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Stay warm with The Fire in Carson City

January 14, 2019 — Don't let the cold January temps give you cabin fever, come warm up with The Fire at the Brewery Arts Center on Saturday, Jan. 19. The high-energy Scottish band trio is excited to travel to Carson City as part of the Celtic Series for the

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Airman’s Korea photos on exhibit in Carson City

January 12, 2019 — The Capital City Arts Initiative presents its exhibition Korea '76 with work by artists Eugene Rolfe and Gig Depio in the Community Center's Sierra Room, 851 E. William St., Carson City. The exhibition is available to the public through Feb. 28. Note: The Sierra Room

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Sheep Dip’s finale set for this weekend

January 7, 2019 — This coming weekend, Jan. 11 and 12, will see the end of an era. Sheep Dip, the 55-year-old annual roast of Nevada, will close the curtain forever. This will be your last chance to see this glitzy, irreverent, satirical, and sometimes bawdy send-up of Nevada

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Author Terri Farley at Nevada State Library on Jan. 8

January 3, 2019 — Author Terri Farley will be featured at the next Nevada in Small Bites Series event to be held from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8 at the Nevada State Library Board Room. In addition to being a best selling author of the Phantom Stallion

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Nevada Arts Council schedules grant workshops

January 2, 2019 — The Nevada Arts Council has scheduled a series of workshops this month for organizations that would like to apply for Arts Council grant funding in fiscal 2020. A spokesman said there are several new programs this year and grant seekers can apply on line. The

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3-piece ensemble schedules Carson City shows

December 30, 2018 — Blu' Jaz is jazzing up the New Year. The three-piece ensemble will be playing live Jan. 4-5 and Jan. 18-19 from 7-9 p.m. at Bella Fiore Wines. The group features Paul Bonaldi, drummer; Bradley Harris, lead guitarist, and harmonica; and Myke Smith, saxophones and vocal.

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Early California history defines town of Sonoma

December 28, 2018 — Few California communities are as quaint, picturesque and historic as Sonoma, which traces its roots to 1823. That was the year that a Spanish priest, Father Jose Altimira, founded Mission San Francisco Solano, the last and most northern of the 21 missions established in California.

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Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus coming to Gardnerville

December 27, 2018 — RENO — TOCCATA-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus kicks off its 13th annual "Brrroque Masters" concert series. The series is dedicated to the memory of Mark Lord, TOCCATA's principal trumpet from 2007 to 2014. Choose from performances in Reno, Incline, and Gardnerville, from Jan. 5 to

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Trendologists predict food trends for 2019

December 25, 2018 — So much emphasis is being placed on food these days, trendologists now predict the foods that will become popular enough to be offered on menus of the more trendy restaurants. Yes, there really is such a job as being a "trendologist," and the food trendologists

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Historic Pioche retains old Nevada charm

December 24, 2018 — The eastern Nevada mining town of Pioche — which was settled about 150 years ago — has aged well. The first settlers in Pioche were miners attracted in 1864 by the news of silver discoveries at Panacker Ledge on the northeast side of nearby Ely

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Website: Carson City’s Cracker Box ‘sells the best patty melt in America’

December 21, 2018 — When it comes to timeless restaurants, the people of Carson City know about one of its institutions, The Cracker Box. The word is getting around. onlyinyourstate.com which looks at the best features each of the 50 states in the U.S. has to offer currently is

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Recipe: Enjoy friends, family and the holidays, by Charlie Abowd

December 19, 2018 — Amazing how the holiday season is already upon us. I am left to wonder where the past year – one that brought many changes, has gone? That said, this is a delightful time of year bringing family and friends together. So now we turn our

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Visiting one of SF’s best natural refuges

December 19, 2018 — When people think about San Francisco, they envision an urban place with skyscrapers, diverse neighborhoods and manmade landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge, Coit Tower and Golden Gate Park. But the City by the Bay has a more natural side. On the northwestern edge of

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‘Charlie Brown Christmas’ in Carson City on Saturday

December 18, 2018 — TheatreWorks of Northern Nevada is performing "A Charlie Brown Christmas" in the Brewery Arts Center's Maizie Harris Jesse Black Box Theater on Dec. 22. The play follows the travails of Charlie Brown as he takes over as director of his school's Christmas pageant and tries

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Stagecoach resident produces western movie

December 14, 2018 — Stagecoach is a rural treasure chest of various type gems. It has fabulous wild horses, it has morning adorning sunrises and panoramic sunsets. It has cowboy poets, singers and horse lovers galore. It also has an added bonus — a genuine Hollywood actress and movie

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Youth Theatre Carson City presents Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Jr. Friday through Sunday

December 13, 2018 — Youth Theatre Carson City has announced its upcoming production of "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr." The show will run four performances, Friday Dec. 14 to Sunday, Dec. 16, in the Bob Boldrick Theatre at the Carson City Community Center. "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr." takes

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Recipe: Hot spiced cider, by Muffy Vhay

December 12, 2018 — The home ranch where I grew up here in Washoe Valley has been sold. The main house is a stone house built by the Wungnemas — Hopi stone masons extraordinaire — in about 1949. There are also three charming smaller houses and the studio my

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Review: Christmas show at Casino Fandango a classic

December 9, 2018 — Carson City broke in the new Ballroom at Casino Fandango on Tuesday as Big Bad Voodoo Daddy wooed in the Christmas Season. Attendees packed the elegant ballroom as they came in from the wintry storm that added to the spirit of the holiday show. Before

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Recipe: Time to be stewing up friendship, by David Theiss

December 5, 2018 — Phew! It's over! That political season really took it out of us, and not in a good way. Tensions were high, tempers were tested, nary a good word said by any; I, for one, am glad it's over. I got to thinking how we all

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What’s in a name? Apparently, a lot of thought when it comes to Nevada newspaper names

December 4, 2018 — Over the past 160-plus years, Nevada has been home to some 800 newspapers. Most have pretty typical names, like Journal, Times, Record or Herald. A few have boasted names that reflected a community's major economic engine, such as the Beatty Bullfrog Miner or the Fairplay

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