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Grocery Outlet to Open November 2nd!

September 26, 2023 | Member Submitted

A Message from Owners Ryan & Shannon Parish

Having served the North Lake Tahoe community since 2020, we are both thrilled and grateful to expand our services in the community even further by opening a second Grocery Outlet in Incline Village. We have had the great privilege of presently working with local organizations such as Sierra Community House, Wylie Animal Rescue Foundation (WARF), and several other non-profits as a family. Now located in the heart of the Incline Village community, we are so excited to further build and strengthen our relationships with the numerous local organizations that make Incline Village into the unique and vibrant community that it is.

As business owners, we strive to bring you the best high-quality, fresh products at exceptionally affordable prices compared to other grocery stores. As locals, we cannot wait for the opportunity to introduce ourselves and our family to you. Please don’t hesitate to stop in and say hello!


At Grocery Outlet, we love brands. Like, really love them. That’s why we work so hard every day to bring our customers the brands they love at prices that are nothing short of pure bliss. In fact, we’ve been helping customers save big since 1946. That’s when our founder Jim Read opened his very first store, selling military surplus at deep discount prices.

The rest, as they say, is history. And today, the third generation of the Read family is leading the way, with over 400 stores across the nation and more than 1.5 million shoppers hitting the aisles each week. That makes Grocery Outlet the nation’s largest extreme value retailer. A feat we’re more than proud of.


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Buddhist Monk Bhante Sujatha travels to North Lake Tahoe in October

September 25, 2023 | Member Submitted

Bhante Sujatha has been a monk for over 40 years! We are blessed to have him travel and share his wisdom here in the Lake Tahoe Basin.


For more than 25 years Bhante Sujatha has been sharing the message of Loving-Kindness and the practical application of meditation experience with people all over the world. Profound in its simplicity, the message and teachings in this workshop have been life-changing for many of its participants, regardless of religious background. The teaching is centered around the cultivation of self-love. Without a nurtured ability to practice healthy self-love, we cannot be fully present to love anyone or anything else.

Bhante Sujatha, a 40+ year Buddhist Monk, is singularly focused on adding more love in the world.  Bhante teaches loving-kindness meditation to people around the globe for all those seeking the art of happiness and contentment.  His approach to meditation is deep and simple, bringing core Buddhist teachings to everyone in a way that is practical and easy to understand.  A joyful, radiant, funny, and wildly energetic monk, Bhante will help you obtain peace that can only be found in deep silence. Bhante believes his purpose is not only to teach meditation, but also, “teaching people how to be happy.” For more information visit Bhante’ s website www.bhantesujatha.org


Bhante will be at the Sanctuary Tahoe Wellness Center on October 10th where he will be guiding a workshop focused on connecting to your natural healing power in this two-hour workshop and guided meditation.

Activities in this program will include:

  • Lecture: “What Is Loving-Kindness?”
  • Instruction in the practice of Loving-Kindness.
  • A blessing of healing energy with each individual.
  • Guided mindfulness and loving-kindess meditation.
  • Time for Questions & Answers.

Benefits of this beautiful workshop can include:

  • Reduced stress, anxiety, worry, and depression.
  • Healing and enhancing relationships with others.
  • Gaining a sense of empowerment over challenging issues in life.
  • Insights into life’s purpose.
  • Awakening to the blessings of the present moment.
  • Confidence in attaining unshakable inner peace.

If you miss this first workshop on the 10th or you want to maximize your time with Bhante Sujatha, the Fitness Loft in Tahoe City and Incline Village are also hosting events on the 14th and 15th of October.

On October 14th in Tahoe City Bhante will guide participants to ‘Put Your Practice Into Practice.’ In this 2-hour workshop, Bhante invites us to reflect on our inner and outer lives. He instructs in how to establish and preserve your meditation practice, and take the practice from off the ‘cushion’ and into our daily lives.

On October 15th in Incline Village Fitness Loft, Bhante will focus on, ‘From the Inside Out: How to Build a Healthy Relationship with Yourself.” We cannot count on anything we find outside as a permanent solution that will sustain our happiness, but we can find the love within us to always protect ourselves. Learning to listen inwardly is how we discover joy and an unshakable peace that when fully developed can never be taken away.


The Sanctuary Tahoe – October 10th – $40

The Tahoe City Fitness Loft – October 14th – $25

The Incline Village Fitness Loft – October 15th – $25

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In The News – Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation honors David Hardie as Distinguished Philanthropist

September 24, 2023 | Member Submitted

Originally Published in the Tahoe Daily Tribune 09/24/2023, Submitted to the Tribune

INCLINE VILLAGE, NEV – This summer, Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation gathered its donors in celebration of over $100 Million in grants given to nonprofit organizations and named David Hardie as Distinguished Community Philanthropist for his legacy of giving through the Community Foundation from 2003–2023.

Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation is a nonprofit public charity dedicated to cultivating community philanthropy to enhance and preserve the quality of life at Tahoe by partnering with donors like David Hardie to support quality programs provided by local nonprofit organizations.

“From the moment he became involved at the Community Foundation decades ago, David has been paramount to the growth of the organization and its impact on our community,” said the Community Foundation’s CEO Claudia Andersen. “He has been a leader in philanthropy and friend to the organization, as well as to those he supports through his generosity.”


Photo Provided by Parasol

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Keeping Tahoe Warm in the Winter

September 24, 2023 | Member Submitted

Donations Needed for Winter Warmth & Wellness Clothing and Giveaway 2023 Drive is till 10/14/23

Distribution 10/21/2023 from 2 to 5 P.M : 

Winter Warmth and wellness was created in 1978 by 2 local Pastors Father Shaheen and Chip Larson when they noticed that service workers needed help preparing for winter. Over the Life of the project it has been coordinated by various churches, synagogues, social service agencies (such as Rotary), real estate offices etc. We give away a variety of items depending upon what was donated; from coats, jackets, hats, scarfs, gloves, pants, to Diapers. So bring your clothes to the Rotary meeting or to a local church and even the Rec Center and help a community member stay warm this winter.

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In The News – Invasive New Zealand Mudsnails Discovered & News Briefs from MoonShine Ink

September 22, 2023 | Member Submitted

Originally Published by MoonShine Ink 9/22 -9/28/2023, Written by MoonShine Ink Staff

LAKE TAHOE: Divers monitoring Lake Tahoe have discovered invasive New Zealand mudsnails in areas off the South Shore, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) and Tahoe Resource Conservation District (Tahoe RCD) announced on Sept. 21. This is the first time the species has been detected in the Tahoe Basin.

The Lake Tahoe Aquatic Invasive Species Program includes comprehensive monitoring of Lake Tahoe for aquatic invaders. Contract divers with Marine Taxonomic Services surveying invasive weeds on the South Shore discovered tiny snails on the bottom of the lake nearly a half mile offshore from the mouth of the Upper Truckee River. Consultation with experts and a DNA lab analysis confirmed the species is New Zealand mudsnail, an aquatic invasive species (AIS) that has been detected in nearby waterways including the Lower Truckee River downstream from Lake Tahoe near Reno. No other AIS, such as the destructive quagga and zebra mussel, have been detected, according to the agencies.


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In The News – Lake Tahoe Fall prescribed fire program may begin next week

September 21, 2023 | Member Submitted

Originally Published in the Tahoe Daily Tribune on 09/20/2023, Submitted

LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev. – The Tahoe Fire & Fuels Team fall prescribed fire program may begin as early as Monday, Sep. 25, 2023. If conditions and weather are favorable, California State Parks is scheduled to conduct understory burning on approximately 80 acres over the next three weeks in Burton Creek and Sugar Pine Point state parks and the USDA Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit may begin burning piles near Fallen Leaf Lake. Smoke will be present. 

For the current air quality index, visit AirNow and view the prescribed fire map with project details at Tahoe Living With Fire.

Historically, low-intensity wildfires ignited by lightning or native peoples routinely burned through fire-adapted ecosystems of the Sierra Nevada. These low-intensity fires burned at low temperatures and moved slowly across the ground removing forest debris such as pinecones, needles, limbs, dead and downed trees, and ladder fuels.


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In The News – The Ghost of Mark Twain takes a final bow: McAvoy Layne’s final performance is set for Piper’s Opera House on Sept. 30

September 19, 2023 | Member Submitted

Originally Published in The Reno News and Review 9/13/2023, Written by John Barrette

McAvoy Layne points to a large photograph on his living room wall to illustrate a story about his son’s view of his dad’s 35-year career as the Ghost of Mark Twain.

Years ago, Layne presented his son, a San Francisco 49ers fan, with a note from Jerry Rice, the team’s star wide receiver. The slip of paper had been inserted beneath the glass of a large photo of 19th century abolitionist Frederick Douglass. The younger Layne showed off the keepsake to a friend, who studied the photo above it and asked if the bearded man was Rice. “No, that’s Frederick Douglass,” his son replied. “He’s dead. All my dad’s heroes are dead.”

The scores of portraits that peer from the walls of Layne’s Incline Village home confirm that he does have a close connection to the 19th century. Some photos and artwork portray members of Mark Twain’s family and other contemporaries—but most of the portraits are of Twain, never smiling, captured with cameras and artists’ brushes throughout his life.


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In The News – Great Sierra River Cleanup to host volunteer opportunities around the Basin

September 19, 2023 | Member Submitted

Originally Published in The Tahoe Daily Tribune 9/13/2023, Staff Submitted

LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev. – The Sierra Nevada Alliance and various host sites throughout the Sierra Nevada are hosting the Great Sierra River Cleanup on Saturday, September 23, 2023.

GSRC is a Sierra-wide watershed cleanup event coordinated by Sierra Nevada Alliance in collaboration with California’s Coastal Cleanup Day.

Last year, 249 volunteers removed 5,711 pieces of trash from 98 miles of Sierra Nevada waterways. SNA is looking to expand their efforts to make an even greater impact.


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Adventure Enthusiasts September in Tahoe – Fall Outdoor Events

September 19, 2023 | Member Submitted

Written by North Tahoe Community Alliance

NTCA sponsors events that promote and manage visitation and collaborates with event organizations to achieve economic health, community vitality and environmental sustainability to benefit our residents, businesses and visitors. 

Sponsored Events >

Big Blue Adventures

This month, enjoy a Big Blue Adventure by signing up for the Sierra Charger e-mountain bike race, XTERRA Lake Tahoe, XTERRA Lake Tahoe 5K and 10K, the Lederhosen 5K at Tahoe City Oktoberfest, or the Great Trail Race. View September Races >

September 23: Tahoe City Oktoberfest

Join the lakeside Oktoberfest celebration at the Gatekeeper’s Museum in Tahoe City on September 23 from 12-5 PM. Enjoy craft beer, delicious food, pumpkin painting, balloon twisting, face painting, craft vendors, and more. Get Tickets >

September 30: Oktoberfest in the Village at Palisades Tahoe

This annual event offers authentic German food and beer, live entertainment including Bavarian music and dance, popular Oktoberfest Games and plenty of family fun. Get Tickets >

October 7-8: Made in Tahoe

Made in Tahoe celebrates all things local. The Village at Palisades Tahoe will host offerings made in or inspired by the Lake Tahoe Basin and Truckee areas. Discover, explore, and experience our rich community of talented creators while enjoying local food and beer. Learn More >

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Natural Grocers® Hosts Hiring Event and Community Meet & Greet for New Store in Incline Village, NV

September 19, 2023 | Member Submitted

Provided by Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. 

Community members are invited to learn more about hiring opportunities and the company, September 19-20, 2023

LAKEWOOD, Colo., Sept. 15, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Natural Grocers®, the leading family-operated organic and natural grocery retailer in the U.S., is pleased to announce the planned opening of a new store in Incline Village, NV this winter. The store will be located at 873 Tahoe Blvd, Incline Village, NV 89451. Natural Grocers warmly invites residents of Incline Village and the surrounding communities to attend a special Hiring Event or a Meet & Greet event, September 19 and 20, 2023. Both events will give attendees the opportunity to learn more about the Company’s history, founding principles and future employment opportunities.

Natural Grocers will host two different events at separate locations: the first in Truckee, CA, on the morning of September 19th, and the second in Incline Village, on the evening of September 20th.
Natural Grocers will host two different events at separate locations: the first in Truckee, CA, on the morning of September 19th, and the second in Incline Village, on the evening of September 20th.


Natural Grocers will host two different events at separate locations: the first in Truckee, CA, the morning of September 19, and the second in Incline Village, on the evening of September 20.

Truckee Hiring Event

  • Date/Time: Tuesday, September 19th, 10:00 AM– 4:00 PM
  • Location: SpringHill Suites Truckee
  • Address: 10640 East Jibboom Street, Truckee, CA 96161
  • Click here to register or for more information.

Incline Village Meet & Greet

  • Date/Time: Wednesday, September 20th, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Location: Incline Village Library
  • Address: 845 Alder Ave, Incline Village, NV
  • Click here to register.

“We are excited to be opening a new store in the picturesque, active city of Incline Village,” said Cameron Elder, Recruiter for Natural Grocers. “We’ve had community requests to open a store at this location for years. We look forward to serving the members of this community with our world-class customer service in the friendly and welcoming shopping environment we’re known for. Join us at one of our upcoming Community Meet & Greets to learn more about our stores, our passion for health and sustainable practices, and to ask us questions. We look forward to meeting our future customers and Crew members.”

Applicants interested in employment opportunities, can apply for consideration at www.careers-naturalgrocers.icims.com or by texting ‘GROW’ to 97211.i


Just like its dedication to its customers and community, Natural Grocers has a history of caring for Colorado communities and employees since it was established in 1955. Headquartered in Lakewood, CO, the Company employs about 1,600 Natural Grocers good4u® Crew members throughout its home state. 

As part of the company’s Five Founding Principles, Natural Grocers supports all employees by offering:

  • Competitive pay, including the exclusive Natural Grocers Vitamin Bucks program, which provides their “Crew” (what Natural Grocers calls their employees) an extra $1-per-hour worked of in-store credit.
  • Birthday bonus pay: equal to one day’s pay, which originated from founder Margaret Isely’s tradition of celebrating the birthdays of all employees by preparing lunch for them. Once the company became larger, her children, the current executives of the company, implemented the policy of providing each employee with a full day’s pay on their birthday to say, “thank you for choosing to work with us.”
  • Company-wide store discounts and credits of up to 30 percent on all Natural Grocers’ products, provide employees with substantial savings on high-quality groceries and supplements to help them retain more of the dollars they earn.
  • Natural Grocers also offers comprehensive benefits packages to the more than 80 percent of its full-time employees, including medical, dental and vision insurance; flexible spending and health savings accounts; short- and long-term disability and life insurance; a 401K savings plan; generous paid time off; and extensive free nutrition education programs.
  • Natural Grocers offers 100-percent organic produce, 100-percent free-range eggs, 100-percent pasture-based dairy, GMO-free prepackaged bulk products, groceries that don’t contain any artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners or preservatives and prioritizes humanely raised meats produced without antibiotics, hormones or other growth promoters.

For hiring inquiries, please contact recruiting@naturalgrocers.com. For media inquiries, please contact Katie Macarelli / kmacarelli@naturalgrocers.com


Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE: NGVC) is an expanding specialty retailer of natural and organic groceries, body care products, and dietary supplements. The products sold by Natural Grocers must meet strict quality guidelines and may not contain artificial colors, flavors, preservatives or sweeteners, or partially hydrogenated or hydrogenated oils. The Company sells only USDA-certified organic produce and exclusively pasture-raised, non-confinement dairy products, and free-range eggs. Natural Grocers’ flexible smaller-store format allows it to offer affordable prices in a shopper-friendly, clean, and convenient retail environment. The Company also provides extensive free science-based Nutrition Education programs to help customers make informed health and nutrition choices. The Company, founded in 1955, has 164 stores in 21 states. Visit www.NaturalGrocers.com for more information and store locations.

i Natural Grocers respects your privacy and will not share your information with anyone. Message and data rates may apply. See naturalgrocers.com/privacy for  its Privacy Policy and naturalgrocers.com/terms for terms of use. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.

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