• Local Orthodox Christians are joining all Orthodox Christians across the world in the celebration of Holy Week and Pascha (Easter). This preparation began last weekend with the end of Great Lent Saturday, and the Saturday of the Raising of Lazarus from the grave. For Orthodox Christians, this year Pascha (as Easter is called) falls several weeks later then the Western Protestant and Roman Catholic observance.

  • The 41st Annual Spring Arts and Crafts Fair will be a homecoming for John Trujillo. The jewelry-maker grew up in Los Alamos and graduated from Los Alamos High Sschool in 1966. The community holds another significance other than childhood memories. It inspired him to do jewelry.

    Trujillo said his high school art teacher taught him to make jewelry, although it didn’t impact him until later.

  • Mozart started composing music when he was 5 years old. At 7, Thomas Chadwick of Los Alamos isn’t too far behind the famous composer.

    Chadwick is one of 16 finalists in the Hey Mozart!, a statewide program that encourages children who are 12 and younger to create an original melody. The program is now in its third year.

  • Peter Bretter, played by Jason Segel, is a successful composer on a hip TV crime show, and is dating one of the shows hottest lead actresses, Sarah Marshal (Kristen Bell). Or at least that’s how things have been going up for the last five years.

  • “Soft fried chicken cubes.” “Fungus with onions.” “Fried fish in squirrel shape.”

    Even when translated into English, the menus don’t read like a list of entrees so much as a table of contents in a book of poetry: “Fried celery with salty pork.” “Mixed green stuff.” “Local snack.”

  • The American Indian Science and Engineering Societys (AISES) science fair was held in Albuquerque March 27-29 at the convention center. Participating were two sixth-graders from Mountain Elementary School, Morgan Irish and Chance Butler.

    They not only participated, but Irish and Butler earned high marks on their projects; they placed high in their division and both won medals.

    Students of Native American heritage are eligible to enter into this national competition and to do so must meet exacting standards of scientific rigor prior to the event.

  • Spring break, for me, means the ballet studios are closed and I have to find some other way to contort myself. Thanks to the suggestion of a friend, I found one in Los Alamos’ newest, hottest thing: Bikram yoga.

    Day One

    I went in kind of cocky. I can touch my toes easily. I can do the splits. But Bikram’s Yoga College of India – Los Alamos, the new studio located in the old Ed’s Market, offers something I’d never done: yoga in a humid, 105-degree setting.

    The temperature makes the news more often than owner Melissa Theesfeld wishes.

  • In honor of Earth Day on Tuesday, Dr. James Conca will give a talk on the urgent issue of our times, “The Geopolitics of Energy: Sustainability by 2040.” His talk is at 7 p.m.

  • Forgetting about electronic toys and video games, the parent teacher organization at Aspen Elementary School is turning to simpler, more old-fashioned methods to generate family fun.This return to the olden days will occur during the Spring Fling, which will be held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the school. Admission costs $3 for children older than age 3.

  • Spring break, for me, means the ballet studios are closed and I have to find some other way to contort myself. Thanks to the suggestion of a friend, I found one in Los Alamos’ newest, hottest thing: Bikram yoga.

    Day One

  • The cost of the war in Iraq has been estimated at more than $463 billion. At 10:30 a.m. Sunday, the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos will ask “The Cost of Iraq: Who Pays the Price?” in a special worship service as part of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee’s annual Justice Sunday program.The Rev. John Cullinan will examine the costs of war and their effect on our society’s values from a liberally religious perspective in his sermon titled, “Being the Change We Wish to See.” The service will also draw from the work of the Rev. Dr.

  • Passover! That’s a funny word. Is it a bridge? Jet planes flying over us? Someone who was not chosen in the NFL draft? What is it? Well, believe-it-or-not, it is one of the most important events in the history of mankind. A whirl-wind trip through time is necessary to check this out, so hang on and let’s go.To understand what you are about to read, please remember that all mankind is innately religious.

  • Coro de Cmara will present its spring concert this weekend as the final performance of its 25th anniversary season. “Opera and Sondheim: Choruses from the Opera and Broadway Stages” features as guest soloists three opera singers with local ties to New Mexico. Performances will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at the United Church in Los Alamos.Additionally, a concert will be held at 2:30 p.m.

  • The musicians of the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra came to the hall last Friday night armed with instruments, paint brushes and oil palettes, because it was a night to celebrate the colorful landscapes of the American composers MacDowell and Grofe.But before the entire orchestra took the stage, the string ensemble presented a light work by Peter Warlock, “Capriol Suite,” from 1926. This essentially forgotten and rarely performed work was a good warm-up for the string section.

  • The community can get a bite of breakfast and an earful of information about the upcoming Relay for Life during the relay’s kickoff event Saturday at Pajarito Masonic Lodge.Information and sign up will be held from 8-10 a.m.

  • “Paris, je t’aime” absolutely charmed me. The film looks at France’s capital city from the backseat of a car, from a subway station, from restaurants, from baby cribs, from jail, from deathbeds. In 18 five-minute shorts, it shows 18 different arrondissements, or districts, from the eyes of a paramedic, a traveling salesman, a tourist, a blind man, a vampire.Although the collection is distinctly French, it includes several actors and directors working outside of their home countries.

  • What do we forbid in America? Same as they do in China: emperors.

    But in pre-Mao China, the rules were different, and the word “forbidden” meant something slightly different as well. In fact, it meant you needed the emperor’s permission.

    The Forbidden City, built in the 1400s in downtown Beijing, housed 24 Chinese emperors over 500 years, although “housed” would strike any visitor as a feeble, utterly helpless verb in the face of these surroundings.


  • If you think the kids in Los Alamos are wild now, just wait.

    The Los Alamos Youth Leadership team, A-Squad, with the drive of Keanna

    Cohen, will sponsor LAYL Wild Day from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday in conjunction

    with the Parks and Recreation Hershey¹s Track and Field Meet.

  • Snakes alive! Otowi Station, Snake Conservation and the Bradbury Science

    Museum are collaborating for a presentation and demonstration at 1:30 p.m.

    Wednesday in the breezeway between Otowi Station and the Bradbury Science