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Today's Features

  • As 2008 came to an end, the United Church of Los Alamos held not only a special place in the community, but a special place in the millennium as well. The church was recently selected to receive one of 15 awards presented nationwide from Church World Service.

    The award comes in conjunction with taking part in national and world projects, like disaster relief as well as local activities like the Crop Walk. Church World Service Regional Director Art Ziemann made the recognition.

  • Whether you love the snow or you’ve got the winter doldrums, Friday you can jump into a different season at the Art Center at Fuller Lodge. From 5-7 p.m. Friday everyone is invited to attend an opening reception for the exhibit “Four Seasons,” a tribute to the glorious ever-changing cycle of the natural world.

    Artists capture the delight of summer, autumn, winter and the spring in paintings, photographs, fiber and ceramics.

  • It was not just a hail of applause that showered the cast of the melodrama, “Ten Nights in a Barroom,” there were also peanuts.

    The story and the cast gave the audience a lot of enthusiasm to make the theatre rain nuts.

  • Skating with my niece and nephew last week was a glide down memory lane for me. As we made circles around the Los Alamos Ice Rink, with its thick crust of ice shavings and chilly air, I was reminded of another ice rink in another town.

  • This year the Los Alamos Little Theater presents “Ten Nights in a Barroom,” an adaptation by Fred Carmichael of William W. Pratt’s original work. Remaining performances are at 8:15 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Jan. 16, 17, 23 and 24. There are no matinee performances.

  • Two Los Alamos students, Catherine Chen, pianist and Jennifer Kwon, violinist will represent New Mexico in the senior division at the Southwest Divisional Competition of the Music Teachers National Association.

    The contest will be held in Tucson, Ariz., Saturday and Sunday. The Los Alamos students competed for first place on their specific instrument and the honor of representing the state at the Professional Music Teachers Conference, which was held Nov. 14-15 in Los Alamos.

  • This week we look at Asset #35, Resistance Skills. According to the Search Institute, “Youth are more likely to grow up healthy when they can resist negative peer pressure, and dangerous situations.

    According to data for the nation, only 46 percent of youth report having this skill.

    If I could tell you in a 700-word column how to solve this problem, I’d be a wealthy woman.

    This is one of those skills that must be acquired over time and doesn’t just happen because they reach the magical age of 18 or 21.

  • If your New Year’s resolution is to get into shape and be fit, as well gain greater strength and vitality, the opportunity to fulfill this resolution has arrived.

    The Los Alamos Cooperative Extension Service and the Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization are offering two strength training program options, StrongWomen, and Men Growing Stronger.

    Both programs were developed by Tufts University at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy in Boston.

  • It’s a rather unusual lunch, participants can sample morsels of trombone, trumpet and piano music; they can savor classical, Brazilian and ragtime sounds. While there will not be anything edible for people to sink their teeth into, the Los Alamos Arts Council’s upcoming Brown Bag concert will definitely satisfy people’s appetite for music.

    The concert, which will be held at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 7 at Fuller Lodge, will feature Donna Smith on piano and Jan McDonald on trumpet.

  • It’s the photography enthusiasts’ time to shine. The Los Alamos Photography Club will host an upcoming photography show and the Los Alamos Historical Society will offer shutterbugs a chance to have their work printed on holiday greeting cards, the electric click of shutters and the bright lights of flashes are sure to be seen and heard throughout town.

    I remember years ago walking through a photography exhibit and reading a quote by a photographer who said that the art in photography isn’t how you take a photo but where you are standing.