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Today's Features

  • Calling all bards, poets and writers – National Poetry Month has arrived.

    April is the month to sharpen the pencil, pull out the paper and ramp up the literary creativity.

    In 1996, the Academy of American Poets established National Poetry Month as a month-long, national celebration of poetry.

    The concept was to increase the attention paid-by individuals and the media to the art of poetry, to living poets, to Americans’ poetic heritage, and to poetry books and magazines.

  • The April 16 Spring Concert of the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Michael Gyurik, will feature two Los Alamos High School students who auditioned successfully for this honor back in January.  Both Alex Austell and Alisa Romero are juniors and both are studying privately in addition to playing in school ensembles.

  • I’ve seen them wherever I lived. They roam around in minivans, arm themselves with enormous purses and yield cameras to document every minute. Of course, there are always a gaggle of young children following this individual – the soccer mom.

    Growing up, I thought these women were targets for mockery.

    I couldn’t imagine taking motherhood to the extreme and becoming a suburban cliché. But after watching two of my sister’s children last week, I realized these women have a lot of admirable qualities.

  • In this week’s edition of Gilead’s Gossip, I sit down with someone we all are very familiar with — the owner of our Spitfire Grill, Hannah Ferguson.

    As we all know, Hannah isn’t the most cheerful resident of our Wisconsin town, but lately she seems to be walking with what seems to be the tiniest spring in her step.

    Hopefully my curiosity will once again discover the reason for this most unexpected development.

  • Giving a little bit of encouragement can really make a difference. Take Los Alamos Middle eight-grader Ethan Clements, for instance. His GATE teacher last year, TJ Bonzon, and his GATE teacher this year, Caroline Haagenstad, both encouraged Clements to pursue his interest in writing and art as well as to submit his work for publication.

  • New Mexico might not have a single drop of seawater within its borders but the state has forged a bond with the ocean. There is something diving underneath the waves that bears New Mexico’s name.   

  • David Li, son of Hui and Olivia Li, recently earned an all-expense-paid summer study trip to the Federal Republic of Germany.

  • Some things are just too good to wait. As a result, many local churches will continue the long-standing tradition of celebrating Jesus Christ’s resurrection through sunrise Easter services Sunday.

    As the sun peaks through nighttime darkness, it is more than just a pretty picture; the scene is symbolic of what transpired a long time ago. There will be two sunrise services to celebrate Christ rising from the grave. Both will begin at 6:30 a.m. One will take place at Ashley Pond while the other will be at Overlook Park in White Rock.

  • Ever, in frustration, punched at the radio dials to find music that doesn’t sound so similar that the songs blur together?

    There is a remedy.

    Turn off the radio and tune into the Los Alamos Arts Council’s Brown Bag series.

    At 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fuller Lodge, two different music groups will perform two distinctively different works.

    First up will be a quintet comprised of Cindy Little, piano; Gerry Fried, oboe; Joseph Fasel, clarinet; James Prues, bassoonist; and John Hargreaves, French horn.

  • Spring break is a time of renewal, of the Earth and of the spirit. I hope you have enjoyed the time off last week if you have children or grandchildren. It is always lovely to see the college students come home for a few days even if it is to do a few loads of laundry and eat a good meal.

    As we see new growth popping up through the ground, I hope we’ll use this as a time to allow for new growth in ourselves and helping our youth to find it within them.