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Today's Features

  • A Mother’s Day Performance of “The Music Man” had people on their feet by the end of the performance. Julia Fair, Daren Savage and Melissa Balice directed and choreographed the combined Chamisa and Pinon Elementary School production of “The Music Man.”

  • The New Mexico Jewish Historical Society (NMJHS) will honor two individuals for their contributions to the organization at its annual meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday at Congregation Beit Tikva, 2230 Old Pecos Trail, in Santa Fe. Keynote speaker for the meeting will be noted historian and author Henry J. Tobias. NMJHS members and the public are invited to attend this meeting at no charge.

  • I have to come out and say it. I am not knowledgeable of the show, “Star Trek.” I don’t think I’ve ever seen a whole episode of the TV show. When I was little, I thought the character who wore the cool glittering band around his eyes was dreamy but that’s the extent of my “Star Trek” experience.

    So when I went to watch the movie, I wasn’t too sure what to expect. I have heard some chatter from people with far more know-how about the TV show that the movie wasn’t quite loyal to all the details of the original story.

  • When I was a kid, I listened to the story, “Sarah, Plain and Tall” on audio tape. Later in sixth-grade, I read the book. I always loved the story, especially the part about the family sliding into the hay in the barn.

    So I was rather happy that the Los Alamos Little Theater decided to produce a theatrical version of this story.

    Like some fans of a certain work, I tend to get a little uptight when others take artistic liberties from the original story. In this case, LALT decided to create some animosity between Sarah and the little girl, Anna.

  • The modern phrase is “blended families,” a family with a parent who has been married before and has lost a spouse through divorce or death. Depending on what source is consulted, a third to half of all children in the United States today will be part of blended families before they reach the age of 18.

  • There is more than just 80 years of history located at Fuller Lodge. This time capsule is bursting with stories.

    For Craig Martin, co-author of “Of Logs and Stone: The Buildings of Los Alamos Ranch School and Bathtub Row,” one of these stories begins with him listening to his daughter’s piano recital nine years ago at Fuller Lodge.

    Martin said he was so excited to hear his daughter play on that grand piano at the lodge when he suddenly smelled smoke. It was the first time, he said, he caught a whiff of the smoke from the Cerro Grande Fire.

  • I have no personal experience to draw from, but being a mother looks tough. I constantly see my sister racing after her kids to make sure they are safe and are behaving themselves.

    Her infant’s cries wake her and her husband up at night, and her toddlers’ activities keep her busy driving the car.

    But then again, motherhood doesn’t seem to be all craziness. I’ve seen my sister’s and her kids’ faces shine with delight as they read a story on the couch. It is also touching to see the youngsters give their mom a hug.

  • Today we look at Asset #10, Safety. According to the Search Institute, “Youth are more likely to grow up healthy when they feel safe at home, at school and in the community.”

    This week, the counselors of the Los Alamos Public School District pursued a training called, A Change of Heart.

    The goal of the training is a prevention-based approach to a state mandate to reduce bullying in the schools. This program is an attempt to change school climate by implementing an assets approach.

  • Nine college-bound high school students from northern New Mexico have been selected for scholarships and an achievement award administered by the J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Committee.

    The students are from Los Alamos, Pojoaque Valley and Santa Fe high schools.

    The JROMC has awarded 136 scholarships and other awards totaling $268,000 since the program begun in 1984.

    The philanthropic organization’s scholarship program is supported by several endowments, numerous small, individual donations and major contributions from the Los Alamos National Bank.

  • Looking back at your childhood, what memories come to mind? Having family picnics at the park? Running through an open field with your friends? Gazing at the sky making shapes out of the clouds? How about attending the Los Alamos Kite Festival?