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North Las Vegas neighborhood news May 14-21


NORTH LAS VEGAS HEADS TO THE POLLS JUNE 4 FOR CITY COUNCIL ELECTION

The North Las Vegas City Clerk’s Office, 2250 Las Vegas Blvd. North, encourages residents to vote in a municipal general election for City Council slated for June 4. Early voting and in-office voting for registered Ward 1 residents is set to take place from 8 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. at the City Clerk’s office May 15-31. Registered Ward 1 voters can also visit the city’s permanent early voting site at North Las Vegas City Hall, 2250 Las Vegas Blvd. North, or one of several neighborhood voting sites during the two-week period. Off-site early voting locations include the Neighborhood Recreation Center, 1638 N. Bruce St., SkyView Multi-Generational Center, 3050 E. Centennial Parkway, Food 4 Less, Lowe’s and the North Las Vegas Main Library, 2300 Civic Center Drive.

Unregistered Ward 1 voters are invited to register through May 14. The City Clerk’s office is set to be open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. May 14, and prospective voters can register or make changes to their registration in person during those hours at the office. Voters can also register online through the Clark County Election Department at clarkcountynv.gov/vote.

HOUSING SYMPOSIUM PLANNED

Homeowners and home buyers are invited to a second panel hosted by real estate, lending, banking, title, legal and short sale specialists set for 5:30 p.m. May 30 at the Aliante Library, 2400 Deer Springs Road. Keller Williams real estate agent Gregory Smith is to be on hand to answer underwater homeowners’ questions about equity, credit and the state of the local housing market.

Admission is free. For more information, contact Smith at 702-824-4514 or smittygds@gmail.com.

FOUNDATION SEEKS EXCHANGE STUDENT HOST FAMILIES

Face the World Foundation is registering volunteer host families for the fall semester of high school. Host families provide a loving home, meals and a bed while learning firsthand about another culture and establishing friendships that will last a lifetime. The nonprofit foundation provides a community representative for the host family and the student during his time in the United States.

Call 760-247-5964 or email jodie@facetheworld.org for more information.

NV ENERGY TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR SOLARGENERATIONS PROGRAM

NV Energy’s SolarGenerations program is accepting applications for the next round of solar energy projects through 5 p.m. May 17.

Successful applicants will be eligible for rebates to help offset their installation costs for photovoltaic panels that convert sunlight into electricity.

Residential customers and small businesses are eligible. Participants must be NV Energy electric customers.

At the close of the application period, if any category is oversubscribed, participants will be chosen by a lottery conducted by a third party.

Rebates for the next round of projects range from $1.25 to $1.35 per watt for residential customers and small businesses and from $2.80 to $3.10 per watt for schools and public buildings. For program and allocation details, visit nvenergy.com/renewablesenvironment/renewablegenerations.

For more information, call 866-786-3823.

MEET COUNTY JUDGES EVENT SLATED FOR AUG. 17

Veterans In Politics plans to host a Meet Your Clark County District Judges event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 17 at Canyon Springs High School, 350 E. Alexander Road.

The event aims to educate voters in advance of the 2014 Clark County general election and improve access to the county judicial system through a Shadow a Judge For a Day program for Canyon Springs High School students.

Students will look to share their judge-shadowing experiences before joining a moderated discussion set to include more than a dozen judges from Clark County’s civil, criminal and family justice departments.

For judge registration and event participation, contact Steve Sanson, president of Veterans In Politics International, at 702-283-8088 or visit veteransinpolitics.com.

For student registration in the Shadow a Judge for a Day program, contact Nancy West, magnet theme coordinator, at 702-799-1870.

MASTER GARDENERS PLAN TOURS OF DEMONSTRATION GARDENS

The Master Gardeners of Southern Nevada plan monthly tours of the Demonstration Gardens at the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. Tours are free and open to the public. Groups of five or more are requested to call program coordinator Ann Edmunds at 702-257-5587 at least two weeks in advance.

DONATIONS ACCEPTED TO AID NONPROFIT

Help homeless, pregnant and parenting teens by donating time, money or new or gently used items to assist clients of Southern Nevada Children First, 720 W. Cheyenne Ave., Suite 30.

Volunteers and donations are always needed to support the nonprofit.

For more information, visit childrenfirst-nv.org or call 702-487-5665.

KIWANIS CLUB WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS

The Kiwanis Club of North Las Vegas, a chapter of the international service organization, is scheduled to meet at 6:15 p.m. each Tuesday at T.G.I. Friday’s in the Aliante Hotel + Casino, 7300 Aliante Parkway.

Club community projects have included canned food drives, car shows, kites in the park events and charity fundraisers.

The fourth meeting of the month is limited to members only.

For more information, visit nlvkiwanis.com or call 702-399-0332.

NORTH LAS VEGAS ROTARY CLUB TO MEET

The North Las Vegas Rotary Club of Las Vegas meets at 7:15 a.m. Fridays at the Painted Desert Golf Club, 5555 Painted Mirage Road.

The weekly breakfast meetings include guest speakers, networking, education workshops and service projects.

For more information, visit nlvrc.org/newsite or call Bob Lillis at 702-340-9735.

 

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