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Henderson Celebrates the 'Wearin' o' the Green'

Henderson Celebrates the 'Wearin' o' the Green'

Irish or not, Henderson is inviting everyone to its St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival.

The festival starts Thursday at the Henderson Events Plaza. It is one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in the country. There are dozens of activities for the whole family, including a parade, carnival, live entertainment, a car show and an Irish stew cook off. Admission to the festival is complimentary. There will be a fee for some activities.

The parade is 10 a.m. Saturday. The route is down Water Street in the heart of Henderson. It will be led by honorary grand marshal Mayor Andy Hafen. There are more than 100 parade entries from floats to Celtic dancers.

Here is a list of just some of the activities planned for the weekend. For more information, go to hendersonlive.com.

Thursday, March 15

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Parade, Festival Celebrate History and Heritage

Parade, Festival Celebrate History and Heritage


Nearly six decades of Henderson will be celebrated next month in the city’s downtown district with a parade and festival.

The city’s 59th anniversary will be honored during the Heritage Parade & Festival. The tribute, which features traditions like breakfast with the city council, a parade, live entertainment and a classic car show, will be held from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., Saturday, April 21 at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water Street, in the Water Street District. Admission is free.

Below is a schedule of events for the Heritage Parade & Festival. All activities, times, locations are subject to change.

City Council Breakfast

8 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Henderson Convention Center Lawn

Mayor Andy Hafen and fellow council members will kick off the day’s festivities, serving up breakfast to residents.


10 a.m.

Water Street District

Henderson Recycling Program to go Citywide by Fall 2013

Support from residents pushes ahead the new plan for recycling in Henderson.

A new program offering weekly recycling and garbage pickups will go into effect in Henderson in the fall of 2013, Mayor Andy Hafen said after the City Council voted Tuesday to institute a citywide recycling plan.

Read more in the Las Vegas Sun.

Henderson City Council Votes to Appoint Snow New City Manager

HENDERSON, Nev. - The Henderson City Council on Tuesday voted to appoint Regional Transportation Commission General Manager Jacob Snow as Henderson's new city manager.

The council's vote was unanimous. The city will contact Snow to discuss an employment agreement and extend an offer to him.

If he agrees to a contract, Snow will replace Mark Calhoun, who is retiring in May.

Snow was appointed general manager of the Regional Transportation Commission in 1999.

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Lifeguard Clinic Gives Teens a Jump on Summer

Lifeguard Clinic Gives Teens a Jump on Summer


With spring on the horizon, it’s not too early for teens to start thinking about summer jobs – or at least the first steps toward them.

Those interested in lifeguarding are invited to take part in the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department’s Jr. Lifeguard Spring Clinic. The program takes place 8 a.m.-11 a.m., Monday through Thursday, April 2-5, at Heritage Park Aquatic Complex, 310 S. Racetrack Rd.

Registration is $50 per teen, ages 12-14, and can be made online at cityofhenderson.com/parks (activity 136004-01) or at any recreation center or indoor pool.

The clinic gives teens the opportunity to spend a week with the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department’s Aquatics team and get a preview of the summer Jr. Lifeguard program. Teens will learn about water safety, emergency action plans, shadow guarding, and how to assist with swim lessons.

Frozen Snacking Pops Onto Scene

Frozen Snacking Pops Onto Scene

By Alyssa Laiacona, Liberty High School

Upon entering, it’s clear to see that Popped is not your average popcorn shop. The journey begins with a selection from over 15 unique flavors that range from salty, savory and sweet.

The three managing partners, Jean-Francois Chavanel, Zelma Iwatsubo and Olivier Morowati, came together through their jobs at the Eifel Tower Restaurant and used their culinary experience to develop flavors that one wouldn’t normally find in their average popcorn tin.

Although the flavors contain one-of-a-kind combinations (such as “Chicago”, combining caramel, white cheddar and nacho cheese), the best part hasn’t even begun; for each cup bought, there is the option to freeze the popcorn in liquid nitrogen at a temperature of -300° F. This liquid nitrogen instantly chills the popcorn on contact and creates a smoky effect, leaving your cup and mouth with a steamy or foggy appearance.

Stylists Give Free Haircuts to Students

Stylists Give Free Haircuts to Students

Hair stylists from a Henderson salon stood behind their chairs for several hours to make sure every child, who wanted a haircut, at one elementary school got one.

Six stylists from Revv Illusions Salon gave free haircuts to students at Robert Taylor Elementary School, 144 Westminster Way. The school has more than 633 students. The stylists agreed to stay until every child, who brought in a permission slip, got a haircut.

“I do not have the ability to give big sums of money. So, we decided at the salon that we have the ability to do what we can do and change a kid’s life,” organizer of the event Randie Gorbena Revv Illusions Salon said.

Gorbena says simple haircuts can improve how children feel about themselves. She says when people look good, they feel better about themselves. When people feel better, they are more likely to succeed.