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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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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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