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  1. Are local property taxes still being paid in Chapala in the big municipal building across from the church?
  2. Are high thread-count cotton sheets available for sale anyplace Lakeside? Looking for NOB-sized Queen set.
  3. About the fly issue- I went to a zoo once that had hardly any flies or bees around their eating area. I asked what they were doing, and was told by a woman at their reception desk, after she checked with someone else, "Oscar Meyer". Huh?? They put a hole in the top of a jar and Oscar Meyer lunch meat in the bottom. The flies or bees went in and couldn't get back out.
  4. Thanks very much- we'll check out Manix!
  5. Does anyone know if a restaurant or caterer in the Lakeside area is doing roast turkey to take out? We have relatives coming for Thanksgiving and want to have a traditional dinner at our home, but don't have lots of hours to cook a turkey. Thanks!
  6. Black widow spiders are black and red and look very distinctive, have a "messy-looking" web with strong fibers, and hide in dark places. Thanks all for the tips! (Just beginning to check this out- will try not to kill others that aren't venomous.)
  7. Has anyone had experience with a good exterminator especially for black widow spiders? Thanks!
  8. For clothes (in good condition) Mia's has been a good place for us. Mia's consigns mens & womens clothes- accessories & jewelry too.
  9. Yves' Restaurant has a big pool (with fountain jets) in their garden & tables with umbrellas around the pool under the trees The water makes the setting extra beautiful!
  10. Tried an in-line water filter- fountain water was looking sparkling clean. Then we put in chlorine tabs and the water turned an orange color! A Mexican friend said that will happen when copper is present in the water when you put in chlorine tabs. We heard some people use white vinegar instead of chlorine tabs, but not about how much to use (our fountain is 8' across at the bottom and has one 2nd level) This year has been by far the most problematic in the last 7 yrs. for our fountain! Thanks all for the tips! If anyone knows about how much vinegar to use and how often you need to add more???
  11. The water coming from the street at our casa in Ajijic has had lots of sediment in it this past year (more than the last 4 years)- our fountain filter is functioning but can't collect all the sediment. The only way we have been able to clean it is to drain it and start over. A small vacuum thing you connect to a hose to that we bought is picking up some debris on the bottom, but not working well for the sediment. The fountain is two levels & 8 ft across on the bottom level. Looking for maintenance ideas!!, thoughts about cleaning equipment & where it may be purchased lakeside (if possible). Thanks!
  12. Fascinating and informative regarding corn tortillas and the differences in taste and nutritional value. We are heading out to find Tortelleria Elena.
  13. We go to viveros often (in Ajijic, San Juan Cosala, San Antonio, and Riberas) and have never seen bedding plants for tomatoes. Sometimes the local viveros will have single large tomato plants, sometimes even cherry tomato plants in hanging baskets. Exotica vivero has some herbs and some lettuces and chile plants. San Antonio vivero has more of a selection of herbs usually- we have found tarragon there, but not lately! The organic gardeners club mentioned by a poster above sounds worth checking into, as well as the vivero in Jocotepec- haven't been to that one yet.
  14. YVES' RESTAURANT in West Ajijic, for lovely garden setting & fresh food. (Closed Wed. 376-766-3565) Favorite- chicken with brandy mushroom sauce. MARISCOS GUICHOS on east end of Chapala Malecon. People watching, good shrimp. (Closed Tues. 376-765-3232) Favorite- spicy hot shrimp aguachile. (Tie for Pizza) FOCCACIA east of Chapala (San Juan Tecomatlan) on the Chapala-Mezcala hwy. Lake view, thin crust wood-oven pizza, crazy stuff on the walls. (Closed Tues & Wed. 332-165-4396) Favorite- the "Foccacia Pizza"(goat che, fresh basil, sun-dried tomatoes). M & J ROYAL PIZZA in Ajijic village, corner of Donato Guerra & 16th de Septiembre (may be moving) 376-766-4634 Fun convivial atmosphere, good pizza. Favorite- Margarita pizza with mushrooms. CHILE VERDE on the w. side of Ajijic Plaza. Authentic Mexican Food, cute small place. (Not open for dinner-376-766-0072) Favorite- pork ribs in green sauce special. CHEZ CHARRACATE a half block west of Colon on Independencia (at Barbara's Bazaar) Setting! Excellent wine list & small plates. (Open Thurs. & Fridays 4-8pm) phone t52 1 33 1497 3620. Favorite- Monthly changing wine and cheese menu. ps ENJOY!
  15. Thanks for the post and great photos! We love their goat yogurt (for sale at SuperLake) and have heard they offer a tour but did not have details. Sounds like a fun adventure!
  16. Superlake carries tapered candles- mostly more pastel colors, but they might get red with the holidays approaching. Also, the dollar store on the Ajijic plaza has an assortment of candles, usually some tapered. Also, a few years ago I got a box of red ones from a papeleria in Ajijic located a block or so south of the carretera from the street light at Farmacia Guadalajara (Ajijic)- and on the west side of the street. If you don't see any candles you might ask if they have any in the back. (If not, maybe try other papelerias? They usually have many things stashed in their back rooms.) If you want to splurge on beeswax candles, Diane Pearl has some in various colors and sizes- mostly yellow and orange and cream I think- possibly tapered ones, not sure about that. OK, good hunting!
  17. Isn't Ocotlan a town on the east end of Lake Chapala with repeated "sightings"? I think it is well known for UFO activity.
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