The Rat Pack Lounge – Presented by Super Summer Theatre

Back in the day The Rat Pack was created here in Las Vegas and it included some of the greatest crooners ever – Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Joey Bishop and Peter Lawford and sometimes a few others.  They would get on stage together and sing, tell jokes and cause a bit of a ruckus as part of their performance. 

At that time it was THE show to see.  And now you can see a version of what it was like – get tickets to The Rat Pack Lounge presented by Super Summer Theatre. Performances take place at the studio theatre 4340 S. Valley View – do not go to the ranch. The show dates are March 5 to 22, 2020.  Click here for ticket information  

The play starts out with Frank, Dean, and Sammy up in heaven, but God tells them they left some unfinished business back on Earth. It seems Frank made an unfulfilled promise to Vic, the owner of the Rat Pack Lounge. So now he and the boys have one night to make things right.  And you don’t want to miss this show, capiche!!

With over 30 hit songs, The Rat Pack Lounge will leave you singing and savoring the days of highballs and high rollers.  The following list is members of the cast.

Bobby Goldberg/Sammy Davis Jr. = Kelly Lee Williams

William Saunders/Frank Sinatra = Wayne Norton

Jorge Rodrigues/Dean Martin = Daniel Organista

Katherine Kerr/Angie = Meghan Elizabeth

Vic Candelino = Napoleon Buenrostro

God = Jay Joseph

God’s Secretary = Angela Marie

Director = Courtney Sheets

Musical Director = Dolly Coulter

Choreographer = Rommel Pacson

This is sure to be a fun show, so get a group of your friends together and get tickets for a wonderful evening.

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Want a Hi-tech Kitchen?…The CES Show Reveals All Sorts of Smart Products

As you probably know Las Vegas hosted the annual CES Show at the beginning of January with lots of high-tech products.  There were lots of appliances and gadgets for the kitchen – some of them are already on the market for consumers, while others are in the concept stage. There are two countertop appliances that now are considered mainstream products that you can buy right now. The Instant Pot programmable pressure cooker just came out with its newest version The Duo Nova which is 7 appliances in 1: pressure cooker, sauté pan, steamer, slow cooker, rice cooker, food warmer, and yogurt maker. Clear the clutter from your counter and do it all with just one tool.  Then there are air fryers. The air fryer is essentially an amped-up countertop convection oven. Its compact space facilitates even faster cooking. The top of the unit holds a heating mechanism and a fan. Hot air rushes down and around food placed in a fryer-style basket. This rapid circulation makes the food crisp, much like deep frying. They are very popular and can cut down on time in the kitchen and both appliances are under $100 each.

Appliance manufacturers showed many new products.  GE Appliances added a third, AI powered oven camera to its Kitchen Hub system, and it includes a 27 inch touch screen for interacting with friends and family or tuning into TV shows while a computer helps to avoid burning dinner.

Bosch has a partnership with Chefling to send recipe commands to appliances like refrigerators that have cameras inside to keep track of the inventory in your fridge.  It can recognize items and how long they have been sitting there.

Samsung showed many artificial intelligence items for the kitchen that can help plan a meal and monitor nutrition.  There also a robotic aid called Bot Chef, a mechanical arm that can chop, whisk and stir to help in food prep.

Manufacturer’s main mission is to appeal and attract consumers that are comfortable with smartphone apps, and also interested in new step-by-step digital cooking instructions. I just think some of it is fun! What do you think?

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Southern Nevada’s Longest Running Biking Event – Tour de Summerlin

Tour de Summerlin will mark the 20th year of this event making it the longest running bicycle event on Southern Nevada. This event will be held on Saturday April 25 and is made possible through the encouragement and support of the beautiful master-plan of Summerlin and the Howard Hughes Corporation.  When it was created in 2000 the object was – the most ‘rider friendly’ bicycling event in the southwest, and that same idea stuck to this mission year after year after year.

This event shows off the active lifestyle for which this area is known for with scenic backdrops that make it one of the best places to bicycle in the entire Southwest. It is a great way to see a good amount of the villages in Summerlin and if you are looking for a home to purchase in the master-plan you can get a feel of where you might want to live.  After the race contact me and we can discuss what you are looking for in a neighborhood and a home.

One of the most unique aspects of the Tour de Summerlin is the abundant amount of biking lanes that are used throughout the different routes. The #1 commitment has always been rider safety and utilizing miles and miles of biking lanes created for a ‘rider friendly’ experience. It’s also hard to beat the winning combination of Summerlin’s man-made amenities and Mother Nature.

This year’s start and finish line will again be located at beautiful Downtown Summerlin -the ultimate destination for shopping, dining and entertainment in southern Nevada. Invite your family and friends to come out and enjoy a day of shopping and dining before heading over to the finish line to cheer you on! The Tour de Summerlin is sure to create a dynamic and engaging experience for the entire community.  The Registration fee is $80.  More information and registration go to

The Tour de Summerlin will continue to offer three different ride distances: 80, 40 and 20 miles. With it being so early in the biking season (April), the sponsors believe that it’s important to maintain routes that are still challenging enough for the most serious riders, but also attainable for those riders who are looking to push themselves to a higher level or complete a long distance for the first time as the weather begins to warm. The sponsors are constantly striving to enhance and improve the ride experiences. This involves evaluating current and future road construction, possible safety issues and minimizing stoplight and stop sign constrictions.  Stay tuned for any last minute route changes by following Tour de Summerlin on Facebook and Twitter

After the race, join the activities for all the action at Downtown Summerlin’s “Wellness Festival” featuring complimentary fitness classes, entertainment, children’s activities and more!

Start Times for Tour de Summerlin
7 AM – 80 mile ride
8:15 AM – 40 mile ride
9:15 AM – 20 mile ride

One more thing -If you are traveling from out of the area and would like to rent a bicycle for the event, we’ve got you covered. Just contact McGhies Ski, Bike & Board at 702-252-8077 and they will reserve a bike for you and get you properly fitted so you are riding the correctly sized bike. Open 7am – 4pm.

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The Year of the Rat – Chinese New Year Celebrations Around Las Vegas

January 25 is the start of the Lunar or Chinese New Year (running through February 8) celebrations and of course Las Vegas has many different venues enjoying revelry for the occasion.  Each year the Bellagio Conservatory has a spectacular display for the Lunar New Year and this year is no exception.  This exhibit is already open for viewing and it runs through March 7.

The Fashion Show Mall has Chinese New Year at Great Hall.  There will be a Lantern Garden Light Show, everyday at 2, 6 & 8pm January 25- February 8th.  On January 26th there will be a Chinese New Year Celebration at 2pm. Experience the vibrant traditions of Chinese New Year with a cultural performance of a lifetime. Walk through the history and beauty of Chinese New Year through dragons, lions, modern & traditional dances, lantern garden & much more!  On February 1 the Fashion Show Mall will present East Meets West Runway Show 11:30 am, 1:30 & 3:30 pm.

Downtown Las Vegas Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020:  Parade Downtown Las Vegas Main Street 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.  The Vegas Golden Knights return as the Title Parade Sponsor for the 2nd year.  Chance, the team mascot, and the team’s drumline, the Knight Line will officially kick off the Spring Festival Parade.  The parade features colorful costumes and talented performers and has become a Las Vegas tradition. The parade begins at Utah Street/Main Street and goes North on Main Street to California Street and then you can move on to the Parade-After Party in The Arts District until 2 p.m.  The family-friendly celebration will include lion dances, a youth hockey clinic by the Vegas Golden Knights, martial arts demonstrations, traditional Chinese music performances and folk dances. Children can make lanterns, crane origami and free t-shirts in the craft area throughout the day.  All entertainment is free and open to the public.

Downtown Summerlin will have the third annual Lunar New Year celebration for the Year of the Rat at Downtown Summerlin on Saturday, January 25th, 2020 at 6 p.m.  Enjoy a festive dragon & lion dance with percussion ensemble in partnership with Guan Strong Lion Arts Association, traditional fan dancers, stilt-walkers and lucky red envelopes filled with gift cards* and more! The parade will start on Park Centre Drive – near Champs and will end in front of H&M.

All these events are free to the public.

Each year I try to remember my lunar sign and then I look it up and get it wrong.  I always think I’m in the year of the Monkey; however, my birthday is in January and before the lunar New Year that year, so I was actually born in the year of the Goat, which is the eighth of all zodiac animals. According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. Goat and Deer set off together, but they needed to cross a river. There were no boats available, so they had to swim across. The Deer couldn’t take it and gave up. Goat struggled on by himself and finally made it to the party as eighth place. That sounds like me! I hate to miss a great party!

Want to look up your sign – click here

Caution: the Chinese New Year moves between 21 January and 20 February, so if your birthday falls between those dates you may have to look it up to check. Just google “when did lunar new year begin in xxxx”. And if you were born between January 1 & January 20, then your Chinese Zodiac animal will be the one listed for the year before you were born…

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Summerlin Turns 30 This Year!

As a resident of Summerlin I cannot express how much my family and I enjoy living in this ever-evolving master-planned community.

Billionaire Howard Hughes purchased the original 25,000-acre mass of land in 1952 on the west side of the Las Vegas Valley that extended into Red Rock Canyon.  The original name was Husite.  When Hughes died in 1976, his heirs were left with the empty land but saw the potential for a master-planned community. The name was then changed from Husite to Summerlin after Hughes’ paternal grandmother, Jean Amelia Summerlin.

The Hughes Corp. felt it would be inappropriate to build within Red Rock Canyon, so the early planners of Summerlin traded the 5,000 acres adjacent to the Canyon for 3,000 acres south, which is now known as Summerlin South.   The first development of Summerlin started in 1990 and the first family moved into a home in 1991.

Since then Summerlin blossomed into what you see today and there is more to come.  Downtown Summerlin is a great success and there will be expansion in that area as this year progresses.  A new village called Redpoint will break ground on the west side of the 215 Beltway and Far Hills Drive. There will be a mix of single-family detached homes, townhomes, condos, and attached duplexes that will be designed to work with it surrounding natural environment – like the other villages of Summerlin.

From the beginning, the master-plan of Summerlin has had strict design guidelines that homebuilder developers have to follow.  I’m sure you have notices lots of open space in Summerlin where there are many parks both large and small with fields and courts for playing sports.  Also, Summerlin has one of the best trail systems in the country (it has even won awards).

Within the next week or so Metro Police will have a substation in Summerlin – the first in the master-plan.  The fire department is building another station starting in 2020.

I could keep going on about all the thought that the Hughes Corp. put into Summerlin that makes it the best master-planned community in Nevada (in 2019 it was the #3 best-selling master-planned community in the nation), but for now, I will “sign off”.

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11 Things You Should NOT Recycle

They say the road to [you know where] was paved with good intentions… and if you have been recycling like I have, well then you have had good intentions, yet not actually helping our environment. You may have come to use the recycle bin for many more items than you should. My thought behind this was always -it’s better to send the item in question to a place where it might be recycled or composted versus straight to landfill… then I’m helping to save the planet… correct?! Not always. You’ll need to be more diligent if you want your recycle bin to not just be another trash bin. According to the Waste Management Inc., one out of every four items that ends up in the blue bin doesn’t belong. And, placing the wrong item in recycling bin can contaminate the entire pile, and potentially an entire truckload, sending it straight to landfill. Recycling contamination also can break recycling equipment, slow down operations, create unsafe work conditions (especially when sharp or hazardous materials are involved), and can increase service costs. China, previously one of the world’s largest importers of recycling waste, recently set strict limits on what they will accept to reduce “yang laji,” or foreign trash—throwing a major curve ball at the U.S. recycling industry. So, please take note that the following are some of the items to avoid putting in your recycling bin:

1. Plastic Bags: Many people add soft plastic bags to their recycling bin, or even bag their recyclables in plastic before adding them to their cart. The problem with soft plastic bags is that they can clog machines and slow down operations while workers remove the bags by hand. Try using your own reusable tote with you when you’re out shopping to eliminate the need for a plastic bag. You can also recycle soft plastic at many grocery stores. Plastic Film Recycling provides a handy directory by zip code to find a drop-off location near you.

2. Pizza Boxes: If the box has food stains or grease on it, it doesn’t belong in recycling. Lucky for us pizza lovers, cardboard boxes can be composted as can other food-soiled paper, so long as they’re not lined with plastic. Boxes with a shiny interior are most often lined with plastic and cannot be recycled or composted, unless your local municipality accepts them.

3. Gift Wrap: Shiny, metallic wrapping paper and decorative ribbons do not belong in recycling. Glittery cards are also non-recyclable and can contaminate an entire bin of paper. When wrapping a gift, opt for an unlamented paper like newspaper, paper bags or butcher paper. A good way to test if your gift paper is recyclable is to crumple it into a ball—if it stays bunched up, it’s most likely recyclable. If not, re-use it or throw it away.

4. Small metal bits: While bits of metal like soda can tabs and aluminum candy wrappers are technically recyclable, their small size makes them hard to detect and they often jam recycling machinery. To avoid this issue, keep soda tabs attached to the can or drop them inside the can when you’re done. Save bits of aluminum (relatively clean) foil until it forms a large ball or place them inside an aluminum can and crimp the top shut before you place the entire can into recycling.

5. Receipts: While the thermal cash register receipts you receive from a grocery store or boutique are made from paper, they also contain Bisphenol A, aka BPA, the nasty cancer causing chemical. The BPA that they contain gets processed with other paper pulp and contaminates the recycled paper products that are being produced. It’s best to ask for no receipt when you’re shopping, or throw it in the trash and wash your hands.

6. Food Residue: Cleaning out food and beverage containers before you recycle them is just as important as placing them in the right bin. Food residue and liquids left in take out containers, peanut butter jars and even wine bottles can contaminate an entire truckload of recyclables. Containers don’t have to be perfectly clean, but they should be rinsed and washed with soap if they’re greasy.

7. Broken Crockery: We all break things at some point in time. Unfortunately, broken plates, ceramics, porcelain, mirrors, light bulbs, cups, wine glasses and pyrex have different melting points and chemical compositions compared to recyclable glass and belong in the trash.

8. Diapers: Definitely no! It should be no surprise that dirty diapers and sanitary products have no place in the recycling bin. Whether they are clean or dirty, they go in the trash. There are some compostable diapers, but most municipalities do not accept them in municipal compost bins. Look into a compostable diaper service that drops off clean diapers and picks up dirty diapers to compost at a dedicated facility, or switch to reusable cloth diapers.

9. Shredded Paper: This one is was the biggest surprise to me. Shredded documents and small bits of paper are too small to be valuable to recyclers and fall through the cracks or can even clog equipment. The good news is shredded paper can be composted! If composting isn’t an option, you can collect shreds in a paper bag; staple it closed and place it into recycling.

10. Coffee Cups: Most to-go coffee cups are lined with a plastic film that makes them liquid proof, and difficult to recycle. The plastic lid might be recyclable, but it will depend on what type of plastic is accepted your local municipality. The paper heat sleeve that goes around the cup to protect your hand is really the only part of a to-go coffee cup that is likely recyclable or compostable. Better yet, say no to disposable cups and bring your own reusable coffee cup with you when you’re on the go.

11. Paperboard Boxes: Freezer food boxes and ice cream cartons contain a plastic polymer to prevent freezer burn. Unfortunately, this plastic coating prevents the box or carton from breaking down in the recycling process. Gable-topped milk and juice cartons are also made from a paper/plastic hybrid to prevent leaks and shelf stable cartons contain additional plastic and aluminum layers, making them even more difficult to recycle. While some municipalities accept cartons for recycling, many do not, so it is best to check.

Hopefully, this list of non-recycling items has provided some clarity about what does and does not belong in your blue bin. For more information, check with Republic Services on their web site.

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Tour De Force: A FREE Cirque Performance… with a message

This Cirque performance will be at the Summerlin Library on Friday, February 21, 2020 from 7:30PM – 8:45PM and a cannot miss for all family members.  Bullying is a real threat in today’s world – at school and in the workplace and to see a magical journey of self discovery can be so helpful to those that have been bullied at some point.

The best part – These is a free event and open to the public – seating is first come first served.

The anti-bullying musical cirque spectacle entertains the audience through acrobatics, contortion and high-flying aerials; as self-doubt and pain are transformed into power and unstoppable strength.

The thought-provoking performance will move, inspire, and engage the audience. The ensemble cast of Troupe Du Cirque, is headlined by a group of local youth artists who have been seen on television and graced some of the world’s largest stages.

Free2Luv, the producer of TOUR DE FORCE, is an award-winning youth empowerment nonprofit that transforms the bullied to brave, celebrates individuality, and saves lives through education, arts, and entertainment. To learn more about the producers of Tour De Force, visit

The evening’s festivities will be hosted by special guest, Free2Luv Ambassador, and actor, Jason Drucker, star of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul and the Transformers BumbleBee.

Teen actor Chris Edward Garcia, known for Legacy, Samoan Gold, and We All We Got, stars in Tour De Force as a young man struggling with bullying and depression.

Miah Green is an aerialist, actress, and model from Las Vegas, Nevada who has performed aerials all over the U.S. For the past 3 years, Miah has walked the runway at NYFW and LAFW, including modeling for major clothing brands.

Jocelyn Hunt is a 12 year old award winning circus artist from Las Vegas, Nevada. She has performed with Cirque Du Soleil’s One Night for One Drop, Free2Luv’s Tour Du Force, and Utah Film Awards, and is soon to be a part of Circus Couture’s 10 year anniversary charity event.

We are so lucky to live in Las Vegas and have a community that takes on difficult issues like bullying in an artistic way.

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Flooring Options for High-Traffic Areas

Deep pile carpeting can look wonderful in your home, however if you have a few kids plus their friends and your friends coming in and out on a regular basis carpeting may not be the best flooring choice. Not only will you have to work harder to keep it clean, but you’ll also have to replace it sooner than you’d like because all those feet and shoes will leave their mark over time.

If you want nice-looking floors without worrying about a personal parade wearing them down before their time, you want to find a flooring option that’s better suited for high-traffic areas.  The following are some great ideas:

Laminate FlooringThis is an increasingly popular option in homes, laminate flooring uses laminated wood slats with images applied to them to create the look of a premium flooring option without the premium price. Laminate is available in a wide range of sizes and types; choose thicker 12mm or 15mm laminates to help ensure that they won’t wear down due to excessive foot traffic. If you want something a bit different than standard laminates, some companies are also now making vinyl flooring (called vinyl plank) that functions similarly to laminate floors but with the water resistance and other benefits of using vinyl making it a better choice than laminate in “wet” areas such as kitchens and bathrooms. If you choose this option, make sure your installer removes the existing baseboards, instead of extending them using something like 1/4-round wood pieces. It’s slightly more expensive to install it correctly, however, the completed project looks so much better.

Natural StoneIf you really want something that can stand up against some foot traffic, consider going with natural stone. These stone tiles add a touch of beauty and class while giving you the wear protection that only stone can provide. Depending on the option you choose, this may run a bit more expensive than other options, but there is very little out there that can match the look of stone in the end.

Concrete FlooringThis may sound unappealing to you at first think, however there’s a lot that can be done with concrete flooring. You can add color, stains, etchings, stamps and even embedded features such as stones or tiles to really bring the floor to life. Best of all, you already know that concrete can stand up to a lot of traffic and use without showing any wear, so you won’t have to worry about your floors showing their age for a very long time.

HardwoodAnother option, which can be a bit pricey depending on the wood you go with, is engineered hardwood (natural hardwood does not last long in the dry Nevada desert, so engineered is a much better choice). There is very little that can beat a hardwood floor when it comes to beauty and wear resistance. You have several woods to choose from, each giving the floor its own touch of color and personality. The maintenance of hardwood is a little higher than some other options if you want to keep it looking its best, but the little bit of extra time you spend keeping up your floor is more than worth it.

Ceramic Tile FlooringThere are a lot of benefits to using ceramic tile in your high-traffic areas. Tile is versatile, comes in a wide range of colors and styles, creates a classic look, and is relatively easy to repair and replace if individual tiles get broken.  Modern ceramic tile brings a whole new dimension to this option, and has become very popular. Just wait to see what has been done with ceramic tile.

Traffic-Resistant CarpetYes, carpet isn’t always the best flooring option for high-traffic areas. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t carpeting options available for rooms that see a lot of use, however. Not only are there low-pile carpets and other options designed with higher-traffic use in mind, but you can also get carpet tiles and other carpet options that are both easy to maintain and easy to repair if parts of them start showing a bit too much wear.

If you opt to go with stone, concrete or wood surfaces you might want to use area rugs on top of them in lower trafficked areas in your home in order to “soften” the room.

Obviously, there are a few options available to keep your floors looking nice despite the amount of traffic they see. If you would like an expert’s opinion, I have a list of quality interior designers that can help you out to decide what type of flooring suits your home and your needs.  Just contact me and I’m glad to help.

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Just in time for the New Year – the Las Vegas Metro Police Substation will be Opening in Summerlin

First, I want to take this opportunity to wish you a very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year.  2020 begins a new decade with continued growth in the city we call home, Las Vegas…

…Construction of the newest Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is now complete and officially opening on January 25.

The substation is located at 11301 Red Point Drive, near Summerlin Parkway and Far Hills Avenue. This 24,000 square foot facility was funded by The Howard Hughes Corporation on donated land by the same corporation and will be deeded to the Metropolitan Police Department upon completion.  This station is expected to have 168 commissioned personnel and 16 civilian staff members.

Captain Sasha Larkin will be heading up the new substation to oversee operations once it opens.  According to Tom Warden, senior vice president of community and government relations for Summerlin this substation has been planned for many years ago as a part of the master-planned community of Summerlin.  Warden commented “Having a substation located within the community that is designated to serve all of Summerlin will go a long way in helping to keep safe and protected as it grows.”

There is an open house scheduled for February 4, with the doors open to the public at 5:45 p.m. Will I see you there?

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