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Sunday Auction to Fund Mexico Mission Trip

on March 14, 2013 - 8:02am

'Habemus papam' ... We Have A Pope!

on March 13, 2013 - 1:42pm

Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina

Staff report

Top Ranking Cardinal Deacon Jean-Louis Tauran emerged onto the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome today and confirmed "Habemus papam" (We have a pope.)

The 115 cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church tasked with electing the 266th successor of Peter have named Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, S.J., Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina, as pope to succeed Benedict XVI.

The new pope, born Dec. 17, 1936 in Buenos Aires has taken the name Pope Francis 1. He was ordained for the Jesuits Dec.

EGGSTRAVAGANZA Rolls Out March 31 at Golf Course!

on March 9, 2013 - 9:14am

Sheer bliss ensued as kids took off to collect Easter eggs scattered across the Los Alamos Golf Course during last year's Eggstravaganza. Courtesy photo

Staff report

It is that time of year again and everyones invited to the annual EGGSTRAVAGANZA at the Los Alamos Golf Course!

Over the past several years, the popular event has grown from participation of 500 kids to well over 800 last year.

It has become a huge community event, with participation from surrounding cities.

Last year 10,000 goody-filled plastic eggs were spread over the Los Alamos Golf Course and more than 800 kids ages 12

LAJC Hosts 2013 Community Seder March 26

on March 7, 2013 - 7:28am

Jacob Sigeti of White Rock at a seder during Passover in 2012. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

LAJC News:

The Los Alamos Jewish Center proudly presents the 2013 Community Seder at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center

The community is invited to join the LAJC celebrate the second night of Passover with a great story, great food, socializing and Afikomen prizes for young children.

Rabbi Jack Shlachter will lead the Seder. The Community Seder will be catered by Walter Burke Catering of Santa Fe.


Ø  Openers: Crudités with Lemon Hummus, Gefilte Fish

Jeff Favorite Brings 'The Gospel of Mark' to the Stage

on March 4, 2013 - 10:12am
Photo by TK Thompson/
Favorite Brings “The Gospel of Mark” to the Stage
An estimated 6,001,500,000 Holy Bibles have been printed. Before the Gutenberg Bible was printed in 1450, however, most of the illiterate population’s access to the Bible was purely oral: a rich Jewish storytelling tradition that grew in the homes of the early Christian church and was later professed to the populace by church authorities. 

“The Gospel According to Mark,” a dramatic one-person performance by Jeffrey Favorite at 7:30 p.m.

Demolition Underway at New Beginnings Church

on March 3, 2013 - 7:43am
Demolition crews were tearing down the fire damaged New Beginnings Fellowship Chapel at 112 East Road Friday. Photo by Greg Kendall/

Staff report

A morning fire destroyed the chapel of the New Beginnings Fellowship Church at 112 East Road in Los Alamos last July 4. 

The blaze left a burned out shell of a building. One firefighter was injured battling the flames that had traveled up into the building's rafters.

There were unusual circumstances surrounding the fire and a state fire marshal was called in to investigate the cause. 

Last August, the fire was ruled "electrical

Writer Christina Nealson will discuss her 'Wild Encounters'

on March 1, 2013 - 7:09am

Author Christina Nealson


Almost every day, there seems to be a new product that promises to make life better. But what if life could be profoundly changed without techno-gadgets and beyond the commercialized world?

Author, blogger and traveler Christina Nealson believes it can be and the way is simple and free. Just walk out the door and into nature.

She will discuss just how this profound impact can be created during her talk, “Wild Encounters: The Sacred and Profane,” from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, March 3 at Mesa Public Library.

Her discussion of the sacred in nature will

Jewish Communities of NNM Present Yom Limmud

on March 1, 2013 - 7:01am


Staff Report

The Jewish communities of Santa Fe, Los Alamos and Taos will convene from 1-4:30 p.m. March 10 at St. John’s College for Yom Limmud: A Day of Jewish Learning, Arts and Culture.

The celebration will begin with a keynote by visiting scholar Dr. Alan Morinis, “Change Yourself, Change the World: The Jewish Spiritual Tradition of Mussar.”

Each attendee will have the opportunity to choose two workshops from a number of offerings.

The afternoon will include refreshments and socializing. Tickets are $12 in advance or $18 at the door.

For more information and

Free Taiji Classes at Unitarian Church

on March 1, 2013 - 6:35am

A Sweet Concert Fundraiser at Crossroads Bible Church

on February 28, 2013 - 8:28am

Pajarito Reads: Robert Fuselier Explores How Survival Strategies Rooted Deep in the Brain Control our Behavior

on February 25, 2013 - 11:13am
Los Alamos Daily Post

Robert (Bob) Fuselier may be the ideal person to tackle the subject of his new book, “From Violence to Freedom.”

Fuselier is a veterinarian, which of course gives him a lot of insight into animal behavior and a background in medicine and biology.

Bob Fuselier

He’s also a world traveler, having done volunteer work in Honduras and more recently, in Afghanistan, where he saw how different cultures cope with human behavior.

Free Dinner and Talk on Baptism Sunday at TOTH

on February 21, 2013 - 6:09am

TOTH News:

Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church invites the community to attend a lively, dynamic service of Holy Communion, teaching and singing led by the Generations band at 6:07 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24.

Father Colin Kelly will teach on “Baptism: Joining Our Lives to the Life of Jesus.”

A free dinner will be provided beginning at 5:17 p.m. in Kelly Hall of Trinity on the Hill, corner of Trinity and Diamond.



Our Lady of the Woods Announces March Events

on February 19, 2013 - 6:11am

Courtesy photo

OLW News:

Our Lady of the Woods (OLW) is an eclectic teaching coven in northern New Mexico, offering a structured, degree-based program in the Ladywoods Tradition, originating with Amber K.

The Congregation meets to celebrate Sabbats, monthly dinners and for other events and activities.

Our Lady of the Woods will hold two public events in March.

Anyone interested in paganism, Wicca or learning about OLW is welcome to join OLW members for an informal dinner on the first Friday of each month.

Whether you are a beginner, advanced practitioner, or just curious, you are

IHM Holds Friday Fish Fries

on February 15, 2013 - 6:56am

IHM News:

It is Fish Fry time again at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall, 5 to 7 p.m. Fridays during Lent.

The dinners are sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and proceeds will benefit Nuestros Pequenos Orphanage in Honduras and other charities.

Adult plates are $10 and have two pieces of cod, with coleslaw and rice or french fries, plus a drink and dessert.

Children may have one piece of fish or a grilled cheese sandwich with all the rest for $7 a plate.

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.

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.

TOTH Hosts Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

on January 30, 2013 - 6:52am

TOTH News:

Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, 3900 Trinity Dr., invites the community to a Shrove Tuesday (Mardi Gras) pancake supper from 5:30-7 p.m., Feb. 12.

There will be beads, masks and Dixieland music. The menu includes ham, pancakes, a variety of syrups, fruit, eggs cooked to order, and orange juice. 

Tickets can be purchased at the door at $4 for children, $8 for adults, and $20 for a family. All proceeds go toward the Juarez House Build Mission trips, which take place this fall.

Come hungry and you will be fed!

Our Lady of the Woods holds Divination Night

on January 23, 2013 - 7:03am


Our Lady of the Woods will hold a Divination Night at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30 in the Art Room (upstairs, west end of the building) of the Los Alamos Unitarian Church. The group will gather to do divination for the upcoming year.

Amber K and Azrael Arynn K, authors of Heart of Tarot, will be among those attending. Heart of Tarot explores the Gestalt method of reading the Tarot. 

In the book’s introduction, the authors’ write, "Your mind has an infinite capacity to make connections and to find meanings in disconnected facts or abstract symbols.

Boys and Girls Invited to Participate in Annual Knights of Columbus Free Throw Competition

on January 20, 2013 - 7:48am

K OF C News:

Boys and girls ages 10 to 14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship.

The local competition will be held 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 from at Los Alamos High School's Griffith Gymnasium.

Registration will be held onsite beginning at 12:30 p.m. and it's free of charge.

Parental consent is required, so a parent/guardian must be present during registration.

Do Not Be Afraid ... Learn More Sunday

on January 9, 2013 - 6:40am

TOTH News:

By Lisa Rothrock

In our culture, we are surrounded by constant reminders to be afraid. The news mostly covers stories about disastrous occurrences happening throughout our country, and advertisements are constantly telling us that we need to buy their products to prevent disasters and afflictions from happening to us.

On top of this, we have all personally endured pain and suffering of some kind. Then we hear from God that He does not want us to fear, even when we hear or see bad things happening around us.

How do we do that when everything around us tells us to be afraid?

IHM Catholic Church Continues Christmas Tradition

on December 24, 2012 - 6:01am

Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church parishioners continue their Christmas tradition this year of taking gift tags from their Angel Tree responding to needy children's and senior's Christmas wishes. This year they gathered more than I,000 gifts including numerous bicycles. This is just another example of the generosity of the Los Alamos community. Photo by Kenneth Lee

Public Invited to Experience Live Nativity

on December 23, 2012 - 9:16am


There will be a Living Nativity staged from 5-8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24 in the parking lot on the west side of the United Church across Canyon Road from the Aquatic Center.

The public is invited to interact with the Living Nativity; greet the Holy family, the shephards and the Kings, and pet the live stable animals.

Cookies and hot chocolate will be provided.

TOTH Invites Community to Christmas Service

on December 20, 2012 - 8:01am

Photo by TK Thompson/

TOTH News:

Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church warmly invites the community to its Christmas Eve Family Communion service. The service will include a musical celebration of Christmas, performed by the younger members of the church, at 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24 in the sanctuary of Trinity on the Hill, 3900 Trinity Dr.

Some 15 elementary and middle school aged youth will perform “Archangel Gabriel’s Awesome Adventure,” a musical fantasy by Beth Merrill and Allan Robert Petker. 

The composers created this musical from a simple question: if angels are sweet

Children’s Christmas Bazaar Draws 160 Local Shoppers

on December 12, 2012 - 7:09am

Shoppers get busy selecting Christmas gifts for family members Dec. 4 during the Children’s Christmas Bazaar at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church. Courtesy/TOTH

Children take a break from shopping to sign holiday cards for soldiers as part of the 'Mail for Heroes' program. Courtesy/TOTH

TOTH News:

This year's Children’s Christmas Bazaar at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church Dec. 4 drew 160 shoppers, 76 volunteers and a large gathering of parents waiting while their children shopped.

The event also included the signing of 105 cards sent to the American Red Cross for the "Mail for

Stidhams Mark 25 Years at LA Church of Christ

on December 11, 2012 - 6:08am

Timothy and Tanya D. Stidham. Courtesy photo

By Linda K. Wood

In 1987, “The Cosby Show” was the most popular program on television, the New York Giants won the Superbowl and a gallon of gasoline cost 89 cents.

In August of that year, Timothy D. Stidham and his wife Tanya, moved with their four children to Los Alamos from Sherman, Texas.

They were to begin what would be 25 years of service to the Los Alamos Church of Christ. Twenty-five years and counting...

The church honored the Stidhams with a banquet at Hilltop House Hotel Friday, Nov.