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Two Grammy nominees kick-off 51st Reno Jazz Festival
RENO — Considered one of the best of its kind in the world, and lauded by the San Francisco Chronicle as “showcasing music’s future,” the Reno Jazz Festival has been bringing jazz superstars and the finest emerging young artists to town for five decades. Celebrating 51 years of jazz, 1962-2013 (and counting down to 75 years and more), the Reno Jazz Festival hosts three days of concerts and events on the University of Nevada, Reno campus, April...
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Celebrate National Library Week
SPARKS — Washoe County Commissioners Proclaimed April 14-20 as National Library Week at their April 9 meeting. The proclamation was received by Arnie Maurins, Washoe County Library System Director, and Craig Franden, from the Law Library, as part of the Second Judicial District Court. “Communities Matter @ Your Library” is the theme of this year’s National Library Week, going on now. Whether you are a job seeker looking for resources to land a...
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Local Ca$h Mob celebrates first anniversary
The Reno-Sparks Ca$h Mob is a year old this month and organizers have a celebration planned from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Sierra Arts Gallery and Wild River Grille, both located at 17 S. Virginia St. in Reno.
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Workshop series teaches how to protect your money, estate
The Community Foundation of Western Nevada is offering eight weeks of free workshops to teach locals about money, retirement planning and their estate.
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Supreme Court shows ignorance on gay marriage
The Supreme Court justices are wandering in the Dark Ages on gay marriage, cloistered in their ivory tower, isolated from real people in the real world. During recent oral arguments the justices showed gross ignorance of the subject, its history and the long struggle for gay and lesbian equality. Justice Alito complained that “same-sex marriage was very new.” He apparently never heard of the Stonewall riots, a series of spontaneous and violent...
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NNMC first in nation certified in lower back pain
SPARKS — Northern Nevada Medical Center’s (NNMC) Pain Management Program recently earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval in Low Back Pain. The program is the first in the nation to receive this certification. This certification recognizes NNMC’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards. To achieve this prestigious certification, the hospital underwent a rigorous on-site evaluation ...
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Workshop on site stewardship and WWII in Nevada
FALLON — The State Historic Preservation Office, Nevada Archaeological Site Stewardship Program is sponsoring a workshop from 9 a.m. to noon May 4 at the Churchill County Museum. That program will highlight some of Nevada’s WWII resources from an archaeological perspective. Jeffrey Wedding from Nevada Desert Research Institute will discuss the types of resources remaining, how to identify them, techniques on recording them and things to consid...
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Ibsen’s 'Ghosts' at Good Luck Macbeth Theatre
RENO — Good Luck Macbeth Theatre Company presents the Victorian era drama, "Ghosts," by Henrik Ibsen, opening April 26 and running until May 12 with a special Pay What You Can performance on May 2 and a Happy Hour Theatre Club performance on May 3. This production features Kristina Harris as Mrs. Alving, Zachary Bortot as Oswald, Blair Anthony as Pastor Manders, Rebekah Bortot as Regina, and Brian Ault as Engstand. Jim Bernardi, a retired prof...
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Washoe County presents first Angel Among Us Award
Washoe County’s Department of Social Services (WCDSS) will present the first “Angel Among Us” Award to longtime foster parent Virdell Weston Wednesday.
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‘Doing business with Washoe County’ free workshop
Washoe County encourages all businesses interested in being a supplier or contractor to Washoe County to attend the “Doing business with Washoe County” workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday.
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Nevada artists show to protect landmark
Many of Nevada’s artists will share their work at the second annual Nevada Expressions Show and Sale, to be held on April 20 and April 21.
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Trauma intervention program graduates new volunteers
RENO — A ceremony was held for the most recent Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) of northern Nevada class of trainees, who graduated on March 20. Guest speakers Assistant Sheriff Haney with Washoe County Sheriff’s Office and Commander Wiecking with Reno Police Department shared their passion for the TIP program and its value to our community. Graduates then received their official TIP identification and certificates of completion from TIP boar...
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REMSA, Reno Allstate monthly car seat checks a success
RENO — On March 23, Reno residents lined up for a free child or infant safety seat check at REMSA’s Point of Impact program’s monthly checkpoint. Three out of four car seats are incorrectly installed, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Reno Allstate Exclusive Agency Owner Ramie Pratt hosted to the event to help reverse that statistic. “It was a fun event where I was able to directly help the community by e...
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UNR scientists show insight into brain, nerve development
RENO — A new mechanism for guiding the growth of nerves that involves the cell-death machinery has been found by scientists at the University of Nevada, Reno that may bring advances in neurological medicine and research. The team obtained the evidence in studies of fruit flies and reported their discovery in an article published in the prestigious science publication Cell Reports. “Although the fly is a relatively simple organism, almost every...
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Western Heritage Festival booth space for artists, crafters
SPARKS — The Sparks Museum and Cultural Center is seeking artists and crafters whose works portray elements of western heritage and folklife for a Western Heritage Festival on May 11 at Victorian Square in Sparks. The festival will feature Western furniture and home accessories; handcrafted works in leather, metal and wood; jewelry and fashion; Western themed art; antiques; saddles and tack; textile arts and baskets. Drawing from a rich herita...
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Heroes shaved heads for childhood cancer
RENO — The Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation (NNCCF) recently celebrated St. Baldrick’s with community members, schools, businesses and anyone with hair to “Be Brave & Go Bald” for kids fighting cancer. More than $187,000 was raised locally as part of a worldwide effort to conquer kids’ cancer. More than 315 northern Nevada shavees accepted the lofty challenge issued by NNCCF and the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, and shaved their heads...
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School of Medicine's free clinics set for April
RENO — The University of Nevada School of Medicine’s free Student Outreach Clinics for April are scheduled for the following dates: A children’s clinic will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. today; a general clinic will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday; and a women’s clinic will be held from 8 a.m. to noon April 13. Clinics are held at the School of Medicine’s Family Medicine Center, located on the University of Nevada, Reno campus just north of Ma...
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Volunteers needed to help plant sagebrush seedlings
ELKO — Volunteers are needed to assist the Bureau of Land Management, Elko District, Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) and Nevada Muley’s in planting sagebrush seedlings to improve winter habitat for mule deer, sage grouse and other species in the 2012 Willow burn area on April 6. The plantings will occur near Nelson Creek located east of Willow Creek Reservoir. Volunteers will meet at Willow Creek Reservoir on the Midas-Tuscarora County Ro...
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Spanish Springs Library hours changing
SPARKS — Beginning April 16, the Spanish Springs Library, located at 7100A Pyramid Way in Sparks, will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. Under the current Tuesday schedule of noon to 8 p.m., the 7 to 8 p.m. hour consistently has fewer patrons than the 11 a.m. to noon hour on other days during the week. The Library Board of Trustees approved a staff recommendation to change the Spanish Springs Library’s Tuesday hours to 11 a.m. to 7 p...
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American Red Cross holds Real Heroes 2013 breakfast today
RENO — The Northern Nevada Chapter of the American Red Cross is proud to announce its nominees for the 2013 Real Heroes Breakfast, presented by Nevada State Bank, to be held on today at the Atlantis Casino Resort and Spa beginning at 7:30 am. Nominations for Real Heroes are received by the Red Cross from people throughout the region in ten different categories for their extraordinary courage and selflessness. From all walks of life, these outs...
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