The Teach For America program offers recent graduates of all degrees a chance to become educators, placing them at schools in at-risk communities. TFA is a national nonprofit organization that recruits college students for two-year teaching commitments.
Question: I hope you can help with a small problem with our dwarf peach tree. Something is shredding the leaves, and I cannot see anything after a close inspection. Could this be a nocturnal pest?
With the temperatures in our region finally cooling off, now is a good time to head out to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. There are many canyons to explore in the park but Pine Creek Canyon should be tops on your short list.
Whether she’s writing Silver Sister Mysteries under her own name or penning romantic suspense novels under the pen name Arliss Adams, Las Vegas author Morgan St. James is the picture of prolific. In addition to her fiction, St. James recently released “Writers’ Tricks of the Trade: 39 Things You Need to Know About the ABCs of Writing Fiction,” a how-to book designed to help others pursue the dream she realized at age 68 when her first novel, “A Corpse in the Soup,” was published. For more on the author, visit morganstjames-author.com.
Edward Gonzalez of Las Vegas and Ajit Kundanani of North Las Vegas received the Agency Hands in the Community Award from The Allstate Foundation for their commitment to helping others in their area.
Check out this week’s Book Briefs for information about Readings in the Pumpkin Patch, a children’s book event tied to the Vegas Valley Book Festival, and signings for Imani True’s “Strawberries, Stilettos and Steam” and Deborah Wall’s “Base Camp Las Vegas: Hiking the Western States.”
Clark High School ninth-grader Sara Dula hadn’t seen a dentist in years. Her family couldn’t afford it. Her lack of regular check-ups would have continued had the dentist not come to her. Future Smiles, a nonprofit group that provides oral health care to at-risk students, opened a clinic last month in a modular building at Clark, 4291 W. Pennwood Ave.