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Tahoe Truckee Faces & Places

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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. -Jamie Shepherd and his faithful friend check out a gift certificate to Jason’s Beachside Grill he won by participating in the Sierra Sun online reader survey. Shepherd, who moved here recently from Vancouver, BC, is attending Sierra College’s accounting program. He likes the hyper-local content in the Sierra Sun, especially the “cops box.”

Recall that fantastic summer Gibson Guitar raffle? Signed by Bluesdays and Commons Beach performers? Winner and TTUSD bus driver Luise Reith-Schofield, in tie-dye, plans to re-raffle the Fender Squire to benefit the North Tahoe School music program. James Logan picks a few notes while the sixth through eighth grade crew cheers him on. Many of the students play in the band program. Watch for a silent auction in conjunction with the infamous Eric T. It just might be yours, with a Vox amplifier included. Find more photos on Facebook.

International Peace Day was celebrated at Truckee Regional Park. Sponsored Truckee Tahoe Peace Project with the Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District, the affair was full of families, hula hoops, Red Truck eats, nonprofit booths, roses, hugs and music. Sierra Bennet sang a soulful rendition of Amazing Grace with Emily Tessemer, with some lyrics in Cherokee. Bennet, 11, said: “It was touching, I’m Cherokee … I loved it.” Tessemer, with whom Bennet studies, is also of Cherokee ancestry. Find photo gallery at sierrasun.com/photos.

Elizabeth Pitcairn performed with her cherished Red Stradivarius during a 9-11 TOCCATA Memorial concert series. The North Tahoe Event Center venue was donated for the Kings Beach performance. “I think this violin loves traveling around the world playing concerts,” said Pitcairn. “I am happy to share her with you today.” The violin, crafted by Italian luthier Antonio Stradivari in 1720, has certainly been around the globe.

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