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Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

The Art of Nature by Printmaker Michelle Murdock of Quail Lane Press

MichellleMurdockunknown birdThrough her eco-friendly handcrafted prints and cards, she has captured the art of nature and the nature of art.

Meet Michelle Murdock, printmaker, artist and owner of Quail Lane Press in Tahoe City.

Michelle’s intention is to make relief prints about the environment that do not hurt the environment.

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The New Tele Norm by Gary Bell

step-right.jpgWhen you were a kid, did you ever meet a new friend that made you feel bad because you didn’t want to play with your old friends anymore?

This is what the NTN system by Rottefella has done to me.

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Cottonwood Caesar Salad. Worth the drive?

Cottonwood Restaurant“We drove to Cottonwood last night for their Caesar Salad!” boasted the happy skier from Santa Cruz, CA.

“You mean the Cottonwood Restaurant in Truckee?  You drove there last night from here [Kirkwood] and back? Isn’t that 2 hours, one way?” asked TAMC.  “Yep, but it’s the best Caesar salad on the planet, even beating the restaurants in San Francisco.”

How’s that for an endorsement!

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Did you know…Truckee has a Winery?

You may have seen the little red barn along the river.

It’s the Truckee River Winery where they’ve been making wine since 1989.

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2014 Melissa Lanitis Gregory Poetry Prize Winner: Julia Shipley

Julia Shipley Melissa Lanitis Gregory 2014 winner Tahoe CultureCongratulations, Julia Shipley!

Shipley has won the 2014 Melissa Lanitis Gregory Poetry Prize for her collection The Academy of Hay, to be published by Bona Fide Books in 2015. The annual poetry prize is sponsored by Kim Wyatt, owner of Bona Fide Books in Meyers, and dear friend of Melissa.

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“Snowball’s Chance” by David Antonucci

carol-heiss olympianOn Thursday, February 18, 1960, under storm-threatening skies, the greatest winter athletes in the world gathered in Squaw Valley.

“Snowball’s Chance: The Story of the 1960 Olympic Winter Games, Squaw Valley & Lake Tahoe”, by David C. Antonucci is a complete account of the preparations, pageantry, ceremonies, competition and epilogues of the historic VIII Olympic Winter Games.

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Weather and Climate: Landscapes of the Sierra Nevada Dec 4

Sierra Ski and Cycle Works Gary Bell skiing Mt TallacBenjamin Hatchett from the University of Nevada Reno, Nevada State Climate Office will present Weather and Climate: Investigating Past and Future Landscapes of the Sierra Nevada at 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 4 at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences.

Learn how the climate impacts our snow pack and adventures like this shot above Emerald Bay with Gary Bell or Sierra Ski and Cycle Works.

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Do you know…how KT-22 got its name?

unofficial.JPGNo, it’s not named after any resemblance to Pakistan’s K2.

It’s named after Kick Turns. 22 of them.

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Chris Davenport at Squaw Dec 18

Faces-of-Dav_TMahon-9On Thursday, December 18th, 2014 Chris Davenport, extreme skier of international fame, will be the featured presenter at Squaw Valley’s world-famous Olympic Village Lodge.

The Sierra Avalanche Center, Lake Tahoe’s local avalanche forecasting agency, is the beneficiary for Chris Davenport’s show on December 18th.

Davenport’s show “Lessons from the Mountains: The Art of Risk Management,” will discuss the important aspects of risk management as he takes the audience up and down the world’s highest peak, 29,029 foot Mt. Everest. read more →

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Peanut Cracker “The Story in Nut Shell” for Families

This is an absolutely DARLING 45 minute show. If you have never been to this, it’s a must do – especially if you like to see tiny little kids all dressed up in costumes doing their own version of ‘ballet’, accompanied by professional dancers as well.

The Sierra Nevada Ballet will present the popular “PEANUTCRACKER – The Story in Nut Shell” on Dec. 6 in the Bob Boldrick Theater in the Carson City Community Center at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

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Addicted To Life Dec 26 at Squaw

Addicted to Life at Squaw Dec 26Don’t miss “Addicted To Life” on December 26, 2014 premiering at Olympic Village Lodge in Squaw Valley, sponsored by the Squaw Valley Institute.

Take a trip around the world to some of the most exotic locations and follow the best of the best Wing Suit Base Jumpers, skiers, surfers, BMX, skateboarders, kayakers and kite boarders on a quest to fulfill their addiction to life.

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Writers in the Woods Series at Sierra Nevada College

Shyra Tahoe Culture Writers-in-the-WoodsThe Sierra Nevada College English program brings well-known poets and writers from all over the country to the campus for readings and book signings in intimate settings where audience members get to meet and exchange ideas with the guest writers.

Readings are free and open to the public.

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