Korin Wach of Cadette Girl Scout Troop 355 earned her Silver Award, the highest a Cadette Girl Scout can earn. With the help of her mentor, Troy Stratton, she built a pamphlet holder kiosk for the Clark County Wetlands Park. The kiosk took approximately six months and more than 50 hours and was finished in late January and installed at the park Feb. 7. The kiosk has three slots for pamphlets and a feature for the park to display maps, fliers and announcements. Korin is the daughter of Kayla Wach and granddaughter of Laurel Wach of Henderson. Her mother and grandmother are her Girl Scout leaders.
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A local military unit, made up of Summerlin residents and one from Centennial Hills, is set to bring the fight against national hunger to the Las Vegas Valley. The unit plans to pedal its way from San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge to Las Vegas, starting in late May, to raise money for Three Square food bank.
Before taking my first introductory lesson, scuba diving inside the Las Vegas Municipal Pool seemed like an easy task.
Kenneth Borner, also known by his rapper name Wordz, has come a long way since his youth.
Answers to Sudoku and crossword puzzles from Feb. 26, 2015, View editions.
Instead of gifts for her birthday, second-grader Symphony Devine asked for donations to Lake Mead Christian Academy’s Capital Campaign for the expansion of the North Campus. A donation of $345 was presented to the academy on Jan. 29.
Las Vegas resident Talette Dietrick lived a comfortable middle-class life until a car accident and medical bills sent her and her family over the edge.
More than 2,400 infants are born prematurely each year in the Las Vegas Valley. The city is now home to the state’s first High Risk Infant Follow-up program in the recently opened Foundation for Positively Kids Neopediatric clinic, 2480 E. Tompkins Ave.
Recent Henderson transplant Bill Kuncewicki drew from his parents’ experiences surviving the terror in Eastern Europe during WWII to write the romantic novella “One Day One Moment One Breath.”
Literary happenings coming up include an event for “Westside School Alumni Stories” and visits by Obert Skye and Steve Jenkins.
When teenager Alice Mitchell met slightly younger Freda Ward at the Higbee School for Young Ladies in Memphis, nobody was surprised that they became close. In the 1890s, it was common for “proper American women” to enjoy friendships with other women that included sleepovers and deeply affectionate gestures. In Memphis, they called it “chumming,” and it was perfectly normal. But Alice and Freda took their friendship further: They fell in love.
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PUBLIC INPUT REQUESTED ON LAKE MEAD RATE CHANGES
It’s become common to find mopeds sharing the same lanes as cars, despite two-wheeled vehicles’ ability to achieve speed limits designed for their four-wheeled counterparts.
View Neighborhood News readers send photos of their pets and everyday lives, and View features photos of pets ready for adoption each week. To submit a photo, email View copy editor Anne King at email@example.com or mail to View, C/O Anne King, 1111 W. Bonanza Road, Las Vegas, NV 89125. Photos cannot be returned, and due to the high volume, they are often scheduled a month or two in advance.
SPIKE IN PEDESTRIAN DEATHS PROMPTS STATE-FUNDED ROAD PROJECTS
View Nieghborhood Newspapers editorial cartoon, Feb. 26, 2015, by F. Andrew Taylor.
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Diners wandering into the spot that once housed Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza & Grill in the Montecito Marketplace are now greeted by a new fast-casual concept called Table 89. The new eatery is owned by the creators of Sammy’s and features many of the same menu items but without the wait staff.
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Ice skating at a public rink can be a dangerous undertaking for older adults. Fast skaters moving swiftly on the slick ice can cause beginners and older skaters to trip and fall, which can lead to bumps, bruises and broken bones.