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  • Some things are just too good to wait. As a result, many local churches will continue the long-standing tradition of celebrating Jesus Christ’s resurrection through sunrise Easter services Sunday.

    As the sun peaks through nighttime darkness, it is more than just a pretty picture; the scene is symbolic of what transpired a long time ago. There will be two sunrise services to celebrate Christ rising from the grave. Both will begin at 6:30 a.m. One will take place at Ashley Pond while the other will be at Overlook Park in White Rock.

  • Ever, in frustration, punched at the radio dials to find music that doesn’t sound so similar that the songs blur together?

    There is a remedy.

    Turn off the radio and tune into the Los Alamos Arts Council’s Brown Bag series.

    At 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fuller Lodge, two different music groups will perform two distinctively different works.

    First up will be a quintet comprised of Cindy Little, piano; Gerry Fried, oboe; Joseph Fasel, clarinet; James Prues, bassoonist; and John Hargreaves, French horn.

  • Spring break is a time of renewal, of the Earth and of the spirit. I hope you have enjoyed the time off last week if you have children or grandchildren. It is always lovely to see the college students come home for a few days even if it is to do a few loads of laundry and eat a good meal.

    As we see new growth popping up through the ground, I hope we’ll use this as a time to allow for new growth in ourselves and helping our youth to find it within them.

  • “Touched by Fire: Hands that help, hands that create” is the perfect title for the exhibit at Mesa Public Library commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Cerro Grande fire. The show speaks to the power of nature to renew itself and the power of community to rebuild. The show features artwork that looks at the fire itself, the changes to the environment and the renewal of the forest, along with an impressive “Wall of Volunteers” to recognize the huge effort by thousands of people to restore what was lost.

  • Later this week, Mesa Public Library will commence its latest themed cluster of free films. Each one was shot in New Mexico and each has our state’s distinctly dusty ambience.

    The spring/summer selections kick off with “The Left-Handed Gun,” a 1958 Western starring Paul Newman and a Colt single-action handgun.

    Newman plays William Bonney, an excitable, unforgiving cowboy better known by his nickname, Billy the Kid.

  • Everyone has his or her very earliest memories. Author Augusten Burroughs purports to remember lying in his crib, a helpless and anxious infant. But for most of us, life seems to have begun when we were toddlers.

    Before age 2 or 3, I remember nothing. I could have been asleep.

    I could have been dead. My mother disagrees, but I know that “I” was not there.

    I didn’t exist until one very bright moment when I was sitting in the very back of my mom’s Ford Mustang.

  • By Effy Krayneck

    There have been rumors circling within our town that a stranger is working at our local Spitfire Grill. Many people have said that she appeared out of nowhere and others swear that they have seen her before. There is one thing that most of us can agree on: she doesn’t belong here.

  • The Los Alamos Chapter of Hadassah is helping to bring improved medical care to Israel, while at the same time honoring Los Alamos Living Treasure Jacob “Jay” Wechsler.

    Wechsler will be honored at the First Annual Israel Independence Day Celebration Dinner held at 5:30 p.m. April 17 at De Colores Restaurant.

    The event is open to the public. Tickets are $36 per person.

    Contact Carmen Rodriguez at 505-992-1416 for more information.

  • Nano science is not confined to scientific laboratories or computer modules, it’s everywhere.

    Those socks at CB Fox that promote bacteria fighting capabilities so your feet don’t smell – that’s nano technology.

    Or advancements in medicine to treat cancer, that’s nano science, too.

    The Bradbury Science is helping to spread the word about nano science and its importance in people’s lives through NanoDays.

    The program was held today and will continue Wednesday.

  • There may be nothing better than sitting down with a plate of Thin Mints or Tagalongs and a glass of milk.  But what if there was another way to enjoy these sweet treat?

    The Girls Scouts of New Mexico Trails, local chefs and artists are biting deeper into these treats and the results of their culinary explorations will be showcased during the 14th Annual Cookie Caper.

    The event, which is a fundraiser for the Girls Scouts of New Mexico Trails, will be held at     6:30 p.m. April 9 at Bishops Lodge in Santa Fe.

  • Domestic box office results for the weekend of March 26-28, 2010:

  • Los Alamos High School students Alexander Kendrick, Ryan Erickson and his sister, Holly, are science stars on the local and regional scene.

    In May, the three students will see their talent shine bright on an international scale.

    During the Regional Engineering and Science Fair, which was held March 6 at Highlands University in Las Vegas, N.M., each of the students earned first place in their categories as well as the grand award. Kendrick competed in the physical science category and Ryan and Holly entered as a team.

  • I’d like to take a moment to highlight an interesting opportunity to make a connection with your children regarding the 2010 census.

    Recently you may have found the Census in your mailbox. “Bernadette, how is this connected to Assets,” you might ask. I think this has a connection on many levels.

    April 1 is Census Day. The Census is a simple questionnaire that is conducted every 10 years.

    This document is important for a variety of funding determinants and decisions made during the next 10 years.

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  • In celebration of Easter, members of the Santa Fe Stake of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will present “The Easter Story: Christ’s Passage to Resurrection.” The Easter Story is a scripture-based chronicle narrated in vignettes by those who witnessed the events. As a scene guide leads the tour company through each scene, the group joins the witnesses to eight of the events that occurred during the last week of the Savior’s life. Each event is recounted as if it had just taken place.  In Santa Fe, the presentation will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

  • The Art Center at Fuller Lodge is hosting one of the most unique shows ever attempted in its 40-year history. Read more about this exhibit in tomorrow's Kaleidoscope.

  • Those sayings, which exclaim that you can do whatever you want as long you have drive and passion, sometimes sound worn out.

    Yet, the motivational statements still ring true and local photographer Kimber Wallwork-Heineman can attest to them.

    On June 21, she will be in Madrid, Spain for the World Wide Photography Gala Award.

    Four of Wallwork-Heineman’s photographs will be displayed at the Museum Circle of Fine Art in Madrid and she also won honorable mention for her photograph, “Freedom is a Spirit,” in the competition.

  • My car has transported me through many major phases in my life. When I bought the car, it was the first major purchase of my life and my initial step to independence.

    Before acquiring it, my mother graciously loaned me her 1997 navy blue Volvo station wagon to drive to and from work. It had tan leather interior, a CD player and seat warmers.

  • Hitting puberty can be a real stumbling block. It is not only be difficult for the adolescent but also for the parents. How should parents and their teenagers, particularly girls, handle this stage of maturity? The Family Strengths Network is here to show families the ropes. A program called "Tweens to Teens" will be held 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday at FSN. For more information, read tomorrow's Monitor.

  • What better way to be inspired to become a leader than to hear from local government officials?

    The Leadership Los Alamos class got an in-depth view of Los Alamos County government Friday.

    County Clerk Janet Foster, Election Director Gloria Maestas, House Rep.  Jeannette Wallace, county councilors, County Administrator Tony Mortillaro and others gave the 2010 class an overview of life in public office.

    Participants received background on the county charter including how it wasn’t initially passed by voters until 1969.