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The parent/child crafts done at UNM-G Early Childhood & Family Center!  The infants dressed up to show off the crafts they did with their parents.

Fairfield Inn & Suites has Grand Opening

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The new Fairfield Inn & Suites on East Historic Highway 66 had a Grand Opening June 3, helped in the effort by the Chamber of Commerce, Don Diego’s Restaurant, and local politicians who attended.

A crowd of around 100 showed up to take a tour of the hotel offered by Manager Alexandra Griego and owner Deepesh Kholwadwala of Sun Capital Hotels.

The 72-room hotel, complete with an indoor pool and exercise room as well as a comfortable and spacious lobby, actually opened for business a couple of months ago, but invited many local residents to the Grand Opening ceremony so they could see for themselves what they had to offer guests.

The facility has 20 employees and promises to be...

Future Foundations: Gateway to fun, resources – even education

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GRANTS – Vegetables and more are growing at Future Foundations in Grants.  Founded 20 years ago as a response to a tragedy involving a local child, FF is a community center providing a vibrant mix of activities to children, youth and adults.

On top of a newly refurbished greenhouse filled with tomatoes, peas, chili peppers, okra and more, two newly constructed wooden raised bed gardens were recently built. Local Youth Conservation Corps members constructed the raised bed gardens which already house a future chili crop.

FF has a summer recreation program which brings in 90 children daily. The majority of the vegetables in the greenhouse are grown from seed at the center by the 15...

Partnership in Care. American Cancer Society Volunteers Needed

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“Cancer doesn’t care, we do,” reads the sign that hangs on the door of the American Cancer Society’s Resource Center that is housed in the New Mexico Cancer Center. Volunteers man the office that helps cancer patients and their families navigate the dark stretches of the cancer highway.

Joyce Graves, volunteer, explains there is a partnership between the cancer center and ACS. The cancer center provides an office, phones, a computer and Xeroxing capabilities while ACS provides educational booklets and trained volunteers.

Patient Services

The volunteers are trained to help patients and their families find answers to the multitude of questions that arise when a cancer...

Great American Car Race Blasts into Gallup

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Following the Mother Road, Historic Route 66, the Great American Car Race blasted into the parking at Courthouse Square and some makeshift places on Aztec Avenue June 24 before the drivers and navigators ventured down to Sammy C’s Rock ‘n Sports Pub and Grille for some needed provisions after a long day on the road from Kirkwood, Missouri.

The group started with 117 old, but refurbished, classic vehicles that most of us have not laid eyes on in years. After an overnight stay in Gallup, the group will continue on to their destination, Santa Monica, California.

Along the way they will be raising funds to help in research and treatment of those afflicted with autism. About...

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