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Smart Design With Suzette - Outdoor Living

on June 9, 2017 - 7:44am
Outdoor kitchen. Courtesy photo
 

By SUZETTE FOX
Los Alamos

It’s my favorite time of year to be outdoors – it’s not too hot, the evenings are cool and lets face it, our sunsets are the very best in the United States. Why not create a relaxing, stylish outdoor living space? It will greatly increase the appeal and value of your home while providing an oasis for friends and family to enjoy.

Purpose. How are you going to use your outdoor space? You most likely will need an entertainment area, cooking area and dining area.

Just One Thing To Do This Week: Turn On The Light

on June 9, 2017 - 7:24am

By MARY BETH MAASSEN
Los Alamos

Father’s Day is just around the corner. This year we celebrate the occasion Sunday, June 18.

There are a wide variety of gifts that make every Dad feel loved and cherished. This would include anything having to do with fire- grills, smokers, and endless selection of accoutrements; anything sharp or pointy such as knives and tools; and anything powered by electricity or batteries that would ideally shoot flames while cutting.

If all the items on the wish list have been fulfilled, then there is always the option of alcohol…which will just make every other gift

This Week At The Reel Deal

on June 8, 2017 - 4:28pm

Letter To The Editor: Response To Ms. Redondo

on June 8, 2017 - 4:08pm
By LYNN HANRAHAN
Los Alamos
 
We have four local outdoor pools all offering swimming lessons now. Some of the pools are happy to offer lessons to nonmembers. If you or a child in your life can't swim call now!
 
There are morning lessons, evening lessons, and reasonably priced private lessons. Many teens in the community have taken the time to become Water Safety Instructor certified because they love teaching kids to swim. 
 
My daughter is one of these teens. Only 42 percent of American children have the aquatic skills they should. Please support our local teens and pools.

Classical Music World: Notes From Cliburn 8

on June 8, 2017 - 2:30pm

By ANN MCLAUGHLIN
Artistic Director
Los Alamos Concert Association
 

Los Alamos Concert Association Board member and friend Dorothy Amsden asked me what happens to the competitors in the Cliburn Competition who are eliminated at the end of each round. “Do they remain for the rest of the competition or do they return home, tail between the legs, poor things?” she wondered.

While there must certainly be some tremendous disappointment, these pianists are not neophytes.

AFT New Mexico Reacts To Resignation Of Public Education Secretary Hanna Skandera

on June 8, 2017 - 8:36am

Hanna Skandera 

 

AFTNM News:

ALBUQUERQUE – American Federation of Teachers New Mexico President Stephanie Ly released the following statement:

“The resignation of New Mexico Public Education Secretary Hanna Skandera is welcome news for New Mexico’s educators.

“While we recognize this is an opportunity to reset the course New Mexico’s public education has taken under Governor Martinez and Secretary Skandera, and we sincerely hope her replacement is willing to meaningfully include stakeholder input and work towards strengthening education as a profession, recognizing that a strong system

Jimenez: Ripple Effects Of President’s Budget Cuts

on June 8, 2017 - 7:13am
By JAMES JIMENEZ 
Executive Director
New Mexico Voices for Children
 
Our communities do best when everyone contributes. We are strengthened when our children fulfill their potential and become the entrepreneurs, teachers, and artists they were born to be.
 
And because no one reaches their potential without a little help, our nation provides opportunities to those who would otherwise be unable to access them. We do this not just because it’s the right thing to do, but also because these are investments that will pay off for all of us with a better quality of life, a stronger
economy,

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