Today's Features

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  • A horse kicked up dirt with its foot, a cloud of fine dust billowed up from the ground with every swipe. It was if the animal was waiting to receive one of the lassos a nearby group of children was swirling above their heads. Further up, several children scaled a large outcropping of boulders.

    All of this activity took place in the immense expanse of land at the Valles Caldera National Preserve.

    The youngsters were taking part in the Nature Odyssey program, which the Pajarito Environmental Center offered to fourth through sixth graders June 7-11 and June 14-18.

  • There are adventures to experience and sites to marvel at – all that is required is to step outside your front door.

    I recently took this advice. I walked outside my own front door and found myself, along with my traveling companions in Nambé. Despite living here for more than three years, it was the first time I had ever ventured to this community. The first stop on the trip was the House of Old Things, a local antique store located at 111 N.M. 503.

  • When Village Arts co-owner Ken Nebel saw that quite a few people were coming into his business requesting spray paints, his interest was peaked in what they were creating.

    Then Nebel met artist Marshall Jansen and became inspired.

    Graffiti, tattoos, video, vinyl art and industrial jewelry are just a sample of what this inspiration has lead to at the Fuller Lodge Art Center.

    Nebel said when he saw this artwork he knew “it was something I just had to show off.”

  • Ice cream and Frito pies may look like two types of comfort food but next week, these treats will serve a higher purpose.

    The Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church’s House of Hope and the Rainbow Trail Day Camp, which is held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, are joining forces to offer the community a Frito pie dinner and an ice cream social from 5:30-7 p.m. July 1 at Trinity on the Hill.

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  • Right now, my unborn baby ripples along the sweeping circumference of my belly. She strains against the wall of me dozens of times each day. She stretches her long legs, steamrolling my tiny sour stomach with her delicate feet. Soon, either she will outgrow her house, or I will outgrow mine.

    It’s distracting.

  • This year is a record year for The Santa Fe Opera’s Apprentice Singer Program. In all,  1,498 young singers applied and 38 were chosen to come to New Mexico from as far away as Venezuela, Spain, Louisiana, Washington and Pennsylvania to perform with The Santa Fe Opera during its 54th season.

    Although the program has attracted an international crowd, a local face can also be spotted on the opera’s stage.

  • The Summer Concert Series continues at 7 p.m. Friday at Ashley Pond with the one of Scotland’s best traditional and neo-traditional bands, Old Blind Dogs.

    I promise it’ll be a tremendous show. They’ll play jigs, reels, love songs and ballads. The Los Angeles Times reported the Old Blind Dogs brings “freshness and color to acoustic music steeped in centuries of Scottish folklore and history.”

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