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Seasonal Traditions

From the funny to the all-too-real, our readers share their seasonal traditions.

A Tapestry of Holiday Traditions:

Mariam Shambayati, who grew up in four different countries and now lives in Truckee, shares her multicultural holiday traditions from Iran, France, Canada, and Spain.

Outreach to Our ‘Hungry, Homeless, and Lonely’

Tahoe/Truckee remembers the less fortunate during the holidays. Here are ways you can help those in need and uplift all in the community.

Shopping Small Business Makes a Big Impact

Small businesses are the lifeblood of Truckee and Lake Tahoe-area communities. So when Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday roll around this holiday season, don’t think big ... think small!

Working for Our Food: Why I Set Out to Eat Only...

Tiffany Connolly challenged herself to only buy food that was grown within 150 miles. Here’s why.

Know the Science of Tahoe

Rachel Arst McCullough breaks down how to keep up with nature and science.

Stay Human: Growing up in Truckee

Local author Buzzy Jackson remembers growing up at the Truckee River Book & Tea, which instilled in her a lifelong love of books and writing.

I Don’t Use the Word Local Anymore

Meghan Robins was born and raised in Tahoe City, but after moving away from her home, she doesn’t like the word “local” anymore. Because what does it truly mean to be local?

Remembering Kindness During Crisis: My Caldor Fire Experience

With the two-year anniversary of the Caldor Fire approaching, the TRPA’s executive director remembers what it was like to live through the largest evacuation and fire in Tahoe’s history.