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Recycle, Reuse, and Re-invent Your Wardrobe

Updated: 04/08/2009 - Do you have a closet full of clothes that are all out of style? Most of us can't afford to buy a whole new wardrobe, especially in this tough economy, but what if you could take your out of date clothes and transform them into more modern fashions?

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Boys & Girls Club Makes Do With Less Funding

Updated: 04/07/2009 - Non-profit organizations are feeling the pinch from the recession, but at least one local club is thinking outside the box and figuring out ways to do more with less. The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows is trying to sustain its level of service to the community, and so far they’ve been successful. The Club hasn’t had to cut jobs or programs.

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Non-profits Play for Free at The Links at Kiley Ranch

Updated: 04/06/2009 - Reno-Sparks charities looking for new ways to raise funds in challenging economic times can now stage their own weekday afternoon charity golf events at the Links at Kiley Ranch in Sparks, for no greens fees.

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Wedding Industry Leader Peter Merry Gives Free Seminars

Updated: 04/02/2009 - Peter Merry, author of the book, "The Best Wedding Reception . . . Ever!," will be in Reno from April 2nd - 4th for a series of free seminars and book signing events for wedding professionals and wedding couples.

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Learn to Decorate Your Own Wedding Cake

Updated: 04/01/2009 - Wedding season is upon us and many brides today are looking for ways to save money. The Biggest Little Cake Shoppe in Reno is helping brides on a budget by offering cake decorating classes. When you're planning a wedding, cost is a huge concern. Everything from the flowers, the cake, the photos, to the dress can really add on quite a bit of cash. When you're looking to cut costs, you don't want to sacrifice quality, but you can have both if you know how to do it yourself.

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Go Green for Spring Cleaning

Updated: 03/31/2009 - You've probably started your spring cleaning around the house, or at least you're thinking about starting it, but before you reach under the sink or into the closet for those toxic chemicals, think green.

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Building Women Construction Expo

Updated: 03/27/2009 - The Fifth Annual “Building Women” Exploration Fair gave women interested in construction related careers the opportunity to participate in a number of hands-on exhibits Friday at the TMCC/IGT Applied Technology Center at 475 Edison Way in Reno.

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Doughboys Donuts Grand Opening

Updated: 03/27/2009 - Are you considering a sweet treat for breakfast? There's a new business in Reno you may want to stop and check out. What could be better first thing in the morning than donuts and coffee. Doughboys Donuts on Damonte Ranch Parkway had a soft opening last week, but is gearing up for a grand opening this weekend.

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Help for Job Seekers

Updated: 03/25/2009 - Are you out of a job? Are you out of options? Are you wondering where to look and how to get ahead in this tough market? Well there's hope, and more importantly help. You just need to know where to look.

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First Aid Classes for Pets

Updated: 03/24/2009 - It's something so important, yet many of us don't know how to do it. If your pet was in distress, would you know how to perform CPR, or stop bleeding from a cut, or create a splint? Pet owners often make trips to the vet for all kinds of bumps and bruises, but what if your pet was choking? That vet visit could cost a bundle, and Fido or Fluffy might not survive the car ride.

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People Plan to Take the Polar Bear Plunge at Lake Tahoe

Updated: 03/20/2009 - It might seem crazy to jump into freezing cold water in the middle of winter, but that's exactly what some people will be doing Saturday morning. The Special Olympics is hosting hundreds of people at Lake Tahoe as for the Polar Bear Plunge.

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Nevada Unemployment On The Rise Again

Updated: 03/20/2009 - The Silver State's jobless rate sees a jump. Also, one county is now at 15.6%. Click here to see the county-by-county & state figures.

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Aly's Prom Closet Helps Kids Attend Prom

Updated: 03/18/2009 - Going to Prom can be a huge expense when you factor in the dress, the tux, the tickets, and the limo. Especially in this tough economy, not many teens or their families can afford to make it a night to remember. If not for Aly's Prom Closet, many students wouldn't be able to go to Prom.

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St. Patrick's Day RTC Safe Ride Home Program

Updated: 03/17/2009 - Even though St. Patrick's Day falls on a Tuesday, that doesn't stop some people from partying a little too hard on the holiday. That's why bars and pubs are teaming up with the Regional Transportation Commission to make sure drinkers get home safe. Just ask for a free pass from a bartender. Servers say the passes will help keep drunk drivers off the roads.

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Warning to Tourists Heading to Mexico for Spring Break

Posted: 03/16/2009 - Today marks the beginning of spring break for many students, including those at the University of Nevada, Reno. But this year one of the most popular vacation destinations is also one of the most dangerous. A travel alert has been issued for Mexico due to recent drug cartel crime in the northern part of the country. Reports of kidnappings and murders have some travelers making alternate arrangements, but the alert isn't stopping some spring breakers.

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Spas Offer Discounts for Locals

Updated: 03/12/2009 - Two world class spas have opened in Reno in just the last few months, but who can afford to pamper themselves? Business at local spas is not only doing well right now, but the Peppermill and the Atlantis are both expecting an increase in spa goers especially as the summer months approach.

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Low Softball League Turnout This Year for City of Sparks

Posted: 03/11/2009 - Numbers are down for spring softball signups with the City of Sparks. The Recreation Department extended the registration by a week due to the slow response. Last year the league had 300 teams sign up for softball, and so far this season only 250 teams are on the roster. Sparks Recreation Supervisor Tony Pehle says, he thinks it due to the bad economy.

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Retail Sales Plunge

Updated: 01/14/2009 - Retail sales plunged far more than expected in December, a record sixth straight monthly decline as consumers were battered by a prolonged recession, a severe credit crisis and soaring job losses.

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Suspect in Oakland Shooting Arrested in Nevada

Updated: 01/14/2009 - The former Bay Area Rapid Transit police office who fatally shot an unarmed man on an Oakland train platform on New Year's Day has reportedly been arrested.

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