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“Convene For Green” (CFG) Summit March 10th at Springs Preserve

“Convene For Green” (CFG) Summit March 10th at Springs Preserve

Green Chips and the Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition are hosting the "Convene For Green" summit this Thursday at the Springs Reserve. At the summit, the groups will be launching their new sustainability road map and declaration for southern Nevada. The map represents a year of work and collaboration, and looks at social, economic, and environmental sustainability. The Summit begins at 8am and concludes with Mayor Goodman signing the declaration at 4pm.

Springs Reserve is located at 333 South Valley View Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89107

Lake Mead Christian Academy Cleaned 3,100 Books for Less Privileged Kids

Lake Mead Christian Academy Cleaned 3,100 Books for Less Privileged Kids

Lake Mead Christian Academy in Henderson lent a helping hand to a local nonprofit organization, Spread the Word Nevada, cleaning gently used books in preparation for monthly school distributions. Students cleaned more than 3,100 books over the span of two days. Books will be distributed by Spread the Word Nevada’s, Kids to Kids program, to 23 local elementary schools in Las Vegas and Henderson adopted by the organization, which serves low-income students.

Congratulations to James and Cynthia Hughes, winners of SNWA's Yard of the Month

Congratulations to James and Cynthia Hughes, winners of SNWA's Yard of the Month

Congratulations are in order for James and Cynthia Hughes, who have won the SNWA's Yard of the Month. The couple was inspired to remove their grass as a part of the Water Smart Landscapes program, and have since replaced it with a striking assortment of drought tolerant plants such as Agave, Spurge, Pink Lady Indian Hawthorne, Silverberry, English Ruellia and Coral Fountain, as well as a vegetable garden.

Their have been other bonuses aside from the beauty of the new plants and functionality of the vegetable garden, too. When it came to the water bills, James stated “The month before we made the conversion, our water bill was probably close to $300,” he said. “A month after we finished it, our bill dropped to $60.”

“And some of them since have been about $30,” Cynthia said.

If you know of a yard you think deserves recognition, or would like to find out more about drought friendly landscaping, visit www.snwa.com

 

Challenger Little League Opens 20th Season March 12!

Challenger Little League Opens 20th Season March 12!

This year's Challenger Little League season begins March 12th at the Justice Myron E. Leavitt Family Park. The first pitch of the match will be thrown by Cosmo, the Las Vegas 51's mascot, Valley High's choir will be signing the national anthem, and the Las Vegas High School ROTC will be presenting the colors at the game.

Challenger Little League is a division of the Little League for children with disabilities. It allows participants to experience the same rewards of little league on the same fields, tailored to their abilities.

Las Vegas Will Go Bald for The St. Baldrick’s Foundation March 5th!

Las Vegas Will Go Bald for The St. Baldrick’s Foundation March 5th!

This Saturday, March 5th marks the annual head shaving fundraiser for the St. Baldrick's foundation, an event that started with an attempt to raise $1,000 for childhood cancer research, and has ballooned into a huge event. Over 300 southern Nevadans have signed up to shave their heads on Saturday, and have formed highly competitive teams looking to raise the most in donations. Participants include everyone from celebrities to cancer survivors to teens. 

Women's Chamber of Commerce of Nevada Hosts 6th Annual Women's Hall of Fame

Women's Chamber of Commerce of Nevada Hosts 6th Annual Women's Hall of Fame

The Women's Chamber of Commerce will be presenting the annual Women's Hall of Fame on March 18th at the Four Seasons. This event is designed to pay tribute to the distinguished women in our community who have be awarded ATHENA Awards for their leadership and community involvement. The Pioneer Award will also be handed out at the event. This Year's recipient is Ann Ward, who handles government affairs and community relations for Sunrise Hospitals!

Program Uses Music to Teach Schoolchildren America's History

Program Uses Music to Teach Schoolchildren America's History

The children of the Clark County School District learn about the evolution of Blues music and how America's history has affected it in an amazing interdisciplinary program at the House of Blues

The kids walk --and run, and skip -- into the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South, a place they've probably never been, on a field trip probably unlike any they've ever taken.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review Journal