Ice Axe Foundation Launches Ice Axe Impact School


The Ice Axe Foundation announced the launch of the Ice Axe Impact School on Oct. 1, an educational platform formed to facilitate transformational experiences for students and active learners across the globe. The Ice Axe Impact School has been many years in the making and was founded by Douglas Stoup, one of the world’s foremost polar explorers. Stoup has partnered with global expedition guide and educator Brennan Lagasse to lead the Ice Axe Impact School. Lagasse has taught at the high school and collegiate levels, imparting his students with a holistic understanding of sustainability that intersects political, economic, social, cultural, and environmental issues. The Ice Axe Impact School will formally launch operations this October with an expeditionary, experiential field course to the Brazilian Amazon to work with members of the local Desano tribe. Info:


Eco-Dry Cleaning & Laundry Opens in Truckee


VayaClean Eco-Dry Cleaning and Laundry announced the opening of its second store in the Tahoe Basin on Sept. 10 at 11429 Donner Pass Road in the Westgate Center, next to Wild Cherries Coffee House and Bakery. VayaClean is a Tahoe-based, locally-owned and -operated company with a production facility in South Lake Tahoe. The business is dedicated to strict eco-standards, using 100 percent nontoxic, biodegradable solvents to clean everything from fine clothing and technical equipment, to home textiles and wedding gowns. VayaClean is currently open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info:

$50,000 in Event Funding Available


The North Lake Tahoe Resort Association (NLTRA) has announced its 2019 Special Event Partnership Funding cycle. NLTRA facilitates this program for annual special events in the North Lake Tahoe region. The total amount of funding available, among all recipients collectively, is $50,000. Applications will be accepted for events in the 2019 calendar year and need to be submitted no later than Nov. 2. Funding will be awarded in early December after recommendations are accepted by the NLTRA board of directors. Info:

New Truckee Dining Option, The Station


The Station, a Truckee eatery, has opened on West River Street in the old Union Pacific Railroad building. The business was founded in effort to create healthy, quick, and affordable menu offerings for Truckee. Owner and chef Danny McCabe has created a spread of bowls, sandwiches, and salads — anything can be made into a wrap as well. The Station is open Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. until closing. Info:

FiftyFifty Production Facility Opens


The popular brewery opened a production facility on West River Street last year, and now that it has been fully established, invited guests to a grand opening in mid September. FiftyFifty now distributes beer to 22 states and 13 countries made in a 30-barrel brewing system at the facility. In September, FiftyFifty Brewing Co. was also named brewery group of the year at the 2018 Great American Beer Festival. Info:

Community Soup Night to Host a Three-Night Fall Series


Slow Food Lake Tahoe and Tahoe Food Hub are presenting another series of Community Soup Nights that began in September and will continue through October. Community Soup Night has been an ongoing tradition in the local Truckee/Tahoe community, with an event series during the spring and fall seasons. Each event partners with a local establishment that donates its space and time for community building and helping further a more sustainable food community. Upcoming events will to be held Oct. 11 at Tahoe Donner Alder Creek Adventure Center, and Oct. 23 at bigtruck in the Pioneer Commerce Center, both in Truckee, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Hotel Avery Project Back on the Drawing Board


The Hotel Avery is a proposed boutique hotel at the northwest side of South River Street and Brockway Road in Historic Downtown Truckee. The project will include a 32,790-square-foot, 21-room hotel, with five one-bedroom and four two-bedroom condos. Plans also include an upscale riverfront restaurant on the ground level featuring a warm and inviting indoor dining area with a see-through fireplace, private meeting space and outdoor dining overlooking the river. A previous 48,064-square-foot iteration of Hotel Avery was approved on Nov. 12, 2008, but expired in 2016. This most recent set of plans was submitted at the end of August.

Mark Tanner Construction Goes Modular


Mark Tanner is an avid proponent of elevating building trends and has identified his newest building endeavor serving as the onsite contractor to receive and finish modular, prefabricated homes built in a factory. Tanner was hired as the general contractor by Nakoma Resorts in Clio, where his team laid the foundation and oversaw the setting of modular models ranging from 800 to 2,600 square feet, made by Method Homes of Washington state. The new units are currently on the market, listed with Dickson Realty and are options for young families seeking sleek, comfortable, efficient, and affordable second homes set in a forested, mountain landscape, located an hour north of Truckee. Tanner’s team used similar modular units within Truckee’s Martis Camp community and pays special attention to detail at each individual build site.

Reno’s Gone Crackers


The largest gluten-free, organic food manufacturing facility in the world is located right here in Reno. Mary’s Gone Crackers will be holding a ribbon cutting celebration at its 450,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art building to officially welcome the business to the Biggest Little City. The event will be held Oct. 15 from 3 to 6 p.m. at 9480 N. Virginia St.

Evant Productions Moves in with InnerRhythms


Evant Productions has a new home at InnerRhythms School of Performing Arts. The shared space now offers classes in tech theater and music production along with the existing dance classes. The space also contains Truckee’s first storefront professional recording studio, and a small “Black Box” performance space. Both rental of studio time and the new “Black Box” space are now available. InnerRhythms has offered all types of dance with countless years of experience among the instruction staff and is excited for this new venture with Evant Productions. Info:

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