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Where the beautiful people live
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Over the weekend, I went to a church dinner with my husband’s family. They live on the other side of the valley, in Las Vegas. At our table were a couple of people I did not know. My husband, who spent his teenage years in Las Vegas, seemed to know them. The woman asked where we live. “Out in Henderson,” my husband said. “Oh....Henderson,” the woman answered. “That’s where all the beautiful people live.”
Henderson lauded as a ‘playful’ city
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
While Forbes Magazine voted Henderson one of the “most boring” cities, back in January, KaBoom!, a national non-profit organization, has recognized the city as a Playful City USA for 2009. This is the second year Henderson has received this honor.
Hot day, lost lady
Monday, July 20, 2009
The story I’m about to relate makes my blood boil. Friday, it was 110 degrees. I was on Van Wagenen and saw a woman pull over to help an older lady who was in the street with a walker. I stopped my car to see if they needed help. The elderly lady was dressed in pink sweatpants, slippers, and had a sweatshirt and sweater on, as well as a knit cap. She moved very slowly, and it’s unclear how long she had been outside in the heat.
Photo: The water feature at Mission Hills Park in Henders
Summer nights at Mission Hills Park
Saturday, July 11, 2009
The days are scorchers! I don’t know how anyone ventures out into the hot sun in the middle of a day like any we’ve had this week. I’d rather head out when the sun is just starting to go down—it’s still at least 105 degrees, but the sun isn’t blaring in your face, reminding you of how warm it is.
Meet the author of book about Cold War plane crash on Mount Charleston
Friday, July 10, 2009
Author signing Kyril D. Plaskon will be signing copies of her book, “Silent Heroes of the Cold War Declassified,” from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf at The District.
Photo: TJ Crosley, 3, gets a Spider Man
Fourth of July a reason to celebrate
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Independence Day went off smoothly in Downtown Henderson. The festivities on Water Street and in the City Hall Events Plaza were attended by hundreds of local families aiming to have fun and save money by attending the free event.
Boardhouse Serious Sandwiches are seriously good
Friday, July 3, 2009
In late May, a new sandwich shop opened its doors in Henderson. Boardhouse Serious Sandwiches took up residence in the Albertsons shopping center at Lake Mead Parkway and Boulder Highway and, from what I can tell, has quickly gained popularity.
Unemployment hits hard at home
Monday, June 29, 2009
“Unemployment,” “recession,” and “economy” are three words my toddler-son will probably start rattling off soon. They are mentioned all too often in our home.
Local Web developer makes it big
Thursday, June 25, 2009
There are quite a few well-known people who either live, work or play in our community. Today, I’d like to introduce you to one who has put Henderson on the map internationally. Web developer Anthony Decena, principal and chief technology officer of Mindelusions, Inc., is also a life-long Henderson resident and graduate of Basic High School has done just that. His biggest client is the Estee Lauder Companies.
Libraries provide a host of activities for Henderson teens
Monday, June 22, 2009
I am dedicated to finding constructive things for kids in Henderson to do this summer. It’s hot, the days are long, and sometimes you just don’t feel like going outside. Well, the good news is that our newly re-opened Green Valley Library has some great programs planned for teens, ages 12-17.
Photo: Forrest Griffin answers reporters questions during
Forrest Griffin to autograph books at Barnes & Noble
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Friday night series caters to the whole family
Friday, June 5, 2009
If you’re wondering what to do this Friday night, especially when we’re supposed to have one of the coolest days this summer, you might want to head over to the Henderson Events Plaza on Water Street. The City’s Cultural Arts and Tourism Department have planned something new that should please just about everyone.
No more teachers, no more books ... But plenty of summer camps!
Thursday, June 4, 2009
School is out and the kids are bored. Summer break can be especially boring for “tweens,” the kids approaching and just experiencing their teenage years. They aren’t old enough to get a job, yet are too young for playgroups at the park. Long days watching hours of television, playing computer games, and texting can lead to overweight, cranky, and even less-smart kids.
Photo: Andy Hafen during his acceptance speech.
Hafen is mayor!
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
I attended Councilman Andy Hafen’s election party tonight to await the results in the mayoral race. My family tree goes way back with the Hafens, and I wanted this more than anything for Andy. He has worked so hard.
Prince or princess for a day
Monday, May 25, 2009
It was an evening of elegance for little boys and girls at the Prince and Princess Ball for All. The event was held Saturday night at the Black Mountain Recreation Center. The little royal guests were accompanied by their parents and entertained by a DJ. They made their own crowns or wands and had appetizers fit for a royal tea party.

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