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November 23, 2014

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  • Why start a small business in Las Vegas?
    Nov. 23, 2014
    Despite the many challenges of starting a business, Las Vegas business owners say the rewards are plenty.
  • Antonio Perez of Knudson Middle School plays his trumpet during a mariachi workshop led by members of Mariachi Cobre in 2012.
    Find the right instrument for your child
    Nov. 23, 2014
    Helping a child select a musical instrument is a little like buying a car (without the monthly payment and heavenly new-car smell). You’ll want to try a few on for size to see what your child likes and what model best fits his or her body, interests and abilities.
  • Eddie Shaw, 76, and Gloria Durling, 68, re-created Rocky and Adrian for a calendar that will benefit Keep Memory Alive.
    Reimagining the classics: Keep Memory Alive patients, caregivers create calendar as a fundraiser
    Nov. 23, 2014
    Patients and caregivers at our downtown Keep Memory Alive center, some in their 80s and 90s, have transformed into movie stars in a fundraising effort that at the same time has helped improve their brain health ...
  • Survive gift-giving season at the office
    Nov. 23, 2014
    Experts offer advice on what to give, and what not to give, your co-workers ...
  • Fireworks are seen above the towers at SLS Las Vegas during the grand-opening celebration Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, on the Strip.
    SLS off to rough start but looking forward to 2015
    Nov. 23, 2014
    Scott Kreeger talks with John Katsilometes about the struggles experienced at the north Strip’s newest resort, as well as plans for next year.
  • Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray avoids Washington Redskins linebacker Keenan Robinson, center, during the second half Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in Arlington, Texas.
    Las Vegas’ own DeMarco Murray making run at NFL record
    Nov. 23, 2014
    The Dallas Cowboys' star rusher has stayed healthy this year and is enjoying the best season of his career ...
  • If you want to host your own Friendsgiving, consider providing the main entrees — turkey, dressing and mashed potatoes, for example — and asking friends to bring a side dish or dessert.
    Create your own Turkey Day tradition: Friendsgiving
    Nov. 23, 2014
    Thousands of Las Vegans are transplants from other cities, don't have family here and aren't able to travel for the holidays. So one way to avoid the blues is to gather with friends to celebrate the season ...
  • Cecilia Darr calls the concierges at Venetian the best sales team in town. “We don’t know everything, but we will find it,” she says.
    ‘I do not understand people who are negative’
    Nov. 23, 2014
    A concierge supervisor talks about common and unusual requests she receives, her biggest pet peeve and what prompted her to start a new career in the hospitality industry after working for many years as a respiratory care practitioner.
  • Circus Couture’s “Unlocked” raised $162,770 for the Children’s Specialty Center of Nevada, the state’s only nonprofit, specialized outpatient clinic that treats children with cancer. Circus Couture include talents from Las Vegas’ artists and community leaders.
    The Notes: Philanthropy, Nov. 23-29
    Nov. 23, 2014
    In the Notes: Public Education Foundation, Bennett Family Foundation, Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas, HELP of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas Hospitality Association, City National Bank, Station Casinos, Communities in Schools of Nevada, Windermere Foundation, and more ...
  • The USS Riverboat Tour of Laughlin on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014.
    Get a taste of what Las Vegas used to be — in Laughlin
    Nov. 23, 2014
    When I arrived, the town charmed me with its Strip-like Casino Drive along the Colorado River — except Laughlin’s main drag takes about seven minutes to drive from one end to the other. On the Strip, you’re lucky if you can get back to your car in seven minutes.
  • The Data: Nov. 23-29
    Nov. 23, 2014
    All of the information your business needs: Bid opportunities, bankruptcies filed and building permits issued. To add to our data, email us at [email protected]
  • Q & A focus on Patricia Barba of Patty's Closet Fashion Boutique on Thursday, November 12, 2014.
    Home-grown fashion plate keeps customers’ style in mind
    Nov. 23, 2014
    Juan and Patty Barba had seemingly bad timing in opening a clothing shop — a year before the Great Recession. But by focusing on customer service, they have carved out their niche in the industry.
  • Hole No. 9 at Shadow Creek Golf Course. So vast. So mysterious.
    How many presidents have played Shadow Creek? Four!
    Nov. 22, 2014
    Today’s reported golf round at Shadow Creek Golf Course involving President Barack Obama, ex-Yankee Derek Jeter, Diamond Resorts International founder Stephen Cloobeck and Greenspun Media Group owner Brian Greenspun is not the first time a president has played the course.
  • Obama playing golf with Jeter at Shadow Creek in North Las Vegas
    Nov. 22, 2014
    The White House said the foursome at Shadow Creek Golf Course on Saturday includes retired New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, Obama campaign supporter Stephen Cloobeck, and Brian Greenspun, the owner, publisher and editor of the Las Vegas Sun.
  • Man shoots, kills woman on Industrial Road, police say
    Nov. 22, 2014
    The woman was walking along Industrial Road near Circus Circus Drive around 5:20 a.m. when she was approached by an unknown male, Metro said. Police said she was accosted by ...
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