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Community Responds to Animal Shelter in Need

Community Responds to Animal Shelter in Need

The community stepped forward to help The Animal Foundation with a shortage of sheets and blankets for the animals in the shelter.

The shelter announced it was running low on sheets, blankets and towels. People around southern Nevada quickly responded to the call donating all kinds of items. The shelves are now stocked with linens.
"Well at any given time we're taking care of about 1,000 animals, so these will last and we will rewash them as many times as we can until we can not use them anymore and hopefully the community keeps responding," said  Meghan Scheibe of The Animal Foundation.
The Animal Foundation takes in nearly 150 animals every day which means supplies are always stretched thin. If you would like to help you can drop donations at the shelter which is at Mojave Road and Bonanza Road. They also appreciate cash donations. 

 

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.

 

City of Las Vegas Looking for Volunteers

City of Las Vegas Looking for Volunteers

The City of Las Vegas is asking for people to volunteer to plant trees in the area of the city known as Berkley Square.

City officials will kick off the event on Saturday May 28 with a ceremonial tree planting at 7:30 a.m. at the corner of 8th Street and Owens Avenue. Organizers will plant 185 trees in the area. The tree planting is part of an effort to create a walkable community in the historic neighborhood. The planting is expected to take several hours and will end with a community barbecue.    

A grant from the Nevada Division of Forestry paid for the trees. Each property along the street will get one 15-gallon tree, while corner lots will get up to three 15-gallon trees. Property owners will be required to water and maintain the trees.

Achievement Awards Given to Girl Scouts

Achievement Awards Given to Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada honored 34 Girl Scouts during its recent 2011 Young Women of Distinction ceremony at The Orleans Hotel & Casino.

The Gold Award is Girl Scouts highest earned honor, and is an opportunity for a girl to put her leadership skills, career interests, and personal values together to serve her community. Gold Award recipients:

Art Show Features Opportunity Village Artists

Art Show Features Opportunity Village Artists

Emergency Arts is teaming with Opportunity Village to put on a unique art exhibit.

The two groups are creating an art show featuring artists from Opportunity Village. The art will be for sale with all proceeds going to the individual artists. The show is Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Emergency Arts, 520 Fremont Street. The event is free and open to the public.

Opportunity Village provides job training, community employment and day services to people with intellectual disabilities. Emergency Arts is a creative collective for artists, graphic designers and small business owners. 

 

Las Vegas Couple Gets New Free Air Conditioning

Las Vegas Couple Gets New Free Air Conditioning

A Las Vegas couple got a new free air conditioning unit Friday thanks to the Mission Cool Off Program.

The program is sponsored by the Nevada State Contractors Board (NSCB) and the Southern Nevada Air Conditioning Refrigeration Service Contractors Association (SNARSCA). Rosa and Martin Castro got this new unit, but two other families were also chosen to the get the new units in the 6th annual community service project.  

National September 11 Flag Stops in Las Vegas

National September 11 Flag Stops in Las Vegas

A flag recovered from Ground Zero following the attacks of September 11Th stopped in Las Vegas today. The National 9/11 Flag was on display at the United Way Volunteer Center at the Historic Fifth Street School.

People could take pieces from retired flags and stitch them to the National Flag. Organizers of the event will eventually take the flag back to New York City where it will go on display at the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum. The tour is part of the remembrance of the tenth anniversary of the attacks on America.