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Today's Features

  • In the Los Alamos Choral Society and Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra’s winter concert Jan. 27 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, under the direction of Mary Badarak, the Oratorio “Elijah” by Felix Mendelssohn was presented.Many members of the chorus, now numbering 61, have sung this familiar work numerous times.

  • With a holiday devoted to love approaching, it seems appropriate to hold a concert celebrating this emotion.The Los Alamos High School choirs present their “Love Song Concert” at 7 p.m. Monday at Duane Smith Auditorium. “It’s a great topic,” choral director Paula Nichols said.

  • Self-confidence, responsibility and citizenship are a few qualities the Naval Jr. Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) nurture. Now, it is adding cooking skills to the list.To prepare for the NJROTC enchilada dinner, which will be held at 5 p.m. Friday at the Los Alamos High School cafeteria, students strapped on aprons and pulled out the baking pans. In addition to dinner, there will be a silent auction, which will include a painting by Secundino Sandoval and other items.Having students take an active role in dinner “gets them involved,” said Ret.

  • Here’s one of those rare cases where you can love a book – and love the movie based on it as well. They’re two unique works of art, the novel and the film “The Joy Luck Club,” while cut from the same silky fabric.In both, Amy Tan, either as a novelist or a screenwriter, tells the intersecting stories of eight women, four Chinese mothers and their American-born daughters.

  • Students are invited to submit their written work poetry, musical lyrics, short stories, creative nonfiction, drawings, photos, excerpts from their novel, etc. for inclusion in the 2008 “Pajarito Literary Review” for ages 4-12 or “Moebius” for ages 13-18.Students’ typed or printed entry, two typed pages or less, must be received by Feb. 15.Organizers ask that only one-work be submitted per student. Some work may be excluded by editorial decision.

  • The worldwide Boy Scouts organization turned 100 this year, and the celebrations hit Los Alamos Jan. 26.To acknowledge the organization’s centennial birthday, Graves Hall at the United Church of Los Alamos was decorated with flags and souvenirs from different countries.

  • Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service announced that it has been named to the 2007 Homecare Elite, a compilation of the most successful Medicare-certified home health-care providers in the United States. This annual review identifies the top 25 percent of agencies, ranked by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, quality improvement and financial performance.The 2007 HomeCare Elite also indicates those providers who are included in the Top 100 and Top 500 of providers nationwide.

  • The purpose of Mardi Gras can be more than just a fun party. For instance, the Immaculate Heart of Mary is taking advantage of Fat Tuesday to raise money for two upcoming programs.Some of the proceeds will toward the Little Brothers and Sisters Orphanage in Honduras while another portion will be used to help pilgrims attend World Youth Day, Cathy Kohlrust, event coordinator, said.The Mardi Gras festivities and fundraising efforts will take place during the Mardi Gras Family Carnival from 4-7 p.m.

  • If you haven’t stopped to admire a few icy blue Columbines or watched a Praying Mantis creep across a bed of flowers, the opportunity to view these artistic snapshots is approaching.The Los Alamos Photography Club and the Mesa Public Library are hosting the 13th Annual Los Alamos Photography Show. An opening reception will be held from 5-7:30 p.m. Monday in the Mesa Public Library Art Gallery. The public is invited to come view more than 120 photographs taken by people who live or work in Los Alamos, and to meet the photographers.

  • Arnie Leshin has led a colorful life in the world of sports journalism, from his boyhood in Brooklyn to his more recent exploits in New Mexico. As a part-time sportswriter for the Santa Fe New Mexican, the Albuquerque Journal and Tribune even the Los Alamos Monitor.