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Tahoe top 5: How to make a great cup of coffee

May 21, 2017 — For many North Lake Tahoe locals the day hasn't "officially" begun until they've had their morning coffee. In the interest of doing your roast-of-choice the most justice, local coffee experts have shared their top 5 tips for brewing the perfect cup of coffee to start […]

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Golf, Ancient Chinese Performance Art & Homemade Mozzarella

May 19, 2017 — TOP 10 EVENTS YOU CAN'T MISS 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 […]

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Bring your party pants

May 18, 2017 — For country music fans in the Truckee Tahoe region, there's no better place to be on Thursday, May 25, than Montbleu Resort, Casino & Spa for a boot-scootin' good time with the Eli Young Band. "Bring your party pants," are lead vocalist Mike Eli's words […]

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Trains, Planes & Mother’s Day Brunch

May 12, 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. Sierra College Insights presents […]

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Something from Tahoe she’ll love

May 12, 2017 — Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 14, so stop by any of Lake Tahoe's fine retailers to find the perfect mountain-inspired gift. North Lake Tahoe is home to incredibly talented artists, craftsmen and women who've taken their eye for Tahoe's gorgeous landscape and turned it […]

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A labor of love

May 12, 2017 — The Barra family's roots have been deeply intertwined in the winemaking industry for more than six decades. Truckee local, Lori Barra, is one of three daughters to Pete and Beatrice Barra. She and her sisters were raised on the family's vineyard, working the land, side-by-side. […]

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50-foot floating sculpture to land in Lake Tahoe this summer

May 12, 2017 — A 50-by-25-foot floating sculpture digitally depicting data on the climate-related threats to Lake Tahoe will be docked off two beaches this August — a titanic sign that the art scene on the South Shore is gaining momentum. Entitled LAKA LELUP, the temporary exhibit is the […]

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Truckee Roundhouse brings woodworking, ceramics and fabrication to Truckee

May 6, 2017 — Why buy something when you can make it? And why limit yourself to the things you think you can create? The Truckee Roundhouse is generating creativity among Truckee's locals as a place where ceramic, wood, metal, fabric and countless other ingenious projects handcrafted from an […]

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Golf, Magic Beans and a Fashion Show

April 27, 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. Ponderosa Golf Course Opens […]

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Step up your olive oil 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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