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Candy Cane Express: Insider Tips for an Afternoon of Christmas Joy

Train Depot Santa really was the best Santa.

My 7th grade Nevada history instructor from Clayton Middle School, Mr. Gandolfo, would likely do somersaults in his grave if he could hear the following admission: I’ve never ridden the V&T Railroad. So very sorry, Mr. G. But I made it up to him today (and seriously thought about so many of the things …

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MEGA Body: Large as Life

MEGA Body

The Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum presents the MEGA Body interactive exhibit sponsored by Renown Children’s Hospital. Adults and kids will receive a close-up view of the fascinating systems making up the human body. Bring the kids to this family-friendly event over Labor Day Weekend.   Hours are: Friday, Aug. …

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Date Night: Bocce Edition

The Shore Restaurant at Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel

My husband Mike and I both grew up in Reno and have been dating for 14 years. That’s a lot of nights out, a lot of dinners and movies. We love to go out and explore Reno, but with kids, we have to decide what qualifies as a good enough night …

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Reno River Festival: The Ultimate Mother’s Day Weekend Family Outing

Looks like we'll have better weather this year!

Have you been to the Reno River Festival in recent years? It is amazing to me how this festival has grown and changed since it started 14 years ago. How do I know it was 14 years ago? Because I vividly remember working the inaugural event the weekend that my …

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Art, Food & Roots on July 8 from 4-8 pm

Paint and Sip Event

It’s barely summer in Northern Nevada and I’m already anxious thinking about more cheese ball and Otter Pop covered fingers destroying, err… exploring, the messy depths of my house. My current laundry situation is overwhelming at best and I find that just closing the door to the chaos that is …

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Free & Frugal Summer Activities for Kids in Reno 2017

Escaping the summer sun

Summer is quickly approaching.  Well, maybe.  Reno has been very confusing lately.  But I’m at least dreaming of those warm summer days!  With four kiddos, I’m 1) looking for fun activities during the summer, and 2) trying to not break the bank.  And with that, here is this year’s Reno …

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