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Paragon Pools’ designs featured in new book

Designs by Las Vegas pool builder Paragon Pools are featured in “Outdoor Kitchens and Fireplaces,” a new 111-page book written by Tina Skinner and published by Schiffer Publishing.

“This book takes you into more than 100 backyards where you can explore the clever ways in which indoor living has been brought outdoors,” Skinner wrote in her introduction.

Paragon Pools has 13 photographs presented in the book edition, including one that shares the cover.

On page 92, is one of the company’s most innovative designs, the WetFlame, a combination fire and water feature developed by Joe Vassallo, president of Paragon Pools.

“Fire features with pools and spas have become a priority on the homeowner’s wish list. Our design team conceives unique and modern ways to present the common campfire,” Vassallo said.

Mary Vail, a Las Vegas publicist, is the exclusive photographer for the pool-building company.

Japanese expert to teach at workshop

The Ikenobo Ikebana Society, Nevada Chapter, will host a two-day workshop Saturday and Sunday at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway, Henderson.

Mitsumasa Toyoda, a senior professor from Japan, will share his expertise.

Ikebana is the ancient art of Japanese flower arrangement.

Cost of the workshop is $70 per day, which includes all floral materials and lunch.

For more information, call Muriel Scrivner at 496-3763.

Cooperative extension changes address

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s mailing address has been changed to 8050 Paradise Road, Suite 100, Las Vegas, NV 89123-1904. The building location remains the same.

The Clark County Planning Commission officially changed the portion of street known as Paradise/Maryland Interconnect to Paradise Road on May 20. Due to this decision, the official address for cooperative extension’s building has been changed from 8050 S. Maryland Parkway to 8050 Paradise Road.

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is an outreach arm of the university that extends unbiased, research-based knowledge.

For more information, visit the Web site at www.unce.unr.edu or call 222-3130.

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