Truckee Tahoe sunshine letters
May 12, 2011
Last week a local student stopped by the Wagon Train Cafe in Truckee. He approached Waitress/Owner Siobhan Smart and spread some money on the counter and told her this was the only money left from his and#8220;Recession Allowanceand#8221; and he wanted to use it to buy his mother a nice Motherand#8217;s Day Breakfast. However, because he didnand#8217;t have enough money for a breakfast at the regular fare, he said he would need them to discount his motherand#8217;s breakfast. Mrs. Smart agreed to the reduction; in fact, she and her Cook/Husband/Owner Brian Smart agreed to make it and#8220;officialand#8221; for all mothers to receive a free mimosa and half off their motherand#8217;s day breakfast. A new tradition may have been born in Downtown Truckee!
As it turned out, there was a Horuck and Long family reunion in the Cafe (from Sacramento, Fresno and Truckee) and when they heard about the boyand#8217;s efforts, they insisted on paying for the Motherand#8217;s Breakfast!
FLASH: The Wagon Train Cafe will also be celebrating Fatherand#8217;s Day, June 19, with Bloody Maryand#8217;s and half-price breakfasts for fathers.
and#8212; Charles White, Donner Lake
Thanks to all who came out and supported TDRPDand#8217;s Donand#8217;t Laugh With Your Mouth Full Comedy Night! Comedians Dave Mencarelli of Reno, Nev. David Gee of Santa Monica and Kyle Cease of L.A. romped through a thoroughly funny night of comedy and live auction, accompanied by great eats created by Sandy Madigan and bar courtesy of JJ Morgan and Moodyand#8217;s Bistro. A special thanks to all the volunteers who worked to set up, feed people, auction themselves off, and clean up. Lucky kids will be going to camp this summer because of you!
and#8212; Susan Duffey Smith, coordinator, TDRPD
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The Far West Nordic Ski Education Assoc. would like to thank all the fine businesses who support of the 22nd annual Billy Dutton Uphill help at Squaw Valley on April 10. It was another great local showing of talent for this grueling race on a beautiful Sierra winter morning. All of the Far West Nordic Juniors would like to heartfully thank these businesses as well as Betty Dutton and the Rassuchine family and Squaw Valley for the time and effort put into this event. It is a great memorial to a well loved man.
and#8212; Mary ellen Benier
The Sagehen Outdoor Education Program was successful this year due to those contributing the fantastic food.
New Moon Manager, Tony, offered a discount for a shopping trip and we bought quality organic food. Vendors from the Farmerand#8217;s Market also provided the fruits and vegetables. Thank you to Guy Baldwin of Towani Organic Farms for communicating which produce was at its peak and best to buy. Also, Gary and Kim Romano of Sierra Valley Farms supplied the sweetest carrots. Lastly, Camilla Enriquez Miller of Twin Peaks Orchards supplied the nectarines, apples, and plums throughout the five-week program. She steered us to fruits at their prime. Truckee Sourdough supplied the fresh delicious bread. It was delicious.
The students, teachers, and staff enjoyed eating such fresh food! Sagehen Outdoor Education Program will continue to strive to keep our food local, fresh, and organic.
and#8212; Margi Englert and Sagehen Outdoor Education Program Directors
We wish to express our gratitude to Doug Stoup for sharing his Ice Axe Arctic Expedition to the North Pole with our third grade classes at Glenshire Elementary School. Our students asked Doug many questions about surviving on the ice, dressing in layers, transportation and communication, arctic animals, the ice melt, and what it was like to swim while pulling an iceberg. Dougand#8217;s teleconference and visit supported many standards and district curriculum such as: our winter survivial and#8220;Hug a Treeand#8221; program, observation skills, experiential exploration, and collecting data. The language arts and social studies standards of Sir Ernest Shackletonand#8217;s 1915-1916 Antarctic venture was also covered in our literature anthology story, and#8220;Trapped by the Ice.and#8221; Visit IceAxe.com to learn more. Thanks Doug!
Joanne Haddy and Reina Markheim
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