In Memory: Betty Willis Designer, Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas

In Memory: Betty Willis Designer, Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas

betty_willis_unlvpicBetty Willis is the designer of The Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign, one of the most iconic signs recognized worldwide. Las Vegas and fans of the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign were deeply saddened by the news of Betty Willis’ passing on Sunday 19 April 2015. Betty Willis was born in Overton, Nevada on May 20 1923.  Continue reading “In Memory: Betty Willis Designer, Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas”

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Las Vegas Featured in the Irish Times

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Las Vegas Featured in the Irish Times

The Welcome to Las Vegas Sign is green for St. Patrick’s Day. Image Source: David Becker/Las Vegas Review Journal

Happy St. Patrick’s Day Las Vegas!

It’s good to know not everything that happens in Vegas has to stay in Vegas.This year, as with previous years, the 89 lightbulbs of the Welcome to Las Vegas sign were lit green to honor St. Patrick’s Day. The sign’s nod to St. Patrick’s Day was celebrated by visitors, locals and newscasters and was featured in The Irish TimesContinue reading “Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Las Vegas Featured in the Irish Times”

Nevada Day, Go Back in Time Without Turning Back Your Clock

Nevada Day, Go Back in Time Without Turning Back Your Clock

Dr. Lonnie Hammargren's Open House, Nevada Day. Credit: Image, Las Vegas Sun.
Dr. Lonnie Hammargren’s Open House, Nevada Day. Credit: Image, Las Vegas Sun. More images available at: http://www.lasvegassun.com/photos/galleries/2014/oct/31/Lonnie_hammargren_nevada_day_/#/18

November 1 2014 marked Nevada’s 150th birthday. It’s not too late to go back in time and delve into some of Nevada’s rich and quirky history if you go to Dr. Lonnie Hammargren’s Open House today Nov 2 before 5PM.

Dr. Lonnie Hammargren and his wife Sandy have been hosting an open house once a year for the last 19 years. According to Hammargren’s website this weekend is the last open house it will be hosting.  Continue reading “Nevada Day, Go Back in Time Without Turning Back Your Clock”

Where to Live? Las Vegas Valley, Clark County and a Little Bit of Paradise

Where to Live? Las Vegas Valley, Clark County and a Little Bit of Paradise

There are only two residential areas to choose from if you decide to live in Las Vegas, Summerlin and Henderson… While that’s not actually true though it may seem to be the case once you start talking to locals and realtors that look away from the center of Las Vegas. I’ve always been an urban dweller so it was important to find an area that was unique in character, diverse in population, in a location easily accessible to multiple parts of the valley, with a tangible connection to it’s earlier history. With that, I ruled out Henderson and Summerlin.

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