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  • Sage Cottage Preschool is very appreciative of Los Alamos National Bank and Casa Mesita Thrift Shop for providing us funds to help support our low income families. We also would like to thank Northern New Mexico Health Grant Group for providing us a grant to pay for Health related education.

    Cheri Host
    Sage Cottage Preschool

  • The sound of music will fill the air as the Los Alamos Choral Society and members of the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra join together for their annual winter program.
    The concert will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road, and will feature W.A. Mozart’s “Coronation Mass K.317” and G. Puccini’s “Messa di Gloria.” Dr. Mary Place Badarak, director of the Choral Society, will direct the performance. Cindy Little is the accompanist for the Choral Society.

  • With so many restaurants in Santa Fe, it’s hard to pick just one. If your trips to the City Different only happen on weekends like mine do, weeding one favorite out from the list can be a task, so when it comes to trying a new place, it better be pretty enticing otherwise I’d just rather stick to what I know.
    On a recent Sunday jaunt down Cerrillos Road, I noticed that Weck’s had opened right next door to Dion’s.

  • BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Queen Elizabeth II’s dad, Albert — the gentle, stammering Duke of York — never was meant to be king. And from Hollywood’s early honors this season, a drama based on his life never seemed destined as heir-apparent at the Academy Awards.
    Yet “The King’s Speech” took a step closer to the best-picture crown Tuesday, leading the Oscars with 12 nominations and gaining momentum against the online chronicle “The Social Network,” which had previously ruled the awards season.

  • The Pajarito Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America is celebrating National Embroidery Month with two exhibits.
    One will be displayed from Feb. 1-12 in Mesa Public Library lobby display case.
    Chapter members will be present from 10 a.m.-noon on Feb. 6 to explain the various styles of embroidery and answer questions about the chapter.
    The second exhibit will be on display Feb. 4–28 at Village Arts. Chapter members will display many styles of embroidery art.

  • Visitors to Heron Lake State Park in north central New Mexico on Saturday will have a golden opportunity to see and learn about bald eagles in the wild.
    The state park Friends group is hosting the annual Bald Eagle Watch at the state park Visitor Center from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Raptor experts from The Wildlife Center in Española will be on hand with a live baldy and other educational birds to talk about raptor habitat, habits and rehabilitation.
    Bald eagles were on the endangered species list for years due to the overuse of DDT pesticides in the environment.

  • Complete list of 83rd Annual Academy Award nominations announced Tuesday:

    1. Best Picture: “Black Swan,” “The Fighter,” “Inception,” “The Kids Are All Right,” “The King’s Speech,” “127 Hours,” “The Social Network,” “Toy Story 3,” “True Grit,” “Winter’s Bone.”

  • NEW YORK — Fifty years after cosmic rays transformed him into a man ablaze, Marvel Entertainment has extinguished the Human Torch’s flame and his life, too, as the pop culture purveyor of super heroes and villains embarks on an ambitious story line that ends the Fantastic Four.
    In the newest issue of one of the company’s longest-running comic books, Johnny Storm’s life is taken amid a massive battle that writer Jonathan Hickman has been scripting for a year-and-a-half. Illustrator Steve Epting did the art.

  • Flavor Flav opens his first
     chicken eatery in Iowa

    CLINTON, Iowa — Rapper and reality TV star Flavor Flav is bringing the flavor of chicken to Iowa.
    Flav’s Fried Chicken opens Monday in Clinton, Iowa. Flav has been there preparing for the launch and told the Clinton Herald he’ll visit often for promotions and even work the fryer.
    Flav says it’s the first in a chain that stemmed from the 99 cent wings he served at Mama Cimino in Las Vegas. His business partner is the brother of that restaurant’s owner.

  • Master gardener Martha Davis will teach an introductory-level gardening class called “The Gardener’s Calendar” from 7-9 p.m. Feb. 1 at Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange St.
    Have you ever wondered when a good time of year would be for some gardening task? What do gardeners do in the winter? The class will take you on a tour of the gardening year and share ideas about times for composting, making new beds, planting trees, starting seeds indoors, starting native plants and perennials, pruning, grafting, etc.

  • 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, January 28, 2011
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – LIVE!
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting Replay
    04:00 PM Udall Update
    04:30 PM New Mexico History Conference
    05:00 PM Democracy Now!
    06:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society
    07:30 PM Spirituality Today
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Pure Mind
    09:00 PM UCTV

  • LOS ANGELES  — Vampires, werewolves and airbenders lead the pack at the Razzies, an Academy Awards spoof that hands out prizes for the year’s worst films.
    The blockbuster supernatural tale “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” and the action fantasy “The Last Airbender” tied for the most nominations Monday with nine each, including worst picture.

  • 1.  Grenade, Bruno Mars
    2. Firework, Katy Perry
    3.  Black and Yellow, Wiz Khalifa
    4. Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You), Enrique Iglesia featuring Ludacris and DJ Frank E
    5. What’s My Name? Rihanna
    featuring Drake
    6.  Hold It Against Me, Britney Spears
    7.   We R Who We R, Ke$ha
    8. Raise Your Glass, P!nk
    9.  The Time (Dirty Bit),
    The Black Eyed Peas
    10.  Hey Baby (Drop It To The Floor), Pitbull featuring T-Pain

  • 1.  “No Strings Attached,” $19.6 million
    2.  “The Green Hornet,”
    weekend gross, $17.6 million
    3.  “The Dilemma,”
    weekend gross, $9.1 million
     4.  “The King’s Speech,” weekend gross, $7.8 million
    5. “True Grit,”
    weekend gross, $7.3 million
    6.  “Black Swan,”
    weekend gross, $5.8 million
    7.   “Little Fockers,” weekend gross, $4.3 million

  • 1.  “The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization,” Peter M. Senge

    2.  “Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking,” Malcolm Gladwell

     3.  “The World Almanac and Book of Facts,” The World Almanac
    4.  “Superfreakonomics, Illustrated Edition: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance,” Steven Levill
     5.  “The Girl with the Dragon
    Tattoo,” Stieg Larsson

  • This week we find many students involved in spelling bees and science fairs. Sometimes it takes an incentive to get them involved the first time. Many students realize that the incentive is prizes and that gets the fish on the hook.
    Bless the teacher that gives extra credit, before or after the fact. Even for adults, sometimes the only incentive for doing anything additional is the overtime pay.

  • Speaker and Los Alamos Living Treasure Dorothy Hoard will give an illustrated talk on dendroglyphs of the Valles Caldera at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange St.
    In the 19th and into the 20th century, raising sheep was a major industry in northern New Mexico. Shepherds spent May through September isolated with their flocks in highland grasslands. They recorded their presence during these lonely times by carving on aspen trunks.  Lumbermen, cattlemen and even road construction workers added their names over the years.

  • Los Alamos High School Student Council raised awareness for cancer at school last week by selling different-colored bracelets. Each color represents a different type of cancer. The bracelets will be on sale at LAHS in the Auxiliary Gym lobby everyday at lunch for $2 each. The proceeds will benefit cancer research. While they are hoping to raise some money, their primary focus is to make students aware of these types of cancers and their effects. The colors include; blue, teal or white, purple and pink, representing prostate, cervical, testicular and breast cancer.
     

  • Los Alamos High School Symphonic Orchestra, directed by Michael Gyurik was selected as the 2011 New Mexico All-State Honor Orchestra. The 28-member group performed a concert on Jan. 6 at Popejoy Hall on the University of New Mexico campus.

  • Chamisa Elementary School Principal Debbie Smith and pronouncer Judy Crocker, poses with Chamisa spelling bee winners on Wednesday afternoon. From left to right: Karyssa Garcia, first place (fourth grade); Brandon Bao, second place (sixth grade); Andy Shinn, third place (sixth grade); and Sonyia Williams, alternate (fourth grade)
    The winners proceed to the county bee held Tuesday night at Chamisa.