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Fayth Ross Executive Director of Urban Roots
Star Navigator Fayth Ross

Star Navigator Fayth Ross
By Natasha Bourlin
When she saw her eldest son, a super-finicky eater attending an Urban Roots farm camp, pluck kale from the ground, eat it, then suggest the family have it for dinner, a passion — not just incredulity — ignited for the organization within Fayth Ross.

Star Navigator Chuck Shapiro
Star Navigator Chuck Shapiro

Star Navigator Chuck Shapiro Owner of Wildriver Grille
By Natasha Bourlin
The pandemic’s impact is widespread, but the arts, animal-based nonprofits and children’s causes have been especially hard hit.
So, Chuck Shapiro of Wild River Grille took them all on using restaurant proceeds.
Not that restaurants haven’t been heavily affected as well. However, Wild River Grille, celebrating its 14th anniversary in June 2021, has been “super crazy busy” since reopening its doors in May, Shapiro says.

Enjoying a daytime date / photo by ©MarcelloRostagni2020
Date Away in Carson Valley and Lake Tahoe

Enjoy romantic outings around the Sierra By Heidi Bethel The Carson Valley and Lake Tahoe…

Colin West Founder of Clean Up The Lake
The Great Pandemic Pivot

Extraordinary people conquering extraordinary times.
By Natasha Bourlin
Many people and businesses have suffered during the pandemic, but many others have strived toward new goals while positively affecting others. In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, stories abound of organizations that have pivoted as gracefully as a ballet dancer towards new ways to serve their community, and even save their businesses. Inspiring people instilling new tactics relevant to the times to pursue their goals. Like these four forward-thinking folks.

Minden Meat and Deli
Divine Dining in Douglas County

(The following Article is written for when we CAN travel again and inspirational purposes. Plan…

Sierra Safely Carson Valley and Lake Tahoe
Go Back in Time in Carson Valley and Lake Tahoe

(The following Article is written for when we CAN travel again and inspirational purposes. Plan…

On the Incline Trail
WORLD’S MOST BEAUTIFUL TRAIL

Riding or walking the Tahoe East Shore Trail is a majestic experience!
 By Heidi Bethel 

If Tahoe can claim “America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride,” the annual bicycle event around the Lake, then surely the recently completed Tahoe East Shore Trail, from Incline Village to Sand Harbor is “The World’s Most Beautiful Trail.” Opened in 2019, this spectacular path, available to both bikes and walkers, offers breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe, and is an unforgettable experience for visitors and locals alike.

Patio at Tahoe Cocktail Corner
Go to the Corner for Luscious Libations

Cocktail Corner opens in South Lake Tahoe with affordable, high-end offerings.
By Natasha Bourlin
Now, when someone tells you to go to the corner, you’ll happily skip there. It’s no punishment anymore. It’s a craft cocktail bar with mouthwatering, gourmet menu items.

Pickled to Perfection

By Heidi Bethel

I should start by telling you that at the very moment I’m writing this story, I’m 35 weeks pregnant with our second son. And, boy does he love the salty, dill crunch of the almighty pickle. When the craving hits, there are several spots in the Sierra that offer their delicious take on the dilly classic. From fried to house made, here are the best places offering piquant goodness:

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 …