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Owner Matt DiGregory will be offering fresh and healthy options at the Range Cafe. (Dean Hanson/Albuquerque Journal)

Find & dine

All across the metro area, restaurants are gearing up to make visitors to the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta feel welcome, on and off the field.

"Ham-Let" wows crowds wherever the flying pig appears. (Courtesy of Doug Gantt)

Sculpting the sky

Special shape hot-air balloons promise to be at their crowd-pleasing best with 11 new entries in the lineup of 100 special balloons, according to organizers of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

Kei Tsuzuki, right, one of the owners of Kei & Molly Textiles, and Yenisey Cortes, the studio’s screenprinter, print a run of cotton tea towels. (Marla Brose/Albuquerque Journal)

Albuquerque women craft a business from hobby

Two Albuquerque women, who met at their kids’ school, have turned their part-time hobby into Kei & Molly Textiles, a national wholesale and online business.

Sofia McCamey, 9, and Marissa Gallegos, 7, wrote this letter and sent it to the Journal. The letter memorializes Bea. Marissa Gallegos, 7, left and Sofia McCamey, 9, wrote a letter to the Journal about the death of Bea the Bactrian camel at the Albuquerque BioPark zoo. They got to know Bea a little better this summer at a Camp BioPark.(Marla Brose/Journal)

Tribute for zoo friend

Children mourn for Bea the camel with letter, drawings