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Yarn Stormers Aim to Class Up Bare Neighborhoods

Yarn Stormers Aim to Class Up Bare Neighborhoods

Bringing crocheted or knitted pieces to the public is usually saved for arts and crafts fairs. For the West Flamingo Yarn Storming Group, based out of the West Flamingo Active Adult Center, knitting and crocheting has become a mission of public art.

Yarn storming is the art of creating small cozies to adorn urban landscape, cheering up otherwise bare, concrete environments with bright colors and patterns. The mission of the West Flamingo group is to improve the landscape one stitch at a time by creating temporary yarn creations to beautify the West Flamingo center and park. Railings, lamp and signposts, bike stands and tree trunks are the likely canvases, but automobiles, buses, motorcycles, bridges, statues and other large objects have been “stormed” in cities around the world.

The West Flamingo Yarn Stormers’ first project is to cover various railings and signposts on the center’s grounds. The group plans to work on a large temporary public art project to be installed for the 2012 International Yarn Storming Day on June 11, 2012.

Town Square Hosts National Night Out Event

Town Square Hosts National Night Out Event

 

A National Night Out celebration will be held Tuesday at Town Square.

The Las Vegas community is invited to join the South Central Area Command of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) on August 2 to celebrate National Night Out at Town Square from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. National Night Out will take place in Town Square Park and is free.

National Night Out is a nationwide effort to heighten crime prevention awareness, generate support for local anti crime programs and strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships.

Guests can enjoy free food, soda and water (while supplies last), as well as live music, vehicle tours, free child finger-printing & I.D., free vehicle VIN etching, watch your car program/neighborhood watch registration and more.

Blue Star Moms Collect Items for Troops Overseas

Blue Star Moms in southern Nevada spent Wednesday putting together care packages for our troops serving overseas.

The group, with the help of employees of Albertsons at Durango Drive and Flamingo Road, filled boxes with non-perishable food like granola bars, beef jerky, hard candy, oatmeal packets and tuna pouches. The care packages will be shipped to Las Vegas soldiers outside the country. Each box also has an encouraging note from the Blue Star Moms. It will take about ten days for the boxes to reach their destination.

 

"It is very rewarding to be able to support the troops and to know that were providing something for them that they may not have," said Sara Crusade Second Vice President of Blue Star Moms Southern Nevada Chapter. 

Old Navy Takes in Donations for the Troops

Old Navy Takes in Donations for the Troops

This Independence Day weekend you can help give the troops serving overseas a little care and comfort.

Old Navy and Operation: Care and Comfort will be working together to take in donations for the troops. At the store at Town Square starting on Friday Old Navy will be collecting everyday items needed by the men and women in our military. Things like sunscreen, lip balm and personal hygiene items are needed, but any new personal item will be accepted. The store is also taking cash donations. 

Anyone donating to the cause will get a 10 percent discount on his or her purchase at Old Navy. During last year's drive the company donated thousands of pairs of shower shoes and t-shirts to the troops. The donation drive will be going on through Monday, July 4. 

Golden Retriever Rescue Southern Nevada Rescues 1,000th Dog

Golden Retriever Rescue Southern Nevada Rescues 1,000th Dog

Golden Retriever Rescue Southern Nevada recently adopted its 1,000th dog. Gold Rush, whose new owner renamed him Henry, was the lucky pooch.

We could not have accomplished this milestone without you. Your support will allow us to continue our mission. Thank you.

County Commission and Fire Chief Honor Hero Kid

County Commission and Fire Chief Honor Hero Kid

The County Commission and the County Fire Department honored a 9-year-old boy Tuesday for saving his sister's life.

Tristan Saghin and his family were visiting their grandmother in Arizona in April when Tristan's 2-year-old sister fell into the backyard pool. The little girl was pulled from the pool but it was Tristan who started giving her CPR. He was able to revive her. Tristan says he learned CPR from a movie. He also says he likes to pretend to be a paramedic while at home.

"It was really scary, at the moment, I thought she was gone," Tristan said after the ceremony. "If she yells at me about something I didn't do, I'm going to tell her: Brooke, I saved your life."

County Commissioner Susan Brager and County Fire Chief Bertral Washington presented Tristan with an award and proclamation before the county commission meeting. Chief  Washington says Tristan's actions point to the importance of everyone learning life-saving techniques.

Enjoy the Springs Preserve for Free

Enjoy the Springs Preserve for Free

You can enjoy all the attractions, exhibits and shows at the Springs Preserve for free on Memorial Day thanks to retail giant Target.

Target is donating enough money to allow the park to charge no admission on Monday, May 30 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be live entertainment, face painting, food and crafts for kids.

There will also be two presentations of the popular Wild Things at the Springs animal show at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The show features unique animals from around the world, some of which are endangered. The presentation includes animals rarely seen including a lemur, an otter and a two-toed sloth.