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Membrillo Festival - Ixtlahuacan de los Membrillos, means Ixtlahuacan of the Quince Fruit.



"Forget wondering what life is really like in Mexico, read "El Ojo del Lago" and get a first hand look through the eyes of the largest English-speaking community living outside Canada and the U.S. today."

Mexico's Leading English Language Publication


portada september2018THE OJO CELEBRATION

The writer jumps forward in time and writes about an Ojo awards luncheon in the year 2068, during which the editor of the magazine, having been artificially preserved, makes an appearance.






The writer remembers a long-distant time when he had a chance encounter with one of the greatest men of the 20th century, Mohandas Gandhi.






All about the new children’s library in San Juan Cosala—and the benevolent Ex-pat and Mexican mothers who made it all happen




A true story about how a dog changed the writer’s father’s last years, and hence made those same years much better for her, as well.




How unmitigated cruelty to animals forever cost the country one of its best sources of sustenance.





Sunday morning finds many Lakeside residents at the Lake Chapala Society and Open Circle, a forum on a variety of stimulating topics. A social hour with coffee and snacks at 10 am is followed by an interesting lecture and discussion at 10:30......................





3rd Annual Giving 2018
Helping people. Changing lives.
Ayudando Gente. Cambiando vidas.......................



Mid-Month Bonus


The Boy in the Hammock

The Boy in the Hammock is Julie Galosy’s intriguing adventure story that commences with these words: “I had gone to the Amazon only to meet with a witch doctor to accompany him on his herb-finding soirees into the rain forest. It turned out that destiny had a very different mission for me.


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Feathered Friends By John Keeling   The cattle egret is a medium-small white heron, eighteen inches long, having a wingspan of 36 inches. It can
AMIGOS DEL LAGO Courtesy of Eileen Collard   Lake Chapala was accepted as a member of the international Living Lakes organization in 2003 in recognition
THE OJO INTERNET MAILBOX (Wherein we publish some comments about our previous issue.)   MEXICO—Better And Healthier Than People Think! DREARLE
THE OJO INTERNET MAILBOX (Wherein we publish some comments about our previous issue.) THUNDER ON THE RIGHT - AUGUST 2011 Dann Alexander The amount
THE OJO INTERNET MAILBOX (Wherein we publish some comments about our previous issues.)   WELCOME TO MEXICO - JUNE 2011 * Wes I’ll buy that loose
Wordwise With Pithy Wit By Tom Clarkson   This morning, my pal F.T. – who shared the Iraq experience with me during my third trek there – forwarded
LAKESIDE LIVING Kay Davis Phone: 376 – 108 – 0278 (or 765 – 3676 to leave messages) Email: November
Front Row Center By Michael Warren    The Pajama Game By Richard Adler and Jerry Ross Directed by Peggy Lord Chilton Music directed
Every Word  Important By Herbert W. Piekow   Every word a writer writes has meaning yes, sometimes they never get published or the book
LEGERDEMAIN—Italian Style By Jim Rambologna   Enzio Grattani was the Editor-in-Chief of a local rivista (or magazine) in Ajiermo, Italy. Locals
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