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Tahoe Fitness Loft Pop Up Fitness Day

April 26, 2023 | Member Submitted

COME JOIN US THIS SATURDAY 4/29 for a Pop Up Fitness Day!

Have you always wanted to try pilates, barre or spin/TRX, but didn’t want to be the only new person? We are welcoming all non-members to join us and be entered in a raffle to win a TFL t-shirt/tank. Here are the awesome classes we are offering!!?

8am- Barre with Lourdes (beginner-intermediate level) 20$ – 45mins

9am- Intro to Pilates with Sabrae (for first-time reformer pilates) 35$- 55mins

9am- Spin/TRX with Shana (all levels welcomed) 20$- 60mins

10:15am- Pilates Mat class with Sabrae (beginner-intermediate level) 20$ -55mins

11:45am- Pilates Group Reformer Level 2 with Dusty (for those who have pilates experience and knowledge but have never been to our studio before!) $35 for 55mins.

This will be a day of fun, fitness, and trying new things!

Please call or text 775-750-7545 to sign up, spots are limited. We can’t wait to meet you ???

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Tahoe Transportation Plan Formally Recognized

April 26, 2023 | Member Submitted

Washoe County Board of Commissioners votes to formally recognize Tahoe Transportation Plan: Using a combination of data collection, agency coordination, and community engagement, Washoe County has developed a Tahoe Transportation Plan, which was formally recognized as a guiding document with actionable solutions to transportation issues in the Incline Village area. The plan includes recommendations related to local/regional trip reduction programs, multimodal accommodations, transit service, parking, intersection safety, snow removal, State Route 28 (SR 28), and technology. The document concludes with an overview of funding sources available for various types of improvements, along with recommendations for implementation timeframes and responsibilities.

“Community engagement in the Tahoe area, specific to transportation issues were very important. We knew that on the onset,” Assistant County Manager Dave Solaro said. “So we wanted to identify all the transportation needs from the community and develop recommendations along the pertinent corridors.

“I commend your work and our multi-jurisdictional team,” Chair Alexis Hill said. “Hearing from more than 200 community members is incredible, and I’m excited to do the work to move forward.” 

Learn more about the Tahoe Transportation Plan >

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Registration Open for Summer Art Workshops

April 26, 2023 | Member Submitted

Join UNR at Lake Tahoe for their 39th year of Summer Arts Workshops at Lake Tahoe! Painting, ceramics, drone videography, collage, laser cutting, and more! Classes fill up fast so sign up today.

Details and registration >

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Member Profile – Thania’s Juice Bar

April 26, 2023 | Kayla Anderson

Walking into Thania’s Juice Bar on one of the warmer Incline Village afternoons, Thania Medina and her mom Julia are surrounded by fresh fruits and veggies that are just waiting to be blended up into smoothies, juices, or made into healthy meals. 

Thania’s Juice Bar has been around for several years, opening before the COVID pandemic in July 2019. Although the pandemic did hinder business, it was a time when people were looking for healthy sustenance to boost their immunity. With delicious drinks like the Detox (made up of carrot/beet/apple/celery) and Stamina Booster (pineapple/carrot/turmeric/orange), you can’t go wrong with anything on the menu if you need something to help get through the rest of the day. 

Thania was originally born in Mexico and later emigrated to Carson City when she was a teenager to be with her mother. She attended Carson High School and Western Nevada College, then worked at Lupita’s for 10 years. Thania always wanted to work for herself, though, while staying in the service industry, so Julia encouraged Thania to open a Mexican-style juice bar. 

It took Thania two years to remodel the space and get it open but then she ran into kind of an odd problem- she didn’t know how to explain to people what an authentic Mexican juice bar was. 

“I wanted to serve traditional Mexican fruit snacks and aguas frescas with an emphasis on made-to-order, good-for-you, healthy food. I wanted to show off my culture because I’m proud to be Mexican,” Thania says. Customers that were coming in started suggesting items that were doable but not on the menu, so Thania paid attention, researched, and adjusted the menu to meet their requests. 

“I listened to people coming in and saw that they loved the smoothies and the juices. They suggested acai bowls, avocado toast, and matcha drinks,” she says. 

Gesturing towards the chalkboard on the wall, Thania says, “Everything on the menu, it’s like the customers said they wanted it, and I figured out how to make it my own.” 

It’s obvious that she’s passionate about the food as she talks about how she came up with a protein bowl full of a green mix, cucumbers, shredded carrots, apples, and celery topped with her own homemade vegan organic dressing. Thania added food items that are gluten and dairy-free, vegan, and vegetarian, crafting a menu that appeals to the locals. 

Sipping on a creamy Chocolate Monkey smoothie, Thania explains that when she was growing up, her grandmother had papaya and lime trees, cactus, herbs, chickens, and the eggs that they laid. Her offerings at the juice bar are heavily influenced by her grandmother and time in Mexico and she hopes that the atmosphere will carry over, too. 

“My grandmother believed in natural medicine. She had homemade remedies for everything. She would say, ‘You want to lose weight?’ And hand me pineapple, nopales, orange and celery blended together. And she had aloe vera to cure almost everything. 

“I want people to feel when they come here like I felt at my grandmother’s house, and to be able to cook and have a conversation at the same time. I want this to be their living room with their family, their second home away from home, and for them to remember our juice, and come back to Tahoe just for that.”

Thania’s Juice Bar is on 868 Tahoe Blvd. Ste 7 in Incline Village and is open Monday-Saturday from 8am-3:30pm. 

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Local Lens – Supporting Our Local Schools

April 26, 2023 | Member Submitted

The Local Lens was written by guest author Robert Graves, Head of School at Lake Tahoe School.

Throughout my career in education, I have always believed that the strength of any city or community I have been a part of is the quality of its schools – all schools. Whether independent or private, public or charter, every school should be supported, encouraged, and promoted by all. When practiced, it allows parents to select schools that best fit their children and their families. It is undoubtedly a worthy goal for all of us, a sincere and ongoing commitment to excellence among all members of the larger community.

For Lake Tahoe School, our support of all schools is integral to our commitment to the larger community. From sharing visiting speakers and facilities to competing athletically and supporting each other’s fundraising events, we believe in our area schools. In fact, many of our graduates look to Incline High School to continue their education. As members of the Incline Village community, Lake Tahoe School will always show support during our area schools’ successes and challenges.

I recently had the chance to experience some of these challenges firsthand. As many of you know, Washoe County School District proposes several options for Incline Middle School as part of a district-wide review of its facilities. Among these options is the possible closing of the current Middle School and consolidation of its grades into the current Incline Elementary and High Schools. Utilizing the primary rationale of declining enrollment, this option was the catalyst for a community-wide meeting held at Incline High School on Wednesday, April 5, 2023. 

While the meeting sometimes grew contentious and often strayed from the District’s intended presentation, I was impressed with two things. The first was the high attendance that overwhelmed the small cafeteria. The crowd included parents, teachers, alums, students, and community members concerned about what such a school closure might mean for their students and our community. Even more impressive was the passion and intensity of the crowd as they shared their questions and concerns about the proposed action. Listening as they shared their experiences and what Incline Middle School means to them, I could not help but be both proud and grateful to be part of the Incline Village community.

Leaving the meeting with many issues still unresolved, I am optimistic about the future of our local public schools. With passion and broad community support such as I just witnessed, there was much to be confident about. I personally hope that Incline Middle School continues to be a vital part of our education community. Additionally, I know that the voices of support I heard that night will continue to work in the best interests of all students in our community. We are a community that supports one another, and your continued support of our local schools is greatly appreciated. It takes a Village.

If you would like to contribute to the discussion regarding options for Incline Middle School, please consider attending Washoe County School District’s next public meeting on May 3, 2023, in Duffield Theatre at Incline High School.

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New Website for Tahoe Gifting Co.

April 25, 2023 | Member Submitted

“Customized” shouldn’t mean complicated. That’s why we’re bringing you artisan gifts with just a couple clicks on our *new* website. Now you can place individual custom orders, shop our curated collections, and kick off big orders for weddings, events and more at tahoegiftingco.com

We also have a showroom at 800 Southwood Blvd, Suite 104 if you’d like to visit us in person to help you pick out and package the perfect gift. We may be out delivering gift sets so give us a call or text at 775-237-2318 before stopping by 775.237.2318.

We’ll never stop saying it: we’re so lucky to be a part of this community! Let’s get gifting!

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In the News: Incline Village residents voice concerns over mobility hub location

April 25, 2023 | Miranda Jacobson

Originally published in the Sierra Sun on 4/22/23. Written by Miranda Jacobson.

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Incline Village residents came together Thursday to voice their disdain over the potential decision to locate a mobility hub at the old elementary school in a heated meeting held by the Tahoe Transportation District. 

TTD has been working with HDR Engineering to determine locations all around the Lake Tahoe Basin that could be mobility hubs in order to eliminate the amount of traffic and vehicle miles traveled. 

While the meeting was held to receive public comment and opinion about what a mobility hub would look like should one be put in Incline Village, many of the public commenters were focused on the need for other amenities and developments, rather than a mobility hub. 

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In the News: Sierra Community House brings annual Family Dance back to North Tahoe

April 25, 2023 | Member Submitted

Originally published in the Sierra Sun on 4/23/23. Written by Staff Report.

KINGS BEACH, Calif. — After taking a couple years off, Sierra Community House is holding its annual Family Dance, formerly known as the Father Daughter Dance. 

“As part of our commitment to strengthen and support families in the North Lake Tahoe-Truckee community, we recognize and honor that all families are unique,” said the nonprofit in a press release. “And to celebrate the special bond between family members in our region, our event will encourage young children and their role models to get dressed up, enjoy quality time together, and dance the night away.”

The Family Dance will be held from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at the North Tahoe Event Center located at 8318 N. Lake Boulevard in Kings Beach. 

Event Details >

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In the News: Road work to begin May 1 on Incline Village highways

April 25, 2023 | Member Submitted

Originally published in the Tahoe Daily Tribune on 4/19/23. Written by Staff Report.

NCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The third construction season on state routes 431 and 28 in Incline Village is scheduled to begin Monday, May 1, depending on the weather, the Nevada Department of Transportation announced Wednesday.

Drivers can expect up to 30-minute delays with single-lane flagger-controlled closures.

For the first few weeks of the season, normal working hours are from Sundays 8 p.m.through Fridays at 7 p.m. All work is weather permitting and excludes major holidays.

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IVCB Community Forum Recap 4-21-23

April 25, 2023 | Member Submitted

Did you miss out on the 4/21 IVCB Community Forum? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! You can watch the recap here. You can also choose to read the meeting minutes here.

To be alerted about future forums, subscribe to the mailing list by sending an email to ivcbcommunityforum@gmail.com.

The Incline Village/Crystal Bay Community Forum will be held the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month at 9am in person and online using the meeting app Zoom. The Zoom meeting ID number is 815 3612 1755 and the password is 1864.

On Friday morning at 8:55am John Crockett or Amanda McPhaill from the library will start the meeting. Please join before 9am so we start on time.

If you are unable to join the Zoom meeting by computer or cell phone.

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