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Local Heroes Wrap Up & Thank You!

July 12, 2023 | Kristin Derrin

The IVCBA Local Heroes Parade and Community Fair were amazing this year. Our community was out and supporting each other with perfect weather and many smiling faces. Starting with the NLTFPD Flag Raising and Pancake Breakfast, to the bike parade and local heroes parade, the Community Fair, Highlander Pride Backyard BBQ, Toccata Concert, Flag Retirement, Veteran’s breakfast, and the SkyShow made for a very eventful 4th of July weekend. This community came together through volunteering, donating, and supporting local businesses. What a great time for the Incline Village/Crystal Bay communities. Here are a few photos from the Local Heroes Parade ~

From the Parade to the Community Fair, we had perfect weather and smiling faces. Susie Scoops brought back the Ice Cream eating contest and many of our IVCBA members were on the Village Green with the community.

We could not have done all of this without all of you! Thank you to all our volunteers, donors, and IVCBA member’s support and, of course, the IVCBA team! Thank You!

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Simulcast the IVCB SkyShow Music

June 30, 2023 | Julie Malkin-Manning

This Fourth of July, IVCB SkyShow attendees have the option to simulcast the synchronized music for the laser and drone show, by DJ Mark Sexton. There will be full sound at the show, so the app is not required – it can just add a little more ambiance at your seat!

Download the SkyStreamEvents App at this QR Code and open the phone app as the show starts to hear the score at your seat.

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Local Heroes Parade Line Up

June 29, 2023 | Julie Malkin-Manning

Local Heroes Parade – Sunday, July 2, 10:00 AM

  • NATIONAL ANTHEM – performed by Alyssa Lackie
  • IHS JROTC Color Guard 
  • IVGID Kids’ Bike Parade
  • Reno Mustang Car Club: Raul Caceres’ 1965 Mustang GT+ PARADE GRAND MARSHAL MACAVOY LAYNE
  • Reno Mustang Car Club: Michael Dayton’s 2019 Mustang Convertible + DON & JUDY MORRISON – DISTINGUISHED VET 
  • Reno Mustang Car Club
  • Inside Incline 
  • IVCBA Future Local Heroes 
  • Kuchulis Family- 1946 Jeep Willys
  • Incline Village Crystal Bay Veterans Club – 1930 Ford Model A Woodie Wagon (James Nowlin)
  • Incline Village Crystal Bay Veterans Club
  • Alfa Romeo Club of Incline Village 
  • Nevada State Police
  • IVCB Republican Women’s Club
  • Pet Network Humane Society
  • Incline Justice Court 
  • Daisy Daycare
  • Miss Lake Tahoe USA 
  • Rotary Club of Incline Village 
  • Dave & Cheryl Duffield Foundation + Rotary Club of Tahoe-Incline 
  • Around Tahoe Tours/Talbot Photography 
  • Lake Tahoe Markets
  • Incline Education Fund 
  • Incline Village Community Hospital/Tahoe Forest Hospital District 
  • Lake Tahoe School
  • Village Pet Foundation
  • Bowl Incline
  • AAUW Tahoe Nevada 
  • Bridget Giroux Design 
  • Incline Property Management 
  • Old Lake Tahoe Athletic Club 
  • Jim Perez – 1965 Mustang
  • Northern Nevada Chapter American Red Cross
  • JAMBULANCE
  • Incline Martial Arts 
  • The Lee Family
  • Tahoe Neighborhood Table with Toys for Tots and Mikey’s Animal Outreach – Scooter
  • Tahoe Workz, Inc. 
  • Western Nevada College Mobile Lab
  • Washoe County Sherriff 
  • Washoe County Roads 
  • NLTFPD 
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Local Heroes Parade Features Children from the Community

June 28, 2023 | Linda Offerdahl

The Local Heroes parade on July 2nd is becoming famous for many things, but perhaps the biggest scene stealers are the entries with kids. 

For the third year in a row,  IVCBA features “Future Local Heroes” toddlers and preschoolers dressing up as their favorite hero… The parade starts at 10am with the IVGID kids bike parade and then an amazing assortment of floats, walking groups, classic cars, and equipment from Washoe County.

Stealing the scene however, may be the youngsters dressed up like firefighters, peace officers, health care professionals, teachers or superheroes. The Incline village Nursery School, Tahoe Family Solutions and Tahoe Connection for Families. 

Other groups feature kids as well: Daisy Day Care has their own float filled with adorable munchkins. The Lake Tahoe School has arguably the largest float with kids of all ages. 

Be sure to  visit the Community Fair and the Backyard BBQ on the Village Green immediately following the parade.

Get all the details for the Local Heroes 4th of July Celebration at IVCBA.org.

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Local Heroes Community Fair & Washoe County Sheriff Office Meet and Greet

June 27, 2023 | Julie Malkin-Manning

Immediately following the Local Heroes Parade on Sunday, July 2, all are invited to the Community Fair on the Village Green. At the same time, be sure to stop by Aspen Grove for the brand new Highlander Pride BackYard BBQ, a fundraiser for Incline High School athletes and athletic programs. 

At the fair, you’ll find carnival games, information booths, and freebies from various nonprofits, businesses, and service clubs, as listed below, and the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office vehicles will be on display for their annual Meet and Greet. 

Susie Scoops returns this year to host their annual ICE CREAM EATING CONTEST at 1 PM!

  • Pet Network Humane Society
  • IVCB Republican Women’s Club
  • North Tahoe Democrats
  • Incline Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine
  • Toys for Tots
  • Happy Tiers Cafe & Bakery
  • Incline Village Crystal Bay Community & Business Association | IVCBA
  • Bridget Giroux Design
  • Incline Education Fund
  • Village Pet Foundation
  • PTSD NOW!
  • Daisy Day Care
  • Tahoe Family Solutions
  • JAMBULANCE
  • Tahoe Business Exchange
  • Northern Nevada Chapter American Red Cross
  • Rotary Club of Incline Village
  • University of Nevada, Reno
  • IVCB Veterans Club
  • Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
  • Tahoe Food Hub
  • United States Air Force
  • Suzie Scoops

More information about the IVCBA Local Heroes 4th of July Celebration including the Community Fair and BackYard BBQ can be found here.

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🇺🇸 2023 IVCB SkyShow 🇺🇸

June 27, 2023 | Julie Malkin-Manning

Tuesday, July 4 7-9 PM at the Ridgeline Ballfields (Incline Middle School) in Incline Village

Last year’s SkyShow, presented by the IVCB SkyShow Coalition, amazed over 5,000 spectators with the first and largest commercial drone show ever flown over Lake Tahoe.

Building on its overwhelming success, this year’s event is bigger and brighter! 

The evening will kick off with pre-show entertainment with DJ Mark Sexton and emcee Uncle E, featuring family-friendly activities, a Beer Garden with Incline Spirits & Cigars and food trucks, and an enchanting laser show, followed by the highly anticipated drone show. 

Incline Spirits & Cigars will be offering canned cocktails, wine, and 4 draught beers. Attendees must go through ID Check and get a wristband before being served.

FOOD TRUCKS

*Kona Ice – serving Shaved Ice

*775EatsReno – serving sandos, shrimp, smash burgers, and veggie items

*Betty’s Balls and Tapas – serving Tapas and specialty sliders

*Slice of Sierra – Serving Authentic NY Style Pizza

Before the show, kids are invited to indulge in free face painting sponsored by Inside Incline, Plinko for a Prize with Party Like a Mother, and Daisy Daycare will be selling glow-in-the-dark items as a fundraiser. 

A revamped viewing area will provide an optimal vantage point for spectators to experience the breathtaking display of lasers and 250 drones (50 more than last year) lighting up the summer Sierra sky. You can simulcast the synchronized music for the laser and drone show, by DJ Mark Sexton. Download the SkyStreamEvents App at this QR Code.

Attendees are encouraged to bring beach chairs, blankets, and coolers to the event, but please… no glass. Help Keep Tahoe Blue and take home your trash. Bowl Incline will also be offering to-go picnics for the event. 

Attendees are encouraged to help reduce traffic by biking, walking, and taking shuttles to the SkyShow. 

Park & Walk lots: Incline Middle School, Parasol, IVGID Recreation Center, Travel North Tahoe Nevada Welcome Center, The Chateau. 

Shuttle lots: The Chateau, Lower Ski Way/Fairview Lot, and Diamond Peak Lower Lot. Shuttles will run 7 – 11 PM. 

This free and inclusive July 4th event is open to all residents, as well as their guests and visitors to North Lake Tahoe. It offers a unique opportunity for the entire community to celebrate together while supporting our vibrant local economy. “This show is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday while still protecting our land and promoting sustainable practices,” says Andy Chapman, President/CEO of Travel North Tahoe Nevada, a leading member of the SkyShow Coalition. 

Introduced in 2022 as a sustainable alternative to traditional fireworks, the IVCB SkyShow ensures a safer celebration for our community. With an alarming 19,500 fires caused by fireworks in 2018, it became crucial to find a way to celebrate without jeopardizing the land and community’s safety. The SkyShow also represents an important step toward reducing air pollution in the Incline Village and Crystal Bay communities. 

Get all the details including transportation and parking information at ivcba.org

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Flag Retirement Ceremony Hosted by IVCB Veterans Club

June 22, 2023 | Julie Malkin-Manning

Incline Village Crystal Bay Veterans Club will host a ceremonial flag retirement on Monday, July 3rd on the Village Green. 

The ceremonial flag retirement is a dignified and respectful process of retiring or disposing of a flag that has become worn, faded, torn, or otherwise unfit for display while emphasizing respect and reverence. 

The event will begin at 7:45 PM with a bugler and bagpiper. The flag retirement burning will be timed with sunset. 

Collection boxes have been placed at the following locations for you to drop off your flag if it is time for its retirement and you are unable to attend the ceremony: 

  • IVGID Recreation Center
  • Incline Village Library
  • Email Lettie Miller for other drop-off arrangements. 

Please note: if there is something special about your flag, we will respectfully share it during the ceremony if you include a note with information when you drop it off. 

*This event is weather permitting.*

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MacAvoy Layne Named the 2023 Local Heroes Parade Marshal

June 14, 2023 | Julie Malkin-Manning

The Incline Village Crystal Bay Veterans Club has announced that MacAvoy Layne, also known as the Ghost of Twain locally, will lead the 2023 Local Heroes 4th of July as Parade Grand Marshal.

Marine Corps Corporal Night Train Layne served in Vietnam in 1966 & 1967 before getting a tap on the shoulder by Mark Twain. McAvoy was a lifeguard at South Shore Lake Tahoe in the summer of ’61 and cautions us to cover up from the sun today while we enjoy our liberty that has been preserved by our stalwart veterans over the many decades… Semper Fi!

IVCBA regularly features The Ghost of Twain in our blog. Learn more about MacAvoy and find out where you can next experience the Ghost of Twain.

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Incline Village Crystal Bay 4th of July SkyShow Bigger and Brighter than Before 

June 13, 2023 | Member Submitted

 The 2nd Annual Incline Village Crystal Bay SkyShow to Illuminate North Lake Tahoe on July 4th with a family and environment friendly event. 

Incline Village, Nev. (June 5, 2023) – The 2nd annual 4th of July Incline Village Crystal Bay SkyShow is set to captivate the community with a dazzling display in North Lake Tahoe. As the grand finale of the Local Heroes 4th of July Celebration, this event promises to bring the community together for an unforgettable evening. 

Last year’s SkyShow, presented by the IVCB SkyShow Coalition, amazed over 5,000 spectators with the first and largest commercial drone show ever flown over Lake Tahoe. Building on its overwhelming success, this year’s event is bigger and brighter. The evening will kick off with pre-show entertainment with DJ Mark Sexton and emcee Uncle E, featuring family-friendly activities, a food and beer garden, and an enchanting laser show, followed by the highly anticipated Drone show. The revamped viewing area will provide an optimal vantage point for spectators to experience the breathtaking display of lasers and 250 drones lighting up the summer Sierra sky. 

This free and inclusive event is open to all local residents, as well as their guests and visitors to the region. It offers a unique opportunity for the entire community to celebrate together while supporting our vibrant local economy. The Annual Local Heroes 4th of July Celebration, produced by IVCBA, brings together local businesses and organizations to create a few days of joy and festivity, with the SkyShow as its grand finale. 

Introduced in 2022 as a sustainable alternative to traditional fireworks, the IVCB SkyShow ensures a safer celebration for our community. With an alarming 19,500 fires caused by fireworks in 2018, it became crucial to find a way to celebrate without jeopardizing the land and community’s safety. The SkyShow represents an important step toward reducing air pollution in the Incline Village and Crystal Bay communities. Through our united support, we can ensure a safe, sustainable, and memorable 4th of July celebration for years to come.

The Free IVCB SkyShow will take place on Tuesday, July 4, from 7 PM to 11 PM at the Ridegline Ballfields next to Incline Middle School. The laser show, produced by Summit Creative with coordinated sound by DJ Mark Sexton, will commence at approximately 9:30 PM with the finale of the evening, the Incline Village Crystal Bay SkyShow, produced by Verge Aero, beginning at approximately 9:55 PM. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets, beach chairs, and coolers, while adhering to the “Keep Tahoe Blue” initiative by avoiding glass containers and cleaning up after themselves. Emphasizing sustainability, the community is invited to walk, bike, or utilize the provided shuttles from the Championship Golf Course and Diamond Peak parking lots. Parking will be available at designated lots such as the Travel North Tahoe Nevada Welcome Center, Parasol Community Foundation, IVGID Recreation and Tennis Center, and Incline Middle School. 

Andy Chapman, President/CEO of Travel North Tahoe Nevada, expressed his delight with last year’s SkyShow and emphasized the commitment to raise the necessary funds to continue this event with the community. He stated, “This show is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday while still protecting our land and promoting sustainable practices.” 

To ensure the event’s continued success in the coming years, additional funding is required to cover all the costs for the July 4th SkyShow. Generous partners, including Travel North Tahoe Nevada and Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe, along with donors, have already pledged $111,000 collectively. SkyShow expenses include music and entertainment, the Drone and laser show, logistics, safety and security personnel, traffic control, event permits and insurance, and local advertising. 

This community-focused event supports the quality of life for residents and businesses in the Incline Village and Crystal Bay region. To ensure the continuity of this event, it is crucial to raise sufficient donations to cover the costs. With the support of donors from the public, private, individual, business, and corporate sectors, we can guarantee the future of this remarkable event. 

To donate or learn more about the IVCB SkyShow, please visit www.ivcba.org. 

Media Contact: 

Andy Chapman President/CEO Travel North Tahoe Nevada 

(775) 832-1606 andy@travelnorthtahoenv.com \

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The Top Can’t Miss Special Events in IV/CB This Summer

June 13, 2023 | Kayla Anderson

While there are plenty of things to do all summer long in this northeast corner of Tahoe, there are a few prominent events in Incline Village that are worth carving out time in your calendar for. Between drone shows, art hikes, theatre performances, and classical concerts with the nation’s top musicians, here are a few one-of-a-kind experiences to take part of this summer: 

July-September: Take in Tahoe’s classical music at its best with TOCCATA

Following its early summer Classy Classics concert series and “Soiree Musicale” fundraising events, TOCCATA Tahoe Symphony Orchestra is gearing up for its Red White and Tahoe Blue concert on July 2nd, an August concert series, and a 9/11 memorial concert. Visit https://toccatatahoe.org/ for an updated schedule. 

July 2-4: Take part in the Local Heroes 4th of July Celebration presented by the IVCBA

Our very own Incline Village Crystal Bay Business Association is organizing the 4th of July Celebration this year with pancake breakfasts, a BBQ, flag retirement ceremony, and more. Be sure to catch the parade that goes down the main street of Incline Village starting at 10am on Sunday, July 2nd and the July 4th SkyShow activities from 7pm-11pm at the Incline Village Ridgeline Ball Fields. http://ivcba.org/events/local-heroes/ 

June 30-August 20: See Little Shop of Horrors at the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival has been around since 1972 and each year it has just gotten bigger and better. In 1979 a stage was built exclusively for the festival at Sand Harbor State Park, and hundreds of Shakespeare fans came to see the nine performances. Nowadays upwards of 33,000 attendees catch one (or a few) of the many productions held there, and the D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare Program reaches more than 8,500 children in the Tahoe basin. This year’s featured show is the musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors; to see a schedule of events or to buy tickets, visit https://laketahoeshakespeare.com/

July 9-August 17: Sway to the music with Classical Tahoe at UNR at Lake Tahoe

Every summer, the nation’s top classical musicians come together in Incline Village for a 16-concert series at the intimate outdoor pavilion located at UNR at Lake Tahoe. In this year’s four-week series, musicians from the MET Opera Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the San Francisco Symphony, and more will delight and entertain attendees by playing beautiful tunes that match the peaceful Tahoe setting. For more information or to buy tickets, visit https://classicaltahoe.org/

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