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Today's Features

  • At its annual Earth Day Festivalback in May, PEEC introduced the public phase of “Take Wing with the Nature Center” – a capital campaign to fund indoor and outdoor exhibits at the new Los Alamos County Nature Center. The campaign goal is $1 million. Over $850,000 has already been raised in the private phase of the campaign.
    The overarching mission of “Take Wing with the Nature Center” is to provide exciting, engaging, and interactive exhibits, making the new nature center a state-of-the-art learning center and a community treasure.
    Gifts have already come in from hundreds of citizens in Los Alamos and Santa Fe, as well as from businesses such as Los Alamos National Bank, which presented PEEC with a check for $30,000 at the Earth Day Festival on May 3. Other local businesses have also generously donated so far, including Zia Credit Union and Del Norte Credit Union.

  • For more than 70 years, Los Alamos Light Opera has served theater lovers and performers alike, bringing the best of Broadway to our community.
    LALO is doing it again this weekend with Broadway on the Hill, featuring all of the classical musical numbers that has made the organization what it is today. This night of entertainment is also a fundraiser to keep this Los Alamos community classic going for many more years.
    In April of 1943, scientists, security personnel, engineers, and military personnel moved to Los Alamos to begin their secret work on the Manhattan Project. By the end of the same year, the Light Opera was born, welcoming people from all walks of life to work both on stage and off as actors, directors, set builders, costumers, and all of the other theatrical accoutrements. Since then, the non-profit organization has produced over 60 community-run shows, including classic favorites like “The Music Man,” “The Sound of Music,” “HMS Pinafore,” and, most recently in 2013, “The Mystery of Edwin Drood.”
    Now, LALO once again will showcase the talent of Los Alamos with selections from both old Broadway classics and modern hits, including “Phantom of the Opera,” “Guys and Dolls,” “Oliver,” and so many more.

  • It was a busy weekend in Los Alamos last week with the county fair and rodeo and the Arts and Crafts Festival at Fuller Lodge Arts Center. More than 80 vendors took part in the show. 

  •  The Los Alamos Community Winds has been selected as a finalist forThe American Prize in Band/Wind Ensemble Performance, 2014. Congratulations!

    Winners, runners-up and any citation recipients will be selected next month. To know the exact time of announcements, please "like" the Facebook page link Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-American-Prize-celebrating-American-excellence-in-the-arts/214320622728?ref=ts. or follow us on Twitter: #AmericanPrize.

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    Cliburn Amateur Piano Video Contest voting through August 15:

    Vote through Facebook. Or go to Safari and enter  cliburn.org

    Above the picture click on CLIBURN AMATEUR PIANO VIDEO CONTEST

    When the next page shows, click on:  CLICK HERE TO VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE VIDEO TODAY!

    The next page shows the entrants. The placing of the photos change often so you may have to search several pages.

    Click on the person you want to hear. Click in the middle of the picture where there’s an arrow.

    Under the picture of the person is a box that says: VOTE FOR THIS ENTRY

    Click it to vote. 

  • Recently, a group of eight motorcyclists pulled up in front of the home of the family of Wendell G. Armour, ridden by the Legion Riders of American Legion Post 90. The group carefully carried out the ashes of Armour and put them in a carrier case on the back of one of the motorcycles. Three of the motorcycles were red, white and blue. They rode through town and out to the county stables. Then, they came to the church, carrying in the box of ashes and setting them on the altar. They posted the colors before his service and at the end, Post President Ken Nadeau presented Armour’s wife with a flag. They helped carry the flowers and ashes to the reception. The family would like to thank all the members of American Legion Post 90 who helped honor a proud war hero and recipient of the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and Silver Star. Special thanks goes to Ken Nadeau, Randi Moore, Jim Hay, Renee Williams, Shaunessy Nadeau, Kenny Merlin, Ernie Durr, Patrick Durr and Ed Miller. Miller organized all of this and was a friend to Armour, making frequent visits while he was in nursing homes and at his home.

  • Today
    How to Identify Wildflowers. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Learn from two local experts, Terry Foxx and Craig Martin, how to identify wildflowers. Advance registration required. $70/$58 PEEC members for all four sessions, including materials fee. For more information and to register, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

    Game Night: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Mesa Public Library in the Upstairs Rotunda.

    “Off the Cuff.” a juried collection of artwork by artists who answered the call to “run wild, take a snapshot, experiment, gesture, sketch, scribble, doodle — then walk away. Marta Light is featured n the Portal Gallery. Daily through Sept. 20 at the Fuller Lodge Art Center.

    Thursday
    Los Alamos Farmers Market. 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library parking lot. Bring a friend or someone new who hasn’t been to the market before and get 25 bonus tickets towards the contest. Just bring them into the information booth. Also come by and take the survey to enter in a seperate drawing.

  • SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — Robin Williams committed suicide by hanging himself with a belt at his San Francisco Bay Area home, sheriff's officials said Tuesday.

    Marin County Sheriff's Lt. Keith Boyd said Williams' personal assistant found the actor Monday in a bedroom at his Tiburon home. The actor also had superficial cuts on his wrist, and a pocketknife was found nearby.

    Boyd said Williams, star of "Good Will Hunting," ''Mrs. Doubtfire," ''Good Morning, Vietnam" and dozens of other films, was seeking treatment for depression. He would not say whether the actor and comedian left a suicide note.

    The 63-year-old comedian's wife had last seen him the night before and had left the home that morning thinking he was still asleep. His personal assistant later came to the home and became concerned when he knocked on the door and got no response.

    Toxicology test results on whether Williams had any drugs or alcohol in his system are weeks away. Boyd said authorities will continue to investigate his death.

    The actor had periodic bouts of substance abuse and depression for years. Just last month, Williams announced he was returning to a 12-step treatment program.

  • The time has finally arrived and I’m so excited for you.
    Yes, it is hard to believe another year of school is about to start, but it lies here before us.
    There is so much preparation that has been done and continues to be done, right up until those bus doors open.
    If you are a parent of a kindergarten student, I am most excited for you. This is a journey, not a race and the trip can be largely what you make it.
    This is true for every age, every grade, even those headed for the halls of college, those returning to school to earn a degree later in life and just gaining a few needed credits to accomplish a goal.
    If you have children in elementary, middle or high school, stay engaged in the journey.
    I realize that school is that school is the vocation of our youth. Now I know it would sound better to them if that vocation involved a paycheck, maybe we could call it resume building volunteer work.
    The point is, chances are you couldn’t do you job without a few people helping you out, so stay on the journey with your kids.
    One of the big keys is to stay involved throughout the entire journey.
    Do you know what makes kindergarten so great? The smell of that new box of crayons? The fact that kindergarten teachers are so awesome?

  • The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of adoptable pets just waiting for their forever home. Be sure to check out the Petfinder website for pictures of all adorable adoptable animals:
    petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html
    SHELTER HOURS: Noon to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekends.
    Also, be sure to check out the website at lafos.org, to get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating.
    All adoptable pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered, and up-to-date on vaccinations.
    CATS
    Miko and Kita are both 4 years old and were surrendered when their family moved. Miko is a tabby cat with some white, and Kita is all black. Kita had some complications following her spay surgery, so volunteers are still learning more about these two. Stay turned for more information!

    Hannah is a 1-year-old gray and white spayed female who is as soft as can be! She was found roaming on Tewa Loop with her buddy Henry, but these two cute kitties were never claimed and are now ready for a forever home. Hannah is very mellow and loves ear scratches and a soft bed to cuddle in.