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  • Restaurant inspections 5-28-15

    Santa Fe
    Whole Hog Café and Catering, 320 S. Guadalupe St.  
    Date Inspected: May 12
    Violations: One moderate-risk violation. Chlorine test strips were not available for the dishwasher (corrected). One of the light bulbs in the walk-in cooler does not have shield. Some area ceilings by dishwasher areas are cracked and tiles are loose.    
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    Eldorado Hotel & Spa, 309 W. San Francisco St.   
    Date Inspected: May 11
    Violations: Three high-risk violations. Food not labeled (corrected). Guacamole and milk not at proper temperature (corrected). All sinks, dishwashers and similar items need a direct drain and 1-inch air gap on piping. One moderate-risk violation. Space between sink needs to be sealed. Three low-risk violations. Pans stored above oven (corrected). Missing ceiling tiles. Employees need hair restraints.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. Follow up required May 18.

    Old House Restaurant, Eldorado Hotel & Spa, 307 W. San Francisco St.
    Date Inspected: May 11

  • Memorable Hispanic women theme for genealogists meeting

    Mujeres Memorables del Mundo Hispano (Memorable Women of the Hispanic World) is the theme of the 2015 Annual Meeting and Genealogical Conference of the Genealogy Society of Hispanic America (GSHA). More than 150 members and guests will gather on the weekend of June 5-7 at the Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe. Event is open to the public.
    Keynote speaker will be Deena Gonzales, author of “Refusing the Favor,” the Spanish-Mexican Women of Santa Fe 1820-1880.
    Also featured on the program is: Paris-based, New York Times reporter Doreen Carvajal, author of “The Forgetting River: A Modern Tale of Survival, Identity and the Inquisition.” A key tool for modern genealogists: DNA (genetic genealogy) will be the focus of a presentation and panel discussion by Angel Cervantes of the New Mexico DNA Project and Miguel Torrez of the New Mexico Genealogical Society Genetic Genealogy Project. Assistant New Mexico Historian, Rob Martinez will also make a presentation.
    Carvajal’s search to recover her Catholic Family’s hidden Sephardic Jewish roots in Andalusia led to walking in the footsteps of her ancestors investigated by the Spanish Inquisition.
    Registration form with costs and a full lineup of speakers, events, activities, entertainment and tours, available at gsha.net.

  • SFCO season finale features dancers from dance institute

    The Santa Fe Community Orchestra’s (SFCO) Season Finale will be 4 p.m. June 7 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center.
    The program includes works by Mozart, Elgar, Aragón and Vivaldi, along with a collaboration from National Dance Institute New Mexico’s Team XCel.
    The concert features Mozart’s Overture to “Don Giovanni” and the first movement of Vivaldi’s Concerto Grosso in D minor, Op. 3, No. 11.
    The collaborative performance features the first movement of Vivaldi’s Concerto Grosso in D minor, presented with original choreography by NDI’s Amy Compton-Schultz, performed by NDI New Mexico’s Team XCel.
    The piece will be performed twice.
    During the concert, SFCO Music Director Oliver Prezant and Compton-Schultz will discuss the music and the choreography in a brief talk with examples performed by the musicians and dancers.
    The talk will take place prior to a second performance of the dance piece, which will give the audience and the performers a rare opportunity to deepen their experience and understanding of the music and dance.

  • Mesa Prieta announces petroglyph fundraiser

    The Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project announces a concert to benefit the organization. Nacha Mendez sings the Chavela Vargas Songbook will be performed at 7:30 p.m. July 25 at the Scottish Rite Temple, 463 Paseo de Peralta in Santa Fe.
    Santa Fe’s reigning diva of Latin World Music, Mendez, will sing the songs that Chavela Vargas made famous. Mendez will be joined by a stellar ensemble of musicians for this concert, which will be during Santa Fe’s Spanish Market weekend.
    Tickets are $25 at bpt.me/1441645. For more information, contact Jill Battson at 310-4305, or development@cybermesa.com.
    Mendez is also the subject of an upcoming docudrama by Aubin Pictures exploring the life of Chavela Vargas who was especially known for her renditions of “canción ranchera” — traditional Mexican folk and traditional music made popular after the Mexican Revolution.
     Vargas is also recognized for her contribution to other genres of popular Latin American music. Her songs have been used in the films of Pedro Almodovar — who was her later-day, number one fan — and was also a lifelong friend of Frida Kahlo, Jose Alfredo Jimenez, Agustin Lara and the Latin American celebrities of the 1930s and ’40s.

  • Sports Briefs 5-28-15

    Tennis clinic
    The Los Alamos Hilltoppers are holding a tennis clinic for local youth, ages 6-15. The clinics also include a USTA Quick Start program for kids 6-10 years old.
    The sessions will take place June 8-12 from 5:15-6:45 p.m. daily at the Mesa Tennis Courts, located behind Sullivan Field.
    The clinics, which are a fundraiser for the high school teams, cost $40 and include a clinic T-shirt.
    To register, email losalamostennisclinic@comcast.net.
    For more information, call Lloyd, 660-5714, or Bruce, 660-1440.

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  • Santa Fe’s Summer of Color

    Santa Fe is usually awash of adobe brown, but rich colors of many shades and hues come to the museums of the City Different. Located on Museum Hill, near the downtown historic Plaza, the leading cultural institutions coordinate a series of exhibitions and events.
    While there was still snow on the ground in February, members of the community observed Santa Fe’s mayor Javier Gonzales declare the 2015 Summer of Color for each museum.
    Each museum will celebrate artwork of one particular color between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Museum Hill is located on Camino Lejo, off of Old Santa Fe Trail.
    Museum Hill offers a central destination for exploring some of the city’s finest museums and gift shops. For refreshments, visitors to the museum have the option of dining at Museum Hill Café. There is also plenty of free parking.

    The Museum of International Folk Art is a parade of color from the bright lobby and gift shops to the galleries of folk art from around the world. The exhibit opened May 17 is an exhibition about the rich color that has inspired artists’ imaginations and seduced viewers for millennia, “The Red That Colored the World.”

  • Gladiators destroy Bandits

    The Duke City Gladiators are on a mission. In a third, and final, regular season bout versus the San Angelo Bandits, the Gladiators made a statement to the league that they are here to play.
    Monday in San Angelo, Texas, the Gladiators played a strong and commanding game, dominating the matchup, 47-10.
    The Bandits scored first in the first quarter, but Duke City’s Jayson Serda answered right back with a 52-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.
    Possessions for both teams were back-and-forth without any change in the score the rest of the quarter.
    In the second quarter, however, the Gladiators got the momentum and couldn’t be stopped afterwards.
    A huge play made by Serda on a missed San Angelo field goal was one piece of the winning puzzle. He returned the missed attempt for a 50-yard touchdown.
    Quarterback Kasey Peters connected with receivers Roland Bruno and James Cleveland on multiple occasions for touchdowns.
    Peters finished 17-for-33 with 166 passing yards and four touchdown passes. Cleveland and Bruno both finished with two touchdown receptions while Serda had quite the game with six solo tackles, two interceptions and two touchdowns.
    The Gladiators are now 6-3 overall and 4-3 in league play. The team’s last away game of is Friday in Allen, Texas against the Texas Revolution.

  • Outstanding senior athletes honored

    Numerous athletes from Los Alamos were honored Wednesday night at an awards banquet.

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