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It was a typical Monday night at Silver Sevens, 4100 Paradise Road. A small line was snaking its way to the buffet, people were trying their luck on the slots and table games, and over in the corner bar, a part-time UNLV instructor was reading a poem in a combination of Middle and Old English.
Education briefs from across the Las Vegas Valley
“Are you familiar with Indian food?” asked our server at Urban Turban. Sure, it’s one of our favorite cuisines. But then again, it didn’t really matter, since Urban Turban isn’t your average Indian restaurant.
Golden Gate is under new management, and although the name remains the same and the location hasn’t changed much, inside there is fresh paint and renewed passion for the menu.
Dining events and news from across the valley.
Las Vegas literary happenings this week include a presentation by Easy Rawlins mystery series author Walter Mosley.
What happens when a celebration occurs and a child is absent the “right” parent to laud? Miriam B. Schiffer gives her main characters a nice fix for what could be an upsetting day in “Stella Brings the Family.”
Las Vegas native Cynthia Vespia spins a tale about an ex-Navy Seal searching for clues to mysterious deaths as a head of casino security in the thriller “Lucky Sevens.”
Answers to Sudoku and crossword puzzles from May 14, 2015, View editions.
Aaron Chisolm , a junior at Palo Verde High School, has received an invitation from Down Under Sports to participate in a conference on Australia’s Gold Coast. He is the only football player from Nevada chosen to go. Sponsors support the cost of the trip, and those sponsoring Chisolm will be entered to win tickets for two to Australia. Entry deadline is June 1. All donations go directly to Down Under Sports at 435-753-4732 or downundersports.com/make-payment. He is the son of Linda and David Chisolm of Las Vegas.
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They pack heat, and they know how to use it. Nationwide, more women are said to be purchasing firearms. According to a study released this year by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, 74 percent of U.S. gun retailers saw an increase in female patrons from 2011 to 2012, with women making up 20 percent of total gun sales.
All the third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students at Rainbow Dreams Academy, 950 W. Lake Mead Blvd., are learning to play violin, but only a handful have instruments to bring home for practice. This left instructor Patrick Clark with a challenge as he created the new program at the charter school.
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The Drama Kids program holds no auditions and denies no child. It focuses on speech and drama through literacy enrichment and aspires to give children better public speaking skills and confidence in social settings.
The story of a fictional family’s rise over three generations is shared in Las Vegas author Wes Davis’ novel “The Stanhope Legacy.”
Las Vegas literary happenings this week include the United Way Flip Through Summer Reading Kickoff.
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The annual Helldorado Days Celebration & Rodeo is scheduled from May 14 to 17, but one person who won’t be there is 79-year-old Rollie Gibbs, who has attended the event since before he could walk.
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Hackberry Canyon in the southwestern section of the 1.9 million-acre Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument remains so enchantingly unspoiled it’s easy to forget you’re in the 21st century. And that’s the point of going there. While the hike is quite remote, the reward is a stunning narrow canyon, carved by a perennial stream, flanked by lush vegetation. If you go right now, there are also wildflowers.
When a sensitive tooth erupts into full-blown pain in the middle of the night, where can you go for relief? The time to ask that question is before you experience a dental emergency.