Animal lovers gathered on March 22, 2015, at Centennial Hills Park, 7101 N. Buffalo Drive, for the 19th Annual Wag-A-Tail Walk-A-Thon. The canine- and family-friendly event benefited the Las Vegas Valley Humane Society. More than 400 people took part in the day’s activities. The Las Vegas Valley Humane Society helps rescue or spay more than 3,000 dogs and cats each year and provides advocacy for animal welfare issues. The group is based at 3395 S. Jones Blvd., Suite 454. For more information, visit lvvhumane.org or call 702-434-2009.
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An unusual visitor came to the valley in early February, and the visit was the talk of the town for bird-watchers.
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.
At first glance, the Hydrant Club looks like it could be just another dog park, albeit one that is in the heart of downtown and features a working, 15-foot-tall fire hydrant.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Well-known black entertainers such as Sammy Davis Jr., Pearl Bailey and Nat King Cole stayed at the Harrison Boarding House, 1001 F St.
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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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Imagine there’s a bar that allows you to play Pac-Man, Frogger, Donkey Kong and various other game consoles for free while waiting for your food or enjoying a beer. Well, lucky for you, such a place does not exist only in your imagination — it’s in Henderson.
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A new competition is coming to Las Vegas on Feb. 20 and 21 that is sort of a combination of “Survivor” and “Double Dare,” if those competitions were exclusively undertaken by kind-hearted, charitable people.
Years ago, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada had a thriving basketball league for children. Then it dwindled until it stopped about six or seven years ago. Now, the organization is bringing it back.