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Meet the Badass Lady Gang, Then Join Them.

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Submitted by paige.galeoto_230 on Mon, 11/18/2019 - 10:10

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"Running is for everybody and every body, and runners can be any and every shape, stride, color and pace." *America Davis, Co-founder Badass Lady Gang Reno
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The Badass Lady Gang is an inclusive women’s meet-up group focused on connecting and empowering women though running. If you don’t feel like or think you look like a runner, The Badass Lady Gang may be for you.

Emma Garcia-Rider and America Davis are serious runners. They’ve run the Reno Tahoe Odyssey — the infamous 178-mile relay race that starts in Reno and circles Lake Tahoe — six years, along with dozens of 5ks, 10ks and even a few marathons. Yet for many years they felt like outsiders. They never saw runners who looked like them, and they didn’t feel part of a running community.

So they started a gang.

Leading-edge AHN Program Helps Uninsured Nevadans Get Health Care

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Submitted by kpatriciabouwer... on Mon, 11/04/2019 - 00:25

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Community partnerships boost healthy programs
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“It’s kind of a big city, small town mentality; where partnerships, relationships still matter here, and this wouldn’t have worked without building partnerships and building relationships where everyone was in the same boat." -Trevor Rice, COO, AHN.
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Access to Healthcare is a nonprofit organization that works together with community stakeholders to make sure more Nevadans receive health care coverage, filling in the cost gap between traditional health insurance premiums and Medicaid or Medicare eligibility.

No longer.

No longer should a Nevadan have to see their child suffer with another painful sore throat and worry about how they will pay for the streptococcal-screen and needed medicine.

All Are Welcome

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Submitted by jackieshelton_354 on Mon, 10/28/2019 - 18:02

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"Out of the contemplative life, artistic expression flows very naturally." ~Sister Claire Sokol
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The Carmel of Reno sisters welcome you to enjoy their open house on Sunday, November 3. And you can also through their extensive selection of original holiday and general greeting cards, framable art and music.

Perhaps you’ve heard Reno has a monastery of Carmelite nuns, one with breathtaking views overlooking the city skyline. Maybe you’ve driven down Plumb Lane and seen the “Carmel of Reno” directional signage, wondering what it meant. Or it’s possible this is your first time hearing of a monastery or Carmel of Reno. Regardless of your familiarity with the concept, now is your chance to pay a visit.

Nine Dollars Can Change a Life

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Submitted by mattmariah_352 on Sat, 10/12/2019 - 20:28

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Using the Power of Social Media to Inspire a Love of Reading
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It was so powerful, so overwhelming, so spectacular. By the end of the first night, my post on social media had enough money to not only sponsor my first grade class, but pretty close to every first grade student at Double Diamond Elementary in south Reno.
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This story is about the power of social media and friends coming together to build a library for young readers. By asking friends and family to sponsor a student in my first grade classroom for only $9, I was able to begin helping my first grade students and many others students at a local elementary school to build a library at home and begin a love of reading that will last a lifetime.

What could you buy for $9? A movie ticket? Some fast food? Two coffees? What if I told you for $9, you could buy a student in Washoe County a book for each month they are in school?

Dinner & Conversation about Preventing Financial Scams

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Submitted by lbenisano14_415 on Tue, 10/08/2019 - 17:43

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The Community Foundation of Western Nevada is hosting a free dinner and conversation about preventing financial scams on Oct. 15 at the Nevada Discovery Museum from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Join the Community Foundation of Western Nevada for dinner and conversation, and share your ideas about how to prevent financial scams on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Nevada Discovery Museum. Learn more and register by clicking here.

Get the Sleep of Your Dreams

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Submitted by mikalee.byerman_243 on Mon, 10/07/2019 - 14:21

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Positive sleep practices, revealed
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First thing I coach people on how to get better sleep is to get the TV out of the bedroom! If you must screen time, then use blue-blocker glasses...because sometimes a movie after kids go to bed is also known as “date night.” ~ Carolyn D.
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What is sleep hygiene, and how does it contribute to a better night's sleep? Learn more, and also hear from locals as they give tips on positive sleep practices.

Want to know something totally sexy and awesome you can do every single night in order to be your most amazing self? 

SLEEP. 

Sure, it doesn’t sound sexy and awesome — but it is. In fact, it’s so sexy and awesome, there’s even a set of hygiene rules around it. Yes, hygiene

Celebrating Families Through Buddy Walks, Picnics and Bingo

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Submitted by jackieshelton_354 on Sat, 10/05/2019 - 17:54

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There are plenty of people with Down syndrome who become entrepreneurs, hold down jobs and just lead normal lives.” ~Sarah Horsman-Ploeger
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October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, which is a time to celebrate people with Down syndrome, their abilities and capabilities. So we’re shining a light on the Down Syndrome Network of Northern Nevada and one couple celebrating a very special addition to their family. 

Sarah Horsman-Ploeger originally got involved with the Down Syndrome Network of Northern Nevada (DSNNN) eight years ago through her job at The Continuum, where she works with families of infants and toddlers with developmental delays.

Goat Sharing for Good

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Submitted by kpatriciabouwer... on Mon, 09/30/2019 - 11:25

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Local Business Features Green (and Adorable) Way to Mow Grass and Improve Fire Safety
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“I told my wife that they’re going to be livestock, not pets. Then, there I was feeding the baby goat with a bottle.” ~ Vince Thomas
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Goat Grazers is an innovative goat-sharing business founded by Vince Thomas. The herd may be rented by property owners to "mow" grass or clear around structures for defensible, fire-resistant spaces. Goats can reach steeper and rockier terrain where machines cannot roll, do not add hydrocarbons or noise to the air, promote the growth of native plants, and are more economical than machinery in most cases. And they are just plain cute.

It can definitely be a great deal of work to clear a defensible, fire-resistant space around structures during wildfire season. But don't tell that to the animal “employees” of one local goat-share herd, who are perfectly content to munch on what they consider candy — nuisance invaders like perennial pepper weed.

“They love coming to work … and they enjoy what they do,” said Vince Thomas, founder and owner of Goat Grazers, based in Sparks, Nev.

Good Elephant Yoga & T’ai Chi Classes Use ‘Pay As You Can’ Model

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Submitted by kpatriciabouwer... on Sun, 09/22/2019 - 00:46

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“I realized how many people were interested in coming to my classes, but they were too intimidated to come into the yoga studio." -Allison Reitz, CEO of Good Elephant
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GoodElephant.co connects yoga, meditation, and t’ai chi instructors with creative spaces — coffee shops, art galleries, community centers, parks, and other places — to offer ‘pay what you can’ classes to participants in an unintimidating, welcoming way.

Entrepreneurs often seek to start their own businesses with a market analysis and elevator pitch — on the other hand, Allison Reitz, CEO of Good Elephant, set out to solve three challenges unique to yoga instruction, and while she accomplished her goals just happened to create a new sharing-based company that has now expanded to four states and counting.

Saving Lives, Leaving a Legacy

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Submitted by mikalee.byerman_243 on Tue, 09/17/2019 - 13:26

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The Gift of Organ and Tissue Donation
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“You just never know when organ donation is going to affect your family.” ~ John Lilley
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The team at Donor Network West has a heroic goal: to remind people of the importance of a single conversation that can save up to 75 lives. 

Yes, this is an article on a website called “Just the Positive”; so why are we talking about organ/tissue donation, which is presumably something that happens once a person has died? 

Because donation has everything to do with life. 

In fact, every person who registers as a donor has the ability to save or heal eight lives through organ donation and 75 lives through tissue donation. We think those are extraordinarily positive, even heroic numbers. 

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