Angelic voices like musical frescos

January 1, 2017 • VistasComments (0)

The Sistine Chapel Choir performing in May 2015 (Photo courtesy of the Vatican City Page). Pope Francis has his own choir at the Sistine Chapel It’s good to be the pope. You get to travel the world, ride around in the “Popemobile” and confer with world leaders. You also get to live in the plush [&hellip...

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‘Flowing wells’ of Roswell spurred economic growth … and grew lots of trees

January 1, 2017 • VistasComments (0)

A 1938 arial photograph of Cahoon Park. As in present times, shade trees line many of the city’s streets (Photos courtesy of the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico). Submitted by Janice Dunahoo  Special to the Daily Record Below is an article...


‘Paradise Lost and Found’ takes stage

January 1, 2017 • VistasComments (0)

From left, John Bitner, Shelly Forrester and Julie Ferguson during rehearsals of “Paradise Lost and Found” (Christina Stock Photo). New play by RCLT promises lots of laughter Tickets are now on sale for the new comedy “Paradise Lost and Found”...


Historically Speaking — Christmas at the one-room Flying H Grade School

December 24, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Pupils of Flying H Grade School made a snowman in 1944. Back row from left, Riley Smith, Tommy Joy, Louvina Joy and Mary Jo Norton. Front row, Gail Hendricks, Laura Lee Norton, Koger Williams, Lena Mae Williams and Crista Teel (Photos courtesy of the...


A baby changed the music of the world

December 24, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

The Lucia Festival in Sweden. The festival starts off the Christmas season and honors St. Lucia, a young Christian martyr who lived from 283-304 (Fredrik Magnusson Photo). By Christina Stock Roswell Daily Record Where does Christmas music originate? You might...


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...


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...