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Parents of middle schoolers rejoice! The opening of the new Marce Herz Middle School (MHMS) will be a huge boon for our community.

Students from the South Reno neighborhoods of ArrowCreek, Montreux, Saddlehorn, Fieldcreek, Mount Rose, Galena Forest and St. James Estates currently have to make the trek 10+ miles to Pine Middle School, which is located near Meadowood Mall off Neil Road. With the first bell at 7:20am, those students taking district transportation often have to hop on the bus as early as 6:30am. In the winter months, this means waiting for the bus before the sun even comes up.  

When MHMS opens this August 2020, it’ll be in a much better centralized location. Situated at 13455 Thomas

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By Guest Blog Writer, Chris Galli at Dickson Realty. 

December is the time of year when Northern Nevada begins to twinkle with all the holiday lights in Reno-Sparks. From neighborhood-wide competitions to neighbors who coordinate a gorgeous light display on their block, to individuals with a zest for decorating, many areas get into the holiday spirit. Want to see some of the best light displays? Here are a few places we’d recommend checking out to see holiday lights in Reno-Sparks.

1. Hidden Valley Parade of Lights

For 37 years, the Hidden Valley Parade of Lights has lit up this neighborhood east of McCarran Boulevard. The light displays stay up through Jan. 1, and anyone is welcome to drive the streets and see the show. A community

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Thanksgiving is a time to express gratitude, so it’s the perfect opportunity to share why we cherish our Montrêux Golf & Country Club. Conveniently located between Reno and Lake Tahoe, Montrêux is a private, 726-acre golf course community with approximately 550 luxury home sites. The centerpiece is the renowned 18-hole, Jack Nicklaus Signature Championship Course.

Here are 15 reasons why we are thankful for Montrêux:

1. World Class Golf. Montrêux’s Par 72 PGA Championship golf course features a number of drops in elevation as it meanders 7,500 yards through towering pines and flowing streams—creating a serene and spectacular golf setting. The signature hole is the Par 4 17th, featuring a 138-foot drop from the tee box to the fairway. The

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Article courtesy of guest blog writer Chris Galli with Dickson Realty.

Did you know that Nevada is home to more ghost towns than actual populated towns? With more than 600 ghost towns scattered through the Silver State, there are many places where you can explore the vestiges of history. Here are four ghost towns that are less than a day’s drive from Reno:

Photographer: Sydney Martinez/Travel Nevada

Ghost Towns: Berlin Ghost Town

Preserved by the state of Nevada, Berlin gives visitors a peek into what it was like to live in a turn-of-the-20th-century mining camp. A self-guided tour features signs with information about the dozen remaining buildings as well as Berlin’s history. Visitors can see a 30-stamp mill where ore was processed and an

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By Guest Blogger Chris Galli

September events in Reno/Sparks represent the height of Northern Nevada’s special events season. Almost every weekend has one of Reno and Sparks’ iconic events, such as The Great Reno Balloon Race, National Championship Air Races or the Street Vibrations Fall Rally. In addition to these large, multi-day events, there are also many smaller, single day events. Looking for other things to do to in Reno and Sparks? You can do yoga with bunnies, see a camel race, or explore the more than 30 urban murals.

September Events in Reno/Sparks: Barrels & Bites 2019

  • When: Friday, Sept. 6, 2019
  • Where: Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, 2707 S. Virginia St., Reno
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Calling all beer lovers, professional

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The East Shore Trail between Incline Village and Sand Harbor State Park is now open! 

The three mile route features 17 designated vista points, 11 designated shoreline access points, eight bear-proof trash stations, more than 30 bike racks, three bike repair stations with air pumps and tools, five bathrooms and five benches with more on the way. There are also six bridges, one of which is the longest bridge in the Tahoe Basin at 810 feet.

The parking is currently free. At the trailhead, there are three new parking lots with about 90 spaces near Ponderosa Road right off of State Route 28. In the coming months, it will be converted to paid parking through the Tahoe Transportation District, with revenues to be used

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Guest Blog courtesy of Chris Galli, Dickson Realty

One of the best summer activities in Northern Nevada is to go to one of the many outdoor concerts in Reno. Can’t you feel the warm air, smell the fresh cut grass, hear the live music and see the sun setting in the background?

To help bring more music, art, and culture to the Biggest Little City, Dickson Realty and several of our agents are sponsoring several summer concerts in Reno. With a variety of artists, dates, and locations, you’re sure to find one that works for your schedule!

Concerts on the Village Green

From 6 to 8 p.m., every Sunday in Village Green Park, everyone can enjoy live music, food trucks and fun at Concerts on the Village Green. These concerts in Reno are

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Looking for a place in Reno-Tahoe to celebrate America’s birthday? Here are some patriotic ideas!

1) 4th of July with the Reno Phil  

Photo credit: Artown and Reno Phil Orchestra

The Reno Phil Orchestra and Chorus will perform patriotic and classical favorites at Wingfield Park in Downtown Reno. Conducted by Laura Jackson, this family friendly performance will begin at 7:30pm and will end with a fantastic firework finale. This event is free to the community.

300 W. 1st Street

Reno, NV 89503

 

2) 4th Annual Star Spangled Sparks Fireworks Spectacular at the Nugget Casino Resort

 

Photo credit: Nugget Casino Resort

Festivities include the largest fireworks show in Northern Nevada, live music, food and beverage vendors, arts

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Calling all mountain lovers! For those seeking a more rustic lifestyle in Reno, Galena Forest invites a magnificent respite in the tall pines.

Mother Nature’s very own water feature, Galena Creek, rambles through the community and the neighborhood is bordered by miles and miles of BLM land with the adjacent Toiyabe National Forest.

Located off Mt. Rose Highway, Galena Forest is the perfect balance between city and suburb – tucked in the forest, yet conveniently close to everything. It’s just 10 minutes from Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe resort, 15 minutes from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, and 20 minutes from beautiful Lake Tahoe.

Right across the highway from Galena Forest, you’ll find the Galena Creek Recreation Area. It is rich in natural and

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Memorial Day weekend is a time to remember those who have fallen serving in the military as well as honor those are serving. The three-day weekend is also the unofficial start to summer and a great time to enjoy all of the great activities around Reno.

 

HRPS Guided Walking Tours

On Saturday, May 25, the Historic Reno Preservation Society (HRPS) will conduct guided walks through some of Reno’s historic districts. This walk is entitled “West of Wells” and will stroll through one of Reno’s most significant areas that is now being restored.

 

Ride the V&T Railroad

On Saturday and Sunday, May 25 and 26, train rides on the Virginia and Truckee Railroad (V&T) kick off for the summer. They will have live music, mimosas for the parents and face

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