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Noticias (04/24/14)

[subscriber-content] ARTS THURSDAY, APRIL 24 VALENCIA COUNTY WOODCARVERS Club meets from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Belen Community Center at Eagle Park. They offer free woodcarving instruction at any…[Read more]

Loving Legos at the Los Lunas Library

Deborah Fox-News-Bulletin photo: Jude Benjamin Lopez builds a house with a frontyard and tree as well as a flower bush using Lego building bricks.

Children seated with heads bowed in concentration over brightly colored snap-on bricks are pulling ideas from their young minds to build houses, automobiles and other structures concocted from their imaginations.

Women’s History Month

Photo courtesy of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum: Eleanor Roosevelt is pictured speaking at the dedication of the Roosevelt estate in Hyde Park, New York, as a national historic site on April 12, 1946. President Harry S. Truman is seen seated behind Mrs. Roosevelt.

In honor of Women's History Month, the Business Women of Valencia County shared some of their thoughts about women they admire.

Film festival to showcase ‘Little Hollywood’

News-Bulletin file photo: The movie, ‘Transcendence,’ staring Johnny Depp and Morgan Freeman, was filmed in downtown Belen. The film will be released in theaters next month.

Where can you walk down the street and get a glimpse of stars such as Morgan Freeman, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kevin Costner, Claire Daines or Forest Whitaker? In Hollywood, yes, but over the past several years, Belen has been the place where they all come to make their movies.

A love that’s lasted a lifetime

More than 70 years ago, a "country lady" from Adelino married the guy down the road who, when they met, seemed to only be interested in "combing his hair in the sunshine."

SCENIC SPLENDOR

Garden Friend by Barbara C. Arnold

Capturing that certain something in a landscape at just the right time of day when color is imbued with fantastic hues, or that chance appearance of wildlife, that's what photographers William Pearson and Barbara C. Arnold strive to achieve.

PAINTING THE TOWN

Deborah Fox-News-Bulletin photo: Los Chavez native Jerry Glaser never thought of himself as an artist, but an art class in high school made him take art seriously.

Valencia County has its own budding Walt Disney in Jerry Glaser, a Los Lunas artist who grew up in Los Chavez.

Surrounded by sights

Courtesy of Robert Christensen: Belen photographer Robert Christensen has spent four decades recording buildings across the state, including several here in Valencia County, such as this image of a morada in Tomé.

When most people refer to vernacular, they are referencing the common language of a region or area that is filled with colorful slang and creative phrases. But vernacular has another, less well-known meaning.

THE ROAD TO RECOVERY

Julia M. Dendinger-News-Bulletin photo: Flanked by family, Edward Davis, center, happily received three different academic scholarships at the University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus scholarship recognition reception in October. His brother, Armondo Holguin, right, and Holguin’s fiancee, Miranda Loo, left, attended the banquet with Davis.

(Editor's note: This is the last of a year-long monthly series about how alcohol and drug addiction affects the community and how those affected work to achieve a better life.)