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Opera by the Lake Planned for Sunday

Opera by the Lake Planned for Sunday

A southern Nevada opera company will be performing a modern opera at Lake Las Vegas Sunday.

Sin City Opera will be performing “Amahl and the Night Visitors” by Gian Carlo Menotti. It is the first opera ever written specifically for television. It was first performed in the 50s by the NBC Opera Theatre. The opera has a Christmas theme, telling the tale of a shepherd boy who meets the Magi as they journey to visit the Christ Child.

This performance will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Village Lake Las Vegas. The performance is free and open to all ages.

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Record Attendance at WinterFest

Record Attendance at WinterFest

 

A new attendance record was set for this year’s WinterFest in Henderson.

More than 35,000 people came out for the activities at the annual Christmas celebration. There were visits from Santa Claus, carriage rides, carolers and concerts. The whole weekend ended with the first-ever WinterFest Light Parade. More than 60 floats were entered into the parade. The winners for the contests at this year’s festival included:

Parade Float Winners:

  • First Place: McCaw School of Mines 
  • Second Place: Christmas Memories 
  • Third Place: Paradise Church

Parade Marching Band, Special Interest Vehicle & Equestrian:

  • First Place: Foothill High School 
  • Second Place: Green Valley High School Marching Band 
  • Third Place: Coronado High School Band

Gingerbread House Contest: 

Lake Las Vegas Resort Offers Breakfast Special

Lake Las Vegas Resort Offers Breakfast Special

 

A resort at Lake Las Vegas is launching a promotion for people looking for a quick getaway close to home.

The “Make Room for Breakfast” special package at Aston MonteLago Village Resort offers guests an overnight stay and breakfast for two. The one-night stay and complimentary breakfast starts at a special rate of $101 per night. The room is one of the spacious Luna di Lusso studios and breakfast is at Harry’s Café. The price does not include fees or taxes. There are some blackout dates.

Aston MonteLago Village is next to The Village Lake Las Vegas which includes shops and restaurants. 

Some Scheduled Holiday Closures for Henderson

Some Scheduled Holiday Closures for Henderson

 

Henderson’s city services will keep a mostly normal schedule through the holiday week.

Henderson City Hall will be closed on Monday, December 26 and Monday, January 2 in observance of legal holidays. Police, fire and emergency services will continue to work regular schedules.

City Hall will be open Tuesday, December 27 through Thursday, December 29 during normal business hours of 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Other city non-recreation facilities will be open these same days and hours, including Animal Care and Control and Henderson Municipal Court.

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School Uses Grants to Fill Needs

School Uses Grants to Fill Needs

 

A Henderson elementary school lost millions of dollars in funding because of state and federal budget cuts. The principal and teachers at C.T. Sewell Elementary School started looking for ways to make up that money themselves.

Principal Dr. Carrie Buck encouraged teachers and staff to request grants for what they wanted and needed at the school. A $15,000 grant from the state Fish and Wildlife Department paid for a vegetable garden maintained by the students. That is not all. Over the past five years, Sewell Elementary has gotten a new computer lab, before and after school tutoring and fresh fruits and vegetables trucked in everyday.

"It is about 53 years old. It needs a lot of love. It was this gray building that just needed a shot in the arm. We went to work on putting murals up,” Principal Buck said.

Booze Busts: Seven Henderson Businesses Caught Selling to Minors

Booze Busts: Seven Henderson Businesses Caught Selling to Minors

 

Seven Henderson businesses were busted by police over the weekend for selling alcohol to minors.

Henderson Police conducted checks of underage alcohol compliance at stores to help ensure that minors are not able to buy alcoholic beverages. Officers from the Community Relations Unit, with the assistance of underage volunteers, checked 74 convenience stores, grocery stores and liquor stores throughout the city of Henderson Saturday night. Of the 74 businesses, 67 did not sell alcohol to the underage person.

The businesses that failed were:

Fifth-Grade Gymnast to Compete in National Competition

Isabella Fimbres, a student at J. Marlan Walker International School, competed at the Judges Cup in Las Vegas in November against the best level 7 gymnasts in the state.

She earned her spot on the Nevada State Team that will compete in Indianapolis on Jan. 7, 2012, at the "National Judges Cup Championships."

All 50 states send their finest to compete at a national level. The Nevada State Team consists of six girls and two alternates. At the age of 10, Isabella is the youngest gymnast.