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Waste Management encourages residents to go green for Halloween
RENO — This season, Waste Management reminds its customers to save money and think green by avoiding traditional Halloween routines, which usually result in waste, in favor of recyclable, eco-friendly habits. Use the whole pumpkin: Most people buy a pumpkin to celebrate the holiday and then toss it in the trash in November. However, avoiding that waste is easy by using the pumpkin for both food and decoration. Bake the seeds with a little bit ...
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Help stuff a bus with goods for Salvation Army
RENO — KOZZ-FM morning show host Jim McClain once again has a goal of filling a bus with nonperishable food, new toys and warm clothing for our needy neighbors in the Truckee Meadows The 13th annual Stuff-A-Bus food, clothing and toy drive to benefit The Salvation Army is scheduled for Nov. 2 through 4 in the west parking lot of the Atlantis Casino Resort. The bus will be parked near the sky bridge entrance at the northwest corner of Virginia ...
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Webinar about elder violence today at 1 p.m.
RENO — The Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence (NNADV) and the state Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD) present a webinar from 1 to 2:30 p.m. entitled “Intimate Partner Violence in Later Life: What Is It? How Can I Help?”  “It is our pleasure to host this webinar that will inform and educate service providers on this largely unreported and preventable form of abuse,” said Sue Meuschke, executive director of the NNADV. More than...
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UNR Early Head Start Program top 10 in the country
RENO — In its 12 short years of existence, not only has the Early Head Start Program at the University of Nevada, Reno gone from serving 64 infants and toddlers each year to serving 180, it has also risen to be one of the top programs in the country. Out of 1,591 Head Start and Early Head Start programs nationwide, the Office of Head Start in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families has named th...
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Injured Marine to receive keys to new home
WELLINGTON — Homes for Our Troops, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to building specially adapted homes for severely injured veterans, will be presenting keys to Marine Sgt. Kenneth “Dylan” Gray and his family on Saturday. Construction on the home began in March with a three-day “build brigade,” during which volunteers finished the home’s frame, siding and roof and installed windows and doors. On his third deployment, Gray was left ...
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Donate items to Note-Ables rummage sale
RENO — The Note-Ables, a performance group for persons with disabilities living in the northern Nevada area, is holding a fundraiser rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot at Reno High School. Anyone who wishes to donate items to the sale should bring them to The Note-Ables office at the McKinley Arts & Culture Center at 925 Riverside Drive by 3 p.m. Thursday. Reno High School is located at 395 Booth St. For more inform...
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Celebrate Virginia Lake restoration
RENO — The city invites the public to join in a celebration to mark completion of the Virginia Lake Park restoration project and the new fishing pier at noon Thursday. A citizen’s design group helped the city determine what features they wanted in the restoration. The project also included erosion control, a bathroom and new landscaping with a trail at the south end of the lake. The festivities will take place at the new pier, which is located...
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Sierra Fire chief resigns for health reasons
RENO — Sierra Fire Protection District Chief Mike Greene, who recently underwent emergency surgery for a cardiac pacemaker, has announced his resignation effective Nov. 10, on the advice of his physician. The board of fire commissioners for Sierra Fire is expected to take action at its Oct. 25 meeting to accept the resignation. In his resignation letter, Chief Greene stated, “With the safety of the community in mind and my health at risk, I as...
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Tour Governor’s Mansion for Halloween
CARSON CITY — Gov. Brian and first lady Kathleen Sandoval are inviting all Nevadans to tour the Governor’s Mansion from 2 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 29 after the Nevada Day Parade. The governor and first lady also are inviting Nevadans to come and trick-or-treat at the Mansion from 5 to 8 p.m. on Halloween day. “The Mansion is all dressed up in its spookiest, scariest best,” Gov. Sandoval said. “We’ve stocked up on Halloween candy and Kathleen and I in...
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Community e-waste collection event is back by popular demand
RENO — In April, New2U Computers and partners from all over the community joined together in a Community e-Waste Collection Event. They collected nearly 250,000 pounds of e-Waste filling 20 semi-truck loads in five hours. All donations were made by residents of the Truckee Meadows. “According to the Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful Litter Index, the majority of what we find at illegal dump sites are electronic waste and this community event help...
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Sierra Arts welcomes interim director
RENO — The board of trustees of the Sierra Arts Foundation announced last week the appointment of Stacey Spain as the organization’s interim executive director. Spain, a professional theater artist, has served as the program director at Sierra Arts and boasts more than 16 years of experience working with Nevada arts and culture organizations. She will begin overseeing the operations of Sierra Arts immediately. “It is an honor to be asked to se...
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Interfaith panel discussion on reincarnation
RENO — Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) is offering a panel discussion about reincarnation on Saturday. The discussion is open to public. Coordinated by Hindu leader Rajan Zed, other participants in the discussion include Spanish Springs Presbyterian Church pastor Bruce Taylor, Northern Nevada Muslim Community Vice President Sherif Elfass, Reno Buddhist Center priest Jikai’ Phil Bryan, Temple Beth Or rabbi ElizaBeth Beyer, Pagan high p...
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State wildlife director receives national honor
RENO — Nevada Department of Wildlife director Ken Mayer has been named a co-recipient of the 2011 Secretary’s Honor Award, the most prestigious award given by the U.S. secretary of agriculture. Mayer received this honor for his role as a partner on the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Sage Grouse Initiative Team. Through this team, the U.S. Department of Agriculture launched an effort to sustain working ranches and conserve greate...
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Class to focus on bulbs and perennial planting
SPARKS — Learn about bulb and perennial planting that will return year after year at a free Green College Class at 10 a.m. on Oct. 22 at Rail City Garden Center, 1720 Brierley Way in Sparks. Join instructor Roxanne Martin to find out how to plant bulbs and perennial plants that last for several growing seasons. Seating for the class is limited and reservations are recommended. Call 335-1551 to reserve a seat. While the class is free, a donatio...
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Author David Gabriel book-signing event
David Gabriel, a resident of Dayton, will sign copies of his book “Beast of Denial” from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the Reno Sparks Chamber of Commerce.
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City of Reno presented Award of Excellence
The City-County Communications and Marketing Association has presented the city of Reno the Award of Excellence for the city’s social media program.
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Have a pink drink for the cure at Silver Legacy
Now through Nov. 11, Silver Legacy will donate 50 cents of each Passionately Pink Pomegranate Martini or Komen Pink Ribbon Cocktail served at Drinx, Silver Baron and Aura Lounge to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
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Children’s Spooktacular Halloween Party at Atlantis
Reveal your funky, funny and frightening side at the Atlantis Fun Center’s Spooktacular Halloween Party on Oct. 30.
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ALC conserves historic ranch, bird habitat in Elko County
Nearly 12,000 acres of working ranchlands in northeastern Nevada and nationally recognized outstanding avian habitat have been protected through a conservation easement.
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Bighorns’ draft position announced
RENO — The Reno Bighorns has been selected to pick 13th in the upcoming NBA D-League Draft, but the first overall selection will be the 20th pick due to a trade with the Bakersfield Jam. Paul Mokeski, the new head coach of the Reno Bighorns, said he looks forward to finding solid players in this year’s draft. “We are excited to have the 20th pick in the draft,” Mokeski said. “We expect to find a very good player in that spot. In later rounds, ...
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