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Los Alamos Jazz Project Performs At Pig+Fig Tonight!

on December 6, 2019 - 6:37am

Thirty-one musicians in four student-combos from the Los Alamos Jazz Project will perform 7-9 p.m. today at Pig+Fig in White Rock on Sherwood Blvd. Everyone is invited so bring the family to Pig+Fig and enjoy a fantastic dinner and incredible desserts all while listening to jazz performed by talented young musicians. Courtesy photo

In And Around Town: Dec. 6, 2019

on December 5, 2019 - 6:57am
 
In and Around Town:

The Los Alamos Daily Post community calendar features events happening in Los Alamos, White Rock and surrounding areas. Send event announcements to bjgordon@ladailypost.com

 
WINTERFEST Dec. 6-8
 
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY Dec. 7-8
 
Los Alamos Little Theatre Holds Open Auditions For Mark Dunn’s 'The Glitter Girls'
1-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 at the Performing Arts Center at 1670 Nectar St. Interested persons should email director Kathi Collins at kathimcollins@gmail.com to sign up for an audition time slot.

Liddie’s Traditional New Mexican Dishes: Posole

on December 5, 2019 - 6:41am

Posole. Photo by Liddie Martinez
By LIDDIE MARTINEZ
Espanola Valley

It is snowing in Los Alamos today. Snow plows are buzzing back and forth, winter coats are making their grand entrance, and grocery store carts are being filled with comfort food ingredients. When I enter, Smith’s is a glitter with holiday décor enticing me with the latest “you can’t live without it” gadget to stuff into stockings but I make a beeline for the frozen section and a two pound package of Bueno posole.

Posole is an ancient pre-Hispanic food (known at that time as pozolli) that originated in the Aztec Empire.

Military Order Of The World Wars Meets Dec. 8

on December 4, 2019 - 6:49am
MOWW News:
 
This month’s meeting is the annual Pearl Harbor Commemoration Dinner and will be Sunday Dec. 8. Note the date and time change.
 
This month’s speaker is LANL Director Dr. Thom Mason. His presentation will be “Leveraging our scientific base against national security threats”.
 
The meeting in the 2nd floor conference room at the Los Alamos Research Park. The Los Alamos Research Park building is west of the South Mesa Fire Station.

Kiwanis Hosts Breakfast With Santa Saturday Dec. 7

on December 1, 2019 - 7:41am

Kiwanians and Key Clubbers preparing food for Breakfast with Santa. Courtesy photo

KIWANIS News:

The annual Breakfast with Santa, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos and Del Norte Credit Union, 7-11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

The Los Alamos Flute Choir is schduled at 9 a.m. to perform a special program of Christmas Carols. Also, Santa Claus is scheduled to attend the breakfast and children can have their picture taken with him.

The breakfast is free. In return, attendees are requested to donate either non-perishable food items or money.

Food

Canceled: Cowboy Breakfast At Posse Lodge Sunday

on November 30, 2019 - 9:20am

COMMUNITY News:

The Cowboy Breakfast scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 1 at the Posse Lodge is canceled because many volunteers for the event are out of town.

The monthly Cowboy Breakfast will resume Sunday, Jan. 5 at the Posse Lodge at 650 North Mesa Road.

GOP Hosts Christmas Potluck At UNM-LA Dec. 5

on November 29, 2019 - 9:46am

GOP News:

The Republican Party of Los Alamos is hosting a Christmas potluck at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 in Room 505 at UNM-LA.

The community is invited to attend ... just bring a favorite dish to share!

To participate in the White Elephant gift exchange, bring a wrapped gift (no more than $15).

For more information, contact leadership@losalamosgop.com.

DNCU Provides Thanksgiving Meals To Firefighters

on November 29, 2019 - 9:30am

Los Alamos Firefighters busy Wednesday loading meals provided by Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU) into a fire engine at Smith’s Marketplace. Each year DNCU provides meals prepared by Smith’s to firefighters working on Thanksgiving at each of the seven fire stations in Los Alamos County. For more information about this program, contact Diego Muñoz of DNCU at 915.504.4091. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

DNCU’s Kristi Salazar, left, and Diego Muñoz, right at rear, help firefighters sort out meals to be distributed to the fire stations in Los Alamos and White Rock.

Lantern Launch At Buffalo Thunder Wednesday

on November 26, 2019 - 6:43pm
 
BTR News:
 
SANTA FE Thousands of prayers, wishes, promises and dreams will float toward the heavens once the Northern New Mexico sun sets Nov. 27, carried there in brilliantly lit paper lanterns. 
 
The visual effect, according to event management, will create an unforgettable spectacle of lights for miles around that won't soon be forgotten.
 
The 2019 Lantern Launch takes place at the Towa Golf Club at Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino the night before Thanksgiving. Already one year in the planning, it's an event unlike any other.
 
"We're expecting thousands of people from

Upcoming Events By Author Liddie Martinez Dec. 6-7

on November 26, 2019 - 7:29am
Author Liddie Martinez
 
PAJARITO PRESS News:
 
Two more events are coming up at which author Liddie Martinez will answer questions and sign her new cook book, The Chile Line: Historic Northern New Mexican Recipes:
  • 5-7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6 at Misión Y Convento at the Plaza De Española on the corner of US 285 (Paseo de Onate) and New Mexico Hwy 30. (Espanola); and
  • Noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7 in Taos at Las Pistoleras Instituto Cultural de Arte - 1219 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, El Prado (Taos area).
 
These are free events and books will be available for purchase at that time, as well

Scenes From Liddie Martinez Fuller Lodge Booksigning

on November 24, 2019 - 6:41am
Local author Liddie Martinez welcomes the crowd to the booksigning event of her new cookbook The Red Chile Line: Historic Northern New Mexico Recipes Tuesday evening at Fuller Lodge. Martinez explains how cooking with her grandmother inspired her love of traditional northern New Mexico recipies. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Author Liddie Martinez chats with guests and signs copies of her new cookbook Tuesday evening at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Celebrating the success of her new cookbook, from left, author Liddie Martinez, Pajarito Press

Author Liddie Martinez Shares Cookbook At Rotary

on November 23, 2019 - 8:50am
Author Liddie Martinez shares stories about the inspiration behind her new book, The Chile Line Cookbook: Historic Recipes of Northern New Mexico. (Book cover Poster in foreground.) Photo by Laura Gonzales
 
ROTARY News:
 
Local author Liddie Martinez captivated Rotary Club members earlier this week with her presentation about The Chile Line Cookbook: Historic Recipes of Northern New Mexico, recently released by Pajarito Press, co-owned by Nancy Bartlit and Mark Rayburn.
 
Her family history is deeply rooted in northern New Mexico, dating back to the 1500s, the years of Spanish

Meow Wolf Two Ways: With And Without Kids

on November 16, 2019 - 9:51am
Outside Meow Wolf in Santa Fe. Photo by Becky Rutherford
 
Becky Rutherford takes a virtual adventure aboard The Raven. Courtesy photo
 
By BECKY RUTHERFORD
Los Alamos
 
I work full time, I have kids, I’m in school, and I am perpetually behind on laundry, but sometimes you have to say, “Time for a break” and drop everything to go to Meow Wolf and dance your behind off.
 
Or at least that’s what I told myself when I bought tickets to Claude Vonstroke’s Oct. 18 show at Meow Wolf.
 
I had seen Vonstroke perform at Meow Wolf’s Taos Vortex music festival in July, and he was fantastic, so I couldn’t

Liddie Martinez Book Signing In Los Alamos Tuesday

on November 16, 2019 - 8:47am
A truck filled with newly minted cookbooks by Author Liddie Martinez has arrived in time for her upcoming book signing events: Sunday in Historic Los Luceros, Tuesday at Fuller Lodge and Friday in Santa Fe Farmer's Market Pavilion. Courtesy photo
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
Author Liddie Martinez will sign her new cookbook and answer questions from the community, which will be treated to a warm meal of her traditional recipes 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19 at Historic Fuller Lodge, 2132 Central Ave.
 
Register for the event at thechileline.com or purchase a ticket at the door. The cost of is

Author Liddie Martinez Discusses Her New Cookbook The Chile Line: Historic Northern New Mexican Recipes

on November 15, 2019 - 9:41am
Cover of The Chile Line: Historic Northern New Mexican Recipes by Liddie Martinez. Courtesy photo 
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Liddie Martinez folds the experience of her childhood into her newly published cookbook, The Chile Line: Historic Northern New Mexican Recipes (video).

Her first book signing event is Sunday at the Los Luceros historic site.

 
Author Liddie Martinez

Martinez was born and raised in the Española Valley and in her new book shares her traditional farm-to-table recipes handed down for centuries.

“My mom was a single parent and worked

Liddie’s Traditional New Mexican Dishes: Pumpkin Piñon Empanadas

on November 7, 2019 - 8:14am
A plate of freshly baked pumpkin piñon empanadas. Photo by Liddie Martinez
 
By LIDDIE MARTINEZ
Espanola Valley

We have talked about empanadas before. In my January 2019 column we reminisced about their humble beginnings in Spain or, more accurately, the Iberian Peninsula during medieval Moorish invasions and the fact that these small packages made eating on the go possible and delicious. Some of the first cookbooks published in Spain in the early 1500s included empanadas filled with seafood, but the pumpkin empanada, while its roots are firmly planted in Europe, is a new world variation.

Liddie Martinez Book Signing Events Nov. 17, 19, 22

on November 1, 2019 - 4:10pm

Author Liddie Martinez
Española Valley

COMMUNITY News:

Author Liddie Martinez and Pajarito Press LLC invite the public to attend one of three events to hold in your hands this newly published book—The Chile Line: Historic Northern New Mexican Recipes—and to receive a signed copy of this beautifully illustrated, long-awaited cookbook.

Martinez is sharing her traditional farm-to-table recipes that have been handed down for centuries. Now these delicious dishes can be carried on by you and your family—just in time for holiday giving!

Events:

  • Sunday, Nov. 17, 2-4 p.m.

Cowboy Breakfast At Posse Lodge Sunday Nov. 3

on October 30, 2019 - 7:33am

Chamisa Elementary Veterans Pancake Breakfast Nov. 8

on October 23, 2019 - 7:52am
COMMUNITY News:
 
Fourth Annual Chamisa Elementary School Veterans Pancake Breakfast 7:30-8:20 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at Chamisa Elementary School in White Rock.
 
All Veterans in the community are invited to attend this special event held to honor veterans.

La Vista Pastor Appreciation Potluck And Hike Sunday

on October 15, 2019 - 8:25am
Courtesy photo
 
La Vista Church News:
 
The community is invited to join La Vista Church,15 Grand Canyon Dr., Sunday Oct. 20, after 10:30 a.m. services to show Pastor Jeff Moore and his wife Lara just how much they are appreciated.
 
Bring a dish to share at the potluck lunch, then join in a fun (easy) hike. Sign up to bring a dish.

Scenes From Oktoberfest At Boese Brothers Brewery

on October 11, 2019 - 10:49am
These guys are ready for a thoroughly German party at the Oktoberfest Celebration Thursday at Boese Brothers Brewery in Central Park Square. The festivities continue starting at 2 p.m. today and include brats, beer and more! Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Oktoberfest partiers line up for pretzels and brats on the lawn outside Boese Brothers Brewery Thursday in Central Park Square. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Boese Brothers employees bring on the beer. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Oktoberfest revelers gather Thursday inside Boese Brothers

Boese Brothers Brewery Celebrating Oktoberfest

on October 10, 2019 - 8:38am
Boese Brothers Brewery hosts Oktoberfest event today and Friday. Photo by Sam Boese
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

The seasons are changing and that calls for a celebration! So, today and Friday the Boese Brothers Brewery is hosting an Oktoberfest event.

The celebration begins at 4 p.m. today and then again 2 p.m. Friday. The park next to the brewpub will feature a beer garden with grills serving up bratwursts, both meat and vegan, hot dogs, pretzels with beer cheese, potato salad, and corn on the cob.

Additionally, Boese Brewery and the Bathtub Row

Gala For Self Help Celebrates 50 Years Of Service

on October 8, 2019 - 8:37am
Self Help Inc. celebrates its 50th anniversary with a West Coast Food and Wine Tour Saturday at Trinity on the Hill Episcapal Church. Self Help is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting those in need in northern New Mexico. Since 1969, Self Help has provided consultation and advocacy, emergency financial assistance and seed money grants to residents of Los Alamos, northern Santa Fe, Rio Arriba and Taos counties. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Self Help Director Maura Taylor, left, with previous director Ellen Morris Bond.

Scenes From GOP 2019 Constitutional Day Dinner

on October 6, 2019 - 3:16pm

The 2019 Republican Party of Los Alamos annual Constitution Day Dinner draws a capacity crowd Saturday night at Cottonwood on the Greens. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Republican Party of Los Alamos Chair Bill McKerley welcomes the crowd and introduces guest speaker, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Dr. Gavin Clarkson. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Senatorial candidate Dr. Gavin Clarkson presents a talk entitled, ‘Mix the Mortar to Fix the Border’. He explains that he is running for the U.S.

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Papa Murphy’s

on October 4, 2019 - 11:50am

On the job in Los Alamos recently is Lee Hollon of Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza at 3801 Arkansas Ave. Ste. B. Hollen has been preparing pizzas at the local shop for the last three years. Learn more Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza here. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

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