When the Civil War breaks out, 17-year-old Roy Fox is asked to use his knowledge of the area’s terrain to carry messages to Confederate leaders. His elusiveness in evading Union capture earns him the title The Gray Fox.
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Some east valley and southwest-area homes were swept up by the spirit of the season and adorned their homes with holiday lights.
Every home, it seems, contains a Gimme Monster at some point or other during the holidays. When that happens, you need “The Lollipop Monster’s Christmas.”
Careful as you may be in choosing Christmas gifts for your children, it’s a rare gift that won’t eventually be broken, outgrown or worn out. But good memories can last a lifetime, and those few days after Christmas morning, but before school resumes, offer an unparalleled opportunity to build those memories along the trails of Southern Nevada
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Literary happenings coming up include Mob Month at the Clark County Library.
Las Vegas resident Paul S. Bodner faced his 2012 Stage 4 lung cancer diagnosis with humor and a determination to squeeze something sweet out of the biggest lemon of his life. He shares his experiences before and after the news in “My Lemonade Life: A Memoir of Living With Love, Laughter and Now … Cancer.”
Summerlin resident Hilarie Grey has found a way to mix her love of dogs, her previous work with cancer patients and her innate ability for cartooning. She crafts dog figurines known as Hounds of Hope.
Patti Shock , a founding member and academic consultant for The International School of Hospitality, has won three lifetime achievement awards this year. Shock received the first national Icon Award in July from the National Association of Catering and Events, and in October, she was inducted into the Convention Industry Council’s Hall of Leaders, the highest honor in the industry. Her latest achievement, the Legacy Award from the NACE Las Vegas chapter, was presented to her in November.
While the American Red Cross of Southern Nevada assisted Winnie Roybal’s family with shelter and necessities, Operation Fire H.E.A.T. worked to rescue their holiday spirit.
Locals looking for New Year’s Eve festivities need not venture onto the Strip. View staff members compiled a list of plenty of activities throughout the Las Vegas Valley for revelers hoping to avoid the crowds of tourists.
Instead of sidewalks, they trekked along a dirt trail. Instead of climbing stairs, they scrambled over boulders. On Dec. 6, the nonprofit Las Vegas Inspiring Connections Outdoors took a group of students who previously knew only city life on a hike in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation.
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The Children’s Specialty Center provides treatment to children with blood disorders and cancer regardless of their ability to pay for services. A recent grant from the nonprofit St. Baldrick’s Foundation awarded $245,000 to the center to expand its Long-Term Follow-Up Clinic, which provides follow-up care for childhood cancer survivors up to age 40.
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Although the interior of chef Brian Massie’s Hearthstone Kitchen & Cellar offers a rustic appeal, the items found on the menu are a bit more sophisticated.
Find special menus for Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
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More than jewelry and fashions shined Nov. 20 at Tivoli Village boutique Vasari, as the store hosted a reception for artists from Opportunity Village. Paintings, gift cards, tree ornaments, bookmarks and wearable art in the form of silk scarves, all created by clients of Opportunity Village, are for sale.
The Las Vegas Rescue Mission’s recovery program is designed to help break the cycle of addiction and help homeless people find homes, jobs and more complete lives.
Sam Sedgwick is a porter at Boulder Station and was one of the first people to go through the collaborative Pathway to Work Program, which helps train Opportunity Village clients for jobs in the community