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  • Facebook, Twitter and Shift Happens You-tube
    Are you are like me, not so young anymore, but struggling hard not to be irrelevant?  Does your heart race and brain fog when faced with conquering new  technologies and accepting invitations to join Hi5, Linked In, Plaxo, Facebook etc?  And now there is  the...
    by at May 22nd, 2009 at 10:05 am
  • Gold Parties are fun, give cash and profit everyone
    One of the hottest new ways to cash in on surplus goods that you have around the house is to hawk your gold jewelry, coins and even teeth at home gold parties happening all over the country.  Patterned after every other home party except for the huge twist of selling...
    by at May 19th, 2009 at 02:05 pm
  • Some functions on site not working
    You might have noticed that sandraoffthestrip.com is not totally reinstated.  Besides over a year of posts and many images missing, the calendar, newsletter and forwarding email functions are, well, non-functioning.  I apologize for any glitches.  We’re...
    by at May 14th, 2009 at 11:05 am
  • World Affairs Council back with Ruan Zongze
    I’m happy to report that the Las Vegas chapter of the World Affairs Council is back in action.  They have changed their name and merged with the local chapter of the NCFR (Nevada Council on Foreign Relations) to form the Nevada World Affairs Council.  Their...
    by at May 14th, 2009 at 10:05 am
  • The M beer bar best in Vegas
    I’m going to change my mind about the 32º Draft beer bar at the M Resort Casino Spa, Las Vegas.  I wasn’t enthusiastic about it on my first visit because I didn’t like its location next to the Sports Betting area, in earshot of a cacophony of...
    by at May 13th, 2009 at 10:05 am
  • New M Casino Modern Chic Oasis
    The newest addition to the Las Vegas hotel scene is the M Resort Casino Spa, a modernistic, drop dead gorgeous oasis palace of hip pleasure with spacious expanses of marble, structured amber glass and lofty ceilings. First thoughts are why such a trendy palace so far from...
    by at May 11th, 2009 at 10:05 am
  • Blue Martini is local hot spot in Vegas
    Wednesday night and the Blue Martini is jammed.  What would it be like if there were no recession?  It’s refreshing to see high heels, sexy dresses and crisp shirts.  You get so tired of the slobby tourists on the Strip with their shorts, sloppy T-shirts...
    by at May 7th, 2009 at 07:05 am
  • Did pornography or politics bring down my site?
    Now that I have vented over the deletion of my site from BlueHost.com, I continue to speculate over what exactly happened.  Certainly the lame explanation from BlueHost does not shed any light on the real reason the entire database and all backups were erased from...
    by at May 5th, 2009 at 09:05 am
  • SandraOfftheStrip deleted from Bluehost database
    You noticed that sandraoffthestrip disappeared in March.  Recall you have always been cautioned to be careful about what you put out on the web, cause once it’s posted, it’s there forever.  NOT TRUE! My hosting server, Bluehost.com, COMPLETELY DELETED...
    by at May 3rd, 2009 at 03:05 pm
  • Why rural whites vote GOP
    The following article was posted mid-Nov 2008 during the 14 month missing (deleted) time period of my site.  I was able to reconstruct it and am re-posting now. With the election of Barack Obama, America selected not just a black President, but a visionary President...
    by at May 1st, 2009 at 03:05 pm
  • 15 months of blog missing due to Bluehost site deletion
    The time gap in this blog from 02/19/2008 to 05/03/2009 results from the deletion of sandraoffthestrip.com by BlueHost.  Articles prior to 02/19/2008 were reconstructed thanks to a saved copy in India.  Thank you Pramod! For more detail, please read sandraoffthestrip...
    by at May 1st, 2009 at 01:05 am
  • UKLV Britcom Costume Party
    Known in the UK as "fancy dress," but more commonly called a costume party here Stateside, this quintessentially British affair will host a buffet, live band, D.J. and plenty of that special brand of humor cultivated in the Great Kingdom of Comedy. The Brits are...
    by at February 19th, 2008 at 09:02 am
  • First Friday Party @ Chandelier Hookah Lounge
    It’s far from Downtown, but the locals in Henderson can appreciate a special party for First Friday in their neighborhood. They are offering Live Top 40’s Band with the action starting at 9:30. Full Bar, Middle Eastern food and, of course, Hookah. Dance, drink,...
    by at January 3rd, 2008 at 02:01 pm
  • UNLV 50th Anniversary Celebration
    The 2007-2008 season of the UNLV Performing Arts Center presents the UNLV 50th Anniversary Celebration with two performances: Jan 26 – 8pm – Concert conducted by Itzhak Perlman May 03- 8pm – Hal Holbrook in “Mark Twain Tonight” For tickets...
    by at January 2nd, 2008 at 10:01 am
  • Purple Reign NYE at House of Blues
    The House of Blues is putting on a special Purple Reign Tribute for New Year’s Eve. The cost is $50 and you must be 21. Doors open at 9pm. For more info, call 702-632-7607 or visit hob.com/lasvegas. House of Blues Mandalay Bay Resort 3950 Las Vegas Blvd Las Vegas NV. Related...
    by at December 27th, 2007 at 02:12 pm
  • Free Outdoor Picture Show
    The District at Green Valley Ranch presents a series of outdoor movie screenings on Friday and Saturday nights. The films start at 7pm unless specially noted below and you’ll enjoy the stars (both kinds) at the Green. Please no glass, alcohol or smoking. Call The office...
    by at December 6th, 2007 at 05:12 pm
  • More Free Michael Curtiz films @ Library
    Continuing the series Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou is the screening of the greatest classic films by director Michael Curtiz. Free admission. What a great way to spend Tuesday afternoon if you don’t have a day job. Showtime @ 1pm. Clark County Library 1401 E. Flamingo...
    by at December 3rd, 2007 at 04:12 pm
  • Frontier Implosion 11-13-07
    Sometime after 2am just off the strip, with sliding doors cracked to let in the cool desert night air, the still of the night was shattered by the sounds of deep rumbling. Like a giant Harley revving its powerful engine, reverberating vibrations stirred us from heavy sleep. Luckily...
    by at November 13th, 2007 at 03:11 am
  • “Garth Brooks Live” at local movie theaters
    AEG Network LIVE, Sprint and National CineMedia’s FATHOM bring you Garth Brooks on the big screen Nov 14 @ 6pm with an encore pre-recorded presentation on Nov 15. Garth, a 10-time Country Music "Entertainer of the Year" award winner, performs from the new...
    by at November 12th, 2007 at 09:11 am
  • The Law in Russia and Las Vegas – LVWAC luncheon
    You are invited to lunch with the Las Vegas World Affairs Council Oct 26 @ 11:30a for their 3rd annual public luncheon highlighting visits to our city by delegations of Eastern European judges. This year the guest judges are from Russia and the luncheon will include a discussion...
    by at October 17th, 2007 at 06:10 pm
  • UNLV Charles Vanda Master Series
    The 2007-2008 season of the UNLV Performing Arts Center presents the Charles Vanda Master Series, with 7 guest performing artists or groups beginning Oct 26 and scheduled thru May 2. Oct 26 – 8 pm – Denyce Graves, Mezzo-Soprano Nov 27 – 8pm – Yefim...
    by at October 9th, 2007 at 07:10 am
  • UNLV Classical Guitar Series
    The 2007-2008 season of the UNLV Performing Arts Center presents the UNLV Classical Guitar Series, with 4 guest artists or groups beginning Oct 11 thru Apr 15. Feb 12 2008 – 8pm- Quaternaglia Apr 15 2008 – 8 pm – Roland Dyens For tickets and more info:...
    by at October 4th, 2007 at 05:10 am
  • National Coming Out Day
    Here’s to all my gay friends  –  certainly some of the top party people I know. The following events are for National Coming Out Day 2007: Visit NCODvegas.com for most current info. Fri Sep 28 6pm NCOD VIP Showing Of Zumanity. Only at NY NY.  ...
    by at September 26th, 2007 at 07:09 am
  • Steele Cage Productions – Fireworks in the Cage
    Hall of Fame Boxing Referee Richard Steele and Steve Oshins, both of Las Vegas and co-owners of Steele Cage Promotions, LLC (steelecage.com) and the International Fighting Organization, LLC (IFO), have teamed up to present Fireworks in the Cage: Mixed Martial Arts (MMA),...
    by at September 23rd, 2007 at 10:09 am
  • Genevieve @ Josette’s Bistro Jazz Cabaret
    Josette LeBlond Pink Productions stages the Last Friday of Every Month Caberet Dinner Show at Josette’s Bistro. Josette promises an evening of true Vegas entertainment, great French cuisine and some fine wines. Genevieve, voted Best Female Vocalist and one of our...
    by at September 23rd, 2007 at 08:09 am
  • Free BalloonaPalooza Festival
    Here is a great event for family and kids of all ages. The BalloonaPalooza II, a 3 day hot air balloon festival, is Sep 21-23 with balloon glows, tethering and flights featuring some odd-shaped balloons. To accommodate the physically challenged, rides are available in a...
    by at September 22nd, 2007 at 04:09 am
  • Chris’ Rock n Roll Wine “Event of the Year”
    Get ready for Chris’ Rock n Roll 2nd Annual Wine Amplified Festival Sat Sep 22 featuring award-winning multi-Platinum group Sugar Ray! With over 50 wineries pouring over 120 unique wines, this year’s Festival promises to eclipse the extravaganza success of...
    by at September 22nd, 2007 at 01:09 am
  • Mt Charleston – Vegas Summer & Winter Retreat
    The sun is beating down and the heat is unrelentingly over 110 day after day. That’s Las Vegas in summer and the only escape is the air conditioned halls of hotel-casinos, movie theaters or hibernating in your own living room. But you can jump in the car, head up...
    by at September 21st, 2007 at 01:09 pm
  • Screening of Local Filmmakers
    Winchester Cultural Center will present the Featuring Local Independent Cinema (FLIC) program monthly, usually the last Sunday of the month @ 2pm. Caution: Times and days of the week can change. Full-length and short films produced by local filmmakers will rotate every other...
    by at September 19th, 2007 at 11:09 pm
  • UNLV Performing Arts 07-08 Season
    Single tickets are now on sale for this season of the UNLV Performing Arts Center. There are basically four groupings of performances: Charles Vanda Master Series, with 7 guest performing artists or groups beginning Oct 26 and scheduled thru May 2. First performer is Denyce...
    by at September 19th, 2007 at 12:09 am