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“Health Speak Out” Town Hall Seeks Public Comment

The Los Alamos Community Health Council (LACHC) is sponsoring a “Health Speak Out” Town Hall Meeting noon to 1:30 p.m., Monday June 11 in the Los Alamos Community Building on the corner of 20th Street and Central Avenue.

The goal of the Town Hall is to gather information from a wide range of health care consumers about their needs, health care experiences and recommendations.

LACHC will also share a summary of its 2011-2012 LACHC Los Alamos County Health Profile.

Bring your own brown bag lunch. Drinks will be supplied.

Seating is limited. RSVP to deborahfgill@gmail.com by Friday June 8.


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Bandelier Extends Public Comment Period

BANDELIER NATIONAL MONUMENT News

Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

Bandelier National Monument has extended the public comment period on the management of the Tsankawi Unit to June 15. 

Earlier this month, the park hosted two public meetings on the planning process.

They invited everyone who is interested in the future of Tsankawi to provide input on how best to manage the cultural and natural resources found there.

The Tsankawi Unit is an 826-acre area that is geographically separate from the main portion of Bandelier National Monument. 

Tsankawi is home to more than 150


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Bandelier Offers Spectacular Viewing of Solar Eclipse

Bandelier National Monument News


Courtesy Poster By Tyler Nordgren


Bandelier National Monument, located in Northern New Mexico, will offer an amazing opportunity to witness a solar eclipse on Sunday, May 20.  “The last solar eclipse in the United States occurred in 1994, this will truly be a once in a lifetime experience,” said Superintendent Jason Lott.

There are 33 national parks positioned for a great view of the eclipse.  At Bandelier, visitors will see an annular eclipse where a thin ring of the sun is visible around the moon.  Since the sun is not completely blocked, participants


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Young Life Golf Tournament Helps Teens Go to Camp

By Carol A. Clark

Young Life Los Alamos is hosting its second annual golf tournament May19 at the Los Alamos Golf Course.

It’s a Four Man Scramble Format golf tournament in which participants can create their own 4-some or be placed on a team.

All monies raised will go to benefit kids going to camp this summer.

This charitable event includes dinner, a raffle and prizes for the cost of $85 per golfer.

“It costs about $500 to send a teenager to summer camp for a week,” said Young Life Area Director Ryan Gilbert. “With the economy the way it is, we are able to offset that cost for families in need.”

Gilbert explained


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Aimée Ringle’s Bowl of Stones Tour

Aimée Ringle is performing at 7 p.m., Saturday May 12 at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church in Kelly Hall.

Tickets are $10 at the door.

Aimée grew up in Los Alamos and graduated from Los Alamos High School.

She is a singer/songwriter, doing a tour to promote her first album.


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Taste Regional Flavors with New Mexico Wine Tours

Ponderosa Landscape. Courtesy/NMWT

By Bonnie J. Gordon

Get a sip of New Mexico with one of the special tours offered by New Mexico Wine Tours. New Mexico is the oldest wine making region in the country, with more than 40 wineries and tasting rooms.

“We often combine wine tasting with scenic tours or recreational events” said Cindy Capelli, owner and operator of New Mexico Wine Tours. “I tailor the tour to what the guests want to do.”

Some dedicated wine tasters choose to visit up to six wineries, while others choose to combine wine tasting at two or three wineries with an afternoon exploring a scenic


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United Skates Celebrates 50 Years

By Don Casperson

LAHS Senior Appreciation Night. Photo by Don Casperson

FUMC News:

The First United Methodist Church, 715 Diamond Drive (adjacent to Sullivan Field) has hosted the Friday night skate program called “United Skates” for nearly 50 years now.  With many thanks to church historian Alice Carter, we know that the very first United Skates sessions took place Friday, May 11, 1962, not long after the construction of Fellowship Hall was completed. 

Legend has it that the church took over the skate program from the YMCA at that time, and inherited all of the old four-wheel


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Thayers Travel to Africa

Longtime Los Alamos residents Nina and Gary Thayer pose outside their accomodations while traveling in Africa last year. The couple spent Oct. 22 to Nov. 7 on their Serengiti Safari to Tanzania and presented photographs and a talk about their adventures to the Rotary Club last Tuesday at Fuller Lodge. Photo from the Thayer Collection

Rotarian Nina Thayer shares details of the couple’s trip last fall to Tanzania wth the Los Alamos Rotary Club as her husband Gary Thayer operates a computerized slide show of the adventure. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com


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Bold Knights and Ladies Fair Celebrate the Middle Ages in Los Alamos

Fighters in armor at North Mesa Park. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

By Bonnie Gordon

On April 28, 2012, the banner of the Shire of Bryngolau (Shining Hill in Welsh) was raised for the first time when local members of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) gathered for a day of fighting, feasting, music and dance in the style of the Middle Ages.

It was the Shire’s first official event.

SCA is a non-profit educational organization devoted to the study of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. It isn’t just about research far from it.

Members of SCA live the part at their events. Members dress


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Pancakes, Arts & Crafts this Saturday

The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos is hosting a Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, May 5th at the Betty Ehart Senior Center from 7 – 11 am.  Stop by for a delicious breakfast of eggs, sausage and pancakes before heading over to the lawn at Fuller Lodge for the Los Alamos Arts Council’s Arts and Crafts Fair.  

The Los Alamos Arts Council has presented arts and crafts fairs in Los Alamos since 1967. The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos was founded in January 1948. It is the oldest service organization in Los Alamos.

Rick Reiss and John Arrowsmith prepare pancakes. Courtesy Photo

The cost of the Kiwanis breakfast


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Atheists Host Discussion at Mesa Public Library

LOS ALAMOS COMMUNITY OF ATHEISTS News

The Los Alamos Community of Atheists will be hosting a discussion regarding the relationship between morals, ethics, and atheism. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25 in meeting room one at the Mesa Public Library. All are welcome.


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Local Group Welcomes the Growing Season

OUR LADY OF THE WOODS News

Our Lady of the Woods, an eclectic Wiccan coven based in Los Alamos, will celebrate Beltane on Sunday, May 6 at 2PM in front of the Unitarian church in Los Alamos with a ritual, feast, and May pole dance.
 
Beltane is one of the most important days in the Wiccan year, marking as it does the beginning of summer, the season of growth, warmth and fertility.  This period was very important for ancient cultures, dependant as they were on the success of the growing season for the survival of the community.  “Modern people don’t always see this

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Long Term Nutrition and Weight Management Tips

Column by Kent Pegg

With warmer weather approaching, now might be a good time to think about your nutrition plan and the role it plays in your life.

Daily, I address this issue with people who are looking to change the way they eat and who want to develop a nutrition plan that helps them achieve and maintain a healthy weight.

Proper nutrition, combined with an exercise program consisting of muscle strengthening, cardiovascular endurance training, and increased flexibility, will help you reach your goals and enjoy a better life.

For the most part, your calories come from three sources: proteins,


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Horizons Preschool Becoming Own Entity

A classroom at Horizons Preschool and Daycare inside White Rock United Methodist Church, 580 Meadow Lane. Courtesy/Horizons

By Kirsten Laskey

After 19 years as a preschool and 29 years as an afterschool program through White Rock United Methodist Church (WRUMC), Horizons Preschool and Daycare is becoming its own entity.

“Horizons is becoming a separate entity from WRUMC financially, for tax purposes, but will continue the strong Christian and proven academic curriculum that it now uses,” Horizons Board President Nancy Ferenbaugh said.   

This Christian-based day care takes


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Clark & Kendall’s Weekend Preview – April 20, 2012 [AUDIO]

The Los Alamos Daily Post's events calendar audio webcast, "Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview."  Carol A. Clark and Greg Kendall co-host this weekly program, which previews each upcoming weekend's events scheduled throughout Los Alamos and White Rock.

Today's Weekend Preview ran about 20 minutes in length because there is so much going on around the community this weekend and beyond that was covered in this webcast.

This program is sponsored by Kristin Henderson for Council (Paid for by Kristin Henderson for County Council, George Chandler, Treasurer,


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Life After Faith Community Dicussion

LOS ALAMOS COMMUNITY OF ATHEISTS News
 
The Los Alamos Community of Atheists will host a community discussion in Room 1 of the Mesa Public Library on Wednesday April 25th at 6:30 pm. This week’s discussion focuses on Life after Faith. Rich Lyons, ex-Pentecostal preacher of 20+ years and co-host of the Living After Faith podcast, will tell his story from faith to atheism via Skype followed by Q & A. For more information on Rich Lyons or Living After Faith visit http://livingafterfaith.blogspot.com/.  If you have questions or comments please send them to losalamoscommunityofatheists@gmail.com

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Tom Rheam Trio Plays Blue Window Bistro April 21

BLUE WINDOW News

The Blue Window Bistro in Los Alamos will host a Jazz Night featuring the Tom Rheam Trio Saturday, April 21. Tickets are $15 per person and dinner reservations are required. 

The Trio will perform 7-9 p.m. Tom Rheam plays trumpet and piano, Dick Hogle plays drums and sings and David Moir is on bass.

Rheam has played on the road with Ray Charles, played backup to Frank Sinatra on recordings, toured with the Glenn Miller Band and many other well-known professional singers and musicians.

Hogle has worked in the Catskills in New York state as a show drummer, played on cruise


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Local Volunteers Build Homes South of the Border

By Carol A. Clark

Los Alamos High School youth and other volunteers spent Spring Break building homes for families in need in Mexico. Courtesy Photo

A contingent of 50 Los Alamos High School youth and several adults and four volunteers from Colorado, traveled to Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico over Spring Break on a mission – to build homes for two families in need.

This was the 27th annual Spring Break Mexico Mission trip for high school youth sponsored by The United Church of Los Alamos.

“Since 1986, we have built the equivalent of 131 single houses,” said Laura Erickson who


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Heavenly Day Greets Easter Sunrise Service

Easter Sunrise Service was conducted at Overlook Park in White Rock this morning as a joint effort by the Church of the Nazarene, White Rock Baptist, White Rock Presbyterian and White Rock United Methodist churches. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

The Reverend Harry Cole, Interim Pastor of White Rock Presbyterian Church, gave the Homily. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
A brass quartet supplied the music at the Easter Sunrise Service this morning at Overlook Park. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
 

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Important Rituals Highlight One of the Jewish Religion’s Most Sacred Holidays

White Rock resident Jacob Sigeti reads from the Haggadah, containing the story of the Exodus from Egypt during a Seder meal at his home Friday evening. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Friday marked the beginning of one of the Jewish religion’s most sacred and widely observed holidays, Passover, which commemorates the story of the Israelites’ departure from ancient Egypt. Jews observe this weeklong event with a number of important rituals, including traditional Passover meals known as Seders, the removal of leavened products from their home,


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