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Today's Features

  • It was the final show of the season, but it felt like the closure of something else, too.

    The singer’s raspy, bluesy voice weaved through the night air while the crowd mingled in luau shirts and flower leis.

    There were food vendors and an artist painted animals’ faces on children. Young people ran around as cats and butterflies.

    Julie Stewart and the Motor Kings completed the Los Alamos Summer Concert Series – which began in May – but during the concert it was felt as though the band and the crowd were bidding farewell to the summer season.

  • When we see trash on a trail, whether we ignore this detritus of human existence or we pick it up, our perception of an otherwise pristine wilderness is altered.

    Yet if the crushed V8 can and the bottle cap are arranged on an old wooden plank, we are presented with an alternate reality.

    The current exhibit at the Art Center at Fuller Lodge, “Everything Old is New Again: Recycled and Experimental” provides a unique opportunity for contemplating this dynamic.

  • Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 54th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

    The 10 Los Alamos semifinalists in the 2009 National Merit Scholarship Program are: Adam Nekimken, Daniel Trugman, Lindsey Jacobs, Adam Izraelevitz, Adam Trujillo, Daniel Cox, Jonathan Robey, Bethany Sullivan, Lisa-Anne Hendricks and Daniel Dyer.

  • A 22-year tradition will continue at Little Forest Playschool Saturday.

    The school’s Fall Fiesta will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and will feature activities for every age. There will be a silent auction, which will feature train rides, meals at restaurants and other items, and there will be a bubble pit, bouncy houses, petting zoo, booths and games.

    There will also be live entertainment, a bake sale and food sales.

    Samara Graham, a professional photographer in Los Alamos, will also be set up to photograph kids in the bubble pit.

  • What do members of the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra – brass, woodwinds, strings and percussion ­– have in common? The answer is easy! They all love to play music – for themselves and for others.

    A presentation, made up of a variety of ensembles playing a variety of music, will be offered in a concert at 7 p.m. Friday at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church

  • Gen. Stephen Watts Kearny was man ahead of his time. In 1846, he was commissioned to lead the Army of the West in the American takeover of Mexico’s land in the Southwest and California, which added almost a third to America’s current territory.

    While this achievement is controversial, it was also bloodless. Not a shot was fired during Kearny’s conquest.

  • Los Alamos Little Theatre’s short play festival “8x10 Again” will open Friday.

    This production is a follow-up to the successful September 2006 “8x10” festival and will likewise feature eight short 10-minute plays, directed by eight different directors. Five of the plays were written by local playwrights and are being presented on stage for the first time.

    The show opens with “Duet for Bear and Dog,” written by Sybil Rosen and directed by Gwen Lewis.

  • Saturday, a variety of community agencies are assembling to educate the community on what Boy Scouts have known for decades, how to be prepared. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in White Rock, will host its first annual Preparedness Fair under the coordination of church member Stacey Gartz.

    “We will have a series of exhibits and classes in the cultural hall of the church offered by our community’s best resources for getting your family prepared now and for the future,” said Gartz.

  • The Los Alamos Concert Association’s “Jewel of a Season” opens Sept. 14, with a sparkling performance by the Jupiter String Quartet. The performance begins at 4 p.m. in Duane Smith Auditorium, and will be followed by dinner with the artists at the Central Avenue Grill.

  • Nothing stays new forever. Cracks, creases and threadbare patches eventually appear, replacing shiny perfection.

    Aging does not mean gloomy, depressing times enter as happiness exits. It is just a different stage, a completely unique experience.

    Maintenance, however, may be a necessity in this stage. Sometimes a little more attention is required.

    For instance, the sculpture, “Grandmother’s Joy,” by Fritz White, was purchased in 1998 for the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Now, a decade later, it needs some TLC.