Come enjoy a great dinner and watch your favorite Carson City area celebrities battle it out for tips on Saturday, March 29. Nearly 40 local celebrities will compete at the FISH, “Have a Heart Celebration.”
Local leaders from churches, business, media, local/state government and those from the medical field are helping FISH by becoming the Glen Eagles’ service staff for one memorable night of “fine dining.”
"Up up and away in my beautiful balloon" were the words of the Fifth Dimension's famous song of the 70s and those same words could describe Katie Griggs, this week's guest on Women to Women.
Griggs, a local balloonist, shares her experiences as a pilot with host Carol Paz. The great Reno Balloon Race is Sept. 5-7, and Griggs will have a balloon on Nevada Day.
Misti Gower is known by co-workers at Nevada’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources as a cake baker extraordinaire. So, no one was surprised when she and Heidi Englund of the Nevada Historical Society agreed to create a 13 foot wide by 21 foot long cake in the shape of Nevada to commemorate the great cake caper of 1964.
The monumental undertaking has started to come together as DCNR colleagues and others have jumped in to help bake, build and serve the 1,300 pound confection.
Ben Franklin once said, “In this world, nothing is certain but death and taxes.” That might be true, but Ben wasn’t able to open an IRA back then. If he had this option, he might have felt a little more lighthearted about paying the tax man.
Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) are great for people looking to save money on their tax bill and boost their retirement savings at the same time. In this volatile economy, saving money is more important than ever. Plus, when the stock market is down, it could be a good time to invest.
I first saw a Smart Car in Paris. We were visiting my daughter who was studying abroad in the Fall of 2004. My wife took a photo of me standing behind the uber compact with my arms stretching from bumper to bumper. The design and size were like nothing I had seen in an automobile; it was very Euro.
Think Kindness and Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada are teaming up to take on bullying by inspiring more than 500 acts of kindness in the month of March, and they’re asking the community to join the cause. It’s simple:
What if you could dramatically change a life – just by dining out? On Thursday April 24, 2014, you can do just that. Join Northern Nevada HOPES for our 4th annual Dining Out For Life fundraiser, and help improve the lives of individuals and families affected by HIV in northern Nevada.
The tables are turned in the latest Women to Women program when regular host Carol Paz answers questions.
Agency 36 marketing owner, Carson City Quarterly publisher and Carson HorseShoe casino spokeswoman Dana Freund sits down with Paz to peel back the onion layers of life and living in Carson City. Paz discusses books she's read and digested, new friends made and those qualities that make Carson City a special place to call home.
This week's Women to Women guest is Lori Bagwell, owner of Charley's Grilled Subs in the Carson Mall and candidate for Carson City Supervisor Ward 3.
In its third season, Women to Women Nevada is hosted by Carol Paz and is televised on Charter Media every Thursday at 7 pm on Channel 190 (Reno, Sparks, Fernley, Fallon, Lake Tahoe) and 15 (in Carson City, Gardnerville, Dayton). Women to Women is also being shown on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays at 8-8:30pm and on Sundays from 11:30-12 noon. Episodes also appear every Friday on Carson Now.
This bald eagle staged an early morning Valentine's visit to southeast Carson City in the Bennett Ave./S. Edmonds Dr. area.
He was out there for over an hour. Two days ago, while on a hike, I saw a bald eagle soaring over the Edmonds Park area - he was being escorted back to the west side by our resident golden eagle.
Thursday's Women to Women program on Charter Media will feature a very special lady from London, England. She was born, bred and educated quite well for the world of business and customer service. She is the local owner of a popular tea and sandwich shop in the heart of Carson City.
CARSON CITY, Nev. — The story behind the giant footprints found at Nevada State Prison will be told Feb. 20 by paleontologist Gene Hattori.
Hattori, curator of anthropology and state paleontologist at Nevada State Museum, will be the featured speaker in the third lecture of a Nevada Sesquicentennial series sponsored by the Nevada State Prison Preservation Society.
His talk, “Fossils at Nevada State Prison,” will begin at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 20 in the Silver Oak Executive Conference Center, 1251 Country Club Drive, Carson City. It is free and open to the public.
Ask a 3-year-old what sound a train makes, and the child will give out a “whoo whoo,” even a child who has never seen a train in person.
From Johnny Cash songs to “Petticoat Junction,” said author and railroad expert Stephen Drew, railroads are a pervasive part of our culture.
Racquel Abowd is a teacher in Carson City. In this video, Racquel discusses why she continues to choose to teach. She is joined in this talk by one of her students, Ivan Ramirez.
Abowd is a graduate of Bishop Manogue High School and Colorado State University, where she earned a degree in Marketing and Merchandising. Her business degree led her to work as a merchandising manager for a major retailor and then later in marketing with her brother in his financial planning business. But it was the Teacher’s Education program at Sierra Nevada College where Racquel found her calling to teach.
As a partner with the Carson City School District’s gifted and talented education program, known as G.A.T.E, the Carson City Library engaged 27 middle school students from Carson Middle and Eagle Valley schools.
The half-day enrichment was designed to sharpen student’s critical thinking skills through activities that teach students to “see” the community with data.
Carson City / Storey County 4-H Readying for Annual Fabric Sale
Area 4-H members are on the lookout for donations of fabric/sewing notions and clean, useable household items. Sewing notions, crafting items, sewing machines, etc. are all welcome donations. Donations can be dropped off now through January 31, 2014 at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, 2621 Northgate Lane, Suite 15, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. If you have large items to donate, please call 887-2252 in advance. Donations will be taken at Fuji Park on Friday, February 7 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Carson/Storey 4-H Council held their Annual Awards Night on Jan. 26, 2014. The event was conducted in the Fuji Park Pavilion. Members of the Silver Sage 4-H Community Club served as emcees.
Youth and leaders of the following clubs received recognition for their number of years in a project: Arrowhead Livestock, Bouncing Bunnies, Bug Huggers, Carson Cluckers, Carson Hot Shots, Comstock Hot Shots, 4-Paws, Silver Sage 4-H Community Club (SSCC), 4-H Sewing Project, and the Target Rippers.
Virginia City is offering lift tickets of the public transit and tour variety with the launch of the Comstock Lift Ticket that takes visitors on a ride through the high desert historic mining town east of Lake Tahoe.
The ticket gives visitors a 2.5-mile trolley ride, including a 20-minute narrated tour through Virginia City, a tour of the Ponderosa Mine as well as specials on lodging at any number of hotels, motels, restaurants and merchants.
CARSON CITY, Nev. — How was your first day in prison? That’s what E.K. McDaniel and Glen Whorton will describe at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at the Carson Nugget.
Of course, McDaniel and Whorton were able to go home after their first day — because they worked for the Department of Corrections. And both had many days after that to learn the unique job of working on the inside.
Their talk on "My First Day in Prison" is free and open to the public.
Creative minds will be stimulated on Saturday, Jan. 18, at Western Nevada College in Carson City.
The public is welcome to watch the 2013-14 Northern Nevada FIRST Tech Challenge Championship at the Donald W. Reynolds Technology Center. The event will begin with an opening ceremony at 10 a.m. Admission is free.
Western Nevada College will offer a hospitality skills workshop on Saturday, Feb. 8, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Carson City.
Participants can gain guest service skills in the Guest Service Gold Workshop to become a more valuable employee in today’s competitive job market.
Completion of the three-hour workshop can lead to a Certified Guest Service Professional designation. For employees in the hospitality industry, CGSP is recognized worldwide and is the highest designation of award-winning guest service.
Imagine that you are driving down Carson Street, toward the Capitol. You see yellow clad people, holding signs, and waving at passersby. You ask yourself, "What are they protesting now?" and prepare to avert your eyes...then you catch sight of the signs themselves.
The Empty Bowls project, a locally organized fundraiser that culminated at the Carson City Silver and Snowflake Festival on Dec. 6 and was initiated to bring awareness of local hunger issues, raised $2,722.35 for Friends in Service Helping, also known as FISH, which feeds, houses and provides services for more than 20,000 people in Carson City annually.
The Outdoor Toy Store in Moundhouse held its first Community Christmas Festival. We wanted to thank all those who helped make it such a success.
The money from the raffle items went to The Ron Woods Family Center and the cans of food that were donated are going to The Dayton Food Pantry. Next year we have promises from other local businesses to help out and spread much needed donations and Christmas cheer to an area that is largely forgotten.
RENO, Nev. – Beginning Jan. 13, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension will offer five “Great Ideas From Growers” sessions, where small farm producers from across the state can share their knowledge and experiences to help each other improve their businesses.
“This provides an opportunity for owners of small, specialized farms to learn from others’ experiences” said Extension Educator Holly Gatzke, who will lead the sessions.
Women to Women Nevada welcomes Dana Fruend to this week's program. Dana is a dynamic redhead of Irish descent who has boundless energies and super organizational skills. Dana heads up the marketing office at the Horseshoe Club Casino right here in Carson City, Nev. She is also the publisher of the Carson Quarterly, a publication of Agency 56, an enhanced interactive communication tool.
This week's Women to Women Nevada is a repeat show from October. Host Carol Paz interviews Sue Jesch, Education Director of the Carson City Symphony as well as a private violin and viola instructor.
Jesch has taught violin and viola and performed professionally for more than 30 years. She began playing in the Carson City Symphony when she moved to Nevada in 2004 and is currently Concertmaster and Education Director.
Increasing the Joy event set for Dec. 21 at Carson City Community Center, toys being collected through Dec. 18Submitted by Carson Now Reader on Mon, 12/16/2013 - 10:54am
In Partnership with Carson City and community businesses we invite you to this FREE Christmas event for child from Newborn to age Twelve and your families.
There will be FREE Christmas present for a child (one per child, while they last), FREE cookies, FREE hot chocolate, FREE Turkey Giveaways (Find the golden Christmas tree to claim your turkey), and an appearance by Santa Claus and Buddy the Elf!
Don't miss out, come Saturday December 21st, 9:00AM-11:00AM, at Carson City Community Center; located at 851 E. Williams St.
For the 13th year, the Sunset Rotary Club of Carson City will donate dictionaries to each third grade student in Carson City and Dayton.
The club’s Rotarians will go to each elementary school and present a dictionary to the area’s 624 students in an effort to encourage literacy and to educate our community of the goals of rotary locally.
The Sunset Rotary Club of Carson City is a community service organization that does various projects within the carson city and dayton areas as well as around the world. Education is one of Rotary International’s areas of focus.
Carson Now reader Beth Ortega submitted two photos of a snow carving creation outside her Carson City home. Also submitting, reader Kymber Estes notes how this standing log looks similar to a bear in a side glance.
Thank you Beth and Kymber Estes for you submissions.
This week's Women to Women Nevada interview is with self defense instructor Debra May of APEX SCF. As an instructor, she specializes in "stay alive" training in areas of self protection and protection of others in most any life threatening circumstance including active shooter scenarios. Debra covers many subjects in this interview including parking lot safety.
Several students from the Carson City School District will be recognized Tuesday for their submissions to the 2013-2014 American Citizen Essay Contest.
The students will be honored beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Sierra Room of the Carson City Community Center.
Among the winners are Vidhi Pandit, a 5th grader at Bordewich Bray Elementary School. She submitted the winning elementary school essay below that was passed to Carson Now by her proud parents, Girish and Dr. Su Pandit of Carson City.
Buy a pie and feed a family, Carson City. With just a few days before Thanksgiving, the "Pie to the Rescue" campaign is down to its final 33 pies. Join Capital Christian Center in supporting families in need this holiday season as dozens of Northern Nevada’s best chefs, from local restaurants, donate their time and talent to bake fabulous Thanksgiving pies for the 3rd Annual Pie to the Rescue.
Choose from three delicious pies, pumpkin, pecan or apple, place your order and then pick up your pies, on Wednesday, Nov. 27, in time for Thanksgiving.
Grocery Outlet in Carson City was given a helping hand this week when youth members of Carson River Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints teamed up to help staff cleanup after the store closed. The youth group meets weekly to learn, have fun and often to provide community service.
These photos were submitted by Michelle Dudley.
This week's Women to Women Nevada is the second of a two-part series that features guest Carson City Mayor Bob Crowell who answers questions from five local women on matters related to the city. Go here for the first part of the series.
Carson City residents Karen Abowd and Mary Fischer, will be honored tonight at The Atlantis Hotel and Casino, when they receive the Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada’s 2013 TRIUMPHANT Awards.
Karen Abowd will receive the Environmental Leader award for her work with The Greenhouse Project, a non-profit community greenhouse located on Carson High School’s campus that teaches sustainability and new agricultural principals and produces food for the community. Mary Fischer will receive the Community Service award for her work with Gardeners Reclaiming Our Waysides (G.R.O.W.), a non-profit she founded in 1997 with the purpose of beautifying area roadways using landscaping and art.
The Lodge Assisted Living Community is celebrating the Thanksgiving season by hosting a Harvest Party on Thursday, November 21 from 2 – 4 pm. All local seniors are invited to attend.
The festivities include a harvest feast featuring roast turkey, baked ham and sweet potatoes, plus a special dessert. Party goers will also enjoy live entertainment including music by local favorites, The String Beings. All attendees will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win fun prizes.
A Carson City family is searching for their dog and need help. Bosco is a full grown black male lab. He has a white stripe of fur on his chest and some white around his mouth and chin. See the above photo.
He has a blue collar with tags. He went missing on Friday night, Nov. 8, in the housing unit behind the 7-Eleven on the northeast end of Carson City.
There is a reward for his return. If you see anything, hear anything, or know of someone who might have him, please contact the Robinson Family immediately at (775) 883-2077 or (775) 291-4425.
Three Carson City bars will hold a turkey drop this Saturday for the Salvation Army. Anyone who wishes to donate a turkey can take them between 4 and 8 p.m. to:
Here's a great way to give to those active duty members of the military who won't be able to make it home for Christmas and those veterans at home that need a helping hand. The Carson City-based Web of Support group will host the "Be a Santa to A Veteran" fundraiser from noon to 3 p.m. Nov. 30 at Jimmy G's.
This week's Women to Women Nevada features guest Elizabeth Tully who heads up the Women's Workshop for Compulsive Eating, Dieting, and Exercising.
She tells host Carol Paz her compelling story of how she grew up a compulsive eater, identifying it later in life. Now she dedicates herself to helping people with eating disorders.
Tully can reach her at (775) 841-7415 or email@example.com
The Carson City Raiders Booster Club's annual fundraiser and auction is this coming Sunday, Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Carson Lanes Eleventh Frame Lounge, 4600 Snyder Avenue.
All proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to purchase Christmas gifts for 20 homebound seniors in the community (our list of seniors and their modest wish lists are supplied to us by the Meals on Wheels program).
Each year our members shop, wrap, deliver and visit each home bound senior on our list. It's always a heart-warming experience to help make these seniors' holidays more merrier.
You are invited to attend Mountain Springs Senior Care's Annual Safe Trick or Treat.
When: October 31, 2013
Where: 2861 N. Mountain Street
Carson City, NV 89703
Time: 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Come one come all and let our residents
enrich the lives of others. Have a safe
and Happy Halloween.
Sue Jesch is the Education Director of the Carson City Symphony and an amazing private violin and viola instructor. She has taught violin and viola and performed professionally for more than 30 years. She began playing in the Carson City Symphony when she moved to Nevada in 2004.
She became founding director of the Symphony’s successful Strings in the Schools and Strings in the Summer programs in 2005. She is recipient of the 2011 Nevada Governor’s Arts Award for Leadership in Arts Education.
Treat or treating in Carson City will be held on Halloween night, Thursday, Oct. 31. Just like it is celebrated throughout the country.
If you're a Carson City resident, the question as to when Beggar's Night falls on isn't a dumb one to wonder or ask since wrenches have been thrown into the mix every few years due to Nevada Day festivities.
Because Nevada Day sometimes falls on Oct. 31, there have been instances where the annual trick or treating ritual in Carson City has been moved up or down the calendar.
Children's book writer Elizabeth "Liz" Ann Patterson is this week's guest on Women to Women Nevada.
Patterson, a Carson City Support Services Specialist, has penned a series of six children's fantasy and adventure books "Bonners Fairy." The series is about teenage twins, Haley and Henry Miles, who discover a secret world of dark and light forces hidden in a portal on their father's estate. Go here for the official website.