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Today's News

  • News for Retirees 10-30-11

    Oct. 31-Nov. 5
    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
    9:45 a.m.    Matter of balance class
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Meatloaf
    7 p.m.    Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY

    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    10 a.m.    Computer users group
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Barbecue chicken thigh

  • Animal Shelter 10-30-11

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of on-site adoptable pets; others are in foster care with loving, temporary homes.
    Be sure to click on the Friends of the Shelter website, www.lafos.org. You can volunteer and/or donate, as well as check out links to all our adoptable pals.
    We have a new color-coding system to help you select your perfect new family member. Check it out.
    Two for the price of one. This is an opportunity to double your feline pleasure. Also, we will not adopt out black cats until Nov. 7.

    Cats

    Two for the price of one. A great opportunity to double your feline pleasure.

  • Volunteers needed

    Junior or senior students in need of community service to bolster their college or summer employment applications are being sought.
    The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation is looking for interested students to make phone calls at a telethon hosted from 5-8 p.m. Nov. 7-17.
    Students will work in a call center with adult supervision for several hours in the evening over a two week period.
    They will call parents of elementary, middle and high school students from within the school district.
    Student volunteers will be expected to show up as scheduled and to conduct themselves with dignity and maturity.

  • Small idea sparks a big plan at LAMS

    With the help of State Farm, the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board took a small idea and started to make it happen at Los Alamos Middle School.
    Last November, former JJAB coordinator Debbie Gill and Los Alamos Middle School teacher Stephanie Krantz had a conversation that sparked a plan.
    Gill, who currently serves on the Board of Self Help and the Planning and Zoning Commission, has a 35-year history of working to develop community and youth.
    “I believe Stephanie and I first brainstormed projects during a neighborhood book club meeting. We talked for two hours about how to establish more hands on experiences for kids,” Gill said.

  • ‘Into the Woods’ with Grimm’s ‘scarytales’

    Twisted fairy tales are in vogue: NBC’s new series, “Grimm” and ABC’s, “Once Upon a Time” attest to the trend.
    Coincidentally, Los Alamos Light Opera is presenting “Into the Woods,” a modern Broadway musical that takes simple, well-known fairy tales and twists them into something a bit darker, more like the original Grimm fairy tales, and then finds resolution.
    The only frequently recorded song from the show, “You Are Not Alone,” tells  how to get through the darkness and the whims of the woods.

  • Grant helps school blossom

    On Oct. 25 Mountain School celebrated the completion of “Learning Landscapes,” a project made possible by funding from Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation.  Mountain School was awarded a $3,000 grant from LAPSF this spring and used the funds to build nine garden boxes on the lower playground area.  
    The garden boxes are next to the kindergarten through second grade classrooms and provide an opportunity for an outdoor classroom experience. This project has helped beautify the playground and allowed students to learn about planting, landscaping, water conservation and many other areas of botany and ecology through hands-on learning experiences.  

  • Katie Stroud and Matt Majarian

    Mary Ann and Phil Stroud of Los Alamos are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Katie to Matt Majarian, son of Will and Lynn Majarian of Kennett Square, Pa. The couple was united in marriage on Aug. 6, 2011.
    The ceremony was presided over by Fr. John Carney at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.  The reception was celebrated at Hyde Park Lodge following the ceremony.  
    The bride chose her friend, Marielle Remillard, as her maid of honor and her sisters Sophia Stroud and Gina Stroud and friend Lauren Jarocha, as bridesmaids.
    The groom chose his friend Ted Chelis, as his best man and his brothers Jeff Majarian and Tim Majarian and brother-in-law David Stroud as his groomsmen.

  • September fire calls

    Firefighters responded to 154 calls during September including three fire calls, 88 emergency medical calls, four traffic accidents and 59 miscellaneous calls.

  • Metzger’s ‘gets plugged in’

    A ribbon cutting ceremony took place at Metzger’s Do It Best Hardware in White Rock hosted by the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the first-in-county reserved Plug-In Parking and charge point at a commercial business. The event coincided with National Plug In Day, Oct. 16, an unprecedented observance drawing global attention to the environmental, economic and other benefits of plug-in electric vehicles through simultaneous events staged in major cities nationwide.

  • Minimum retirement age proposed for state educators

    SANTA FE — New Mexico’s retirement program for teachers and college faculty is considering proposals to shore up its long-term finances by establishing a minimum retirement age for some educators and limiting cost-of-living increases for retirees.
    The Educational Retirement Board will make a decision next month on a package of pension changes to recommend to the Legislature, which debated a measure earlier this year that would have established a minimum retirement age of 55 for some educators and public employees.
    The pension program covers 97,000 current workers and retirees.