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CAI Nevada Accepting Nominations for Annual Heroes Awards

CAI Nevada Accepting Nominations for Annual Heroes Awards

The Nevada chapter of the Community Associations Institute (CAI), a national membership organization for HOA management companies, volunteer board members, professional service providers and business partners, is hosting its annual Heroes Awards to honor everyday individuals who have displayed acts of bravery and community mindedness in the spirit of 9/11.

The Heroes Awards originated in 2002 from an overwhelming desire to remember those lost and to recognize those involved in the relief efforts of 9/11. It is now an annual commemorative event for CAI Nevada.

High Schoolers Win Laptops for Green Essays

High Schoolers Win Laptops for Green Essays

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) in partnership with Coca-Cola awarded laptop computers to the 40 winners of an essay contest that asked local high school seniors to write a 500-word essay on how they can reduce their carbon footprint by using the services offered by the RTC.

"The level of participation was remarkable. We received hundreds of essays from students on how they use our growing transit system, bicycling amenities and other environmentally friendly services to reduce our carbon footprint," RTC General Manager Jacob Snow said.

The essay contest was open to all high school seniors graduating in 2011. Each essay was judged equally on its content and the quality of the writing.

Trauma Support Program Seeks Volunteers

The non-profit Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) of Southern Nevada, Inc. is currently recruiting compassionate citizens to serve on its emergency response crisis team to help people on the worst day of their life.

TIP of Southern Nevada began serving the citizens of Clark County in 1994. TIP is committed to helping those in crisis by providing immediate on-scene support to those emotionally traumatized. TIP volunteers are requested by local police, fire and hospital personnel to respond to scenes of sudden or unexpected death, violent crimes, sexual assault and other traumatic events to provide emotional and practical support to family, friends, witnesses or victims.

TIP volunteers must have a clean criminal and driving history. Volunteers are required to attend a training academy, pass a three-month field training program and attend a monthly continuing education meeting. Volunteers are also required to commit to three 12-hour shifts per month.

Local Celebs Scoop at Free Ice Cream Giveaway

Local Celebs Scoop at Free Ice Cream Giveaway

Some of the city's top entertainers will help serve frozen treats Tuesday at Ben & Jerry's 33rd Annual "Free Cone Day" at two Scoop Shops in Henderson to benefit local children's charities.

The District at Green Valley Ranch location will support St. Jude’s Ranch for Children and the Sunset Station shop will support Nevada Community Learning Centers (formerly Classroom on Wheels).

All small cones are free (with no purchase necessary), but patrons are encouraged to make a donation to the respective charity.

Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shops are located at the District at Green Valley Ranch (located across from Panera Bread and Lucille's BBQ) and inside Sunset Station Hotel & Casino, 1301 W.

Spring Fling Events Starts Thursday at Town Square

Spring Fling Events Starts Thursday at Town Square

The Lili Claire Foundation has partnered with Town Square and Davis Amusements Cascadia to bring the Lili Claire Spring Fling to Las Vegas beginning Thursday.

The Lili Claire Spring Fling is an event the entire family can enjoy with carnival rides, as well as midway games, food and rock climbing walls. Entrance to the Spring Fling is free, and tickets for the rides and games can be purchased for a few dollars (depending on the ride) or attendees can buy a daily unlimited ride bracelet for $20 per person. The event will be located behind Guitar Center in the northwest parking lot of Town Square.

The event was created in honor of National Autism Awareness Month, which aims to increase awareness of children living with autism and other special needs such as Down Syndrome and Williams Syndrome.

"We are looking forward to building The Lili Claire Spring Fling into a signature event for the Las Vegas Valley," said spokesperson Jessica Saylor.

Help E Bunny Bring Joy to Thousands of Las Vegas Children!

Help E Bunny Bring Joy to Thousands of Las Vegas Children!

The E Bunny program is a grassroots community outreach program that strives to bring a smile to the face of homeless and at-risk children in the Las Vegas valley by gifting them with Easter baskets filled with toys and goodies. Baskets are provided by the generosity of the Las Vegas community, and last year the program was able to give baskets to over 2,000 children. Groups who were are part of E Bunny last year were:

Green Valley High Receives $100,000 Donation from Rivera Family

Green Valley High Receives $100,000 Donation from Rivera Family

Green Valley High School received Thursday a $100,000 donation on behalf of former teaching assistant Linda Rivera.

Family and friends of Rivera present GVHS administrators with the donation at the school's winter sports banquet.

Along with Rivera's service in the classroom, her husband, Richard, has been a dedicated supporter of sports programs, in which their two recently graduated sons were involved in wrestling and soccer. A majority of the funds will go toward wrestling and science activities. Additional programs such as the ProStart culinary curriculum, Best Buddies and autistic/special needs groups will benefit from the donation.