Today's Features

  • Saying goodbye to a loved one who has died is not an easy thing to do, but the Los Alamos Visiting Nurses offers some assistance.

    From 1-3 p.m. Nov. 2, the Los Alamos Visiting Nurses will host its annual Memorial Service at Fuller Lodge.

    During the service, the names of people who were cared for at the organization are read aloud. As the names are announced, a rose is placed in a vase. This year, 140 names will be read.

    Families are encouraged to bring a memento or a picture to the ceremony.

  • Think Halloween just lasts a day? Not this year; the ghoulish celebration spreads out the whole weekend. Halloweekend, begins with Trick or Treat on MainStreet from 5-7 p.m. Friday.

    Although this event has been held for more than eight years, Jeremy Varela, events and marketing coordinator for the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corp., said a few new elements are being introduced to the program this year.

    “We’re really excited about this,” he said.

    The event will have a whole new atmosphere and everyone is encouraged to come and check it out.

  • Every year people ask me what witches do on Halloween. It’s a natural curiosity born of the fact that witch decorations are plentiful and witches tend to gather on or around Oct. 31 to commune for some “secret” purpose. Although Wiccans enjoy the fun of Halloween, Halloween has nothing to do with the Wiccan feast of Samhain (pronounced SOW-in). Halloween is a secular holiday with links to folk practices. Samhain is a part of the Wiccan Wheel of the Year.

  • Get ready for some pre-season retail training with a shopping day at The Art Center at Fuller Lodge’s Fall Arts and Crafts Fair, held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Los Alamos Middle School. The 31st Annual Fall Fair hosts numerous new vendors as well as long-time favorites, selling everything needed for holiday shopping or for adding a little flair to people’s home and wardrobe.

  • Why, when presented with a thing of beauty and significance, do some people feel the need to destroy it? The true tragedy seems to be that once the damage is done, there is no reversal. Even when the evidence of the crime is cleaned up, there is a stain that will never disappear. The work of art was changed, and it will never be the same.

  • When Evelyn Mullen’s son, Tyler, 12, was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes in December 2007, she said she was “scared to death.”

    The whole experience from her son becoming very sick to being transported by helicopter to a hospital to being admitted into the pediatric ward and the intensive care unit was very traumatic, Mullen said.

  • Ever wished when a waiter at a restaurant shows a desert tray that you could try one of each of the sweet confections in front of you? Consider your wish granted by the United Way of Northern New Mexico.

    From 6-9 p.m. Saturday at Central Ave. Grill, United Way will host Eat Dessert First. The all-dessert buffet is part of the 2008 fundraising campaign. Tickets for the event cost $25.

    Donna Schroeder, executive director of United Way, said this type of fundraiser has never been held in the past.

  • The Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) has a busy schedule of drills, camps, air rifle competitions on top of the regular classes and the community’s support is needed to follow this agenda.

    As a result, the NJROTC is hosting an enchilada dinner from 5-8 p.m. Friday at the Los Alamos High School cafeteria.

    The menu includes red chile and green chile chicken enchiladas, Mexican rice, pinto beans, homemade carrot cake and brownies, and beverages.

    “The food is going to be great,” Gunnery Sgt. Brett Painter said.

  • In January of 2009, the Los Alamos Public Schools (LAPS) will hold a bond election. For the first time in a decade, the school district staff is asking voters to consider an increase in the mill rate. This increase in taxes to property owners will fund renovations to aging school facilities.

  • By going to the upcoming Family YMCA Kathak and Bharatanatyam dance recital, the audience will be able to do more than see types of Indian dance; they will have the chance to make a difference in another country across the world.