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Today's Features

  • The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of onsite adoptable pets waiting for their forever home. Others are currently off-campus in loving foster homes.
    Be sure to visit the Friends of the Shelter website, lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating. Also check out the Petfinder page for pictures and to learn more about all of the adoptable pets, petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html.
    This would be a wonderful time to consider giving a home to one of the animals in the shelter.
    All adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are micro chipped.

  • Baha’i Faith
    For information, e-mail losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran
    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA is at 2390 North Road. 662-5151, bethluth.com. Worship services are at 8:15 and 10:45 a.m., with coffee and doughnuts served between services during our Education Hour of classes for all ages. The preaching is biblical by our Pastors Bruce Kuenzel and Nicolé Ferry, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant and a well-staffed nursery is provided. All are welcome. Come Join the Family.

    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian
    The church is located at 3333 Bryce Ave. The Rev. Henry Fernandez preaches, bapca.org, info@bapca.org. For information, call 672-3364.

    Buddhist
    Kannon Zendo, 35 Barranca Road. kannonzendo.org. Henry Chigen Finney, 661-6874. Meditation in the Zen tradition will be offered Wednesday evenings at the Kannon Zendo in Los Alamos.

    Calvary Chapel
    Sunday school classes for all ages at 9:15 a.m. Join us at 10:30 a.m. for worship and a study of the Biblical Jesus as He relates to people in our look at the Gospel of Exodus.

  • “What guidance does the Bible give me for dealing with the anger I feel when I’ve been wronged?” — Chris

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    Kathleen Veenstra is probably most well known for her many years of work with the Los Alamos Public Schools as a counselor, but fewer people are probably familiar with her as an artist. 

    Veenstra is a ceramicist/potter and also a fine artist, painting landscapes and portraits. When asked about how she was able to develop to a professional level in all three areas, Veenstra explained that her first love was art and the career as a counselor evolved somewhat circuitously from there.

    Veenstra remembers painting as a child, encouraged by her father, a frustrated painter. She was proficient as a portrait painter by the time she entered college and had her first formal training. There, she discovered that the combination of feeling and light, which shape landscape paintings fulfilled her artistic desires. She went on to receive a master’s degree in studio art. 

  •  Politics are not everyone’s cup of tea, but the subject is sometimes hard to ignore — especially when it involves scandal.
    Most people would probably say that the Watergate scandal was not only one of the most corrupt times in political history, but also left a black smudge on the face of American politics that won’t be forgotten. And while most people have probably put that time period in the backs of their minds, there are some that still feel that former President Richard M. Nixon got off easy.
    Directed by Courtney Lounsbury and produced by Kate Ramsey and Brad Lounsbury, Los Alamos Little Theatre’s latest production, “Frost/Nixon” tackles the aftermath of the Watergate scandal and one media personality’s aspirations for fame.
    Grady Hughes portrays the sharp, witty, sometimes humorous, almost always sarcastic, Nixon. Don Monteith portrays the suave, silver-tongued talk show host and ladies man, David Frost. Together, they take the audience through Nixon’s struggle with reality after his resignation and Frost’s hopes of getting the politician to admit his guilt in the Watergate scandal on television.

  • THIS WEEK ON PAC-8
    Views expressed on programs shown on PAC8 do not necessarily reflect the views of the manager, staff, or board.

    Friday, January 18, 2013
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM County Council Replay (1-08-13)
    03:00 PM Celebration of Aging
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM Living Treasures Ceremony Fall 2012
    06:00 PM Democracy Now!
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Clear Mind
    09:00 PM FSTV

    Saturday, January 19, 2013
    FSTV

    Sunday, January 20, 2013
    06:00 AM FSTV
    05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom
    06:00 PM Drawing Men to Christ
    07:00 PM United Church
    08:00 PM That Which Is
    09:00 PM Trinity on the Hill
    12:00 PM Free Speech TV

  • Independent record label Tate Music Group announces Sweet Daddy BC’s new album, “Chosen For Today,” which will be available at Hastings during a meet and greet CD signing at 1 p.m. Jan. 19. Hastings is at 542 N. Guadalupe, Santa Fe. Produced by Tate Music Group, the album offers 10 tracks and is available for purchase online at the iTunes Store, Amazon.com or directly from TateMusicGroup.com. Sweet Daddy BC is Ben Cordova, a singer and songwriter who is also a teacher and a minister. He is a father of two children. The singer and composer said he hopes he will touch a lot of lives with his new album, as all his songs are about uplifting the name of the Lord. “Chosen For Today” displays Sweet Daddy BC’s ability to sing and compose. Tracks include “What Will You Do” and “Time To Get Down.” 

  • The Los Alamos Choral Society and the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra will present “Messiah” by George Frederick Handel, from 3-6 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Duane Smith Auditorium, 1300 Diamond Dr.
    Dr. Mary Badarak will direct the performance. The chorus of about 80 singers and the orchestra ensemble of about 40 musicians, are featured in this performance.
    On Nov. 19, 1943, Donald Flanders advertised in the wartime Los Alamos Times for people to join The Singing Group, which was at that time participating in madrigal singing at his home. Apparently enough enthusiastic singers responded that his neighbors started to complain about the subsequent noise level. The singers had to move to the old nursery school and prepared for a performance of Håndel’s “Messiah” during the coming Christmas season and the group’s name was changed to The Los Alamos Choral Society.
    From that first Los Alamos performance evolved not only the Choral Society, but also the Los Alamos Symphony and the Light Opera.
    That was the first of 70 continuous yearly seasons of choral presentations by the LACS.
    Over the years, many community members, some since departed, have joined with the group in performing the works of classical and modern composers.

  • Join Poet Laureate of Santa Fe, Jon Davis, to kick off the beginning of the new line-up of Mesa Public Library’s Authors Speak Series with a poetry reading at 7 p.m. Jan. 24 in the upstairs rotunda.
    “Jon Davis is the author of three chapbooks and three full-length collections of poetry, ‘Preliminary Report’ (Copper Canyon Press, 2010), ‘Scrimmage of Appetite’ (University of Akron Press, 1995), for which he was honored with a Lannan Literary Award in Poetry and ‘Dangerous Amusements’ (Ontario Review Press, 1987), for which he received a G.E. Younger Writers Award and the Peter I.B. Lavan Younger Poets Prize from the Academy of American Poets,” according to santafenm.gov.
    “He has also received two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, a Lannan Residency and a fellowship to The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown.”

  • The following restaurant inspection reports were provided by the New Mexico Environment Department.

    Española

    Burger King, Riverside Dr.
    Date inspected: Jan. 4
    Violations: Two moderate-risk violations, one for poor personal hygiene — hand sink was removed from food prep area. Need to re-install in original food preparation area to make it convenient for employees to wash hands. Notify NMED when completed, within 30 days. One for animals/vermin/openings — back door has gap at bottom and side. Potential to allow insects and vermin access to facility. Need to seal.
    Status of establishment: Approved, no follow-up required.

    El Espresso, 1451 Calle Hermanas Dominicas
    Date inspected: Jan. 3, closing
    Status of establishment: Closed