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Dolan Auto Group’s $30,000 School Upgrade Project returns
RENO — Since 2011, Dolan Auto Group has given away $220,000 to more than 30 schools in northern Nevada. Now in it’s third year, School Upgrade will award three more schools with $10,000 each. School principals could submit their entries to Dolan Auto Group’s Facebook page starting Monday. Principals are encouraged to work with their students and faculty to determine how the funds could best help their school. Entries are limited to one entry p...
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Home 4 the Holidays Pet Adoption Drive going on now
Nevada Humane Society is asking for the community’s help in finding homes for 1,200 dogs and cats during the Home 4 the Holidays Pet Adoption Drive through Jan. 1.
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Run for Education races toward success
The eighth annual Run for Education was held in the Scheels parking lot at the Legends at Sparks Marina Sunday.
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Night in the Country Festival announces ticket release date
Night in the Country Music Festival will begin public ticket sales on November 1. This year’s festival will take place July 24 - 26, 2014 at the Lyon County Fairgrounds in Yerington, Nevada. Tickets can be purchased at www.nightinthecountry.org. Night in the Country 2013 was the fastest-selling year in the event’s history and the weekend attendance reached over 14,000. This year, organizers anticipate even greater ticket sales in 2014. “We exp...
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Sparks Fire Dept. delivers free residential smoke alarm program
Between October 28 and November 5, Sparks Fire Department personnel will be hanging Project SAFE informational brochures on residential doors in the following Sparks neighborhoods:  East to West between Sullivan Lane and North McCarran Blvd, and South to North between Greenbrae Drive and Queen Way.     A third Project SAFE smoke alarm installation weekend has been scheduled for November 9, 2013. The Sparks Fire Department will have seven teams...
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Volunteers Needed to Bring Daffodils to Life
Volunteers are needed to help plant 4,000 daffodil bulbs in the annual Community Bulb Planting Day. Park staff will show you how to plant and care for daffodils. With your help, the bulbs will bloom next year bringing a bright burst of color to the grounds. Supplies and refreshments will be provided. The annual Community Bulb Planting Day is sponsored by the May Arboretum Society, Rail City Garden Center, 780 KOH Talk Radio, and Costco. From 1...
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Food Bank hosts pre-holiday food drive events
The Food Bank of Northern Nevada is kicking off the Holiday Food Drive Season with two events. Businesses, organizations and individuals can sign up and receive their boxes or barrels to get started collecting non-perishable food items to help the hungry in our region. Tuesday, October 29 at 775 Gastropub in Reno and Wednesday, October 30 at Sparks Great Basin Brewing Company, participants can sign up to hold a food drive and receive everythin...
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Grants available for park and recreation projects
CARSON CITY — The Nevada Division of State Parks announced Oct. 17 the availability of $274,335 in federal funds for local park and recreation improvement and acquisition projects through the Land and Water Conservation Fund (L&WCF) program. All local governments, including counties, cities, towns, general improvement districts and Native American tribal governments are potentially eligible for the 50:50 matching grants offered through the pro...
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Atlantis hosts annual Stuff-A-Bus food, toy and clothing drive
RENO — On Nov. 6, 105.7 KOZZ-FM Classic Rock morning show personality Jim McClain will move into an Amador Stage Lines bus at Atlantis Casino Resort Spa for the 15th annual Stuff-A-Bus donation drive. KOZZ is asking the community to show its support by filling the entire bus with non-perishable food items, new clothes and toys. All donations will go to help the Salvation Army provide Christmas gifts for people in northern Nevada. McClain will ...
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Third Annual Governor’s Banquet celebrates Nevada sesquicent...
RENO — Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval will host the Third Annual Governor’s Banquet today at The Grand Sierra Resort in Reno. This year’s banquet celebrates 75 years of the Nevada Day Parade and kicks-off the Nevada Sesquicentennial celebration. The banquet includes a no-host bar and dinner service. Activities include a live and silent auction, special guest speakers and live entertainment. A portion of the proceeds from the night benefit the nort...
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Bishop Manogue welcomes public for Fall Open House
RENO — Bishop Manogue is holding its annual Fall Open House on Oct. 23 from 4 to 7 p.m. Prospective students, parents and community members are invited to tour the school; meet faculty, students and coaches; and explore academic and extra-curricular offerings. Parents can also get information on tuition, financial aid and scholarships. For questions or information, contact Nicole Browne at admissions@bishopmanogue.org or 336-6045. Bishop Manog...
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Nevada Radon Poster Contest open to students
RENO — University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is inviting Nevada students to showcase their artistic talents and promote radon awareness by entering the 2014 Nevada Radon Poster Contest. The contest is open to all children ages 9 to 14 years old enrolled in public, private, territorial, tribal, Department of Defense and home schools. Children can also enter through a sponsoring club, such as an art, computer, library, reading, science, sco...
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Sasse Surgical Associates to host free diabetes screening
RENO — Dr. Kent Sasse is hosting free diabetes and prediabetes testing for northern Nevada, with assistance from Renown Hospital laboratory services from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 21-25. Earlier this year, Dr. Sasse’s first screening diagnosed an alarming 67 percent of patients who received blood work with diabetes or prediabetes. Dr. Sasse is continuing to provide screenings in an effort to reach more northern Nevadans and offer information to pr...
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Aces Trick or Suite Night takes over the park Oct. 30
The Reno Aces announced this month the first-ever “Trick or Suite” event, to be held at Aces Ballpark the night of Wednesday, Oct. 30.
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McQueen High hosts Craft Fair
    The McQueen Boosters Guild will hold its 28th Annual McQueen Craft Fair on October 18, 19 and 20. Friday features Premier Night Shopping from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Hours for Saturday are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and for Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will be held at McQueen High School, 6055 Lancer St. in Reno.     Donate canned food and items for the Food Bank of Northern Nevada and get $1 off your adm...
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Steam train visits Railroad Museum
The Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City will offer a special run of the famous V&T Steam Locomotive No. 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 12 and 13. Normally operated only on summer holiday weekends and for Santa Train, the historic and picturesque locomotive will pull the train, giving visitors a rare opportunity to ride the rails and photograph the equipment in fall splendor.        “After canceling Labor Day trains because of unhealthy...
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Carson City’s annual Ghost Walk
CARSON CITY — Carson City’s rich and intriguing history is explored and theatrically relived in the 19th annual Classic Ghost Walk. The Carson City Ghost Walk is a delightfully spooky and enjoyable way to experience Carson City’s Victorian Era and diverse past from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 19. Meet lingering spirits of the past, with many haunted and paranormal stories to take in. Some of our spirits even lead the guided walking tours of the ...
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Cabela’s Ladies’ Day Out this weekend
RENO — Cabela’s in Reno will celebrate the growing number of women enjoying the outdoors with Ladies Day Out from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 5.This bi-annual event encourages ladies to try out the latest outdoor apparel, camping gear, personal firearms and other supplies. The first 100 women to register at the store will receive a free gift and all women who attend and participate in the event will be invited to enjoy the employee discount on all p...
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Food Bank of Northern Nevada holds SNAP Experience for Hunge...
The Food Bank of Northern Nevada invites their supporters to participate in the SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) Experience. Participants will experience first-hand the food budget challenges of 350,000 Nevadans who rely on SNAP Benefits.   The 5-day SNAP Experience will occur during Hunger Action Month on September 23-27, 2013 and is part of an awareness campaign about the hunger challenges that many northern Nevadans face each day.  To t...
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The Discovery to Host Volunteer and Intern Open House Monday
RENO — The Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum will host an open house for potential interns and volunteers September 30, 2013 from 4 to 7 p.m. The open house will provide an opportunity for community members to tour Reno’s newest hands-on Discovery museum and learn about various volunteer and intern positions available. “The Discovery relies heavily on the support of volunteers,” said Stephanie D’Arcy, Discovery volunteer coordinator. “Th...
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