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November 3, 2010 · Announcements

Lake Chapala Cemeteries Come Alive with People !

So, now you know the story of how Mexican cemeteries at least for a few days each year come alive with people or you soon will when you read the entire article.

October 2, 2010 · News

Celebrate Freedom. Independence, and Patriotism at Lake Chapala

Retirees here at Lake Chapala celebrate Freedom, Independence and Patriotism every day.
Freedom from high property taxes , freedom from the burden of cold icy winters and or sportingly hot summers, and freedom from the ever escalating costs of health care to name just three.

We celebrate the independence we have found here to live life on our own terms without interference from the government.

July 28, 2010 · Announcements, Club Radio

So You Like Art? You’ve just hit pay dirt at Lake Chapala !

For the more serious artist lurking inside us all Ajijic boasts the following extensive list of artistic shops, art galleries, and art studios…

July 21, 2010 · Club Radio, Videos

The Virgin, The Parade, and Lake Chapala

I think it was about 6 or was it 7 years ago, when she visited Lake Chapala and at that time the lake was very low. Many prayers when up to the Virgin to ask God to intercede. Since then the Lake has recovered year by year to it’s present level.

April 9, 2010 · News

What is Chapalawood ?

,“This is an extraordinary milestone, not only a first step towards turning Chapala into a technology community, but a city of culture and creativity.”

April 4, 2010 · Living the Dream

Easter at Lake Chapala Ajijic… A special time.

Video showing Easter Celebrations at Lake Chapala Ajijic Mexico

December 21, 2009 · Announcements

How did the Poinsettia Get It’s Name ?

We enjoy these vibrant blooming plants as part of our holiday each Christmas, but did you know that the poinsettia is also known as Christmas Star or Mexican Flame Leaf,

December 12, 2009 · Announcements

What Happens at the San Andres Festival in Ajijic?

Recently, in late November the San Andres (Saint Andrew) festival for Ajijic’s patron saint started. It ran for almost 2 weeks. During the celebration they shoot off lots of big rocket firecrackers starting at about 5 a.m. Arcelia and I were having a late Brunch during the festivities on the Ajijic Plaza with some Mexican […]

November 25, 2009 · Videos

Yes, We Have Art at Lake Chapala Ajijic

Here’s a great vidieo of the Feria Maestros del Arte which is an art show featuring the folk and indigenous art of Mexico held each year at Lake Chapala Ajijic.

November 11, 2009 · Travel Mexico

Mexcala Island: Land of Warriors

Long ago, but not far away, four hundred Nahuatl Indian warriors held off and repelled four thousand Spaniards for four years. Their tale is one of fearless, exhaustive innovation toward maintaining their remote speck of land, positioned in the middle of Lake Chapala. This marvelous piece of Mexican real estate, Mexcala Island, awaits its rightful […]

September 16, 2009 · Videos

What is “El Grito de Dolores”?

In the early nineteenth century, Mexico, with a little influence from the US and France, began talking about a revolt against Spain. Father Miguel Hidalgo from Dolores, Mexico, was a leader of one of the rallying groups.

August 19, 2009 · Videos

Parade of the Charos in Joco

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