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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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Dixie Girl Hosts Lunchtime Test Run

From left, Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce staff including Amber Jimerson, Claire Roybal, Member Services Coordinator Katy Korkos, Los Alamos Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider, Architect Steve Shaw and Rashaud Archuleta of the Chamber were among a variety of community members invited to taste lunch menu selections and provide feedback to management at the Dixie Girl Restaurant today. The highly anticipated opening to the public of the new restaurant on Central Avenue is set for Tuesday. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com


Dixie Girl Owner Denise Lane discusses today’s test


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Otowi Station Bookstore Bestsellers: June 10-16

Bestsellers at Otowi Station Bookstore the week of June 10-16:
 
  1. The Housekeeper and the Professor, Yoko Ogawa
  2. The Making of the Atomic Bomb, Richard Rhodes
  3. The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls
  4. Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins
  5. The Green Chile Bible, Albuquerque Tribune
  6. Survival under Atomic Attack, US Government
  7. Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins
  8. 109 East Palace, Jennet Conant
  9. Inside Box 1663, Eleanor Jette
  10. Day Hikes in the Santa Fe Area, Northern New Mexico Sierra Club*
 
*local or regional author

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Dixie Girl Hosts First Private Party Today!

Owner Denise Lane hosted the first private party today at noon at the brand new Dixie Girl Restaurant on Central Avenue. The highly anticipated opening of the restaurant to the public is set for next week. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The Rotary Club of Los Alamos enjoyed a variety of soup and salad selections topped off with special chocolate biscotti desserts – compliments of the Dixie Girl. The Rotarians are the first group to officially dine in the new restaurant. Judging by the rave reviews from all the diners, today’s inaugural lunch was a smashing success. Photo


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Call for Entries for Lego Design Competition

 

Design Your Biggest Dream

 

What is your biggest dream? Build it for Uli’s Annual Lego Design Competition…

 

Entries will be accepted Saturday July 14 through Monday July 16, during regular store hours.

 

Judging takes place Tuesday July 17. 

 

The Awards and Play Day is Thursday, July 19. 

 

Uli’s Los Alamos is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8  p.m., Thursdays and noon to 4 p.m., Sundays.

 

Call 662-4558 for more information.

 


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