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Three Square Expands Summer Food Service Program

Three Square Expands Summer Food Service Program

For the first time in several years thousands more southern Nevada kids will be at risk for going hungry because the school year has changed. It is no longer year-round to but a nine-month schedule which means kids who get free or reduced meals at school won't have that resource this summer.

Starting Monday, the Summer Food Service Program launches to answer that need. This year, the non-profit Three Square is expanding that program to make up for the loss of school breakfasts and lunches.

Three Square plans on doubling the amount of food it provides for the summer and is doubling the number of places that kids can get meals. Officials at the non-profit say around 160,000 students get their meals through the school. Without that resource this summer an estimated 65,000 more kids could be at risk of going hungry.

Local Musician Sings for Record and Charity

Local Musician Sings for Record and Charity

A Las Vegas musician is turning his effort to break a world record into a charity event.

Jefferson Montoya will be attempting to put on the world's longest continuous solo concert from Wednesday, June 1 through Friday, June 3. Under the rules set out by the Guinness Book of World Records the artist can have only 30 seconds between songs and only five minutes of rest for every 60 minutes of playing time. Which means Montoya will play 44 hours straight from Wednesday night through Friday morning. And he will also try to beat the world record for the most pieces of music performed by a solo artist in a 24 hour period. The current record stands at 139 pieces of music.

The singer has also decided to turn the event into a fundraiser for the American Red Cross. The money raised at the event will benefit the charity's efforts in areas hit by the devastating tornadoes in Missouri. 

The concert and fundraiser will be held at Tommy Rocker's Cantina and Grill. 

Military Members Get Free Burgers on Memorial Day

Military Members Get Free Burgers on Memorial Day

 

Smashburger is honoring military members and their families with a free one-third pound Smashburger of their choice from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. this Memorial Day.

During those designated hours, anyone showing a valid military ID card at any of the four Las Vegas Smashburger locations will receive a free burger of their choice (one free Smashburger per person per valid military ID.)

Las Vegas Smashburger locations:

  • 7541 W. Lake Mead Blvd. (Lake Mead and Buffalo)
  • 9101 W. Sahara Ave. (Sahara and Ft. Apache)
  • 5655 Centennial Center Blvd. (Centennial Center and Ann)
  • 4725 S Maryland Pkwy. (Maryland Parkway and Tropicana)

Smashburger is open daily from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m.

City of Las Vegas Looking for Volunteers

City of Las Vegas Looking for Volunteers

The City of Las Vegas is asking for people to volunteer to plant trees in the area of the city known as Berkley Square.

City officials will kick off the event on Saturday May 28 with a ceremonial tree planting at 7:30 a.m. at the corner of 8th Street and Owens Avenue. Organizers will plant 185 trees in the area. The tree planting is part of an effort to create a walkable community in the historic neighborhood. The planting is expected to take several hours and will end with a community barbecue.    

A grant from the Nevada Division of Forestry paid for the trees. Each property along the street will get one 15-gallon tree, while corner lots will get up to three 15-gallon trees. Property owners will be required to water and maintain the trees.

Achievement Awards Given to Girl Scouts

Achievement Awards Given to Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada honored 34 Girl Scouts during its recent 2011 Young Women of Distinction ceremony at The Orleans Hotel & Casino.

The Gold Award is Girl Scouts highest earned honor, and is an opportunity for a girl to put her leadership skills, career interests, and personal values together to serve her community. Gold Award recipients:

Students from St. Viator Catholic School Go to Washington

Students from St. Viator Catholic School Go to Washington

More than 60 students from St. Viator Catholic School meet with Sen. Harry Reid, D-NV today in Washington, DC.

The students and their chaperones were there to learn about the nation's capitol and how government works. 

“I was pleased to welcome these impressive young Nevadans to discuss the history of the United States government and our nation’s capital,” Reid said. “Visits to Washington, DC are a tremendous learning experience that bring what’s taught in the classroom to life. I encourage all Nevada students to become as engaged in government and their communities as the students from St. Viator Catholic School are.”

 

CAI Nevada Accepting Nominations for Annual Heroes Awards

CAI Nevada Accepting Nominations for Annual Heroes Awards

The Nevada chapter of the Community Associations Institute (CAI), a national membership organization for HOA management companies, volunteer board members, professional service providers and business partners, is hosting its annual Heroes Awards to honor everyday individuals who have displayed acts of bravery and community mindedness in the spirit of 9/11.

The Heroes Awards originated in 2002 from an overwhelming desire to remember those lost and to recognize those involved in the relief efforts of 9/11. It is now an annual commemorative event for CAI Nevada.