Today's Features

  • I’m here to tell you that road rage could happen to you. Yes, it is even possible for mild-mannered people.
    About two months ago, I was headed to work. Now don’t get me wrong, I love my job, but I don’t believe I would speed and endanger the lives of others to get there. Let me correct that, I know I wouldn’t do it.
    On this day, as I headed up the truck route, a gentleman on a motorcycle crossed the double yellow line, passed several cars and attempted the curve all before swinging back into the proper lane.
    I was flabbergasted and thought it may have been the most dangerous thing I’ve seen. Well, there is one other. I’ll mention it in a bit.
    Normally, I would have just thought him an idiot and let it go, until I arrived at the same red light, sitting in the lane right beside him. I was furious.
    I rolled down the window and said the following:
    “Hey dude! That was f*#@ing dangerous and you know it.”
    The driver hung his head in shame because he knew I was right.
    I continued…
    “I just hope if you kill somebody it is you and not someone else.”
    The light changed and I rolled up my window.
    WOW! I couldn’t believe I did that. I know I would never have done it had my children been in the car, of that I am sure.


    The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile is hot on the trail to Los Alamos for this year’s Halloween Pumpkin Glow at Fuller Lodge.
    Driven by Diggiti Dog Donald and Di-Jenn Mustard, two recent college graduates, the oversized barbecue-treat-on-wheels will arrive in time to participate in the spooky festivities from 6-9 p.m.
    “We’ll be all Halloween-ed out,” Diggiti Dog Donald (who prefers not to use his last name) said.
    The Wienermobile will be transformed into a scary pumpkin and wiener whistle treats, a tradition since 1952, will be handed out to anyone who visits. People can also get pictures taken.
    “We’re trying to have some fun and make people smile,” Donald said.
    The two-condiment crew drives the “southwest” Wienermobile, which is one of six in the country. They were in Texas last week and will be in Arizona the next.  
    “It’s such a cool experience,” Donald said. “We’re always meeting new people and the whole time driving around in a really big hot dog.”


  • Oct. 25-Oct. 31, 2015
    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 672-2034 and “Day Out” (adult day care, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 661-0081. Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. for lunches.
    Betty Ehart

    8:45        Cardio
    11:30        Lunch: Dill Baked Fish
     1 p.m.        Pinochle
    6 p.m.        Argentine Tango Dancing
    7 p.m.         Ballroom Dancing
    8:45 a.m.        Variety Training
    9 a.m.–3 p.m.    Medicare Open Enrollment
    11:30 a.m.        Lunch: Beef Tips
    1:30 p.m.        Party Bridge
    1:30 p.m.        “Friends” Meeting
    7 p.m.        Bridge
    7:30 p.m.        Table Tennis
    8:30 a.m.        LAVA Quilters
    8:45 a.m.        Cardio Plus Exercise

  • Students at Piñon Elementary have been spending lunch in the art room painting rocks. The finished rocks will be hidden all over White Rock, with some even making their way up the Hill.
    They want to spread happiness by leaving hidden smiles in places people would not expect to find them, they said this week. Those who find a smiley rock can keep it, or they can hide it somewhere else to spread the joy.
    People are encouraged to take a picture of where they find  rocks and email them to S.Rittner@laschools.net. The kids might enjoy knowing their  “smiles’ were found.

    This project has been a collaboration of Stephanie Rittner, Pinon Art Teacher  
    and Britton Donharl, Pinon parent and Pinon substitute teacher.

  • Baha’i Faith
    For information, email losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.
    Bethlehem Lutheran
    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA, is at 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at bethluth.com. The Eucharist is celebrated each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. followed by fellowship time with refreshments starting at 10:45 a.m. Preceding worship is our Christian Education hour which begins 8:30 a.m. The preaching is biblical by our Pastors Bruce Kuenzel and Nicolé Ferry, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant, and a well-staffed nursery is provided. All are welcome! Come Join the Family!
    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian
    The church is at 3333 Bryce Ave. The Rev. Henry Fernandez preaches, bapca.org, info@bapca.org. For information, call 672-3364.
    Calvary Chapel
    Sunday school classes for all ages at 9:15 a.m. and worship at 10:30.  Our current series is “Kingdom Reign” as we study the book of 2 Samuel.
    The Christian Church
    92 East Road, 662-6468, lachristian.org. 9-10 a.m. Sunday school; 10-10:30 a.m. Coffee Fellowship; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. Rev. Doug Partin, Assoc. Rev. Ben Partin.
    Christian Science
    1725 17th St. 662-5057.
    Church of Christ

    Annual Barbershop Show. The Lads of Enchantment will be holding its Annual Barbershop Show this year at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday at the United Church of Los Alamos. Tickets are $15 and $5 for students. Visit ladsofenchantment.org.
    The County Department of Public Utilities is sponsoring a Home Efficiency Expo from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Los Alamos Municipal Golf Course Community Room to provide information on ways to save money and energy by making water- and energy-efficient upgrades to a home. Booth space is available for companies with appropriate services and products for the Expo, contact Alex Zubelewicz Admission is free.

    Pumpkin Patch at Calvary Chapel. Come join the fun! 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Calvary Chapel, 580 North Mesa Road. Free. Pumpkins, food, face painting, petting zoo, hay rides, pony rides and games.

    Scarecrow contest. Los Alamos Arts Council brings a bit of frightful autumn fun to downtown Los Alamos with the annual Scarecrow Contest. Registration fee is $10, and prizes are awarded to scarecrows for creativity and seasonal spirit. Bring the assembled scarecrow to the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce office at 109 Central Park Square. Applicants will be received from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Scarecrows will be on display Nov. 1.

  • Los Alamos Creative District’s Final Fourth Friday of 2015 will happen in downtown Los Alamos today. The next Fourth Friday will continue in January.
    Fourth Fridays is a monthly event that offers extended hours or special programming at Bradbury Science Museum, Los Alamos Historical Society, Fuller Lodge Art Center, The Nature Center and Mesa Public Library. Fourth Fridays also promotes special offerings from participating local businesses.
    This month Fourth Friday special events and include:
    The Bradbury Science Museum will be open late until 6 p.m. for Fourth Friday, offering extended access to exhibits. The museum will be open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and is located at 1350 Central Avenue. For information, visit lanl.gov/museum.

  • I just wanted to use the space this week to say thank you.
    The Assets In Action program has run an intergenerational event called “Cookies and Conversation” for a good number of years.
    The Betty Ehart Senior Center brings the loveliest of seniors out to the middle and high school to have lunch and fun conversation for young adults and the elders of our community.
    The conversations are light hearted topics about life experiences, best holiday vacations, favorite book or movie and of course, favorite cookie.
    This year the program ran out of funding and two local community groups and a handful of individuals stepped up to benefit my program and some others, as well.
    The congregation of Bethlehem Lutheran and the Los Alamos Kiwanis Club donated a variety of cookies to pull us through the next several months of programming. Lots of local families added to the kindness cupboard too.
    The Cookies and Conversation program is off and running thanks to the kindness of so many.
    You might realize I have a fondness for seniors and the Betty Ehart Senior Center, and particularly the director, Pauline Powell Schneider. We have two wonderful events ahead that benefit both of our non-profits, The Festival of Chocolate and the Festival of Trees.

  • Oct. 19-Oct. 24, 2015
    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 672-2034 and “Day Out” (adult day care, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 661-0081. Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. for lunches.
    Betty Ehart

    8:45 a.m.    Cardio
    10 a.m.        Senior Civic Discussion Group
    11:30 a.m.        Lunch: Chicken Pot Pie
     1 p.m.        Pinochle
    6 p.m.        Argentine Tango Dancing
    7 p.m.         Ballroom Dancing
    8:45 a.m.        Variety Training
    10 a.m.        Computer Users Group
    11:30 a.m.        Lunch: Roast Beef
    1 p.m.        Party Bridge
    1 p.m.        Bingo
    7 p.m.        Bridge
    7:30 p.m.        Table Tennis
    8:30 a.m.        LAVA Quilters
    8:45 a.m.        Cardio Plus Exercise

    Los Alamos Artists Studio Tour. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Fuller Lodge.
    Nature Playtimes at the Nature Center. Kids aged 0-5 and their caregivers come to the Los Alamos Nature Center to explore the natural world. Children rotate through themed centers inside and outside, with story time to start them off. Mondays except holidays from 10-11 a.m. Free.
    Lunch with a Leader. This month’s League of Women Voters’ Lunch with a Leader will feature League member and retired LANL applied physicist, county council and Board of Public Utilities member Robert Gibson, along with Kathy Taylor, Ed Birnbaum and Dan Machen discussing the Future Energy Resources Committee’s findings at Mesa Library 11:45 a.m. Lunch is $10 lunch from the Co-op. To order a lunch, contact Karyl Ann Armbruster at 231-8286 or kaskacayman@gmail.com.