News briefs: South Lake Tahoe births, events and more |

News briefs: South Lake Tahoe births, events and more


Charlyee Noelani Benton was born July 28 to Cody Benton and Guadalupe Chavez of South Lake Tahoe.

Logan Hazard Korves was born July 27 to Christopher and Krystal Korves of South Lake Tahoe.

Porter James Neira was born Aug. 2 to Christopher and Jillian Neira of South Lake Tahoe.

Luke Thomas Wolf was born July 29 to Jordan Wolf and Julie Perez of South Lake Tahoe.


On Wednesday, Aug. 3, South Lake Tahoe musician Carolyn Dolan celebrates her newly released CD, “How Deep is the Ocean,” with a concert at Valhalla Tahoe at 7:30 p.m. The 13-track album features other local musicians such as pianist Peter Supersano, top regional jazz artists and members of the Reno Jazz Orchestra.

Dolan’s 25-year career is marked by a variety of music. Her latest release is a blend of swing, blues and ballads with a taste of R&B, according to a press release from Valhalla Tahoe.

“[Dolan’s] ability to cross many genres of music has made her very versatile and in demand as a professional singer, harmonica player and performer. She has a gift of combining her soulful vocal style matched by her unique harmonica licks, interwoven in a dynamic performance,” stated the release.

On Oct. 24, 2015, Dolan was inducted into the Western Swing Hall of Fame, as her career displays dedication to the preservation and promotion of Western Swing Music.

Tickets for Wednesday’s show are $20, and “How Deep is the Ocean” is available for sale at the concert. Valhalla Boathouse Theatre is located at 1 Valhalla Road.

For more information, visit

— Autumn Whitney, reporter


Rotary Club of South Lake Tahoe is pleased to announce its first annual BBQ, Beer and Beats Festival, which will take place at the Lake Tahoe Golf Course on Saturday, Aug. 27, from 2-7 p.m.

“We are excited about this new event, which will feature musical entertainment by local band, RedNeck Quartet, and tunes played by members of South Lake’s Ukulele Club,” a news release said. “There will be face painting, a balloon artist, golf games, foot golf, and raffles.”

Advanced-purchase tickets are $45 for adults, $10 for youth (ages 6-20) — it includes food, music, samples of beer (21 and over) and great coupons provided by local merchants.

Proceeds from the event benefit local programs and scholarships, including Boys and Girls Club, SOS Outreach, South Tahoe Swim Club, RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Academy), Rotary Youth Exchange, H.E.R.O., Tahoe Youth and Family Services, South Tahoe Sports Connection, Bread and Broth, Sawmill Pond (restocking and maintenance), Lake Tahoe Humane Society, and many more.

For more information or to purchase your tickets, visit


The Sand Harbor boat ramp will close on Friday, Aug. 5, due to low water conditions. This closure will prevent boats from being damaged during launching and also protect the end of launch lanes from harm.

The parking lot will remain open for non-motorized, carry-in boat access. Power boaters should use other launch ramps at Lake Tahoe. Public launch facilities are available at Lake Forest, Obexers and the Tahoe Keys Marina.

Please visit, or call the park at 777-831-0494, for further information.


Art, wine and exceptional dining — South Lake Tahoe will host Sample the Sierra, a festival featuring the region’s best farm-to-fork cuisine and libations, on Sept. 17 from noon to 5 p.m. The gastronomic special returns for its seventh year to celebrate locally sourced food, wine, beer, and artisanal products, as well as the area’s growing culinary scene.

Just over 100 miles from Sacramento, “America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital,” South Lake Tahoe has become more active in the sustainable food revolution sweeping the nation. Area restaurants regularly take advantage of the bountiful resources available in El Dorado County by utilizing regional produce to craft fresh and flavorful menus for memorable dining experiences. These entrepreneurs have also tapped into the craft beer and spirits industry, creating immersive dining events that last from the first sip to the last bite. Sample the Sierra continues this trend by brightening residents’ and visitors’ palates with approximately 20 booths each featuring one winery, distillery or brewery, one restaurant and one farm for perfectly paired food and drink unique to the region. Some of the Tahoe South favorites returning this year include Cold Water Brewery, Riva Grill, Tahoe Blue Vodka and Blue Angel Café.

“Sample the Sierra is a festive event with a significant initiative,” said Emily Abernathy, event director. “Our goal is to expand upon the farm-to-fork movement by introducing residents and visitors to ingredients and products, as well as building alliances between South Lake Tahoe restaurateurs and El Dorado County growers and wineries.”

Festival attendees are encouraged to broaden their experience of cuisine, produce and spirits during and beyond the event by developing relationships with growers, wineries and restaurants.

“A visit to one of the farms, such as Rainbow Orchards or Hooverville Orchards, means so much in helping us become a more sustainable region,” said Abernathy. “The hope is to introduce more people to produce or wines that are available next door and encourage ongoing business.”

Sample the Sierra is located at Bijou Community Park, South Lake Tahoe. Tickets are $40 for adults, $30 for under 21, and free for children three years old and younger.

The culinary journey continues with Tahoe South Restaurant Week, Sept. 16-23.

For information about Sample the Sierra, tickets and participation, visit Learn more about Tahoe South Restaurant Week here:


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


An ACBL sanctioned duplicate bridge game is planned for Tuesdays at 12:45 p.m. in the South Lake Senior Center. Call John Guerry at 530-543-0237 or 530-318-3887 and email jguerrysr! This is a year-round event.

Lake Tahoe Men’s Bridge Club meets every Thursday to play bridge year-round. It kicks off at 9:30 a.m. at South Lake Tahoe Senior Center. It’s a casual game with lunch at noon.

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