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Live music for Haiti

Warm thanks to For Goodness Sake in Truckee for graciously hosting Live Music For Haiti Feb. 20. We had a wonderful time! Through the generosity of the audience and For Goodness Sake, a donation of $509 has been sent to Beyond Borders. This nonprofit is working tirelessly in Haitiand#8217;s earthquake zone to help provide care for orphans and the many who are displaced and suffering in Haiti.

A special thank you to Emily Tessmer, Ed Platt and Jody Sweet, exemplary musicians who joined me in sharing songs for Haiti. Several people commented on how meaningful and enjoyable the evening was for them. Your willingness to share your musical gifts helped make it so.

I am deeply grateful for the compassion felt and expressed in my community for those struggling to survive in Haiti and#8212; far away, yet close to our hearts.

and#8212; Akiko (Colleen Akiko Jackson)

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Mountain Circle Family Services would like to thank Sugar Bowl Ski Resort for their in-kind donations and support of our foster youth ski trip. The staff of Sugar Bowl showed great hospitality and their dedication to serve local nonprofits in our community. The support of our local mountain to supply free lessons, rentals and discounted lift tickets granted us the opportunity take 23 foster children and social workers skiing and snowboarding in great mid-March powder conditions. Thanks for creating amazing memories and opportunities for our foster youth.

and#8212; Mark Keim and Shauna Rossington

Mountain Circle Family Services

Restaurants and volunteers made Gourmet Ski Tour a huge success

Sunday afternoonand#8217;s Ninth Annual Gourmet Ski Tour at Tahoe Cross Country was an overwhelming success, due to the participation of many of our fine local restaurants and volunteers. Many thanks to Alexanderand#8217;s, BridgeTender, Brockway Bakery, Evergreen, Jakeand#8217;s on The Lake, Lakeside Pizza, Lanzaand#8217;s, Mamasake, Men Wielding Fire, Personal Chef, Sawtooth Ridge Cafe, Sunnyside, Tahoe House, Truckee River Winery, Uncommon Kitchen, Wolfdaleand#8217;s, and last but not least the childrenand#8217;s barbecue hosted by Kelly and Mike McElravey. More than 300 adults and children enjoyed skiing, snowshoeing and eating on the gourmet course in a great community atmosphere. The Gourmet Ski Tour is a Tahoe Cross Country Ski Education Association fundraiser. Thanks to all the participants for coming out to Tahoe XC and supporting youth skiing. This level of community support plays a large role in Tahoe Cross Countryand#8217;s success.

and#8212; Patti Lovely, Event Coordinator

Souper Showdown

I wanted to thank all the particpants and guests of the inaugural and#8220;Souper Show Down.and#8221; There were many wonderful soups to eat and fun people with whom to talk. I wanted to also thank the wonderful businesses that contributed to make our event successful. Thank you to: Squaw Valley Ski Corporation, Alpine Meadows, Homewood Mountain Resort, All Fired Up, Northstar, Granlibakken and Evergreen Restaurant. The winner of the peopleand#8217;s choice award went to Jack Smith with a hamhocks and bean soup, the first place by judges choice went to Erik Jegers for a Borscht (beet soup), the first place restaurant winner went to Java Hut (Brynn Madden) with a spinach, ginger and basil soup. Thank you to our wonderful judges; Cindy Gustafson, Rhonda Kriedler and David Lutz, chef and owner of Evergreen. Looking forward to next year. Look for the winning plaque displayed in Java Hut in Kings Beach.

and#8212; Ashley Hall

Pancake breakfast says thanks

Special thanks to those who donated food or financial support to our North Lake Tahoe Public Utility District Recreation and Park Commissionand#8217;s Pancake Breakfast during SnowFest!: Sierra Pacific Power/Nevada Energy, Habeger Produce, The Old Post Office Cafe, Java Hut, Safeway in Kings Beach, McDonaldand#8217;s in Tahoe City, Bella Affair Catering, Stohlgren Brothers, The Log Cabin and PrintArt/Sierra Mail. Thanks to the North Tahoe Public Utility District Management Team employees, family and Board members: John Bergmann, Sue Daniels, Lane Lewis and Tim Ferrell. Recreation and Parks Commissioners: Bob Hartsfield (and wife Marge Hartsfield), Lydia Carter and Mandy Lua.

In addition, special thanks to our volunteers for donating their time to make the event a success: Tahoe Water Supplierand#8217;s Association (helping us create a zero waste event), Nathan Caceres, Beverly Olivares, Zulema Medina and Mago Olivares. Thanks to everyone who made this event possible!


Cutis Aarom, General Manager/CEO

North Tahoe Public Utility District

Sierra High Bingo says thank you

Sierra High would like to thank all that contributed to our annual Bingo Fund Raiser. Proceeds go into the TTUSD Clothing Bank fund which provides clothing vouchers that can be redeemed at the Tahoe Forest Hospice Thrift Stores. The support of the following are much appreciated: Soroptimists of Truckee Donner, Dan O and TDRPD, senior class of Sierra High, S Club, Squeeze Inn, Wagon Train, Joanneand#8217;s Stained Glass, True Salon, Totally Board, White Buffalo, El Toro Bravo, Dressed, Village Candles, Safeway, Truckee Bagel, Mary Fellows, Tree House, Shag, Closet Cow Girl, Casa Baeza, Truckee Chamber, Pipers, El Rinconcito, Sugar Bowl, Alpine Meadows, NorthStar at Tahoe, Squaw Valley, Truckee Variety, Pacific Crest, Pelusos, Blue Coyote, Book Shelf, Antonia Medina, Java Hut, Log Cabin, Treat Box, Village Hair, Le Petite Salon, Village Pizzaria, Gioiellis, Tacos Jalisco KB, Images, Pacific Crest, Las Panchitas.

and#8212; Debbi Spohr