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  • Los Alamos
    Subway, 1370 Central Ave.
    Date Inspected: May 11
    Violations: One moderate-risk violation. Thermometers needed inside refrigerator. One low-risk violation. Three-compartment sink requires 2 inch air gap for pipe.
    Status of Establishment: Approved for opening. No follow up required.
    Santa Fe
    Wow Dawgs, 3530 Zafarano Dr.
    Date Inspected: May 11
    Violations: One moderate-risk violation. Chest freezer not NSF or ANSI approved. Three low-risk violations. Caulking missing from three-compartment sink. Dust accumulation on vent. Ceiling penetrations with space gaps.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    Loyal Hound, 730 St. Michael’s Drive
    Date Inspected: May 11
    Violations: None.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

  • Jemez gallery to honor artists’ at new show

    To celebrate the Valles Caldera as the newest National Park in the United States, Jemez Fine Art Gallery invited New Mexico artists of all ages to submit work to a juried show, “Sacred Water.” The works address the beauty or scarcity of water in our world.
    The show was juried by Fuller Lodge Art Center Director Ken Nebel and Fuller Lodge Art Gallery Manager Amy Bjarke.
    The public is welcome come to the Jemez gallery at the artists’ reception from 2-4 p.m. Sunday (Memorial Day weekend). Vote for a favorite piece for the People’s Choice Award. The winning artist will receive a cash prize or a one-week exhibit in the gallery’s south rental gallery.
    Jemez Fine Art Gallery is at 17346 Highway 4, just south of the Jemez Springs Village Plaza. Hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily except Tuesdays.
    For more information, go to jemezfineart.com or call 575-829-3340.

    Talks continue at Mesa Prieta

  • TOURISM Santa Fe, the Santa Fe University of Art and Design (SFUAD), and creative advertising agency Fuseideas announce a new collaborative, yearlong intern program. The program offers internships in photography, writing and film, and provide students with exposure to top industry professionals. Students will also participate in hands-on opportunities, working at the nexus of a leading destination marketing organization and a creative agency, branding and sharing the unique experiences of Santa Fe to a variety of international audiences.
    Throughout the program, SFUAD interns will interact with agency managers and creatives, shadow professional photography and video shoots, and present and create content to be published on TOURISM Santa Fe social media platforms, paid media executions and santafe.org. These hands-on experiences provide invaluable career insights and enable students to develop portfolios for professional employment after graduation.
    “Santa Fe is a city of preeminent creative talent,” said Javier Gonzales, Mayor of Santa Fe. “The SFUAD internship program is the latest in our ongoing efforts to develop and retain local talent by delivering the national exposure and growth opportunities young people need to help tourism and other leading industries excel.”

  • Will cooperation lead to the gold? That’s the question the New Mexico Tourism Department is wondering as a weekend event, “Fennboree,” has been planned to bring together treasure seekers who are on the hunt for Forrest Fenn’s hidden prize.
    Five years ago, Santa Fe resident Fenn hid the chest somewhere in New Mexico after stocking it with coins, diamonds, sapphires, rubies and gold nuggets whose value has been estimated as high as $2 million.
    It’s been estimated by some that nearly 30,000 people have looked for the treasure and now a weekend dedicated to discussing past hunts, advice to new hunters and strategizing tactics for new hunts is planned at the Rio Chama Campground in New Mexico.
    “Fennboree,” named in honor of Fenn, and will consist of a two-day event, Friday through Sunday, focused on collaborating and finding the hidden gold. Fenn believes the hunting will bring an estimated 50,000 additional people to the state this summer.
    Tourism officials are thrilled if it brings many to the state hunting for gold, but believes the journey might have more to offer than just searching hidden treasure.

  • Mix one part education, two parts inspiration and shake it up with seven seminars, three cocktail parties, a film premiere, concert and interactive tastings. The result is New Mexico Cocktails & Culture — New Mexico’s first spirits festival opening May 30 in Santa Fe.
    The festival is founded by Santa Fean Natalie Bovis to educate, entertain and raise the bar for well-crafted cocktails for hospitality professionals and home entertainers.
    Celebrated bar owners and managers from Santa Fe and Albuquerque make up the NMCC Bar Board advisors — and bartenders and servers holding a current NM State Alcohol Servers License get 50 percent off seminar tickets. Bars and restaurants throughout the state are invited to feature their own special NMCC cocktail at their own venues in conjunction with the event, and be listed on the NMCocktailCulture.com website.
    “Mixology is the liquid element of the culinary arts,” Bovis said. “New Mexico Cocktails & Culture offers professional and home bartenders a chance to train like chefs by learning the history of spirits and classic cocktails, and how to balance flavors while incorporating fresh, seasonal ingredients. I’m thrilled that some of the best mixology teachers from around the U.S. enthusiastically agreed to come to Santa Fe.”

  • What does it mean to be a wildlife “rehabber”, and what goes into this important work? Dr. Kathleen Ramsay, founder of the New Mexico Wildlife Center, will give a talk on the topic at 7 p.m. May 26 at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
    In her talk, Ramsay will discuss her career as a wildlife rehabber, and why this work is important to wildlife and to us all. She will also talk about how she cares for the animals, such as providing medical care, maintaining the cages and special feeding considerations. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.
    Ramsay has devoted more than 30 years to animal care. After receiving her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University, Ramsay opened her own veterinary clinic in Española. In 1986, Ramsay founded the New Mexico Wildlife Center located in Española. Although its mission was originally to care for birds, the mission and facility expanded.
    In the early 2000s, Ramsay was appointed to the New Mexico Board of Veterinary Medicine, where she continued to serve until 2013. Ramsay eventually had to leave the New Mexico Wildlife Center to care for her ailing husband, but she still continued to provide rehabilitation to bears.

  • The Mesa Public Library will be host to a book group round-up, summer reading for grown ups. There will be two sessions, 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
    A book group round-up is a chance for people to get together and talk about books — whatever kinds of books they like.
    It’s a chance for people who would like to form or join a book discussion group to meet. It’s a chance for established book groups to find new members. It’s a chance for readers to break out of old patterns and read something different, based on personal recommendations from others in the group.
    Mesa Public Library will have two sessions of Book Group Round-up to kick off the summer reading season, and to introduce people to a new, library-sponsored book club called the “Any Book” Book Club.
    Everyone who likes to read and talk about books is invited. If you can’t attend, but are interested in sharing information about book groups you may belong to, fill out the questionnaire at either library in Los Alamos or White Rock.
    An “Any Book” book club is one where everyone gets together to talk about the book they are reading at the time, or the most recent one they’ve read, or the one that made the biggest impact on them.  

  • Los Alamos High School students Katie Delgado, Wilbur Wang and Devon McClesky, along with 11 others received medals from the American Association of German Teachers for scoring in the 91st to 99th percentile, when compared to German students on a nationwide scale.
    “Wunderbar!” Dr. Debbie Belew-Nyquist said. “We have outstanding students who also have an outstanding teacher in Ms. Boshier. She works hard to enthusiastically design lessons and activities that brings out the best in them through learning German in her classroom.”
    LAHS sophomore Katie Delgado scored in the 99th percentile on the level 2 exam and was the top nominee for their Study Trip Award. Her efforts secured the top spot and Delgado was gifted a three-week stay in Germany to attend school. She will stay with a host family, where she will also visit Berlin.
    Wilbur Wang, also a sophomore, scored a 99 percent on the level 3 exam, receiving a gold medal and their 2015 Austrian Book Award.
    Devon McClesky, a junior scored in the 97th percentile for the level two exam, also receiving a medal and the 2015 Austrian Book Award.
    Additional gold medal recipients include Rose Click, Emily Brown, George Margevicius, Andreas Runde, Alexander Ionkov, Kayla Parker, Louise Belian, Tabitha Welch, Rachel Wallstrom, Jennifer Wang and Andrew Makela.

  • Bradbury part of Blue Star program

    The Bradbury is again partnering with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families Foundation and the Department of Defense in the Blue Star Museums program to host active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day, May 25 through Labor Day Sept. 7.
    “We are excited and proud to be a part of the 2,000 museums throughout the United States participating in the Blue Star Museum program to thank our nation’s military personnel — and their families — for their service. The museum already has a free-admission policy, but we’re participating in this program to raise awareness of the importance of honoring members of the U.S. armed services, as we share our collective history,” said Bradbury Science Museum Director Linda Deck.
    Blue Star Museums are more than 2,000 museums nationwide that offer free admission to active duty military personnel, including National Guard and Reserve, as well as their families, from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
    For a full list of participating museums nationwide, visit arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.

    Puppy adoption set for this weekend

  • Piñon Park Pool has memberships available for the 2015 season. The pool, located at 104 Bryce Ave., has been a part of the White Rock community for 49 years.
    The pool offers three types of memberships based upon number of swimmers. A one-person membership cost $200 and includes five guest passes. A two-person membership is $325 plus 10 guest passes. A family membership is $450 guest packages and includes 20 guest passes.
    Current members who refer a new member will receive a $50 credit toward his or her 2016 assessment for each referral.
    The pool features a covered lounge area, tables and grill for picnic, a shaded kiddy pool area, play area and snack bar.
    It offers lane swimming, water aerobics and late night swims every Wednesday, as well as special theme night and other activities throughout the summer.
    On July 4, the pool will host a members-only party, including games and prizes for the kids, a diving contest and the famous greased watermelon contest between members and staff.
    Swim lessons are being held the weeks of June 8-12, June 22-26, July 6-10 and July 20-24 for all levels for both members and non-members.
    The cost is $30 per swimmer for members and $40 per swimmer for non-members. Private lessons are available upon request.

  • The Rotary Deborah Beene Music Awards auditions last week at Fuller Lodge.  
    The committee of judges included Cindy Little, Charlene Cox-Clifton, Rotarians Brian Newnam, Mandy Marksteiner and Ed Van Eeckhout.  
    Nine students participated, with performances ranging from voice to strings, woodwinds to percussion.
    The winners were: First place, $1,200 — Michelle Yang, violin (teacher Kay Newnam). Second place, $800 — Caitlin Dahl, cello (teacher Dana Winograd). Third place tie, $300 each — Jennifer Necker, oboe (teacher Aaron Lewis). Catherine Runnels, soprano (teacher Nathan Salazar).
    The Deborah Beene account provided $1,000.
    Another $1,000 was given by the Rotary Club of Los Alamos and the remaining funds were provided through private donation.
    The Rotary Deborah Beene Music Awards program was established in the memory of Deborah Beene, daughter of Donald and Sara Beene, a violin and piano student who died in December 1973 while enrolled in school here. The awards are intended to assist students in their musical growth.
    The 9th-12th grade LAHS students may compete.

  • Since the start of school year, the dance students of Los Alamos High School have been learning and perfecting the art of Ballroom dance.
    The students are showing off what they have learned at the Spring Dance Show at 7 p.m. today at the Duane Smith Auditorium. Admission is free.
    LAHS teacher Natasha Barkhudarova teaches her students the fundamentals of dance and performance. The students dance everything from the convivial Quickstep to the passionate Samba. See student choreographed dances and artfully crafted formation dances, as well as guest performances by the LAHS Bollywood, Hip-Hop and Ballroom clubs, and guest-performers from New Mexico Dance Theater, DALA, Folklorico, YMCA Kathak and NMSU Hip-Hop.

    See this story in Diversions on Thursday.

  • Today
    Grief support group. 6:30 p.m. in the lounge of the United Church. All members of the community are welcome. For more information, visit uceducation@unitedchurchla.org, or call 662-2971.

    The Western Landowners Alliance: Stewardship with Vision. 7 p.m. at the Nature Center. The WLA is a voice for conservation-minded landowners across the West. They work to ensure private and leased public lands and waters in the West are healthy and resilient to environmental and developmental stressors. Executive Director Leslie Allison will talk about WLA’s goals and work. Free. losalamosnature.org.

    The Los Alamos Photo Club (LAPC) meets from 7-9 p.m., the third Tuesday of each month, upstairs in Fuller Lodge Art Center. The focus of LAPC is photography in general. LAPC normally has one or two field trips per year and occasionally sponsors workshops and classes. All are welcome. Dues are $12 per year and are good for the Los Alamos Adobe Users Group. For more information email Doug at dfcoombs@comcast.net.
    Wednesday

  • The Los Alamos Little Theatre will be having a play reading for the classic tale, “Harvey,” which kicks off the 2015-16 season in September.
    Readings will be 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Green Room at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St.
    Elwood P. Dowd insists on including his friend Harvey in all of his sister Veta’s social gatherings. Trouble is, Harvey is an imaginary, 6-1/2 foot tall rabbit.
    To avoid future embarrassment for her family — and especially for her daughter, Myrtle Mae — Veta decides to have Elwood committed to a sanitarium.
    At the sanitarium, a frantic Veta explains to the staff that her years of living with Elwood’s hallucination have caused her to see Harvey also, and so the doctors mistakenly commit her instead of her mild-mannered brother.
    The truth comes out, however, Veta is freed, and the search is on for Elwood, who eventually arrives at the sanitarium of his own volition, looking for Harvey.
    But it seems that Elwood and his invisible companion have had a strange influence on more than one of the doctors.
    Only at the end does Veta realize that maybe Harvey isn’t so bad after all.

  • PAC 8 Community Media Center is offering 18 video classes this summer.
    The classes are a new addition this year that PAC 8 will be partnering with PEEC in six of its video sessions.
    In the “Outdoor Fun” classes, kids will show their point of view about favorite outdoor locations around Los Alamos.
    The videos from each class will be combined into a short “Los Alamos Welcomes You” film to be projected in the nature center’s planetarium on a continuous basis.
    Participants will be involved in various aspects of video production (acting, camera operation, voice-overs, audio and editing).
    Each participant will receive a PEEC T-shirt and DVD of the film. “Outdoor Fun” classes cost $110. An anonymous donor is offering two half-tuition scholarships, based on need, for the “Outdoor Fun” classes.
    PAC 8 is also offering classes in 2-D and 3-D animation, logic music production, GoPro and Drone classes, Google Earth and music videos.
    The first two sessions of the summer classes will be shot at the The Nature Center where the kids will create a short documentary on the new Center.
    These classes cost $90. Pay for classes at least two weeks before they start.
    Class size is limited to six students per teacher.

  • My column this week is about a variety of assets. You can pick one or try to do them all: family support, positive family communication, caring school climate, caring for others.
    I would like everyone to understand the stress on youth and school staff as the year winds down. I just want to take a minute and give a nod to school staff and how hard this year in particular is with PARCC, final exams, end of course, etc.
    However, my main focus this week is on youth and how we as a community need to step up for the next two weeks. We need to understand the pressure, real or perceived, we need to be understanding, we need to have conversations around fun stuff that doesn’t involve academics.
    It doesn’t matter if you have school-aged kids or not, you too can step up and be a support system. Pass a kid on the sidewalk, look them in the eye and say hello, how’s it going, almost summer.
    The song by A Great Big World, “Say Something,” keeps coming to mind.
    Tensions are high and the troops are restless. I see it in people of all ages, not just the kids. I see crabby adults, people that need to tell you every grumpy thing on their mind. No matter how much you try and persuade yourself that your poor attitude isn’t or doesn’t rub off on the children, you are mistaken.

  • The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi announces that James Wendelberger, of Los Alamos, was recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Wendelberger was initiated at The University of New Mexico.

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    Aubrie Powell, of Los Alamos was among a talented group of student composers, choreographers and dancers who produced Baldwin Wallace University’s “fyoo zh en ‘15: new music + dance” this spring. The annual “fyoo zh en” dance concert pairs choreographers from the Department of Theatre and Dance’s Dance Program with composers from the Conservatory of Music. Together they create new works inspired by an academic research project. Baldwin Wallace University is in Berea, Ohio.

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    Sarah Tripplehorn, a University of Dallas freshman from Los Alamos, mentored students at Barbara Cardwell Career Preparatory Center this past year.
    Tripplehorn, along with 39 other undergraduates, met with her “mentee” each week for lunch and conversation. Mentors offered guidance and advice — and most importantly, friendship — to their mentees, acting as “big sisters.”

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  • May 17-23, 2015
    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
    10:30 a.m.    Advisory council
    11:30 a.m.        Lunch: Salisbury steak
    Noon        Grief support
    2 p.m.        Pinochle
    6 p.m.        Argentine Tango dancing
    7 p.m.        Ballroom dancing
    TUESDAY
    8 a.m.        Mac users group
    8:45 a.m.        Variety training
    10 a.m.         Computer users group
    11:30 a.m.        Lunch: Tilapia
    1 p.m.         Bingo
    1:30 p.m.        Party bridge
    6 p.m.        Mahjong
    7 p.m.        Bridge
    7:30 p.m.        Table tennis

  • 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 a new best friend today! Be sure to check out the Petfinder website for pictures of all adorable adoptable animals:
    petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html
    SHELTER HOURS: Noon to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and noon-3 p.m. Sunday.
    Also, be sure to check out the website at lafos.org, to get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating, as well as read up on some of your favorite animals and learn more about special needs animals or cats and dogs currently in foster care.
    All adoptable pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered, and up-to-date on vaccinations.
    CATS
    Annie — A 9-year-old, spayed, female who needs a peaceful indoor home. She came into the shelter several years ago as one of a kitten litter being cared for by a big gentle cat. That “mama” cat turned out to be a gentleman. Both he and Annie became part of a household. Because of medical care now needed by their owner, Annie had to come back to the shelter, now as a grown-up girl.