Our city isn’t known as the Biggest Little City in the World for nothing. Reno has become so much more than just a place to stop and gamble on your way to somewhere else. To help Reno residents and guests navigate the multitude of activities, events and local news happening throughout the city every day, Reno.gov has revamped its website to be much more user-friendly. They want to know how you are using the new site to your advantage by holding a Reno Video Contest 2014.
What: Reno Video Contest 2014
Deadline: 10am on April 1, 2014
Submit to: City of Reno Facebook page
For the Reno Video Contest 2014, contestants simply need to submit a 30 second Instagram, Vine or YouTube video telling the City how you use Reno.gov to your advantage. Whether you’re a businessman or a busy mom, curious about community events or interested in keeping your friends, family and neighbors safe, Reno.gov makes it easier than ever to stay on top of what’s happening in Reno. The top 10 finalists will be announced on April 3rd. These top 10 submissions will be posted on the City’s Facebook page. Whichever video receives the most votes by April 11th will win the grand prize of $1000. For a complete list of the official contest rules, please visit the City of Reno’s Get Involved Contest page here.
The Reno Video Contest 2014 is open to all Reno residents between now and 10am on April 1st. Let the City know how you utilize the new Reno.gov website to help you stay involved in your community. You might even win a nice bit of pocket change as well.
Who doesn’t love a bargain? When you can save money AND help others in the Reno community, it makes that bargain even better. That’s exactly what the Alliance to the Washoe County Medical Society (AWCMS) believes. The Reno Doctors’ Wives Rummage Sale 2014 takes place this Saturday, March 1st where there will be bargains galore!
What: Reno Doctors’ Wives Rummage Sale 2014
Where: Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center, Exhibit Hall
When: March 1, 2014 8am to 4pm
Cost: $3 per adult, FREE for children 17 and under
Contact: AWCMS (775) 829-1303
The Reno Doctors’ Wives Rummage Sale 2014 is the latest in one of the most popular of the AWCMS events in the Reno area. Thanks to the generous donations of its members and the community at large, all proceeds from the rummage sale benefits programs supported by the AWCMS, such as scholarships for nursing students at the Orvis School of Nursing and to the HAWC Community Health Center. Last year, the AWCMS was able to raise $58,000 from the one day rummage sale alone.
The Reno Doctors’ Wives Rummage Sale 2014 is always happy to receive help from volunteers. This week, they could use assistance in stacking and packing items in preparation for Saturday’s sale. Also, if you have any items you would like to donate to the cause (gently used clothing and household items are the most popular), please contact the AWCMS at (775) 829-1303. They will also be accepting monetary donations for their Community Action Fund Grant Program, which provides grants to local Washoe County health-oriented programs.
Volunteers for the Reno Doctors’ Wives Rummage Sale 2014 are still needed. So, if you live in the Reno area and would like to help, please contact the AWCMS. Whether you make a monetary donation, volunteer your time or come down and shop the bargains available, please know that your efforts will go right back into helping the Reno community. Now that’s time and money well spent.
In the market for a new vehicle? Not sure exactly which kind of car you want but don’t have the time to run around from dealership to dealership? Come to the Rule the Road Reno 2014 event at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center this weekend. It’s a one-stop place to shop for your next automobile.
What: Rule the Road Reno 2014
When: February 21-23, 2014 12pm to 8pm Fri, 10am to 8pm Sat, 10am to 5pm Sun
Where: Reno-Sparks Convention Center
Cost: Free Admission, Parking Fee
Contact: Jim Minor (775) 853-5800 or via email
The top 19 Reno automotive dealers will be on hand at Rule the Road Reno 2014. These include Acura of Reno, Jones West Ford, Lithia Subaru and Mercedes Benz of Reno offering several very different price points for Reno area residents to consider. Financing begins at 0% interest and some dealers are offering as much as $6000 in rebates.
In today’s hectic world, anything that makes life a little simpler is greatly appreciated. Instead of going to the dealer for your next car purchase, let the dealer come to you. Make plans to visit Rule the Road Reno 2014 this weekend for great deals from over a dozen of the best car dealerships in the Reno area.
Can you believe Valentine’s Day is only four days from today? Have you even begun to make your Reno Valentine’s Day 2014 plans with your sweetie yet? You’d better get a move on. Luckily, Reno offers several entertainment options for you to choose from.
What: An Intimate Evening with Clint Black
Where: Grand Theatre, Grand Sierra Resort
Contact: (800) 648-3568
What: DJ Cooper (spins Club hits)
Where: Sapphire Lounge, Harrah’s Reno Hotel & Casino
When: 8pm to 2am (21+ only)
Contact: (800) 522-4700
What: The Goo Goo Dolls
Where: Silver Legacy Resort Casino
When: 8pm to 11:30pm
Cost: $59.50 to $69.50
Contact: (800) 687-8733 or (775) 325-7401
What: John Ager III, Ethan Pickett, Jym Bettencourt, John Gallagher and Matt Wiegand
Where: The Knitting Factory
Cost: $8 (ages 18 and older only)
Contact: (775) 323-5648
What: Reno Music Project Open Mic Night
Where: Wildflower Village
When: 6:30pm to 10:30pm (open to all ages)
Contact: (775) 530-2940
You’d better start making your Reno Valentine’s Day 2014 plans now, if you haven’t already. With plenty of options to choose from, you and your special someone can have a great time out on the town. Just remember to party responsibly. If you’re going to drink, arrange for a ride home from a sober friend, call a taxi or hire a driver to make the evening extra special. Happy Valentine’s Day!
When I was a kid, I was mesmerized by the Guinness Book of World Records. I was especially fascinated by the odd records, such as the lady with the longest fingernails, the longest distance someone squirted milk from their eyes (ew) and the heaviest weight lifted by someone’s tongue. Crazy! Now, Reno residents have their opportunity to be a part of putting the city in the latest Guinness Book of World Records. All you have to do is be one of the first 200 people to show up at the Peppermill Resort this Saturday, February 8th and you can participate in the Reno World Record Checkers Attempt 2014.
What: Reno World Record Checkers Attempt 2014
Where: Peppermill Resort & Casino, Tuscany Ballroom
When: Sat, Feb 8th 1:30pm to 3pm
Contact: Julia Jeffers-Peaua (775) 689-7114
The Reno World Record Checkers Attempt 2014 is an event set up to try to set the record for Most People Playing Checkers Simultaneously. The line to participate will start at 12:30pm. No one will be allowed to line up sooner than that. Only the first 200 people in line will receive an armband to be included in the world record attempt. Everyone who ends up playing will also receive a commemorative T-shirt. And it won’t cost you a dime to be a part of this fun competition.
The Reno World Record Checkers Attempt 2014 is part of the People Helping People convention. Do you know how to play checkers? Are you interested in possibly being a part of the Guinness Book of World Records? Contact Julia Jeffers-Peaua with the Peppermill Resort and Casino at the number listed above to find out more about how you can be a unique part of history.
Sure, the Biggest Little City in the World is known primarily for its gambling centers, but Reno is so much more than that. In recent years, the City of Reno has transformed itself into an entertainment mecca and haven for artistic types. Even so, it has managed to keep a big secret…up until now. National Geographic has just named Reno a Top 10 Emerging Ski Town for 2014.
With 18 resorts located within 100 miles of the airport, there are more ski resorts in a concentrated area than anywhere else in the US, including more well known ski cities such as Vail or Aspen, CO and Salt Lake City, UT. Reno is located on the northern part of the Lake Tahoe region, where most summertime activities are centered around liquid water and the powdered stuff (ie, snow) rules the roost during the winter. However, you don’t have to go all the way to Tahoe to get some decent powder.
Mt. Rose is only located 25 miles from downtown Reno and offers something for everyone, whether you’re a beginner in need of some affordable lessons or are an expert looking for a great day on the slopes. It’s not as flashy as some of the higher end resorts located in Tahoe, but locals believe it to be a good time. Due to its higher base elevation, Mt. Rose isn’t subject to as much of the rainfall that lower based Tahoe resorts can receive which will affect the snowpack. The expert Chutes area of Mt. Rose offers amazing 45 degree pitches all day long.
When you’re not skiing the slopes, Reno provides plenty of amazing food, great wine, hours of endless entertainment and, of course, gambling establishments for days. For the non-skier, there are plenty of things to keep you occupied while your family or friends ski the day away on the slopes. It’s easy to see why Reno was named a Top 10 Emerging Ski Town in 2014, especially when you live here. If you’re interested in finding a permanent home in Reno or simply want a place to set your skis during the winter and your boat during the summer, contact me, your Reno real estate specialist. I’ll be happy to show you what Reno has to offer!
Well, yesterday’s playoffs made it official. The Denver Broncos will be squaring off against the Seattle Seahawks for Super Bowl XLVII in New Jersey on February 2, 2014. Are you hosting a party this year or would you rather forgo the planning, preparation and expense of throwing a big party and just attend one instead? There are a couple of really big parties being held for Super Bowl Sunday 2014 in Reno. Take your pick!
Where: Eldorado Hotel/Casino
Time: All day long
Contact: (775) 786-5700 or toll-free at (800) 879-8879
Choose to spend your Super Bowl Sunday 2014 in Reno either watching on one of the 35 plasma TVs in the sports book or Stadium Bar, one of 18 plasma screens at The Brews Brothers or at any of the screens set up throughout the casino. The Brews Brothers opens at 11am and will be serving the usual game day fare: burgers, sandwiches, pizza, salads and, of course, beer for the 21+ crowd. Eldorado’s Millies24 will also be showing the big game on the TV screens in their bar. For more info, please contact the Eldorado Hotel/Casino.
Where: Silver Legacy Resort Casino Ballroom
Time: 2pm to 8:30pm
Contact: (775) 325-7401 or toll-free at (800) 687-8733
The doors to the Silver Legacy’s Ballroom open at 2pm. All guests will enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet, one complimentary drink and a commemorative hat with the price of admission. Several giant screens will be set up so no one misses a moment of the game, the half-time show OR the commercials. Prizes will be given away throughout the big game. For more info, contact the Silver Legacy Resort in Reno.
No matter how you spend Super Bowl Sunday 2014 in Reno, if you plan to drink and have to travel to a party, make sure you have a designated driver available to get you home safely. If you don’t have one, hire a driver or call a cab. It’s better to drink responsibly and live to party another day than it is to end up in jail or six feet under.
The City of Reno has become far more than a gaming destination. Thanks to the efforts of organizations such as the Sierra Arts Foundation, entertainment in Reno has been elevated to a higher degree. The same goes for its food and beverage industry. To help the Sierra Arts Foundation continue their efforts to teach, nurture and support local artisans in all capacities, they are extending an invitation for all visitors and residents to attend their Reno Brew Haha 2014 fundraiser on January 24, 2014.
What: Reno Brew Haha 2014
Where: Rose Ballroom, The Nugget Hotel Casino (233 N Virginia St)
When: Friday, January 24, 2014 8pm to 11pm
Cost: $50 general admission, $65 VIP (early admission)
Contact: (800) 843-2427 or via email
The exciting San Diego-based hip-hop/Electronic band Vokab Kompany will be headlining the Reno Brew Haha 2014 festivities. All guests will receive a beer pint tumbler to commemorate the event as well as the opportunity to sample as much as they can responsibly drink. However, VIP’s will enjoy early admission at 7pm, where they will be able to exclusively interact directly with the more than 100 brewers on-hand at the pre-event mixer. Additionally, Reno Brew Haha 2014 includes a fun dance party and raffles for some amazing prizes donated by local businesses.
The Sierra Arts Foundation supports not only local artisans but community arts projects like the Elder Care Concert Series and the Arts in Education program. Last year’s event helped raise over $37,000 in much needed funds for SAF. This year, they are hoping to raise even more so they can continue to help the local arts scene thrive.
On the day of the event, ticket prices will be increased by $10 each ($60 for general admission, $75 for VIP). Fifty percent of your ticket’s price is tax deductible. To purchase your tickets for Reno Brew Haha 2014, please visit the Nugget Casino’s website. You must be 21 or older to purchase tickets and attend the event. Please drink responsibly and always have a designated driver so everyone can have a fun yet safe time.
We are officially in the new year. Did you make any new year’s resolutions? If one of them was to spend more time with family, then you need to plan a visit to the Nevada Museum of Art for their Hands On Reno Second Saturday January 2014. This month’s theme is Lunar New Year and they have a jam-packed schedule of fun for all ages.
What: Hands On Reno Second Saturday January 2014
Where: Nevada Museum of Art (160 W Liberty St)
When: January 11, 2014 10am to 4pm
Contact: (775) 329-3333
Thanks to the valuable support of the Nightingale Family Foundation as well as several other local Reno organizations, Hands On Reno Second Saturday January 2014 is free to the public. Like the name suggests Hands On is very “hands on”. Between the storytelling, creative art projects and guided tours throughout the museum’s exhibits, there is something for everyone to enjoy. The full schedule for this Saturday’s event is as follows:
- 10:30am and 11am – Children’s storytelling in the Altered Landscape Gallery
- 1pm – Public tour on the 3rd Floor (skewed for a more adult audience)
- 2:30pm and 3pm – Children’s storytelling in the Altered Landscape Gallery
- All Day – Dragon Parade Puppets in the Theater Lobby and Watercolor Horses in the Redfield Learning Center
Hands On Reno Second Saturday January 2014 is a wonderful way to introduce a life-long love of arts in your children. However, if you don’t have children but enjoy artistic expression, there is something for you as well. Museum docents will be on hand to answer any questions you may have and offer further details about exhibits currently on display at the museum.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. Visiting with relatives, opening presents and gorging yourself on fantastic food is all a part of this great holiday. Can you believe we only have two days left of 2013? That hasn’t stopped Livability.com from already voting Reno as one of its Top 10 Best Places to Live 2014.
Every year, Livability.com assigns American cities a LivScore based on what each city has to offer its residents and ranks them accordingly. Palo Alto, CA came in with the top LivScore assigned (646 points). The City of Reno garnered the #10 spot with a very respectable 631 points. Each city’s LivScore is based on eight separate factors: Economics, Healthcare, Housing, Social and Civic Capital (how much a city’s residents are involved in their community), Education, Amenities, Demographics and Infrastructure.
While our total score gave us a 10th place ranking on Livability.com’s Top 100 Best Places to Live 2014, Reno’s healthcare came in second (just behind Salt Lake City) among the top 10 cities. Better yet, it should come as no surprise to any Reno resident, but we were tops when it came to amenities. I don’t have to tell you that we are more than a gaming destination. With the beautiful Sierra Nevadas sitting high above us and plenty of parks, bike paths and other recreational opportunities available, you are never bored here in Reno.
Top 10 Best Places to Live 2014 – Livability.com
- Palo Alto, CA
- Boulder, CO
- Berkeley, CA
- Durham, NC
- Madison, WI
- Miami Beach, FL
- Rochester, MN
- Salt Lake City, UT
- Eugene, OR
- Reno, NV
Reno was voted one of the Top 10 Best Places to Live 2014 by Livability.com. This is definitely not a surprise to me. I’m just happy to see that others think the same thing I do! When you’re ready to live in one of the top 10 best places to live in the US, contact your Reno real estate agent right away.