Tatyana Master, left, and Tracey Master, enjoyed three types of tea, along with sweet and savory tidbits, at Moriarty Historical Museum's annual vintage tea party, which this year was very well-attended. Costume and hat contests, along with a band, and a small group performing “I'm a Little Teapot” rounded out the afternoon, which raised funds for the museum, housed in the Moriarty Civic Center. Photo by Leota Harriman.

Tatyana Master, left, and Tracey Master, enjoyed three types of tea, along with sweet and savory tidbits, at Moriarty Historical Museum’s annual vintage tea party, which this year was very well-attended. Costume and hat contests, along with a band, and a small group performing “I’m a Little Teapot” rounded out the afternoon, which raised funds for the museum, housed in the Moriarty Civic Center. Photo by Leota Harriman.

Leota Harriman
Leota Harriman

Leota started working for The Independent in 2006, working her way up through the ranks. An employee buyout in 2010 led to her ownership of the newspaper. Leota has served on the board of the N.M. Press Association, and is currently its First Vice President. She is passionate about health and wellness, especially mental health, and loves making art. She can be reached at news.ind.editor@gmail.com.