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Today's Features

  • Who would think that by the seventh grade a facelift is in order? But that’s just what Los Alamos Middle School had in mind this year.

    Assets in Action, the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board and Keep New Mexico Beautiful Inc.  (KNMB)along with others came together to brighten the look of Hawk homestead with a few landscape additions.

  • Marta Weigle’s resume is a thick one. She is an anthropology professor and chairwoman of the Department of American Studies at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. She is also the former owner of Ancient City Press in Santa Fe and worked as an editor from 1981-2005.

    Weigle has shared her knowledge as a consultant for projects provided through National Endowment for the Humanities Youth Planning grants. These projects include  the “Oral History of Huerfano Valley” project the Walsenburg School System did in Colorado.

  • Students of Dance Arts Los Alamos will present their annual Spring Recital at 7 p.m. Saturday at Duane Smith Auditorium. The show will include ballet, modern dance, tap, hip-hop, musical theater and Scottish Highland, and will showcase the choreography of seven DALA instructors. Admission is free.

  • This week we look at Asset #12, School Boundaries. According to the Search Institute, “Youth are more likely to grow up healthy when school provides clear rules and consequences.”

    As the school year ends, the administration is beginning to create a singular path to bullying prevention, as part of a state mandate.

  • After the success of the first run, Atomic City Circuit Riders are warming up for another fundraiser effort for the Los Alamos Relay for Life.

    The team, which is from the First United Methodist Church, will hold a musical revue and barbecue dinner at 5:30 p.m. May 31 at the church’s Fellowship Hall.

    Discipleship Coordinator Ann LePage said, members of the congregation will take the stage.

    “We have volunteers come and perform something of their choice,” she said.

    All types of music will be represented, including Cajun music.

  • At 7:30 p.m. tonight at Fuller Lodge Melissa Riedel will perform a concert.

    Riedel is a former student of Karolyn Coulter and recently graduated summa cum laude from the University of New Mexico with a bachelor’s degree in vocal performance.

    During the concert Friday, Riedel will perform a work titled, “Galgenlieder” by contemporary composer Jan Koetsier, and will be joined by Sean Kennedy, a tuba player. She will also sing works by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Cole Porter and Jerome Kern. She will be joined by Keiko Shimono, pianist.

  • It may be the end of the school year, but learning opportunities can continue throughout the summer season.

     

    Whether it is producing works of art at the Art Center at Fuller Lodge or exploring the mysteries of outer space at the New Mexico Museum of Space History in Alamogordo, knowledge is available everywhere.

     

    For the last three years, the Emily L. Bradley Memorial Fund has helped sixth-grade students engage in learning.

     

  • Igor and the Red Elvises have conquered the hearts of screaming fans all over the world for more than 10 years with diverse, upbeat music and amusing lyrics. Now it’s Los Alamos turn to scream with glee when the band returns to town at 7 p.m. Friday.

    The band’s performance, which will be held at Los Alamos National Bank, is part of the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series.

    Constantly touring the globe, Igor and the Red Elvises have gained a long-standing reputation as “the hardest working band in show business.”

  • I started this column in January as an experiment, but as anyone who read my previous four installments knows, it, uh, didn’t work. OK, it completely bombed and I didn’t get what I wanted at all.

    As it turns out, this was a very lucky, somewhat miraculous break.

    Here’s what I wanted: to try some different kinds of writing in order to expand my tiny bouillon cube of literary facility into a boiling broth of bibliographic excellence.

  • Dinner for a good cause

    Knights of Columbus Bingo Night was a big success. Thanks to all who participated in the spaghetti dinner and Bingo night for the “Relay for Life – American Cancer Society” fund-raiser. A total of $1,810 was raised for this wonderful effort.

    Special thanks to Annie Trujillo-Garcia for making the wonderful spaghetti, Jackie Ciddo for selling tickets, Patti Levings for helping in the kitchen and Ray and Tina Chavez for helping to serve the food.