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Glowing recommendations for outdoor lighting

Glowing recommendations for outdoor lighting

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Outdoor lighting is often an afterthought in exterior face-lifts and landscape designs, something not remembered until the plants are dug, the deck is built and the house is repainted. If you find yourself in this kind of dark spot, don’t despair: We talked to professionals for some simple ideas that will make a big, bright impact.

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Sunday, July 27, 2014
Perfect wedding comes together for devoted — but resilient — planners

Perfect wedding comes together for devoted — but resilient — planners

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Today is my wedding day. It’s been almost two years since he put a ring on it, and since that August evening in the bucolic Green Mountains of…

Five ways to raise children to be kind

Five ways to raise children to be kind

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Richard Weissbourd, a Harvard psychologist with the graduate school of education who runs the Making Caring Common project, is aiming to teach…

Celebrations, July 27, 2014

Celebrations, July 27, 2014

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Rici Peterson and Michael Seibold exchanged vows in a private ceremony at Nedra Matteucci Galleries Sculpture Garden on July 19, followed by a…

Get paid for posts? Social networking’s new twist

Get paid for posts? Social networking’s new twist

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SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook and most other social networks are built on the premise that just about everything should be shared —except the money…

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Century Bank

Century Bank

tel. 505-995-1200

PO Box 1507, Santa Fe, NM 87504

Century Bank has proudly served the New Mexico community since 1887. From one tiny office in downtown Santa Fe to eight full service branches and a customer service center located in Santa Fe, Española, Albuquerque, Las Cruces and Rio Rancho, Century Bank has its sights on expanded financial and geographic growth. We are honored to employ over 160 banking professionals dedicated to providing personalized customer service. We offer investment and transaction deposit accounts and various loan services for business and individuals, as well as a full array of other banking services. We also provide our customers the flexibility to access their account information 24 hours a day, every day of the year, via telephone banking, internet banking, mobile banking and our ATM network. Century Bank is an involved member of the communities in which we serve. We are actively involved in programs that provide affordable housing for low- and moderate-income families. We support the growth and economic development of the areas we serve through our commercial and small business lending programs. Our staff is active in the community and we are proud of our history of service and charitable giving.

Eldorado Audiology & Hearing Center

Eldorado Audiology & Hearing Center

tel. 505-466-7526

5 Caliente Road #5A, Santa Fe, NM 87508

Hearing aids often conjure up the image of large, unsightly devices that are cumbersome and uncomfortable. Dr. Kelly Heyman of Eldorado Audiology and Hearing Center wants Santa Feans to know that the days of large earpieces and even horns are relics of the past. Eldorado Audiology and Hearing Center specializes in hearing aids and audio testing to fit any budget. Dr. Heyman emphasizes that her goal is to reduce as many barriers as possible to receiving hearing care because it makes such a difference in the quality of life for individuals suffering from hearing loss. If you find that you have trouble hearing voices in conversation or what you hear sounds like you’re underwater, it may be a sign of hearing loss. Call Dr. Heyman and Eldorado Audiology and Hear Center today to schedule an appointment.

El Meson Restaurant Tapas Bar

El Meson Restaurant Tapas Bar

tel. 505-983-6756

213 Washington Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501

A "Meson" is a typical Spanish bistro, rustically decorated, serving hearty food and wine. For the last 15 years, El Meson has championed the traditional flavors and methods of Spanish cuisine in Santa Fe. Tapas, paella, fine wines and live music are at the core of El Meson. Refined, yet also relaxed, an evening at this Santa Fe institution is as close as you can get to a night in Madrid.

Mirage Spas

Mirage Spas

tel. 505-989-3277

1909 St. Michael's Dr., Santa Fe, NM 87505

As far as businesses go in Santa Fe, remaining open 26 years is a feat. To have staying power like that, a business needs compelling product with service and selection to match. A link to New Mexico’s founding doesn’t hurt, either. Luckily, Scott Ortega and Mirage Spa and Tanning Salon possess those attributes in spades. Mirage Spa Sales and Tanning Salon sells award-winning spas and tanning beds to fit any budget. If your current hot tub is in need of an upgrade, Mirage also takes trade-ins. If a good sweat is what you’re looking for, Mirage is proud to sell saunas by Finlandia. For Santa Feans looking to spread their wings and trade winter coats and hats for the parasols and swimsuits of warmer climes this holiday season, Mirage offers a 13-bed tanning salon to help get a great foundation tan. Scott and his daughter, Madison, represent the fifth and sixth generation of retailing business experience in northern New Mexico from the Ortega family, and nearly 106 years of customer service and sales to the community. With some of the best leisure product lines in New Mexico, a rich history of selling quality products and services to fellow New Mexicans and a commitment to quality customer service, Mirage Spa Sales and Tanning Salon should be your first and last stop when considering a spa or sauna purchase. 

Museum of International Folk Art

Museum of International Folk Art

tel. 505-476-1200

706 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505

Since opening in September 1953, the Museum of International Folk Art has gained national and international recognition as an accredited museum, home to the world’s largest collection of folk art. The collection of more than 135,000 artifacts forms the basis for exhibitions in four distinct wings: Bartlett, Girard, Hispanic Heritage, and Neutrogena. In 2003, the Museum celebrated 50 years of documenting, collecting, preserving and interpreting the creative works of traditional artists from cultures around the world.  Click here for details regarding hours of operation, tour information and special exibit schedules at the Museum of International Folk Art.

David Richard Gallery

David Richard Gallery

tel. 505-983-9555

544 S Guadalupe St, Santa Fe, NM 87501

David Richard Gallery, located in the Santa Fe Railyard Arts District, specializes in post-war abstract art including abstract expressionism, color field, geometric, hard-edged, op, pop, minimalism and conceptualism in a variety of media.  Featuring both historic and contemporary artwork, the gallery represents many established artists who were part of important art historical movements that occurred during the 1950s through the 1980s on both the east and west coasts. The gallery also represents artist estates, emerging artists and offers second market works. 

Zia Realty Group

Zia Realty Group

tel. 505-661-4070

1460 Trinity Dr, Los Alamos, NM 87544

Welcome to our real estate family.Zia Realty Group, a full service real estate company specializing in Los Alamos, Española, Santa Fe and the surrounding communities, is the fastest growing real estate company in Los Alamos. Our realtors are dedicated to their clients and work hard to provide the absolute best service. We Never Stop Moving.Whether you are a first time home buyer or an experienced investor, we will guide you through the process to find the home that's right for you, from negotiating contracts all the way through the actual closing of the sale as well as all details in between.Ready to move and want to sell? Let one of our dedicated and knowledgeable realtors help price and aggressively market your property.Come experience the professional and friendly service you've come to expect from the experienced realtors at Zia Realty Group.  Our Values Zia Realty Group associates are dedicated to meeting your real estate needs with honesty, integrity, loyalty, and trust. Customer Service We all know people who have said that up until they signed on with a realtor, they felt they were that individual's top priority. However, once the contract was signed, poof - their realtor seemed harder to reach, harder to get answers from, and in general, unavailable. What happened? It is vital to us at Zia Realty Group to provide the very best customer service to our clients from before we even first meet in person until the transaction has closed and beyond.

BauerCombs Landscape Architecture

BauerCombs Landscape Architecture

tel. 505-216-0775

P.O. Box 2384, Santa Fe , NM 87504

BauerCombs & Associates, Inc., is a dynamic landscape architecture firm located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, specializing in public spaces, residentail design, rainwater collection systems, community development and parks and recreation. Both on site and at our Santa Fe studio, we design inspiring landscapes that are engaging, visually beautiful and environmentally ballanced. BauerCombs & Associates incorporates sustainable design practices and eco-friendly materials into every project based on Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

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Sunday, July 27, 2014
Five ways to raise children to be kind

Five ways to raise children to be kind

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Richard Weissbourd, a Harvard psychologist with the graduate school of education who runs the Making Caring Common project, is aiming to teach…

Celebrations, July 27, 2014

Celebrations, July 27, 2014

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Rici Peterson and Michael Seibold exchanged vows in a private ceremony at Nedra Matteucci Galleries Sculpture Garden on July 19, followed by a…

Get paid for posts? Social networking’s new twist

Get paid for posts? Social networking’s new twist

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SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook and most other social networks are built on the premise that just about everything should be shared —except the money…

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Managing use during reservoir work

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The principle of conjunctive use management means using surface water when it is available and using groundwater only as necessary. The city’s…

Glowing recommendations for outdoor lighting

Glowing recommendations for outdoor lighting

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Outdoor lighting is often an afterthought in exterior face-lifts and landscape designs, something not remembered until the plants are dug, the…

Big changes may cause toddler’s hair pulling

Big changes may cause toddler’s hair pulling

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The idea that a toddler pulls her hair out by the handfuls as a means of seeking attention is unverifiable. It’s the sort of thing that profes…

Sunday Spotlight: Planner revels in helping clients discover their own dream weddings

Sunday Spotlight: Planner revels in helping clients discover their own dream weddings

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Jessie Baca has some experience with weddings. Not only has she staged hundreds of weddings in her role as a wedding planner, she also has bee…

Bold colors add pep in the kitchen

Bold colors add pep in the kitchen

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Kitchens in traditional and vintage homes often are dressed in conservative garb: neutral hues, stainless steel, white-on-white or beige-on-beige.

Market Ready: Selecting the best backsplash

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Question: I’ve decided to install marble countertops in my kitchen. What kind of backsplash would appeal to buyers?

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12:30p.m. - 2:00p.m. — 39 Calle Mi Gusto - Elegant Park Estates home in Las Campanas w/ Big Views, open floor plan, formal dining, family room…

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Thursday, July 24, 2014
My View: Bali beautiful

My View: Bali beautiful

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Taking a trip to another country showed me that there is no one way to live.

Camp aims to build understanding between Palestinian and Israeli girls

Camp aims to build understanding between Palestinian and Israeli girls

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Against an international backdrop of mistrust and violence, a small group of young women in a camp in Northern New Mexico is working to break …

‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas’ — Nevada, that is

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Hunter S. Thompson’s 1971 classic, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream, is one of the most biz…

Become a .ninja or a .guru in the new Internet

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The Internet is quietly exploding. More than 300 new top-level domains — the extension of the Internet address after the dot, such as .com or …

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Local animal news in brief, July 24, 2014

Local animal news in brief, July 24, 2014

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Festival offers reduced adoption fees for cats: A weeks-old kitten thrown out of a moving vehicle is just one of many kittens available for ad…

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