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Solo Traveler: Prehistoric Man, Part I

on November 28, 2014 - 10:24am
Prehistoric Venus Figurine. Photo by Sherry Hardage   
Reconstructed woman's face from skull found in the L'Abri du Cap Blanc burial. Photo by Sherry Hardage 
Solo Traveler: Prehistoric Man, Part I

In Paris there is a famous museum, dedicated to all that is human, called Museé du Quai Branly. It has a collection of art and useful objects from around the globe, created by humans since the dawn of our species.

On a recent trip to France, there was simply too much else to see. That museum will be one of many enticements to lure me back.

How the Hen House Turns—Focus on Turkeys

on November 28, 2014 - 9:01am
How the Hen House Turns
The Focus on Turkeys
Column by Carolyn A. (Cary) Neeper, Ph. D.

Thanksgiving week. Time to consider the mental peculiarities of turkeys.

In the early days in California, my brother and I would hike down the hill behind our house, across the creek, and up the other side. At the end of Pa’s acreage, way beyond the fruit trees where we found some old bones and a skull, was a huge fenced field filled with turkeys—white feathered turkeys.

We would holler “gobble gobble gobble,” and they would all answer.

TOTH: Shop On The Corner Christmas Sale Dec. 3

on November 26, 2014 - 1:36pm
By NANCY WURDEN, Volunteer
Shop on the Corner

The annual Christmas Sale at the Shop on the Corner Thrift Store is a decades-old tradition. For more than 40 years, the shop has offered a special sale featuring holiday items and gifts on the first Wednesday in December.

This year’s sale will take place 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3. Shop on the Corner is in the Old Parish Hall on the lower level of Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church on Canyon Road by the corner of Diamond Drive.

Shop on the Corner volunteers have been preparing for the Christmas Sale all year, setting aside

American Legion Hosting Annual Thanksgiving Meal

on November 25, 2014 - 1:54pm

Traditional Thanksgiving meal. Courtesy photo


The Los Alamos American Legion Frank G. Frainier Post 90 is hosting its traditional Thanksgiving meal.

The community is invited to attend. The meal will be served 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., or for as long as there are those in need Thursday in the American Legion Hall at 1325 Trinity Dr.

In addition, members will be delivering meals to those in the community who are homebound.

Two Los Alamos Businesses Team Up To Talk Unique Travel Opportunities During Small Business Saturday

on November 25, 2014 - 10:42am
Two Los Alamos home-based businesses, Guanaco Adventures and Prime Passages Travel are teaming up Saturday to host a table at the Small Business Saturday home-based business fair taking place at 170 Central Park Square (next door to Quiznos). 
The business fair is a part of the overall Small Business Saturday events downtown. The two businesses will be available 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to share information about their travel offerings and meet people interested in future travel adventures. 
Guanaco Adventures specializes small group travel to Chilean Patagonia.

Food on the Hill: Thanksgiving Fun And Make-Ahead Gravy

on November 25, 2014 - 8:35am
Food on the Hill
Thanksgiving Fun And Make-Ahead Gravy
By Felicia Orth

Things Have Changed!

In the Midwest as a girl, my family of seven annually joined a few dozen others on my mom’s side in Aunt Dolores’ and Uncle Jim’s home.

We enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner with aunts and uncles, cousins and grandparents; and there were a few firm traditions: only married couples sat at the adults’ table, with the rest of us at the large kids’ table; the most recently married bride brought the carrots and celery sticks; dinner always began with a small plate upon which sat a thick slice of can-ribbed

How the Hen House Turns—The Unthinkable: Running Free

on November 23, 2014 - 9:52am
How the Hen House Turns
The Unthinkable: Running Free
Column by Carolyn A. (Cary) Neeper, Ph. D.

Skates, our blond border collie, was missing. I must have gone downstairs and called, then whistled. No Skates. I walked down the front stairs, up the driveway to the backyard and called and whistled again. Still no Skates.

What is remarkable, now that I think of it, is that I felt no angst, just a little irritation: “Oh dear. Skates and Sammy are probably off somewhere on campus.”

Those were our graduate school years 1959-1963 in Madison, Wisc.