PEACE, LOVE AND PIZZA: Having given back $44,000 to local nonprofits over the past six years, Rubicon Pizza Company at Northstar has made a name for itself when it comes to community involvement. Each year, Rubicon selects a nonprofit to sponsor. For 2016, staff selected the KidZone Museum in Truckee. Through dollar donations, pizza cart slice sales and the restaurant's annual Fall Fundraising Feast, Rubicon raised $10,000 in 2016 for the Museum. Pictured are Ray Villaman, Rubicon owner; Carissa Savitsky, managing partner for Rubicon; and KidZone Executive Director Carol Meagher, along with Rubicon and KidZone staff.
Courtesy Carissa Savitsky |
DONATIONS THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE: From left, local residents/family members Allison Hartman, Kenzie, Scott Yorkey, Kyla, Shelby Yorkey, Jill Whisler, Tyler, Sydney and Alan Whisler were among those on hand March 10 for a free barbecue hosted by North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District Local 2139 and Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District Local 3895. The event took place at NLTFPD Station No. 11. Local families affected by cancer were given station tours and fire engine rides and then presented with proceeds from funds raised during the past year for the Northern Nevada Childrenâs Cancer Foundation. Proceeds will help the families with medical and travel expenses not covered by insurance. Visit nvchildrenscancer.org to learn more.
Courtesy Tia Rancourt |
DONATIONS THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE: In addition to the barbecue on March 10, a pre-shave event took place to support St. Baldrickâs, which raises funds for childhood cancer research. Visit www.stbaldricks.org to learn more. Here, from left, Kathryn Phillips and Shane Schuster work to cut off the hair of Josh Phillips and Jason Kiesling.
Courtesy Tia Rancourt |
TRUCKEE FAMILY PLANNING CLINIC HONORED: The Nevada County Truckee Family Planning Clinic was recently recognized by the Nevada County Board of Supervisors for serving the community. The clinic focuses on providing reproductive health services, particularly to difficult-to-reach and underserved community members â including teens, uninsured residents and Latino residents â and regularly exceeds state goals in serving these populations. Visit bit.ly/2nGRGtu to learn more about the clinic and Truckee Public Health Services.
Courtesy Jeffrey Thorsby |
ROTARY SPEECH CONTEST WINNERS: From left are winners of the Incline Rotary club speech contest held March 23 at the Hyatt: Harmony Bates (IHS 12th grader, third place, $50), Carolyn Eppolito (IHS 10th grader, second place, $100) and Serena Faulkner (IHS 9th grader, first place, $150). IHS students Emily Donahue and Matthew Cornell also competed. Faulkner and Eppolito will compete in the Rotary Area III (Incline Village, Truckee, Tahoe City) contest on April 18 at Truckee High School at 5 p.m. The Area 3 winner will seek the top spots at the 2017 District 5190 Conference held in Reno on May 20.
Courtesy Linda Offerdahl |
FUTURE SCIENTISTS: Four Lake Tahoe School science fair finalists were recognized by The Western Nevada Science and Engineering Fair, held March 8-9Â in Carson City. Congratulations to: Bella Artle, 2ndÂ Place, Life Science Division,Â Â 2ndÂ Place, American Chemical Society; Brenna Ritchie, 3rdÂ Place, Life Science Division; Jack Ludviksen, 3rdÂ Place, Environmental Science, 3rdÂ Place, American Chemical Society; and Keira Sabin, 4thÂ Place, Engineering Division. Lake Tahoe School was among many schools represented at the fair, competing against hundreds of other students.
Courtesy Peyton Jobe / Lake Tahoe School |
A LOCAL FOCUS ON HEALTH CARE: On March 3, Laurence J. Heifetz, MD, FACP, Medical Director of the Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center, participated in the 2017 American Society of Clinical Oncology Quality Symposium in Orlando. The title of his well-received presentation was âA Synaptic Knowledge Network for Rural Patient Centered Care.â
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A HAPPY DOG: Zoe Baxter the dog, a boxer mix, wags his tail in joy on the Truckee River Legacy Trail after a snowstorm in February.
Courtesy Carol Herrington |
TAHOE-TRUCKEE — Each week, the Sierra Sun and North Lake Tahoe Bonanza publishes weekly “Town Talk” pages in the Wednesday print edition of the Sun and the Thursday print edition of the Bonanza — as well as in one all-encompassing photo slideshow at SierraSun.com.
Here’s how to contribute: Email a high-resolution image (ideally, 200 DPI or higher and at least 5 inches wide on the longest side) to firstname.lastname@example.org with information about what’s going on in the photo, the full names of the people (or pooches) in it, and where and when it was taken, as well as who shot the image.
As far as what to send, the options are aplenty. The content can range from kudos to people in town, new business/ribbon cuttings, birthdays, anniversaries, “seen around town” items, your pets doing cool things, and much more.