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What Happened to Spring?

By Jennifer Burton

Winter is always fun for kids, but this one was less than impressive. I don't know about you, but it seems like we had a long fire season, a short ski season, and now were on the verge of fire season again.
Old Man Winter gave one last try toward the middle of April but by [...]

World-class Kids Museum Opens in Reno

By Jennifer Burton

Actress Dawn Wells of Gilligan's Island fame led the chant of "open the doors" Saturday morning as a crowd cheered the opening of the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum in downtown Reno.
Then, volunteers flung open the doors and parents and kids streamed into the shiny new lobby, and on to the exhibits that awaited [...]

5 Things You Need to Know About Artown

By Jennifer Burton

First of all, Artown rocks!  It's 31 (sometimes 32) days of dance, music, art and culture you can't find anywhere else– at least all in one place.  I've served on the board of Artown for about two years now and it's a well-thought-out, well-planned festival, and you're invited.  So here's what you need to know:
1. [...]

Put on Your Best Dress and Dust Off Your Track Shoes

By Jennifer Burton

Reno is getting pretty creative about events these days and there seems to be something for everyone, whether you're craving formal tea or want to try pole vaulting.
If pole vaulting is on your bucket list, you're in luck.  Head out to the  Olympic Day Family Festival in Reno.  The festival gives you a chance to [...]

Friends of Bill and Dale Raggio Tell Tales of Their Generosity and His Practical Jokes

By Jennifer Burton

There were lots of Bill and Dale Raggio stories being told at John Ascuaga's Nugget Friday night.  The Raggios received the Hope Award from the Multiple Sclerosis Society, and lots of old friends came out to show their support.  Reno Mayor Bob Cashell stole the show during a video tribute, as he seemingly searched for [...]

Dancers tell area students: "Work hard, stay in school"

By Jennifer Burton

Everyone loves a field trip.  That's why I joined hundreds of  Washoe County school children recently for a special performance of Ailey II, the world-renowned dance company that showcases African-American heritage through music and movement.  The free performance was sponsored by Artown and the Grand Sierra Resort.
Diedrichsen Elementary school teacher, Mrs. Genz, says the performance [...]

Big Country Music Star, Nice Guy

By Jennifer Burton

Clint Black is playing Reno this weekend, and he's probably one of the nicest guys I've ever interviewed.  In 1992 as his career was just taking off, Black made a stop in Beaumont, Texas, on his way to play Houston, and my news station assigned me to cover the interview.  His handlers were pretty strict [...]

Artists Paint Recycled Pianos to Display around Reno During Artown

By Jennifer Burton

First London, now Reno.  Local artists are painting old pianos, turning them into original works of art that will be displayed around the city during Artown.  The great thing is, you're encouraged to play the pianos when you find one.  They'll start showing up in unlikely places; parks, public spaces and even at local businesses. [...]

Positively in the Playoffs: Reno Bighorns Hit the Big Time

By Jennifer Burton

I think I know what Jack Nicholson feels like when he sits court-side at a Laker's game.  Easter Sunday we had front row seats as the Reno Bighorns beat the Tulsa 66ers 105 to 88 at home.   Several times I thought a player might land in our lap; we were that close!
An exciting game, [...]

Reno Photographer Shows Homeless in a Different Light

By Jennifer Burton

I had to look twice to confirm that the frames were really backwards on the haunting, yet beautiful photographs at the Faces of St. Vincent's show in downtown Reno.  Sure enough, photographer Jeff Ross did that on purpose- to get us to think about homeless children and adults in a new way.
As a professional photographer, [...]