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Fireworks tonight in South Lake Tahoe

Visitors and locals alike will find a variety of activities to enjoy in South Lake Tahoe Sunday, culminating with the Annual Labor Day Fireworks show.

The show features a simultaneous music broadcast that can be heard on local stations KRLT-FM 93.9 and KOWL - AM 1490. Show begins at 8:30 p.m. The fireworks are visible from all over town.

HotSpot Yoga Studio and Fitness Defined celebrates Sept. 6 grand opening

HotSpot Yoga Studio and Fitness Defined will celebrate their grand opening Saturday, Sept. 6 with ample, healthy activities planned, and a food drive for the Ron Wood Family Resource Center.

Festivities will run from 4 p.m to 8 p.m., with raffle drawings at 6 p.m. Free yoga classes will be held at 8 and 9:30 a.m., 4:30 and 6:30 p.m., to introduce this fantastic new health opportunity right here in Carson City. HotSpot Yoga is located inside Fitness Defined Personal Training, 195 E Winnie Lane, Carson City.

One of Carson City’s Most Popular Trainers Passes the Torch


On Sept. 1 the Carson City fitness mainstay Body by Pilates studio will be changing hands as Master trainer and founder Jan Shaw will be handing over the reins to Carson resident and certified Pilates instructor Angela Kennedy.

Shaw became interested in Pilates after a chance meeting with legendary trainer Leslee Bender. Jan trained at Bender’s Reno Studio receiving her certifications and opened Body by Pilates in 2003. The studio quickly became a local favorite for Pilates training and Yoga and has remained a popular training campus throughout the last decade.

Smith Valley Library News

Smith Valley Library, 22 Day Lane, Smith NV, announces NEW SCHOOL YEAR HOURS effective Monday, August 11, 2014. We will be open four days a week: Tuesday 3pm– 6pm, Thursday 3pm - 6pm, Friday 9am - 5pm, and Saturday 11am – 5pm.
Visit our Used Book Corner “Second Hand Prose” in the library- all proceeds go to support the library and your donations are always welcome. Half-price Back-to-School sale beginning August 18th through September. $1 hardback books, $.50 for large .25 for small paperbacks, .10 for children’s books.
Activities at the library:

What Works: Not all who wander are lost

I spent last Saturday and Sunday at Wanderlust, an amazing yoga, music, and meditation festival held at Squaw Valley each year. I feel blessed to live in Carson City and able to access festivals like this. People fly in from all over the nation to attend Wanderlust and I get to drive up and bliss out during the day and then sleep in my own comfy bed at night.

Going to this festival each year always adds tools to my toolkit, which I give freely to my clients and to you, my dear readers, today.

Here are the top ten things I learned at Wanderlust Squaw Valley this year.

WNC College for Kids offers two weeks of youth day camps

Looking for summer activities for Carson City youth? Western Nevada College has added a College for Kids camp during the last two weeks of July.

Two weeklong sessions are available. Choose one class for one week at $56 per class; choose two morning or afternoon classes for one week for $90, or choose both daily sessions for $120 per week.

New Midtown Reno restaurant offers raw, vegan treats

 by ERIN MEYERING The Seed, a raw, vegan café nestled under yoga and wellness establishment The Studio in Reno, is a strikingly unique restaurant—even for the Midtown area. The Seed opened just a couple of months ago and its space... Read More ›

A Gentle Blend of Yoga and Meditation

Event Date: 
September 10, 2013 - 5:45pm

Yoga Nidra Meditation is an experience in tranquility and Deep Relaxation. A combination of Light Yoga stretches, Breathing Techniques and Guided Meditation all designed to guide you gently into deeper states of consciousness where healing and rejuvenation of mind, body and spirit take place effortlessly.

Held in Serenity Studio in Carson City where art and nature blend with spiritual consciousness. Serenity Studio specializes in small personalized classes to support your individual needs. No experience necessary. $10 class fee.

New Salon, Spa and Wellness Center to open in Carson City

Hair Studio and Spear Me expanding and moving into new building

Local business owners Perry and Starr Nixdorf announce that they bought the building at 3430 Executive Pointe Way. The previously bank-owned building is being remodeled to become the largest salon, spa and wellness center in Carson City.

Hair services performed at Hair Studio and body piercing services by Spear Me will be moved to the new location, to be called Paradise Salon-Spa-Wellness. It will be the only salon/spa in the area to provide private and semi-private salon suites.

Carson City Parks and Recreation steps it up for month of July

Carson City is joining the National Parks and Recreation Association in celebrating July as “Parks and Recreation Month.”

With warm temperatures and long daylight hours, summer is a great time to explore your city’s parks and trails, try a new recreation activity, or relax and enjoy a show. The Carson City Parks and Recreation Department has developed a calendar of events and is offering many options for free.

Donation Based Yoga Studio

Studio 403 Yoga Carson City's first donation based Yoga Studio.

CHS Cheerleading 'Cheer Me Up Cards' offer discounts at 41 Carson City area businesses

The Carson High School "Cheer Me Up" cards are on sale now and feature 41 different Carson City businesses that are offering discounts on services, food and merchandise through April 2014.

The discounts are being offered at:

Explore the World at Your Library: New Zealand

Event Date: 
May 9, 2013 - 6:00pm

The Carson City Library will present Explore New Zealand at Your Library on Thursday, May 9th, at 6:00 p.m. in the library auditorium.

Library staff member Una Gauper recently visited the island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. Her journey spanned months of travel and adventure. Her large network of extended family provided expert travel guidance as she experienced the culture and explored the landscape.

Carson City downtown shopkeepers take it to the street with Saturday cleanup

Downtown Carson City business owners stepped out and left there businesses in the trusted hands of their staff members on Saturday, hitting the streets armed with brooms, dust pans, shovels, trash bags and even pocket scrapers in a group effort to clean the street.

Grand Opening Event with Studio 403 Yoga and Lululemon Tahoe Showroom

Event Date: 
May 16, 2013 - 4:30pm

Join us for our Grand Opening Event with Studio 403 Yoga Carson City and Lululemon Athletica Tahoe Showroom for a fun evening of FREE 30 minute YOGA and Lululemon shopping and food.

Come and celebrate the opening of your neighborhood Studio from 430-730pm

Yoga 4 Beginners

Event Date: 
April 9, 2013 - 6:00pm

Are you wondering what this yoga thing is all about?



Event Date: 
April 27, 2013 - 9:30am


April 27th 9:30-11:30 a.m. $39.

So are you ready to flow, sweat, play and detox with Studio 403 Yoga?

We invite you to our Spring Detox Yoga Workshop!

Spring is the perfect time of the year to clean our closets, clear out things we no longer use so we have room for new things to come.
Spring is the ideal time to renew and to cleanse our bodies too.
• Dynamic conversation AND recipes to get you started on a 3-5 day detox.
• 60 minute Yoga detox practice, full of hot Vinyasa flow and twists
• Komucha recipe AND starter scoby

Putting Main Street on a Road Diet

On March 14th I attended a workshop presented by the Carson City Public Works Department. The presentation outlined a proposal to create a pedestrian-friendly environment on Carson Street through the downtown area of Carson City between Fifth Street and Ann Street. This Road Diet, as they are commonly called, would include using striping to reduce travel lanes from four to two, and add on-street parallel parking.

(Sandie La Nae Presents An) Artist Faire

Event Date: 
March 23, 2013 - 11:00am

(Sandie La Nae Presents An) Artist Faire
March 23, 2013 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
1811. N. Carson Street
Carson City Nevada
Evergreen Gene's Inc.

Some of the Artists:
Author - Sandie La Nae - Stone Properity & Paranormal Books
Intuitive Reader - Betty Franklin
Photographer - Robin Travis
Author - Richard Salva - of Yoga Instruction & Past Lives Books
" Marilyn's Creations" - Modern Syle Stained Glass Jewelry
Sew-N-Sew Alterations & Costumes - Kath'lene Rakow
"Carson City Pottery" - Robin Levene Mcgregor

Fitness on the Wire: Exercise is a Lifestyle

If you just started a new sport or fitness program, chances are you jumped in without giving your body much thought. Whether you workout with an instructor or alone, you need to consider the effect and result of your exercise movements. Deciding on a safe form of exercise and finding out the advantages of that particular sport can help you to maintain safe levels and still get the best results.

North Lake Tahoe Wanderlust Festival lineup announced

North Lake Tahoe announced today that the Wanderlust Festival, the world’s largest and fastest growing yoga and music festival, will return for a fifth year to the picturesque setting of Squaw Valley Thursday, July 18 through Sunday, July 21.

Experience Paddleboard Yoga at Carson City Aquatic Facility

Who needs a yoga mat? Climb up on a stand-up paddleboard (SUP) at the Carson City Aquatic Facility, 9 a.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of each month and experience yoga in a whole new way.

Practicing yoga on a SUP builds endurance, balance, full body strength and coordination. It will not only require your full attention and heighten your level of awareness, but it may even tap into your sense of playfulness and humor. So pack your smile along with a towel and come join us for yoga on the water!

For more information go to: www.yogasol-carsoncity.com

Douglas County activates Search and Rescue in search for missing Petaluma woman

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating a missing 19 year old female, Alyssa Byrne, who was attending the SnowGlobe music event in South Lake Tahoe on New Years Eve.

The circumstances to her disappearance are unknown at this time. Douglas County Search and Rescue has been activated to assist in an area search.

Alyssa Byrne, from Petaluma, Calif., is 5 foot 3 inches tall and 125 pounds. She has black hair and blue eyes, last seen wearing a black sweatshirt, black yoga type pants, black snow boots and her hair was pulled back.

Fitness on the Wire: After Turkey Day

Overeating at Thanksgiving means four days of overindulgence. It’s long enough to set a pattern for life. Thanksgiving dinner alone brings with it about five thousand calories, that’s a lot of eating. We overeat to relieve tension, and there is sure enough of that to go around at Thanksgiving. Relatives who haven’t seen each other for years get together for ego mashing over the potatoes. You end up with a migraine and a killer desire for pie. And we were born with overdeveloped guilt feelings regarding pie.

Thin Veil Investigators Holiday Bazaar

Event Date: 
November 10, 2012 (All day)

Thin Veil Investigatiors present their second annual Holiday Bazaar.
Saturday, November 10, 2012 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
430 Jeannell Drive Carson City, Nevada
Beat The Shopping Rush with our Artisians, Professionals and Regional Vendors.
No cover charge
Some of the Vendors are:
Katerina's Korner.
Sandie's Psychic STUFF : Metaphysical items for your personal and ritual needs, Hemp jewerly, Paranormal

Paraphernalia, more!
Lisa's Antique Creations.
Sandie's Psychic Stones - Intuitive Readings gift certificates.
Ribbons & Rainbows handmade jewelry.

New Gym Offers a Great Price to Lose Weight

Discover a new workout routine that will help burn calories at Carson City’s newest gym, Fitness Evolution, where memberships and variety of classes are offered at a great price.

Music series High Notes kicks off in June at North Lake Tahoe

North Lake Tahoe takes its music outdoors with a variety of live concerts, festivals and headliner events – all part of the destination’s High Notes: North Lake Tahoe Summerlong Music series, running June through September. The lake’s live music campaign also has a designated website that covers all the free events and ticketed performances.

Free Weekly Summer Concerts

Carson City free daily news summary for Dec. 13

Some Nevadans are trying to start a new political party called the "DuoFreedomists" which they claim would serve moderates put off by the Republicans and Democrats. The group's policy goals to “freeze, shrink and shift” taxation and spending is very similar to those of the Tea Party.


Artist Brent Sommerhauser will be showing his work "Brushing the Firmament" at the Nevada Arts Council's OXS Gallery, 716 N. Carson St., through Feb. 10.


Carson High School teacher Erin Been's passion for fitness has made her a Healthy Schools Program Champion, a recognition awarded by Alliance for a Healthier Generation. She has worked to make CHS students and teachers make fitness more fun with programs like morning yoga classes, incorporating dance into phys-ed classes and offering after-school programs to promote nutrition and healthy cooking.


Carson High football coach Blair Roman recognized the seniors on his team at the season-ending awards banquet Monday night. The team has won a share of the league title three straight years, including this season's 10-2 record.

21st Annual Women's Wellness Week at Tahoe's Granlibakken

As part of Granlibakken’s commitment to health & wellness, the annual Lake Tahoe Women’s Wellness Weekend – a long standing community event previously coordinated by the Tahoe Forest Hospital - will now be hosted by Granlibakken, Nov. 12-13, 2011. The event fuses Eastern tradition with Western practices to offer a balanced weekend interactive clinics on skin screenings, body/muscle testing; inspirational and informative seminars on health, nutrition, aging; recreational activities along with food and wine.

Reflections on 8th Burning Man visit

By Sam Bauman
First time I went to Burning Man on the Black Rock playa, I slept in my SUV. Not bad but second and third it was in my tent, a very gritty and uncomfortable week. Fourth I weaseled my way into a friend's a fold-out trailer, which was better. But from then on I teamed up with a retired airline pilot, who had a nice 27-foot Winnebago. Four of us the first three times, just two the last.

States Cut But Still No Budget Gluts

For the first time in 10 years, states cut taxes more than they increased them, according to a preliminary report released last week by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).
But voters should not draw hasty conclusions about what this means for states’ fiscal health. Most states continued to face substantial budget shortfalls during their 2011 legislative sessions, even though some states saw revenue collections increase.

Basking in Burning Man: Scenes from Friday amid the love and good energy (SLIDESHOW)

BLACK ROCK CITY, Nev. — As Friday turned to Saturday here, it has been better-than ideal for Burning Man guests with calm winds, a bright (and hot!) sun and relentless love, fun, art, peace and lots of good energy. Thus far with this report, not a hint of high winds, which trigger whiteouts and misery.

STRETCHING the standard: Stand-up paddle yoga and fitness sweeps across the country

"Up dog. Then down dog. Deep breath. Look at the horizon. Open your heart. Breathe in. Breathe out. One more time."Jenay Aiksnoras's yoga session would've been like any other if it weren't for t...

UNR and Nevada Public Health Association promote National Public Health Week, April 4-10

Press Release — It only takes a moment for an injury to happen – a fall, a quick look at the cell phone while driving, a medication mix-up, leaving a child to answer the phone. But it only takes a moment to protect against injuries and make our community a safer place.

The Nevada Public Health Association, a partnership of local public health professionals, along with other community and University groups, is hosting a series of free events for National Public Health Week, April 4-10, in the theme, “Safety is no Accident: Live Injury-Free.”

Fitness on the Wire: Weight Bearing and Impact

There are two exercise terms; weight bearing and impact that can be confusing to the new exercise student.

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