86°F
weather icon Clear

Fall in love with fall

Fall is my favorite time of the year. I love the earthy tones that accent the decor in our homes and the changing colors of the leaves on the trees.

It’s time to break out the slow cooker and make hearty soups and stews that warm the belly and satisfy the soul without leaving beads of sweat on my forehead.

Pumpkin spice flavored everything has hit the shelves of the local grocery stores, allowing me to enjoy one of my favorite beverages: a steaming cup of chai tea with pumpkin spice creamer.

And it won’t be long before it’s time to light a fire in the fireplace.

For now, though, I can leave the doors and windows open, allowing the cool air to circulate throughout the house, washing away the staleness that comes from having to keep everything closed up so the summer heat doesn’t overwhelm me.

But fall’s arrival last week brought with it more than just cooler temperatures. Have you taken a look at your calendar recently?

Event season has arrived in full force. Starting with last weekend’s Würst Festival, there is something planned in Boulder City nearly every weekend through mid-December. Plus, there’s plenty happening on weekdays.

My calendar is overflowing with community events, and that doesn’t even include the special activities at the library, Third Thursday talks at the Boulder City-Hoover Dam Museum or great entertainment at any of the local drinking establishments.

There are also club meetings and social gatherings, as well as outdoor activities to enjoy such as hiking, biking or kayaking in Lake Mead National Recreation Area, riding the rails at the Nevada State Railroad Museum by train or Rail Explorers’ rail bikes, or zip lining through Bootleg Canyon.

And I can pretty much guarantee that I’ve missed noting one or two events in my datebook.

I’m tired just thinking about it, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s all part of what makes Boulder City such a great place to be.

Take this weekend’s Art in the Park, for instance. Seeing all the beautiful works is inspiring. I can imagine all the possibilities for adding new pieces of art to my home or jewelry to my collection, all while enjoying the variety of musical entertainment and indulging my cravings with decadent foods that somehow never find their way out of my kitchen.

You can always find something interesting to buy while strolling through the parks or bump into a friend for a quick visit.

I’m looking forward to seeing the newly remodeled fire station during the annual pancake breakfast, shopping at Grace Community Church’s Country Store, watching pups strut their stuff at the Pooch Parade and enjoying all the holiday activities at the beginning of December. The season wouldn’t be the same without a stop to see Dale Ryan and Dyanah Musgrave’s Christmas display, attending the Boulder City Community Club’s annual Doodlebug Bazaar or sitting on Nevada Way for Santa’s Electric Night Parade.

Some Saturdays have multiple events, making the choice of selecting what to do difficult. There are times, though, when making that choice is just too hard, so I attend all the events.

These are just a few of the reasons why I’ve fallen for fall.

Hali Bernstein Saylor is editor of the Boulder City Review. She can be reached at hsaylor@bouldercityreview.com or at 702-586-9523. Follow @HalisComment on Twitter.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
THE LATEST
Recalls not effective way to govern

Elections have become increasingly ugly affairs. Even in, “Be Kind, Boulder City,” we can be wonderful to our neighbors and very tough on our politicians. A certain level of this is needed to keep politicians in check, but perhaps we are taking it too far. There is so much negativity that no matter who wins we often feel less than thrilled.

Defunding police an ‘insane idea’

One of the countless things I have learned as a columnist is many folks do not understand the difference between a columnist and a reporter. Not to worry, apparently several New York Times reporters don’t know the difference either.

Celebrate our freedom

Saturday is our nation’s 244th birthday, and that’s something worth celebrating.

Pandemic calls for citizens to care for, about each other

For this column I looked back on the columns I have written over the past few months. At the beginning of March my column focused on the rollout of the new marketing campaign for Las Vegas and how it would benefit our city, as well. What followed within two weeks changed our lives in ways that have brought hardships to many of us.

Kindness, compassion still exist

It seems these days that hate and anger are everywhere. You can’t pick up a newspaper, watch television news or even scan social media without reading about or seeing something bad.

Nation watches ‘good, bad, ugly’

We all have witnessed the extraordinary in the human race with the recent launch of the SpaceX rocket and space vehicle “Crew Dragon.” It was a joint effort led by a private team of scientists, engineers and technicians, along with NASA and its team of experts. It was an unbelievable venture and a first for a private enterprise to accomplish.

Terms of airport leases cannot be ignored

Thank you Roger Gros. I read with respect your article in the Boulder City Review, dated June 10. Being from an aviation family myself, I appreciate your opinions on the airport leases. Unfortunately, you ignored the primary facts of the disagreement, which are the leases, in order to make impassioned arguments on why the city should not enforce its rights under the expiring leases at Boulder City Municipal Airport. If you had included the contractual terms of the leases in your article, none of the arguments you subsequently made would have any meaning.

Education must be applied to be helpful

As I’ve watched, via my computer, the unfolding of events since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, I’ve tried to stay focused on what I, one person among 7.8 billion worldwide can possibly do to make our lives better.

We should be united as nation

I was there with Martin Luther King Jr. working for civil rights. I was there with a black preacher working for equal rights. I was there in tears and held the hand of a black friend tell of the way he was treated as a young man in south Georgia. I was there when the Civil Rights Act of 1964 legally ended discrimination. I was there and observed the people of our nation wanted change and the end of discrimination. Discrimination and injustice still exist and always will, but I was there and have seen amazing progress in race relations.

Violence, riots will not stop president’s re-election

No conspiracies this month, folks, merely a string of coincidences with the same mission: to avenge the 2016 presidential election and prevent President Donald Trump’s re-election.