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TTUSD Board of Trustees to vote
The Board of Education will review information related to potential general obligation bonds election at the Board of Education meeting on June 18, 5:30 p.m., Tahoe Truckee Unified School District (TTUSD) district office, 11603 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. The purpose of the bonds would be to fund the highest priority facilities needs. TTUSD prepared a Facilities Master Plan approved by the Board on April 9. Key health, safety and educational needs were prioritized. The Board has tentatively identified $114 million for the highest priorities in Truckee schools and $62 million for the Lake area schools.
On June 25, at 6 p.m. the Board of Education will formally consider and vote whether or not to place general obligation bonds for facilities on the November 2014 ballot. The board will consider two different bonds; one for the Truckee area schools and one for the lake area schools. The public is invited to attend both meetings to provide comments. Specific information on the identified prioritized projects are posted at www.ttusd.org.
Liberty Utilities awards six scholarships
Liberty Utilities is pleased to announce the winners of its annual high school and community college scholarships for students living within the utility’s service territory. This is the second consecutive year that Liberty has provided these awards.
South Lake Tahoe High School, Sara Ortega; Loyalton High School, Cory Peterman; Douglas High School, Keaton Peters; Coleville High School, Nestor Gutierrez; North Tahoe High School, Stein Arntson; Portola High School, Trevor Ohle; and Lake Tahoe Community College, Nemesis Ramirez (to be awarded on June 27).
Each high school senior received a $500 award, and the community college student received a $750 award. A Liberty Utility representative attended each of the school’s awards ceremony to personally congratulate the student and present the check.
“We’re very pleased to be able to offer these scholarships to deserving students,” said Mike Smart, president of Liberty Utilities-California. “This is just one of the ways we can support the communities we serve.”
Visit us at www.libertyutilities.com.
Advocacy and Social Media Forum
A free public forum on community activism and online communications will be offered Tuesday, June 24, in the Donald W. Reynolds Community Nonprofit Center, Parasol Building, 948 Incline Way, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The event is for interested citizens, activists and local nonprofits seeking to improve their use of social media.
The “Advocacy and Social Media Forum” is designed to hone skills for talking to decision makers, connecting through social media, and conducting community organizing and advocacy.
Speakers for the event include social media blogger and successful advocate, the Grateful Foodie, Caroline Moassessi; Keith Lyons, member of Incline Village and Crystal Bay Citizens Advisory Board; and community organizer Char Day. In addition, media personalities will discuss how to craft newsworthy press releases, and local decision makers will advise how to best connect with a decision maker.
Lunch will be provided at the free forum
Registration will be accepted online until Friday, June 20 at www.lung.org/associations/states/nevada/local-offices/reno/.
The form is sponsored by Healthy Living Incline Village and the American Lung Association in Nevada, with funding from GlaxoSmithKline. For more information, contact Lisa Sheretz, Lsheretz@lungnevada.org or 775-829-5871.
Rotary lakeside lobster dinner July 5
The Rotary Club of Tahoe City will once again host a delicious dinner on the North Tahoe Conference Center patio in Kings Beach. This event sold out last year and attendance is limited due to cooking capacity. Included: appetizers, Caesar salad,1 1/2-pound live Maine lobster freshly cooked, sweet corn, Truckee Bread Company ciabatta, dessert and entertainment. No-host bar opens at 5:30 p.m., dinner 6-8 p.m., cost is $65 per person. Send your check made out to Rotary Club of Tahoe City to Jim Cline P.O. Box 1725, Kings Beach, CA 96143, by June 27. Call 530-546-4840 for information.
Paws to Read at the Kings Beach Library
The KBL Summer Reading Program is gearing up! Stop by and pick up a reading log and get set to win fun prizes and earn raffle tickets to win the themed basket of your choice. All ages welcome. KBL offers free reading/writing tutoring for ages 5 to 105. The library will also have a certified therapy dog who loves to be read to on assorted Saturdays throughout the summer. Call to sign up. The first programming event will be on Saturday, June 28 at 1 p.m. Peter Allspice will entertain with juggling, unicycling, violin playing and more. Story time is every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. and Crazy Craft Hour is every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. Take advantage of free computer classes three times each month with Carl Leblanc of Tahoe Tech Group, Doug Greenwood of Alpensoftware, and the new “iPhone Support Group.” Call for dates and times. “Paws” for a moment and check the summer events out at 301 Secline St., Kings Beach. Call 530-546-2021 for details on any of the upcoming events.
KidZone Museum to host “Science of Bubbles”
Tickets on sale now for holiday weekend event. Bubble master Sterling Johnson will bring his unique “Science of Bubbles” show to the KidZone Museum on July Fourth weekend.
The Science of Bubbles will be held Sunday, July 6, 1:45 to 2:30 p.m., at the KidZone Museum. Tickets are $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Tickets are on sale at the museum and at kidzonemuseum.org.
Johnson has presented his remarkable hand-blown bubbles for more than 45 years. He is the only person to ever put a bubble inside a bubble inside a bubble on stage without any tubes or straws, and he is the first person to walk completely through a bubble film. Event sponsors include IMLS and Truckee Hotel. All fees and contributions support museum programs.
The KidZone Museum is located at 11711 Donner Pass Road, in Truckee. For more information, call 530-587-KIDS or visit kidzonemuseum.org.