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Today's Features

  • In 1973, 12-year-old Karen Boutilier Kendall was invited by actress Shirley MacLaine to become the youngest member of the First American Women’s Friendship Delegation to China.

    The delegation consisted of 12 women including a four-woman film crew and Boutilier Kendall. The resulting Oscar nominated documentary, “The Other Half of the Sky: a China Memoir” aired in 1975. This life-altering experience was preceded by a most unusual childhood.

  • Los Alamos Middle School Principal Donna Grim and Assistant Principal Rex Kilburn reward students for academic improvements by taking one for the team.

     

  • Some tunes come and go. For example, at one point, everyone seemed to swing their hips and embrace the simple lyrics of the “Macarena,” but now, most people scratch their heads and wonder why.

    But there are other songs that stand the test of time and their value is never questioned.

  • Sometimes a splash of paint or a piece of clay is an effective way to beat the wintertime blues. The Art Center at Fuller Lodge is offering a multitude of classes to keep people’s minds engaged and interested throughout the winter months.

    Classes begin Feb. 1 and run through March 27.

    Registrants may notice a few new classes in the schedule this year.

  • I’m sorry, but the column this week is about shameless self promotion.

    As the month of January has been focusing on the Asset category of support, this week is about supporting the Assets program.

    On Feb. 6, many local businesses will open their doors to host an indoor, miniature golf hole to raise funds for Assets In Action.

    The project called, the Nineteenth Hole, in reference to the place where golfers stop for lunch after a round of golf, was developed last year and continues again in 2010.

  • Friday morning, I woke up to a sunny Florida day, the golf course sparkling outside my in-laws’ patio. Friday evening, I was back in Los Alamos, finally, after one of the most stressful periods of waiting I’ve ever experienced.

    It began while I was admiring the sixth hole of the short, crane-filled golf course at The Groves in Land O’ Lakes, when I felt a new pregnancy symptom that didn’t seem right.

    I decided to ignore it.

  • A novice director reveals a natural talent for the stage with the Los Alamos Little Theater’s production of “12 Angry Men.” It’s the first play Courtney Lounsbury has directed and after seeing her work Saturday night, I hope it will not be the last time her work will be performed.

  • In tough economic times, everyone feels the pinch, and schools are certainly not immune to the sharp squeeze in funds.

    Therefore, in response to the changes in funding rules for high school activities, which have made it more expensive to travel and participate in festivals and competitions, the four choirs at Los Alamos High School and the LAHS Choir Booster Club are rolling up their sleeves and exerting some fundraising prowess.

    The Winter WaffleFest will be held from 8 -10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Masonic Temple.

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  • After a successful run last year, the organizers of the K2 Women’s Weekend decided if it’s not broke, why fix it?

    As a result, the weekend program is returning to Pajarito Mountain Ski Area. It will be held Feb. 5-7.

    Amy Bauer, coordinator for the weekend, said the program will have the same format as last year.