Dress up Your Dogs for the “Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest”

The 3rd annual “Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest” will be held on October 31st in Downtown Summerlin and The Animal Foundation invites you and your fur babies to join in the fun at Treat Street.

There is a $20 event donation per entry for your first dog and an additional entry donation of $10 each for second or third dogs – all the proceeds go directly to The Animal Foundation.

Bring the entire family to this adorable event – everyone will fall in love with the cutest dogs in costumes – by the end of the festivities everyone will want an addition to the family.  Remember its Halloween so the family can be decked out in costumes as well.

So dress up your fur babies to win in one of the three categories – 1: Best owner/Dog Costume Combination, Funniest Dog Costume and lastly Most Creative Dog Costume.  The prizes are valued at $250+ and all is for a great cause.

You and your dogs will have a howling good time – check in begins at 4:30 p.m. and the contest starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Macy’s Promenade. All participants must purchase entry prior to event on October 31. Pre-registration will close at 2pm on October 31st; participants may then, sign up at eventOn-Site registration is welcome pending space available. The first 50 participants will receive a tail-wagging goodie bag for donation entry.

The following are the Contest Rules

  • Entrants will be provided a participant number which must be worn / held and visible at all times
  • Dog(s) must remain on a leash at all times
  • Each dog must be accompanied by an adult (16 year or older)
  • The Judges decisions are final
  • No motorized vehicles are allowed within the event space
  • One dog / entry is not eligible for more than one prize or goody bag

Photographers and videographers will be on-site and taking photos / video of all contestants and winners for use on social media and other channels. Winners may be featured in The Animal Foundation and Downtown Summerlin post event coverage online so make sure you and your dog are “photo ready”.

Please email esheldon@animalfoundation.com with any questions pertaining to this event.

If you decide to change the dog you are entering in the costume contest you are welcome to however this change must be made before October 31 at 2 p.m.

Email esheldon@animalfoundation.com with any changes to your registration. All changes must be complete by October 31st at 2pm. Please bring your ticket to the event or have a screenshot of it on your phone. A valid ID will also be requested at event.

There is no refund policy.  If you cannot make it your registration money is donated to the animal shelter and it is tax deductible, which is fine, right?

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“Oh What a Night” at the Summerlin Library

Who loves Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons?  Everyone!  Good news for Las Vegans –“Oh What a Night” will be performed at the Summerlin Library from October 17 to November 10 by Signature Productions.

The show is packed with many of the group’s songs so you will be dancing in your seats and maybe in the aisles.  Take the whole family to see this performance – Signature Productions always does a great job with any play they produce and the you would never guess that the actors are all amateurs.

Signature Productions began in 1989 as a nonprofit community theatre company by Dr. Karl M. Larsen a local Optometrist, and attorney Victor J. Austin. Originally, the company moved into a 3500 sq. ft. storefront unit at the corner of Charleston and Decatur where they built a small 200 seat theatre. Currently, they are housed in the Summerlin Library and Performing Arts Center, where they rent the space for each production.

The goal of Signature Productions is to provide a venue for young performers, designers and technicians to grow and develop their natural abilities while veteran performers, designers and technicians teach and inspire! The company has 2-3 major productions per year, usually musicals, which require approximately 4 months per production. The auditions have drawn as many as 350 aspiring artists to audition.

The Summerlin Library Theatre has 284 seats and every seat has a great view of the stage.  This is a great place to see a show (I have seen at least 3 there).  Tickets cost $30, and offers a senior (60 and over) discount as well as student discount of $28 per ticket and children tickets are $20.

For tickets and more information go to https://www.showtix4u.com/boxoffice.php?submit=Search+for+Events&begin=1542968&current_client=0919260609022

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Looks like there are going to be more changes to laws on short term rentals.

As we are all aware Las Vegas and Clark County has seen a growth in population and the housing market in the last few years.  With growth comes change – and we will see changes in laws regarding short term rentals.

Make sure to check the HOA rules on rentals to start before you do anything. Almost all HOAs have a minimum of 30 day leases required and some are as much as a year.

To bring those who do not know the current rules here are what is currently on the books:

1) City of Henderson – minimum 30 day lease

2) Unincorporated Clark County – Minimum 30 day lease

3) City of North Las Vegas – no rules at this time

4) City of Las Vegas – You must apply for, and get approved, for a special use permit – only 167 approved to date – approval process includes inspections by the city, the neighbors giving their approval, the HOA approving, getting city and state licenses, paying hotel room tax, etc.

As a recent article in the RJ stated – there are approximately 3,000 illegal short term rentals in the city of Las Vegas and another 4,000 in the county. Last year, in the entire valley, there were over 500,000 booked nights in the short term rentals. In 2012 it was less than 20,000.  That is quite a difference!

If you don’t think the hotels have taken notice of this jump in short term rentals you may be enjoying the recent marijuana law changes too much.

Last week, Lois Tarkanian, proposed a revision to the law eliminating short term rentals in the City of Las Vegas. There are a number of reasons for this:

First and foremost– a short term rental is a commercial enterprise (like a liquor store or an auto repair shop) and people don’t want those in residential areas.

Second – the number of complaints the police, and government officials, have received have skyrocketed. Complaints such as loud parties at all hours of the night, cars parking and blocking neighbors driveways, trash and damage to neighboring homes, fighting, belligerent people, the list goes on and on.

Third- many lawsuits by other commercial businesses (like liquor stores or auto repairs shops) have been denied because they wanted to open in a residential neighborhood.

Fourth- lawsuits by owners who have been denied permits to have a short term rental stating that the process is unfair.

Fifth – lawsuits by people living in the city and county against the city and county for not enforcing the laws that are on the books.

There is a lot of support in the council for this change, and you can bet there is a lot of money pouring in from the hotels to encourage passage of this law. It was not in the article but the county code enforcer said that the city is not processing any more applications until this is resolved. He also said that the city, county and Henderson are “aggressively” going after people who are illegally doing short term rentals sending out up to 500 cease and desist orders per week. People, who are trying to hide their addresses from the ads and think they won’t get caught, are getting caught by code enforces posing as potential tenants. With a $1000 a day fine, this is turning into a big money maker for the various cities and counties. I guess someone has to foot the bill for all the Tylenol (from the headaches…)

I did a short 4 minute video on this subject in February 2018 – click on this link to view (https://youtu.be/gk5FszAemUs)

As I learn more I will pass it along!

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Coming soon – Summerlin Festival for the Arts

Get ready for the outdoor Festival of the Arts in Downtown Summerlin and its Free!!  The weekend event will be held October 13 and 14 between the hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the lawn at Downtown Summerlin.

The festival is not just an art festival; it also features music, entertainment and food.  If you have not been, the area is very walkable and the weather should be incredible- as you know October is one of the best months in the Las Vegas valley.

At this point (and I’m sure more will be added) there will be 100 creative fine artists displaying artwork for sale.  There will be an area for children’s activities as well as an area for entertainment and music.  And of course the restaurants of Downtown Summerlin will be offering delicious food to keep you fueled for all the activities.

There will be products for sale like artisan food products, basketry, batik, clay and ceramics, drawings, glass, gourds, jewelry, leather crafts, metal, photography, printmaking, sculpture and much more in the Consumer & Carnivals, Gifts & Handicrafts industries.

I’m sure more information will be available as we get closer to the weekend of the festival so I will likely be following up this blog with another to keep you apprised.

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Grab your Kids and Take them to Fox Hill Park in Summerlin

Summerlin, the award winning master-planned community is home to the adventure play-themed Fox Hill Park that opened in December 2017. The park is incredible – perfect for keeping your kids active with many great features that they will want play on (and you will want to join in the fun).  They might even forget about video games.

The large park sits on 18-acres in the Paseos Village next to Vassiliadis Elementary School, 215 Antelope Ridge Drive. The following are some of the features:

  • 13 acres of park and grass fields for free play
  • 3 slides with soft landings
  • 2 “live wire” zip lines for kids 8 years and up
  • 30 foot climbing tower called The Orange Beast
  • Frisbee Golf Course
  •  20 play structures
  • Custom swings
  • Clean bathrooms
  • Several Gazebos *No bbq pits or electrical outlets in any of the gazebos

Fox Hill Park is colorful, vibrant and is designed to keep kids moving and thinking, with the structures fueling their imagination.  Plus the park looks and feels a bit like Disneyland, only better because it’s located here. “Fox Hill Park encourages physical activity which is good for both mind and body.  Kids today need more spaces and places to run, jump, climb, roll, skip and imagine, and Fox Hill Park is just the ticket.  Its super-charged fun packaged into a wonderful outdoor park that will be enjoyed equally by kids and adults” stated Julie Cleaver vice president of planning and design for Summerlin.

The park’s design incorporates the area’s elevated and sloping topography with planted turf on a select hillside that screams, ‘hey kids, roll down me!’ Fox Hill Park is the perfect amenity for the village’s many families who call it home as well as the rest of the families in the Summerlin area.

Summerlin offers over 250 parks of all sizes that contribute to its hallmark outdoor lifestyle.  All equipment at Fox Hill Park was carefully selected and placed and has been certified by ASTM, a global organization that establishes standards of performance in a variety of disciplines, industries and products, including playground equipment.   According to Cleaver, ensuring the safety and quality of the park’s many structures was paramount.  “While fun was our goal with Fox Hill Park, safety is always the top priority.”

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Summerlin Scholarship Program to help High School Graduates

The master-plan community of Summerlin created The Summerlin Children’s Forum, a non-profit organization in 1997.  This program aids Summerlin high school seniors that are residents of Summerlin with college scholarships.

This year three scholarships were awarded to the following recipients: Caitlyn Somers, a Faith Lutheran grad heading to UCLA to study English, Lauren Epstein from Palo Verde High School and going to Arizona State University to study biomedical engineering and Zachary Marks from West Career and Technical Academy heading to University of Utah to study political science and international studies.

To date the Summerlin’s Children Forum has funded just under $640,000 in scholarships, enrichment grants and special educational programs since its inception in 1997.

Tom Warden, senior vice president of community and government relations for Summerlin, stated “These students are representative of the very best in their respective schools and in their community.  The scholarships are awarded to those who have achieved academically, while giving back to the community and school through a commitment to service and extracurricular activities.

Summerlin is one the most awarded master-planned communities in the United States and offers many newly built homes in almost 35 neighborhoods.  There are also many existing homes listed for sale throughout the entire community at prices from the $200,000s to over $1 million.

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Summerlin attracting more Commercial Development

The office market in the Las Vegas Valley has been marching forward on the path to recovery after the Great Recession. The master-plan community of Summerlin, known for its award winning home development and Downtown Summerlin, is expanding the development of office space buildings due to a great demand.

The Howard Hughes Corp. expects to complete the six-story Class A office building in Downtown Summerlin this fall.  They already have many spaces preleased according to Summerlin president Kevin Orrock.  This is the second office building in the open air mall with many types of tenants like attorney offices, brokers and gaming technology companies.

Orrock stated “I think it gets down to what we’ve done here in Summerlin.  We’re providing an urban core.  We’re providing a place where people want to live, work and play- plus the sports venues that are here or will be here.”

A couple of miles away from Downtown Summerlin, the Howard Hughes Corp is almost finished with another office development for Aristocrat Technologies, an Australian slot machine maker.

The commercial submarket in Summerlin has seen less vacancy averages than other commercial markets in Las Vegas.  A senior director at Cushman & Wakefield said that Summerlin is the most desirable location for commercial consumers in the valley.  He also said that many employers are considering millennials predominantly when making decisions on the location of their offices.

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