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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Literary happenings coming up include a Jan. 15 presentation by paralympics medalist, “Dancing With the Stars” competitor, Las Vegas native Amy Purdy.
Beginning with his earliest memory and moving forward to young adulthood, Jason Schmidt shares a powerful, emotional coming-of-age tale of an unstable childhood, of the beginning of AIDS and of people living on the edge of society with little to nothing, all told in a voice dripping with sarcasm, irony and anger.
When former emergency medical technician Shelly Cochran responded to a call a few years back, she found a young woman suffering from an overdose. The woman’s choice of drug? Nutmeg.
PARTY TO CELEBRATE EXPANDED DROP-IN CENTER FOR HOMELESS TEENS
It’s not just children who find intriguing items at The Toy Box at Downtown Summerlin. Sure, the shop has your prerequisite puzzles, dress-up items and play ovens, but older patrons who take a second look will find items they’d long forgotten about, such as Lionel trains, play instruments and My Little Pony.
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In a world of big-box stores and mega-franchises, the Fashion Show’s Berger & Son Fine Jewelers stands out as a store that offers individualized attention and unique pieces. As much as 80 percent of the items in its showcases are designed by the owner, Summerlin resident Stuart Berger.
Diabetes is an irreversible condition thought to be a leading cause of heart disease, stroke, blindness and kidney and nerve disease. To help Las Vegans reduce their risk for developing type 2 diabetes and gain tools for healthy living, the YMCA of Southern Nevada offers a yearlong Diabetes Prevention Program.
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RESIDENT EXPRESSES CONCERNS ABOUT BOARD PROCESSES
Jacques Cafe combines a casual setting with flavors that reflect the influences of owner/chef Jacques Pauvert, accumulated as he traveled the world.
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Scott Tyra is a nonsmoker who grew up in a household with two heavy smokers. He said he “felt sick since I can remember,” and at age 17, he had half of one of his lungs removed. Now 59, he said the other half is so scarred it is useless, and his remaining lung is failing. He’s been on the double organ transplant list at UCLA since 2007.
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One way to beat the January blues is by taking a day trip to nearby Death Valley National Park, Calif. Depending on where you live in the Las Vegas Valley, you can be at the hub of the park, Furnace Creek, in 2 to 2 1/2 hours.
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Rags worked hard at keeping rats and mice away from the soldiers. He acted as an early-warning system for incoming shells; when he fell “belly-to-dirt,” so did the soldiers. He sniffed out wires and carried messages across enemy lines, which was very dangerous. Soon, everyone knew about Rags. He was “a giant of a dog.”
Literary happenings coming up include a visit from “Bad Kitty” author Nick Bruel and a presentation by Amy Purdy, bronze medalist in snowboarding at the 2014 Sochi Paralympics and “Dancing With the Stars” finalist.
“The Threat From Within” follows a team of telekinetic teens out to stop a European research institute that plans to secretly destroy the minds of America’s youth through seemingly safe cell phones.