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Today's Features

  • Auto enthusiasts will
    emerge for Autumn Run

  • The Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe is now officially open for business.
    “We have had a successful week welcoming our first group of guests,” said Tauseen Malik, general manager of the Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe. “The feedback has been very positive, especially about our spacious, light-filled rooms and our great, friendly staff.  We pride ourselves on hospitality and for the ninth consecutive year, Drury Hotels has ranked in the top slot for Highest in Guest Satisfaction Among Mid-Scale Hotel Chains by J.D. Power. We are proud to be bringing that top service to Santa Fe.”
     The Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe will be hosting numerous events this year. The hotel recently hosted the Women’s International Study Center’s symposium, with more than 300 panelists, including Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The hotel will also host to Santa Fe’s inaugural cyclocross event on Sept. 20.

  • “Blackbeard the Pirate” was performed last month by the Missoula Children’s Theater. The pirates from left, Peija Cole, William McTeigue, Xavier McTeigue, Elia Vasquez, Josh Fuller and Aliana Montoya.

  • Severe weather struck many times earlier this month as monsoon season started. A representative from the National Weather Service recently held a class at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center to conduct a SKYWARN™ Weather Spotter class.
    Meteorologists from the NWS taught the basics of severe local storms, to include thunderstorms, flash floods, downburst winds, tornadoes and more. They also spoke of NWS operations, important safety information and how to stay prepared.
    During the class, participants had the chance to talk to NWS representatives about becoming an official SKYWARN™ Weather Spotter.
    Weather spotters are the “eyes and ears” of the NWS and provide valuable weather reports. Those interested often include citizens, amateur radio operators, CERT and Citizen
Corps personnel, law enforcement, fire, transportation and public works staff. Spotter reports, coupled with radar, satellite and other data, has enabled the NWS to issue more timely and accurate warnings and statements for types of hazardous weather.

  • As the Holocaust and Intolerance Museum of New Mexico comes of age, it’s honoring children who never got the chance.
    Marking 13 years of advocating tolerance, the museum celebrates its Bar Mitzvah year remembering the 1.5 million children murdered under the Nazi regime, many of whom didn’t live to see their own coming of age.
    The museum board invites the public to join special event and reception, 2 p.m. Sunday, in Congregation B’nai Israel, 4401 Indian School, NE, in Albuquerque.
    “We dedicate our Bar Mitzvah year remembering the innocents who met a cruel and senseless death brought on by hate and intolerance,” said Jerry Small, a museum representative. “We must never forget in order to end these atrocities that continue even today in countries ravaged by war.”
    During World War II, Adolf Hitler’s army and collaborators killed more than a million Jewish children, tens of thousands of Romani (Gypsy) children, German youth with physical and mental disabilities, Polish children, and innocents residing in the occupied Soviet Union, according to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The chances for survival for Jewish and some non-Jewish adolescents (13-18 years old) were greater, only because they could be deployed at forced labor.

  • Tickets are now on sale for the High Tea and Fashion Show. The show starts at 3 p.m. Aug. 30 at at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, 2900 Trinity Drive in Kelly Hall. Fashions will be available for sale from Shop on the Corner, the Trinity on the Hill thrift shop. There will also be a silent auction with handmade items, gift certificates, time and talent donations and more. Tickets are $25, children 10 and under $10. Advance ticket purchases are recommended. To buy tickets call 662-5107.  
    All proceeds go to support two house building mission trips to Ciudad Juárez, Mexico this fall, one in October (House of Hope Women), one in November (Trinity Builders, co-ed team).
    The House of Hope and Trinity Builders house-building mission teams are sponsors for the fifth annual fundraising event.
    Just as last year, decorated tables, adorned with place settings and fresh flowers, will be the setting for the tea and homemade food items will be provided by team members and volunteers.
    Cups of tea will be served from “bottomless” teapots that will include black teas as well as a variety of herbal and flavored teas. Afternoon hats are encouraged and will certainly generate some lively conversation as friends chat and make new acquaintances at round tables of eight settings each.

  • Today
    Quiet, Gentle Walk. 8 a.m.-noon. A gentle walk for those who want a quiet hike along a relatively flat trail. The walks range from one to two miles in length and may include gentle changes in elevation. Led by Sue Watts. Meet at PEEC at 8 a.m. to carpool to the trailhead. Free, but advance registration required. For more information and to register, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

    The Zone is now open after school, 3-5 p.m. weekdays. It’s open to all school age kids, and a relaxed attitude to noise applies, so if kids want to listen to music, watch a video, or chat with friends, nobody’s going to come by and say “hush.” All other library policies apply.

    How to Identify Wildflowers. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Learn from two local experts, Terry Foxx and Craig Martin, how to identify wildflowers. Today’s session conducted in the field. Advance registration required. $70/$58 PEEC members for all four sessions, including materials fee. For more information and to register, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

    Game Night: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Mesa Public Library in the Upstairs Rotunda.

  • Los Alamos County Library System has acquired the online resource National Geographic Virtual Library, which brings the world to any computer.
    The National Geographic magazine offers photographs and articles, ethnographic and cultural information, superb maps and serious scholarship. The complete archive of National Geographic magazine since 1888 is available now.
    This collection includes the National Geographic magazine and the National Geographic Traveler, as well as hundreds of books, maps, videos and images. A library card will give you unlimited access to:
    • National Geographic magazine Archive, 1888-1994
    • National Geographic magazine Archive, 1995-Current
    • National Geographic: People, Animals and the World
    • National Geographic Kids
    The online National Geographic is searchable by general topic, such as “The Environment,” “People and Cultures,” or “Animals,” as well as by story or magazine editions.

  • Los Alamos Middle School recently won a grant to hold a district wide poster contest to promote Keep New Mexico Beautiful (KNMB) that helped promote the local summer reading program. The posters were on display at Mesa Public Library while winners were selected from the entries. Chamisa art teacher, Renee Mitsunaga’s class had several submissions.

  • Holmes-Nedevschi

    Ken and Jennifer Holmes of Los Alamos announce the engagement of their daughter, Royceleen Loqa Holmes to Sergiu Nedevschi, son of Sergiu and Anca Nedevschi of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. The bride, also the daughter of the late Kathlyn Qilapupui of Banganoi, Solomon Islands, graduated from the University of California, Berkeley and is employed as marketing coordinator for Tarana Wireless in Berkeley, California. The groom also graduated from the University of California, Berkeley and is co-founder and executive vice president of Tarana Wireless. The couple will be married on Aug. 24 at the Presidio in San Francisco, California. They will make their home in El Cerrito, California.