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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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Finalists announced to lead UNR journalism school
RENO — The search for a new dean at the Reynolds School of Journalism and Center for Advanced Media Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno has narrowed to four candidates — all of whom will visit campus in the coming weeks. The four finalists are Kristin Gilger, an associate dean at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University; Pamela J. Kalbfleisch, a communication professor and special assistant to the president fo...
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Broncos fans challenge Wolf Pack fans in hunger drive
BOISE, Idaho — “Fans with Cans” is the theme for Hunger Bowl IV, the University of Nevada-Boise State football game on Saturday at Bronco Stadium. In addition to the food drive for the Idaho Food Bank that will take place at the game, Boise State has issued a challenge to Wolf Pack fans to compete in an online virtual food drive to raise funds for hunger relief in both areas. Wolf Pack and Bronco fans anywhere can visit hungerbowl.org and clic...
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Save Mart gives $15,000 to diabetes teen camp
MODESTO, Calif. — On Saturday, Bobby McDowell, senior director of operations for Nevada Save Mart stores and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Walk chairman for Northern California, will present a $15,000 check in support of the Nevada Diabetes Association teen camp. This is the third year that Save Mart CARES has supported the teen camp with a $15,000 donation. Save Mart CARES — Community, Arts, Recreation, Education, Sports — is a...
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Event to feature readings of banned books
RENO — “I read banned books,” an evening of readings from books that have been censored or challenged in the United States, will be held at 6 p.m. today. The second annual event, which explores censorship and the importance of artistic freedom, is being held during the American Library Association’s Banned Books week, Sept. 24 through Oct. 1. Special events are held across the country each year to draw attention to the many well-known and well...
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Report: Nevada tops in women murdered by men
RENO — A study released by the Violence Policy Center last week stated that Nevada ranked first in the nation in the rate of women killed by men for the second year in a row with a rate of 2.70 per 100,000. This rate was more than double the national average. Nevada has held the top position for four of the last five years. Snapshot of Nevada, according to the VPC study: • In 2009, 35 women were murdered by men in Nevada. • For homicides in wh...
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Fallon workshop to help farmers boost profits
RENO — Farmers and ranchers can refine and enhance their business development, management and marketing skills at the Nevada Building Farmers Program workshop being held from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2. Co-sponsored by Utah State University Extension and University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, the workshop is designed to help both new and experienced farmers learn the tools to succeed in direct market outlets. The workshop will be held at the Chur...
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Turn in prescription drugs this weekend
RENO — Join Together Northern Nevada (JTNN), the Reno Police Department and many others are partnering for the Prescription Drug Round-Up from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at several local retail locations to collect unwanted, expired prescription drugs. The semi-annual event was created to remove old medications from homes to eliminate the potential for abuse or dependence by those who have easy access to medicine cabinets, such as teenagers ...
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Board member fundraising webinar
On Tuesday, NPcatalyst will be conducting a webinar on the role of board members in the donor solicitation process.
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Gov. Sandoval appoints leaders and teachers to local council
In accordance with Assembly Bill 222, Gov. Brian Sandoval has appointed the Teachers and Leaders Council.
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Rail City Garden Center presents scarecrow building classes
Learn to scare with flair at the Rail City Garden Center Green College Seminar on Scarecrow Building, on both Saturday, Oct. 1, and Sunday, Oct. 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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Comment on BLM wild horse gathers
The BLM released the Preliminary Garfield Flat and Marietta Herd Management Areas Gather Plan and Environmental Assessment for public review and comment.
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