News briefs: Edgewood Companies’ president retires and more |

News briefs: Edgewood Companies’ president retires and more


Edgewood Companies’ president and chief executive officer, Chuck Scharer, is set to retire.

Scharer served on the board of directors of Edgewood Companies since November 2008 and was named president and chief executive officer in June 2010.

“Mr. Scharer’s vision and leadership have been instrumental to the company’s successful development of its flagship property, the Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe, a 154-room luxury hotel under construction at the Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course currently scheduled to open to the public in the second quarter of 2017,” said Steve Johnson, chairman of the board. “On behalf of Edgewood Companies, we would like to express our appreciation to Chuck for his dedicated service to the company and the Lake Tahoe community.”

Scharer currently serves on the board of directors of Barton Memorial Hospital and the Tahoe Fund. He was previously president and chief executive officer of Harveys Casino Resorts. He will continue to divide his time between South Lake Tahoe and Southern California.

“This is the natural progression of my career with Edgewood Companies,” Scharer said. “I am very proud of our excellent team, who, in the tradition of our 125-year heritage, stand ready to deliver on our commitment to bring a first-class, timeless property to our customers and the Lake Tahoe community.”

John McLaughlin, Edgewood Companies’ chief financial officer, will serve as acting president and CEO.


Women of all ages are invited to celebrate the health and wellness of women at the fifth annual Mom’s Morning Out on Saturday, April 30.

“Mom’s Morning Out is an event just for women that unites the body and mind,” said Natasha Schue, Barton Health’s community relations coordinator. “It’s an opportunity to slow down, unwind and be pampered.”

The first activity, Beyond Yoga with The Studio Lake Tahoe, starts at 8 a.m. Other fitness classes throughout the morning include Cardio Core with Tahoe Fit and Healthy Mommies Yoga with Lake Tahoe Yoga.

Most activities — including coffee and brunch — are scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon. Women can browse wellness booths from local businesses and experience a pampering service. This year, Barton Health medical providers will provide informative wellness lectures on “ABC’s of HPV: Cervical Cancer Prevention” at 9:15 a.m., “Ditch the Diet: Power of Food for Health” at 10:15 a.m. and “Dealing with Conflicts at School: Be Your Child’s Advocate” at 11:15 a.m.

The complimentary event takes place at Lake Tahoe Community College in the commons area. No RSVP is required and all activities are free of charge. All attendees must be 12 years old or older to attend.

Get more information by calling 530-543-5537 or by visiting


Al Anon meets every Friday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Unity at the Lake, located at 1195 Rufus Allen Blvd. in South Lake Tahoe. It’s a support group for people affected by alcoholism.


BloodSource will hold a South Lake Tahoe community blood drive to meet the community need for blood and blood products. The event will be held at South Lake Tahoe Parks and Recreation and Swim Complex from noon to 5 p.m. on Friday, April 29.

The blood drive is sponsored by the Barton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Walk-ins are welcome.

BloodSource provides blood to Barton Memorial Hospital.

Participate in the blood drive and earn MyBloodSource rewards, which can be redeemed online. For more information go to

For more information about the South Tahoe community blood drive, contact BloodSource at 1-800-995-4420, ext. 60039. For donor eligibility questions, call BloodSource at 1-800-995-4420.


Lake Tahoe Community Presbyterian Church invites the community to a seminar on end-of-life matters. The seminar, “Finishing Well,” will be held from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 30.

Kristin Blocher, a Sacramento attorney, will address legal matters in easy-to-understand language. She will speak about wills, trusts and other crucial documents that should be organized and prepared in advance of a death.

Beverly Granath has a master’s degree in theology and 10 years of experience as a hospice nurse. She will talk about important health-care issues that impact end of life, including managing caregiving, decision-making and the Death with Dignity Act. Spiritual support for facing our mortality will also be discussed.

“Finishing Well” will be held at Lake Tahoe Community Presbyterian Church, located at 2733 Lake Tahoe Blvd. in South Lake Tahoe. The seminar is free, but reservations are required. Please call 775-392-1715 to reserve a spot.

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