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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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In The News – Washoe County Sheriff’s Office picnic brings community members together for special day 

September 23, 2023 | Miranda Jacobson

Originally Published in the Tahoe Daily Tribune on 09/22/2023, Written by Miranda Jacobson

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev.— The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office held their community picnic at the Ridgeline fields at Incline Middle School Saturday, Sept. 16, with hundreds of people pouring in to show their support for local first responders and community. 

Captain of the Incline Village Substation, Blaine Beard, was extremely proud of the turnout, as well as all of the different ways the picnic allowed the community to interact with local agencies and organizations. 

“There’s several hundred people here and they’re continuing to pour in,” said Beard during the picnic. “So it just shows the kind of community we have. It shows the amazing support that we have for the Sheriff’s Office and all the other local entities and agencies as well.” 


Photo Credit – Tahoe Daily Tribune – Miranda Jacobson

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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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The Local Lens – Rumors to Rest and a Busy Incline Weekend…

September 20, 2023 | Linda Offerdahl

The Ghost of Twain…that is, McAvoy Layne as Mark Twain, haunted the outdoor amphitheater at St. Patrick’s Church one last time on Monday. However, if you see him jogging through town, it’s probably not a ghost unless it’s on Halloween. McAvoy has had a home in Incline Village and has been entertaining locals and visitors for 35 years. His final performance is at the Piper Opera House in Virginia City on September 30. Thank you, Mac! By the way, that amphitheater is one of the best-kept secrets in Incline. It is a chapel too, and is available for weddings, nonprofit events, or anything else that does well outside on a nice Tahoe day or evening. St. Pat’s also has a back deck and lower patio on its main church building that can also be used for events.

Rumors abound about the Incline Plaza. I am here to lay those rumors to rest. No, the building is not being torn down to build luxury condos. Owner Gary Kasden tells me that a new European-style restaurant called La Loca is going into the FredRick’s space. The space where The Local bar is located is looking for a tenant. Gary explained that his vision for that building is services like Luxe Nails, Bridget Giroux Design, Incline Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine, Move Mountains, and Open Mortgage are on the upper level, while the lower level is geared toward restaurants, like our beloved Bite and Drink Coffee Do Stuff. Berkshire Hathaway is an anchor business on the ground level too. Oh, and just maybe that building will get a facelift down the road, something we would all like to see on many of the buildings on our “Main Street”, aka Tahoe Boulevard.


There are no less than five events tonight on a Wednesday! Bowl Incline and Alibi (both locations) have fun stuff. If you are looking for a job, or just curious about Natural Grocer, the community room at Incline Library is your destination. If you grew up with comic books, you need to go to the Lake Tahoe School’s speaker night and learn why kids(still!) love graphic novels. They don’t call them comic books anymore. I probably oversimplified this, so please go and set me straight. It’s in the new Bobcat Treehouse Library Media Center. 


Golf tournaments…the annual Incline Village Hospital Auxiliary tournament on Saturday and a new event on Sunday to support Highlander Pride. If golf is not your thing, grab a garbage bag from IVGID and help clean up our Village and the East Shore. Saturday also brings an all-new event to Incline, the Incline Wine and Food event is high-end wine tasting in support of Boys and Girls Club and Incline Middle School. I can drink to that! 


A big shout out to Bowl Incline for still supporting the victims of the Maui fire. Get a discount to eat spam “for a cause.” Who’s ever heard of OLLI? The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute brings adult education to Incline Village, courtesy of UNR@Lake Tahoe. For once, it’s something during the day! Come to the Prim Library next Tuesday at 10 am to learn from the Sanford Center for 


Find all of the details on the IVCBA.org calendar. Like the Local Lens? Like the SnapShot? Show your support by becoming a Community Supporter for $50. Find the Join button at the bottom of each page of the website.

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Brisket & Brews Fall Festival

September 19, 2023 | Julie Malkin-Manning

North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation to Host Community Sukkot Festival Sunday, October 1

Experience the joy of Sukkot with friends, family, and your community in a joyful and festive atmosphere at the North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation’s Brisket and Brews Sukkot Fall Festival. 

Experience delicious food, beer, a farmer’s market, live music, and kids’ activities at the North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation | 7000 Latone Avenue, Tahoe Vista, CA from 11am – 3pm on Sunday, October 1. 

Temple members will serve traditional Jewish-style beef brisket and Challah bread along with tasty side dishes. Each admission includes a plate of food and a commemorative pint glass + one beer pour for the adults and a reusable water pouch for the kids. There will be live reggae music, kid’s activities including face painting and lawn games, and a farmers’ market. 

Learn about the Jewish Fall holiday of Sukkot which celebrates and gives thanks for the bounty of the earth and meet the members of the North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation. 

Tickets are on sale now! Advance tickets are $25 adults and $10 for kids \ $35 and $10 at the door. 

Click here to purchase tickets.

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Incline Education Fund School Update

September 19, 2023 | Mary Danahey

Author Jarret Lerner is coming to Incline to talk to local students about the joys of reading at 3 separate school presentations.

Lake Tahoe School is hosting a FREE community event tonight (9/20) from 6:00-7:30 in their new school library.


It’s HOMECOMING WEEK at Incline High School.

  • The local parade is this Friday, 9/22, from 2-3.
  • The dance is in the small gym from 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm.
  • Come out and cheer on our Highlanders!

Here are the details:

Parade route: Hwy 28 from the Pet Station/Ski Loft, past Alibi, back up around Raleys and to the high school.

The football teams will be playing Battle Mountain Friday night.  JV game is at 4:30, Varsity at 7:00  

The futbol teams will be battling South Lake Tahoe on Saturday. Boys Varsity is at 10, Girls Varsity at 12:00.

Submitted by Mary Danahey ~ Incline Education Fund

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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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