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Kiwanis ‘Breakfast With Santa’ Draws Major Crowd

on December 10, 2018 - 12:30pm

Kiwanis President Philo Shelton mixes pancake batter at the annual ‘Breakfast with Santa’ Saturday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Courtesy/Kiwanis


The Kiwanis “Breakfast with Santa,” which opened the Los Alamos Holiday Season Saturday, Dec. 8, was a great success.

Ann Hayes, chairwoman of the event, said it was “just great.”

“Good weather. Lots of help. Lots of people. It was just very nice,” she said.

The breakfast began at 7 a.m.

Scenes From Breakfast With Santa This Morning

on December 8, 2018 - 2:47pm
Youngsters pose for a photo with Santa at Breakfast with Santa thisd morning at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Rita Zamora of Del Norte Credit Union, left, and Kiwanian Linda Daly welcome guests this morning to Breakfast with Santa. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Families gather for Breakfast with Santa. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Members of Los Alamos High School Key Club serve juice. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Families wait in line to have their picture taken with Santa. Photo by Bonnie J.

Kiwanis Club Hosts Breakfast With Santa Saturday

on December 3, 2018 - 7:53am
Kiwanians preparing food for Breakfast with Santa. Courtesy photo
The annual Breakfast with Santa, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos and DelNorte Credit Union, is 7-11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.
The breakfast is free. In return, attendees are requested to donate either non-perishable food items or money. Food collected will be used by LA Cares to feed local families in need. Money donated will be used for the Kiwanis/CYFD Foster Children Christmas party.

Coffee & Connections At Fleur de Lys 10 a.m. Today!

on November 29, 2018 - 9:43am

Celebrate WinterFest At The Blue Window Bistro

on November 28, 2018 - 4:31pm

The Blue Window Bistro is celebrating WinterFest with two-weeks filled with special events and festivities at 1789 Central Ave. Photo by Carol A.

Check out The Blue Window Bistro holiday menus and hours at Courtesy photo

Owner, The Blue Window Bistro

Join us as we celebrate WinterFest at The Blue Window Bistro. This two-week celebration kicks off Saturday, Dec. 8 when the Blue Window Bistro opens for a special Saturday evening, as the light parade makes its way through downtown Los Alamos. 

On this day, the Blue Window

Cowboy Breakfast At Posse Lodge 7-11 a.m. Sunday

on November 28, 2018 - 6:27am

Enchilada Fundraiser Helps Purchase Supplies For Los Alamos Military Personnel Deployed Overseas

on November 21, 2018 - 8:50am
K of C News:
The community is invited to order enchiladas by the dozen from the Knights of Columbus to benefit local military personnel deployed overseas.
Print out and place the above order form in the designated box at the rear of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church at 3700 Canyon Road by Dec. 3.
Pick up freshly made orders, 1-6 p.m. Dec. 6, at the Columbian Hall on DP Road.

LANB Specialty Pie Cart Sales Benefit United Way

on November 9, 2018 - 9:56am

LANB’s Employee Giving Campaign Committee at the Los Alamos main branch is featuring a Specialty Pie Cart today for their biweekly mobile bake sale that visits every employee desk in the market selling slices of a variety of homemade pies with or without ice cream. All proceeds from sales will benefit the Local United Way Northern New Mexico. Talented employee bakers pictured from left, Justin McClory, Elizabeth Bailey, Kyuhee Bussod, Marlina Martinez and Liddie Martinez, baked and donated the pies for the event. Courtesy photo

Family Members Invited To Share LAPS Turkey Meals

on November 9, 2018 - 9:19am

Mountain Elementary School kicked off the fun Thursday serving 500 lunches. Courtesy photo

LAPS News:

Chartwells Food Services continues its mission of “eat. learn. live.” and is serving Thanksgiving lunches at all seven school sites throughout the district.

The difference is that when this lunch bell rings, they hope to include family members, too. Family members can use this opportunity like a “TBT-Throwback Thursday” and eat lunch in the cafeteria.

Mountain Elementary School kicked off the fun Thursday serving 500 lunches.

“Mountain had a great process for lunches, dividing them into

Pig + Fig Cafe Unveils New Beer & Wine Menu

on November 3, 2018 - 5:22pm

Cresta Bateman enjoys a meal and glass of wine with her children recently at the Pig + Fig Cafe. Courtesy photo

Pig + Fig's Executive Chef and Co-owner Laura Crucet with her eatery's new wines. Courtesy photo


Los Alamos

Los Alamos and White Rock now has one more place to relax and have a glass of wine or beer.

The Pig + Fig Cafe has a beer and wine license and will be re-introducing its tapas menu to enhance its beer and wine selection.

“There are perfect pairings for everything on the menu,” Pig + Fig Co-owner Laura Crucet said.

County Employees Show Halloween Spirit

on November 2, 2018 - 8:48am

Public Works Director Philo Shelton and Human Resources Manager Denise Cassell dress as 'Ghostbuster' characters during the Los Alamos County employee appreciation luncheon Wednesday at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

From left, the State Puff Marshmellow Man aka Los Alamos County Deputy Manager Steve Lynne, Ghostbuster and Chief Financial Officer Helen Perraglio and Community Development Department Director Paul Andrus disguised as a green slimey ghost take part in the luncheon. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

The Joker or Andrew Romero from the Los Alamos

Cowboy Breakfast At Posse Lodge Sunday

on November 2, 2018 - 7:39am

Liddie’s Traditional New Mexican Dishes: Garbanzo Soup

on November 1, 2018 - 12:18pm
Garbanzo soup. Courtesy photo
Espanola Valley
When the crisp fall air sets in and work in the garden has slowed to a snail’s pace, I turn my full attention to my kitchen and the comforting aromas rising from my stove top hearkening voices of old.
My grandma loved garbanzos (chick peas) and made a wonderful stew that combined the richness of roast beef and the acidity of freshly crushed tomatoes to bring out the creamy texture of the legume.

Chamisa Honors Veterans At Pancake Breakfast Nov. 9

on October 30, 2018 - 2:36pm
The third annual Chamisa Elementary Veterans Pancake Breakfast is 7:30-8:20 a.m., Friday, Nov. 9 at the school.
Pancakes, bacon, fruit, juice and coffee cost just $5 per plate.
The community is invited to eat breakfast with the students, staff and their families as they honor local veterans.

United Way Youth Team Hamburger Night Oct. 29

on October 23, 2018 - 12:54pm

Scene from the United Way Youth Team Hamburger Night fundraiser in 2017. Courtesy/UWNNM

Scene from the United Way Youth Team Hamburger Night fundraiser in 2017. Courtesy/UWNNM


The United Way Youth Team invites the community to Hamburger Night at the Los Alamos Teen Center 5-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29.

The youth team is made up of high school volunteers whose goal it is to raise money for the United Way annual fundraising campaign.

At this annual event, diners will enjoy a hamburger and good company while being waited on by youth volunteers.

  • What: Family-friendly Halloween themed

Letter To The Editor: Pig+Fig Gets Beer & Wine License

on October 22, 2018 - 7:13am
Los Alamos

Many Los Alamos residents have discovered the excellent food that can be found at Pig+Fig Cafe in White Rock, some of the best in all Los Alamos.

As of last week, Laura Crucet has received her Beer & Wine license. She has assembled a wine (and beer) list that is as good as any that can be found in all of New Mexico. Better than any you can find even in Santa Fe.

It would be the envy of any restaurant serving comfort food in Denver or San Francisco.

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Viola’s Restaurant

on October 21, 2018 - 7:38am

On the job in Los Alamos are workers patching the cracks on the exterior wall and preparing to paint Saturday at Viola’s Restaurant at 1360 Trinity Drive. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos Ski Club Hosts 75th Anniversary Celebration Weekend: Oct. 26-28

on October 16, 2018 - 5:22pm

Los Alamos Ski Club News:

In 1943 a group of Manhattan Project scientists began the Los Alamos Ski Club, the mission was to bring together others that were interested in skiing as a recreational sport.

Later they expanded the Club and interest in skiing by working together to put in a rope tow to create a local ski area at Sawyers Hill. By the 50s the Club moved the ski area to Pajarito Mountain and continued its tradition of utilizing volunteers to bring an incredible skiing experience to the Los Alamos community.

After 75 years, the Los Alamos Ski Club continues to bring the ski community

VFW Auxiliary Fundraising Dinner Oct. 12

on October 10, 2018 - 6:46am

Cowboy Breakfast At Posse Lodge Sunday

on October 6, 2018 - 8:37pm

Yuan’s Dumpling And Noodle House Opening In Downtown Los Alamos Wednesday Morning

on October 6, 2018 - 4:54am

Yuan’s Dumpling and Noodle House owner Cuilan Yuan, right, and her friend Julia Ju at her new restaurant Friday afternoon, which is opening at 11 a.m., Wednesday at 1350 Central Ave., Suite 110. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

An interior view of Yuan’s Dumpling and Noodle House opening Wednesday at 1350 Central Ave., Suite 110. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos Daily Post
Yuan’s Dumpling and Noodle House is opening at 11 a.m., Wednesday at 1350 Central Ave., Suite 110.
Owner Cuilan Yuan spoke about her new

Liddie’s Traditional New Mexican Dishes: Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Casserole

on October 4, 2018 - 4:53am

Green chile chicken enchilada casserole. Photo by Liddie Martinez

Espanola Valley

After a week’s travel to vertical eastern cities, I am dying for sunshine, vistas and green chile chicken enchiladas.

I long for our high desert and our unique food. This casserole is the ultimate in comfort food.

 Waiting at the luggage carousel I am taking virtual inventory of my pantry, my refrigerator, my deep freeze, visualizing all the ingredients I will need and lamenting another wait for the park and shuttle.

I speed to the I-25 exit, breeze by Sandias, sideline Santa Fe and

Laura Crucet Sees The Light At Pig + Fig Café

on October 3, 2018 - 3:56pm

Co-owner Laura Crucet sees the light today at her Pig + Fig Café at 11 Sherwood Blvd., in White Rock after County utility crews repaired a fault that occured this morning in an underground line. The eatery has now re-opened for business. Courtesy photo

Power Restored At Pig +Fig Café ... Re-opening 3 p.m.

on October 3, 2018 - 1:47pm

County Utility crews have repaired a fault that occured this morning in an underground line and power is now restored to the Pig + Fig Café at 11 Sherwood Blvd., in White Rock. The eatery will re-open for business at 3 p.m. today. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Pig + Fig Café Is In The Dark!

on October 3, 2018 - 9:24am

Pig + Fig Café co-owner Laura Crucet works the phone this morning trying to get power restored to her popular eatery at 11 Sherwood Blvd., in White Rock. Initial reports indicate that a transformer failed. Check back for updates. Photo by Carol A. Clark/