Hooray for fall and pumpkins. I suggest it is time to go experience everything Tahoe and remember that our local bears are doing the same. Please keep them safe and do not put out food items. A fed bear is a dead bear.
Congratulations to everyone that helped with the new roundabout. The project is close to being completed and Don Kanare, creator of the roundabout, told me not to worry about the landscaping, as it will just need time for the Tahoe landscape items to grow.
Congratulations to Larry Samson. Larry had a hole-in-one on the Mountain Course on Sept. 25. Congrats as well to Joe Campbell, who sunk a hole-in-one this Tuesday morning on Hole No. 17 at the Champ Course; the ace was witnessed by The Rev. Bill Nadeau. Yes, it is still nice enough to work for that hole-in-one on the golf courses.
Also congratulations to Ronnie Rector. The local artist has two watercolors in the Burning Hearts exhibit at the new Truckee Community Recreation Center. Stop over to congratulate her at the artist's reception from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5.
Things are happening over at the Village Center. First, Rhonda at Bar Bar Bar is already holding her annual coat drive. Please help if you can by dropping off your donations. And it is that time of year again - Oktoberfest. Mark your calendars for Saturday, Oct. 13. Linda Offerdahl is offering businesses, crafters, nonprofits, etc., the opportunity to have a space at the Community Fair area. This is a fundraiser for Tahoe Family Solutions and to sign up for a space call Amy or Sharon at 775-298-0004.
Remember the annual fall blood drive at the Rec. Center is from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12. For information or to sign up call Cherry Barney at 775-832-5058 or stop at the Rec. Center.
Be sure to get your tickets to Tahoe Fall Fest. This fundraiser for Tahoe's Connection for Families is at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at the Big Water Grille. This is a going to be a "boot stomping, Wild West" event. Purchase tickets or make a donation at www.tahoefallfest.com or call 775-832-8230.
The Tahoe Nevada Chapter of AAUW is hosting Donna Clontz, a candidate for the nonpartisan Nevada State Board of Education, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Non-Profit Center. The cost to attend the dinner and program is $26 and you can email email@example.com or call Barbara Fitzpatrick at 775-832-6977 for a reservation no later than Monday, Oct. 15.
Birthdays for this week include: Allie Berryhill on Oct. 4; Donna Axton and Salvador Monjaraz-Rodriguez on Oct. 6; Mike Bandelin and Sergio Gonzalez-Infante on Oct. 7 and Alexandra Cole on Oct. 10. Happy Birthday!
The best deal and steal in the village this week is a trip to Havana. For $75 let Project MANA and Tahoe SAFE Alliance take you to Havana for one night at the Chocolate, Wine and Roses Festival on Nov. 3. Tickets are on sale at www.tahoechocolatefesitval.org.
As always send in your birthdays, anniversaries and news along with the best deals and steals you can find to firstname.lastname@example.org.