“From Reckless to Recovery” author Ross Fried’s life fell apart when his parents divorced. His mother left, his father uprooted him, and eventually Fried ended up couch surfing with friends, homeless in high school.
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It’s been said that Muhammad Ali’s biggest opponent was Parkinson’s disease, which many attribute to boxing, but it turns out what made and ultimately led to the death of the former heavyweight champion could help others in their fight against his deadly opponent.
After Christine Smith underwent brain decompression surgery in 2007, life became a little more precious, and clinging to it seemed nearly impossible for a while. Smith is living with Chiari malformation, a rare neurological condition in which her herniated cerebellum is bulging below her skull and creating pressure around her spinal cord.
Many valley residents are aware of Project Neon, the massive restructuring of the highways and streets near the intersection of Interstate 15 and U.S. Highway 95, but it seems many know only that it will rearrange the Spaghetti Bowl again, and they suspect it will make the commute through the area a nightmare for years to come. The people working on the project want to let residents know that it won’t be as bad as many fear.
Thirteen young women became part of a 100-year-old tradition through the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada on May 26. The group hosted its High Award Banquet and the 100-year anniversary of the Girl Scouts’ Gold Award at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. This year’s award winners were presented with the Girl Scouts’ highest honor, which can be thought of as the equivalent of a Boy Scout becoming an Eagle Scout.
With medical marijuana dispensaries opening throughout Clark County, Essence Vegas is hosting Wellness Wednesdays to educate patient card holders about a number of topics. In its biweekly workshop on June 15, chefs talked about edible products, explaining how to cook cannabis, properly measure baked goods so they have an even dose and what goes into infusing butter with cannabis.
Niño Jeff Lim wanted to bring competition to the Filipino goods market in Las Vegas, so he opened his own store, Island Pacific Supermarket, at 8650 W. Tropicana Ave.
In Downtown Summerlin, a wall is capturing the eyes of passersby. Near one of the entrances of Dillard’s, 23 paintings — ranging from a stunning portrait of a woman to an abstract of colorful swirls — decorate the wall. The artwork, done by clients of Opportunity Village, is part of a partnership between the nonprofit and Downtown Summerlin, 1980 Festival Plaza Drive.
While one may survive military service, those hoping to find peace and comfort inside their newly civilian uniform may find it’s not an easy transition. To easily connect veterans with resources and services, the Veterans Transition Resource Center opened this month.
“Shark Tank” regulars Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran and Daymond John were nowhere in sight May 19 when the popular television show visited Red Rock Resort, but it seemed everybody else was. At least 200 people showed up to apply to be on ABC’s show that matches would-be entrepreneurs with millionaires and billionaires looking for solid investment ideas.
For the past two years, Mark Jacoby has prepared groups of students for their “Warren.” Warren spends his days missing meals, getting picked last in kickball, and not getting the care and nurture that kids deserve. With a sheet of paper, Jacoby demonstrates the toll it takes on Warren’s self-worth, ripping away pieces until only a strip remains. Warren is imaginary, but the situation is not.
Everyone kept telling local artist Ryan Brunty that Yerman — the name of the monster he created for one of his paintings — had sad eyes. They weren’t wrong: The drawing was the latest manifestation of Brunty’s own depression.
As court enters into session, Judge Heidi Almase takes her seat and begins to hear her cases for the morning. But this isn’t a regular court proceeding. As part of mental health court, the 12 defendants before her are dealing with a mental illness that contributed to their introduction to the criminal justice system.
Ever buy something and decide to return it? Maybe there was a small tear or the color wasn’t right. Most people don’t think twice about what happens to those items, but often many of them don’t end up back on the store’s shelves — instead they end up at Liquidity Services Warehouse, 3010 E. Alexander Road.
Part of the appeal of fast-casual pizzeria Pieology is that you can select your own unlimited toppings for a set price. However, through July, the eatery has a couple of recommended house pies for patrons to try: Chicken Chili Verde and Spicy Southwestern.
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