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Tahoe Top 5: Truckee’s Marty’s Café offers breakfast recipes to recreate at home

February 23, 2017 — TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Sierra Sun's five-course restaurant tour around North Lake Tahoe culminates with the fifth and final mouthwatering recipe — breakfast from Marty. A go-to for heavenly breakfast and lunch every single time is Marty's Café, located in downtown Truckee. After marking your […]

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Your Tahoe Weekend: Sunset snowshoe tour, Subaru Winterfest at Boreal and more!

February 23, 2017 — TAHOE-TRUCKEE — Below are the Sierra Sun's picks for the Top 10 events to check out this weekend at Truckee and Lake Tahoe. Have an event you want considered for a future Your Tahoe Weekend calendar? Email Reporter Cassandra Walker at cwalker@sierrasun.com. 1. Alpenglow Mountain […]

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Explore Tahoe: Shake up party plans, drink some wine and try your hand at painting

February 23, 2017 — Girls' night, date night, kids' night — you name the occasion, and two North Tahoe-Truckee businesses are happy to help you celebrate. They're bringing a local flavor to the growing national trend of businesses focused on "paint and wine" — pairing the concept of creating […]

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Tahoe Pine Nuts: Revelations of a dog whisperer

February 22, 2017 — One thing I'd really like to see someday is the Westminster Dog Show. I'm a dog whisperer you know. I talk to dogs all the time and they communicate to me with their eyes. Just yesterday I stopped to pet a weenie dog in the […]

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Applications sought for Black Rock Desert artist-in-residence program

February 20, 2017 — Before 70,000 people descend on the Black Rock Desert to take part in Burning Man this summer, two artists will have the opportunity to enjoy the vast landscape in relative solitude. The Bureau of Land Management Winnemucca District and Friends of Black Rock High Rock […]

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Wine Ink: Prosecco puts spark in sparkling wines

February 20, 2017 — One of the wine world's success stories in 2016 was the boom in Prosecco. The Northern Italian bubbles rose to reach all time records on the back of a 2015 harvest, which produced in excess of 400 million bottles. The United Kingdom has proven to […]

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Truckee Healthy Now: Eggplant Parmesan rounds rich in flavor, fun

February 20, 2017 — This recipe is a contribution from one of our Fitness Center "snowbirds" — members who fly out of town at the first sight of snow. They can do that at The Community Recreation Center. They can just get a one or two or three month […]

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Sierra Snapshots: Ice and nice on Tahoe, Donner Lake (photo slideshow)

February 20, 2017 — TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Each week, the Sierra Sun publishes a handful of Sierra Snapshots images based on reader submissions of their photography of beautiful Tahoe-Truckee scenes. Have a photo to share? Email a high resolution version (200 DPI or higher and at least 5 inches […]

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Tahoe Pine Nuts: Washington’s cherry tree belonged to a neighbor

February 17, 2017 — There are moments in history that are lost or go unnoticed because they were not recorded, and so they have to be carefully pieced together from personal experience. At risk of damaging my reputation for modesty, I happen to be a respected history detective, and […]

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Tahoe Top Five: Christy Hill’s Coq Au Vin recipe a flavorful favorite

February 13, 2017 — This week's recipe in the Sierra Sun's five-course tour around North Tahoe-Truckee's favorite eateries hails from Christy Hill, an intimate restaurant in Tahoe City with views as stunning as its dishes are delicious. If you aren't able take in those views firsthand, they've offered an […]

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Sierra Snapshots: Snowfall aplenty across Tahoe-Truckee (photo slideshow)

February 13, 2017 — TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Each week, the Sierra Sun publishes a handful of Sierra Snapshots images based on reader submissions of their photography of beautiful Tahoe-Truckee scenes. Have a photo to share? Email a high resolution version (200 DPI or higher and at least 5 inches […]

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Juicing for medicinal purposes at Tahoe-Truckee: ‘It tastes more alive’

February 11, 2017 — TRUCKEE, Calif. — Tahoe-Truckee puts health first, and being conscientious of what you put in your body is the first step toward making smart diet choices. If you're looking to amp up your body's daily nutritional gain, juicing is a popular route to take, and […]

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Wine Ink column: UNESCO considers a sip of Prosecco

February 10, 2017 — This past July, I took a drive in Northern Italy on my way to visit the southwestern flank of the Prosecco wine region. For two hours, I drove through the flatlands and neighborhoods of the Province of Treviso, west of Venice, on my way to […]

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Taste of Tahoe: Check out these tips to ordering the perfect Valentine’s Day steak

February 10, 2017 — With Valentine's Day quickly approaching, one thoughtful gesture for your sweetheart is a dinner out, sharing quality conversation, perhaps a nice glass of wine and — if you're a carnivore — a great steak meal. The North Lake Tahoe Bonanza and Sierra Sun this week […]

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Tahoe Pine Nuts: Humility shall prevail or my name’s not Jim Thorpe

February 10, 2017 — I've always admired athletes, probably because they have a gift I never had. I was the guy who threw the chalkboard erasure at Kathy Stafford in the 6th grade, missed, and hit Mr. Burnham in the head, subsequently providing me with an invitation to meet […]

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Truckee Healthy Now: Johnie’s New Mexico green chili chicken posole

February 9, 2017 — You know how they say: "If you go to the barber shop enough, eventually you'll get your hair cut?" Well, it's the same with the Truckee Community Recreation Center. No, they don't cut hair. But if you hang out at the fitness or aquatic center […]

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Tahoe recipe: Elk and sweet potato chili a healthier option

February 9, 2017 — Chili is one of those nostalgic dishes for me. Growing up my dad would make a traditional ground beef and kidney bean chili topped with good ol' American cheese and served over rice. It wasn't the healthiest dish, but it sure tasted delicious. Now that […]

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Sierra Snapshots: Snowy animal sightings and winter landscapes (photo slideshow)

February 6, 2017 — TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Each week, the Sierra Sun publishes a handful of Sierra Snapshots images based on reader submissions of their photography of beautiful Tahoe-Truckee scenes. Have a photo to share? Email a high resolution version (200 DPI or higher and at least 5 inches […]

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Wine Ink: Let it rain – a January to remember across West

February 4, 2017 — If you are reading WineInk in one of the high mountain papers in which it lives weekly, you no doubt are in a ski town. And that means you were inundated this January with epic amounts of snow. In Lake Tahoe, records for snowfall were […]

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Super Bowl cities: Check out these quirky facts about Boston, Atlanta

February 4, 2017 — Did you know that Atlanta hosts the largest 10k race in the world and Boston's famous "Citgo" sign in Kenmore Square contains 5 miles of neon tubing? Super Bowl LI is just around the corner, and everyone loves a good fun fact. Competing in this […]

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