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Funded by the City of Reno and managed by Newbean Capital and EDAWN, the Reno Accelerator Fund is a pilot project that makes investments in Reno’s most promising early stage startups. The program will invest $20,000 in each of 8 startups by June 30, 2014, through convertible notes.
Workshops on application etiquette, dressing for success, resume building and more.
When: March 5, 10:00am-2:00pm
Where: Evelyn Mount Community Center, 1301 Valley Road Reno, NV
Pre-registration required: (775) 322-8941
Beware of a scam that targets your phone. KOLO 8 viewers are receiving a missed call from a phone number with a 473 area code. When viewers call back, it's an international number that charges victims by the minute.
A website has been established to try to collect information about the scam.
The SPCA is offering free monthly pet loss grief classes designed to help pet owners cope and heal with the passing of their animal either recently or in the past, according to an official with the SPCA of Northern Nevada.
The American Heart Association is hosting its Fantasy Wedding Faire on Sunday, January 26, 2014, in an effort to raise money to benefit research, public education and community programs of the American Heart Association.
A memorial fund has been set up for one of the teenagers who was killed by possible carbon monoxide poisoning. A memorial fund was set up for the family of Alondra Rivera. If you would like to donate to her family, you can visit the Nevada State Bank. The donation account number is 0468042650 and the routing number is 122400779.
For RTC route and schedule information, visit www.rtcwashoe.com and click on HOT TOPICS, or call RTC Passenger Services at (775) 348-RIDE during business hours Monday to Friday 7am - 7pm.
AAA Tipsy Tow available for one-way rides home for car and driver 6PM-6AM. Call 800-AAA-HELP. Available even if you're not an AAA member.
Donate Life Nevada is a collaboration of agencies responsible for organ, eye and tissue donation in Nevada; Nevada Donor Network, California Transplant Donor Network, and Sierra Donor Services. We are a proud affiliate of Donate Life America, a not-for-profit alliance committed to motivating the American public to register now as organ, eye, and tissue donors.
Donate Life Nevada’s mission is to save lives by educating and inspiring people to become an organ, eye and tissue donor through the Nevada registry.
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.