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Archive for August, 2014

  • Aug. 28 issue on stands now

    By The Weekly on August 27, 2014
    Jon Epsteyn throws his signature gainer (a backward somersault) at Angora Lake. Tag your favorite Tahoe photos by Sept. 3 with both @TheTahoeWeekly and #tahoetime on Instagram for a chance to win tickets to see Jeremy Jones’ “Higher.” Photography by Ryan Marshall Salm, RyanSalmPhotography.photoshelter.com.  
  • Expo focuses on sustainable Tahoe

    By Priya Hutner on August 27, 2014
    By Priya Hutner  ·   Many of the people living in Tahoe embrace a deep love and connection to the environment. And, yet, our environment is suffering with increased traffic and trash. How do we sustain and maintain the land and bodies of water we all have come to love? Jacquie Chandler, the executive director of Sustainable Tahoe, has made […]
  • Tahoe Time | Panoramic views from Eagle Rock

    By Katherine Hill on August 27, 2014
    Story & photos by Katherine E. Hill  ·   Eagle Rock is a popular hike with panoramic views of the region from the top. Location: West Shore Total distance: 1 mile Rating: Easy   A volcanic plug towering above Lake Tahoe’s West Shore, this quick hike offers panoramic views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra. This short hike on the […]
  • Virginia & Truckee Railroad rides again | Part II

    By Mark McLaughlin on August 27, 2014
    By Mark McLaughlin  ·   Editor’s Note: Part I may be found at TheTahoeWeekly.com Arguably the most famous short line railroad in the American West, the Virginia & Truckee Railroad is back on track this summer with weekend excursions from Carson City to Virginia City, Nev. The locomotives and rolling stock of the original railroad were sold off to Hollywood […]
  • The sinking

    By Warren Miller on August 27, 2014
    By Warren Miller  ·   Everyone has a special event in his or her life that is an anniversary for that person. I was lucky, because I had a special event occur at about the same time as one of the biggest events of my lifetime. Those two events happened close to each other on July 11 and Aug. 6, […]
  • Farm to Table celebrates summer’s bounty

    By Jenn Sheridan on August 27, 2014
    By Jenn Sheridan  ·   Photos courtesy Squaw Valley  · Farm to table dinners have been growing in popularity and for good reason. It’s the perfect opportunity to meet other members of the community, often in a beautiful setting while enjoying some of the region’s best meat and produce sourced from local farms and ranches. I recently enjoyed a dinner […]
  • Wine flights span globe at Spindleshanks

    By Lou Phillips on August 27, 2014
    By Lou Phillips  ·   Having spent many years in a rustic cabin in Tahoe Vista, taking over the log-cabin dining setting at the Brockway Golf Course seems like a natural progression for the Spindleshank’s crew. The space is lighter and brighter making for a great new experience for guests. These folks have always offered exciting wine flights that provide […]
  • Selecting the best knife

    By Chef David “Smitty” Smith on August 27, 2014
    By Chef David “Smitty” Smith ·  Selecting a knife Cleaver | Designed for breaking down meats Serrated | Ideal for breads & cakes Slicer | Allows for cleaner cuts; not good for chopping Boning | Ideal for deboning cuts of meat French chef’s knife | Good for slicing, chopping, splitting & dicing   Every week, I get a lot of […]
  • Northstar California Golf Course

    By Thomas Lester on August 27, 2014
    By TJ Lester ·  Courtesy Northstar California ·  18 holes | Par 72 Yardage | 4,420-6,820 Slope | 110-139 Rating | 65.6-73 A tale of two nines. That is the best way to describe Northstar California’s two distinct nines. The front nine wanders through the wonderful Martis Valley and is referred to as the Meadow Nine. The back nine, called […]
  • Tahoe Truckee Fly Fishers promotes fly-fishing

    By Bruce Ajari on August 27, 2014
    By Bruce Ajari ·  Jamie Lyle conducts his fly casting clinic. | Courtesy Tahoe Truckee Fly Fishers ·  Recently, the Tahoe Truckee Fly Fishers held its annual barbecue at Truckee Regional Park. The Tahoe Truckee Fly Fishers is an organization of anglers that promotes fly-fishing in the region through education and conservation. The barbecue is its biggest fundraiser of the […]