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Today's Features

  • My sister once commented that if her acquaintances ever connected the dots between her family and this column, they would know all about  her life.

    Perhaps it is a little odd to have strangers know you before you ever open your mouth, but I can’t help sharing. As this year concludes, I think more and more that 2009 has been one of the best and my sister’s family has played a major role in that fact. Everything they have been involved in is more rich and luminescent.

  • Skating on a circle of ice set in a wintry background is a popular holiday image. The Los Alamos Recreation Department, however, is adding more seasonal spirit to the picture.

    Skate with Santa will be held from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink. Santa and his posse will continue to mingle with the public from 3-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission will be $6.50 for adults and $2.50 for children age 5 and younger both days.

    Not only can skaters take their picture with Santa and socialize with his elves, but they will also get a candy cane.

  • Northern New Mexico possesses a medley of cultures and histories. The Los Alamos Middle School Night Hawk Team was able to experience several facets of the area during the third annual New Mexico Culture Day on Nov. 24.

  • The public is invited to the “Stewards Fair” from 9-10:30 a.m. and from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church’s Kelly Hall. At the fair, shoppers will find special gifts that honor God’s creation.

    The merchandise for sale includes gift certificates for classes, memberships, a child's club and animal adoption from Pajarito Environmental Education Center.

    Additionally, Los Poblanos Organics, which provides farm- fresh fruits, vegetables, eggs and meat, will sell gift memberships.

  • Around the holidays, music seems to fill the air. Contributing to sounds that float through the airwaves will be a brass holiday concert, which will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.

    Admission is free.

    Brass musicians Dave and Deniece Korzekwa, Rex Hjelm, Larry Bronisz, Ted Vives, Pete Forman, Eli Berg and Jerry Morzinski will perform a mixture of sacred and secular Christmas music.

  • The collection of the Los Alamos Historical Museum contains a vast array of unique photos and items, most of which are stored in Fuller Lodge. Now some of those are being brought to light and to life as unique items in the Historical Museum Shop.

  • In early March 2006, Tom Steward, a licensed psychotherapist, and his wife began a strange odyssey with one of their sons, who began showing signs of mental illness.

  • As old faces left the Friends of the Senior Center (FOSC) Board of Directors, new ones appeared.  

    Jim Strapp and Lorraine Thorn were nominated and approved to step on board during the directors’ meeting and luncheon Dec. 11.

    FOSC Treasurer John Stewart nominated Thorn, who works at the Betty Ehart Senior Center, and member Krik Krikorian nominated Strapp, who is a member of the Steering Committee for the White Rock Master Plan.

    Although new members are now serving the boards, FOSC has had to deal with the loss of several members.

  • Positive Family Communication is our goal this week. How is yours doing? This week mine didn’t go so well.

    Three boys combined with home, work, church, school, Scouts and wrestling means a few questions that normally get asked, didn’t. The result is that I missed a school performance that I really wanted to go see.

    The point is that it happens and hopefully I’ll fill the gap and it won’t happen again.

  • Saint Dimitri Orthodox Church will have its annual Holiday bake sale of cookies and sweets from traditional Eastern Orthodox lands on Dec. 20.

    The holiday baked goods selection includes Baklava, Greek monastery cookies, Greek Koulerakia, Paxamadia, Russian tea cakes and Russian honey cookies. Included with the baked goods is a sample of Russian tea.

    The baked goods and tea are presented in an attractive box suitable for gift giving. The price is $15.95 per box. Russian tea will also be available for purchase.