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Reno / Tahoe has a diverse population with a wide range of lifestyles, issues, and interests. Herein we provide information about the variety of people and happenings that make this a great place to live.
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St. Patrick's Day Events and Activities in Reno and Sparks
St. Patrick's Day around Reno and Sparks includes numerous family friendly events and activities.

St. Patrick's Day for Adults in Reno and Sparks
Enjoy St. Patrick's Day for adults around Reno and Sparks, Nevada, with these events and activities. There is a lot of green beer, drinking, and entertainment at these St. Patrick's Day activities.

Top Reno, Sparks, and Lake Tahoe Irish Pubs
Irish pubs and bars are alive and well in Reno / Tahoe. Some get real authentic with Irish food, music, dance, and other entertainment.

Reno Lake Tahoe Athletes in the 2014 Winter Olympics
Follow these Reno / Tahoe winter sports athletes at the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

Reno - Tahoe Senior Games
Join the fun of the Reno - Tahoe Senior Games, with Olympic - style competition for senior citizens in Reno, Nevada.

Reno Bike Riding Routes and Trails
Learn about bicycle riding and bike routes and trails around the Reno region of northern Nevada.

Reno New Year's Eve Holiday Activities Guide
Reno New Year's Eve holiday activities, events, and shows include parties at casinos and nightclubs, big events and fireworks at Lake Tahoe ski resorts, and New Year's Eve parties just for children and families.

Top Places for Outside Dining in Downtown Reno
You have several excellent choices for outside dining in downtown Reno, Nevada.

Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts
The Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts in Reno, Nevada, is the community center for a wide range of theatrical and musical performances by many outstanding artists.

Wineries in the Reno / Lake Tahoe Area
There are only a few wineries in Nevada, but they all produce excellent products all wine lovers will enjoy.

Reno - Sparks Ca$h Mob
Cash mobs are a fun and effective way to support locally owned businesses in Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County.

Shows and Events at Reno and Sparks Hotel Casinos
Learn about the best shows and entertainment at Reno and Sparks area hotel casinos.

Restaurants and Bars in Reno's MidTown District
Explore the great dining and drinking to be found in Reno's MidTown District.

Top Reno and Sparks Ethnic Restaurants
Enjoy ethnic dining cuisine at any of these exotic restaurants in Reno and Sparks.

Top Coffee Houses Around Reno / Tahoe
Top coffee shops and resturants in the Reno / Lake Tahoe area.

Top Reno and Sparks News Stories for 2013
Here are some Reno / Sparks top news stories for 2013. My list of news stories includes those I think affected our community the most or were the most interesting.

Hot Springs around Reno and northern Nevada
Enjoy hot springs pools, spas, and resorts in the Reno / northern Nevada region.

Lake Tahoe New Year's Eve Holiday Activities Guide
New Year's Eve holiday activities, events, and shows at Lake Tahoe include parties at ski resorts, casinos, and nightclubs.

Reno / Tahoe Running Races and Bike Rides
Human-powered sports are big in the Reno / Tahoe area. Events include running, biking, endurance races, water sports, and more.

Reno Halloween Parties and Events for Adults
Halloween parties and activities just for adults are plentiful in the Reno / Tahoe region. Halloween for those 21 and over includes a variety of ghoulish events and parties.

Haunted Buildings and Places Around Reno
Looking for ghosts? Here are some of the best places to visit in the Reno area for those seeking haunted places and the opportunity for ghostly experiences.

Rock Art in Nevada
Within the state of Nevada are some of the most significant examples of prehistoric rock art found in the United States.

Off-Highway Vehicles (OHVs) in Nevada
Learn about OHVs (off-highway vehicles) in Nevada - registration rules and places to legally ride OHVs.

Street Vibrations Fall Rally
Street Vibrations is loud, colorful, and lots of fun. Come to downtown Reno and Victorian Square in Sparks for one of the year's best big events in the Reno / Tahoe area.

Special Events at Reno / Lake Tahoe Ski Areas and Resorts
Enjoy special events, activities, and lift ticket deals at Lake Tahoe area skiing and snowboarding resorts.

Reno Celtic Celebration
The Reno Celtic Celebration highlights Celt culture, featuring events and activities such as Celtic dancing, highland games, food and drink, and unique Celtic music.

Entertainment at Street Vibrations Fall Rally
Street Vibrations is loud, colorful, and lots of fun. Come to downtown Reno and Victorian Square in Sparks for a big variety of top entertainment during Street Vibrations.

Hot August Nights 2013
Hot August Nights is the biggest Reno event of the year. Classic cars fill the streets, rock 'n roll fills the air, and entertainment galore makes Hot August Nights the premier fun festival in Reno, Nevada, NV.

Burning Man 2013 - "Cargo Cult"
Burning Man is a unique art festival and gathering that takes place north of Reno in the Black Rock Desert. The art theme for Burning Man 2013 is Cargo Cult.

Burning Man 2012 - "Fertility 2.0"
Burning Man is a unique art festival and gathering that takes place north of Reno in the Black Rock Desert. The art theme for Burning Man 2012 is Fertility 2.0.

Pictures of Rock Art Sites in Nevada
These pictures present some of Nevada's most significant prehistoric rock art sites. Besides enjoying the petroglyphs, there are other things for visitors to see and do at these locations.

Sparks Whole Foods Hometowne Farmer's Market
Sparks Whole Foods Hometowne Farmer's Market is the largest farmer's market in the Reno / Tahoe area. Besides the tasty fresh fruit and vegetables, lots of other things go on, like a fun zone for kids, stage performances, and involvement by various community groups. You'll also find a variety of vendors offering ready-to-eat foods, drinks, and arts and crafts.

Women's History Day and Month in Reno
Women's History Month and Day is a celebration of the contributions of women in a wide variety of endeavors. In Reno, a number of events mark the occasion.

Free Classes about Gardening in Nevada
Learn about gardening in Reno and northern Nevada, presented the Grow Your Own, Nevada! program from the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension.

Free Classes about Gardening in Nevada
Learn about gardening in northern Nevada from the experts. Free classes from Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space and University of Nevada Cooperative Extension.

Pawn Shops around Reno and Sparks
Numerous Reno and Sparks pawn shops offer bargain shopping and quick loans.

Visit the California Trail Interpretive Center
The California Trail Interpretive Center brings to life a defining chapter in American history - the westward migration of over 250,000 people during the 1840s and 1850s.

Valentine's Day Dining in Reno
Take your Reno sweetheart out to Valentine's Day dinner at one of our romantic Reno restaurants.

Reno / Tahoe Valentine's Day Chocolate Treats
Valentine's Day chocolates, candies, desserts, and other sweet treats in the Reno / Tahoe region.

Top Reno News Stories for 2012
Here are the top news stories in the Reno / Lake Tahoe area for 2012.

Reno Recreation Program Brochure
The City of Reno brings a wide variety of recreational opportunities to the community through its Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department.

Reno Breweries, Microbreweries, and Brewpubs
Reno boasts a good selection of breweries, microbreweries, and brewpubs that bring drinkers a great choice of excellent beers. You can get a beer and good food at these brewing establishments in Reno and Sparks.

Top Reno News Stories for 2011
Here are the top news stories in the Reno / Lake Tahoe area for 2011.

Reno Christmas and Holiday Activities Guide
Christmas and the holidays around Reno are full of events and activities for everyone in the family.

Christmas and Holiday Gift Ideas
These Christmas gifts are great for holiday gift giving in the Reno and Lake Tahoe area. Many of these ideas will work for gifts for other occasions as well.

Sparks Recreation Activity Guide
The City of Sparks brings a wide variety of recreational opportunities to the community through its Parks and Recreation Department.

Lake Tahoe Breweries, Microbreweries, and Brewpubs
There are several breweries, microbreweries, and brewpubs in the Lake Tahoe area. When at Lake Tahoe, check these out for unique beers and good food to go with your brew of choice.

Nevada Medical Marijuana Program
Nevada citizens can participate in the Medical Marijuana Program and obtain legal permission to use marijuana as a treatment for certain medical conditions.

Nevada Wolf Pack Football Game Schedule
The Wolf Pack football team at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) plays an exciting schedule of games each season. Home games are played at Mackay Stadium on the UNR campus.

Mother's Day Dining in Reno and at Lake Tahoe
Enjoy Mother's Day brunch or dinner at any of several Reno, Sparks, or Lake Tahoe casinos and restaurants.

Mother's Day Activities in the Reno Area
Mother's Day around Reno, Lake Tahoe, and Sparks, Nevada features a variety of things for mom, including brunches, special events, shopping, and other activities.

Amgen Tour of California
For the first time ever, the Amgen Tour of California will include bicycle racing in Nevada with stage one of the event taking a spin around Lake Tahoe. In circumnavigating Lake Tahoe, stage one will take riders through Incline Village and along the Nevada shore, re-entering California at Stateline / South Lake Tahoe.

Reno Aces Baseball Game Schedule
The Reno Aces will be playing a full schedule of home games during 2011. This will be the Aces' third season in Reno. Enjoy the games at the new Aces Ballpark in downtown Reno. The Reno Aces are affiliated with the Arizona Diamondbacks of Major League Baseball and are one of 16 teams in the Pacific Coast League.

Reno Aces 2011 Baseball Game Schedule
The Reno Aces will be playing a full schedule of home games during 2011. This will be the Aces' third season in Reno. Enjoy the games at the new Aces Ballpark in downtown Reno. The Reno Aces are affiliated with the Arizona Diamondbacks of Major League Baseball and are one of 16 teams in the Pacific Coast League.

Top Reno News Stories for 2010
Reno's top news stories for 2010 cover a wide spectrum of the news that's fit to print, and some that isn't but got printed anyway. My list of Reno's top 2010 stories is heavy on the 2010 election and also includes others I think affected our community the most or were simply the most interesting. Feel free to email me or post a forum entry ...

Nevada Wolf Pack Football
The Nevada Wolf Pack football team brings an exciting element to the Reno sports scene. Home games are played in Mackay Stadium on the UNR campus.

Chinese New Year 2013 - Year of the Snake
Chinese New Year events and celebrations around the Reno / Tahoe region marking the Asian custom of Lunar New Year.

Motorsports in the Reno Area
Where to enjoy motorsports action in the Reno, Nevada area.

Top Reno Mexican Restaurants
Enjoy Mexican dining cuisine at any of these Mexican restaurants in Reno and Sparks.

Let's Go Fishing in Reno
The Reno / Tahoe area has numerous places for kids and families to enjoy fishing, as well as challenging waters for experienced anglers.

Top Reno Nurseries & Garden Centers
Nurseries and garden centers in the Reno area will help you get started with gardening, plant selection, landscaping, accessories, and all the things you need to successfully grow both food and ornamental gardens in our northern Nevada climate zone.

Nevada Liquor Laws
Here are things you should know about Nevada liquor, including the legal drinking age, hours bars can be open, and who can be served alcohol.

Recycling in Reno
Recycling services available in Reno and Washoe County, Nevada, NV.

Chinese New Year 2010 - Year of the Tiger
Chinese New Year events and celebrations around the Reno / Tahoe region celebrating the Asian custom of bringing in what is also called the Lunar New Year or Spring Festival. 2010 is the Year of the Tiger.

Top Reno Florists & Flower Shops
Reno's florists and flower shops can supply floral needs for every occasion - Valentine's Day, birthdays, weddings, births, get well, religious ceremonies, anniversaries, birthdays, sympathy, etc. When floral arrangements are called for, call on one of our Reno florists to fill your needs.

Top Romantic Restaurants in Reno
Reno has a great selection of romantic restaurants in which to enjoy Valentine's Day and other special occasions.

Top Reno News Stories for 2009
Reno's top news stories for 2009 cover a wide spectrum of news that's fit to print, and some that isn't but got printed anyway. My list of Reno's top 2009 stories, in no particular order of importance, includes those I think affected our community the most or were simply most interesting.

Reno Bowling Alleys
Reno bowling is a good old-fashioned way to have fun with the family. Reno, Sparks, and Carson City have a good selection of bowling alleys from which to choose. When it's cold outside (or too hot), a family bowling outing is a great activity. For those who don't want to bowl, or aren't quite big enough to roll a bowling ball, most bowling alleys have amusement game arcades and plenty of food for…

Oktoberfest Celebrations in Reno and at Lake Tahoe
Numerous Oktoberfest events and celebrations take place in Reno and around Lake Tahoe. Oktoberfest is a fun fall festival featuring lots of good beer, plenty of tasty food, and German-style music and fun.

Reno's Top Free Art Exhibits, Galleries, Museums, and Public Art
Reno residents and visitors can enjoy numerous free art exhibits throughout the area.

Reno and the Nevada Domestic Partnership Act
Reno domestic partners who register with the Nevada Secretary of State can receive certificates of domestic partnership and be extended rights similar to those extended to married couples. Certificates are available to couples living together regardless of gender or sexual orientation.

Burning Man Pictures
Burning Man is a unique art festival and gathering that takes place north of Reno in the Black Rock Desert. My Burning Man pictures give you an idea of what it's like, but Burning Man is one of those events that defies description; you've got to go to fully understand Burning Man. There is nothing else like Burning Man. The Burning Man Festival...

Burning Man
Burning Man is a unique art festival and gathering that takes place north of Reno in the Black Rock Desert. Burning Man is one of those events that defies description; you've got to go to fully understand Burning Man.

Reno / Tahoe Public Golf Courses
Public golf courses can be found throughout the Reno, Sparks, and Lake Tahoe areas. Golfers can choose courses close to town or stretch out along fairways surrounded by Sierra Nevada peaks and forests. Depending on your golfing preferences, abilities, and budget, there are public golf courses in the area that are sure to please.

Reno & Sparks Bike Shops
Reno and Sparks are mostly flat, making getting around on a bicycle a relatively easy proposition. Those who find peddling a pleasant way to get around will find an increasing number of fellow travelers. You will also find more accommodations along the roadways for bike riders, including new bike lanes and the colorful public art bicycle racks...

Father's Day Around Reno / Tahoe
Father's Day around Reno, Lake Tahoe, and Sparks, Nevada features a variety of things for mom, including brunches, special events, shopping, and other activities.

Reno House Seats - Show & Event Tickets
Reno House Seats is a membership service for getting tickets to casino shows, concerts, sporting events, live music, touring shows, and more.

Reno Santa Pub Crawl Pictures
A variety of Santas, Mrs. Santas, elves, and other holiday beings take to the downtown streets for the annual Reno Santa Pub Crawl. This roving party attracts hundreds of revelers who visit over two dozen bars and nightclubs around the neighborhood. The Reno Santa Pub Crawl isn't totally about selfish debauchery, though. Proceeds from the event benefit local charity organizations.

Reno / Lake Tahoe Cross-Country Skiing Areas and Resorts
Cross-country ski resorts and ski areas in the Reno / Lake Tahoe area. Many crosscountry resorts also offer other winter sports activities.

Reno / Lake Tahoe Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding Areas and Resorts
The Reno / Lake Tahoe region has one of the largest concentrations of top downhill ski resorts in the world. Perched on the slopes around Lake Tahoe, these skiing areas are also blessed with abundant snow, excellent accommodations, and easy access from Reno, Sacramento, and the Bay Area.

Reno Sports Teams and Sporting Events
Reno sports teams are growing in numbers and variety. Professional sports are represented by the Reno Aces Triple-A baseball team and the Reno Bighorns NBA Development League team. College sports are popular and continue to be presented by the UNR Wolf Pack football, basketball, and other teams.

Going Green in Reno
Green living in Reno is supported by numerous green living resources, programs, and information. From recycling to conserving water to buying locally grown food, there are lots of ways to adopt green living in Reno.

Reno / Tahoe Bloggers and Their Blogs
Blogs and bloggers from Reno, Lake Tahoe, and Nevada.

Single-Stream Recycling in Reno
Single-stream recycling in Reno makes it easier for residents to recycle and increases recycling rates significantly.

Ethnic Markets & Specialty Food Stores
Try these Reno and Sparks area food stores to find some unusual and tasty choices for your dining pleasure.

Chinese New Year 2011 - Year of the Rabbit
Chinese New Year events and celebrations around the Reno / Tahoe region celebrating the Asian custom of bringing in what is also called the Lunar New Year or Spring Festival. 2011 is the Year of the Rabbit.

Museums in Reno
The whole family can enjoy the wide variety of museums and related attractions available in the Reno area and throughout Nevada.

The Wealthiest People in Nevada
A number of the world's billionaires live in Nevada, according to Forbes.com. These people are also among the Forbes 400 of the richest people in the United States.

Reno New Year's Resolutions
Here are some New Year's resolutions to consider, and a chance for you to tell us about yours.

Reno Penny Pincher's Guide
Around Reno, Nevada, NV, there are numerous places to get what you need and want without paying too much. In some cases, you can get good stuff and have fun without paying anything at all.

Curbside Recycling in Reno
Curbside recycling from your home in Reno and Washoe County gives everyone an opportunity to contribute to environmental quality, save money, and lessen our dependence on imported oil.

Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Museum and Visitor Center
The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Museum and Visitor Center offers a look at the history, culture, resources, and recreation on the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Reservation.

Obamacare in Nevada
Primer for understanding the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) in Nevada and buying health insurance through Nevada Health Link and the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange.

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