Summerlin-area residents share their stories of gratitude, from avoiding being arrested in Africa to surviving flatlining twice during a heart attack.
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In the new book “I Am Jazz” by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings, with pictures by Shelagh McNicholas, you’ll read about a girl who’s just like other girls … only different. That’s because Jazz has “a girl brain but a boy body.”
Literary happenings this week include a Las Vegas Writers Group meeting featuring Black Mountain Institute Ph.D. Fellow in Literature Olivia Clare and a Dr. Miriam & Sheldon G. Adelson Educational Campus gala presenting Ayaan Hirsi Ali with a Pursuit of Excellence Award.
“Zodaccia: Realms of Chaos,” a fantasy book by Las Vegas author Justin Hill, introduces readers to a war between good and evil in a realm invisible to the human eye in a reality parallel but separate from Earth. Hill plans to sign copies of the book at 1 p.m. Nov. 29 at the 567 N. Stephanie St. Barnes & Noble. An excerpt of the book can be found at zincreality.com.
Eager shoppers may be wondering when more retail is coming to the area near Tivoli Village and Boca Park. Since it was announced in early 2011, nearby Las Vegas Renaissance has yet to break ground.
Linda Lister , director of UNLV Opera, is the 2014 winner of the American Prize in Directing, for “Sancta Susanna” and “Suor Angelica.” Lister was selected from applications reviewed this summer from across the United States. The American Prize is a series of nonprofit competitions designed to recognize and reward the best performing artists, ensembles and composers in the United States based on submitted recordings.
More than 3,400 cases of child abuse or neglect were substantiated in Nevada in 2013, according to Amanda Haboush-Deloye, director of programs at Prevent Child Abuse Nevada.
TOY DRIVE TO BENEFIT CHILDREN IN FOSTER CARE SYSTEM
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, various Summerlin-area churches are gearing up to help the less fortunate throughout the city. Among them is Word of Life Christian Center, which has been putting together holiday dinner baskets for the past 30 years for its Thanksgiving Caring program.
People with gastroesophageal reflux disease know the symptoms all too well — heartburn, regurgitation, chest pain and trouble sleeping or swallowing. Those who turn to Dr. Pankaj K. Bhatnagar for help in managing their symptoms now have a new option: Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication.
St. Rose Dominican Hospitals rolled out a patient ambassador program in April at its three campuses. Its Siena and San Martin campuses, at 3001 St. Rose Parkway and 8280 W. Warm Springs Road, are actively seeking volunteers.
The smell of pancakes and sausages wafted on the air as dozens of Sun City residents arrived at the Pinnacle Community Center parking lot Oct. 13. Hosted by the Sun City Security Patrol, the free breakfast was one of the events planned to celebrate the community’s 25th anniversary.
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Biscuits Cafe arrived in Las Vegas in the spring after starting in the Pacific Northwest. Breakfast and lunch are served in an oversized, contemporary space.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Jessica Gaylor always exercised and read food labels to stay away from unpronounceable chemical additives. So it was disconcerting when she discovered a lump in her right breast in 2011.
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Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge, just south of the ranching community of Alamo, encompasses 5,382 acres of lakes, marshes, meadows, riparian areas and open desert. The three largest bodies of water in the refuge are Upper Lake, Middle Pond and Lower Lake, fed by thermal springs.
USTA-NEVADA OFFERS FREE TENNIS LESSONS FOR ALL AGES
The musical “White Christmas” was a hit movie in 1954. When the cast of Signature Productions takes to the Summerlin Library stage to perform the show — spoiler alert — the forecast calls for snow.