The 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.
On December 1, every dollar people give will have twice the impact to care for little underdogs like Mr. Sprinkles shown here. read more →
“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.”
The Tahoe Rim Trail Association (TRTA) will be offering a Basic Heartsaver First Aid, CPR, and AED course taught by American Heart Association Instructors on November 14, 2015.
Now 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.
Restorative Yoga and Meditation Workshops are held by Barbara Ricotta in Incline Village.
Barton Health’s wellness 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 →
Tahoe Tibetan Cultural Exchange together with Sierra Friends of Tibet and Tahoe Rising are pleased to welcome the first visit of 10 Tibetan Buddhist monks from Nechung Monastery in Dharamsala for two Healing Events August 18 and 19 at Camp Richardson Resort.
The healings are open to everyone, all ages, by donation only. It is not necessary to practice Buddhism to receive the blessing. It is believed by Buddhists that being blessed the healing has the potential to transmit a high degree of protection, healing, and energy to those attending the blessing with an open heart and clear mind. read more →
VENERABLE LAMA LOSANG SAMTEN has been sharing teachings of loving-kindness, joy and compassion, as well as the path to enlightenment for almost 30 years.
Losang will be in Tahoe and Truckee August 6-14, 2015.
Join Erica for her free nature inspired yoga classes for all levels at Kiva Beach in South Lake Tahoe every Wednesday at 8:30 am and Mindful Adventure Yoga Hikes on Thursday mornings.
See you there.
It’s fire season. Do you know what to do?
Reduce fuels around your house, and neighbors to reduce the risk.
Research shows that how the house is built, the characteristics of the adjacent vegetation, and routine maintenance often determine which homes burn and which survive.
Most important, create an evacuation plan for you and your pets, and have several different escape routes from your home and community.
“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!
Green sustainable buildings, as you have learned, are great at keeping in heat and keeping out cold.
What about the air inside a tight, warm cozy house?
The Truckee Wolverine Boosters Club is hosting its 3rd annual golf tournament on Sunday, May 31, 2015 at the Golf Club at Gray’s Crossing. It will be a 4 person scramble format and the cost is $125.00 per person. Check in at 9:00am with a shotgun start at 11:00am. read more →
Join the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe (HSTT) on Saturday, March 21, for their Second Annual Celebrity Comedy Night.
Tickets are $25.00 and all proceeds benefit the numerous good works that the HSTT provides to Truckee and North Lake Tahoe’s homeless pets.
“Silence, healing.” ― Heraclitus
In 2012, Sierra Agape partnered with artist Susie Alexander to offer healing through artistic expression. This is especially well suited for individuals experiencing chronic illness or pain of any kind.
Local South Shore veterinarian, Dr. Carrie Turner, is now offering acupuncture, veterinary food therapy, and herbal medicine to dogs and cats at a new veterinary clinic called Heal Integrative Veterinary Medicine. Heal, now located just up the stairs from Sierra Veterinary Hospital, expands the scope of veterinary care available to pets in South Lake Tahoe. read more →
Thanks to Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care, we have the only River Otter rehab cage in California.
Heavenly 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 →
Local health author, Cal Orey, has launched an edgy food-related blog that stands out with a dash of fresh attitude.
The internationally acclaimed author comes out of the pantry and admits, “I hate to cook.” But she practices what she preaches, “I eat to live and do not live to eat”. It’s her secret to staying healthy and lean while savoring fine food.
There’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.
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.
Project MANA, (Making Adequate Nutrition Accessible), is the hunger relief organization serving the North and West Shores of Lake Tahoe and Truckee.
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.
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.
To sit just for the sake of sitting…
To listen to the sound of silence…
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.
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 →
Lynne 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.
A 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 →
His 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 →
On 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 →
Join 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.
Dance 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.
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.
Squaw 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.
Did you ever wonder how smoke affects our pets? Just like people. read more →
Lake 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 →
It’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 →
Truckee Donner Land Trust Offers Public Input Meetings and Property Tours to Guide Royal Gorge’s Recreation Plan
Pending 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.
The 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.”
The 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 →
One 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.
Every 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.
What 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 →
How 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 →
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.
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
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 →
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.keep looking »