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Los Alamos Scientist To Hike Grand Canyon 'Rim-To-Rim-To-Rim' in 22 Hours for Veterans For Justice

on August 30, 2014 - 1:23pm

Pawel Listwan

NMLA News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist Pawel Listwan has always liked a challenge – like leaving his home country of Poland at the age of 19, living, studying and exploring Australia for nearly 20 years and arriving in Los Alamos eight years ago where he settled with his wife Dorota Listwan and their three children.

In November 2012, together with his business partners, Patrick Mockler-Wood, Catherine Mockler and his wife Dorota, they opened the Pajarito Brewpub and Grill, an American-style restaurant and pub.

Now Listwan has set his sights on a new challenge.

Thank You Tourney Hole Sponsors!

on August 30, 2014 - 10:53am

Meet the Cast of Tower of Magic Opening Sept. 5

on August 30, 2014 - 10:38am
Katrina Koeler as Sue McFate. Courtesy/LALT
 
LALT News:
 
Los Alamos Little Theatre presents Tower of Magic Sept. 5-14 at 1670 Nectar St. near downtown Los Alamos.

Sue McFate is finding it difficult to announce her engagement. Her family has never once heard she has a boyfriend. Her fiancé doesn’t even know her real name.

Sue has come home to make the announcement, but finds herself stymied when she realizes that her fiancé, Felix, will be a huge disappointment to her family.

Scott Reynolds as Felix. Courtesy/LALT

Felix pays an unexpected visit to the family and meets his potential

See Planes Meet Pilots At 'The Science of Flight' Sept. 13

on August 30, 2014 - 8:06am

COUNTY News:

“The Science of Flight” set for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 13 is an opportunity for kids to get up close and personal with several cool airplanes and their pilots.

Home-built planes and a beautifully restored classic will be featured, along with educational displays and informal pilot talks about aerodynamics too – explore “how planes work” with engaging, hands-on demonstrations and airplane models.

“The Science of Flight” is sponsored by Los Alamos County Airport, the local chapter of the Experimental Aviation Association (EAA) and volunteer pilots.

During the event,

Public Invited To 'An Artful Celebration' Sept. 11

on August 29, 2014 - 12:33pm

COUNTY News:

The Arts in Public Places Board (APPB) will host “An Artful Celebration” Thursday evening, Sept. 11, as part of week-long events planned for Los Alamos ScienceFest.

Beginning at 5 p.m., tours of the public art housed in the Municipal Building in downtown Los Alamos will depart from the lobby. In addition, from 5 to 7 p.m., guests and residents are invited to review art proposals and provide comments to the APPB for outdoor artwork envisioned for installation on the large plaza on the west side of the Municipal Building.

The artists have been invited to be on hand to answer

Scenes Around Los Alamos And White Rock

on August 29, 2014 - 12:03pm

This praying mantis, named for its prominent front legs that are bent and held together at an angle that suggests the position of prayer, came in for his close up during a recent photo shoot in White Rock. Photo by Leah Austin

Here the praying mantis shows off his profile features. Photo by Leah Austin

Clouds hover low looking east from the Anderson Overlook area in Los Alamos. Photo by Leah Austin

Looking east from the Anderson Overlook area in Los Alamos. Photo by Leah Austin

A view from the Los Alamos Cooperative Market. Photo by Leah Austin

Los Alamos County's Allison Majure Elected Vice Chair Of Northern New Mexico Citizens’ Advisory Board

on August 29, 2014 - 11:37am

Allison Majure. CourtesyNNMCAB

NNMCAB News:

The Northern New Mexico Citizens’ Advisory Board (NNMCAB) held elections at its July 30 board meeting at La Fonda on the Plaza in Santa Fe.

Los Alamos resident Allison Majure was elected to serve as vice chair. Majure works in communications at the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities. She has served on the NNMCAB since March 8, 2012.

Doug Sayre served as vice chair over the past fiscal year was elected at the July 30 meeting to serve as chair for Fiscal Year 2015. He is a native resident of Santa Fe and has served on the NNMCAB since

Learn Flag Football Skills At Family YMCA

on August 29, 2014 - 10:37am

Pet of the Week: Beau the Bulldog Mix

on August 29, 2014 - 10:23am
Beau the bulldog mix. Courtesy/FOS
 
SHELTER News:

Beau is a terrific, friendly, social and all around great dog recently surrendered to the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter. 

He is young, about two years old and loves to take walks and hang with people. Beau is a tan (almost gold) and white bulldog mix. He seems eager to please and should be very trainable. 

Beau is big and strong, so is likely to be a bit too much dog for a family with small children.

The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 505.662.8179, has a great selection of adoptable pets; see the Petfinder website for photos 

RTD's Blue Buses Not in Service Labor Day

on August 29, 2014 - 10:16am

NCRTD News:

The North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) has announced that the RTD “Blue Buses” will not be in service Monday, Sept. 1, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. 

Regularly scheduled bus service throughout north central New Mexico including Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Santa Fe and Taos Counties will resume Tuesday, Sept. 2.

The North Central Regional Transit District provides free bus service Monday through Friday to a service area that encompasses over 10,000 square miles of north central New Mexico including the counties of Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Santa Fe and Taos;

Los Alamos Medical Center Welcomes Dr. Melanie Pickering To Imaging Department

on August 29, 2014 - 9:27am

Dr. Melanie Pickering

LAMC News:

X-Ray Associates of New Mexico is pleased to announce that Dr. Melanie Pickering, D.O. has joined their practice. 

She will be located primarily at the Los Alamos Medical Center Imaging Department. Dr. Pickering is an accomplished physician specializing in general diagnostic radiology, and she recently completed a womens’ imaging fellowship at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. Originally from New Mexico, she grew up in Albuquerque and Tularosa. 

Dr.

Community and Historical Society Discuss Fifth Episode of WGN’s Manhattan

on August 29, 2014 - 9:18am

Robert Oppenheimer. Courtesy/Los Alamos Historical Society Archives

LAHS News:

WGN’s Manhattan continues with another dramatic episode and great turnout for the Los Alamos Historical Society’s viewing of the fifth episode. 

Manhattan presents a fictionalized look at life in Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project. Below are some of the common questions that we heard that night and on social media.

Every week the Society will be updating a bulletin board in the Museum to continue exploring questions and reactions as the 13-episode series continues.

More Than $20K Raised For Jean Nereson Book Memorial Fund

on August 29, 2014 - 9:17am

AAUW News:

The Los Alamos Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) has announced that in June, it surpassed its $20,000 goal for the Jean Nereson Book Memorial Fund.

This fund was established in memory of long-time branch member Jean Nereson, who died two years ago. The fund is administered by the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation and will provide $1,000 each year for four years to each elementary school library in the district for new printed resources. 

Nereson is fondly remembered for teaching 52 years in the Los Alamos elementary schools and her enthusiastic

Registration for Limited ScienceFest Events Open Now, Space Going Fast

on August 29, 2014 - 8:27am

MainStreet News:

Registration is now open and space is going fast for limited capacity events happening during Los Alamos ScienceFest, Sept. 5-13.

The festival has more than 70 events happening throughout the week. The majority of the events are free and open to the public.

Events that have limited capacity and require registration include:

Eco Tours: Los Alamos County Eco Station and Landfill Solar Array

Monday Sept. 8 and Thursday, Sept. 11, 2-4 p.m.

Meet at the Eco Transfer Station, 3701 East Jemez Road 

Tours of New Mexico’s firsts:

  • Los Alamos’ solar powered, green built

Author Paulette Frankl Shares Memories of Marcel Marceau With Rotarians

on August 29, 2014 - 7:51am
Paulette Frankl discusses her new book about her relationship with Marcel Marceau. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Paulette Frankl has done it all. She was a self-described “hippie farmer,” a photojournalist, a courtroom sketch artist, a magician, a mime and an author. Her latest literary work is a memoir titled, “Marcel and Me,” which details another interesting aspect of Frankl’s life; her relationship with Marcel Marceau, the famous mime, which spanned 36 years.

Paulette Frankl recalls her relationship with Marcel Marceau.

Free Bridge Lessons At Pinon and LAMS

on August 29, 2014 - 6:41am
Cliff Rudy, left, and Bob Walker play bridge with Pinon Elementary students Cory Liechty, left, and a friend. Courtesy/LADBC

LADBC News:

Volunteers from the Los Alamos Duplicate Bridge Club are offering free bridge lessons, starting the first week of September, to students at Los Alamos Middle School and to students in grades 3-6 at Pinon Elementary School. 

Lessons will be offered at the Middle School during lunch hours on Tuesdays. Lessons will be offered at Pinon as part of the Before School program on Thursday mornings and during lunch hours on Fridays.

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 –

Suicide Awareness & Prevention Week Workshops Announced

on August 27, 2014 - 10:15am

Courtesy/LANL

Los Alamos' Amy Storey (Trixie ConQueso) Appears on TV Thursday

on August 27, 2014 - 9:42am
Amy Storey of Los Alamos performing this summer in Las Vegas, Nev., at the 'WonderGround' variety show. 
Courtesy/SherylAnn Garrett
 
Amy Storey, center, with her backup dancers 'The Cheesy Delights' Piper Wohlbier and Marcie Long. Courtesy photo
 
COMMUNITY News:

Amy Storey of Los Alamos will appear as Trixie ConQueso at 7 a.m., Thursday on The Morning Brew with Larry Ahrens.

Storey is promoting the 'Fierce Women Party' set for Labor Day, Sept. 2 at the Tractor Brewing Company on 4th Street in the Nob Hill area of Albuquerque.

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