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North Lake Tahoe and Truckee business announcements

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Content is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at Send the 5w’s: who, what, when, where and why, about 100-175 words.

FiftyFifty Brewing gets tanked

FiftyFifty Brewing Co., Truckee’s award-winning brewery, has installed two shiny, new 20 barrel fermenters in their brewpub. This will allow FiftyFifty to brew up more beer and increase the bottle offering.

“The primary purpose of these tanks is to increase our local draft distribution around the Truckee and North Tahoe area,” said co-founder Alicia Barr. “They also are a really nice addition to the dining room, drawing the customer in closer to the whole brewhouse experience.”

FiftyFifty Brewing Co. is located at 11197 Brockway Road at the Rock commercial complex in Truckee. Serving lunch and dinner, FiftyFifty features a full bar, seasonal outdoor seating, and a plethora of locally brewed, internationally award winning beers. Visit

Free hospitality training

The Hospitality Road Show is a 45-minute fun, high-energy training workshop intended for front-line personnel, managers and even owners who need a gentle reminder about the importance of customer service. Representatives will visit your business or a location near you. Following this program your staff will be able to…

Better understand your customer and anticipate their needs

Have increased knowledge about our community and Lake Tahoe

Be able to enhance the guest experience

Know why visitors are important to our economy

Offered by the North Lake Tahoe Chamber/CVB/Resort Association. To make a reservation call Kym Fabel at 530-581-6900 or email her at

No cost North Shore tax preparation

Free preparation of federal and California tax returns is available for households with income under $52,000.

This service helps people to receive all available tax credits, which may include an Earned Income Tax Credit of up to $6,044.

Tax preparation appointments are available Wednesdays and Thursdays, 4-8 p.m. through the April 15 filing deadline. Saturday appointments are also available on March 8 and April 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All appointments held at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Non-Profit Center, 948 Incline Way in Incline Village. To make an appointment, call Tahoe Family Solutions at 775-298-0004. Tax returns are prepared by IRS-certified volunteers under the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program operated by Tahoe Family Solutions. VITA representatives are also available to meet with local businesses and other organizations, contact Mike Smith at 775-830-2050 or via e-mail at

Free tax prep Truckee, Kings Beach

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) teamed up again, with local Tax Aide volunteers offering free tax preparation assistance for low- and middle-income individuals, with special attention for those aged 60 and over.

These tax preparation services are available to locals of all income levels, except complex or business returns.

The volunteers will file both federal and state returns electronically. Family advocates at the FRCoT are able to provide translation services. Tax services are free of charge, however donations to the FRCs are gladly accepted.

Services available at FRCoT, 11695 Donner Pass Road, Truckee by appointment only, on Feb. 15 and 21; March 1, 7, 15, 21 and 29; April 4 and 12. Call 530-587-2513.

Services at NTFRC, 8321 Steelhead Ave, Kings Beach on Feb. 13, 20 and 27; March 6, 13, 20 and 27; and April 3 and 10. Call 530-546-0952 to schedule an appointment.

For more information about the resource centers, visit and

Obexer’s to host Concours

Obexer’s Boat Company will be the site of the 44th annual Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance, Aug. 8-9, 2014. Tahoe Yacht Club Foundation President David Olson said, “Lake Tahoe is synonymous with wooden boats. Our goal has always been to blend the history of these magnificent craft with the history of the Lake and what better venue than where they were first introduced to Tahoe.”

J.P. Obexer’s Boat Company, founded in 1911 in Homewood on Lake Tahoe’s West shore, introduced Gar Woods boats to the Lake. For more information, visit or contact Liquid Blue Events at 775-851-4444 or Find the Concours at

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