Region In Brief
Sparks Hometowne Christmas set for weekend
SPARKS — After a weeklong delay, the Sparks Hometowne Christmas will consume Victorian Square beginning Friday bringing Christmas cheer in a family environment.
The annual tree lighting ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday with free hot chocolate provided by Rail City and cannolis provided by Grimaldis. The IndieReno Craft Faire will also kick off Friday beginning at 6 p.m. inside the newly renovated Sparks Heritage Museum and Cultural Cen...
Annual Santa Train taking off at Railroad Museum
CARSON CITY — Santa Claus will make an express run on the Nevada State Railroad Museum’s steam train pulled by V&T Railway locomotive No. 25 on Dec. 15 and 16. The museum’s Santa Train departs Carson City’s Wabuska Depot at the corner of Fairview Drive and U.S. 395 and trains run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Trains run continuously throughout the day, sun, rain or snow. Each Santa Train trip leaves the depot as soon as Santa and passengers have bo...
Nevada State Museum offers pine tree art,
CARSON CITY— Families are invited to explore “Pines are Fine,” a special Nevada State Museum program from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. The activity continues the museum’s Family Fun Saturdays series. Museum volunteer Sharon Yarborough designed an art project and program to celebrate the pines.
Visitors will explore conifers and evergreens that keep their leaves, or needles, all year. Children will learn to tell the differences between pine, fir...
Manogue music ensemble to
perform at VA Hospital
RENO — The Manogue Minors Music Ensemble will be performing on a volunteer basis throughout the Reno-Sparks area hospitals, nursing homes and other care facilities this holiday season. At 10 a.m. Saturday, the group will be at the Sierra Nevada Veteran’s Administration Medical Center located at 975 Kirman Ave. in Reno. This performance will include traditional Christmas music, including familiar carols, instrumental pieces and more. Solo pe...
Donations needed for ‘Christmas on the Corridor’
RENO — The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office and Reno Sparks Corridor Business Association are asking for the public’s help in making Christmas a little brighter for children and seniors who live in Reno’s Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Street “Corridor” by donating to this year’s Christmas on the Corridor holiday charity event.
Christmas on the Corridor started in 1996 as a simple opportunity to hand out cookies to a few hundred children and has gro...
Donations needed to fill stockings of local children
The “Operation: Stocking Stuffer” event is just a few weeks away, and Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada is still in need of pre-filled Christmas stockings and toys for the children ages 0-17 served by the organization’s nine unique human needs programs.
Hug High ROTC receives $10,000 grant
The Hug High School ROTC Rifle Team was chosen over dozens of schools, nationwide, to receive a $10,000 endowment grant through a partnership between the Midway USA Foundation and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.
Young entrepreneur to present at WIN meeting
RENO — Shama Kabani, president of The Marketing Zen Group, will be the keynote speaker at this month’s WIN breakfast meeting held at 7 a.m. Friday at the convention center at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino. Sponsored by KPS3 Marketing, the popular networking breakfast event will feature Kabani presenting “The Zen of Social Media and Marketing.”
Kabani is a web and TV personality, bestselling author, international speaker and award-winning...
Tahoe Fund donates $10,000 for lake restoration
CARSON CITY — The Tahoe Fund, a non-profit organization, donated $10,000 to the Lake Tahoe Resource Team in support of the Third Creek and Incline Creek watershed project. The grant finances a pedestrian bridge over Incline Creek to allow for safe, stabilized foot traffic across both creeks and to diminish stream bank erosion.
“This bridge is a wonderful example of how we can come together to create a Tahoe that balances our natural environ...
Kennedy Center Partners in Education announces Arts Initiati...
RENO — The Kennedy Center Partners in Education (PIE) program is announcing the 2012-2013 year of partnership with the Washoe County School District (WCSD). The Partners in Education program, sponsored by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, is designed to assist arts organizations throughout the nation to develop and expand educational partnerships with their local school systems. The purpose of the partnerships is the establ...
BLM approves Mount Hope Moly Mine Project
BATTLE MOUNTAIN — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Battle Mountain District, signed the Record of Decision (ROD) approving the Eureka Moly LLC’s Mount Hope Molybdenum Mine in central Nevada, about 23 miles northwest of Eureka near U.S. Highway 278 on public and private land in Eureka County. The mine will provide an average 400 long-term jobs in the area with a peak employment of 615 personnel during construction activities.
Nevada State Bank hosting denim drive
To help the many local children in need this season, Nevada State Bank is collecting new denim clothing, socks and underwear for the annual Reno Rodeo Foundation Denim Drive now through Dec. 31.
New Reno-Tahoe app benefits visitors
RENO — The Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority announced Nov. 1 the release of its new mobile application designed to help visitors plan a trip and enhance their experience upon arrival to Reno-Tahoe.
The Reno Tahoe USA app provides potential visitors with information on which hotels may be best suited to their needs; what concerts, events and entertainment will be offered during their visit; where they can get outdoors to enjoy the...