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Zap! 4 planned in Paradise-area neighborhood

Seven artists have been selected to participate in the Clark County Parks and Recreation Department’s Zap! 4, a community art project in which utility boxes are designed to reflect and enhance a local neighborhood.

Workshop organizer finds home for theater productions at Grace in the Desert Episcopal church

Don Leonard is nothing if not resilient when it comes to bumps in the road. The art specialist at Pittman Elementary School had planned to use his first summer off from teaching to hold weeklong musical theater workshops for children 5 to 12. But he ran into obstacles that forced him to cancel the first of three sessions.

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Summerlin sees crime drop despite sluggish economy

One of the more noteworthy occurrences during the present economic upheaval is reflected by a continuing reduction in crime for the first quarter of this year in Summerlin, northwest Las Vegas and, for that matter, the entire city. The total crime index is down 32 percent from five years ago, and that was just prior to the start of the economic slide.

Former cop pens book detailing time as one of department’s first female patrol officers

Summerlin resident Debra Gauthier was the first female patrol officer hired under the same standards as men on the Metropolitan Police Department and spent 21 years on the force. Now, she’s written a book about her experience, “Bright Lights, Dark Places: Pioneering as a Female Police Officer in Las Vegas,” due out July 12.

Neighborhood News

Learn about events and opportunities in your neighborhood from SkyJam at the Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park to government meetings and classes at local community centers.

Giving flight to fantasy: Las Vegas is home to Flying by Foy

Eight years before the 1978 film “Superman” was making people “believe a man can fly,” Flying by Foy was making people believe a man could fly in the Broadway musical “It’s a Bird … It’s a Plane … It’s Superman.” For more than 70 years the company has been making people believe that men, women and lost boys can fly. These flight operations have been based in Las Vegas since the 1960s. Although the company’s founder, Peter Foy, died in 2005, his wife, Barbara, and his children Theresa and Garry are still here, and a staff of 23 still creates and manages theatrical flying equipment used around the world.

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