¡Somos taoseños!/ We are taoseños!

A book written by Dual Language students Teaching children, who are generally full of life and curiosity, avid to learn, like little energetic sponges, is even more rewarding. The work done by the Enos Garcia School students that I have taught for the past three years (third, fourth and fifth graders) is an example of…

Squeaky green: How to do an eco-friendly spring cleaning

Originally published in Taos News lifestyles: Spring is almost here and perhaps you are already thinking of giving your home a well-deserved deep cleaning. But the job can look overwhelming. You may want to develop an action plan to tackle it. “The hardest part of starting spring cleaning is, precisely, getting started,” said Shalmai Hollingshead,…

Always and Only and Ever About Love

 Mom’s collage, by Marlena Valdez Freelove The Taos Gallery will be hosting a talk and exhibit on March 9th from 3:00-8:00 pm on the end of the Mayan Calendar. The title of the show is “Always and Only and Ever About Love.” Artists Patricia Padilla, Janie Cutliff and Marlena Freelove will be exhibiting their…

From Gabon to Paraguay: Peace Corps volunteers living in Taos swap memories

Former Peace Corps volunteers, now living in the Taos area, gather at the Living Light Studio to celebrate the organization’s 50th anniversary. Photo by Teresa Dovalpage Originally published in The Taos News From the Costa Rica National Park to the small town of Lastoursville in Gabon, to a Guarani village called Nyupyshuguazo in Paraguay, Peace…

Taos News lifestyles: Specialty of the House: Heyam Khweis

From left, Abdul, 8, Nadeen 16, Ziad, Tareq, 14, Khaled, 11, and Masjdolene, 18, are behind Heyam Khweis as she holds a Makloubeh. Photo by Tina Larkin. Originally published in The Taos News Heyam Khweis, a native of Palestine, is the operator and owner of Arabian Nights Foods, a successful line that sells locally and…