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  • Sometimes what makes music special goes beyond how it sounds. For Coro de Cámara, the upcoming concert features a piece that holds a particular sentiment to the group.

    The concert, “Let the River Run,” which will be at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Kelly Hall at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, will include a work created by one of the chorus members, Joe Cox.

    The piece is titled, “I want Jesus to Walk with Me.” It will be included in the second half of the program with other spirituals. The first half is dedicated to folk songs.

  • Once the juice from a bottle has been drunk or the final chip from the bag has been eaten, it seems like that plastic bottle or bag is no longer any good. Its use has been used up.

    Not so, according to TerraCycle, a company in New Jersey that turns non-recyclable waste into affordable, eco-friendly products.

    Furthermore, Chamisa Elementary School is among the 60,000 locations that supports TerraCycle’s claim.

  • This year’s recipient of the Joel Prichard Memorial Scholarship is Gina Stroud.

    Stroud maintains a higher than 4.0 GPA and scored high on the ACT exam. She serves as a lawyer and a judge for Teen Court and is a member of the Truancy Panel. She is also captain of the speech and debate team, a member of the Natural Helpers and a member of the Los Alamos Youth Leadership.

  • Los Alamos Chapter #63 Order of the Eastern Star will host an exchange visit with Eastern Star Sisters and Brothers from the Colorado Grand Chapter Friday.

    This will be an official visit for Los Alamos Chapter #63, with a visit from New Mexico Worthy Grand Matron Pamala James accompanied by New Mexico Worthy Grand Patron Wayne Walker.

  • Babí commemoration of the Twelve Days of Ridvan will be held at noon Tuesday in the Rose Garden at Fuller Lodge. The public is invited to participate in this obervance of Babí/Baha'i Holy Days of Ridvan.

     

  • Alina Bulthuis, Christopher Koh, Cody Maggiore, Jennifer Paige, Sara Tao and Darcy Turin, the winning elementary school team in the Battle of Books competition, celebrate their victory with Anne Dulany from Mesa Public Library.  Almost 30 children participated in the Los Alamos County Library’s annual Battle of the Books competition April 16.  Battle of the Books is a statewide program in which children are invited to read books from a designated list selected by librarians across the state and then test their knowledge of the material.

  • The Rotary Club of Los Alamos recently honored Bryn Morgan Smith as Student of the Month for April. The Rotary Club of Los Alamos selects one outstanding student from the current Los Alamos High School graduating class to honor each month of the school year. Students are selected on the basis of their academics, extracurricular activities and service to the community.

    Smith is the daughter of Brian and Sherisse Smith and sister of Clark.

  • On April 25, the Los Alamos Concert Association presents the final concert of the 2009-2010 season, featuring the American pianist Simone Dinnerstein. The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the Duane Smith Auditorium.  

    Dinnerstein is a graduate of The Juilliard School, where she was a student of Peter Serkin. She studied with Solomon Mikowsky at the Manhattan School of Music and in London with Maria Curcio, a pupil of Artur Schnabel.  She spent two summers as a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center.

  • Individuals can create great things but there is something to be said about teamwork. Los Alamos High School sophomores  Nate Clements and Joe Abeyta can attest to benefits of working as a team.

    The two have competed in science fairs as individuals but this year, Abeyta and Clements decided to combine their talents. Their efforts paid off.

    The two students will join Holly and Ryan Erickson as well as Alexander Kendrickson at the International Science and Engineering Fair, which will be held in June in San Jose, Calif.

  • On Saturday, a race will be held but this is no typical competition.

    Onlookers should expect to see more than just humans hoofing it down the road. Their dogs will accompany them.  

    During the annual Dog Jog event, Dogs and their human companions will gather at Chamisa Elementary School to run the 3.1-mile course or walk the 2-mile course.

    Race check-in and T-shirt and informational packet pick-up time will be from 8-8:40 a.m. Saturday at Chamisa Elementary School. Entries are encouraged even without a dog.

  • It’s completely possible to exist for others before we even exist for ourselves.

    In a way, this is obvious. For instance, my mother and grandmother have memories of me as an infant, memories of which I am a major part but yet I can’t remember at all.

    My grandma, several times, has recalled the first time she held me, and how I looked right into her eyes “as though (I) were thinking.” In contrast, one of my mom’s favorite stories involves a time I threw up in her mouth.

  • Editor’s note: The following is part of a series to promote the Los Alamos Little Theater’s next production, “The Spitfire Grill.” The interview, writer and  mugshot are fictitious. Brenna Moore wrote the story. The photo is by Larry Gibbons. The Spitfire Grill will be performed at 7:30 p.m. May 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22 as well as at 2 p.m. May 9 and 16 at LALT.

  • Who doesn’t love a great conversation? Pair it with a good meal and you have the fixings for a successful event. What luck then that the LAPS Foundation is hosting a fundraiser called Great Conversations.

    Those who have a love for socializing or possess a gift for the gab are invited to the event, which will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday at Central Avenue Grill.   

    The event features 15 speakers who will each address a different topic. Participants can choose a topic they are interested in and register for a seat at the speakers’ table.

  • The first week of May is commonly a time to think about Mother’s Day, Nurse’s Day and Teacher and Staff Appreciation week.

    The Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) at Chamisa Elementary School is helping people get ahead of the game by offering a shopping extravaganza in conjunction with the Dog Jog at Chamisa on Saturday.

    The annual spring arts and crafts fair will take place from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the school.

  • Seven Los Alamos High School Hilltalkers earned the chance to go to a competition that Head Coach Noel Trujillo described as the World Series of debating.

    After taking first and second places at the New Mexico District Tournament on March 25, 26 and 27 at Albuquerque Academy, Gannon Nelson, Ryan Marcus, Seth Jennings, Kathy Lin, Vickie Wang, Mei Lui and Sky Korber qualified to attend the National Forensic National Tournament.

  • Next Sunday, Mary Brooks, William “Bill” Deal, Jr. and Roy N. Hopwood will be recognized and honored as the newest members of Living Treasures of Los Alamos (LTLA).  The ceremony and reception, sponsored by Los Alamos National Bank, will begin at 2 p.m. at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.  The public is invited to attend.

  • Ever thought words like smothered breakfast burrito, Jeanie Southwest biscuits and gravy or huevos rancheros could be spotlighted in a story, or that a menu could inspire a literary endeavor? The Los Alamos Writers Group is proposing this challenge to the young people in the community.

    The writers group, along with Daylight Delights, is calling all young writers to take part in a writing contest.

  • When Grace Vineyard was founded in 1991, the church met in various locations throughout the community.

    Finally, the church staff settled on Chamisa Elementary School in 1994. They figured it would only be a few years before a permanent location was found.

    However, it took a little longer than expected. Rev. Jack Sullivan said different locations were determined to be either too small or too expensive. Fifteen years later, the church along with the office that was located next to the New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division, relocated to 1183 Diamond Drive, Suite C.

  • Start fresh seems to be the motto of the organization formerly known as the Art Center at Fuller Lodge  – it will now be known as  the Fuller Lodge Art Center.

    Walking into the building, the evidence of wiping  the slate clean is everywhere. The honey-colored wood floors sparkle after being refinished by county employees, there’s a faint smell of fresh paint that was applied to the walls and the entire building is bare and ready for a new beginning.

  • Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Marion Pack is shutting the lid on her instrument case, temporarily, anyway.

    For 18 months, starting this summer, Pack and her husband will undergo a new experience as they participate in Senior Missionaries through their church, Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. At this time, they do not know where they will be sent or what kind of work they will do for the year-and-a-half mission – some missionaries work in the states and others are sent to third world countries.