fetus.
Guanajuato changed to yellow at the epidemiological traffic light on October 5th and will be tested until the 11th.
The National Anti-AMLO Front (FRENAA), took over the Zócalo plaza in Mexico City, in a protest demanding the resignation of Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), the president of the republic.
This year, for the first time, a Hanukkah menorah was placed at Parque Juarez and was lit daily throughout the eight-day holiday.
Salome Clark is a 17-year-old girl from Chicago with a big heart and she is now a resident of San Miguel continuing her focus on helping others.
Atención had a conversation with San Miguel’s municipal president, Mayor Luis Alberto Villarreal. He shared a message for the community, which he says has supported the municipality rising up in the face of this year’s complex conditions. Villarreal also told us about projects lined up for 2021, including his intention to seek a second consecutive term as mayor.
The city’s Directorate of Culture and Traditions introduces a new and exciting audiovisual production titled “Qué Bonita es Esta Vida” (how beautiful is this life.)
“Silent Acoustic: A Sculpture Conversation with DJ Barrett and Emily C-D” is a collaborative virtual exhibit by two San Miguel de Allende-based artists.
Imagine a vehicle that is simple and fun… that zips you across San Miguel quicker than a car and uses less energy on a 150-mile ride than a 5-minute hot shower. Imagine big fat tires that go over the cobblestones and topes with ease and stability. You are imagining the San Miguel ElecTrike!
On Saturday, September 12, Mexican artist Lola Villegas presented her art exhibition called Thaumaturgy—a thaumaturge is a miracle worker, a magician. The works were shown in the central patio of the Rosewood Hotel in San Miguel de Allende and will continue to be exhibited for 3 months.
Come celebrate the wonderful talents of Ojalá Niños at their Holiday Bazaar, where you can find treasures and gifts in stained glass and a variety of hand-made items.
At the start of the pandemic, historian Cristina Solís began working at El Sindicato in February; a month later it closed. She used the time to create programs for adults and youths, and even made El Sindicato classes available to people from their homes.
Instead of our usual high-energy, five-day event in February, the San Miguel Writers’ Conference has spread out all of our usual events over a six-month period, October through March, our Literary Season Online. We have engaged easily the most star-studded lineup of authors we have ever assembled in one season.
During what has been the most important voting period in the history of the United States (matched only by 2016, when many people unfortunately sat out), it has been remarkable to see the voting process in action.
hen the storms come late in the afternoon, what is better than getting a fragrant cup of coffee, reclining in a comfortable sofa alongside your family, spouse or partner, and starting to search through the many films available online?
I located a site called aprendegratis.es where I found some interesting courses.
This time around, before starting my search for movies or something to do at home, I decided to look something different. I set off through town to see what businesses might be open. Of course, I took all the recommended measures, such as using a face mask, in my exploration.
es.coursera.org gives you many courses offered by the University of Michigan, but the only problem for English speakers is that all but one are in Spanish.
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