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The Hummingbirds Are Coming

Hummingbird Migration Content for this article is courtesy of HummingbirdCentral.com Many hummingbirds spend the winter in Central America or Mexico, and migrate north to their breeding grounds in the southern U.S. and western states as early as February, and to areas further north later in the spring. The first arrivals in spring are…
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The Journey of a Cancer de Mama Prosthetic

The Journey of a Cancer de Mama Prosthetic  begins when I receive an email from the owner of a lingerie store.  She tells me she has several large boxes of prosthetics that she’d like to donate to our next Cancer de Mama Clinic. I’m thrilled to get this news, but it means a two hour drive to pick up the donation!  I’m more than…
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Cancer de Mama Clinic Update

Over the next year, many more breast prosthetics will happily be making their own journeys to La Penita - in time for the 2019 Cancer de Mama Clinic on February 1st, 2nd and 3rd! This year, almost 450 women attended the CdeM Clinic at the La Penita Senior Centre. Support and care was provided to them over three days by over 100 volunteers,…
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Isla Isabel, a Natural Sanctuary

Isla Isabel, a natural sanctuary March 15, 2018   Isla Isabel is a nature sanctuary in Nayarit located in the municipality of Santiago Ixcuintla about 70 kilometers off the coast of San Blas in the Riviera Nayarit. Its subaquatic volcanic origin was believed to have taken place some three thousand years ago.…
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MEXI-CAN Vet Project and JBAR Complete Another Clinic

Another joint clinic with the JBAR association and the MEXI-CAN Vet Project is completed. During the past almost 15 year tenure of JBAR, there have been 27 spay and neuter clinics. There have been 7,375 animals neutered. Can you even imagine how many stray animals we would be dealing in our area if JBAR and other clinics were not…
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Fake Tequila Is Being Scrutinized by the CRT

Fake Tequila being produced, is fostering unfair competition and potentially dangerous situations. Real tequila producers have charged that lax regulation and corruption are fostering unfair competition from these rogue manufacturers. The Tequila Regulatory Council (CRT) says low-cost spirits sold as agave beverages are backed by a…
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Of Doctors and Computers

Of Doctors and Computers Scottish Wife and I have been in Guayabitos for three weeks now. Rincon, as it's also known, lies about an hour north of Puerto Vallarta and considerably further south of the fog bound Comox Valley. Please don’t think I’m being smug here: smug is a term more properly applied to our fellow hotel guests…
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Watching Your Money by Jasmine Hohenstein

Watching  Your Money  So you’ve just bought a few things at the local supermarket or department store,  made your way to the  checkout and  hand the cashier a large bill and wait for your change. The cashier hands you a fistful of change and some paper money and you stick it into your pocket, your purse or your wallet without…
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Semana Santa 2018

Semana Santa 2018 was what seemed like a continuation of the Easter holidays of years past. Busy, Busy. The southbound traffic on 200 went on for days as the seemingly endless numbers of cars and buses filled to the brim with impatient vacationers arrived at their destinations. As witnessed by myself on a drive into Bucerias, many…