Beer or Wine?
For anyone who loves wine and cheese, beer and cheese, or just isn’t sure on which is the better pair, Great Basin Brewery is hosting its inaugural Beer vs. Wine & Cheese Tasting Fundraiser Nov. 13 from 5 to 8 p.m. “This is a partner event between the Reno-Tahoe Open Foundation and the Food Bank of Northern Nevada, where people can taste different beers with cheese and different wine with cheese and vote on which is the better pair,” said Joce...
It’s always sunny in Sparks
Bringing happiness to strangers isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but Suzanne Shepherd takes pride in what she does. Shepherd was born in Walnut Creek, Calif. but moved to Reno in 1991, and in 1992 she hopped on board at Sparks Florist, the largest florist in Nevada. Shepherd graduated from Sacramento State in 1988 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. She was the intern for an ad agency in Sacramento but wasn’t sure if she wanted to work in the ...
Bringing some spice to Sparks
A 70-hour work week might seem a little out of the ordinary for some, but not for Luz Heaivilin. Heaivilin has been in the restaurant business her whole life. Her family owns a restaurant down in Jalisco, Mexico where she was born. While living in Jalisco, Heaivilin met the love of her life and they decided to move to Sparks, about 24 years ago. Her husband, Michael Heaivilin has also been in the restaurant business his whole life. His family ...