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Chuck Tallman Presenting Talk on Portugal

Member Chuck Tallman will present details and show photographs from his recent trip to Portugal during this week’s Rotary Club meeting.

Club members are being asked to arrive at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Nambe’ Room upstairs in Fuller Lodge.

Hill Diner is catering the event.

The meeting schedule during the next two months is as follows:

  • April 10 Pajarito Room (main room)
  • April 17 Nambe’ Room
  • April 24 Nambe’ Room
  • May 1 Nambe’ Room
  • May 8 Pajarito Room
  • May 15 Pajarito Room
  • May 22 Pajarito Room
  • May 29 Pajarito Room

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Muni Building Crane Sparkles in Saturday Night’s Sky

The 250-foot crane in operation during the day this week at the Municipal Building Complex construction site is strung with lights that give the neighborhood quite an evening sparkle. This shot was taken with a 20 second exposure, f7.1, ISO 220, Nikon D5000, from the north side of Iris Street midway between 9th and 15th streets. Photo by George Chandler

In this shot, the conjunction with Venus and Jupiter was just about more than an old physicist could stand. It was taken with a 30 second exposure at f7.1, ISO 280, Nikon D5000, from 9th Street just north of Central Avenue. Photo by George Chandler


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End of an Era: Central Avenue Grill Closes Down

Min Park, center, speaks with community members who turned out this evening at Central Avenue Grill for one last event before the restaurant, which is in bancruptcy, closes for good. Park and his wife Monica thanked people for their support over the years. Donations from tonight’s event went to the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Monica Park. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

PAC 8 Executive Director Jean Gindreau, left, and Michelle Donahue of CB FOX Kidz. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

County Councilor Michael


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Sierra Club Pajarito Group Hosts Regina Wheeler Talk

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Chief Executive Officer Regina Wheeler of Positive Energy Solar Electric Systems and Solar Advisor Karlis Viceps of Positive Energy will discuss economic, design and installation considerations for solar photovoltaic systems at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 4 in the Upstairs meeting rooms at Mesa Public Library.  

The Sierra Club Pajarito Group is hosting the talk.

Wheeler holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering and has 20 years of experience in organizational leadership and optimizing operations.


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A Taste of Russia is Coming to Los Alamos

SAROV News:
 
St. Basil Cathedral, Moscow
 
A Taste of Russia benefit dinner sponsored by the Los Alamos – Sarov Sister City Initiative is set for later this week:
  • What: Enjoy dinner, a silent auction, youth performances and more
  • When: 6:30-9 p.m., Friday, April 27 
  • Where: La Vista Room at the Hilltop House Hotel
  • How Much: $50/Person; $400/Table – $25/Person (Tax Deductible)
  • Why: proceeds go toward the Youth Summer 2012 Trip to Sarov, Russia

Purchase tickets online at www.lasarov.org.


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Spotlight on Los Alamos Medicine: Introducing Dr. Monica Snowden

Dr. Monica Snowden

By Carol A. Clark

Rheumatologist Monica Snowden officially opens her practice at 8 a.m. Monday at Los Alamos Medical Center.

Snowden specializes in a branch of internal medicine that focuses on joint, muscle and bone disorders.

“I went into rheumatology because it’s a field where you can foster great relationships with your patients on many levels,” Snowden said. “Thirty years ago there weren’t treatments but now the treatments are extraordinary and you can have these wonderful relationships with your patients for 30 and 40 years.”

Some of the most common conditions treated


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Rachel Carson Visits Los Alamos for a Chautauqua on April 18

By Terry Foxx

Rachel Carson

Rachel Carson will make a special visit to Los Alamos at 7 p.m. Wednesday April 18 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. 

This surprise appearance is in fact by Ann Beyke, who will be taking on Carson’s persona in a performance known as a Chautauqua. 

What’s so special about Carson’s view of the world?

Anyone who enjoyed a recent magical snowstorm that quickly dissolved into spring weather knows the charm of hearing the birds sing as new life emerges from fallow flowerbeds.

Can you image a spring without singing birds? Rachel Carson could. Carson’s cautionary


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