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New Mom On The Block: Spotlight On Canyoncito Montessori

on June 1, 2018 - 7:14am

By KATHARINE COGGESHALL
Los Alamos

As the mom of a September-birthday child, I have experienced the “joys” of missing the cutoff for kindergarten. It was in my struggle to find adequate childcare last fall that I happened upon Canyoncito Montessori—a bright light in a dark time.

Nestled inside the United Church (across the street from the PEEC nature center), Canyoncito offers preschool and elementary education for kids who are potty trained through age 12. They stick to the Montessori method of teaching and are staffed with expertly trained individuals.

Canyoncito passed my full

Farmers Market Underway Until 12:30 p.m. Today

on May 31, 2018 - 9:05am

The Los Alamos Farmers Market in underway until 12:30 p.m. today in the Mesa Public Library parking lot. Today's market offers fruits, vegetables, fresh eggs, pastries and much more. Courtesy photo

Scene from today's Los Alamos Farmers Market underway until 12:30 p.m. in the Mesa Public Library parking lot. Courtesy photo

Scene from today's Los Alamos Farmers Market underway until 12:30 p.m. in the Mesa Public Library parking lot. Courtesy photo

Scene from today's Los Alamos Farmers Market underway until 12:30 p.m. in the Mesa Public Library parking lot. Courtesy photo

Scene from today's

Victoria LeDuc: Tigers Eye Healing For Stress, Fatigue

on May 29, 2018 - 2:03pm
Body products by Tigers Eye Healing are meant to fight stress and fatigue. Courtesy photo
 
By KAYLEN POCATERRA
Los Alamos

Victoria LeDuc, owner of Tigers Eye Healing. Courtesy photo

Many people are  looking for answers to help relieve the stress of fatigue. One might  reach for a cup of coffee or a sweet treat to get through our daily routine. This solution works great for a couple of hours and then after we return home, the tiredness creeps back in. Over time this diet can make fatigue worse due to poor nutrition.

Victoria LeDuc, owner, and operator of Tigers Eye Healing is a health

Los Alamos County Hosts 2nd Annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day May 30

on May 25, 2018 - 6:12am

COUNTY News:

Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of National Senior Health and Fitness Day Wednesday, May 30 by participating in many great activities and programs in Los Alamos and White Rock promoting “Active Today…Healthier Tomorrow.”

Los Alamos County is partnering with many community agencies to showcase “A Snapshot of an Average Day in Los Alamos”, which highlights the multiple physical and mental activities available throughout the community.

Secret Gardens Of White Rock Discovered: Take 2018 Master Garden Tour June 2

on May 24, 2018 - 8:02am
Marjorie and Robert Selden made a high desert paradise on an empty lot at their home in Pajarito Acres in White Rock. Courtesy/Marjorie and Robert Selden

 

T
his is how the lot looked when Robert and Marjorie Selden began their home and garden adventure in Pajarito Acres. Courtesy/Marjorie and Robert Selden

 

 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos 2018 Master Garden Tour this year will focus on White Rock. The tour is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 2 and includes five stops.

This will be the last chance to see two of the most beautiful

Home Country: Catching Dry

on May 22, 2018 - 8:59am
Home Country
By SLIM RANDLES
 
It was just one of those things. It didn’t really mean Marvin Pincus had lost his mind. Consider this yourself for a minute. Marvin had opened the mail that morning and in it was the Fenwick glass fly rod he’d ordered. Oh, it was used, of course. But there’s a feel to a Fenwick that only a man dedicated to a life of using dry flies can appreciate.
 
The weather was gorgeous. The fish were biting on Lewis Creek. But there was a hitch. Marvin had broken his ankle the previous week and was temporarily in a wheelchair.

Scenes From Farmers Market Thursday

on May 20, 2018 - 7:27am

Los Alamos High School sophomores on a 'New Mexico History' field trip, which included a scavenger hunt taking them around to various farmers where they learned more about the farming history in New Mexico. The Los Alamos Farmers Market is part of the Los Alamos MainStreet program and open every 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday through October. Photo by KayLinda Crawford

Gonzalez FarmsPhoto by KayLinda Crawford

Art in Public Places Board members seeks community input about upcoming art projects. Photo by KayLinda Crawford

Photo by KayLinda Crawford

The flowers are in bloom at the Farmers

McQuiston: When The In-Laws Move In ... Are They Covered?

on May 17, 2018 - 3:11pm

By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency

 
As the Baby Boomer generation continues to grow older, it’s not uncommon to see aging parents move in with their grown children. Regardless of the reason, this situation is becoming more widespread and could potentially create insurance ramifications.

Let’s look at the language in a standard  homeowners form. Please keep in mind these forms and their language can differ from insurance company to insurance company. The policy defines “insured” to include you and residents of your household who are your relatives.

How The Hen House Turns: Animal News

on May 17, 2018 - 7:29am
By CARY NEEPER
Formerly of Los Alamos
 
We are learning so much about animals lately … however, I’m not sure I should recommend the book I just finished reading—Ten Million Aliens by Simon Barnes, New York, Marble Arch Press, 2014.
 
It’s a fun read—overloaded with side-comments, personal critiques (not always irreverent) and fascinating anecdotes, as well as hard core lists of vertebrates and invertebrates (in alternating chapters) with their surprising talents.
 
“It’s by disagreeing that scientists find things out.” is an example of the author’s side comments.

Los Alamos Farmers Market Opens 7 a.m. Thursday

on May 16, 2018 - 3:17pm

 

Los Alamos MainStreet News:

The Los Alamos Farmers Market is 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, May 17 at the parking lot on Central Ave., between Mesa Public Library and Fuller Lodge.

The Los Alamos Farmers Market was started in 1970 and is a great place to buy local foods and other goods and to support local growers and producers. For more information, contact Cindy at talacook@windstream.net or 505.929.6579.

Follow the Los Alamos Farmer’s Market on Facebook.

Los Alamos Farmer’s Market is a Los Alamos MainStreet program and is part of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation

Scenes From Farmers Market Thursday

on May 15, 2018 - 7:00am

The Los Alamos Farmers Market is held each Thursday morning in the parking lot adjacent to Mesa Public Library. Photo by KayLinda Crawford

Scene from Thursday’s Los Alamos Farmers Market. Photo by KayLinda Crawford

Scene from Thursday’s Los Alamos Farmers Market. Photo by KayLinda Crawford

Scene from Thursday’s Los Alamos Farmers Market. Photo by KayLinda Crawford

Scene from Thursday’s Los Alamos Farmers Market. Photo by KayLinda Crawford

Scene from Thursday’s Los Alamos Farmers Market. Photo by KayLinda Crawford

Scene from Thursday’s Los Alamos Farmers Market.

YMCA Holds Y Annual Golf Classic June 1

on May 11, 2018 - 1:51pm

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Farmers Market

on May 11, 2018 - 9:29am

On the job in Los Alamos is Farmers Market Manager Cindy Talamantes assisting shoppers Thursday morning at the Farmers Market information booth on the west end of the parking lot across from Fuller Lodge. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

New Mexicans Urged To Better Understand Asthma

on May 10, 2018 - 2:12pm

May is Asthma Awareness Month. Courtesy image

NMDOH News:

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) joins state and federal public health partners in recognizing May as ‘Asthma Awareness Month’ and urges New Mexicans to learn more about asthma control to improve the lives of all people with asthma.

Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases in New Mexico. An estimated 150,000 adults and 47,000 children in New Mexico have asthma, a chronic lifelong disease that affects the lungs.

Asthma can cause wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and coughing.

Home Country: Slow Down

on May 7, 2018 - 9:09am
Home Country
By SLIM RANDLES
 
When Dewey and Emily walked into the Mule Barn the other day, they were greeted with applause and whistles. Emily blushed and Dewey took a bow, almost hitting the coffee pot Loretta was carrying.
 
“I hear you two really fell for each other,” Doc said. “And the way I hear it, many times.”
 
“That’s right, Doc, I finally cornered him and we’re planning a wedding,” Emily said.
 
Emily is a brave soul, taking for a husband the most accident prone human being since Wrong Way Corrigan.
 
The think tank was at the round table this morning, and the fellows

Scenes From Los Alamos Farmers Market Thursday

on May 4, 2018 - 7:31am

Locals browsing at Santa Fe Lavender booth Thursday at Los Alamos Farmers Market. Photo by KayLinda Crawford

Photo by KayLinda Crawford

Photo by KayLinda Crawford

Photo by KayLinda Crawford

Photo by KayLinda Crawford

Life Coach Lisa Etzel Helps Clients Get Life They Want

on May 3, 2018 - 7:36am
Life Coach Lisa Etzel helps clients find their path and stick to it. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Santa Fe based Certified Life Coach Lisa Etzel specializes in transformative and executive coaching. She helps her clients navigate change, whether it is a matter of finding their true values, clarifying their goals, or coping with changes in their situation.

“Change challenges us,” Etzel said. “Our stress levels keep rising. Sometimes it’s good to have someone in the passenger seat to help with the journey.”

In

Home Country: Doc's A Genius

on May 2, 2018 - 6:22am
Home Country
By SLIM RANDLES
 
Our pal Doc is a genius.
 
Just take the other day, and all of us were gathered up and coffee’d at the Mule Barn truck stop coffee shop and world dilemma think tank, and ol’ Doc just proved it again.
 
Steve noticed them first, the young couple who had just pulled into a parking space outside the “efaC” window. From the outside, it reads “Café.”
 
“Say,” Steve said, “isn’t that Bobby and Carol Ann?”
 
“Yep,” Jimmy said, “and if I ain’t mistaken, there’s three of ‘em today.”
 
Sure enough, Carol Ann reached into the back seat and unstrapped a

Home Country: History Lessons

on April 30, 2018 - 8:07am
Home Country
By SLIM RANDLES
 
“Lived on through another May Day!”
 
The guys at the philosophy counter turned to see who it was. Windy Wilson, of course. He meandered into their midst and sat and flipped over a cup to the upright and fillable position.
 
“We sure did, Windy,” said Doc, smiling, “but I hadn’t thought we were in much danger.”
 
“That there’s what they want you to think, Doc,” Windy said. “I’m sure you know about how that May Day stuff got started. Oh, they used to say it was a fertilizer rite and all that …”
 
“You mean fertility?” asked Steve.
 
“That too … but

Smart Design With Suzette: In The Know ... Trends

on April 28, 2018 - 4:52am

Courtesy image

By SUZETTE FOX
Los Alamos

The interior design landscape is ripe with possibility. I’ve been extremely busy designing and keenly aware of design trends. I wanted to share what I’m seeing and designing so to keep you, my readers, in the know. This is your ‘cheat sheet’ for the year!

2018 interiors celebrate eclectic style. Grey, beige and ‘greige’ will give their place to dark blues, gold, bronze, sumptuous greens, terracotta and ochre yellows.

Zumba Kids Masterclass 11 a.m. Saturday

on April 27, 2018 - 10:32am

Just One Thing To Do This Week: Be One Percent Of The Solution

on April 26, 2018 - 2:34pm
By MARY BETH MAASSEN
Los Alamos

Have you ever felt too powerless to make a difference in the face adversity? Here’s a thought. Come together with 100 other women to make a difference. If we all bring our 1 percent and add it together, we can make significant strides toward improving our community.

The Los Alamos Chapter of 100 Women will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3 at Cottonwood on the Greens. This is the third year in a row the Los Alamos Medical Center has generously sponsored the May meeting of the quarterly gathering.

Just One Thing To Do This Week: Realize It Could Be Worse...

on April 23, 2018 - 10:54am
By MARY BETH MAASSEN
 
In years past we would frequently take our dogs whenever we traveled by car. We enjoyed the road trips and our Poodle and our Portie would lay contentedly and cooperatively in the back seat. Then we adopted the Plott Hound.
 
Prior to our adoption, the Plott was found roaming on Orange Street. He was captured and detained at the Los Alamos Animal Shelter. From the animal shelter the Plott would howl, and howl, and howl. My husband heard the howl from the dog park and decided to investigate. It was love at first sight.

Home Country: Doves In The Concrete Block

on April 23, 2018 - 9:13am
Home Country
By SLIM RANDLES
 
Doc smiled and felt really good inside when he heard the familiar bird song.
 
“Hey there, Wheezer,” he said, “happy spring!”
 
For some reason, this mourning dove with the speech impediment comes around to Doc’s back yard every spring, and Doc thinks that’s just all right. If ol’ Wheez didn’t have that distinctive voice, Doc would never know if this bird favored his yard or was just another bird looking for a home. Let’s face it, Wheezer looks just like every other dove in town.
 
But he was back and flirting with a good-looking lady dove up on the

Home Country: Pop And Billy

on April 16, 2018 - 10:08am
Home Country
By SLIM RANDLES
 
Billy’s been a busy guy ever since he became the official town dog here. Sally had been the town dog until she passed away on Doc’s porch, and then Billy’s owner died just two weeks after that, so it was something of a natural progression. Sometimes offices are filled without an election.
 
The high school wood shop boys built Billy a dog house next to the school crossing, but Billy preferred Aunt Ada’s couch in the cold months and a nice dog depression under an oak tree when it’s warm.
 
Billy was making the rounds this morning.

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