67°F
weather icon Mostly Cloudy

Summerlin Area Neighborhood News, May 14-20, 2015

PHILANTHROPY DAY AWARD NOMINATIONS SOUGHT

The Las Vegas Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals is seeking nominations for the 2015 National Philanthropy Day Awards luncheon, scheduled for Nov. 17 in a to-be-determined location. The purpose is to honor individuals and organizations exhibited outstanding leadership and effectiveness in their dedication to the Las Vegas Valley. National Philanthropy Day is a celebration where people around the world take philanthropic action and honor those making an impact in their communities.

The deadline is 5 p.m. June 5. Nomination forms are available at tinyurl.com/qh2ttj and should be submitted to awards@afplasvegas.org.

BANK OF AMERICA COLLECTING ITEMS FOR USO

For National Military Appreciation Month, Bank of America is hosting a valleywide donation drive for USO Las Vegas. Items received will be packaged by USO Las Vegas for its family care packages, which are hand-delivered to the families of currently deployed troops residing in the Las Vegas Valley.

Donations may be made at all Souther Nevada Bank of America locations through May 23. Requested unopened items are: nail polish; laundry detergent (small bottles); dryer sheets; cleaning supplies; bubble bath; shampoo/conditioner; body wash; body lotion; and individually packaged chips.

For Bank of America locations, visit bankofamerica.com.

SUNCOAST PROPERTY GETS A MAKEOVER

The Suncoast, 9090 Alta Drive, recently completed renovations to its 388 rooms, designed by Avenue Interior Design of Venice, Calif.

Specific changes include custom-designed headboards, wall coverings, nightstands, credenzas, desks, side chairs, benches and more. From carpet to bedding to plumbing fixtures, every detail in the rooms was addressed.

For more information, visit suncoastcasino.com.

NEW PILATES FACILITY OPENS

Club Pilates has opened a new center at at 8665 W. Flamingo Road, Suite 118. The 1,200-square-foot studio is equipped with reformers for all classes, exo-chairs and springboards, as well as mats, balls, dumbbells, magic circles and ballet barres.

For more information, visit clubpilatesstudio.com.

SOCCER SIGNUPS SET FOR MAY 16

Early-bird signups for the Rainbow Youth Soccer League are slated from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 16 at the Desert Breeze Soccer Complex, 8275 Spring Mountain Road.

The cost is $105. Youths signing up should bring a birth certificate copy and a wallet-sized photo. The signup fee includes a uniform, a picture plaque and 10 games.

Remaining signups are set to be conducted at Villa Pizza, 3385 S. Durango Drive, from 11 a.m to 4 p.m. The cost will be $125.

For more information, visit ryslsoccerleague.com.

FOSTERS NEEDED FOR FUPI ANIMALS

Foreclosed Upon Pets Inc. is in urgent need of foster families for rescued dogs and cats. Fostering plays a major role in the success of the organization. In many circumstances, the animals have come from harsh backgrounds, have been abandoned or have lost their home through no fault of their own.

The foster’s main responsibility is to offer the dog or cat a safe and secure environment. The foster will offer a nurturing background, possibly provide some basic training and consequently help to make the animal a better candidate for adoption.

For more information, contact FUPI at forecloseduponpets@hotmail.com or 702-272-0010.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
THE LATEST
Week in Pictures: April 28-May4

Take a look at some eye-catching pictures from Las Vegas Review-Journal photographers in the past week, including Las Vegas Science & Technology Festival, Pirate Fest, weather and Canelo vs. Jacobs. Children play inside a hot air balloon provided by Las Vegas Balloon Rides during the Las Vegas Science & Technology Festival on Saturday, May 4, […]

Week in Pictures: April 21-April 27

Take a look at some eye-catching pictures from Las Vegas Review-Journal photographers in the past week, including Golden Knights playoffs, Raiders draft and WBA lightweight championship bout. The Meadows School third baseman Sam Kaplan looks in a high ground ball during fielding practice, he will play at Cornell University next year on Wednesday, April 24, […]

Week in Pictures: April 14-April 20

Take a look at some eye-catching pictures from Las Vegas Review-Journal photographers in the past week, including Golden Knights playoffs and Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend. The Pink Moon, the nickname for April’s full moon, is not pink at all but yellow and sets in the west behind the Raiders Stadium early on Friday, April […]

Week in Pictures: March 17-March 23

Take a look at some eye-catching pictures from Las Vegas Review-Journal photographers in the past week, including Vegas Golden Knights, Cesar Chavez Day festival, prep baseball and El Cortez shooting. Brooklyn Ruiz, 10, center, of Redlands, Calif., jumps out of the pool while playing with her cousin, Analyce Lopez, 11, of Redlands, Calif., left, and […]

Week in Pictures: March 10-March 16

Take a look at some eye-catching pictures from Las Vegas Review-Journal photographers in the past week, including the West Coast Conference tournament, the Mountain West tournament and the Pac-12 tournament. The Stanford Cardinals celebrate after defeating the Oregon Ducks during a NCAA college basketball game in the final of the Pac-12 women’s tournament at the […]

Week in Pictures: Jan. 14-20

Take a look at some striking pictures from Review-Journal photographers in the past week, including weather features, a boxing match and the super blood wolf moon. Ronald Holmes plays the alto saxophone on The Strip as dark clouds move in on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, in Las Vegas. Clouds, rain and snow are expected in […]

7 ways autocomplete can get smarter

Autocomplete is one of the best (or depending on how hastily you push ‘send’ – worst) things in the world. We rely on it so much that Google plans to let us autocomplete whole emails. Here are seven ways predictive input can improve. 1. Recognizing names from previous emails Jakub Kokoszka has a tough name to […]

Movie posters might soon be based on your clicks

You may have thought you left Blockbuster behind, but the basic way we browse movies hasn’t changed all that much. We peruse poster after poster, kind of like walking the aisles of a ‘90s-era video store. That one poster image, meant to appeal to as many people as possible, is often all we see before […]

What I’ll be covering at NAB 2018

The National Association of Broadcasters show kicks off this weekend in Las Vegas.  The show focuses on new and emerging technologies and trends in relation to the media and entertainment industries. As it’s not open to the public, I’ll be at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Saturday, Monday and Wednesday to share some of […]