A new French lifestyle boutique, Le Bon Marche, has opened in the Santa Fe Railyard.
"We specialize in fabrics woven in the Catalan and Basque regions in the French Pyrenees," said Amy Parish
, owner of the business, in an email. "We turn the happy, brightly striped canvas into modern bags, shoes, table linens and accessories."
Parish said that Le Bon Marche is especially pleased to offer espadrilles handmade in the Basque region. "We have lots of color and pattern choices, and we think your readers will really appreciate the quality, the style, the uniqueness and more."
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Because increasing numbers of people have turned to a gluten-free diet for health reasons, The Teahouse is now offering a mostly gluten-free menu, with artisan bread, pastries, muffins, scones and cakes -- all gluten-free -- supplied by Revolution Bakery.
The Teahouse is at 821 Canyon Road and Revolution Bakery is at 1291 San Felipe Ave. For more information, call 992-0972 or visit www.tea housesantafe.com and www.revolutionbakery.com.
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The city of Santa Fe's Environmental Services Division is hosting a family-friendly Community Recycling Event from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, in the Peralta and Lamy rooms at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center.
The purpose is to increase awareness and participation in the city's recycling programs. Information about recycling and the various programs the city has for both residential and commercial recycling will be provided.
In addition, the city is seeking members of the public to participate in a recycling advisory group to help develop ideas to increase the city's recycling rate. For more information, call 955-2200.
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New Mexico has received poor grades for manufacturing and logistics from a June-to-June report from Ball State University.
Manufacturing nationally enjoyed a robust 12 months as growth in many sectors accelerated from the already strong manufacturing recovery of 2010-11. But the impact varied from state to state.
The 2012 Manufacturing and Logistics Report Card, an in-depth analysis from Ball State's Center for Business and Economic Research, grades all 50 states on how they handled those factors. Read more: bsu.edu/cber/publications.
New Mexico's grades:
Human Capital: F
Worker Benefit Costs: B
Tax Climate: C
Expected Liability Gap: D
Global Reach: F
Sector Diversification: D
Productivity and Innovation: C+
CBER director Michael Hicks
said that while manufacturing roared back in many states in the last year, he anticipates a slowdown as worker productivity gains outstrip demand.
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