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Names in the News, Feb. 21

Hubel named to honor roll

University of San Diego student Alexandria Hubel of Boulder City earned second honors in the fall semester of 2018. Second honors students have a grade-point average between 3.4 and 3.64.

The University of San Diego has more than 8,000 students from 77 countries and 44 states. It has eight academic divisions including include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences and the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science.

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Upcycling reduces material use, landfill waste

As BCWastefree.com reminds us, “We’re doing our part. Are you?” Thankfully, our local sanitation company offers residential recycling, but what else can we do to help keep millions of pounds of waste out of our landfills? While recycling is one effective solution, it isn’t the only option. Upcycling is an increasingly popular, fun and creative way to repurpose and refurbish trash or found objects (objet trouvé).

Treat your sweetheart with quick confection

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. Love is in the air and so is the ambrosial fragrance of chocolate. Here’s a great inexpensive, last-minute indulgence to share (or not?). I must warn you: These chocolate candies are dangerously easy to make. So, I’ll apologize to your Spanx in advance.

Community Briefs, Feb. 13

Nevada 2-1-1 topic for retirees

Make macarons for your valentine

Next Friday is Valentine’s Day. Any day we spoil our sweethearts with sweet treats is a great day in my world. One of the most Instagram-worthy, special occasion cookies is the French macaron.

Community Briefs, Feb. 6

Anew will meet at Homestead

Senior Center, Feb. 6

Hours of operation: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday at 813 Arizona St., 702-293-3320. Visit the center’s website at www.seniorcenterbouldercity.org.

Chapman extends friendly hand

Ben Chapman doesn’t wear a mask or a cape. He isn’t able to leap tall buildings, fly or stop bullets with his hands. He can’t travel through time to prevent catastrophic events from happening.