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    THIS WEEK ON PAC-8

    Views expressed on programs shown on PAC8 do not necessarily reflect the views of the manager, staff, or board.

     

    Friday, Dec. 13, 2013

    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live

    10:00 AM Democracy Now!

    11:00 AM County Council Meeting Replay 12-03-13

    02:00 PM Mesa Public Library Author Speak Series – Don Unser

    03:30 PM European Journal

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    THIS WEEK ON PAC-8

    Views expressed on programs shown on PAC8 do not necessarily reflect the views of the manager, staff, or board.

     

    Friday, Dec. 13, 2013

    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live

    10:00 AM Democracy Now!

    11:00 AM County Council Meeting Replay 12-03-13

    02:00 PM Mesa Public Library Author Speak Series – Don Unser

    03:30 PM European Journal

  •  

    THIS WEEK ON PAC-8

    Views expressed on programs shown on PAC8 do not necessarily reflect the views of the manager, staff, or board.

     

    Friday, Dec. 13, 2013

    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live

    10:00 AM Democracy Now!

    11:00 AM County Council Meeting Replay 12-03-13

    02:00 PM Mesa Public Library Author Speak Series – Don Unser

    03:30 PM European Journal

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    The Santa Fe Animal Shelter announces the opening of the Clare Eddy Thaw Animal Hospital, serving the veterinary needs of the shelter and the public.

    The hospital, made possible by a donation from the Eugene Thaw and the Brown foundations, is actually two hospitals in one — the shelter’s busy clinic is contained in one part of the facility, while the front section of the hospital is focused on the public’s needs. Everyone is welcome to use its complete line of veterinary services.

    “We are profoundly grateful for those who believed in us and saw how important a new hospital would be for Santa Fe,” said Mary Martin, the shelter’s executive director.

    The shelter’s board always envisioned an animal hospital for the campus when the shelter moved to its new facilities on Caja del Rio Road in 2005. 

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    Taos Land and Film Company (TLFC) is offering an opportunity to win five acres of land in Taos by purchasing a theater ticket to see independent movie, “Ghost Phone.” 

    “Ghost Phone” will be shown from Dec. 6–20 at participating Mitchell Theaters located in Taos, Española, Los Lunas, as well as, in Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri. 

    Storyteller Cinema in Taos is located at 110 Old Talpa Cañon Road.
     

    “Ghost Phone” is a dark, romantic comedy produced and directed by Jeffrey F. Jackson through his production company, TLFC, which funds productions through land development in Taos.
     

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    “Renaissance to Goya: Prints and Drawings from Spain” opens Saturday at the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art.  

    It was long assumed that, uniquely among their contemporaries in other countries, Spanish artists did not draw and produced little in printmaking. That misconception has been shattered by Mark McDonald, Curator at the British Museum, who has trawled the depths of that institution’s great reserves of graphic art.

    In 132 drawings and prints, many of which have never been on display before, visitors are offered an opportunity to gain insight into four centuries of Spain’s visual culture and history. Among the artists included are Velazquez, Murillo, Zurbáran, Ribera and above all Goya whose full range is represented in 26 works. 

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    For the past three holiday seasons, The Santa Fe Children’s Museum has offered a Train Weekend which included an interactive electric train layout that let the children operate, touch and play with the trains, often for the first time in their lives.  

    The Train Weekend was such a big success the museum has extended the exhibit for an entire week this year. From Dec. 28 to Jan 5 children can try their hand at being an engineer by operating the antique O Gauge model train set and make their own scenery as well.  

    The Interactive Train Exhibit will be open from noon to 5 p.m. and is included with admission.
    To date the Children’s Museum has sponsored three events at the museum and two events in Albuquerque in support of the Rail Runner and National Train Day. 

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    It  wouldn’t be Christmas in Santa Fe without a full-blown, toe tapping, Broadway Musical Show. Musical Theater Works presents “Annie,” based on the comic strip by Harold Gray, with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charmin and book by Thomas Meehan, “Annie” tells the story of a little orphan who ends up in the lap of luxury with Depression-era billionaire Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks. 

    Unlike the other children at the orphanage, spunky Annie believes her parents are still alive and will one day return to claim her. When Warbucks offers to adopt her, she asks the most powerful man in America to help her find her real mom and dad. Warbucks’ whopping reward for Annie’s parents attracts the attention of con artists Rooster, Lily and the wicked Mrs. Hannigan — who hatch a plot to kidnap Annie and take the $50,000 rewards. But don’t fret — this classic family musical has a happy ending for Annie, Daddy Warbucks and the whole gang!

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    LANL's 70th Anniversary Evening Lecture Series. Jon Ventura "Stockpile Stewardship: Keeping the Nation's Stockpile Safe, Secure, and Reliable with Science and Engineering." will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Dec. 18. This is the final lecture in Los Alamos National Laboratory's 70th Anniversary lecture series. 

  • The saying from the Progressive commercial, “These are troubling times in the kingdom,” keeps popping into my head when I least expect it.
    As we look at the asset of positive identity this month, can I ask you to not just consider youth, but consider everyone in the kingdom.
    Take a minute to realize that loss in a community, especially of someone so young, in a town our size, is overwhelming to say the very least.
    During this time, I also ask you to understand that there are many feelings that abound, not only this week, but over the next few weeks, which can include; sadness, anger, depression, confusion and more.
    As a community of support, you need to understand that when we lose someone, even the many, many people that didn’t know that person, can be equally sad for a variety of reasons.
    The holidays are very tough for people for a variety of reasons. They might include financial difficulties, health issues, weather and loss of anyone that made you especially happy during the holiday season.
    When I work with the elementary students, I explain that you never know what is going on in someone’s life.
    The person with the biggest smile can be troubled; they just don’t show their emotions.

  • This year has been one of milestones for Los Alamos National Laboratory, including for its Bradbury Science Museum. To mark the museum’s 50th anniversary, the museum will host a reception open to the public from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday.
    “For 50 years, the Bradbury Science Museum’s mission has been to foster enthusiasm and support for science and engineering, and a better understanding of the mission and work of the Laboratory,” said Linda Deck, Bradbury Museum director. “We’ve had such great support from the Laboratory and the community and we look forward to working with both of them in the future.”
    The museum was originally founded in 1954 by Robert Krohn, but was a classified museum when it first opened. In 1963, Robert Porton convinced then Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory Director Norris Bradbury to open the unclassified museum. The museum moved to its present location in 1993.

  • The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of adoptable pets just waiting for their forever home! Dogs and cats are great at chasing away the blues as the nights get longer, so come adopt a new friend today! Be sure to check out the Petfinder website for pictures of all adorable adoptables:

    petfinder.com/shelters/
    friendsoftheshelter.html

    SHELTER HOURS: Monday – Friday noon to 6 p.m. and weekends 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Also, be sure to check out the website at lafos.org, where you can 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.

  • For more than 50 years, Los Alamos Chapter No. 63, Order of Eastern Star, has sold Collin Street Bakery holiday fruitcakes in Los Alamos.
    This year the chapter will continue that tradition by selling fruitcakes, as well as apricot pecan and pineapple pecan cakes, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (or until sold out) Dec. 13, in the Los Alamos National Bank lobby in Los Alamos.
    The last sale date is 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 20. Contact Judy Goldie, 662-3797/judygoldie1@gmail.com, or Nina Laird, 662-7580 for more information. 

  • Nature Center Coordinator Beth Cortright and Kaya Loy, 8, color in the $10K mark on the “Bearometer” Wednesday at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center. The annual Fund Drive will continue until Dec. 31 with the hopes to raise $15K.

  • “The Strange Disappearance of Uncle Dudley: A Child’s Story of Los Alamos” by Inez Ross has been reissued just in time for the holidays.
    The year was 1943 and the major nations of the world were embroiled in global warfare. Many of the top scientists of the world were being spirited off to a secret place to work on a project that would help end the war and change the world forever.
    “The Strange Disappearance of Uncle Dudley,” is the story of wartime absence of loved ones, told from a family perspective in a Read-It-To-Me book for children. It features archival and modern photos of Los Alamos.
    In the early 1990s, the Los Alamos Writer’s Group had summoned Lore Watt, head of Los Alamos Historical Society Publishers, to talk about the publishing process and what kinds of books the society would publish. At that time, Lore said, there were no stories for children about Los Alamos and its part in bringing World War II to an end.
    Inez Ross, LAWG member, had an idea and presented a mock-up and outline to Watt who approved it and said she would submit it to the publishing committee for approval. But Watt was stricken with cancer and the project was delayed. Colleen Olinger, owner of the Otowi Station Book Store and Otowi Crossing Press, offered to publish the book.

  •  S.F. Film Fest rated ‘coolest’

    Santa Fe Independent Film Festival Named One of MovieMaker Magazine’s coolest film festivals on the planet. Santa Fe Independent Film Festival  has been named one of “MovieMaker Magazine’s Coolest Film Festivals on the Planet.”
    SFIFF has made the list of the top 25 coolest general film festivals on the planet, and will be covered in this month’s issue of Moviemaker magazine alongside Tribeca film Festival and San Francisco international film Festival. The issue hit stands this month.
    Having just closed the curtain on the fifth annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival, hosted more than eight thousand attendees that were treated to films such as “Tapia” and “Go For Sisters” along with a writing lab with Joan Torres (writer of “Blackula”).  

    ‘Koats for Kids’ in full swing

  • Española

    Advantage Sweets/Baskin Robbins, 1111 Riverside Drive
    Date inspected: Nov. 4
    Violations: Four moderate-risk violations. Tips on the Shur-shot dispenser need cleaning. Cutting boards need replacing. Hanging thermometer needed in walk-in and an upright in the cake freezer. Wrong test kits for sanitizer were replaced at the time of inspection. Grill and vent covers on the display freezer need repair because of safety issue.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    Española Valley Nursing and Rehab Center, 720 E. Hacienda
    Date inspected: Nov. 4
    Violations: One moderate-risk violation. Pans hanging on rack are past their service life and crusted with grease. One low-risk violation. Walls need cleaning.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    Jo Ji’s Sushi and Teppan Grill, 1508 N. Riverside Drive
    Date inspected: Nov. 13
    Violations: One high-risk violation. Shrimp in refrigerator holding at improper temperature, which was corrected during inspection. Chicken, shrimp and beef need to be labeled if repacked and frozen.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

  • Los Alamos will bring the holiday season to light with a number of festive events this weekend.

    • The Affordable Art Sale at the Fuller Lodge Art Center is in full swing and will last until Jan. 4. This is a great opportunity to start holiday shopping, with art created by local and regional artists and affordably priced at $250 and under. Call 662-1735 or go to fullerlodgeartcenter.com for more information.



    • “The Nutcracker” at Duane Smith Auditorium, Thursday through Saturday — The holidays in Los Alamos wouldn’t be complete without a performance of this classic holiday favorite. Now in its 16th year, the Nutcracker will feature professionally trained local dancers between ages 5 and 18. Performances are scheduled 6 and 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at the Duane Smith Auditorium. Guest artists from Houston Ballet II, Washington Ballet, Youth America Ballet, and Ellison Ballet Professional Training Program will also grace the stage. “The Nutcracker” is presented by Dance Arts Los Alamos. Visit danceartslosalamos.org for details.

  • Michaelle Sutton checks out the many things the middle school library has to offer. Books are available for adults, teens and young children, as well as posters, pencils and more.
    Los Alamos Middle School is hosting a Book Fair this week, with special hours on Thursday evening. Tours will be given on Thursday from 4-7 p.m. for community members that would like to see the new building. The holidays are the perfect time to give the gift of reading and the LAMS book fair has gifts for all ages. Regular book fair hours are: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today, 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday.
    Volunteer slots are also available anytime between 7:30 to 10 a.m. To learn more, call Lisa Whitacre at 663-2391. 

  • Shop on the Corner’s annual Christmas Sale is a Los Alamos holiday tradition. The well-attended thrift shop sale attracts bargain hunters, collectors and hobbyists from throughout Northern New Mexico.
    The Christmas Sale features hundreds of new and gently used items, which the volunteer staff set aside all year. Holiday decorations, festive and new clothing, toys and games, books and music, linens, china and glassware, jewelry, leather goods and gifts are some of the featured items.
    The sale will be from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. Shop on the Corner is located on the lower level of Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, off Canyon Road near the corner of Diamond Drive.
    Scores of shoppers attend the Christmas Sale each year, where they can purchase items to trim a tree, decorate a home, dress for the holidays and find gifts and stocking stuffers for everyone on their list at thrift store prices.
    Shop on the Corner has been a Los Alamos fixture for more than four decades.
    The thrift store’s mission is to help Los Alamos County residents recycle their usable clothing and household items; to provide an inexpensive market for the Northern New Mexico community to purchase these items on a budget; and to use the proceeds to donate to local and regional charities and other worthy causes.