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Today's Features

  • National Fingerstyle Guitar Champion, Michael Chapdelaine will play a solo concert at 7 p.m. Thursday at Fuller Lodge, as part of the Guitars at the Lodge Series.
    Chapdelaine has won top honors in five international guitar competitions, including first prize in the Guitar Foundation of America Competition, the world’s most prestigious classical guitar competition. He has been awarded two National Endowment for the Arts Solo Recitalist Fellowships and holds a master’s degree from Florida State University. He studied with Spanish maestro Andres Segovia and has been professor of guitar at the University of New Mexico since 1985.

  • At a luncheon in White Rock recently, members and friends of Summit Garden Club celebrated the club’s first 50 years and looked to future events.
    Chartered in 1961, Summit began with eight members whose goal was to learn various aspects of gardening and flower arranging, starting with the basics of floral design. Four members, Dorothy Crawford, Margaret Hanson, Bunnie Newman and Kathleen Hoverson, were honored for 50 years of service.

  • A team of four sixth graders from Barranca Mesa Elementary placed second in the MathCounts chapter competition, on Feb.12 at Pojoaque Valley High School. MathCounts is a nationwide coaching and competition program for students in grades six through eight. The MathCounts program encourages excellence, confidence and curiosity through fun and challenging math programs. With their second-place finish, the Barranca students advanced to the state competition in Albuquerque on Saturday.

  • Thursday
     The Los Alamos Arts Council will begin their 2011 Guitar Concert Series, Guitars at the Lodge, 7 p.m. March 24 at Fuller Lodge. Beverage and cookies available at 7 p.m., music begins at 7:15 p.m.  Admission is $15 at the door for non-members, $10 for members.
    Thursday
    The Los Alamos Federated Republican Women will hold a brown bag meeting from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the United Church, 2525 Canyon Road, in the lounge on the lower level of the Sunday School building. Sharon Stover of the county council will be guest speaker.  For more information call Donna MacDonald  at 662-4001 or Ann Wadstrom at 662-7578.
    Saturday

  • BOSTON (AP) — A Texas construction worker badly disfigured in a power line accident two years ago has received the nation's first full face transplant at a Boston hospital.

    More than 30 doctors, nurses and other staff at Brigham and Women's Hospital led by plastic surgeon Dr. Bohdan Pomahac (POE'-ma-hawk) performed the 15-hour operation last week on 25-year-old Dallas Wiens (WEENS), of Fort Worth, Texas. He was listed in good condition at the hospital on Monday.

  • VIENNA (AP) — Japan's nuclear crisis has exposed huge weaknesses in how the world deals with such disasters, the U.N. nuclear chief said Monday, urging changes in emergency nuclear responses worldwide.

    Yukiya Amano, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, also told a 35-nation IAEA board meeting that — while the situation at Japan's crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear site remains serious — "we are starting to see some positive developments."

  • This week at the Youth Activity Center:
     
    Monday — Relays in White Rock, croquet in LA
    Tuesday — Dragonflies and beetles
    Wednesday — Movies and munchies
    Thursday — Cutthroat pool
    Friday — Croquet in White  Rock, relays in LA

    Membership is free and open to third through eighth graders.
    For additional information, call 662-9412 or 672-1565.
    The Youth Activity Center is a program  of the Los Alamos Family Council.

  • Best of Show and International Science and Engineering Fair Regional Qualifier  
    All expense paid trip, to Los Angeles, Calif., May 8-13.
    • Alexander Kendrick, Los Alamos High School Senior

    International
    Runners Up
    • Ryan Erickson and Eli Chertkov, LAHS Seniors

    Academy of Science Paper Competition
    (First and second will advance to the State Fair, April 1-2 NMT):
    • First Place Jr. Derek Selvage, Los Alamos Middle School
    • Second Place Jr. Chloe Keilers, LAMS

  • Thanks for supporting HOH’s pancake supper

    Once again, the House of Hope Women were overwhelmed by the community’s support of our latest fundraiser, the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper. The funds raised will go toward our next house building mission trip to Juárez, Mexico in October.
    In addition to the traditional all-women’s trip, we are hoping to organize a co-ed, intergenerational trip, possibly over the Veteran’s Day weekend.

  • Eric Edelmann, this month’s Rotary Student of the Month, is a senior at Los Alamos High School. During the Rotary ceremony, he named Diane Toups, a guidance counselor at the high school, as an adult who’s had an impact on him.
    He is highly active in the community, as president of the Natural Helpers Club and a leader among his peers, as a member of both the Los Alamos Youth Leadership and the high school student government.