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Huge Consignment Sale Planned for this Weekend

Huge Consignment Sale Planned for this Weekend

 

One of the most popular ways for savvy moms to save some money will be returning to southern Nevada this weekend.

The annual As They Grow Henderson Sale starts Friday afternoon. The group has been collecting new and gently used baby and children's items from around the valley for several weeks.

Thousands of items, including baby clothes, strollers and toys, will be organized and placed for sale at 9850 South Maryland Parkway, which is on the southeast corner of Silverado Ranch Boulevard and Maryland Parkway.

The sale will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and then from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. There is a $2 cash-only entry fee that is good for the whole weekend. Kids and adults with a military ID are free.  

60s Icons Plan Appearance at Green Valley Ranch Resort

60s Icons Plan Appearance at Green Valley Ranch Resort

 

Tickets go on sale Friday for the southern Nevada stop on The Monkees summer tour.

The band made famous by hit songs and a hit TV show in the 60s will take the stage at Green Valley Ranch Resort Saturday, August 10.

All of the remaining Monkees will part of the lineup, including Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork. They'll play some of their greatest hits such as "Last Train to Clarksville" and "I'm a Believer", plus some songs they have not played since the 60s.

VIP ticket packages go on sale Wednesday. The packages include a copy of the upcoming deluxe edition of "The Monkees Present" and can be purchased exclusively at monkees.com.

Healthy Eating, Physical Activity Win Awards for Students

Healthy Eating, Physical Activity Win Awards for Students

 

Winners recently were announced for the 6th annual UNLV Coaches Challenge, a program that encourages children to choose healthy food and participate in physical activity.

This year’s Coaches Challenge included more than 13,000 elementary school children from 112 schools. The program experienced its best success since 2007.

A UNLV head coach will visit each winning classroom throughout May to congratulate the students.

This year’s UNLV Coaches Challenge winning classrooms represent four elementary schools:

Las Vegas Restaurants Offer Special Mother's Day Menus

Las Vegas Restaurants Offer Special Mother's Day Menus

Great options abound throughout the city, including many brunch choices.

Want to take Mom out for Mother’s Day? You’ll be in good company; it’s the busiest day of the year for restaurants.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

New Interchange Coming to I-15 and Cactus Ave.

LAS VEGAS -- Ground was broken Friday on the newest interchange along I-15.

Crews are building a freeway interchange at Cactus Road. A welcome addition to the area for drivers, residents and businesses.

With so many new homes being built in the southwest part of the Las Vegas valley, the commute to and from the area is jammed, drivers said.

Businesses like the Boulevard Bar & Grill, which is just south of the Silverado Ranch Boulevard interchange, has been dealing with increased traffic problems for years.

Kim Blanc, the manager, said her customers are always talking about the traffic nightmare where Silverado Ranch Boulevard connects to I-15.

When the project is done, the interchange could lead to more business because more people will drive past their front door, Blanc said.

DJs Collect Pajamas for Kids in Need

DJs Collect Pajamas for Kids in Need

Local radio DJs collected pajamas all day Friday as part of the annual DJs for PJs drive.

They started collecting the pajamas at 6 a.m. at four Kohl's stores around southern Nevada, including the stores at Charleston Boulevard and Durango Drive, Durango Drive and Deer Springs Way, Blue Diamond and Arville roads and 215 beltway and Valle Verde.  

The bedtime clothes will be donated to kids in need in the Las Vegas valley. Last year, more than 8,000 pairs of pajamas were donated to the cause and then distributed to dozens of local charities.

 

Liberty Student Honored for Green Work

Liberty Student Honored for Green Work

 

Earlier this week, senior Samantha Banz was given the Certificate of Commendation by City of Henderson Councilwoman Debra March.

The presentation took place at the annual GreenFest in honor of Earth Day at the Springs Preserve last week.

"She did a great job, and we are very happy, and feel very fortunate to have such a dedicated and wonderful daughter," Sonja Rogers-Banz, Samantha’s mother, said. "She shines inside and out."

Earlier in the year, Banz was invited, along with other members of CCSD's "green" Eco-Ambassador program, to speak in front of the CCSD Board of School Trustees. She spoke about the green movement at Liberty High School along with her experiences at the National Green School Conference in Florida.