Local media personalities teamed up Washoe County youth in foster care to create unique denim jackets. The jackets are being auctioned off on eBay. All proceeds will be used to purchase new clothes for abused and neglected children in foster care.
Recalled jars are identified as batch "#A43" on the bottom of the jar. Consumers who have the Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega Mushroom Soothing Face Cream batch code #A43 should not use the product and instead dispose of it or return it for an exchange or refund in stores or online.
The Silver State National Peace Officers Museum was established in 2009 in historic Virginia City, Nevada. The museum features a collection spanning 300 years of our history. Guests are treated to historical badges, documents, and photographs, along with uniforms, antique firearms, restraints and other historic tools of the profession.
In memory of 16 year old killed in a car accident in Virginia, Joshua Guthrie's family has set up a non-profit organization in his name. The organization distributes hundreds of handmade quilts to U.S. servicemen and women hospitalized around the world.
Veterans can receive free dental treatment on November 8, 2013. Event officials say the dental office of Drs. William Holmes, Dan Mannikko and Emily Beglin (located at 525 West Washington St in Carson City) is hosting its 2nd annual Complimentary Dental Treatment Day from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for qualified veterans. Officials say veterans are screened through the Adopt-A-Vet Program. For more information and to schedule an appointment, call 775-882-4247 or visit http://www.adoptavetdental.com
The November issue of Men’s Journal, on stands Friday, has compiled a list of the “5 Best Resorts in North America” for ski and snowboard trips.
The article names California’s Squaw Valley number 1, noting it as the best training ground.
The article also boasts about the mountain’s ability to feel both big and small at the same time.
For counseling resources, students and families may report to:
Monday, Oct. 21:
Alice Maxwell Elementary School
2300 N. Rock Blvd.
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 22:
Virginia Palmer Elementary School
7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Sparks High School
820 15th Street
7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
For staff only:
Larry Johnson Community Center
1200 12th St.
7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Robocall scams often target seniors because they have land lines, and are home during the day to answer the phone. You can help stop the calls be entering your number in the Do Not Call Registry. These links will also help you check to see if a business is legitimate.
The Hunger Bowl strikes again for the Nevada- Boise State football game on Saturday, Oct. 19, at Bronco Stadium. In addition to the food drive for the Idaho Food Bank that will take place at the game, Boise State has issued a challenge to Wolf Pack fans to compete in an online virtual food drive, to raise funds for hunger relief in both areas.
Wolf Pack and Bronco fans anywhere can visit http://hungerbowl.org/virtual-food-drive and click on their team’s logo to make a cash donation. All Wolf Pack donations will go to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. All Boise State donations will be used for hunger relief in Idaho. The Hunger Bowl challenge has started and is continuing through the end of Saturday’s game on October 19.
Hunger is a very serious issue across the country and right here in Nevada. One in four children in Nevada live in a home where there is not enough food for three meals per day, and one in five people in Nevada needs to seek food assistance to make ends meet. Each dollar raised for the Food Bank of Northern Nevada can provide 3 meals to those who need them.
The 7th Annual “Walk in Memory – Walk for Hope” community suicide prevention awareness walk will be taking place on Saturday, September 14, 2013, in ten different communities across the State of Nevada. Walk participants are asked to donate $20 per individual.
To participate on a team, go to the drop down box and select a team already there or enter the name of a team in the “new team” area. Each person walking will need to complete a registration form. All donations will be used to help fund various NCSP programs in communities throughout the state.
If you would like to participate in a specific walk, you can register on line by clicking on the community you want to participate in, completing the registration form. Online registration is closed . You have to now register and pay at the walk site on the morning of the walk.
Each walk site may vary in the actual distance but they are all ranging from 3-5K.
Just days after they are born, children receive a social security number making them a perfect for thieves to take their clean credit history. Experian offers some tips on how to avoid making your child a victim.
Washoe Online Learning for the Future (WOLF) is a tuition-free full-time virtual public school providing students with the flexibility to learn with a curriculum that meets rigorous state education standards.
The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office will hold the second in a series of community safety meetings for Sun Valley residents at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23 in the Sun Valley Landowner’s Association Building located at 5360 Sun Valley Blvd.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - University of Nevada, Las Vegas researchers have found that several hot sauce brands sold in the U.S. contain dangerous levels of lead.
In what the university describes as a first-of-its-kind study, researchers examined 25 bottles of hot sauce imported from Mexico and South America and purchased from local ethnic markets, grocery stores, and a swap meet.
They found that four of the bottles, or 16 percent, exceeded Food and Drug Administration standard for safe levels of lead.
The results were released last week.
Lead poisoning can affect every organ in the body and can cause learning disabilities and behavioral problems in young children.
UNLV researcher Shawn Gerstenberger says his results point to the need for better screening of products imported from Mexico.
Nearly 3,000 low-income and homeless children in the Reno/Sparks can not afford basic school supplies. You can help them get excited about returning to school and building a better future by donating a backpack filled with classroom supplies. To find a drop off location near you or make an online donation - check out the links below.
San Francisco 49ers QB and former Nevada Wolf Pack star Colin Kaepernick is nominated for the 2013 ESPY Breakthrough Athlete Award.
The other nominees include Texas A&M Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel, Los Angeles Dodgers Outfielder Yasiel Puig, Los Angeles Angels Outfielder Mike Trout and Seattle Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson
The ESPY Awards air July 17th, at 9pm ET on ESPN.
9 a.m. – Booth opens selling raffle tickets, wine walk tickets and event t-shirts
11 a.m. – Devil’s Gate Gunfighters comedy show at C and Union Streets12 p.m. – Parade begins, expected to last approximately an hour and a half
1 p.m. – Red White and YOU Wine Walk begins, continues until 6 p.m.
1:30 p.m. – Larry Elliott, as Uncle Sam, performs music and stories
6 p.m. – Free concert, Second Amendment Celebration Concert in Delta Parking lot
7 p.m. – Raffle and live auction
7:45 p.m. – Second Amendment Celebration Concert continues
After Dark – Fireworks Spectacular
Great Strides is the CF Foundation’s largest fund-raising event. It provides opportunities for all people within a local community to get involved forming teams through their workplace, through clubs and organizations or with friends and family.
The Teddy Bear Drive takes place from June 3 to June 7, 2013. During that week, donated bears may be dropped off at the Sheriff’s Office at 911 Parr Blvd. A collection box is located in the public area of the Sheriff’s Records/Civil Division just off the main lobby.
Drop- off locations include:
Smith’s Grocery Store, 1255 Baring Blvd., Sparks, NV 89434
Smith’s Grocery Store, 175 Lemmon Dr., Reno, NV 89506
Smith’s Grocery Store, 750 S. Meadows Pkwy., Reno, NV 89521
Achieve Fitness, 600 S. Center St., Reno, NV 89507
CrossFit Initiative, 9410 Prototype Dr., Reno, NV 89521
Sheriff’s Office at 911 Parr Blvd., Reno NV 89512
Drop new and almost new toys off for children left with nothing after the Oklahoma tornadoes at:
Almost Home Day Care – 3345 Pyramid Way – Sparks, NV 89434
Adam’s High Rollin Customs – 855 Bergin Way – Sparks, NV 89434
The Spoke Bar&Grill– 3198 N. Deer Run Road – Carson City, NV
The family has set up a Pape Memorial Fund at Wells Fargo Bank. Donations will be accepted at any branch. The account number is 8892062913. Proceeds will help cover funeral costs and repairs to the home.
The National Hurricane Center has released its annual list of storm names.
This list alternates between boy and girl names.
It kicks off with "Andrea," followed by "Barry," "Chantal," "Dorian," "Erin" and "Fernand."
Hurricane season begins June 1st.
The job fair is on Tuesday, May 14 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. in the Crystal Ballroom. Applicants should bring multiple résumés to the job fair and dress for success in business professional clothing. It is also recommended you fill out an application online before the job fair.
Please make a donation to Nevada Humane Society’s Emily’s Fund for Injured Pets. Contributions are tax-deductible and can be sent to NHS at 2825 Longley Lane, Reno, NV 89502 or credit card donations may be called into 775-856-2000, ext. 335.
4th Annual Spring show-n-shine
May 11, 2013
11am – 1pm at the Community Living Center at the Reno VA Hospital
Volunteers Needed for:
1. a group to volunteer for the BBQ to do the cooking,
2. a group to do the serving,
3. a group to take the veterans outside for the show n shine,
4. A group to supply hamburgers, hot dogs and buns for them,
5. A group to supply drinks such as soda, water, and juice and any side dishes that they would like to bring.
If you have any questions please give Grace Tooker-Bird or Kathleen Frank a call at:
Grace Tooker-Bird 775-301-0133
Kathleen Frank 775-826-9038
Please leave a message and we will call you back.
The public will have an opportunity to dispose of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs during a Prescription Drug Roundup.
Roundup Locations April 27, 2013 10:00am – 2:00pm:
•Walgreens, 10370 N. McCarran Blvd.
•Save Mart, 565 East Prater Way
•Walmart, 4855 Kietzke Lane
•Walmart, 5065 Pyramid Way
•Raley's, 18144 Wedge Pkwy
•Raley's, 930 Tahoe Blvd, Incline Village
•Scolari's, 8165 S. Virginia Street
•Smith's, 750 S. Meadows Pkwy
American Red Cross and Professional Fire Fighters of Nevada Kick Off "Fire Hurts... Red Cross Helps" Campaign
Firefighters partner with Red Cross to raise $250,000 to help local families affected by home fires.
The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office has just released a new Safety Activity Book filled with fun and entertaining activities for kids. However, the book does have an important mission - teaching young children how to stay safe.