Tag: 2020

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.

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Denise Jenkins Jewelry

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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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:

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Make it Maroon – Fall Shopping in Reno/Tahoe

Fall into fall fashion with this trendy shade!
By Ashley Polan
The leaves are changing and the temperature dropping which means one thing … fall is here!  It’s time to say goodbye to shorts and sandals and start shopping for sweaters and booties. Fall is the most exciting season in fashion and one color seems to be taking the stage this season — maroon! Anyone can rock this eye-catching color in just about every piece – from cozy sweaters and blouses to scarves and hats.  Match this fierce red shade with black, grey, white, cream, navy, camel, or go bold and rock it head to toe!

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Acupuncture at Elevate Wellness

Fall into Wellness in Reno/Tahoe

Treatments to have you feeling fresh and renewed
By Annie Flanzraich

With leaves that shift from greens to browns and colder temperatures that abound, it’s fall and changes are all around. But, Mother Nature shouldn’t be the only one who gets to turn over a new, or old, leaf. These spas in Reno/Tahoe each offer wellness rituals for the hair, body, skin and more so that you too can restore and renew.

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Courtney Meredith

Star Navigator Courtney Meredith

COMMUNITY LEADERS GUIDING OTHERS, BRINGING A SENSE OF HOPE DURING THESE CHALLENGING TIMES.
In the world of marketing and advertising, we demand to see the best highlights and positive representation of our favorite places, people and products.
It’s hard to remember what life was like before COVID-19 brought darkness to each corner of our lives. From health scares, to business shut downs, to financial distress and emotional turmoil, it seemed impossible to find hope. So, in a time of turmoil how do you shine light on the shadow?
I sat down with Courtney Meredith at Wild River Grille in the Riverwalk District, (a district she founded with a group of community members) and asked how she gave Reno the silver lining we were so desperate to find.

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Foresthill Bridge

Placer County is Open for Responsible Leisure Travel this Fall

Find your open, outdoor haven in Northern California
Placer County, Calif. (September 2020) — Placer County, a 1,400-square-mile destination in Northern California, is inviting responsible leisure travelers in accordance with the California Department of Public Health and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Travelers are now permitted to safely enjoy the diverse geography encompassing a range of cities from Olympic Valley to Foresthill, and Auburn to Roseville this fall.

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Dinosaur named Sue

All-Weather Fun in the Sierra

In Reno/Tahoe, you never know what the weather might bring. It can be 80 degrees one day, then snow the next. Sometimes that happens in the same day. So, do you hunker down at home and wait to see the sunlight, bundle up and tackle the temperatures, or plan to do something weatherproof indoors? Don’t let the seasons rule your fun, here are some entertaining options for all ages, no matter the weather.

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