I just read an article in the RJ about the Unions protesting outside The Shriner s TPC Golf Tourney. They say the taxpayers are really paying for the new ballpark. Now the 51′s are the go to team for the NY Mets. The stadium they have been playing in is 30 years old. (Cashman) and it is not in the most desirous part of the Las Vegas Valley. What are your thoughts on this? We all know Summerlin is beautiful. Is well kept and well planned out. The name of the new stadium would be The Ballpark at Summerlin Centre. I have to admit I do not know a heck of a lot how franchises work in the baseball world, so I need some enlightenment. Is this proposal worth it for the Summerlin community?
The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District’s celebrates the 20 year anniversary of the opening of the Summerlin Library on August 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Events planned for the day include a program with DJ Tony, storytimes, face painting, a balloon artist, eMedia demonstrations and book sale. Summerlin Hospital Medical Center staff will pass out preventative health information and to do free blood pressure screenings. A random drawing for a gift basket of library-themed items will round out the day.
Free. The library is at 1771 Inner Circle Drive in LV, 507-3860. The LV-CCLD website is here.
With the death of my mom I have not blogged in awhile. I hope to change that and get back to putting a lot of good Summerlin information in this blog.
This parade is very popular in Las Vegas and more than just Summerlin residents attend. An expected crowd of 40,000 should line the tree lined streets very well. There are more than 60 entries this year. Traditional and Macy style floats will adorn this wonderful parade.
The parade starts at the corner of Hillpointe Road and Hills Center Drive in The Trails village of Summerlin. Participants travel south on Hills Center Drive toward the Village Center Circle roundabout before heading west on Trailwood Drive. The parade will end at the corner of Trailwood Drive and Spring Gate Lane.
I will not be able to attend this year, but hope some of my friends will take some wonderful pictures I will be able to share soon.
HAPPY 4TH OF JULY EVERYONE!
My mom,our dog Buttons and I went to the Petsmart on Charleston and Hualapai today. The sole reason we went was to donate to the pets that have been the silent victims of the Foreclosure crisis. Some of these pets have been left in abandon houses and found by the realtor. An organization has stepped forward to help these animals. Foreclosed Upon Pets works very hard to make sure these animals find new loving homes. FUPI as they are know is a not for profit organization dedicated to the rescue of domesticated animals that have been abused or abandoned by their owners as a result of economic hardship including foreclosure, loss of unemployment, insufficient income, or death and illness. I loved their motto “SAVING LIVES ONE PAW AT A TIME” and when they advertise it says: Come Meet Your New Best Friend If you would like to Donate time, services or funds please see their website, as for myself I will keep donating whenever I can. www.forecloseduponpets.org
Villa Trieste is a Summerlin Neighborhood that I wrote about in January. It is a beautiful community and the homes are wonderful. The below quote is from an article written in Earth News.
Pulte Homes has been selected as the recipient of the 2009 Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Award for Homes Outstanding Production Builder by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
“The USGBC’s Residential Market Development Team selected Pulte for this year’s Production Builder award because of Pulte’s Las Vegas division’s outstanding achievements and future commitments – with the Villa Trieste project in Summerlin, Nevada. Villa Trieste is planned to be a community of 185 LEED Platinum-certified single-family homes, placing it firmly among the ranks of the largest LEED for Homes projects to date.
Homes in Villa Trieste feature solar panel roofs, offer a 55 percent improved energy efficiency over the International Energy Conservation Code and decrease indoor water use by 35 percent. Approximately 75 percent of waste from the construction process is diverted from the landfill. Additionally, houses are built under the Environments for Living® Certified Green program.”
Congratulations Pulte it is an award well deserved.
Oct 12th-18th 2009
TPC Summerlin is a beautiful golf course. It is an award winning Bobby Weed-designed championship golf course and is located in the master-planned community of Summerlin. On Oct. 12th it becomes the home to Justin Timberlake Charity Golf for Shriners Children Hospital. I think almost everyone has heard of Shiners and the good works they do for children. It is exciting that such a good cause is coming to Summerlin.
Here is an article that gives details on how you can participate in this wonderful event and more about Shriners.
LAS VEGAS – Grammy® and Emmy® Award-winning international superstar Justin Timberlake is set to bring his Justin Timberlake and Friends, a Special Evening Benefiting Shriners Hospitals for Children event to the stage at the Mandalay Bay Events Center Saturday, October 17, 2009 at 8 p.m.
The concert is scheduled to feature performances by singer/songwriter and producer Timberlake, 12-time Grammy Award-winner R&B and Pop sensation Alicia Keys, Country and Pop superstar Taylor Swift, R&B star Ciara, and 5-time Grammy Award-winning R&B-Pop group, TLC. Additional performers may be added in the near future.
Tickets priced at $250, $200, $150 and $100, not including applicable service charges, go on sale Saturday, August 29 at 10 a.m., and will be available at all Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Mandalay Bay at (877) 632-7400 or Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also will be available for purchase at www.mandalaybay.com or www.ticketmaster.com.
About Shriners Hospitals for Children
Shriners Hospitals for Children is a one-of-a-kind international health care system dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing specialty pediatric care, innovative research and outstanding teaching programs.Children up to the age of 18 with orthopedics conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and palate are eligible for admission and receive all care in a family-centered environment at no financial obligation to patients or families. For more information, visit www.shrinershospitals.org.
About The 2009 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
The 2009 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open is the ongoing commitment between Timberlake and Shriners Hospitals for Children to continue the tradition of a PGA TOUR event in Las Vegas. The collaboration between Shriners Hospitals for Children and Timberlake to act as Title Sponsor and Host creates a truly unique and world-class event for players and fans alike. A host of well-known golfers will participate in the competition to help support the mission of Shriners Hospitals for Children. For more information and a complete schedule of tournament week events, visit www.jtshrinersopen.com.
For Justin Timberlake and Friends concert press credentials, contact Victor Trevino: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are driving along the 215 from Cheyenne to Tropicana or the other way around you will find these beautiful petro glyphs on the over passes. Another very good thing is the fact that there are no stop lights in Summerlin and the 215 as of about one month ago. The last two entrance/exits opened up and while there is still some road construction as you can see from the photo’s above, ( I risked life and limb stopping to take pictures!) it is a pleasure to not stop for any traffic lights. Below is a statement put out by Tom Warden ( The Howard Hughes Corporation VP of community and government relations.) I had the pleasure of meeting Mr.Warden at a breakfast last year that was thrown for Summerlin bloggers. A man very passionate about Summerlin.
FOR SUMMERLIN LIFE
SUMMERLIN AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Anyone driving along the 215 beltway through Summerlin has probably noticed the American Indian rock art that adorns freeway overpasses. According to Tom Warden, vice president of community and government relations for The Howard Hughes Corporation, the placement of rock art on Summerlin overpasses is no accident.
“We have long recognized the historical significance of preserving this special element of our local heritage,” said Warden. “That’s why The Howard Hughes Corp. paid for the design and installation of these rock art images. They not only give the beltway in Summerlin a distinctive look, they celebrate and help preserve Native American images from our region.”
The Howard Hughes Corporation is working with both federal and state governments, as well as tribal leaders and the archeology community, to develop a plan for protecting American Indian rock art etched into rock outcroppings in the Little Red Rocks area in the far western region of Summerlin. The plan involves a volunteer stewardship program that will study and monitor five cultural sites preserved within more than 100 acres of buffer lands in western Summerlin.
“In keeping with the company’s track record of environmental stewardship,” said Warden, “we are committed to the long-term protection and preservation of these cultural sites.”
In addition to preserving cultural sites, Warden, who is overseeing the effort for the company, is actively working with local archaeology groups and volunteers to scientifically record the specific nature, location and condition of existing rock art.
The Howard Hughes Corporation believes this collaborative effort between governments, groups, individuals and our company will help us all to meet the challenges of preserving this cultural heritage.
Breamoor Heights is another neighborhood in the Master-Planned Community of Summerlin
The Neighborhood consists of 120 one-story homes from 2,414 to over 3,100 square feet, built from 1998 to 2000.
Lot sizes range from 8,961 square feet up to 1/4 acre and more, and homes generally sell from the low 500′s to the high 600′s.
Rosedale Neighborhood in the Arbors
The neighborhood, located in The Arbors village of Summerlin, offers four one- and two-story floor plans. They range from 1,149 to 1,679 square feet with 15 Southwestern-style exterior designs. Two-car garages are standard.
Pardee Homes’ two-story Plan Four model in the Rosedale neighborhood features two secondary bedroom options and a choice of a fourth bedroom or owner suite retreat in 1,679 square feet.
Floor plan options in this model include four bedrooms; three bedrooms and an owner suite retreat; or three bedrooms and an optional loft. Each comes with 2 1/2 baths and a two- or three-car garage.
Kitchens feature a pantry, plumbing for an icemaker and an appliance package. Among the options are Corian, granite, or ceramic-tile counter tops; a choice of maple or white matte cabinets; and under-the-cabinet task lighting.
The home also comes with a choice of ceramic-tile or parquet entry flooring, cultured-marble counter tops and oak stair handrails.
Owner suites feature mirrored wardrobe doors, baths with a cultured-marble counter top and bullnose edge, dual sinks, enclosed toilets, separate tubs and showers with glass enclosures and ceramic-tile surrounds.