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Happy Valentine's Day

Featured Artist of February

Featured Announcement

VCO Welcomes our Newest Columnists

New Show Giveaway

"Vegas Insider" Columns

This Week's Announcements

Double Grand Prize Giveaway

Weekly Prize Giveaway


became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished.  Since the 19th century, handwritten notes have largely given way to mass-produced greeting cards. The mid-nineteenth century Valentine's Day trade was a harbinger of further commercialized holidays in the United States to follow. The U.S. Greeting Card Association estimates that approximately one billion valentines are sent each year worldwide, making the day the second largest card-sending holiday of the year behind Christmas. The association estimates that women purchase approximately 85 percent of all valentines for more info click HERE.


Valentine's Day is a holiday celebrated on February 14. It is the traditional day on which lovers express their love for each other; sending Valentine's cards, or gifting candy. The holiday is named after two among the numerous Early Christian martyrs named Valentine. The day










Featured Artist

for the Month of February

Little Anthony


Featured Announcement

President's Day - Monday February 16th


Presidents Day is the common name for the federal holiday officially designated as Washington's Birthday, and both variants are among the official names of a number of coinciding state holidays. It is celebrated on the third Monday of February. As the official title of the federal holiday, Washington's Birthday was originally implemented by the federal government of the United States in 1880 in the District of Columbia and expanded in 1885 to include all federal offices. As the first federal holiday to honor an


American citizen, the holiday was celebrated on Washington's actual birthday, February 22. January 1, 1971 the federal holiday was shifted to the third Monday in February by the Uniform Monday Holiday Act. A draft of the Uniform Holidays Bill of 1968 would have renamed the holiday to Presidents' Day to honor both Washington and Lincoln, but when signed into law on June 28, 1968 simply moved Washington's Birthday. For more info HERE.





VCO Welcomes Our Newest Columnist


International Church of Las Vegas

ICLV is a contemporary church making a difference in Las Vegas and around the world. The sermons are Bible based, dynamic and relevant, the worship is vibrant, genuine, and Holy Spirit-led. In addition to Sunday services and Sunday school for all ages, there are many other opportunities to learn, grow, and serve throughout the week. These opportunities range from discipleship and Bible study classes to support groups and intercessory prayer meetings. ICLV's staff consists of 12 pastors and close to 100 support personnel. Their goal is to edify and equip every person in its congregation of over 4,000 to do the work of ministry (Ephesians 4:11-12, 16) and to fulfill the special purpose for which God designed each of them.





VCO Welcomes Our Newest Columnist


From Parker's Pen

Parker Philpot is a freelance journalist, editor, publisher and commentator based in Southern Nevada. With her love of information, detail and humor, "From Parker's Pen" covers topics from laughter to tears, business to babies, A to Z!

VCO Announces Our Newest Show Giveaway


Stars of Magic

At the Royal Resort Hotel, you can enjoy seeing The Stars of Magic Live and get three magic acts for the price of one. The show features David Darkstone, the youngest magician to ever have his own show on the Strip plus award-winning magician, Bill Robinson, and the husband and wife comedy magic team The Dymonds. Cost: $12.95 - Age limit: All ages





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February 13th Featured Column:

Looking Within

  Nevada Government
  Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons
Governor Starts Podcasts

“I plan to share messages and viewpoints about important and timely topics of interest to everyone in Nevada,” Gibbons said.....



  Nevada Government

Senator Harry Reid
Weekly Update
Nevada’s struggling economy has put tremendous pressure on our families and businesses, so this week I have moved the U.S. Senate to start working on The Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Act. ........

You Too
Can Help Our

  Nevada Government

Senator John Ensign
Weekly Update
Senator John Ensign voted today (February 10) against the trillion dollar spending bill but discussed a better way to provide stimulus to our hurting economy......

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  Nevada Government                
  Congresswoman Shelley Berkley   
  Weekly Update

Congresswoman Shelley Berkley today pointed to nationwide unemployment figures for January as the newest sign that Congress must act now to pass a broad job creation package.....


  Nevada Government

Congresswoman Dina Titus
Weekly Update
“For 13 straight months our nation’s businesses have cut jobs, leaving record numbers of Americans looking for work and struggling to make ends meet.......


  Nevada Government

Department of Business and Industry
Nevada Receives $24.2 Million to Buy and Rehab Foreclosed Homes
Nevada officials recently received word that the State will receive $24,287,240 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help revitalize neighborhoods impacted by foreclosure........

  Nevada Insurance Market Report now online

The Division of Insurance is pleased to announce that the Nevada Insurance Market Report, February 2009, is now available online on the Division’s website.....



  City of North Las Vegas
  City Officials Approve Downtown Master Plan

North Las Vegas redevelopment officials estimate projects planned for the City’s downtown area will top $1 billion over the next seven to 10 years.........



  Politically Speaking

Democratic Party 
GOP Plays Party Politics on Economic Recovery
As you may have seen in this week’s news, Republican politicians are resorting to their Bush-era method of partisanship over substantive action.....


  Politically Speaking

Republican Party
RNC Chairman Michael Steele's weekly Republican address
"This is Michael Steele, Chairman of the Republican National Committee. Democrats have controlled both branches of government for less than a month. And you have to wonder if all that power has gone to their heads........




Politically Speaking

John Daly
Recall All Congress
This is a posting about the idiocy we’ve elected to represent us in Washington. They don’t represent all of us – only small portions. If we could only rid ourselves of them.........


  Monthly Horoscope
  Michele Avanti, CAP              
February '09 Horoscope            

How to Use This Column: As you read your sun and moon sign, you will note each section is broken into Focus, Test, Key & Action. Focus defines what you will find yourself focused on during this time....

  2009 Astrological Outlook       

  Notes from Norm
  Norm Clarke
Weekly Wrap-Up 02-07-09 - 02-13-09
After 23½ years, the end of the line for "An Evening at La Cage" came with the suddenness of a stiletto heel snapping in half...........

  Vegas Wishes & Desert Dreams
  Robin Leach
Weekly Wishes and Dreams

It was a case of old and new Hollywood glamour on a collision course to perfection at last night’s gala grand opening of the lavish and luxurious Eleven Spa. That’s one better than a perfect 10, folks...



  Tony's 2 Cents
  Tony Curtis
  Two More Book Signings
My website is still a work in progress, but it's come a long way. We have some more to do and more to add and rearrange, but it should all be set up in the next two weeks or so....


  The Mentalist
  Gerry McCambridge

Attending the Danny Gans Opening
Danny told a story how he was on the road so much and wanted to settle down into Vegas life. Spend the day with his family and perform at night without airline travel.....


  Voices In My Head

Stephen Sorrentino
Looking Within  Part 2
Armed with camera in hand and a fresh desire for experience, I walked through the sleepy town of Bar Harbor Maine. It truly is a flash back to better times, when people were part of a collective rather than the current adverse society that we live in today.....



  An Imperial Life
  Little Anthony
  This & That

Someone once said, ‘show business is my life’ and that applies to me, too. When we were teen singing sensations, they said we would have hits, stage shows, meet dignitaries, travel, perks, money, girls, etc.......



  Publisher's Favorite E-mails
  Marleen Marino

2009 Inauguration Photo - SUPER HI-DEF


This picture was taken with a robotic camera and weighs in at 1,474 megapixel. (295 times the standard 5 megapixel camera)....



  Jackie Brett
  Brett's Vegas View 02-13-09

This week due to the devastating economy and without fanfare, Norbert Aleman, producer of “La Cage” at the Riviera closed the famous show after a 24-year run.......



Pete Allman
MixMedia Luxury Lounge at Sundance’s Green Pavilion
At Sundance 2009, a relaxation station added that special personal touch that celebrities love. Diedre Hall, Henry Simmons, Nick Canon, Louis Lombardi and others stopped at the ALIVE! Expo Green Pavilion/MixMedia Luxury Lounge for treats.....……



Celebrity Chef Connection
Zinfandel makes a Penne-wise Partner  Guest Columnist Les Kincaid   
There are many classic wine and food pairings. Zinfandel and slightly sweet, spicy barbecue is one of them. Zinfandel's fruity character, with its hints of spice, pepper and moderate tannins, is especially complementary to barbecue and other tomato-based sauces......




Tom Jones International
This is Extraordinary Video: Tom Jones with Brian Monroney
Writing a site such as this, a site for fans, one must resist the temptation to gush. But here is — no exaggeration — extraordinary video. And it is a real thrill to be able to introduce it to you. It was shot at Le Parker Meridian Hotel in New York City in December when Tom was in town to do some TV......



  Chick Hughes 
  This Weeks Beauties With Chick!
  See Chick with some gorgeous gals,....


The Valley News Team  
Valentine’s Day – Say “I Love You”
Le Reve – The Dream - has revamped its production and the new one is Ooh–la-la!!!!!.....



  Report on Vegas

Michael Politz
Week in Review
If Sinatra, Martin, Davis, and Lawford came back today – Capo’s new location on Sahara is where they would be. While the original Capo’s is still going strong, Nico Santucci has outdone himself with a new “speakeasy” inspired by a time when red leather banquettes, velvet wall paper, crystal chandeliers, and crooners were found at only the best restaurants.......


  Pet of the Week

Nevada SPCA 
Pet of the Week - February 13th
This week's Pet of the Week..



Your Latest Feedback!

  WD-40 - Who knew?


  Flight 1549

This is not a Joke


Cell Phones Go public Next Month

  Health Tips AND They All Work!!! (try them)
  International  Picture of the Year
  Blue  Fridays
  Watch the Video, it’s so Wonderful
  2007 & 2008 Feedback!


  Poems, Odes and More

Father and Son

  Lord Please Don't Pass Me By
  Poem submitted

  Shiloh Horse Rescue and Sanctuary      

Jill Curtis
Happy Horse Class
In this one hour class you will learn: Basic Horse Colors and Markings, Basic Breeds and their uses, how to take your Horse's TPRs- Temp, Pulse, and Respiration and more...


  A Woman's Point of View                

Cjay Judd
President Obama meets Henrietta Hughes
What a wonderful compassionate President we have. Unlike the Bush Presidency, President Obama is willing to listen to the ordinary citizen. How brave of this woman to openly speak about her homeless situation directly to the President of the United States. Given the opportunity.......


  Opportunity Village     

Opportunity Village Receives Donation from XL Steel
XL Steel is constructing the 2nd building on Opportunity Village’s newest campus, the Ralph & Betty Englestad Campus.  The building named for long-time Las Vegas, Kitty Rodman – The Kitty Rodman Events & Multipurpose Center for Art & Life Skills Enrichment – and will house Opportunity Village’s visual art programs.....


  Community Engagement              

Tom Axtell
Vegas PBS Creates Buzz for the 2009 CCSD Spelling Bee
The best and brightest spellers in the Clark County School District (CCSD) have been battling for weeks to be named the CCSD 2009 Spelling Bee Champion and on Wednesday, Feb. 18, three champions will be crowned as the finals end at the Vegas PBS studios.........



The Adventurers - Las Vegas Chapter
Hey Las Vegas!
We've joined forces with Wasted Space and the Suicide Girls to put on the most incredible Anti-Valentine's Day Party ever!........



Spread the Word Nevada                 


Bounce for Books at BounceU - February 20th
On Feb. 20, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., make a $5 donation to Spread the Word Nevada: Kids to Kids and enjoy refreshments, face painting and bounce for an hour on BounceU's fabulous, giant-sized inflatables........



United Save Our Schools
The Dominoes of Destiny
If we were to take a survey of what people thought about destiny, a variety of answers would be spouted and shared, from the depths of their mental-table-tennis...,,........



From Parker's Pen
Black History: Alive and Ongoing in Las Vegas
Black History Month promotes education, awareness and a sense of community pride that pays off all year. America is progressing, but throughout history, civil rights barriers and arbitrary social blocks have been placed against one group by another — even in Las Vegas, the Entertainment Capital of the World.........


  Child Focus                     

Providing a Week of Memories for Siblings in Foster Care        
Since 1995, Southern Nevada foster children have been reunited with their siblings annually at Camp To Belong, a nationally recognized summer camp program.......


  Sierra Club                      

Sierra Club Monthly Meeting
The Upper Las Vegas Wash, in the northwest part of the Las Vegas Valley, is a unique geological and biological area of badlands, fossils and bear poppies. The BLM is in the planning stages of determining how to preserve up to 13,000 acres from encroaching development.......


  Our Diverse Community         

Young Israel-Aish
Celebrate with Us


Join the Rabbi and congregation to dedicate and celebrate our new Sefer Torah....




  Our Diverse Community                

Las Vegas Kabbalah Centre
Weekly Insight
Kabbalists are a backwards bunch. When the rest of the world runs screaming from a painful occurrence, the kabbalist goes towards it with a knowing smile, there is Light in this darkness.......


  Our Diverse Community             

Hispanic community
LCC Employment Law Seminar


Ever wonder if you are following the law as it relates to your employees? A complaint filed with the Department of Labor or the Nevada Labor Commissioner could cost you thousands of dollars in attorney's fees even if the claim is successfully dismissed......


Ms. Poker                                      
  Susie Isaacs
  A Love Story

I'm going to tell you a love story for Valentine's Day. This is a true story. I know my son reads my blog so let me say for his benefit that this is how I remember it........


The Best of "the Coach's" Poker
  Bob "The Coach" Ciaffone
  Poker Myths

I would like to discuss some poker myths that I have heard over the years. I think you also have heard most of these phony maxims of poker. Many of them are half-truths, but some have no basis in reality at all, as far as I can see......




Barack Obama DVD

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Romance On Main Street - Valentine's Day


Saturday, February 14 from 5pm - 9pm on Main Street




  Spend Valentine's Night with your sweetheart at The District. Enjoy a romantic dinner at one of their fabulous restaurants, followed by a complimentary romantic horse & carriage ride along Main Street, and live music from the string quartet Bella Rumore.  

Get Your Pet To The Vet Las Vegas!




Join Advantage® on Sunday February 15th from 10 a.m. – 12 Noon at the Animal Foundation at 655 N. Mojave.


Advantage® Launches Major National Campaign that Distributes a Quarter of a Million Dollars To Pet Owners Nationwide to Get Pets Visiting Veterinarians. To kick-off the national the Help Your Pet, Get to the Vet campaign, Advantage® is offering Las Vegas residents FREE basic wellness exams for their four-legged family members.


The campaign has a mission to distribute more than a quarter of a million dollars in Veterinary Vouchers to help offset costs and concerns for pet owners nationwide. Regular veterinary visits and preventive care are essential to maintaining a pet’s health, but, during these challenging economic times, 37 percent of pet owners are cutting back on veterinary services and facing difficult choices about how to pay for and prioritize their pets’ care and wellness.



Monthly Scrapbook Workshop




Guest Crafter, Jessica Zygmont, teams up with Studio 8 Ten artists for this beginner-friendly scrapbooking class. The class incorporates handmade and decorative paper, stamps, and your photos to create a 2 page love-themed scrapbook layout that is a keepsake to be enjoyed for many years! The class is $5, which includes supplies for the 2-page layout. RSVP now, as space is limited.


If you're reading this and haven't become a member of the VCO community (don't forget membership is free) Click HERE and have a chance to win any of the fabulous prizes listed below!


Grand Giveaway


Two sets of tickets for two


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


Hawaii Island Hopper Holiday


 5 days and 4 nights in a tropical, Hawaiian paradise , with the added flexibility of seven-day check in


A $1,160 value. (airfare not included)

  St. Thomas Island Hopper  
  5 Days and 4 Night
7- Day a week arrivals
A $782 Value
(airfare not included)
Two sets of  "Dinner for 2"
  at Benihana   
  Two sets of " Dinner for 2"  
   at TJ's Steakhouse   
  at the Las Vegas Hilton  

Weekly Giveaway

Legends in Concert
at the Imperial Palace


Murphy Palmer

Jay White

at the Riviera

Pam Sossamon


Gerry McCambridge
at Hooters
Noelle Franco

Barbra & Frank
at the Riviera 
Mike Young

Country Superstars
at Fitzgerald's
Miranda Utzman

The Soprano's Last Supper
at the Riviera 
Mary Sue Johnson
Larry J. Jones
at the Royal Resort Hotel
Robert LaRocca
Liberace Museum
Located in the Liberace Plaza
Michele Jakus

Stars of Magic
at the Royal Resort Hotel
Richard Jacoba

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