Q: I bought a gardenia from Costco a month or so ago. It looks robust, with green, shiny leaves. I placed the pot in front of my house so it gets sunlight in the morning and shaded in the afternoon. I water it every day. When the buds get big but before they bloom, they wilt and fall off.
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Juniors and seniors from four area high schools attended a Student Leadership Symposium April 22 at Nevada State College, 1125 Nevada State Drive. It’s a fair bet that none of them expected to hear what motivational speaker Roy Juarez Jr. had to say.
The National Weather Service declared April 2016 to be Las Vegas’ third-wettest April on record and the wettest April the city has seen since 1965. That may be great for gardens and drought watchers, but for Takuya Ohki, general manager at Wet’n’Wild Las Vegas, 7055 S. Fort Apache Road, soggy skies have been a challenge. On May 7, Ohki took a few minutes away from storm watch to talk about what it takes to run a water park.
On average, Las Vegas welcomes 2,200 refugees per year. To help ease the burden of resettlement, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, with the help of Catholic Charities, will host a refugee drive on May 21.
In 1993, Henderson resident Linda Flatt looked for a support group to help her deal with her son’s suicide — she didn’t find one. “I went to a general grief group and I felt completely out of place,” she said. “I was in there with people that had lost their (spouses) after 60 years of marriage, and my kid had ended his life on purpose.”
Crimebusters! took place at the Veterans Tribute Career Techincal Academy, 2531 Vegas Drive, on May 2 and showed kids and their parents how to not only extract DNA from a strawberry but how facial reconstruction is used to help identify victims from skeletal remains, how to dust for fingerprints, how to use a microscope and several other ways science helps investigators solve crimes.
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Behind the Red Shield tours at The Salvation Army’s Social Services Campus let those who work to aid the homeless show the behind-the-scenes efforts of the operation. The next tour is set for May 19.
This year, Maverick Hiu has performed in roles originated by ‘80s heartthrobs Kevin Bacon and Christian Slater. Beginning May 19, he’ll be appearing in a role originated by himself in the new musical “Bright Side” at Art Square theater, 1025 First St.
An off-the-cuff remark made by Inventables CEO Zach Kaplan cost his company more than $10,000, and he couldn’t be happier about it.
The Jean Nidetch Women’s Center at UNLV is making efforts toward helping sexual assault victims, hoping to offer sexual assault kits in the near future. Last fall, as a way to work with populations that might be overlooked, it obtained a grant to have a care advocate specifically for LGBT students.
Haven Craft co-founders Ian Shields and Melissa Eggstaff seek to offer community a space for lesser-known practices. “We’re an interfaith community center for people of alternative religion and spirituality,” Eggstaff said.