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Try Monaciello for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Small Plates. (But Only if You Like Food.)

strawberry and brie french toast

When Monaciello first opened its doors, I attended a media preview night; I recently dug out my notes from the event, and I noticed these words that I had scribbled down as I was sampling the night’s offerings: “Life-changing carrot.” It’s not often that a root veggie is preceded by …

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Socks Were Never Meant to Have Partners

socks

As the primary laundry-doer around here, I find myself constantly pondering the following: WHERE ARE ALL THE SOCKS? We are a family of six, and we own no less than a billion pairs of socks[1]. How many of those pairs are currently in their natural, paired-up state, happily living their …

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Warning: Brunching at Chez Louie May Lead to Mind-Blowing Disclosures

Mikalee Byerman and Karena

  My best friend in the entire world — a woman I have known for 25+ years, my former college roomie, a lifelong friend who has endured 1990s-inspired big hair and bad fashion with me (Exhibit A, left) and my closest confidant — revealed something so jarring during a recent …

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What You Need To Know About Sex Trafficking in Reno

shontell

Remember when you thought talking to your kids about sex was uncomfortable and tricky to maneuver? Well, I have found a topic that feels even more terrifying. It’s called “How not to get trafficked.” This topic is vital today. Please don’t skip it. Ever look at your kids, ready to …

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Dear Bob Lucey: A Public Letter In Support of Arrowcreek Middle School

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Edited to add:  Update on Arrowcreek Middle School: Great news, everyone! Bob Lucey called me on Thursday and we had a lengthy conversation. The supporters of Arrowcreek Middle School have been heard loud and clear. He received over 600 emails in support of the school in the past week! Bob assured me …

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