News briefs: South Lake Tahoe births, blood drive, parade & more |

News briefs: South Lake Tahoe births, blood drive, parade & more

City Extends Deadline for Parade Application Submissions

The City of South Lake Tahoe invites the community to participate in the City’s 50th Anniversary Parade on Saturday, Sept. 19. It extended the parade application submission deadline to Friday, Sept. 4, at 5 p.m. Applications are available online at or at any city office.

The theme of the 2015 parade is Past, Present and Future.

The parade route is Al Tahoe to the “Y” southbound along Highway 50. This is a slow-moving, walking parade, so it can include multiple service groups, plus athletic and youth groups.

Contact Tracy Franklin with the city for more information: 530-542-6093 or


Olivia Grace Feola was born Aug. 25 to Brian and Elizabeth Feola of South Lake Tahoe.


Top experts in the Western United States’ fight against aquatic invasive species are gathering at Lake Tahoe this week. The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency will host the Western Regional Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species Sept. 2-4.

The panel includes representatives from state, federal, and tribal agencies as well as from many academic and nonprofit entities. It was formed by a provision in the National Invasive Species Act of 1996.

The conference is bringing together nearly 100 experts who work to stop the introduction, spread, and harmful impacts of aquatic invasive species (AIS) in the Western United States. The event includes lectures and presentations about AIS issues at Lake Tahoe and in other regions, as well as field trips.


Elements Day Spa, a full-service day spa and retail shop in South Lake Tahoe, will introduce its new location and services to the public during a grand opening from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3. The new location is found inside of Fitness Evolution at 2565 Lake Tahoe Blvd. Owner April Vadnais will provide complimentary chair massages, along with raffle prizes, refreshments and appetizers. Tahoe Chamber will officiate a ribbon cutting during the grand opening.

Elements Day Spa has been in business since 1998 inside the Tahoe Lakeshore Lodge. The spa was purchased in 2006 by Vadnais, a spa enthusiast and entrepreneur. Since then Vadnais has created a vibrant full-service day spa by focusing on taking care of individual needs. From massages to facials, body treatments and couples packages, Elements Day Spa has you covered.

“I know it is not always easy to find time to treat yourself, but I hope that with the addition of our second location and extended hours, we can now focus on the local community of South Lake Tahoe,” Vadnais said. “Taking care of your body and mind are important ways to maintain a happy and healthy life.”

For more information, visit or contact April Vadnais at 530-600-1111.


Widow Persons of South Lake Tahoe invites all widowed people to join together for breakfast at Lakeside Timbers Restaurant on Thursday, Sept. 3, at 9 a.m. Another event will be held at Tep’s Villa Roma restaurant on Thursday, Sept. 10, at 5 p.m.

For further information, call 530-542-2437.


Registration for Forever Dance classes — for new and returning students — begins on Thursday, Sept. 3, from 3:30-7:30 p.m. It will be located at Forever Dance Lake Tahoe, 100 McFaul Way, Zephyr Cove, Nev. (behind Safeway at Roundhill). For more information, call 775-588-5425.


The South Lake Tahoe Fire Department will host its second Blood Drive on Thursday, Sept. 10, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fire Station #3, located at 2101 Lake Tahoe Blvd. To schedule an appointment, contact Kim George at 530-307-9596 or log on to, select “Donate Blood” and enter sponsor code: SLTF.

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