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Something For Everyone at the Reno Running Fest September 8-9

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I’m really not good at running. I’m seriously just not built for it, and I am a bit slow. OK, I’m really slow. But I’ve recently gotten into running again thanks to joining Orange Theory. Turns out I actually enjoy pushing myself when a coach tells me what to do. …

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5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Family Vacation to Yellowstone

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This summer, we had my family reunion in one of the most beautiful locations around, Yellowstone National Park. We had a fabulous time visiting with family, watching wildlife and standing beside the ever-impressive geysers as they erupted. Everything we saw inspired awe. It is a magical area of wilderness, mostly …

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Why Lake Tahoe Is My Happy Place

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As a native Nevadan (fourth generation), I grew up exploring our mountains and the beautiful jewel of water we are so lucky to have in our back yard, Lake Tahoe. My earliest, fondest memories are of swimming in that freezing water, building sand castles, burying my siblings in the sand …

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

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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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Don’t Miss The Unbelievables Christmas Extragavanza at the Eldorado Through Dec. 31!

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One of my favorite things about the holiday season is going to holiday shows, and the Eldorado never fails to offer a fabulous holiday show. This year’s show, The Unbelievables Christmas Extravaganza, not only lived up to their reputation, but it is a completely unique show that is great for …

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Five Unexpected Benefits of a Family Sport/Hobby/Activity

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About two years ago, I enrolled my 4 1/2-year-old son in martial arts.  Nine months later his 7-year-old sister hopped in.  The following month, my husband and I were hooked, and the following month my 9-year-old daughter joined in.  This month, my last born turned 4 and now he too, …

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