Announcements for South Lake Tahoe and South Shore areas

Healthy food options offered at campgrounds

July 2, 2015 — 

Tahoe Recreation, a division of California Land Management (CLM) and the operator of Forest Service campgrounds and beaches around Lake Tahoe, modified the menus offered at its snack food outlets to include more healthy options. “We are pleased to be able to add items to our menus that include healthy options for snack foods. Our menus will now include organic fruit strips, multigrain bars, apples, oranges, gluten free beef jerky, organic hot dogs, vitamin water and all natural smoothies,” said Eric Mart, President of California Land Management. “These items are offered in addition to the traditional snacks such as ice cream and nachos. We are committed to good customer service and many visitors have indicated they would like to have some different options. We hope these additions meet their needs.”

The food outlets – at Inspiration Point, Pope Beach, and Nevada Beach – have been in operation under the name “Tahoe Treats” for several years and are popular with the visiting public.

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South Lake Tahoe Births

June 30, 2015 — 

Burton

Carter Lynn Burton, a boy, born on June 28 to Kimberly Barnett-Burton of South Lake Tahoe.

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Drive sober or get pulled over

June 30, 2015 — 

The Fourth of July for many, includes alcohol, which can quickly turn the holiday from festive to fatal when people choose to drive after drinking. From 2009 to 2013, during the Fourth of July period nearly 40-percent of all traffic fatalities occurred in alcohol impaired driving crashes. Of the five major holiday periods of the year in California, the Fourth of July ranks as having the highest daily fatality rate.

Nationally, in 2013, during the Fourth of July holiday period (6 p.m. July 3 to 5:59 a.m. July 8), there were 199 people killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In California, 28 people were killed in alcohol-involved crashes.

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Pets of the Week

June 29, 2015 — 

Meet Charlie and Maxie. Their owner died suddenly and now they have no home. We are making a special effort to keep them together and to find their forever home as soon as possible. They are super-friendly and lovers, just sad at the moment. If you have room in your heart for these two, please call us at the Lake Tahoe Humane Society 530-542-2857. For spay-neuter services and other support, call the Lake Tahoe Humane Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals at 530-542-2857. Update on last week’s pet of the week: Calypso kitty found her forever home!

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Happy Homestead Cemetery to hold ground-breaking ceremony

June 26, 2015 — 

Happy Homestead Cemetery will hold a ground-breaking ceremony to promote the Veterans Memorial and Public Safety wall. All five of the cemetery’s board of directors will present and ready with gold shovels in hand. Members of the public are invited to attend. The event will take place rain-or-shine on July 1 at 11 a.m. at Happy Homestead Cemetery, located at 1261 Johnson Blvd. in South Lake Tahoe.

For more information, contact Happy Homestead Cemetery District Manager Mike Warren at 530-541-7070.

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Kudos & Kindness

June 23, 2015 — 

Club Live serves community

Club Live is a program sponsored by Larry and Paula Lambdin that promotes a healthy lifestyle by providing safe, high energy alternatives for middle-school children. On June 15, Club Live hosted Bread & Broth’s “Adopt A Day of Nourishment” and prior to the end of the school year, Club Live members collected shampoo and lotion sample bottles to give to the sponsorship evening dinner guests.

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Musicians to perform during pancake breakfast

June 23, 2015 — 

In addition to the Pancake Breakfast that will be held on June 27, there will be entertainment by a guitarist and singer, along with bass player Al Botello and singer Jo Cain-Stiles at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center. Included will be pancakes, sausages, eggs, orange juice, coffee and hot cocoa. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and younger. The event takes place from 8 to11 a.m. It is a fundraiser for the South Lake Tahoe Senior Citizens, Inc. For more information, call Ron Glazer at 402-650-5132 or Pembroke Gochnauer at 530-541-5518.

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Adopt-a-Beach program promotes environmental stewardship

June 23, 2015 — 

The Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority (LTVA) and local agencies are partnering to coordinate the “Adopt-a-Beach Program” clean-up dates following the Fourth of July and Labor Day firework displays.

Lights on the Lake, the area’s Fourth of July fireworks display, attracts tens of thousands of visitors and locals to Tahoe South’s beaches during the holiday weekend. The clean-up program is in place to ensure that any debris that may be left behind by visitors or locals is picked up.

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South Lake Tahoe Births

June 23, 2015 — 

Cotton-Newman

Cassie Olivia Cotton-Newman, a girl, born on June 18 to John Newman and Stephanie VonFriedly of South Lake Tahoe.

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Pet of the Week: Calypso

June 23, 2015 — 

Calypso is about a year old and she is a very sweet cat. She came in as a stray and she was in the late stages of pregnancy. When no one claimed her, she went into foster care and had her kittens. She is now ready to find her new forever home. Come visit Calypso at The El Dorado County Animal Services or call 530-573-7925. For spay-neuter services and other support, call the Lake Tahoe Humane Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals at 530-542-2857. Update on last week’s pet of the week: Sarge the lovable pit still needs to find his forever home.

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Day in Paradise features duck races

June 19, 2015 — 

The Optimist Club will be holding the 12th annual “Day In Paradise” at Tahoe Paradise Park in Meyers on June 27. The event includes duck races, pancake breakfast, car show, barbecue featuring Overland Meats burgers, barbecued ribs and hot dogs. There will be a beer garden and live music by Pre Flight and Deep Fried Mojo. Free games and prizes for children. All proceeds go back to the community to support local youth. Event takes place from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Duck gates open at 10 a.m. with the first race at 11 a.m. Tickets are available now. For more information, call 530-541-4700.

Bridge club meets at senior center

June 18, 2015 — 

Lake Tahoe Bridge club, meets every Thursday at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center located at 3050 Highway 50. The game starts at 9:30 a.m. and breaks for optional lunch at noon. The senior center offers a $3 lunch for all players. The session usually ends around 2 pm. The card game is rubber bridge in a casual setting. Players rotate partners and tables during the session. Players of any skill level are invited. For more information, call Jack at 775-721-4423.

South Lake Tahoe Births

June 16, 2015 — 

Cereghino

Avery Rose Cereghino, a girl, born on June 11 to Joseph and Hilary Cereghino of Gardnerville.

Davidson

Aurora Kai Davidson, a girl, born on June 10 to Seth and Kylese Davidson of South Lake Tahoe.

Lopez

Omar Lopez, a boy, born on June 9 to Jose Lopez and Flor Avalos-Diaz of South Lake Tahoe.

Petrell

Alexander Thomas Petrell, a boy, born on June 9 to Nicholas Petrell and Jacqueline Smith of South Lake Tahoe.

Pet of the Week: Sarge

June 16, 2015 — 

Sarge is 17 months old and a good dog. He is house-trained and has good manners. He walks nicely on his leash. He likes other dogs, but would do best in a home with dogs the same size as as he can play a little rough. He does need to meet all the dogs in your home and have a fenced yard before he can go home. He has lived with small children and does like them. Come visit Sarge at The El Dorado County Animal Services, 530-573-7925. For spay-neuter services and other support, call the Lake Tahoe Humane Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals at 530-542-2857. Update on last week’s pets of the week: Sweet Maryann and Ginger still need to find their forever homes!

Basecamp Hotel new bar the highlight of next chamber BAHM!

June 12, 2015 — 

Experience Basecamp Hotel’s new bar and outdoor area at the Tahoe Chamber Business After Hours Mixer (BAHM!) on June 25. Attendees have the opportunity to check out the recent expansion that includes outdoor fire pits and event spaces while networking with fellow South Shore professionals. The BAHM! begins at 5:30 p.m.

Make professional connections and then wrap up the night with a new head shot by a professional photographer – a free service for BAHM! attendees! A professional head shot is a necessity in the business world and Lauren Lindley Photography will send participants home with a new shot that’s perfect for a resume or LinkedIn profile. Basecamp Hotel is located at 4143 Cedar Ave. in South Lake Tahoe. For more information, visit www.basecamphotels.com. BAHM! tickets cost $10 for members and $20 for non-members. Entry includes drink and raffle tickets. Register online at www.tahoechamber.org or call (775) 588-1728.

Optimist Club to host Day in Paradise

June 11, 2015 — 

The Optimist Club will be holding the 12th annual “Day In Paradise” at Tahoe Paradise Park in Meyers on June 27. The event includes duck races, pancake breakfast, car show, barbecue featuring Overland Meats burgers, barbecued ribs and hot dogs. There will be a beer garden and live music by Pre Flight and Deep Fried Mojo. There will also be free games and prizes available for youth. All proceeds go back to the community to support local youth. The event takes place from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Duck gates open at 10 a.m. with the first race starting at 11 a.m. Tickets are available now. Call 530-541-4700 for more information.

South Lake Tahoe Briefs

June 10, 2015 — 

Fireside Chat

Civic Pioneers: trials and tribulations of successfully forming the City of South of Lake Tahoe

Formation of the second City in El Dorado County history

June 10 at 7 p.m.

City Council Chambers located at 1901 Airport Road.

Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting

June 11, at 9 a.m.

For more information, call (530) 542-6056.

Community Wildfire Protection Plan Meeting

June 11, at 11 a.m.

The South Lake Tahoe Fire Department and Lake Valley Fire Protection District invite the community to attend a meeting to contribute to South Lake Tahoe’s Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) at the Fire Training Center located at 1100 Lyons Ave. No. A-4.

Planning and Airport Land Use Commission Meetings

June 11, at 3 p.m.

Attend the upcoming Planning Commission meeting on Thursday, June 11th at 3pm in the City Council Chambers located at 1901 Airport Rd. The Airport Land Use Commission meeting will immediately follow the Planning Commission meeting. Commission meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 3pm in the City Council Chambers. For more information call (530) 542-7417.

50th Anniversary Event – Police Department Open House

June 11, 3 to 7 p.m.

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of South Lake Tahoe. Children are welcome and will enjoy static displays and talk to officers assigned to special teams such as K-9 and SWAT.

City Council Meeting

June 16, 9 a.m.

For more information, visit www.cityofslt.us/citycouncil.

Tahoe Talks: Legal Rights and Issues for Pedestrians and Bicyclists

June 17, at noon

Lake Tahoe Community College in the Aspen Room. The Tahoe Talks Brown Bag Lunch Series is sponsored by the Tahoe Metropolitan Planning Organization, League to Save Lake Tahoe, One South Shore, and the U.S. Department of Transportation. Admission is free and light snacks are provided.

Wildfire Safety Expo

June 20, from noon to 3 p.m.

Local agencies are coming together and hosting a Wildfire Safety Expo at the TJ Maxx parking lot located at the “Y” where highways 50 and 89 meet. The event will include information on creating home evacuation plans, preparing for fire, creating defensible space and more. For more information, visit www.readyforwildfire.org.

Summer theater available for youth

June 10, 2015 — 

For children with interest in the performing arts, the Sierra Tahoe Children’s Theater will be offering its summer theater workshop for two weeks beginning June 15. The workshop is for students who are entering first-grade through ninth-grade. Participants will work on acting, singing, dancing, improvisation, auditioning and other theater skills and includes a performance at the end of the two week session. Everyone who participates in the workshop will be cast in this year’s production The Wizard Of Oz. Sierra Tahoe Children’s Theater is under the direction of Liz Niven and Marcia Sarosik and past participants in the workshop have gone on to leading roles in high school, college and professional theater. Both directors are committed to providing an excellent performing arts experience for children in the community. To enroll, email stwkshop@gmail.com or call 541-7211.

Births

June 10, 2015 — 

Austin

Jon David Yale Austin, a boy, born on June 4 to Charles Austin and Lindsay Anne of Placerville.

Estrada

Ximena Christina Estrada, a girl, born on June 5 to German Estrada and Adriana Rizo-Estupinan of Gardnerville.

Jury

Lilian M Jury, a girl, born on June 3 to John and Myanna Jury of Gardnerville.

Recinos

Mia Sophia Recinos, a girl, born on June 2 to Jesse Recinos and Katarina Williams of South Lake Tahoe.

Harney/Silvis Scholarship recipients 2015

June 10, 2015 — 

Thomas Roy Harney was a teacher at South Tahoe High School in the 1950s and sponsors these awards.

The award given in his name is for achievement in the communicative arts - Emily Aminian

Carol Joy Pace Harney Award outstanding achievement in the musical arts - Ally Marschak

June Marie Harney Award for outstanding senior in the performing arts -Korrigan Zwijacz

Fay Helig Silvis Award for outstanding achievement in the Visual Arts - Kyle Robertson

The awards program was under the planning and direction of Lori Nelson, College and Career Technician and Scolaship Coordinator. All four awards were presented by Bob Grant, Department Chair, Visual and Performing Arts, South Tahoe High School.

Regan Beach community outreach meeting to take place

June 9, 2015 — 

The City of South Lake Tahoe invites the public to provide input on future improvements to the Regan Beach Public Park on June 16 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Recreation and Swim Complex in the gym located at 1180 Rufus Allen Blvd. There is no cost to attend.

For more information, contact Jim Marino at jmarino@cityofslt.us.

Republican Womens meeting set

June 5, 2015 — 

The Republican Women will meet June 9 at the Cantina in South Lake Tahoe from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The group will host guest speaker Lt. Bryan Golmitz of El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department. Those interested in attending should RSVP to Kathleen by calling 530-544-1409, by Sunday.

Entertainment Briefs

June 4, 2015 — 

FNCTN First Fridays

Fridays – June 5, July 3, Aug. 7, Sept. 4

8:30 p.m. – close

Xhale Lounge, 27 Highway 50, Basement, Stateline.

Tahoe Blue Vodka’s Triple Crown Bartending Competitions

Sundays – June 28, July 26, Aug. 23

Noon – 4 p.m.

Steamers Bar & Grill, 2236 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe.

Hard Rock Basejam Festival Afterparties

Saturdays – June 27, July 11, July 25

8:30 p.m. – close

Xhale Lounge, 27 Highway 50, Basement, Stateline.

Discovery Day Camp offers variety of activities for youth

June 4, 2015 — 

Discovery Day Camp, for children ages 5-12, offers an exciting day of exploration and adventure centrally located out of the Heavenly Village. Children will begin their day with a scenic 2.4 mile gondola ride up to the top of Heavenly Mountain Resort, including a stop at the observation deck with panoramic views of Lake Tahoe. Once they reach the top, the day is filled with varying activities ranging from tubing, rock wall climbing, chairlift ride to the summit, hiking, challenge courses, relay games, conservation education and nature crafts.

Discovery Day Camp runs seven days a week from June 19 to Aug. 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The 2015-16 winter season pass holders will receive a discount on single days with proof of pass number. For more information on Discovery Day Camp and pricing, visit skiheavenly.com/summercamp.

Free Vacation Bible School offered

June 4, 2015 — 

The Vacation Bible School at Tahoe Community Church will be held from June 22 to June 26 starting at 9:15 a.m. each day and ending at 12:30 p.m. There is no cost to attend, and the Vacation Bible School is open to all children completing kindergarten through sixth-grade. There is also an enhanced youth program for seventh through 12th-graders. Activities include crafts, music, Bible study, games and snacks.

The theme is “Journey Off The Map.” The journey takes participants to uncharted territory where they will begin to understand that obedience to God can lead beyond the expected.

For more information and registration contact Jacky Daly or Jonathan Blose at the Tahoe Community Church office at 775-588-5860 ext. 102, or send an email to jonathanblosetcc@gmail.com.

Early bird tickets available for Sample the Sierra

June 4, 2015 — 

Celebrate all things local at Sample the Sierra on Sept. 6 at Bijou Community Park in South Lake Tahoe. Returning for its sixth year on Labor Day weekend, Sample the Sierra highlights the talent, heritage and bounty of the Sierra Nevada region with local food, wine, beer and spirits, as well as handmade art and music.

Foodies, wine enthusiasts and hopheads have the opportunity to purchase discounted early bird tickets until August 1 to experience Lake Tahoe’s only farm-to-fork festival.

Vendors ranging from top local chefs to Apple Hill producers and El Dorado wineries have participated in the festival that pairs farmers with chefs and chefs with wineries, breweries or distilleries.

Discounted early bird tickets are available online at www.samplethesierra.com until Aug. 1. Discounted tickets cost $30 per person for a full tasting ticket and $20 per person for a younger than 21 tasting ticket. Children 3 and younger enter free.

For more information, visit www.samplethesierra.com. For inquiries concerning sponsorships and participation, please contact Emily Abernathy at Emily@tahoechamber.org or (775) 588-1728.

Pet of the Week: Gigi

June 2, 2015 — 

Gigi is a young (probably) female cockatiel. She was found by the side of the road and taken to another small shelter several months ago. She came here to find her forever home. She whistles and she likes to whistle along to classical music. She is not hand-tamed, but with a little work she could be. Her adoption fee is $15. Come visit Gigi at The El Dorado County Animal Services or call 530-573-7925. For spay-neuter services and other support, call the Lake Tahoe Humane Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals at 530-542-2857. Update on last week’s pet of the week: Cedrick the kitty found his forever home.

South Lake Tahoe Births

June 2, 2015 — 

Brill

Sebastian Lewis Brill, a boy, born on May 30 to Jeremy and Christina Brill of South Lake Tahoe.

Davis

Maya Piper Davis, a girl, born on June 1 to Chad Davis and Jasmine Moriah of South Lake Tahoe.

Fair

Oliver Mahir Fair, a boy, born on June 1 to Thomas and Samar Fair of South Lake Tahoe.

Sanchez

Mia Carlucci Sanchez, a girl, born on June 1 Oswaldo Sanchez and Jamie Carlucci of Zephyr Cove.

St. Clair

Leonidas Azariah St. Clair, a boy, born on May 22 to Joshua St. Clair and Ashley Hastings of South Lake Tahoe.

Valentine

Aubrey Brooklyn Valentine, a girl, born on May 27 to Christopher Valentine and Jessica Lopez of South Lake Tahoe.

Yacht club membership drive to be held

June 2, 2015 — 

The boating season is here and the South Lake Tahoe Yacht Club (SLYTC) is hosting its annual membership drive with an invitation to community members for a luncheon at the Cantina Bar & Grill located at 765 Emerald Bay Road from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Luncheon appetizers will be served and no-host bar services will be available. It will provide an opportunity to meet members and learn about the club and its various activities. This is the 54th year on the lake and the club hosts many social mixers and family-oriented gatherings, supports local charities/events and promotes boating and safety on the lake. Boat ownership is not a requirement for membership. Visit southlaketahoeyachtclub.com or contact Carol Gerard at (530) 542-2876 for more information.

Live Out Loud announces the Ultimate Millionaire Summit

May 29, 2015 — 

Tahoe’s Loral Langemeier, CEO of Live Out Loud, announced, “We are coming home to play in our own backyard, show people how to make money and grow the local economy.” The Ultimate Millionaire Summit, will be held at the Hard Rock Lake Tahoe Hotel and Casino July 29 through Aug. 1.

The international organization, located in Zephyr Cove, is presenting a cast of global wealth builders.

Along with Langemeier, International speakers Kevin Harrington (original Shark Tank TV show panelist), Perry Belcher (co-owner of DigitalMarketer.com) and Ron Legrand (wealth through real estate) will offer insight at the event, plus many others. Gold Medal winners Maddie Bowman and Hannah Teter will also be there to tell their stories of what it takes to be a champion.

Tickets are limited. For more information, visit www.ultimatemillionairesummit.com.

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