4th of July in Incline means a parade, pancakes, picnics with family on the beach, and fireworks. Some things have changed! Events are no longer organized under a single entity like they were in the past with Red, White, and Tahoe Blue. However, one website, 4thofjulytahoe.com includes all events for the Local Heroes 4th of July Celebration. Go there to find all the latest updates. The biggest change is the drone Sky Show on the Incline Middle School ballfields instead of fireworks on the beach.
As we get into the summer building season, you may be thinking about how to begin that bathroom or kitchen remodel you’ve been dreaming about, or that deck or chimney you need to get rebuilt after last winter’s wet and heavy snowstorms. Or maybe you just bought a plot of land that you want to build a custom home on or are planning a full renovation.
For a mountain, outdoor-oriented community, Incline Village has a surprisingly large number of local artists. Most restaurants display local art, particularly photography and there are a few galleries around too. The Holman Art Center, part of Sierra Nevada University is one. Another is the Incline Library, currently displaying art from Incline High School students. The Visitor Center has a display from our historical society. Other places to see and purchase art are Handmade at the Lake (Centerpointe Building), the Potlatch, Village Interiors, and Sierra Verde in Village Center.
“YOU NEVER NEED INSURANCE until you need it,” someone once famously said. Every type of insurance is a unique product. Every customer in the marketplace purchases insurance not because they desire, want, or need it at the time of purchase, but because they might, one day, need it after purchase. The need though, if it arises, is nearly always out of the individual’s control. Insurance is about proper preparation.
Never did I appreciate teachers as much as I did when I was a mom with school-age children! This week marks the national Teacher Appreciation Week as well as (Hallmark’s) Mother’s Day on Sunday. Teachers are found in and out of a classroom and not all mothers are biological. Let’s celebrate all the loving caring people that nurtured us through childhood and along our path through life.
Village Ace Hardware - Village Ace has long been known as the place to go for all your hardware needs and even though the weather is still sketchy, Village Ace Manager Reggie Tynes says that it’s worth thinking about your spring cleaning projects.
“Due to the lack of snow, it’s hard [getting your house ready for summer] but after the snow melts you can start clearing brush around your home. As it starts heating up, you’ll absolutely want to clear around the home and make defensive space for fire safety,” Tynes says.
After that last Amazing April Spring storm, most of us are more than ready to get our spring cleaning on!
In part one of a two-part series, Kayla Anderson spoke with some of our local landscaping experts to bring you some advice on when to start your clean-up projects in Incline Village Crystal Bay.
High Sierra Gardens Nursery
One of the main draws of visiting and/or living in Lake Tahoe is the pristine natural environment that is so unique from other places. To keep it this way, Earth Day is Lake Tahoe’s favorite holiday…and local schools and organizations are hosting Earth walks, habitat box events, community cleanups, and other educational activities to help us remember how to connect and restore the idyllic place we call home.
It wouldn’t be the first time the kids need to wear boots to find Easter eggs in the snow on Saturday, April 16 from 11-1. The umpteenth annual Bunny Trail Community Egg Hunt is held on the Championship Golf Course starting at the Chateau. It is one of IVGID’s signature events that invite community nonprofits and businesses to participate by hosting a table with goodies for kids along the trail. Registration is required.
Along with offering resources and enhancing skills for area residents, the nonprofit Tahoe Family Solutions provides rewarding opportunities for those looking to give back to the community.
One of those opportunities would be tutoring students as part of Tahoe Family Solutions’ Homework Help Club at Incline Elementary School.