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  • Registration for the 10th annual Y Earth Service (YES) Corps is open at The Family YMCA. The YES Corps program is available to youth ages 11-17.  Participants have an opportunity to engage with leadership, cross-cultural awareness and environmental education and action projects, while learning invaluable job skills and work ethics.

  • After a great response to last week’s column on entitlement and being above the rules, I’d like to take it one step further and get your feedback on the issue of bullying.

    I hear about it a lot, everything from student-to-student bullying to parent-to-teacher bullying to colleague-to-colleague bullying.

    So what are you seeing? More importantly what are you or should we be doing? What types of things do you believe could be implemented in a community wide plan to address the issue?

  • Nothing expresses compassion, empathy and comfort like a                                           handmade item.  Not only does one feel the warmth from the fabric but also from the care in each stitch sewn into a quilt or a pillowcase made by willing hands.

  • The histories of the Manhattan Project and the Ranch School are pretty well known to the community. However, there is another story about Los Alamos that is not frequently told. With the opening of a historic building approaching, this should change.

    The Romero Cabin, one of two remaining homestead cabins on the Pajarito Plateau, will be unveiled May 1. A grand opening will be at 11 a.m.

  • Get ready for a history lesson in music. Guitarist Daniel Weston will take Los Alamos on an audio tour of the renaissance through the baroque period.

    This venture in history’s music will occur during the Guitar and Gateaux show, which will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Fuller Lodge.

    While the program is varied, a few highlights include works by Spanish Impressionist composer Francisco Tarrega. Weston will also step out into contemporary times with a few of his own pieces.

  • If I were to assign a grade to my performance as a Leadership Los Alamos student, it might be a C. I have cut class twice and snuck out of class early. Plus my attitude has been slightly less than stellar. In fact, the night before the last session I engaged in a mental tantrum. I whined to myself that I had too much to do, the session started too early, it was going to be held in a location too far away.  

  • Once again my column this week finds me trying to learn more about Percy Talbott, the ex-convict who has decided to make Gilead her new home. I know I am not alone when I say that although Gilead is a wonderful town, it is not a place for criminals to start over.

    In this week’s edition, I speak with Shelby Thorpe, resident of Gilead and long-time friend of Hannah Ferguson, who hired Ms. Talbott to work at The Spitfire Grill, which Mrs. Ferguson owns.

  • 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.