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The Family Y Has Adopted Families for the Holiday

on December 8, 2012 - 8:46am

YMCA News:


The Family Y has adopted families for the holiday!


If you would like to help us make the holiday special for these families and purchase a gift for one of the Y families, come by the Y at 1450 Iris St., and select a tag from the tree in our lobby.


After selecting a tag from the tree please follow these four easy steps:

  • Purchase the gift requested on the tag.
  • Wrap the gift.
  • Attach the tag that was selected from the tree.
  • Return the gift to the Y.

The gifts must be returned to the Y by Dec. 10 in order in ensure timely delivery to the Y's adopted families.


Thank you for


Lodgers’ Tax Advisory Board Meets Tuesday

on December 8, 2012 - 8:27am


LTAB News:

The Los Alamos County Lodgers’ Tax Advisory Board is meeting 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11 in the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Conference Room at 109 Central Park Square.



I. ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIONS All 1 p.m. (20 min.)

A. Call to Order/Introductions

B. Review of the Statement of Antitrust Policy

C. Approval of Today’s Agenda

D. Public Comment

E. Approval of Minutes

II. BOARD DEVELOPMENT ACTIONS All 1:20 p.m. (15 min.)

A. Board Vacancy Status Report/Schedule

B. Farewell Event with Linda Deck and Ken Ashley (celebration date)


Oppenheimer Place Glows With Holiday Spirit

on December 8, 2012 - 7:20am

Oppenheimer Place is lined with electric farolitos that brighten the holiday season. Photo by Don Kendall

County Line: Winterfest Wonderland

on December 7, 2012 - 6:31pm

Courtesy Photo

Walkin' in a Winter(fest) Wonderland...

The National Weather Service's latest forecast said that our warm weather will come to a "jarring demise" this weekend - let's hope for snow to set a festive mood on Saturday for Winterfest! The Main Street Association's Holiday Lights parade at 6 p.m. this Saturday and then the County Recreation Division's North Pole Workshop plus Luminaria Walk at the North Mesa Stables is Sunday evening.

NEW Creative District Advisory Committee Meets Monday!

They'll be kicking off this brand new committee that's advisory to Council with their first

DALA’s Hansel and Gretel ... Pure Holiday Enchantment

on December 7, 2012 - 4:56pm

“Hansel and Gretel” performed by Cody Maggiore and Sally Grindstaff. Photo by TK Thompson/

Ballerinas glide through the air. Photo by TK Thompson/

Review by Bonnie J. Gordon

Dance Arts Los Alamos brings the magical world of “Hansel and Gretel” to the Duane Smith Auditorium for three performances this weekend. I saw the production’s dress rehearsal on Dec. 6.

The original ballet is directed and choreographed by Dance Arts Los Alamos Ballet Director Christin Severini, with additional choreography by DALA’s Executive Director Valerie Silks and ballet instructor