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Today's Features

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

     

    Santa Fe

     

    Allsup’s #336, 650 Cerrillos Road

    Date inspected: Jan. 3

    Violations: Two moderate-risk violations for contaminated equipment — inadequate dishwashing facility, no stoppers, no dish rack for clean dishes. Non-NSF hot dog warmer.

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    New Mexico native Jeremy Denk will be the featured artist as the Los Alamos Concert Association continues its 2012-2013 season with a performance at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Duane Smith Auditorium.  

    Denk has appeared as soloist with many major orchestras, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra and the symphony orchestras of Boston, Chicago, San Francisco and London. 

    He regularly gives recitals in New York, Washington, Boston, Philadelphia and around the United States. Denk is known for his music writing, which has appeared in the New Yorker, the front page of the New York Times Book Review, Newsweek and on the NPR Music website. 

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    Three summers ago, Fuller Lodge Art Center hosted a weeklong exhibit of children’s artwork after Summer Art Camp, with the art hung in the regular Exhibit Gallery. The show was so popular that it has become an annual tradition. 

    Now the Art Center is expanding the concept of student art shows by offering a two-week exhibit of adult student work from Jan. 11 through Jan. 26. 

    “Show Some Class” will feature more than 100 works by students, their teachers and also works produced in art groups that meet at the Art Center or Village Arts.

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    Richard Swenson and David Trujillo are Los Alamos neighbors, friends and fellow sculptors of forms. Rabbits, prancing stylized horses, plunging and cavorting wild hogs, giraffes, whales, sinuous dragons, armadillos, porcupines — not to mention humans — are melded and welded from all manner of scrap metal. 

    The duo will show their work in “Metal Menagerie: Scrap Metal Sculpture by Richard Swenson and David Trujillo,” at Mesa Public Library. The show opens with a reception from 5:30-7 p.m. Jan. 16.

    “Do you know what this is?” Swenson asked, smiling and pointing to a solid chunk of machined metal that happens to be a giraffe’s shoulder. “A piece from a tool to yoke oxen together!” 

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    PEEC and Reel Deal Theater team up to show the Back Country Film Festival. Seven films, all shot in the backcountry, make up this 90-minute celebration of winter. There will also be a raffle for outdoor gear. Tickets $10 adults/$5 kids in advance or at the door. 7 p.m. at Reel Deal. Visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.

     

    The Los Alamos Genealogical Association will meet at 7 p.m. in Room 3 at Mesa Public Library. The speaker will be Irma Holtkamp and her topic will be, “Using Ancestry.com to do Family History Research.” The public is invited.

     

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    Those interested in training guidance for an upcoming cycling event or those looking to work on their cycling endurance might be interested in the Family YMCA’s Endurance Training for Cyclists Class.

    Each class will have a two-hour riding component and a half-hour of core conditioning. In addition, the following topics will be discussed:  

    • Proper bike fit, clothing and equipment

    • Nutrition and hydration

    • Aches and pains — preventing them and what to do if you have them

    • Weekly training recommendations and how to design your own training plan.

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    In December, Jorge Aragon, Chamisa Elementary’s head custodian, was awarded the Golden Dustpan Award, by Chamisa Principal Debbie Smith. Aragon was thanked for keeping Chamisa in tip-top shape everyday. In addition, Chamisa Elementary fifth grade teachers Valerie Adams, left, and Deidre Thorn, right, were awarded with the first-ever Positive Behavior Support Awards by school counselor Jen Schmierer. The staff members took the time to highlight the largest number of good deeds put forth by Chamisa students during the semester. The ladies were given crowns and scepters made by Chamisa Library teacher Renee Mitsunaga. 

  • Complete list of 85th Annual Academy Award nominations announced Thursday:

    1. Best Picture: "Amour," ''Argo," ''Beasts of the Southern Wild," ''Django Unchained," ''Les Miserables," ''Life of Pi," ''Lincoln," ''Silver Linings Playbook," ''Zero Dark Thirty."

    2. Actor: Bradley Cooper, "Silver Linings Playbook"; Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln"; Hugh Jackman, "Les Miserables"; Joaquin Phoenix, "The Master"; Denzel Washington, "Flight."

    3. Actress: Jessica Chastain, "Zero Dark Thirty"; Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook"; Emmanuelle Riva, "Amour"; Quvenzhane Wallis, "Beasts of the Southern Wild"; Naomi Watts, "The Impossible."

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    Today

    The League of Woman Voters and the American Association of University Women will sponsor the New Mexico Legislative Preview, Fuller Lodge at 7 p.m. Hear what our legislators have to say about the coming session. Marcela Diaz, of Somos Un Pueblo Unido, and Dick Mason of Health Action New Mexico will also speak. Refreshments start at 6:30 p.m.

    Thursday

    The League of Women Voters will have their monthly Lunch with a Leader at 11:40 a.m. at Mesa Public Library. The speaker will be Tom Ribe. He will discuss Los Alamos’ vulnerable power supply and give information about the Valles Caldera. To purchase a $10 lunch from the Los Alamos Co-op to eat during the talk, contact Karyl Ann Armbruster at 661-6605 or kaskacayman@gmail.com, by Jan. 8. The public is welcome to attend without ordering lunch.

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    For the third year, Elena Lapteva, an instructor at Family Strengths Network, organized a New Year’s party for the Russian play group she instructs. The children gave a performance based on a Russian fairytale and narrated poems, had contests and were visited by Grandfather Frost (Russian Santa Claus) and his granddaughter Snegurochka (which can be translated as snow maiden), who brought presents for the children. There was also New Year tree decorating. The play group is for Russian and international children and their families living in Los Alamos and White Rock, who are interested in supporting their native language.