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What is typically done in town in the way of gift giving and tipping during Christmas season?

What is typically done in town in the way of gift giving and tipping during Christmas season?

The Christmas Season is at hand. I want to know what is typically done in town in the way of gift giving and tipping this time of year. I know that folks paid a salary receive something called an “alguinaldo” from their employers that is sort of a year end bonus. Should I additionally give small gifts to house staff and gardeners What would be appropriate gifts? Should I tip the gas delivery people, the trash collectors, etc?

Guanajuato and the Federalist Alliance

Guanajuato and the Federalist Alliance

The 10 governors who comprise the Federalist Alliance spoke out against next year's federal budget for the states. On Oct. 26 each state broadcasted a synchronized proclamation in opposition by governors, citizens and government officials.

NEWS

Beauty With Or Without Purpose

Beauty With Or Without Purpose

More dust, fewer trees, less space and fewer sales are what remain of the 220-meter arcade on Avenida Guadalupe, a project that, far from helping merchants, has harmed them.

ART

Steve Ellis Transforms Copper

Steve Ellis Transforms Copper

Illustrator, painter, sculptor, Steve Ellis traces his career back 45 years when he worked as an illustrator for the aerospace industry.

San Miguel Poetry Café Presents Celebrated Poet Judyth Hill

San Miguel Poetry Café Presents Celebrated Poet Judyth Hill

Internationally acclaimed poet Judyth Hill will read and discuss her poetry via Zoom in a special Poetry Alive! presentation of the San Miguel Poetry Café on Nov. 19, 5 p.m. CST. The online event is free of charge. Pre-registration is required at sanmiguelliterarysala.org.

El Sindicato Turns 25 and Receives a Grant

El Sindicato Turns 25 and Receives a Grant

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.

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Seven Million Meals: A Mission of Mercy

Seven Million Meals: A Mission of Mercy

A beneficiary in the rural community of Los Ricos de Abajo recently told a FTH representative that she feels she is “seen” and not forgotten. It gives her hope that perfect strangers are helping her family of four avoid starvation.

San Miguel Writers’ Conference Presents Star-Studded Events Online

San Miguel Writers’ Conference Presents Star-Studded Events Online

“People don’t get how fabulous these online events are. There’s no straining to hear from the back rows. You are totally intimate and personal with these famous authors! It’s the most star-studded lineup of programs the Writers’ Conference has ever pulled together!” This, according to a fan of the new online format of the Writers’ Conference.

Upcoming International Writers’ Conference to be held Online

Upcoming International Writers’ Conference to be held Online

The 16th San Miguel International Writers’ Conference, organized by a local NGO, startet on Oct 11. The conference, which will be held online in a 6-month series, is devoted to readers, writers, and everything related to books. It has become one of the most sought after, prestigious literary events in the world.

Perfect Day: Animated films

Perfect Day: Animated films

Animation is a form of artistic expression that introduces viewers into fantastic worlds limited only by the imagination of their creators. Netflix offers a great variety of animated films, and here are some of the ones that I liked the most. These are perfect to see in the company of your family.

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