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  • The months of December and January find us in the positive identity category of the assets framework.
    The category includes personal power, self esteem, sense of purpose and positive view of personal future.
    When I review the category, an old saying comes to mind, “pot calling kettle, pot calling kettle.”

  • Key Club needs donations

    The Los Alamos High School Key Club is collecting $1 donations to mail shoes to foreign countries, which will help children receive an education and cut down on disease.
    High school student Anna Carroll is working to change the world with the help of the schools, community and the Kiwanis club.
    To donate $1, visit any school site, Curves, LA Fitness, Otowi Station or Smith’s Food and Drug Center, or contact Carroll at 505-412-0228 or annacarroll2@gmail.com.

  • Today
    The Christmas party for the Los Alamos Master Gardeners will be at 6 p.m. at the home of Denise George, 411 Cheryl, White Rock. It will be a potluck event, so members should bring a dish to share.

  • We would like to thank everyone in our community who contributed in creating a wonderful morning for the children of our community at the Children’s Christmas Bazaar at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church during Winterfest on Dec. 4.

  • Today
    Nate Downey will speak on permaculture and his new book “Harvest the Rain,” as part of the Winter Wednesdays Talk, at 7 p.m. at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange St.

    Thursday
    The Los Alamos Chapter of Hadassah will hold the annual Hadassah Bake Sale from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thursday in the lobby of Los Alamos National Bank.

  • The Los Alamos Chapter of Hadassah will hold the annual Hadassah bake sale from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thursday in the lobby of Los Alamos National Bank.
    For more than 30 years, the event has attracted many buyers who return to purchase cakes, cookies, pies and the traditional twisted Jewish bread, challah. Cakes and pastries represent traditions that have in many cases, been passed from mother to daughter. Often goodies are sold out by noon.

  • Thank you to the following individuals and providers who helped make our foster children’s annual Christmas Party a success. We appreciate your support and dedication.

    • Zia Credit Union
    • Melissa Rigg
    • Valley National Bank
    • Adelo’s Town and Country Store
    • Espanola Valley Toy Run
    • Jane Wells
    • McDonald’s
    • The Rock Christian Outreach
    • Pabilta Esquibel
    • Kiwanis Club of LA
    • LAHS Key Club

  • Three of the “Poodles” in the Ice Follies Extravaganza, at the Genoveva Chavez Community Center, 3221 Rodeo Road, Santa Fe are from Los Alamos.
    Johanna Story is a fifth grader at Mountain Elementary.  Laney Newton, 8, is in third grade at Aspen School and Helen Liu attends sixth grade at Canyonsito Montessori  School.

  • In an effort to raise money for needy families in Los Alamos, the Salvation Army is seeking volunteers who want to help by being bell ringers.
    Bert Dennis and Tom Marshall have volunteered as bell ringers and Kevin Kennedy has been busy organizing the bell ringers at Smith’s Food and Drug Center in White Rock, but more help is needed.
    Betty Ehart Senior Center Retired and Senior Volunteer Program Director Irene Powell has been working on getting volunteers for the Smith’s on the Hill.  

  • The Holidays are a time for holiday music and that is exactly what the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra will present in its annual Christmas Concert at
    7 p.m. Dec. 10 in the Crossroads Bible Church.
    The program will include standard favorites such as, “White Christmas,” “Sheep May Safely Graze,” and “Sleigh Ride.”

  • In some towns, the sound of Christmas carols being sung on your doorstep during the holiday season is commonplace. Typically, however, it’s not a tradition that Los Alamos residents engage in, unless of course, they are part of the congregation of Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church.

  • What began as a woman’s desire to share her love of animals has since turned into a Los Alamos holiday tradition.
    Stede Barber, the organizer of the Mesa Rider’s Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program, had the idea to light up the stables for the holiday season.
    She wanted people in the community to be aware of, and appreciate, the animals at the stables, so she organized the first two events, which were successful.

  • The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of on-site adoptable pets; others are in foster care with loving, temporary homes.
    All of our fully reconditioned adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are micro-chipped.
    Be sure to check out links to our many pets at the Friends of the Shelter Web site: www.lafos.org. You can also volunteer or make a donation.  
    Every cat only $35 with an extended two-for-one sale.

  • December’s Lunch with a Leader sponsored by the League of Women Voters will feature Los Alamos County Councilor Ralph Phelps as the speaker.
    The lunch is from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Dec. 14 at Central Avenue Grill. The $15 fee includes an entree, drink, tax and tip.
    Topics that will be covered include Phelps’ perspectives on his two years on the council and what he learned about public service.

  • The Rotary Club of Los Alamos selects a graduating senior from Los Alamos High School to honor each month and recently, Keanna Cohen was honored as the Rotary Club Student of the Month. Students are selected on the basis of their academic success, extracurricular involvement and service to the community.  
    Cohen is the daughter of Stephanie Archuleta, Sean French and Scott Cohen. Cohen chose Bernadette Lauritzen, an adult mentor and community member, to join her and her parents in accepting this honor.  

  • Please forgive me, but this week I’m leaping to boundaries and expectations after a few stories I’ve heard of lately.
    I’m looking for feedback from parents and caregivers for situations that have others throwing their hands up in frustration.
    Here’s the scenario: A teenage boy spends the night with friends and leaves his backpack behind the next morning. He returns to the same house later that afternoon, only to find his iPod gone.

  • “I just read I Cor. 5:5. What did Paul mean when he said, ‘I have decided to deliver him over to Satan?’ ” — Jesse

    This sounds like a harsh judgment. Take note of the context: this letter is written to a young church experiencing numerous difficulties. In this instance, a man in the church is living in an unusually debauched situation (I Cor. 5:1). The church, instead of grieving over this, is particularly proud of its tolerance for his behavior (I Cor. 5:2).

  • What does a horse with a floor length mane, a boy dressed as a pregnant woman, long braided hair, rappers, arugula and asparagus have in common? They’re all part of this weekend’s free theater and dance performance of “Rap-Punzel.”
     This modern day version of the fairy tale, directed by UNM-LA adjunct faculty member Melissa Balice, is suitable for younger audiences and open to the public. Shows are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Piñon School in White Rock and  at 2 p.m. Sunday at Los Alamos Middle School.