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Tahoe Surf Company

Go for Gold

How to train like an Olympian regionally.By Natasha Bourlin While the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo has been rescheduled to begin July 23, 2021, several new additions will be added to the event’s athletic repertoire. The world will be watching next summer as shortboard surfing, karate, skateboarding, sport climbing and baseball join for the first time, or return to the Olympics. Other sports like kayaking are adding three women’s event while eliminating three men’s.

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The Loft Theater (Brian Walker)

Curtains Up

Curtains Up: Catch A Performance or Film at Reno/Tahoe Theaters. By Annie Flanzraich. William Shakespeare once wrote, “All the world is a stage.” So, it’s not a stretch to say that the theatrical arts are all around. From intimate venues to large performance halls, many places in the Sierra offer the chance to see a show. As a reformed actress (the highlight of my theatrical career included a performance as Orphan No. 76 during my high school’s production of the musical, Annie), I’m always keen to see a show or film. Here are some of my favorite venues.

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Northstar Elisabeth Biebl

New Adventure to Try This Spring

“IT’S THE PERFECT SEASON TO REVEL IN THE REGION’S MANY EXHILARATING OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES.” By Natasha Bourlin. Spring fever can spark longing for new adventures. Plus it’s the perfect season to revel in the region’s many exhilarating outdoor experiences. This year, instead of watching the wide grins of folks adept at these activities from afar, join them. Most places provide expert instructors, or you can make it a mission to learn on your own and just rent the needed equipment. Some are weather reliant and only available in late spring, so confirm they’re available before trekking out.

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Skiing

Layer Up

Local retailers that’ll keep you warm this winter. By Heidi Bethel. If you’re anything like me, I like options … especially when it comes to braving the wintry air outdoors. Adding a layer, or two, is one of the best ways to ensure an enjoyable day on the mountain. This season, as you’re out trekking down the snow-lined trails of Tahoe and beyond, be sure to keep those body temperatures comfortable with clothing and gear from some of our favorite local purveyors.

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Alpenglow Sports

Shopping For Summer Fashions

Shopping For Summer Fashions – Summer tips and trends from area pros. By Natasha Bourlin. Each summer, wardrobes bloom like the colorful flowers outside. Since summertime shopping can seem overwhelming, this fashionable guide will share current trends and help you hunt down everything from haute couture to affordable attire this season.

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