cleanup that took place April 26. The banners were installed at the
request of the Cultural Corridor Coalition to strengthen the
corridor’s identity. The banner design concept was developed by the
Cultural Corridor Board, working with Eurie Creative.
The banner design depicts a section of the colorful pedestrian bridge,
“Vegas Arabesque,” that was designed by artist David Griggs. The
LED-lit public art bridge traverses Las Vegas Boulevard, connecting
the Natural History Museum and the Las Vegas Library, and has become
an iconic image for the Cultural Corridor since its completion in June 2011.
The banners begin at the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Washington
Avenue. Continuing along the ”Cultural Corridor Trail,” the banners
are displayed south along Las Vegas Boulevard to Bonanza Road, and
along Bonanza as the trail travels west to Casino Center and then
north to Stewart Avenue, ending near the Mob Museum. The Cultural
Corridor extends for 12 city blocks along the urban trail that leads
to the area cultural institutions. Cultural Corridor attractions
—Cultural Corridor Theatre Center, 821 Las Vegas Blvd. North
—Neon Museum, 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North
—The Natural History Museum, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North
—Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort, 500 E. Washington Ave.
—Cashman Center & Cashman Field, 850 Las Vegas Blvd. North
—The Mob Museum, 300 Stewart Ave.
—Las Vegas Library, 833 Las Vegas Blvd. North.
—Burlesque Hall of Fame, 520 Fremont St.
The Natural History Museum is one of the anchor facilities in the
corridor. Museum Executive Director Marilyn Gillespie states, “It’s
great to see all the improvements that have been happening in the
Cultural Corridor. These new banners will definitely help designate
the neighborhood as a cultural area and a destination to visit.”
For more information about the Downtown Dynamos Cleanup Day, visit
Corridor facilities, visit http://culturalcorridorvegas.
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Honolulu Cookie Company’s freshly baked, tropical shortbread cookies
make the perfect gift for mom
Flowers are nice, but their cookies are delicious! And these cookies —
the new Honolulu limited edition Spring Collection of shortbread
cookies — are also shaped like flowers, as well as being individually
wrapped to capture their freshness and their deliciousness and make
them ready to pop in a pocket or purse for taking along for a treat a
little later on.
With natural island flavors in every buttery, crunchy bite, the
cookies are baked in Honolulu and hand-placed in beautiful gift
packaging of sunny citron and coral hues.
It’s never about how much you spend on Mom, or on any person who needs
some expression of your love, it’s all about how they will feel when
they know you remembered them — with something beautiful to look at
and delicious to taste, and something that they can immediately share
to spread a little of the love around.
Their brand new retail store opens in Las Vegas in The Grand Canal
Shoppes at The Venetian/The Palazzo this month.
But to order online, go to www.honolulucookie.com, or call
1-866.33.5800. Priced from $4.95 to $39.95. Delight your mom or
someone else’s mom this week or any week. You’ll be glad you did.
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Local KOA campground Offering free night of camping
The Las Vegas KOA at Circus Circus will be offering a free night of
camping on Saturday, May 10 as part of Kampgrounds of America’s annual
KOA Care Camps Big Weekend.
Campers who stay as paying guests on Friday, May 9 will receive a free
night of camping on Saturday, May 10. The 11th Annual KOA Care Camps
Big Weekend event is the official start to the 2014 summer camping
season and is being offered at participating KOAs throughout North
The Care Camps Big Weekend event is also the major fundraiser for KOA
Care Camps, the official charity of Kampgrounds of America and the KOA
Owners Association. Donations raised during the May 9-10 weekend will
go to benefit KOA Care Camps, a network of 55 specialized, medically
equipped summer camps throughout North America that offer children
battling cancer a true summer camp experience at no charge to their
To reserve a site or cabin today for this special weekend, go to
www.KOA.com and click on the Big Weekend event box, or just go to
of participating KOA campgrounds.
Kampgrounds of America is celebrating its 52nd Anniversary in 2014.
KOA, the world’s largest network of family-friendly campgrounds with
485 locations in North America, was born on the banks of the
Yellowstone River in Billings, Montana in 1962.
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RTC recognizes student winners of annual Earth Day art contest
The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
recognized local students who won the agency’s annual Earth Day Art
Contest at a special award ceremony on Thursday, April 24 at Cashman
The annual art contest, sponsored by the RTC, invited middle and high
school students to submit artwork promote the RTC’s sustainability
initiative, “quicker, cleaner, greener.” The students were encouraged
to design their artwork with images of transit, bicycling, walking or
More than 125 students from four schools across the valley
participated in this year’s contest. At the ceremony, RTC recognized
the top two winners — Sara Barajas-Villa and Nathaly Carbajal-Diaz of
Cashman Middle School. The artwork of the two winners will be
displayed on the outside of an RTC transit vehicle and will travel Las
Vegas Valley streets for up to one year.
The runners-up included: Lyle Abapo and Juan Carlos Romero Nieto of
Cashman Middle School; Gabriela Avila-Flores, Grace Monti, Hector
Hernandez, Bryan Banuelos Jacobo, and Quetzal Rodriguez of Roy Martin
Middle School; and Brooke Dugger of Becker Middle School whose artwork
is displayed inside RTC transit vehicles.
The RTC is the transit authority, transportation planning organization
and regional traffic management agency for Southern Nevada. The RTC’s
vision is to provide a safe, convenient and effective regional
transportation system that enhances mobility and air quality for
citizens and visitors. The RTC encourages residents and visitors to
use a variety of transportation choices to help reduce traffic
congestion, clean the air and improve the quality of life in Southern
Nevada. For more information, visit rtcsnv.com.
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