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Carsonite dances in Radio City Music’s ‘Christmas in August’

by Carolyn Tate and Maizie Harris Jesse

Carson City’s own Rockette, Caitie McCarthy (daughter of Ann and Joe, sister of Sundae), will be on the “Today” show tomorrow (Channel 4), sometime between 7-10 a.m. Radio City Music Hall is having its “Christmas in August” gig to plug its famous Christmas spectacular in December. Look for the gorgeous redhead who high-kicks with the best of them (DON’T “break a leg”). And just remember, kiddos, dreams DO come true in Carson City.

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Carolyn had a great time with friends and her sister, Dorothy, in Mendocino last week. They stayed in Albion at the Fensalden Inn (www.inn@fensalden.com) and Bettilou’s Inn (www.bettilouinn.com), right on the ocean with “breakfasts to die for,” and spent time on the beach having cookouts of salmon, abalone and ribs. It’s a tough life, but somebody’s got to do it.

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Maizie, in the meantime, went on the first train ride down the new rails on the V&T into American Flat. What a view it was, and that was only an inkling of what’s in store once the railroad is completed.

She was also invited to tour the beautifully restored home of Jeff Teague and Paul Yandre. While they say it’s a “work in progress,” the original owners, Samuel and Herman Harris, would burst with pride at the results. Simply magnificent. She was also impressed with the courtesy shown her on the train by “Sergeant Major Staples,” a courtly “Union” sergeant with the “1st Cavalry.” In real life, he runs Sergeant Major’s Silver Dollar Bar in Virginia City. Some delightful people up there…

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No sooner did we have the “Club for Growth” exposed as a conservative PAC, now we have “Nevada Union Facts” dissing the Nevada “educational unions.” Gee, how do we know it’s not from Nevada? Because every time they have it on TV, the gal says “NeVAHda.” You’d think those people would learn.

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Our friend, Ken Fraser, strikes again: “A cop was out patrolling Lover’s Lane when he saw a young man in a lighted car reading a computer magazine in the front seat, and a young woman knitting in the back. Obviously curious that nothing was going on, he tapped on the window and asked the young man, ‘How old are you, sir?’ ‘Twenty-five, officer,’ the young man replied. ‘And your lady friend?’ The young man looked at his watch and said, ‘Oh, she’ll be 18 in 11 minutes and 20 seconds.'”

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The “Jazz and Beyond” festival is this weekend at the Brewery Arts Center beginning Friday with the annual beer tasting at 5 p.m. (call 883-1976 for times and information). There will be jazz all weekend long, culminating with a performance by Cami Thompson and the Reno Jazz Orchestra Sunday evening. It’s a nonstop event with music for everyone, including the kids.

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Also going on this Saturday, is the “Cruisin’ in Carson…50’s style.” It’s the Carson Tahoe Regional Healthcare Auxiliary’s fundraiser for the Carson Tahoe Cancer Center.

From 10 a.m.-4 p.m., for $25, you can tour Joanie and Garth Richard’s fabulous vintage car collection at 3075 College Drive. Call 445-5142 for information.

And to top it off, Max “Jethro Bodine” Baer (one of Carolyn’s boyfriends) will be there to add to your fun. Go and help a great cause.

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Viet Pho, the new Vietnamese restaurant, has opened in the old East Ocean location, 1214 N. Carson St., and we hear it has excellent food (told to us by someone who has traveled extensively in the East). They are open from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. every day, with parking in the rear. Also, the Nevada State Fair will open tomorrow through Sunday in Reno (688-5767). Go ride the rides, eat the eats and see our local 4-Her’s shine.

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It’s FOOTBALL time again, and that means Adele’s will be hosting the annual Carson High School Hall of Fame dinner in their parking lot on Saturday evening at 5 p.m. It’s always a good time to show your support of the team, and enjoy good food and good company. GO, SENATORS!

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Terry Beauchamp (who was on Channel 8 this week because of all the good work he does visiting bariatric pre-op patients in the hospital) sent us some “groaners.” They are new lyrics for the baby-boomer songs of the 60’s: “Herman’s Hermits … ‘Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got a Lovely Walker.'” “Bobby Darin … ‘Splish, Splash, I Was Havin’ a Flash.'” “Ringo Starr … ‘I Get By With a Little Help From My Depends.'” And “Marvin Gaye … ‘I Heard It Through The Grapenuts.'” Who’s old?

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Jan Whitemore is a tutor with the Carson City Literacy Organization (883-6105; or Marilyn Brandvold, 885-1010) and she’s looking for prospective tutors to take their training class in September, starting on the 13th. If you’re interested in helping people to read and write English, please call them. Both English and foreign speakers are needed, so don’t say you aren’t wanted … you are!

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After munching down at the Sugarplum Bakery in Genoa this weekend, we went across the street to the Mormon Station and met with the “Mormon Battalion of 1847,” a group of “re-enactors” from the Sacramento area recreating the battalion created by Brigham Young to fight in the Mexican War. Very entertaining and interesting.

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Eloise Koenig sent us “When Insults Had Class (great quotes from famous people).” From Winston Churchill: “He has all the virtues I dislike, and none of the vices I admire.” Moses Hadas: “Thank you for sending me a copy of your book. I’ll waste no time reading it.” Groucho Marx: “I’ve had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn’t it.” Clarence Darrow: “I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.” And finally, from Mark Twain, “I didn’t attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.” Hear, hear …

• Carolyn Tate and Maizie Harris Jesse are longtime Carson City residents. Write to them at editor@nevadaappeal.com.