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Today's Features

  • Los Alamos Youth Leadership is accepting applications until July 31 from high school students for the 2011/12 school year. 
    LAYL is a youth-driven project-oriented program. Applications can be downloaded from the Juvenile Justive Advisory Board and Family YMCA websites, or students can pick up an application at the Family YMCA.

  •    This week, I wanted to touch base on — are you sitting down — back to school readiness. I really didn’t want to say it, but someone has to.
       If you are anything like me, that backpack hasn’t been opened since the day it came home in May and who knows what still remains in there.
       As the tax-free holiday for school shopping is upon us, there are some things you can ponder before the big event.
       I highly recommend taking the pants out of the closet or drawer for your student. It never fails; I see kids in elementary school with pants a good four to six inches too short for them.

  • An impromptu mobile museum cropped in the Chamber of Commerce parking lot on July 12. The drivers from all over the United States, stopped by to visit and show off their rides to Los Alamos residents.

  • Wednesday
    Bird Banding talk at Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange St. at 7 p.m. July 27.  The fee is $10 or $8 for members. The fee will be refunded to volunteers for Park Flight field trips.

    GeekOut Game Night! From 5:30-8:30 p.m. every Wednesday in the Mesa Public Library’s Upstairs Rotunda. Bring your own games, play ours, bring friends, meet new friends.

    Thursday

    The White Rock Family Friendly Film Series presents “Rango” at 7 p.m. in the White Rock Town Hall.

  • The following births were reported by Los Alamos Medical Center:

    • June 24: A girl, Kenza Labyed, born to Laura and Yassin Labyed
    • July 4: A girl, Laviana Angelina-Clorinda Romero, born to Sherry Archuleta and Brian Romero

    • July 8: A boy, Dante Lincoln Garcia, born to Krystal and Rafael Garcia

    • July 14: A boy, Alexander Palmer Haraldsen, born to Beth and Jason Haraldsen

  • Thomas Witherell of Los Alamos, a junior finance major, was named to the dean’s list at Bentley University in Waltham, Mass.

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    Brandon Michael Smith of Los Alamos, received a degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison during spring commencement ceremonies, May 13-15. Smith received a Doctor of Philosophy, Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics degree.

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    Bradley Dworzak of Los Alamos was named to the dean’s list at the University of Northern Colorado.

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    Brenna Fearey, of Los Alamos received a bachelor’s degree in pyschology from The State University of New York New Paltz.

  • 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.
    Thanks to the shelter staff for outstanding service to the community during the Las Conchas Fire evacuation.
    It’s summer, remember that pets also suffer when the temperature rises. Cooling animals (dogs, rabbits, cats) by giving them a “cool” bath or shower to help keep their body temperature down.
    A cool towel on a tile floor to lay on, a cool towel or washcloth laying over the skin, next to a fan will also help cool the animal.
    Make sure they have plenty of cool water to drink as well.

  • July 17-23, 2011
    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    
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio plus exercise
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Salisbury steak
    1:30 p.m.    Pilates
    7 p.m.    Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    10 a.m.    No low vision/hearing group
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Orange chicken

  • Owen Lynch, rear, Paris Lynch, right and Robyn Hollis make the most of the hot weather recently with a variety of thirst quenchers available in White Rock.

  • Little Forest Playschool  will host an End of Summer Party and Open House from 5-8 p.m. Aug. 5.
    Current students and families, as well as any parents who may be curious about Little Forest Playschool are invited.
    Grilled hamburgers and hot dogs will be served. There will be a bounce house and face painting, as well as a big slip n’ slide if the weather permits.
    Open House is an opportunity for everyone to get to know the teachers, explore new classrooms and show off old ones.
    New families can see what makes each room unique and find out if Little Forest will be a good fit for their child.
    Little Forest Playschool is located at 3880 Villa St.
    For more information, call 662-5895 or visit www.littleforestplay