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Italian fun at the Eldorado
RENO — As we celebrate the first official days of fall we also celebrate Reno’s trademark autumn event, the Eldorado Great Italian Festival. In its 30th year, the Italian Festival brings more food, fun and Italian flavor to downtown Reno than ever before.  The fun runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9. Try a hand at grape stomping or bocce ball, stroll through the Italian Market, enjoy two stages ...
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Empowered lives through cancer journey
CARSON CITY — A day trip to Apple Hill on Nov. 10 is scheduled for local cancer patients and their caregivers. The day provides both the patient and their caregivers a day away from the reality of treatment to enjoy beautiful Apple Hill in the fall. Guest speakers on buses will discuss topics including nutrition, exercise during treatment, and the history of Apple Hill. This is the first trip of a series of outings designed to enhance the trea...
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690 volunteers clean up the Truckee River
RENO — Nearly 700 volunteers joined together to clean up over 12 tons of trash during the Truckee River Cleanup Day on Sept. 24. More than 9 tons of trash, 3 tons of invasive weeds and over 200 pounds of recyclables were removed from the river and in parks along the river. Items such as shopping carts, tires and e-waste were found dumped in the river by the Truckee River Flyfishers, kayakers and tubers that waded through the river and removed ...
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Hispanic Business Nevada.com launches
RENO — The Nevada Small Business Development Center at the University of Nevada, Reno College of Business was awarded funds in 2009 to create the “Imagine 2012” program. The program is an initiative to increase both student and faculty diversity, not only within the College of Business, but campus-wide as well. As part of the initiative, HispanicBusinessNevada.com was created this summer to provide the community with one central location to fi...
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Trapped Chilean miner to speak at UNR
RENO — It has been almost one year since Mario Sepulveda, along with 32 of his mining comrades, were rescued after the San Jose Mine collapsed while they were working 620 meters underground. After 70 days of darkness, the miners were saved through an unprecedented united mission of nations and individuals. Sepulveda has since dedicated his life to social work in Chile and gives motivational speeches all over the world. At 7 p.m. on Oct. 11 in ...
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NV Energy to hold contracting camp
RENO — On Oct. 17, NV Energy is holding a contracting workshop from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club. Contracting officers will be on hand to speak to small businesses and minority-owned businesses to encourage and explain how to do business with NV Energy. This is an opportunity for diverse businesses and business owners to meet NV Energy sourcing and decision makers to learn about potential supplier relationships. Community resourc...
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REMSA paramedic, nurse honored
RENO — Micah Wilcock, a paramedic for the Regional Emergency Medical Service Authority (REMSA), and Karen Thiele, RN, clinical development coordinator for Care Flight, have been named as recipients of the Trauma Intervention Program’s (TIP) Heroes With Heart award, which honors emergency responders who go above and beyond the call of duty in helping victims of trauma. Wilcock and Thiele will be honored at TIP’s annual gala on Oct. 6 at Harrah’...
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Apply online now for TMCC’s spring semester
RENO — Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) has announced its spring semester application is now available online at www.tmcc.edu/admissions/apply. New students and returning students who have not attended TMCC within the last two years are required to submit a new application for admission. Processing of applications can take up to seven days, so students are advised to contact the admissions and records office if they do not receive noti...
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$7M grant to help GEAR UP at UNLV
WASHINGTON – Rep. Shelley Berkley announced Tuesday that the University of Nevada, Las Vegas will receive three grants from the Department of Education totaling more than $7 million in funding for expansion of the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP Partnership) Program. The $7 million will be used to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed at college. The program w...
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HAN to give away 1967 Camaro at final 2011 event
RENO — Hot August Nights will bid farewell to its 2011 event season on Saturday with the last show ’n’ shine of the year, Fall Frenzy, on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Circus Circus Reno outdoor parking lot. The show ’n’ shine is free for classic cars and trucks 1972 or older (American or European models only) and is open to the public. All Fall Frenzy participants will receive a commemorative dash plaque and will be eligible for judg...
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Hold ‘Em for Holland charity poker tourney this weekend
RENO — A benefit Texas Hold’em poker tournament for the nonprofit Holland Project will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday in the Peppermill Hotel Casino Poker Room. The buy-in is $100 with $50 rebuys available. Proceeds will benefit the all-ages arts and music initiative by young people, for young people in the Truckee Meadows. Cash prizes for first, second and third places will be paid. Additional prizes include premium wines, custom-made golf clubs ...
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Art of Childhood gala to raise money for Children’s Cabinet
CARSON CITY — The Children’s Cabinet will host the 13th annual Art of Childhood, a fundraising gala for the nonprofit organization, on Friday at the Governor’s Mansion in Carson City. The Art of Childhood is an evening dedicated to celebrating children and families while enjoying dinner as well as a silent and live auction. Proceeds from the event benefit The Children’s Cabinet. The Art of Childhood’s welcoming remarks will be given by Gov. Br...
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Reminder: 2nd installment of property taxes due Monday
RENO — Washoe County Treasurer Tammi Davis reminds property owners that Monday is the due date for the second installment of 2011/12 property taxes. Payment can be made by mail, online, in person at the treasurer’s office or by taking your payment stub to any Walmart location to pay by cash or debit card. There is a fee associated for online and Walmart payments. For more information, visit www.washoecounty.us/treas or call 328-2510.
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Free coffee given away today at 7-Eleven
RENO — 7-Eleven stores in the United States will mark National Coffee Day today with “National CofFREE Day,” its own caffeinated version of a celebration. A recent study found that 75 percent of coffee drinkers enjoy a cup of coffee as part of their daily routine, but between 7 and 11 a.m. today everyone can make a morning stop at participating 7-Eleven stores to receive a free medium-size cup of hot coffee, cappuccino or latte, while supplies...
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Residential Dump Days are back for the fall
RENO — Waste Management’s quarterly Residential Dump Days will be held this week on Saturday and Sunday at the Waste Management Transfer Stations in Reno. To help residents with household cleanups and curb illegal dumping, Waste Management will be offering reduced residential rates for municipal solid waste (MSW) at both Transfer Stations in Reno. In addition, materials commonly associated with illegal dumping will be accepted at no charge. Th...
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Job Corps students to be recognized for help during Air Race...
RENO — Martin-Ross Investigations and Security will recognize 46 Sierra Nevada Job Corps Center (SNJCC) students for their part in helping during the tragedy at the Reno National Championship Air Races. The security company will hold a recognition ceremony at 10 a.m. today at the SNJCC campus Recreation Center in Stead. Sixteen Homeland Security trade students initially responded after the crash on Sept. 16. They set up a perimeter to allow th...
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Safe Halloween House seeks donations
SPARKS — The Jacquez family of Sparks is asking the community to donate to its annual safe Halloween House that it has been holding for a number of years. People from as far away as San Francisco have come to see the Jacquez’s display. In 2010, the family moved from Reno to 34 E. Prater Way in Sparks. Last year, more than 5,000 trick or treaters came to the safe Halloween house. This year, the Jacquezses are asking for a charitable donation to...
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Renown Health board member awarded for excellence
RENO — Renown Health board member Phil Reddick was presented with the Award for Trustee Excellence at the Nevada Hospital Association (NHA) annual Membership Meeting Awards Luncheon earlier this month at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe. The Award for Trustee Excellence recognizes one urban hospital and one rural hospital trustee who have made an exemplary commitment to their hospital and contributes to improve his or her hospital’s service to its...
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Openings on Sparks Parks and Recreation Commission
SPARKS — The city currently has three positions open on the Parks and Recreation Commission. Resident of Sparks or if people who own a business in the city and have a valid business license are eligible to apply. The nine-member panel (plus the Parks and Recreation director as an ex officio member) meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. Positions are appointed by the mayor of Sparks with confirmation by the Sparks City Counci...
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Dinner to honor winter athletes
RENO — The Reno Tahoe Winter Games Coalition (RTWGC) is committed to honoring premier athletes, coaches and sports pioneers for their accomplishments and contributions to the community and the International Sports Hall of Fame Dinner Gala on Nov. 18 will recognize these accomplishments. The event also serves as a fundraiser for the RTWGC. Inductees include: • Alex Cushing: As the principal in Squaw Valley Ski Corporation, Cushing persuaded Oly...
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