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All that Sparkles in Reno/Tahoe

By Annie Flanzraich

Nevada may be known as the Silver State. Still, along with all those precious minerals, there are also precious stones hiding in its austere earth.

“Most of the gemstones are agates and jaspers and turquoise,” says Webb Varnum of The Reno Gem and Mineral Society. “All of them can be found in Northern Nevada.” renorockhounds.com

Varnum, a geologist and a graduate of the University of Nevada Reno’s Mackay School of Mining, has spent his life rockhounding through the west coast, including California, Utah, Arizona, Nevada and Mexico. In addition to agates, jasper and turquoise, he also highlighted some less common stones, including dark red garnets from Ely, crystal beryl from Pershing County, and smooth dumortierite. Nevada’s state precious gemstone, the Black Fire Opal, comes from the Virgin Valley in Northern Nevada. It’s the only place in North America where the stone can be found in any significant quantity.

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Sparks Legends

Open-air Shopping Vibes

A day shopping is so much more than trying on clothes and swiping that card. Developers put a lot of work into creating personality to match the many shops you’ll find in the great centers of the Sierra. Let’s take a peek at some of these esthetic personalities offering outdoor experiences with fresh air …

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Drive-in Cinema Shirt

Lights! Camera! Drive-in Action!

Reno-Tahoe cinemas offer safe, socially distant option for entertainment.
By Mary Alice Haas
How about a nice movie from the comfort of your own vehicle? Here, we’ll explore three drive-in cinemas in the Reno-Tahoe area providing the perfect night out. If you’re yearning to get out of the house, grab some take out dinner or snacks, and watch a new film without leaving your car, we’ve got the perfect venues for you! Remember, most of the drive-ins operate through FM radio, so tune in on your car or bring a radio with you.

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All about the Throwbacks

Spring trends celebrate the styles of yesteryear. By Ashley Polan It’s the beginning of a new decade, so it’s only fitting that many trends dawning the runway look back on the past. We’ve seen styles popping up from the 50s, 70s, and even the Renaissance period! Here are the top five trends this spring and local vintage shops where you can shop these looks.

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Budget-Friendly Frills

Entertainment aplenty that won’t break the bank in the Sierra. By Jason Lopez Whether you want to catch an open mic night, do a little dancing or enjoy the arts, Reno/Tahoe is a mecca for inexpensive entertainment. Here are a few of my favorites you should definitely checkout!

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Go Tahoe North (Northstar)

Snow Much Fun

Snow Much Fun: in the Sierra. By Jason Lopez. Reno/Tahoe is hard to beat when it comes to wintry play. If you aren’t busy hitting the slopes, there’s an array of outdoor winter activities that’ll have you enjoying the snow blanketing this region. Whether it’s sledding and ice skating, to Nordic skiing or simply taking photos of the beautiful landscapes, there are many great options in the area.

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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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