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Guardian Angels seeking items for homeless
The Reno chapter of the Guardian Angels now is accepting donations for its annual Blanket-Bundle Drive.
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IRS seeks to return $2.4M to NV taxpayers
The Internal Revenue Service is looking for 1,746 Nevada taxpayers who are due to receive a combined $2.44 million in undeliverable tax refunds.
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City of Sparks Christmas tree arrives Monday
At 7 a.m. Monday, the city of Sparks community Christmas tree will arrive and be placed in Victorian Square for the upcoming 24th annual Sparks Hometowne Christmas Parade.
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Turkeys needed for Christmas
The Salvation Army of Reno needs thousands of turkeys — or the money with which to buy them — to add to holiday food boxes needy families will receive for Christmas. Nonperishable food items would also be appreciated.
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Ski Channel to debut movie at the Eldorado
Winter sports lovers in Reno have the chance to be some of the first to experience one of the most exciting new ski films of the year. The Ski Channel brings “The Story” film premiere, featuring the most famous names in skiing, to the Eldorado Hotel Casino at 8 p.m. Dec. 6.
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Holiday art workshop just for kids
Members of the Sierra Watercolor Art Angels will help children 7 through 12 years old create their own holiday watercolor masterpieces during a free art workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 11 at Washoe County’s Wilbur D. May Museum in Rancho San Rafael Regional Park.
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Time to shop for Medicare plans
Every year, the Medicare Open Enrollment Period gives Medicare beneficiaries a chance to evaluate their current plans and see what other options might be out there to serve their needs, especially if their health status has changed.
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Send holiday card to service members
RENO — During this week of Thanksgiving, the northern Nevada chapter of the American Red Cross encourages families to share their gratitude in messages to veterans and active-duty members of the Armed Forces. The Red Cross and Pitney Bowes Inc. are leading an effort to collect and send 1 million holiday cards to service members overseas and at home through the fourth annual Holiday Mail for Heroes campaign. Whether printed or handmade, the car...
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Silver Legacy goes blue, too
RENO — Joining the Reno Arch in supporting the Nevada Wolf Pack football team, the typically green-lit façade at the Silver Legacy Resort Casino is no more. In response to a call from Reno Mayor Bob Cashell for downtown properties to show school spirit, the Silver Legacy’s exterior dome and building lights will remain blue through the weekend. Silver Legacy is proud to support the Nevada Wolf Pack football team as WAC rival Boise State comes t...
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UNR asks Nevadans for one more vote
RENO — The University of Nevada, Reno’s Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center has been chosen as one of eight finalists in a national contest whose winner will be showcased on video in Times Square in New York City. The university is asking Nevadans and friends to log on to http://php.thomsonreuters.com/vote/ to vote for its state-of-the-art, high-tech library, which opened just two years ago. The Focus on Your Library Contest is being sponsored by T...
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Can the Mayor drive begins
SPARKS — Now through Dec. 10, residents throughout Sparks and the Truckee Meadows can participate in the city’s fourth annual Can the Mayor food drive to benefit the Food Bank of Northern Nevada by donating canned goods and other nonperishable food items for those who are less fortunate this holiday season. “In the spirit of giving, the city of Sparks has partnered with the Food Bank of Northern Nevada to help those who are in need this holida...
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Sparks offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday
SPARKS — In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, Sparks City Hall will be closed on Thursday and Friday. The city’s Public Works Department, Community Development Department and Municipal Court will be closed. Additionally, Sparks Parks and Recreation will be closed, including the Alf Sorensen Community Center and the Larry D. Johnson Community Center. The Alf Sorensen Center will have regular operating hours Saturday.
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Salvation Army to host a Thanksgiving dinner for all
RENO — The Salvation Army in Reno is inviting the community to attend Thanksgiving dinner and enjoy great food and fellowship. The meal will be served from noon to 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving day at The Salvation Army’s Corps Community Center, 1931 Sutro St. Harrah’s Reno will be providing the holiday meal and Harrah’s staff will be serving. The menu includes green salad, herb-roasted turkey with giblet gravy, walnut sage stuffing, red-skin mashed ...
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Aging classes, lecture by UNR School of Medicine
RENO — The University of Nevada School of Medicine’s Nevada Geriatric Education Center is offering a class on positive approaches to care for the aging in December. The class will address sexuality in older adults, including tips to manage inappropriate sexual behaviors, creating a positive environment for sexual expression and risks and alternatives of using restraints on people with dementia. It will be held on the following dates: • Dec. 3 ...
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16 agencies adopt software for sharing data
CARSON CITY — In a major cooperative effort to bolster public safety statewide, 16 Nevada agencies have selected Spillman Technologies of Salt Lake City to provide a new software system. The ability to share data across jurisdictional lines will help agencies track criminals, said Pat Conmay, chief of records and technology for the Nevada Department of Public Safety. “Data sharing enables agencies to do a much better job of protecting the publ...
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Improvements nearly done at Renown
RENO — Clark and Sullivan Construction announced Monday that work is almost complete on three tenant improvement projects for Renown Regional Medical Center, located at 1155 Mill St. in Reno. Projects include construction of the John and Sue Dermody Children’s Healing Garden, lab automation to accommodate state-of-the-art equipment and vascular operating room and interventional suite. “We are pleased to be a part of the continuing progress of ...
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Port of Subs gives to Evelyn Mount outreach
RENO — Locally owned and founded Port of Subs sandwich shop chain announced Monday its support of the Evelyn Mount Community Outreach by donating a Thanksgiving gift of $400 to help feed local families. Port of Subs will be making an additional donation of $400 during the week of Christmas with the hope of bolstering food supplies for those in need during the holidays. Mount is a local Reno philanthropist who has dedicated herself to helping t...
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TMT to hold membership meeting
RENO — Truckee Meadows Tomorrow (TMT), a nonprofit dedicated to improving local quality of life, invites the community to its annual membership meeting on Dec. 9. TMT will conduct its annual membership meeting with "The Greening of Our Economy," a program dedicated to the effect of renewable energy on the northern Nevada economy. Guest speakers include Jason Geddes from the city of Reno, John Hargrove from NV Energy and Chuck Alvey from the Ec...
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Saint Mary’s to hold flu shot clinic at Summit
RENO — Saint Mary’s Immunization Program will offer flu shots to anyone age 6 months and older from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 4 at the Summit Mall in south Reno, near Hollister and Sunglass Hut. For $10 and two cans of food, which will be donated to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada, community members can get their seasonal flu shot while donating to a worthwhile cause. Community members can make adult and children’s flu shot appointments by ca...
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Environmental Health Services office to close earlier Dec. 1
RENO — The Washoe County District Health Department’s Environ-mental Health Services (EHS) office will close every day at 4:30 p.m. beginning Dec. 1. The requirements of a new accounting system have made it necessary for front counter staff to stop receiving payments by 4:30 p.m. in order to close out the daily books by 5 p.m. According to EHS division director Bob Sack, several options have been discussed, with closing at 4:30 p.m. providing ...
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