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Archive for May, 2014

  • May 22-June 4 issue on stands now

    By The Weekly on May 21, 2014
    The catamaran “Sierra Cloud” enters Sand Harbor’s calm waters on Lake Tahoe’s East Shore. Memorial Day weekend is the kickoff of summer fun in the Tahoe-Truckee area from mountain biking and hiking, to water activities from lake cruises to paddleboarding and kayaking, to boating and more. Photography by Chris Talbot of Talbot Photography, TalbotImages.com.   PHOTOGRAPHER PROFILE:  CHRIS TALBOT  Talbot […]
  • Enjoy the locals’ side of Tahoe

    By Jenn Sheridan on May 21, 2014
    The days are getting longer and the weather is warming up as summer is just around the corner. The Tahoe area offers plenty of opportunities to get out and enjoy activities for all interests and abilities. In preparation of the upcoming season, we asked several locals about their favorite part of summer in Tahoe. Incline Village resident Brad Flora suggests […]
  • Tahoe’s Best Summer Events

    By Katherine Hill on May 21, 2014
    Memorial Day is the kick-off for summer fun in the Sierra, and the crowds will be out for warm days filled with boating, hiking, biking, dining and enjoying the myriad of activities. But, the best of what summer has to offer lies ahead. Here’s some of the best summer festivals you won’t want to miss, so start planning your next […]
  • Opening Day on the Lake

    By The Weekly on May 21, 2014
    Memorial Day marks the kick off of the summer season in Tahoe, with a weekend full of events to commemorate the start of the season with Opening Day on the Lake hosted by the West Shore Association from May 22 to 26. This extravaganza features everything from barbecues and deck opening parties to the much-anticipated Sea Plane Splash In, an […]
  • California’s Golden Legacy

    By Mark McLaughlin on May 21, 2014
    For centuries, European explorers had dreamed of finding gold in pastoral California. In a classic twist of fate, the discovery of gold that would spur tens of thousands of people worldwide to drop everything and rush to California, occurred just nine days before the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo between Mexico and the United States. The treaty gave land-hungry […]
  • Memories of the last of the season, The 1940s, Part I

    By Warren Miller on May 21, 2014
    Everyone can easily remember his or her first day of skiing in the early winter with 5 inches of powder snow, crystal clear and cold.  Anticipation is in the air as you feel your new skis getting extra grooves in them on the four-inch rocks. I can remember a lot of my 73 last days of skiing in the spring […]
  • Culinary delights at Manzanita

    By Katherine Hill on May 21, 2014
    The Ritz-Carlton · I recently enjoyed a relaxing day at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, taking advantage of the Wellness Weekend package featuring spa treatments and fitness classes with my sister, Michelle Allen. After a luxurious afternoon at the spa, we ended the day with a wonderful dinner at Manzanita. Organic, seasonal ingredients punctuate the menu of Chef de Cuisine Jeremy […]
  • Taste of Africa in your glass

    By Barbara Keck on May 21, 2014
    Five years ago, I went to South Africa to learn about South African wines. From my efficiency apartment in downtown Stellenbosch, I was in a great position to visit the wine region of the Cape area. So many good wines. And sadly, at that time, so many of these good wines did not make it to the West Coast of […]
  • Kale Breakfast Smoothie

    A few weeks ago, I wrote an article about bacon, eggs and greens. Since then, I have gotten a lot of questions as to what else can you do with kale. It has been a while since I was part of one of those veggie co-ops, but I do remember there was a lot of kale and other greens during […]
  • Old Brockway Golf Course

    By Thomas Lester on May 21, 2014
    Old Brockway  ·   9 holes | Par 36 Yards | 2,461-3,362 Course rating | 66.9-71.6 Slope | 113-132   During the 1930s and 1940s, North Tahoe was a favorite vacation spot for celebrities and the elite. It was not uncommon to see such names as Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Joe Kennedy, Dean Martin, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Dean Witter and […]