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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • Imagine a Ute man and his ladylove in a world of mystery, murder and lawlessness. Place the leading man in Spanish Colonial Santa Fe and you’ve stepped into the world of Pamela Christie, author of “The King’s Lizard” and “The Dead Lizard’s Dance.”

    Christie spoke Thursday night before a crowd at the Mesa Public Library’s Authors Speak series. Those who attended, received a treat, as Christie shared several excerpts from her books, along with unique insight on creating a fictional story in an historical context.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Terry and Diana Burge of Arroyo Seco announce the engagement of their daughter, Shannan Nicole Rodriguez to Michael Adam Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward and Joyce Brenner-Jones of Willow Springs, N.C.
    The future bride graduated from the Los Alamos High School class of 1999. She was nurtured in life  by grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Salvador and Bertha Rodriguez of White Rock and Mr. and Mrs. Joe and Maureen Roybal of Rio Rancho; La Vista Church of the Nazarene, White Rock; and Truth Ministries Calvary Chapel, Arroyo Seco/ Espanola.
    The future groom was a graduate of the class of 1998 from William Tennent High School in Warminster, Pa. The two met and became friends at Calvary Chapel of Cary, N.C.