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County Survey Results Now Available - LA Daily Post Leads Online News Sources

on December 13, 2012 - 10:22am

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County’s bi-annual citizen survey results are now available for the public to review on the News page of the County’s website at www.losalamosnm.us.

In addition, copies for public review are available at the 311 Customer Care Center located at 150 Central Park Square or at the reference desk of either public library.

The firm under contract to conduct the County’s survey was CRC & Associates, LLC. They randomly selected approximately 400 County residents to participate in a 20-minute phone survey or street interview.

The survey included a variety of questions

Money IQ: Are Trusts Just for the Wealthy?

on December 12, 2012 - 11:04am
Money IQ
By Dan Monte
 
Are Trusts Just for the Wealthy?

As an attorney who has practiced primarily in the areas of trusts and estates for the past 20 years, I frequently hear people say that they are simply not wealthy enough to have a trust.

There is a very common misconception that somehow the use of trusts in estate planning is only for the wealthy. The intended purpose of this short article is to dispel this misconception.

As each one of us has a unique personality, each one of us has a unique set of circumstances which will dictate the form of our estate plan.

Contrary to

Letter to the Editor: Local Businesses Show Generosity

on December 12, 2012 - 8:02am
By Diana Martinez
Senior Program Director
The Family YMCA

Local businesses field requests all year for support of worthy causes. My experience is that our local businesses are often more generous than the corporate giants.

I hope our community remembers this and buys gifts and certificates locally not just at Christmas, but all year. The Y’s latest event was a half marathon and 5K race and many businesses came though yet again, but so many more give in other events to other charities.

Thank you to our business community.

Column: I Am Flummoxed!

on December 10, 2012 - 12:41pm
Column by Elena Yang
I Am Flummoxed!

I just wanted to find a way to use “flummoxed.” One story and one news item put me in this state.

Here is the story: Lynn Harrell, an internationally renowned cellist, found himself banned by Delta Airlines for violating their Frequent Flyer Program terms.

Travel is always a tricky venture for musicians who play large instruments, especially by plane. How many of us would trust the airlines these days to check in our luggage that contains our livelihood?

So, Mr.

Dixie Girl Brunch Draws Steady Crowd

on December 10, 2012 - 9:07am

Dixie Girl servers Victor Medina, left, and Fernando Rodriguez near the Bloody Mary Bar set up as part of the restauraunt's new Sunday Brunch Menu, which launched Dec. 9 . Owner Denise Lane reported a "steady flow' of diners throughout the 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. event at the Dixie Girl, 1789 Central Ave. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Massage Therapist Strives for Deeper Connection

on December 10, 2012 - 7:33am

Owner Michelle Harkey of Mullein Leaf Massage. Photo by Mandy Marksteiner

By Mandy Marksteiner

“I enjoy being able to help people,” said Michelle Harkey, who opened Mullein Leaf Massage, 3500 Trinity Dr., Ste. A-5, a year and a half ago when she moved to Los Alamos. “I want to connect with people and make a difference on a level that not everyone is willing to make: a deeper level that is physical, intellectual and emotional.”

Letting go of chronic tension

People with chronic tension may wonder why they always have pain in the same place.

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The Coffee House Embraces Artistic Trend

on December 6, 2012 - 10:51am

COFFEE HOUSE News:

The Coffee House in Los Alamos is joining a national trend by inviting local artists to showcase and sell their work at the restaurant in Mari-Mac Shopping Center.

"We are delighted to have local work at the Coffee House," owner Brian Booth said. "We have had a potter and a photographer here already and have a jewelry and a knitter this week."

 

Jeweler Patty Kokesh and knitter Maire O'Neill will be at the Coffee House from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. Kokesh began working with leather craft at the age of 10 and expanded into other creative works such as silk ribbon

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