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On The Job In Los Alamos: Bob Dryja At Visitor Center

on December 14, 2018 - 5:38pm

On the job in Los Alamos this afternoon is Bob Dryja at the Los Alamos Visitor Center at 15th Street and Central Avenue. Dryja works as a docent at both the Los Alamos and White Rock visitor centers. He also writes the Amateur Naturalist column for the Los Alamos Daily Post. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Arts & Crafts Fair Benefits PVHS Band Saturday

on December 14, 2018 - 10:34am
Proceeds from arts and crafts fair Saturday at Pojoaque Valley Middle School Auditorium benefit concert band students at Pojoaque Valley High School. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen
 
Some of the items entered in the arts and crafts fair Saturday. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen
 
By BERNADETTE LAURITZEN
Los Alamos

Debra Minyard may be a White Rock resident, but by day she is a mother of sorts to 40 kids as she dons her teacher cape as the band director for Pojoaque Valley High School.

She is asking for the community's help supporting her concert band students as they host an arts and

Beta Sigma Phi Donates To Help California Fire Victims

on December 14, 2018 - 10:29am

BETA SIGMA PHI News:

Following the recent terrible fires in California, Beta Sigma Phi City Council has made a donation to their organization’s Disaster Relief Fund to help their fellow sisters who lost homes and need assistance.  

Los Alamos City Council President Claire Swinhoe said that she felt it was very important to contribute to the fund to show support and let people know that they were not alone. She hoped that this gesture would encourage others to do what they can for the victims. 

“Thousands of homes were lost and any way we can make a difference is important,” Swinhoe said.

Nobel Laureate Niels Bohr Brought Winter Cheer To Los Alamos

on December 14, 2018 - 8:59am

Neils Bohr was an avid skier long before coming to Project Y at Los Alamos and assuming the codename of Nicholas Baker. Photographs were strictly forbidden during those days, but someone snapped this picture of Bohr on skis at Sawyer’s Hill. Courtesy/Los Alamos Historical Society

By HEATHER MCCLENAHAN
Los Alamos Historical Society

Los Alamos has had its share of prominent and important visitors through the years. One of the most significant was in December 1943, when brilliant Danish physicist Niels Bohr visited.

Bohr won the 1922 Nobel Prize for contributions that laid the foundations for

Happiness & Healing Meditation At Unitarian Church

on December 14, 2018 - 8:06am

Community invited to a day of meditation, Dec. 21 at the Unitarian Church. Courtesy image

COMMUNITY News:

The community is invited to attend a day of insight meditation, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21 at the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos.

There will be guided sitting and walking meditation with time for lunch and resting. Each student will have a one-on-one meeting with the teacher.

The program will conclude with a Dharma talk and sharing. Participants should bring their own lunch, a variety of teas will be available.

The class is free but donations are accepted.

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Mesa To Mesa Gives Gift To Espanola Valley Resident

on December 14, 2018 - 7:29am
On Giving Tuesday, Mesa to Mesa volunteers create a cleaner, safer yard for a resident in the Espanola Valley. Courtesy photo

A M2M volunteer helps create a cleaner, safer yard for a resident in the Espanola Valley. Courtesy photo
 
MTM News:
 
On Giving Tuesday, Nov. 27, Mesa to Mesa gave the gift of a cleaner, safer yard to one of its neighbors in the Espanola Valley.  
 
Mesa to Mesa is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping improve the health, safety and security of low-income homeowners through modest home repairs.
 
M2M volunteers stacked firewood so that it is more accessible to

TOTH Hosts ‘Full Dark, No Stars’ Service Sunday

on December 14, 2018 - 7:10am

TOTH News:

Trinity on the Hill will host “Full Dark, No Stars” 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16.

During this service, poetry and short stories will be read in between pieces of organ music that explore themes of doubt, faith, longing, fear and joy.

“This is the first service of its kind to occur at Trinity on the Hill, and we invite you to bring all of your humanity into the house of God as we together explore what it means to be living in a confusing world,” Rev. Christopher Adams said.

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