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  • Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month Brings Recording Artists to Los Alamos
    September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Along with many organizations around the country, local charity Ovarian Cancer Together Inc. is bringing awareness to Los Alamos by holding a benefit at the Duane Smith Auditorium.
    Working in New Mexico to support survivors and educate the public about the risks of ovarian cancer, this year, OCT will hold its first music and awareness evening, promising quality entertainment for all.

  • Manhattan Project veteran and Physics Professor Emeritus at UC Boulder, Albert Bartlett, will be the guest speaker for the Los Alamos Historical Society’s first lecture of the 2010 season.  
    The talk will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Fuller Lodge as part of the monthly lecture series sponsored by the Los Alamos National Bank and members of the Los Alamos Historical Society.
    Operation Crossroads was the first postwar series of tests of atomic bombs.  In Washington, D.C., there was great interest in testing the new weapons.

  • Join the Los Alamos Mountaineers (LAM) at their regular monthly meeting to hear professional kayaker and journalist Kyle Dickman describe his adventures as part of the “Rivers in Demand” project. This project has taken him from the Congo River in Central Africa to the Rio Roosevelt in Brazil.
    The “Rivers in Demand” project, now it its third year, is designed to use whitewater kayaking and media to raise awareness to threats to biodiversity hotspots.

  • It’s September, which means that local artists once again will share their prolific gifts with local art lovers, offering two days of color, beauty, inspiration, humor and an intimate glimpse into their creative environments.
    Migrate through the Pojoaque River Valley north of Santa Fe and view the varied habitats of the artists — native, introduced, fledglings, endangered, old, wise and rare birds as well. Artist-watchers are invited to the 17th Annual Pojoaque River Art Tour from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 18-19.

  • As we head back to school, we head back to a weekly look at assets in a more individualized way. The next eight months have been divided up into categories and each week, we will look at the same asset that each of the school sites are looking at, too.
    This month, we focus on the asset category of commitment to learning. It may have been hard for everyone to get back into the daily grind, while others found it very easy.

  • House of Hope and Shop on the Corner says thanks  
     
    Our recent “High Tea and Fashion Show” were a complete success! The monies earned will go toward the House of Hope Women’s upcoming 6th annual house building trip to Juárez, Mexico.
    Although each member of the team pays her own lodging and meal expenses, several thousand dollars are needed for the house materials and to pay the local laborers.  

  • John Balagna grew up on a farm.

    It wasn’t exactly a favorable experience.

    “I grew up on the farm and left the farm because I hated it,” he said.

    So he turned to another pursuit — working as a chemist at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    Though he had turned away from the scene of his childhood, an interest in working with the land had taken root and in 1970, it began to sprout.

    He bought land in San Ysidro, which is on the highway going toward Farmington.

    Then in 1972, Balagna planted a vineyard.

  • The 2010 International Taste of Los Alamos was a wonderful success, highlighting the culinary talents of local community members from 18 different countries around the globe.

    This year’s event raised money for UNM-LA Bridge Scholarships which allow qualifying students to “bridge” to their lottery scholarship. Lottery scholarships are awarded after the qualifying semester, thus some students do not have funds for their first semester tuition and books.  Bridge scholarships alleviate that problem for many students.

  • Elementary school students from Los Alamos’ five elementary schools — Aspen, Barranca, Chamisa, Mountain and Piñon — gathered with Rotarians at Beall’s Department Store for “Clothes for Kids,” a back-to-school shopping event hosted by the Rotary Club Saturday.

  • Tucked away down a narrow dirt road and nestled between houses and trees, sits Cuarteles artist Diana Bryer’s home and studio.

    Small signs point the way, but if you’re not paying attention, you might miss the driveway as you travel along the curvy road that leads to Chimayó.

  • CHICAGO — More than 6,100 nationwide members, advisers, alumni and guests of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), gathered in Chicago, Ill. July 4-8 for the 2010 National Leadership Conference. Michael Salazar, a junior at Los Alamos High School and Dr. Juanita Jebbanema, a teacher at Los Alamos High School, were among them.

  • The dedication of the Lora Belle Cole Library in the Los Alamos Detention Center was held Aug 21. Host Mary Najar, detention supervisor, welcomed about 60 people, essentially all friends or admirers of Lora Belle Cole, which included Los Alamos Police Department staff, three county councilors, Mesa Public Library staff and members of the Friends of the Library. She introduced Chief of Police Wayne Torpy and Cole’s son Tom Cole and his family.

  • Aug. 17: a girl, Sophia Pakin, was born Anna Matsekh and Scott Pakin;

    Aug. 18: a boy, Landen John Eckhart, was born to Elisa Ruelas and Garrett John Eckhart;

    Aug. 20: a girl, Mia Bella Martinez, was born to Faye Duran and Ryan Martinez;

    Aug. 23: a girl, Alexyanna Mercedes Montoya, was born to Trinnie Gutierrez and Lawrence Montoya;

    Aug. 23: A boy, Logan Joseph Maes, was born to  Davina and Ian Maes

  • This Friday night we’ll be at Rover Park in White Rock with the Austin, Texas country-rock-soul-blues band Uncle Lucius. To get to Rover Park, turn left at the first light in White Rock (Rover Blvd) and go about one mile, the park’s on the left.

    The Black Crowes, The Band, the Outlaws, the Allman Brothers, Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings, Otis Redding and Bill Withers have influenced Uncle Lucius’ music.

  • The Los Alamos Home Tour will include seven homes of a variety of styles and architecture, from an historic Bathtub Row home to brand new custom homes. Viewers will be able to get ideas for remodels and new constructions and learn about the history of home building and architecture in Los Alamos.

    The addresses and names of homeowners will be not announced prior to the tour.  Ticket buyers will receive a detailed program and map. Tickets are $20 in advance and are available at Brownell’s Hallmark, LANB, Family Strengths Network and online at lafsn.org.

  • On Sept. 10, 1994 more than 100 volunteers began moving 125,000 items from the old library to the new Mesa Public Library. Children loaded books into red wagons and hauled them several blocks up Central Avenue.

    By Sept. 14 and ahead of schedule, all the items were in their brand new home. Since then, the library has grown up, becoming one of the best-loved and most used institutions in Los Alamos. Celebrate this sweet 16th anniversary with an exhibit of the works of Mesa Public Library architect, Antoine Predock.

  • U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján’s re-election campaign recently completed the successful pilot program of the Summer Luján Leadership Congressional Campaign Fellowship (LLCCF). Ten high school and college students from four counties graduated from the LLCCF.

    “We held an intensive three-day training session in Santa Fe to kick off the program," said Justin Bailey, the project coordinator.  

  • Recycled fashion will be the focal point of House of Hope’s High Tea and Fashion Show at 2 p.m. Aug. 28 in Kelly Hall at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church.

    Attendees will be treated to a fashion show with clothing provided by TOTH’s “Shop on the Corner” Thrift Store; a silent auction; a TK Print or Kirchner Quilt raffle; sweet and savory treats and of course, tea. Tickets may be purchased for $20, or $10 for children younger than 12.

  • Staff, faculty and students have come together to insure the success of the electrical engineering program at UNM-LA. Pre-engineering program director Oksana Gerlits and Bachelor and Graduate Program Manager Cindy Leyba are working together to ensure a smooth transition to upper division classes for students pursuing a career in electrical engineering.

    “Despite the ending of our contract with Los Alamos National Laboratory and the loss of those funds, we have plans to not only continue, but add to the engineering program,” Leyba said.

  • The Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series will be at Del Norte Credit Union at 7 p.m. Friday with rocker Nick Curran and the Lowlifes. Los Alamos favorites, the Nomads, will open the show with their ’50s, ’60s and ’70s music.

    Good golly, Miss Molly, let me tell you about it.