Thank you for picking up the premiere issue of ParentsGuide of Las Vegas. We are the largest, most widely distributed, and hopefully the most valuable family publication in Las Vegas. Each month, PGLV prints and distributes (free of charge to its readers) thousands of magazines, at hundreds of locations and special events across Clark County.
Our special theme for this issue is Swimming and Water Safety. As we prepared this issue, I was surprised to learn that Nevada is only one of 10 states in the country in which drowning surpasses all other causes of death to children 14 and under. One such death occurred to a friend of mine in 1999. If this issue of PGLV helps just one family avoid that kind of tragedy, our efforts will have been worthwhile.
A special thanks to our advertisers, without whom it would not be possible to produce this publication each month. I would especially, like to thank Ray Wold from Amazing Clowns, Lexy Capp from Nannies & Housekeepers U.S.A., and Jim Mason of Family Music Centers who all instantly recognized the need for this magazine in our community.
Mark Sherwood, Publisher