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Today's Features

  • It’s September, which means that local artists once again will share their prolific gifts with local art lovers, offering two days of color, beauty, inspiration, humor and an intimate glimpse into their creative environments.
    Migrate through the Pojoaque River Valley north of Santa Fe and view the varied habitats of the artists — native, introduced, fledglings, endangered, old, wise and rare birds as well. Artist-watchers are invited to the 17th Annual Pojoaque River Art Tour from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 18-19.

  • As we head back to school, we head back to a weekly look at assets in a more individualized way. The next eight months have been divided up into categories and each week, we will look at the same asset that each of the school sites are looking at, too.
    This month, we focus on the asset category of commitment to learning. It may have been hard for everyone to get back into the daily grind, while others found it very easy.

  • House of Hope and Shop on the Corner says thanks  
     
    Our recent “High Tea and Fashion Show” were a complete success! The monies earned will go toward the House of Hope Women’s upcoming 6th annual house building trip to Juárez, Mexico.
    Although each member of the team pays her own lodging and meal expenses, several thousand dollars are needed for the house materials and to pay the local laborers.  

  • The Mountain Mixers Square Dance Club of Los Alamos will offer Basic Square Dance lessons on Sundays from 4-6 p.m. this fall. The classes will be at the Los Alamos Sheriff’s Posse Lodge, 650 North Mesa Road.  
    Square dancing is easy and fun. No special skills or previous dance experience are required. You do not need to wear special clothes; jeans are fine. Couples, families and singles are welcome. Anyone from the age of 9 to 99 can have fun doing it.

  • On Aug. 22, Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church broke ground on its new church building at 2000 Diamond Drive.
    The architecture firm for the project is Mullen Heller, which also designed the county animal shelter and the new White Rock Visitor Center Complex.
    The building construction is being performed by Klinger Constructors, LLC and will consist of a sanctuary, meeting area, kitchen and side rooms.
    Construction is expected to be complete this winter.  

  • John Balagna grew up on a farm.

    It wasn’t exactly a favorable experience.

    “I grew up on the farm and left the farm because I hated it,” he said.

    So he turned to another pursuit — working as a chemist at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    Though he had turned away from the scene of his childhood, an interest in working with the land had taken root and in 1970, it began to sprout.

    He bought land in San Ysidro, which is on the highway going toward Farmington.

    Then in 1972, Balagna planted a vineyard.

  • The 2010 International Taste of Los Alamos was a wonderful success, highlighting the culinary talents of local community members from 18 different countries around the globe.

    This year’s event raised money for UNM-LA Bridge Scholarships which allow qualifying students to “bridge” to their lottery scholarship. Lottery scholarships are awarded after the qualifying semester, thus some students do not have funds for their first semester tuition and books.  Bridge scholarships alleviate that problem for many students.

  • Elementary school students from Los Alamos’ five elementary schools — Aspen, Barranca, Chamisa, Mountain and Piñon — gathered with Rotarians at Beall’s Department Store for “Clothes for Kids,” a back-to-school shopping event hosted by the Rotary Club Saturday.

  • Tucked away down a narrow dirt road and nestled between houses and trees, sits Cuarteles artist Diana Bryer’s home and studio.

    Small signs point the way, but if you’re not paying attention, you might miss the driveway as you travel along the curvy road that leads to Chimayó.

  • CHICAGO — More than 6,100 nationwide members, advisers, alumni and guests of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), gathered in Chicago, Ill. July 4-8 for the 2010 National Leadership Conference. Michael Salazar, a junior at Los Alamos High School and Dr. Juanita Jebbanema, a teacher at Los Alamos High School, were among them.