A guiding hand on the long and winding road to recovery

December 18, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Lorual Peschka, executive director of Reflections & Recovery, shows a painting by one her clients at Reflections & Recovery. Peschka said art is a good way for self-expression for those who don’t always feel at ease talking. The arts and crafts room doubles as a library (Timothy P. Howsare Photos).   You could say that Reflections [&hellip...

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Those unholy looking ‘no push-ee, no-pull-ee’ contraptions

December 18, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Not quite up to NMDOT standards. The first Auto Mail Route Bridge over Macho Draw, north of Roswell. Photograph taken in early 1906 (Photos courtesy of the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico). The automobile comes to Roswell at the annoyance of...


Eight days of Chanukah celebrate the ‘festival of lights’

December 17, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Special to the Daily Record Chanukah is the Jewish eight-day, wintertime “festival of lights,” celebrated with a nightly menorah lighting, special prayers and fried foods. The Hebrew word Chanukah means “dedication,” and is thus named because it...


Mule train brings Yuletide spirit to Roswell

December 11, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Christmas, 1892 — It was 68 (124 now) years ago in Roswell that this mule train ushered in the Yule season with the annual Christmas tree. Times have changed. Neon and flashing lights have replaced the old gas lamps and candles, but the townspeople still...

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Happy Holidays with jazz Christmas tracks

December 11, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

lWelcome to Jazz About Town! Monthly installments will be covering a wide variety of jazz related topics. We plan to keep you informed about the music’s colorful history, the lives of its important creators, composers and performers and information about...


First United Methodist to perform ‘Gloria Deo’

December 11, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

John Fuss rehearses the singers who will be performing in “Gloria Deo” on Dec. 18  (Timothy P. Howsare Photos). Submitted  The Chancel Choir of the First United Methodist Church and the Masterworks Chorale, both led by John Fuss, Director of Music...


The unlikely success of ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’

December 4, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Album cover courtesy of Fantasy Records Network execs predicted children’s special would flop in part because little kids would not relate to jazz soundtrack When I was a kid, I loved watching all the animated television Christmas specials — “Frosty...


Some interesting little stories about Roswell

December 4, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

An undated photo of downtown Roswell in the early days (Photo courtesy of the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico). By Janice Dunnahoo Special to the Daily Record Volunteering at the Historical Society Archives is always such a joy when Elvis Fleming...


CASA collecting toys, household items of all kinds for its families

December 2, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Above: Carrie-Leigh Cloutier, right, CASA executive director, and Adelina Mendez, client services, fold clothing that was donated for children served by CASA. Below: CASA is accepting toys for all ages. They especially need items for teenagers (Timothy P....


Sounds of Yuletide

December 2, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Timothy P. Howsare Photo Three musicians from the Santa Fe Opera performed Thursday at the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art as part of the opera’s annual Holiday Concert Tour. Alyssa Martin, mezzo-soprano, and Jack Swanson, tenor, sang both classical...