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  •  The annual Fourth of July White Rock celebration will be at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 366 Grand Canyon.

    The Children’s Parade will begin after a brief flag ceremony and singing of the national anthem at 10 a.m., surrounding the flag pole in front of the church. Scouts from White Rock troops 422, 326 and 129 will lead the parade carrying the colors. 

    They will be followed by Cub Scouts from Cub Packs 422, 20 and 326.  

  •  The Rotary Club of Los Alamos would like to thank everyone in the community who so warmly welcomed our Group Study Exchange visitors from Capetown, South Africa of Rotary District 9350 during their brief stay here last month.

    The GSE program offers opportunities for four young professionals, ages 25-40, to travel to a Rotary district abroad under the guidance of a Rotary team leader from their home country.  Once the five-member team has arrived in the host country, they travel for one month throughout the host district, meeting counterparts in their career fields for networking and meaningful exchange of ideas.

  •  Otowi Station, Los Alamos Rotary Club and Self-Help, Inc., are partnering to provide free books to 500 local disadvantaged schoolchildren. 

    The books will distributed with school supplies for the neediest elementary school children in Los Alamos and surrounding communities, as designated by school counselors. The project is part of Self-Help’s “Tools for Schools” program.

    Members of the community can buy a copy of a book at Otowi Station Bookstore and Los Alamos Rotary Club will match the purchase with a second book.

  •  The Harrell House of Natural Oddities will bring some of the world’s most unusual creatures to Pajarito Environmental Education Center at 6:30 p.m. July 10, as part of PEEC’s Summer Family Evenings series.  

    The program is free for PEEC members and $10 per family for non-members.

    The Harrell House is a family-run business based in Santa Fe, and dedicated to educating the public about arthropods.  

    They travel the country putting on insect shows and will bring their critters to PEEC. Their collection includes tarantulas, scorpions, centipedes, crabs and more.

  •  Ten  students have been awarded the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation scholarship. Each student selected demonstrated a balance of academic excellence, extracurricular participation and community service throughout their high school career. The winners have each selected an educator of distinction — an education professional that had a positive impact on the student’s time in the Los Alamos Public Schools.  

  •  The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of onsite adoptable pets waiting for their forever home. 

    Come find a companion that will give you unconditional love. Be sure to visit lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating. All adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are microchipped.

     

    DOGS

    Cessna— Roamer from the airport. Golden Retriever-mix. Shy, but seems sweet and submissive. Will be available for adoption after vet appointment Tuesday. 

  • Assets Coordinator, Bernadette Lauritzen met with the Betty Ehart Senior Center Director, Pauline Powell Schneider and some volunteers from the Cookies and Conversation program recently. The team discussed the benefits of the program, ways it could be improved and strategies for next year. Those wishing to volunteer to have lunch with middle and high school students can call 661-4846 for more details. Seniors are members of the RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program).

  • The following restaurant inspection reports were provided by the New Mexico Environment Department.

    Española

    Casa Dulce, 1027 N. Riverside Dr.
    Date inspected: June 18, closing
    Status of establishment: Closed, no longer processing.

    Quik Stop #133, Paseo de Oñate
    Date inspected: June 21, closing
    Status of establishment: Closed, can no longer serve food.

    Quik Stop, 1225 Paseo de Oñate
    Date inspected: June 19, closing
    Status of establishment: Closed, no longer Quik Stop, is now Giant.

    Red Door Coffee House, 1318 S. Riverside Dr.
    Date inspected: June 22, closing

  • Anyone who’s ever been to Spanish Market in Santa Fe knows how popular and crowded the event can be. In fact, the crowds sometimes serve as a deterrent for some who would otherwise attend the event.
    What if there was a way to get a look at some of the artists’ work without having to actually go to Spanish Market? Imagine a smaller, indoor venue where market artists display and sell their creations.
    The Arte Norteño Tradicional Spanish Market Art Show, Sale and Reception will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Nick Salazar Center for the Arts at Northern New Mexico College in Española.

  • The word “rhapsody” is so often associated with music that an art exhibit titled “Rhapsody in Blue” might inspire curiosity. One of the definitions for “rhapsody” is an ecstatic expression of feeling or enthusiasm, which makes it completely appropriate for art. There is, of course, a wave of blue through the Fuller Lodge Art Center gallery and the directions artists adventured with the theme should inspire an appreciation in viewers.

  • Sibling rivalry often pushes children to try and out-do one another in various activities such as sports, games and academics. For the Finn family, music is no exception.
    Ryan and Johnny Finn, along with their sister Madeleine Finn Thibodeaux are musicians and siblings. Despite the fact that they all have their own ways of performing music,  they will regroup to bring the sounds of jazz to Fuller Lodge at 7 p.m. Friday.

  • As the Los Alamos Historic District prepares for the possibility of becoming part of this nation’s first non-contiguous national park, it has the opportunity to look at not only what makes the current national parks so extraordinary, but what has always made north-central New Mexico extraordinary.

  •  Youth Earth Service Corps participants were on hand at the Betty Ehart Senior Center last week to talk about their projects, promote the Los Alamos Youth Food Project and solicit volunteers. The youth spent the early part of the day at Sombrillo, planting and building raised beds at the Teen Center.

  • Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of scholarship winner announcements.

    Ten  students have been awarded the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation scholarship. Each student selected demonstrated a balance of academic excellence, extracurricular participation and community service throughout their high school career.
    The winners have each selected an educator of distinction — an education professional that had a positive impact on the student’s time in the Los Alamos Public Schools.  

  • Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of scholarship winner announcements.

    Ten  students have been awarded the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation scholarship. Each student selected demonstrated a balance of academic excellence, extracurricular participation and community service throughout their high school career. The winners have each selected an educator of distinction — an education professional that had a positive impact on the student’s time in the Los Alamos Public Schools.  

  • It’s time to sign up for the 30th annual eighth grade spring break trip to Washington, D.C. This trip is available to Los Alamos Middle School and home school eighth grade students. The trip is private, not school sponsored. Sign up online at worldstrides.org using ID Number 77813 or call 1-800-468-5899 using the same ID Number.

  • The Los Alamos Arts Council wishes to thank the many people who came together to make the 15th Annual Los Alamos Kite Festival a success. Many thanks to the members of the community who came out to make a kite, fly a kite, listen to the music or just take in the scene. Without you, the kite festival would not have been such a success. You are why we do the Kite Festival.  
    We also thank the organizations and individuals who made the Kite Festival possible.  Thanks to Los Alamos National Bank, the sole sponsor of the Los Alamos Kite Festival for generous funding, banners, flyers and the ever-popular T-shirts. The LANB volunteers were tireless in helping many kids build kites. The sky was filled with the workshop kites they helped build.

  • Have you seen the most recent, “teachable moment?” If so, have you done anything with it or just let it pass?
    Karen Klein, the 68-year-old school bus aide from Greece, New York was bullied by four middle school students — being taunted, poked and made fun of until she cried.
    There are so many things that families can discuss about this incident.
    The first, of course, is why? Why would any youth torment an elderly person once, let alone until they made someone cry?
    The next is about kids posting videos on YouTube. Sometimes the result of posting something ugly can be beneficial to the world and open doors for discussion. Think about it.

  • Youth Business grant recipients worked on their marketing skills with Assets In Action on Monday. Here, students are writing biographies to promote their businesses. Learn more about the businesses funded at ybgp.org.

  • The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of onsite adoptable pets waiting for their forever home.
    Come find a companion that will give you unconditional love. Be sure to visit lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating. All adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are microchipped.

    DOGS
    Angel — Whippet-mix, four-months-old. No permanent teeth yet. Nervous and shy, but finds new people calming, reassuring. No issues when handled or with food. Unsure in new situations, but will come around quickly with gentle encouragement.