IVCBA, Patriotic Decor for Local Heroes 4th of July Celebration

Patriotic Decor for Local Heroes 4th of July Celebration

By Linda Offerdahl

Can we make the town look just as festive for the 4th of July as we did for the December holidays? It takes a Village….and yes, I am going to ramble quite a bit today. I want to personalize some of our commercial space by recognizing some of the individuals behind them.

IVCBA, 2022 Local Heroes Parade Marshall - AJ Banford, A Seasoned Veteran

2022 Local Heroes Parade Marshall - Aj Banford, A Seasoned Veteran

By Linda Offerdahl

The Local Heroes parade organizers are proud to announce that AJ Banford has been selected as the 2022 Parade Marshal.  He is a longtime resident of Incline Village and a member of the Incline Village Veterans Club.

AJ Banford is a 1962 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy. He took his commission in the US Navy and served a combat tour in South Vietnam, flying Huey gunships for the Navy Seawolves HAL 3. He received the following medals while serving; Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart, Air Medals, and Combat Air Crew Wings.

IVCBA, The Local Lens: Congratulations Incline High Class of 2022!

The Local Lens: Congratulations Incline High Class of 2022!

By Linda Offerdahl

In a small town like Incline, there are two things everyone attends: one is the 4th of July parade, and the other is high school graduation. I’m here to talk about Incline High School graduation. Under Principal Tierney Cahill and her wonderful cadre of educators, 71 students are receiving their diplomas next Tuesday, June 21, at 4 pm in the main gym. The community is invited to attend. Nine students qualified as valedictorians. Wow!

IVCBA, 4th of July Incline Village Crystal Bay Drone Sky Show

4th of July Incline Village Crystal Bay Drone Sky Show

By Julie Malkin-Manning



  • Bring your blankets, beach chairs, picnic baskets.
  • Walk, Bike or Drive.
  • Beer Garden.
  • Best viewing from the Incline Middle School Ball Field #1 and #2.
  • Two drone shows (9:30pm and 10:15pm).
  • Laser show before and during intermission.
  • DJ music.
  • Walking lots: Middle school, Parasol, Recreation Center, Visitors Center.
  • Shuttle lots: Chateau, Big Water DP lot, Diamond Peak upper and lower lots.
IVCBA, The Local Lens: Tis Fundraising Season

The Local Lens: Tis Fundraising Season

By Linda Offerdahl

'Tis the season for fundraisers! --- Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation has its “Community Dinner” on Friday night at the Parasol building on Incline Way. Twenty-five years ago, local philanthropist Warren Trepp joined forces with Carla Hanson, the “Mother Theresa” of Incline Village. Their concept was a building to house nonprofits and allow them to share resources. It still houses the Parasol offices, Sierra Community House, and the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, among others.


Local Heroes Community Fair on July 2

By Linda Offerdahl

It’s back! The Community Fair will once again bring residents together for fun and games on the Village Green! Sponsored by IVGID and IVCBA, it starts at 11am, right after the Local Heroes Parade. Enter either from Lakeshore by Aspen Grove or from Incline Way across from the IVGID Recreation Center where the parade ends. Stroll through pop-up tents sponsored by nonprofits and businesses, watch kids enjoy the bounce house and the field games, and meet Sheriff Balaam at the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) Meet and Greet.

IVCBA, The Local Lens: Roundabout Clean Up

The Local Lens: Roundabout Clean up

By Linda Offerdahl

A big shoutout to Incline Property Management (IPM) owner Larry Wodarksi and the 4-person crew that spent 5 hours (20 manhours) cleaning up the roundabout over Memorial Day weekend. They picked up trash, weeded, and did other gardening work to make the existing plants flourish. Look for the flowering yarrow and purple salvia. They have additional work to do on the islands. For years, the roundabout was cleaned up by individuals, the Rotary Clubs, and the Good Neighbors committee (Incline Village Realtors).

IVCBA, Business Profile: Keeping it in the Family Part II: Spees & Spees Law Firm

Business Profile: Keeping It in the Family Part II: Spees & Spees Law Firm

By Kayla Anderson1

Frank and Judy Spees have been attorneys with a focus in estate planning in Incline Village for more than 40 years, and now their daughter Kristen is next in line to take over succession planning for their clients.

“Our primary focus of what we do is estate planning, wills, trusts, deed work, and powers of attorney,” Judy says.

IVCBA, The Local Lens: Memorial Day

The Local Lens: Memorial Day

By Linda Offerdahl

You can count on our Veterans Club to hold a Memorial Day celebration. This year, like most, it is on Burnt Cedar Beach Jetty at 10 am. Take a moment to reflect on those who served our country in the military. The IVCB Veterans Club, as well as the Military Officers Association of America, actively support veterans throughout the year. Watch for the patriotic celebrations over the 4th of July as part of the Local Heroes weekend celebration

IVCBA, BUSINESS PROFILE:  Tahoe Fresh Co./Tahoe BBQ Gives Back

Business Profile: Tahoe Fresh Co./Tahoe BBQ Gives Back

By Mike Danahey

If you've dined out in Incline Village, chances are you’ve stopped by Austin’s for some comfort food, FUMO for breakfast or dinner and drinks, Cool Mess for ice cream or coffee or Gus’ Open Pit Barbecue for some smoky Santa Maria-style deliciousness.

Those spots are all part of Nellie and Jonas Saia’s Tahoe Fresh Co./Tahoe BBQ business. By supporting them, patrons keep their dining dollars local while satisfying their appetites.