GLVAR to announce poster contest winners

In celebration of April being Fair Housing Month, the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors held its annual Fair Housing Poster Contest. Winners will be recognized during an awards ceremony 5:30 p.m. May 23 at the GLVAR office, 1750 E. Sahara Ave., between Maryland Parkway and Eastern Avenue.

During the ceremony young artists in four age groups will be honored. They include: Sarah Almanza, Mark Kahre Elementary, first-place winner in the kindergarten through second-grade category; Derya Egilmez, Mark Kahre Elementary, first-place winner in grades three through five; Branden Ugale, Molasky Middle School, first-place winner in grades six through eight; Keisle Bashaw, Coronado High School, first-place winner in grades nine through 12.

Hundreds of local students participated in the contest, with GLVAR members and staff judging the entries based on how each work of art expressed the theme of “a place I call home.” The GLVAR issued awards for first through fourth place.

Winners will receive saving bonds ranging from $75 to $200 along with a certificate recognizing their work. The GLVAR is also having the winners’ artwork professionally matted and framed.

GLVAR was founded in 1947 and provides its nearly 15,000 local members with education, training and political representation. It is the local chapter of the National Association of Realtors. For more information, visit

Group to honor leader

Longtime community leader Irene Vogel, executive vice president of the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors, will be honored along with community supporters Beth and Dr. Aaron Sroka during a May 29 awards dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel. Young Israel Aish Las Vegas will host the event.

U.S. Rep. Shelley Berkley, D-Nev., will be the honorary chair of the event. Tracy Banner, Jeri Goldman and Jessica Stockman are co-chairing the gala on behalf of Young Israel.

For more information, call 360-8909 or visit

Robb & Stucky to offer free design workshops

Robb & Stucky Interiors at Town Square Las Vegas, a interior design home furnishings retailer, will hold free in-store design seminars this month. The event slated for May 22 at 2 p.m. will take a look at color and the “wow” factor. Robb & Stucky Design director Ellie Stanisci and designers Marcus Giannella and Nina Rinck will give the talk. On May 29 at 2 p.m. an event will cover how to decorate difficult spaces. Stanisci and designers Jeni Johnson, Amber Schofield, Emma Crump and Julie Cole will speak on the topic. The store is located at 6521 Las Vegas Blvd. For more information or to RSVP, call 531-0531.


Restoration residential project begins

With approvals from the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, the city of Henderson and Clark County in place, Basic Remediation Company has started a restoration project on 2,200 acres in Henderson that eventually will be home to a new mixed-use, master-planned community.

The project will remediate environmental contamination resulting from various commercial and industrial activities that have taken place at the site during its history.

The 2,200-acre property located east of Boulder Highway, north of Lake Mead Parkway and south of the Las Vegas Wash, was once part of a larger complex, known as Basic Magnesium, which played a vital role in support of the U.S. effort in World War II. The world’s largest magnesium plant was built and operated in the complex, which is adjacent to the 2,200-acre site.

Years after the war, several manufacturing companies bought and operated portions of the Basic Magnesium plant.

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