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Free Falling

Submitted photos: Skydivers Emily Cano, Steven Stoffan, Laura Stiles and Chris Wendel take flight above the Skydive New Mexico drop zone in Belen.

The sensation of flight has intrigued humans since the Greek tale of Icarus, who escaped Crete with wings made of wax that failed him when he flew too close to the sun.

Passionate Pilgrimage

Ungelbah Daniel-Davila-News-Bulletin photos Dawn breaks behind the crosses atop Tomé Hill, which represent Mt. Calvary, on Good Friday as pilgrims contemplate their faith and devotion.

There is a somber hush along the path to the crosses in the predawn hours of Good Friday as the shadowy figures of the day's first pilgrims slowly ascend Tomé Hill.

Arsenal of experience at Casa Bonita Salon

Ungelbah Daniel-Davila-News-Bulletin photo: Stylists at Casa Bonita Salon in Los Lunas say their clientèle is like a family. Pictured in back, from left, are nail technician Ramona Sanchez, owner Grissel Borunda and stylist Teresa Shannon. Seated is stylist Janese Hunter. Casa Bonita Salon, at 351 Courthouse Road, opened its doors in October. The salon offers services for men, women and children, ranging from haircuts and color to eyebrow waxing, eyelash perms, facials, gel nails and hot stone treatments.

Spring is known for being a time of transformation and rebirth. Luckily for area residents, that transformation isn't just for the birds, thanks to Casa Bonita Salon, at 351 Courthouse Road, Suite D, in Los Lunas, where everyday is a chance to be a more beautiful version of yourself.

A piper’s pride

Ungelbah Daniel-Davila-News-Bulletin photo: Bagpiper Victor Hale plays ‘Amazing Grace’ on his highland bagpipe. The highland bagpipe originated in Scotland and is identified by its three drones.

The proud, mournful sound of a bagpipe is heard playing from a stereo in bagpiper Victor Hale's Veguita home, beneath the squawks and chirps of his and his wife Victoria's exotic birds.

Valencia Community Garden

Submitted photo: Valencia Community Garden members, pictured from left, Joyce Johns, Deb Christensen, Suzanne Taylor and Patricia Gillikin show their fruits of the labor last year at their garden in Tomé.

Spring has sprung early for the Valencia Community Garden, and beginning Saturday, March 9, the soil at the Tomé garden site will find itself being tilled and turned in preparation for the first delicate seeds of the season.