Jack’s Place, 5067 E. Bonanza Road, is a small neighborhood bar that caters largely to an older ex-military crowd. The customers, who are mainly in their 50s and 60s, enjoy the soft oldies music that fills the air and the calm atmosphere of the bar.
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I wanted to compliment you on today’s article (tinyurl.com/kgryauc). I especially liked Tony Gaskins’ quote: “You teach people how to treat you by what you allow, what you stop and what behavior you reinforce.”
McMullan’s Irish Pub, 4650 W. Tropicana Ave., is named after Brian McMullan and his family. Thomas McMullan, Brian’s grandfather, opened the family’s first pub in 1908 in Glenarm, Ireland. Brian moved to Las Vegas in 1997 and opened McMullan’s in 2002.
Back 2 Basic Global Outreach, 4445 S. Valley View Blvd., Suite 4, donated items to 100 Academy, the Women’s Resource Medical Centers of Southern Nevada and Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada. The organization acts as a distribution center for other nonprofits.
It hasn’t been uncommon for Tiffany Ward, a Spring Valley resident, to receive support from strangers after her daughter Brazyl, 6, was struck in a hit-and-run accident Oct. 31. Summerlin artist Gia Ray is raising money for Brazyl by selling her artwork. Ray set out to raise $1,000 by selling her leftover pieces from art shows and galleries.
Southwest/Spring Valley neighborhood news, Dec. 3-9
Things to do in Southwest/Spring Valley Dec. 3-9
Heart art is making its way across the Las Vegas Valley, and its latest stop is the JW Marriott and Rampart Casino, 221 N. Rampart Blvd. The Traveling Hearts of Las Vegas exhibit brings culture to the suburbs, but it has a more altruistic motive: The heart sculptures are auctioned off with the proceeds going to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Twenty rooms at the Gateway Motel are set to house art and activist messages during the Greetings From Las Vegas pop-up art event scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 5 at the 928 Las Vegas Blvd. South motel. The rooms are set to be converted for one night to exhibition space for artists, designers, activists and community members to showcase visions of a greener, more sustainable Las Vegas Valley. The event is set to include food, beer, live music and burlesque dancers. For more information, visit greetingsfromlv.com.
After years of serving people who are battling homelessness or food insecurity, the Friends in the Desert Foundation has gotten a glimpse of the population it serves. A study conducted by UNLV students looked at the organization, which offers a hot meal to those in need, and was able to identify its demographics.