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Family Strengths Network Spreads Word About Services

on September 1, 2014 - 11:01am
Lunch guests listen as FSN Executive Director Susan Mack explains the many services provided by the organization. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon
FSN Board Member Jackie Marrast-Simpson explains how citizens can help FSN achieve its goals. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon
Los Alamos Daily Post

The board and staff of Family Strengths Network (FSN) welcomed around 30 guests for lunch and tea Tuesday at FSN's facility on Diamond Drive.

Guests learned about the programs offered by FSN and heard from parents how FSN has benefited their families.

“We decided to teach people what

Los Alamos Artist Elena Yang Displays Work In Santa Fe

on September 1, 2014 - 10:50am
Los Alamos artist Elena Yang with her art work. which is on display through September at the Starbuck's at 106 W. San Francisco St. in Santa Fe. See more of Yang's work at Courtesy photo

Art work by Los Alamos artist Elena Yang is on display through September at the Starbuck's at 106 W. San Francisco St. in Santa Fe. Courtesy photoourtesy photo

Staff Report:

The work of Los Alamos artist Elena Yang is on display through September at the Starbuck's at 106 W. San Francisco St. in Santa Fe.

"Art has always occupied a prominent part in my identity … though I didn’t realize

Workers Resurface Central Park Square Parking Lot

on September 1, 2014 - 9:53am

Workers resurface the parking lot in Central Park Square Sunday. Philip Kunsberg purchased Central Park Square more than 2-and-a-half years ago and implemented a program to ensure his properties and buildings are well maintained and updated on a regular basis. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

YMCA Fencing Class Begins Tuesday, Sept. 2

on September 1, 2014 - 9:46am

YMCA News:

The YMCA fencing class starts at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2. The class is for fencers with previous experience.

There will be 30 minutes of combined class drills, followed by 30 minutes of bouting and/or individual instruction. Experienced fencers interested only in bouting should come at 7 p.m.  The next beginning fencing class for those with no experience will start in Feburary or March 2015.

For additional information, contact Tom Hill at 505.672.1058.

Ullr Fest 14 At Pajarito Mountain Sept. 20

on September 1, 2014 - 9:37am


Ullr Fest 14 is set for noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 at Pajarito Mountain. Pajarito's most popular fall festival features more than a dozen New Mexico craft beers, live music by the Jimmy Stadler Band, a Viking Costume Contest, disc golf and kids activities.

Atomic City bus provides free shuttle service from Sullivan Field and White Rock leaving every 30 minutes.

Activities include:

  • New Mexico Brewers Fest noon to 5 p.m.;
  • Bike and Hike 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.;
  • Jimmy Stadler Band 2-5 p.m.; and
  • Atomic City Transit 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Jemez House Hold Bag Days Sept. 3, 5, 6.

on September 1, 2014 - 7:41am


The Jemez Thrift Shop in White Rock is hold its monthly Bag Days:

  • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3;
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5; and
  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6.


On Bag Days, everything a customer can fit into a brown paper bag is $5. Larger items also are discounted.

The Jemez Thrift Shop is at 13 Sherwood Blvd., near Smith's Food and Drug.


Expert Presents History of Chile in Southwest

on September 1, 2014 - 7:28am

Dr. Stephanie Walker in a chile field in southern New Mexico. Courtesy/LAHS


Chile peppers have a long and rich history in New Mexico, and actually were grown in this area hundreds of years before New Mexico’s statehood.

Dr. Stephanie Walker, Extension Vegetable Specialist from New Mexico State University, will discuss the story of chile in the Southwest from its ancient origins to modern production.

The Los Alamos Historical Society will present “Chile – New Mexico's Hottest Harvest" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9 at Fuller Lodge.

Walker earned her Bachelor of