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Principal for a Day at Swope Middle School takes dedication, empathy and knowledge of thermostats

By Jennifer Burton

My first task as Principal for a Day was to greet students as they arrived at Swope Middle School on a rather cold and cloudy morning.  Tuesday, I joined 28 community members who volunteered to go "boots on the ground" at various schools in Washoe county.  We fanned out with the goal of seeing what [...]

Sisters to Hold Printshop Open House in SW Reno

By Jennifer Burton

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 [...]

Is it Too Early to Shop?

By Jennifer Burton

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 [...]

Mummified Rat's Nest Piques Kids' Interest at Desert Research Institute Open House

By Jennifer Burton

There's nothing like 22-thousand year old rat droppings to help get kids interested in science.  A sample of petrified poop was a big draw for young science enthusiasts as they toured the Desert Research Institute during an open house in Reno on Saturday.  The sample came from an old pack rat den in a cave [...]

"Good Grief" – Swope Drama Students Channel Charlie Brown

By Jennifer Burton

Comic strip characters from Charlie Brown come to life at the Reno High School theater this week, as Swope Middle School students present the musical, "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.  Performances will be Thursday, September 24th at 7 p.m. and Saturday, September 26th at 2 p.m. at the Reno High Theater.
I dropped in during [...]

Algerian Students Make Lifelong Friends in Reno

By Jennifer Burton

Their first taste of America was Reno, Nevada.  Twenty five Algerian teenagers traveled half way around the world, to participate in a youth leadership program, and stay in the homes of families in Northern Nevada. They shopped in our stores, bonded with our kids, went to Lake Tahoe and attended classes at The University of [...]

Navy Bomb Squad Practices for Fallon Air Show

By Jennifer Burton

Usually when you want to say thanks to people, you don't blow things up.  If you're the Navy, sometimes you do. Monday, I watched as the Explosive Ordinance Disposal squad detonated some charges as practice for the upcoming air show at NAS Fallon.  The September 11th show is a way for the base to say [...]

Forty Felines in One Home; Need to Find New Digs

By Jennifer Burton

The Nevada Humane Society is trying to place 40 (yes 40!) cats and kittens that were living in one home.  The family asked for help when the cats had kittens, which then had more kittens, and so on, and so on.  "Kittens start breeding when they reach only five months of age," said Denise Stevens [...]

25 Algerian Students to Visit Northern Nevada, Will Stay with Local Families

By Jennifer Burton

If you could tell 25 students from North Africa something about the America, what would it be?  Ten local high school students and about a dozen host families will have that chance when 25 Algerian high school students arrive in Reno for a three week conference on leadership and media later this month.
Algeria is 99 [...]