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Hanukkah, the “Festival of Lights"

Featured Artist of the Month

VCO Welcomes a new Columnist

Featured Announcement

Special Announcement

Friday Football Forecast

"Vegas Insider" Columns

This Week's Announcements

New Grand Prize Giveaway

Weekly Prize Giveaway







Hanukkah, the “Festival of Lights,” starts on the 25th day of the Jewish calendar month of Kislev and lasts for eight days and nights. In 2007 Hanukkah begins at sundown on December 4 and ends at nightfall on Wednesday December 12. With blessings, games, and festive foods,

Hanukkah celebrates the triumphs—both religious and military—of ancient Jewish heroes.  Hanukkah is a relatively minor holiday in the Jewish year. In the United States, however, its closeness to Christmas has brought greater attention to Hanukkah and its gift-giving tradition. Amid the ever-growing flood of Christmas advertising, it may seem especially fitting that the Hanukkah story tells of Jewish culture surviving in a non-Jewish world.. [read more]

  Hanukkah, the “Festival of Lights"  

Featured Artist

of the Month: December

Trent Carlini


Featured Announcement:
New Pet Show Airs on LV1

CBS sister station LV1, Channel 19, is adding some zip to its Saturday afternoon lineup with a real value show, 'Pets in Vegas'. A Wallace Media Group production, 'Pets in Vegas' is a half-hour trip around town that reports on the growing pet population and the industry that supports it. 'Pets in Vegas' will provide its viewers with the latest in pet related information from a staff of talented reporters who make the show entertaining as well as educational. Tara Lee, the host, introduces them throughout the show from the location of that weeks feature story. Celebrity pets, special pets, and pets of the week, are other highlights you can expect. The controversy over this city's high kill rate at local shelters is well noted, and yet little has changed. 'Pets in Vegas' will focus on this issue, and it surely is a big step in the right direction. 'Pets in Vegas' premieres on Saturday, Dec.1st @ 1pm on Cox Channel 19 (LV1).

Steve Cofield
"Mr. Sunshine"

VCO Welcomes Our Newest Columnist

Steve Cofield is a Las Vegas staple, doing local radio in Sin City for the last five years, Cofield has been heard everywhere. He did national sports talk for the SportsFan Radio Network from 1996-2001. His shows were heard in major markets like Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles and New York. He's currently doing national sportstalk on the weekends for SportingNewsRadio [read more]


Special Announcement:
Giving Back to VCO Members


On December 14, 15 and 16, Award winning musical comedian Stephen Sorrentino will bring his show "Voices in My Head" to the Suncoast Hotel. At this point the show is almost SOLD OUT, but there are few seats left and Stephen has decided to give a lucky VCO member Two VIP seats!


Win TWO VIP Seats

with a
"Meet and Greet"
After the Show
We will announce the winner right here on VCO next week.... GOOD LUCK!




"The Tout" & "The Mouth of Motown"


will now pit wits and predictions against


Casey Smith and "Mystic Mona"




The Tout Mouth of Motown   Casey Smith   Mystic Mona
  Click HERE for Picks  

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Column of the week:
Your Latest Feedback!  

VCO has received so much great feedback, that we thought we'd honor you this week.

 Keep those E-Mails coming!

  Las Vegas Government           
  Department of Planning & Development
City Of Las Vegas Population Tops 600,000
There are only 22 cities in the United States with population exceeding 600,000, and the city of Las Vegas is now among them.... [read more]

  Presidential Candidates               
  Senator Hillary R. Clinton
Weekly Roundup

Hillary Clinton delivered remarks today about her health care plan, continuing to define the contrasts between her plan and Senator Obama’s....  [read more]


  Presidential Candidates           
  John McCain
Thanksgiving in Iraq
We spent Thanksgiving with the men and women of our armed forces who are selflessly serving in Iraq. This wasn't my first trip with John nor will it be my last. [read more]

  Monthly Horoscope  
  Michele Avanti, CAP              
December '07 Horoscope
  When the MOON is VOID OF COURSE anything that you begin will not reach fulfillment. Here are the daylight hours this month when the moon is void of course:  [read more]

  Notes from Norm          
  Norm Clarke
Weekly Wrap-Up 11-24 - 11-30
Celebrity Web site TMZ has obtained a document from the Pinellas County Court Web site which states that Hulk Hogan's wife has filed for divorce.... [read more]

  E-Mails Forwarded by Nelson  
  Nelson Sardelli 
Nevada Republican Men's Club 

Hope you can make it..... Ladies are welcome. If you are not already a member. Join the club and tell them "I" sent you.... [read more]


  Ask Gennifer with a G          

Gennifer Flowers

  When Did Fun Become Scary?
For those of us that find ourselves female, single and 50, we have to be concerned about how much personal time with whom and what’s in it for us?  (I can hear the groans out there from my male readers and some of my female followers.  Well, put a sock in it!)... [read more]

  Publisher's Favorite E-mails     
  Marleen Marino 
Really Neat On Hands Paintings
Some very interesting hand paintings of animals.... [read more] 


  The Art Institute of Las Vegas
The Art Institutes Introduces New Name and Curricula
Education Management LLC is pleased to announce that the culinary programs offered at The Art Institutes system of schools will be renamed as The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes.... [read more]

  Poems, Odes and More               
  The Swap Meet
  My Mind
  Poems submitted.... [read more]

  Jackie Brett
  Brett's Vegas View 11-30
  The Fremont Street Experience will be hosting a live ice skating show, "Bright Lights on Ice," Dec. 11-22.... [read more]
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Pete Allman
An Interview with Gary Payton
Gary Payton one of the greatest point guards in NBA history has had his great and tough moments in basketball..... [read more]



Victoria Alexander
Viewpoint on Vegas: November 30, 2007
The Masai Mara National Park, Saucer Smear, Peter Rojcewicz and the Men In Black, Movies This Week, Mini-review of The Kite Runner, Elderly Ladies Go To Kenya for Sex, Alistair Appleton drinks Ayahuasca, The Sinking of the MV Explorer, Monkey Meat for Thanksgiving Dinner, and more... [read more]



Celebrity Chef Connection
The Hot New Trend of Cupcakes
Cupcakes, those wonderful little cakes with thick frosting that invoke such sweet memories.  In fact, it seemed to be a rite of passage that children would let mom know the night before that 60 cupcakes were needed for school the next day..... [read more]



Chick Hughes

  Chick Doubles Up With Two For One Beauties!
  See Chick with some gorgeous gals... [read more]


Bob Rind
Lifestyles 0f Las Vegas Seniors
Relocated seniors usually decide on their type of residence in Las Vegas with two things in mind. First, they want to be around people their own age for a common bond.... [read more]


  Pet of the Week            
  Nevada SPCA 
Pet of the Week - November 30th
This week's Pet of the Week.. [read more]


Your Latest Feedback!  


Happy Chanukah 

  Genealogy Research     
  My Six Degrees of Separation
  Thanksgiving with the Grandkids   [Read all the VCO Feedback here] 

  The Vegas Eye    
  The Vegas Eye             
The Latest from the Eye
Five years ago Iron Chef Kerry Simon opened Simon Kitchen at The Hard Rock Hotel with his partner, restaurant maven Elizabeth Blau.... [read more]

  Opportunity Village     

Opportunity Village
Great Santa Run
Runners, Walkers and Jolly Friends. Come and join the fun at the 2007 Las Vegas Great Santa Run..... [read more]


  Our Diverse Community   

Nevada Holistic Chamber of Commerce
Local Authors and Artists Showcase
Nevada Holistic Chamber of Commerce presents Meet and hear authors speak about their book. They will be present to autograph their book.... [read more]



  Our Diverse Community 

Hispanic community
The First Latin Food Festival is A Huge Success
What started out as a idea to raise money for the Arturo Cambeiro Senior Center eventually turned out to become the first “Latin Food Festival” that was held on Sunday, August 19, 2007,... [read more]



Diabetic Life Foundation
Diabetic Life Supply
The Diabetic Life Foundation is proud to announce the formation of Diabetic Life Supply, LLC.  A Las Vegas based Diabetic Testing Supply Company dedicated to providing the services necessary to meet your diabetic needs..... [read more]


The Best of "the Coach's" Poker    
  Bob "The Coach" Ciaffone
  The Art of Gambling
  Poker is most often played as a gambling game. As such, an important element of success in poker is having gambling skills - useful assets in any form of gambling.... [read more]
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Hoops with "The Tout"   
  Frank Marino
  Hoop Time
  Led by the 6-0 Butler (The Little Team That Could) Bulldogs, my four positive ROI teams (thru December) are a combined 20-5 SU and 13-9 59% ATS..... [read more]
Don't Forget

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The Exclusive Premiere Series of

The Muse Pendants

PURE SILVER! Limited Edition Pendants
by Artist JoAnne Ruzzi,

2005 ARTV Award Recipient

Cast and etched in a worldwide series of only 1,000 each.
Certified by ARTV AWARDS copyright 2007.
To see other pendants or for more Info Click HERE
The Holiday Season With
 Ceremonial Opening of its Winter Lights Festival

Friday, November 30th

6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.


The Springs Preserve offers a special night of entertainment and festivities to ceremonially open its inaugural Winter Lights Festival.  The evening’s festivities include performances by the Starlight and Advanced Women’s Choirs from Becker Middle School, Techno Strings from Rogich Middle School, performances by contemporary guitarist Raj Rathor and a Dickens Done Over puppet show.  Horse and carriage rides will be available throughout the holiday season at the attraction’s trails for $5. For more info, click HERE.


Merry Christmas Las Vegas


Las Vegas Style, presents the 22nd   Annual “Merry Christmas Las Vegas” a joyful program of seasonal song and laughter. “Merry Christmas Las Vegas” is presented as a Christmas gift from the headliners of the Entertainment Capital of the World, in support of the children known as “Helen Joy’s Young Entertainers”.  [read more]




The Firefighters of Southern Nevada  volunteers will be collecting toys at any of the five designated Wal-Mart locations on December 1-2, 8-9 and 15-16, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and at the Palms Casino Resort on December 15 and 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Toy donations can also be dropped off at any of the fire stations across the valley. The toys collected will be donated to low-income families through local community service programs. The 2006 Fill the Fire Truck Toy Drive provided toys for 7,400 children throughout Southern Nevada. For 2007, Participating Wal-Mart and drop off locations are as follows:

8060 West Tropical Parkway, off 95
1807 West Craig Road  off MLK Drive 5200 South Fort Apache off Tropicana Ave
540 Marks St, located at I-95 off Sunset
6005 S. Eastern Ave, off Russell Rd.
The Palms  4321 W Flamingo Rd.

Grand Giveaway


Two tickets to see


Barry Manilow


"Music and Passion Concert"


at the Las Vegas Hilton


Get Up and Go’s own Larry Tyler is proud to sponsor a 4 day/3 night stay at one of 28 destinations including... Lake Tahoe, Palm Springs, San Diego, San Francisco, Anaheim or Oceanside, California to name a few.

A $1,011 value.

"Dinner for 2" at Benihana 
  "Dinner for 2" at TJ's Steakhouse    
  at the Las Vegas Hilton  

Weekly Giveaway


Legends in Concert
at the Imperial Palace

WINNER Gail Ashburn

Barbra & Frank
at the Riviera 

WINNER Winni Fad

Jay White
at the Riviera

WINNER Venera Burchiyan

Bobby Slayton
at Hooters

WINNER Tina Lafler

Trent Carlini
at the Sahara

WINNER Steven Johnston

Liberace Museum

Located in the Liberace Plaza
WINNER Leah Montes  

Country Superstars
at Fitzgerald's

WINNER Michelle Underwood

The Scintas
at the Las Vegas Hilton

WINNER Nancy Guest

Tim Gabrielson
at the House of Blues

WINNER Robin Bolender

Larry G. Jones
at Fitzgerald's

WINNER Sue Bagnasco

$250,000 Game Show Spectacular
at the Las Vegas Hilton

WINNER Martin McConnell

Gerry McCambridge
at Hooters

WINNER Paula Jackson

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