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February 8, 2023 | Linda Offerdahl

Winter is my favorite season! I love to cross country ski, but there is so much snow, I can’t quite make it up to the Nevada Nordic groomed trails by Chickadee Ridge up in the meadows.  What a great service they do for our community!


TODAY: IVCBA, the Community and Business Association (that produces this newsletter!) has its 1st Annual Members (only) Meeting at the Chateau at 4:30. Memberships range from $50 for a Community Supporter and $150- $1,000 for Business memberships. If you like the SnapShot newsletter, why not join? The more subscribers and members we have, the more information we can get out into the community. Join IVCBA here >

Our mission is to build cohesiveness for the sustainability of Incline Village and Crystal Bay. We do this through our community website, news, calendar, events, and promoting our businesses, nonprofits, and agencies. The Incline Village Main Street program helps address revitalization and redevelopment issues. New this year: we are forming committees to engage more people in positive work in the community. Our vision is a thriving community. We hope you share that vision!

If you are already an IVCBA Business Member, please ask your employees to subscribe to our newsletter for free here >

The Washoe Tahoe Housing Partnership met on Monday. They hope to present their roadmap for workforce housing solutions soon. I know, I keep saying that. Working with multiple agencies is slow-moving work, but necessary for those policy changes that can encourage these efforts. In the meantime, IVCBA plans to look harder at workforce transportation options, such as the van pools offered by the Regional Transit Center and currently utilized by the Hyatt.

Remember when your mother told you to finish your dinner because of the starving children in China? Turns out she was right: there is huge food waste in the entire world. The Tahoe Center for Environmental Science on the campus of UNR@ Lake Tahoe has a speaker Thursday night. You can get the details and register for free here >

At the top of my list for weekend activity is going to the TOCCATA concert on Saturday at the Cornerstone Church. Their concerts are always great, but never more so than when Elizabeth Pitcairn is performing with her famous Stradivarius “red violin”. Purchase your tickets here >

I want to finish this column with a heartwarming story. As you may have seen in the Health District announcement, Happy Tiers in the Christmas Tree Village has not been able to serve food because of some regulatory issues. It’s complicated. But John and Debbie Sullivan, Sunshine Deli owners, offered to share their commercial kitchen with Andrea and Jason Jurss until Happy Tiers can be fully operational again. In the meantime, Happy Tiers is still a great spot for coffee lovers. Sunshine Deli is a great breakfast and lunch spot. (My favorite are the savory crepes.) Their coffee is FREE, much to the consternation of my husband Richard who thinks they should charge. Richard runs the “Philosopher’s Club” at Sunshine Deli on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays for all you curmudgeons out there!

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