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Los Alamos Federated Republican Women Celebrate 60 Years: 1954-2014

on April 25, 2014 - 3:31pm

From the 2003 NMFRW state convention when JoAnn Johnson of Los Alamos was installed as state president. Front row from left, Betty Cox, Marie Todd, Jeanette Wallace, JoAnn Johnson and back row from left, Ann Wadstrom, Norma Tech, Nita Taylor, Mary Brooks and Mary Chambers. Courtesy/LAFRW

Members at the 2013 State NMFRW convention from left, Mary Wilhoit, JoAnn Johnson, Norma Tech, Kelly Benner, Terry Marzili and Elaine Miller. Courtesy/LAFRW

Members attend the 2014 NMFRW Legislative Day
at the Round House. Courtesy/LAFRW


A special celebration will be taking place May 1, noon to

Aaron's Kids Closet Will Not Open This Saturday

on April 25, 2014 - 2:50pm


Due to unforeseen circumstances, Aaron's Kids Closet will not be open this Saturday, April 26. 

Aaron's Kids Closet organizers hope this does not cause any inconvenience.

Life/Leadership Coach LeAnne Parsons Shares Skills With Rotary Club of Los Alamos

on April 25, 2014 - 2:19pm

LeAnne Parsons explains Life/Leadership coaching at the April 15 Rotary meeting. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Rotarians gathered at the Manhattan Project April 15 and listen as Life/Leadership Coach LeAnne Parsons presents a talk on living ones' best life. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report

Los Alamos life and leadership coach LeAnne Parsons spoke to the Rotary Club of Los Alamos April 15 at the Manhattan Project about ways to reach ones' full potential.

Parsons offers individual coaching as well as group workshops and leadership development.

Author James Vollbracht Visits Los Alamos Via Skype Tuesday

on April 25, 2014 - 10:46am

Cover of 'Stopping at Every Lemonade Stand, Creating a Culture that Cares for Kids.' Courtesy photo


Author James Vollbracht will join Los Alamos County residents via Skype, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 29 at Chamisa Elementary School.

Vollbracht will discuss his book, Stopping at Every Lemonade Stand, Creating a Culture that Cares for Kids, and the impact of the individual in the lives of youth.

“After traveling across North America for 20 years, I began gathering stories of how ordinary people were doing extraordinary things in their schools, communities, and

Natural Helpers Provide Child-to-Child Assistance

on April 25, 2014 - 10:24am
Barranca Mesa Elementary School teachers Audrey Juliani, left, and Nicole McGrane spoke to the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos April 15 about the Natural Helpers organization they helped found at the school. Courtesy photo
Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos

Children in the fifth and sixth grade have problems, just as older kids and adults do - and they are not always comfortable seeking out an adult to talk about solutions.

At Barranca Mesa Elementary School, Audrey Juliani (who teaches fifth grade) and Nicole McGrane  (who teaches sixth grade) decided that the best way to give

Rotarian Brian Newnam Shares Classification Talk

on April 25, 2014 - 8:14am

Rotarian Brian Newnam presented a classification talk at the April 15 Rotary Club meeting at the Manhattan Project Bar & Grill. Newnam was a laser physicist with Los Alamos National Laboratory for 30 years. As a violinist and violist, he has performed with the Orchestra of Santa Fe, the San Juan Symphony in Durango, and several other orchestras in Northern New Mexico. Since 2005, he has been the editor of the Journal of the Violin Society of America and serves on the VSA Board of Directors. He is married to violinist Kay Newnam. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Join the Y's Hilltop Garden Work Party Tuesday

on April 25, 2014 - 7:52am

Be one of the first 20 volunteers to show up and get a free T-shirt or totebag.