Today's Features

  • This week, I’d like to talk to the parents of seniors. This is the time when as parents we need to breathe in and breathe out, “keep calm and carry on.”
    The tendency during this time of year is to freak out realizing all of the things that need to be done. There’s letters to write and applications to send, and volunteer work still missing from the resume.
    Don’t get so consumed by the process that you don’t enjoy the ride. Since I have been down the path before, I will tell you that the time between now and spring break will fly.
    The time between spring break and the end of the year, on the other hand, will travel at warp speed. You won’t even know what you have to do and by when and where to be at what time and if there’s a music, band or dance student in the mix, there’s the last everything to attend.
    You don’t get it back, ever. So try and slow down, force everybody to the table for a dinner here and there, yes even between the multitude of practices. There will be games at home and games away, but when you can take the reins, reign everyone in to sit and eat dinner together.
    When our oldest child went through it, it was all I could do not to weep at the thought that it might be the last everything!

  • The Summit Garden Club’s next meeting is 1:30 p.m. March 7 at the home of  Eva Zhang, 2161 Deer Trail. The program presenter will be Gillian Sutton, owner of Flowers by Gillian. Her talk will be “The Advantages of Using your own Flowers/Local Florist.” Call Shelby Redondo, club president, at 662-2625 for information on the meeting and club.

  • The community is invited to the Women in Los Alamos History Dinner Presentation at 5:50 p.m. March 3 at the Los Alamos Golf Course clubhouse, 4244 Diamond Drive.
    The local Cottonwood on the Greens will provide dinner, followed by a dynamic speaker presenting on Women in Los Alamos History. Bring yourself, your partner, and your children to hear how those who came before us have paved the way. Gain inspiration in what others have achieved.
    The event is part of a two-day visit to northern New Mexico for speaking engagements, workshops, and discussions on ways to support women achieving success in technical careers, and discussions about solutions for gender equality in the workplace.
    Jill Tietjen is a well-known speaker on the topic of gender issues in the work place, and a motivational speaker for young women working toward educations and careers in science, engineering, technology and math (STEM).
    Cost is $15 for non-members, $10 for members and guests, and $5 for students. Contact Sarah Terrill at 505-709-0089 for information.

  • Feb. 21-27, 2016
    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
    8:30 a.m.        Tax Preparation
    8:45 a.m.        Cardio
    10:30 a.m.        Advisory Council
    11:30 a.m.        Lunch: Beef Stew
    12:15 p.m.        Smart Driver Course
    6 p.m.        Argentine Tango Dancing
    7 p.m.         Ballroom Dancing
    8:45 a.m.        Variety Training
    10 a.m.        Low Vision/Hearing Support
    11:30 a.m.        Lunch: Chicken Tenders
    1 p.m.        Party Bridge
    1:30 p.m.        “Friends” Meeting
    7 p.m.        Bridge
    7:30 p.m.        Table Tennis

  • Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is taking kids outside this summer with four camps that encourage fourth- through sixth-graders to connect with nature through hands-on fun and adventure.
    From June 6-10, kids can hone their detective skills with Nature Odyssey: Super Sleuths in the Jemez Mountains. In this camp kids will explore the mountains, rivers, and valleys of the Jemez Mountains including the Valles Caldera National Preserve. Campers will learn to navigate the natural environment around us as they become nature detectives. They will investigate diverse habitats through fishing, wayfinding, mapping, tracking, and exploring. Cost is $305 for PEEC members and $325 fornon-members.
    During the same week, June 6-10, middle school kids are invited to join the Living Earth Adventure Program (LEAP). Campers will explore the diverse ecosystems of the Pajarito Plateau and surrounding areas making new friends while exploring the archeology, geology, ecology, and wildlife from the Rio Grande Valley to the Jemez Mountains and beyond! This week includes hiking, caving, an overnight campout and an exciting rafting trip. Cost is $355 for PEEC members and $375 for non-members.

  • • Dylan Kettering, son of Brett and Kate Kettering, graduated Magna Cum Laude from Brigham Young University in December 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, emphasis in Advertising. Dylan is a 2009 graduate of Los Alamos High School.
     • Joshua Sauppe, of Los Alamos, graduated in December 2015 from the University of Wisconsin, Madison's College of Letters and Science, with a Doctor of Philosophy in Physics

    • Tristan Goodwin, of Los Alamos, was one of over 200 Cornell College students named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2015 semester. Goodwin earned High Honors, earning a grade-point average of 3.8-3.99.

    Kiwanis meeting from noon-1 p.m. in Kelly Hall at Trinity-on-the-Hill Episcopal Church, 3900 Trinity Drive. Committee Days.

    Meeting of the Los Alamos Garden Club at 9:30 a.m. at the Smith’s upstairs meeting room. Visitors are welcome. Speaker will be Kim Martin.

    Chapter AK, P.E.O. annual soup supper meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Oppenheimer Condos’ Patio Room. Wendy Swanson will be the hostess and Jane Phillips is the co-hostess. Guest Pauline Schneider will present the program “Mindfull Music.” RSVP to Wendy at 662-7392.
    Chamber Coffee and Connections at 10 a.m. at Ruby K’s Bagel Café. This is a monthly meeting that gives you the opportunity to discuss issues and exchange ideas in an informal setting with a Chamber representative and fellow Chamber members. There is no set agenda so the conversation is open to the topics that matter the most to you and your business. Coffee and food are no-host. Reserve a seat online http://losalamoschamber.chambermaster.com/events/details/coffee-and-conn....

  • The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of adoptable pets just waiting for their forever home, so come adopt your new best friend today! All adoptable pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered, and up-to-date on vaccinations. Shelter hours are noon – 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday, and noon–3 p.m. Sunday.
    Be sure to check out our website at lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting, and donating. You can also check out our Petfinder website for pictures of our adorable adoptable animals: petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html.
    Lady—A 7-year-old Siamese mix (mostly white, but with the blue Siamese eyes). She is the current “queen” of the cat room, and she loves soaking up attention from visitors and volunteers! This sweet girl will sit on your lap for hours, so be prepared for lots of snuggling with this little lady. When you’re not snuggling, she loves a good brushing!

  • Los Alamos residents will get an opportunity to visit the Trinity Site during its public access tour April 2, with the Los Alamos Historical Society two-day bus tour.
    White Sands Missile Range is opening the southern New Mexico site where the first man-made nuclear explosion occurred. Officials at the Army installation near Alamogordo have scheduled a free open house on April 2.
    Those who want to join the Historical Society’s special tour will leave April 1.
    Cost is $350 per person for members, or $400 per person for non-members, assuming there are two people per room. Single rooms will be an additional $50 per person. The deadline to purchase tickets is March 18. Visit losalamoshistory.org/trinity_tour_2016.htm for details.
    Visitors will be able to walk a quarter-mile to Trinity Site’s ground zero – the spot where the bomb was exploded on July 16, 1945 at 5:29 a.m. MST.
    Visitors who want to tour the Trinity Site during the free open house, can reach the site through the range’s Stallion Range Center gate, which will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    There’s a small obelisk at ground zero, and historical photos are mounted the fence around the area.