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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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Donate blood this September at United Blood Services
It is back to school, back from vacation and back to reality. United Blood Services of Reno is asking all eligible blood donors to consider donating blood during the coming days and weeks in September since you may not had time during the summer. “Our hospital patients need your help,” said Steve Thomas, Donor Recruitment Director for United Blood Services of Reno. “Please give us a call at 800-696-4484 to make your appointment to donate or yo...
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United Way installs Learning Trail at Miguel Ribera Park
RENO — United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra (UWNNS) and local volunteers from Wells Fargo Bank will install the region’s second Born Learning Trail, an interactive, playful outdoor learning tool that promotes early literacy and encourages physical activity for young kids. The trail is part of United Way’s Born Learning program, a long-­‐standing initiative to support early learning and school readiness, and is based on a powerful body ...
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Strongman/Strongwoman Competition at the Sparks Marina Saturday
The first annual “Battle at the Marina” Strongman/Strongwoman competition will be held Saturday at 10 a.m at the Scheels parking lot in front of main entrance on the south side. Hosted by Scheels, and presented by American Iron Gym, the “Battle at the Marina” Strongman/Strongwoman competition will provide friendly competition to athletes wanting to test their strength, agility and athleticism against others in four separate events.            ...
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Family Adventure Challenge at Washoe Lake State Park
The Family Adventure Challenge will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Washoe Lake State Park. The Family Adventure Challenge is based on the popular TV show, The Amazing Race.
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New St. Vincent’s donation drop-off center in Sparks
A brand new donation drop-off center for St. Vincent’s Thrift Shop is opening on Sept. 23 at 4670 Sparks Boulevard.
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Geographical Divides art exhibit open at Comstock History Ce...
The Comstock History Center is proud to present “Geographical Divides: Finding Common Ground,” an exhibit that explores the connections and dissimilarities between northern and southern Nevada cultures and geographies.
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Project 150 expands service to Reno
Project 150, a Las Vegas based non-profit dedicated to helping homeless, displaced and disadvantaged high school students in southern Nevada, is expanding to northern Nevada and is serving students at Wooster High School in Reno.
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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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