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Bachelors Up for Auction at Heart Event

Bachelors Up for Auction at Heart Event

 

Some of the most eligible men in Las Vegas will be on the auction block to help the American Heart Association.

The first ever Heartthrobs Bachelor Auction is set for Saturday at Tivoli Village from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., at the outdoor pavilion. Winning bidders will get date packages with their selected bachelors. Some of those packages include show tickets, helicopter rides, zip-lining and dining certificates.

Tickets to the event are $25, which includes a cocktail and drawings for other prizes. The whole auction is an effort to raise money and awareness for the American Heart Association’s Heart and Stroke Walk/Run.

Cardiovascular disease and stroke are the nation’s No.1 and No. 3 killers. In Nevada, they are the No. 3 and No. 4 killers. Money raised during the walk and run will go towards cutting-edge research and getting life-saving information into the hands of doctors and patients.

Truckin' Tuesdays Coming to Tivoli Village

Truckin' Tuesdays Coming to Tivoli Village

The valley's newest shopping and dining destination will featuring a new display starting Tuesday.

Truckin' Tuesday is coming to Tivoli Village which is along Ft. Apache Road near Alta Drive. The display will feature police cars, ambulances, tow trucks and construction equipment. Visitors will be able to explore the vehicles inside and out. They'll also be able to talk with the people that operate the trucks on a daily basis. 

This week visitors will get a look at Nevada Highway Patrol's HEAT truck which is loaded with unique equipment designed to educate teenagers about the importance of safe driving.

The display will be every Tuesday starting July 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

City Donates Thousands to Neighborhood Projects

City Donates Thousands to Neighborhood Projects

The City of Las Vegas announced Thursday it was donating $55,000 to 20 neighborhood projects. 

Some of that money will be going to the Lakes Association Home Owners Association to help fund the Festival of Lights. The festival will get more than $3,000 thanks to the city's Neighborhood Partners Fund, with another $34,000 in matching funds coming from the association.

The Festival of Lights is an annual kickoff of the holiday season in The Lakes neighborhood. It culminates in the annual Electric Light Boat Parade on Lake Sahara.

The Neighborhood Partners Fund gives to programs that improve a neighborhood's physical beauty, public safety,  cultural opportunities or recreational conditions. Over the past 13 years the fund as provided money to 234 programs.

Blind Children Get Chance to "View" New Harry Potter Film

Blind Children Get Chance to "View" New Harry Potter Film

Blind and visually impaired children in the Las Vegas Valley will now get a chance to enjoy "Harry Potter and the Deadly Hallows Part 2" on the big screen thanks to efforts by Regal Cinemas and the Nevada Blind Children's Foundation.

At a special screening Friday children will get a chance to view the final chapter of the blockbuster movies using Descriptive Video. The service has been out of most theaters since 2009 because of changes in technology. But Regal Cinemas and Nevada Blind Children's Foundation have worked together to relaunch the service for the final Harry Potter film. This will be the first time Descriptive Video has been used in Las Vegas in nearly two years.

The showing will be Friday at 3:30 p.m. at the Regal Cinemas at Red Rock Resort at Charleston Boulevard and I-215.

Fundraisers Scheduled for Man with Rare Cancer

Fundraisers Scheduled for Man with Rare Cancer

A Las Vegas man battling a rare form of cancer needs help raising money to pay for his treatment.

Rob Grimshaw married his high school sweetheart, Amber, and they had two beautiful girls, Joslyn, 8, and Savannah, 2. Soon after the second birth is when the trouble began for Rob.

All the details of Rob's story can be found here, but in short, he has been diagnosed with an extremely rare cancer known as epitheliod sarcoma. Rob's diagnosis is one of eight known cases of the disease in the past 15 years in the United States. Seen in the picture is Rob's arm as he deals with sores from aggressive tumors breaking through his skin.

He has traveled to St. Louis and Salt Lake City seeking treatment, but Grimshaw's cancer does not respond to chemotherapy, so he needs experimental and alternative treatments not covered by insurance.

Food Trucks Line Up to Support Cancer Care

Food Trucks Line Up to Support Cancer Care

Food trucks from around southern Nevada lined up at the Nevada Cancer Institute to sell food and support cancer patients.

Trucks including Ben's BBQ and Smokehouse, Grouchy John's Coffee, SnOw On Shaved Ice, Cheesesteak Truck and Muncheeze offered breakfast, snack and lunch items with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the institute.

 

Golden Retriever Rescue Southern Nevada Helps Bella

Golden Retriever Rescue Southern Nevada Helps Bella

Bella, 6, came into our lives as a foster dog on the day after Christmas 2009 but even on the short ride from the hospital to our home, I already knew she would be staying with us. Her physical condition on that day was just pitiful, but not her spirit.