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Lending a helping hand
National Day of Service encourages Sparks seniors to volunteer in community
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Squeeze In owner pays it forward to St. Vincent's programs
RENO -- Misty Young, owner of local restaurant chain, Squeeze In, says the irony of it all continues to amaze her. "I think back in my life and how many times St. Vincent's has helped me. Whether it was clothing my children, putting furniture in my house, or putting food on my table, St. Vincent's never asked anything of me. That's an incredibly valuable example that I still continue to live by." 
Young, who now lives in a small fishing town i...
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Autographed Blackhawks jersey on Display at Spanish Springs ...
A Chicago Blackhawks jersey was donated to the Washoe County Commissioners by Wirtz Beverage Nevada.  The jersey was signed by the team captain after the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup.  Rocky Wirtz, Chairman of the NHL Champion Chicago Blackhawks and president of Wirtz Beverage Group, recently brought the trophy to Spanish Springs.  A copy of the article about the Stanley Cup visit, a team photo and the signed jersey is on display at the Span...
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Free emergency preparation, response training offered by She...
RENO -- Washoe County residents who want to be better prepared for an emergency are invited to participate in free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training offered by the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Citizen Corps during the last two weekends in September. CERT training is conducted by Citizen Corps staff and volunteers along with appropriate subject matter experts. Topics include disaster preparedness, emergency medical techniques,...
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Washoe County's North Valleys Park, Reno Air Races will dedi...
RENO -- Washoe County will honor the 50th anniversary of the Reno Air Races with the installation of a replica of the legendary F8F Bearcat airplane Rare Bear at the North Valleys Regional Park Monday at 9:30 a.m. The 7,100 square foot water park in North Valleys is under construction and will have an air race theme that includes more than 20 different water features and more than 60 spray heads. The new addition to the park is supported by fu...
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Inaugural Safety Fair comes to Spanish Springs Library
This Spanish Springs Library will be hosting a Safety Fair Family Program from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday in Sparks. See safety equipment and meet emergency personnel from Truckee Meadows Fire Protection, Washoe County Sheriff's Office, REMSA, and the Nevada Highway Patrol. Read to a Paws 2 Read dog, meet a guide dog puppy from Eyes for Tomorrow, play Safety Bingo, register your child with Child I.D., receive information about vaccinations from Walgre...
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Volunteers play key role at rib cook-off
America’s biggest and best free rib festival celebrated its 25th anniversary over the last week, and none of it would be possible if it wasn’t for the numerous volunteers.
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Burning Man Bike Extravaganza at Reno Bike Project
This year, Reno Bike Project has fixed more than 400 bikes to be sold, with prices starting at $60 per bike.
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Reno Composite Squadron completes search and rescue exercise
The Reno Squadron and elements of the Nevada Wing of our Civil Air Patrol have successfully completed the 2013 mid-summer Search and Rescue Exercise.
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Singer celebrates Lincoln Highway, state history with perfor...
Classically trained vocalist Cece Otto will perform "An American Songline" at the Nevada Historical Society from 2 to 3 p.m. Aug. 24.
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Planned Parenthood offers HPV vaccines for immunization awar...
Planned Parenthood is participating in National Immunization Awareness Month for the duration of August by encouraging parents with young girls and boys aged 9-14 and young women between the ages of 15-26 to get the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine, which can prevent cancer.
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Sheriff’s Deputy Cole Bunyard named Deputy of the Year
Washoe County Sheriff’s Deputy Cole Bunyard was awarded the 2012 Washoe County Deputy of the Year by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10053 of Verdi.
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Wild Island announces back to school hours
Wild Island is announcing its new extended summer hours, to help families get the most out of these last hot months.
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Deadline to join Citizen Advisory Boards extended
The deadline to apply for several of Washoe County’s new volunteer Citizen Advisory Boards has been extended to Sept. 30.
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Squeeze In holds food and hygiene item drive for local chari...
All four locations of Squeeze In restaurants are holding a food and hygiene item drive for Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada and the St. Vincent’s Food Pantry programs.
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Local church hosts event with best-selling author, religious...
LifeWay Christian Resources is slated to bring well-known Bible teacher and best-selling author Beth Moore to Sparks Christian Fellowship via simulcast on Sept. 14.
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Computer classes Thursdays at the Sparks Library
The Washoe County Library System offer three hands on, basic computer skills classes weekly at the Downtown Reno and Sparks libraries.
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School of Medicine sets free August clinic dates
A general clinic will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 17; a women’s clinic will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 24; and a children’s clinic will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 27.
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Cruise giveaway beckons Nevada family caregivers
Nevada residents are invited to nominate deserving family caregivers – including themselves – for the opportunity to win a free, four-night, five-day cruise.
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