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Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Lake Tahoe and Truckee health and fitness events and activities.

Humane Society’s Giving Tuesday for Pickle and Her Friends Dec 2

Little Pickle Tahoe CultureThe holidays and the spirit of giving are all about Giving Tuesday, a day that focuses on philanthropy and altruism. The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe is launching its first Giving Tuesday campaign this year, to raise $10,000 in one day through local animal lovers by putting Pickle in the spotlight.

On December 2, every dollar people give will have twice the impact to care for little underdogs like Pickle.  read more →

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Vail EpicPromise Supports 49 South Lake Tahoe Organizations

EpicPromiseVail gives to South Lake Tahoe non profitsHeavenly Mountain Resort and Kirkwood Mountain Resort are proud to announce their 2014-2015 grants awards to 49 local organizations and projects. The grant program is part of Vail Resorts EpicPromise, the company’s umbrella brand for its environmental efforts and community giving. read more →

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Tapping Tuesdays Emotional Freedom Technique with Rosemary

eftThere’s a simple yet powerful tool that can help you take charge of your life, relieve stress, break bad habits, stop pho­bias, overcome anxiety and pain, and open emotional blocks to your well-being.

It’s not a pill – thank goodness! And, it’s easy to do on your own once you learn the simple techniques.  Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT taught by Rosemary Manning is the cure.  To introduce you to EFT, Rosemary is offering free EFT classes each month, with a different focus each time, called Tapping Tuesday.

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Tips for Preventing Winter Sports Injuries by Kyle Swanson, MD

Sierra Ski and Cycle Works Gary Bell skiing Mt Tallac“Ski season is around the corner. YES!  As an orthopedic surgeon, I see many skiing and snowboarding related injuries. Consider the following tips to avoid preventable injuries and actively prepare for the season.”

As the good doctor states, get your ski equipment ready now!  Go see Gary Bell at Sierra Ski and Cycle Works, and take an avalanche course. read more →

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Restorative Yoga and Meditation Retreat Nov 9

Tahoe Culture YogaNow is the time to surrender. Time to let go of the year that has passed as we go inward to restore ourselves and rest in preparation for the next new beginning.

Yoga for Wellness: Restorative Yoga  and Meditation Retreat will take place Sunday, November 9th, 1 – 3 pm with Barbara Ricotta and Deborah Scarborough.

This is a perfect time of year to deepen our practices of Yoga and Meditation with Barbara Ricotta in Incline Village.

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Barbara Ricotta: Master of Holistic Health

She has the magic touch. Her gentle manner and extensive medical experience has made her one of the top holistic health providers in Lake Tahoe, who specializes in craniosacral therapy and acupuncture.

Meet Barbara Ricotta, RN, MA, L.Ac. of North Lake Tahoe.

Barbara discovered holistic wellness in the mid 1980s while working as a critical care nurse. Inspired by her many clients who were seeking a higher level of health and well-being, she subsequently embarked on a career in holistic health and wellness.

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Project MANA: Making Adequate Nutrition Accessible

Project MANA,  (Making Adequate Nutrition Accessible), is the hunger relief organization serving the North and West Shores of Lake Tahoe and Truckee.

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Using Breath to Live Pain Free by Gibney Siemion and Justin Salamon

What does it mean to live an embodied life?

In this article, South Shore Certified Rolfers, Gibney Siemion and Justin Salamon, share their tools to live a full life through proper breathing.

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Barton Health’s Community Events

Barton HealthBarton Health’s 2014 lecture series is under way.

With a wide-variety of topics, including nutrition and weight loss; tendonitis and hand injuries; bike performance techniques and information on hip, shoulder and knee injury awareness.

There is no shortage of information! Barton’s medical experts are here to help live an active and healthful lifestyle at Lake Tahoe and beyond. read more →

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Blake’s Wake: Goodbye to Tahoe’s Guitar Man at Crystal Bay Club Aug 2

Blake Beeman Tahoe Legend by Eric BrandtEngineer, Musician, Friend: Blake Beeman was a major player in the Tahoe music scene, both behind the sound board and on stage, as well as being a friend to many.

Join Eric Brandt and other locals to honor our very own guitar legend Blake Beeman on Saturday, August 2nd.

Brandt, close friend for over 30 years and The Beer Gardens band member, shares this sweet memory of Blake.

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Zazen Meditation with Ray Goodenough

To sit just for the sake of sitting…

To listen to the sound of silence…

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Donation Yoga at Kiva Beach and Emerald Bay Yoga Hikes with Erica

Join Erica for her free nature inspired yoga classes for all levels at Kiva Beach in South Lake Tahoe every Wednesday  from 8 to 9am during July and August .

And, new this summer she is offering donation “Emerald Bay Yoga Hikes” every Friday at 8am at the Lake Tahoe Visitor Center at Taylor Creek, just north of Camp Richardson.  You will take the Trolley to Emerald Bay where we will connect with nature, meditate, practice yoga, and maybe jump in the lake! We will finish between 12pm-1pm. read more →

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Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care

For more than 40 years, the Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care (LTWC) has been rehabilitating orphaned and hurt animals before they are released back into the wild.

From a handful of people in 1978 with an idea to help wildlife in their area, LTWC has grown to an organization that now provides a service to more than nine counties in California and Nevada surrounding the Lake Tahoe region.

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Truckee Police on Stand-Up Paddle Boards

Truckee-PD-Donner-with-Ron-Ayres-tahoeculture“Pull over. I mean, paddle over. Yeah there – SUP to the shore.”

The Truckee Police Department could be the first in the country to conduct patrol on stand-up paddle boards (SUPs).  The new Truckee Police Adventure Recreation and Community (ARC) Team seeks to improve communication and better engage locals and visitors through environmentally friendly, human powered activities. Looks like fun too!

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Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge

MinkleFamilyThe Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge, a popular self-guided program launched by the Tahoe Rim Trail Association, invites everyone to enjoy incredible landscapes from six hand-picked scenic portions of the trail that passes through both California and Nevada.

Hundreds of participants, including families, individuals and groups, have begun the inaugural Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge. With 100 days available between the autumn equinox on Sunday, Sept. 22 and the last day of 2014, it is not too late to embark on this adventure.

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More Alive Now: Simple Nutrition to Change Your Life by Susan Frailey RN BSN

Through her own life changing experiences, Susan has witnessed the profound and powerful benefits of simple nutrition for herself and her family. Now she wants to share it with you.

Susan Frailey RN BSN from South Lake Tahoe recently published her breakthrough approach to nutrition in her new book, More Alive Now: Simple Nutrition to Change Your Life.

Through her innovative nutritional tools that make sense, are easy to follow, and will last a lifetime, Susan has joined Andrew Weil and Michael Pollan as a pioneer in the art of nutrition committed to help us achieve optimal health through simple daily decisions. As a mother of an autistic child, a full time health practitioner, entrepreneur and business owner, if Susan can do it, anyone can. read more →

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Reading at the Juvenile Treatment Center Monday Nights

Lynne_and_Rich_Tahoe CultureLynne Brosch and Rich Fischer, Friends from the South Lake Tahoe Public Library, have been hosting book groups on Monday nights with the teens who are incarcerated in the Juvenile Treatment Center in South Lake Tahoe.

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LTCC Joins Bread & Broth to Provide Hot Meals for Hungry Locals

bread&broth Tahoe CultureA hearty group of volunteers from Lake Tahoe Community College (LTCC) donated their time to Bread and Broth recently, helping to prepare and serve a hot meal to hungry locals as part of the Adopt a Day of Nutrition program.

Four LTCC staffers donned aprons and kitchen gloves to help prepare and serve food, and assist with the cleanup. read more →

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Helping locals for over 30 years. Ray Goodenough OPENS practice in South Shore.

raygoodenough2.jpgHis spirit is all encompassing and calming to everyone who meets him. He’s bestowed many gifts upon Tahoe, but you’d never hear that from this unpretentious, gentle man. read more →

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Hula Tribe 4 High Fives Raises Close to $40,000

High Fives Hula TribeOn Saturday, September 28 the High Fives Non-Profit Foundation and the Hula Tribe combined to form the largest group to ever take on a Tough Mudder event. The Tough Mudder (Tahoe Fall) event hosted over 12,000 competitors on the grueling 10-mile course at Northstar California Resort. In a successful effort to raise funds for the High Fives Non-Profit Foundation, 50 Hula Tribe members marched to the beat of two drums while outfitted in war paint and hula skirts on a sunny fall day in North Lake Tahoe. read more →

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Learn about YOU at the Free Enneagram Workshop Nov 16

Who-am-I-Tahoe-CultureJoin Ray Goodenough for an amazing five hours getting to know yourself.

Ray, also known as the Tahoe Therapist, is holding a free Introduction to the Enneagram Workshop on Saturday, November 16, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Center for Higher Learning in South Lake Tahoe.

Learn about the road map to the ego structure. Who you are. Who you are not!  More importantly, how to surrender.

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Kids Help Animals in Need with online non-profit Dance in the Sun for Animals

Mary_Jane_&_RowanDance in the Sun for Animals (DSA) is a new, non-profit organization that helps kids help animals in need.

Heidi Timinsky, a teacher with a Masters in Humane Education, founded DSA with the goal of empowering children to realize that they too can make a positive difference in the world through helping animals in need. Heidi believes that teaching compassion for all living beings is just as important as teaching the core curriculum subjects such as math, reading and science.

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Food Fest for Education Oct 26 at Harvey’s

Lake Tahoe Educational FoundationYum!

The Lake Tahoe Educational Foundation is hosting the annual Food Fest on October 26, 2013 from 6:30-10 pm at Harvey’s Convention Center to raise funds for enrichment programs in all schools in the Lake Tahoe Unified School District.

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Lake Tahoe “Brilliant Blue” Radar Sunglasses to Benefit the Tahoe Fund

Oakley Tahoe Fund glassesSquaw and Oakley have joined together to create custom Lake Tahoe Radar® sunglasses. The one-of-a-kind sunglasses feature “Brilliant Blue” ice iridium lenses with a custom-etched outline of Lake Tahoe. $20 from each sunglass sale will benefit the Tahoe Fund to restore and enhance Lake Tahoe for the enjoyment of current and future generations.

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Oxygen Masks for Pets Donated by ACT in South Shore

spot.jpgDid you ever wonder how smoke affects our pets? Just like people. read more →

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LTCC Earth Science Scholarship Honors Former Instructor Carl Young

Carl Young of Lake TahoeLake Tahoe Community College has started a scholarship in honor of Carl Young, a former instructor who passed away in late May 2013.

The Carl Young Memorial Earth Science Scholarship is being established to honor the meteorology teacher, who died when he and two colleagues were chasing tornadoes just outside Oklahoma City.

This new Earth Science scholarship will be the first of its kind at LTCC according to geology and earth science instructor Scott Valentine, who worked with Mr. Young’s parents to establish the scholarship. read more →

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Conservation Groups Save Iconic Royal Gorge Mountain Paradise

Royal Gorge is Tahoe CultureIt’s official.  Royal Gorge has been saved from development.

Hundreds of supporters, including prominent community members, conservation leaders, elected officials, and public agency representatives held a formal dedication on July 4, 2013 to mark the  extraordinary grassroots effort that saved this world-renowned cross-country ski area and mountain paradise on Donner Summit. read more →

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Truckee Donner Land Trust Offers Public Input Meetings and Property Tours to Guide Royal Gorge’s Recreation Plan

Lake_Van_Norden-Castle_PeakPending a grant from the Wildlife Conservation Board, one of the most important conservation victories for the Sierra in a generation is nearing completion, the acquisition of Royal Gorge.

The Truckee Donner Land Trust is now readying a public outreach process to help guide future management of the nearly 3,000-acre property.

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North Tahoe Event Center Flower Pots Get a Colorful Facelift, thanks to Jamie Himes

Tahoe Culture Jamie Himes Flower Pots Colored UpThe facelift of Kings Beach begins later this year but Jamie Himes, an Interdisciplinary Studies major studying Art and Psychology at Sierra Nevada College, got the beautification started sooner as part of her Service Learning Class in a project she called “Coloring Kings Beach.” The project was so successful that at the Sierra Nevada College Senior Awards Breakfast this month, her project won the award for “Inspiring Community Impact.”

Congratulations Jamie!

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CHARITYSMITH gets High Fived

Jill_Dobbs_of_Charity_Smith_accepting_Contribution_from_Roy_Tuscany_High_Fives_Foundation_smallThe High Fives Foundation recently hosted the Ninth Annual Squaw Valley Prom which successfully raised $35,000 in ticket sales, and which garnered a $13,000 donation from event proceeds presented to co-host nonprofit organization CHARITYSMITH.

CHARITYSMITH served as the original host of the Squaw Valley Prom, however, High Fives has taken the reins of this signature fundraiser in recent years. Nine hundred supporters purchased prom tickets and enjoyed a night of 1990s themed attire and music. read more →

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Help Raise Money for the Children’s Memorial Tree

Childerns-memorial-2One of South Lake Tahoe’s most cherished monuments is in the midst of redesign to hold it as our coveted place for contemplation, a place where we can reflect innocence lost, a place where we can all connect in this loving community we call home.  What started as a simple memorial for three of our local children who lost their lives, now includes the names of 229 lost too young.

Sue Hrbacek and Kenny Curtzwiler are leading the charge to raise $12,000 for The Children’s Memorial Tree, located on Highway 50 in the heart of South Shore. The City of South Lake Tahoe and several community service groups and countless individuals are working together to keep this open space open.  Be one of the counted. Donate and read the effort in the Mountain News here.

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Free Self Defense Classes for Women in Truckee April 19, 20, 26, 27

Tahoe Safe AllianceEvery two minutes, a woman is sexually assaulted somewhere in America. In an effort to deter this violent trend and in conjunction with Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Revolution Athletics Training Center (RATC) will offer free self-defense classes throughout the month of April.

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Pints For Paws Beer Tasting Fundraiser at the Cork and More March 21

Cork and More Corned Beef SlidersWhat could be better than a glass of Ruhstaller and Corned Beef Sliders? How about benefiting the Sierra Avalanche Center and Heavenly Ski Patrol?

Get your tickets now for the “Pints For Paws Beer Tasting” fundraiser on Thursday March 21, 2013 at 7 PM at The Cork & More, our favorite gourmet and gift shop celebrating 35 years in business.  read more →

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Top 10 Nutrition and Exercise Tips at TERC March 5

More Alive Now Cultured FoodsHow often do you stop and reflect about your eating regimes? Do they foster your athletic goals? Are you ready to mix up your routine in activity and nutrition? Join Registered Dietitian Jill Whisler and Exercise Physiologist Wendy Buchanan for the top ten nutrition and exercise tips for peak performance and health on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences.  read more →

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Free Wellness Lectures from Barton

Attend any four of Barton’s Wellness lectures and be automatically entered to win an iPad.

Simply obtain your Lecture Punch Card at the first lecture you attend. Receive a punch for each lecture you attend and once you’ve reached four lectures, submit your card to the lecture host to be eligible to win.

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Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows offer Lift Tickets for a Good Cause Feb 3-8, 2013

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Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows are showing their community support by providing lift tickets to five local non-profit organizations to sell at a discount.  Skiers and riders can show their goodwill by purchasing an affordable lift ticket from one of the five local non-profits of their choice including Arts for the Schools, KidsZone Museum, Sierra Senior Services, Sierra Avalanche Center and Truckee Tahoe Humane Society. The tickets are valid Sunday through Friday, February 3-8, 2013.

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Help Christmas Cheer and Bread & Broth with Tahoe Chamber Jan 10

Please help the South Lake Tahoe Chamber and businesses to support Christmas Cheer and St. Theresa’s Bread & Broth by bringing canned and non-perishable food items to the the Riva Grill on January 10th, from 5:30-8:30pm

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Happy New Year by Sharon Freewoman and New Moon Ceremony Jan 11

Yes, we are still here, in mostly one piece, for this moment and many more to come.Though this time will eventually fade away in our memories, the subtle shifts that have been taking place will continue to bring a lighter world to live in for future generations. 2013 is also the Universal Year of “6″.  We, as a collective of human consciousness, must now work towards bringing that new wave of light to fruition as we move into the”Galactic Spring”.

A New Year New Moon Ceremony will be held on Friday, January 11th at 7 pm at Thomas Clarke Chiropractic, 10880 Brockway Road in Truckee. Bring water to drink, wear warm and comfy clothes, and if you have a rattle or drum bring that too!   read more →

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“Emotional Intelligence: The other kind of smart” with Christopher Old Feb 8

Sierra College Insights presents “Emotional Intelligence: The other kind of Smart” with Christopher Old at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, February 8, 2013.

Emotional Intelligence (EI), the ability to recognize and control emotions, is a characteristic that affects our ability to succeed in all areas of life including personal relationships as well as in our career or at school.

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Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe Pet Pantry

Help support local homeless dogs and cats this holiday season by supporting the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe’s Pet Pantry program.

The economy continues to affect dogs, cats and people, forcing some families to give up their beloved pets for financial reasons. HSTT wants to help keep our furry friends in their homes through its Pet Pantry program. “Give what you can, take what you need,” this program collects pet food and distributes it to needy families and their pets in the Truckee-Tahoe area. read more →

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Gift Wrapping Party to Support the South Lake Tahoe Library Dec 15

The South Lake Tahoe Library is offering gift wrapping for a small fee on December 15th from 1pm to 4pm to raise money. The Friends of the Library will wrap your gift for just $2 per gift.  Priceless!

All proceeds go to the Friends of the Library and are used to support the library located at 1000 Rufus Allen in South Lake Tahoe.

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Sierra Agape Center’s “We’re All Ears” program

In 2012, Sierra Agape partnered with artist Susie Alexander to offer healing through artistic expression.

“Silence, healing.” ― Heraclitus

Sierra Agape Center’s “We’re All Ears” program has received a $5,000.00 grant from the Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation to fund its peer counseling and support service to the community.

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12.12.12 with Sharon Freewoman of Truckee

12.12.12.

Yes, it’s a very special day because we are here, so go out and celebrate one more magical day in Tahoe. That’s what it’s all about.

And, when you have time, have a reading with Sharon Freewoman and learn more about her organic farm at the “Shire.” read more →

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2012 Blue Ribbon Award Winners Announced

Congratulations Rob!

With more than 160 nominations received, everyone is a winner. The standouts in eight categories received a 2012 Blue Ribbon Award.

South Shore definitely shines with a nice blend of new and established businesses who provide positive experiences for locals and visitors and acknowledge our creative mountain culture. Hip Hip Hooray!

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South Lake Tahoe Chiropractor is Working for Food thru November 17

Dr. Joshua Welch of Safe Haven Chiropractic is conducting a food drive to help the South Lake Tahoe community.

Now through November 17th, Dr. Josh is exchanging chiropractic care for 5 non-perishable food items for local charity. Current, new or reactivating patients and families will receive a chiropractic adjustment for their donation.

Dr. Josh believes giving from the heart without expecting anything in return, is what creates a strong community. read more →
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Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe’s 2013 Calendar Photo Contest

Nice face Jess. Makes me want to get outside and play, like a good dog.

Your dog could be the next cover girl (or boy) of the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe 2013 Calendar.

The theme of the calendar is “Rescued dogs of Truckee-Tahoe,” so get your dog out and snap some photos and send them to HSTT before October 15th.

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Cast your Nomination for the Blue Ribbon Awards by Oct 5

It’s time to start thinking about that person going the extra mile to provide excellent customer service, that business that is working to minimize their impact on the environment, and businesses that are creating sustainable jobs in our local economy.

The deadline to nominate any business for a Blue Ribbon Award is October 5th at noon.

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2012 TRPA Lake Spirit Award Winners

The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency announced the winners of the Lake Spirit Awards honoring “real people making real progress protecting Lake Tahoe” at their second annual Community Appreciation Day event held on September 27 at TRPA’s office.

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Lake Tahoe Lifestyle Festival at Bijiou Community Park Sept 8

Come to the park for a day of mountain bike tours, forest hikes, play time, and health screenings at the free Lake Tahoe Lifestyle Festival on Saturday, September 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bijou Community Park, sponsored by the City of South Lake Tahoe and Barton Health.

Ride your bike to the park, and partake in Tahoe mountain culture.

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Three Truckee Cyclists to ride 300 Miles for Mentoring Sept 21-22

On Saturday, September 17, six cyclists are preparing for the biggest ride of their lives.

Why? For kids, of course!

For the fourth year in a row Hardy Bullock, Carey Thrasher and Ken Bossung – all members of the Tahoe Staff Cycling Team – will attempt to ride non-stop together for 300 miles to raise funding for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County and North Lake Tahoe’s mentoring programs for at-risk youth.

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