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BizFlash lecture today at JA Nugget
SPARKS — Bill Reichert will present “Garage Ventures - Art of the Start: The Future of Innovation and Entrepreneurship” from 7:30 to 9 a.m. today at John Ascuaga’s Nugget. This lecture is presented free to the public courtesy of The Chamber. An excellent and motivating speaker, Bill Reichert is a Managing Director of Garage Technology Ventures, a seed-stage and early-stage venture capital firm based in Los Altos, Calif. The worlds of venture c...
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University lecture makes engineering a K-12 focus
RENO — A new national initiative to build engineering into K-12 curriculum is the theme of a symposium on science and engineering education featuring guest speaker Ioannis Miaoulis, the driver behind the movement. The presentation Nov. 8 is part of the University of Nevada, Reno’s College of Engineering Distinguished Lecture Series, in collaboration with the College of Education. In his presentation, “Science in the K-12 Schools: Oh my.....do ...
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Renown provides advanced training for healthcare professionals
RENO — Renown Institute for Heart & Vascular Health is teaming up with the Nevada Academy of Family Physicians (NAFP) to provide advanced training for healthcare professionals across northern Nevada this weekend in a three-day educational conference. The 23rd Annual Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine Conference will be held at the Resort at Squaw Creek in Olympic Valley, Calif., Friday through Sunday, Nov. 2 – 4. This continuing medical educati...
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View the 2012 Presidential Election with the Wolf Pack “Ball...
RENO ­— The Associated Students of the University of Nevada (ASUN) invites the community to watch the 2012 election results, play games and meet local political figures on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Entitled “Ballot Bash,” this event is free to the public and will be held in the Joe Crowley Student Union Ballrooms from 8 p.m. to midnight.  Programmed by Flipside, ASUN’s primary event planning board, “Ballot Bash” is intended to help foster the political...
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Grand Sierra Resort names seasoned gaming expert as general ...
RENO — Grand Sierra Resort (GSR) recently named Steve Rosen, a gaming and entertainment marketing professional with more than 30 years of experience, as the general manager of the newly renovated Reno property. Rosen, who currently serves as the chief marketing officer for Santo Gaming, LLC., has worked for some of the most recognized hotel and casino brands throughout the top gaming destinations in the world including Atlantic City, N.J., Mac...
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High school teachers inspiring students through technology
SPARKS — Tech is good, a local non-profit, is launching the Tech.Inspired Teacher of the Year recognition program for the first time in Washoe County. Now through November 15 the public can vote on Facebook for their favorite Tech Inspired high school teacher to win $3,000 to use in their classroom. One teacher was selected from each of nine participating public high schools by their Principal for being a leader in integrating technology in th...
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Boys & Girls Club annual awards banquet Nov. 8
The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows recognizes the best in volunteerism and community support at this year’s “Adventures in Oz” themed 36th Annual Awards Banquet Nov. 8.
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‘Nevada Writers Hall of Fame’ honors inductees
As the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame celebrates its 25th year, inductees will be honored at the annual Nevada Writers Hall of Fame Awards with a ceremony from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 8.
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Health screening events offered through Renown
Renown Health Institute for Heart & Vascular Health is pleased to host the life-saving services of Life Line Screening, the nation’s largest provider of preventive screenings, to help local residents identify their risk of stroke, vascular disease and osteoporosis before the life-changing effects of these conditions can occur.
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Discounted screenings for breast cancer extended
Renown Breast Health Center is extending its offering of $100 mammograms for uninsured women, and $150 SonoCiné whole breast ultra sound screenings now until Dec. 31.
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Hoop House Production Nevada growing practices workshop
FALLON — Hoop house production extends the growing season and increases sales for many Northern Nevada farms. However, producers can face challenges with these greenhouse-style structures, which require growing methods different from planting directly into the soil. Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute offers a “Hoop House Production — Growing for Northern Nevada’s Seasons” workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 3 at the WNC Fallon ...
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16th Annual BANN-ER Awards Nov. 16
RENO — The Builders Association of Northern Nevada will honor the best in the building industry at the 16th Annual BANN-ER Awards Nov. 16 at the Atlantis Hotel Casino. This red carpet themed event will salute the best in innovation, creativity and strategy. The evening will begin with cocktails and networking from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Dinner and awards will begin at 7:30 p.m. The cost of the event is $75 per person, which includes awards, dinner and...
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Lahontan State Recreation Area to benefit from donation
CARSON CITY — AAA Nevada presented $20,250 Tuesday to the Nevada Division of State Parks to improve directional signs throughout Lahontan State Recreation Area. AAA Nevada teamed up to help Nevada State Parks help fund projects that would otherwise go unfunded. Throughout their “Summer Road Trip” campaign July 1 through Aug. 30, AAA Nevada donated five dollars to Nevada State Parks for every AAA insurance quote completed within each AAA branch...
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Get region’s first electronic insurance card
RENO — For all those who dig through wallets, purses or pockets to locate their insurance ID cards, Hometown Health now offers an alternative – the Hometown Health eCard. With the region’s first Electronic Member ID Card, Hometown Health members can access their secure eCard from their smartphones and view, fax or email a copy of the card directly to a healthcare provider’s office. “Hometown Health members now have on-the-go access to their in...
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Operation Sweaters for Veterans begins Nov. 1
Nov. 1 through Veterans Day, Nov. 11, Walton’s is collecting new or gently used sweaters and gloves, which will be delivered to local VA hospitals, VA homes and veterans service organizations.
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‘Wanda’s Closet’ seeks infant supplies donations
Casa de Vida’s “Wanda’s Closet” is a baby boutique providing free diapers, formula, wipes, baby equipment, food and clothing to at-risk infants and children under the age of five.
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Informational group for Medicare enrollment period
Senior Care Plus, a Medicare Advantage Plan offered by Hometown Health, is hosting daily informational group meetings to assist current and new members during the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period, which is Oct. 15 through Dec. 7.
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Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada to host 47th Annual Convention
SPARKS — Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada, Inc. will host its 47th Annual Convention Oct. 29-Nov.1 at John Ascuaga’s Nugget in Sparks. This will be the 47th annual meeting held since the non-profit organization’s inception in 1965. ITCN houses various community programs, such as; Women, Infant & Children, Child Care Development Fund, Native Workforce Development, Administration on Aging, Head Start, Domestic Violence, Statewide Native American C...
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Free geological field trip this weekend
RENO — The Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, a public service and research department in the College of Science at the University of Nevada, Reno, is holding its 15th annual Earth Science Week field trip as part of a national celebration of earth sciences. This year’s event, titled “Tuff All Over: Exploring Faulted Volcanic Terrain in the Painted Hills, Virginia Mountains, West of Pyramid Lake,” will be led by University geologists D.D. LaPo...
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Halloween happenings at the Eldorado
The kids might have to wait until Oct. 31 for Halloween tricks and treats, but adults can get their party started early at the Eldorado Hotel Casino.
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