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Smart Design By Suzette: Common Renovating Mistakes

on June 15, 2018 - 4:17pm

When looking at renovations, focus on the most used spaces such as the kitchen. Courtesy image

Rememeber to consider a room’s lighting when doing a home improvement project. Courtesy image

Don’t ignore a home’s style. Keep removation projects within the style. Courtesy image

By SUZETTE FOX
Los Alamos

Taking a sledgehammer to your outdated kitchen may sound like fun, but realistically, renovating your home is a process that requires a lot of time and care.

Deciding to gut the bathroom and add a master walk-in closet is a great idea until you realize you need to do a plumbing update

How The Hen House Turns: The Value Of Sweet Talk

on June 15, 2018 - 11:16am
California Fox on town trail. Courtesy photo
 
Local Squirrel. Courtesy photo
 
By CARY NEEPER
Formerly of Los Alamos
 
Today I saw a beautiful young fox. He was crossing the path that runs across the steep wooded hill above our local creek. The water was quiet since we have had little rain lately. The creek can be quite noisy after a rain. It drains the steep meadows that reach out to Skyline Blvd, which overlooks the Pacific Ocean four miles up hill.
 
The fox saw me and froze for a moment. So did I. When I reached for my camera, he started across the trail, then stopped and looked

New Mom On The Block: Los Alamos Offers Venues For Children’s Birthday Parties

on June 15, 2018 - 8:07am

Katharine Coggeshall
Los Alamos

Your child’s birthday is the single most important day of the year to them. And although they may imagine a pop-up amusement park in your backyard with a personal stage for Taylor Swift to perform, your wallet may be wondering what other party options are available in Los Alamos.

With my son’s eighth birthday looming, the pressure is on to discover the best local party venues for kids. The balance between cost and childhood expectations is at the forefront of my mind, but I have managed to identify a number of candidate venues.

Los Alamos Birthday Party

The Family YMCA: June Is Men’s Health Month

on June 14, 2018 - 3:22pm

Courtesy/YMCA

YMCA News:

June is Men’s Health Month and The Family YMCA would like to spread awareness around issues that affect the health and wellbeing of boys and men by encouraging everyone to war blue on Friday, June 15.

According to the Men’s Health Network, men are dying at higher rates than women from 9 of the top 10 causes of death.  They are also the victims of over 92 percent of workplace deaths.  On average men today die almost five years earlier than women-compare that to a one-year difference in the 1920’s.

Home Country: Summer Heat

on June 12, 2018 - 8:47am
Home Country
By SLIM RANDLES
 
Our day is filled with heat at this time of year. It commands our attention and makes our work harder. As we toil, we daydream not about love or success, but things as mundane as shade and a cool drink.
 
But though the oppressive heat weighs on our brains and taxes our bodies, it is the price we pay for being allowed to spend time outdoors … and it has its one singular consolation: our summer evenings.
 
When the sun goes down in summer, it’s romantic enough to hug a cactus.

Scenes From Farmer's Market June 7

on June 12, 2018 - 8:44am

Fresh eggs, spices and so much more available for sale as shown here at the June 7 Farmer's Market. The Los Alamos Farmer's Market is open to the community 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Thursday in the Mesa Public Library parking lot. Courtesy photo

A variety of vegetables are avaialble for purchase at the Los Alamos Farmer's Market 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Thursday in the Mesa Public Library parking lot. Courtesy photo

Arts and crafts are avaialble for purchase at the Los Alamos Farmer's Market 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Thursday in the Mesa Public Library parking lot. Courtesy photo

Liddie’s Traditional New Mexican Recipes: How To Make Apricot And Pineapple Pastelitos

on June 7, 2018 - 9:00am

Apricot pie. Courtesy photo

By LIDDIE MARTINEZ
Española Valley

Apricots have always been a revered arrival in Northern New Mexico, and on the rare occasions when blossoms don’t freeze with the late frost, we rejoice in their arrival.

Apricots were introduced to New Mexico during Spanish Colonization in the late 1500s and have remained a beloved but elusive fruit. In my youth, green apricots were often the weapon of choice for our mischievous neighbor boys who pelted my sister and me from hidden posts as we wandered to the neighborhood acequia to gather the jewels.

We would come home with

Smart Design With Suzette Fox: Creating The Perfect Outdoor Entertaining Space

on June 1, 2018 - 7:18am
Layout. Courtesy photo
 
Lighting. Courtesy photo
 
By SUZETTE FOX
Los Alamos
 
Entertaining is a very personal thing. This is why a designer must consider an outdoor space with the client’s idea of entertaining in mind, the available space and the budget to make it happen. However, there are general considerations I can offer to create a yard that will suit your entertaining needs.
 
And, as a bonus, creating a relaxing, stylish outdoor living space can greatly increase the appeal and value of your home.
 
Overall Design and Purpose
 
Essentially an outdoor space is treated the

New Mom On The Block: Spotlight On Canyoncito Montessori

on June 1, 2018 - 7:14am

By KATHARINE COGGESHALL
Los Alamos

As the mom of a September-birthday child, I have experienced the “joys” of missing the cutoff for kindergarten. It was in my struggle to find adequate childcare last fall that I happened upon Canyoncito Montessori—a bright light in a dark time.

Nestled inside the United Church (across the street from the PEEC nature center), Canyoncito offers preschool and elementary education for kids who are potty trained through age 12. They stick to the Montessori method of teaching and are staffed with expertly trained individuals.

Canyoncito passed my full

Farmers Market Underway Until 12:30 p.m. Today

on May 31, 2018 - 9:05am

The Los Alamos Farmers Market in underway until 12:30 p.m. today in the Mesa Public Library parking lot. Today's market offers fruits, vegetables, fresh eggs, pastries and much more. Courtesy photo

Scene from today's Los Alamos Farmers Market underway until 12:30 p.m. in the Mesa Public Library parking lot. Courtesy photo

Scene from today's Los Alamos Farmers Market underway until 12:30 p.m. in the Mesa Public Library parking lot. Courtesy photo

Scene from today's Los Alamos Farmers Market underway until 12:30 p.m. in the Mesa Public Library parking lot. Courtesy photo

Scene from today's

Victoria LeDuc: Tigers Eye Healing For Stress, Fatigue

on May 29, 2018 - 2:03pm
Body products by Tigers Eye Healing are meant to fight stress and fatigue. Courtesy photo
 
By KAYLEN POCATERRA
Los Alamos

Victoria LeDuc, owner of Tigers Eye Healing. Courtesy photo

Many people are  looking for answers to help relieve the stress of fatigue. One might  reach for a cup of coffee or a sweet treat to get through our daily routine. This solution works great for a couple of hours and then after we return home, the tiredness creeps back in. Over time this diet can make fatigue worse due to poor nutrition.

Victoria LeDuc, owner, and operator of Tigers Eye Healing is a health

Los Alamos County Hosts 2nd Annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day May 30

on May 25, 2018 - 6:12am

COUNTY News:

Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of National Senior Health and Fitness Day Wednesday, May 30 by participating in many great activities and programs in Los Alamos and White Rock promoting “Active Today…Healthier Tomorrow.”

Los Alamos County is partnering with many community agencies to showcase “A Snapshot of an Average Day in Los Alamos”, which highlights the multiple physical and mental activities available throughout the community.

Secret Gardens Of White Rock Discovered: Take 2018 Master Garden Tour June 2

on May 24, 2018 - 8:02am
Marjorie and Robert Selden made a high desert paradise on an empty lot at their home in Pajarito Acres in White Rock. Courtesy/Marjorie and Robert Selden

 

T
his is how the lot looked when Robert and Marjorie Selden began their home and garden adventure in Pajarito Acres. Courtesy/Marjorie and Robert Selden

 

 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos 2018 Master Garden Tour this year will focus on White Rock. The tour is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 2 and includes five stops.

This will be the last chance to see two of the most beautiful

Home Country: Catching Dry

on May 22, 2018 - 8:59am
Home Country
By SLIM RANDLES
 
It was just one of those things. It didn’t really mean Marvin Pincus had lost his mind. Consider this yourself for a minute. Marvin had opened the mail that morning and in it was the Fenwick glass fly rod he’d ordered. Oh, it was used, of course. But there’s a feel to a Fenwick that only a man dedicated to a life of using dry flies can appreciate.
 
The weather was gorgeous. The fish were biting on Lewis Creek. But there was a hitch. Marvin had broken his ankle the previous week and was temporarily in a wheelchair.

Scenes From Farmers Market Thursday

on May 20, 2018 - 7:27am

Los Alamos High School sophomores on a 'New Mexico History' field trip, which included a scavenger hunt taking them around to various farmers where they learned more about the farming history in New Mexico. The Los Alamos Farmers Market is part of the Los Alamos MainStreet program and open every 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday through October. Photo by KayLinda Crawford

Gonzalez FarmsPhoto by KayLinda Crawford

Art in Public Places Board members seeks community input about upcoming art projects. Photo by KayLinda Crawford

Photo by KayLinda Crawford

The flowers are in bloom at the Farmers

McQuiston: When The In-Laws Move In ... Are They Covered?

on May 17, 2018 - 3:11pm

By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency

 
As the Baby Boomer generation continues to grow older, it’s not uncommon to see aging parents move in with their grown children. Regardless of the reason, this situation is becoming more widespread and could potentially create insurance ramifications.

Let’s look at the language in a standard  homeowners form. Please keep in mind these forms and their language can differ from insurance company to insurance company. The policy defines “insured” to include you and residents of your household who are your relatives.

How The Hen House Turns: Animal News

on May 17, 2018 - 7:29am
By CARY NEEPER
Formerly of Los Alamos
 
We are learning so much about animals lately … however, I’m not sure I should recommend the book I just finished reading—Ten Million Aliens by Simon Barnes, New York, Marble Arch Press, 2014.
 
It’s a fun read—overloaded with side-comments, personal critiques (not always irreverent) and fascinating anecdotes, as well as hard core lists of vertebrates and invertebrates (in alternating chapters) with their surprising talents.
 
“It’s by disagreeing that scientists find things out.” is an example of the author’s side comments.

Los Alamos Farmers Market Opens 7 a.m. Thursday

on May 16, 2018 - 3:17pm

 

Los Alamos MainStreet News:

The Los Alamos Farmers Market is 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, May 17 at the parking lot on Central Ave., between Mesa Public Library and Fuller Lodge.

The Los Alamos Farmers Market was started in 1970 and is a great place to buy local foods and other goods and to support local growers and producers. For more information, contact Cindy at talacook@windstream.net or 505.929.6579.

Follow the Los Alamos Farmer’s Market on Facebook.

Los Alamos Farmer’s Market is a Los Alamos MainStreet program and is part of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation

Scenes From Farmers Market Thursday

on May 15, 2018 - 7:00am

The Los Alamos Farmers Market is held each Thursday morning in the parking lot adjacent to Mesa Public Library. Photo by KayLinda Crawford

Scene from Thursday’s Los Alamos Farmers Market. Photo by KayLinda Crawford

Scene from Thursday’s Los Alamos Farmers Market. Photo by KayLinda Crawford

Scene from Thursday’s Los Alamos Farmers Market. Photo by KayLinda Crawford

Scene from Thursday’s Los Alamos Farmers Market. Photo by KayLinda Crawford

Scene from Thursday’s Los Alamos Farmers Market. Photo by KayLinda Crawford

Scene from Thursday’s Los Alamos Farmers Market.

YMCA Holds Y Annual Golf Classic June 1

on May 11, 2018 - 1:51pm

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Farmers Market

on May 11, 2018 - 9:29am

On the job in Los Alamos is Farmers Market Manager Cindy Talamantes assisting shoppers Thursday morning at the Farmers Market information booth on the west end of the parking lot across from Fuller Lodge. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

New Mexicans Urged To Better Understand Asthma

on May 10, 2018 - 2:12pm

May is Asthma Awareness Month. Courtesy image

NMDOH News:

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) joins state and federal public health partners in recognizing May as ‘Asthma Awareness Month’ and urges New Mexicans to learn more about asthma control to improve the lives of all people with asthma.

Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases in New Mexico. An estimated 150,000 adults and 47,000 children in New Mexico have asthma, a chronic lifelong disease that affects the lungs.

Asthma can cause wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and coughing.

Home Country: Slow Down

on May 7, 2018 - 9:09am
Home Country
By SLIM RANDLES
 
When Dewey and Emily walked into the Mule Barn the other day, they were greeted with applause and whistles. Emily blushed and Dewey took a bow, almost hitting the coffee pot Loretta was carrying.
 
“I hear you two really fell for each other,” Doc said. “And the way I hear it, many times.”
 
“That’s right, Doc, I finally cornered him and we’re planning a wedding,” Emily said.
 
Emily is a brave soul, taking for a husband the most accident prone human being since Wrong Way Corrigan.
 
The think tank was at the round table this morning, and the fellows

Scenes From Los Alamos Farmers Market Thursday

on May 4, 2018 - 7:31am

Locals browsing at Santa Fe Lavender booth Thursday at Los Alamos Farmers Market. Photo by KayLinda Crawford

Photo by KayLinda Crawford

Photo by KayLinda Crawford

Photo by KayLinda Crawford

Photo by KayLinda Crawford

Life Coach Lisa Etzel Helps Clients Get Life They Want

on May 3, 2018 - 7:36am
Life Coach Lisa Etzel helps clients find their path and stick to it. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Santa Fe based Certified Life Coach Lisa Etzel specializes in transformative and executive coaching. She helps her clients navigate change, whether it is a matter of finding their true values, clarifying their goals, or coping with changes in their situation.

“Change challenges us,” Etzel said. “Our stress levels keep rising. Sometimes it’s good to have someone in the passenger seat to help with the journey.”

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