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Thursday's Beer and Cheese Tasting Sells Out

on February 8, 2013 - 7:12am
Thursday night's Beer and Cheese Tasting at the Los Alamos Coop Market raised funds for the Los Alamos Beer Cooperative. The sold out event featured beer and hard cider from Blue Heron Brewing Company and international cheeses carried by the Co-op. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/



Bandelier Grill's New Owner Shares Revitalization Plans

on February 7, 2013 - 10:06am

Brian Appell has purchased the Bandelier Grill at N.M. 4 and Sherwood Boulevard in White Rock. Appell is the longtime owner of Los Ojos Restaurant & Saloon in Jemez Springs. He said that he plans to update the menu to include the most popular items at Los Ojos and to extend the hours of operation to include daily breakfast and Sunday brunch. He plans to host a grand opening event for the public soon, which will be announced in the Los Alamos Daily Post. Photo by Carol A Clark/

Los Alamos Daily Post Lifestyles Editor Bonnie J.

An Evening with Zen Master Shodo Harada Roshi

on February 7, 2013 - 9:24am
Zen Master Shodo Harada Roshi practices the art of calligraphy. Photo by Mitra Bishop
NMMA News:

 Calligraphy’s long and rich history in Japan both as an art form and teaching device is well suited to Zen’s emphasis on immediate, unhesitating, and spontaneous expression.

Weaving in an aural overview of calligraphy’s history as he works skillfully with brush and ink, Zen Master Shodo Harada Roshi will share his personal journey both as a monk and with this spiritual art form.

Roshi's presentation is 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26  in the St.

Learn a New Method of Gardening at The Hive Thursday

on February 6, 2013 - 5:24pm


Wes Myers will present his idea for the "Urban Micro-Farm System," a modular, expandable approach to vertical gardening at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7 at the brown-bag lunch at the Hive, 134 N.M. 4 in White Rock. Myers is a LANL retiree. The meeting is open to the public at no charge. 

The urban micro-farm system offers the potential to grow quantities of many types of vegetables, herbs and other plants inside a footprint less than one-quarter to one-half of that required for a conventional row-based garden. 

This could allow city and suburban dwellers to grow food on

Public Invited to 'Co-opROCKS!' Feb. 16

on February 6, 2013 - 9:31am

LACM News: 

The Los Alamos Co-op Market, La Montanita Co-op and Warehouse 21 present Co-opROCKS! 11 a.m. to 9  p.m. Saturday Feb. 16. at Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta in Santa Fe.

Co-opROCKS! is a music and art based annual event that brings cooperative values to light through community involvement, cooperative partnerships and creating opportunities for education while promoting local talent.

Attendance for teens and adults is free. For more information and event schedules, visit the Co-opROCKS! Facebook page

This year, Co-opROCKS! presents local DJs,

Generations Program Explores The Trinity

on February 6, 2013 - 8:45am

TOTH News:

This week at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, join the congregation for Generations.

The program will discuss how to receive God’s love and how to be in a relationship with each person of the Trinity (One God, three distinct persons.)

Generations takes place at 5:15 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10. A free meal will be served and at 6:07 p.m. the program begins, with contemporary music by the Generations band, a sermon by Mother Alicia Pope, and the receiving of Holy Eucharist.

St. Valentine’s Day is coming up Feb.

Food on the Hill: Cooking for Valentine's Day

on February 5, 2013 - 10:46am

This week's recipe: 

Cherry Chocolate Cake

For Valentine’s Day (next two weeks) I am going to have recipes in that ANYONE can cook. I feel it is very important that you show the people that you love (Sweethearts, Family, and Friends) that you think they are important. Surprise your loved ones with a great dinner.


Photo by Sue York/



  • Devil’s food cake mix

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

  • 1 pound 5 oz cherry pie filling (strawberry can also be used)


  • 1/3 cup milk

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 5 Tablespoons butter

  • 6 - 7 oz chocolate chips


Photo by Sue