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March 30, 2022 | Linda Offerdahl


Who is Manny Sylvester? What and where is TERC?

Who is our Nevada State Senator? Who is on the cover of the magazine?

Find the answers…and more in the latest issue of IVCBA’s magazine, LIVE.WORK.PLAY. It is distributed FREE to postal patrons. Look for it in your mail in the next week, whether you get your mail at the post office or your house. Copies can be picked up at the IVCBA office, the Mountain Workspace building at 885 Tahoe Blvd. 

LIVE.WORK.PLAY. magazine features Washoe Tahoe residents and businesses. Not “north shore”, not the “basin”.  Just Incline Village and Crystal Bay. Its publisher is Kathy Hess Slocum, owner of Just Imagine Marketing. Kathy lives in Incline Village when she is not on some exotic adventure (with her husband Alan), biking the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route or on a driving trip with her parents, former Incline residents Merdene and Lew Hess. Kathy and Alan are avid skiers in the Diamond Peak Ski Team Masters program. 

Just one year ago, the community and business association was re-formed into the IVCBA, the Incline Village Crystal Bay Association with its vision of a thriving community that supports and is supported by its businesses, agencies, nonprofits, and residents. IVCBA’s communication tools include a community website, IVCBA.org, the SnapShot newsletter, and the magazine LIVE.WORK.PLAY. This spring issue includes a celebration of IVCBA’s first year, its 220+ members, and the positive initiatives that are addressing tough community issues. 

In Case You Can’t Wait to Find the Answers in LIVE.WORK.PLAY. 

MANNY SYLVESTER worked for a firm that helped broker the sale of 9,000 acres to Art Wood and the Crystal Bay Development Company in 1960. You’ll have to wait for your copy of Live.Work.Play. to learn more. Fun fact not in the article: Manny and his wife Madge sold the property on the corner of Country Club and Tahoe Blvd to Sierra Nevada College, soon to be part of the University of Nevada Reno. 

TERC is the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Resource Center on the campus of Sierra Nevada University at 291 Country Club Drive. Two things to visit on campus: 

1. The Tahoe Science Center is filled with interactive exhibits perfect for kids and tourists. This is the ONLY place to learn about the geographical history of Lake Tahoe.  

2. The Eriksson Education Center and  Demonstration Garden are all about Tahoe native plants. Wait for summer to visit. It was started by Margaret Solomon many years ago. Ben and Margaret are also the founders of Sierra Nevada College. Ben passed away at the end of February. He was a great man and will be missed. 

NEVADA SENATOR DON TATRO He was appointed by Ben Kieckhefer last November when Kieckhefer resigned to take a position with the Nevada Gaming Commission. Senator Tatro announced in early March his plans to seek election to a full term in District 16.

THE HONORABLE JUDGE ALAN TIRAS is on the cover of LIVE.WORK.PLAY. The Incline Justice Court is one of the feature stories. Watch the Local Lens next week for more on the Incline Justice Court.

BUSINESS UPDATE: The Tunnel Creek Café has been sold to Evan Roe, the chef at Big Water Grille, and Chad Burns. Kudos to property owners Craig and Liz Olson for running such popular businesses, strategically located at the beginning of the East Shore Trail (and next to the old Ponderosa Ranch property). Max Jones and Patti McMullan will continue to operate Flume Trail Bikes a popular bike rental and shuttle service. 


  • IVCB Community Forum: Friday, April 1  at 9:00 at Incline Library
  • IVCBA Welcome Reception for Crystal Bay businesses and residents: Tuesday, April 5 at 4:30 at Granite Place
  • Washoe County IVCB Citizen Advisory Board (CAB) meeting: Monday, April 4 at 5:30 on Zoom

Details for these events and others can be found on IVCBA’s Incline Village Crystal Bay Calendar of Events.

*Find current and archived issues of LIVE.WORK.PLAY. at ivcba.org

About the Author Linda Offerdahl

Linda Offerdahl, IVCBA’s Executive Director, is a 34-year resident of Incline Village. After careers in education and computer product management, she and her husband Richard moved to Incline Village to raise a family and support the community and its endless recreational and business assets.

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