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Car Seat Safety Checked

Car Seat Safety Checked

 

Henderson police held a checkpoint Wednesday to ensure children were properly buckled up.

The police department teamed with SAFE KIDS to make sure car seats were properly installed, and children were strapped in.

“Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death of children. So, it is so important to have your kids buckled up every time, every ride,” Jeanne Cosgrove with SAFE KIDS said. “Most of these parents today have said they were going a short distance and didn't think anything could happen in that short distance, but it can.”

Nevada law says all children under the age of 6 or weighing less than 60 pounds must be in a car seat. A driver with a child not in a car seat can face a $300 ticket.

Hikes for Homeschoolers Upcoming

Hikes for Homeschoolers Upcoming

 

The City of Henderson plans some hikes specifically for children going to school at home.

Homeschoolers are invited to join the Parks and Recreation Department for two educational hikes this fall. The hikes are open to children from 5 to 10 years old, accompanied by a parent or guardian. Although participation is free, registration is required and can be made at any City of Henderson recreation center or online at cityofhenderson.com (activity 644016.)

Each hike is held on a different Henderson trail and includes an outdoor learning opportunity. Children and parents should dress for the weather and bring water.

Businesses Busted for Selling Alcohol to Minors

Clerks at nine businesses in Henderson have been cited for selling alcohol to minors during a sting operation.

Henderson police say they made alcohol compliance checks over the weekend at convenience, liquor and grocery stores. Community relations officers worked with underage volunteers to test the businesses.

The majority of stores tested did not sell to minors. The voluteers went into 73 and 64 didn't sell alcohol to them.

Clerks at the other nine stores face a maximum penalty of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine. Owners of a business that fails a second or third time could lose their business license.

College Application, Scholarship Workshop on Tap

College Application, Scholarship Workshop on Tap

High school seniors-to-be can find help applying for college and obtaining scholarships at an upcoming workshop.

The Henderson Blue Ribbon Commission On Educational Excellence and Youth Opportunity (Blue Ribbon Commission) is hosting its annual college application and scholarship workshop from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20 and Wednesday, Sept. 21 at the Henderson Multigenerational Center, 250 S. Green Valley Pkwy.

The free program is sponsored by the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department. Parents and teens may RSVP before Sept. 13 by calling 267-4016. Walk-ins are also welcome pending space availability.

Extended Hours for Vaccine Clinics Now Offered

Extended Hours for Vaccine Clinics Now Offered

The Southern Nevada Health District is offering special extended hours and even opening on two Saturdays to accommodate families who need to get their children vaccinated in time for school. 

Starting Monday through August 26 the Ravenholt Public Health Center on Shadow Lane will be open until 6 p.m. for vaccinations. The extended hours are just for immunizations no other health district business will be provided after 4:30 p.m.  The health district will also offer vaccination-only clinic hours on Saturday, August 20 and Saturday, August 27., between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

At the East Las Vegas Public Health Clinic on Nellis Boulevard and the Henderson Public Health Center on Lake Mead Parkway will be open for school vaccinations-only on Friday, August 26. from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Kids Lead Flash Mob at Henderson Pool

 

Kids enjoying a summer day at Black Mountain Aquatic Complex recently took part in a fun celebration.

July is National Park and Recreation Month, so the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department hosted an impromptu flash mob at Black Mountain Aquatic Complex. People of all ages joined in the fun, according to city officials.

Shopping Center Raising Money for Boys and Girls Club

Shopping Center Raising Money for Boys and Girls Club

Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood is a big hit for tourists but the shopping center wants to give back to the community.

For the next several weeks the shopping center will be collecting money thrown into the center's indoor rainstorm and donating it to the Boys and Girls Club of Henderson. The donation is part of the celebration of International Youth Day. The day set aside to honor the youth of the world striving to make a difference in their communities.

The money collected from Miracle Mile Shops will support the Boys and Girls Club's educational programs. The Boys and Girls Club of Henderson is a non-profit dedicated to improving children's education, leadership skills, health and career development. 

Miracle Mile Shops has already partnered with several other non-profits around the valley to help support some of the great causes in the community.