Fashion is passion.

People often say beauty is

Angela Esler-Whalen

on the inside, and, while

that may be true in many

ways, why limit oneself

from bringing that beauty

to the outside? Whatever

you feel on the inside,

there is a way to express

it to the world through your

own sense of style. Sharing

your inner beauty with the world

through your hair, clothing, jewelry,

shoes, or nail color can give you a sense of individuality and

confidence to achieve the dreams and goals you hold on

the inside. It also lets people know, at first glance, what you

deem as important and who you believe you are.

I used to think fashion was about the trendiest, most

expensive name brand clothing, wearing my hair like the

“cool girls” (or trying…I always felt I fell a little short), and

reading Vogue magazine. Not anymore. The way I feel

when I put on my combat boots with a skirt and a pair of

bright, striped socks now is nothing short of exhilaration.

When I walk down the street and see NOBODY else dressed

like me is when I know I have achieved my true self. When

my 2-year-old daughter refuses to wear what I like and

instead wears what she chooses, she reminds me that she is

already her own person and needs to express herself in her

own way. When I decided to have dreadlocks and my mom

asked me what “possessed” me, I knew I wasn’t possessed,

just doing what felt right…for me.

Some things are always in style. Good hygiene, cleanliness,

and knowing that you care about your health and your body

will always make you feel good. For some, fitting in is part

of what drives them to want to be a part of the community.

For others, wanting to stand out is what makes them tick.

From the stores we visit, to the food we eat, to our choice of

transportation…if you choose your style based on your own

values and beliefs, you will always be fashion-forward. And

if you’re just not sure yet…we’re here to help!

Fashionably yours,

Angela Esler-Whelan, Managing Editor

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Birthdates: December 21 To January 19

Horoscope Sign: Capricorn

Birthstone: Garnet

Birthstone Meaning: Prosperity,

success, happiness, & good fortune



Horoscope Sign: Aquarius

Birthstone: Amethyst

Birthstone Meaning:

Provides safety while traveling



Horoscope Sign: Pisces

Birthstone: Aquamarine

Birthstone Meaning:

Stone of courage and serenity.



Horoscope Sign: Aries

Birthstone: Diamond

Birthstone Meaning: Protects

sailors at sea, cures stomach,

heart , & liver diseases



Horoscope Sign: Taurus

Birthstone: Emerald

Birthstone Meaning: Symbolizes

courage and everlasting love



Horoscope Sign: Gemini

Birthstone: Pearl

Birthstone Meaning:

Symbolizes birth, love, & beauty



Horoscope Sign: Cancer

Birthstone: Ruby

Birthstone Meaning: Protects from evil



Horoscope Sign: Leo

Birthstone: Peridot

Birthstone Meaning: Symbolizes

strength and protects from nightmares




Horoscope Sign: Virgo

Birthstone: Sapphire

Birthstone Meaning: Guards against evil & poison,

symbolizes confidence & faithfulness



Horoscope Sign: Libra

Birthstone: Opal

Birthstone Meaning: Faithfulness



Horoscope Sign: Scorpio

Birthstone: Topaz

Birthstone Meaning: Love and affection



Horoscope Sign: Sagittarius

Birthstone: Turquoise

Birthstone Meaning: The meaning

of wealth in many ancient cultures

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Notice: These events are from the past, and will be unavailable.

Garden’s Park Farmers Market 

Date: Every Tuesday
Time: 4 to 8 pm
Location: 10401 Gardens Park Drive
Description: Fresh produce and crafts stands.


Bruce Trent Park Farmer’s Market

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 2pm to 6pm
Location: Bruce Trent Park, 1600, N. Rampart Blvd.
Price: FREE
Description: Fresh produce and craft stands.


Helldorado Days

Date: Thursday, May 12th through Sunday May 15th
Time: 5 pm to 12 am nightly

Location: Downtown Rodeo Grounds between Las Vegas Blvd. and 7th Street, and Stewart Ave. to Mesquite Blvd.


The Wizard of Oz

Date & Times: May 13, 14, @ 12 – 8 pm May 15 @ 12 – 4 pm
Location: Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Pkwy.
Price: $10 General Admission
Description: The Las Vegas Shakespeare Company will bring to life the classic film in a stage performance starring Dorothy and three companions, Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion.


Helldorado Days Parade

Date: Saturday May 14
Time: 7 to 9pm
Price: Free
Description: Fireworks following parade, launched from Fremont Street Experience parking garage. For available parking and parade route call 229-6672 or 870-1221

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Most people know that an apple is better for  you than a doughnut, and a spinach salad is better than a bacon cheeseburger. Often it seems our taste buds have a mind of their own and we get cravings that challenge a healthy diet. Here are some ideas to help you satisfy those cravings and make healthier choices  If you are having a sweet tooth grab some fruit and a modest amount of cool whip and get to dipping . If you’re craving something salty throw out those regular chips and try the wonderful baked chips or even grab a handful of cashews  Want a crunchy snack? let some light cream cheese and spread it on celery or multi-grain crackers. There are healthy and great tasting food choices.for all your cravings, but the healthiest choice of all is everything in moderation .


1 oz serving of pork skins OR 1 oz serving of nuts

 cheetossunflower seeds

 A bag of potato chips OR A bag of sunflower seed kernels


Fresh tomatoes OR Canned tomatoes

 sweet potatoespotatoes


Sweet potato OR Baked potato



Hummus OR Ranch



1. Pork rinds. Pork rinds have more protein and less fat than nuts and have zero carbohydrates.

2. Sunflower seed kernels. They are high in protein, low in carbohydrates, and have lots of vitamins and minerals.

3. Canned tomatoes. They are cooked first releasing powerful anti-oxidants.

4. Sweet potatoes. They are lower in calories and have more vitamins.

5. Hummus. A 2 Tbsp serving of hummus has only 50 calories, 3 grams of fat, and is a good source of

vitamins and protein

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As told by Benjamin Puentedura; Artwork by Kai Shaffer

The people of ancient Greece told stories of the gods, goddesses, and heroes that they worshiped. These stories became known as myths, and they explained why things happened that ancient science couldn’t explain.

Long ago in Greek mythology lived Orpheus, who was the son of two holy people. The Greek God named Apollo was Orpheus’ father, and the muse named Calliope was his mother.

Eurydice was an extremely beautiful wood nymph who was originally very shy by nature; at least until Orpheus sang to her and his enchantingly beautiful song altered the fact that Eurydice was shy, and thus Orpheus & Eurydice got married as a result of Orpheus performing his enchanting music.

Shortly after their wedding, Eurydice was bitten by a venomous snake and was taken to the underworld as a result of her death.  Orpheus begged and pleaded with the gods that they would allow him to bring Eurydice back from the underworld, and they granted him a chance to return her to his arms. Pluto, who was the ruler of the underworld, made a deal with Orpheus & Eurydice that they would be given free passage out of the underworld provided that they never look back behind them on their way out. So the deal was made, and all went very well until Orpheus walked out of the underworld, then looked back at Eurydice. That’s when Pluto said “Sorry Orpheus, deal broken, she’s mine now”. Orpheus was heartbroken by the loss of Eurydice, and was soon killed by a tribe of women from Greece who put his head on a pedestal, after removing it from his body.

Now Orpheus’s severed head sings the song of misery & regret for all eternity.  The moral of this story is: If you make a promise, make sure that you keep it, or you will suffer the consequences.

Painting By Kia Shaffer


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[icon size=”large” icon=”audio”] Rock Star Restaraunts audio


If you want to eat like a rock star visit one of these restaurants owned by famous

musicians. You might even get a surprise visit from one of the stars themselves!



Cabo Wabo Cantina

by Sammy Hagar

Features the “I Can’t

Drive 55 Dollar 8 Pound

Nachos” and is located

in The Miracle Mile Shops

at Planet Hollywood.

3667 Las Vegas Blvd S.

(702) 699-5525 or (702) 385-2226

Jimmy Buffett’s


The concept is based

around Jimmy’s lifestyle;

easygoing and laid

back. It is located in

the Flamingo Hotel and

features many seafood

items in addition to

cheeseburgers and nachos.

3555 Las Vegas Blvd S. (702) 773-3302

Toby Keith’s

I Love this Bar & Grill

Located at Harrah’s,

this restaurant offers a

mechanical bull & stage

area, and is home of

the 100-ounce “Big Dog

Daddy” challenge.

3475 Las Vegas Blvd S. (702) 693-6111


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by Tim Roberts

The 1980’s were a decade of new music

and new music groups and some older

groups doing new songs. Other types

of music were invented during this

decade. I was a kid back then, so these

songs have always been special to me.

1. Beat It by Michael Jackson

2. Billie Jean by Michael Jackson

3. Turn Back Time by Cher

4. Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr.

5. Kokomo by The Beach Boys

6. Power of Love by Huey Lewis and the News

7. Back in Time by Huey Lewis and the News

8. Mr. Roboto by STYX

9. Don’t Stop Believing by Journey

10. Walk Like an Egyptian by the Bangles

Three of the songs were in movies. The two

songs by Huey Lewis and the News were in

Back to the Future. The song Ghostbusters

was the title song in the movie Ghostbusters.



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