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ReMax food drive to benefit St. Theresa food pantry

The food pantry at St. Theresa Church is in dire need of nonperishable items to hand out to the needy in the community. ReMax Realty is collecting canned food at their locations at 2568 Lake Tahoe Blvd. in South Lake Tahoe and 182 Highway 50, Zephyr Cove.

Donations can be dropped off at their office anytime between 9-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday to April 25. The Re Max truck will deliver the food directly to the pantry on April 11 and April 25.

Suggested nonperishable foods include: canned tuna, peanut butter, jelly, rice, beans, cereal, canned meats, canned vegetables, canned fruits, canned soups, pasta, pasta sauce, dry pet food.

Please keep in mind that many recipients do not have cooking facilities. Your donations are appreciated.

For more information, call the ReMax office at 530-541-0200.

Property taxes due April 10

The second installment of secured property tax is now due and will be delinquent if not paid by April 10, El Dorado County Treasurer-Tax Collector C.L Raffety says.

The mailing address for property tax payments is P.O. 678002, Placerville, Calif., 95667-8002. There’s also an on-line payment option at collector

The website also provides answers to the most frequently asked property tax questions, Raffety said. Taxpayers also can call the Assessor’s Office at 530-621-5719 for information on assessed values; the Auditor-Controller’s Office at 530-621-5470 for information on tax computations; and Raffety’s office at 530-621-5800 for questions on total amounts to pay.

TRT offers summer hiking programs

Whether you want to hike the 165-mile Tahoe Rim Trail all in one go, or take on a different segment each week, the Tahoe Rim Trail Association can help you to make it happen.

This year, the TRTA is partnering with Shuttle Around Tahoe to bring the brand new Segment Shuttle Program. In this program, participants will follow the official TRTA Segment Hike Schedule and be transported to trailheads around the lake to hike a different segment on their own each week. The Segment Shuttle Program eliminates the hassle of coordinating a ride to the trailhead. And plus, hikers get to go at their own pace.

The 2014 schedule is:

Segment Shuttle Program – Thursdays, June 12–Sept. 18 ($350)

Segment Hiking Program (guided) – Wednesdays (June 18–Sept. 17) or Fridays (June 13–Sept. 19) ($550)

Annual Thru Hike (Guided 15-day backpack) – Aug. or Sept. ($1,650)

Visit the TRTA’s beautiful new website at for more information or call 775-298-4485.

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