(Editor's note: Richard Melzer is a member of the Belen Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Multicultural Commission. The national MLK Commission was created by the King family.)
Articles for the ‘La Vida’ Category
Being a part-time copy editor here gives me time to do my other writing gig, as a volunteer at the Harvey House Museum where I research and write the stories that go with the exhibits.
Fiber to Finish Guild of Valencia County members brought home several awards at the recent Albuquerque Fiber Arts Fiesta. The festival held every other year at the Manuel Lujan Complex in the Expo New Mexico Fairgrounds.
The 1970s might not seem like the wild, wild west, but for residents living on the eastern side of Valencia County, it might as well have been.
The School of Dreams Academy in Los Lunas starts the new school year energized by getting an "A" grade from the New Mexico Public Education Department.
For the past six months, my daughter has been out, living on her own. Despite my initial concerns, she's actually done pretty well on her own.
It will probably look like just an ordinary camping trip. Maybe larger than most but, to outsiders, the volleyball nets, fun walk/run and bingo, the gathering at Isleta Pueblo today through Sunday will most likely have all the hallmarks of a giant family reunion.
Local aquarium enthusiasts can get together with other fish and reptile lovers by joining the Middle Rio Grande Aquarium Society in Los Lunas, led by fish expert Ken McKeighen.
After hours of combing through the Harvey House Museum, members of a metro-area paranormal group say they might have found evidence that the building in downtown Belen is inhabited by more than just historic memorabilia.
Some days I look at myself and I am utterly baffled. I look at myself and I think, "Really, Julia? Seriously? What is wrong with you?" Sometimes I just marvel at my oddity
Last Friday on ABC's "20/20," there was a segment on how mechanics treat women and men differently.
(Editor's note: This is the sixth 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.)
To many history is a dry, dusty topic, boring and tedious, full of people and dates that don't matter anymore.
The faculty and staff of the University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus announced the graduating Class of 2013. This year's class marks the largest graduating class in the history of the campus with 208 students receiving associate degrees and certificates.
Save gas and enjoy free family fun at the three-day, 16th annual Los Lunas Summerfest at Heritage Park, Friday to Sunday, June 7-9.
The city of Belen is hosting its summer recreation programs from 8 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, June 11 through Friday, July 19. Activities will be for children ages 5 to 13. Registration is $75 per child, which includes swimming every Friday, except July 5, all field trip admissions, arts and craft supplies and 88 hours of paid supervision..
Things are going to get a bit dirty for participants of the Belen Public Library's Summer Reading Program "Dig into Reading," Tuesday, June 4, through Tuesday, July 30.
Whether it's a nutritious breakfast or a warm lunch, children between the ages of 1 and 18 once again can receive free meals at multiple sites throughout Valencia County school districts.