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Today's Features

  • 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.”

  • United Church of Los Alamos held a live and silent auction Sunday, which raised almost $15,000. The proceeds from the auction will go toward the church youth trip to Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico. Participants will build three homes for families in need.

  • Arno Ilgner offers a philosophy that helps people reach the top of any mountain, both real and metaphorical.

    Ilgner will present his philosophy, called “Warrior’s Way,” during a presentation at 7 p.m. Friday at the Los Alamos Family YMCA.

    He explained the presentation will include a slideshow and a talk based on his new book, “Espresso Lessons.”

    Ilgner added the presentation will be a concentration and practical application of the material he teaches.

  • The Art Center at Fuller Lodge will host an opening reception from 5-7 p.m. March 26 for a unique exhibit of student work.

    “Walls that Speak” features the work of students from the art departments at Los Alamos, Jemez Springs and Pojoaque Valley high schools.

    Starting in the fall of 2009, students from these schools began work on a mural project that was initiated by Dave Fox of CB Fox Department Store, in collaboration with the Art Center at Fuller Lodge.