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Swine Dining: Pigs Feast on Discarded Pumpkins

Swine Dining: Pigs Feast on Discarded Pumpkins


Don’t throw away that Halloween pumpkin just yet: RC Farms will gladly turn it into pig food.

RC Farms, a North Las Vegas pig farm, again will collect used pumpkins at locations throughout southern Nevada through Monday. If you would prefer to feed a pig yourself, you can bring your pumpkin to RC Farms during business hours from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. until Monday. The farm is located in North Las Vegas at the corner of North 5th Street and Ann Road.

Last year, the effort resulted in more than 10 tons of donated pumpkins. Farm owner Bob Combs hopes to bring in 15 tons this year.

Drop-off locations are:

Boychuck's Summerlin Salon Includes Perks, But He Stays Focused on Hilton

A new location inside a Summerlin gym taps into a different market.

Celebrity magazines might have dropped Paris Hilton long ago, but the only thing Michael Boychuck wants to drop is her name. It's the local celebrity hairstylist's first day on the job at his new salon in Summerlin, and he's mentioned Hilton half a dozen times during an interview.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

New Life Coming to Village Square

New Life Coming to Village Square

Six new businesses in the last six months are pumping new life into the Village Square shopping center.

Ten years ago, Village Square at the corner of Ft. Apache Road and Sahara Avenue was bustling with business. However, newer shopping centers in the area along with the recession hurt it.

"Village Square was pretty popular, packed with stores. Some of my favorites were, I believe, it was The Cottage. A little, cute boutique store and the party store," nearby resident Traci Bixenmann said. "And slowly over the years, it has kind of closed down."

Now, new businesses and new restaurants, like Bachi Burger, are bringing new life to the center. This is only the second location in Las Vegas for Bachi Burger, but the chef says it is a perfect fit.

"We like the center because it is wide open. You have the movie theatre right next door. We thought it would be a good fit for this area,” Chef Lorin Watada said.

ROCKET FIZZ-ie-li-cious

ROCKET FIZZ-ie-li-cious

Curtas: lots of sugary fun to be had at Rocket Fizz.

Shhhh…here’s a secret: Obscure soda pops are ELV’s private passion

Read more at Eating Las Vegas

Five New Stores Coming to Shopping Area

Five New Stores Coming to Shopping Area


A retail area that has struggled like a lot of other places in southern Nevada is making a comeback.

Village Square at Fort Apache Road and Sahara Avenue has five new stores moving in. One new store opened Thursday. Rocket Fizz is a 50s-style soda shop with candies and drinks from around the world.

"I absolutely believe that us coming into this complex shows that this complex is going to be coming back and revitalizing and being a place of what it used to be,” Rocket Fizz franchise owner Sheri Steward said.

Patty’s Closet, European Antiques and two other stores are also moving into the shopping area. 

Old-School Soda Parlor Readies Grand Opening

Old-School Soda Parlor Readies Grand Opening

A throwback candy and soda shop will hold its grand opening beginning at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9 in the Village Square complex.

Rocket Fizz, 9410 W. Sahara, bills itself as an old-fashioned soda parlor and sweet shop. The store is a franchise of a California flagship.

“We are looking forward to officially launching Rocket Fizz Las Vegas to the community during the month of love and friendship,” said Sheri Stewart, owner of Rocket Fizz Las Vegas.  “It’s fitting really as our business has been a labor of love for our whole family.  My husband, children and I are thrilled to be able to offer an expanded product selection at a larger and more centrally-located shop at Village Square.”