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Today's Features

  • If you have ever wondered what really goes on during a dance class or, for that matter, a performance rehearsal, you will soon have an opportunity to satisfy your curiosity. At 5 p.m. Thursday, Dance Arts Los Alamos will host an open rehearsal for its upcoming production of “The Nutcracker.” The rehearsal will be held at the dance studio in the downstairs parish hall of Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church and the public is invited to attend.

  • Doris Jackson, artist gallery manager at the Art Center at Fuller Lodge, had her eye on a particular pedestal for years. John Werenko, executive director of the Art Center, joked she could have it when she decided to end her employment. On Wednesday she got her  pedestal.

    A recognition party was held Wednesday afternoon at Fuller Lodge to say farewell to Jackson who is leaving her work at the Art Center.

    Jackson started as the artist gallery manager at the Art Center in 2001 but her work with the organization extended well before that.

  • A kaleidoscope of art mediums will be spread throughout the Mesa Public Library’s gallery starting Tuesday.

    The exhibit titled, “All Mixed Up,” will showcase photography, quilting, sculpture and watercolors. The artists behind this artwork are Darlene Bawden, Arleeta Bawden, Cyndy Carter and Garth Tietjen.

    Tietjen said having a range of media should enhance the show.

  • The Los Alamos Lads of Enchantment (LOE) will hold its 18th Annual Barbershop Show on Friday and Saturday at the White Rock Baptist Church.  The show, “Love, Wonderful Love,” will feature the Lads of Enchantment and McPhly, the 2008 Barbershop Harmony Society Rocky Mountain District (RMD) Quartet Champion.

  • Los Alamos resident Robin Priestley has launched her pet sitting service just in time for the busy holiday travel season.

    Now an empty nester, Priestley turned her lifelong love of animals into a vocation. Her friend, Sylvia Hush, who has made quite a success of her own pet sitting business, inspired her.

  • An uncarved pumpkin is just a blank, seed-filled canvas. Each year, the community looks forward to seeing pumpkins transformed, some into classic Jack-o-lanterns with triangle eyes and toothy grins, others into something else – intricately carved portraits of witches speeding by on their brooms or of characters from the Simpsons.  

    One of the best parts of Halloween is seeing all the best work lit up in a long eerie line, a sort of pumpkin masquerade.

  • Alyx Jones, a member of Scout Varsity Team 222, received his Eagle Bronze Palm at a Court of Honor held Oct. 17.  

    This award required additional Merit Badges and service time beyond his Eagle Award. Scouting began for Jones in 2004 after having earned the “Arrow of Light” – the highest Cub Scouting award. Within a year he rose to the rank of First Class and soon received the “On My Honor” religious recognition.   

  • When I’m old, I’m going to have sagging, misshapen, ugly tattoos.

    People love to remind me of this.  A miserable buffalo, a rotten pear, a little king whose beautiful ermine coat needs ironing.

    Typically, it’s someone who doesn’t know me well and with whom I’ve never shared any philosophy about aging, death or even body art, who tells me this.

    Although I was only 18 years old when I got my first tattoo, I realized that eventually I would get old.

  • Jonathan Dowell’s head bobs as he begins to play the Mountain Dulcimer. His fingers pluck and slide along the dulcimer that is a rich colored wood and decorated with pearlescent designs. From these hand movements a sweet sound dances out from the instruments’ three strings.

    Dowell has been playing the Mountain Dulcimer for 15 years and has played many dulcimers but this particular one is different.

  • Hobbies can be fun and relaxing, but they also at times can be expensive and not earth-friendly.

    Join Katy Korkos and Terry Foxx at Pajarito Environmental Education Center for a three-part workshop focusing on the ins and outs of crafting using recycled and otherwise environmentally friendly materials.

    This class is designed to encourage imagination and ingenuity in using up and making do with items around us.