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Imposter Spotted At Los Alamos Residence

on December 18, 2017 - 11:33am

An imposter is spotted attempting to blend in with a trio of deer standing in the front yard of a residence last week on North Road. Photo by Nicolé Raddu Ferry

Daily Postcard: Sunrise From Canyon Rim Trail

on December 18, 2017 - 8:18am

Daily Postcard: Sunrise Sunday morning from Canyon Rim Trail. Photo by Marc Bailey

Meow Wolf​ ​And Xsplit: ​Galaga ​World​ Championship

on December 15, 2017 - 9:47am
MEOW WOLF News:
 
SANTA FE  Nationally-renowned arts and entertainment group Meow Wolf announces its first annual live streamed video gaming event, SCORE WARS, kicking off with a Galaga World Championship that will bring together the best Galaga players on the planet for an epic four-day throwdown to smash world records and crown a new world champ. 

SCORE WARS: Galaga World Championship launches Thursday, March 29 to Sunday, April 1, 2018 at Meow Wolf in Santa Fe—home to THEA-Award winning phenomenal immersive arts experience House of Eternal Return.
 
All of the action will be

Daily Postcard: Santa Fe Plaza Holiday Lights

on December 15, 2017 - 7:20am

 

Daily Postcard: The holiday lights on the Santa Fe Plaza sparkle in the clear, cold evening. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

In And Around Town: Dec 18

on December 14, 2017 - 4:16pm
In and Around Town:
 
The Los Alamos Daily Post community calendar features events happening in Los Alamos, White Rock and surrounding areas. Send event announcements to Kirsten@ladailypost.com.​​​​​​​
 
 
MONDAY, Dec. 18 
 
Winter Dance Show
​Los Alamos High School students will present ballroom, Latin, swing, Bollywood, hip-hop and modern dances during the Winter Dance Show at 7 p.m. in the Los Alamos High School Auxiliary Gymnasium. Admission is free. http://ladailypost.com/content/lahs-winter-dance-show-dec-18
 
TUESDAY, Dec. 19
Santa Fe Desert Chorale Concert 
The Santa Fe Desert Chorale will host

Local Veterinarian Bob Fuselier Tackles Love And Loss Of Pets In New Children's Book

on December 14, 2017 - 7:41am
Local Veterinarian Bob Fuselier and his grandson Deaglan Gresham during a recent visit to the Los Alamos Daily Post. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Bob Fuselier is both a veterinarian and grandfather, making him ideally suited to write a children’s book about dealing with the fact that we will lose our pet to death one day.

His recently published “Tip and Blue” tells the story of a young boy and his two dogs, one of which is nearing the end of her life.

 

Tip and Blue’ book cover. Courtesy image
 

“I didn’t feel

Olions ‘It’s A Wonderful Life: A Radio Play’ Resonates Now More Than Ever

on December 14, 2017 - 7:32am
The cast of 'It’s A Wonderful Life: A Radio Play' on stage Dec. 8. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

George Bailey Donald Poston) and Mary Bailey (Rebekah Harkey). Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Foleys (sound effects people) make some noise. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

 

Review by BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

As winter closes in, the Los Alamos High School Olions production of “It’s A Wonderful Life: A Radio Play” is sure to warm your heart. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you already know the story.

Scenes From FSN Gingerbread House Building

on December 14, 2017 - 7:03am

Children and parents gathered Wednesday to build gingerbread houses at Family Strengths Network on Orange Street. FSN provides all the necessary components and ingredients and participants supply the creativity to construct their gingerbread house during this popular annual holiday event. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scene from annual gingerbread house building event Wednesday at Family Strengths Network. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scene from annual gingerbread house building event Wednesday at Family Strengths Network. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scene from

Los Alamos Choral Society Announces New Director

on December 13, 2017 - 6:58am
Newly selected Los Alamos Choral Society Director Steven Paxton. Courtesy photo
 
By CHARMIAN SCHALLER
Los Alamos Choral Society

After almost seven months of uncertainty, the Los Alamos Choral Society (LACS) has a new director. Steven Paxton, the unanimous choice of the Choral Society Board of Directors, will take over in late February.

He succeeds Mary Badarak, a popular director at LACS for more than a decade.

Daily Postcard: Bandelier National Monument

on December 13, 2017 - 6:46am

Daily Postcard: Bandelier National Monument. On the way to Bandelier driving through White Rock, tune in to AM 1710 to get the latest park information. Photo by Miejsca Świata

LAHS Winter Dance Show Dec. 18

on December 12, 2017 - 11:42am
In this year's Winter Dance Show, Los Alamos High School students will present Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Bollywood, Hip-Hop and Modern at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18, in the Los Alamos High School Auxiliary Gymnasium. Admission is free. Courtesy photo
 
Courtesy photo

Jon Davis Reads Poetry At Mesa Library Thursday

on December 12, 2017 - 10:40am

Poet Jon Davis reads poetry at 7 p.m. Thursday at Mesa Public Library. Courtesy/Jon Davis

The poet Chuck Calabreze often appears in place of Jon Davis at readings. Courtesy/Jon Davis

Library News:

Santa Fe poet Jon Davis will read from his work at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Upstairs Rotunda at Mesa Public Library.

Davis is the author of four full-length poetry collections—Improbable Creatures (Grid Books, 2017), Preliminary Report (Copper Canyon Press, 2010), Scrimmage of Appetite (University of Akron, 1995), and Dangerous Amusements (Ontario Review Press, 1987); five chapbooks; and

Daily Postcard: Deer Jump Fence On 48th Street

on December 12, 2017 - 4:55am
Daily Postcard: These deer jumped the fence Monday and spent time investigating the back yard of a home on 48th Street. Photo by Donna Reil
 
Photo by Donna Reil
 
Photo by Donna Reil

The New Mexico Film Office To Commemorate 120 Years Of Film In New Mexico

on December 11, 2017 - 3:15pm
NMFO News:
 
SANTA FE  Today, New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced that the state is celebrating the 120th year of filming in New Mexico this month. This milestone in New Mexico film history will be commemorated at events throughout 2017-18.
 
"For 120 years, New Mexico has been at the heart of the film industry," Maniatis said. "We are continuing to build on that strong tradition by attracting new productions to New Mexico and creating the film industry's greatest economic impact in New Mexico history, three years in a row."
 
New Mexico is consistently ranked in

Scenes From KOC Ladies Auxiliary Christmas Arts & Crafts Fair In IHM Parish Hall

on December 11, 2017 - 10:27am

Skip King shows off one of several wreaths in his display that incorporate wine bottle corks during the Christmas Arts & Crafts Fair Saturday morning in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Mary Pat Kramer sets up her table prior to Saturday's Christmas Arts & Crafts Fair in the IHM Parish Hall. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Annie Romero, left, and Janet Trask display their wreaths at Saturday's Christmas Arts & Crafts Fair. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Auxiliary members Nancy Kossar, left, and Melissa Weiss help out in the

Wray: Why Do I Teach?

on December 10, 2017 - 7:09am

Artist and gallery owner Karen Wray is teaching beginning and intermediate oil painting in January in her studio at 1247 Central Ave. Call 505.660.6382 or email kewray40@comcast.net. Photo by Mandy Marksteiner
 
By KAREN WRAY
Karen Wray Fine Art Gallery

After opening my art gallery in 2009, aspiring artists visiting the gallery would frequently show me their paintings, ask for advice on how to improve their work, and tell me about their painting experiences.

Their most common question was: how do you get it to look like that?

My own journey into painting involved taking numerous

Daily Postcard: Pet Pangaea In Central Park Square

on December 10, 2017 - 6:58am

Daily Postcard: Pet Pangaea at 158 Central Park Square is decorated with sparkly lights and filled with Christmas spirit and all types of gifts for favorite pets. For more information and store hours visit www.petpangaea.com. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladalypost.com 

Arts In Public Places Advisory Board Meets Dec. 14

on December 9, 2017 - 4:59am
COUNTY News: 
 
The Arts in Public Places Advisory Board will hold its regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14 in Council Chambers in ther Los Alamos County Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave. 
 
The meeting is open to the public. 
 
Agenda:
  • 1. CALL TO ORDER
  • 2. PUBLIC COMMENT
  • 3. APP BOARD BUSINESS
    • Approval of Minutes from Nov. 16 meeting
  • 5. CURRENT AND FUTURE PROJECTS
    • Project overview for the proposed underpass for Hwy 502 near the Canyon Rim Trail head​ Presenters: Eric Martinez
    • WR Pottery Project - update on educational plaque Presenters: Libby Carlsten
    • Update on Selig artwork

Interfaith Christmas Concert Saturday

on December 8, 2017 - 4:55pm
Booklynn with her violin. Courtesy photo
 
MUSIC News:
 
An Interfaith Christmas Concert is 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Mormon Church at 1967 18th St. in Los Alamos. 
 
This free event will have musical numbers from members of White Rock and Los Alamos communities. Performances include a variety of instruments, including piano, cello, ukulele and a bell choir. There also will be soloist and singing performances and opportunities for the audience to sing some classic Christmas music. The performers vary in age from 9 years to adults. Families and children are encouraged to attend. 

Arts And Crafts Fair At IHM Parish Hall Saturday

on December 8, 2017 - 4:50pm

K of C Ladies Auxiliary News:

The Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary is holding its Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall at 3700 Canyon Road.

"With more than 30 vendors selling everything from jewelry to handmade Christmas ornaments, this is a perfect opportunity to get some of your Christmas shopping done right here in Los Alamos," organizer Gloria Lopez said.

Breakfast and lunch will be offered, including breakfast burritos, green chili stew, coffee, sodas and baked goods.

Shashi Light Charles Performs At Library Saturday

on December 8, 2017 - 6:39am
Shashi Light Charles. Courtesy photo
 
LIBRARY News:
 
Shashi Light Charles will play and sing a free concert 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at Mesa Public Library in the Upstairs Rotunda.
 
Her program will include holiday songs and some original work, all presented in her unique jazz-folk fusion style.
 
Charles fell in love with music at an early age, which beckoned her into singing (badly but passionately) and plinking on the piano and plucking on the guitar.

Daily Postcard: White Rock Sunrise

on December 8, 2017 - 6:26am

Daily Postcard: The sunrise Monday in White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Mesa Library Screens ‘The Last Waltz’ Today

on December 7, 2017 - 1:40pm

Movie poster for ‘The Last Waltz’. Courtesy photo
 
By KELLY DOLEJSI
Los Alamos

 

Next up in the library’s Free Film Series is a film Chicago Tribune critic Michael Wilmington called “the greatest rock concert movie ever made – and maybe the best rock movie, period.” Martin Scorsese’s “The Last Waltz” (1978, rated PG) will screen at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the library’s upstairs meeting room.

 

It’s Thanksgiving, 1976. An ice rink and music hall in San Francisco called the Winterland Ballroom hosts a crowd of 5,00 for what concert promoter Bill Graham dubs “rock ‘n’ roll’s last supper”

O’Keeffe’s Desert Abstraction ‘Bear Lake’ Finds Home At New Mexico Museum Of Art

on December 7, 2017 - 7:53am
Georgia O'Keeffe, Desert Abstraction ‘Bear Lake’, 1931, oil on canvas, 16 1/2 x 36 1/2 in. On long term loan to the New Mexico Museum of Art from the Museum of New Mexico Foundation (1984.336) © Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. Photo by Blair Clark
 
MNMF News:
 
SANTA FE  In honor of the New Mexico Museum of Art Centennial year celebration, the Museum of New Mexico Foundation made permanent its long-term loan of the Georgia O’Keeffe’s Desert Abstraction (Bear Lake) to the Museum.
 
With this move, the 1931 O’Keeffe piece becomes part of the Museum of Art’s permanent collection. 
 
“After
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Iceland’s Secret Solstice 2018 Announces Exclusive Performances Inside A Glacier + Lava Tunnel

on December 7, 2017 - 7:46am
Into The Glacier. Photo by Juliette Rowland
 

The Lava Tunnel Raufarhólshellir. Courtesy photo
MUSIC News:
 
Iceland’s Secret Solstice, the bucket-list music festival held during 96 hours of straight sunlight in Reykjavik from June 21-24, 2018 announces the return of their signature side events, Into The Glacier and The Lava Tunnel for their fifth edition with tickets on sale at 7 a.m. ET / 4 a.m. PT Thursday, Dec. 7.
 
Combining a world-class music festival with the many one of a kind attractions that the land of fire and ice has to offer, Secret Solstice will once again prove why it

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