Region In Brief
Two Grammy nominees kick-off 51st Reno Jazz Festival
RENO — Considered one of the best of its kind in the world, and lauded by the San Francisco Chronicle as “showcasing music’s future,” the Reno Jazz Festival has been bringing jazz superstars and the finest emerging young artists to town for five decades. Celebrating 51 years of jazz, 1962-2013 (and counting down to 75 years and more), the Reno Jazz Festival hosts three days of concerts and events on the University of Nevada, Reno campus, April...
Celebrate National Library Week
SPARKS — Washoe County Commissioners Proclaimed April 14-20 as National Library Week at their April 9 meeting. The proclamation was received by Arnie Maurins, Washoe County Library System Director, and Craig Franden, from the Law Library, as part of the Second Judicial District Court. “Communities Matter @ Your Library” is the theme of this year’s National Library Week, going on now. Whether you are a job seeker looking for resources to land a...
Local Ca$h Mob celebrates first anniversary
The Reno-Sparks Ca$h Mob is a year old this month and organizers have a celebration planned from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Sierra Arts Gallery and Wild River Grille, both located at 17 S. Virginia St. in Reno.
Supreme Court shows ignorance on gay marriage
The Supreme Court justices are wandering in the Dark Ages on gay marriage, cloistered in their ivory tower, isolated from real people in the real world. During recent oral arguments the justices showed gross ignorance of the subject, its history and the long struggle for gay and lesbian equality. Justice Alito complained that “same-sex marriage was very new.” He apparently never heard of the Stonewall riots, a series of spontaneous and violent...
NNMC first in nation certified in lower back pain
SPARKS — Northern Nevada Medical Center’s (NNMC) Pain Management Program recently earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval in Low Back Pain. The program is the first in the nation to receive this certification. This certification recognizes NNMC’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards. To achieve this prestigious certification, the hospital underwent a rigorous on-site evaluation ...
Workshop on site stewardship and WWII in Nevada
FALLON — The State Historic Preservation Office, Nevada Archaeological Site Stewardship Program is sponsoring a workshop from 9 a.m. to noon May 4 at the Churchill County Museum. That program will highlight some of Nevada’s WWII resources from an archaeological perspective. Jeffrey Wedding from Nevada Desert Research Institute will discuss the types of resources remaining, how to identify them, techniques on recording them and things to consid...
Ibsen’s 'Ghosts' at Good Luck Macbeth Theatre
RENO — Good Luck Macbeth Theatre Company presents the Victorian era drama, "Ghosts," by Henrik Ibsen, opening April 26 and running until May 12 with a special Pay What You Can performance on May 2 and a Happy Hour Theatre Club performance on May 3. This production features Kristina Harris as Mrs. Alving, Zachary Bortot as Oswald, Blair Anthony as Pastor Manders, Rebekah Bortot as Regina, and Brian Ault as Engstand. Jim Bernardi, a retired prof...
Trauma intervention program graduates new volunteers
RENO — A ceremony was held for the most recent Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) of northern Nevada class of trainees, who graduated on March 20. Guest speakers Assistant Sheriff Haney with Washoe County Sheriff’s Office and Commander Wiecking with Reno Police Department shared their passion for the TIP program and its value to our community. Graduates then received their official TIP identification and certificates of completion from TIP boar...
REMSA, Reno Allstate monthly car seat checks a success
RENO — On March 23, Reno residents lined up for a free child or infant safety seat check at REMSA’s Point of Impact program’s monthly checkpoint. Three out of four car seats are incorrectly installed, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Reno Allstate Exclusive Agency Owner Ramie Pratt hosted to the event to help reverse that statistic. “It was a fun event where I was able to directly help the community by e...
UNR scientists show insight into brain, nerve development
RENO — A new mechanism for guiding the growth of nerves that involves the cell-death machinery has been found by scientists at the University of Nevada, Reno that may bring advances in neurological medicine and research. The team obtained the evidence in studies of fruit flies and reported their discovery in an article published in the prestigious science publication Cell Reports. “Although the fly is a relatively simple organism, almost every...
Western Heritage Festival booth space for artists, crafters
SPARKS — The Sparks Museum and Cultural Center is seeking artists and crafters whose works portray elements of western heritage and folklife for a Western Heritage Festival on May 11 at Victorian Square in Sparks. The festival will feature Western furniture and home accessories; handcrafted works in leather, metal and wood; jewelry and fashion; Western themed art; antiques; saddles and tack; textile arts and baskets. Drawing from a rich herita...
Heroes shaved heads for childhood cancer
RENO — The Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation (NNCCF) recently celebrated St. Baldrick’s with community members, schools, businesses and anyone with hair to “Be Brave & Go Bald” for kids fighting cancer. More than $187,000 was raised locally as part of a worldwide effort to conquer kids’ cancer. More than 315 northern Nevada shavees accepted the lofty challenge issued by NNCCF and the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, and shaved their heads...