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2017 Art Showcase

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Truckee nonprofit Positively Rolling awarded $13,000 in grants

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February 3, 2016 | Written as Special to the Sierra Sun TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation’s Queen of Hearts and Walton’s Grizzly Lodge recently awarded a combined $13,000 in grant funds to the nonprofit organization Positively Rolling. “Positively Rolling exemplifies the type of programming that speaks to the membership of the Queen of Hearts Women’s Fund,” said Nancy Gisko, chair of the Queen of Hearts Leadership Committee. “We saw an opportunity to help enrich the lives of younger community members and prioritize core values that align with our organization. This program has the potential for positive impact…

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New Truckee Coffeebar location places community at heart of business

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June 23, 2015 | Written by Josh Staab for Moonshine Ink TRUCKEE, Calif. — Greg Buchheister has a saying about being a business owner: “luck favors the prepared,” a twist on the old adage. The owner and operator of Coffeebar in Truckee and Reno recently opened his third location, Coffeebar Bakery, at 12047 Donner Pass Road in the spot formerly occupied by Whole Treats Bakery When Buchheister started looking for a bakery location, it just so happened Elizabeth and Jack Weir were making the tough decision to close up shop at Whole Treats, Buchheister said. That was back in December…

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Skateboard creativity class fosters leadership among Tahoe-Truckee boys

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June 23, 2015 | Written by Katja Dahl as a Special to the Sun TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — It’s a school day afternoon and a group of middle school boys is gathered around a drop cloth, painting skateboard decks. Not only is this a positive and creative artistic outlet for boys, but it is also a forum for discussions that explore real life topics such as integrity, dealing with success versus failure, respect, and growing to be your own man. Each topic focuses on leadership through creativity. This is an exceptional school program called Positively Rolling. The elective class, taken in…

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Building Character, Painting Skateboards

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Friday, September 12, 2014 | Written by Melissa Siig for Moonshine Ink After Truckee High School lost three male students and two alumni to suicide in the span of three years, Vicki Isakowitz wanted to do something to prevent it from happening again. As the owner of Clever Minds Learning Center in Truckee, Isakowitz was particularly affected by the tragedies since one of the boys had been a student of hers. Inspired by discussions at the Youth Suicide Prevention Task Force meetings, she surveyed the area for positive youth development programs for boys that would teach them self-confidence and life…

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