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Red suits to flood city during Las Vegas Great Santa Run

In a city full of unusual sights, few outshine that of several thousand Santas ambling down the street en masse. The Las Vegas Great Santa Run is set to return to downtown Dec. 7, and organizers hope for a record number of attendees to the event, which benefits Opportunity Village.

Have more than milk with that cookie at Gimme Some Sugar

After four years of catering to Southern Nevada’s sweet tooth, Gimme Some Sugar is expanding its business model to open a wine and dessert bar in Henderson. Whether it’s with peanut butter and jelly macarons or chocolate brownies, owners Kristen LoVullo and Ashley Mastowski have been working to find the right beverages that pair with their pastries.

Pulse of creativity: Heart art exhibit raises funds for St. Jude

Heart art is making its way across the Las Vegas Valley, and its latest stop is the JW Marriott and Rampart Casino, 221 N. Rampart Blvd. The Traveling Hearts of Las Vegas exhibit brings culture to the suburbs, but it has a more altruistic motive: The heart sculptures are auctioned off with the proceeds going to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Kids get taste of dance life performing ‘The Nutcracker’

The holidays bring traditions such gathering around the table for favorite foods, the scent of the Christmas tree and performances of “The Nutcracker.” The Las Vegas Ballet Company plans to present the traditional ballet at 7 p.m. Dec. 20, with 2 p.m. matinees scheduled Dec. 21-23 at Summerlin Library and Performing Arts Center, 1771 Inner Circle Drive.

Naming Las Vegas: Rachel’s Kitchen not named for owner

Popular with locals, Rachel’s Kitchen just celebrated its first year of operation at 9691 Trailwood Drive in Summerlin, one of its five Las Vegas Valley locations. So, who is the Rachel behind the name?

Dining Pick of the Week: ZiKiZ

This casual Mediterranean-American restaurant knows how to customize your order.

Wood mulch can cause collar rot

Question: I planted about 12 gardenias a couple of months ago, and they appear to be dying. I checked the soil, and it’s evenly damp. They have two, 2 gallon-per-hour emitters, and they were all being watered three times a week for 20 minutes.

Favorite Sons & Daughters, Dec. 3-9

Sebastian Mijaica, 17, was named November student of the month by the Las Vegas Summerlin Lions Club for outstanding citizenship qualities.

Reader-submitted photos and adoptable pets, Dec. 3-9

View Neighborhood News readers send photos of their pets and everday lives, and View features photos of pets ready for adoption each week. To submit a photo, email View copy editor Anne King at aking@viewnews.com or mail to Viewpoints, 1111 W. Bonanza Road, Las Vegas, NV 89125. Photos cannot be returned, and due to the high volume, they are often scheduled a month or two in advance.

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