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Today's Features

  • Eating after 8 p.m. Friday has become a habit and somewhat of a necessity because of work schedules and summer concerts. Sure there’s food at the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series, but sometimes the want for something different — and not out of a mobile cart — is strong. And sometimes pizza sounds good, but finding it after 8 p.m. can be virtually impossible.
    However, it’s not completely out of the question if you’re willing to drive just a few miles to White Rock.
    Time Out Pizzeria, located at 118 N.M. 4, between Rover and Sherwood Blvd.  is open until 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday and Sunday; and until 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

  • Parents worry about a multitude of things when their children are concerned. But, what would happen if your child got lost in the woods? Would he know any basic survival principles?  
    Residents are encouraged to bring their children to Pajarito Environmental Education Center at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday for a free Summer Family Evenings presentation by Bandelier’s Chris Judson titled, “Hug-a-Tree and Survive.”
    The Hug-a-Tree and Survive program was developed by a search and rescue team in California after they were involved in a search for a nine-year-old boy who they felt would have been found if he had just known a few basic things to do when lost.  

  • David and Aimée Thurlo have, together and separately, written more than 70 novels in a variety of genres. At 7 p.m. June 28 in the upstairs rotunda of Mesa Public Library, the couple will give a presentation as part of the Authors Speak Series.
    The Thurlos’ writing career began when Aimée was inspired to write a novel, while David was teaching middle school. She sat down with a legal pad and pencil, began a romantic intrigue, and soon found David looking over her shoulder whenever class was out. They quickly discovered that they could write with one voice, and their combined efforts resulted in books characterized by the unique stamp that defined their partnership in life and work.

  • In the Pilots and Paws program, pets from overwhelmed kill shelters hitch a flight to communities where they will be adopted. Pilot Jeff Bennett recently flew his 1,000th animal.

  • Getting leadership training is easy for adults in Los Alamos. All they have to do is sign up for a Leadership Los Alamos course.
    Training youth leaders is just as simple. Each year, Los Alamos Youth Leadership has helped high school students in ninth through 12th grade gain confidence and leadership skills that they may use later in life. County Councilor Sharon Stover founded the group in 2005.
    Approximately 25-45 students join LAYL each summer and work with adult leaders from the community that have gone through the Leadership Los Alamos program.
    In fact, several community groups support LAYL and without the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board, Los Alamos National Bank, the Family YMCA and Los Alamos High School, LAYL would not be possible.

  • Today
    This month’s Juvenile Justice Advisory Board meeting will be at 6:15 p.m. in Building #1, Camino Entrada, Pajarito Cliffs Site. For more information, call 661-4097.

    Thursday
    Students working on the Los Alamos Youth Food Project will be guest speakers during lunch at 11:30 a.m. at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

    Wildflower Walk with PEEC. Join Chick Keller, curator of PEEC’s Jemez Mountains Herbarium for an easy walk along a local trail to learn the names of wildflowers. A plant list will be provided. Meet at PEEC at 5:30 p.m. to carpool or caravan to the trailhead. Free, no registration required. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

  • Before passing away from a brain tumor in December 2009, Julie Meadows and her family got help from friends, the community and fellow church members, organized as “Julie’s Helpers.”   
    Launched in May 2011, the Julie’s Helpers Memorial Scholarship Fund seeks to provide, annually, the kind of help that Meadows would have been proud of. Wife, mother of two young sons, Los Alamos National Laboratory staffer, active member of Alpha Zeta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi sorority, and member of White Rock Presbyterian Church, Meadows had been tireless in volunteering.

  • Today
    The next meeting of the Los Alamos Geological Society will be at 6 p.m. at the Christian Church, 92 East Road. This meeting will be a potluck and silent auction with the main entrée provided by El Parasol. The June field trip will be to the Nacimiento Mine about six miles east of Cuba, N.M. For this trip, participants will meet at 6:50 a.m. June 23 at the Sullivan Field parking lot. Contact Paul Bradley at Ppbradpp@aol.com for more details.

  • You know, I have said before that you can build assets at any age and late night Fridays in Los Alamos, proved that philosophy.
    The annual Relay for Life event kicked off with a Cancer Survivor’s Lap. The participants walked the first lap to begin the event, which took volunteers and walkers late into the night.
    The lap was preceded by a dinner, flowers and a presentation by Dr. Eric Bernstein, an oncologist with New Mexico Cancer Care at the Los Alamos Medical Center.
    Doug Stavert, Ann Sherrard and Katie Stavert, along with a furry friend, scooped and swept a large build-up of water that had collected around the pond prior to the arrival of walkers that have been through — or are currently going through — the battle.

  • The Kiwanis Club presented a scholarship to Ben Schilling, who will attend New Mexico Tech and study mechanical engineering. Schilling said he had a great school experience. When asked to name one positive thing about Los Alamos High School, he cited the students and teachers. When asked what one issue he would like to see improved or changed at LAHS, he said there should be more hands-on learning. Ben is pictured with his parents Lori and Scott and club President Kristy Keane. The Kiwanis Club recognizes graduating seniors for their commitment to the community with financial support. The Club meets at noon every Tuesday at the Masonic Lodge.