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Dancer parlays television stint into Cirque show job

Dareian Kujawa, local dance teacher at Dance Etc., goes from reality show star in “So You Think You Can Dance” to a full-time dancing position for “Love,” a Cirque du Soleil work inspired by The Beatles.

Pyschologist opens practice in own building

With two nearly decades as a pyschologist in Boulder City — first with a hospital program and then private practice — Brent Dennis has finally put down roots in his own building at 555 California Ave.

Too Cute to Cut! home bakery shop opens Saturday

Chamber of Commerce member Alesia Martin is opening Too Cute to Cut! Custom Cakes, a home bakery. A grand opening will be held at the Martin home, 1222 Paiute Drive, Saturday at 6:30 p.m. The opening of Too Cute to Cut! Custom Cakes will present samples of different cakes and desserts for potential customers to try.

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40 kids participate in cardboard boat race

Approximately 40 local kids participated in the city’s Parks and Recreation Department’s 13th annual Cardboard Boat Race on July 17. Nearly 100 boat “cheerleaders,” mostly parents and families, learn-to–swim participants, and deep water aerobics class members that also stayed to cheer the participants on.

Salon joins new businesses on Elm Street

The latest beauty salon in Boulder City opened last month, but will host its grand opening Aug. 17

Former Eagles track star Hollywood comedy writer

Mike Upchurch, Boulder City class of 1983, has gone from school track and field star to Emmy winner for his work in television.

Esser cutting back, not retiring

Local musician Phil Esser isn’t retiring, he’s just tired.

Vons Donates to Mammovan Program

The Nevada Health Centers brought its mammovan to Vons’ parking lot on Nevada Highway on July 12 to recognize the grocery chain’s $300,000 donation to the mammovan program. Wendy Wood, the center’s director of operations, discusses the van’s operations with state senator and local doctor Joe Hardy, right, while looking on, from left, is Mayor Roger Tobler, Vons district area manager Tom Nelson, and Vons Foundation Director Carlos Illingworth. The center’s mammovan program is designed to bring mammogram screenings to Nevadans who lack money, insurance or transportation to access a breat-cancer screening.

St. Andrew Makes Food Drive Delivery

St. Andrew Catholic Community member Frank Dempsey delivers a truck load of food to the Emergency Aid as part of the church’s regular food drive. July’s donation included many jars of peanut butter, which are needed to help nourish the many children that are eating at home during the nonschool months of summer.