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Reed Whipple Cultural Arts Center’s namesake was a champion for downtown

Reed Whipple, the namesake for the Reed Whipple Cultural Arts Center, 821 Las Vegas Blvd. North, is credited with conceiving the idea for municipal parking garages downtown to handle the city’s congested streets. He also was instrumental in negotiating the deal for the Foley Federal Building to be located at 300 Las Vegas Blvd. South, near Bridger Street.

City of Las Vegas quietly reopens Huntridge Circle Park

The swift silent reopening of Huntridge Circle Park last month came as a surprise to many in the neighborhood. Las Vegas city officials didn’t announce the Memorial Day weekend opening. Crews just began hanging up signs with hours and days open. As of press time, even the city’s website still listed the troubled park as closed.

Foundation for Positively Kids, Child Haven ready healthcare clinic for June 14 opening

With the June 14 opening of the Positively Kids Family Healthcare Clinic at the Child Haven campus, 701 N. Pecos Road, life for both foster parents and children could change. The clinic will provide medical and dental care for children up to 18 years old, who are in the system and elsewhere.

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Sweet Tomatoes plans to support Easter Seals Southern Nevada by offering a free bag of cookies and a coupon toward each diner’s next visit as a thank you for making a donation of $2 or more during June.