South Point Casino Las Vegas

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The South Point has some great events this week for the Presidential Debate. They really took care of us, gave us a great press area to write in, and the food was delicious. Thank you so much for taking care of us during all the chaos surrounding the elections.

Rocco’s NY Pizzeria Charleston


Tasty, delicious, plus the powdered sugar deserts with the pizza crust were outstanding. Thankful that you were so close to Red Rock and the freeway. I ate your pizza down Charleston all the way to the Vegas Valley Book Festival. After Summerlin’s Saturday Halloween party with the children at the city event, I did not want to deal with the traffic in Downtown Summerlin so I am glad that I remember the New York City Pizza at Rocco’s off Charleston.
Rocco’s NY Pizzeria Charleston in Summerlin
10860 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89135

 

Veterans Memorial Leisure Center Las Vegas

 

Excellent way to start out the day, weekend, and the month of October for Halloween today with Las Vegas Councilman Bob Beers playing music for families and children at the Veterans Memorial Leisure Services Center with the Matt Dormann Band to celebrate an early Fall season. I forgot I was in Las Vegas, a town with resorts, because of all the fabulous Halloween costumes, gifts, candy, children enjoying baseball, laser tag, swimming in October, the entire event was incredibly fun with all the families enjoying themselves. Vintage classic cars, fire trucks, prizes for Halloween costumes, tumble gyms, and the music by Matt Dorman was outstanding for all to listen to.

Mayor Goodman and Congresswoman Dina Titus at Vegas Valley Book Festival


Mayor Carolyn Goodman Endorses Congresswoman Dina Titus at the Vegas Valley Book Festival with International Publishers, Authors, Journalists and Writers
Historic Fifth Street School
The Vegas Valley Book Festival is Free and Open to the Public
http://www.vegasvalleybookfestival.org/
401 S 4th St, Las Vegas, NV 89101

See the Schedule of Events
http://www.vegasvalleybookfestival.org/schedule/

Meet Publishers and Authors from Around the World
http://www.vegasvalleybookfestival.org/whos-coming/

The Vegas Valley Book Festival, now in its fifteenth year, is a celebration of the written, spoken, and illustrated word. The festival has networked together a community-wide consortium of cultural organizations and sponsors to offer “a one-stop shopping experience for literature” through a wide range of programs built around sharing resources, developing audiences, advancing the craft of writing, and sharing the joys of reading. This annual festival is the largest literary event in Nevada, drawing more than 10,000 attendees during the season. Since its founding in 2002, the festival has presented over 800 authors and speakers and has produced or sponsored over 500 events, sessions, readings, workshops, and book signings. The festival is free and open to the public.

Symphony Park Las Vegas


Symphony Park looked magnificent yesterday when the building was decorated with gigantic USA flags in crimson red, white and blue. I had to get up close with my camera to capture the way the flags were created. The weave of the fabric for the flags was so large. A family of four in the crowd in front of me drove as far away as El Paso, Texas to hear the speakers. Symphony Park  has always been an outstanding structure, but with the lighting set just right with the giant American flag, shaded colors of light and the stage for Hillary Clinton’s speech, the tone was set for Catherine Cortez Masto’s introduction with Congresswoman Dina Titus. Symphony Park never looked so impressive as the building did yesterday. Children and parents were visiting the Children’s Discovery Museum. There were plenty of parking. Support staff brought ice cold bottles of water out to crowds standing in line. The skyline looked nice with the Plaza Hotel and Fremont Street Experience hotel casinos in the background of the stage with speakers.

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman and Councilwoman Lois Tarkanian

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Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman and Councilwoman Lois Tarkanian work hard for education by beginning the Strong Start Program for Parents and Children in Southern Nevada.

Go to the Strong Start website to learn more.

http://strongstartnevada.org
Strong Start Nevada

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https://www.facebook.com/StrongStartNevada/

Learn more about Strong Start Nevada:
Strong Start Nevada is a community outreach campaign aimed at mobilizing parents, educators, advocates, community and business leaders to make quality early childhood education a priority in the State. Early childhood experiences, good or bad, lay the foundation for later success. Young children who are exposed to high quality early learning – at home or in the classroom – have a much greater chance at success in adulthood. Human capital creates economic capital. The viability of our economy greatly depends on the skills and abilities of its workforce, and the development of Nevada’s workforce starts at birth!

Publisher, Thomas Chee

City Hall Jimmy John’s Sandwiches Las Vegas


Enjoyed a great dinner before the Planning Meeting with my best friend on the corner of the City Hall building right east of the entrance lobby at Jimmy John’s Sandwiches. My son loved the dill pickles with his large sandwiches, enough to take home for dinner after dinner. The restaurant gets thousands of deliveries in the area. They had a lot of riders delivering sandwiches. I wish I was in such great shape. The server preparing our sandwiches was very kind, took care of my boy, and then we went inside to get photos of the President Abraham Lincoln art. Tomorrow Hillary Clinton will be across the railroad tracks from City Hall at Symphony Park. I am going to cover the story in the afternoon. My son’s first time at City Hall in Las Vegas. Who does he recognized from his History class in elementary school? President Abraham Lincoln. The art at City Hall is spectacular. Children love learning at City Hall. We enjoyed sandwiches for dinner before the Planning Meeting at the restaurant on the corner of City Hall called Jimmy John’s Sandwiches. President Abraham Lincoln was an American politician and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865.

My son’s first time at City Hall in Las Vegas. Who does he recognized from his History class in elementary school? President Abraham Lincoln. The art at City Hall is spectacular. Children love learning at City Hall. We enjoyed sandwiches for dinner before the Planning Meeting at the restaurant on the corner of City Hall called Jimmy John’s Sandwiches.
 
President Abraham Lincoln was an American politician and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865.

Makers and Finders Art District Las Vegas

Main Street is under construction, but when I visit First Friday, I always see this new restaurant in the Las Vegas Art District named Makers and Finders Coffee. This morning, I had a meeting with a local Artists that I met at Robin’s Skin City Body Painting. Arriving early from the north near City Hall, I asked for the best signature dish in the restaurant. The place was packed at breakfast. Brunch, even more people came in, especially athletes from the health clubs around Main Street. Recently written about in the east coast newspaper, Washington Post, Justin Lepper had just finished working on a painting all night long. I felt bad. He only drank coffee. No sleep. No rest. I asked for the signature dish that defines the restaurant. The eggs with beef were outstanding. I really want to return for the salmon. Maybe next week.

Downtown Crown Pub


Homemade steak pies, gravy coated meats in peas, mashed, whipped potatoes, and the steak fries, I would like to give a special thanks to our server at the Pub, he realized that my son wanted steak fries instead of mashed potatoes and brought out a few for his to munch on with ketchup – He really understood kids, ketchup and fries, because the kid was hungry from walking around First Friday on October 7th’s event, but I told him, “This is a nice restaurant and good food takes a long time to make.” The Crown Pub proved me right, because the steak and mushrooms with gravy was fabulous. My son could not get enough of the steak, mushrooms with mashed potatoes and green peas. All the seats around us were packed with happy customers. We didn’t go into the pub because of my young kid, but the crowd seem to be enjoying the drinks and drink specials with the billiard, pool table, outdoor patio with DJ, and the Halloween themes. Downtown Crown Pub made the Las Vegas First Friday that much more enjoyable. What a fun time in the Arts Factory right next door. Hundreds of artists, crafts, galleries, but Crown Pub is the place to eat.