Announcements for South Lake Tahoe and South Shore areas
Lake Tahoe Aquatic Invasive Species Coordination Committee will host a forum Thursday.
The forum will highlight the past, present and future or aquatic invasive species control and prevention efforts in the Lake Tahoe Basin.Learn more »
Bert’s Café will host a spaghetti night fundraiser for Tahoe Arts Project on Thursday from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Admission costs $10 and includes spaghetti, caesar salad, garlic bread, soda and coffee. Wine will be served by donation in a TAP logo wine glass to keep. A bake sale will also be part of the event.Learn more »
Flesher, Peyton Grace, a daughter, was born May 14, 2013, to Aaron and Nichole Flesher of Gardnerville, Nev.
Gordon, Kira Lee, a daughter, was born May 8, 2013, to Dane and Nikita Gordon of South Lake Tahoe.Learn more »
Aguilar-Lopez, Angelica Sophia, a daughter, was born May 10, 2013, to Juan Carlos Aguilar and Virginia Lopez of South Lake Tahoe.
Berry IV, David Elliot, a son, was born May 9, 2013, to David Berry III and Gabrielle Nires of South Lake Tahoe.Learn more »
Douglas County Public Library will host its annual book sale this weekend at the CVIC Hall in Minden.
Hundreds of used books and audio books, DVDs, VHS tapes and CDs will be for sale. A special preview will be held Friday from 5-8 p.m. for members of The Friends of the Douglas County Public Library.Learn more »
The Nevada Division of State Parks will celebrate National Kids to Parks Day on Saturday.
The day is meant to celebrate the great outdoors and support First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Outside! initiative,Learn more »
Wildfire Awareness Day will be held Saturday at Mormon Station State Historic Park in Genoa.
The event aims to teach families how to protect their home and themselves from wildfire. Safety programs will include “Living with Fire,” how to “Reduce the Fuel and Reduce the Risk” and “Fire Hurts, Red Cross Helps.” Representatives from emergency response agencies and organizations will provide free information and speak with the public. Several different types of emergency response vehicles — including engines, water trucks, brush trucks and jeeps — will be on site. Children will have an opportunity to play interactive games, learn to evacuate a building in the Smoke Trailer and take a photo with Smokey Bear and Sparky the fire dog. Visitors will also have the chance to see the rescue dogs used by Douglas County Search and Rescue.Learn more »
Saturday Night Bingo will be held May 18 at South Lake Tahoe Senior Center.
Everyone age 18 and older is invited to play. Doors open at 4 p.m.; game packs will be sold at 4:30 p.m.; early bird games begin at 5 p.m.; regular games begin at 5:30 p.m. Free refreshments will be provided for players. The event is a fundraiser so there can be activities at the center.Learn more »
El Dorado County is accepting applications for its 2013-14 grand jury.
The El Dorado civil grand jury is an investigatory body created for the protection of society and the enforcement of the law. It is an arm of the court and a representative of the public. Although it is an arm of the court, it operates independently of direct court supervision. It is a check against governmental authority, a press release stated. It is not a branch of the county, nor is it answerable to the district attorney. The grand jury acts as an investigative body to ensure that county, special district, and city government is being effectively run. The grand jury is not a jury for a trial; instead it looks at systems and processes.Learn more »
Six South Shore businesses are donating a portion of their May sales to the Zawadisha Fund.
The second annual “She is Beautiful Lake Tahoe” fundraiser is about locals honoring themselves and those they care about, while supporting Kenyan women and children as they learn life saving self-defense skills, health education and financial literacy by participating in innovative microlending and saving programs, according to a press release.Learn more »
Elder Options Inc. celebrates 25th anniversaryMay 10, 2013 —
Elder Options Inc. will celebrate its 25th anniversary May 17 in South Lake Tahoe.
The company, which has offices in Placerville and South Lake Tahoe, was created in May 1988 by Carol S. Heape, MSW, CMC in response to the growing population of older adults in El Dorado County. It began as a home-based, one-person business by Heape, and has since grown into a well-recognized company with a satellite office and employees serving South Lake Tahoe and the Tahoe basin along with clients in Sacramento and surrounding areas, according to a press release.
Growth in the aging population and recognition of Elder Options as a community resource helped it to be named as One of the 100 Fastest Growing Companies in the Sacramento Region for five consecutive years.
The company currently has more than 70 employees and serves more than 200 clients a year, the release stated. Services have expanded with community needs with services to clients and families privately as well as contracts with El Dorado County, Alta California Regional Center, State of California – Dept. of Health Care Services (Medi-Cal waiver projects), the national M.S. Society and others. Geriatric Care Managers serve clients throughout the Sacramento Region and home care has grown to one of the most important segments in the company. A new Handyman feature assists clients even further with fix-it issues that clients can no longer handle on their own.
An open house celebration with live music, food and drinks will be held from 4-6 p.m. May 17 at the South Lake Tahoe location.
Historical society seeks award nominationsMay 9, 2013 —
Douglas County Historical Society is seeking nominations for its 2013 DCHS Preservation Recognition Award.
May is Historic Preservation month and DCHS is looking for nominations of individuals and organizations that have renovated or preserved a Douglas County historic building, whose contributions demonstrate outstanding excellence in historic preservation.
Nominations must include a concise description of the project, program, organization or individual that is being nominated. If the nominated project involves a site, building or district, explain its historical significance, challenges overcome, unique strategies and activities carried out and the impact this project has on the community.
They must also include the people involved and how the project could potentially be a model for other communities.
Those who make a nomination are also asked to describe the individual or organization’s accomplishments and contributions in the area of historic preservation.
If the project is a building, include the original date of construction.
If possible, include before and after pictures.
DCHS will select a jury to review the nominations and select the recipient of then 2013 Historic Preservation Recognition Award of Excellence.
To obtain a nomination form, contact the DCHS office at 775-782-2555 or visit www.historicnevada.org.
Nominations must be submitted by May 15.
Douglas County Historical Society to host fundraiserMay 9, 2013 —
Douglas County Historical Society will host a fundraiser May 15 at Jethro’s Oven-grille & Sports Bar in Gardnerville Ranchos, Nev.
Jenthro’s will donate 20 percent of diners’ bills to anyone who dines at the establishment between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. and presents the DCHS fundraiser flier upon payment. The money will benefit DCHS museums.
Jethro’s is a family restaurant and sports bar that has TVs, air hockey, shuffle board, arcade games and pool tables.
Each diner who wishes to participate in the fundraiser must bring a flier so the restaurant can collect one per check.
Fliers can be downloaded at www.historicnevada.org.
Boys & Girls Club to host fundraiserMay 9, 2013 —
The Boys & Girls Club of Lake Tahoe will host its Spirit of Spring event May 14 at Edgewood.
The event serves as a fundraiser for the club. Tickets cost $40 each and include a raffle, appetizers, cordials, wine and beer.
The fundraiser will take place from 7-9:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased from board members, from the Boys & Girls Club main site, 1100 Lyons Ave., by calling 530-542-0838 or visiting www.bgclt.org. Tickets can be delivered prior to the event or held at will call the night of the event.
Tahoe Parents Nursery School to host open houseMay 9, 2013 —
Tahoe Parents Nursery School will host its annual open house Monday.
The open house will take place from 4:30-7 p.m. at Al Tahoe Learning Center, 1100 Lyons Ave. Crafts, art activities, outside play and refreshments will be part of the event.
For more information, call 541-8767.
American Century Celebrity Golf Championship offers sweepstakesMay 9, 2013 —
American Century Celebrity Golf Championship has opened a sweepstakes to give the public a chance to play alongside stars and athletes in the annual tournament.
One sweepstakes winner will win two player spots for the July 12, 2013 round, as well as a two-night stay in South Lake Tahoe and two player gift bags.
LAKE TAHOE, NEV. (May 9, 2013) – More than 80 stars and athletes like Michael Jordan, quarterback Aaron Rodgers, and football legend Jerry Rice hit the links at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course this summer for the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship. Non-celebrity players can win a once-in-a-lifetime experience to hit the fairways, swap stories and spend time with the biggest names in sports and entertainment during the Tuesday round of next year’s event. One sweepstakes winner will win two player spots for the July 12, 2013 round, as well as a two-night stay in South Lake Tahoe and two player gift bags.
“Even though we are getting ready to open the golf course for its’ 45th year, we’re already looking forward to sharing this year’s American Century Celebrity Golf Tournament with a couple of lucky golf aficionados,” said Bryan Davis, marketing manager at the Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course & Restaurant. “Each year is more and more fun, and everyone, regardless of their talent, always has a great time. This grand prize will be a real treat for the winner.”
In addition to the top prize, five first place winners will receive week-long passes to the 2013 American Century Celebrity Golf Championship, while ten second place winners will get a one-day pass to the event.
This year’s American Century Championship should be the most compelling yet, boasting a full field of celebrities from the big screen to the sports field, including NFL Hall of Fame John Randle, Former NBA All-Star Detlef Schrempf, and former MLB All-Star Tim Wakefield.
To enter to win the sweepstakes, visit www.edgewoodtahoe.com. Entry is free and the deadline to enter is June 30, 2013. Winners will be chosen at random on July 1, 2013. For complete terms and conditions, including eligibility requirements, please visit www.edgewoodtahoe.com.
Police to host annual awards ceremonyMay 9, 2013 —
South Lake Tahoe Police Department will host its annual awards ceremony May 15.
This year’s ceremony will honor officers Angie Kallstrom, Barrett Rider and Nick Carlquist for meritorius service; dispatcher Linda Clark for distinguished service; and Rudolph Pakes and Peggy Goularte with the citizen award of merit. It will take place during Peace Officer Memorial Week.
The ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. at South Lake Tahoe Police Department, 1352 Johnson Blvd. Cake and punch will be served after the ceremony.
Obituary: Steven Russell WeberMay 8, 2013 —
10/6/1958 - 4/6/2013
Loving Brother, Uncle and Friend entered into rest on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
He was born in Seattle, Washington on October 6, 1958 to Al and Dorothy Weber. He was the youngest of 5 children. When Steve was 5 years old, the family moved to Antioch, California where he spent his childhood and graduated from Antioch High School in 1977.
Steve worked as a printing press technician in Pittsburgh, Ca for approximately 20 years before moving and making his home in South Lake Tahoe, in 2003, where he became a Photo Lab Manager for Longs Drug Store/CVS Pharmacy.
Steve leaves behind his Brothers Douglas Weber, of Sunnyside, Washington, Christian Weber, of Selah, Washington, and Sisters Barbara Kallman of Pioneer, California and Peggy Giovanni of South Lake Tahoe. California.
He is also leaves behind his nieces, nephews and their children, who know him as Uncle Cheese: Jim Weber, Jenna Curtsinger, Paul Langston, Monica Langston, Derek Giovanni and Bernice Mateu .
Steve will be missed by his dogs, Daisy and Buddy known as his children and was reunited with Cody his dog of 14 years.
Steve had a love for the outdoors, where he loved to hike, snowshoe, camp, and work in his yard.
Steve was known for his kindness, generosity and willingness to help others, especially assisting his neighbors with any of their projects in the neighborhood. He was known for his humble and cheerful demeanor. He will be remembered for his friendly smile and contagious laughter by his family, neighbors and co-workers.
Search and rescue seeks volunteersMay 7, 2013 —
The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue program is looking for volunteers.
The program is based in South Lake Tahoe and volunteers been undergoing basic training for the past two months.
Team members are being trained in technical rescue, basic radio communications, land navigation, basic survival, helicopter operations and preparation for rescue responses. Several volunteers participated in swift water and water safety training April 27 and 28. Volunteers learned basic safety around the water, basic recovery methods and technical rope systems used to aid in the recovery of victims in a water environment.
In this past month, a team has been organized to specialize in technical rope rescue. The team, which is comprised of members from the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office and Douglas County Nevada Sheriff’s Office, has been organized to train and have a vast knowledge of rope rescue techniques in order to effectively respond to low and high angle rescue incidents, according to a press release.
Last year proved to be a very busy year for the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office, which responded to more than 90 calls for service. The team is expecting this trend to continue into 2013, with almost 20 calls so far, according to the release.
El Dorado County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team based out of South Lake Tahoe is an all-volunteer based team. The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office is currently accepting applications for volunteers. Anyone with a passion for the outdoors who has experience with hiking and recreating in the backcountry is encouraged to apply.
Anyone interested in volunteering should call Deputy Greg Almos at 530 573-3058 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants sought for AmeriCrops programMay 7, 2013 —
The Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation is looking for applicants for its AmeriCorps program.
The foundation hosts a collaborative, full-year program with AmeriCorps members serving in the areas of education, health, social services and the environment, according to a press release. The 2013-14 program year will begin Sept. 3. There are 16 available positions. The purpose of our program is to engage AmeriCorps volunteers in direct service and capacity building to address unmet community needs. Parasol AmeriCorps members earn a living stipend of $13,250 and, upon completion of service, receive an education award of $5,550 to be used toward qualifying student loans or to return to school. The program is located in Incline Village, Nev., on the north shore of Lake Tahoe near the California border.
To learn about available positions with the Parasol AmeriCorps Program, visit www.parasol.org and click on Parasol AmeriCorps. Applications can be filled out online.
Kudos & Kindness: Thanks for donating to families in needMay 7, 2013 —
Tahoe Dream Foundation would like to thank Dell Dellinger, the general manager of Forest Suites Resort and his maintenance crew and staff, for donating furniture and household items to be given out to individuals, families and children in need in our community. Their generosity has provided about 30 families and individuals in need in our community with these items donated to Tahoe Dream Foundation over the past three months and we still have more available for those in need of dining room tables, small end tables, nightstands, lamps, framed pictures and paintings and more. Thank you so much for all you have done and for all you have donated. The families and individuals that have received these items appreciate all you have done for them and are so grateful for these items that they were given, that they were in need of and could not afford, that have been provided to them from your donations. So thank you again for all you have done for our community and for helping all of the individuals and families in need of these items.
For information on what we have available and the requirements to receive these items, contact Amie Brown at 530-307-9602 or e-mail at Amie_brown@tahoedreamfoundation.org.
Amie Brown, Eric Brown, Brenda Sanchez, Tyson Hyatt and Sherrie A-Donnell
Tahoe Dream Foundation
Police to speak at potluckMay 7, 2013 —
South Lake Tahoe Police Department Detective Nick Carlquist and Lt. David Stevenson will talk about scamming Friday during a potluck at the senior center.
They will discuss how to identify phone/Internet scams; simple ways to protect yourself and what to do if you think you have been a victim.
The potluck will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by the program at 6:30 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring their own plate, utensils and either a salad, side dish, fruit or dessert for six to eight people. Tamale pie and quesadillas will be provided by South Lake Tahoe Senior Citizens Inc. Guests are asked to call Francine at 530-541-8380 before deciding what to bring so there can be a variety of dishes.
Members of South Lake Tahoe Senior Citizens Inc. who attend the potluck will be eligible to win a $25 door prize. Guests are welcome and everyone will be eligible to win cash raffle prizes.
For more information about the program, call Arline at 530-545-1277.
May 7, 2013 —
Tahoe Senior Plaza announces 2013 board of directorsMay 3, 2013 —
Tahoe Senior Plaza would like to announce the board of directors for 2013: David Kelly, president; Joe Tillson, vice president; John Pillsbury, secretary; and board members Daniel Masellones, Carol Daum, Paula Lambdin, Delicia Spees, Susan Rust and Norine Hegy.
Commission on Aging seeks new memberMay 3, 2013 —
The Commission on Aging is seeking another member.
There is currently one vacancy on the commission, which serves in an advisory role in the provision of services to El Dorado County seniors. It acts in an advisory capacity to both the Area Agency on Aging and the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors on matters concerning senior residents, according to a press release. The commission focuses its efforts on issues including development of community centers in strategic areas of the county to ensure provision of accessible services to all senior residents; promotion of services that enable seniors to remain in their homes for as long as possible; and identification and prevention of elder abuse.
The commission strives to attain a balanced geographic representation, the release stated. Applicants are being sought from all areas of the county, including South Lake Tahoe. Preference will be given to applicants 60 years old and older.
The deadline to submit an application is May 10. For more information or to obtain a membership application, contact Janice Haney at 530-642-7276.
Anytime Fitness celebrates third anniversaryMay 3, 2013 —
Anytime Fitness, a 24-hour co-ed fitness club, is celebrating its third anniversary.
To celebrate the occasion, new members may receive deals when they sign up May 7-9. A free nutritional workshop is being offered to the public at Anytime Fitness on May 7 at 5:30 p.m. Club tours will also be available during the anniversary celebration. Membership information is available by calling 775-580-7266.
Anytime Fitness is located at 212 Elks Point Road, Suite 550, Zephyr Cove, Nev.
Vail employees to complete volunteer projectsMay 3, 2013 —
Four Heavenly Mountain Resort employees will soon head out to complete volunteer projects across the region as a part of the second class of Vail Resorts’ Epic Volunteers program.
The South Lake Tahoe contingency includes Sally Gunter, who will work with Kids and Horses in Minden, Nev., to help children and adults with special needs through equine-assisted therapy programs. The therapy outlets at Kids and Horses have shown to benefit the children’s strength, motor skills and self-esteem. Gunter will teach children’s horse lessons and help with various therapy activities.
“All I want to do is give back and help out someone who didn’t have a choice in their physical or mental state,” Gunter stated in a press release. “Equine therapy has been proven to help people, and with a previous history of working with horses and growing up on a ranch, I know it’s possible.”
The three other Heavenly Mountain Resort Epic Volunteers include Frank Papandrea, Clean Tahoe; and Nathan Del Pozo and Rebecca Strmiska, High Sierra Volunteer Trail Crew, Thomas Edison Lake, Calif.
Vail Resorts created the Epic Volunteers program to provide employees with an enriching, in-depth opportunity to give back to communities close to the employees’ hearts, the release stated. The company provides 40 hours of paid time off for up to 50 year-round or seasonal employees each year, who in return volunteer with nonprofit organizations of their choice. This second class will contribute 840 hours of service to 18 nonprofit organizations.
Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel sales manager earns industry awardMay 3, 2013 —
Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel Senior Sales Manager Kris Keesling was recently recognized by the California Society of Association Executives as the Associate Member of the Year for 2012-13.
Keesling can now lay claim to the “triple crown” of meeting and hospitality awards as a previous winner of Supplier of the Year awards in 2011 from the Sacramento Chapter of the Society of Government Meeting Professionals and the 2004 Sacramento/Sierra Nevada Chapter of Meeting Professionals, according to a press release.
With almost 1,300 members in California, CalSAE is the third largest organization of its kind in the nation. CalSAE provides education, training, networking opportunities, and industry certifications for its members. Keesling has been a member and volunteer with organization since 1989, the release stated.
An original team member for the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel property, Keesling has been booking groups at the resort for 17 years. Beyond her awards, Keesling also has three certifications to her credentials: meeting professional, hospitality marketing executive and tour professional.
Submissions sought for ‘Tahoe Sepia’May 2, 2013 —
Bona Fide Books is seeking submissions for “Tahoe Sepia,” a collection of true historical stories or vignettes about life at Lake Tahoe.
Submissions should be no more than 1,000 words, and any subject is welcome, including family history. Contributors will receive a copy of the collection, and a series of readings will be held around the basin.
The deadline is Sept. 1. Send to email@example.com with Tahoe Sepia in the subject line, or to Bona Fide Books, P.O. Box 550278, South Lake Tahoe, Ca 96155. Submissions can be dropped off at Bona Fide Books in Meyers.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 530-573-1513.
AARP Driver Safety class to be heldMay 2, 2013 —
An AARP Driver Safety class for senior drivers will be held May 11 at Kahle Community Center.
The class will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the center, 236 Kingsbury Grade in Stateline, Nev. Preregistration is required. To register, call the center at 775-586-7271. The class fee will be collected at the start of the class. The fees are $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers and covers the workbook and materials costs. Those who complete the class will be eligible to receive a discount from their auto insurance company for three years. Attendees are asked to bring a pencil or pen to the class.