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Reading Between the Lions

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Submitted by jackieshelton_354 on Sat, 06/19/2021 - 11:41

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“If a child can look at the right place, the teacher can teach them to read.” *Dr. Richard Meier
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The Reno Lions Club has created a way to help children train their eyes to improve their reading skills.

The Nevada Optometric Assocation (NOA) recently recognized Lion Janyce Rossall and the Lions Club of Reno with its Vision Award of Community Service. In its first year, the award recognizes an organization or individual that continues to do work in the community (locally, statewide, nationally, and/or internationally) to promote eye health and eye care.

Fifth Annual Reno Women’s March Goes Virtual

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Submitted by jackieshelton_354 on Thu, 01/21/2021 - 14:01

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“The hard work of millions is paying off, and we’re ready to celebrate." *Mylan Hawkins
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The fifth annual Reno Women's March takes place on Saturday, January 23, through the safety of the Internet.

It’s hard to believe that it was five years ago that nearly 10,000 Northern Nevadans converged on downtown Reno for the first Reno Women’s March. The mood was decidedly agitated that year, yet collaborative and hopeful as women and allies joined peacefully together to vocalize their desire for equality - for Indigenous women, women of color, LGBTQ women - for mothers, sisters, aunts and grandmothers to have every opportunity afforded to men.

Quietly Making the Community A Better Place

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Submitted by jackieshelton_354 on Fri, 01/08/2021 - 19:00

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“We’ve always felt that if the community gives us the opportunity to do business and thrive here, then we need to help make our community a better place to live for everyone.” *Sandy Raffealli
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Since 1974, Bill Pearce Motors has been supporting a variety of local organizations through donations of time, money, energy and beyond. That has become even more important during the current crisis.

Sandy Raffealli learned a lot from her father, Bill Pearce. He taught her about the automotive business, certainly; but just as importantly, he taught her about the importance of giving back to the community.

“My parents both came from working-class families and lived through the Depression,” she says. “Their early contributions were of their time. Later, as the dealership became successful, they were able to support groups like the Salvation Army and the Boys and Girls Club in additional ways.”

Retired pediatrician brings hope and help to those in transition

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Submitted by jackieshelton_354 on Wed, 12/16/2020 - 18:31

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“I think it's great that we live in an era where more and more people can be accepted for who they are." *Dr. Barry Frank
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Northern Nevada HOPES is able to expand its transgender services through the donation of a generous doctor.

While Dr. Barry Frank has been retired from his pediatric practice for six years, he is still caring for the community.

The doctor has donated nearly $60,000 to Northern Nevada HOPES over the last several years, supporting the organization’s comprehensive medical, behavioral and wellness support service. His recent $40,000 donation has helped fund a new Gender and Sexual Health Care Clinic at the community health center.

Nevada Gay Men’s Chorus Goes Virtual

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Submitted by jackieshelton_354 on Wed, 12/09/2020 - 15:31

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“I’m hopeful that viewers will gain a sense of normalcy during a very abnormal time, and that they will be infused with a dose of holiday spirit.” *Ted Owens
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The Nevada Gay Men’s Chorus is using a combination of technology and talent to present its annual holiday concert this year.

The Nevada Gay Men’s Chorus (NGMC) holiday concert has been a Northern Nevada staple for 10 years, selling out the 400-seat venue for most of them. While COVID has created a challenge in that audiences can’t attend the concert live this year, it has also created an opportunity for even more people to enjoy this annual tradition since they won’t be limited by the size of a building.

A Conductor’s Major Orchestration

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Submitted by jackieshelton_354 on Tue, 11/24/2020 - 18:45

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"We wanted to save music in schools. A segment of kids only come to school because of their love of music and the sense of belonging from being part of an ensemble." *Steve Martin
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COVID was wreaking havoc on music programs across the country, until a local conductor and his team created a way for musicians and music students to perform together virtually.

What does a conductor do when music starts to fade from the scene during a pandemic? For conductor and owner of GPG Music, Steve Martin, DMA, (ASCAP), it meant a major pivot from selling scholastic sheet music to creating  Our Virtual Ensemble (OVE), curriculum and a platform for performing arts educators to continue teaching and inspiring their students through adjusted learning environments. 

‘Tis the Season to Give Back to the Community

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Submitted by jackieshelton_354 on Tue, 11/17/2020 - 19:31

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Sadly, we even get kids coming into foster care on Christmas Day. *Joseph Galeta
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There are many different ways to give back this holiday season, from homemade wreaths and blankets to dog supplies and Old Navy gift certificates.

Yes, it’s officially time to start holiday shopping (for those who didn’t start in August), which means it’s also a good time to support local community organizations and their holiday wish lists. Luckily for us, they have made it very fun to do so!

Here are just some of the ways to support our Northern Nevada organizations and the underserved people in our community that they’re helping. 

Performing Arts Groups Find A Way

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Submitted by jackieshelton_354 on Wed, 11/04/2020 - 13:07

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“By sharing our favorite holiday songs and joining in at home, this event will surely be a joyful afternoon of holiday cheer for all of us.” *Sarah Toney
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In November and December, you’ll have the chance to watch some of your favorite local performing arts groups from your home.

Though it’s not currently safe for crowds to gather in person, that doesn’t mean we can’t still celebrate fall with some of our favorite local performing arts groups! Many have gotten very creative in figuring out ways to bring their performers together (either in person or virtually) to entertain their fans through the magic of technology.

The Purple Pumpkin Pursuit

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Submitted by jackieshelton_354 on Mon, 10/19/2020 - 19:27

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“We knew we couldn’t safely bring everyone together this year, so we challenged Liquid Blue to come up with something else just as fun." *Lisa Bonie
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PumpkinPalooza is happening this year, but in a different way to ensure safety and social distancing.

PumpkinPalooza has been a fall staple for the last eight years, attracting more than 23,000 people to Victorian Square in Sparks in 2019. Last year’s event was so successful that the team started making 2020 plans right away, but they realized within a few months of the COVID pandemic hitting that their original plans were not to be. 

Expert Advice for Navigating a Pandemic: Focus on the Small Things

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Submitted by jackieshelton_354 on Mon, 08/31/2020 - 15:00

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“Try to identify one thing you’ve been handling well during the crisis, and use that as an opportunity for self-compassion and less self-criticism.” *Dr. Kristen Davis-Coelho
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Everyone is feeling extra pressure these days. Here, a local behavioral health expert offers advice on how to get through these tough times.

So here we are, smack-dab in the middle of a global pandemic, and almost every aspect of our lives has changed — at least for the short-term. While we can’t control those external forces (unless you happen to be a scientist working on a vaccine), there are ways we can there are ways we can examine our lives in this new context in an effort to either learn about or improve ourselves — in the short- and long-term.

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