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  • Burns to speak at MOWW monthly dinner

    The Major General Franklin E. Miles Chapter 229 of the Military Order of World Wars in Los Alamos has announced that Carol Burns, Los Alamos National Laboratory Chemistry Division Leader, will talk on “Nuclear Forensics” at the chapter’s June dinner meeting.
    The meeting will be on June 18, at the Los Alamos Research Park Hot Rocks Java Café located at 4200 West Jemez Road, just west of the West Jemez Road Fire Station.
    Parking is available east of the fire station from the Los Alamos Canyon Bridge, or east of the Research Park building.
    The meeting will begin with a social period at 6 p.m. followed by a brief business meeting and dinner at 6:25 p.m. Burns’ presentation will begin at about 7:15 p.m., dinner is $25 per person.
    The Military Order of the World Wars dinner meetings are open to interested citizens for the dinner and program, or the program only at no cost. Note that a dinner reservation made is a commitment to the chapter to pay for the reserved dinner(s).
    RSVP for the dinner is needed by June 16. Call or email LTC Gregg Giesler AUS Retired, Chapter Commander, 662-5574, email g.giesler@computer.org, or Lt. Col. Norman G. Wilson, USAF Retired, Chapter Adjutant, 662-9544 (email NrmWil5@cs.com.

  • Get grounded trail class Saturday

    Kristi Beguin will offer another of her popular classes, called “Get Grounded,” from 9 a.m. to noon on on Saturday.
    After meeting at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center, participants will spend the morning connecting with nature in an unusual way. While traveling scenic trails off the beaten path, attenders will have the chance to explore concepts of natural movement, grounding, mindfulness and balance.
    In this age of fast-paced, high-tech lifestyles, this class will allow individuals to slow down, observe, breathe and enjoy the outdoors in a deeply experiential manner.
    Kristi Beguin is a scientist, an environmental consultant, and expert herbalist. She has practiced her skills through outdoor activities, martial arts, writing and making medicines. Her medical applications incorporate Western herbal medicine, traditional Chinese medicine and flower essence therapy.
    Advance registration is required. The class is designed for adults and costs $25 for non-members or $20 for PEEC members. Further information may be found on the PEEC website, PajaritoEEC.org or by phoning 662-0460.
    The class will meet at PEEC (Pajarito Environmental Education Center), 3540 Orange Street, and will then move out to a nearby trail.

  • Attention All Bands

    Battle of the Bands at the Kiwanis Fireworks show. Show starts at 2 p.m., July 4. All interested musicians should contact russ@gordonssummerconcerts.com. 

  • Despite fences, the show will go on

    The Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series will continue Friday, although construction around Ashley Pond is underway. Lightnin’ Malcolm starts at 7 p.m. The stage is set up on the grassy area on the west side where the old municipal building stood.
    “Delta Blues goes back to the origins of the blues and Lightnin’ Malcolm one of the future greats, a man that understands, respects and loves the genre,” Organizer Russ Gordon said.
    Malcolm has been touring the country since his late teens. He has said “music has been on my mind since six or seven, but it took until my teen years to start getting around on my own, and you know, put it into action. I played mostly solo then, singing, playing guitar and kick and snare drums with my feet as a one man band.”
    Lightning Malcolm was born in Mississippi, grew up in Missouri and made it back and lives in the Delta.
    Malcolm has played with some of the greatest of the Delta singers. He toured with R.L. Burnside. “He played Los Alamos a few years ago with R.L.’s grandson, Cedric. That was a great fundraiser concert for the series that we had at the Blue Window, a fantastic show,” Gordon said.

  • Experience Greek culture in Santa Fe

    The 16th Annual Santa Fe Greek Festival, hosted by the St. Elias the Prophet Greek Orthodox Church, has new dates and a new and improved menu for 2013. This year’s festival is 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., June 21-22, at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. Experience Greek culture, food, pastries, music, dancing and beer and wine too.
     “We have recruited many Santa Fe restaurant owners and chefs who are of Greek descent to create a new menu for the festival this year including our priest, Father Dimitrios Pappas, whose family owned a Greek restaurant in Denver for many years called, “Chef Zorba’s,” Violet Santikos said, advertising chair for this year’s festival. “Father Dimitri is a great Greek chef and will be baking the kourambiedes and melomakarona cookies for this year’s festival!” Santikos added.

  • This week on PAC-8, June 14-20

    Friday, June 14, 2013
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM County Council Replay (6-04-13)
    01:00 PM LAHS Graduation Ceremony
    03:30 PM European Journal
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM National Day of Prayer
    06:00 PM Democracy Now!
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society “Cold War Recollections: A
    Livermore Underground Test Perspective”
    08:30 PM Clear Heart, Clear Mind
    09:30 PM Bongo Boy Rock and Roll
    10:00 PM The Glass Slipper
    11:00 PM Project Bombshell
    12:00 AM FSTV

    Saturday, June 15, 2013
    FSTV

    Sunday, June 16, 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

  • Off the Hill 06-13-13

    Art exhibits
    Again: Repetition, Obsession and Meditation. Opening reception, 3-5 p.m. through Sunday. Lannan Gallery. 309 Read Street. Gallery is open Saturday and Sundays, Noon to 5 p.m. or by appointment. For more information call 954-5149.

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art: Cleromancy with assemblages by actor and artist, Robert Dean Stockwell. Opening reception 5-7 p.m., Friday, June 28, which will coincide with the Railyard Arts District Last Friday Arts Walk. Through July 19.
    Auditions
    Albuquerque Theatre Guild announces the 6th Annual ATG General Auditions. Auditions will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, at Aux Dog Theatre, 3011 Monte Vista Blvd., NE. General Auditions are for immediate casting needs, upcoming productions, independent projects and exposure to local theatre organizations and directors.
    Ballet
    Aspen Santa Fe Ballet announces its 2013 Summer Season, July 12 to Aug. 31 with performances at The Lensic, Santa Fe’s Performing Arts Center. All performances are 8 p.m. Tickets available now online to aspensantafeballet.com, by contacting The Lensic at 988-1234, or by stopping by the box offices at the Lensic Performing Arts Center or the Santa Fe Convention Center.

  • Restaurant Inspections 06-13-13

    Santa Fe
    Tree House LCC, 163 Paseo de Peralta
    Date inspected: June 6
    Violations: One high-risk violation. Paper towels were not available near the hand sink, cloth towels are not allowed and violation was corrected during inspection. One moderate-risk violation. Cutting boards are stained with veggie coloring and must be sanded or replaced. Two low-risk violations. Thermometer must be placed in refrigeration unit where it can be easily seen. Soap dispenser recommended for hand sink in kitchen, soap container was placed inside sink.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    Rio en Medio Senior Center, 1 El Alto Lane
    Date inspected: June 6
    Violations: None.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    RAAGA, 544-B Agua Fria St.
    Date inspected: June 6
    Violations: Two high-risk violations. No soap or paper towels at all hand sinks, water draining into bucket. One low-risk violation. No light in wash area, after shielding was missing.
    Status of Establishment: Follow up from May 28. Immediate suspension.

    Inn on the Paseo, 630 Paseo de Peralta
    Date inspected: June 6
    Violations: None.
    Status of Establishment: Approved for opening. No follow up required.

  • Collection of former Prime Minister of Peru donated to museum

    The Spanish Colonial Arts Society announces the largest permanent gift of art from outside of New Mexico, ever donated to the society in its 88-year history.
    An exhibition of the gift items will open to the public on June 22 at the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, 750 Camino Lejo on Museum Hill in Santa Fe.
    Silver filigree baskets from Ayacucho, gilded frames from Cuzco, reverse-painted glass from Cajamarca, folding screens from Korea and China, porcelain tableware from France, silver-plated dessert settings from London — these were just some of the furnishings found in the elegant home of Miriam and Pedro Beltrán in Lima in the 1950s where dignitaries from around the world were entertained.
    The collection amassed by the Beltráns, guided by Miriam’s artistic eye, reflects not only their international life style, but their abiding interest in and passion for Peru.
    Side-by-side with European and Asian golden age furnishings are pieces emblematic of Peru and its history.
    Selected to be Peru’s Ambassador to the United States, Peru’s prime minister and minister of finance and editor and publisher of Peru’s highly regarded newspaper, La Prensa, Beltrán was the quintessential Peruvian gentleman.

  • Sign up for next spring break trip

    It’s time to sign up for the annual eighth grade spring break trip to Washington, D.C.
    This trip is available to Los Alamos Middle School and home school eighth grade students, and not a school sponsored trip. Sign up online at worldstrides.org using ID Number 94821, or call 1-800-468-5899 using the same ID Number.
    For four days and three nights, the students will experience a sightseeing tour in and around Washington, D.C. and Baltimore Maryland. Highlights of the trip include the White House, the International Spy Museum, the Walter Reed Medical Museum, a Capitol tour, the Newseum, the Pentagon Memorial, the Washington Monument, the Holocaust Museum, the Smithsonian Museums, the National Zoo, Arlington Cemetery, night tours of the Presidential Monuments, the Iwo Jima, Korean, the Vietnam Memorials, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, the National Aquarium in Baltimore and much more.
    Wreaths will be laid at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.