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Distillery Set to Launch Two New Spirits

Distillery Set to Launch Two New Spirits

The Las Vegas Distillery is celebrating its two new spirits with an event Saturday.

The distillery is launching White Rumskey and Seven Grain Vodka. The event is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the distillery on 7330 Eastgate Road, and it is free and open to the public. People can taste the spirits made at the facility, enjoy signature cocktails like Rumskini and bottle their own spirits. The distillery will also give tours and show people how the spirits are made.

White Rumskey is a new spirit made from a rum and whiskey base. Seven Grain Vodka is made from wheat from Winnemucca Farms. The Las Vegas distillery is the only distillery in the state. It uses wheat and other grains grown in Nevada. 

Veterans Day Ceremony Planned in Henderson

Veterans Day Ceremony Planned in Henderson

 

The city of Henderson will be honoring the city’s veterans with a Veterans Day ceremony.

The ceremony will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Henderson Events Plaza on Water Street. Mayor Andy Hafen and the Henderson City Council will be there. Brig. Gen. David J. Buck, Vice Commander, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center at Nellis Air Force base will give the keynote address.

In November 1994, the Henderson Memorial Wall was dedicated, and each year since then, veterans are honored for their service with a special ceremony at the wall. New names will be added to the panel of the wall dedicated to Vietnam veterans, as well as, to the panel dedicated to all deceased war veterans who lived in Henderson before 1980.

School Event Offers Safe Trick-or-Treat Option for Kids

School Event Offers Safe Trick-or-Treat Option for Kids

A local elementary school will get the Halloween celebration started early this year.

The PTA and J. Marlan Walker International School will hold its annual “Trunk or Treat” on Friday, October 21 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. There will be games, entertainment, food, and a safe "treat street" filled with decorated cars and trucks distributing candy.

All are welcome to wear their Halloween finest. Entry fee is $10 per family (regardless of how many are in the family) for non-PTA members.

J. Marlan Walker is located at 850 Scholar St. in Henderson, near the College Drive exit off U.S. 95. For more information, call 799-0570.

City Launches New Mobile Site

City Launches New Mobile Site

The city of Henderson has launched a new mobile version of its website.

The mobile site offers users easy access to city services, facilities, interactive maps and information while on the go.

“As more people use mobile devices to access news and information, having a mobile site for the city of Henderson is essential to providing services to our citizens,” Mayor Andy Hafen said “This is again reinforcing our constant push for innovation and use of technology in our commitment to be America’s premier community.”

The site is compatible with smartphones and tablets. When users type cityofhenderson.com into their mobile device, they will be automatically directed to the mobile site.

Spread the Word Nevada Receives Grant from MGM

Spread the Word Nevada Receives Grant from MGM

MGM Resorts Foundation selected Spread the Word Nevada to receive a $27,000 grant. 

The grant will fund the Breakfast with Books program. The program distributes books to children but it also works to spread the love of reading to the whole family. Last year, more than 21,500 books were distributed during these family literacy events. This year, the group plans each month to serve an average of 3,900 students and their families by adopting 26 elementary schools in Clark County. 

"This generous grant by MGM Resorts Foundation will ensure that the low-income families in the Las Vegas Valley have an opportunity to participate in a program that will bring them  together to share quality time, while receiving  literacy tips, books, and activities to use at home as a family," stated Lisa Habighorst, Executive Director of Spread the Word Nevada. 

Island Culture Festival Headlined by Music

Island Culture Festival Headlined by Music

 

Island music will be at the heart of a Henderson cultural festival.

For the first time, Holunape, one of Hawaii’s premier music groups, will headline at this year’s Prince Kuhio Ho’olaule’a Festival in Henderson. The award-winning trio will perform at noon., both Saturday, September 10 and Sunday, September 11 at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water Street, in the Water Street District. Admission is complimentary.

Comprised of vocalist/bassist Kekoa Kaluhiwa, vocalist/guitarist Kanai’a Nakamura and vocalist/bassist Kama Hopkins, Holunape has been a fan favorite for 10 years. Their acoustic set paints the perfect picture of island life - peaceful, relaxing and true to the aloha spirit. The ensemble’s blend of timeless Hawaiian tunes from the ‘40s and ‘50s with original compositions, which highlight the contemporary sounds found in today’s music, as well as beautiful harmonies and witty humor, appeals to audiences of all generations.

Saturday in the Park at Senior Center

The City of Henderson recently organized a fun flash mob at the Heritage Park Senior Center in downtown Henderson.

The event was to celebrate National Parks and Recreation Month in July and included seniors, children and everyone in-between in age. Parks and rec officials also put together a flash mob at the Black Mountain Aquatic Complex as part of the festivities.