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View spoke with local couples for Valentine’s Day about overcoming challenges and hardships in their relationships.
When he’s not out strutting around and looking his best at competitions across the nation, 4-year-old Great Dane Niko enjoys lying on the couch at his home in North Las Vegas. After competing for four years in national dog shows, Niko is set to participate in the cream of the crop of all dog shows — the Westminster American Kennel Club Dog Show. His owners are beyond proud.
Despite producing the interactive dinner show “Marriage can be Murder,” performers and Henderson residents Jayne and Eric Post promise that they really do love each other.
It started as a college dream and a discussion between buddies. Andy Johnson, a West Virginia native, wanted to create a business that would give people the chance to live their fantasy and join the infamous mile high club.
Pete and Marty Walsh met in Martha’s Vineyard, where Marty had moved to start a deli with a friend while Pete way plying his skills as a carpenter.
Dina Proto and Dina “Dom” Poist-Proto met 10 years ago while working as nurses at a local hospice. Dina was married with children, and Dom was in an eight-year relationship with her then-fiance.
Answers to Sudoku and crossword puzzles from Feb. 12, 2015, View editions.
Brianna Kesee , a freshman at Palo Verde High School, was accepted into the Stanford Law School Summer Program. The program is offered to high school students who aspire to become lawyers and who have demonstrated academic excellence. Kesee is the daughter of Robert and Charlene Kesee of Las Vegas.
When Dr. Tony Chin moved to Las Vegas more than 20 years ago, he said there were about four acute rehabilitation facilities in the valley.
Like her “Love Target” protagonist, Nevada author Heidi Loeb Hegerich was an underage Las Vegas showgirl in the ’50s and swinging ’60s.
Literary happenings coming up include Lee Mallory’s Gateway to Love, the the third annual Love for Literacy Festival and the launch of “Atomic Dreams at the Red Tiki Lounge.”
For any adult who’s too young to remember Loving v. Virginia (or any child who wasn’t born then), “The Case for Loving” is a very informative, eye-opening book.
THINGS TO DO
Readers, my hat is off to you guys. Congratulations on a job well done. It seems that a lot of you are passionate about golf. Also evident is that many of you are equally passionate about the Coyote Springs Golf Course. Responses to a recent column about how Coyote Springs might increase its profile and attract more golfers ran the gamut. And, if you recall, the best would win a round of golf with yours truly (a truly unique experience, to be sure).
RUGBY TOURNAMENT WEEK EVENT TO INTRODUCE YOUTHS TO SPORT
Love will be in the air along with a flashy party scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 14 at City of the World, 1229 S. Casino Center Blvd.
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.
READER OBJECTS TO TREATMENT OF DOG
The second annual Valentine’s Day Date-A-Thon is set from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 14. Organizers hope the event will break the world record for the largest speed-dating event.
For a school that stresses academics, The Meadows School has an art program that is making an impact of its own. Six of its students were art award recipients in the recent Scholastic Art & Writing Awards., with their work set to be displayed this month at the Springs Preserve.
Toys 4 Smiles was founded to extend the kindness of strangers to children in need by crafting simple wooden toy vehicles for schoolchildren in low-income areas. In December, it completed its 200,000th toy, but the group is in need as well. It’s hoping to find a benefactor who can ease the strain of its operating on the financial edge by donating workshop space.