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GAME

April 20, 2017 — Tahoe Oil & Spice, located in the heart of historic downtown Truckee, came to be after owner Natasha Weissman and her husband tasted incredible, flavorful olive oils, abroad. "My husband and I have always been foodies," Weissman said. "We got really into olive oil in […]

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Alibi: ‘A story that checks out’

April 20, 2017 — Tahoe brewery and public house, Alibi Ale Works, continues to make headway on construction of their second taproom in downtown Truckee. As the vision comes to life, it showcases an open floor plan that lends itself to creating space to socialize. Formerly housing the Bank […]

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Tahoe Top 5 Handmade Easter Art Projects

April 13, 2017 — This weekend we celebrate Easter Sunday and to local handmade art experts at Atelier Truckee, it's more important and special to spend quality time crafting together than simply purchasing premade holiday-themed goodies. "We can create and develop a special bond with our families when we […]

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Riverside Studios displays Ali Armstrong’s exhibit calling action to conserving endangered species

April 13, 2017 — The growing rate of illegal wildlife trade and poaching threatens hundreds of thousands of plant and animal species, resulting in a multi-billion dollar criminal market and the ultimate extinction of incredible native flora and fauna. An artist new to the area, Ali Armstrong, was personally […]

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Tahoe Top 5: No more soggy bread

April 7, 2017 — If you're a transplant to North Lake Tahoe-Truckee or simply have experience baking closer to sea level, then you know that not all of your culinary skills are directly translatable when cooking at the lake – especially when you're going for fluffy bread and soft […]

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WineInk: The festival season begins

April 7, 2017 — It was like seeing a rock star. Just over there, under towering pine that cast a shadow on the snow fort, alone, dressed in ski clothes sans jacket, sat the winemaker Josh Jensen. In front of him on a table were three open bottles of […]

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Lake Tahoe recipe: Tasty and tangy brussels sprout salad

April 7, 2017 — Each year as the season for brussels sprouts nears an end, I always find myself trying to find yummy ways to enjoy the last of them. Brussels sprouts are loaded with fiber, vitamin C, folic acid and antioxidants making these odd looking little cabbages crazy […]

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Tahoe Comedy North returns April 12 with Carlos Rodriguez

April 7, 2017 — CRYSTAL BAY, Nev. — Carlos Rodriguez — voted "Best Comic in Sacramento" two years in a row — is headlining the latest installment of Tahoe Comedy North next week. Rodriguez was thrown into comedy by being born a baby boy in a large family of […]

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Toccata’s St. Matthew performances returning to Lake Tahoe

April 7, 2017 — The Toccata-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will soon present its 12th annual presentation of J.S. Bach's masterpiece "The Passion According to St. Matthew." In observation of Holy Week, the text of "The Passion" follows the Gospel According to Matthew. The program, sung in English, covers […]

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Healthy Now: Peanut Butter and Eggs. Really?

April 6, 2017 — Really. Last week a Cross-fit member who belongs to both Truckee-Donner Recreation and Park District's Fitness and Aquatic Center was extolling the virtue of starting your day with peanut butter and scrambled eggs. This particular member is in top shape. At the top of his […]

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Your Tahoe Weekend: Top ten events you can’t miss

April 6, 2017 — 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. Annual Repertory Season at […]

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‘The Legend of the Washo Gold’ review: Tahoe-based novel touches on mythology

April 5, 2017 — Washo legend states the great San Francisco earthquake in April 1906 occurred because of a Water Child, a youthful spirit with the power to control nature and cause disasters, and there's one that guards every body of water. Much of Lake Tahoe's history is connected […]

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Lake Tahoe Dance Collective season kicks off this weekend

April 4, 2017 — TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Lake Tahoe Dance Collective will opens its 2017 season with the 9th Annual Repertory Program, taking place at the Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema, Friday-Sunday, April 7-9. The evening celebrates a range of style including classical and contemporary works and legacy […]

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Tahoe Pine Nuts: Why do people practice anti-Semitism?

April 2, 2017 — The first question I have to ask myself is, why racism? After mulling this question over and not coming up with a satisfactory answer, my next question might be, why anti-Semitism? Jews are some of the best and brightest people we've got, not just in […]

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Wine Ink: It’s almost Rosé season — time to think and drink pink

April 2, 2017 — My favorite tweet of the week came not from the White House or the Congress, and it had nothing to do with health care or unmasking. No, my favorite tweet of the week appeared last Monday, the first day of Spring, as a re-tweet of […]

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Sierra Snapshots: Buried cars and spring flowers (photo slideshow)

April 2, 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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Truckee Healthy Now recipe: Here’s the skinny on yogurt

April 1, 2017 — Last week, the Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District started its revamp of our Aquatic Center's snack bar menu. Somehow, someway Cup O' Noodles, jumbo chocolate chip cookies and sodas have infiltrated the inventory. We are nice people at Park and Rec' — not the food […]

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Lake Tahoe’s Tyde Music brings life to local wood by creating unique instruments — and contributing to Earth’s positive vibration

March 31, 2017 — KINGS BEACH, Calif. — Have you ever seen something you wanted so badly, but maybe couldn't afford, so you created it yourself? Two Tahoe friends and music lovers, Tyler Joersz and Devin Price, used their piqued interest in pricey ukuleles spotted on a trip to […]

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Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour making return to Tahoe

March 30, 2017 — STATELINE, Nev. — Each fall in Alberta, Canada, the nine-day Banff Mountain Film & Book Festival highlights mountain stories focused on adventure and expedition around the globe — a cinematic tradition that has been in existence since the 1970s. In 1986, the festival began an […]

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Child-performed Willy Wonka musical coming this weekend to Truckee

March 30, 2017 — TRUCKEE, Calif. — Truckee Community Theater will host a special child-themed musical version of Roald Dahl's timeless classic novel, "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," this weekend. This adapted musical comedy, entitled "Willy Wonka Kids," has all your favorite characters: Charlie Bucket and Grandpa Joe, screen […]

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