Jet Blue to offer only nonstop New York-Reno flight, offering easy access to Tahoe

JetBlue Airways will be the only airline to offer nonstop service between Nevada’s Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) and the U.S. East Coast as it launches service from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) on May 28, 2015. Reno-Tahoe will be the airline’s 89th destination and is among a number of new JetBlue routes [...]

Farm to school lunches in Nevada County

SCHOOL CAFETERIA FOOD HAS become a “cuisine” in its own right but not in a desirable way. It conjures up images of unhealthy, unimaginative and unsatisfying meals. A survey by a group called “Fed Up” showed a majority of students threw out part of their lunches multiple times per week.
But a “farm to school” program in [...]

Tahoe Shakespeare Festival will offer two shows for 2015

Entertainment, food, family and friends will converge under the stars on the scenic shore of Lake Tahoe this summer as Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival (LTSF) – a premiere summer event in the Reno/Tahoe region – launches an expanded season in 2015 that features two mainstage productions.
Showcasing live entertainment seven nights a week, July 10 – [...]

Surf’s up at Lake Tahoe, thanks to big storm

The snow ski season is supposed to be underway, but surfers paddled out on Lake Tahoe, taking advantage of the high winds and big waves brought by the big storm that began pummeling the northern part of the state on Thursday.
Some waves were as high as 7 feet, according to the National Weather Service. “You [...]

“Magical Memories” at Resort at Squaw Creek

LAKE TAHOE IS IDYLLIC DURING the holidays, offering experiences that are redolent of a Norman Rockwell painting: long walks in the forest, big Thanksgiving dinner gatherings, drinking hot chocolate by the fireplace, and winter sleigh rides.
Some of our fond memories include cutting our own Christmas tree (visit here for a permit), sledding or skiing near Tahoe [...]

Christmas tree permits go on sale in Lake Tahoe Basin

The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit will begin the sale of Christmas tree permits on Monday, November 24, 2014.
Permits cost $10 each (cash or check only, no credit cards), with a limit of two permits per family.  Permits must be purchased in person, are not transferable and are sold on a first-come, first-served [...]

Fall colors and food & wine tours in the foothills and Sierra

HISTORIC HIGHWAY 40
Weather permitting, take an old time Sunday drive at slow speed along Old Hwy. 40 from Rocklin to Donner Pass and Truckee— or a “leg” or two—instead of Interstate 80. The fall colors are spectacular.
“You will see the parade of rich history that formed California: the path of the Native American petroglyphs and [...]

Valhalla offers family friendly performances on August 17-18

Make plans to head to the beautiful and historic Tallac site grounds at Lake Tahoe to enjoy two free musical performances that cap the end of the Valhalla festival season on August 17 and 18.
On Sunday, Aug. 17 Valhalla presents the final in the free Concert on the Lawn series with a special free kids [...]

Home Sweet Home

SUMMER IN PROVENCE, ALASKA OR THE SOUTH PACIFIC SOUNDS WONDERFUL, but our own backyard offers an unforgettable vacation experience — from our Gold Rush towns to picturesque vineyards, to crystal-clear Lake Tahoe, to awe-inspiring Yosemite.
The Sierra and its foothills has rebounded from the recession with a more refined food, wine, craft beer, art and [...]

Northstar Autumn Food & Wine Festival schedule of events

The 29th Annual Lake Tahoe Autumn Food and Wine Festival at Northstar California Resort will pair epicurean adventures with Northern California’s finest in regional food and wine delicacies.
Master chefs and winemakers invite foodies to enjoy three full days of cooking seminars and demonstrations, culinary competitions, wine tastings and food-themed experiences Friday, Sept. 5 through Sunday, [...]

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