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Today's News

  • News for Retirees 07-24-11

    July 17-23, 2011
    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

    MONDAY    
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio plus exercise
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Salisbury steak
    1:30 p.m.    Pilates
    7 p.m.    Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    10 a.m.    No low vision/hearing group
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Orange chicken

  • Bevy of Beverages

    Owen Lynch, rear, Paris Lynch, right and Robyn Hollis make the most of the hot weather recently with a variety of thirst quenchers available in White Rock.

  • Little Forest summer party and open house

    Little Forest Playschool  will host an End of Summer Party and Open House from 5-8 p.m. Aug. 5.
    Current students and families, as well as any parents who may be curious about Little Forest Playschool are invited.
    Grilled hamburgers and hot dogs will be served. There will be a bounce house and face painting, as well as a big slip n’ slide if the weather permits.
    Open House is an opportunity for everyone to get to know the teachers, explore new classrooms and show off old ones.
    New families can see what makes each room unique and find out if Little Forest will be a good fit for their child.
    Little Forest Playschool is located at 3880 Villa St.
    For more information, call 662-5895 or visit www.littleforestplay

  • Youth Activity Center Schedule 07-24-11

    Youth
    Activity Center schedule

    Monday — Freethrow contest
    Tuesday —Deisgn your own baseball cards
    Wednesday — Movies and Munchies
    Thursday — Foosball challenge
    Friday - Origami animals

    All children promoted to third through eighth grade are welcome to join free of charge. The centers are located at 475 20th St., by Ashley Pond; and 10 Sherwood Blvd., near Piñon Park in White Rock.  Call 662-9412 or 672-1565 for information.

  • Rabin awarded Kiwanis scholarship

    Ellen Rabin recently received a scholarship from the Kiwanis Club. Pictured from left, Leslie Sherman, Rabin and Kiwanis Club President Fran Berting. Rabin was very active in Teen Court and will attend the University of Chicago and study political science and physics.

  • Finding a furry friend just got easier

    Friends of the Shelter invites Los Alamos residents to the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter to have their colors done.  
    The new Pet Adoption Matching Program uses colors to help potential adopters find the cat or dog that best matches their home environment, lifestyle, family situation and companionship needs.  
    In doing this, shelter personnel hope to increase the rate of adoptions from the shelter and to reduce the number of failed adoptions.
    Potential adopters will have the opportunity to complete a short questionnaire before they visit the cat room or dog kennels.

  • Learn about fire recovery at PEEC

    Los Alamos Historical Society and Pajarito Environmental Education Center have joined together to present an afternoon for children and adults from 2-4 p.m. July 30 at PEEC, 3540 Orange St.
    At 2 p.m., the Historical Society will sponsor a reading of Terry Foxx’s children’s book about fire. The book will help children understand fire and how the forest recovers from it.  It was written and illustrated by Foxx after the Cerro Grande fire with Foxx’s daughter Alison Carlisi.  As a child Carlisi, accompanied her mother as she studied forest recovery after the La Mesa fire.    

  • Ponderosa children give back

    Last week, the children of Ponderosa Montessori School Inc. hosted a luncheon for some of the firefighters at Fire Station 3 in White Rock.
    All 10 firefighters on duty went to the school where the children had prepared a lunch for them. The children were excited and happy for the opportunity to give back after all the hard work all firefighters (from near and far) had done for the community.

  • Griselda shows faith in her husband

    Antonio Vivaldi’s “Griselda” is the simple tale of a woman and the struggles forced upon her by her husband as a cruel proof of honor.
    Griselda (Meredith Arwady) is the wife of the King of Thessaly, Gualtiero (Paul Groves), whose subjects are not very fond of the queen. As a result, Gualtiero forces Griselda to endure various tortures in order to prove to his people that she is worthy of her station. But there’s a twist: Griselda is completely unaware that Gualtiero’s actions are intended only to prove a point.

  • Our daily bread in 2050

    These are the good times.
    I was driving through the country last Saturday, looking at deer happily chowing down in wheat fields.
    Everyplace is a drive-through if you’re a herbivore at this time of year.
    It’s a simple historical fact that wheat farming has been central to American agriculture since the country was young.
    And today wheat grown in the U.S. supplies American consumers and millions of other people around the world with large quantities of economical nutrition.
    Even a geologist like myself knows that much about the king of grains.
    But I was recently startled to learn that the temperatures experienced by American wheat farms back in 1839 were 6.6 degrees warmer than they are today.