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Today's Features

  • Classical music is more than just pretty sounds. For instance, between 1795-1880, a combination of an emotional and political atmosphere was commonly featured in the music. Hear this music during the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra’s fall concert to be presented at 7 p.m. Nov. 13 in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Michael Gyurik will conduct the concert.

  • When reading, images are conjured in a reader’s mind. They wonder, what does a character look like? What the appearance of a setting? With a new book by Anne Hillerman and Don Strel, these questions can be answered.

    Their book, “Tony Hillerman’s Landscape: On the Road with Leaphorn and Chee,” takes a visual tour of the settings featured in the mystery writer’s books.

  • On Friday, Los Alamos resident Jim Knudson will step into the spotlight as the soloist with the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra, playing the “Saint-Saens Cello Concerto.” Knudson is not inexperienced with the limelight. Being a soloist is only one of many hats this man wears.

  • Feelings account for a lot. In fact, according to the Search Institute, youth benefit from possessing Asset #33, Interpersonal Competence. The institute states, “Youth are more likely to grow up healthy when they have empathy, sensitivity and friendship making skills.”

    This week, I have had the honor and pleasure of assisting the Russian delegation from our Sister City in Sarov, Russia, and attending the annual Search Institute Conference.

  • Thirty students made a commitment to leadership and to serve community.

    To cement this commitment, the Los Alamos Youth Leadership students are working on a variety of fundraising and service activities.  

    The teams are driven by the youth who coordinate everything from meetings and projects to team names and outcomes.

    Each team has its own unique name. For instance, there is the SPK team, or the Sour Patch Kids.

    This name was selected because sometimes the team members are sweet and sometimes they’re sour.

  • At first glance, it may seem like they are just the ones who drive the county transit buses, send out the utility bills or patrol the streets. On Saturday, however, the Los Alamos County employees are going to show a side of themselves not often seen in public.

    The Los Alamos County Employee Arts and Crafts Fair will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Fuller Lodge. During this fair, 28 vendors, which will include county employees, their spouses and friends, will unleash their artistic side.

  • The first major construction project I participated in was building the fence around my family’s yard in Littleton, Colo.

    I was just a kid, but my father let me help him secure the support post before a construction company arrived to put up the actual fencing.

    I loved the whole experience; I loved watching the bead swish back and forth on the level, which was used to make sure the posts were straight.

    My father showed me how to use a hammer to nail in the posts and together we created a wooden grid of vertical and horizontal lines around the yard.

  • There’s no need to travel far to do holiday shopping. Just head down the street to the   Beta Sigma Phi Xi Nu chapter’s Fall Arts and Crafts Fair from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church.

    More than 30 vendors will be featured during the fair.

    For years, this fundraising event was located at the Pueblo Complex. The space at the Baptist Church is a large, open and well-lit space. Additionally it offers a kitchen.

    The products that will be for sale range from handmade cards and crafts to jerky and fabric items.

  • Art is more than a painting to hang on the wall or a song to listen to on the radio. It can be a tool to change someone’s life.

    A nonprofit organization based in New York, called Unified for Global Healing, puts this belief into practice. The organization, according to its Web site, has a network of physicians, nurses, social workers and artists who work together to provide a direct service, cross-cultural exchange and promote the advancement of global health.

  • Joshua Ronald Dolin was recently honored as Rotary Student of the Month for October.

    Josh is the son of Ron Dolin and Beth Lee.

    The Rotary Club of Los Alamos selects one outstanding student from the current Los Alamos High School graduating class to honor each month of the school year.

    Students are selected on the basis of their academics, extracurricular activities and their service to the community record.