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Children’s Cabinet named PGA TOUR’s Charity Of The Year
RENO — The PGA TOUR announced Dec. 7 that The Children’s Cabinet has been named the organization’s 2012 Charity Of The Year. As part of the award, The Children’s Cabinet receives a $30,000 grant from the PGA TOUR to support the organization’s family and youth programs. The Children’s Cabinet is a northern Nevada non-profit organization that exists to keep children safe and families together by offering services and resources that address unmet...
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Students take the stage in Nevada Poetry Out Loud
High school students can take center stage in the Nevada Poetry Out Loud program that offers students a chance to recite poetry for a chance to win cash prizes and a trip to Washington D.C.
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Nevada universities’ Doctor of Nursing Practice degree accre...
The innovative program has been extremely successful, and a few weeks ago, the universities were notified that it has been accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
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Reno’s Southern Pacific/Amtrak Railroad now historic site
RENO — The National Park Service recently announced they have approved the City of Reno’s nomination for the Southern Pacific/Amtrak Railroad Depot (located at 280 N. Center St.) to be on the National Register for Historic Places. On May 9, the Reno City Council unanimously approved the concept of renovating the historic part of the Depot into a new heritage center. Earlier this year, the City of Reno received a Certified Local Government Gran...
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Tenth annual Shop with the Sheriff charity event
RENO — The Honorary Deputy Sheriff’s Association has generously underwritten the Shop with the Sheriff annual holiday shopping spree for hundreds of needy children for ten years, donating about half a million dollars to create a memorable holiday event that has touched the lives of thousands of local families. This year’s Shop with the Sheriff took place at the Damonte Walmart Superstore in south Reno on Dec. 4. Children are pre-selected throu...
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United Way Funds VOA to assist area homeless
RENO — The United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra (UWNNS) Board of Directors has approved $22,000 in funding to Volunteers of America – Northern Nevada (VOA)  to assist with the opening of an overflow homeless shelter from Dec. 1 through March 31, 2013. The overflow homeless shelter will be located on Mill Street, near McCarran Boulevard. The funds will be distributed from UWNNS’ Community Response Fund, which can provide a limited amoun...
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Crash in Sparks construction zone injures 3
SPARKS -- A Subaru two-door coupe crashed into an active construction zone on I-80 East at about 11:30 a.m. Monday after using the maneuvering around other motorists using the left shoulder lane before hitting a parked truck and trailer and a construction worker. Witnesses told Nevada Highway Patrol the car was going about 100 mph before it slipped between the concrete barriers separating the east and west sides of the freeway from the constru...
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Gingerbread Festival at the Wilbur D. May Museum
Building meets baking in this fun holiday tradition at the Wilbur D. May Center from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.
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$1.7 million donated to UNR library
The late Reno resident Betty Heaston has donated more than $1.7 million to the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center to benefit programs, staff and operations.
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Final action on Lake Tahoe Regional Plan
Closing out a multi-year process to update the Lake Tahoe Regional Plan, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Governing Board is scheduled to vote Wednesday on the updated plan and supportive environmental documents at Harvey’s Resort convention center in Stateline, Nev.
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Winter Trails Day is free family fun
It’s time to dust off the snowshoes and unpack the winter wear because winter is officially here!
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Sparks Hometowne Christmas set for weekend
SPARKS — After a weeklong delay, the Sparks Hometowne Christmas will consume Victorian Square beginning Friday bringing Christmas cheer in a family environment. The annual tree lighting ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday with free hot chocolate provided by Rail City and cannolis provided by Grimaldis. The IndieReno Craft Faire will also kick off Friday beginning at 6 p.m. inside the newly renovated Sparks Heritage Museum and Cultural Cent...
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Donations needed for ‘Christmas on the Corridor’
RENO — The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office and Reno Sparks Corridor Business Association are asking for the public’s help in making Christmas a little brighter for children and seniors who live in Reno’s Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Street “Corridor” by donating to this year’s Christmas on the Corridor holiday charity event. Christmas on the Corridor started in 1996 as a simple opportunity to hand out cookies to a few hundred children and has grown ...
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Nevada State Museum offers pine tree art, 
education event
CARSON CITY— Families are invited to explore “Pines are Fine,” a special Nevada State Museum program from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. The activity continues the museum’s Family Fun Saturdays series. Museum volunteer Sharon Yarborough designed an art project and program to celebrate the pines. Visitors will explore conifers and evergreens that keep their leaves, or needles, all year. Children will learn to tell the differences between pine, fir an...
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Manogue music ensemble to 
perform at VA Hospital
RENO — The Manogue Minors Music Ensemble will be performing on a volunteer basis throughout the Reno-Sparks area hospitals, nursing homes and other care facilities this holiday season. At 10 a.m. Saturday, the group will be at the Sierra Nevada Veteran’s Administration Medical Center located at 975 Kirman Ave. in Reno. This performance will include traditional Christmas music, including familiar carols, instrumental pieces and more. Solo perfo...
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Annual Santa Train taking off at Railroad Museum
CARSON CITY — Santa Claus will make an express run on the Nevada State Railroad Museum’s steam train pulled by V&T Railway locomotive No. 25 on Dec. 15 and 16. The museum’s Santa Train departs Carson City’s Wabuska Depot at the corner of Fairview Drive and U.S. 395 and trains run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Trains run continuously throughout the day, sun, rain or snow. Each Santa Train trip leaves the depot as soon as Santa and passengers have board...
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Donations needed to fill stockings of local children
The “Operation: Stocking Stuffer” event is just a few weeks away, and Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada is still in need of pre-filled Christmas stockings and toys for the children ages 0-17 served by the organization’s nine unique human needs programs.
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Donation to expand TMCC dental hygiene facilities
The William N. Pennington Foundation has recently made a gift of $300,000 to fund the renovation and upgrade of instructional spaces for TMCC’s dental hygiene and dental assisting programs.
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Hug High ROTC receives $10,000 grant
The Hug High School ROTC Rifle Team was chosen over dozens of schools, nationwide, to receive a $10,000 endowment grant through a partnership between the Midway USA Foundation and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.
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Young entrepreneur to present at WIN meeting
RENO — Shama Kabani, president of The Marketing Zen Group, will be the keynote speaker at this month’s WIN breakfast meeting held at 7 a.m. Friday at the convention center at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino. Sponsored by KPS3 Marketing, the popular networking breakfast event will feature Kabani presenting “The Zen of Social Media and Marketing.” Kabani is a web and TV personality, bestselling author, international speaker and award-winning CE...
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