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2024 Local Heroes Parade Grand Marshall – Craig & Julie Rauchle

May 22, 2024 | Julie Malkin-Manning

Craig and Julie Rauchle, of Incline Village, Nevada, were selected for the honor of sitting as the 2024 Local Heroes Parade Grand Marshalls because of their outstanding work in the field of Veterans mental health.  The Local Heroes Parade will be held on Tuesday, July 2 as part of the multi-day 2024 Local Heroes 4th of July Celebration in Incline Village.

Craig was previously retired when he founded PTSD NOW! as a Nevada non-profit. Craig attended college and graduated with a BA from the University of Denver in 1977. Craig began his career in Denver in the Telecommunications business. Craig spent the last 30 years of his business career in the high tech industry with his last position as president of a public company.  Under Craig’s leadership the business was sold to a Venture Capital Group, based out of San Francisco CA. Craig retired in 2008 and today, Craig devotes all his efforts to establish to provide therapy and resiliency training our Service Men and Women who suffer from stress and depression associated with PTSD.

Julie received her BA degree from Cal State Fullerton. Following a long career as an executive in the cosmetic industry, Julie became the national Sales Manager for a Military Uniform manufacturer out of Philadelphia, which became the largest supplier of uniforms to the Armed Forces. For the past 10 years Julie and husband Craig Rauchle have been full steam ahead on philanthropy and since 2019 devoting most of their time to PTSD NOW! 

Craig and Julie not only support PTSD NOW! but also support numerous non-profit organizations across the Reno-Tahoe region as well as they encourage others to give back to the community. A partial list of the organizations they continue to support include Tahoe Conservation Fund, Tahoe Family Solutions, Classical Tahoe, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare festival, Parasol, Thunderbird Preservation Society, Reno Philharmonic Orchestra, Reno Jazz Orchestra, Nevada Museum of Art, Care Chest of Sierra Nevada, and Katie Weingartner Foundation.

Click here to learn more about PTSD Now.

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Incline Tahoe Foundation (ITF) presents SUMMERFEST!

May 21, 2024 | Julie Malkin-Manning

SUMMERFEST is a new family favorite event during Incline Village’s Local Heroes Celebration (July 2- 4, 2024). Following the Local Heroes Parade and Community Fair the community is invited to continue the celebrations and make more memories at ITF SUMMERFEST! 

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, July 2nd from 4 PM to 7 PM, and get ready to indulge in a feast of flavors, delightful drinks, and fantastic fun on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe. 

​ Prepare your taste buds for a mouthwatering menu featuring Sierra Meats brats, accompanied by all the classic sides, prepared by Tunnel Creek Café. Explore craft beers with a tasting from 12 different breweries offering 24 unique beers, curated by Incline Spirits & Cigars. Not a beer fan? No problem! Enjoy a selection of fine wines and refreshing soft beverages. You can also cool off with some juicy, fresh watermelon provided by UNR at Lake Tahoe. 

Activities for the whole family include Live Music and dancing by local favorites, Jacked Up, and a variety of lawn games. It’s the perfect way to relax and enjoy the beautiful campus grounds.

This event promises a perfect blend of food, drinks, music, and fun activities for all ages. 

SUMMERFEST is the annual fundraiser for the Incline Tahoe Foundation and supports their mission to fund projects and grants in Incline Village throughout the year.

Don’t miss out on this summer celebration – see you there!

Tickets are on sale now. Click here to get them and more information.

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The 2024 Local Heroes Parade, Kids Parade, and Community Fair Registration is open!

May 15, 2024 | Julie Malkin-Manning

Mark your calendars for the highly anticipated 2024 Local Heroes 4th of July Celebration, taking place from Tuesday, July 2 to Thursday, July 4. This three-day extravaganza promises fun-filled events and activities suitable for the whole family, including some exciting new additions!

For the full schedule and event details, look no further – everything you need to know is right here.

Registration is now open for the 2024 Local Heroes Parade and Community Fair, being held on Tuesday, July 2. This is your chance to be part of this spectacular day of celebration. Hosted by the Incline Village Crystal Bay Community and Business Association (IVCBA) in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Tahoe-Incline, the Local Heroes Parade is a heartfelt tribute to our esteemed veterans, active military personnel, and beloved community heroes. The festivities commence with the Kids Bike Parade, leading a vibrant procession featuring floats, classic cars, and walking groups, weaving its way from Southwood Blvd to Incline Way, before culminating at the Village Green/Community Fair.

Following the parade, the excitement continues at the Community Fair, presented by the Incline Village Crystal Bay Veterans Club. Attendees can immerse themselves in games, explore information booths, and score freebies from various nonprofits, businesses, and service clubs. Plus, the cool opportunity to get to know those who serve our community through the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Incline Village Substation during the annual Meet and Greet with Captain Amelia Galicia and Lieutenant Joseph Colacurcio.

As the festivities unfold, hunger pangs can be satisfied with delicious brats, sodas, and water from the Highlander Pride Backyard BBQ, a fundraiser supporting IHS athletics. Susie Scoops will also host their annual ice cream eating contest!

Let’s unite to pay homage to our local heroes and bask in community pride!

Ready to dive into the excitement? Click below to register for your desired event:

Local Heroes Parade (vehicles, floats, and walking groups)

– Local Heroes Kids Bike Parade

– Local Heroes Community Fair

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2024 Local Heroes 4th of July Community Celebration | July 2 – 4

May 6, 2024 | Julie Malkin-Manning

It’s time to begin planning for the 4th of July! As the presenters of the Local Heroes 4th of July Commuity Celebration, IVCBA has all the information you need in one place. Visit IVCBA.org to see the entire Local Heroes Celebration calendar and find links for more information and registration.

Join an unforgettable celebration of community spirit and gratitude in the heart of North Lake Tahoe this 4th of July! Incline Village’s 4th of July Celebration honors the local heroes who make our lives safer and brighter every day. 

Experience the excitement of the Local Heroes Parade, featuring dazzling floats, an epic kid’s bike parade, classic cars, adorable Tahoe dogs, and an impressive array of fire and rescue vehicles. Our Local Heroes theme pays tribute to the dedicated individuals who serve in various capacities, from veterans and firefighters to healthcare workers, educators, service workers, parents, and everyone else that helps make us a community. 

But the celebration doesn’t stop there! The multi-day Local Heroes Celebration offers something for everyone in the community. Indulge in the beloved annual pancake breakfasts hosted by the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District and the IVCB Veterans Club, join the fun at the Kids’ Bike Parade and Community Fair, meet the heroes of the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office at their Meet & Greet, and savor delicious barbecue delights at The Backyard BBQ on the Village Green. We’ll also celebrate our local veterans at a recognition luncheon and honor our US Flag with a formal retirement ceremony. 

Plus, get active with two exciting new events hosted by Highlander Pride: the thrilling 3v3 Basketball Tournament and the invigorating Firecracker 5K and Fun Run. And of course, don’t forget the annual enchanting TOCCATA concert! Close out the Local Heroes Celebration with the return of a spectacular fireworks display over Lake Tahoe, presented by Red, White & Tahoe Blue II.

Come together with friends, family, and neighbors to honor our local heroes and make lasting memories this 4th of July in North Lake Tahoe!

Visit IVCBA.org to see the entire Local Heroes Celebration calendar and find links for more information and registration.

REGISTRATION QUICK LINKS

Kid’s Bike Parade Registration

Parade Registration – Vehicles & Walking Group

Community Fair Exhibit Registration

For questions about the Local Heroes 4th of July Celebration – email Julie.

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Restaurant Week Survey – We Want Your Feedback!

April 24, 2024 | Julie Malkin-Manning

What a delicious week we had during the first annual IVCB Restaurant Week! We extend our gratitude to every diner and restaurant that participated. Hopefully, you had the chance to experience the culinary delights at one (or more!) of the 18 fantastic venues.

We certainly indulged, and we were thoroughly impressed by the offerings from our participating restaurants. It was wonderful to see vibrant dining rooms filled with energy and laughter. From what we’ve gathered, restaurant owners also found the event to be a resounding success, with our community showing up in large numbers. It’s clear we made a significant impact, boosting traffic during what is typically a quieter season—a success we all share!

Before we start planning for next year’s IVCB Restaurant Week, we’d love to hear your thoughts on this inaugural event. Your feedback is invaluable and will guide us in making future editions even better. Please take a moment to complete our survey by clicking on this link. Your input will play a crucial role in shaping the future of this event, ensuring it continues to grow and thrive.

A special thank you to the participating restaurants, including Alibi Incline, Azzara’s, Big Water Grille, Bowl Incline, Crystal Bay Steak & Lobster House, Glasses Wine Bar, Gus’ Open Pit BBQ, Happy Tiers Bakery & Café, Jiffy’s Pizza of Incline, Osteria Sierra, Rookies Sports Bar & Grill, Rosewood Tahoe, Sage Leaf, Smoke Door Lake Tahoe Saryo, The Soule Domain, Sunshine Deli & Catering, Susie Scoops, and Thania’s Juice Bar; and Inside Incline Real Estate and Community for their generous sponsorship of the inaugural IVCB Restaurant Week. 

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Restaurant Week Has Arrived!

April 15, 2024 | Julie Malkin-Manning

Smoke Door and Everything You Should Know to plan your reservations…

It’s here! This past week our community was buzzing with anticipation as we prepare to enjoy and indulge during Incline Village Crystal Bay Restaurant Week. Starting today, Monday, April 15th through Sunday the 21st, IVCB Restaurant Week is more than just a chance to dine out—it’s an invitation to come together and celebrate our community’s culinary culture, indulge in delicious meals and drinks, and create unforgettable tasty experiences.

Alibi Ale, Azzara’s, The Soule Domain, Happy Tiers Bakery, Sunshine Deli & Catering, Big Water Grille, Bowl Incline, Gus’ Open Pit Barbecue, Crystal Bay Steak & Lobster House, Osteria Sierra (Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe), Rookies Sports Bar & Grill, Susie Scoops, Thania’s Juice Bar, Smoke Door Lake Tahoe Sayro, Glasses Wine Bar, Sage Leaf, Jiffy’s Pizza, and Rosewood Tahoe are participating. Get out there this week and enjoy as many as you are able. 

There are a few last minute items we want to share to help you make the most of Restaurant Week. 

Smoke Door Lake Tahoe Saryo has joined the lineup with an $88 5-Course Tasting LUNCH Menu. Yes, they will be open for lunch Tuesday – Sunday during Restaurant Week from 11:30AM to 2PM, with a last seating at 2PM. This menu is not available at dinner service. The lunch tasting menu features many of Smoke Door’s most popular items including Avocado Toast, Toyosu Fish (or Tomato Miso), Smoked ‘Mary’s’ Chicken (option to add A4 Waygu Beef for $45), Donabe Rice from the clay pot, and Pecan Pie – the chef’s ode to his grandmother in El Paso, Texas. Allow yourself approximately 90 minutes to enjoy this special lunch. *Reservations are required and the link is ivcba.org/ivcb-restaurant-week/ along with all the other restaurants. 

Reservations are not required at any other participating restaurants but as we expect it to be a busy week for our local dining venues,  we’re recommending you make them where they accept them. Note some restaurants will be closed as usual.

  • Big Water Grille – closed Tuesday & Wednesday
  • Gus’ Open Pit BBQ – closed Tuesday & Wednesday
  • Smoke Door Lake Tahoe Saryo – closed Monday 
  • Rosewood Tahoe – closed Tuesday
  • Sage Leaf – closed Tuesday & Wednesday
  • Azzara’s – closed Monday

All IVCB Restaurant Week participants and their specials/promotions are listed at IVCBA.org, and new venues and details are being added regularly. Keep coming back to plan your IVCB Restaurant Week itinerary and consider making reservations! 

IVCB Restaurant Week is presented by IVCBA and supported by Inside Incline. 

Bon Appetit! 

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It’s time to make your IVCB Restaurant Week Reservations!

April 10, 2024 | Julie Malkin-Manning

From April 15 to 21, our community is gearing up to embrace the culinary diversity that defines our community. Seventeen of our local food & beverage venues are offering special menus and promotions throughout IVCB Restaurant Week and they are excited to have you as their guests. This week-long celebration isn’t just about food—it’s a chance to come together, indulge in the unique offerings of our local dining scene, and toast to the vibrant spirit of our community. Join us as we savor every bite, raise a glass to our favorite eateries and beverage artisans, and make lasting memories.

Have you been to the new Osteria Sierra at Hyatt Lake Tahoe? Restaurant Week just might be your introduction to their upscale Italian Cuisine with their $60 per person Five Course Tasting Menu. Indulge in an Antipasti of Salsa di Fagioli Cannellini, Contorno Course of Misticanza, a Primo Course of Linguine all’ Aragosta, Secondi of Saltimbocca di Pollo, and Panna Cotta Cioccolato Bianco e Fragole for Dolce. Guests are invited to add Wine Pairings for an additional $35 per person. 

Sage Leaf Tahoe’s Chef Shane Hammet preparing a special Three Course Pre-Fixe Menu at $55 per person including a starter choice of Honey & Thyme Glazed Baby Back Ribs with Brussel Sprout Leaves, Pickled Onion, Toasted Pistachio or Vegan Tomato Bisque with Coconut Milk, Basil Oil, entrée choice of Roasted Verlasso Salmon with Cauliflower Puree, Grilled Asparagus, Meunière Sauce, Celery Relish or House-Made Sage Fettuccini with Grilled Chicken, Artichoke Hearts, Spring Peas, Spinach, Garlic, White Wine & Lemon Pan Sauce, Aged Sheep’s Milk Cheese, and Strawberry & Oat Crisp with Vanilla Bean Gelato to conclude. 

Alibi Ale Incline, Azzara’s, The Soule Domain, Happy Tiers Bakery, Sunshine Deli & Catering, Big Water Grille, Bowl Incline, Gus’ Open Pit Barbecue, Crystal Bay Steak & Lobster House, Jiffy’s Pizza, Osteria Sierra (Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe), Rookies Sports Bar & Grill, Rosewood Tahoe, Sage Leaf Tahoe, Thania’s Juice Bar, Susie Scoops, and Glasses Wine Bar have signed on. Member Le Bistro will be closed during Restaurant Week and we encourage you to visit them for a fine French dining experience. 

We suggest you make reservations where possible to let them know you support Restaurant Week and are looking forward to dining with them. And don’t forget to serve your servers and bartenders; they work hard to ensure you have a great experience. 

All IVCB Restaurant Week participants and their specials/promotions are listed at IVCBA.org, and new venues and details are being added regularly. Keep coming back to plan your IVCB Restaurant Week itinerary and consider making reservations! 

IVCB Restaurant Week is presented by IVCBA and supported by Inside Incline

If you are a restaurant, bar, or coffee shop interested in participating in IVCB Restaurant Week please email Julie.

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The Local Lens – Incline Village Crystal Bay Restaurant Week

April 3, 2024 | Julie Malkin-Manning

Guest Author: Julie Malkin-Manning, IVCBA Community Events Manager

The countdown has begun and I couldn’t be more excited about the upcoming inaugural Incline Village Crystal Bay Restaurant Week – April 15 – 21. 

You know that person who is always thinking about their next meal, even while eating their current meal? The one who reads the menu days before the reservation? That friend that always has a recommendation for where and what to eat/drink? Yeah, that’s me…

It all started with a simple idea — to celebrate the diverse culinary landscape of our community in a way that’s never been done before. Living in this vibrant community, I’ve been continuously inspired by the flavors and culinary talents that grace our small village. From cozy cafes to upscale dining destinations boasting world-class chefs, our food and beverage scene is nothing short of extraordinary. And as IVCBA’s Community Events Manager, I saw the opportunity to create IVCB Restaurant Week. 

And that’s precisely why IVCB Restaurant Week was born—a week-long celebration dedicated to showcasing our local eateries, inviting our community to embark on a culinary adventure. It’s about more than just indulging in delicious food (though that’s certainly a delightful perk); it’s about coming together as a community and supporting the local businesses that define us as Incline Village and Crystal Bay.

But we’re not just celebrating the culinary delights that await us—we’re also celebrating the spirit of unity and connection that comes with breaking bread and clinking glasses together. IVCB Restaurant Week isn’t just an event—it’s a celebration of the flavors and venues that make our community special, and I couldn’t be prouder to have played a part in its creation.

So, mark your calendars, spread the word, and get ready to embark on a culinary journey like no other. IVCB Restaurant Week is coming, and it’s going to be an experience you won’t want to miss. 

Plan your culinary adventure today at IVCBA.org

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IVCB Restaurant Week Bonuses!

April 3, 2024 | Julie Malkin-Manning

Excitement is building as Incline Village and Crystal Bay gear up for Restaurant Week! From April 15th to 21st, our community is coming together to celebrate the rich culinary scene nestled in our picturesque locale. This inaugural event promises a week filled with delectable delights and enticing bonuses from our local eateries.

Curious about the bonuses? Let’s dive in!

Azzara’s is treating diners to a variety of bonuses (terms apply): enjoy a complimentary glass of house wine with each entrée, a free kid’s meal with the purchase of an adult entrée or indulge in a free appetizer when you order two entrees.

Bowl Incline is upping the fun factor with a $10 arcade card accompanying each kid’s meal during Restaurant Week.

Glasses Wine Bar is keeping things fresh every night, offering a range of bonuses including buy-one-get-one-free wine, discounted bottles, live music, and extended Happy Hour specials.

Happy Tiers Bakery & Café invites you to srtart your day with a free drip coffee alongside a breakfast sandwich purchase, plus a tantalizing buy-one-get-one offer on cookies and cupcakes.

Jiffy’s Pizza and Ice Cream entices pizza lovers with a choice of bonuses including two scoops of their renowned ice cream, two beers, a $5 order of wings, or a $15 bottle of wine (for dine-in patrons) with the purchase of a large pizza

Rosewood Tahoe invites you to savor a complimentary appetizer with the purchase of two entrees.

Susie Scoops Ice Cream & Boba sweetens the deal with a free kid’s scoop when you purchase a regular or double scoop.

Limitations and restrictions apply. For a complete list of participating venues and their exclusive promotions, with new additions constantly popping up, visit IVCBA.org. Don’t forget to make reservations and plan your culinary adventures for IVCB Restaurant Week!

Join the festivities at Alibi Ale, Azzara’s, The Soule Domain, Sunshine Deli & Catering, Big Water Grille, Gus’ Open Pit Barbecue, Crystal Bay Steak & Lobster House, Osteria Sierra (Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe), Rookies Sports Bar & Grill, Sage Leaf, Jiffy’s, Rosewood Tahoe, Happy Tiers Bakery and Café, Susie Scoops, Glasses Wine Bar, Bowl Incline, and more! Let’s make this inaugural event an unforgettable celebration of our vibrant culinary community!

IVCB Restaurant Week is presented by IVCBA and supported by Inside Incline

If you’re a restaurant, bar, or coffee shop eager to join in, please reach out to Julie via email.

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Get ready to Savor the Flavor of Incline Village and Crystal Bay during IVCB Restaurant Week. 

March 27, 2024 | Julie Malkin-Manning

Indulge your palate and immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Incline Village and Crystal Bay as we proudly present the inaugural IVCB Restaurant Week. From April 15 to 21, our community comes together to celebrate the diverse flavors and vibrant dining scene that make our region truly exceptional. Join us for a week-long extravaganza, where every meal is an opportunity to savor the essence of our local eateries and beverage artisans. It’s more than just a celebration; it’s a delicious journey through our community’s culinary landscape.

John Cheney’s Big Water Grille and Gus’ Open Pit Barbecue will both offer IVCB Restaurant Week specials. Big Water Grille presents a $55 Tasting Menu including a starter choice of Korean Fried Chicken, Ahi Tuna Poke, or Caesar Salad; Main Course choice of Miso Glazed Pan Salmon, Braised Beef Short Ribs, or Grilled Chicken Risotto; and a choice of Desserts: Warm Blondie a la Mode or Flourless Chocolate Torte. Over at the always tasty Gus’ Open Pit Barbecue, all diners who purchase a plate entrée will enjoy a bonus three-piece order of Gus’ Signature LATS (iykyk). 

At Alibi Ale’s Incline Public House you’ll find a special $35 dinner menu designed to highlight their inventive and accessible menu including an Alibi Ale (over 21), a choice of Mustache Pretzel or Bean Salad as appetizer, entrée selections of Wagyu Birra Street Taco or Pesto Chicken Sandwich, or if you’re the sharing type, you can select an Italian Sub or Forger Mushroom entrée pizza for two, and Bella’s Carrot Cake for dessert. “Alibi prides itself in being a true Public House, anything we can do to be more involved in our community is welcome here. We are so excited to be part of the first IVCB Restaurant Week to show off our culinary abilities!”, shares manager Sophia Guglin. 

Alibi Ale, Azzara’s, The Soule Domain, Happy Tiers Bakery, Sunshine Deli & Catering, Big Water Grille, Bowl Incline, Gus’ Open Pit Barbecue, Crystal Bay Steak & Lobster House, Osteria Sierra (Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe), Rookies Sports Bar & Grill, Susie Scoops, and Glasses Wine Bar have signed on. 

All IVCB Restaurant Week participants and their specials/promotions are listed at IVCBA.org, and new venues and details are being added regularly. Keep coming back to plan your IVCB Restaurant Week itinerary and consider making reservations! 

IVCB Restaurant Week is presented by IVCBA and supported by Inside Incline. 

If you are a restaurant, bar, or coffee shop interested in participating in IVCB Restaurant Week please email Julie.

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