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North Lake Tahoe community announcements

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Content for the weekly community briefs section is selected from e-mail submissions to Please include the 5w’s: who, what, when, where and why, website and contact information.

Nonprofit grant deadline closing Oct. 31

Tahoe Mountain Resorts Foundation will be accepting 2014 grant submissions from local 501 (c) (3) non-profit organizations through 5 p.m. on Oct. 31. Organizations must be headquartered and serve the geographic area Truckee, Donner Summit, Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows and North Shore of Lake Tahoe to receive consideration. Grant applications will then be reviewed by the TMR Foundation Grants Committee who will announce the awards in January 2014. A copy of the application and other submission details can be found on-line at or email questions to the Foundation at

Tahoe Mountain Resorts Foundation is celebrating 10 years of community giving, having awarded approximately $7 million in cash and in-kind to local organizations representing educational, cultural, environmental and charitable pursuits. In 2013, $159,800 in grants was awarded to 22 area nonprofits. The Tahoe Mountain Resorts Foundation is supported by East West Partners’ Tahoe communities.

Vote for Polly Wolf by Nov. 1 in Umpqua Bank’s Community Good Deed Awards

As a part of “The Good Project” month-long campaign, Umpqua Bank announced the inaugural Community Good Deed Awards finalists making a meaningful difference in their respective communities. Out of the 250 nominations submitted to Umpqua, 12 finalists, three in each of the states Umpqua operates — Oregon, Washington, California and Nevada — were chosen to embody Umpqua’s culture of service. Polly Wolf of Incline Village was honored as one of the finalist and will receive a grant of $5,000 for the organization of her choice if she is named the winner in Nevada. Polly has been involved with Tahoe Family Solutions for almost 10 years, she has been steadfast on the Board of Directors through times that were up and down. She and her husband Joe have established an endowment fund with the Parasol Foundation to send low income children to Camp Explore. Polly (a retired school teacher) is a mainstay at the Homework Help Club at Incline Elementary, and has expanded the program from first and second grade only to its current size of first through fifth, from eight student participants to more than 50.

Learn more about Polly and vote at Umpqua’s Facebook page by Thursday, Nov. 1. The winners will be announced on Monday, Nov. 4.

NLTRA calls for grant funding applications

The North Lake Tahoe Resort Association announced $50,000 of grant funding available for special events taking place in the North Lake Tahoe region of Eastern Placer County. Most individual grants will fall within the $500 to $2,500 range. All grant money is slated for marketing and public relations efforts needed to promote events. Preference will be given to events which encourage overnight stays. Fill out the Special Event Grant Application by Nov. 4, 2013. After initial review, select applicants will be asked to give the Special Events Grant Task Force a five-minute presentation on Nov. 15, 2013. Funding notification will be given on Dec. 5, 2013. North Lake Tahoe encourages and supports events that promote the region, especially those held in typically slow or off seasons. For a copy of the application and information contact Judy Laverty at 530-581-8702 or at


Work by artist Carrie Cameron Hall, Nov. 4- 8, opening reception to be held Thursday, Nov. 7, 5-7 p.m. with artist lecture at 5:45 p.m., Prim Library room 320, The Tahoe Gallery at Sierra Nevada College, 999 Tahoe Blvd., Incline Village. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit or This project is funded, in part, by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Dia de los Muertos potluck

On Tuesday, Nov. 5, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Incline Elementary School will host a Community Potluck Event celebrating Dia de los Muertos and the Latino community. All are welcome! Highlights include traditional Mexican dance, a student art gallery, a homemade salsa contest and a community ofrenda remembering and honoring friends and family who have passed away. Community members are encouraged to contribute to the ofrenda, pictured above, by contributing pictures and mementos of loved ones who are no longer with us. The display can be seen in the front entrance way of the school.

Republican Women’s Club to meet

The Incline Village/ Crystal Bay Republican Women’s Club invites you to their luncheon on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 11:30 a.m. at the Chateau. The speaker will be State Sen. Mark Hutchison, who is running for Lt. Governor of Nevada. He has worked hard to create jobs, focus on improving the education system and defending Nevadan’s rights. Please RSVP by Friday, Nov. 8 to Pat Beadle at or call Millie Carter at 775-831-4596.

Incline Village Library news

Nov. 1-30, Display areas and art cases: Remembering the Assassination of John F. Kennedy. Online resource of the month: JobNow. A revolutionary service for job seekers that features expert resume assistance, live interview preparation and career coaching. The Adult Learning Center offers test preparation, an expert writing lab, and online tutors. JobNow provides you with practical tools to help you get a job. Nov. 1, 6-7:30 p.m. Conspiracy at the Library. Kaaran Thomas, author of “Trip in the Dark: It Began With the Kennedy Assassination,” will discuss the Kennedy assassination conspiracies. Kaaran was a colleague of Gov. John Connally, Oswald’s second victim. Prepare for an evening of historic film clips and a review of the evidence that has stoked conspiracy theorists for fifty years; learn about some of the most famous theories and vote for your favorites. Nov. 6, 4 p.m. Sustainability Films for Kids. Sierra Nevada College’s Sustainability Resource Center will present films and lead discussion with young people. Films include “Bottle vs. Tap”, “A Tale of Three Bottles,” “Aqua Hazard,” “Adventures of Oranges,” and others. All ages welcome; films are most appropriate for ages 7-12. Nov. 4-25, Food for Fines at the Library: Helping to Feed the Hungry Washoe County Library System is proud to partner again with the Food Bank of Northern Nevada and Project MANA for the annual “Food for Fines at the Library” event. Patrons can bring in one non-perishable food item for every overdue book or other item. (Food cannot be exchanged for lost or damaged library materials). Everyone is welcome to participate. Incline Village Library, open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 845 Alder Ave., Incline Village, 775-832-4130.

Just Downstream:

Water Culture & Water Governance at Pyramid Lake

UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center’s monthly lecture series continues with a presentation on water rights at Pyramid Lake on Thursday, Nov. 14, 5:30 p.m. no-host bar. Presentation begins at 6 p.m. Dr. Kate Berry, professor of Geography at the University of Nevada, Reno, will discuss her research. Water is significant in shaping the social dynamics of communities, especially in arid lands. Yet communities within the same watershed often have different interests, aesthetics, geographies and histories, many of which may connect back to the role of water. This is true along the Truckee River, whose 100+ mile course connects Lake Tahoe with Pyramid Lake. This presentation provides insight into the roles water has for the Pyramid Lake Paiute Reservation, considering how it has shaped the tribe’s water culture and water governance.

Dr. Berry also serves as chair of the International Programme Advisory Committee of CoCooN, an initiative of the Netherlands Scientific Research Agency focused on conflict and cooperation associated with natural resources management in developing countries. Dr. Berry works within the geographic tradition of nature-society interactions and has an expertise in water policy analyses, intergovernmental relations in water conflicts, and the cultural politics of water issues. She has worked extensively on water governance matters of significance to American Indian tribes, Native Hawaiians, and indigenous peoples.

The Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences is located at 291 Country Club Drive in Incline Village on the campus of Sierra Nevada College.

For more information or directions call 775-881-7566, or visit

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