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‘Rhythm and Rhyme’ Springs to Life Friday

on April 4, 2012 - 7:06am

High Desert Blush by Lanna Keller. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

By Kirsten Laskey

The dancer is constructed out of old records painted in a kaleidoscope pattern. A slight touch to her circular hips sets her dancing. As the sculpture sways to a rhythm all of its own, the theme of the Fuller Lodge Art Center’s newest show, “Rhythm and Rhyme” also seems to spring to life.

The whole show, Art Center Director Ken Nebel said, “is inspired by poetry, in one way, shape or form.”

Artists produced work inspired from poetry in writing, music or life experience.

“It’s a huge variety in

Gallery of Snow Photos from April Storm

on April 3, 2012 - 2:18pm

The "Touch the Sky" sculpture at Ashley Pond is pleading with the heavens to stop the white stuff. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

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LAAC's Brown Bag Series Presents 'Petra and the Jay' Wednesday

on April 3, 2012 - 1:44pm

LAAC News:

Los Alamos Arts Council is presenting for its April 4 Brown Bag Series, “Petra and the Jay” excerpts from the original sci-fi musical book and lyrics by Cary Neeper, music by Alice B. Kellogg, directed by Alicia Solomon.

Always free, always entertaining, take a lunch break at the Brown Bag Performance series in Fuller Lodge.

The full opera will be presented April 13 and 14 at Crossroads Bible Church.

Program:

#2 – Person to Person (Petra, Darrok & Alice)
Rose Click, Dale Arnink, Sheila Schiferl

#4 – We’re Here to Celebrate
(Darrok & Alice, Lillan & Ellmar, Geriton, Human

2012 New Mexico Press Women Conference Open to Public

on April 3, 2012 - 12:27pm

The 2012 New Mexico Press Women Conference is May 4-5 at the  Marriott Courtyard 3347 Cerrillos Road in Santa Fe

Program highlights:

  • Narrative Nonfiction: Truth in Storytelling.With biographer James McGrath Morris
  •  Real or Fake: Indian Arts at the Crossroads A news-making  discussion with  Indian jewelers and an expert from the Southwestern Association on Indian Arts
  •  Zia Awards Luncheon to acknowledge New Mexico's top women non-fiction authors
  • Social Media:  Are You Part of the Conversation?  Learns tips and trends from three experts
  • Re-inventing yourself for fun and profit with two women

Environmental Scientist Chick Keller Speaks Today at Kiwanis Luncheon

on April 3, 2012 - 10:00am

KIWANIS News:

Chick Keller

April 3-Environmental scientist Chick Keller will discuss Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) Earth Day events scheduled April 21 and the Nature Center capital improvement project.

April 10-Los Alamos Kiwanis President Kristy Ortega will speak on what she learned at the recent Kiwanis Southwest District Midwinter Conference in Las Cruces.

As part of her talk, Ortega will present detailed information on the Kiwanis International campaign to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus, a huge killer in poor countries.

April 17- Gloria Maestas from the Los

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Spring Snow Blankets the Area

on April 2, 2012 - 7:43pm

Today's spring snowstorm covers rooftops, shrubbery and lawns in Pinon Trails in White Rock and throughout the County today. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
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Elk's Host Easter Community Egg Hunt

on April 2, 2012 - 7:37pm

The Elk's Club is hosting its annual Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday at Ashley Pond. The public is invited to participate and meet the Easter Bunny in person. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
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Chuck Tallman Presenting Talk on Portugal

on April 2, 2012 - 7:51am

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

on April 1, 2012 - 8:26am

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.

End of an Era: Central Avenue Grill Closes Down

on March 31, 2012 - 9:32pm

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 Wismer.

Sierra Club Pajarito Group Hosts Regina Wheeler Talk

on March 31, 2012 - 6:41pm

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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.

A seasoned

Tulips Color White Rock Landscape

on March 31, 2012 - 5:02pm

A red tulip shines brightly in the White Rock sunshine. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
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A Taste of Russia is Coming to Los Alamos

on March 31, 2012 - 3:05pm
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.

Spotlight on Los Alamos Medicine: Introducing Dr. Monica Snowden

on March 31, 2012 - 7:30am

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

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Rachel Carson Visits Los Alamos for a Chautauqua on April 18

on March 30, 2012 - 7:42pm

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.

Sunday Pancake Breakfast to Benefit Los Alamos Friends of the Shelter

on March 30, 2012 - 10:28am

Shelter News:


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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.

 

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

on March 30, 2012 - 8:16am

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 competition called The Great

'Tis the Season for Ice Cream...

on March 29, 2012 - 10:35pm

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

on March 29, 2012 - 8:07am

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, LAMC trustees,

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Prevention Today for a Healthier Tomorrow

on March 28, 2012 - 7:53am

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

Local Woman Honored as Hospice Director of the Year

on March 28, 2012 - 7:24am

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

on March 25, 2012 - 3:39pm

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

United Way Executive Director has Retired

on March 25, 2012 - 2:44pm

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 refers to is a new service to

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Residents in Action at the Betty Ehart Senior Center

on March 25, 2012 - 9:07am

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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Atomic City Road Runners To Begin 39th Season

on March 24, 2012 - 11:11pm
 
 
The Atomic City Road Runners (ACRR) will open the 2012 season at 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 3 at the Canyon Rim Trail off East Road (Route # 502).
 
ACRR is a family-oriented running and walking club that meets every Tuesday during the Daylight Saving Time season for a pace race in which members predict their own time. 
 
Anyone can be a winner if his/her finish time is closest to that predicted.
 
Members who participate in at least 10 runs get a special club T-shirt at the end of the season, (Members who choose to sponsor a race receive double credit for that run.)
 
Dues are

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