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The Local Lens – End of Summer Forecast

September 6, 2023 | Linda Offerdahl

No matter how it felt last weekend, fall is not officially here until September 21! I am not a weather expert, but 35 years of living in Incline tells me that we are likely to have another cold spell in September with snow, and then it will just be a nice warm fall through October. How’s that for a forecast looking through my rose-colored glasses?

I must give kudos to NDOT, Washoe County, and the crews working literally night and day on our roads. There are SO many improvements…have you noticed the more accessible sidewalks? I plan to remind Commissioner Hill that she budgeted money for more sidewalk snow removal this year. Not that it necessarily makes them safe to walk on, especially if we have another big snow year. Not making any predictions…but I am optimistic that the potholes will not return in such a bad way as they did this year. I replaced 3 tires on my 2013 Lexus sedan last winter due to potholes.  I LOVE that car, but my husband tells me I can’t keep driving through snow banks higher than my car.

We have an IVCBA BizBuz Mixer next Tuesday at Raley’s Center! This is a good old-fashioned gathering in the parking lot next to Umpqua Bank, starting at 4:30 pm. With Umpqua as the main host, T’s Rotisserie is catering. Mountain Hardware, Raley’s, The Potlatch, and Gail Krolick from Alpine Realty are also participating. This is a chance to meet up with other locals, some old friends…and make some new ones.

Back to School Nights…it’s a big week. If you are a parent, show up! You will be amazed at the dedication and high quality of the teaching staff.

There are some great community events as well. This Saturday, the Sanctuary Tahoe is having a Women’s Wellness event. Talks @ Tahoe is on again tomorrow eventing at the UNR Lake Tahoe Campus with ‘Meeting the Tides of Life through the Practice of Poetry And you can’t miss the Toccata 9/11 Memorial Concert on Friday the 15th and Kids & Horses hosts barn-raising fundraiser at the Crystal Bay Club on September 16th from 4-8pm! So Many great Community Events!

A little further out in fall we have a couple weekends of golf tournaments with Highlander Pride Golf Tournament on Saturday, September 23rd, and Golf From the Heart on Sunday, September 24th. Then don’t miss the Rotary Golf Tournament, Best Ball for a Cause on October 1st!

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