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Many Mothers Welcomes Arrival Of Baby Box Program

on April 20, 2017 - 8:19am
Infant sleeping in a Baby Box. Courtesy photo
Baby Box filled with supplies. Courtesy photo
SANTA FE  Many Mothers is excited to announce the arrival of the Baby Box Program, an initiative that aims to reduce rates of neonatal and infant mortality through distribution of Baby Boxes, safe sleep education, and in-home support.
Originally developed in Finland in the 1930s, Baby Boxes have since gained popularity in many U.S. communities.

Chit-Chat's 6th Birthday Magic Show & Potluck April 29

on April 20, 2017 - 8:05am

FSN News:

The community is invited to celebrate the 6th birthday of Chit-Chat & Change (Diapers) with a magic show, cake and potluck, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 29 at the Family Strengths Network (FSN), 3450 Orange St. Bring a dish to share and a picnic blanket to sit on to watch the show featuring magician New Mexico Shadowhandz.


Chit-Chat & Change (Diapers) is a program of FSN that engages parents and caregivers and their young children.


Local Expert Leads Monthly Wildflower Walk April 24

on April 20, 2017 - 8:04am
Kinnikinnick in bloom along Quemazon Trail. Photo by Chick Keller
PEEC News:
Starting at 5:30 p.m., Monday, April 24, Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s Jemez Mountain Herbarium Curator Chick Keller will lead the first monthly Wildflower Walk of the season. These outings will be easy walks to identify some of the wildflower beauties found in and around Los Alamos.
Each month Keller will pick a different trail, depending on what is blooming at the time. The walks are free and there is no advance registration required.
The Wildflower Walks are one Monday a month for the

National Grant To New Mexico’s Homewise Will Provide $10,500 In Down Payment Assistance To 300 Residents

on April 20, 2017 - 8:03am
NMH News:
SANTA FE  New Mexico’s Homewise, Inc. has received a multi-million dollar grant to provide $10,500 mortgage down payment assistance to 300 low- to moderate-income homeowners throughout Los Alamos, Bernalillo, Santa Fe, Sandoval, Valencia, Torrance, Colfax, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel and Taos counties.
Homewise received the Project Reinvest: Homeownership grant through a competitive, nationwide process and will begin administering the grants this month.
Project Reinvest: Homeownership grantees were selected from eligible Community

Daily Postcard: Petroglyphs At Besalt Springs

on April 20, 2017 - 7:49am

Daily Postcard: Petroglyphs at Besalt Springs. Photo by Robert Beberniss

Photo by Robert Beberniss

Photo by Robert Beberniss

Teen Center Hosts Power Of You(th) Friday

on April 19, 2017 - 4:25pm
Youth singing songs at the Los Alamos Teen Center. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Teen Center hosts the Power of You(th) 4:30-5:15 p.m. Friday, April 21. 
The Mothers Against Drunk Drivers presentation is sponsored nationally by State Farm with information for youth on "The 411 on teen drinking."
All high school aged students are welcome.

Pajarito Chapter Embroiderers’ Guild Of America Celebrates 40 Years

on April 19, 2017 - 3:13pm

Forty years of promoting and encouraging embroidery is a significant milestone and the Pajarito Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America will celebrate the occasion Monday, May with a tea at 6 p.m. in Gibson Hall at Bethlehem Lutheran Church.
Current and former members as well as anyone interested in needlework are invited to come and enjoy good food and conversation. Call Carole at 505.662.4604 or Marilyn at 505.672.9404 to RSVP or for more information.
The founding members of the local chapter, a group of six who met weekly to have lunch and stitch, called