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Council on Cancer Offers Appearance-Related Workshop

on November 17, 2013 - 5:56am

LACC News:

Cancer can rob a woman of her energy, appetite and strength, but it doesn’t have to take away her self confidence.

Look Good Feel Better® is a free non-medical nationwide program helping women with appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. Workshops include instruction in skin care and makeup application; a complimentary makeup tool kit filled with donated products from the cosmetic industry; practical tips and instruction on wigs, head coverings, and nail care.

The Los Alamos Council on Cancer is happy to announce that its certified cosmetologist, LeAnne Parsons,

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Community Wishes Denise Lane Farewell

on November 16, 2013 - 1:11pm

From left, Rose Corrigan, Merry McIntyre, new Dixie Girl owner Victor M. Medina, former owner Denise Lane and Lori Heimdahl Gibson Friday at a farewell event for Lane. Lane is moving to Albuquerque with her husband Mike after several decades of living and operating restaurants and selling real estate in Los Alamos. She sold the Dixie Girl Restaurant to Medina and his wife Patricia Thursday. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Mary McInerny with her husband Dan Saxton at the banner signing table set up for Denise Lane Friday at the Dixie Girl Restaurant.

LAHS Staff Showered With Appreciation

on November 16, 2013 - 11:08am

LAHS Topper Parent Organization President Cecilia Garcia-Frank, standing, jokes with teacher Janet Newton at Friday's Staff Appreciation Lunch in the LAHS staff lounge. Courtesy photo

LAHS Staff enjoy an appreciation lunch Friday prepared and served by the Topper TPO in the LAHS staff lounge. Courtesy photo

LAHS News:

Friday was Staff Appreciation Day at Los Alamos High School.

Elks Present $8,000 to Worthy Causes

on November 16, 2013 - 7:02am

From left, Los Alamos Elks Exalted Ruler Mark Sandoval, Special Olympiad Gabe Rau, Los Alamos Elks Lecturing Knight Bill Gregory, John Rau of the Special Olympics of Northern New Mexico, Allison Hendricks Smith and Bob Biggers of the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Los Alamos Elks Past Exalted Ruler Lisa Harris. Courtesy photo

ELKS News:

The Los Alamos Elks Lodge #2083 recently presented $8,000 in checks from proceeds raised at their annual Elks Golf Tournament for Charity event held last June.

The Elks presented checks to four organizations during the ceremony including $4,000 to the Make-A-Wish

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Authors Speak Series Hosts Photographer and Author Don Usner

on November 16, 2013 - 6:55am

LIBRARY News:

Mesa Public Library Art Gallery presents seventy remarkable photographic portraits by Don Usner of participants in the Lannan Foundation’s Readings and Conversations literary series of the last 15 years. All the portraits are black and white and eloquently reveal the personality of each author.

The exhibition is open to the public this month, and at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 Don Usner will be guest speaker for the monthly Authors Speak event. Both an author and photographer, he will discuss his experience meeting and photographing the Lannan authors as well as his own books.

Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview: Nov. 15

on November 15, 2013 - 10:19am



Sponsored by www.fyila.com

Friday, Nov. 15

Los Alamos Little Theater presents “8x10: The Fourth Dimension,” 7:30 p.m. Fridays Nov. 15 and 22.
Tickets are $12 ($10 for students and seniors) and available at CB FOX and at the door. LALT is at 1670 Nectar St. in Los Alamos.

Be Moved Performance by New Mexico Dance Theater 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15 at Duane Smith Auditorium

Saturday, Nov. 16

Waffle Breakfast to benefit American Cancer Society 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday Nov. 16 at Masonic Lodge (Canyon & 15th)

What Turkeys Eat for Thanksgiving 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 at PEEC
Leslie Dendy will

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LANL Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

on November 15, 2013 - 8:05am

Goliath the Dog Needs a Home

on November 15, 2013 - 6:57am

Courtesy/LACAS

Where Were You When Kennedy Was Killed?

on November 14, 2013 - 11:56am

President John F. Kennedy lying in state. Photo by Abbie Rowe/KPL

John F. Kennedy. Courtesy/KPL

LAPD News:

Where were you when President John F. Kennedy was assasinated?

Nov. 21, 1963, President Kennedy flew to Texas to give several political speeches. The next day, as his car drove slowly past cheering crowds in Dallas, shots rang out. Kennedy was seriously wounded and died a short time later.

President Kennedy's death caused enormous sadness and grief among Americans. Most people still remember exactly where they were and what they were doing when they heard the news.

With the 50th

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Residents Collect Shoebox Gifts

on November 14, 2013 - 10:29am

WRBC News:

Christmas is arriving early in Los Alamos, as White Rock Baptist Church prepares to serve as a collection point for Operation Christmas Child. Soon, with the help of local volunteers, the site will be brimming with festively wrapped shoeboxes full of gifts.

Through Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project, Los Alamos residents are helping send shoe box gifts to more than 8 million children in 100 countries suffering from natural disaster, war, terrorism, disease, famine and poverty.

From Los Alamos, the shoebox gifts will be sorted and sent using whatever

50 Year Fruitcake Tradition Continues

on November 14, 2013 - 8:50am

OES News:

For more than 50 years, Los Alamos Chapter #63, Order of Eastern Star, has sold Collin Street Bakery holiday fruitcakes in Los Alamos.

This year the chapter will continue that tradition by selling fruitcakes, as well as apricot pecan and pineapple pecan cakes, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, and Friday, Nov. 22, in the Los Alamos National Bank lobby, 1200 Trinity Dr.

Future sale dates are 2-6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, and  9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays, Dec. 13 and 20.

Contact Judy Goldie, 505.662.3797, judygoldie1@gmail.com or Nina Laird,

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Volunteers Needed for Red Dot Trail Maintenance Day Nov. 16

on November 14, 2013 - 8:22am
Matt McKinley posted signs around White Rock and the big red dot points the way to the trail work. Photo by Craig Martin

The trail in the lower half of this scene was raked with a McLeod; the trail is difficult to find in the unworked section in the upper half. Photo by Craig Martin

By CRAIG MARTIN
Los Alamos County Open Space Specialist

When I last hiked down the Red Dot Trail a few months ago I thought to myself, “Man this is rough; I really must be getting old.”

That’s true enough, but the trail could use a little loving care, too.

JJAB Meeting Features BEAR Treatment Talk

on November 14, 2013 - 7:29am

JJAB News:

The Juvenile Justice Advisory Board's next meeting is 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov.20 in Building #1, Camino Entrada Road, Pajarito Cliffs Site. Brittany Koukol and Brian Arnst will give  a presentation about the BEAR (“Bonding through Experiential Adventures in Recovery”) program, which is an intensive outpatient treatment program for young people based in Santa Fe. The public is welcome to attend.

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School Officials to Address Common Core Curriculum

on November 13, 2013 - 10:37am

LWV News:

The League of Women Voters invites the community to hear Los Alamos Public Schools (LAPS) Superintendent  Gene Schmidt, and Assistant Superintendent Gerry Washburn speak on the Common Core Curriculum that Los Alamos Public Schools is implementing. The talk is 11:40 a.m. to1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19 in the upstairs meeting rooms at Mesa Public Library.

Schmidt and Washburn will be talking about the Common Core Curriculum that New Mexico and 44 other states recently adopted as part of the waiver procedure from No Child Left Behind.

Micah Anderson Veterans Day Race Results

on November 13, 2013 - 9:57am
Runners taking part in Monday's Micah Andersen Benefit Race. Photo by Leland Lehman.ladailypost.com
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
More than 300 people participated in Monday's Micah Anderson Veterans Day Race on North Mesa. Anderson is a Los Alamos High School graduate seriously injured last June while on a tour of duty in Afghanistan.
 
Race results provided by race timekeeper Orval Hart:
 
Men 5km, 13 & under
  • 1,25:05.75,102,Wyatt Watson,05:01/Km
  • 2,25:29.56,171,Caleb Hatler,05:06/Km
  • 3,25:34.24,30,Leander Murphy,05:07/Km
  • 4,28:02.25,98,Noah Bridgewater,05:36/Km
  • 5,31:46.15,26,Benjamin

Learn About Australian Songbirds Today

on November 13, 2013 - 8:57am

AUDUBON SOCIETY News:

Australia is often best known as the land of pouched mammals such as kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, wombats and the Tasmanian devil. But for those interested in songbirds, Australia is an equally interesting place.Australia contains songbird species that originated before Gondwana broke apart around 100 million years ago.

Presenter Stephen Fettig will show his photographs from his 2012 trip to Australia at a free talk to the Sangre de Cristo Audubon Society at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov.

Living Labyrinths for Peace Autumn Gratitude Celebration Nov. 23

on November 13, 2013 - 8:55am

Farolito Prayer Circle. Courtesy/LLPC

LLPC News:

The public is invited to celebrate at the Living Labyrinths for Peace Autumn Gratitude Celebration 3-9 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 23 at Living Labyrinths for Peace Center,
1021 Salazar, Suite DD in Taos.

The Celebration includes:

• Dance to the music of ALL ONE TRIBE - gypsy, flamenco, desert tribal.
• Light up the images with your steps on the “Dance of the Labyrinth.”
• Browse LL4P's new Light Box Exhibit.
• Enjoy refreshments and psychic readings and drawings for prizes.
• Follow the Rainbow of Lights to your own heart's center.
• Offer prayers and

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United Way Thermometer Rises

on November 13, 2013 - 8:09am

From left, Soumyo Lahiri-Gupta and Justin Dunn (blue shoes) of the United Way Youth Team and David Woodruff and J.C. Dugger of Zia Credit Union, which sponsors the United Way Youth Team, do the honors of raising the Community Action Fund thermometer Tuesday in front of the downtown post office. Investments in local non-profits through the Community Action Fund are momentarily at $255,000. United Way is almost at 25 percent of it fundraising goal for the year. Courtesy/UWNNM

Change in Genealogical Society Program

on November 13, 2013 - 7:26am

LAGA News:

The Genealogical Society has had a change in program: Eowyn Langholf's talk "A Quickie on the Wiki, It’s not that Tricky" has been postponed until (probably) February.

This Thursday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m, at the Mesa Public Library in Los Alamos - Lowell Christensen will speak on "The History of the San Luis Valley, or Why is there a Baskin Robbins Ice Cream Shop in Taos?" 

There are a lot of connections between the history of the San Luis Valley (in Southern Colorado) and history of Northern New Mexico. I have heard the talk before and it is really interesting and very funny!

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Ashley Pond Prepared for Holiday Season

on November 12, 2013 - 8:43pm

County crews were at Ashley Pond this evening preparing the lights in the trees and bushes for the upcoming holiday season. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Community Honors Veterans

on November 12, 2013 - 9:59am

Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Council Chair Geoff Rodgers and Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8874 at 1793 Deacon St. in Los Alamos hosted a Veterans Day Ceremony Monday in memory of those who served and in honor of those serving now.

Cmdr. Roger Anaya of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8874 served as Master of Ceremonies and introduced guests and speakers including Guest of Honor Edmond Keith, Col USAF (Ret). Dist. 43 Rep.

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One Year On the Road

on November 12, 2013 - 8:56am

One year anniversary of three-year world tour. Courtesy photo

A TRAVELVERSITY

Introduction by Teralene Foxx

It has been a year since our daughter Kerri and her husband Jason Frazier and daughter Sydney began their world travels. I really appreciate those who have asked me how they are or say they are following their adventure through the Los Alamos Daily Post. And thanks LA Daily Post for following their journey. In Jason’s latest blog, he shares what they have found out about themselves and the world in this last year. 

But before getting to Jason’s blog, I would like to answer several

LA Walks Meets 5 p.m. Today

on November 12, 2013 - 7:34am

LA Walks News:

LA Walks will hold a regular meeting from 5-6 p.m. today, Nov. 12 in (upstairs) meeting room three at Mesa Public Library in Los Alamos

LA Walks is a citizens group whose mission is to support pedestrian safety, accessibility, convenience, and comfort throughout Los Alamos. The public is invited to attend.

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Registration Open for 8th Grade Washington, D.C Spring Break Trip

on November 12, 2013 - 7:31am

COMMUNITY News:

There's still time to sign up for the annual spring break trip to Washington, DC. This trip is available to Los Alamos Middle School and home school 8th grade students. The trip is a private trip and not a school sponsored trip.  Sign up online at www.worldstrides.org using ID Number 94821 or call 1-800-468-5899 using the same ID Number.

The trip includes sightseeing in and around Washington, D.C. and Baltimore Md.

Meet PEEC's Featured Volunteer: Esta Lee Albright

on November 12, 2013 - 7:15am

PEEC volunteer Esta Lee Albright. Courtesy photo

PEEC News:

Esta Lee Albright is an integral part of the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) team. She started volunteering for PEEC in 2006, after moving to Los Alamos from Monterey, Calif.

Initially, Albright worked mainly with the animal exhibits, and later she took over the enormous task of editing Nature Notes, PEEC’s quarterly newsletter. PEEC spoke with Albright about her involvement with the organization, and how she has been able to utilize her skills and pursue her own interests in nature through volunteering at PEEC.

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