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Today's Features

  • The time has finally arrived and I’m so excited for you.
    Yes, it is hard to believe another year of school is about to start, but it lies here before us.
    There is so much preparation that has been done and continues to be done, right up until those bus doors open.
    If you are a parent of a kindergarten student, I am most excited for you. This is a journey, not a race and the trip can be largely what you make it.
    This is true for every age, every grade, even those headed for the halls of college, those returning to school to earn a degree later in life and just gaining a few needed credits to accomplish a goal.
    If you have children in elementary, middle or high school, stay engaged in the journey.
    I realize that school is that school is the vocation of our youth. Now I know it would sound better to them if that vocation involved a paycheck, maybe we could call it resume building volunteer work.
    The point is, chances are you couldn’t do you job without a few people helping you out, so stay on the journey with your kids.
    One of the big keys is to stay involved throughout the entire journey.
    Do you know what makes kindergarten so great? The smell of that new box of crayons? The fact that kindergarten teachers are so awesome?

  • The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of adoptable pets just waiting for their forever home. Be sure to check out the Petfinder website for pictures of all adorable adoptable animals:
    petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html
    SHELTER HOURS: Noon to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekends.
    Also, be sure to check out the website at lafos.org, to get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating.
    All adoptable pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered, and up-to-date on vaccinations.
    CATS
    Miko and Kita are both 4 years old and were surrendered when their family moved. Miko is a tabby cat with some white, and Kita is all black. Kita had some complications following her spay surgery, so volunteers are still learning more about these two. Stay turned for more information!

    Hannah is a 1-year-old gray and white spayed female who is as soft as can be! She was found roaming on Tewa Loop with her buddy Henry, but these two cute kitties were never claimed and are now ready for a forever home. Hannah is very mellow and loves ear scratches and a soft bed to cuddle in.

  • Aug. 10-16, 2014
    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.

  • Baha’i Faith
    For information, email losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran
    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA, is located at 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at bethluth.com. Summer worship, at 9 a.m., runs from mid-May through mid-August. Fellowship with refreshments following the service at 10:15 a.m. The preaching is biblical, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant, and a well-staffed nursery is provided. All are welcome! Come join the Family!

    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian
    The church is located at 3333 Bryce Ave. The Rev. Henry Fernandez preaches, bapca.org, info@bapca.org. For information, call 672-3364.

    Calvary Chapel
    Sunday school classes for all ages at 9:15 a.m. At 10:30 a.m., worship and a study of the Biblical Jesus as He relates to people in our look at the Gospel of Exodus.

    The Christian Church
    92 East Road, 662-6468, lachristian.org. 9-10 a.m. Sunday school; 10-10:30 a.m. Coffee Fellowship; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. Rev. Doug Partin, Assoc. Rev. Ben Partin.

    Christian Science
    1725 17th St. 662-5057.

  • HONOLULU (AP) — A white hearse pulled up to the entrance of a downtown Honolulu cathedral Thursday, carrying the remains of a saint known for caring for exiled leprosy patients in the 1880s.
    A metal box containing the remains of St. Marianne Cope was carried into the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace for what was a cross between a funeral Mass and a homecoming ceremony.
    She was 80 when she died of natural causes in 1918 at the remote Kalaupapa peninsula on the island of Molokai, where leprosy patients were exiled. Her remains were exhumed from Kalaupapa in 2005 and taken to Syracuse, New York, where her religious congregation is based.
    Born Barbara Koob in Germany, she immigrated with her family to Utica, New York, when she was a year old. In 1883, the nun accepted a mission to care for leprosy patients in Hawaii.

  • There was another big turnout for the Los Alamos Historical Society’s viewing of the second episode of WGN’s new series, Manhattan, a fictionalized look at life in Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project.
    Below are some of the common questions that we heard that night and on social media. Every week the Society will be updating a bulletin board in the Museum to continue exploring questions and reactions as the 13-episode series continues.
    Previous episodes are discussed on our website, www.losalamoshistory.org, on our facebook page, and in the museum.
    Join the Los Alamos Historical Society Sundays at Time Out Pizzeria in Los Alamos from 8–9:30 pm for a viewing and discussion of Manhattan (TV-14 rating).
    Was the Little Theater here?
    The Little Theater did have its first production in 1943. The play was titled “Right About Face.” Performances took place wherever space could be found, such as at Fuller Lodge and the Enlisted Men Mess Hall (Little Theater’s current location). However, the Enlisted Men Mess Hall was not converted into a theater complete with a stage, tiered seating, dressing rooms, etc. until 1972. The complete history of Little Theater productions is available online: /lalt.org/archive/index.shtml.
    Why was “USED” stamped on the sheets?

  • Thursday
    Los Alamos Farmers Market. 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library parking lot.

    SKYWARN Spotter Training. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Meteorologists from the National Weather Service teach the basics of severe storms like thunderstorms, flash floods, downburst winds, and tornadoes. Learn about NWS operations, safety information and how to be prepared. No advance registration required. Free. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

    Downtown Dogs. A weekly walking group for dogs and humans. The walk starts from Pet Pangaea at 6 p.m. on Thursday nights for a stroll around downtown Los Alamos. Bring a leash, no longer than six feet.

    Friday
    Los Alamos Fair and Rodeo Weekend. All day event at various locations.

    Dorothy Hoard Memorial Butterfly Count. 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. This year’s butterfly count is held in memory of Dorothy Hoard, who spearheaded the Annual Butterfly Count for many years. New Mexico butterfly guru Steve Cary will identify butterflies and discuss their habits and life histories. No experience necessary.
    Adults $5/kids free. For more information and to register, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

    Jemez Thrift Shop Bag Days. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 13 Sherwood Blvd. in White Rock.

  • Art exhibits
    Local Color: Judy Chicago in New Mexico 1984-2014 runs through Oct. 12.

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, in collaboration with Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, announces IMPACTS! an exhibition of Japanese contemporary art. Show will run from Aug. 19-23, ZBCA will host a series of special events relating to Japanese contemporary art and culture at the gallery, including panel discussions, film viewings, artist talks, a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony and a live painting by AI Kato. There will be a grand opening reception from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 22. This exhibition will run through to Sept. 22.

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art is announces Yazzie Johnson and Gail Bird: Native American Contemporary Jewelry. The public reception will be from 4-6 p.m. Aug. 21. The artists will be present.

    Vivid: Dolores Purdy at Morning Star Gallery in Santa Fe. Opening reception 5-7 p.m. Aug. 22, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 23 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 24. For more information, visit morningstargallery.com.

    International feature artists Nour Kuri and Phillip M. Haozous. “Emotions…Human Condition.” Exhibit blends dance, voice and sculptural forms. Through Aug. 19. For more information call 982-4705.

  • The oldest art festival in Taos, New Mexico – Taos Fall Arts Festival – is celebrating its 40th year in 2014 by expanding and enhancing the festival, adding new features which will be noticeable during the 2014 festival such as The Paseo on opening night. The 2014 festival is scheduled from Sept. 26 through Oct. 5 in Taos with opening receptions on Friday, Sept. 26 from 4-9 p.m.
     “We chose to create a community focus group and listen to local artists to find out how we could better serve the arts community going forward and local businesses,” said Paul Figueroa. “From that focus, recommendations included securing several locations in historic district, maintain quality art shows, foster collegiate collaborations, expand presentations to include performing arts. Our goal is to help the festival grow, evolve and expand to make it even better than it already is.”
     Among the changes, the festival will return to one of its original sites – the Kachina Lodge – where part of the Taos Selects and miniatures will be displayed as well as the Stables Gallery of the Taos Center for the Arts. 

  • Santa Fe
    Tree House LLC, 163 Paseo de Peralta
    Date inspected: June 18
    Violations: One high-risk violation. No paper towels, which was corrected at time of inspection — cloth towels are not allowed. One moderate-risk violation. Ice scoop was placed in ice in the ice machine. Three low-risk violations. The walk in ceilings are dusty and greasy. Permit posted has expired. Employees aprons are hanging in the dry storage area shelves.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    La Casa Sena, 125 E. Palace Ave.
    Date inspected: June 18
    Violations: Two moderate-risk violations. Paper towel dispenser surfaces in kitchen are dusty. Sanitizer solution is not accurate enough. Five low-risk violations. The hand sink faucets in the basement are not working properly — faucets are loose and leaking water. The wall in the kitchen basement area are cracked all over. Wall by dry storage area is dusty. One of the light bulbs in the kitchen by banquet area above the stove is not covered. Floors in basement have concave conjunctures and need to be sealed.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.