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  • Andrew and Mousie 09-08-13
  • Youth Activity Center Schedule 09-08-13

    Monday: Fuse beads
    Tuesday: Kickaball
    Wednesday: Movies and munchies
    Thursday: Pool tournament
    Friday: Staff choice

    The Los Alamos Youth Activity Center is located at 475 20th St., next to Ashley Pond, 662-9412. The White Rock Activity Center is located at 10 Sherwood Blvd., across from Smith’s in Rocket Park, 672-1565. The centers are open from 3-6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; and from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday. Memberships are free and open to all third through eighth graders. 

  • Mode a la garbage: Turning trash into fashion

    When I hear the term “recycled fashion,” I automatically think of hand-me-downs and thrift shop threads. And in a way, recycled fashion is just that.

    In fact, according to The Council for Textile Recycling, about 2.5 billion pounds of fabric would be thrown away if it weren’t for consignment stores.

    Fashion comes at a price — an environmental price that consumers often forget about when they eye a pair of stilettos or splurge on a designer bag.

    In light of current environmental conditions, the definition of “recycled fashion” has expanded to include clothing that is actually made from materials that would otherwise be thrown into the garbage or recycled.

    Inspired and creative designers across the globe are starting to use the materials they would normally throw away to create whimsical pieces of clothing that make a social and environmental statement.

    The Second Annual Los Alamos Trash Fashion Contest will make exactly this statement at the Next Big Idea Festival on Sept. 14. The show will take place at noon at the roundabout by Pet Pangaea.

    The contest is open to people of all ages, who may enter an eye-catching garment that is made of at least 75 percent recycled or reused materials.

  • Family, colleagues remember Fabry

    On a cool spring day during the second semester of the 2012-2013 school year, Los Alamos High School had what at first seemed like a regular fire drill. Little did Marilyn Fabry know, however, that it was a fake fire drill — a secret plan to stage a pep rally for the LAHS mathematics teacher who was stoically battling cancer.

    As the alarms buzzed, students clad in orange congregated on the steps of the amphitheater by the new building, waving signs with inspirational words for Fabry, determined to surprise and support her.

    A massive tubular orange air-puppet named George rippled in the breeze, a gleaming smile on his face. As the crowd grew, a group of teachers scuttled around, plugging in speakers and making last minute preparations for the surprise.

    “It was probably the best kept secret on this campus,” said LAHS principal Sandra Warnock, in retrospect.

    Then the double doors at the bottom of the amphitheater opened and out came Fabry, unsuspecting and sporting a knitted hat, pushed in a wheelchair by her daughter Stephanie Pittman, who also works at LAHS.

  • Births 09-08-13

    Aug. 24 — A girl, Kavya Sage Reiten, born to Suchitra Ramani-Reiten and Matthew Reiten
    Aug. 26 — A girl, Kristen Marie Charonko, born to Cami and John Charonko
    Sept. 1 — A boy, Noah Steven Gomez, born to Lauren Guillen and Jesse Gomez

  • Gabaldon to speak at Lunch with a Leader

    The League of Women Voters invites the public to Lunch with a Leader, 11:45 a.m. Sept. 17 at the Mesa Public Library.
    The third Tuesday of each month will the new meeting time. The speaker the month will be Kimberly Gabaldon, the Los Alamos County Community Services Department division manager.
    Gabaldon is Los Alamos County’s first Social Services Manager. She served as the Native American Liaison for the Behavioral Health Services Division for the last five years before coming to Los Alamos.
    Prior to that she served as a policy analyst for the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care for the province of Ontario, where she is from.
    She has also worked for many years as a consultant on health related issues to the Union of Ontario Indians, a tribal consortium.
    She has a master’s degree in public administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and a master’s degree in counseling from Lesley University.
    Gabaldon took over the management of the Health Care Assistance Program that is transitioning from the Office of Management and Budget to Community Services.
    She will also be coordinating the Community Health Council and managing existing social services contracts, and identifying needs that can be met with new or different contracts.

  • Animal Shelter 09-08-13

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of adoptable pets just waiting for their forever home.
    Be aware that the Los Alamos Animal Shelter is not a no-kill shelter. We do have a nice selection of animals, but we currently do not have room for them all.


  • News for Retirees 09-08-13

    Sept. 9-14, 2013
    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 662-8200 and “Day Out” (adult day care, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 661-0081. Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. for daily lunches.
    Betty Ehart
    8:45 a.m. Cardio
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Potato and salad bar
    7 p.m. Ballroom dancing
    8:45 a.m. Variety training
    10:30 a.m. Female Brainpower Initiative (FBI)
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Hamburger
    7 p.m. Bridge
    7:30 p.m. Table tennis
    8:30 a.m. RSVP quilters
    8:45 a.m. Cardio plus exercise
    10:30 a.m. AARP meeting
    10:45 a.m. Music with Ruth
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Chicken fried steak
    11:45 a.m. Tom Oliphant at the piano
    1:15 p.m. Alzeheimer’s support group
    1:15 p.m. Socrates Café
    1:30 p.m. Daytime duplicate bridge
    8:30 a.m. Walk-In-The-Woods
    8:30 a.m. Take a Hike
    8:45 a.m. Variety training
    9 a.m. Toenail clipping
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Lemon pepper cod
    1:30 p.m. Tap dancing
    2 p.m. Ballroom dancing
    6:30 p.m. Chess
    7 p.m. Bridge
    9:15 a.m. Line dancing
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Roast beef (RPEA luncheon)

  • LA Embroiderers’ Guild to display needlework

    Pajarito Chapter, Embroiderers’ Guild of America will display needlework in a case in the lobby of the Mesa Public Library from Sept. 15-28.
    The types of embroidery stitched by members of the Pajarito Chapter have unusual names like Hardanger, Romanian point lace and blackwork.
    The EGA is a national educational organization dedicated to promoting and preserving needle arts.
    The local chapter meets at 7 p.m. Monday in Gibson Fellowship Hall of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Each meeting features a program about a stitching technique or project. During the past year the group has explored needle felting, blackwork, drawn thread, curved stitchery, Romanian point lace, as well as various elements of design and color.
    From 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 21, members of Pajarito Chapter will be in the lobby of Mesa Public Library to demonstrate various embroidery techniques. Come and watch the stitchers at work. They’ll be happy to explain the various techniques and answer the public’s questions.
    For more information call Marilyn at 672-9404. 

  • UNM-LA offers array of community classes

    The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Community Education will offer two classes in September focusing on the history and popularization of science in Los Alamos.
    Heather McClenahan, Executive Director of the Los Alamos Historical Society, will lead a class in the “History of the Manhattan Project.” The class will cover the compelling story of the individuals, institutions and forces that came together in Los Alamos during the development of the atomic bomb.
    “This is a fascinating topic and a great class. McClenahan is an expert on the subject and brings the people and events of this episode in history to life.” said Eva Artschwager, UNM-LA Community Education director.
    The class is from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Sept. 12 and runs for six weeks. As a special event, the class will have its Sept. 19 meeting at the Los Alamos Historical Museum, where students will have the opportunity to meet the daughter of renowned mathematician and Manhattan Project member, John von Neumann.
    Doctoral candidate Aimee Slaughter will teach a second class, “Science and the Popular Imagination,” that will trace four captivating topics in the popularization of science, including science fiction and the radium craze, and the “public enthusiasm” these movements engendered.