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Weck's Restaurant Postpones Los Alamos Location

on November 20, 2014 - 5:38pm
Weck's Restaurant at 2000 Cerrillos Road in Santa Fe. Courtesy photo
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Rumors swirling around town for weeks of a new eatery opening on the hill have come to a temporary end.

Weck's has decided to postpone opening a restaurant in Los Alamos for at least six months.

Weck's Santa Fe owner and licensee Michael Dennis explained during an interview with the Los Alamos Daily Post that he had come very close to finalizing negotiations to open a restaurant at Smith's Marketplace.

"We really like Los Alamos and think it is a great place to open one of our

Small Business Saturday Profile: Fuller Lodge Art Center

on November 20, 2014 - 9:57am

Ready to greet shoppers on Small Business Saturday, from left, Fuller Lodge Art Center Executive Director Ken Nebel, Gallery Manager Amy Bjarke and Art Center volunteer Arlene Mansfield. Courtesy photo

BUSINESS News:

Facilitating and supporting creativity in the visual arts since 1977, the Fuller Lodge Art Center’s Affordable Arts Sale is a long-standing tradition in Los Alamos.

Year round the Art Center gallery hosts an average of 100 local and regional artisans. Every November the gallery shop expands to add 30 to 40 artists and take over the entire gallery space.

LANL, Sandia, Other Major Employers Commit To STEM Education In New Mexico

on November 20, 2014 - 9:04am

Placing their signatures on a proclamation, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories and other major employers commit to STEM education in New Mexico. Courtesy/LANL

Small Business Saturday Profile: Village Arts

on November 20, 2014 - 8:06am

Kathy Nebel with a masked friend inside Village Arts where preparations are underway for Small Business Saturday. Courtesy photo

BUSINESS News:

Feeding the creative spirit in Los Alamos since 1983, Village Arts has become a staple for most any creative project from the raw materials to getting the finished work presentable and up on the wall.

Village Arts, at 216 DP Road, takes pride in carrying fine arts and crafts supplies as well as school supplies and those hard to find specialty items.

Small Business Saturday Profile: Bennett’s Fine Jewelry

on November 19, 2014 - 7:34pm

Owner Alison Bennett of Bennett’s Fine Jewelry at 107 Central Park Square. Courtesy photo

BUSINESS News:

Bennett’s Fine Jewelry at 107 Central Park Square carries designer jewelry and bridal fashions by Allison-Kaufman company as well as a line of engagement rings by Gabriel & Co. of New York. 

Locked display cases glitter with the reflected brilliance of the thousands of tiny faces of gems and diamonds set in silver, gold and platinum. What sets Bennett’s Fine Jewelry apart from the corporate chain jewelry stores becomes increasingly evident the longer you are inside the store.

Keep It Co-op Food Drive Through Dec. 19

on November 19, 2014 - 3:25pm
Courtesy photo

CO+OP News

This week, local cooperative businesses, Little Forest Playschool, Los Alamos Co+op Market, Zia Credit Union, Del Norte Credit Union, Los Alamos Public Schools Credit Union and the Los Alamos Beer Co-op started a non-perishable food drive in order to help those in need.

The “Keep It Co-op” food drive runs through Dec.19. Donations are accepted at Little Forest Playschool, the Co+op and Zia Credit Union and will be distributed by Los Alamos food bank L.A. Cares and St. Martin de Porres Food Kitchen in Espanola.

Food Drive Donation Locations:

  • Little Forest

QNM Presents Nine Performance Excellence Awards

on November 19, 2014 - 8:15am

QNM News:

ALBUQUERQUE – Quality New Mexico’s (QNM) New Mexico Performance Excellence Award Program announces nine recognition recipients: six receiving Piñon Recognition and three receiving Roadrunner Recognition.

Quality New Mexico’s Performance Excellence program is designed to recognize New Mexico organizations that strive to be role models.

“I’m delighted to announce the 2014 New Mexico Performance Excellence Recognition Recipients” QNM President/CEO Julia Gabaldon said. “These organizations are striving for world class excellence and providing the best service to their customers.

County Officials Meet With Business Leaders To Discuss Road Construction Impacts

on November 18, 2014 - 6:59pm
From left, Dave Fox of CB FOX, David Jolly of Metzgers, County Councilor David Israelevitz, County Administrator Harry Burgess, Economic Vitality Administrator Greg Fisher and Public Works Director Philo Shelton met Friday in the County Administrator's Conference Room to discuss upcoming road construction projects and what can be learned from the recent Central Avenue Improvements Project. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos business leaders Dave Fox of CB FOX and David Jolly of Metzgers met Friday morning with Los Alamos County

Alert: Blue Cross Blue Shield Computer Glitch Causes Multiple Withdrawals Of November Premium Payments

on November 18, 2014 - 11:57am

Staff Report

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico has confirmed that a computer glitch has caused its billing system to withdraw multiple premium payments from customers in November.

It's not clear if this glitch affects all customers but one customer in Los Alamos reported their monthly premium payment of $195.31 was withdrawn from their bank account four times so far this month including Nov. 11, Nov. 12, Nov. 13 and Nov. 16.

A Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico representative apologized saying that a computer glitch has caused the error and the funds will be credited back to

Los Alamos Merchants Offer Big Incentives On Small Business Saturday Nov. 29

on November 18, 2014 - 11:26am

BUSINESS News:

Dozens of small businesses and non-profits in Los Alamos and White Rock will offer specials and in-store events to celebrate Small Business Saturday Nov. 29 – a national initiative designed to support small businesses during the holiday season.

This year, the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce will distribute Small Business Saturday Passports to as many as 40 participating merchants for shoppers to pickup and use as a guide to find other participating businesses. Between Saturday, Nov. 29 and Sunday, Dec.

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Small Business Saturday Profile: Flowers By Gillian

on November 18, 2014 - 10:32am

Gillian Sutton of Flowers by Gillian. Courtesy photo

BUSINESS News:

Flowers by Gillian is owned by Gillian Sutton, a longtime resident of Los Alamos.   

"I have over 20 years of floral design experience. I have plenty of flowers on hand to make you something fresh and unique," Sutton said. "My website is www.flowersbygillian.net  where there are lots of pictures of my floral arrangements. I am an FTD Affiliate and can send flowers anywhere. I offer same day ordering and delivery anywhere in Los Alamos County.

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Nik Seet Presents 'Engineer To Entrepreneur' At IEEE Meeting At Noon Wednesday

on November 18, 2014 - 7:21am

Nik Seet

IEEE News:

Nik Seet is presenting the talk, "Engineer To Entrepreneur" about turning your engineering passion into a successful business.

Seet's talk is at noon meeting Wednesday, to the Los Alamos Northern New Mexico IEEE Section and local Computer Society IEEE Group.

Seet is a local fixture in the Los Alamos entrepreneur community, and at Wednesday's presentation he will talk about how he got his start as founder of Auditude and reveal the twists and turns he took while turning his engineering passion into a successful company, which was acquired by Adobe.

The talk is at the

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Small Business Saturday Profile: Uli's Fashions

on November 18, 2014 - 5:41am

Uli's owner Uli Campbell, right, and store manager Gretchen Johnson. Courtesy photo

BUSINESS News:

Uli’s at 800 Trinity Dr. is a women’s, men's and children's clothing boutique for people with discriminating and fanciful taste. Stop by to feel and try on the truly fabulous clothes available for sale. Why? It’s the only way to really see how cleverly well-designed they are.

Uli, herself, is renowned for her ability to dress specific body types and personal styles to their best look.

Attack Research Of Los Alamos Among Nine Companies Identified As High-Growth, Job Creators

on November 17, 2014 - 12:50pm

Los Alamos technology company Attack Research was honored Thursday evening as one of the top high-growth companies for creating jobs and bringing revenue to the region. From left, Board member Jack Jekowski, Jeff Lunsford of TIG, Lynn Saxton of AR and Greg Fisher of Los Alamos County. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

A crowd gathered for Thursday's business awards at Hotel Santa Fe. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

BUSINESS News: 

  • Attack Research of Los Alamos Honored at Northern New Mexico 20/20 Campaign Award Reception

SANTA FE – The Northern New Mexico 20/20 Campaign just

Weekend Work Party Prepares Boomerang For Dec. 1 Opening

on November 17, 2014 - 10:14am

Owner Anna Dillane of Boomerang - Consignment and Resale Boutique during last weekend's work party in her shop on Central Avenue scheduled to open Dec. 1. Courtesy photo

Kim Selvage paints shelving at Boomerangs. Courtesy photo

BUSINESS News:

A work party pitched in over the weekend to help owner Anna Dillane prepare her new shop, Boomerang, on Central Avenue at Knecht Street in Los Alamos for its Dec. 1 opening.

Dillane started Boomerang in Espanola 12 years ago and has lived in Los Alamos for nine years.

Yang: Putting Them All Together!

on November 17, 2014 - 9:46am
Putting Them All Together! – Summary of the intergroup dynamics of the three-tiered system
Part 6 in the series on intergroup dynamics
By ELENA YANG
Los Alamos

The first and foremost important lesson I learned from these simulations is that we don’t just occupy only one level or belong to only one group in any system. 

The top-middle-bottom resides simultaneously in all of us, but depending on the situation, we evoke only one level at the moment of that situation. The majority of the time we cross these boundaries without giving any thought to it.

Small Business Saturday Profile: Pet Pangaea

on November 16, 2014 - 4:15pm

Pet Pangaea owner Cyndi Wells, left, and co-worker/pet specialist Caitlyn LeClaire Rupprecht. Courtesy photo

BUSINESS News:

Two once-in-a-lifetime canines were the inspiration for Pet Pangaea LLC - the hub of all things pet-related in Los Alamos County. Former Chief Canine Officers Hana and Jasper served from 2005 until 2009 and 2012, respectively.

And, although they have both crossed the rainbow bridge to that great dog store in the sky, their passion for great toys, food, treats, chews, grooming products and much more still inspires the daily operations at Pet Pangaea.

Like her former

Community Giving Tree At The Co+op

on November 16, 2014 - 3:40pm

The Los Alamos Co+op Market Giving Tree. Courtesy photo

CO+OP News:

The Los Alamos Co+op Market is putting together a Giving Tree in the Co+op café this year starting Monday and running through Dec. 14.

The Co+op works to strengthen the local community this holiday season by encouraging compassionate giving. The Giving Tree gifts go to families in need thanks to the Co+op’s partnership with the Los Alamos School District. 

How to participate:

  • Look for gift request “leaves” on the tree in the back of the Co+op Café, starting Nov. 17.
  • Take a request sheet and buy the desired item(s). 
  • Return

Zia Realty Group: This Week's Featured Homes & Properties

on November 16, 2014 - 3:23pm

1912 Spruce St. in Los Alamos - $279,900 - call 505.662.8899 for information.

Click here to see this week's featured homes and properties.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Small Business Saturday Profile: Los Alamos Historical Museum

on November 16, 2014 - 9:26am

Los Alamos Historical Society Executive Director Heather McClenehan surrounded by gift items available for purchase at the Los Alamos Historical Museum Shop. Courtesy photo

BUSINESS News:

The Los Alamos Historical Museum Shop offers a variety of unique gifts for any time of the year, from science kits to local trail guides, books about Los Alamos and the Southwest, and souvenirs for Los Alamos and the Manhattan Project. Holiday cards that depict local landscapes, 2015 calendars, and a coffee mug with the chemical formula for caffeine can be found among the Shop’s offerings.

The Museum is

Check Out This Weekend's REMAX Open House

on November 16, 2014 - 7:28am

REAL ESTATE News:

This weekend is a great time to tour the top open houses in the area!

The Los Alamos Daily Post features a weekly section highlighting open houses throughout Los Alamos, White Rock, Jemez Springs and Santa Fe.

Photographs, details and a map depicting the location of each open house are included in this weekly section.

Click on the map to read details about the featured home. Print out a copy of the map before heading out to tour the open house or pull up the map on a smart phone or ipad from the road!

Click on the Real Estate Section "red button" near the top of this

Local Entrepreneur Provides Easier Way To Learn Chinese

on November 14, 2014 - 6:11am

Tian Mei Yang

By MANDY MARKSTEINER

Chinese may be the most difficult language on the planet to learn, and there are many reasons why.

“For one thing, it is simply unreasonably hard to learn enough characters to become functionally literate,” wrote David Moser from the University of Michigan Center for Chinese Studies in his article called Why is Chinese so Damn Hard?

In order to learn Chinese you have to learn how to read and write tens of thousands of characters (characters that require serious calligraphy skills to recreate), whereas, you only need to learn a couple dozen letters in

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Small Business Saturday Profile: Aspen Copies

on November 13, 2014 - 11:27am

Aspen Copies owner James Cline with co-worker Alicia Stimson. Courtesy photo

BUSINESS News:

Aspen Copies & Office Supplies is located in the heart of downtown Los Alamos at 1907 Central Ave.

Aspen Copies is a full service copy shop, offering design and print services. Owners James and Dawn Cline have been serving Los Alamos and Northern New Mexico since 1996.

"We are family owned and operated. We offer FedEx Shipping, Packing Service and General Office Supplies as well as copy and print services," James said. "At Aspen Copies, we pride ourselves on fast and friendly service."

Aspen

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Small Business Saturday Profile: SPAesthetics

on November 12, 2014 - 7:20am

Tana of SPA

esthetics holds a Small Business Saturday sign for her business. Courtesy photo

BUSINESS News:

SPAesthetics is a state of the art skin care medispa right here in Los Alamos. SPAesthetics specializes in advanced skin care treatments that focus on:

  • Complete Skin Rejuvenation utilizing hydra-dermabrasion technology and the HydraFacial™ treatment
  • Collagen Resurfacing using radio heat waves and the Pellevé treatment
  • Treatments of Hyper Pigmentation utilizing infrared light therapy
  • Advanced Medical grade peels targeting specific skin needs
  • Adult and Teen Acne Treatments and in-home
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Los Alamos Subway Scheduled For Nov. 25 Opening

on November 12, 2014 - 6:54am

Los Alamos Subway owner Larry Singh told the Los Alamos Daily Post late Tuesday that he intends to open his new restaurant near 15th Street and Central Avenue Nov. 25. 'We're down to cleaning and putting everything in order and we will open in two weeks,' Singh said. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The parking lot in front of the new Subway is being resurfaced. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Subway owner Larry Singh, left, helps paint over the beige trim on his new restaurant. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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