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Today's Features

  • For freshmen in high school, it’s pretty common to feel a little lost once they walk through the school’s doors. Some of their questions might be: Where are the classrooms, what are the best schedules, what clubs and activities are best to be involved in.   

    Luckily, the Youth Mobilizers, a program administrated by the Family YMCA, has come up with a resource to answer these and other questions – from the real experts on these issues.  

    And just who are these walking encyclopedias of high school information? They are high school seniors.

  • New Mexico has played a major role in Lee Abbott’s work. The author of six collections of short fiction including “Wet Places at Noon,” “The Heart Never Fits its Wanting” and “Love is the Crooked Thing,” explained the easy answer behind his literary attraction to New Mexico is that he grew up in Las Cruces. The more complex answer is “everything that mattered to me happened in New Mexico,” Abbott said.

  • This week, I had the priviledge of working with the Los Alamos Middle School Hawks on A Change of Heart. A Change of Heart is a 40 Developmental Assets based approach to improving school climate.

    New Mexico now requires schools to have a district wide plan for bullying prevention and a Change of Heart is a community building effort for the Hawks as they assemble for the new year.

  • If you love to dance but missed starting ballet when you were 6, or if your feet itch every time you hear a fiddle play, you are in luck: Belisama Irish Dance has expanded its Los Alamos classes to two days a week. Classes will now be held on Tuesdays and Fridays at the New Mexico Dance Theater studio at 149 Central Park Square.

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  • The parking lot sale at Unitarian Universalist Church of Los Alamos is more than just an opportunity to make a few bucks or score some great items at bargain prices.

    It is a chance to socialize with the community and spread awareness about the church.

    “We’re an active church that wants to do more outreach,” said Robyn Schultz, parking lot sales coordinator. “It’s a good reason for people to clean out their houses.”

    “It’s a great community building activity,” she added.

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  • Summer is  winding down, school is starting up and the transition from summer to fall is beginning. Despite the changes in the air, the Los Alamos Summer Concert Series is still bringing music to the last few weeks of summer.

    Even though it is a time of change, it is still worth celebrating.

    Take The Derailers, for instance. When they come to town for their concert at 7 p.m. Friday at Smith’s Food and Drug parking lot in Los Alamos, it is the roasted chiles and the cool temperatures that this Austin, Texas-based band is eager to experience.

  • What’s new at Dance Arts Los Alamos? Just about everything! DALA has enlarged its studio space in Los Alamos, expanded class offerings in both Los Alamos and White Rock, given a face-lift to the White Rock studio and appointed two new directors to the staff.

  • I  write to you amid decibel levels rarely experienced in 21st-century American dining rooms, especially those with neutral color schemes.

    Because of the riot underfoot, I can barely hear “Mr. Tambourine Man.” Maybe I shouldn’t be listening to this music anyhow. I hear it belongs to my parents. But that is not the cause of this riot, nor very many others.

    This started because of an animal you could store in a peanut-butter jar.