New Tahoe City coffee shop goes high-techBy Shannon Darling, Tahoe World StaffWith a sip of coffee and a click of the mouse patrons at the Cyber Cafe can have the world at their fingertips – the World Wide Web that is.At the newly opened Cyber Cafe one can sip a latte and use one of six computers to play games, check E-mail or touch-up a resume.”This was needed up here,” said Vicky Biggs, owner of the Cyber Cafe.Vicky and her husband, Brenden, wanted to open a coffee shop that would give children a place to do homework and study, as well as for others a place to scan photos, fax, print and make copies.But they also wanted to stay away from the stale and frigid atmosphere many computer labs have.”You can eat in here and make noise,” said Vicky.Along with a wide variety of coffee drinks, the Cyber Cafe also offers bagels, soups, burritos and juices.”I want to appeal to everybody,” said Vicky.Vicky and Brenden are long-time residents of Tahoe but see their new business as a great way to get to know the community and hope that their new coffee shop will not only provide a loved coffee drink but also a place to learn and relax.”It’s a great way to meet people – tourists and locals,” said Vicky.Grand opening of Phase Oneolympic Valley – North Lake Tahoe’s newest development invites the public to the grand opening of Phase One of an exclusive residential enclave on 40-plus acres this weekend.Phase One is currently for sale and is composed of 24 lots.A raffle will be held daily for all Tahoe Sierra MLS agents for a get-away package to the Sonoma Mission Inn.Additionally, for each agent who attends, $10 per agent will be donated to the real estate offices’ chosen charity.Masa’Ti on Squaw Creek Olympic Valley, located just inside the entrance of Olympic Valley on the right side, will be open for viewing Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.There will be guided site tours, refreshments and raffle for local real estate agents.For more information, call Alan Heoney, Prudential California Realty, at 581-0205 or (800) 805-9099.Association to recruit membersThe North Lake Tahoe Wedding & Honeymoon Association is accepting new members during the mid-year membership recruitment period until Tuesday, Feb. 20.As a member of the association, each business will be listed and their business described in the 2000/2001 Wedding Services Guide insert which will be published the end of February and used throughout the summer.More than 35,000 brochures are distributed annually to couples who respond to the advertising and promotion programs under way in national and targeted regional publications.The North Lake Tahoe Wedding & Honeymoon Association built the area’s funding co-op that has grown to its current level of $160,000.Co-op partners include TOT allocations from the Incline Village/Crystal Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau, the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association and, most recently, the Nevada Commission on Tourism.For more information or to register for membership, contact Bev Bedard, executive director of the North Lake Tahoe Wedding & Honeymoon Association at 581-1810.Restaurant fully renovatedOLYMPIC VALLEY – The Resort at Squaw Creek has completed a $1.2-million renovation of Cascades, one of the Resort’s five restaurants serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.The newly renovated restaurant includes an open floor plan which allows views of the scenic Squaw Valley meadow. A new a la carte menu offers specialty buffets available during peak holiday periods.For more information or reservations, call (800) 401-9501 or visit squawcreek.com.Achey named as general managerHOMEWOOD – Dave Achey has been hired as the new general manager of Homewood Mountain Resort. As the company’s general manager, he will oversee all aspects of on-mountain and business operations.”I am excited to work with a solid team dedicated to keeping the home in Homewood as we move into the next decade,” said Achey.Prior to joining Homewood, Achey held numerous high-level positions within the ski industry at resorts across the United States.From 1999 until recently, he was the manager of competitions, special events, terrain parks and race teams at Alpine Meadows, while also serving the Professional Ski Instructors of America as its western division certification vice president.From 1995 to 1999, Achey was the general manager of Soda Springs Ski Area.Achey has also worked with Tahoe Donner Ski Area, Sugar Bowl Ski Area, Northstar-at-Tahoe and Snow Summit and Pico Ski Area in Vermont.”Having skied all over this country, I am amazed by the beauty and the terrain here at Homewood Mountain Resort,” he said.For more information, call 525-2992, ext. 104.
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