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Celtic music at UNR
RENO— Recently honored with an avenue named after them in New York City, Joanie Madden and her four Irish-American bandmates of Cherish the Ladies have been wowing street namers, audiences and music critics worldwide for more than 25 years. The Grammy-nominated musicians bring their spirited, foot-stomping Celtic ensemble to Nightingale Hall on the University of Nevada, Reno campus on Thursday, at 7:30 p.m. for the season finale of the 2013-14...
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SPCA hosts pets telethon
RENO— On Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m., tune into MY21, FOX 11 and News 4 to watch the SPCA of Northern Nevada 5th Annual Pledges for Pets Telethon. MY21 KAME TV and Bill Brown will host the 4-hour telethon with a 2-hour simulcast on Fox 11 and break-in coverage on News 4.  The telethon is a chance for the community to learn about the SPCA’s innovative programs changing the way our community looks at animal shelter care. Many adoptable dogs and cats...
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Cesar Chávez Day at the Circus Circus
    RENO— Nevada César Chávez Celebration XII will be March 31, at Circus Circus Hotel-Casino in Reno.      Mandalay Ballroom will open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. Individual tickets purchased on or before March 25 are $75 per person; thereafter or at the door, $80 per person; children under 12 are $25.00 each; seniors 65+ or students (with student I.D.) purchased on or before March 25 are $35 per person; $40 per person thereafter.Reser...
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“Ring of Fire” at the Eldorado
RENO— “Ring of Fire,” a musical tribute based on the music of American singer-songwriter, Johnny Cash, is now appearing in the Eldorado Showroom. The production is not a retelling of Cash’s turbulent life, but it does use more than 30 of his songs to celebrate the essence of an American experience – life, love, loss and everything in between.     The talented cast of 10 includes three women and seven men who all sing, dance and play multiple i...
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NAF announces scholarship funding for Nev. students
The Nevada Agricultural Foundation (NAF) has announced that it will be awarding $50,000 in Educational Assistance Awards to Nevada students. The NAF has worked steadily to support agriculture since 1976 and has been an advocate of Nevada’s young people in achieving advanced education in agricultural fields by providing Educational Assistance Awards (college scholarships). In 2014 the NAF is continuing its support of deserving Nevada students. ...
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‘The 8th Trough’ exhibition at the Stremmel Gallery
udly presents Robert Brady’s “The 8th Trough,” an exhibition of new works opening on March 20 and continuing through April 19. This will mark Stremmel Gallery’s seventh exhibition featuring the Nevada-born artist. It will include latest explorations in mixed media sculpture, ceramics, and works on paper. The opening reception will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 20, and is free to the public. Sticking to his northern Nevada roots, the title of...
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Aces to hold National Anthem Auditions this weekend
RENO – The Reno Aces Baseball Club will hold auditions for performers to sing the National Anthem this season at Aces Ballpark on Saturday. Auditions will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the 250 Lounge in the Freight House District. The Aces will be searching for candidates to perform at all 72 home games this season. Interested candidates can sign up now by emailing Kaitlin Haugen at khaugen@renoaces.com. Auditions will be limited to the fi...
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Nevada Humane Society low-cost vaccination clinic now open
RENO — Is your pet due for vaccines? Nevada Humane Society is now offering a low-cost vaccine clinic for northern Nevada residents. Appointments are available for dogs and cats and may be made by calling 856-2000 ext. 311. Nevada Humane Society is also offering, for a limited time, rabies vaccines at a special discounted price of just $10. Appointments are required for all vaccines; no walk-ins will be accepted. “While this low-cost vaccine cl...
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Increase in STDs in Washoe County
WASHOE COUNTY— Healthcare providers are asked to increase testing sexually transmitted disease (STD) data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in its 2012 STD Surveillance Report indicate an increase in chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis in Washoe County, with a more remarkable increase taking place from 2012 to 2013. Of note, gonorrhea and infectious syphilis cases increased 56 percent and 100 percent respectively ...
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Help wanted at the Reno Bike Project
RENO— The Reno Bike Project is looking for an instructor for the Major Taylor Program’s spring session with Rainshadow Charter High School. The Major Taylor Program is a youth cycling program that teaches teenagers how to ride bicycles and the benefits of bicycling. The Major Taylor Program gives underserved and disadvantaged teens in the Reno-Sparks area a chance to experience cycling both on the road and mountain.  Members of the program lea...
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Reno-Tahoe Young Professionals recruits members
RENO— Reno-Tahoe Young Professionals Network wants local young professionals to be involved and we are offering incentives to recruit friends, coworkers and other young professionals. “Reno Tahoe YPN is the organization for young professionals in northern Nevada. We have been like a best-kept secret and want to spread the word that we are a resource for networking, professional development and community service opportunities for the young prof...
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Wild horse available for adoption
CARSON CITY— The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is offering Zippy, a wild horse that had to be removed from the urban interface north of Reno for adoption because people allowed it to access a hay stack at a private residence. The horse is a 22-month old bay gelding from the Granite Peak Herd Management Area.  “Unfortunately, this is a reoccurring problem in many urban interface areas throughout the state,” said Leon Thomas, Sierra Front fiel...
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Tax Assistance
N. NEVADA- AARP Income Tax Assistance offers tax assistance to low income seniors from now until April 14, Mondays and Thursdays only, 8 to 11:30 a.m. in the Reno Center Game Room in the Reno City Hall.  No appointment is necessary. Beginning Monday from Noon to 3 p.m., Sparks seniors can received tax assistance at the Sparks Senior Citizen Center, at 97 Richards Way. No appointment is. necessary In Sun Valley, seniors can received tax assista...
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Workshop on proposed changes to Nevada Division of State Par...
CARSON CITY — The Nevada Division of State Parks will hold workshops in northern Nevada on Feb. 27 to solicit comments on the following general topics that will be addressed in the proposed regulations: Group camping fees and entrances fees for photographers with commercial photography permits. The workshop will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. at Division Headquarters, 901 S. Stewart Street, Carson City. The meeting is on the fifth floor, in the Park...
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Aces unveils promotional slate for 2014
RENO — The Reno Aces have released their 2014 promotional calendar, with special giveaways, discount offers or theme nights covering each of the club's 72 games at Aces Ballpark this season. The season kicks off on April 3, with a magnet schedule giveaway for 9,000 fans, the first of ten giveaways in 2014. Other giveaways include Sleeved Blankets (April 5), Archie Piggy Banks presented by United Federal Credit Union (April 26), Replica Jerseys...
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Easter baskets needed for regional children in need
RENO — Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada (CCNN) is asking community members for donations of pre-filled Easter baskets for the children (ages 0-12) who are served by the organization's nine poverty-assistance programs. CCNN will distribute the baskets at our “Operation: Easter Basket” pancake breakfast and party at our St. Vincent’s Dining Room on April 13 from 10 a.m. to noon. The baskets will go to local children ages 0-12 whose parents ...
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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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