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'Breakfast With Santa' Draws Kids Big And Small

on December 2, 2012 - 7:18am

Aden Garcia and Santa at Saturday's Kiwanis 'Breakfast with Santa' event. Photo by Karen Kendall

Staff Report

The annual Kiwanis Breakfast with Santa supported this year by Del Norte Credit Union helps Northern New Mexico families in need.

The breakfast and photo with Santa were free, but attendees were asked to bring non-perishable food and/or make a monetary donation.

Two truckloads of donated food collected at the event was given to LA Cares for distribution needy families. The monetary donations collected at the breakfast totalled $1,463, according to Kiwanis Treasurer Cindy Eaton.

'Paradocs' Plays Coffee House Cafe Friday

on November 29, 2012 - 12:22pm


The jazz trio "Paradocs" will be playing at the Coffee House Cafe, 723 Central Ave., across from Smith's 6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30.

The Paradocs Trio of piano, guitar and saxophone performs acoustic jazz standards and classic tunes.

The Coffee House Cafe, 505-662-CAFE offers a dinner menu of American, Italian and New Mexican selections.

Eat Breakfast With Santa This Saturday

on November 29, 2012 - 10:31am

Santa listens to Christmas wish lists at the annual Breakfast with Santa. Courtesy photo


The community is invited to the annual Breakfast with Santa, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos, with support from Del Norte Credit Union, from 7-11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center, 1101 Bathtub Row.

The breakfast is free. In return, attendees are requested to donate either non-perishable food items or money.

Food collected will be used by LA Cares to feed local families in need.

Day Journeys to the Middle of Nowhere: Cordova

on November 29, 2012 - 6:20am
Travel Column by Kirsten Laskey
Journey By Random Selection

When my sister and I were kids, we would spin a plastic globe, close our eyes and halt the sphere with our index fingers.

Wherever our fingers landed was where we would travel when we were older.

I can not remember any of the far-flung spots my fingers touched upon but I do know I never got around to seeing any of them. Until now.

Last week I did not spin a globe but used a similar method, a random Internet search, to determine which New Mexico town I should visit next.

Dragonfly painting on Cundiyo art gallery wall. Photo by

Food on the Hill: Pear Bread

on November 27, 2012 - 6:01am
"Food on the Hill" by Sue York
This week's recipe:
Pear Bread
Photo by Sue York/
Note: This recipe makes just one loaf of Pear Bread. Also, Pear Bread will not raise much.
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cups nuts
  • 3 chopped pears


Photo by Sue York/
Mix sugar, oil, vanilla, sour cream, eggs. Add pears gently to wet mix, set aside.
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In another bowl mix together the

Everything Christmas Sale Dec. 5

on November 27, 2012 - 5:57am


An Everything Christmas Sale is set for 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5.

The WCSS of the United Church is sponsoring the holiday event in Graves Hall on Rose Street.

Items available for purchase include:

  • Christmas lights;
  • Christmas trees;
  • Decorations;
  • Wreaths;
  • Cookie Cutters; and
  • Ornaments;
  • Trash to Treasures gently used items donated specifically for holiday giving; and
  • Bake Sale full of yummy Christmas goodies.

Cowboy Breakfast Set for Sunday

on November 26, 2012 - 12:05pm