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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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Sunday Pancake Breakfast to Benefit Los Alamos Friends of the Shelter

Shelter News:

Courtesy Photo

Join friends and neighbors from 7-11 a.m. Sunday at the Los Alamos Posse Shack Lodge, 650 North Mesa Road.

Enjoy a delicious breakfast and have some fun – all to benefit the animals at the Los Alamos Animal Shelter.

Meet new furry friends at the shelter’s mobile adoption and get some unconditional love at the Doggy Kissing Booth – kisses are $1.

Also, breakfast goers can take the opportunity to bid on a $250 value photography package donated by Don Taylor’s Photography.

All proceeds from Sunday’s event go to benefit animals at the shelter.

 


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Earth Day Is a Day to Recycle, Up-cycle and Reuse

PEEC News:

“Wise Fool” will help make puppets at this year’s Earth Day Festival. Courtesy/PEEC

By Terry Foxx

The community-wide Earth Day Festival on April 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is not only fun for children and adults but also reminds us to recycle, up-cycle, and reuse. 

This year we have two student-generated projects for recycling: collecting and contributing aluminum cans and a toy exchange. 

Bring aluminum beverage cans to the Earth Day Festival to help the Mountain School Green Team participate in a


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‘Tis the Season for Ice Cream…

UNM-Los Alamos student Samantha Bowen, 22, serves a double scoop of cookies and cream flavored Haagen Dazs Thursday afternoon at Dan’s Cafe in the Mari Mac shopping center where she has worked for two years. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Easter decor brightens Dan’s Cafe. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 


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Community Flocks to LAMC’s 60th Birthday Bash

LAMC News:

Los Alamos Medical Center CEO Feliciano Jiron cuts the red ribbon in honor of  the medical facility’s 60th anniversary Wednesday afternoon. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Medical Center celebrated 60 years of service to the community with an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday afternoon.

Six decades of photographs depicting employees as well as facility renovations filled the lobby, which was decorated with balloons and tables topped with food, drinks and a big birthday cake. 

CEO Feliciano Jiron with his wife and children,


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Prevention Today for a Healthier Tomorrow

FAMILY YMCA News



The Family YMCA is offering free Diabetes Prevention Classes. The class is on Tuesdays from April 3rd through May 8th from 11:00 to 11:45 am. Pre-registration at the Family YMCA is required at least 48 hours prior to the session. Classes will be held at the Y’s Administrative offices located behind the Urgent Care Center on 15th and Trinity


The following topics will be covered:



  • What is Type 2 diabetes?

  • Signs and symptoms of type 2 diabetes.

  • What does having pre-diabetes mean?

  • What are the risk factors?

  • How you can reduce your risk of getting type 2 diabetes.

  • Making lifestyle changes

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Local Woman Honored as Hospice Director of the Year

Sarah Rochester

LAVNS News:

Executive Director Sarah Rochester of Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service has been selected as Hospice Director of the Year by the Texas New Mexico Hospice Organization.

Rochester obtained Hospice certification for Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service December 1994. 

LAVNS is the only not-for-profit, free standing Hospice service in Northern New Mexico.

LAVNS will break ground on the only Hospice House in Northern New Mexico in the near future.

Call 662-2525 to learn more.


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Rotary Club Program and Highlights

LAPS Reading Coordinator Suzanne Lynne will present a program at 11:45 a.m., Tuesday at Central Avenue Grill on Teach Like A Champion, effective teaching methods designed to help all teachers, especially those new to the classroom. Introduction by Karen Hawkins.

Also, March Student of the Month: Nathan Robbins, will join the luncheon meeting with his parents and mentor, Gary Washburn. Introduction by Allison Majure.

LA Cares Collection: Remember to bring donations of canned foods or personal hygiene products as the Rotary Club continues its support this year of LA Cares, the local food


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United Way Executive Director has Retired

Donna Schroeder

United Way News:

Donna Schroeder has told the Los Alamos Daily Post today that she has retired from her position as executive director of the United Way of Northern New Mexico.

“I’ve been here almost six years and I’ve seen a lot of changes and a lot of things happen during that time,” Schroeder said. “My dream was to put 2-1-1 in Los Alamos and that has been accomplished. Also, my mother is 92 years old and lives in North Carolina and she is having some challenges and I really don’t want to be this for away from her now.”

The 2-1-1 Schroeder


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Residents in Action at the Betty Ehart Senior Center

Patrica Rathbone works a puzzle at BESC. She claims the best way to do this is to leave the unfinished puzzle out on the table so that people will fit in pieces as they pass by. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Tom Feiertag attempts a “bridge shot” in a friendly game of 8 ball as Ed Foley looks on awaiting his turn. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com


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