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Today's Features

  • Santa Fe

    Allsup’s 252 Fina, 2007 Calle Lorca. Inspected on Sept. 9, 2011. Two high-risk violations: Hot holding chicken 108 degrees, burritos 107-120 degrees — corrected. Items destroyed; hand sink drains slowly, drain unplugged — corrected. One moderate-risk violation: Paint roller washed in wash sink. Two low-risk violations: Men’s restroom door not closing tightly; men’s restroom soap and towel dispenser not operating properly. Status of establishment: Approved, no follow-up inspection required.

    Capshaw Junior High School, 361 E. Zia Road. Inspected on Sept. 12, 2011. One moderate-risk violation: Can opener was not cleaned and sanitized after use. Status of establishment: Approved.

  • On Oct. 8, The American Cancer Society will hold its annual “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” five-mile walk and fundraiser. Volunteers are needed for registration, water stations and general clean up. People interested in volunteering should contact Gloria Martinez at 505-820-3538, or email gloria.martinez@cancer.og.
    The walk starts at Santa Fe at Villa Linda Park with registration and a welcome program at 8 a.m. Both teams and individual walkers are welcome. Participants will walk along the Arroyo de Los Chamisos Trail to celebrate survivorship, express hope and share the goal to end a disease that threatens the lives of so many people.

  • On Sept. 17 the Los Alamos Arts Council will host the second Sec Sandoval Chalk Walk, a festival and celebration of chalk drawing, the artistic process and all the local, creative, talented individuals who call Los Alamos home.  
    Join the Los Alamos Arts Council for a celebration of art and community Saturday, on the sidewalks behind Fuller Lodge, in collaboration with The Next Big Idea. Special prizes will be awarded to an entrant in each category selected by the judges. This is an event for all ages and aspiring chalk artists are encouraged to apply as individuals, a group or family.

  • The Los Alamos Monitor has the inside scoop on what locals are reading. Otowi Station issued a current list of  popular books for Los Alamos readers.

  • Michael Mandrell, a contemporary American finger style guitarist whose orchestral compositions offer equal parts world and new age, an array of middle Eastern rhythms and scales, with tinges of folk and an infusion of Celtic overtones, will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos.
     His latest recording, “Returning and Returned” is a collection of his solo guitar work that covers a wide range of styles.

  • Take a walk in the woods with Tim Althauser, as Karen Wray Fine Art Gallery presents his first solo exhibition. The opening reception will be from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 23 at Wray’s gallery, 2101 Trinity Dr., Suite B-2.
    Five new paintings will be on display for the first time. Althauser completed these paintings while ash from the Los Conchas fire rained down into his yard.
    The fire was a reminder of his love for the beauty of trees, especially Aspens.
    “Aspens are the rebirth trees. They make shade for the conifers and the pine to grow,” Althauser said. “Aspens are the forest renewal tree and the first tree to come in after a fire. To me it’s the birth of a forest when baby Aspens come up.”

  • For an amateur archaeologist and curious explorer,  there is nothing comparable to visiting the forgotten towns and villages of yesteryear. Handling the artifacts and witnessing the ruined walls first-hand can often yield important information not found in the pages of books or scholarly papers.    
    However, sifting through texts is sometimes necessary to glean important details and place artifacts in the context of time and space. In fact, I’ve realized that while physical artifacts are exciting, comparable knowledge can be found among the pages of a book.  

    The Quest for Knowledge

  • Today
    The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce FAN Club invites the public to celebrate National Assisted Living Week from 5:30-7 p.m. at Aspen Ridge Lodge Retirement and Assisted Living Facility, 1010 Sombrillo Court. For more information, contact Mary Yamada at 661-0066 or myamada@aspenridgelodge.com.

    Thursday
    Join the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board as they celebrate the award of a State Farm Youth Advisory Board Grant: The Los Alamos Youth Food Project. A brief celebration and check presentation will be from 3-3:30 p.m. at Los Alamos Middle School, 2101 Hawk Dr. Look for the celebration near the entrance of LAMS, next to the Pledge Garden.

  • There is so much to do that this week, we’ll have to give you two assets, so we can squeeze them all in during the month. Our focus this week is asset 22, school engagement and asset 23, homework.
     Research indicates that there is a need for youth to be actively engaged in learning, and that a minimum of an hour of homework each night might be the key.
     This week, there are two opportunities to engage kids in learning, while you get to be involved, too.
     The first is Thursday  from 6-7:30 p.m. at Chamisa Elementary. The school science night provides some hands-on opportunities to learn, mixed with a little fun.

  • The summer rains were late, but they came. As always, they encouraged the annuals to pop up and the perennials to reach new heights.  
    Chick Keller will lead a free evening flower walk for Pajarito Environmental Education Center at 5:30 p.m. today. As curator of the Jemez Mountain Herbarium, Keller will provide a list of plants so that participants can keep track of what they see.  
    After meeting at PEEC, 3540 Orange Street, the group will caravan to the best site for September blooms. Asters, sunflowers, groundsels, skyrocket gilia, gayfeather — they’re all waiting to be admired