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Smiles and celebration abound at senior center open house
The line for birthday cake snaked around the lobby as friends joyfully greeted each other and laughter became part of the song being played by the piano in the next room. The last Friday of every month is a cause for celebration at the Sparks Senior Center, located at 97 Richards Way. Seniors can have their blood pressure tested for free by Sparks firefighters before enjoying lunch and a slice of birthday cake. Everyone receives raffle tickets...
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Sinatra in Nevada: Finis
Kudos should go to the Turner Classic Movie channel for the excellent job they did in making the month of May a tribute to one of the great performers of all time, Frank Sinatra.
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Swimming season in Sparks is almost upon us
The water at the Sparks Marina was a little choppy Tuesday as gray clouds loomed overhead and a slight rain began to pour.
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Spencer Remembers...Sinatra in Nevada: Part 3
In this space for the past two weeks, we have chronicled a couple of times that Frank Sinatra had been in northern Nevada. In each case it was at a low point in his professional and personal life. The first occurred when he appeared at the Riverside Hotel in the early ’50s, having been dropped by his record company and his marriage in distress. The second was in 1963 when he was here to deal with his son’s kidnapping from South Shore Lake Taho...
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Hard work pays off for scholarship recipients
Making sure their futures are a bit more secure, five hard-working high school students were awarded the 2008 Youth Leader Scholarship award Friday at the 22nd annual WIN Lecture Series Dinner.
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Spring has sprung to the voices of Reed’s choir
The vocal ensemble is one of three Reed choirs performing this week for the choral program’s spring concerts.
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JA in a Day teaches students that taxes can be fun
Andrew Smith is learning to become a crime scene investigator. Unlike the actors he admires from the hit television series, "C.S.I.," however, he is only in the fourth grade.
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Reed student’s art shows where the chaos goes
Like most high school students, Kash Colcord doodles during class. But unlike his peers who use the margins of their binder paper, Colcord needs a whole canvas.
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White weddings find it easy being green
While most brides are thinking white this summer, Roxanne Rhoads is thinking green.
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Remembering Sinatra in Nevada
Wednesday marks the 10th anniversary of the death of Frank Sinatra.
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Sparks Florist gears up for Mother’s Day
While the thought of Mother’s Day this Sunday is just now beginning to cross many people’s minds, Suzanne Shepherd began preparing months ago.
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Reed High drama students take the stage for a night of plays
In Reed High School’s upcoming “Play-A-Palooza,” Death knocks on the door, wearing black stiletto boots.
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Talent, hard work and community service pay off
Twenty-five high school seniors were honored on Tuesday for their worthy pursuits of academic excellence and community involvement. John Ascuaga's Nugget celebrated their achievements and supported the dreams of these graduating seniors during its 53rd annual scholarship awards luncheon. Scholarships of $1,000 each were awarded to students representing all areas of northern Nevada, including students graduating from Sparks, Reed and Spanish Sp...
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'Shake, rattle and roll!'
Northwestern Reno has been the scene of a swarm of earthquakes in the past 10 days, supposedly totaling more than a couple of hundred in number. Citizens in Mogul and the Somersett areas have suffered the most violent shaking and the most damage.
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Veteran shows he 'can' support the troops
If you had asked veteran Jim Carey last month what he does to support the troops, he wouldn't have had an answer for you. But that all changed after a man asked him that very question.
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Tooth fairy tells local kids to brush off the 'sugar bugs'
The tooth fairy and her army of helpers flew all the way from Truckee Meadows Community College to teach some local children how to fight the "sugar bugs" attacking their teeth. A group of 19 dental assistant students shared their knowledge with students at Greenbrae Elementary School in Sparks on Tuesday in creative ways. The future dental assistants were armed with skits, a giant toothbrush, jump rope "floss," smiley tooth costumes and a bun...
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Student actors work dauntlessly to make audience’s woes be gone
Sara Bogard and Ashton Williams were flailing about on the stage Friday afternoon in the Spanish Springs High School performing arts theater.
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Guests at role model summit ask teens, ‘Where’s your money?’
Medal-winning Olympians, world record holders, Super Bowl champions and beauty queens were only a handful of the impressive achievers found roaming local schools and detention centers last week in an effort to motivate the area’s youth.
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Autism awareness month raises regional responsiveness
Toni Richard is busy this month. Between caring for her 7-year-old autistic son, Tyler, and serving as president of the Reno Autism Information Network (RAIN), Richard serves on the board directors for the Autism Coalition of Nevada, works for the state's Medicaid commission and runs the Independent Living Autism Program. Even as her time is stretched thin, Richard says her biggest struggle is getting children with autism the help that they ne...
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When the stars fell on northern Nevada
For many years this area of northern Nevada was host to a steady stream of celebrities from the world of entertainment, sports, government and business.
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