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The Local Lens – Winter is Coming!

October 31, 2022 | Kathy Slocum

We’re thrilled to welcome guest author, Kathy Slocum, to pen this week’s Local Lens. She is a current board member and the publisher of our LIVE.WORK.PLAY. magazine. She originally moved to Incline Village in 1991 and has lived in the area since then, but returned to Incline Village in 2017. Please enjoy her article–
Greetings! Our weather is quickly changing, and winter will be here soon. We’ve got some great events coming this weekend. 
UNR at Lake Tahoe Ski Ball Fundraiser – Saturday, November 5 at 5:00 p.m.
Division 1 skiing returns to Nevada which is very exciting for our area. UNR’s new Athletic Director, Stephanie Rempe, has brought in Mihaela Kosi, who served as Sierra Nevada University’s (SNU) alpine skiing head coach since 2018. Mihaela will assume the same role with the revived University of Nevada Wolf Pack program. The addition of alpine skiing to the Wolf Pack varsity sports lineup is part of the University’s transition of assets and operations from SNU to the rebranded University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe. The SNU program has called Diamond Peak their training ground for many years. The UNR training program is undecided. Find out more about the Ski Ball, purchase tickets, or participate in the silent online auction here.
Over the last few years, I’ve trained with the Masters ski program offered by Diamond Peak Ski Education Foundation (ski team) and experienced the SNU athletes training. Their skill level is amazing. For all the aspiring ski racers, snowboarders, and all mountain skiers please consider joining one of the season long programs ski education programs with DPSEF.
Gather in Gratitude, Sunday, November 6
The 32nd Annual Tahoe Chocolate and Wine Festival is another great event I am looking forward to attending. Proceeds go to Sierra Community House whose mission is to connect and empower our community through family strengthening, crisis intervention, hunger relief, and legal services. Find out more and/or purchase tickets here.
Northern Lights Festival
IVCBA’s Northern Lights Festival begins Thanksgiving weekend and celebrations continue through December. Watch for the complete schedule of events in our upcoming issue of LIVE.WORK.PLAY. magazine, scheduled to arrive in your mailboxes by November 21. Visit www.northernlightstahoe.com for all the festival information and updates. I hope you enjoy the magic of the season.

As we approach the change of season and the winter months, I reflect on how much I love living in Incline Village, with access to amazing outdoor recreation and am reminded how fortunate we are. 

Kathy Slocum can be reached via email at kathy@ivcba.org.

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