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Music in Corrales Brings Concerts, Teaching and Community to Middle Rio Grande Valley Music in Corrales Brings Concerts, Teaching and Community to Middle Rio Grande Valley

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

In 1987, the all-volunteer Corrales Cultural Arts Council started the Music in Corrales series to help preserve New Mexico's musical and cultural heritage while starting a new one. As testament to the local heritage, Music in Corrales also provides teacher training to build student success through music, in-school music experiences and eight months of affordable concerts a year.

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Hotel Chimayo Celebrates Art, Culture and Chiles in a Boutique Environment Hotel Chimayo Celebrates Art, Culture and Chiles in a Boutique Environment

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

The design and décor of this special hotel with its soaring vigas celebrates the rich history, culture and art of the centuries-old Chimayó community located 30 minutes to the north. A stay at Hotel Chimayó de Santa Fe means you will sleep tight knowing that a percentage of your room stay is donated to the Chimayó Cultural Preservation Association.

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Hot Tub, Blue Skies, and Big Rocks at Roadrunner RV Park Hot Tub, Blue Skies, and Big Rocks at Roadrunner RV Park

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Need a break? "There is nothing better than getting away from your everyday life and just unwinding and becoming one with nature," says Liz Stager, owner of Roadrunner RV Park in Deming.

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Jubilee at Los Lunas: Convenience, Courts, and Community for Active Adults Jubilee at Los Lunas: Convenience, Courts, and Community for Active Adults

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Named Top 100 Best Places to Retire and Community of the Year, Jubilee Los Lunas is about staying active and enjoying the great outdoors.

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Ride the Wave of Community Success at Prosperity Works Ride the Wave of Community Success at Prosperity Works

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Believing firmly that "income gets you by, but assets get you ahead," the Albuquerque-based Prosperity Works helps working families buy a home, start a business, or go to college.

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New Mexico Association for Home & Hospice Care: Improving Patient Care At Home New Mexico Association for Home & Hospice Care: Improving Patient Care At Home

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Ethics, education, professionalism, and caring are part of the 40-year mission of the New Mexico Association for Home & Hospice Care - which represents 147 home and hospice agencies statewide.

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Style Guide: New Mexico Architecture - Pueblo, Tuscan and Spanish Style Guide: New Mexico Architecture - Pueblo, Tuscan and Spanish

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Architecture in New Mexico is a unique blend of native and European styles. Subdued and earthy and built with plenty of natural materials, buildings blended in with their environment. Pueblo and Spanish styles, in particular, define the state. Inside we'll learn more about why these styles make New Mexico so enchanting.

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3 Reasons To Live In New Mexico 3 Reasons To Live In New Mexico

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

New Mexico is where Old Mexico and the Wild West meet hi-tech and eco-friendly. It's the only state where you order your enchiladas stacked or rolled. Stay awhile and see the natural spaces and foods that give New Mexico the name the "Land of Enchantment."

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New Mexico's Rich Native American History New Mexico's Rich Native American History

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

New Mexico has a diverse ethnic culture with numerous Native American tribes. From prehistoric Clovis culture to the Spanish invasion, the native history of this Southwest state is vast. Come find out about the tribes and events in the Land of Enchantment.

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The Four Corners Monument:  Intersection Of The States The Four Corners Monument: Intersection Of The States

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Where is the only place in the United States where four states join together at one point? At The Four Corners Monument on land belonging to the Navajo Nation. Come aboard and find out which Southwest states meet here and why this special area draws thousands of visitors every year.

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Rio Rancho at a Glance Rio Rancho at a Glance

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Despite its close proximity to the state's largest city, Albuquerque, Rio Rancho has managed to carve out its own rich and unique history. Inside, we take a closer look at the interesting culture and traditions of this relatively young -- and constantly growing -- city.

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3 Reasons To Become A New Landlord 3 Reasons To Become A New Landlord

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Nowadays homeowners may need to become landlords out of necessity rather than choice. Here are three good reasons to become a new landlord and protect your investment.

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Elizabeth R. Elstien is a Staff Writer at New Mexico Homes.