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Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

South Shore Mountaineer Carving a Niche

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His deep love of the Sierras drives his passions.

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Call to Artists: Voice in Color Art Work due May 21

North Tahoe Family Resource CenterVoices In Color is an art benefit for the North Tahoe Family Resource Center celebrating the creative voices of artists and community members. In its inaugural year, the art show, which is sponsored by local businesses will feature the work of local artists and hold a silent auction fundraising event benefiting the North Tahoe Family Resource Center. The theme of the show is Creating Community Through Artistic Voice.   Submissions are due Wednesday, May 21, 2014. read more →

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“Around Tahoe” A Musical Odyssey by Darin Talbot

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A self-guided audio tour of Lake Tahoe with music and information about hot spots, history and local legends.

“Around Tahoe” is written, composed and performed by Mr. Tahoe, also known as Darin Talbot, a local singer songwriter.

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Green Building 1.0 – An easy to follow guide

Natural Energy Designs in South Lake TahoeTruckee and Tahoe are breeding grounds for green building. It’s part of our lifestyle. Healthy living, conservation and low maintenance so we can play more!

Green building sounds complicated, until you read the following article by Geoff Clarke, a South Lake Tahoe green building contractor, and co-owner of Natural Energy Designs. read more →

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Martin and Vargas Nuevo Flamenco Guitar

Tahoe Culture Martin & Vargas2 words:  Martin and Vargas. Two of the finest classic guitarists have matched up to create Nuevo Flamenco – an international blend of Spanish classical, traditional flamenco and Bossa Nova from Brazil.

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SAVING LAKE TAHOE by Mike Makley

saving_lake_tahoe_coverThe history of Lake Tahoe begins with the Washoe Indians who resided on its shores for thousands of years, with minimal impact on the landscape.

The relatively brief American history at Lake Tahoe began in the mid-nineteenth century. Though awestruck by its beauty, the new arrivals were also intent on harvesting its abundant resources. In a mere half century, the basin’s forests and fisheries were destroyed, the lake’s pristine clarity dramatically reduced.

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Tahoe Treasures found in South Shore

What all started as a few pieces for themselves, has blossomed into a full line of jewelry.

Tahoe Treasures, a South Shore gem.

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Look. Up in the sky! It’s a Pelican! A Pelican?

You may have seen them lately because they’re only here in the Spring.

Big white birds, flying in perfect formation high in the sky. Lake Tahoe is in the migratory path of pelicans headed for Pyramid Lake, Nevada.

These pelicans are quite large, often mistaken for geese. Look again.

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The Magical Sounds of Tahoe Birds

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It’s the distinctive 3-note whistle of the Mountain Chickadee.

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Annual Snapshot Day in Truckee May 11

The annual Snapshot Day is a volunteer event that takes a picture of one moment in time of our watershed: the greater Truckee River.

Volunteer monitoring teams will go out to various monitoring sites to perform a stream walk (visual assessment), collect field data, grab samples and take photos. Streams will be field tested for dissolved oxygen, conductivity, pH, and temperature. read more →

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The Use of Movement in Praise of the Divine at Sierra College April 11

Jennie Pitts-Knipe“The Use of Movement in Praise of the Divine,” an interactive and visually rich talk in the Sierra College Insights’ speaker series, will be presented by dance choreographer and instructor Jennie Pitts-Knipe. The event is open to the community and offered at no cost in Truckee on Friday, April 11.

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TeleGrass Festival at Sierra-at-Tahoe April 5

Telefest Tahoe CultureSkip the gym. Head to the Annual TeleGrass Festival at Sierra-at-Tahoe on April 5th for a day of thigh pumping, and bun burning.

Experience Tahoe’s tele-culture with clinics, Bluegrass music, races, equipment demos, raffle prizes and seasonal brews at Tahoe’s biggest telemark event.

And remember: Drop knees not bombs. Free your heel and your mind will follow.

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Lake Tahoe Backcountry Skiing is On

Tahoe CultureLake Tahoe backcountry skiing just got a boost of more snow, so get your gear ready, or rent it at Sierra Ski and Cycle Works.

While summer and fall are wonderful in Tahoe, there is nothing like gliding down a mountain on skis or a snowboard. Nothing.

Better yet, make it a dual or multi-leisure day with a backcountry ski, then bike ride, sail or hike.  Only in Tahoe!

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Poets June Sylvester Saraceno and Laura Wetherington at LTCC April 24

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The Lake Tahoe Community College Writers’ Series is celebrating National Poetry Month on Thursday, April 24, at 7 p.m. in the Aspen Room with poets June Sylvester Saraceno and Laura Wetherington.

These award-winning poets will read from their works, engage the audience with a Q and A, and sign copies of their books. The event is free and open to the public, and books will be available for purchase. read more →

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Monday Night Creative Writing Workshop in Truckee

So you love to write, but lack the discipline or motivation.

Here’s your chance to connect with your local writing community and improve your writing practice during this 6-week creative writing workshop Monday nights with Karen Terrey May 15 to June 16, 2014.

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Birds of the Sierra Nevada

Birds of the Sierra Nevada by Ted Beedy Ed Pandolfino

Birds of the Sierra Nevada, by Ted Beedy and Ed Pandolfino, is a beautifully illustrated user-friendly book with the most up-to-date information available about the natural histories of birds of the Sierra Nevada, the origins of their names, the habitats they prefer, how they communicate and interact with one another, their relative abundance, and where they occur within the region. Each species account features original illustrations by Keith Hansen.

In addition to characterizing individual species, Birds of the Sierra Nevada also describes ecological zones and bird habitats, recent trends in populations and ranges, conservation efforts, and more than 160 rare species. It also includes a glossary of terms, detailed maps, and an extensive bibliography with over 500 citations.

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We live in a special place. A place so beautiful it nurtures the soul and creative spirit. A place so breathtaking it inspires conservation. A mountain culture that masters the fine art of living. Welcome to this place we call home. Welcome to Lake Tahoe. Meet the local artists, individuals, businesses and events that define our unique mountain culture and embody Tahoe's creative and entrepreneurial spirit.
Obexer's West Shore Lake Tahoe since 1911
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Fall at Lake Tahoe
Emerald Bay
Bear at Taylor Creek Lake Tahoe
Angora Fire Lookout
Tahoe Culture Fall Glory
Plein Air at Lily Lake at South Lake Tahoe
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