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Today's Features

  • It all started with just one little black cat but, eight years later more than 200 cats receive care annually through the New Mexico Chapter of the Felines and Friends.

    Bobbie Heller of the Felines and Friends explained how she found the cat during a snowstorm. It was living in an abandoned car in a parking lot. She took the cat in and started looking for a rescue organization but couldn’t find one. However, Heller said she was familiar with the Felines and Friends organization in California and decided to establish a chapter in New Mexico.

  • Cub Scout Pack 229 held its Blue and Gold Banquet Monday at the Barranca Elementary School gym. This particular banquet stood out from others because Boy Scouts of America is celebrating 100 years of scouting this year.  

    Honored guests included Paul Rhein, Northern New Mexico District director, Jay Elson,  Associate Order of the Arrow adviser, and Dane Spearing, Troop 22 scoutmaster.  

  • Pull out the dobbers and the lucky charms – it’s time to play bingo to support Los Alamos Right to Life.

    The local organization will host a benefit bingo at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Knights of Columbus, located at 401 Trinity Drive.

    Besides bingo, soup and snacks have been donated to the event.

    The cost of bingo is $14.

  • Get a jump start on college this summer on the UNM-LA campus as part of the Sumer Bridge Program.

    The program is specifically designed to prepare students for the challenges of college life.

    Thanks to a $15,000 Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation STEM grant, the program waives tuition and fees. Students who graduate from high school or receive a GED in 2010 are eligible.

  • Travel back in time to a different era  where poodle skirts and saddle shoes were in vogue and Elvis ruled the radio. It will be simple to revisit the 1950s, just head over to the Los Alamos Family Strengths Council’s Fabulous Fifties Sock Hop.

    This is the fifth year that Family Council has held the fundraiser, and each year it celebrates the highlights of ‘50s. For instance, Tim Gallegos, the disk jockey, will play ‘50s favorites, and Morrie Pongratz, also known as Elvis, will serve as the emcee.

  • It’s normal to see hand-me-down clothes in a closet. But ,what if  used clothing was the only thing hanging in your closet?

    The Christian Church, along with the Church of Christ and Calvary Church, are working to ensure that the children in the New Mexico Christian Children’s Home in Portales aren’t faced with a wardrobe full of previously worn clothing.

    Throughout this month, these churches are hosting a clothing drive that includes both used and new clothing.

  • Inspired by the cover photo of Delago Tower in the March 2009 issue of Rock and Ice magazine, Allison Fritz and Jason Halladay began researching travel and climbing logistics in the Dolomites of northern Italy.

    As they read more about the Dolomites’ climbing history, long limestone routes, easy access, great hut system and of course, superb food and drink, they quickly decided that they would spend a week in the Dolomites during their European vacation in the summer of 2009.

  • The Los Alamos Piecemakers Quilt Guild is presenting Jean Biddick, a nationally-known, award-winning quilter, at its monthly meeting  from 7-9 p.m. March 23 at the White Rock Baptist Church.  

    Biddick’s passion has been designing quilts inspired by intricate mosaic tile work seen in cathedrals and historic buildings worldwide.

    She has received numerous accolades for her machine-pieced mosaic tile quilts, including awards from American Quilter’s Society and the International Quilt Festival.

  • This week as we focus on all of the assets, I have some great news to share. On May 11, Search Institute leader Peter Benson will return to Los Alamos after first coming to the city in 1997.

    The Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board, Family Strengths Network and Assets In Action have combined time, talent and energy to arrange for the community presentation.

    Benson is the brains behind the research-based work and a world-renown speaker.

  • It may be a strange sort of mid-life crisis, but it’s a desperately real one, nonetheless. Playing hooky from work (again), Greg is approached in the park by a gorgeous Poodle-Lab mix, whose tag reads, simply, “Sylvia.”