Archive for April, 2011

The Right Stuff: Chuck Yeager Wows Students in Reno with tales of Flying Jets and Breaking the Sound Barrier

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

General Chuck Yeager recently shared his incredible story of blasting through the sound barrier with students, teachers and guests at Sage Ridge School in Reno.  The parents of  Matthew Johnston, a senior at the school, invited Yeager to visit and talk about his adventures flying jets.
Yeager surprised the audience when he told them that only [...]

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Citibank finds a way to Avoid Cancellation after Thirty Years. Priceless.

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Update:  I got a call from the same nice lady who monitors the Twitter feed and she had good news.  Citibank found a way to keep my account open after all.  So this story has a happy ending.  They even managed to lower my rate going forward, instead of raising it.  That is priceless.
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Principal Comes out of Retirement to Help Mariposa Academy after Unexpected Death of the School's Director

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Retired principal Neil Schott got a call on a Sunday night recently, asking if he'd consider coming out of retirement to take the reins temporarily at Reno's Mariposa Academy.  The school needed a principal after director George Ullom died unexpectedly.  "It was a very urgent situation for the school and I thought I could help [...]

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April Moonrise over Reno

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

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En Garde! Expert Fencers to share Techniques at Local Libraries

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

If you've always dreamed of being a swashbuckler, now's your chance to catch some expert fencing and give the blades a try, at your local Washoe County library.  The Reno Silver Blades are holding a demo day this Saturday at the North and South Valleys libraries.  They want to share the thrill of fencing with [...]

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Visitors from Ukraine, South Africa now call Reno Second Home

Friday, April 8th, 2011

Ukrainian tourism delegates serenaded Governor Brian Sandoval with a folk song at the Northern Nevada International Center's Global Gala at the Peppermill April 8th.  The Governor wasn't even supposed to be there.  He was filling in for his wife Kathleen, the honorary gala chair.  She came down with a bug and couldn't attend.
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Record Snowfall Lengthens Ski Season

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

The snow days that had us shoveling and digging out of our driveways have the ski areas celebrating.  Mt. Rose and Squaw Valley have both sent me e-mails announcing their extended seasons.  Kayla Anderson at Mt. Rose sent me these photos from the Chutes, which tell the real story.  Spring skiing is in effect!

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