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Chamber’s FAN44 Connects Local Business People

Inside the UNM-LA Student Center from left, North Road Inn Owner Kathy Mockler, Business Manager Connie Proulx of the UNM-LA Small Business Development Center and Owner Kenny Miller of Kenny’s North Carolina BBQ participated Friday in the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce’s FAN44 lunchtime business networking event. Seventeen restaurants across Los Alamos reserved tables for Chamber members participating in the FAN44 business opportunity. The hour-long luncheon gives business people at each location the chance to speak in depth about their endeavors and to learn on a much


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Pet Pangaea’s Offices Vandalized Overnight

Police are on the hunt for the person or persons who threw a rock through the plate glass window of Pet Pangaea’s offices in the former Quest Diagnostic space near Nectar and 15th Street sometime overnight. Owner Cyndi Wells said an employee discovered the broken window and found a rock inside the office area at about 11:30 a.m. today. No one had been at the offices before that time and the window wasn’t broken when the offices closed Tuesday evening, Wells said. She has had to spend her time making out a police report and arranging to get the massive window replaced. “This will


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Canyon Bar Erects New Sign

A couple of months ago, Canyon Bar in Central Park Square had the exterior of its building painted and has now unveiled a brand new sign to enhance its curb appeal. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com


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Make Your Reservations Now For The Blue Window’s July 15th Wine Dinner

The Blue Window Bistro is having the first of what will become an annual Wine Dinner at 6 p.m., Sunday July 15.

The dinner includes five courses and five paired wines with fine wine specialist Phillip de Give.

The cost is $75 per person and reservations are required. Call 662-6305.

The menu for the special evening includes:

First Course

  • Warm Deconstructed Caesar Salad
  • Tender grilled romaine hearts, soft-boiled quail egg, shaved parmesan, brioche crostini, anchovies, homemade caesar dressing
  • *Latour St. Bris Sauvignon Blanc, Burgundy, 2010*

Second Course

  • Seared Scallops
  • Jumbo sea

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Big Sale as Bella Cosa Flower Shop Prepares to Close

A going-out-of-business sale is underway at the Bella Cosa flower shop on Central Avenue as owners and employees prepare to close the doors for the final time July 28. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Plenty of gift and gardening items remain on sale inside the flower shop Tuesday and are marked down significantly. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com


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Dixie Girl Opens at 11:30 a.m. Today!

Co-owner Mike Lane, center left, of the Dixie Girl Restaurant joins guests for a second lunchtime test run Friday ahead of Tuesday’s 11:30 a.m. public opening. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

From left, co-owner Jake Smith, Fire Chief Troy Hughes, Dr. Merry McIntrye, Lori Heimdahl Gibson, Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider and former County Attorney Mary McInerny enjoy tasting lunch menu items at the Dixie Girl Restaurant Friday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Capital Projects and Facilities Director Anne Laurent, Building Official Chris Williams


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Grant Enhances Curb Appeal for Nine Local Businesses

Dr. Merry McIntyre, owner of Reunion Chiropractic & Wellness, stands near her new sign obtained through the MainStreet Curb Appeal program. The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for McIntrye’s new business location at 118 Central Park Square. Photo by Katy Korkos 

SBDC News:

The MainStreet Curb Appeal Grant has assisted nine local businesses improve their curb appeal.

The 2012 Spring Recipients include:

  • Hilltop House Spa;
  • Karen Wray Fine Art Gallery and Studio;
  • Los Alamos Family YMCA;
  • Los Alamos Fitness Center;
  • Museum Parke, Inc.;

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Quark Room Chandeliers Come Down

With renovations making way for a new private dining/meeting room at the Dixie Girl Restaurant in downtown Los Alamos, Mark Hartman, right, of Mark The Electrician Inc., removed the 10 chandelier wall sconces lining the Quark Room at the former Central Avenue Grill June 19. Ken Nebel of Fuller Lodge Art Center assists in removing the large ceiling chandelier. Bonnie Gordon observes the operation from ground level. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Chandelier wall sconces rest on the bar after all 10 were removed from the walls of the former Quark Room. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com


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Lunchtime Dogs and Drinks Available on Central

Co-owner Tina Martinez awaits the lunchtime crowd at her “David’s Dogs” hot dog stand on Central Avenue across from the Municipal Complex construction project. She and her husband, David Martinez, set up the mobile restaurant in the parking lot in front of their primary business, “David’s Old Fashioned Barbershop.” Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Diners eat David’s Dogs hot dogs Thursday at an outdoor table set up on the sidewalk in front of David’s Old Fashioned Barber Shop on Central Avenue. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com


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Family Wins Metzger’s $1,000 Shopping Giveaway

Travis Weaver of White Rock and his family won Metzger’s $1,000 spring shopping giveaway  during a drawing Tuesday at the store at 128 State Road 4. Store Manager Dan Saxton said the store will host another drawing for a $1,000 fall shopping giveaway in December. “When a customer comes into the store while the Spring and Fall Merchandise book is active, they fill out an entry form and put it in the box, no purchase necessary,” he said. The White Rock Metzger’s store is open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week and now sells major appliances from the Whirlpool family of


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