Paradise/Downtown Neighborhood News, July 30-Aug. 5


The Senior Energy Assistance Expo is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 3 at Cashman Center, 850 Las Vegas Blvd. North.

Nonprofit and government agencies are set to help seniors pay past-due bills, discuss weatherization options for their home and provide energy education and conservation and rebate information.

For more information, visit


Southern Nevada Strong is inviting the community to attend open houses to gather resident input. The organization is a regional planning initiative looking to improve transportation, housing and job opportunities in Southern Nevada.

Scheduled open houses are:

–– 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave.

–– 5:30 to 7:30 Aug. 7 at the Desert Breeze Community Center, 8275 Spring Mountain Road

–– 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway

–– 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Elaine K. Smith Center, 700 Wyoming St.

–– 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 4 at the Mary & Sam Boyd Boys & Girls Club, 1608 Moser Drive

–– A Spanish-speaking event from 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Downtown Boys & Girls Club, 2801 E. Stewart Ave.

For more information, visit southern

receives $250,000 DONATION

The Sands Foundation has donated $250,000 to Communities In Schools of Nevada through a two-year commitment to assist the organization’s efforts to keep students in school across Nevada.

The CIS mission is to surround students with a community of support so they can succeed in school and achieve in life. The local affiliate supports nearly 25,000 students in more than 40 schools throughout Southern and Northeastern Nevada, connecting them with critical services such as medical and dental care, mental health counseling services, food, clothing, tutoring, career exploration, academic development and other programs.

For more information on CISN, visit


Home Instead Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care network, plans to sponsor a cruise worth $4,200 for one lucky caregiving hero and guest. The Caregiver Cruise is scheduled for Feb. 3-7 on the Royal Caribbean Enchantment of the Seas. The cruise will set sail from Cape Canaveral, Fla., with stops in CocoCay and Nassau, Bahamas.

In addition to the cruise, the winning recipient will receive 40 hours of free care from a Home Instead Senior Care professional CAREGiverSM for his senior loved one while away.

Submit your nomination and vote by Aug. 24 at


The fifth annual Team United bunco tournament, a fundraiser for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Aug. 16 in the Valencia Ballroom at the JW Marriott, 221 N. Rampart Blvd. Light refreshments, a cash bar, a silent auction and raffles are planned. Participants can play three rounds of bunco.

The registration deadline is Aug. 13. Register at The cost is $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Anyone interested in donating but not participating in the tournament should register online as a donor only.

For more information, call 702-240-8877.


The Bureau of Land Management is celebrating Nevada’s Sesquicentennial, or 150th anniversary, by seeking photos that highlight residents’ adventures and activities on public lands and historic sites. Winning photos will be featured in the BLM Nevada 2014 planner and on the BLM Nevada web and social media sites and could appear on BLM’s national social media sites.

Photos will be selected from the following categories: Adventure & Outdoor Recreation; Historical & Cultural; Scenic, Seasons & Landscapes; and Animals. Photo must have been taken between Jan. 1, 2011, and Sept. 30, 2013. Contest entries will be accepted up to Sept. 30. Winners will be announced Oct. 31.

In addition to the photo contest, the BLM will also be producing a children’s activity book, developing 150 themed geocaches and highlighting the BLM’s role in the state’s history.

For more information, contact Kaitlin Godbey at 775-861-6471 or, or visit

Downtown Summerlin hosts its annual Festival of Arts
People crowd to Downtown Summerlin for the 23rd annual Summerlin Festival of Arts in Las Vegas, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. (Caroline Brehman/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Clark County educators debate alternative grading systems
Spring Valley High School principal Tam Larnerd, Spring Valley High School IB coordinator Tony Gebbia and retired high school teacher Joyce O'Day discuss alternative grading systems. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @marcusvillagran
Grandparents on the fire that killed three family members
Charles and Doris Smith talk about the night an apartment fire took the lives of three of their family members. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @marcusvillagran
New York artist Bobby Jacobs donated a sculpture to the Las Vegas Healing Garden
Bobby Jacobs, an artist from upstate New York, has spent much of the past year creating a sculpture of two separate angel wings. He donated the sculpture to the Las Vegas Healing Garden. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye
Weather will cool slightly through the end of the week
The weather will cool slightly through the end of the week., but highs are still expected to be slightly above normal for this year. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye
Mayor announces new public-private partnership
Mayor Carolyn Goodman announced the creation of the Mayor’s Fund for Las Vegas LIFE, a public-private partnership that will allocate money to the city’s neediest.
Fremont9 opens downtown
Fremont9 apartment complex has opened in downtown Las Vegas. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @marcusvillagran
Fall fairytale gets cozy at Bellagio Conservatory
Bellagio Conservatory introduces its fall-themed garden titled "Falling Asleep." (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @marcusvillagran
What the house that Ted Binion died in looks like today
Casino heir Ted Binion died in this Las Vegas home in 1998. Current home owner Jane Popple spent over $600,000 to restore and modernize the home. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @marcusvillagran
Rescue Mission employees terminated
Don James, a former employee for the Las Vegas Rescue Mission, talks about the day his team was terminated. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Raiders Cupcakes at Freed's Bakery
Freed's Bakery will have Raiders-themed cupcakes available in store and for order during football season. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @marcusvillagran
51s fans say goodbye to Cashman Field
Las Vegas 51s fans said goodbye to Cashman Field in Las Vegas, Monday September, 3, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @marcusvillagran
51s owner Don Logan's last weekend at Cashman Field
Don Logan, owner of the Las Vegas 51s, gives a tour of Cashman Field before the team's final weekend using the field. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @marcusvillagran
Metro Asst. Sheriff Brett Zimmerman on Aug. 8 officer-involved shooting
Metropolitan Police Department Assistant Sheriff Brett Zimmerman met with media Monday to discuss the details of the 14th officer-involved shooting of the year. (Madelyn Reese/ Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Matt Kelly Elementary School hosted its third annual Back-to-School Red Carpet Program
Matt Kelly Elementary School hosted its third annual Back-to-School Red Carpet Program where community and business leaders joined to welcome students back with an inspirational welcome. Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal @bizutesfaye
Star Trek fans on show’s enduring popularity
Star Trek fans at the Star Trek Convention 2018 talk about why they think the show has stayed popular across the years Thursday, August 2, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Nonprofit provides clothing for homeless
Sydney Grover of Can You Spare A Story?, talks about how she founded the non-profit organization. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
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