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In And Around Town: Oct. 18, 2019

on October 18, 2019 - 7:08am


 In and Around Town:

The Los Alamos Daily Post community calendar features events happening in Los Alamos, White Rock and surrounding areas. Send event announcements to

FRIDAY Oct. 18

Tour of the Milky Way Galaxy

Explore the mysterious and beautiful objects of the Milky Way Galaxy at 7 p.m. in the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium. Astronomer Dan Reisenfeld will take attendees on a tour of many unique objects in the Milky Way, show them the galaxy at wavelengths invisible to the eye and explore the ultimate fate of the Milky Way Galaxy at this talk.

La Vista Church: Trunk Or Treat Oct. 31

on October 13, 2019 - 10:00am

Scenes From Tree Removal Ops At United Church

on October 13, 2019 - 8:55am

Scene from tree removal operation last week at the United Church on Rose Street. Photo by Victoria Rygh

Tree removal operation last week at the United Church on Rose Street. Photo by Victoria Rygh

Tree removal operation last week at the United Church on Rose Street. Photo by Victoria Rygh

Fr. Glenn: Trusting The Upset Plan

on October 13, 2019 - 8:52am

By Fr. Glenn Jones

“The best laid schemes o' mice an' men / Gang aft a-gley.” 

Such is the actual text of “To a Mouse” by Robert Burns, often regarded the national poet of Scotland, though we Americans know the adage more commonly as “The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” It’s rather a sadness that poetry is now so neglected, for few texts concentrate more human experience and wisdom into few words than poignant poetry. Indeed, many, if not most, of the wise adages we can access immediately from memory is not from novelists, but from poets.

Small Town Worship Tour 2019 In White Rock Oct. 16

on October 13, 2019 - 8:43am
Infinity Squared Music is hosting the Small Town Worship Tour 2019, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at White Rock Baptist Church, 80 N.M. 4 in White Rock. Courtesy/Infinity Squared Musi

Scenes From Pastor John Nash Blessing Animals

on October 13, 2019 - 8:40am

First United Methodist Church of Los Alamos held an Animal Blessing Sunday, Oct. 6 in the church parking lot at 715 Diamond Dr. Pastor John W. Nash greeted and prayed over animals brought over by community members to receive a blessing. People brought pet cats, dogs and even a snake and a few horses. Courtesy/FUMC

FUMC Pastor John W. Nash blesses a snake Oct. 6 at the church parking lot. Courtesy/FUMC

FUMC Pastor John W. Nash blesses a horse Oct. 6 at the church parking lot. Courtesy/FUMC

New Mexico And Arizona Bishops Gather In Tucson

on October 13, 2019 - 8:26am

Scene of the grounds at the Redemptorist Renewal Center in Tucson, Ariz., where Catholic Bishops from New Mexico and Arizona gathered Thursday afternoon for a meeting. Founded in 1963 for meetings and spiritual retreats, the Redemptorist Renewal Center is situated in the foothills of the Tucson Mountains and Sonoran Desert. Photo by Fr. Glenn Jones

NM Delegation Announces Humanitarian Assistance Awards For New Mexico Organizations, Communities

on October 11, 2019 - 11:29am


  • First wave of reimbursement funds being distributed after NM delegation secured $30 million for communities and organizations providing humanitarian relief to asylum seekers

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), Deb Haaland (D-N.M.), and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) announced the National Board for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) has begun awarding the first wave of Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance (SAHA) to organizations

Shop On The Corner Sale On Baskets Wednesday

on October 8, 2019 - 8:25am

Little Shop on the Corner will be open 8:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday. Courtesy/TOTH


A trisket, a tasket, come fill a basket!

The Little Shop on the Corner, the thrift store inside Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church at the corner of Canyon Road and Trinity Drive, will offer all its baskets for 50 cents during regular hours, 8:30 a.m. to noon, Wednesday.

People are encouragd to fill a basket with fall's bounty or use it for trick-or-treating. 

TGIF: Los Alamos Baroque Quartet Performs Oct. 18

on October 7, 2019 - 8:31am
TGIF Concert Series News:
As part of the TGIF (Thank God It’s Friday) Concert Series, Los Alamos Baroque Quartet will perform J.S. Bach, Johann Quantz, and Georg Telemann at 5:30 p.m., Oct. 18 at the First Presbyterian Church of Santa Fe at 208 Grant Ave.
Members include:
  • Joseph Fasel, Baroque oboe and oboe d’amore, recorder
  • Charles McMillan, recorders
  • Kenneth Perlow, viola da gamba
  • Juanita Madland, harpsichord
Dr. Linda Raney founded the TGIF Concert Series in 2008 at Santa Fe's First Presbyterian Church.

Fr. Glenn: The Question

on October 6, 2019 - 9:16am

By Fr. Glenn Jones

If there was [absolutely] nothing, whence came anything at all? If nothing existed, whence came existence? If all things have a source, from what does the first thing come?

Ooooo … the paradoxical question that at some time occupies musing minds of all. In fact, one of the great questions driving science itself. Even ancient philosophers like Plato and the pre-Socratics considered that question, formulating rudimentary ideas of atoms and “prime matter”—unformed “stuff” (by analogy think of modeling clay) which composed materiality. 

Big bangs, multiverses, and who knows

K Of C Ladies Auxiliary Honors Nancy Kossar

on October 6, 2019 - 8:52am

Nancy Kossar, center, is honored Wednesday evening for her 40 years of volunteer service to the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Kossar spoke to the Los Alamos Daily Post about why she has volunteered with this organization for so many years. ‘I began when we first arrived in Los Alamos … my husband was a member of the Knights of Columbus and we had children and we all were very involved as a family,’ Kossar said.

Introducing Freedom Church Los Alamos

on October 6, 2019 - 8:33am

Freedom Church Los Alamos meets 11 a.m. to noon Sundays in the Aspen Elementary Gymnasium on Villa Street. Courtesy/Freedom Church

Freedom Church Los Alamos Pastor Mike Brake delivers a message on a Sunday morning at Freedom Church Los Alamos. Courtesy/Freedom


By Pastor Mike Brake
Freedom Church Los Alamos

We're blown away with all that has transpired in our brief existence in Los Alamos! The fun and exciting times starting with a group of about 20 people meeting in a living room, and has quickly grown to 100+ in the last year and a half.

We know life is complicated.

An Open Book: Day Of Remembrance

on October 3, 2019 - 8:57am
Los Alamos

The anniversary of my father’s passing, or Yahrzeit in Yiddish, is a date that I have to track carefully on the Jewish calendar. On this modified lunar calendar, the observance of June 6, 2009 changes a few days forward or backward each year, and I have to look it up regularly.

But for my mother’s Yahrzeit, there is no tracking required.

Fr. Glenn: Caring For Lazarus

on September 29, 2019 - 7:47am

By Fr. Glenn Jones

First responders might find it interesting (hopefully edifying) to know that today (September 29) is the annual Catholic day for the commemoration of the archangels mentioned in scripture:  Michael, Gabriel and (in the Catholic and Orthodox scriptures) Raphael. Michael, of course, figures prominently in the book of Revelation as leader of angels in the depiction of the defeat of “the dragon” (Satan). Gabriel is in the Gospel of Luke and the prophet Daniel. And, finally, Raphael is a primary character in the book of Tobit.

U.S. Military Personnel: Wounded, Sick, Injured Invited To Apply For Warriors To Lourdes Spiritual Journey

on September 29, 2019 - 7:27am
Scene of previous Warriors to Lourdes Opening Mass. Courtesy/KofC
K Of C News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Military personnel, including the wounded, ill, and injured, are invited to apply for an all-expenses-paid, round-trip journey to the Marian grotto and spring baths at Lourdes, France, during the 62nd annual Pèlerinage Militaire International (PMI)—or “International Military Pilgrimage.”
The PMI is May 12-19, 2020, drawing thousands of troops, veterans, and others from around the world to the famous Marian shrine where the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to Saint Bernadette

Little Shop On The Corner: Early Fall Special Sept. 25

on September 24, 2019 - 9:01am

Early Fall Special 8:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the Little Shop on the Corner. Courtesy/TOTH

TOTH News:

The Little Shop on the Corner, the thrift store inside Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church at the corner of Canyon Road and Trinity Drive will offer an Early Fall Special on women's pants this week.

Customers can get three pairs of pants for $1. This excludes items in the boutique section.

Little Shop on the Corner is open 8:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday.

Fr. Glenn: Thicker Rug Needed

on September 22, 2019 - 8:57am

By Fr. Glenn Jones:

With the visit of President Trump to New Mexico recently, and with the division in the American political arena highlighted daily in the news, it seemed almost providential that one of the readings for the Catholic Mass this weekend was from St. Paul: “I ask that supplications, prayers, petitions and thanksgivings be offered for everyone, for kings and for all in authority….”  (1 Timothy 2:1) Well, in our day that can make many grind their teeth not a little. “What? Pray for Trump?!” or, in a blast from the past: “What! Pray for Obama?!”

Yes, absolutely ... no matter who

Bryce Avenue Presbyterian Church Fall Conference Features Simonetta Carr On Broken Pieces And The God Who Mends Them

on September 22, 2019 - 8:30am

Bryce Avenue Presbyterian Church News:

Bryce Avenue Presbyterian Church in White Rock is hosting a Fall Conference that will touch upon the difficult theme of mental illness in the church with the hope of encouraging families in similar situations. The conference is offered free of charge.
The Fall Conference is 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4 for the first session and there will be two sessions at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. A lunch will be offered free of charge after the conference — but interested parties are asked to please RVSP to the church email at or call

Memorial Service Celebrating Life Of Irene Davis-Dellinger At White Rock Presbyterian Church Sept. 29

on September 18, 2019 - 7:05am

Irene Davis-Dellinger. Courtesy photo


A Memorial Service celebrating the life of Irene Davis-Dellinger is 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29 at the White Rock Presbyterian Church, 310 Rover Blvd. in White Rock.

A light reception follows the service.

The community is welcome to attend.

Benefit Ride To The Springs Draws More Than 50 Riders To Support Injured La Cueva Teen Wyatt Taylor

on September 17, 2019 - 5:05pm

Riders arrive Saturday morning in the parking lot at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 401 Trinity Dr. for the start of the Ride to the Springs, a benefit ride for La Cueva teen Wyatt Taylor seriously injured in a RTV accident in 2017. The effort raised more than $11,702 to help offset reconstructive procedures Taylor is facing and support the Catholic church in Jemez Springs. Taylor and the church will each receive a check for $5,851. Photo by John McHale/ 

Guest of Honor Wyatt Taylor and his mom Michelle were presented with prayer shawls from Nancy Kossar on behalf of the

Shop On The Corner Holds Big Sale Wednesday

on September 17, 2019 - 9:59am

The Shop on the Corner is holding a 50 percent off sale 8:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church at 3900 Trinity Dr. Courtesy photo


The Shop on the Corner thrift store on the lower level of Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church at Canyon Road andDiamond Drive will host a 50 percent off sale on all clothing and shoes 8:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday.

The sale extends to the boutique and the community is invited to attend.

Fr. Glenn: Please … Affirm Me!

on September 15, 2019 - 10:14am

By Fr. Glenn Jones

Was looking at Facebook this morning (yes, kids; old Fr. Glenn knows about Facebook), and noted that the number of “If you believe/agree with this, share!” or the guilt-attempting: “I bet I won’t get even 1 share!” posts. And, of course, who has not received myriad requests to “like” this or that, or to become “friends” with people of whose identity you have no clue—a “friend” of a friend of a friend of...” …in their attempt to “collect” as many “friends” as possible.

The trend is rather disturbing, actually—the persons posting such things seeming to be pleading: “Please

First United Methodist Church Animal Blessing Oct. 6

on September 15, 2019 - 8:23am

First United Methodist Church Of Los Alamos News:

Rev. John W. Nash of First United Methodist Church of Los Alamos will have an Animal Blessing at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6.

The community is invited to bring animals, large and small, to have them blessed by Pastor John.

First United Methodist Church of Los Alamos is at 715 Diamond Dr.

IHM: Community Invited To Attend LYFE University

on September 15, 2019 - 7:53am