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It's Your City with Carson City Greenhouse Project Manager Camille Jones

On this week's It's Your City, Camille Jones, manager of the Carson City Greenhouse Project discusses spring and summer activities at the facility, located behind Carson High School.

Ron Wood center to honor John Hurzel as Community Leader of the Year at Governor's Mansion

Ron Wood Family Resource Center honors John Hurzel of Carson City.
Event Date: 
May 17, 2014 - 3:00pm

Ron Wood Family Resource Center in Carson City will honor John Hurzel for his service to children, families and the community on May 17, 2014 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Governor's Mansion.

John is a long time resident of Carson City and contributes his efforts toward enhancing the lives of many through his culinary talents and selfless generosity. John offers his expertise to youth interested in the culinary arts and has been a supporter of many non-profit organizations with a healthy nutritional focus.

Carson City restaurant, food and health inspections through April 2

Restaurant inspections are made weekly by the Carson City Health and Human Services Environmental Health Division. 
Inspections are through April 2, 2014 and include restaurants, bars and lounges, convenience stores and the Ron Wood Family Resource Center, which scored a AA scores of 100.

See report below.

Toys for Tots gets holiday delivery of gifts, cash collected by Nevada Department of Public Safety and Capitol Police

With ongoing requests for children's Christmas gifts still being taken, the Toys For Tots program in Carson City was presented with generous gifts of cash and children's toys on behalf of the Capitol Police division of the Nevada Department of Public Safety and the Nevada State Law Enforcement Officers' Association.

Moundhouse Community Christmas Festival

Event Date: 
December 21, 2013 - 5:30pm

Come out and enjoy a Christmas Festival in Moundhouse!

Santa Claus is coming to town!
Get your picture with Santa!
With a canned food donation
To support the Dayton Food Pantry

Win Raffle Prizes
From Local Businesses
Purchase raffle tickets for $1
(in our sales office or at the event)
All Proceeds will support the
Ron Wood Family Resource Center

Christmas Carolers
Come Listen to Local Singers
spreading Christmas Cheer!

Come Enjoy Free Refreshments
and Much More!!!

Fourth annual 'Cookies with Santa' at Adele's to benefit Ron Wood Family Resource Center

Event Date: 
December 21, 2013 - 11:00am

Thanks to big hearts and the spirit of giving, the fourth annual Cookies with Santa, a benefit for Ron Wood Family Resource Center’s holiday fund, takes place Dec. 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Café at Adele’s.

Children of all ages are invited to enjoy hot cider, hot chocolate and cookies, visit with and have their picture taken with Santa, while helping provide Christmas for children in need.

Marines to make final Toys For Tots push this weekend at three Walmart stores

Event Date: 
December 14, 2013 (All day)

The 2013 Toys For Tots season is in full swing and the Ron Wood Family Resource Center is asking for the public's help. The local Toys For Tots program aims to help more than 7,000 children in Carson City, Douglas, Lyon and Storey counties with gifts this holiday season.

Wine Walk, ice skating with Santa Claus on tap today in downtown Carson City

Ice skating for the kids at Arlington Square Ice Rink across from the Carson Nugget and wine stops in downtown Carson City are on tap today.

The Carson City Downtown Business Association says that even though it's chilly outside, you can keep warm by bundling up, putting on a pair of skates or walking along the streets of downtown, where you can shop for holiday gifts (there's several gift shops and shopping opportunities throughout downtown) and sip some fine wine at any number of stops.

Sheriff: Body of homeless man found in Carson City may have died from the cold

UPDATE: The body of a man found this morning in the hill area behind the AM/PM at 4190 South Carson Street likely died of exposure to the cold weather, Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong said.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene at around 11:25 a.m. after a caller phoned dispatch saying there was a man behind the store who wasn't moving. Foul play isn't suspected, said Furlong. A coroner and detectives were also investigating.

Library is the Place for Holiday Giving

Carson City Library is an officially designated place in Carson City to drop-off holiday cheer, in the form of giving, to so many of our area residents in need of a little festive spirit and warmth.

Toys for Tots is ready to help community with hotline beginning Dec. 2

Hotline number begins Dec. 2.
Event Date: 
November 29, 2013 (All day)

The Toys for Tots HOTLINE will be open for families requesting toys for Christmas. The hotline opens December 2nd through December 23rd from 9am to 4pm Monday through Friday.

Toys for Tots will be serving children in Carson, Douglas, Storey and Lyon counties. The HOTLINE NUMBER IS 884-TOYS.

Toys for Tots will be kicking off the 2013 campaign with our local Marines at all three Walmart stores on Friday, November 29 and Saturday, November 30.

For more information call: Ron Wood Family Resource Center at (775) 884-2269.

Carson City Library launches food drive now through Nov. 27

Event Date: 
November 7, 2013 (All day)

A food drive to benefit the Ron Wood Family Resource Center, sponsored by the Carson City Library, is happening now through Nov. 27. Donate six full-size food items, canned or packaged goods and enter a drawing to win four movie passes to the all-digital Galaxy Theatre.

Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong announces fourth term run

Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong will run for a fourth term as the capital city's top law enforcement officer, announcing his 2014 re-election intentions Tuesday.

In what Furlong described as three "politically quiet but challenging years," crime statistics have trended downward since the 2010 election, which is remarkable given Carson City's economic climate as it continues to deal with the effects of a deep, prolonged recession.

Food and clothing drives on Saturday to benefit Carson City families in need

A food drive that brings federal employees together to collect food for those hungry in Carson City will be held Saturday following a successful event last weekend that netted more than 700 pounds in donations. Also underway Saturday is a clothing drive for families in need at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The “Feds Feed Families” drive will have a booth and food drop-off area at Grocery Outlet, 1831 North Carson Street this Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Feds Feed Families Food Drive Kicks Off In Carson City, runs through Aug. 28

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Repeats every day until Sat Aug 10 2013 .
August 3, 2013 - 9:00am
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August 4, 2013 - 9:00am
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August 5, 2013 - 9:00am
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August 6, 2013 - 9:00am
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August 7, 2013 - 9:00am
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August 8, 2013 - 9:00am
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August 9, 2013 - 9:00am
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August 10, 2013 - 9:00am

“Feds Feed Families” a food drive to benefit the hungry in our community has kicked off again for the summer. In Carson City, federal employees from USDA Rural Development, the Bureau of Reclamation, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Federal Highway Administration, and the U.S. Geological Survey will be volunteering and collecting donated food in front of Grocery Outlet, at 1831 N. Carson, on Aug. 3 and Aug. 10, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each day. Grocery Outlet owner Dave Cox provides discounts on purchases for food drives.

Tuesday's Concert Under the Stars with legendary funk band War benefits Carson City Greenhouse Project

It’s time to get your dancing shoes and groove on at the fifth annual Concert Under the Stars: A Benefit for The Greenhouse Project, this Tuesday at Café at Adele’s in Carson City.

Carson City Cops and Kids open house lives up to its 'safest party on the street' reputation

With sunny skies, a gentle breeze and plenty of children and their parents, the 10th annual Cops and Kids open house, hosted by the Carson City Sheriff's Office on Saturday, lived up to its reputation as the safest party on the street.

More than 2,000 attended the four-hour event, which featured games, prizes and demonstrations by Carson City Sheriff's Office patrol officers and personnel. The event is designed for children and their parents to get quality meet-and-greet face time with law enforcement personnel.

Carson City Sheriff's Office 'Cops and Kids' block party and open house is Saturday

Event Date: 
May 18, 2013 - 10:00am

The safest party on the streets of Carson City is set for Saturday, May 18.

The Carson City Sheriff's Office presents its 10th annual Cops and Kids open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free community event features food, music, games, activities and presentations.

Community Leaders of the Year Benefit

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Sun May 19 2013 .
May 18, 2013 - 5:00pm
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May 19, 2013 - 5:00pm

We will be honoring Charlie and Karen Abowd as our Community Leaders of the Year as part of Ron Wood Family Resource Center's annual event!

The event will be on May 18 from 5pm to 9pm at the Governor's Mansion. The event serves to honor Charlie and Karen as two of the unsung heroes of our community. The event also benefits the Ron Wood Family Resource Center. Congressman Mark Amodei will serve as auctioneer.

Wine tasting, Hors d'oeuvres, live and silent auctions and raffle will highlight the event. For more information please call - 884-2269 or visit www.carson-family.org.

United Way partners with Carson City agencies to address crime prevention and substance abuse

The United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra has chosen several Carson City area nonprofit organizations and agencies to help with funding in areas that address crime and substance abuse prevention among youth.

The partnerships, announced Monday, are aimed to address the complex conditions that are putting youth at risk, said Karen Barsell, CEO and president of United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra.

United Way creates partnerships with Carson City agencies to address crime, substance abuse prevention

The United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra has chosen several Carson City area nonprofit organizations and agencies to help with funding in areas that address crime and substance abuse prevention among youth.

The partnerships, announced Monday, are aimed to address the complex conditions that are putting youth at risk, said Karen Barsell, CEO and president of United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra.

For Sunday try Easter Frittata with Hispanic Twist

Easter is nearly here, bringing with it signs of spring. One of my favorite things on these special days is to gather my family and friends to share good food, stories and of course, add to the place in my mind that stores so many precious memories.

I find as time passes, these memories and unforgettable moments become even more priceless once a loved one is no longer seated at the table.

Ron Wood Family Resource Center seeks candidates for Board of Directors

The Ron Wood Family Resource Center is searching for candidates to serve on its Board of Directors.
Established in 1995, the Carson City-based Ron Wood Family Resource Center is the local resource for services, information and referrals for children and families in our community. It is a 501c3 non-profit agency.

Ron Wood Family Resource Center sends out a big THANK YOU!

Ron Wood Family Resource Center would like to thank the businesses and community for their generosity during the 2012 holiday season!

Donations to support youth and families that suffer from food insecurity amounted to 79,792 lbs. of food through December 2012.

Ron Wood also serves as the Toys for Tots distribution center for our community. We were able to serve approximately 4100 disadvantaged children in 2012.

Capitol Police, Nevada Department of Public Safety staff deliver Toys for Tots

With requests for children's Christmas gifts soaring over the past three years, the Toys For Tots program in Carson City got a healthy boost courtesy of the Capitol Police division of the Nevada Department of Public Safety.

For the past several weeks Capitol Police officers and Nevada Department DPS staff members have been collecting new unwrapped toys, bicycles and warm clothing in Carson City to assist the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves with its the Toys for Tots collection drive effort.

Cookies with Santa at Adele's to benefit Ron Wood Family Resource Center

Event Date: 
December 15, 2012 - 10:00am

Get into the Spirit of Christmas by attending the third annual Cookies with Santa benefit event for the Ron Wood Family Resource Center Saturday, Dec. 15 at Café at Adele’s in Carson City. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., families are invited to dine on cookies, cocoa and cider and meet with Santa, while providing for children in need in the community.

Abowd Family, Chef Mark Estee partner in Greenhouse Project Harvest Dinner fundraiser

The third annual Celebrity Chef Harvest Dinner to benefit The Greenhouse Project will take place November 12 from 5:30 PM - 9 pm at Café at Adele’s in Carson City. The event features a six course pairing of fine wine and food as prepared by Charlie Abowd, Adele's chef and owner, and guest chef Mark Estee of Campo, recently named one of Esquire’s Best New Restaurants in America.

Carson City authorities launch DUI saturation patrols, checkpoint for Labor Day weekend

The Carson City Sheriff's Office has stepped up its efforts to get intoxicated drivers off the road. Beginning Thursday through Sept. 5, patrol officers will be out in full force as part of a citywide crackdown on drunk driving. Saturation patrols, as they are called, aim to identify, stop and remove drunk and impaired drivers, said Carson City Sheriff's Sgt. Darrin Sloan in a news release.

Cafe at Adele's hosts Greenhouse Project benefit Wednesday

Event Date: 
February 22, 2012 - 6:00pm

An evening to benefit The Greenhouse Project takes place Wednesday, Feb. 22, beginning at 6 p.m. at Café at Adele’s.
The event is limited to 80 attendees. Each will receive a glass of wine and tastings from the three new menus offered by Charlie Abowd, chef and owner of the establishment.
“We’re showcasing selections from the breakfast, lunch and dinner menus,” said Karen Abowd, project president. “This is an opportunity for the community to see the changes we’ve made at Café at Adele’s, to enjoy an evening of fantastic food and support the work of The Greenhouse Project.”

There's a new breakfast in town: Cafe at Adele's

Adele's is a Carson City landmark. This long-time restaurant — located in one of the oldest homes in town — attracts discriminating diners with its classical ambiance and reputation of its renown chef Charlie Abowd.

But now the restaurant is doing something new that will likely shake things up in Carson City early in the morning. They are serving breakfast.

Toys For Tots dangerously low on toys

Toys for Tots looks the the community for help
Event Date: 
December 17, 2011 - 9:00am

As the Toys for Tots Coordinator ....
I have never seen demand so high and donations so low.

We have had a 35% increase on requests from families this year.
Ron Wood Family Resource Center has been the Toys for Tots coordinating agency for 8 years and I have been Coordinator for 5 years.

We have been low on toys before ... but never like this.

Turning tragedy into charity: How I became a Toys for Tots convert

Seven months ago, my spouse walked into my place of employment and told me that one of our best friends had been shot and killed.

It's been seven months and we've all begun to move on - all of Steve Gale's friends and family are slowly teaching themselves to exist in a world without Steve in it. We're all achieving this with varying degrees of success.

Cookies with Santa

Event Date: 
December 10, 2011 - 11:00am

Help make a child smile at Christmas by attending the second annual “Cookies with Santa,” a benefit for The Ron Wood Family Resource Center, Saturday, Dec. 10, at Adele’s Restaurant and Lounge.

The Ron Wood Family Resource Center helps individuals, families and the community locate assistance and provides an array of support services.

The fun takes place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and includes a visit and photograph with Santa Claus, cookies, cocoa and cider, as well as acoustic Christmas music performed in the lounge by The Dowell Boyz.

Cops and Kids Sheriff's Open House today in Carson City

By Lisa Davis
Carson City Sheriff’s Office will host the 8th Annual Cops and Kids Sheriff’s Open House safety, crime and substance abuse awareness fair today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Carson City Sheriff’s Office, 911 E. Musser Street. Cops and Kids Sheriff’s Open House was started by Sheriff Ken Furlong as part of the community policing efforts implemented by his administration.

Mother arrested for leaving son alone in filthy home for 12 days

A Carson City woman was arrested Friday afternoon after deputies found her high-school-aged son had been left alone for 12 days in a home filled with trash and pet waste, but little food.

Kelly Pray, 34, was arrested for gross misdemeanor child neglect.

Deputies were alerted by school officials who were suspicious of the boy being absent from class. What they found at the home in the 3000 block of Sunrise Drive left them fighting for air to keep from vomiting.

Hundreds turn out for Carson City Sheriff's Cops and Kids fair

CARSON CITY — Despite cool weather and Friday night's snow showers, hundreds of children and their parents turned out today for the seventh annual Cops and Kids Sheriff’s Open House safety, crime and substance abuse awareness fair held at the Carson City Sheriff's Office.

Hundreds turn out for Carson City Sheriff's Cops and Kids fair

CARSON CITY — Despite cool weather and Friday night's snow showers, hundreds of children and their parents turned out today for the seventh annual Cops and Kids Sheriff’s Open House safety, crime and substance abuse awareness fair held at the Carson City Sheriff's Office.

Carson City Cops and Kids Open House set for May 22

Carson City Sheriff’s Office will host the 7th Annual Cops and Kids Sheriff’s Open House safety, crime and substance abuse awareness fair on Saturday, May 22, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Carson City Sheriff’s Office, 911 E. Musser Street, Carson City.

Cops and Kids Sheriff’s Open House was started by Sheriff Ken Furlong as part of the community policing efforts implemented by his administration.
Cops and Kids Sheriffs Open House is designed to:

— Build positive relationships between law enforcement, youth and citizens

Ron Wood Family Center taking over portion of city offices on Northgate

In a move that will save city government $24,000 a year, city Supervisors are expected to let the Ron Wood Family Resource Center (RWFRC) move into the partially vacated city offices at 2621 Northgate

Child seat safety checks next week

In observation of Child Passenger Safety Week next week, the Ron Wood Family Resource Center on Winnie Lane will have certified technicians inspect and install child safety seats from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Child seat safety checks next week

In observation of Child Passenger Safety Week next week, the Ron Wood Family Resource Center on Winnie Lane will have certified technicians inspect and install child safety seats from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Child seat safety checks next week

In observation of Child Passenger Safety Week next week, the Ron Wood Family Resource Center on Winnie Lane will have certified technicians inspect and install child safety seats from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Child seat safety checks next week

In observation of Child Passenger Safety Week next week, the Ron Wood Family Resource Center on Winnie Lane will have certified technicians inspect and install child safety seats from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Child seat safety checks next week

In observation of Child Passenger Safety Week next week, the Ron Wood Family Resource Center on Winnie Lane will have certified technicians inspect and install child safety seats from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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