Chiara and Ron Gajar
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Wednesday, April 24th, 2013
Tahoe Rim Trail Association launches inaugural Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge
Friends, families and colleagues kick-off new self-guided Trail Challenge on National Trails Day, Saturday, June 1
WHAT: Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge. The Tahoe Rim Trail Association (TRTA) has selected six scenic points on the Tahoe Rim Trail. Participants will hike, bike, snowshoe, ski or ride horseback to each of the destinations and receive invitations to select experiences designed exclusively for Trail Challenge members in 2013.
WHEN: June through December 2013
WHERE: Tahoe Rim Trail. Official kick off location is Van Sickle Bi-State Park in Stateline, NV on National Trails Day, Saturday, June 1. Registration begins on Wednesday, May 15 at tahoerimtrail.org.
COST: $55 for new TRTA members (includes $35 individual annual TRTA membership), $20 for current TRTA members
INFORMATION: Visit tahoerimtrail.org or call (775) 298-0012
Incline Village, NV – April 2013 – Do wildflowers and snow capped mountain peaks leave you breathless? Do you love incredible Lake Tahoe vistas? Then step up to Tahoe’s next big adventure: The inaugural Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge benefitting all participants and the Tahoe Rim Trail Association.
“The Trail Challenge is a program for current and new Tahoe Rim Trail Association members. It is a fun way to experience select portions of the 165-mile Tahoe Rim Trail while supporting the TRTA,” shares Mary Bennington, TRTA’s Executive Director.
How it works
“Once you register, the adventure begins! The Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge is a family-friendly and healthy way to create lasting memories while having fun hiking, biking or horseback riding this summer,” explains Kristine Mitchell, TRTA’s vice president of trail use.
TRTA has selected six premier destinations on the Tahoe Rim Trail. Participants register for the Trail Challenge online at tahoerimtrail.org and strive to experience all six destinations by the end of 2013. Participants hike, ride horseback, mountain bike, snowshoe, ski or use a combination of methods with friends, family members or on their own to complete the challenge. All participants will receive an inaugural Trail Challenge T-shirt and access to everything related to the program including exclusive admission to the members-only website where people will track achievements, share pictures as well as access GPS waypoints for the six destinations. The program cost is $55 which includes all of the benefits of the Trail Challenge plus an individual annual TRTA membership. Current TRTA members can register for just $20.
“The Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge allows participants to get out and experience the beauty of Lake
Tahoe and offers a great way to connect with people you care about and make new friends,” adds Mitchell. “We are especially thankful for this year’s inaugural sponsors – NV Energy, REI and Spin Games.”
Visit tahoerimtrail.org for more information about the inaugural Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge.
ABOUT THE TAHOE RIM TRAIL ASSOCIATION (TRTA)
Established in 1981, the Tahoe Rim Trail Association is a membership-supported organization that maintains and enhances the Tahoe Rim Trail, a trail like no other™. TRTA exists to practice and inspire stewardship, promote access to the beauty of the Lake Tahoe region and sustain the Tahoe Rim Trail system. We operate two overarching programs: Trail Operations and Trail Use. Both programs offer in-depth trainings and rewarding volunteer opportunities. TRTA recruits, trains and manages approximately 1,000 volunteers who contribute more than 17,000 hours annually to support TRTA’s mission. Volunteer efforts, individual and corporate donations and grant funding make TRTA’s annual stewardship work and more than one hundred free public offerings possible. Visit http://www.tahoerimtrail.org.
Tuesday, April 16th, 2013
As most of you know, Squaw Valley’s owners have submitted plans to the county for a development project. It is important for property owners to stay informed about what is to come and get involved if you are so inclined. Here are two sources that provide information. KSL and Squaw Valley Ski Holdings have an informational website with details about the project. www.squawrenaissance.com Also a community group has formed called Friends of Squaw Valley www.friendsofsv.org. Posted on the document section of their website are the minutes from the most recent meeting with Chevis from KSL.
Friday, March 1st, 2013
Get ready for some fun. Today is the beginning of the North Lake Tahoe 2013 Snow Festival. Squaw Valley is hosting the kick off celebration with the Torch Light Parade and Firework Show plus the Snowfest Queen Coronation all followed by the After Party. Snowfest offers something for the whole family over the next 10 days, including the four legged friends… Polar Bear Plunge, Margarita Races, Paint a Bear, Dress up your Dog, Concerts, Races, Contests for Ice Sculptures, Ice Cream Eating and more. Check out the schedule on the link provided and go have some fun.
Tuesday, February 5th, 2013
Larry the Squaw Valley Postman
Guests "mailed" Larry their congratulation cards.
On January 31, 2013, Larry Kyler retired from his service with United States Postal Service. Larry started at the Squaw Valley post office in the early 1980′s and over the years became a true part of the Squaw Valley community and the face of the post office. The community pulled together last week and threw a Surprise Retirement Party at Plaza Bar, though I think Larry may have found out about it prior to the event. After all the post office is a great place to catch up with Squaw Valley happenings. A huge thanks to Squaw Valley Ski Area for the use of Plaza Bar, as well as all the local restaurants for the appetizers. A few hundred people showed up to honor Larry and I think he really appreciated it.
Monday, December 17th, 2012
Our local are gallery has released their winter events calendar. I highly recommend going to hear Grant Korgan speak. He is truly inspirational.
Winter Events Calendar: For an Unparalleled Experience
DECEMBER 20 THROUGH JANUARY 31
Holiday specials on framed art and jewelry
DECEMBER 21 6 – 8 PM
Book signing with Grant Korgan,
Keoki’s team mate on the PUSH to the South Pole
DECEMBER 29 6 – 8 PM
New Image Release and Artist Reception
JANUARY 19 6 – 8 PM
Meet the Artist Reception and Presentation
FEBRUARY 9 THROUGH 14
Valentine’s Day Specials on art and jewelry
FEBRUARY 16 6 – 8 pm
New Image Release and Artist Reception
MARCH 1 THROUGH 31 9 AM – 5 PM
Keoki Flagg featured artist at the
Tahoe City Visitor Center
MARCH 30 6 pm – 8 pm
Meet the Artist Reception and Presentation
All events open to the public and family friendly.
No RSVP required.
Thursday, September 20th, 2012
TANTALIZING TALES WILL BE FEATURED ON HISTORICAL HAUNTED TOUR THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18 AND FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2012
Spirits of days gone by will be summoned to haunt the streets of historic Truckee, CA during the adults-only Historical Haunted Tour on Thursday, October 18 and Friday, October 19, 2012. The much loved annual walking tour attracts over 300 attendees, more than sixty volunteers and features tales of yore with a memorable and entertaining twist at Truckee’s historic gems and watering holes. The spooky walking tour begins with a glass of wine, interesting characters and a prize packed raffle at Moody’s. New featured haunts include the downtown Mountain Home Center, MOBO Law, Bespoke, Coffee Bar and Scraps Dog Bakery. And, attendees will return to favorite stops – The Pour House and the Old Jail Museum.
“Unforeseen treats and startling spooks are planned for the 2012 Historical Haunted Tour,” shares Christina Stoever-Young of Sunshine Tahoe, the producer of Truckee’s annual Historical Haunted Tour.
“We’ll be kicking off both evenings at Moody’s Bistro Bar & Beats and dare you to join us as we embark on a journey like no other in downtown Truckee!”
Historians and researchers from the Truckee Donner Historical Society spearhead the tales about Truckee’s Wild West railroad roots. At each stop, attendees’ imagination and senses will be tapped by original performances, visits from the infamous Truckee Regulators and songs by the Barbershop Quartet. It is rumored a libation or two will also be featured when least expected.
Admission is $35 per person. Tickets are on sale at truckeehistorytour.com. The Historical Haunted Tour, a fundraiser for Trails & Vistas and the Truckee Donner Historical Society, has raised more than $15,000 for the two nonprofits. For the most up to date information visit the blog at truckeehistorytour.com and check out photos of prior events here.
Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
On Saturday September 1, Gallery Keoki is holding two great events. From 4-7pm there is a book signing and author/artist reception for a book called Snowcial. “Snowcial — an inspirational story told from the eyes of two children aboard the ICE AXE Expedition Clipper in Antarctica; authored by Chelsea Prince, spotlighting vibrantly colorful and stunning photography by Keoki Flagg, will be vailable for an exclusive preview, Q&A and purchase.” I plan to go done with the family to get a book. I know they will love the information and photos. Then from 7-9pm there is an invitation only jewelry showing with Judy Klimek where she will be showing her private collection. I went to this last year and the pieces are stunning and fun to try on. If you know Judy, Keoki or the gallery staff get in touch with them. It should be a fun evening.
Wednesday, August 8th, 2012
Summer, Squaw and Music… they seem to go together. Wanderlust barely ended with a large selection of musical talents, Bluesdays Tuesdays is still happening weekly. Now this weekend is the Blues, Jazz & Funk Fest and annual summer happening in The Village. It is on Saturday and Sunday starting at 2pm. $5 donation to enter and then $4 beers from a variety of vendors to enjoy while you listen to the music. Here is the lineup. Should be a fun event and always a chance to bump into friends.
|The Robert Walter Trio
|The Lee Boys
|Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk
|George Porter Jr. & his Runnin Partners
|On the Spot Trio
Monday, August 6th, 2012
Potluck in the Park
Squaw Valley Park is a gem in our little community
what a good spot for a Squaw Valley party
a potluck in the park will be on the 26th of August
if you own property in Squaw, attendance is a must
come join in some wholesome family fun
food, games, friends, family, something for everyone
This event is co-sponsored by the Squaw Valley Property Owner’s Association, the Squaw Valley Public Service District and the Squaw Valley Fire Department. Hot coals on the BBQ, paper products, non-alcoholic beverages and dessert will be provided. Please bring a side dish to share and… meat for the BBQ, additional drinks if desired, folding chairs, balls, Frisbees, games, and ?
Come and have some fun and celebrate our community.
August 26, 2012
3 to 7pm
Friday, July 20th, 2012
Every fall art and nature are combined in the Trails and Vistas art hikes. If you have never been on one you should check it out. It is such a beautiful combination of where we live highlighted with very talented artists. Here are the details for this year’s event.
Trails and Vistas announces “The Dreaming Tree” art hikes with views of the Sierra Nevada on Saturday, September 8 and Sunday, September 9,
2012 at Donner Ski Ranch, just ten minutes from Truckee-Tahoe, CA.
More than thirty artists including world musicians, dancers, storytellers and visual artists will present the signature art hikes.
In addition to tapping local creative talent, artists come from the San Francisco Bay Area, Santa Cruz, Chico, Davis and Utah.
Trails and Vistas’ art experiences are the only guided art hikes of their kind. Attendees chose from one of many morning and afternoon guided hikes and experience original dance, live music, poetry and performances along a two-mile hike that creatively blends art and nature.
The advance cost is $30 general admission and $10 for ages 5 to 12. If tickets are still available on the day of the hike, the cost is $40.
Visit trailsandvistas.org for tickets.
“My art is about connection – to a place, to the earth, to people’s lives. The Dreaming Tree will inspire, surprise and delight our senses,” shares Nancy Tieken Lopez, Trails and Vistas’ director and founder who began designing art hikes while earning a Masters of Fine Arts from San Jose State University.
Trails and Vistas’ mission is to create art experiences in nature that inspire environmental awareness. Today the distinctive art hikes are a collaborative effort led by Lopez and co-director Elizabeth Archer with vital support from volunteers and regional organizations including the Truckee Donner Land Trust, InnerRhythms Dance Theatre and the KidZone Museum.