On Feb. 3, Katherine “Dolly” Hetrick retired after working for 22 years at Hancock Fabrics. She took a few days to do some sewing, spend some time with friends and take care of a few household chores. On Feb. 6, she jumped out of an airplane.
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Readers, my hat is off to you guys. Congratulations on a job well done. It seems that a lot of you are passionate about golf. Also evident is that many of you are equally passionate about the Coyote Springs Golf Course. Responses to a recent column about how Coyote Springs might increase its profile and attract more golfers ran the gamut. And, if you recall, the best would win a round of golf with yours truly (a truly unique experience, to be sure).
RUGBY TOURNAMENT WEEK EVENT TO INTRODUCE YOUTHS TO SPORT
Love will be in the air along with a flashy party scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 14 at City of the World, 1229 S. Casino Center Blvd.
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The second annual Valentine’s Day Date-A-Thon is set from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 14. Organizers hope the event will break the world record for the largest speed-dating event.
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SCHOLARSHIPS OFFERED FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SURVIVORS
For a school that stresses academics, The Meadows School has an art program that is making an impact of its own. Six of its students were art award recipients in the recent Scholastic Art & Writing Awards., with their work set to be displayed this month at the Springs Preserve.
Toys 4 Smiles was founded to extend the kindness of strangers to children in need by crafting simple wooden toy vehicles for schoolchildren in low-income areas. In December, it completed its 200,000th toy, but the group is in need as well. It’s hoping to find a benefactor who can ease the strain of its operating on the financial edge by donating workshop space.
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Inside stone pillars on Paradise Road just past Corporate Drive sits Indian restaurant Urban Turban. The restaurant, an offshoot of the original in Auckland, New Zealand, is done in a modern-meets-classical theme, with an open kitchen and marble-topped bar providing the backdrop.
Dining events and news from across the valley.
Sam Pocker knows dating can be intimidating. In an attempt to help local singles find love, the Summerlin resident hosts social gatherings for people seeking relationships through his business Sin City Speed Dating.
It’s one thing to pick up a piece of garbage and toss it into the nearest trash can. It’s another thing to look at the trash, ponder its innate and strange beauty and decide to incorporate it into a piece of art.
Results for View’s Jan. 15 and 22, 2015, caption contest:
Answers to Sudoku and crossword puzzles from Feb. 5, 2015, View editions.
The Clean Energy Project has named Jennifer Taylor its new executive director. She took over for longtime founding executive director Lydia Ball on Feb. 1. Ball will continue with the organization in an executive consulting role. Taylor spent nearly 20 years as an environmental and construction defect attorney.
”In Lieu of Therapy” is a collection of journal entries, religious reflections, short stories and poetry written over a lifetime by Las Vegas writer Rena C. Winters. Winters is also the author of “Smurfs: The Inside Story of the Little Blue Characters.”
Literary happenings coming up include poetry performances at First Friday, Painted Stories at the Bootlegger and a free creative writing series.
Glenn Murphy doesn’t just teach in “Evolution: The Whole Life-on-Earth Story,” “Bodies: The Whole Blood-Pumping Story” and “Disgusting Science” — he entertains, too, with a back-and-forth format that seems like a conversation between author and reader.