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A Space for Community in Mazatlán

There is a wonderful thing taking place in Mazatlán – the birth of a different kind of community space downtown.  The vision is a gathering spot for locals – Mexican, Canadian, American, full time or part time – everyone. Spanish speaking or English speaking (or those, like me, who are a hybrid!)  The new venture – El Recreo – is being developed in the old Recrea space on Calle Constitución between Venus and Niños Heroes. This space became available at...

Let’s Make a Community Center in Mazatlán

If you read my previous post, you read about my dream for a community center in Mazatlán.  But it isn’t just my dream, it is one shared by many of us. I hope you’ll read the piece Ken Albanese wrote below. I had a dream the other night. It wasn’t like world peace or anything, but it was a good one nonetheless. I dreamed there was a space here in Mazatlan where expat individuals and groups were creating all kinds...

Mazatlán Film & Theater performances were a success!

We are very lucky here in Mazatlán to be able to enjoy interesting international films in English every Tuesday night thanks to Mazatlán Film & Theater, but with the addition of play reading performances we are truly charmed. Last night was the second (and last) performance of Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley.  Both performances were sold out, and the response was enthusiastically positive. The venue is the 50 seat Cinematografo in the School for the Arts in the...

Introducing Waltemo

Meet Waltemo, above. He is a small businessman who works on our block in Centro. His business is washing cars. Waltemo is always friendly and happy. He has a good business keeping the cars of everyone in the neighborhood nice and clean. There are also plenty of people who park to go to the local doctors and businesses and he’ll wash their cars, too. Waltemo works hard, mostly seven days a week. He has a wife and a young daughter...