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Home Ownership In Tahoe: A Safe Alternative to the Traffic Event

Over the past several weeks, the Tahoe community has welcomed record numbers of tourists into its majestic arms. During these influxes, local businesses make their quotas and, in doing so, hope to build repeat business. That’s the upside. The downside is that those who travel to Tahoe by car have found themselves sitting in seemingly interminable lines of gridlocked traffic in their attempt to return home, souring the experience of spending time in such a magical place as the Tahoe Basin.

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Valentine’s Day: It’s Never Too Early

It’s never too early to start planning that perfect Valentine’s Day event for you and that special someone. Luckily for you the town of Truckee and the expanse of wilderness that surrounds it are at your disposal, offering up the finest in dining, adventure, and entertainment.

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Last Sunday’s Disastrous Traffic Event: What Happened?

Last Sunday’s disastrous traffic event, one that saw approximately 80,000 departing motorists stuck on the roads in and around Truckee for hours, has left many people talking and asking questions. Untimely would be the word to describe the unfortunate sequence of events which took place on Sunday, with a mass exodus of westbound travelers departing the town of Truckee just as an aggressive winter storm hit. How was this crisis not averted?

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What’s so Great About Truckee?—by Nick Cisik

Here’s the thing about Truckee, it’s awesome. If you don’t know that, now you know. I could end the blog here, but in these days and times, it is best and honorable to back up your claim with supporting evidence, wouldn’t you agree? Here you are then.

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Après at Northstar: The Essence of Joy—by Nick Cisik

Après is a versatile term, a French word meaning “after.” Used in the parlance of our times, not to mention our region, it implies enjoyment of life through socializing and merry-making, but only after an activity has been completed. In this case, the activity is skiing, and ski we do. How one goes about enjoying her après can be as personal as how she goes about ordering her latte. Lucky for she who happens to be so particular that the resort at Northstar, California rolls out a daily variety of après offerings from 3-6 PM right in the heart of the Village.

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The Signature Home Collection Gathers Momentum

Luxury real estate firm Carr Long Real Estate in partnership with developers Paradigm8 has already booked 6 Pre-Construction Sales at The Signature Home Collection at Old Greenwood. Ground breaking of the first phase of 8 homes began in June 2018, with expected completion in Spring of 2019.  Each of these 6 sales marks a pre-construction sale, which is defined by having firm purchase contracts at least 3 months prior to completion.  Old Greenwood has not seen pre-construction sales since before the economic downturn in 2008. 

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The Holidays: Nobody Does it Like Northstar — by Nick Cisik

This month, over the weekend of November 16th, Northstar will kick the season off by hosting its Welcome to Winter celebration. This will include family sleigh rides, complimentary family photos, face painting, holiday sales, and interactive balance demonstrations with the Burton Academy. This action-packed weekend will be one not soon forgotten. Then, on the 29th, the first official Silent Night will be held at the Village ice-skating rink. Skates will be available to rent as well as headphones. Skaters can listen to that evening’s Christmas movie projected on the big outdoor screen. Participants will also have the option of switching over to a station playing a selection of timeless holiday tunes. Ice-skating while listening to Bing Crosby’s rendition of Silent Night? That’s a fine recipe for merrymaking.

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Progressive Education Seeks to Inspire, Embrace, and Empower—by Nick Cisik

In response to what some have come to view as a deeply flawed system, we are now seeing an increase in the number of schools offering an alternative to traditional modes of early education. No region of the country seems more aligned with this education reform than Northern California.

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Truckee Celebrates Oktoberfest 2018—by Nick Cisik

The craft beer movement has been going strong in the United States for well over a decade now, so much so that even the smallest and most remote of towns seems to contain within its modest boundaries a local brewery. Here in Truckee, California, at least two independent breweries have popped up within the past year and the one leading the charge, Alibi Ale Works, will be hosting its own Oktoberfest this weekend.

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The 33rd Annual Food & Wine Festival Hits Northstar

This weekend, the 33rd annual Food & Wine Festival will once again be held at the resort at Northstar and the array of activities and offerings are as hearty as ever. With some of the regions most renowned winemakers and chefs taking up residency over the next three days, any foodie would surely cook his own goose by not attending.

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