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Today's Features

  • The League of Women Voters’ monthly community event, Lunch with a Leader will feature Los Alamos Monitor publisher, Ben Carlson. The talk will start at 11:45 a.m. Aug. 19 at the Mesa Public Library.
    Carlson joined the Los Alamos Monitor in February 2014 as the newspaper’s publisher. The Landmark Community Newspaper asked him to relocate from Central Kentucky following the resignation of Keven Todd.
    Carlson is a native of Western New York and a U.S. Air Force veteran. He met his wife, Cyndie while in the service. They have five children and two grandchildren.
    His previous work experience includes being editor of The Brunswick Beacon in Shallotte, North Carolina, senior editor of CBS Sports.com in Fort Lauderdale, editor of the Livingston County News in Geneseo, New York, sports editor of the Rochester Free Press in Rochester New York, and sports editor of The Evening Tribune in Hornell, New York.
    Along with numerous awards for news and opinion writing, Carlson was the 2013 Kentucky Sheriff’s Association Citizen of the Year and has served in a variety of civic capacities, including Chamber of Commerce board member and leadership roles in Rotary, Kiwanis and the American Red Cross.

  • 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.

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  • Santa Fe is home to four centuries of Spanish-American heritage, the Southwest’s premier art scene and a vibrant assortment of brunch locations. Ranging from French to Mexican and Southeast Asian cuisine, Santa Fe’s culinary scene is all about new ways to spice up the classics, including American bacon and eggs, Tex-Mex huevos rancheros and breakfast burritos. No other locale brings together Southwestern charm and culinary savvy like America’s second oldest city.

    Pantry Restaurant
    Nothing typifies down to earth, homestyle Santa Fe cooking more than the family-owned Pantry Café. New Mexican specialties include eggs with chorizo, omelettes stuffed with chile relleno, huevos rancheros and huevos consuelo. More classic brunch fare from oatmeal, granola, pancakes and French toast leaves little more to be desired, while the breakfast steak promises to satiate even the most voracious ranchero.
    Alongside lunch options spanning burgers, sandwiches and salads, an entire menu section is devoted to “New Mexican Traditions,” ensuring an authentic taste of the southwest.
    Now entering their sixth decade of service to Santa Fe, the Pantry is a pillar of New Mexican brunch. 1820 Cerrillos Road.

    Palacio Café

  • At its annual Earth Day Festivalback in May, PEEC introduced the public phase of “Take Wing with the Nature Center” – a capital campaign to fund indoor and outdoor exhibits at the new Los Alamos County Nature Center. The campaign goal is $1 million. Over $850,000 has already been raised in the private phase of the campaign.
    The overarching mission of “Take Wing with the Nature Center” is to provide exciting, engaging, and interactive exhibits, making the new nature center a state-of-the-art learning center and a community treasure.
    Gifts have already come in from hundreds of citizens in Los Alamos and Santa Fe, as well as from businesses such as Los Alamos National Bank, which presented PEEC with a check for $30,000 at the Earth Day Festival on May 3. Other local businesses have also generously donated so far, including Zia Credit Union and Del Norte Credit Union.

  • For more than 70 years, Los Alamos Light Opera has served theater lovers and performers alike, bringing the best of Broadway to our community.
    LALO is doing it again this weekend with Broadway on the Hill, featuring all of the classical musical numbers that has made the organization what it is today. This night of entertainment is also a fundraiser to keep this Los Alamos community classic going for many more years.
    In April of 1943, scientists, security personnel, engineers, and military personnel moved to Los Alamos to begin their secret work on the Manhattan Project. By the end of the same year, the Light Opera was born, welcoming people from all walks of life to work both on stage and off as actors, directors, set builders, costumers, and all of the other theatrical accoutrements. Since then, the non-profit organization has produced over 60 community-run shows, including classic favorites like “The Music Man,” “The Sound of Music,” “HMS Pinafore,” and, most recently in 2013, “The Mystery of Edwin Drood.”
    Now, LALO once again will showcase the talent of Los Alamos with selections from both old Broadway classics and modern hits, including “Phantom of the Opera,” “Guys and Dolls,” “Oliver,” and so many more.

  • It was a busy weekend in Los Alamos last week with the county fair and rodeo and the Arts and Crafts Festival at Fuller Lodge Arts Center. More than 80 vendors took part in the show. 

  •  The Los Alamos Community Winds has been selected as a finalist forThe American Prize in Band/Wind Ensemble Performance, 2014. Congratulations!

    Winners, runners-up and any citation recipients will be selected next month. To know the exact time of announcements, please "like" the Facebook page link Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-American-Prize-celebrating-American-excellence-in-the-arts/214320622728?ref=ts. or follow us on Twitter: #AmericanPrize.

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    Cliburn Amateur Piano Video Contest voting through August 15:

    Vote through Facebook. Or go to Safari and enter  cliburn.org

    Above the picture click on CLIBURN AMATEUR PIANO VIDEO CONTEST

    When the next page shows, click on:  CLICK HERE TO VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE VIDEO TODAY!

    The next page shows the entrants. The placing of the photos change often so you may have to search several pages.

    Click on the person you want to hear. Click in the middle of the picture where there’s an arrow.

    Under the picture of the person is a box that says: VOTE FOR THIS ENTRY

    Click it to vote. 

  • Recently, a group of eight motorcyclists pulled up in front of the home of the family of Wendell G. Armour, ridden by the Legion Riders of American Legion Post 90. The group carefully carried out the ashes of Armour and put them in a carrier case on the back of one of the motorcycles. Three of the motorcycles were red, white and blue. They rode through town and out to the county stables. Then, they came to the church, carrying in the box of ashes and setting them on the altar. They posted the colors before his service and at the end, Post President Ken Nadeau presented Armour’s wife with a flag. They helped carry the flowers and ashes to the reception. The family would like to thank all the members of American Legion Post 90 who helped honor a proud war hero and recipient of the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and Silver Star. Special thanks goes to Ken Nadeau, Randi Moore, Jim Hay, Renee Williams, Shaunessy Nadeau, Kenny Merlin, Ernie Durr, Patrick Durr and Ed Miller. Miller organized all of this and was a friend to Armour, making frequent visits while he was in nursing homes and at his home.