on display in her one-woman show at the Gallery/ Café La 133 in San Antonio. As President of the Lake Chapala Painting Guild for the past seven years, she guided the group into exhibition successes locally and at the Pacific Coast. One of her watercolors earned second place in the recent Ajijic Society of the Arts judged show. What a beautiful lady! Many happy returns, Lois! LOOK AT ALL THEY’VE DONE This year was the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Centro Educativo Jaltepec, the Tecnico Universitario en Hoteleria & Hospitalidad. A 50th Anniversary celebration mass and luncheon was held in perfect weather on the school Lois Schroff grounds. The beloved Virgin of Zapopan arrived in her own private vehicle and hundreds of people came to celebrate a special outdoor mass in a beautiful flower filled tent overlooking the lake. The students then served an elegant lunch for the 400 VIP guests who are Jaltepec’s major supporters. Jalatepec is proud of its graduates and current students, not to mention staff. At the luncheon, Linda Buckthorp received a special award to recognize her contribution as the Community Facilitator and President of the Lakeside Scholarship Program over the past 20 years. A special moment occurred when Lulu, a 1990 graduate who is currently the Hospitality Manager of the Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles, came to say thank you for helping girls like her achieve success and go beyond their wildest dreams. Another successful alumna is Adriana Rameño of Adri’s Repostería. She lives in San Juan Cosalá. For more than 10 years she had been selling cakes and cookies on Ajijic’s malecon. Every weekend she sold her cakes, jellies and cookies from a small shopping cart. Her clients motivated her to set up a pastry shop and she invested a large part of her savings to open her own business. Adri’s Repostería is located at #36 Hidalgo in Ajijic. Adri gives Jaltepec credit for her culinary expertise and business training because without the experience of being educated at Jaltepec, she would not have been able to start her business. Linda Buckthorp was in Morelia in January and visited the bakery of a 1991 alumna, Angelina Delgado Plaza. Angela’s Bakery’s products are all made from organic/healthy ingredients. She is now making mole and will soon start to sell this product in Guadalajara in a powder form. A percentage of the profits will be donated to Jaltepec in appreciation for what Jaltepec has done for her and her family. Angelina has been in business for 20 years. Ten years ago she bought the property that she was renting and filled it with commercial Angelina Delgado Plaza and equipment. She also purchased another property close by for her and her parents whom she Linda Buckthorp cares for, as well as her sister in Guadalajara. A NICE MONTHLY MEETING Lakeside Singles provides a way for single people in the Lake Chapala area to meet and interact with other singles. Ron Bowra is the go-to guy who sets up events and mail notices. Members meet once a month at different restaurants. The club has been in existence for 12 years.
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David Allen, Judy Greenberg and Sue Hodge at the Blue Moon In April, the group of about 30 met at the Blue Moon. Other venues recently have been the Brew House, Manix, El Barco and La Nueva Posada. Ron says, “A lot of people don’t have cars and we try to schedule events where they can get to them easily.” Notice of planned events is accomplished via email notices sent to those on the mailing list as well as noted on this site. You can contact Lakeside Singles by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. COBBLESTONES AND POTHOLES Some of us would be happy if we never saw another cobblestone or pothole. But there’s a new theory that might get us into a more accepting state of mind. Here’s how it goes: there are so many artists here at Lakeside that eventually people with a lot of money and artistic pretensions will start coming in and taking over and pricing out the poor and talented, which has happened in other places. But here’s the stopper. Rich people don’t like cobblestones and potholes. We at Lakeside are therefore safe from gentrification! (Don’t forget you heard this here first). FERIA MAESTRO DEL ARTE It’s not too soon to think about the 18th Annual Feria Maestro del Arte. It will be held on November 8-10 at the Chapala Yacht Club. Returning and new artists from all over Mexico will demonstrate and sell their works. Buyers also come from all over Mexico; we are lucky to have such an important event here at Lakeside. Here is a representative piece, an alejibre, created by Felipe Bentiz Miranda of Guanajuato, a Nahuatl tlacuilo (painter). The Feria staff is proud to announce that one group they have supported since the first Feria, the Huichol Center for Cultural survival and the Traditional Arts, has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. GOOD NEWS FOR BALLET LOVERS We hear from Suzanne Salimbene, who tells us that if we want to be informed about ticket sales or the Ballet de Jalisco schedule, or Lakeside sponsorship of a dancer, to send her your email and specify your interest: email@example.com. Suzanne and her committee hope that soon we will be able to purchase tickets to the symphony, ballet and opera here in Ajijic with our INAPAM discount, and also take advantage of reasonably priced transportation to and from events. These plans aren’t ready yet, but send Suzanne your email address and she will keep you posted. Here is the Jalisco Ballet schedule until the end of the year (all performances are at the Degollado): June 14 (8:30), 15 (7:30), 16 (12:30) Don Quixote Carmen September 6 (8:30), 7 (7:30), 8 (12:30) Nutcracker December 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 (8:30) December 14, 21 (7:30) December 15, 22 (12:30)
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