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Today's Features

  • Baha’i Faith
    For information, email losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.
    Bethlehem Lutheran
    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA, is located at 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at bethluth.com. The Eucharist is celebrated with a classic liturgy each Sunday at 9 a.m., followed by fellowship time with refreshments starting at 10:15 a.m. and Christian Education for all ages at 10:30 a.m.  A service of Midday Matins with Communion is celebrated at 11:45 a.m. The preaching is biblical by our Pastors, Rev. Bruce Kuenzel and Rev. Nicolé Ferry, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant, and a well-staffed nursery is provided. All are welcome! Come Join the Family!
    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian
    The church is located at 3333 Bryce Ave. The Rev. Henry Fernandez preaches, bapca.org, info@bapca.org. For information, call 672-3364.
    Calvary Chapel
    Sunday school classes for all ages at 9:15 a.m. and worship at 10:30.  Our current series is “Kingdom Reign” as we study the book of 2 Samuel.
    The Christian Church
    92 East Road, 662-6468, lachristian.org. 9-10 a.m. Sunday school; 10-10:30 a.m. Coffee Fellowship; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. Rev. Doug Partin, Assoc. Rev. Ben Partin.

  • I may have said something kind of similiar before, but I want to tell you that I may have decided what I want to be when I grow up –  Mary Brooks.
    Mary Brooks is a Los Alamos Living Treasure and more important than that, she’s happy to see me whenever I cross her path.
    Mary is the kind of person where you are just happy to be in her presence and I hope you all have a Mary Brooks, who makes your day a little brighter when you see them.
    Lately, I have spent a lot of time on the road. When I remember, I head on over to the White Rock Branch Library and get some books on CD.
    I figure if I have to utilize a large amount of time, I may as well learn something along the way. I’ve been listening to two audiobooks over the last week, and I thought I would share some of the wisdom to enlighten you this week.
    The first is, “The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die,” by John Izzo. I’ll let you discover all of the secrets yourself, but one of them in a nutshell is to become love.

  • THURSDAY
    History on Tap from 5:30-7 p.m. at UnQuarked Wine Room. The evening’s discussion will be led by award-winning tour guide Georgia Strickfaden. She will discuss what it is like to be a history tour guide in Los Alamos and stories from history.

    The Los Alamos Genealogical Association will meet at 7 p.m. in the upstairs meeting rooms of the Mesa Public Library. The program will be on using Google for Genealogy. The traditional no-host social dinner will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the China Moon restaurant before the meeting at 7 p.m.
    FRIDAY
    The Dover Quartet at 7 p.m. at Duane Smith Auditorium, Los Alamos High School Campus. Tickets are $30-$35, available at: losalamosconcert.org, ticketssantafe.com, Smith’s in Los Alamos and White Rock, the Lensic box office in Santa Fe and at the door. Youth 6-18 are always free.
    Astronomy Show from  7-7:45 p.m. at the Nature Center. Explore our universe from the comfort of the planetarium. $6 for adults and $4 for children.  
    SATURDAY
    Telling on the Wild Side: (Mis)adventures in Story from 10 a.m. to noon at the Nature Center. Explore the process of finding, crafting, and telling stories. $25 for non-members and $20/PEEC members. More information at peecnature.org.

  • The Military Order of the World Wars Chapter 229 meeting will be March 15. Speaker State Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard will talk about what did and didn’t happen at this year’s Legislative session, including items of particular interest to Los Alamos County.
    The meeting will be held in Los Alamos Research Park the second floor conference room. The Los Alamos Research Park building is located west of the South Mesa Fire Station. Parking is available east to the fire stationor east of the Research Park building.   
    The meeting will begin with a social period at 6 p.m, followed by a brief business meeting and dinner at 6:25 p.m. The presentation will begin at about 7:15 p.m. The dinner meetings are open to interested citizens for the dinner and program with RSVP, or the program only at no cost.  The Hot Rocks Java Cafe staff will be catering the dinner: Meatloaf and appropriate side dishes. Cost of the dinner is $25 per person. Please note that a dinner reservation made is a commitment to the chapter to pay for the reserved dinner(s). RSVP (yes or no) for the dinner is needed by Sunday. Call LTC Gregg Giesler, USA Retired, Chapter Commander 662-5574 (email g.giesler@computer.org) or Adjutant Eleanor Pinyan, 672-3750 (email depinyan@cybermesa.com).

  • Political infamy has spread far and wide from the loading of lead in the drinking water of Flint, Michigan. We know the story, at least in rough form.
    As often happens, the problem began with a shortage of funds. The state appointed a special official to cut the city’s costs.
    In April 2014, the city of Flint switched to a cheaper source of drinking water, namely, the Flint River.
    The murky part is who gave warnings to whom and when. The murk extends to who botched the known methods of corrosion control used on river water to prevent leaching lead from old water pipes. So came the lead into the drinking water of Flint.
    People ask the question, “How could this happen?” And the answer comes back, “How could this happen?”
    Crowds of political analysts, and lawsuits, will uncover the political causes. Fewer eyes will look to find better remedies in the technical world.
    The technical world is but a fraction the size of politics, as we know from its name. The history of politics is reflected in the Greek word “politikos,” which refers to “townsman.” Indeed, politics is a task for all citizens.

  • March 6-12, 2016
    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 672-2034 and “Day Out” (adult day care, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 661-0081. Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. for lunches.
    Betty Ehart

    MONDAY
    8:30 a.m.        Tax Preparation
    8:45 a.m.        Cardio
    10 a.m.        Senior Civic Discussion Group
    11:30 a.m.        Lunch: Salisbury Steak
    6 p.m.        Argentine Tango Dancing
    7 p.m.        Ballroom Dancing
    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m.        Variety Training
    11:30 a.m.        Lunch: Clam Chowder
    1 p.m.        Party Bridge
    7 p.m.        Bridge
    7:30 p.m.        Table Tennis
    WEDNESDAY
    8:30 a.m.        Tax Preparation
    8:30 a.m.        LAVA Quilters
    8:45 a.m.        Cardio Plus Exercise

  • When dog and cat owners notice their pet excessively scratching, biting, and licking, many of them associate these signs with fleas. With so many products on the market for flea treatment and prevention, finding the right product to treat your pet and house can be both intimidating and confusing.
    Controlling fleas is a multi-step process and often involves assistance from your veterinarian, especially in severe cases. For every flea an owner finds on their pet, it is likely that many other immature flea life stages, such as eggs, larvae, and cocoons, are in the pet owner’s home and yard. Thus, an efficient flea treatment and prevention plan includes caring for both the pet and the pet’s environment.
    However, it is important to note that no flea treatment plan shows immediate results, so it is important for pet owners to be patient and continue routine care for flea prevention.

  • The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of adoptable pets just waiting for their forever home, so come adopt your new best friend today! All adoptable pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered, and up-to-date on vaccinations. Shelter hours are noon – 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday, and noon–3 p.m. Sunday.
    Be sure to check out our website at lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting, and donating. You can also check out our Petfinder website for pictures of our adorable adoptable animals: petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html.
    CATS
    Milo—A sweet and quiet 6-year-old orange tabby that would be so excited to share his love with you. He can be a bit slow to warm up to new people, but with a tiny bit of patience, he’ll be cuddling on your lap in no time. When he’s not cuddling with his humans, he loves to play with laser pointers and chomp down on wet food. This sweet guy does well with other cats and gentle children. In fact, Milo and Shorty (below) were just introduced to each other earlier this week, and they are already best buddies! Shorty loves to play, and Milo is very patient and gentle with him.

  • The League Of Women Voters will host Lunch with a Leader at 11:45 a.m. March 15 at the Mesa Public Library. This month’s speaker will be Tim Glasco, Los Alamos County utilities manager.
    In 2014, Glasco stepped in as the utilities manager for the Los Alamos County-owned Department of Public Utilities after selection by the Board of Public Utilities, and approval from the Los Alamos County Council.  
    He oversees all operations of the department, including electric production and distribution; water production and distribution, natural gas distribution, and the collection and treatment of wastewater.  
    Prior to this position, Glasco was hired at the department as the deputy utilities manager for gas, water and sewer in 1995.
    Glasco holds a bachelor’s degree in microbiology and civil engineering, and a master’s degree in civil engineering (sanitary engineering). A licensed professional engineer and certified as a level IV wastewater and water systems operator, Glasco has over 30 years of experience in municipal and public works engineering and management.  
    He and his wife Charla moved to Los Alamos in 1990 and raised their four daughters in the Los Alamos community.

  • TODAY
    Jemez Thrift Shop bag day from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

    Los Alamos County Transportation Board meeting at 5:30 in room 110 at the municipal building. The New Mexico Department of Transportation will provide an update regarding the NM 502 Trinity Drive Improvements Project.

    Group Coaching Session on Using Testimonials and Case Studies from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Pig+ Fig Café in White Rock. Join Mandy Marksteiner when she shows you how to use case studies and testimonials in your marketing materials. Breakfast is on Mandy.

    Los Alamos Little Theater will perform “Lions in Illyria” at 7 p.m. The show is appropriate for all ages, and will last about 75 minutes. For this production only, tickets are priced at $10 for all seats. Get tickets at C.B. Fox, online through lalt.org or at the door.

    March Night Sky Show at the Nature Center from 7-7:45 p.m. Discover and identify objects visible in our night sky this month, and enjoy their beauty from our planetarium. Cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children. More information at peecnature.org
    SATURDAY
    Geocaching 101 from 10:30 a.m.-noon at the Nature Center. Discover the fun of geocaching in this hands-on class. Free. More information at peecnature.org.
    Jemez Thrift Shop bag day from 9 a.m.-noon.