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Disabilities committee to meet and discuss, impprove programs

August 27th, 2014 at 9:00 am by under Latest Posts

The Doña Ana County Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Advisory Committee will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, in multi-purpose room 1-117 at the Doña Ana County Government Center, 845 N. Motel Blvd., in Las Cruces.

The advisory committee is focusing its efforts on planning and executing a self-evaluation of Doña Ana County programs, activities, and services in accordance with the requirements of the ADA.  The purpose of the self-evaluation is to identify barriers to accessibility and establish a plan to remove the identified barriers.  Public input is encouraged.

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Chinese Moon Festival to bring culture to ABQ

August 26th, 2014 at 5:50 pm by under Latest Posts

The Fragrant Leaf Tea Boutique will present a Chinese Moon Festival afternoon tea on Sunday, Sept. 21. There are two seatings at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

The event will feature a mini-lecture Moon Festival Myths & Traditions by Robin Scala, owner of The Fragrant Leaf Tea Boutique and importer of artisan loose-leaf teas.

The menu will feature a three-course afternoon tea service of bite-sized savories, scones and sweets inspired by traditional Chinese foods eaten during the Moon Festival, including a sampling of authentic “moon cakes.” Guests will also be served a flight of exquisite loose-leaf teas selected to complement the food.

Tickets for the afternoon tea and lecture are $33/person. Seating is limited and advance reservation with payment is required by Sept. 18.

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Lovelace to open new, improved medical oncology clinic

August 26th, 2014 at 4:49 pm by under Latest Posts

Lovelace Cancer Care Program is partnering with Hematology Oncology Associates of New Mexico (HOA) to offer medical oncology services starting early 2015. The program will offer the latest in cancer oncology treatment for cancer patients, including medical oncology and radiation treatment.

“We are proud to partner with HOA to offer seamless cancer care to our patients,” said Troy Greer, CEO, Lovelace Medical Center. “Now patients will have a full continuum of care within the Lovelace system.”

Lovelace Health System recently invested $11 million in new radiation equipment to offer patients the latest radiation technology in New Mexico.

HOA will move from its current location at 1001 Coal Ave., to the campus at Lovelace Medical Center in early 2015. Medical oncology services through the Lovelace Cancer Care Program will be located at St. Joseph Square, off of Dr. Martin Luther King and I-25 (on campus at Lovelace Medical Center) and radiation oncology services are located at 4650 Jefferson Lane NE.

NM fiber artists to exhibit, sell handmade art

August 26th, 2014 at 3:47 pm by under Latest Posts

Thirty-six fiber artists will showcase their hand crafted assortment of exclusive Fiberart during the “Fiberart 2014: A Mixed Bag” exhibition in Truth or Consequences beginning with a public opening reception from 6–9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13, at Rio Bravo Fine Art Gallery.

The 36 exhibiting artists are from 14 New Mexico communities, including 18 artists from Sierra County, along with several artists from New York, California and Minnesota. The artists will exhibit a range of fiber artwork including: weaving, quilting, hand-painted fabrics, wearable art, knitting, felting, bead-work, puppetry, Shibori and Ikat, rag rugs, book art, paper art, mixed media and installation art.

All work in the exhibition will be for sale. The main galleries on the first floor of Rio Bravo Fine Art Gallery will host selected pieces, while the Gallery’s Don Pepe Gift Shop will offer other items from the artists for sale. The event has been curated by artist and coordinator Susan Christie, in conjunction with committee members and fiber artists, Carol Plec, Rebecca Speakes and Donna Monroe.

Rio Bravo Fine Art Gallery is located at 110 N. Broadway in T or C. The exhibition continues through Oct. 26. Click here for more information»

Down Syndrome Buddy Walk to take place September 21

August 26th, 2014 at 2:47 pm by under Latest Posts

The Rio Grande Down Syndrome Network will have their 5th Annual Down Syndrome Buddy Walk on Sept. 21 in Albuquerque.

The Buddy Walk is in conjunction with the Carnuel Road Parade and Fiesta.

Last year alone, the Buddy Walk raised more than $12.1 million to benefit local and national programs and services.

Tim Harris, owner of Tim’s Place, will be the spokesperson and will hand out medals at the end of the walk.

For more information, click here» or call 505-350-0619