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Local Girl Scouts Awarded Highest Girl Scout Honor, Scholarship

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Submitted by jschirrick_593 on Mon, 09/21/2020 - 12:41

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“Gold Award Girl Scouts are go-getters, innovators and leaders. Girl Scouts continues to develop our next generation of women leaders.” *Ann Nelson, GSSN Chief Executive Officer
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Local Girl Scouts Casey Stoddard and Baylee Mee will be celebrated for achieving the highest honor — the Gold Award — at a virtual ceremony September 26. .

Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada (GSSN) will honor 79 girls at the virtual All That Glitters Celebration — an annual recognition honoring Girl Scouts who have earned the highest awards (Bronze, Silver, and Gold) in Girl Scouting, as well as the Crutchfield-Healy Scholarship Recipient — in a virtual format on Saturday, September 26.

The Importance of Being Nice

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Submitted by jackieshelton_354 on Tue, 07/07/2020 - 11:53

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“I can’t smile and I can’t hug, but I can pass these out and know I’m doing something.” *Debbie McCarthy
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The “Together We Are One” wristbands are a reminder to be nice to one another as we navigate this new world.

Before the global pandemic brought local events to a grinding halt, “About Town Deb” — aka Debbie McCarthy — spent most of her time attending events and fundraisers, traveling and  helping our community in other ways. So when the COVID shutdown sent everyone home, she didn’t know what to do with herself.

To make matters worse, she was sidelined at a time when people needed her positivity more than ever.

Q&A with Reno Photographer Isaac Hoops

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Submitted by mikalee.byerman_243 on Fri, 05/29/2020 - 14:34

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Capturing Positivity Through Art
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I love the people of Reno. There are so many creative and talented individuals in our city. *Isaac Hoops
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Photographer Isaac Hoops, a UNR student, has been capturing messages of positivity on the Silver Legacy and sharing them with the world.

When someone shares their talents with the world in order to put a smile on people’s faces, we think that’s an action worth celebrating. That’s why we decided to reach out to photographer and UNR student Isaac Hoops, who has been documenting the Silver Legacy’s messages of community support. He shared his work with the world — and even allowed us to use his image as our cover photo on Facebook. Here’s our conversation with Isaac about his art, his background and how he stays positive in the face of a global pandemic. 

Doorstep Disco Brings the ‘Funn’ (and Philanthropy)

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Submitted by jackieshelton_354 on Tue, 05/26/2020 - 12:21

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“They’re encouraging people to pay it forward, and spread joy and laughter with their music.” *Wendy Mulligan
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Dancing is a great way to shake off the pandemic blahs. And DJ Funn is here to help you do just that — all while benefiting the community and a local charity.

Think back to every wedding, prom or birthday party you’ve ever been to. What made it fun? Of course the people did, but what else? I’m guessing it had something to do with the fantastic, exactly-right-for-the-occasion tunes — the songs that required you to get up and dance, or at least tap your foot.

iCelerate – High Sierra Industries Makes Face Masks for Families in Need

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Submitted by mikalee.byerman_243 on Mon, 04/27/2020 - 13:52

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"We identified a need in our community and put our assembly skills to the test to produce more than 1,100 washable face coverings for families." *LaVonne Brooks, CEO iCelerate – High Sierra Industries
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In an effort to help families in need, HSI put their assembly skills to work helping families obtain face coverings through partnerships with Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows, Food Bank of Northern Nevada and Custom Ink.

Many Northern Nevadans are developing newfound skills in the art of sewing face masks as a result of the current pandemic. And while healthcare workers, grocery store employees and neighbors are often the recipients, one population is particularly vulnerable when it comes to falling through the cracks for receiving these potentially live-saving tools: families in need. 

To address this important population, iCelerate - High Sierra Industries (HSI) went to work.

How an 11-Year-Old Boy Scout is Saving the Planet

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Submitted by paige.galeoto_230 on Fri, 04/17/2020 - 12:46

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Meet Diego Madani and his non-profit treesRus
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See what happens when a 11-year old boy scout decides he wants to help save the planet. Watch this story of Diego Madani, a Northern Nevadan who is planting trees to combat climate change.

COVID-19 Relief Fund is Helping the Helpers in Northern Nevada

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Submitted by krobison_565 on Fri, 04/10/2020 - 16:26

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“It is so important in times like these to support one another and there is no doubt the real heroes on the front lines of this crisis are our healthcare providers." *Mike Kazmierski, President and CEO, EDAWN
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As the Northern Nevada community continues to adapt and respond to the Covid-19 pandemic, one force has remained a constant beacon of hope for the sick and their families: our medical professionals. The Community Foundation of Western Nevada is teaming up with agencies and businesses around the state to provide the care and financial support these heroes need.

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Sow Generously, Reap Generously

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Submitted by tiffany_464 on Thu, 04/09/2020 - 13:59

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Community rallies behind Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada to give support during COVID-19
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"Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you." *Philippians 4:8-9:
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Over the past month, the COVID-19 pandemic has touched every aspect of our community, state, country, and world. It has changed the way we connect to one another, and it has changed the way we give to one another. At Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada, we have seen the pure, lovely, admirable, and praiseworthy put into practice by organizations and community members who have donated their time, money and products.

Over the past month, the COVID-19 pandemic has touched every aspect of our community, state, country, and world. It has changed the way we connect to one another, and it has changed the way we give to one another.

Take the #HomeMeansNevadaChallenge

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Submitted by tiffany_464 on Mon, 03/23/2020 - 13:33

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Pitts Orthodontics launches pay-it-forward initiative to support small, locally-owned businesses
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While health care providers, businesses, government and individuals work hard to defeat the exponential growth of COVID-19, a group of Reno orthodontists hopes to leverage exponential growth differently.

Give Unto Others

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Submitted by tiffany_464 on Wed, 03/11/2020 - 19:00

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This Lent, do more than give up vices. Give back to the community.
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St. Francis of Assisi once said, “For it is in giving that we receive.” Through giving, we can all receive the love, compassion, and community that we all seek.
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This Lenten season, perhaps we should not simply consider what to give up or abstain from, but rather how we can give back and enrich others. And not just during 40 days, but throughout the year.

Many religions include a period of fasting or abstaining. During the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, fasting is observed between dawn and nightfall. On the most sacred day of the year in the Jewish faith, Yom Kippur, Jews fast for a day to reflect, repent and atone. Hindus observe fasts during festivals, as well as specific days of the week and month. In Catholicism, one of the most well-known traditions is the act of fasting during the Lenten season.

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