North Las Vegas resident Megan Mejia is the star of a recently released comic book. In the book, she doesn’t fight crime, wear a robot suit, fly, turn into an angry, muscled monster or even solve crimes with a spunky, talking dog. She simply shares her story of living with epilepsy and encourages others to tell their stories — and that makes her a special kind of superhero.
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Answers to Sudoku and crossword puzzles from April 23, 2015, View editions.
Benzena Brown’s “So I Will So I Can: Goal Achiever Journal for Teenagers and Young Adults Success” is designed to be an accessible place where young people can discover and record their goals.
Born into a well-to-do Connecticut family, Juliette Magill wanted more from life than most girls got in the early 1800s. Young women then were expected to stay home rather than attend school, but Juliette wanted an education. Her parents agreed and sent her to the Troy Female Seminary, which was one of America’s first schools for girls.
Las Vegas literary happenings this week include presentations by authors Jack Sheehan, Richard Siken and Nikkos Zorbas.
That cute little bunny you bought on impulse for Easter? You might be having second thoughts. A rabbit is a 10-year commitment. It is not a good pet for kids.
The HowRU program was designed to minimize seniors’ risk of living alone by maintaining daily contact with them.
IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
View Neighborhood Newspapers editorial cartoon, April 23, 2015, by F. Andrew Taylor.
View Neighborhood Newspapers editorial cartoon, April 30, 2015, by F. Andrew Taylor.
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 email@example.com 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.
Vegas PBS announced Keith Kaderlik as an instructional Web designer and Learning Management System coordinator for the station’s Global Online Advanced Learning program. The program is a service of Vegas PBS’ Workforce Training and Economic Development Department, offering affordable online education designed for entry, certification and advancement in the modern workplace.
Some children at Summerlin Hospital Medical Center call them by their first names. Others, the younger ones, will refer to them by other names, such as “Bubbles.”
Sure, you could go to the park and play soccer, kickball or one of those ordinary sports, but from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 2 at Sunset Park, 2601 E. Sunset Road, you can enter the Wacky World of Sports to watch and/or participate in six unusual sports, including Human Derby Races, Knockerball or Mud Volleyball.
The Animal Foundation’s Best in Show is “the Westminster (Kennel Club) Dog Show meets the movie ‘Best in Show’ with a little Las Vegas flair,” said Animal Foundation representative Meghan Scheibe.
Education briefs from across the Las Vegas Valley
Lazy Dog offers craveable comfort food in a trendy, suburban setting — Downtown Summerlin, where it sits at the northernmost end of the outdoor retail center.
Dining events and news from across the valley.
Jamillah Ali-Rahman , executive director of Friends of Parkinson’s, 2400 N. Tenaya Way, recently went on a trip to Washington, D.C., to attend a Parkinson’s panel in the White House Eisenhower Executive Office. The panel highlighted the importance of continuing Parkinson’s research and providing support programs for people with Parkinson’s.
Cheryl Hume gathers roses the way some kids collect Pokemon. She grows at least 1,000 plants on her half acre near Smoke Ranch Road and Decatur Boulevard. “I never met a rose I didn’t like,” she said.
The unusually mild winter has led to an early bloom in the valley, with flowers on display everywhere from traffic mediums and vacant lots to remote spots near Frenchman Mountain.
Answers to Sudoku and crossword puzzles from April 16, 2015, View editions.