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New Member Welcome – Alibi Ale Works

March 22, 2023 | Member Submitted

Alibi Ale Works is Incline’s local-grown brewery and public house! Alibi was founded in 2014 by two long-time locals, one of whom (Rich Romo) was raised in Incline Village. What started out as North Tahoe’s first production brewery has grown to include two additional brew pubs in Incline and Truckee offering great food, a wide range of community events, private event options, and good times for all. Alibi’s beer can be found throughout the greater Tahoe/Truckee/Reno region and they are as proud as ever to call Incline Village their home base. Cheers!

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Incline Education Fund Secures Two $50,000 STEM Grants for Incline Schools

January 18, 2023 | Mary Danahey

The Incline Education Fund (IEF) was awarded a $50,000 grant in early October from the Washoe County Community Reinvestment Program for the Incline High School Engineering and Entrepreneurship program. They received a second $50,000 grant this January from the Nevada Governor’s Office of Science, Innovation and Technology (OSIT) to support the Incline Middle School Robotics Program.

Founded in late 2019, the nonprofit Incline Education Fund is the leading champion for Incline’s public schools. With an impressive list of successful projects, it now adds these grant awards to its list of accomplishments. 

“Our focus this school year is on continuing to lay the groundwork to create a K12 STEM pathway for the Incline public schools,”

Mary Danahey

IEF Cofounder

With the push for STEM expertise, Danahey said that IEF realizes students will always need strong core academic skills in order to succeed in these exciting new programs. 

To ensure that all students are prepared, IEF has partnered with Tahoe Tutoring “to provide extra academic reinforcement to those who most need a little extra help at both Incline Elementary and Middle School,” explained cofounder Sharon Schrage. “Plans are also underway to give that same additional attention to students above grade level to foster extra academic enrichment.”

In just the past two years, the Incline Education Fund has become the driving force in bringing innovative educational programs to Incline schools.

“Despite headwinds from shrinking school budgets and the pandemic, IEF is proving that local energy can creatively address the challenge of preparing students for the jobs of the future”

Sharon Schrage

IEF Cofounder

Recent Incline Education Fund’s successful programs include:

  • Successful pilot & launch of UNR’s Dean’s Future Scholars pilot program
    • Ongoing mentorship program at Incline Middle School
  • The Courage Project pilot program at Incline Elementary School
    • Ongoing program to build resiliency at IES
  • IEF Sponsored educational events
    • including: Mock Interview Day, EdPlanIt College Boot Camp, TERC Science Expo, Incline Elementary School Parent Nights
  • Technology Drive for Incline Middle School
    • Raised $100,000+ to provide laptops for each student
  • Incline Elementary School Makerspace
    • Raised $100,000+ for a robotics and coding lab

In addition to academic support, Incline Education Fund is also underwriting some of the Incline Middle Schools’ Exploratory classes, including swimming and the new culinary class this semester.  Outside of the classroom, IEF has partnered with AAUW Tahoe-Nevada to bring both a Girls Who Code chapter and a Culinary Club to students. IEF is also working with both Incline Village Rotary Groups to update the Incline Middle School library.

IEF is always looking for individuals willing to share their skills and experience as mentors, coaches or as a speaker. “Volunteers are always needed to help with tutoring or as reading buddies, classroom aides, subject specialists and most importantly, substitute teachers.”

To learn more or to donate, email Mary Danahey, maryd@inclineeducationfund.org, Sharon Schrage, sharons@inclineeducationfund.org, or visit the Incline Education Fund website.

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The Bilty Says Goodbye; Welcomed Revitalization Underway

August 24, 2022 | Lee Weber Koch

IT ALL STARTED IN 1946. A vision of its developers, the Tahoe Biltmore (a.k.a. The Bilty) was a stoic and storied hotel, lodge, and casino built with classic vintage architecture and wrapped within the beauty of Lake Tahoe’s north shore.

Throughout its life, the property changed hands and names as the Nevada Lodge, Cal-Neva Biltmore, and then back to its original brand as the Tahoe Biltmore.

In its heyday, it was one of the West’s finer destinations for the rich and famous and those who enjoyed the region’s more rugged adventures.

Among its celebrities is “Mary,” a spirit who has been reported to live within the hotel in the 60s. Those who have had a sighting note that Mary adorns a mini skirt yet lacks facial features. History notes that she was an entertainer in the former Aspen Cabaret and has been a legend ever since her ghostly first appearance.

Throughout those years, time has taken its toll. Gone is the glitz, the grandeur, the grand structures, and the meticulous grounds that seamlessly defined this treasured icon in Crystal Bay, Nevada.

Fast forward to today where it’s a new world for the highly blighted eye-sore on the Nevada and California state line.

Purchased by EKN Development Group in October 2021, the property and its owners will embark on an endeavor like no other under the temporary brand of Revitalize Tahoe Biltmore.

The design of this community inclusive setting is an archetypical style that blends into its pristine Sierra location.

Complementing this vision are efforts to incorporate innovative energy-saving elements within the property and focus on addressing the region’s most pressing issues including transportation, workforce housing, and an unprecedented program to support sustainable tourism.

Watch progress unfold through RevitalizeTahoeBiltmore.com as the owners rejuvenate this North Shore corridor with a four-season destination that honors its past, protects its sensitive surroundings, and has the heart and soul of its community in mind.

**This article originally appeared in the Summer 2022 issue of LIVE.WORK.PLAY., IVCBA’s magazine. You can read all the editions online.**

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