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Waffle Breakfast Benefits American Cancer Society

on November 5, 2013 - 6:49am

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‘Matchstick Men’ Shows Thursday at MPL

on November 5, 2013 - 6:48am

Review by KELLY DOLEJSI

I love a good con, at least onscreen, and Ridley Scott’s “Matchstick Men” (2003, rated PG-13), on the “big” screen this week at Mesa Public Library, is a pretty fantastic con.

It tells the deviant story of Roy (Nick Cage), one of those rare con artists who has to open the door exactly three times before letting a guest in the house, a spotless environ where the guest must immediately remove his shoes and vigorously disinfect the receiver after using the phone.

Without medication, he’s compulsive to the point of being disabled, so when he loses his pills, he quickly

Registration Opens for CROP Walk & Turkey Trot

on November 4, 2013 - 7:41am
The 2013 Los Alamos CROP Walk & Turkey Trot Organizing Committee is hard at work getting this year's event together. Committee members top row from left, Ted Williams, Jeanne Butler, Gil Butler, Cynthia Biddlecomb and bottom row, Lynn Wysocki-Smith, Elisa Enriquez and Wendee Brunish. The event begins at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24 in front of Los Alamos Middle School on Hawks Drive. Runners, walkers, strollers and wheelchairs are invited to participate. Sign up on line at www.cropwalk.org, or register the day of the event. For more information, call  Lynn Wysocki-Smith 661.9619 or Elisa Enriquez

VFW Hosts 2013 Veterans Day Ceremony

on November 4, 2013 - 7:16am

Courtesy/VFW

VFW News:

This year’s Veterans Day community celebration is 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8874, 1793 Deacon St. All Veterans, their families and friends, as well as the general public are invited to attend. The local theme is “Courage, Sacrifice, and Duty – We Honor Those Who Serve(d).”

Veterans Day is a National Holiday to thank and honor the 23 million living Veterans who have honorably served their country in both wartime and peacetime. There are 1.4 million Americans serving in the U.S.

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Yum Run Raises $5,200 for LA Cares

on November 4, 2013 - 6:58am

YUM RUN News:

The 9th Annual Ruby K's Yum Run, to benefit LA Cares was deemed a great success. The morning of Oct. 26 brought beautiful weather and 141 participants in the 1K, 5K and 10K races. 

With the help of about 40 very appreciated volunteers, LA Cares raised about $5,200 to help its mission.

Tree Shines Bright in White Rock

on November 4, 2013 - 6:25am

A small tree filled with yellow leaves shines bright in the afternoon sunlight Friday on Aster Street in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
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Graveside Service for Frank Osvath Monday

on November 3, 2013 - 7:27pm

Frank Osvath, 93, a resident of Los Alamos. New Mexico, passed away Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013.

A graveside service will take place at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, 2013 at Guaje Pines Cemetery in Los Alamos.

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Community Effort Brings Back Pajarito Canyon Trail

on November 3, 2013 - 11:22am
On Saturday, 22 volunteers spent the day roughing in the remaining 1,800 feet of a rebuild of the Pajarito Canyon Trail. Photo by Craig Martin
 
Community Effort Brings Back Pajarito Canyon Trail
By CRAIG MARTIN

Hikers, runners, and mountain bikers looking for a challenging trip near Los Alamos have an option that hasn’t been available since 2000.

On Saturday, 22 volunteers spent the day roughing in the remaining 1,800 feet of a rebuild of the Pajarito Canyon Trail. The trail now connects the east side of Pajarito Mountain to West Jemez Road with about 5 miles of trail.

While the lower,

Los Alamos Elks Kids Volunteer at Veterans Appreciation Dinner

on November 3, 2013 - 10:03am

The Los Alamos Elks Kids volunteered with the Veterans Appreciation Dinner Saturday at the Elks Lodge on Trinity Drive. A portion of the proceeds from the event will go to Rotary Youth Exchange student Thomas Routiaux's "Shelter Box" project www.shelterbox.org. From left, Derrick Laniz, Graeme Taylor, Sean Rau, Robin Hollis, Cassidy Gardner, Cameron Sisneros, Matthew Campbell, Thomas Routiaux, Dimitrius Sisneros, Gabe Rau (not pictured Hanna Campbell. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

From left, Rotary Youth Exchange student Thomas Routiaux, Exalted Ruler Lisa Harris and Esteemed
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LARSO: REVISIT Downton Abbey!

on November 3, 2013 - 9:14am

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LARSO News:

If you’ve missed the previous three seasons of PBS’s popular English drama and would like to get up to speed on the story line, join the Los Alamos Retired Senior Organization (LARSO) at The Betty Ehart Senior Center, lower level - the Day Out Living Room - Sunday afternoons in November and December to catch up on the previous episodes.

Beginning Sunday, Nov. 3, we will be showing Downton Abbey Season One at no charge 2-4 p.m., two episodes per week and continuing Nov. 10 and 17. LARSO will begin again on Sundays, Dec. 1, 8 and 15 at the same 2-4 p.m. time.   

Free Seminar on Pancreatic Cancer Thursday

on November 3, 2013 - 7:29am

Dr. Katherine Morris

COUNCIL ON CANCER News:

One in 70 people will have Pancreatic Cancer in their lifetime.  Learning the incidence and mortality of pancreatic cancer will be just one of the topics presented at the upcoming Pancreatic Cancer Seminar presented by the Los Alamos Council on Cancer.

Lori Ballinger

 Speakers Katherine Morris, MD, FAC, assistant professor, division of surgical oncology, UNM School of Medicine and Lori Ballinger, MS, CGC, senior genetic counselor and lecturer, UNM Cancer Center, Hereditary Cancer Assessment Program will be speaking. 

This free seminar is

Pet of the Week: Muffin the Dog

on November 3, 2013 - 6:56am

Muffin the Dog. Courtesy photo

SHELTER News:

Muffin is a 10-year-old spayed female heeler mix. She is housebroken and leash trained. She is very mellow and would love a quiet home where she can be walked daily and get lots of snuggles and affection from her people.

She can be a little shy, so she would probably be best in a home with no children or older children who understand the needs of an older dog. She does quickly make new dog friends though and loves trips to the dog park.

The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 505.662.8179, has a great selection of adoptable pets ... just

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Los Alamos Rotary Club Hosts 14 Swedish Guests

on November 2, 2013 - 10:04am

Swedish Rotarians on a Friendship Exchange Trip with Los Alamos Rotarians gather for a photo with statues of Robert Oppenheimer and Gen. Groves in downtown Los Alamos Tuesday. Photo by Carol A Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Rotarians Linda and Skip King toast with Rotarians from Sweden during a potluck dinner Wednesday at the home of Rotarian Chris Sierk. Photo by Carol A Clark/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

The Rotary Club of Los Alamos hosted a Friendship Exchange this week with 14 Rotarians visiting from Sweden.

Set Clocks Back An Hour Sunday

on November 2, 2013 - 8:44am

Set clocks back an hour Sunday. Courtesy image

Staff Report

Daylight Savings Time ends at 2 a.m., Sunday when clocks are adjusted backward one hour for most of the U.S. goes back to Standard Time.

There’s some debate about who first came up with the idea of Daylight Saving Time, though many people attribute it to George Vernon Hudson, “a New Zealand artist and amateur bug collector who first proposed the idea in an 1895 paper,” according to the Smithsonian. However, the Smithsonian says, Benjamin Franklin wrote about such an idea in a journal 100 years earlier.

Some colonial homemakers

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Beebee the Dog Needs a Home

on November 2, 2013 - 6:35am

SHELTER News:

The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 505.662.8179, has a great selection of adoptable pets ... so stop by and adopt a new friend today or checkout all of the shelter's adoptable animals on the Petfinder website: http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html

SHELTER HOURS:

  • Noon to 6 p.m. Monday–Friday; and
  • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Check out the shelter's website at www.lafos.org, to find information about volunteering, adopting and donating and learn more about special needs animals and cats and dogs currently in foster care.

All

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Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview: Nov. 1

on November 1, 2013 - 1:06pm

Sponsored by www.fyila.com

Friday, Nov. 1

Fusion Cafe & Coffee Roasters Grand Opening 5 to 7 p.m. (MariMac Village)

Live! Scenic Roots 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1 at Morning Glory Bakery (1377 Diamond Drive) $5 at the Door

Saturday, Nov. 2

Los Alamos County Employee Arts & Crafts Fair 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 
Arts and crafts fair that's put on by the employee fund committee. Come do your early Holiday shopping. 

The Spanish Table: Tapas y Vino 5:30-9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 at Dixie Girl
Five courses paired with five wines, Wine tasting with Sommelier Mark Johnson, Silent and live auctions

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Ducks Return To Ashley Pond

on November 1, 2013 - 11:58am

The ducks released back to Ashley Pond Park this morning are rushing to jump in the water. The County is working with the Duck Buddies organization, which cares for the ducks, and will coordinate with them should the need arise to shelter them during a cold snap this winter. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

Duck Buddies arrive at Ashley Pond this morning with the ducks that have been sheltered during the improvements project, which is now completed. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

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Scarecrow Contest Top Honors Awarded to Otowi Veterinary Mobile Services: 'Cruella'

on November 1, 2013 - 11:15am

'Cruella' created by Otowi Veterinary Mobile Services won the 'Best Over All' and the 'Best Organization Contemporary' Awards in this year's Los Alamos Arts Council Scarecrow Contest in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The 'Armor of God' scarecrow created by Trinity on the Hill Youth won the 'People's Choice' and the 'Best Organization Traditional' Awards. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Winners in the Los Alamos Arts Council Scarecrow Contest include:

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Making Halloween Work in Istanbul

on November 1, 2013 - 8:52am

Jason and Kerri (Foxx) Frazier (1991 graduate of Los Alamos High School) and their daughter Sydney, 8, are on a Round the World Trip (http://www.ladailypost.com/content/traveling-world.) This Halloween they found themselves in Istanbul, Turkey where they could find no pumpkins. So for Sydney they carved a potato and eggplants ... as Jason said, 'You use what you have.' Courtesy/Terry Foxx

County Employees Hold Food Drive

on November 1, 2013 - 7:50am

During the County’s annual “Employee Thank You Luncheon” hosted by the County Council on Halloween at Fuller Lodge, employees dropped off cans of food and other non-perishable items as they entered the lodge for lunch. County employees came up with the idea of holding a food drive a few weeks ago when the federal government shut down. The decision was made to collect donations during the luncheon – hoping that on a day when they are all “treated” to a great lunch, it would be a good reminder that there are still those in the community who may not be as fortunate.

Asthma and Allergies in Children Presentation Nov. 5

on November 1, 2013 - 7:49am

Patricia McCulloch, PA

By BERNADETTE LAURITZEN

The Children’s Clinic and Assets in Action will host the second free presentation in a series of health and youth development topics at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5 at Mesa Public Library.

The topic of the evening is Asthma and Allergies, presented by Dr. Michael Nichols and Patricia McCulloch, PA, of the Children’s Clinic.

The pair, along with the youth development program, hopes to inform parents with helpful hits and things to look for, especially as the seasons change.

“We look forward to educating members of the community and finding out what

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Volunteers Pitch In At Sullivan Field

on November 1, 2013 - 7:40am
The newly redone track shed and concrete pad for soccer goals at Sullivan Field were completed with the help of volunteer labor. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

The help of volunteers has saved the Los Alamos School District thousands of dollars on two projects at Sullivan Field. The track shed has been refurbished and a new concrete pad put in place for the storage of soccer goals.

“The Athletic Department bought the materials and volunteers did the work,” said Los Alamos High School Athletics and Activities Director Vicki Nelms,

Learn Teen Parenting Skills Over Coffee and Bagels

on November 1, 2013 - 7:27am

FSN News:

“Joe’s” 14-year-old son wasn’t in trouble with the law, didn’t smoke or do drugs, and wasn’t skipping school. So why did Joe enroll in one of Family Strength’s Network’s parenting classes?

“It gives us more insight into the mind of teenagers ... and we want to do our best to avoid problems," Joe said.

At the bagel breakfast and parenting program being offered by the Family Strengths Network (FSN) in partnership with Los Alamos High School, instructor Michelangelo Lobato will use Parenting the Love and Logic Way™, an evidence-based program, to spearhead discussions that address

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