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Now in its 31st year, the Halloween Celebration at the Zoo provides  a safe, fun event for the whole family. Start a new tradition! Spend the day trick-or-treating together on October 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This year, 100 percent of the profits will benefit the BioPark, which makes us so …

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Is it quartz, or quartzite? What’s the difference between a rock and a mineral? Or between a gem and a mineral? And just how old is that fossil? Find out from the experts what minerals, rocks or fossils are hiding in your collection. This free event occurs from 2 to 5 p.m. on the first Monda…

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Susie Tallman and Friends have another winner on their hands. The local singer’s latest album, “Spanish Songs for Children Learning Spanish,” has received the Parents Choice Gold Award, The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval, and Creative Child Magazine’s Best CD of 2019. Twenty easy…

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Albuquerque’s Bristol Doughnuts, located in a double-decker bus parked at Comanche and Morris, wants to give us more doughnuts, faster! The locally owned company has launched an Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign to open a brick-and-mortar location complete with kitchen, seating and an espress…

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If you want quality renovation from a family-owned, local company, look no further than Enchantment Cabinetry & Design. Owned by Sal and Lydia Lozano, the company has been making clients happy with skilled and artful remodels for the home or office for decades. Sal learned his skills at …

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Whether you’re hitting the gym to get healthy, tone up or improve your overall well-being, there’s no denying that seeing results can be one of the most satisfying feelings. Noticing even the smallest change in the way you feel or look is reason enough to lace up your sneakers for another sw…

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“Thank you for choosing Albuquerque Plumbing Heating & Cooling. How can I make your day amazing?” These are the first words every customer hears, whether they need regular maintenance or have an emergency at their home.

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When children misbehave, there’s often a reason for it, according to experts, who point out that understanding the behaviors can help you manage them more effectively, especially during play time.

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Golfers beware: Don’t chew on the tees. One golfer who was in the habit of gnawing while he played overdosed on pesticides after playing 36 holes in one day.

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The National Cemetery Administration is launching an online memorial site to honor the 3.7 million veterans who are interred in Department of Veterans Affairs national cemeteries. Each veteran will have his or her own page on The Veterans Legacy Memorial site.

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“The way to learn whether a person is trustworthy is to trust him.” — Ernest Hemingway

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From fitness apps monitoring daily activity to calendar apps that send appointment reminders, having high-quality, real-time information in the palm of your hand can be an effective way to stay accountable to your goals. So if you’re looking to better manage your money, it may be time to con…

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One of the most notorious unsolved murders of our territorial days, that of Albert Fountain and his eight-year-old son Henry, took place in 1896. They disappeared from a lonely road between Alamogordo and Mesilla, leaving only their abandoned buckboard and two pools of blood.

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If yours is among the nearly seven in 10 U.S. households with pets, you may be glad to learn of a good way to keep them healthy. Hemp seed, krill and salmon oil are some of nature’s best sources of natural essential fatty acids: omega-3 and omega-6 (EPA and DHA).

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I deal with a lot of engineers and scientists. For the most part, they make great clients because most of them can analyze what they do well and what they don’t do well, so we get along. They do well with very detailed mathematical problems because they are “left brained.” As we all know, th…

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On Oct. 4, 1918, German Chancellor Max von Baden sends a telegraph message to President Woodrow Wilson requesting an armistice between Germany and the Allied powers in World War I. After a difficult month of negotiations, World War I came to an end on Nov. 11, 1918.

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Need a dessert that is not only delicious but easy to make?  Try this recipe for Cinnamon-Apple Crostata.  You’ll have a hard time waiting to sink your teeth in to the flaky crust with a burst of cinnamon and apples. Find more delicious recipes at Culinary.net.

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There’s nothing better than a night on the town. But when you’re trying to lose weight or maintain a healthy lifestyle, restaurant menus aren’t always your friend.

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) An upcoming trip could create problems with your schedule unless you tie up as many loose ends as possible.

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Need brown sugar for a recipe and suddenly realize you’re out? Save a trip to the grocery store by adding molasses to white sugar. No molasses? Use maple syrup in a pinch.

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who ended “Veep” on a high note (despite taking time off to successfully fight cancer), will be heard but not seen in the Pixar animated urban fantasy “Onward” (in theaters March 2020), with superheroes Tom Holland and Chris Pratt, and “Help” Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer…

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With more people nationwide opting to create their own businesses or work for their employer remotely, the home office has become one of the most used spaces of the house, with many people spending more than eight hours a day in this room. If you’re one of these people, the kitchen table jus…

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It’s that time again. Every year we have the opportunity to make changes to our Medicare plans between Oct. 15 and Dec. 7. We have the option of changing from original Medicare to an Advantage plan, or vice versa, or changing to a different Advantage plan. We also can change our Medicare Par…

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Plastic pollution is a crisis for communities, oceans and waterways, according to environmental experts, who point out that supermarkets — as major contributors to the growing problem — are in an important position to acknowledge and address the issue.

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Fall outdoor rituals are many during these lush months of color and cooler temps. You can celebrate the season and create new traditions right at your closest park or in your neighborhood. If the fall air beckons your family to get outside for a bike ride or a weekend walk, go for it. Observ…

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The homeownership rate among married couples in the U.S. is 80 percent, according to recent data reported by Statista. But what if something were to happen to you or your spouse? Would the person left behind still be able to afford the mortgage?

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In today’s workplace, many employers have abandoned strict dress code policies, providing employees with more flexibility to dress casually.

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During the late 18th century, the very rich made a long trip to Europe to admire the architecture and art of Europe, including the ruins of past civilizations. The town of Pompeii was a major attraction. It had been covered with ash and lava in 78 A.D. and forgotten until 1748, when it block…

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With a dedicated team of professionals, it’s no wonder that Sandia Marble makes customer dreams come true. Whether it’s a new look for kitchen counters or a creative bathroom conversion, Sandia Marble carries out the process with the customer in mind. As owner Valerie Maes says, “what I real…

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Eating small snacks throughout the day can be a great way to maintain energy and keep hunger pangs at bay between meals. The problem is, it’s far too easy to reach for unhealthy foods that satisfy your sweet or salty cravings, but don’t necessarily provide the essential nutrients your body needs.

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Famously flamboyant country singer and songwriter Dolly Parton once entered a Dolly Parton look-alike contest — and lost.

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“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.’” — C.S. Lewis

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When a veteran dies and there is no family to tend to the details, the cremated remains will sometimes stay in storage for years. They’re called Unclaimed Veterans. If the eventual burial takes place in a Department of Veterans Affairs cemetery, it’s called an Unattended Interment.

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The average American household now has nine Internet-enabled devices to connect to the Internet, watch movies or television shows, or “smarten” the thermostats, doorbells or nanny cams. These products let people save energy, buy groceries, connect with family members and access a seemingly l…

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Cooke’s Peak is one of the most recognizable mountains in southwestern New Mexico. It looms above the rest of the Cooke’s Range like a pointy cap. Situated in the flat country northeast of Deming, it can be seen for 50 miles. But its real importance was that it marked the only dependable wat…

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Whether you’re hoping to make your dog an Instagram sensation or you just want a nice portrait for the mantle, you’ve likely discovered pets, in general, can be elusive around cameras.

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Urban Air Adventure Park is hosting a grand opening in Albuquerque on Saturday, September 7 at 3039 Pan American Freeway NE. More than a trampoline park, Urban Air lets you defy gravity in a variety of ways, including indoor skydiving, climbing walls, ropes, zip line, warrior course, battle …

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On Sept. 7, 1813, the United States gets its nickname, Uncle Sam, when a newspaper picks up on the story of Samuel Wilson, a meat packer who supplied barrels of beef to the United States Army. Wilson stamped the barrels with “U.S.” for United States, but soldiers began referring to the grub …

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It’s no secret that New Mexico is a hotbed of film activity. If you want to get in on the action, here are a few ways you can. To be an extra on a film, you’ll first need a headshot and complete info/bio sheet. It also helps to register with local casting companies. Then keep an eye out for …

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There’s a new podcast in town,  dedicated to Albuquerque and all who love our city. Co-hosts Lindsey Dominguez and Ryan Freeman interview local business owners, artisans, dreamers, thinkers and lovers of the “Q.” Find out about all the cool spots to visit and new local businesses to support.…

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Competitive woodworking in the Duke City, because why not? You’ll have three hours to transform a five-pound box of scrap wood into a stunning product of woodworking genius. Compete for prizes and bragging rights, while you make something fun. The derby occurs September 21, from 3 to 8 p.m. …

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To a landscape designer, the task is often problem solving. Often I am looking for plants that meet a certain criteria. I’m looking for plants that tolerate deep shade, rabbits, use very little water, or grow to a certain height to screen the neighbors — but not so tall as to block the view …

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I’ve got some great ideas for starting off the new school year by shopping on a budget for your weekly work-and-school lunches. Try using some of these tips each week, and soon you should see some relief in your grocery bills while creating healthy, food-safe lunches for the whole family!

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Maybe you know someone who stands by taking five minutes each morning to meditate or finds time after lunch to quiet his or her mind and focus on breathing. Whatever the method may be, incorporating “mindfulness” practices into your life can have a wide range of positive health benefits like…

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Changing your mind doesn’t come easily. But new facts could emerge that might persuade you to rethink your situation.

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Struggling with your shower cleanliness? Keep a bottle of shower sanitizer and a grout brush in the shower at all times. Use the grout brush if something pops up, and spray shower daily. This should greatly extend the time between deep cleanings.

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Since Elvis Presley died in 1977, there have been five biography pics, four comedies and two crime dramas about him. Now the game’s about to change because Baz Luhrmann, Oscar-nominated director for “Moulin Rouge” (2002), will tell Elvis’ story from his rise as a poor singer to a global icon…