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Lou Santoro Honored for Leadership and Service

Lou Santoro, left, is honored by Agency Field Executive James Medina on behalf of State Farm for his 35 years of service and leadership. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos businessman Lou Santoro was honored by State Farm Insurance recently for his years of leadership and service.

Agency Field Executive James Medina traveled to Santoro’s downtown Los Alamos office April 20 to personally thank him and present him with a special plaque for his 35 years of exemplary service with the worldwide organization.

“Lou is a leader within State


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LA Visiting Nurse Service’s Tammy Larson Honored

Tammy Larson. Courtesy/LVNS

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Tammy Larson of Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service has been honored as the Texas & New Mexico Finance/Billing Person of the Year.

Larson is a lifelong resident of Los Alamos and has been active in the medical field the majority of her working life.

LVNS: “Tammy is a dedicated employee who always has our patient’s best interest at heart.”


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Bestsellers at Otowi Station the week of April 15-22, 2012

 
  1. Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Dr. Seuss
  2. Travels, Michael Crichton
  3. Fire Gate Poems: a Journey of Spiritual Healing, Henry C. Finney*
  4. The Making of the Atomic Bomb, Richard Rhodes
  5. Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins
  6. Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction, John Austin
  7. The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
  8. Remarkable, Elizabeth Foley
  9. Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins
  10. The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien
*local or regional author

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Pajarito Greenhouse is Blooming in Pajarito Acres

That familiar face behind the plants and flowers is longtime business leader Dave Fox preparing for the opening of his Pajarito Greenhouse in White Rock. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Pajarito Greenhouse in White Rock is open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The 3,600 square feet of display area at the greenhouse is stocked to the brim with flor and fauna and ready for business.

Kathy Anderson checking out a plant. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

For 17 years, the greenhouse has provided the community with well-rooted, hardy plants in pots,


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Latest Developments on Trinity Site Project

Courtesy/Los Alamos County

By Carol A. Clark

Work is underway on making contacts and seeking interest from potential additional retail tenants for the Trinity Site Revitalization Project to complement the Smith’s Marketplace store.

“It remains a somewhat difficult retail environment owing to the continuing effects of the 2008 recession, but we do have the positive of the Smith’s Marketplace desire to expand into Trinity,” said Bob Feinberg of Grubb & Ellis New Mexico.

Feinberg is leading the retail recruitment effort for the Trinity Site developer, North American Development


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Changes to Patent Law and What It Might Mean to You

A presentation by distinguished patent attorney Rod D. Baker takes place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at The Hive, 134 N.M. 4 in White Rock.

 

Baker’s presentation, “Changes to Patent Law and What It Might Mean to You” is sponsored by the Los Alamos Entrepreneurs’ Network and is open to the public.

Baker attended Los Alamos High School and has 24 years of experience in the law.

For the past 20 years, his practice has been limited to patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights and related matters.

His experience includes the successful prosecution of hundreds of patent applications


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‘HATS ON’ Effort Gains Momentum in Support of Creative District

Seven Los Alamos Historical Society staff and board members, from left, Rafi Andonian, Kathy Ankeny, Sharon Snyder, Ron Wilkins, Heather McClenahan, Judith Stauber and Schnitzel wear creative hats in support of the Los Alamos Creative District. Well, Schnitzel forgot his, but they let him be in the photo anyway. Courtesy Photo

David Yeamans put on an especially creative hat to support the Los Alamos Creative District plan. Courtesy Photo

Steve Romero dons a sporty hat in support of the Creative Distrct and his 18-month-old son Donovan Romero joins in with a colorfully artistic shirt. Courtesy


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‘HATS ON’ Adds Colorful Support for Creative District

Jeff Favorite models his creative hat in support of adoption of the Creative District Plan to be considered by the Los Alamos County Council Tuesday night. Learn more about this initiative on the web at www.creativenm.org. You too can support the Creative District. Send in a photo of you or your family and friends wearing your creative hats to lacreative.nm@gmail.com, and we’ll publish it in an upcoming edition of the Los Alamos Daily Post! Photo by Katy Korkos


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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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