Announcements for Truckee, Incline Village and North Shore areas

Village Notes: What's happening in Incline Village

May 20, 2015 — 

Get ready for traditional Memorial Day weekend weather at Lake Tahoe — rain and even snow always arrives to celebrate with us. Also, please take time to remember the purpose of the long weekend and honor who lost their lives defending our freedom.

Head down to South Lake Tahoe on Saturday, May 23, for Mark Twain’s Tales of Tahoe by McAvoy Layne at the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel. For reservations, call 775-833-1835.

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8 cubic yards of waste gathered over weekend

May 19, 2015 — 

Sixty-seven volunteers participated in the annual Village Cleanup Day in Incline Village and Crystal Bay on Saturday, resulting in the collection of eight cubic yards of garbage and recyclables.

The time these volunteers spent in coordinating the event and beautifying our communities represented about 300 community service hours.

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Village Notes: What's happening in Incline Village

May 13, 2015 — 

I guess snow showers are a weekly weather event to make us feel good. Yes, they are a little late, but better late than never. Keep the moisture coming our way.

Thanks to all of the volunteers who turned out to help clean up our village last weekend. Please help us keep the village clean by being a responsible resident. Clean up your own litter.

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Village Notes: What's happening in Incline Village

May 6, 2015 — 

Welcome to all of the ladies participating in the Amgen events on Friday and Saturday. If Amgen would please schedule more events at Tahoe, like one a month from December to April, Tahoe could always have snow. It is better than a pray for snow party.

I am so excited to announce that The Grille at The Chateau is opening Friday, May 8. Just in time for mothers to enjoy Happy Hour for Mother’s Day weekend.

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Annual Tahoe Family Solutions Dinner next week

April 29, 2015 — 

The Tahoe Family Solutions Annual Dinner will be held Tuesday, May 5, at the Big Water Grille.

With “Cinco de Mayo” as the theme, the evening will feature Mexican-inspired passed hors d’oeuvres, a gourmet meal, a delicious dessert, and a champagne reception.

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Village Notes: What's happening in Incline Village

April 29, 2015 — 

Let the merry merry month of May begin. We sure did not see many of the April showers, and the power outage lasted longer than winter.

A reminder that there is no Bonanza community meeting this week folks, so hold your thoughts until next Friday.

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Village Notes: What's happening in Incline Village

April 22, 2015 — 

Our temperatures seem to be up and down, but the April showers need to get serious or the merry, merry month of May will not be so merry. Time is running out Mother Nature and Tahoe is waiting. Please help us out.

Fiesta De Tahoe is at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5, at the Big Water Grille. The Tahoe Family Solutions annual event includes a gourmet four course dinner with wine and a champagne reception. Visit www.tahoefamily.org to purchase tickets.

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Volunteers help clean up Incline Village demonstration garden

April 22, 2015 — 

The Wells Fargo Advisors Incline Village branch office volunteered at the North Lake Tahoe Demonstration Garden at Sierra Nevada College on Wednesday, April 16.

This event was in conjunction with Wells Fargo’s “Community Blooms” campaign, which encourages team members to become involved in community activities they¹re most passionate about.

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Dedication of Hebrew section in Truckee cemetary planned

April 16, 2015 — 

Join the North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, for the dedication of a new Hebrew section in the Sierra Mountain Cemetery in Truckee.

Rabbi Beth Beyer will perform the dedication ceremony. Sierra Mountain Cemetery is located at 10370 E. Main St., at the east end of Jibboom Street in Truckee.

RSVP to either Pam Dickerman at pdickermn@yahoo.com or Beyer redsunrize@yahoo.com. All are welcome.

North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation is located at 7000 Latone Ave. in Tahoe Vista. Visit tahoetemple.org to learn more.

Village Notes: What's happening in Incline Village

April 15, 2015 — 

It is definitely spring in our village as the trash around the village continues to grow, and more and more residents are noticing. Earth Day is Wednesday, April 22, and with the theme “It’s our turn to lead,” maybe we can all get out and do a little cleaning up. We do have a Community Cleanup Day scheduled in May but we really need to start now. It is bad.

From 3-4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21, stop at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Non-Profit Center and meet Zanny Marsh, new executive director of the American Red Cross of Northern Nevada. Light refreshments will be served.

The Incline Village & Crystal Bay Historical Society welcomes McAvoy Layne at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 24 to its new Mark Twain Room for Mark Twain’s Tales of Tahoe. The Mark Twain Room is located behind the exhibit area for the Historical Society in the Starbucks building. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Contact mcavoylayne@gmail.com or call 775-833-1835 to purchase tickets.

Join Tahoe Family Solutions for Fiesta De Tahoe at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5, at the Big Water Grille. The evening includes a gourmet four course dinner with wine and a champagne reception. Visit tahoefamily.org to purchase tickets.

The IV/CB Community Clean Up Day is from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 9. Volunteers are needed to help clean up our streets and trails. Meet at Aspen Grove at 8 a.m. to register, form teams, receive collection bags and location assignments. Wear sturdy gloves, work clothes, long sleeved shirts, wide brim hats and work gloves. Remember your refillable water bottle and sunscreen, and children must be accompanied by an adults. Thank you to IVGID Waste Not and Incline Rotary for sponsoring this event. Contact wastenot@ivgid.org or call 775-832-1284 for information.

Nando Parrado will share his extraordinary story of surviving the Uruguayan rugby team’s tragic plane crash in the Andes Mountains on Aug. 10 at Sand Harbor State Park. For more information, including ticket sales and sponsorship opportunity, visit tahoefamily.org or call Elyse Gut at 214-906-5454.

Don’t forget The Battle of the Houses at Bowl Incline is Sunday, April 19. It is trios, and bragging rights are at stake, so all CCUSBC bowlers in Incline Village should be at this event to be sure the trophy can be placed in Incline at Bowl Incline! You can do this bowlers!

Congratulations to Myths and Mountains. The organization won National Geographic Traveler’s award for having one of the Top 50 Tours Of A Lifetime for its Laos With A Heart itinerary. To learn more about Myths and Mountains, visit mythsandmountains.com or call 1-800-670-MYTH.

Birthdays to celebrate this week: Anne Isaacson on April 17; Doris Spain on April 19; Ed Gurowitz, Al Jurkonis and Betts Markle on April 20; and Charlie Zendner on April 21. Happy Birthday!

The Deal or Steal this week is to stop at Azzara’s Italian Restaurant on Wednesday evenings to enjoy its Jazz Night tradition with Baron Von Remmel. This is a locals favorite pick of the week.

As always send in your birthdays, anniversaries and news, along with the best deals or steals you can find, before 5 p.m. on Tuesday to jeanmeick@aol.com.

Village Notes: What's happening in Incline Village

April 8, 2015 — 

Sure, winter always returns to Tahoe once we have Easter. That is just fine — we will take all of the snow and rain we can get this year. Bring it on for Tax Day on Wednesday, April 15. No one cares what the weather is for Tax Day.

Remember to Splash into Spring at the Pet Extravaganza from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at Hot Diggity Dog and Cat in Kings Beach. This is a fundraiser for WARF and the Save the Shelter Fund. Grooming and other great pet opportunities plus a raffle will be happening.

The Tahoe Nevada Chapter of American Association of University Women holds its monthly dinner Wednesday, April 15, at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Non-Profit Center. Fred Lokken, professor of Political Science at Tahoe Meadows Community College, will speak on Women in Technology. For the past 10 years, Professor Lokken has been a member of the board of directors of the Instructional Technology Council based in Washington, D.C. To RSVP, Contact Abby Kirst at sunhog4@aol.com no later than Monday, April 13.

On April 21 from 3-4 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Non-Profit Center, the American Red Cross of Northern Nevada will host a meet and greet for its new executive director, Zanny Marsh. Light refreshments will be served.

Join Tahoe Family Solutions for Fiesta De Tahoe on May 5 at the Big Water Grille. The evening includes a gourmet four course dinner with wine and a champagne reception starting at 5:30 p.m. Visit tahoefamily.org for tickets.

The Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation annual Community Table is Friday, September 11. This is an incredible wine and food event with an award winning celebrity chef at the Shakespeare Ranch. Sponsorships are now available and for information contact jeane@parasol.org or call Jean Eick at 775-832-5645.

Bowling news at last. The Battle of the Houses is coming up at Bowl Incline on April 19. It is trios, and bragging rights are at stake, so all CCUSBC bowlers in Incline Village should be working on putting their trios together so the trophy can be placed in Incline at Bowl Incline! Go Incline bowlers.

A shout out and Congratulations to Susan Herron for completing the 2015 Derby Day 5K at Santa Anita Park on April 4. Way to go Susan!

Happy anniversary to Jim Glazier and Millie Sherman on April 15. Great way to celebrate tax day.

Birthdays to celebrate this week: Gerry Eick on April 13 and Aaron Zendner on April 15. Happy Birthday!

The Deal or Steal this week is at the Incline Library. The library is home to a new co-working space, ideal for independent employees, as well as anyone who enjoys working away from their usual office. More details are available at facebook.com/groups/inclinecoworking, or just stop at the library and check it out.

As always send in your birthdays, anniversaries and news, along with the best deals or steals you can find, before 5 p.m. on Tuesday to jeanmeick@aol.com.

Wedding announcement: Benjamin Isaac and Meredith Rhea Mitnick

April 8, 2015 — 

The Honorable and Mrs. E. Alan Tiras are very pleased and proud to announce the marriage of their daughter, Meredith Rhea Mitnick, to their new son, Benjamin Isaac Mitnick.

Meredith is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Hengst and Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Tiras, all of Houston, Texas.

Benjamin is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ron Mitnick of Los Angeles, California.

Benjamin is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Mitnick and Mr. Raphael Ortasse and the late Ms. Leatrice Ortasse, all of Los Angeles, California.

Meredith and Benjamin were married on December 14th at The Calamigos Ranch under the chuppah in a beautiful outdoor ceremony in Malibu, California. The ceremony was followed by a wonderful dinner and a fabulous night of dancing.

The couple met while attending the University of Southern California. Fight On!

Meredith is employed by the University of Southern California and Benjamin is a freelance editor in the television industry in Los Angeles.

After a three week honeymoon in Tahiti and New Zealand, Meredith and Benjamin are making their new home in Sherman Oaks, California.

Village Notes: What's happening in Incline Village

April 1, 2015 — 

Welcome April! It is Easter weekend, and the first weekend of the month promises to be interesting, especially if we get winter weather. Don’t worry though — just hang on to your Easter bonnet at Incline Beach.

For the kids, Saturday is the annual Eggstravaganza at Incline Beach, and all you need to know that it is a must to arrive early for this event because, it is over in one minute.

Congratulations to all of the winners in the annual dummy downhill at Diamond Peak. Actually, everyone who entered was a winner as it was an amazing event. The carnage was the best ever.

Splash into Spring at the Pet Extravaganza from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, at Hot Diggity Dog and Cat in Kings Beach. This is a fundraiser for the WARF and the Save the Shelter Fund. It will feature grooming and other great pet opportunities along with a raffle.

The American Red Cross of Northern Nevada will host a meet and greet for Zanny Marsh, its new executive director, on April 21 from 3-4 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Non-Profit Center. Light refreshments will be served.

Save the date for the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation Community Table on Friday, Sept. 11. This incredible wine and food event features an award winning celebrity chef at the Shakespeare Ranch. Sponsorships are now available and for information contact jeane@parasol.org or call Jean Eick at 775-832-5645.

A big shout out to the Morrison Family as they head off to Colorado this week. Robb, Diane, Jack and Lili Morrison will be spending Easter in Colorado to celebrate Easter with Diane’s family.

Jack, 11, and Lili, 7, will be participating in Nationals for skiercross racing at Copper Mountain, competing with Incline Village friends Aksel and Devin Lindemeyer. Aksel and Devin are both sons of Wendy Fisher, a former Olympic skier from Incline Village. Aksel, 9, is rated number one in his age group and class. Good luck to all!

Birthdays to celebrate this week: Robb Morrison on April 2 and Bill Black on April 6. Happy Birthday.

The Deal or Steal this week is to attend one of the fantastic Easter brunches in Incline Village. Go enjoy and support our local restaurants.

As always send in your birthdays, anniversaries and news, along with the best deals or steals you can find, before 5 p.m. on Tuesday to jeanmeick@aol.com.

Village Notes: What's happening in Incline Village

March 25, 2015 — 

March Madness continues, and we have lots of local establishments ready to let you watch and cheer for your favorite team. Midwest and western regional games start Thursday, March 26, so grab your friends and enjoy.

Also prepare to welcome April next week by experiencing some outdoor activities. Let’s hope the traditional April showers will last all month long.

Saturday, March 28, is the annual children’s Underwater Egg Hunt from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Recreation Center Pool. For information stop at the Rec Center or call 775-832-1310.

A shout out to welcome Susan and Cathy Ashworth to the village. The happy dance will begin on Sunday. Yahoo!

A couple birthdays to celebrate this week: Deb Hackett on March 27 and Natalie Tiras on March 29. Happy Birthday!

The Deal or Steal this week is the best-ever event at Diamond Peak. Yes, it is Dummy Downhill time and the last event of the season at Diamond Peak. Go sit on the deck, enjoy lunch and watch as dummies are launched. The judging begins at 11 a.m. For more information visit diamondpeak.com.

As always send in your birthdays, anniversaries and news, along with the best deals or steals you can find, before 5 p.m. on Tuesday to jeanmeick@aol.com.

Village Notes: What's happening in Incline Village

March 18, 2015 — 

Spring arrives this week, and daffodils along with other spring flowers are already blooming throughout the village. Take a walk and enjoy, but please take along some cleanup bags too, as it seems trash is also blooming in the village.

Go see how your talented your friends and neighbors are in the annual Incline Star Follies. Be prepared to be amazed. Performances will be on Friday and Saturday, and if you need tickets, check with the Potlatch. Good luck to the fabulous cast and crew.

Families interested in the college admissions process are invited to a free college planning night at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25 at Gus’ Open Pit BBQ. The meeting will highlight how to take the stress out of the college admissions process, how parents can best support their students and how students can attract the “right” schools.

Welcome home for spring break Sean McClelland! Sean and Emily Laakman, who is visiting Tahoe for the first time, will be doing a whirlwind tour of all that is best in Tahoe. Sorry about the snow, Sean.

Birthdays to celebrate this week: Mary Blanchette on March 22, Mary O’Donnell on March 23, and Kristina Hill on March 24. Happy Birthday ladies.

The Deal or Steal this week is to visit Pet Network and meet the new pet groomers, Monica and Ginny. Also, check out the thrift store and lots of other exciting things seem to be happening. Go explore Pet Network.

As always send in your birthdays, anniversaries and news, along with the best deals or steals you can find, before 5 p.m. on Tuesday to jeanmeick@aol.com.

Apply now for Village Church's Easter Food Box

March 18, 2015 — 

Easter is fast approaching, and that means that The Village Church is hard at work preparing for its annual Easter Food Box Distribution.

Applications are available at various locations throughout Incline Village and Kings Beach, including the Village Church office at 736 McCourry Blvd. in Incline Village.

There will be a food box packing party in the Fireside Room of the church on Wednesday, March 25, starting at 5:30 p.m. The distribution will take place Saturday, March 28, from 10 a.m. to noon.

The Village Church also will host special services leading up to and including Easter. Visit inclinechurch.org to learn more.

Rubicon Pizza helps donate $10K to InnerRhythms Theatre in Truckee

March 12, 2015 — 

TRUCKEE, Calif. — InnerRhythms Dance Theatre was recently honored to be selected as Rubicon Pizza’s 2014 nonprofit of the year.

Throughout the year, Rubicon diners were given the option to “round up” on their dinner bill, with the funds going directly to InnerRhythms. The culmination of fundraising efforts was an all-you-can-eat event at Rubicon, where the staff donated its evening shift to provide an incredible pizza, pasta and salad bar dinner, along with live music and raffle prizes.

The crew at InnerRhythms wants thank the amazing staff at Rubicon Pizza in the beautiful Village at Northstar and the Villaman family for choosing InnerRhythms.

“Their $10,000 contribution helped fund both the construction of our beautiful sprung dance floor and our scholarship fund for students in need of financial support,” according to an InnerRhythms press release.

InnerRhythms is a California 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, the mission of which is to use the power of dance and music to cultivate life skills in our youth, promote global stewardship and create an everlasting passion for the arts in the communities it serves.

Visit innerrhythms.org to learn more.

Tahoe Donner's I-Did-A-Run raises $2,775 for humane society

March 12, 2015 — 

TRUCKEE, Calif. ‚— As part of North Lake Tahoe’s SnowFest!, the 11th annual I-Did-A-Run event took place March 8 at Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area.

Dogs of all shapes and sizes pulled out all the stops to compete in this on-snow dog pull race, with proceeds from raffle sales raising $2,775 for the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe.

This is an increase of $665 from the preceding year.

Dogs raced against the clock, pulling covered wagon sleds over a snow-covered course and prizes were awarded to the speediest finishers among four weight divisions.

In total, 42 dogs raced for the title:

Division 1 (0-25 pounds) winner: Maci, a Terrier mix, at 4.18 seconds; owner, Tullin Valdez.

Division 2 (26-50 pounds) winner: Daisy, a Border Collie/Labrador mix, at 4.78 seconds; owner, Betsy Nye.

Division 3 (51-75 pounds) winner: Nikolai, a Siberian Husky, at 3.78 seconds; owner, Hannah Gray.

Division 4 (76+ pounds) winner: Jack, a Labrador mix, at 11.55 seconds; owner, Luke Ryan.

The overall winner was Nikolai, owned by Hannah Gray of Dayton, Nev.

Of interest, Nikolai competed as a puppy last year in Division 1 and also won that title.

This article was submitted to the Sun by Tahoe Donner. To see all race results, visit tahoedonner.com/i-did-a-run-race-results.

Tickets on sale for Incline Star Follies; 5 performances this year

March 11, 2015 — 

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Local stars will shine at the 16th annual Incline Star Follies, scheduled for March 20-21.

This year, the choreographed lip-sync spectacular featuring students in Incline’s fifth and eighth grades and high school, as well as adult community members, features five total performances:

• 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 20

• 1 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 21

Over its 15-year history, Follies has raised more than $800,000 for Incline’s high, middle and elementary schools, funding everything from new technology to performing arts and physical education.

With the Cal Neva Resort & Casino still closed for renovations, the event will again take place this year at Incline High School Theater

Tickets are $35 for premium seating, $20 for side theater seating, and $15 for rear theater seating. They’re also $15 for student (K-12) premium seating and $10 for student (K-12) seating. All seats are reserved.

Tickets are available at the Potlatch in the Raley’s Shopping Center. To learn more about the event, visit inclinestarfollies.org.

Incline Village notes: Saturday party at St. Patrick's highlights upcoming events

March 11, 2015 — 

It time to bring out the green for St. Patrick’s day, and to help, St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church is sponsoring a St. Patrick’s Day Party from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 14. Enjoy a traditional Irish meal, music and dancers from the Blanchette School of Irish Dancers and scavenger hunt for the “Pot of Gold” to entertain the wee ones. For information, visit www.tahoeepiscopal.org or call 775-831-1418.

The Tahoe Nevada Chapter of American Association of University Women will hold its monthly dinner Wednesday, March 18, at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Non-Profit Center. Speakers from The Nevada Women’s History Project will do a Chautauqua presentation on two women who were influential in the early days of statehood. To RSVP, contact Abby Kirst at sunhog4@aolcom or 775-742-4358 no later than Monday, March 16.

Starting Monday, March 16, tickets will be on sale for the Monday, Aug. 10, Nando Parrado presentation. Tahoe Family Solutions be hosting this special event during the Monday night performances at the Shakespeare venue at Sand Harbor. Visit www.tahoefamily.org for tickets or call 775-298-0004.

Get your tickets at the Potlatch now for Star Follies. The annual fundraiser supporting incline schools is March 20 and 21 at Incline High School.

Incline High School is hosting a free college planning night at 6 p.m. on March 25 at Gus’ pen Pit BBQ. The meeting will highlight how families can take the stress out of the college admissions process, how parents can best support their students and how students can attract the “right” schools.

At last, some news about our local bowlers. A big shout out to Dave Smevik, Kari K., Ben Viseyli, Nick Saadi, Debbie Burgoyne, Heather Luckie, Millie Carter, and Susan Herron for representing Incline Village in the CCUSBC City Open.

Birthdays to celebrate this week: Maggie Browder on March 13 and Kevin Weiss on March 19. Happy Birthday!

The Deal or Steal this week is again at Diamond Peak. The resort has lots going on during the weekend with the annual Celebrity Winterfest for the Special Olympics. Go enjoy.

As always send in your birthdays, anniversaries and news, along with the best deals or steals you can find, before 5 p.m. on Tuesday to jeanmeick@aol.com.

Village Notes: What's happening in Incline Village

March 4, 2015 — 

What a wonderful surprise to have a real snow event, complete with power outages. Tahoe is back! Let March madness continue as we spring forward this weekend.

Yes, it is time to give up an hour of sleep overnight Saturday so you can see more daylight. Remember to set your clocks ahead one hour when you get up Sunday morning, March 8.

The Women’s Club of North Tahoe will host a luncheon featuring Tony Tuoto at noon on Monday, March 16, at Tomaato’s. The presentation by Tuoto will be on health through essential oils. To attend, RSVP to Florine Kubal by Thursday, March 12, at 775-831-9235.

Tickets for the Tahoe Family Solutions special presentation of Nando Parrado on Monday, Aug. 10, during the Monday night performances at the Shakespeare venue at Sand Harbor go on sale March 16. Visit www.tahoefamily.org for updates and to purchase tickets or contact Elyse Gut at cheshire54@aol.com or call 214-906-5454.

It is time for Star Follies on March 20-21 at Incline High School. Tickets available at the Potlatch.

Birthdays to celebrate this week: Jerry Hagy on March 5, a “big” birthday for Diane Finegan on March 6, and Steve King on March 8. And a huge shout-out to Bonanza/Sierra Sun Editor Kevin MacMillan, as his birthday is March 9.

The Deal or Steal this week is to attend all of the SnowFest! events on Saturday, March 7. This includes a ski event at Diamond Peak, and of course the parade in Kings Beach.

As always send in your birthdays, anniversaries and news, along with the best deals or steals you can find, before 5 p.m. on Tuesday to jeanmeick@aol.com.

Tahoe Donner donates kitchen equipment to Urban Roots

February 26, 2015 — 

Tahoe Donner Association recently partnered with Urban Roots in Reno to offer $12,000 in refrigeration units to the nonprofit.

“We believe in actively participating in our community and neighboring areas through multiple facets including municipal enrichment,” Tahoe Donner Capital Projects Manager Forrest Huisman said in a statement. “Urban Roots, which exemplifies community outreach is an organization we are proud to support.”

In collaboration with the North Tahoe AmeriCorps program and students from the University of Nevada, Reno, Urban Roots offers classes and workshops to educate students, teachers and farmers while performing vital research to help create new techniques in sustainable farming in northern Nevada.

Tahoe Donner’s donation will aid students in these opportunities.

“We will be putting it to use in our new food safety kitchen this spring,” Urban Roots’ FarmCorps Director MJ Pickett said in a statement. “Hundreds of students will be able to learn about nutrition and cooking with produce from their own gardens thanks to Tahoe Donner’s donation.”

Visit urgc.org to learn more about Urban Roots. Visit tahoedonner.com to learn more about Tahoe Donner.

Village Notes; What's happening in Incline Village

February 25, 2015 — 

Don’t be fooled by the strange reports that winter is really going to make an appearance in Tahoe. It is a trick to keep us off the beach, and I suggest we all go to the beach and enjoy. Of course March is almost here, so we could see a miracle March.

Saturday, Feb. 28, is the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science scotch tasting. If you did not make reservations and still want to attend, contact Kirk Hardie at kirk@tinsweb.org or 775-298-0065. I know the deadline for purchasing tickets was earlier this week, but you can always ask.

From 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, everyone is invited to celebrate the Chinese New Year at Patterson Hall at Sierra Nevada College. For information about the event call 775-833-6465.

Ladies, do not miss the annual SnowFest! Bunco girls night out from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4, at the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach. This event supports the Gene Upshaw Memorial Cancer Treatment Center, WARF (the Wylie Animal Rescue Foundation) and COTA (the Children’s Organ Transplant Association) for 12-year-old Tahoe resident Bode Everest. Tickets available at www.tfhd.com. For information, please contact Carol King at 530-546-7542.

From 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, is the Project MANA fundraiser, a four-course dinner by Chef Jean-Pierre Doignon at Le Bistro. Space is limited. Reservations can be made at 775-298-0008 or heidia@projectmana.org.

Tahoe Family Solutions will host a special presentation by Nando Parrado on Monday, Aug. 10, during the Monday night performances at the Shakespeare venue at Sand Harbor. Tickets go on sale in March. Visit www.tahoefamily.org for updates or contact Elyse Gut at cheshire54@aol.com or call 214-906-5454.

Good luck to all of our local bowlers this weekend. They will be at the Gold Dust West in Carson City for a tournament. They can always use a local fan or two.

A birthday to celebrate this week: Mary McCormick on March 4. Happy birthday!

The Deal or Steal this week is to attend one of the SnowFest! activities this weekend. Lots of activities are free. Check out the schedule here.

As always send in your birthdays, anniversaries and news, along with the best deals or steals you can find, before 5 p.m. on Tuesday to jeanmeick@aol.com.

Village Notes: What's happening in Incline Village

February 18, 2015 — 

We are only 29 days away from spring. We might as well look forward to counting down the end of winter and to seeing our spring flowers early this year. I am sure the flowers are confused as to when to bloom so it will be wait and see for our gardens.

The Tahoe Institute for Natural Science is offering a scotch tasting at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28. The tasting will include five scotches along with a four course dinner from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Non-Profit Center. For more information, contact Kirk Hardie at kirk@tinsweb.org or 775-298-0065, or visit www.tinsweb.org to make reservations.

From 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, everyone is invited to celebrate the Chinese New Year at Patterson Hall at Sierra Nevada College. For information about the event call 775-833-6465.

The annual Snow Fest Bunco girls night out event is from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4, at the Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach. The silent auction and raffle feature some great items and support the Gene Upshaw Memorial Cancer Treatment Center, WARF (the Wylie Animal Rescue Foundation) and COTA (the Children’s Organ Transplant Association) for 12-year-old Tahoe resident Bode Everest. Tickets available online at the Tahoe Forest Hospital’s website (www.tfhd.com). For information please contact Carol King at 530-546-7542.

Project MANA’s fundraiser is from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 5. Enjoy a four course dinner by Chef Jean-Pierre Doignon at Le Bistro. Space is limited. Reservations can be made at 775-298-0008 or heidia@projectmana.org.

Nando Parrado will appear at a special presentation for Tahoe Family Solutions on Monday, Aug. 10, during the Monday night performances at the Shakespeare venue at Sand Harbor. Tickets available for purchase in March. Visit www.tahoefamily.org for updates or contact Elyse Gut at cheshire54@aol.com or call 214-906-5454.

We need to send encouragement to our local bowlers. They will be at the Gold Dust West in Carson City for a tournament next weekend. Go Incline!

Happy Anniversary to Don and Bea Epstein on Feb. 21. Congratulations! A birthday to celebrate this week is Lorri Waldman on Feb. 22. Happy Birthday!

The Deal or Steal this week is to go out to eat or shop in Incline Village. Our local businesses are lonely without tourists so stop and shop local.

As always send in your birthdays, anniversaries and news, along with the best deals or steals you can find, before 5 p.m. on Tuesday to jeanmeick@aol.com.

CATT holding membership orientation

February 16, 2015 — 

The Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe will host a membership orientation for prospective, new and existing members on Thursday, Feb. 26, at 4 p.m. at the Truckee Tahoe Airport Community Room, 10356 Truckee Airport Road in Truckee. Light appetizers will be served.

The orientation is open to building contractors, specialty contractors, suppliers and design professionals who work in the Truckee-Tahoe area.

It’s geared to individuals and companies who want to maximize promotional efforts while also being up to date on the latest local building codes, fees, remodel trends, and more, according to a news release.

Attendees also can learn about CATT benefits and services and how to get the most out of a CATT membership, as well as how membership dollars are spent.

Questions should be directed to Peg Friesen at 530-550-9999 or memberinfo@ca-tt.com. Visit www.ca-tt.com to learn more.

Kings Beach Elementary uses $5K grant to upgrade water fountains

February 16, 2015 — 

Kings Beach Elementary recently won a $5,000 grant from the Lowe’s Toolbox for Education program.

The funds have been used to replace two existing water fountains. The new fountains also serve as water bottle fillers.

This is important as the school strives to continue to promote a green environment. The students are so excited.

Each year, Lowe’s donates more than $5 million to more than 1,000 public schools. The Toolbox for Education grant is focused on projects that have a permanent impact such as facility enhancement (both indoor and outdoor) as well as landscaping/clean up type projects.

Information provided by Stephanie McIntosh.

Upcoming events scheduled at Incline Village Library

February 11, 2015 — 

Below are upcoming events scheduled at the Incline Village Library, located at 845 Alder Avenue.

Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The library is closed Sunday and Monday.

Display cases: The photographic and textile work of Annie Mac Horton called “The Keepers” will be on display through February. Inspired by Johannes Vermeer she uses star, natural and studio light to capture her images. Annie Mac also designs and creates digital works along with a line of hoods and mittens to keep everyone warm while shooting the night sky.

Thursday, Feb. 12: 4 to 5 p.m. Paws 2 Read. Reading program for children of all ages proudly presented by Paws 4 Love. Friendly dogs lend a loving, non-judgmental ear to beginning readers. After reading to a gentle dog, children receive a free book.

Wednesday, Feb. 18: 4-4:45 p.m. Family Story Time. Children of all ages are welcome at story time. Join us for stories, songs, games and crafts.

Thursday, Feb. 19: 11:15- 11:45 a.m. Toddler Story Time. Stories, puppets, music and movement for children 6 months to 3 years. Siblings welcome.

Friday, Feb. 20: 2-4 p.m. Lifescapes. Writing program where seniors are given an opportunity to write and share their memoirs. New members are always welcome.  Lifescapes is a project sponsored by the Washoe County Library System, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, and the Department of English, University of Nevada, Reno.

Wednesday, April 1: 4-5:30 p.m. Edible Book Festival. A creative culinary celebration of the book. Using food as the supplies, creators base their food creation off of a book using a literal or tongue-in-cheek theme. Examples include: literally green eggs and ham, and tongue-in-cheek Lord of the Fries. More examples at books2eat.com. Call 775-832-4130 to sign up.

This article was submitted to the Bonanza by Incline Village Library. Visit washoecountylibrary.us to learn more.

St. Francis church in Incline to host crab feed

February 11, 2015 — 

The Knights of Columbus of St. Francis Catholic Community invite Incline Village residents to a community crab feed at 6:15 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21.

The event will take place in the church hall at St. Francis of Assisi at 701 Mount Rose Highway in Incline Village.

The menu includes cracked dungeness crab, pasta, salad with dressing, garlic bread, dessert and coffee. A no-host bar will include beer and wine.

Event profits will benefit the needy in the Incline area, according to a press release. Cost is $45 for adults and $15 for youths aged 10-15. There will be a free pasta dinner for children 10 and younger.

Tickets can be purchased at St. Francis after services on Feb. 14-15 (Saturday, 5 p.m.; Sunday 9 and 11 a.m.) and Saturday, Feb. 21. The service is approximately 1 hour.

There are only 100 tickets available. Tickets will also be sold at the church office. To learn more, call the office at 775-831-0490 or Richard Thall at 775-831-2539.

Visit sftahoe.org to learn more.

$50K in grants available for Tahoe nonprofits through Parasol

February 11, 2015 — 

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation is pleased to announce its 2015 Community Fund Grant Cycle.

Parasol will again award up to $50,000 of unrestricted grant funding from its Community Fund to nonprofits that directly serve the Tahoe Basin.

Letters of interest from eligible nonprofits must be received by Friday, March 6. Organizations submitting letters of interest must be recognized by the IRS as a tax-exempt organization that has held its tax-exempt status for two years or more; be incorporated in Nevada or California and in good standing; and directly serve the Tahoe Basin in one of the following program areas: Arts, Culture & Heritage, Community Leadership/Support, Education & Youth, Environment or Social Services.

Organizations that have received a Community Fund Grant from Parasol in the last two years will not be eligible for this grant cycle.

Visit www.parasol.org/communityfundgrants for the complete list of eligibility requirements, more information about the Letter of Interest and supplemental materials.

Village Notes: What's happening in Incline Village

February 11, 2015 — 

It certainly is nice to see snowflakes really can fall at Tahoe. Now we need Tahoe on the snow train that is going to Boston every day.

At least everyone should be able to get out and about to celebrate Valentine’s Day on Saturday and Presidents Day on Monday. The snow at Diamond Peak is amazing. Go enjoy our mountain.

Celebrate Mardi Gras From 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 17, at the Sierra Verde Sale Showroom in the Village Center by participating in the Easel and Wine event. RSVP to reserve your canvas at www.easelandwine.com or call 775-831-2623.

The Tahoe Nevada Chapter of American Association of University Women will have its monthly dinner Wednesday, Feb. 18, at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Non-Profit Center. Allison Edwards, Business Development Director of the Reno American Heart Association, will share information on cardiovascular disease, and how women can prevent it. To RSVP, contact Kelly Neville at kellyaauw@gmail.com or 775-833-2299 no later than Monday, Feb. 16.

Celebrate the Chinese New Year from 3-7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at Patterson Hall at Sierra Nevada College. For information about the event call 775-833-6465.

Don’t forget the annual Snow Fest Bunco girls night out event is from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4, at the Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach. Amazing items in the silent auction and raffle supporting the Gene Upshaw Memorial Cancer Treatment Center, WARF (the Wylie Animal Rescue Foundation) and COTA (the Children’s Organ Transplant Association) for 12-year-old Tahoe resident Bode Everest. Tickets available online at the Tahoe Forest Hospital’s website (www.tfhd.com). For more information or to donate to this event, please contact Carol King at 530-546-7542.

Make your reservations now for the Project MANA fundraiser from 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 5. Enjoy a four course dinner by Chef Jean-Pierre Doignon at Le Bistro.Space is limited and this will sell out quickly. Reservations can be made at 775-298-0008 or heidia@projectmana.org.

Tahoe Family Solutions will present Nando Parrado on Monday, Aug. 10, during the Monday night performances at the Shakespeare venue at Sand Harbor. Tickets will be available for purchase in March. Visit www.tahoefamily.org for updates or contact Elyse Gut at cheshire54@aol.com or call 214-906-5454.

Thank you to the The North Tahoe Community Health Care Auxiliary. The organization presented the Washoe County Sheriff’s department with a $1,000 donation for Marine 9. Way to go! Anyone interested in making donations for Marine 9 can contact Lt. Jeff Clark at the Incline substation at 775-832-4104.

Happy Birthday to Holly Lefkowitz on Feb.15.

The Deal or Steal this week is to visit www.laketahoemarkets.com and check out the winter market box program. It’s almost like having the farmers market in your own home.

As always send in your birthdays, anniversaries and news, along with the best deals or steals you can find, before 5 p.m. on Tuesday to jeanmeick@aol.com.

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