Social Scene: Old Man Winter loiters around Tahoe |

Social Scene: Old Man Winter loiters around Tahoe

Patrick McElravey, a member of NTHS cross country and Far West ski team worked up an appetite skiing to the breakfast.

TAHOE CITY, Calif. and#8212; Old man winter overstayed his welcome last week. On Saturday, April 23 he showed up at the Tahoe Cross Country and#8220;Breakfast on Silver,and#8221; spitting snow and blocking Little Miss Sunshine from making an appearance. Cross country skiers arrived at the Nordic center early ski the trails before making their way up to the lake view silver trail gathering spot where picnic tables and a tented cooking area were set up. For most of the morning the Lake Tahoe view was shrouded in thick clouds. Just before noon they lifted, revealing our beauteous lake.

Hungry cross country skiers skated and strided up to chow down on bacon, eggs and pancakes, and washed it all down with OJ and coffee. Kudos to Kevin Murnane, Dave Clohessy, Bruce Cuthbertson and Doug Read who served up the sustenance. So many showed up for the breakfast that the culinary crew ran out of eggs!

Taking a break to have breakfast alfresco before getting back on the 65-kilometer trail system were Karen Kiely, Heidi Shaughnessy, Ellen Petteroe, Chad Wiles, Allison Ansley, John Pang, Jeff and#8220;Oxand#8221; Oxandaboure, Nancy and Tom O’Neill, Mischel Sabel and Geoff Griffen, Lisa Roblin, Christie Lea Graves, Jennifer Kennedy, Mark, Debbie and Annie Spohr, Mike and Pam Lefrancois, Craig Smith, Bill and Helen Roberts, Cathy Norris, Karen Kiely, Dick Banfield and Anne Chippendale, Peter and Linda Morris, Paul Honeywell, Nancy Rosenblum and John Gerbino and Patrick McElravey.

Business tidbits

There’s a bit of musical chairs going on in downtown Truckee. Mountain Home Center is busy getting ready to open up a 2,000 sq. ft. store in downtown Truckee in the space formerly occupied by Jackass Ridge. This store will be in addition to their store located at 11403 Brockway Road (by The Rock) and will highlight some of the larger signature pieces like hot tubs and stoves, but mainly feature home accessories, gift items, and additional categories like bedding and towels. Owners Karen and John Mills and Alissa and Tom Just are excited to be a part of downtown Truckee. Jody Poe, a former Sierra Sun publisher, will manage the new store which is slated to open for Memorial Day weekend.

The Bolam Gallery is moving from the Village at Northstar to Brickelltown, two doors down from Burger Me!. Andrew Bolam plans to open the 1,500 sq. ft gallery Memorial Day weekend as well. Meanwhile, another gallery, and#8220;Art Obsessionsand#8221; will open along with Sipe’s Antiques in the Truckee Mercantile Building. Baxter’s Bistro has closed at the Northstar Village and Mark Estee and JJ Morgan are working on opening a new restaurant named Campo in the high rise condo project Palladio on the Truckee River in downtown Reno sometime late summer or early fall. Right next door to their new restaurant is Urban Beets now owned by Thomas McCarthy, who also owns Bite in Incline.

and#8212; Vicki Kahn may be reached at

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