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Military Members Get Free Burgers on Memorial Day

Military Members Get Free Burgers on Memorial Day

 

Smashburger is honoring military members and their families with a free one-third pound Smashburger of their choice from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. this Memorial Day.

During those designated hours, anyone showing a valid military ID card at any of the four Las Vegas Smashburger locations will receive a free burger of their choice (one free Smashburger per person per valid military ID.)

Las Vegas Smashburger locations:

  • 7541 W. Lake Mead Blvd. (Lake Mead and Buffalo)
  • 9101 W. Sahara Ave. (Sahara and Ft. Apache)
  • 5655 Centennial Center Blvd. (Centennial Center and Ann)
  • 4725 S Maryland Pkwy. (Maryland Parkway and Tropicana)

Smashburger is open daily from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m.

Enjoy the Springs Preserve for Free

Enjoy the Springs Preserve for Free

You can enjoy all the attractions, exhibits and shows at the Springs Preserve for free on Memorial Day thanks to retail giant Target.

Target is donating enough money to allow the park to charge no admission on Monday, May 30 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be live entertainment, face painting, food and crafts for kids.

There will also be two presentations of the popular Wild Things at the Springs animal show at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The show features unique animals from around the world, some of which are endangered. The presentation includes animals rarely seen including a lemur, an otter and a two-toed sloth.

 

Group Looking for Donations for Our Troops

Volunteers are commemorating Memorial Day with a push to collect donations for our troops.

AT&T Pioneers is collecting non-perishable goods that can be distributed to military support groups and the USO. The goods will then go to USO airport centers, military bases and care packages sent overseas.

The volunteer group will be collecting the items at the AT&T call center in Summerlin on Saturday. Besides those items, AT&T will be collecting cell phones for a project called Cell Phones for Soldiers. The phones will be recycled and sold. The funds from the sales go towards buying prepaid phone cards that are distributed to active duty members of the military.

AT&T Pioneers will be taking in items from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The call center is at Charleston Blvd. and Town Center Drive. The drop off point is on the southwest corner.

Cimarron-Memorial High School Grabs Third in Robotics Competition

Cimarron-Memorial High School Grabs Third in Robotics Competition

Cimarron-Memorial High School's robotics team is celebrating, after it placed third in the FIRST World Robotics Championship.

The school competed against 17 other teams from countries around the world. The teams must build then program a robot to perform certain tasks. The team also placed first in its division against 87 other teams. 

Achievement Awards Given to Girl Scouts

Achievement Awards Given to Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada honored 34 Girl Scouts during its recent 2011 Young Women of Distinction ceremony at The Orleans Hotel & Casino.

The Gold Award is Girl Scouts highest earned honor, and is an opportunity for a girl to put her leadership skills, career interests, and personal values together to serve her community. Gold Award recipients:

CAI Nevada Accepting Nominations for Annual Heroes Awards

CAI Nevada Accepting Nominations for Annual Heroes Awards

The Nevada chapter of the Community Associations Institute (CAI), a national membership organization for HOA management companies, volunteer board members, professional service providers and business partners, is hosting its annual Heroes Awards to honor everyday individuals who have displayed acts of bravery and community mindedness in the spirit of 9/11.

The Heroes Awards originated in 2002 from an overwhelming desire to remember those lost and to recognize those involved in the relief efforts of 9/11. It is now an annual commemorative event for CAI Nevada.

High Schoolers Win Laptops for Green Essays

High Schoolers Win Laptops for Green Essays

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) in partnership with Coca-Cola awarded laptop computers to the 40 winners of an essay contest that asked local high school seniors to write a 500-word essay on how they can reduce their carbon footprint by using the services offered by the RTC.

"The level of participation was remarkable. We received hundreds of essays from students on how they use our growing transit system, bicycling amenities and other environmentally friendly services to reduce our carbon footprint," RTC General Manager Jacob Snow said.

The essay contest was open to all high school seniors graduating in 2011. Each essay was judged equally on its content and the quality of the writing.