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  • 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.

  • Merrick and Company, a local engineering firm, has announced the award of the first Merrick Engineering Scholarship in collaboration with the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos.
    Merrick awarded the scholarship to Santana Garcia-Chang of Los Alamos. Garcia-Chang is a 2011 graduate of Questa High School and is currently attending UNM-LA in pursuit of her civil engineering degree. Merrick Vice President and Los Alamos Office Manager Scott Gustafson and UNM-LA Dean of Instruction Dr. Kate  Massengale presented the award.
    Chairman and CEO Ralph W. Christie, Jr. and Vice President Nuclear Services and Technology John Buckle also represented Merrick.

  • During the school year, the fashion design class at Los Alamos High School worked on various projects, to include constructing pillowcases for the battered women’s shelter in Santa Fe. Santa Fe Quilting donated the fabric used to make the cases.

  • The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation announces the award of the Cerro Grande Scholarships.  The students being awarded Cerro Grande Scholarships this year were in the first grade at the time of the fire in May of 2000. Each student’s family home was a complete loss.
    To be eligible for the scholarship, students must have been enrolled in the Los Alamos Public Schools at the time of the fire, be graduating in good standing and have plans to attend an accredited college or university, vocational school or be joining a branch of the United States military.  
    This year, three students are the recipients of the Cerro Grande Scholarship award.  

  • Spring has been kind to the Los Alamos Youth Food Project. The Family YMCA is finalizing some permits and solidifying infrastructure support for the garden site and is  gearing up to engage community members to join the Y Earth Service Corps (YESC) youth as they begin planting seedlings on site.
    The month of May found Los Alamos Middle School students recording a commercial for local radio station KRSN AM 1490, to solicit volunteers to assist youth in creating a community garden that will aide the teachings of math, science, geography and more.
    Akash Dighe and Andres Maestas provided the musical interlude, and along with several classmates, added to the project by sharing additional information.

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

    Española

    Delancey Street Catering, 137 Old Alcalde Road
    Date inspected: June 11

  • In 2003, local author Harvey Frauenglass conducted interviews with 14 elders of the Dixon/Embudo area. These interviews are now published in “Voices of Dixon: Oral Histories from the Embudo Valley.”
    At 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Mission in Dixon, the elders interviewed will be honored. There will be readings from the interviews and a reading from New Mexico’s Centennial Poet Levi Romero.
    The presentation will also show and explain the Embudo Valley Library’s new Special Collections website and archives, which presently features Harvey’s interviews and Charlotte Valdez’ History of the Embudo Presbyterian Mission.
    Valdez has gathered an extensive collection of historical documents and photographs from over the years.  

  • Eating after 8 p.m. Friday has become a habit and somewhat of a necessity because of work schedules and summer concerts. Sure there’s food at the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series, but sometimes the want for something different — and not out of a mobile cart — is strong. And sometimes pizza sounds good, but finding it after 8 p.m. can be virtually impossible.
    However, it’s not completely out of the question if you’re willing to drive just a few miles to White Rock.
    Time Out Pizzeria, located at 118 N.M. 4, between Rover and Sherwood Blvd.  is open until 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday and Sunday; and until 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.