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Wendy Mathson to Present 'Scrap Management'

on May 21, 2013 - 7:51am

Storm at Sea quilt by Wendy Mathson. Courtesy photo


Wendy Mathson is an author, teacher, designer, inventor, illustrator, lecturer and general quilt fanatic.

She has been quilting for more than 30 years and will present her lecture and trunk show “Scrap Management” at the next meeting of the Los Alamos Piecemakers Quilt Guild.

The meeting is 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 21 at White Rock Baptist Church. Experienced and new quilters are invited to attend the Guild meeting.

Mathson uses her collection of antique quilts, plus some of her own creations, to illustrate and teach some of what


Pajarito Reads: Local Sci-Fi Writer Carolyn Neeper Explores Creating a Sustainable Society

on May 20, 2013 - 7:23am
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos science fiction writer Carolyn Neeper has been contemplating and engaging in interspecies communication for many years.

As readers of her column in the Los Alamos Daily Post, "How the Hen House Turns" know, Neeper is deeply involved with the animals in her life, be they skunks, dogs or turkeys. It doesn’t hurt that Neeper also is a microbiologist.

“We aren’t unique in our emotional responses,” Neeper said. “We exaggerate our uniqueness. We need to appreciate more that we’re simply a part of it all.”

Neeper has watched the

Los Alamos Choral Society Spring Concert May 26

on May 20, 2013 - 6:54am

Los Alamos Choral Society in rehearsal at United Church. Photo by TK Thompson/

LACS News:

To conclude its 70th anniversary season, the Los Alamos Choral Society is presenting its Spring Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, May at the United Church of Los Alamos.

The concert entitled “Encore!  Favorites Through The Years” will include music from past performances; from the 1970s through the past decade.

Included in this program are:

  • “How Can I Keep From Singing”, an American folk hymn arranged by Ronald Staheli,
  • Frostiana”, poems by Robert Frost set to music by Randall Thomson,

Los Alamos Kite Festival Underway at Overlook Park!

on May 19, 2013 - 10:42am

A giant blue bear floats above Overlook Park in White Rock during the Los Alamos Arts Council's 16th annual Kite Festival Saturday. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Festival Kite Doc volunteer Dennis Ware of Roswell, left, works with Bruce Johnson of Albuquerque on his kite. Ware explained Johnson's kite is a Cody Box Kite, which was originally intended for spotting artillery in wartime. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Denni Harris selects which markers to use to decorate her kite as her mother Morgan and brother Dash watch. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


Hundreds Attend Season's First Summer Concert

on May 18, 2013 - 8:58am

John Hughes with Bear, his 5-year-old Pomeranian at the first Gordons' Summer Concert of the Season Friday at Overlook Park in White Rock. Several hundred people turned out to hear Indie rockers 'What Made Milwaukee Famous" from Austin, Texas, kick off the 24th year of the concert series. Look for a gallery of photos from the concert later this weekend in the Los Alamos Daily Post. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Local photographer Skip Wecksung finds a unique vantage point between two roadies to photograph Indie rockers 'What Made Milwaukee Famous' at Gordons' Concert Friday evening

Library Gallery Presents 'New Work' by Meg Kremer

on May 18, 2013 - 7:35am
Untitled piece by Meg Kremer from the upcoming show of her work. Courtesy


The Upstairs Art Gallery of Los Alamos Mesa Public Library presents New Work by Los Alamos artist Meg Kremer. The show opens to the public Monday, June 3 and runs through June 29, with an artist’s reception at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 9.

The exhibit is a selection of elegant and evocative drawings and prints from a project started in November 2011 and ending in January 2013.

“The work is the result of a disciplined process producing one or two drawings a day,” Kremer said.


'Sun, Sticks and Mud' Wins Book Award

on May 18, 2013 - 7:03am
Photograph by Steve Fitch from 'Sun, Sticks and Mud.' Courtesy

Staff Report

Sun, Sticks and Mud by Bart Kaltenbach & Barbara Anschel with photographer Steve Fitch won a gold medal for Architecture from the Independent Publishers Book Awards for 2013. It was published by La Sombra Books. 

The Independent Publisher Book Awards were conceived in 1996 as a broad-based, unaffiliated awards program open to all members of the independent publishing industry.

Catherine LeClaire Memorial Organ Fund Concert 4 p.m. Sunday at IHM

on May 17, 2013 - 10:49am

IHM News:

The public is invited to attend an upcoming musical concert hosted by Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) Catholic Church of Los Alamos -- the third in its series of free concerts to raise money for the Catherine LeClaire Memorial Organ Fund.

The concert will take place at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 19 at IHM, and will showcase the talents of a number of fine musicians from IHM and other churches and musical groups from around northern New Mexico.

Among the featured groups will be an accapella group of twelve voices “Memorare” (meaning ‘To Remember’) formed from experienced singers who were