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Today's Features

  • Oftentimes when a disaster or catastrophe hits, people flock to the affected area to offer assistance and aid. The situation in Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico, appears to have the opposite effect.

    For instance, the amount of people who signed up to construct houses for families in need through the Gateway Mission Training Center, located in El Paso, Texas, has slowed to a trickle.

    In the past, the Christian organization performed 15 building projects during the summer. Now, only one or two are performed.

  • The Los Alamos Arts Council offers a lot to aspiring musicians – it brings them inspiration in the Brown Bag shows and the Guitar and Gateaux series and provides opportunities for young performers to take the stage through the senior recitals.

    One student has taken notice of this fact and as a result, is giving back to this community organization.

    Pianist and Los Alamos High School graduate Nathan Salazar is hosting a concert at 7 p.m. June 18 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.

  • Harry Potter will spend a lot of time in Los Alamos this summer, with Harry Potter themed exhibits, lectures and classes going on around town. The effort has been organized around a visit to Mesa Public Library July 14-Aug. 9 by a traveling exhibit titled, “Harry Potter’s World:  Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine,” sponsored by the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health with support from the American Library Association.  

  • House of Hope Women and Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church are hosting a special service for Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico. For the past five years, the House of Hope Women have traveled to Juárez to build houses for those in need. The service, which will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday at the church, will deliver prayers of peace and protection for the Mexican city. Read more in tomorrow's Monitor.

  • Cool off from the summer heat by diving into the literary world at the Los Alamos County Library System. This summer’s reading program is titled, “Make A Splash @ Your Library.”

    Read more about the extensive list of programs and events in Thursday's Kaleidoscope.

     

  • Cool off from the summer heat by diving into the literary world at the Los Alamos County Library System. This summer’s reading program is titled, “Make A Splash @ Your Library.”

    The 2010 Summer Reading Program is open to young people, birth through young adult, with programs, prize drawings, special events, story hours, a reading club and more. Even families are invited to participate in some programs. Also, there are special programs just for teens.

  • I’m so close to the end, and yet there’s still nothing I can do but wait. Oh, I can pre-wash the cloth diapers and drink my uterus-strengthening tea. I can swim the world’s slowest 800 meters and blend healthy strawberry-banana smoothies. I can bump into counters. But mostly, I wait.

    I feel like I’ve been waiting since way back in October when I saw two lines on a little stick instead of one.

  • EDITOR’S NOTE:  For  the remainder of the 2010 Los Alamos Summer Concert Series, Organizer Russ Gordon will submit a weekly column to share information and insight   about the performers.

    At 7 p.m. Friday, the Los Alamos county Summer Concert Series and its sponsors present soulful blues diva Candye Kane.

    The incredible blues and gospel singer/songwriter Thomas Dorsey said, “the blues is a good woman feeling bad.”

  • Initially, Paula Dean said she faced her new position as assistant superintendent with some anxiety. But that anxiety has transformed into excitement.

    "I am very excited," she said. "I have moved incrementally from anxiety to full-blown excitement. I think it's going to be a challenge and I love it - I love a challenge."

    Dean, the former principal of Barranca Elementary School, will officially become assistant superintendent July 1. Former Assistant Superintendent Kate Thomas retired this year.

    Read more in the Monitor.

     

  • There are unsung heroes in every community. Their contributions are critical but sometimes escape the public’s attention.

    Librarians could fall into the category of unsung hero, but perhaps that should be corrected.

    With Angie Manfredi, head of youth services for Los Alamos County Library System, participating in the Young Adult Library Service Association (YALSA) annual conference and the Library Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C., people could be paying librarians a lot more attention, at least in Los Alamos.