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Today's Features

  • Dance Arts Los Alamos (DALA) requests the honor of the public’s presence at a “sweet 16” celebration.

    DALA, founded in 1992, invites the community to the 2008 Spring Showcase Recital with free admission for all. The annual recital, which features the artistry of DALA’s older dancers, will be performed at 7 p.m. Saturday at Duane W. Smith Auditorium.

  • The second Heritage Partners Annual Campaign for the Los Alamos Historical Society is under way. This year’s theme, “$40,000 for the Museum’s 40th,” celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Los Alamos Historical Museum, which opened in July 1968.

    “The annual campaign is critical this year because a three-year grant we received for Manhattan Project preservation has been completed,” Museum Director Hedy Dunn said. “We are counting on the community and our members to help us keep the momentum going that started with the grant.”

  • Ronn Stewart, artistic director of Moving People Dance of Santa Fe, is returning to familiar turf.

    When his nonprofit dance company performs at 2 p.m. Sunday at Duane Smith Auditorium, Stewart will be able to see his old workplace. For three years, he was the co-artistic director of Dance Arts Los Alamos (DALA). Seven years ago, he started Moving People, and although he left the local area, Stewart said he was able to apply his experiences in Los Alamos to the Santa Fe company.

    Plus, students from DALA, such as Andrew Silks, travel to Moving People to take classes.

  • Going green

    Earth Day 2008, which was organized by Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) and took place April 22 and the weekend of April 26-27, was an outstanding success due to the efforts of a large number of volunteers and the support of many sponsors. This letter is to thank all of these volunteers and sponsors and those who attended one of our events this year.

  • Summer in New York meant long drives on the state thruway, huddled with my friend Angela on two little seats my dad had built for us in the backseat of the family pickup truck, which was black, just like the one I drive today.

    We’d listen to Casey Kasem’s “American Top 40” with the windows down. I would pet the labrador’s giant head while my parents talked and sang “Peggy Sue” or “Spooky” up front.

  • Scholarship Convocation, which was held Wednesday at Duane Smith Auditorium, recognized Los Alamos High School students’ achievements. This information is supplied by students and local scholarship organizations, and is by no means a complete list. Many students choose not to fill out the forms the school sends out with senior packets. Local organizations awarded more than $75,000 to students.

    Awards to Freshmen

    • Lilian Fehler – Allan Rawcliffe Memorial Internship

    Awards to Sophomores

  • Los Alamos residents Jonathan and Tessa Dowell have been regular spectators at the Southern Regional Dulcimer Championship held at the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View, Ark., for about 12 years.

    They keep returning to the championship because of the scenery, Jonathan said – and the people, Tessa added. And the biscuits served at breakfast, Jonathan joked.

    On a more serious note, Jonathan said, “the company is so talented. The other musicians in this community are truly world-class musicians.”

  • The Los Alamos Choral Society, along with the Los Alamos Brass, will present a summer concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.

  • Geraldine Keane was working at Pajarito Mountain Ski Area this winter when she was asked to take another position at the ski area, the food and beverage manager of Pajarito Mountain Café.

    “I took it because I love food and beverages,” she said. “It’s a fun time.”

    As result, Keane became the new food and beverage manager in January.

    This wasn’t a new experience for Keane; she has been involved in the food and beverage industry in the past. Keane said she ran the restaurant and bar at the American Legion for 6 years.

  • World Youth Day is a touching experience for those have participated in the event.

    Toni Rogers, a volunteer at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish and a participant of World Youth Day when it was held in Denver, remembers young people cheering for the Pope like he was a rock star and a group of cardinals doing the wave in the auditorium stands.

    “It’s really, really touching,” Rogers said. “It’s a lot of prayer and sharing with each other about their faith.”

    She added, “It really, really made a lasting impact.”