Literary happenings this week include a library card campaign with incentives from the Discovery Children’s Museum.
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On a typical day off, many people seem satisfied with paying bills, weeding the garden or watching their favorite shows. At least once a month, Mark Shunock uses his day off to raise $10,000 for a charity.
When Sharon Seltzer, co-founder of Heaven Can Wait Animal Society, adopted her shepherd mix Sophie, she was a puppy and a happy bundle of energy. Fast-forward about 10 years, and Sophie began showing her age, ending up partially paralyzed. Seltzer went on the Internet but found it frustrating trying to locate information that would make life more comfortable for her furry companion. As a result, she created the website Lessons From A Paralyzed Dog.
Pfc Zane P. Iona-Schopp , 19, graduated from Marine Corps recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego and the School of Infantry (Infantry Training Battalion) at Marine Corps Base Camp at Camp Pendleton, Calif. He is the son of Jami Schopp of Las Vegas and a graduate of Centennial High School.
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After Christine O’Neill was jailed multiple times for drug possession, a judge recommended her to the city of Henderson’s Assistance in Breaking the Cycle Court program.
Zappos’ offices, 400 E. Stewart Ave., seem to have everything, including ping-pong tables, ice cream, air hockey and ball pits. For the last few months, the online retail giant has had something new: children who can enjoy the amenities.
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Brooke Neubauer is out to prove that just one person can make a difference. She has organized The Just One Project, which impacted 52 children and 24 parents recently.
Before the economic recession forced it to go dormant in 2013, HomeAid Southern Nevada operated in the Las Vegas area for eight years, building nearly 100,000 square feet of living space for charities such as St. Jude’s Ranch for Children and Lutheran Social Services of Nevada. Now it’s back on its feet and enjoying a special alliance with the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association. Its current project is the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth’s William Fry Drop-in Center near UNLV.
Spirit of Art, a new artist’s collective, is hoping its first show will be a dream come true. An opening reception for the “Dreams” exhibit is scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 5 at Clay Arts Vegas, 1511 S. Main St.
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When Sauce opened its doors in August, it continued the Italian tradition started by the location’s previous occupant, The Old Spaghetti Factory. The Mall Ring Circle location is now revamped and modernized as an Italian/American bistro and bar.
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Southern Nevada residents and organizations are seeking toy and food donations for valley residents in need. A sampling of events is included below. Additional events can be posted on View’s Facebook page at facebook.com/viewnewspapers.
Standing on the corner of Heather and College drives, Henderson police officer Russell Adams instructs a group of Foothill High School special needs students on crosswalk safety before sending them to cross with his partner, officer Lindsay Vukanovich.
On a recent Monday at Chaparral High School, 3850 Annie Oakley Drive, a packed classroom sat listening to John Abulencia discuss finances, life goals and fulfillment. Abulencia is the assistant casino manager at the Cromwell.
I found myself in the midst of a conundrum recently. . For those of you who love golf and business decisions, please put on your thinking caps, turn off any distractions and pay attention. Your help is needed; I ask you to participate.
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“Part memoir, part travelogue, half serious, mostly true” reads the description on the cover of Stefany Holmes’ “Gone With the Whim: Leaving the Bible Belt for Sin City.”
In the new book “Firebird” by Misty Copeland, illustrated by Christopher Myers, a young girl learns to replace the word “can’t” with one that strengthens as she learn the story of a child who wanted to dance among the stars.