Daphne Young

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North Las Vegas kicks off "Independence Day Jubilee" - Las Vegas Family Entertainment

The event is free and includes a state-of-the art fireworks show provided by Pyrotecnico.  There will be lots of kids activities, live entertainment and food vendors. The jubilee celebration this year will pay tribute to the nation’s military men and women. The “Independence Day Jubilee” takes place at Seastrand Park, located at 6330 Camino Eldorado, in North Las Vegas, on Thursday (July 2nd)  and runs from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  Gates open at 5 p.m. and parking is limited.   Keep in mind, pet

Family Time Expo in Henderson - Las Vegas Family Entertainment

This week the International Day of families is being celebrated by families, big and small, all over the world!  This special day was first recognized back in 1995, by the United Nations, as a way to celebrate the importance of families.  So, now each year educational, fun activities are held for kids and young people across the globe, on May 15th, to help strengthen and support the family unit. In the Las Vegas area, on Saturday, May 16th, you can grab your gang and head to the Sun City MacDon

Pools and water parks open up this Memorial Day weekend at local YMCA's - Las Vegas Family Entertainment

For those of us who live here in the desert, water parks and/or pools are a MUST during the scorching summer months. So, what better place to hang out beginning this Memorial Day weekend, than the YMCA! The first is the , located at 4141 Meadows Lane. In addition to an aquatics center with indoor and outdoor pools, this location has two full-size gyms, a fitness center, a kid’s gym, a yoga studio, lighted tennis courts and racquetball courts.  The , is the second location at 6601 N. Buffalo Dri

Touch A Truck Event in Las Vegas - Las Vegas Family Entertainment

How about letting your kids actually step inside a BIG RIG, RACE CAR or FIRE TRUCK? Family to Family Connection, Las Vegas West is hosting its 7th Annual TOUCH-A-TRUCK event the weekend of March 19, 2011. Over 80 construction trucks, police cars, fire trucks, race cars and even a hot air balloon will be onsite at the Orleans Arena northwest parking lot (located at 4500 West Tropicana Avenue) along with local police, firemen, truckers and others who drive these automobiles. Kids of all ages will

Springs Preserve Ice Cream Festival - Las Vegas Family Entertainment

Looking for a “yummy” way to cool off? How about stopping by the “Springs Preserve Ice Cream Festival” this weekend?” Ice cream lovers, big and small, will visit the 180 acres cultural and historic attraction on Sunday, May 31st, from 10:00 a.m. until 8 p.m. There they’ll get to enjoy tasty treats like old fashioned ice cream cones, root beer floats and a variety of sundaes. Ice cream stations will be set-up throughout the Springs Preserve, along with multiple stages featuring some of the best

"My Little Pony Fair" comes to Las Vegas - Las Vegas Family Entertainment

If you have little girls who are big fans of the "My Little Pony" Hasbro toy series of videos and online games, then this weekend you might want to take them to the Six Annual "My Little Pony Fair" www.mylitleponyfair.com , being held in Las Vegas. Hundreds of collectors will gather to showcase thousands of collectible ponies and original designs.  Classic collectible ponies such as the Rainbow or Unicorn ponies, two of Hasbro's www.hasbro/mylittlepony/ original designs from the 1980's, will be

Kids head to the Movies for FREE! - Las Vegas Family Entertainment

In the Las Vegas area, three local movie theaters are offering G and PG rated films as part of the FREE FAMILY FILM FESTIVAL. Colonnade Stadium 4, on South Eastern Avenue, Village Square Stadium 18, on West Sahara Avenue and Rainbow Promendade 10, on North Rainbow Blvd., kicked off their FREE SUMMER MOVIE series this week.   Select theaters will feature the “kid friendly movies” over the next nine weeks.  And, with school being out and the economy being in the uncertain state that it's in, it’s

Las Vegas 51's Holiday Fireworks Shows!! - Las Vegas Family Entertainment

This year, military men and women will be honored at the Las Vegas 51’s annual fireworks show. Individual game tickets for the 72-game home season are priced at $9.00 (general admission), $10.00 (reserved), $12.00 (plaza) and $14 (field). The traditional $2.00 discount for Military personnel is offered on plaza, reserved and G.A. seats throughout the season except for the holiday fireworks shows on July 2 & 3 (all seats at $14.00). The two-day event will also culminate with a benefit concert a

4th of July events around Las Vegas - Las Vegas Family Entertainment

Every 4th of July there are loads of activities planned all across the Las Vegas valley.  Below are some of the annual festivities: Boulder City there’s the Inthere’s the 61st Annual Boulder City Damboree .   The event features a pancake breakfast at 7 a.m. in Bicentennial Park; a parade at 9 a.m. beginning at Colorado and going down Nevada Highway; Damboree ceremonies and midway booths at Broadbent Park beginning at 10 a.m.; festivities from 6 to 11 p.m. at Veteran's Memorial Park; and firewor

Kids get in FREE at the Michael Jordan Celebrity Golf Tournament - Las Vegas Family Entertainment

Basketball legend, Michael Jordan, teed off Thursday morning at the exclusive Shadow Creek Golf course in Las Vegas to kick off the tenth annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational. Previously the event was held in the Bahamas but, this is the first year MJCI comes to Las Vegas! During the opening press conference, Michael Jordan told reporters "when you think of fun and exciting desitinations, Las Vegas is the first place that comes to mind." Jordan also says "I'm looking forward to some gre

Ga. World Congress Center Authority to vote on new stadium

The Georgia World Congress Center Authority and the Falcons are negotiating to build a retractable-roof stadium to replace the 20-year-old Georgia Dome. It’s only a nonbinding agreement and it still needs legislature approval. But today could be the first major step toward a new stadium in downtown Atlanta for the Falcons. The Georgia World Congress Center Authority board plans to vote Monday morning on the framework for a possible deal to build a new retractable roof stadium and tear down the

GA top state for film production

Georgia now ranks third in film and television production, after California and Connecticut. Over the past two years alone, the Atlanta Civic Center has been the site for 15 major television productions, including the pilot episode of "The Walking Dead," "Flight", "Joyful Noise," "The Three Stooges," and "Scary Movie Five."  The popular TV game show, “Family Feud” has also produced 360 episodes at the Civic Center and is planning to tape another 180 shows starting in April of 2013. Ann

Construction causes headaches for Atlanta drivers

Major delays are being reported around the metro area this weekend as Georgia DOT crews shut down several lanes on I-285 for construction work. Construction slowed down drivers on Interstate 285 at Ashford Dunwoody Road in DeKalb where crews shut down up to three lanes in both directions between Ashford Dunwoody Road and Atlanta Road on Saturday. Crews closed lanes to work on bridge joint replacements and guardrail repairs. In south DeKalb County, up to two lanes of I-285 in each direct

Doctor's office shut down, possible pill mill

111107 - Decatur - Chuvalo Truesdell, from the DEA, shows a bottle of Oxycodone that was among the pills collected. The DEA, with the assistance of the GBI, began incinerating the 3,794 pounds of pills collected in Georgia during DEA's National Prescription Drug Take-Back event which took place in October. Nov 7, 2011 Bob Andres bandres@ajc.com A Dunwoody doctor's office is shut down on Wednesday and the doctor, his medical assistant and two patients are arrested. Authorities say it's part of

Gun safety class in Kennesaw draws a crowd

A large crowd showed up for a free gun safety class in Kennessaw on Saturday. Over 150 people attended the class, held by the police departmen,t who taught people about gun laws and responsible ownership. "If you're going to be a gun owner, then you need to be a responsible gun owner and practice gun safety," says Lt. Craig Graden. Proper gun lock techniques and storage procedures were taught during the free fire arm safety course. "There's a lot of gun owners now that are out there

Braves trade pitcher Tommy Hanson to Angels

The Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim announce a two-player trade that sends Braves right-handed pitcher, Tommy Hanson to the Angels, in exchange for right-handed pitcher, Jordan Walden. “We want to thank Tommy for his contributions to our organization.” Braves Executive Vice President and General Manager Frank Wren said. “We were looking to add another power arm to our bullpen and Jordan brings a power arm with well above average stuff.” Hanson, 26, owns a career record of 45-3

Atlanta demonstrations against Mideast violence

Demonstrations in Atlanta show support for both sides of the recent violence in the Middle East, as attacks hit both Israel and Gaza. Demonstrations in Atlanta show support for both sides of the recent violence in the Middle East, as attacks hit both Israel and Gaza. Two rallies were being held in Atlanta, Tuesday, to protest the ongoing violence in the Middle East. At 4:00 p.m., a group gathered at the Israeli Consulate on Spring Street to show their solidarity with the people of Gaza and sa

Teenage girl abducted: kidnapper may be headed to Atlanta

A Levi's call has been issued for a 14-year-old girl who was abducted from Glennville, GA, just west of Savannah. Autorities say a 24-year-old man, named Danny or Daniel, kidnapped 14-year-old Griselda Cibrian on Saturday.  The two were last seen driving on Interstate 16, heading toward Atlanta. The girl is Hispanic, weighs about 185 pounds, with brown eyes and long black hair.  Griselda was last seen wearing a pink shirt with the words, "green tea" on it, with a pair of blue jean pants.

Atlanta R&B singer struck and killed in Gwinnett County

Police have identified the pedestrian who was struck and killed on Lawrenceville Highway Friday night, and it turns out the victim was a local singer. Gwinnett County police have confirmed that Atlanta R&B singer, Natina Reed, was the pedestrian struck by a driver in a Honda Accord.  The incident happened near Hamilton Road just north of Lilburn. Reed was a member of the female singing group, Blaque. Sgt. Rich Long, with Gwinnett County Police say they are still trying to determine

Clayton County man finds $1M lottery ticket

A forgotten Powerball ticket tucked in the console of one Clayton County man’s truck has turned out to be a hidden gem from the Georgia Lottery.  Ramon Rodriguez, of Rex, matched five of six numbers from the Aug. 8 Powerball drawing, winning a $1 million prize. Rodriguez, 54, claimed his prize Wednesday at Georgia Lottery headquarters in Atlanta. “It’s been in my truck for two months,” he said. “I had put it in the center console.” The Texaco Gas Station at 5248 Bouldercrest Road in Ellenwood
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