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Summer Giving Effort Provides $20 Million in Grants for Youth

on June 21, 2012 - 7:40am

Youngsters from the Family Learning Center are among those who recently enjoyed a nutritious meal at the Española YMCA Teen Center. Courtesy/EYTC

Family YMCA News:

Walmart and six of its nonprofit partners serve up a smarter, healthier summer for 180,000 kids in 350 communities nationwide, including Los Alamos.

The Walmart Foundation announced more than $20 million in grants to six nonprofit organizations nationwide that will create opportunities for children to enjoy smarter, healthier and more productive summers.

The grants will help expand nutrition, learning and employment programs

Rotary Club Thanks Community

on June 20, 2012 - 8:48am

Members of the Rotary Group Study Exchange from Capetown, South Africa visited Los Alamos recently including from left, Matt Haywood, Simisha Pather-Elias, Tabiso Mokwena, Robin Gilfillan and Viennie McShane. Photo by Gil Butler

By President-elect Linda Hull

The Rotary Club of Los Alamos would like to thank everyone in the community who so warmly welcomed our Group Study Exchange (GSE) visitors from Capetown, South Africa of Rotary District 9350 during their brief stay here last month.

The GSE program offers opportunities for four young professionals, ages 25-40, to travel to a Rotary

“Meet the PEEC Critters” Summer Family Evening

on June 18, 2012 - 6:43am

PEEC News:

Foxxy the Hognose Snake is a friendly favorite of kids visiting PEEC. Courtesy photo

What is a turtle’s favorite food? Does a snake feel smooth or rough? Join animal-care expert Jennifer Macke at 6:30 p.m. at PEEC, (Pajarito Environmental Education Center) Tuesday June 19 for an informative presentation about the live animals on exhibit.

Macke will discuss what each animal eats and tell some amazing facts about each one. The program will answer many questions about local reptiles and amphibians, including questions you never knew you had.

Kids of all ages will get to touch and

Business Skills for Artists & Art Organizations Workshop Offered Wednesday at The Hive

on June 18, 2012 - 12:06am

Business Skills for Artists & Art Organizations Workshop is set for 1-4 p.m., Wednesday June 20 at The Hive, 134 N.M. 4 in White Rock.

This workshop will offer artists, art businesses, and art organizations training on essential business skills.

Participants will learn how to create a successful business concept, address customer first impressions, navigate the “7 P’s” for successful marketing, address a variety of selling scenarios, connect with customers, and techniques for effective business management. 

The speaker will be Bette Bradbury, WESST.

To register, call 505-661-4803 or

Why Afghanistan?

on June 17, 2012 - 9:24am

Dr. Bob Fuselier of Los Alamos with friend Blake Batten, Dr. Mohammad Khan Kharoti and graduating students in Afghanistan. Courtesy photo

Column by Dr. Bob Fuselier

The main purpose of our Afghanistan trip last month was to visit the graduation ceremonies for Green Village Schools’ Advanced Education Center (GVS-AEC) in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand Province.

My organization (the Afghan Sister Village Project) and Blake’s organization (Project PeacePal founded by Sarah Wilkinson of Albuquerque) acted as support players for Green Village Schools, the organization that runs the

Los Alamos Students Visit Versailles

on June 16, 2012 - 1:51pm

Los Alamos students touring Europe are now visiting Versailles. Versailles is a city in France renowned for its chateau, the Palace of Versailles and the Garden of Versailles. Founded by the will of King Louis XIV, it was the de facto capital of the kingdom of France for more than a century, from 1682 to 1789, before becoming the cradle of the French Revolution. Photo by Lynn Ovaska
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Los Alamos Students Move on to Paris!

on June 15, 2012 - 11:26am

Los Alamos students made the most of a delay in their trip this week visiting countries in Europe. Teacher Lynn Ovaska wrote: "Our bus getting back to the hotel was delayed when another school missed the meeting time. Instead of being upset, we all went back over to the Eiffel Tower and laid underneath it when the lights sparkled. I will forever remember this moment together and this amazing group of kids who entertained each other With charades, dancing, and jokes until the bus arrived.
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