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Sunshine Letters | The community offers kudos

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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. – The Olympic Trails Restoration Committee thanks Granlibakken Resort for hosting a Nordic trails fundraising dinner on Jan. 18. The event was part of the annual Olympic Heritage Celebration week at North Lake Tahoe. The proceeds from the dining event will be used to continue the improvement of the historic cross-country ski trails of the 1960 Winter Olympics at Sugar Pine Point State Park.

– David C. Antonucci

Running over Rainbow Bridge

I want to thank you all for your support, love, caring thoughts and prayers as I searched for my best friend Hoover the Wonder Dog. Since I know that all dogs go to Heaven, I know he is running over Rainbow Bridge to play with all of our friends who have gone ahead. I realize some people might think this note is a silly waste of ink, but then they have likely never loved nor have been loved by a dog. But this is really just a note of thanks and letting you all know how much I love my community and all the people in it. You have all made my life richer knowing you are part of it and I hope we can be part of each other’s lives for many years to come. Thanks again for all your support and love. Goodnight sweet prince, your Tahoe buddies will miss you.

– Meera Beser

First half of Skiing for Schools raises more than $40,000

The Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation would like to thank Sugar Bowl, Northstar California, Royal Gorge, Tahoe Donner Cross Country, Homewood, Tahoe Cross Country, Tahoe Donner Ski Area, and Resort at Squaw Creek Cross Country Center for their support in the first half the Skiing for Schools program. For select weeks, each resort contributes lift tickets or trail passes to the Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation. These tickets and trail passes are sold at a discounted price to the public. With the support of the community and the participating ski resorts, the first half of the program’s season raised more than $40,000 for the Foundation. Spring Skiing for Schools dates are scheduled at Sugar Bowl valid March 23-29 and Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows valid April 7 to the end of the ski season.

Excellence in Education would also like to extend a special thanks to Porters Sports, Tahoe Dave’s, Paco’s and Alpenglow who serve as ticket sales outlets for the Skiing for Schools program. The Foundation hopes the community recognizes the generosity of these businesses and their continued commitment to supporting our community through enhanced education. Please visit for details on the spring ski dates.

Thank you,

Laura Brown

Executive Director, Excellence in Education Foundation

Dear Editor,

Once again this past Valentine’s Day, Lucky 7 Tattoo and Piercing in Kings Beach donated the entire day’s proceeds to Wylie Animal Rescue Foundation. Co-owners Kathleen and Corey and their employees continue to be extremely generous supporters of needy animals in our community. We are very grateful they have chosen us as the “lucky” recipients. We thank them from the bottom of our hearts.


Connie Nowlin, WARF

Thank you Tahoe community

Thank you everyone for the overwhelming support shown at the Mike Kise Benefit hosted by Jake’s On The Lake at the Boatworks Mall on Feb. 18. We were extremely touched by the amazing turn out and the outpouring of community support. Once again, Tahoe has demonstrated it is a generous and caring community. This has been a difficult time for us, but knowing we possess the love and support of the wonderful people of our Tahoe community lessens the burden. Your generosity will make an immediate difference and will allow us to keep up with necessary medical expenses. Please accept our heartfelt thanks for your gifts of friendship and donations.

Thank you to the local business owners for your participation and generous contributions. A special thank you to Chris Thibaut, Chef Scott Yorkey and the terrific Jake’s On The Lake staff members for producing such a spectacular event. Additional thanks for your words of comfort and encouragement, as well as offers to assist with meals, transportation, errands and chores. We are humbled by your kindness and will be forever grateful.

Not to mention, we had a great time schmoozing with old and new friends that evening. It was a fabulous party!

With love and gratitude,

Mike and Peggy (Kise)


Once again, the Truckee Optimist Club has successfully raised significant profits through our annual Christmas tree sales. All of the proceeds from these sales will be used for scholarships and numerous sports and education program for our youth. This endeavor would not have been possible without the ongoing support and generosity of Save Mart Supermarkets.

Their generous donation of parking space in their shopping center made possible our successful endeavor.

Save Mart Supermarkets has a credo of “giving back to their communities” and this was a vivid display of that corporate belief and their effort to truly be a part of the community in which they do business. CVS Drugs has also been a sponsor and friend of our tree sales for may years and we would like to thank them for their support.

Furthermore, we would like to thank Truckee Tahoe Propane, Village Pizzeria and the Tahoe-Truckee Disposal Company for their generosity. We would also like to extend our deepest appreciation to our customers and the numerous individuals who have given their time to make this program successful.


Andrew Boehm

President, Truckee Optimist Club

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