Sunday, September 28, 2014

Paradise Palms Neighborhood Clean Up - September 2014

Palmers gather together and receive direction for the morning's clean up

On Saturday September 27th, Paradise Palmers gathered together for a community-wide clean up in the southern portion of our neighborhood. Neighbors from all corners of the community gathered together to clean up vacant lots, remove debris, sweep sidewalks, curbs and gutters, and lended a hand to other neighbors who needed to dispose of large or bulky items.

Palmers hard at work on Pueblo Way

Nearly 50 Palmers volunteered their Saturday to make this event possible. Some took time off of work, others took it easy Friday night, and the event organizers - Chris and Kim - even rented a truck to transport debris to the community dumpsters. Clark County gave us 6 dumpsters, gloves and trash bags while the Palmers provided everything else - vehicles, time, labor, equipment and dedication.  Every dumpster was left overflowing - good job!

Packed to the brim - sorry Republic Services!

Topping off the afternoon was a community potluck barbecue at Orr Park. Again the giving nature of the Palmers came through, with everyone bringing in food and drink and all supplies imaginable  - even a barbecue - potluck style. We had a great time in the park, with just over 30 Palmers drifting in an out during the two hours we spent resting, relaxing and catching up.  Thank you the organizers of this event, Chris and Kim, as well all the dedicated neighbors who care about this community donating their resources to make this a very, very successful event.

Palmers head off to work

Within two hours the Spencer Street dumpster was overflowing

Palmers pitch in to make easy work of removing yard debris

One thing about our community - we have no shortage of palm fronds

Vacant lot on Mohigan gets some much-needed attention

Pueblo Way gets cleaned

Geronimo Way got some attention

Somehow that pine tree has stayed alive and keeps shedding...
 
Setting up the after clean-up picnic

Neighbors catch up

We found these two hoodlums causing some trouble
 
Grilling and snacking begins!

Organizers Chris and Kim made this day possible, THANK YOU!


Saturday, September 13, 2014

Final 2014 Historic ‘Hoods Bowling Challenge: Paradise Palms vs. The Flamingo Club – Grudge Match!


The final Historic ‘Hoods bowling challenge went out one last time in a grudge match against our friends from The Flamingo Club.  This is the second time Paradise Palms bowled against the Flamingo Club, with the Palmers taking the victory 125.5 to 92.29 last June.  Once again we had a great showing from both sides and lots of supporters to make sure food and drink were plentiful.   

When the Palmers and the Flamingos got down to the lanes, the high score of the night for Paradise Palms belongs to Derek D., who scored a 141, then followed it up with a 139 for the second highest score – Clay was the second (or third) highest scorer for the Palmers with a 131.  For The Flamingo Club, William was the high scorer with a 129, followed by Jason with a 120.  By the end of the evening, The Flamingo Club scored a final 91, while Paradise Palms scored a winning 110.4. Way to finish out the season Palmers, 3-1.  Thank you Flamingo Club for a great evening – we’ll see you again next summer for the Historic ‘Hoods Bowling Challenge 2015!












Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Paradise Palms DOCO MOMO Tour Day 2014 - The (Former) Celebrity Homes of Paradise Palms


Join Paradise Palms on a two and a half hour guided tour of the former celebrity homes found throughout southern Nevada's premiere mid-century modern community. On Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 2:00 PM tour guests will climb aboard an open-air double decker bus departing from the Las Vegas National Golf Club at 1911 East Desert Inn Road and learn which homes belonged to both local and national celebrities as well as notable Las Vegans.  Guests will see where Johnny Carson, Phyliss Diller, Sonny Liston, Juliet Prowse, Rip Taylor and many other actors, musicians, gaming industry executives and civic leaders once lived. The tour will also include a brief stop and interior tour of the home once owned by Foster Brooks, complete with original furnishings. Seating is extremely limited – Tickets are $34.95 and include complimentary wine & beer.  

After the tour, join us for a cocktail and brief history discussion of the Las Vegas National Golf Course at the Rat Pack Bar and Grill, found in the Las Vegas National Golf Clubhouse. 

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Questions?  Email us at paradisepalmslasvegas@gmail.com 

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Paradise Palms August Social Club




 



Trouble...
How many Palmers can fit in the only light-up bath tub in the neighborhood?  Seven, apparently. 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Historic 'Hoods Bowling Challenge: Paradise Palms vs. McNeil Estates


Paradise Palms marked the last Friday in July with our third Historic Hoods Bowling Challenge at Sam’s Town. This time around we challenged McNeil Estates, the midcentury neighborhood located west of Rancho Drive, between Charleston and Oakey.  Apparently the 110-degree day brought everyone to the basement of Sam’s Town as this challenge was the most crowded we’ve seen the lanes in a long time.

We had a solid turnout from both groups, with as many Palmers cheering on the bowlers as there were bowler themselves.  As the usual beer and snacks flowed from the bar the Palmers sweated it out in a hearty battle against McNeil.  Unfortunately the Palmers weren’t victorious this time around and the McNeilians got the better of us, beating Paradise Palms 121.5 to 105.8.  Shout outs go to Steve Fey, who had the first and second highest score for the Palmers, 136 and 137; and Mark who had first and second highest score for McNeil Estates, 178 and 203. 

It was a great night out for both neighborhoods, and we look forward to challenging McNeil Estates again next summer.  We’ll be practicing McNeil, look out!




We built a beer-a-mid


It was a tough night, but we'll get 'em next time!