May and June of 2013 were very busy months for Habitat for Humanity
Las Vegas. Volunteers, staff, board members and the community joined
together as they dedicated four new homes in the Clark County area.
Bank of America was on hand to dedicate their 9th Habitat-sponsored
home with the Bell family, while home sponsor, Wells Fargo, dedicated
not only the home of the Muya family, but also the home of the Mack
family (left to right, see photo above). The fourth dedication saw a
joint effort with Bank of America’s REO program and Capital One coming
together to hand the keys over to the Drummond family.
Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas would also like to thank the City of
Las Vegas, the City of North Las Vegas and the numerous volunteers for
their continued support in our building efforts.
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With recent record-high summer temperatures, Anthem Institute in Las
Vegas decided to host a bottled water drive, which is currently
underway, through July 26, with donated bottled water going to the
Salvation Army and the local homeless.
Bottled water can be dropped off at Anthem Institute, 2320 S. Rancho
Drive (702-366-4119), between 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
They will appreciate all donations for this noble cause.
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In celebration of the downtown property’s first year in Las Vegas, the
D will host three major concert events on the 3rd Street Stage of the
Fremont Street Experience. The epic lineup will include Uncle Kracker
Thursday, Sept. 26 and Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington
Friday, Sept. 27. To cap off the festivities, Kid Rock will deliver an
unforgettable performance Saturday, Sept. 28. Limited room and ticket
VIP packages are available online at www.thed.com or by calling
reservations at 1-800-274-5825.
To kick off the celebration, popular country rock musician Uncle
Kracker, known for his hit singles “Smile” and “Follow Me,” will
deliver a special performance showcasing his most recent album
“Midnight Special” on Thursday night.
On Friday night, American rockers Stone Temple Pilots with Chester
Bennington will perform live. This will be only the second tour for
the quartet. Fans can expect old favorites like “Interstate Love Song”
and “Plush” as well as their brand new song with Bennington entitled
“Out of Time.” The band has plans to record their first album with
Chester Bennington on lead vocals in the near future.
Finishing off three days of non-stop partying, five-time Grammy
nominated artist Kid Rock will take the stage for a high-energy
performance in downtown Las Vegas. The rock star will take a break
from his U.S. Summer Tour that has sold out arenas across the country
to rock the D Las Vegas.
“We’re all excited to celebrate the D’s first year in downtown Las
Vegas and share the celebration with the rest of the Fremont Street
Experience,” said Owner and CEO Derek Stevens.
In just one year, the D has become a hip, go-to spot in downtown Las
Vegas. The newly renovated property features an entirely new gaming
experience, entertainment and dining options as well as 638 remodeled
contemporary rooms and suites.
The unique two-level casino boasts the latest in slots and table games
manned by the D’s playful dancing dealers on the first floor, and
transports guests back in time to old-school Vegas with its Vintage
Casino on the second floor. Guests can enjoy drinks inside the casino
at LONGBAR – the longest bar in Nevada – or on Fremont Street at D Bar
where world champion flair bartenders send bottles and glasses flying
through the air. For delicious dining 24/7, the D offers contemporary
American fare in a stylish setting at the D Grill, and serves up
Detroit’s legendary Coney Dogs and more at American Coney Island.
Prominent Restaurateur Joe Vicari delivers his award-winning
restaurant concept to the D with Joe Vicari’s Andiamo Italian
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Clark County continues making great strides towards cleaner air in our
neighborhoods with the unveiling of the Public Works Department’s
first clean-diesel street sweeper at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 23, at
the County Operations Center at 4701 W. Russell Road.
“Replacing our aging street sweepers with new clean-diesel street
sweepers will keep harmful emissions out of our air,” Commissioner
Chairman Steve Sisolak said. “County residents and visitors will be
breathing cleaner, healthier air thanks to our investment in this
The new 2013 Elgin mechanical street sweeper was partially funded by
the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection’s State Clean Diesel
Grant Program, which is supported by the U.S. Environmental Protection
The County plans on replacing another four street sweepers with
clean-diesel street sweepers during the next 12 months. Eventually,
the County’s entire fleet of 16 street sweepers will be clean-diesel
When compared with an older street sweeper, using a clean-diesel
street sweeper significantly reduces harmful emissions of particulate
matter, nitrogen oxides, hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, and carbon
This upgrade is the latest in the County’s efforts to use vehicles
that are cleaner and more efficient. The County has pursued the use of
alternative fuel vehicles for years, including the use of hybrid
vehicles and vehicles powered by clean-burning diesel, reformulated
gasoline and compressed natural gas. The County’s hybrid fleet of 534
vehicles is the largest in the state.
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Joe Vicari’s Andiamo ItalianThe fight card presented by Mayweather Promotions and shown on Sho box
— “The Next Generation,’’ was a big hit for boxing fans at The Hard
Rock Hotel and Casino last Friday.
Joe Vicari’s Andiamo ItalianThe main event, a Lightweight 10-round bout, held in “The Joint’’
between then undefeated Mickey Bey [19-1, 9 KO’s] from Las Vegas and
John Molina [26-3, 21 KO’s] from Covina, California was a shining
example of how a talented fighter like Mickey Bey can make one mistake
and end up losing a fight. Bey, clearly a stronger and faster fighter,
was winning the rounds, until the 10th, when he was too aggressive and
got caught with a left hook from Molina, followed by three more strong
shots, having him hang onto Molina, and the referee then stopping the
fight in 1:22 of round 10.
Molina, a former world title challenger, is set out to get another
shot at a lightweight world championship. His credits show he was the
“Best Boxer’’ in winning the 2002-2003 California Golden Gloves, which
also garnered him a California Diamond belt that year and the Blue and
Gold National Championship in 2004.
The future for Mickey Bey, however, is also promising. With a credit
as being a member of the 2004 United States Olympic team and a 2003 US
National Golden Gloves Champion, Mickey Bey’s 18 wins in his
seven-year stint as a professional boxer, is sure to be up for
championship fights. Floyd Mayweather Sr. stated, “It’s sad that
Mickey came in too fast. He would have won the fight. He just got too
The next fight Mayweather Promotions will be promoting with Golden Boy
is on September 14, when Floyd “Money’’ Mayweather Jr. takes on Saul
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