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Today's Features

  • Michele Worley found inspiration close to home for her children’s book, “Buster Goes to the White House.” Her dog Buster was the model for the fictional Buster and the two have a lot in common. Both dogs were adopted from the animal shelter and both are feisty, if small.

    “Buster does all the same things as Buster in the book,” Worley said.

  • The Hot Club of Cowtown returns to the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series at 7 p.m. Friday at Ashley Pond. This will be their fifth LA appearance. They’re exceptionally good and all ages will love them, unless the only music you dig is classical, rap, heavy metal or hip-hop. Even if that’s the case, you can always have a picnic and just check out the scene. On the hottest summer night, it’s always cool on Fridays at the Pond.

  • When I was a kid, growing older seemed to be the best thing that could ever occur. At some point, however, this attitude changed. I now respond to aging with a mixed bag of emotions.

    Sure, you are given certain privileges such as a driver’s license and entry into R-rated movies, but there seem to be more aches and pains as you grow older.  

    During a recent trip to visit my grandparents in Boca Raton, Fla., I learned the scales shift back and forth between the pros and cons as you progress further and further in life.  

  • The month of August is known as the time to head back to school in Los Alamos.

    This year, the Los Alamos County Council will also recognize the month as Assets Month with an official proclamation during their upcoming meeting.

    The goal of a formal proclamation is to bring attention to the community-wide objective of creating a healthy community for youth where they not only survive but thrive.

    The work is done locally with the help of the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board and the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce through Assets In Action.

  • Tim Martinez, Los Alamos National Laboratory employee giving specialist, and the staff at Self Help, Inc. ran into a problem that many charitable organizations in small towns face. Their intentions to supply children who are in need with new school materials were overlapping and the two entities found each other stepping and stumbling over each other’s toes.

    To avoid the problem this year, Self Help’s Tools for School and LANL’s backpack drive are teaming up to help children get ready for the school year.

  • There has been a lot of negative information in the news lately about celebrities and businesses. Irrelevant of whether the person or business is guilty or innocent or whether you care about the topic or not, as a society we need to stop having so much negativity.

    The truth is that generally happy, healthy people don’t commit crimes. I’m mainly concerned about this because constant negative attention can drive anyone to the dark side.

  • Two community programs are searching for the next pool of leaders for the community of Los Alamos.

    Leadership Los Alamos and the Los Alamos Youth Leadership programs are finalizing the application process for both programs.

    Friday is the final day to submit applications for the 2010/2011 class of Leadership Los Alamos. This class is for community adults looking to expand their horizons about the community or increase their leadership skills.The program is beneficial to anyone already in a leadership position or hoping to broaden the expertise of their staff members.

  • Does what you learn in the classroom really transpire in the real world? Some cynics might scoff at the idea that an art such as poetry could be useful beyond a school’s walls, but two University of New Mexico-Los Alamos professors prove that poetry has a life after the school bell rings.

    Joan Logghe and Jan Lin  teach poetry writing at the local college. Additionally, they have recently earned recognition for their own literary work.

  • For some people, it’s a hobby – a real passion. They set the alarm so they can cruise the streets early to look for the perfect spot and beat the crowds.

    For those who love garage sales, it is not just about getting a certain item but also achieving the perfect price.

    From 10 a.m.-1 p.m. July 24, these bargain hunters will get the deal of a lifetime.

    First Baptist Church is hosting a garage sale where everything from the clothing to furniture is free.

  • Math should not be something to fear. In fact, if approached from the right perspective, the subject can be fun.

    The Los Alamos Branch of American Association of University Women (AAUW), in conjunction with Mesa Public Library Family Night, is showing off this sometimes overlooked side of math during the Let’s Read Math Program at 7 p.m. Monday at Mesa Public Library. The program will present “Grand Father Tang’s Story.”