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Truckee Tahoe community announcements

Content for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at and occasionally the online events calendar. Visit to submit events online. Please limit descriptions to 50. E-mail submissions may be 150-300 words. Items published in the print edition news space permitting.

This year’s fireworks show off Commons Beach is more than $5,000 short of being funded and might not happen. Please donate online today at Or become a business sponsor by contacting the Tahoe City Downtown Association at 530-385-3348.

Matt Rusanoff, former Truckee Donner Land Trust Board member, was a vibrant, brilliant and passionate Truckee leader who passed away much too young.

On June 25, 5 p.m., Matt’s friends and family will formally dedicate the main access trail to Waddle Ranch Preserve, named and#8220;Matt’s Trail,and#8221; on Matt’s birthday.

Waddle Ranch Preserve was acquired by the Land Trust in 2007 for $23.5 million. The 1,462-acre property is in the heart of Martis Valley and provides important habitat for birds and mammals with miles of trails for the public to enjoy.

and#8220;We are proud to have a main access trail named in honor of Matt, who provided great service while on the Land Trust Board and to the Truckee community. His legacy will forever be a part of Waddle Ranch Preserve,and#8221;

said Land Trust Executive Director Perry Norris.

The community is invited to join Matt’s family, friends, and the staff and Board of the Truckee Donner Land Trust for this very special trail dedication. Please RSVP by June 20 to Kellie Wright at 530-582-4711 or

Literacy Volunteer Opportunity Literacy/ESL Tutor Training Class, sponsored by the Read Up! Program of Nevada County, will be held in Truckee on Wednesday, June 15, noon-5 p.m.

Training and books are free to community volunteers interested in learning how to help a Truckee Read Up! student to improve her/his speaking, reading and/or writing skills.

Literacy tutoring is a free service of Nevada County. It is also an enjoyable and productive way to give back to the community.

To become a tutor you must read, write and speak English well. Be at least 18 years of age. Be available two-three hours per week. Be patient and flexible. Have excellent communication skills and know how to listen.

Contact Rolann Aronson, Truckee Read Up! coordinator, at 530-575-7030 for information.

This year’s fireworks show off Commons Beach is more than $5,000 short of being funded and might not happen. Please donate online today at Or become a business sponsor by contacting the Tahoe City Downtown Association at 530-385-3348.

On Friday May 28, 16-year-old Truckee resident Taylor Fiddyment was involved in a ATV accident resulting in a very severe fracture in one of her vertebrae. Taylor was flown to Renown Hospital, were she underwent surgery to stabilize her back. At this time, Taylor has suffered paralyses below the belly button. If it is on your heart to help the Fiddyments financially, you may send checks to: Tahoe Forest Church, P.O. Box 4204, Truckee, CA 96160. Make checks out to Tahoe Forest Church with Taylor Fiddyment written in the memo line. Feel free to send along a note and they will passed to Taylor and the Fiddyments. Visit

Donner Summit Area Association is accepting nominations for the Community Person of the Year for 2011. Any person who has contributed to the Summit community in any way is eligible. Nominations can be submitted to collection boxes at Donner Summit businesses, via e-mail at, or, due by June 21, 2011. The winner will be announced at the Annual Community Picnic on Saturday, July 2. Past recipients of the award are Jennifer Montgomery, Norm Sayler and Patricia Malberg.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County and North Lake Tahoe are seeking volunteers to mentor local youths. The commitment is generally one hour a week for a year, you set the time and place. Make a lifelong impact on a child’s life while doing all the fun activities you love! The waitlist for boys to get a mentor in Truckee has more than 10 children and the waitlist for the girls in North Tahoe has six. Please call 530-587-7717, e-mail or visit

The entire North Tahoe High School Music Department will perform its annual Spring Concert, Wednesday, June 8. Selections will include and#8220;Second Suite in Fand#8221; by Holst, The and#8220;Baba-Yaga,and#8221; movement 15 from Modest Mussorgsky’s and#8220;Picture at and Exhibition,and#8221; and modern works from Frank Ticheli and Steven Reineke to name a few. The Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Band will select three works for this event. Immediately following the concert will be that music awards. There is no charge for this event and the concert starts at 6 p.m. with the awards at 8 p.m.

Speaker Heather Segale of UC Davis Research and Education Programs at Lake Tahoe will present information concerning the current clarity of the lake, invasive species, and climate change at Lake Tahoe, Thursday, June 9, 5:30 p.m., Tahoe Maritime Museum, 5205 W. Lake Blvd., Homewood. Admission: $5 for members, $8 for non-members. Price of admission includes wine and light snacks. Visit

A raffle for one $25 cash prize is available to all high school students who attend the Bridge to the Future panel at Sierra College June 10, 5:30 p.m. High school students, parents and interested community members are invited to learn about making a successful transition from high school to college. Great speakers include Dr. Kim Bateman, Cindy Flores, Jacqueline Diaz and Christopher Old. Questions? Call 530-548-5010. Find full story at

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office and the North Tahoe Family Resource Center, in conjunction with many other local businesses and organizations, will host a bicycle rodeo at Kings Beach Elementary School, June 11, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Parents and children are invited to attend the rodeo to learn and practice bicycle skills and become better bicyclists., games, prizes, $5 lunch from Men Wielding Fire. Call Community Services Officer Kristen Mann at 530-546-2605, ext. 3823.

This growing event is a collection of residents throughout the Glenshire area who use this weekend to help you find deals on items they no longer need. People from as far away as Reno, Nev. make this annual and growing event a must on their calendar of events to attend. Residents will be holding yard sales at their homes so you have concentrated shopping for your convenience.

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