On Feb. 3, Katherine “Dolly” Hetrick retired after working for 22 years at Hancock Fabrics. She took a few days to do some sewing, spend some time with friends and take care of a few household chores. On Feb. 6, she jumped out of an airplane.
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When Katherine Schlintz, founder of the Protect Animal Life Humane Society, began donating dog and cat food to Meals on Wheels, she noticed what an impact a few pounds of kibble made.
Answers to Sudoku and crossword puzzles from March 5, 2015, View editions.
As of Feb. 11, the Southern Nevada Health District had identified four cases of measles, the first confirmed in Clark County since 2011.
Abel Edossa was named the 2015 Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada Youth of the Year against five finalists and received a $1,000 scholarship. Being named Youth of the Year is the highest honor a Boys & Girls Clubs member can receive. Edossa is a senior at Rancho High School, where he is enrolled in the Medical Academy. As a 10-year member of the Boys and Girls Clubs, he has dedicated his time serving the community through the Keystone Club and working as a tutor for Andson Academics.
Much like the biblical story of Noah’s Ark, Noah’s Animal House in North Las Vegas provides hope and safety to the pets of women and children leaving a chaotic environment in search of a new life. Founder Staci Columbo Alonso was inspired to name the shelter for her teenage son, Noah, who shares similar features with the biblical animal savior.
Las Vegas author Len Kreisler shares his medical adventures starting with his job as a U.S. Army physician in top-secret bacterial warfare research and concluding with his position as medical director for the Nevada Atomic Test Site in the book “The Obligated Volunteer.”
From bird anatomy to habitat and volunteer opportunities, children will find a good overview of birds and bird watching in “Birdology” in terms that challenge them but won’t frustrate them.
Las Vegas literary happenings this week include visits by Obert Skye and Steve Jenkins and an author session with Jennifer Debs.
THINGS TO DO
With the Pacific Ocean, tons of sun, mild temperatures and an unlimited amount of outdoor activities in which to take part, San Diego makes an ideal destination for a short family trip. Or perhaps a romantic one.
BUBBLE RUN PLANNED FOR MARCH 7
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When the sirens are screeching and the bright red and white lights are flashing on emergency vehicles, drivers react in different ways. Some panic and slam on their brakes, while others speed up to try to pass the ambulance.
Many vendors at March’s First Friday will have mini-wheels of fortune to win prizes, $5 art and more. Other highlights include Jana’s Red Room’s opening inside inside the former Trifecta Gallery space inside The Arts Factory.
It’s been 25 years since the E Bunny made her first appearance, giving free Easter baskets to local children in need. The community effort has since seen thousands of baskets given away, and founder/coordinator Barbara Kenig said she couldn’t do it without her many volunteers.
Think of your hands and all you do with them. Now, think of experiencing pain in your hand every day. That’s what it’s like to have carpal tunnel.
Education briefs from across the Las Vegas Valley
Health-related news and events from across the Las Vegas Valley.
One might not expect to find fresh seafood poke 2,684 miles from Hawaii, especially in in the Las Vegas desert, but at Poke Express, the Big Island is packed inside a market.
Dining events and news from across the valley.
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.
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