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Today's Features

  • Nov. 20-26
    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
    10:30 a.m.    Advisory council
    11:30    a.m.    Lunch: Fish sandwich (breaded cod)
    Noon        Lunch talk: Jason Lott, Bandelier superintendent
    7 p.m.    Ballroom Dancing

    TUESDAY
    8:45        Variety Training

  • 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, www.lafos.org. You can volunteer and/or donate, as well as check out links to all our adoptable pals.
    We have a new color-coding system to help you select your perfect new family member. Check it out.
    Two for the price of one. This is an opportunity to double your feline pleasure.

    DOGS

    BeeBee — One year old spayed female mixed breed with soft brown fur.  Friendly, loves to play ball.  Needs active family.

  • Jenny Lauren Tumas of Los Alamos is experiencing life in Canada this semester as a participant in Clemson University’s Study Abroad program. Tumas is majoring in communication studies.

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    Kimberly Boerigter, a Hope College sophomore from Los Alamos participated in the Pull, one of the nation’s oldest college traditions. She was the moraler for the class of 2014 team. The Pull, first held in 1898, is an annual fall highlight at Hope. Boerigter is the daughter of Stephen and Kathleen Boerigter and is a graduate of Los Alamos High School.

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  • Congressman Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third Congressional District hosted an Innovation Workforce Development Summit to bring together key industry and economic development partners to address the future science, technology, engineering and math career pipeline. 
    The summit focused on identifying industry workforce needs, improving skills-based workforce training and increasing job growth in New Mexico.
    The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Executive Director Dr. Cedric Page and Accelerate Career Technical Advisor Jacqueline LaNew attended the summit.
    The Innovation Workforce Development Summit, at the Santa Fe Convention Center, brought together more than 50 stakeholders to collaborate on STEM workforce development.

  • The Assets In Action program, sponsored by the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board, is sponsoring the Hubba Bubba Awards for Los Alamos High School staff members.
    Those who wish to, may recognize their favorite person and tell Assets in Action and the JJAB about them. Please include the following information:
    Name of teacher/staff member
    Your name (unless anonymous)
    Email or text number (in case there’s a question about a nomination)
    What position does the nominee holds with the schools?
    Why did you nominate this person?
    What else should the committee know about your nominee?
    The Hubba Bubba Awards is based on the Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets.

  • The Los Alamos Rotary Club recently honored Anna Laura Carroll as the Student of the Month for October 2011.
    Anna is the daughter of David, (’Topper Class of 1965) and Janice Carroll, a Los Alamos Public Schools teacher. Her sister Emma Carroll, a 2010 graduate of LAHS, is a sophomore at Pomona College.
    The Rotary Club of Los Alamos selects a senior from Los Alamos High School to honor each month of the school year. The Rotary Student of the Month Committee selects students based academic excellence, extracurricular involvement and service to the community.

  • Thanks to Jim O’Donnell and the Reel Deal theater, Pajarito Environmental Education Center will show the new film about Aldo Leopold, “Green Fire,” at 6 p.m. Dec. 1. The film highlights Leopold’s career, tracing how he shaped and influenced the modern environmental movement.
    Leopold remains relevant today, inspiring projects all over the country that connect people and land.
    “Green Fire” was produced in partnership between the Aldo Leopold Foundation, the Center for Humans and Nature and the U.S. Forest Service.

  • Santa Claus has become a staple at the annual Festival of Trees. Here, he chats with Sarah Worley at a past event. He visited Los Alamos once again on Saturday for the festival.

  • Though winter is a time of dormancy, it is also a time to contemplate and appreciate deeper connections to nature.
    The Mesa Public Library Art Gallery presents two artists who not only react to and create art informed by the natural world, but who also use natural products to produce it.
    The library will host an opening reception for “Connections: Encaustic Paintings by Sally Condon and Elaine Roy.”

  • Today
    Los Alamos Chapter #63 of the Eastern Star will hold their annual sales of Collin Street Bakery fruitcakes, apricot pecan cakes and pineapple pecan cakes at Los Alamos National Bank on Nov. 18, Dec. 2, 9 and 16. For information, call Betty Robertson at 662-5185.

    Big M.A.C. is having a Welcome Back Dance for  middle school students only from 7-9 p.m. at Pueblo  Gym on Diamond Drive. Admission is $3 and students whose parents volunteer to  chaperone get in free. Parent chaperones are needed. Big M.A.C. is  sponsored by the Youth Activity Center, a program of the Los Alamos Family  Council. Call 662-9412 for more information and to volunteer to chaperone.