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News briefs: South Lake Tahoe births and more

BIRTHS

Aubree Karen Lopez was born Jan. 26 to Gina Dominguez of South Lake Tahoe.

Liam Samuel Robertson was born Jan. 27 to Marina Ortiz of South Lake Tahoe.

King Isaiah Moya Fausto was born Jan. 29 to Luis Angel Moya Vazquez and Monica Fausto of South Lake Tahoe.

Charles John Hinkley was born Jan. 31 to Craig Hinkley and Brittany Hellingson of South Lake Tahoe.

TAHOE WOMEN’S COMMUNITY FUND GRANTS

The Tahoe Women’s Community Fund is pleased to announce its inaugural grant cycle. Through the generosity of members, the group has $22,000 in funding available for 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations, schools, churches, and service organizations serving the South Shore of Lake Tahoe in California and Nevada.

Up to $10,000 will be awarded to an organization in the area of children and youth. This focus grant has been selected by the members of the fund to make a substantial impact on the South Lake Tahoe community. Additionally, three awards of up to $4,000 each will be awarded as part of the impact grant category to organizations working in the areas of poverty and housing, education and literacy, and mental health and wellness.

The request-for-proposal application was available on the Tahoe Women’s Community Fund website, http://www.tahoewomenscommunityfund.org/grants, beginning Feb. 1 and all applications must be received by 5 p.m. Feb. 29.

For more information, visit http://www.tahoewomenscommunityfund.org or email twcf@eldoradocf.org.

AVALANCHE AWARENESS PROGRAM

The Tahoe Area Sierra Club will host the Sierra Avalanche Center on Thursday, Feb. 4.

The Sierra Avalanche Center will present a look at the “Know Before You Go” program to inform participants of basic safety measures for travel in avalanche terrain. The program was created in 2004 to teach people what they need to know to have fun and stay safe in avalanche terrain. In one hour, attendees will see the destructive power of avalanches, understand when and why they happen, and learn how to avoid them.

The event will be held at Unity at the Lake, located at 1195 Rufus Allen Blvd. in South Lake Tahoe. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. It’s free and open to the public.

For more information, visit http://www.sierraavalanchecenter.org or http://www.kbyg.org.

Seeking NEVADA’s top senior citizen

The search for Nevada’s Senior Citizen of the Year began Feb. 1.

The National Silver Haired Congress Nevada Delegation, in partnership with the Aging Services Directors Organization (ASDO), established the award in 2013.

The competition is open to all those who are age 60 and older and have lived in Nevada for five years. The nomination guidelines and forms are available at http://www.nevshc.org or by calling 702-860-6349.

The deadline for nominations is March 31. The award will be presented in May.

HARD ROCK LAKE TAHOE CELEBRATES ONE YEAR

The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe recently celebrated its one-year anniversary.

“Thanks to our guests, our one-year anniversary celebration was bigger and better than we ever could have imagined. We are so grateful to everyone who came out to party with us,” said the property’s co-owner Jon Park. “Now we’re ready to turn up the volume for a second epic year at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe.”

Visit http://www.hardrockcasinolaketahoe.com for more information.


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