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Bank of America: Tahoe city mixer needs no bailout

Stories and photos by Vicki Kahn

Architect Elise Fett brought along son Halen to the Bank of America party.

Some things never change, thank goodness! With tough economic times all around us lately, not many holiday parties are being held. But the Bank of America in Tahoe City, with help from GarWood’s Grill and Pier’s excellent catering staff and Tom Turner’s direction, pulled out all the stops for its 21st annual Christmas open house and North Lake Tahoe Resort Association mixer last week. Everyone came out for some much-needed holiday cheer. No scrimping on the food and libations. Long buffet tables laden with savory offerings fed the crowd of about 300. Yummy homemade cookies, bars and traditional See’s candies sweetened everyone from the bitter economic outlook while we all wait for that oh-so- necessary white gold ” snow.

The question is who wasn’t at the mixer. Those who were included Alex Mourelatos, Penny and Steve Teshara, Nannette, Eric and Sandra Poulsen, Mark Jennings, Cindy Streepy, Dana Lipsky, Gary Davis, Mary Horn, David Conover (Julie was in Patagonia), Rhonda Evans and Paulo Fernandes, Leanna Duncan, Morgan Gray, Paul Schultz, Ruth and Larry Schnabel, Hanni and Werner Schuster, Lisa Dobey of the Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation, Ellen and Hugh McBride, Liz Mercer, Rocket Bertolli, Victoria Gustafson, Arnie Allen, Kay Williams, Bev and Don Bedard, Jessica Garcia, Judy Friedman, Frieda and Dick Klein, Wally Auerbach, Kym Fabel, Dana Watson, Benita and Greg Tiller, Gail Scoville, Dodie and Bob Scoville, Linda Anderson, Brian Casey, Sally Taylor and Rob Weston, Don Starbard, Elise Fett with son Halen, Luke Rogen, Nanci Davis, Carol Hester, Rick Raduziner and Debbie and Erin Casey.

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The Carmel Gallery will be hosting its grand opening and holiday open house on Saturday, Dec. 20 at 9940 Donner Pass Road. The newly renovated 2,600 square foot space will showcase fabulous fine art prints from Elizabeth and Olaf Carmel, woodwork and sculptures from selected artisans, as well as a wonderful selection of Wabi Sabi art and antiques. There will be upscale wine tasting from Truckee River Winery, Charles Krug, and Peter Mondavi Winery from 3 to 7 p.m. The new gallery will be a welcome addition to Truckee’s downtown district…