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It's Tradition

Holiday traditions run strong in my family.  Like many here in Albuquerque, we make sure to have luminarias on Christmas Eve and a big pot of posole on the stove.  Two more traditions that are important in our family are tamale making and the Annual Cousin Cookie Party. 

Making Tamales

I have a lot of cousins.  Seriously.  On my mom’s side there are so  many female…

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Added by Adelita on December 24, 2014 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Morning Fix: Into the North

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Added by Sophie on December 24, 2014 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

ABQ Pics: Small Santa

Added by Dee Cohen on December 24, 2014 at 5:11am — 2 Comments

Bugging Out: The Farm and Ranch Museum

Many of us would love to get out of town for a couple of days, and the holidays just might give you time to do it.  Thing is, not everyone likes the cold.  Here’s an idea:  go south.  Lots of interesting things to do down there, and many wonderful places to visit.



For instance, what about Las…

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Added by Johnny_Mango on December 23, 2014 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Morning Fix: Wrong side of the bed

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Added by Sophie on December 23, 2014 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

ABQ Pics: Madonna with Tree

Added by Dee Cohen on December 23, 2014 at 5:11am — 4 Comments

ABQ Birding Big Year! + Planets and a Comet!

ABQ Big Year 2015

 

As a part of the Urban Conservation Treaty for Migratory Birds, Albuquerque is having a…

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Added by BirdNerd on December 22, 2014 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Morning Fix: Up and Down

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Added by Sophie on December 22, 2014 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

ABQ Pics: Matachines

Part of Las Posados procession in Barelas.

Added by Dee Cohen on December 22, 2014 at 5:20am — No Comments

The Sunday Poem: Katrina Guarascio

Katrina Guarascio is an Albuquerque poet, well-known around town for the expressiveness of her voice and professionalism of her performances. Over the past month her name has been in the news for another reason: she was forced to resign from her very popular creative writing class at V. Sue…

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Added by The DitchRider on December 21, 2014 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

ABQ Pics: Las Posadas

In Barelas.

Added by Dee Cohen on December 21, 2014 at 6:02am — 1 Comment

Academic, Sports Hero Rocky Arroyo, Six Others, Named to NM Sports Hall of Fame

           Vicente Francisco (Rocky) Arroyo and six other New Mexicans were announced as new members of the New Mexico Sports Hall of Fame Saturday (10/20/14) by the Hall’s selection committee, led by Marty Saiz. They will be officially honored at a formal ceremony early next year.

          In addition to Arroyo, the inductees are:

          --former Hobbs High School star Bill Bridges who helped the Eagles become state champions before having a decade long NBA career in which…

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Added by Ben Moffett on December 20, 2014 at 10:37pm — 1 Comment

Burque Music Scene: Mariachi Mystery Tour

I love music.  I love the Beatles.  I love Mariachi music.  Imagine if the Beatles had become a Mariachi band?  What if a Mariachi band played Beatles music?!  Well, one band did and became Mariachi Mystery Tour!  

From their Facebook page: 

"Mariachi Mystery Tour founder and musical director Lorenzo Martinez is an accomplished composer, arranger,…

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Added by Adelita on December 20, 2014 at 9:04am — 4 Comments

ABQ Pics: Little Tree

Added by Dee Cohen on December 20, 2014 at 6:07am — 1 Comment

Good Bye Wine(os)

This is sad for me to see.  I can't believe it is ending.  Someone please step up and continue this great festival in our Metro area.

New Mexico Wine Festival has come to an end after 27 years

http://www.kob.com/article/stories/S3655475.shtml?cat=500#.VJSeWV4AAA

Added by ramon t on December 19, 2014 at 3:14pm — 3 Comments

What To Do In ABQ

Don't want to go to your staff Holiday Party?  Here are some tempting suggestions!

Friday, December 18

  • Barelas is where it is at these days...and hopefully for many days to come. - Kick off the holiday season with the Tree Lighting at the Barelas Community Center (1024 4th St.…
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Added by Adelita on December 19, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Morning Fix: Dance Maniac

  • Kim Jong-Un (and/or Sony) versus George R. R. Martin: place your bets! (Elsewhere, GRRM dishes on his continually expanding Santa Fe empire).
  • We've lost another old Route 66…
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Added by Phil_0 on December 19, 2014 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

ABQ Pics: Wheels

Added by Dee Cohen on December 19, 2014 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

Classic PNM Billboard

Added by Sophie on December 18, 2014 at 2:37pm — 5 Comments

Morning Fix: Roots and Culture

  • Wow - is the DA going to press charges against APD officers for the Boyd shooting? (There's a first time for everything).
  • New study finds New Mexico is "not capitalizing on…
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Added by Phil_0 on December 18, 2014 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

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