August 13, 2009 · 7:18 AM
The Palazzo in Las Vegas will have their quarterly wine stroll, Vineyards of Style, featuring 7 wineries and 28 wines from across the country on Thursday, August 27 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Shoppes at The Palazzo.
All net proceeds from the event will benefit Three Square, the Las Vegas food bank that serves 250 agencies throughout Southern Nevada. For additional information please visit www.threesquare.org.
With The Shoppes at The Palazzo as the scene for the stylish event, guests will taste the wines and see the designs as they stroll throughout the luxurious venue enjoying live jazz music and cuisine from WOO and Restaurant Charlie. Sip into Double Helix Wine Bar + Boutique where the featured wines from the stroll are available for purchase. The wineries presenting at Vineyards of Style include Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines, Foster’s Wine Estates, Icon Estates, Lion Nathan USA, Rodney Strong Vineyards, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates and Southern Wine & Spirits Sake.
Look for future quarterly wine strolls at The Palazzo coming in October, 2009
To purchase tickets visit any Venetian or Palazzo Box Office, call 1-866-641- SHOW or visit www.venetian.com or www.palazzolasvegas.com.
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July 27, 2009 · 7:00 AM
Las Vegas Mayor Oscar B. Goodman will celebrate his 70th birthday in grand style on Friday evening, July 31 with a public birthday gala street party on Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas.
“It’ll be a blast!” Goodman said, whose enroute to completing his third and final four-year term as mayor. “I’m inviting everyone to leave their worries behind and join me for a one-of-a-kind evening that will benefit three local charities. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate my birthday than to share it with the citizens of fabulous Las Vegas!”
Mayor Goodman’s 70th Birthday Celebration will be a Fremont Street Experience “street party” at the First Street Stage plaza next to Golden Nugget from 7-10 p.m. on Friday, July 31. There will be special entertainment and appearances from performers throughout Las Vegas and a ceremony on stage with Mayor Goodman will take place from 8:30-9 p.m. Admission is a $20 donation and will be sold at the entrance gate.
Charities will receive 100 percent of money donated with funds raised going to Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, Opportunity Village and Three Square.
Bombay Sapphire Gin, the Mayor’s gin of choice, will be the drink of choice at Goodman’s 70th birthday party. In celebration of the occasion, special “Good-Man Martinis” will be served inside the party on Fremont Street Experience. With the $20 charitable donation, street party participants will receive two “Good-Man Martinis” or other gin mixed drinks made with Bombay Sapphire, plus a commemorative T-shirt and button.
Fremont Street Experience is producing a special tribute to Mayor Goodman that will play during the ceremony on Viva Vision, arguably the world’s largest video screen.
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March 21, 2009 · 8:26 AM
The Cerda family in Las Vegas woke up the morning of March 10 to a call from Ty Pennington and the crew from Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and on March 19, they went to sleep in a completely rebuilt, environmentally friendly home designed around the special needs of their children.
While Wright Custom Home/Wright Engineers and more than 500 volunteers were demolishing and then framing out a new house in northwest Las Vegas, the Cerda’s were relaxing in Maui and trying to adjust to the change in their future. Occasional video showed them limited progress on the building and they had no idea what the final structure would look like.
After exiting the limo that whisked them home from McCarran International Airport, Chuck Cerda kissed the Extreme Makeover bus. Surrounded by family, friends and well wishers, the Cerda family shouted “Move that bus!” and for the first time, saw their new two story home in Las Vegas.
The Cerda’s children, Molly and Maggie, both suffer from Combined Immune Deficiency Disease (CIDD) which makes them more susceptible to lung and upper respiratory infections. Because of their condition, the girls have limited contact outside the home that makes it even more important that the house be in pristine condition. The HVAC system will filter the air better than a standard home heating/cooling system. An advantage that was noticeable soon after entering the residence when Terri Cerda realized her daughter Molly wasn’t having breathing difficulties and didn’t require a nebulizer treatment.
In addition to the valley volunteers that helped to build the new house, many local businesses contributed build related or maintenance assistance. Walker Furniture donated furniture for the main rooms; Alarmco donated security services; Freedom Exterminators gave pest control treatments; and The Soroptimist International of Metropolitan Las Vegas provided a musical touch, donating oboes, a flute and $2,000 worth of music lessons for the girls. The four Las Vegas Raising Cane’s restaurants encouraged customers to donate a dollar to every ticket and gave the funds directly to the family to assist with ongoing expenses.
However it wasn’t just the Cerda family who benefited during the home build. The United Blood Services bloodmobile parked at the spectator site and visitors and volunteers took the opportunity to donate to the Vegas valley blood bank. And the Three Square food distribution center in Las Vegas was the recipient of a non-perishable food collection also conducted at the spectator site.
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition currently plans to air the Cerda family episode on May 10. The television series airs Sundays at 8 p.m. on Las Vegas ABC affiliate KTNV channel 13.
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March 16, 2009 · 7:34 AM
In the depression of the 1930s, soup kitchens and breadlines were the primary sources of nutrition for a large portion of the country. Now, in the recession of 2009, organizations like Three Square in Las Vegas are serving as disbursement hubs for donated foods and trying to keep meals on the tables of lower to middle class families in Southern Nevada.
To support Three Square, local Las Vegas chefs and entertainers will be participating in DISH Las Vegas – a first time fundraiser at the Las Vegas Springs Preserve on April 3.
Planned to participate will be Chef Kerry Simon, Chef Rick Moonen, Chef Peter Sherlock, Chef Rock of Hell’s Kitchen, Carrot Top, George Wallace, Clint Holmes, Louie Anderson, Susan Anton and UFC Fighters.
The one-day event will include an art exhibit of personally designed plates, exceptional food, wine and musical entertainment.
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March 10, 2009 · 4:25 PM
For the fifth season of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Ty Pennigton and his TV crew are bringing their production trucks back to Las Vegas. And this time they won’t just be assisting a local family but also aiding the Las Vegas Three Square food bank.
On March 3 Extreme Makeover: Home Edition had their kick-off rally that took place at the Fremont Street Experience, complete with warm words from Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman. Wright Custom Homes is overseeing the new Las Vegas build and even though there are more than 500 laborers ready to assist, they are still accepting volunteers to work on the current project.
During season two of the series, in 2004, Las Vegas resident Patricia Brodbent’s home near Cheyenne and Webster was transformed by the ABC home improvement program. Brodbent, a single mother recovering from cancer, has adopted several children with various medical issues including HIV. And the ability to live her dream all began with a knock on the door.
On March 10 in Las Vegas there will be another knock on the front door of a valley home and another family will have their life changed forever. In the rapid action style of the show, demolition is scheduled for March 12 with the project planned for completion just 2 weeks later.
During the rebuild, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition will be collecting food donations at the spectator area of the construction sight to benefit Three Square. Three Square is a Southern Nevada food distribution hub that to date, has distributed more than 10 million pounds of food to families in need.
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition airs Sunday’s at 8 p.m. on ABC affiliate KTNV Channel 13.
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