Community Briefs: April 8 |

Community Briefs: April 8

Sun Staff Reports

The Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2009-2010 Linda Brown Fellows Awards and the Star Award. The Fellows Program is designed to recognize outstanding teachers and staff members who demonstrate originality, innovation and dedication to the teaching profession above and beyond the high standards of the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District (TTUSD). The Star Award recognizes classified employees who positively impact the lives of the students by providing outstanding support in their positions. Linda Brown Fellows Award recipients each receive $2,000 to be used to enhance educational work within the district. In addition, both Linda Brown Fellows awards recipients and Star Award recipients receive $1,000 for their personal use.Nominations may come from parents and community members, as well as any TTUSD faculty or staff member. Self-nominations or nominations from Excellence in Education board members will not be accepted. Nomination forms, which may be found at all district schools, the district office, or online at, must be postmarked or hand delivered to the Excellence in Education office at 11071 Donner Pass Road in Truckee by Thursday, May 7, 2009. The 2009-2010 recipients will be announced in the fall.

This Saturday, April 11, EAA Chapter 1073 will try to begin their free airplane rides for children 8 through 17 and will be given a certificate naming them as Young Eagles. Members of the Experimental Aircraft Association have introduced kids to the various facets of aviation and flown over 1,500,000 kids around the world. Registration is at 8 a.m. through 8:45 a.m. and flights will begin as soon as possible weather permitting. Come out to review the airplanes being flown by local and visiting pilots. A Pancake Breakfast is also available for anyone wanting to learn more about airplanes and interested in how they can become involved in aviation. Take Highway 267 to the Truckee Airport Road and follow that to the airport terminal (follow the signs, but please watch for moving aircraft which have the right of way), turn right and the EAA building is the last building on the left. For more information, please call Young Eagles Coordinator, Charlie White at 587-4811 (days) or e-mail

Alpenglow Sports andamp; Chaco Sandals Arbor Day Event. Buy one and get one tree event. Drop by Alpenglow Sports in Tahoe City get the summer sandals you want and help out the environment at the same time!Not only do you get a pair of Chaco footwear this Arbor Day Weekend, April 23 to 26, but for each pair sold, Chaco, along with the National Arbor Day Foundation, will plant a tree in a national park. One of the most impactful steps in fighting climate change is simply planting a tree. For more info contact Alpenglow Sports 583-6917.

Calling all beer-loving artists! FiftyFifty Brewing Co. is excited to announce the 2009 FiftyFifty T-Shirt Design Contest. We are looking for the next great T-Shirt for the brewery, and thought what better way than to tap into our own local talented artists!How it Works: First, create your T-Shirt design. The guidelines are pretty open it can be generic FiftyFifty, one of our specific beer brands, or pretty much anything beer. Be creative!Upload your design to the Sierra Sun contest site for review. A panel of judges from FiftyFifty and the Sierra Sun will select the top entries to move onto the next round. These designs will be published at the Sierra Sun Web site for public voting. You determine the winner. The winning design will be printed and sold at the brewery. For contest details including eligibility, terms and conditions, please visit

Hannah Hauserman is collecting gently used dresses for North Tahoe High Schools Junior/Senior Prom. Cocktail or Prom dresses are requested. The dresses are being collected at Coldwell Banker in The Cobblestone. The dresses are a donation and will not be returned. If you need information, please contact Hannah at 583-3012.Yes, Truckee, there is a RodeoThe Truckee Championship Pro Rodeo dates are July 25 and 26, implementing Cowboy Poetry with Truckee Thursday’s so, Cowboy Poetry will be held downtown this year on July 23. The sponsor appreciation dinner and team penning will be held on Friday July 24 at McIver Arena. There will also be a Truckees got Talent contest and a poster drawing contest for the younger kids. Please visit to see what’s happening! Call (208) 735-0462 or (208) 731-2293 with questions or comments.PlumpJackSport celebrates Earth Day Donate a pair of gently used jeans and receive 30 percent off a new pair during the PlumpJackSport Recycle Your Jeans Sale. All recycled jeans will directly benefit the Tahoe Forest Hospice Program. PlumpJackSport will also be participating in this years North Lake Tahoe/Truckee Earth Day Festival held at the Village at Squaw Valley with a great kids arts and crafts table with many recycled materials, Friday, April 17 through Thursday, April 30 at the Village at Squaw Valley USA, 1995 Squaw Valley Road, Olympic Valley. The North Lake Tahoe/Truckee Earth Day Festival is free and open to the public.

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