Tag: Heidi Bethel

Debbie McCarthy

STAR Navigator Debbie McCarthy

By Heidi Bethel 

Have you spotted the inspiring #TogetherWeAreOneHeart blue bands around Reno/Tahoe? When we received a few in Virtual Wine Lock bags supporting the Riverwalk District, our four-year-old son quickly claimed them as his own and proudly sports his “super hero” bracelets nearly everywhere he goes … even to bed. As he naps with his favorite accessory, I’m reminded of the big impact Debbie McCarthy (aka “About Town Deb”) has made on the community with her #TogetherWeAreOneHeart initiative. She is a Star Navigator super hero bringing a simple statement with big impact during these unusual times.

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Kaya and Kevin Stanley

STAR Navigators Kaya and Kevin Stanley

Star Navigators Kaya and Kevin Stanly By Heidi Bethel
When the house musician who is also an ICU nurse inside the COVID-19 sector in an area hospital told Kaya and Kevin Stanley, owners of Old Granite Street Eatery and Rue Bourbon in Reno, that they were not stopping to eat during their shifts, they had an immediate question: “Can we bring you food?”

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Essential Botanicals

Nothing quite beats the calming, yet equally invigorating, aroma of a vibrant flowers basking in the sun’s rays. With plants sprouting and flowers in full bloom in the Sierra, here’s a look at everything essential oils including where you can see the plants being grown, places that bottle locally and some artists doing fun things with botanicals.

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Believe

Influencing the Influencers

A peek at places that have social media abuzz. By Heidi Bethel Instaworthy spots abound in the Sierra. Whether you’re looking for a great vantage point to shoot a Tik Tok video or want a quick photo to post alongside your Facebook status, Reno/Tahoe has some amazing views that are sure to get you more followers.

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Tahoe Tree Top Adventures

Kids Rule The World

Explore the Sierra with fun for the little ones. By Heidi Bethel. For the first 15 years that I lived in Reno, I did not have children. Sure, my wonderful nieces and nephews (there are nine of them) came for visits and several even spent a few years living nearby, but a majority of the time it was my husband and I adulting away in the Biggest Little City.

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Spontaneous Itineraries

Spontaneous Itineraries

Fill a free day with some fun in the Sierra. By Heidi Bethel. Wake up with nothing to do today? Well that’s an easy fix if you’re in Reno/Tahoe. This place is filled with experiences like no other that satisfy every desire. So, whether you’re looking for action-packed activities, a relaxing rendezvous or shopping galore, you have come to the right place!

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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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