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LADOC Teaches Kids Dog Ownership Skills

on December 3, 2012 - 8:02am

Kayleen Lederman demonstrates 'jump' in agility with her dog Owen. Courtesy/LADOC


This fall Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club (LADOC) has been offering a special class called the paRENT Free Club or "RENT" free club for children.

Local youth were instructed in responsible dog ownership and how to train their dogs in the class especially designed for them.

Parents of youth attending the paRENT Free Club arrived at the end to watch a demonstration of what their child and dog learned each week.

Saturday, Dec.

Los Alamos Daily Post Thanks Community for Immense Support

on December 2, 2012 - 10:19am

Los Alamos Daily Post news team  from left, Photographer Sal Zapien, Columnist/Reporter Kirsten Laskey, Columnist/Reporter/Webmaster Greg Kendall, Publisher Carol A. Clark, Columnist Bonnie J. Gordon and Bookkeeper Karen Kendall. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

The Los Alamos Daily Post news team toasts the community for its tremendous support in helping the online newspaper grow to surpass 200,000 pageviews in November alone.

Publisher Carol A. Clark expressed gratitude to the community during a celebration Thursday night at the Dixie Girl Restaurant in downtown Los Alamos.

"This community

Dec. 5 Brown Bag Performance: Pianist Frances Meier

on December 2, 2012 - 8:29am

Frances Meier. Courtesy photo

LAAC News:

Los Alamos Arts Council presents for its Dec. 5 Brown Bag Performance - Pianist Frances Meier.
Meier is well known around Los Alamos as a performer, composer and music teacher. She has played numerous times at Fuller Lodge and plays organ for the United Church.
Her compositions have been performed by the Los Alamos Choral Society, the Black Mesa Brass Quintet and the Los Alamos High School choir, as well as other performing ensembles.
Meier also plays piano for private parties and public openings and teaches piano, organ and music theory.

'Breakfast With Santa' Draws Kids Big And Small

on December 2, 2012 - 7:18am

Aden Garcia and Santa at Saturday's Kiwanis 'Breakfast with Santa' event. Photo by Karen Kendall

Staff Report

The annual Kiwanis Breakfast with Santa supported this year by Del Norte Credit Union helps Northern New Mexico families in need.

The breakfast and photo with Santa were free, but attendees were asked to bring non-perishable food and/or make a monetary donation.

Two truckloads of donated food collected at the event was given to LA Cares for distribution needy families. The monetary donations collected at the breakfast totalled $1,463, according to Kiwanis Treasurer Cindy Eaton.

Hansel & Gretel Set For Next Weekend

on December 2, 2012 - 7:01am

Hansel (Cody Maggiore), Gretel (Sally Grindstaff) and the Witch (Christin Severini) perform in Dance Arts Los Alamos Winterfest Weekend. Photo by Paulo T. Photography

By Lynn Finnegan

When Dance Arts Los Alamos Ballet Director and former American Ballet Theatre dancer Christin Severini was a young child, she would spend many hours choreographing and performing elaborate shows for her parents, with the reluctant participation of her younger brothers. 

The rest is, as they say, history.

'Star Vigilante' Books Signed Saturday

on December 2, 2012 - 6:32am

Science-fiction author T. Jackson King signed his books Saturday at Smith's Food and Drug Center, 31 Sherwood Blvd., in White Rock.

The Los Alamos author introduced his new novel “Star Vigilante,” a science fiction action-adventure that features an interstellar vigilante hired to save a human colony world from an alien strip mining operation.

King, who goes by the name Tom, also signed copies of his other sci-fi and fantasy novels at Saturday's event. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon

Pontsettia Pick Up Location Changed!

on December 1, 2012 - 9:45am

The location has changed for the poinsettia pick-up from the student Europe 2013 fundraiser. Poinsettias can be picked up at First Baptist Church until noon today, Dec. 1, instead of Crossroads Bible Church. Students sold 198 poinsettias and 147 bags of coffee, raising more than $2,000 toward this summer's European trip. Photo by Lynn Ovaska