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Summerlin Hosts Annual Fourth of July Parade

Summerlin Hosts Annual Fourth of July Parade

Summerlin is again the place to be for the Fourth of July. The community is hosting the largest in Independence Day parade in southern Nevada for the 18th year in a row.

The Summerlin Council Patriotic Parade will feature 60 entries, including floats, giant balloons, bands and performing groups. There will be several new entries this year from an 18-foot Lorax balloon to a 10-foot balloon of Ben Franklin.

The parade officially starts at 9 a.m. The escort division starts at 8:30 a.m. The public is encouraged to be in place by 8 a.m. More than 35,000 people are expected to line the parade route.

The parade starts at the corner of Hillpointe Road and Hills Center Drive in the Trails village of Summerlin. The parade then moves south on Hills Center Drive toward the Village Center Circle roundabout before heading west on Trailwood Drive. The parade will end at the corner of Trailwood Drive and Spring Gate Lane.

Local Letter Carriers and Partners Collect More Than 202 Tons of Food

Local letter carriers in Southern Nevada, working with a number of dedicated partners, helped collect 404,028 pounds of non-perishable food during the 2012 National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

That is more than 202 tons of food, which was distributed to more than 20 local food pantries in Southern Nevada to help those who struggle with hunger.  Last year, this effort collected 372,789 pounds of food.

“We know we are making a difference,” said Glenn Norton, president of the Las Vegas branch of the National Association of Letter Carriers.  “As letter carriers, we see the need every day on our routes, which is why we look forward to this national food drive every year. But we couldn’t make the impact we do without the community’s support, or the support of our amazing partners. On behalf of all our member letter carriers, I offer a sincere thank you.”

Metro Holds Open House at New Sub-Station

Metro Holds Open House at New Sub-Station


Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is inviting people from around the Las Vegas valley to an open house at its new traffic sub-station.

The open house is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the new facility at 8445 Eldora Avenue. Visitors will be able to enjoy a light lunch and refreshments. There will also be motorcycle riding demonstrations, interactive displays on alcohol impairment and a demonstration of pedestrian safety.

Metro officers will also be on hand to talk about the new facility and traffic safety. 

Tivoli Village Plans Week of Events

Tivoli Village Plans Week of Events

Tivoli Village is celebrating Tivoli Days with a week of free events that are open to the public.

The series of events start Monday and last through Sunday, May 20. It kicks off with Dine Around Tivoli, which is an all-day event Monday. Restaurants will donate 10 percent of the day’s food sales to Children’s Miracle Network.

There will be a Celebration of Family Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. A balloon artist, stilt walker, face painter and more will be available. There will also be a performance by Kidville’s Rockin’ Railroad. There will also be complimentary treats.

Softball Showdown Between Firefighters, Seniors

Softball Showdown Between Firefighters, Seniors


Firefighters versus old-timers? That’s the plan for a Summerlin softball game this weekend.

The grand opening of the new Fire Station 107 in Sun City Summerlin is scheduled for June, and to celebrate, off-duty Las Vegas firefighters will play a softball game with Sun City Summerlin at 11 a.m. Saturday at 2215 Thomas Ryan Road in Sun City Summerlin.

The Sun City Summerlin Softball League is made up of seniors at least 55 years old who live in Sun City Summerlin.  

Throwing out the first pitch for the game will be Mayor Pro Tem Stavros S. Anthony, who is also the councilman for Ward 4, where the new fire station will be located. 

The grand opening for Fire Station 107 is planned for 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 19. A four-person paramedic engine company and a two-person  EMS paramedic rescue unit will operate out of the station.