Life hasn’t been easy as a single mom, but Yohana Martinez, 31, remains grateful for her children and the chance to provide them a stable life.
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In the new book “I Am Jazz” by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings, with pictures by Shelagh McNicholas, you’ll read about a girl who’s just like other girls … only different. That’s because Jazz has “a girl brain but a boy body.”
Literary happenings this week include a Las Vegas Writers Group meeting featuring Black Mountain Institute Ph.D. Fellow in Literature Olivia Clare and a Dr. Miriam & Sheldon G. Adelson Educational Campus gala presenting Ayaan Hirsi Ali with a Pursuit of Excellence Award.
“Zodaccia: Realms of Chaos,” a fantasy book by Las Vegas author Justin Hill, introduces readers to a war between good and evil in a realm invisible to the human eye in a reality parallel but separate from Earth. Hill plans to sign copies of the book at 1 p.m. Nov. 29 at the 567 N. Stephanie St. Barnes & Noble. An excerpt of the book can be found at zincreality.com.
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Henderson calendar highlights include a CD release party for Barry Black’s “Lost and Found” and a homecoming benefit concert by The Filharmonic.
Linda Lister , director of UNLV Opera, is the 2014 winner of the American Prize in Directing, for “Sancta Susanna” and “Suor Angelica.” Lister was selected from applications reviewed this summer from across the United States. The American Prize is a series of nonprofit competitions designed to recognize and reward the best performing artists, ensembles and composers in the United States based on submitted recordings.
More than 3,400 cases of child abuse or neglect were substantiated in Nevada in 2013, according to Amanda Haboush-Deloye, director of programs at Prevent Child Abuse Nevada.
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People with gastroesophageal reflux disease know the symptoms all too well — heartburn, regurgitation, chest pain and trouble sleeping or swallowing. Those who turn to Dr. Pankaj K. Bhatnagar for help in managing their symptoms now have a new option: Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication.
St. Rose Dominican Hospitals rolled out a patient ambassador program in April at its three campuses. Its Siena and San Martin campuses, at 3001 St. Rose Parkway and 8280 W. Warm Springs Road, are actively seeking volunteers.
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Commonwealth and Park on Fremont owners Ryan Doherty, Justin Weniger and Kenna Warner are at it again, only this time in Henderson with Whist Stove & Spirits. The trio, which also runs Blvd. Cocktail Company at The Linq, opened Whist in late October.
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Former Henderson educator and principal Frank Lamping died Nov. 11.
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.
Jessica Gaylor always exercised and read food labels to stay away from unpronounceable chemical additives. So it was disconcerting when she discovered a lump in her right breast in 2011.
Fourteen banners featuring active-duty military members are set to be displayed along Water Street and Green Valley Parkway through November 2015 as part of the city’s Military Banner Program. The individuals are Henderson residents or immediate family members of Henderson residents.
Tree, wreath and basket displays, crafts, raffles, live entertainment, cupcake decorating, gift shops and Santa Claus visits are scheduled from 3 to 8 p.m. Nov. 19 and 20 at the 26th annual Festival of Trees & Lights at the South Point.
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“Frankie and Nina’s Big Italian Wedding,” an interactive lunch show, is “loosely based on the Romeo and Juliet theme. It’s two families that hate each other, but they get over it,” said actor and director Jon Paul Raniola.
Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge, just south of the ranching community of Alamo, encompasses 5,382 acres of lakes, marshes, meadows, riparian areas and open desert. The three largest bodies of water in the refuge are Upper Lake, Middle Pond and Lower Lake, fed by thermal springs.