On Wednesday, Oct. 30 more than 150 volunteers from The Home Depot
foundation came together to renovate an entire wing of the WestCare
Women and Children’s campus as part of their third annual Celebration
of Service, an initiative from 9/11 through Veteran’s Day to ensure
that all veterans have a safe place to call home. WestCare’s Women and
Children’s Campus serves homeless women veterans and their children
providing them with food, housing, medical attention and wrap-around
services to help put them back on their feet and support their
showing its age and was in need of renovations that would allow
WestCare to continue to serve these heroic women and their children.
An army of Team Depot volunteers stepped in to assist. In one day,
volunteers took on the 10 bedrooms, six bathrooms and two living areas
and turned them into amazing and comfortable spaces for those who call
the center home. Volunteers painted, installed new flooring and
lighting, made safety updates and landscaped the facility, including
adding sandboxes for the littlest residents.
“I’m speechless, this is amazing! This will build up the veterans’
self-esteem, for when they come home they will feel safe and that they
are being taken care of,” said Kevin Morss, RVP WestCare Nevada.
This effort in Nevada is one of more than 350 projects across the
country focused on the housing needs of women veterans and their
families. For more information on Celebration of Service and the
project at WestCare visit www.homedepotfoundation.org.
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The Bones will Rock Vinyl Inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
The Bones, a Las Vegas-based band, will rock Vinyl inside Hard Rock
Hotel & Casino on Friday, Nov. 8 at 11 p.m. Concertgoers will be
treated to a night of lyrically humorous rock and roll songs from
their newly released album, “What Would Ginger Do?”
The Bones have been quickly gaining notoriety in Las Vegas for their
knack for taking the cheesiest songs of the ’80s, and turning them
into high-energy pop-punk-rock songs.
“It’s kind of like what would happen if AC/DC decided to cover a Cyndi
Lauper tune. It’s a LOT of fun,” says singer/guitarist Patrick
Vitagliano. “Music is too serious these days. Rock & roll should be
fun, and our live show is nothing but high-energy, feel-good music,
guaranteed to make you smile.” The Vinyl show will be a good mix of
their signature brand of amped-up “cheesy” ’80s covers, along with a
good blend of the witty and bitingly sarcastic material from their
The Bones consists of Patrick Vitagliano (formerly of Nuclear
Theory/Assault) on guitar and lead vocals; Scot Coogan (formerly of
Lynch Mob, Ace Frehley, and Brides of Destruction with Nikki Sixx) on
drums and vocals; Mike Wilson (formerly of Jaded) on bass and vocals,
and Jeff Duncan (formerly of Odin and currently in Armored Saint) on
Vinyl is located inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Doors open at 11 p.m. with no cover charge and the event is open
to ages 6 years old and up.
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Moving company in partnership with local charities for food drive at
The Mob Museum
Ace World Wide Moving & Storage, an agent of one of the nation’s
leading movers Atlas Van Lines, is joining The Mob Museum in
partnership with Three Square and Downtown 3rd Farmers Market to
benefit Move For Hunger, a non-profit that fights nationwide hunger.
In coalition with these organizations, Ace World Wide Moving & Storage
will be co-sponsoring a local food drive from now to Nov. 10, at The
Mob Museum in Las Vegas.
Throughout the food drive, individuals are encouraged to donate canned
meats, canned or powered milk, breads and cereals, personal hygiene
products, baby products, and paper and cleaning products. Donations
will be accepted onsite at The Mob Museum during regular business hours. Donations will also be accepted at Ace
World Wide office and the Downtown 3rd Friday farmers market between 9
a.m. and 3 p.m.
“Ace World Wide Moving & Storage is honored to join other Las Vegas
organizations in assisting with Move for Hunger’s nationwide project
to fight hunger,” said Wade Bute, director of operations at Ace World
Wide Moving & Storage. “Hosting a food drive event where community
involvement is encouraged allows all of us to extend our services and
resources to make a difference in others’ lives. We hope our efforts
continue to grow with this notable initiative.”
In lieu of participation, Mob Museum Members will receive a gift with
the donation of at least two non-perishable food items. Non-member
locals will receive a gift with purchase of museum admission and
donation of at least two non-perishable food items. Non-local
participants will receive $2 off general admission price with the
donation of four non-perishable food items.
Ace World Wide Moving & Storage is among the more than 398 moving
companies that help create one of the nation’s largest, year-round
service programs with Move For Hunger. As part of the partnership, Ace
World Wide Moving & Storage is building awareness on nationwide hunger
and encouraging household move customers to donate unused,
non-perishable food items to local food banks upon embarking on a
For more information on Ace World Wide Moving & Storage, visit
www.aceworldwide.com/. For more information on Move For Hunger, visit
the website www.MoveForHunger.org.
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Family-friendly event aims to raise awareness of childhood obesity
Vegas PBS will host its fourth annual 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk to benefit
Keeping Kids Fit, an educational outreach program targeting childhood
obesity. The event will kick-off at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 at the
Vegas PBS Educational Technology Campus .
Celebrity pro BMX biker Ricardo Laguna will appear at the event on his
bike for a meet and greet, signing autographs and photo ops at the
Jump 4 Joy booth. Vegas PBS star Daniel Tiger from Daniel Tiger’s
Neighborhood will also be on hand at the event to welcome the children
and for photo ops. Other highlights include an obstacle course,
fitness games and prizes, a social media booth, a high-energy DJ
spinning Top 40 favorites, health information booths, healthy
refreshments, and 5K race awards.
While the fight against childhood obesity is beginning to show
improvement across the country, it still remains a critical issue here
at home. According to a recent study released by The Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention, the obesity rate among low-income
preschoolers declined by small but statistically significant amounts
in 19 states and U.S. Territories between 2008 and 2011 —
unfortunately Nevada was not among the states showing improvement.
“Heading into our fourth year, we are looking to make this race our
biggest yet,” said event organizer and Vegas PBS Ready To Learn
Coordinator Jessica Carroll. “There is still much work that needs to
be done here in Nevada to tackle the childhood obesity rate and push
the message that physical fitness and healthy eating is a family
Registration fees are $25 per person until Nov. 8, and $35 from Nov. 9
thru Nov. 14. Race day and packet pick-up day admission fees will be
$40. Interested participants can register online and get more
information at VegasPBS.org/KKF5K, calling Vegas PBS at 702.799.1010,
signing up in person at the Vegas PBS building, or by visiting the
event’s Facebook Page at Facebook.com/VegasPBS. Packets may be picked
up on Friday, Nov. 15 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or on the race
morning at Vegas PBS.
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