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Seniors to Seniors: The Big Give

Seniors to Seniors: The Big Give

Some of the seniors who attend the Knit & Crochet and Little Workshop classes at West Flamingo Senior Center were asked if they would like to take on a project making knit and crochet items for participants who reside in a local residential retirement home.

They have been working on the project for about two months. About 20 of the seniors have been making lap blankets, scarves, hats, booties, shawls and more. We will be delivering the items to the Life Care Center of Las Vegas on December 5 to give their residents a Holiday gift. Nancy Bean, one of the center Recreation Specialists, has been working with the seniors to coordinate their efforts.

We have a great group of ladies who have put their special touches to each item made. The center staff is impressed by all the hard work the seniors have done the past few months in completing this project, ensuring that the residents at the Life Care Center of Las Vegas will have a gift at holiday time.

Fire Station Open House Set for December

Fire Station Open House Set for December


The Clark County Fire Department is opening the doors of one of its fire stations to the whole community in December.

Fire Station 26, which is at 4030 South El Capitan Way near Durango Drive and Flamingo Road, will host an open house from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday December 8.

Besides tours of the fire station, there will be people on hand from several different county departments and representatives from community partners, including Safe Kids Coalition, Nevada Child Seekers, Clark County School District Police, McGruff the Crime Dog and more.

The open house also coincides with the annual Fill the Fire Truck holiday toy drive, which is sponsored by the Southern Nevada Burn Foundation and the United Citizens Foundation.

A donation box will be on display for visitors to drop off a new unwrapped toy or gift card. The toys will be distributed to kids in need through local charities and churches.

Park Cleanup Slated for Saturday


Dozens of volunteers will be out in force Saturday morning cleaning up West Flamingo Park.

Volunteers from the Commercial Alliance Las Vegas will be picking up trash and painting over graffiti. The group is made up of real estate professionals and has headed up similar clean up efforts at other parks around southern Nevada.

West Flamingo Park is near the corner of Jones Boulevard and Flamingo Road east of Guinn Middle School.

To volunteer for the clean up effort, go to calv.org or call 702-784-5050.


Pure Aloha Festival Dances Into Rio

Pure Aloha Festival Dances Into Rio

Shave ice will be the biggest draw among the food, organizers said.

The Pure Aloha Festival starts today at the Rio, its new location, and runs through Sunday. And, according to officials behind the festival, the "purity" of the event begins with the weather forecast.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Mural Honoring Former Student Painted at Jydstrup Elementary

Mural Honoring Former Student Painted at Jydstrup Elementary


Officials from a local bank branch joined school representatives from Helen Jydstrup Elementary and a high school art student to honor a former student.

City National Bank’s senior leadership group worked Saturday with Jydstrup Principal David Frydman and Bishop Gorman High School student Zach Telles to paint a large mural in the front entrance of Jydstrup Elementary School, 5150 Duneville Street, in Las Vegas.

The mural was a joint idea of Frydman and Carolyn Rodriguez, program administrator for City National’s Reading is The way up® literacy program. Kameron Asgari, a fifth-grade student at Jydstrup, fatally shot himself last December. Frydman wanted everyone to see the mural when they return to school on August 27.