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Today's Features

  • It is raining as I write this. We are blessed yet again. Our vast, huge crop of weeds and wildflowers say thank you, muchas gracias to our weather gods as well.
    Yes, I live in an isolated mountain canyon. But that doesn’t mean the outside world can’t find me. I have two copies of the front page weather report sent to me in the last 48 hours, no less.
    One was from the Idaho Statesman and the other was from the Tucson Daily newspaper. Everyone knows I like weather stories, but I wish this weather story wasn’t true, or front page news.

  • EDITOR’S NOTE: Alison Ladman is a recipe developer for the AP. Follow her on Twitter at https://twitter.com/CrustAndCrumbCo

    By Alison Ladman
    The Associated Press
    Most people know challah — a Jewish egg bread — as a braided loaf. But truth is, it can take on a variety of shapes. And at Rosh Hashana it often is formed into a spiral, which is meant to symbolize the circle and continuity of the Jewish new year.

  • By Alison Ladman
    The Associated Press
    Like many Jewish holidays, Rosh Hashana — the Jewish new year — is rich with delicious, symbolic foods. Rounds of challah bread, for example, signify continuity, while apples and honey represent wishes for a sweet year to come. Of course, just as important is spending time with loved ones.
    So we created a dish to satisfy both the traditional food customs and the desire to spend time with family. Baked stuffed apples have the both the honey and the apples for the sweetness, yet take little effort to make.

  • Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • Lions Club Glasses Collection Boxes are at the following locations. Banks: Southwest Capital, Community First, Douglas Ave and Legion Park; Wells Fargo; State Employees Credit Union. Opticians’ offices: WalMart, Eye Associates, Mills Ave; Insight Optical, Highway 518. Also at Shoes ‘n Boots, Seventh Street. Used glasses are repaired then donated to charity groups serving those in need around the world.
    • Robertson High School Class of 1963 is having its 50th reunion in

  • TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Slither Slide, What’s Outside?” by Nora Hilb and Simon and Sheryl Shapiro. Free and open to the public.

    THURSDAY JUEVES

  • Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • Lions Club Glasses Collection Boxes are at the following locations. Banks: Southwest Capital, Community First, Douglas Ave and Legion Park; Wells Fargo; State Employees Credit Union. Opticians’ offices: WalMart, Eye Associates, Mills Ave; Insight Optical, Highway 518. Also at Shoes ‘n Boots, Seventh Street. Used glasses are repaired then donated to charity groups serving those in need around the world.
    • Robertson High School Class of 1963 is having its 50th reunion in

  • TUESDAY MARTES
    • Immaculate Conception Church religious education registration, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 27, and Thursday, Aug. 29, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Center. The classes are for grades first through fifth. For more information, call 425-1455.

    WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES

  • Submitted to the Optic
    Author Bill Dunmire will give a free slide talk titled “New Mexico’s Livestock Heritage” at 11 a.m. Saturday at the City of Las Vegas Museum.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Tri State Outage affecting all Springer Electric Cooperative consumers, 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 23. Affected customers include: Cimarron, Miami, Maxwell, Colfax, Raton, Folsom, Roy, Abbott, Gladstone, Mills, Mosquero, Sabinoso, Solano, Wagon Mound, Ocate, Colmor, French Tract, and Springer.