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Los Alamos School Officials Take Bucket Challenge

on August 28, 2014 - 7:21pm

Taking the ALS ice bucket challenge after school today, from left, Los Alamos High School Teacher Joanne Ploeger, Principal Debbie Belew-Nyquist, Athletics director Ann Stewart, Superintendent Gene Schmidt and Assistant Superintendent Gerry Washburn. Members of the LAHS student council did the pouring. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

 

Helene Suydam Celebrates 95th Birthday

on August 28, 2014 - 5:52pm

John Ruminer, board member of the Los Alamos Historical Society, presents a maquette (statuette) of Dr. Robert Oppenheimer to Helene Suydam for her 95th birthday this week. Mrs. Suydam lives in Oppenheimer's wartime house on Bathtub Row and has donated the cottage, in a life trust, to the Historical Society. Courtesy/LAHS.

Smith's Marketplace Hosts After Hours Reception

on August 28, 2014 - 5:42pm
Smith's Marketplace hosted members of the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and guests at an 'After Hours' reception Wednesday with gourmet fare and wine parings served on the canyon rim patio. Barbara Montano, one of Smith's wine experts, poured for the event. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Kathryn Fulton, left, associate community specialist for Smith's Marketplace, poses on the Smith's deck with Los Alamos Chamber Manager Nancy Partridge, center, and three of four Smith's Marketplace assistant managers, from left, David Lopez, Steve Jones and Serena Haslam.

In and Around Town: Aug. 28

on August 28, 2014 - 2:16pm
Editor's Note: The community calendar "In and Around Town" is published on the front page of the Los Alamos Daily Post every Thursday, updated daily and accessible any time by clicking the red button at the top right of this page.
 
THURSDAY Aug. 28
 
Authors Speak Talk with Sci-fi Author  T. Jackson King
Science fiction writer T. Jackson King talks about his writing and his novels at Mesa Public Library’s “Quotes: The Authors Speak Series” 7 p.m., Upstairs Rotunda.
 
Nautre on Tap:
The

‘RocketDay’ Lifts Off Sept. 6 With Astronaut Visit, Model Rocket Launches

on August 28, 2014 - 7:33am

Astronaut John Phillips

LANL News:

Former NASA shuttle astronaut and Los Alamos National Lab (LANL) research scientist, John Phillips, will take on a new mission as he helps to launch the first of 270 model rockets in White Rock as part of the Los Alamos ScienceFest’s “RocketDay” 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6.

“Science and technology are cool, and there’s nothing cooler than launching rockets,” retired NASA astronaut John Phillips said. “Los Alamos has been in the forefront of science and engineering, including space research, for 70 years no

“The original intent behind establishing

Certified Arborist Laural Hardin Discusses Beneficial Insects For Gardens

on August 28, 2014 - 7:11am

Laural Hardin

PEEC News:

Are all insects bad for your garden? Absolutely not! In fact, some are beneficial to it. Popular presenter and certified arborist Laural Hardin is returning to the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3 to talk about which insects are beneficial, and what you can do to cultivate their benefits.

Predacious beneficial insects are becoming the preferred method for treating problem insects in professional greenhouse production and in the backyard garden.

NWF Certifies Wildlife Habitat at Los Alamos Co+op

on August 27, 2014 - 3:26pm

Sign proclaiming the garden at the Los Alamos Co+op Market an official Certified Wildlife Habitat™ site. Courtesy/ LACM

CO+OP News:

The National Wildlife Federation® (NWF) has recognized that the Los Alamos Co+op Market has successfully created an official Certified Wildlife Habitat™ site.

NWF celebrates the effort to create a garden space that improves habitat for birds, butterflies, frogs and other wildlife by providing essential elements needed by all wildlife – natural food sources, clean water, cover, and places to raise young.

 “Providing a home for wildlife in our communities –

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