Archive for November, 2009

Local Businessman, Philip Satre, Presents Medal to Actor Mickey Rooney at World War II Museum

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Phil Satre, who is well known in Northern Nevada, recently stood shoulder-to-shoulder with some very well-known celebrities at the World War II Museum in New Orleans. One of his duties as incoming chairman of the museum's board was to present the organization's Silver Service Medallion to actor Mickey Rooney, in celebration of his "tireless work [...]

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Bravo to Our Local Youth Orchestras

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

The future of classical music in Northern Nevada looks, and sounds, pretty good these days.  Three youth orchestras affiliated with the Reno Philharmonic took the stage last week to present their fall concert.  What impressed me was the number of young people who take up an instrument, practice it with perseverance, and then get up [...]

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Retailers Planning for Eager Black Friday Crowds

Friday, November 20th, 2009

Black Friday shoppers and retailers had a wake up call last year after a temporary worker at Wal-Mart in New York was trampled and later died during a shopping frenzy the day after Thanksgiving.   Wal-Mart settled that case and this year plans to conduct its after-Thanksgiving sales differently.    The National Retail Federation is planning ahead and briefing its [...]

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Hug a Vet Today

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

If you get a chance, take the time to thank someone who has served or is serving in the military.  They give up an awful lot to make sure we can live our lives the way we want to. Chances are, they've probably spent some time away from home.  In our case it was usually [...]

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Sisters to Hold Printshop Open House in SW Reno

Friday, November 6th, 2009

The Carmelite Sisters of Reno are holding their annual printshop open house this Sunday in Southwest Reno, and if you haven't been, it's really something to experience.
The sisters make their own greeting cards on a printing press in the basement of the mission.  This year they received a grant from the E.L. Wiegand foundation to [...]

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Is it Too Early to Shop?

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

The Nevada Museum of Art is holding its 28th annual Arts and Flowers luncheon at Harrah's Convention Center in downtown Reno this Thursday. Proceeds benefit the museum's exhibition and education programs, which in turn benefit our community.  The Art Museum is putting on several new exhibits including one that celebrates Rembrandt's life and works and [...]

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