Thursday morning briefing: Music, wine and a Toy Story

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Concert The Oak Ridge Boys Concert is 7 p.m. Friday at the Curry County Events Center. Tickets can be purchased at the Event Center or online at www.curryeventscenter.com. Information: 935-7000. Wine and music There is also a wine and jazz festival starting at 7 […]

Food, wine pairing featured on show

Information on pairing food and wine, new uses for patchwork quilt blocks and using parchment paper for card-making will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. David Mirassou is a wine expert and a sixth-generation winemaker. He believes food and wine enhance one another and are best shared […]

Winter wine fest to feature chair auction

PNT Staff Reports The Winter Wine Fest is back and in the newly renovated Yam Theatre. The Portales MainStreet Program fundraiser is set to offer selections of both beer and wine, served by Pecos Flavors Winery from Roswell, according to a news release from MainStreet. The Winter Wine Fest is scheduled for 7-10 p.m. Saturday […]

No ‘whining about wine’ for me

Kevin Wilson He can catch a pass, but he can’t catch a break. Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant seems to be a target for negative press. The rookie refused to carry teammate Roy Williams’ pads during training camp, later claiming he wasn’t aware it was playful rookie hazing. Bryant was quickly chastised throughout sports media […]

Monday morning briefing: Wine for auction and a moving donation

Good morning, and welcome to Monday’s Freedom New Mexico morning briefing.

Tuesday morning briefing: Career expo, wine fest and connecting a nation

Good morning. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Video of the Day Joking around: How Lady Gaga likes her meat Career expo The New Mexico Workforce Connection is holding a career expo Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the National Guard Armory, 601 South Norris. Open to anyone seeking work. Bring a […]

Finding perfect wine featured on show

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on preventing sexual violence, determining your wine personality and talking about forgiveness will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Amber Hamilton will discuss ways to prevent sexual violence and talk about how to educate parents and guardians on tools to help […]

Dandelion wine and changing times

By Grant McGee: Freedom columnist The front yard is full of dandelions, a riot of deep green. The dandelions make the front yard look so lush and they’re getting bigger. I reckon I’m going to have to break out the lawn mower, and it isn’t even April. They made me remember something I read long […]

Wine pairing featured on show

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on decorating gift baskets, updating the kitchen and pairing wine and food will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Ava Green will show how to decorate and customize gift baskets, which are great for any occasion. Her company is Terri’s Yarns […]

Wine tasting event to raise money for downtown projects

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Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The Portales Winter Wine Festival and fundraiser Saturday is being billed as the social event of the holiday season by its organizers at Portales MainStreet. “It’s a social event,” said Nicole Wilkening, community affairs coordinator. “Pecos Flavors Winery is going to be serving wine and beer selections so people can […]

Creative living: Pairing food, wine featured

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on working with paneling, pairing food and wine, and recipes made with grapefruit will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. and noon Thursday. If your home was built in the late ‘60s or early ‘70s, chances are you have paneling. Joan Hultman is going to […]

There’s always a time for wining

By Anita Doberman: PNT Columnist You probably know by now that I am Italian, and I occasionally enjoy a good glass of wine. While I am not a professional wine connoisseur, I am going to share some basic tips, to help you pick a good bottle of wine, that my grandpa back in Italy has […]

Summer Wine Fest on tap

By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Portales will get a taste of New Mexico Friday during Portales MainStreet’s annual Summer Wine Fest. A fundraiser for the non-profit organization, the event, cosponsored by First Community Bank, gets under way at 7 p.m. at The Ice House, 208 N. Ave. A. The $25 per person ticket price […]

Official: Fundraiser good fun for good cause

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Holiday spirits are sure to be lifted, swirled, sniffed and tasted as the wine flows Saturday night in Portales to benefit the Portales MainStreet Program. Plenty of wine, hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment will be served at the annual Portales Winter Wine Fest Saturday at 7 p.m. at the […]

MainStreet hopes to keep donations flowing

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer A variety of New Mexico wines from Tularosa Vineyards will be available for sampling during the Portales MainStreet Summer Wine Fest Friday evening. Sponsored by First Community Bank and hosted by the Portales MainStreet Organization, the come-and-go event will be held 7-11 p.m. at the Do Drop In courtyard, […]

Parade of lights leads off Christmas activities

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer The city of Portales is lit up with Christmas lights and soon enough Christmas lights will be flowing through the streets of Portales as part of the Christmas Light Parade. The Christmas Parade will take place at 6:30 p.m. Friday and will start at the corner of the Trader Horn […]

Juanito’s applies for beer/wine license

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Juanito’s Mexican Restaurant is seeking to be the second restaurant in Portales which will be offering beer and wine under the new beer and wine license program approved by Portales voters in September. Juanito’s Mexican Restaurant owner Juan Garza was present to answer any questions city councilors had and […]

6/5 Creative Living

Selecting wine, entertaining topics this week Information on selecting wine and recipes for entertaining elegantly will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at noon and on Saturday at 2 p.m. (All times are Mountain). “Creative Living” airs on public broadcasting station, KENW-TV, from Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. Sunny Cristadoro is […]

First beer and wine license sought

By Tony Parra The first beer and wine license for the City of Portales needs only approval from the New Mexico Alcohol and Gaming Commission to be granted. Mayor Orlando Ortega and city councilors held a public hearing in regards to the beer and wine license during Tuesday night’s city meeting. There was no opposition […]

Restaurants find license requirements strict

By Tony Parra Six months after Portales voters approved to have a beer and wine license option for restaurants, the city has yet to receive any applications. On Sept. 21, a beer and wine license option for restaurants passed by 36 votes — 374 for and 338 votes against. While the license is significantly less […]