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    San Juan Cosala
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    I am interested in community service projects and enjoy computing, gardening, my pets, and learning more about Mexico.
  1. Happy Holidays from Operation Feed Click on the link ABOVE to read our newsletter. Find out what's happening and what you can do to help the people of San Juan Cosala. And come to the Street Art Fair outside of Viva Mexico on Dec. 9th beginning at 2:00 p.m. Lots of villagers are preparing food, crafts, and more to earn some money for their own needs. Supporting them will make a huge difference in their lives. Thanks, Carol Curtis
  2. It's back! And better than ever. 250 people came last year, and we expect that we'll have that many again. Great location and parking. This year the menu is different and getting a real taste testing by a team of fussy eaters. More info on the meal to come. But you don't want to wait too long to buy your tickets. Best bet? Get your friends together and organize a table. The program times have been shortened, so you can shop throughout the event both at the store and for silent, auction items. The fashion show will start toward the end of your lunch. Our goals ... great modeled clothing, super store and silent auction, delicious lunch with lots of wine and other offerings.
  3. School for Special Children... The Fashion Show... Auction ... Store event that is always popular is coming on Dec. 7th. To get ready for it, we need your very special donations brought to the coffee hours on November 9th. It's a great time to donate an item, talk with people who have been gone for a few months, buy your tickets, and catch up on what's happening Lakeside.
  4. Ever wonder what Operation Feed does with your donations? Well, here's just one week of our work. Your donations and the time put in by volunteers are making a big difference in the lives of many in San Juan Cosala. We are so grateful to all who support our cause. One Week with Operation Feed
  5. It's that time again. Due to the generosity of many home owners, The School for Special Children is able to again offer a season of great tours. Each month, ticket holders are treated to checking out the beauty and uniqueness of four homes. When you buy a ticket, you help pay for the lunch that everyone receives at The School for Special Children. The lunch program (food and staff) is covered by the Home Tours fundraiser. This allows the 100 children and the staff to have a mid-day healthy meal. It also means that all the children are given informal lessons on manners, cooperation, and conversation skills. It makes for a very real teaching experience. Buy your tickets now, since they go quickly. Each year the leaders hear from unhappy people who weren't able to procure a ticket. They cannot add more people to the tours; it would make them too crowded for those who bought early and deserve to enjoy the expected experience. So get yourself to DIANE PEARL'S OR CHARTER TOURS and buy tickets now. Consider getting a season ticket. Save 200 pesos and be ensured that you can go to all the events.
  6. TelMex and modems

    I have had mine replaced numerous times ... probably four times in six years. Never had approval, just brought it in and they gave me a new one. Last time was about 7 months ago.
  7. I'd usually put this in the charity section, but it's really more than that. Operation Feed wants to thank everyone who has helped with this summer's projects. The optometrists, volunteers, drivers, stores like Mia's Consignment, new volunteers, and more. We really appreciate the donated computers and tablets. Having 5 of these means that the kids have a fighting chance to improve skills and learn about technology. The village of San Juan Cosala has so many needs and does not have the population base of Ajijic and Chapala. Our children, especially, can't believe that so many people care about them. It really shows the depth of kindness and caring that is here at Lakeside. Thank you all. Here's the latest news from Operation Feed
  8. Need part time gardener near Jocotepec

    I love mine. Might be able to get to you. He is in San Juan Cosala. Contact me.
  9. Thank so for the info. I've tried the plastic bags with coins... basil...and other herbs. The flies are the little ones, so I may hang the ugly strips to survive this period. I'll about the zappers, too, just so I can try everything. About spraying, I have animals and the flies like the kitchen, so unsure how I could use it. I bought two types but can't figure out a safe spraying area that would help.
  10. To save me time tomorrow, does anyone know where I would find the electric fly swatters? They look like a small tennis racquet. I really need something to help me decrease the flies and I'm told these work. Hoping not to have to spend hours hunting for one. ThankS Carol
  11. Bank issues

    I have chips and was told that I didn't need to let the bank know when I was in Mexico. Then it did t work one day, so I called. And was told I did have to tell them. Now all is fine until December, when I have to say I am still here.
  12. Walmart

    I also haven't had problems getting my food packed correctly. Once I thought I was missing something, but it had rolled under the car seat.
  13. furniture donation

    Casi Nuevo, supports children with special education needs, will,pick up. They are located in Riberas across from the 7-11. Info on their website...http://www.schoolforspecialchildren.org/casi-nuevo.html Donations are really appreciated by the children and staff. Carol
  14. What's the best time?

    Go get a new modem. Mine was doing just that. New modem... no problems. I think, and so does TelMex, that somehow the neighbor kids were using mine ... sitting outside on curb with phones...playing games... once I got a new modem... no more kids and speed is great. carol
  15. Roku

    I get Mexican Netflix in the internet, wifi, to my tv. I use USTvNow the same way I'm trying out a service that uses a Roku and gives me CNN and some channels that aren't on USTvNow. The paid version. The Lakeside service provider sold me the Roku. His contact information is: ephraim.gaertner@gmail.com Phone: 333-458-1903 or 376-765-2630