Giving Back

8-Year-Old Raises Money to Fight Cancer

Written By: Farah Vitale  You’re never too young to help fight against cancer! Eight-year-old Peyton Ricciardi has been spending the last few golf seasons at Somersett Golf and Country Club in Northwest Reno raising money. She set up her own stand right between her house and the holes. With the help of her dad, she collects Pro…

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Reno unveils “Master Plan”

Written By: Celeste Harper ReImagine Reno is the Biggest Little City’s multi-year project in efforts to reexamine the way our city is perceived as well as designed. The City’s “Master Plan” has been released to the public. The vision, required steps and timeline for this project are explained in this master document. A survey was…

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Humane Society Marry Fitness & Furry Friends

Written By: Celeste Harper Nevada Humane Society is the only non-profit, open admission and no kill shelter in the Silver State.  The shelter has come up with fun and clever ways to support their cause while promoting healthy living.   Bunny Yoga The Humane Society is combining the relaxation and tranquility of yoga with the…

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Wine, Beer, and Paws

Written By: Celeste Harper Clear your schedule, mark your calendars, and grab the leash because not one, but two different fundraisers for man’s best friend are taking place the third week of July. Paws 4 Wine Tasting Date & Time: July 13th 6 pm – 8 pm. Tickets: $20-$25 Wine is best paired with tail…

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Bowling To Help Endangered Animals

Written by: Celeste Harper If you have paid a visit to the local farmer’s market at either the Summit or the Sands you may have came across the  Bowling For Rhinos stand.  The cheery volunteers are selling their vibrantly orange t-shirts and inviting you to come out and bowl. Events October 28th and October 29th…

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Gold Dust West CEO Donates to Reno Housing Authority

Written By: Farah Vitale The CEO of Gold Dust West, Jeff Jacobs, donated $1.5 million to the Reno Housing Authority in April. Jacobs Entertainment agreed to buy $1.5 million in housing and donate it to the Reno Housing Authority. He also purchased two land parcels from RHA for an additional $1 million. Two months later a…

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Discover Nevada, Help A Student

Written by: Celeste Harper   TravelNevada has challenged silver state residents to explore their own backyard through six road trips. The road trips range from 200 – 400 miles filled with funky art, spooky ghost towns and breathtaking state parks. If natural beauty wasn’t enough incentive to hit the road, you can now use the…

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Reno Needs Blood Donations

Written By: Farah Vitale United Blood Services is in need of blood donations! Their inventory for Reno has dipped significantly and  has dipped significantly so the organization intends to get 1,000 donations by July 4. Long holiday weekends can make blood collection a challenge, especially true during the summer. That’s why UBS is working to…

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Kids Helped Out With the Big Dig Fundraiser

Written By: Farah Vitale The “Big Dig” fundraiser gave kids a chance to help out. During the event, children were allowed to operate up to 35 pieces of heavy equipment. This included excavators, bulldozers, frontloaders and more with the help of a professional. The “Big Dig” has been around for about 20 years and they’ve raised…

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Reno Mural Honors Organ Donors

Written By: Farah Vitale On Friday, a small crowd gathered to dedicate a very special mural to a woman named Dori Barmettler. She lost her 15-year-old daughter Makayla to a car accident two and a half years ago. Barmettler ended up making one of the hardest decisions a mother can make. She donated her daughter’s organs. So by doing…

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