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Laura Anderson

Principal Senior Architect at Studio Southwest Architects Inc. EDUCATION: Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design at Washington University, University of New Mexico - School of Architecture and Planning. Laura is a well-known architect in the Albuquerque community and has been working as a Senior Architect at Studio Southwest Architects...
ALBUQUERQUE, NM
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AROUND TOWN | LAURA ANDERSON Awfully great

I enjoy watching a wide variety of programs on television and on streaming services, and often get recommendations from friends and co-workers about new shows to check out. Lately, I’ve heard a lot of buzz about the HBO show, “Succession” which just premiered it’s third season. Looking for something new, I thought I’d watch the first episode and see if it was worth all the hype surrounding it.
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December 2021: ABC10's Teacher of the Month is Laura Anderson

ELK GROVE, Calif. — Laura Anderson teaches 2nd grade at Elliott Ranch Elementary School in Elk Grove. ABC10 asked Laura a few questions about her career in teaching. This is what she had to say:. How long have you been teaching?. 7 years, all at Elliott Ranch. Who was your...
ELK GROVE, CA
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AROUND TOWN | LAURA ANDERSON A gaggle of gifts to grab in pandemic crunch

As we enter the end of 2021, the pandemic continues to cause ripple effects, and not just in terms of the numbers of COVID-19 cases that rise and fall. Businesses are experiencing staffing issues. Many of the Dunkin’ Donuts I frequent have switched to drive-thru only service. New cars are hard to come by due to the slowdown in manufacturing of the computer chips that run them. Those who are unable to buy a new car need to keep their old cars in service, which means mechanics are now backed up for weeks on repairs.
HANOVER, MA
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AROUND TOWN | LAURA ANDERSON My break room is a marketplace

One of the things I missed when working from home was my office’s break room. That might sound odd at first but think about how many people congregate in a kitchen during a party. The break room is basically just the office equivalent of the kitchen. And when we refer to office socialization as "water cooler talk," where is that water cooler? In the break room.
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AROUND TOWN | LAURA ANDERSON In my Oreo glory this season

I came home from book club the other night and my older son met me just inside the door, holding a yellow familiar package and saying, “Look what I bought!” For a moment my heart skipped a beat as I held my breath and hoped that maybe, just maybe, he had found the elusive cookie of my dreams: Candy Corn Oreos.
HANOVER, MA
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AROUND TOWN | LAURA ANDERSON Finding my fountain of youth

Most mornings my short commute to work is uneventful. Over the summer, on the days when I decided to go into the office a little early, I’d see the same man riding his bicycle up the street, a plastic grocery bag over each handlebar and a cup of coffee in one hand. I assumed he was on his way to work and marveled at his ability to juggle everything while riding a bicycle on a busy street. But lately I’ve been going into the office at my regular time, so I miss seeing the bicycling commuter.
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AROUND TOWN | LAURA ANDERSON Getting my fill of online stupidity

In the ongoing saga of humankind discovering new and interesting ways to eliminate itself, we have yet another online challenge that proves that people will descend to the very depths of stupidity in the pursuit of Internet fame. I’ve written previously about the Tide Pod challenge. Some teenage brainiac thought...
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AROUND TOWN | LAURA ANDERSON

One of the things I enjoy about our (semi)new car is that it has Sirius XM radio. I know I’ve written about this before. My personal favorite channel is 70’s on 7, followed by 80’s on 8. It’s a luxury, but when my husband was driving to Pawtucket every day for work, the ability to listen to an all-Grateful Dead station made the drive more bearable.
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AROUND TOWN | LAURA ANDERSON Let the sunshine in

As I slogged through puddles this morning, dashing through the parking lot to my office in a complete downpour, the weather more fitting for March than August, I thought to myself, "When is summer going to start? And how the heck is it already almost over?" I thought the Summer...
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AROUND TOWN | LAURA ANDERSON Once more a crazy cat lady

I come from a long line of cat people. Not like the creatures in the movie "Cat People" but people who enjoy keeping cats as pets. From my earliest memory, my parents have had cats, my grandmothers had cats, and my sisters had cats. When my husband and I moved in together, his roommate gifted him with one of the two Russian Blue cats she owned. Bentley, the cat he particularly liked, was the one that came to live with us, and Sable, the one that was so vicious she had to be medicated, stayed with his roommate.
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AROUND TOWN | LAURA ANDERSON Some assembly required

I’m always gratified when my children have the opportunity to learn a life lesson. These are those incidents that crop up from time to time and challenge them, help them stretch and grow, and prepare them for life’s bumps and turns. This particular life lesson occurred on the Fourth of July, and before you assume my son learned not to blow his fingers off with illegal fireworks, I can assure you it was much worse.
ROCKLAND, MA
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AROUND TOWN | LAURA ANDERSON My kids are still hiding in my adults

We lost power the other night. This was an unwelcome turn of events having sweated through yet another hot, humid day, one of the steamiest of the summer so far. There had been a brief but powerful storm earlier in the evening, so it was hard to tell whether the loss was storm related or the grid’s becoming overwhelmed by all the air conditioners people ran all day. One son had been playing video games in the basement and the other was preparing for bed. I retrieved several battery-powered lanterns from the garage and distributed them to each boy, saving one for myself. I used my phone to report the outage to National Grid and then settled myself in my still cool bedroom, preparing for a hot night ahead while wondering how long my freezer would stay cold.
ROCKLAND, MA
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AROUND TOWN | LAURA ANDERSON Getting used to the office again

As of this writing I have completed Day four of my return to the office. This has been a highly anticipated event for me as, in the 19 months I’ve been at my job, I’ve spent 14 months seated at a makeshift desk that was previously a craft table and dining room table, down in the basement surrounded by storage boxes, bins of old toys, CDs, and 20 feet away, my husband.
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AROUND TOWN | LAURA ANDERSON We could all use a fresh start

My husband showed me a funny commercial recently. The spot was for Extra chewing gum, and it featured the song "It’s All Coming Back to Me Now" by Celine Dion. The commercial is titled "For When it’s Time" and if you decide to look it up on YouTube, be sure to watch the long-form version.
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AROUND TOWN | LAURA ANDERSON They signed on for a friendly challenge

Last week I was reading a story in the Washington Post. Let me first clarify by saying that whenever I read the news, whether it’s in the Washington Post, the New York Times, or any of my regular news sources, invariably the news is bad. There is way too much focus on negative news, whether it’s the strife in the Middle East, the political divide here in the United States, the latest in Coronavirus news, or any other number of topics that make my heart hurt and shake my faith in mankind.
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AROUND TOWN | LAURA ANDERSON

Facebook can be a great tool for keeping people connected. You can see what your old college girlfriend is up to, know exactly what people look like prior to attending your 25th high school reunion and share photos of your family, friends, and outstanding meals. But along with all that, you’re also subjected to the many ads that pop up in your news feed. Some are worthwhile, some are good for a chuckle and then there are the ads that can only be described as bizarre.
HANOVER, MA
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AROUND TOWN | LAURA ANDERSON A cold day in health

There’s nothing like a scheduled surgery to confirm that you are, in fact, as old and decrepit as you feel. By the time you read this, depending on when your newspaper is delivered, I will likely be in the midst of arthroscopic surgery to clean up a torn meniscus in my knee. This has been in the planning stages for several months, beginning with a buildup of pain in my left knee that has ranged from mild discomfort to blinding sharp pain that often prompts a sharp exclamation of salty language.
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