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Today's Features

  •  Losing your husband and becoming a widow at an early age is a tragedy no one wants to consider.
    Imagine, however, that you are an eight-year-old in India and that you are widowed, without even remembering that you were married.
    In the Hindu faith, a wife is half her husband and when he dies, she is half a corpse, therefore she lives as though half-dead.  
    “Water” has the motive to open your eyes to the injustice these women suffer and it pulls you in through its rich character development.
    This remarkable film will carry you out of your comforts and into the home of these widows and the ashram they jointly inhabit from youth into old age.  

  • Are you an adult with an on-going health condition? The Family YMCA is offering a FREE MyCD (Manage Your Chronic Disease) Workshop. People with diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain, anxiety, depression, or other chronic health condition can learn how a MyCD Workshop can help take charge of their lives.
    Attendees will get the support they need, find practical ways to deal with pain and fatigue, discover better nutrition and exercise choices, understand new treatment choices, learn better ways to talk with their doctors and family about their health, set their own goals and make a step-by-step plan to improve their health — and lives.

  • This week we take a break from our regular asset-building moment to talk about asset building in adults.
    That’s right, you can build assets at any age.
    One of the reasons I wanted the assets work to fall under the Chamber of Commerce, was to have the ability to work with businesses.
    Businesses can build relationships with their customers and clients, resulting in lifelong bonds.
    Last week, two businesses soared into the asset-building realm by offering their hospitality under odd circumstances, while maintaining confidentiality.
    Illinois resident, Timothy Harris, conspired with local do-gooder, Deb Snow to pull off a surprise proposal to his girlfriend, Chamisa fifth grade teacher, Valerie Adams.

  • Wednesday
    Go for the (Leprechaun) Gold at Piñon Elementary St. Patrick’s Day Fun Run will be at 9 a.m. March 17. The event will include kid-friendly 5k and one-mile runs. Early registration ends today. The cost is $5 for children and $10 for adults. All participants get a T-shirt and finishing prize. Los Alamos National Bank and High Mesa Dental Arts sponsor the event.

    Wild Wednesday Workshops at Pajarito Environmental Education Center presents, “Tree Time” with tree games and activities for kids in first-sixth grade. Class meets from 1-3 p.m. at 3540 Orange St. and is $20 or $18 for members. Register in advance at PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

  • Technology once reserved for laptop computers and smartphones has now become so small it can be worn on the wrist like a watch.

  • The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of on-site adoptable pets; others are in foster care with loving, temporary homes.
    Be sure to click on the Friends of the Shelter website, lafos.org. You can volunteer and/or donate, as well as check out links to all our adoptable pals.
    Thank you to the community of Los Alamos and the Los Alamos Monitor staff for the outstanding support you give to the animals lovingly cared for in the shelter.

    DOGS
    Harry —Four-year-old neutered white Poodle/Wheaton Terrier-mix. Good with children and other animals. Housebroken. Courtesy grooming last week. Come see how cute he is.

  • Feb. 28-March 3
    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 662-8200 and “Day Out” (adult day care, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 661-0081. Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. for daily lunches.

    Betty Ehart

    MONDAY
    8:30, 10 a.m.  Tax preparation
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio
    9 a.m.    Toenail clipping
    10:30 a.m.    Advisory council
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Chili dog
    12:30 p.m.    Driver safety program
    7 p.m.     Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training

  • Los Alamos Medical Center reported the following births:

    Dec. 24: A boy, Giacomo Camporeale, born to Laura Gaudina and Enrico Camporeale
    Dec. 31:  A boy, Zeven Joseph Varela, born to Ada Martinez and Julian Varela
    Feb. 2:  A boy, Cieloangelo Isidro Galvan, born to Fayleen and Isidro Galvan III
    Feb. 7: A girl, AshLynn Sandoval, born to Amanda and Leonard Sandoval
    Feb. 7: A girl, Aislin Cadence O’Connell, born to Leann Redmon and William O’Connell
    Feb. 8: A girl, Ave Jo Montoya, born to Naomi Louise and Juan Lorenzo Montoya, Jr
    Feb. 9: A boy, Satwik Kundu, born to Srabanti Chaudhury and Janardan Kundu
    Feb. 9: A girl, Kailey Garcia, born to Nicole Atencio and Nicholas Garcia

  • Adam Nekimken, a resident of Los Alamos has earned placement on the Gonzaga University president’s list for fall semester 2011. Students must earn a 3.7 to 4.0 grade-point average to be listed.

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    Cody Stewart of Los Alamos has been honored at Lipscomb University for academic achievement during the fall 2011 semester. Stewart, a Ravenwood High School graduate and pre-nursing major, has been placed on the provost’s list. Lipscomb University is located in Nashville, Tenn.

  • A mom may call and say,  “I don’t think my baby is nursing quite right. Can you help me figure out what’s going on?” or “My health care provider said to contact you.”  
    Sometimes a dad will call and say, “My wife is having difficulties breastfeeding and would like to speak with you.”  
    It can be challenging at times to find lactation help.  La Leche League, a local non-profit, is one available resource and Pajarito Lactation, a recently formed for-profit service, is now another.  
    “Pajarito Lactation was born out of a need for additional lactation support in the Los Alamos area,” said owner Kelley Baer.