Summer’s last hurrah fast approaching |

Summer’s last hurrah fast approaching

Dear Diary,

Whew! What a biz-ee summer this has been! With my new real estate career taking off, three months’ worth of summer social events squeezed into just two, and family members visiting, how’s a girl to squeeze in a manicure?

With events stacking up, it’s been a real challenge to fit them all into my allotted once-a-week newspaper space. I never did get a chance to mention the Tahoe Yacht Club’s ladies lunch during wooden boat week that was held at the lovely lakefront Rubicon Bay home of Tonya and Rick Antle. It was such fun to go by boat and do a little female bonding while the men folk snuck off to the traditional men’s grill held at Howard and Kay Turner’s lakefront West Shore digs. (Funny how the women nibbled on a buffet of salads and such while the men chowed down on hot dogs and hamburgers). And nary a mention of Carol and Mike Sabarese’s soiree in the Meadows in Truckee where everyone danced to live music until the cows came home.

Gee Diary, I never was able to include my usual “foodie footnotes” either ” how unlike me. Food is one of my favorite obsessions! There have been several new developments like former Wolfdale’s pastry chef Cass Rodriguez’s popular Truckee hangout Joe Coffee moving over to the cool new “tin garage” building on Jibboom Street with lots of free parking in its oversized lot. In addition to the requisite cup ‘o joe there will be in-house fresh baked goods and yummy pressed Cuban sandwiches. And speaking of Truckee, Dragonfly will be expanding to take over the entire upstairs of its current building with a new full liquor license, adding a private dining room for parties, and opening a first-rate sushi bar. All this should transpire, hopefully, by the holidays. And the million-dollar question is what new restaurant will go in at the beautiful new lakefront building at the bottom of Tahoe City’s Grove Street?

And then there’s the people news like Nate and Ginny Topol’s new grandson Justin Sidney born to son Byron and wife Tiffany in San Francisco. Also, congratulations to Christy Hill Restaurant owner Debbie Macrorie and local homebuilder/developer Greg Dorland who tied the knot at their home in Squaw Valley last weekend. The ceremony took place on the backyard patio with stellar views of Squaw Valley and its majestic mountains as the backdrop with dinner served afterwards in the cul de sac street of Broken Arrow (the neighbors didn’t mind since Greg built all the homes on the street).

Well, the official last big weekend of summer is rapidly approaching. Get out there and enjoy summer’s last hurrah!

E-mail Vicki Kahn at

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