Region In Brief
UNR honors Nevada authors
RENO — From Nevada’s wild horses and gritty boxers, to its controversial mayors and powerful casino tycoons, three Nevada authors have painted vivid pictures of life in Nevada through their writing and will be honored for their work at the annual Nevada Writers Hall of Fame Awards, from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the University of Nevada, Reno’s Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center. Honorees will be Darrell Spencer, Terri Farley and John L. Smith. Spen...
Stuff-A-Bus for the needy
RENO — KOZZ-FM morning show personalities Steve Smith and Jim McClain are gearing up for their annual Stuff-A-Bus drive for The Salvation Army. Next week, Smith and McClain will be asking Truckee Meadows residents to fill a bus with new toys, nonperishable food and warm clothing to help their less-fortunate neighbors. The weak economy is bringing more people to The Salvation Army these days: The charity reported a 24 percent increase in assist...
Sponsors needed to adopt families for Christmas
RENO — The Salvation Army’s Adopt-A-Family program is looking for as many as 100 businesses or other groups to sponsor needy families for Christmas. Sponsors may select the size of family they wish to buy for, including the number of children. The sponsor provides the family with three to five day’s worth of food, as well as gifts. For more information, call Lt. Barbara Kennedy at 688-4555 ext. 241.
TMCC to honor veterans
RENO — In honor of Veterans Day, Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) will host a flag-raising ceremony on Nov. 10 at noon. The event, featuring the color guard, music, a speaker and refreshments, and will be held at the flagpoles on the south side of the Sierra Building at the Dandini Campus. The event is presented by Veterans Upward Bound, a program designed to motivate and assist veterans in the development of academic and other skills ...
Free seminar explains new Roth IRA rules
RENO — A free educational workshop, “Tax-Free Income for You and Your Heirs: What You Need to Know About Roth Conversions Right Now,” will be presented from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 10 at MC2 Wealth Solutions, 679 Sierra Rose, Suite B, in Reno. The workshop will be presented by Jamie Cooke, investment coach with MC2 Wealth Solutions. “The Roth IRA always has offered one key advantage over the traditional IRA: a tax-free income stream in retir...
UNR offers pesticide applicator training
RENO — The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and the Nevada Department of Agriculture will be holding certified pesticide applicator training sessions in Reno, Winnemucca and Yerington in the coming months. The training provides six hours of continuing education credits for certified pesticide applicators. An applicators test will be given Nov. 10 for those who wish to recertify by exam rather than through continuing education units. ...
‘Rock The Recycling’ after rocking the vote
RENO — As another political season comes to an end, Waste Management would like to remind residents that most political signs placed in yards and on fencing are recyclable, as are official voter guides and other collateral materials and direct mailings received throughout the campaign season. “We encourage everyone to get out and vote. And after Nov. 2, we encourage all residents to recycle all political material possible,” Waste Management sp...
Tickets available for Boys & Girls Club banquet
RENO — Recognizing the community’s best in volunteerism and charitable support, tickets and tables are available now for the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows’ 34th Annual Awards Banquet beginning with cocktails at 5 p.m. on Nov. 18. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. Honoring local construction professionals Brett Barker and Brett Coleman, the banquet will take place in the Silver Legacy Resort Casino’s Reno Exposition Hall. The banquet honors tho...
Group to hold green event
Sustainable Tahoe, a nonprofit organization, helping to cultivate the Tahoe area as a leader in geotourism and sustainable lake stewardship, has announced the first basin-wide green networking event in South Lake Tahoe.
Trick-or-treat at the auto museum
Stay warm while your goblins, princesses and action heroes collect their treats by taking the whole family to the National Automobile Museum from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday for Trick-or-Treat in the Streets.
Green college class teaches composting
SPARKS — A free Green College Seminar on composting will show how to turn green waste into gold on Nov. 13 at 11 a.m. at Rail City Garden Center, 1720 Brierley Way in Sparks. Ron Schuman will cover how to compost and utilize kitchen and garden waste and turn it into the best nutrients available for plants. Shuman also will demonstrate worm farms. Seating for the class is limited and reservations are recommended. Call 335-1551 to reserve a seat...
Comment on USDA biofuels program
RENO — Nevada Farm Service Agency executive director Clint Koble is seeking public comment on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Regional Biofuels Roadmap. The USDA, the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency are coordinating the federal government’s efforts on this first comprehensive biofuels market development program. A meeting to collect public comments will be held Nov. 9 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Nevada State Healt...
Schedule announced for social media conference
RENO — Social Media at Reno-Tahoe 2010 — the sm@rt conference — invites small businesses, nonprofits, tourism and gaming properties and professionals from all sectors to join the conversation, Dec. 8-10, at John Ascuaga’s Nugget. More than two dozen regional and national speakers and session presenters include top authors, expert practitioners and strategists from such companies as media giant Gannett and winter travel destinations such as Vai...