Thursday, December 4, 2014 / by Ken Couture
December is a great time of year for family activities. There are also many other things going on throughout the month for all interests. Whether you live in or are visiting Las Vegas, there is something for you to do in December! Here are the things going in the area.
December 6th: Santa’s Electric Night Parade in Boulder City from 11am to 7:30pm.
December 6th: Tis the Season Art and Craft Show at The Center from 10am to 3pm.
December 6th: Las Vegas Great Santa Run at Opportunity Village at 8am.
December 6th: American Wine Society Holiday Wine Dinner at Marche’ Bacchus at 6pm.
December 7th: Nevada Film Festival in Las Vegas.
December 10th to 15th: A Holiday to Remember at Grand Canyon Shopping Center from 4pm to 10pm daily.
December 13th: Colorations in Frost – A Holiday Concert at Community College of Southern Nevada at 7:30pm.
December 18th: Snowy Stories Puppet Show at Summerlin Library at 10:15am.
December 20th: Winter Wonderland at the Las Vegas Library; ...
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 / by Ken Couture
Looking for something more than the traditional Thanksgiving dinner and football? There are many things you can do to help out in your Las Vegas communities. The holiday season is a tough time for many people. And a time when it is a huge need to have extra volunteers and donations. Here are some ideas to get you started.
Help a homeless teen to have a decent meal. It seems that the recession has hit our youths hard locally. We are seeing an average of 300 youths in drop-in centers that eat out of dumpsters, or go hungry. You can help by donating a gift card to a local grocery store or restaurant. You can drop off a card to the William Fry Drop-in Center at 4981 Shirley Street, across from Thomas and Mack. The hours of operation are Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 6:00pm. If you missed today's deadline you can still help out with food, cards, or other donations. You can also donate online here.
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Monday, November 17, 2014 / by Ken Couture
Have you considered selling your home, but are not quite ready yet? Sometimes figuring out where to start isn’t as easy as it sounds. Here are some things that Elizabeth Weintraub at AboutHome says will get you ready!
The first step in the process is to remind yourself that you are selling your home. This home may have a lot of great memories, but stepping back and remembering that you are moving for a reason can help you take a look in from the outside. This will help when it is time to make changes to the house you have called your home.
Personal items can be a distraction for potential buyers. Take down all family heirlooms, pictures, and other things that can limit a potential buyer’s imagination. When they walk into your home, they should be able to envision where their personal items will go, and not have to look past your items.
De-clutter, de-clutter, de-clutter! This is a very important step! If you haven’t used it in a year, you most likel; ...
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 / by Ken Couture
Living in Las Vegas is definitely not for everyone. It is always a fun city, so if you are not into having many options for fun and play at any given moment, then it may not be for you. If you love fast paced, always something to do, and you have a decent amount of self-discipline, then it could be perfect for you.
Some fun things about living in Las Vegas
Find a Las Vegas Farmer's Market
Learn how to play poker or blackjack
Pools galore to visit
The Grand Canyon is a day-trip away
See a show: so many choices
Some not so fun things about living in Las Vegas
The hellish heat
Dealing with constant tourists
Constant party scene
The cost of living in Las Vegas is comparable to most other large cities, and much lower than New York City. It is just slightly higher than the national cost of living average. Considering that wages tend to be slightly higher as well, it seems to balance out in the long run. Many service related jobs in t; ...
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 / by Ken Couture
November is almost here, another month is passing, and the Holiday Season is almost up on us. Which means there is so much to see and do in Las Vegas the last several weeks of the year! Here are some highlights that might pique your interests.
Balloon Festival at Southern Hills Hospital October 31st - November 2nd
Help us fundraise for the High School to Healthcare Scholarship through The Public Education Foundation! Celebrate Halloween and Nevada Day Weekend with tricks and treats at the annual Balloon Festival at Southern Hills Hospital!
Early morning balloon launches, Saturday health fair, haunted maze and trick-or-treating with balloon pilots (Oct. 31), evening balloon glows, amusement rides, and much more. Please join Southern Hills Hospital for the fourth annual Hot Air Balloon Festival.
Free Family Fun - Schedule varies daily- Subject to change; event is weather dependent. A portion of this year's event benefits local high school; ...