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EDITOR’S NOTE

Get well soon Welcome to this week’s Reno News & Review. What did it take, maybe 45 minutes between the breaking news of Mayor Bob Cashell’s successful heart surgery and speculation that he’d be stepping down after the election? (If I’m breaking news to you, the 74-year-old had a heart valve replaced.) The wagging has him installing Dwight Dortch as mayor, after the election, in order to deny Reno citizens a vote as to who will lead our city into such things as negotiations with the owners of the Aces Ballpark. It seems the billionaire ballpark owner wants $1.5 million annually in support from the citizens of Reno and Washoe County. And if we don’t pay, they’ll take their national champs elsewhere. Apparently, Dortch seems like a great negotiator because in addition to his job for the citizens of Reno, he also worked for the Reno Aces ballclub as a special advisor for corporate sponsorships. I gotta tell you, it’s about the millionth time I’ve heard this rumor in the last year or so, but it’s always a different impetus for the resignation. It’s actually not the craziest theory I’ve ever heard, and this election year has everyone rattled. Politics in Reno is a mean frickin’ game, and there are plenty of people out there who like to talk (and strike) from the shadows. Watching it is like watching one of those lion vs. hyena videos on Youtube—something between entertainment and pathology. Anyway, Bob Cashell was an original investor in this newspaper, as he mentions every time we’re in the same room. I think he’s been great for the Reno City Council during his tenure, an authentic Nevada statesman and politician in the grand old tradition. There isn’t a person here at the Reno News & Review who would wish him anything but a speedy and full recovery. Here’s to you, Mayor Bob. Get well soon.

LETTERS Where are the third parties? Biden pretty much kicked ass last week. Series tied, 1-1. It’s really kind of frightening that our system, and the media, stifle the voices of third party candidates. Frightening and infuriating. And let’s try to keep Israel from changing the subject, which should really be about the war crimes they have committed as the Goldstone Report states. They all need to smoke a bowl of California green bud and put on some of their favorite music. Getting sick of all the saber rattling. Maybe we should allow this sequestration to go forward. The Department of Defense would be hit the hardest, as that is where the bulk of our tax dollars are going anyway. It seems to me that is the main difference between the Democratic and Republican leadership: The Republicans want to cut spending on social programs and give it to an already bloated police state. And the Democrats ... I don’t know what they really want to do. They are not much better. I wanted to see a Ron Paul/Ralph Nader ticket, but this society is still living in the Stone Age. Jon Obester Reno

For the pets Re “Kitty time” (Letters to the Editor, Oct. 11): Diana Culp’s letter was a cynical attempt to confuse readers about the breadth of efforts to protect animals. Adopting homeless pets from animal shelters is a core value of the humane movement, and the Humane Society of the United States and our partners launched the largest public service campaign in history to promote pet adoptions, resulting in tens of millions of dollars of free advertising for local shelters and rescue groups. Billions of animals are also at risk outside of shelters, and we are there to help them, too. This either-or approach is a divisive effort to undermine our work. In Nevada, HSUS helps fight animal cruelty by engaging citizens, supporting animal

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Re “Elect Shelley Berkley” (Editorial, Oct. 11): Does RN&R ever get tired of having to say sorry for endorsing a “moderate” Republican only to find that, once in Washington, there is no such thing? I’ll admit that I’m biased. I’m liberal, progressive and don’t have much faith in any Republican, but I also know that the national Senate and the House function with a near lockstep march when it comes to Republican voting, filibusters, and opposition to bipartisan legislation. Why would we expect someone like Dean Heller to have been any different once he is in the machine? Local politics are one thing, but national politics has its own personality, and if you’re looking for independently minded Republicans to endorse there, I suppose I’ll just get used to hearing you say, “I’m sorry” when they disappoint.

Re “Reid thriving” (Upfront, Oct. 11): Good for Harry. If he retires, Nevada will sink to the bottom in Washington. He’s done a lot of good things for the state. G.J Thomas Sparks

Bad word? Re “Elect Shelley Berkley” (Editorial, Oct. 11): You have managed to work in the word “intransigent” three times in one short editorial. Would you consider this excessive or am I just being intransigent?

Felix Polanski Reno

Vote for good

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Being barraged with negative political rhetoric all day and all night for the last year (at least) has left me looking for a way to revolt. I know I can’t stop or influence “the machine.” I have found an outlet. Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart (Comedy Central) effectively demonstrate the absurdity of what is taking place. Their satire is not only entertaining and funny, but their assessment of the situation is accurate. They take to task the people and media groups that are causing so much dissension. President Barack Obama too has a way of rising above the obvious deceit of the nation. His

Sleep like babies Re “Elect Shelley Berkley” (Editorial, Oct. 11): Shelley Berkley for Senate? C’mon? Was that hard for the RG-J to support her just because of the Senate seat? How do you sleep at night without pharmaceuticals? Will there be a mass apology from your godless progressives for the last four years of this Barack Obama farce on

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“zingers” are funny and accurate. Mitt Romney comes across as a personality-less puppet with a smug and condescending demeanor reminiscent of Bush and Sons Inc. In the presidential, senatorial and congressional races, I steer away from anyone endorsed either openly or covertly by the Bush crime family. I will vote hoping there is an outside chance that my vote will count.

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John Lane Carson City Editor’s note. Red wine. And actually, the RG-J endorsed Dean Heller—not Berkley—in that race. Because, you know, there aren’t enough rich, intransigent, middleaged white guys speaking for independent Nevada citizens.

Holly Haley Nevada director for the Humane Society of the United States Las Vegas

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welfare legislation and working with local animal shelters. Culp works for notorious Washington PR man Rick Berman, who has raked in millions of dollars from agriculture, alcohol and tobacco companies to run campaigns against public health and animal welfare groups. Further evidence of her credibility deficit: She continues to misrepresent her employment history, and was never a director for HSUS in the two years she worked for one of our affiliates. An estimated 20,000 groups work to safeguard animals. Together, we are an unstoppable force for good.

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Tax purchases, not income Re “The man who would be president” (Feature story, Sept. 13): There is one thing that would, for certain, jump-start the U. S. economy and create many jobs. Expect career politicians and congressional lobbyists to resist it mightily. The reason: Its adoption would adversely affect all their pocket books and seriously diminish congress’s power over and control of American citizens. It’s called the Fair Tax. The Fair Tax is a “consumption” tax; a national sales tax. The IRS would be annihilated; nobody pays income tax anymore and no payroll taxes paid by businesses or employees. Every earner keeps all they have earned! The price of all American made goods would drop by an estimated 22 percent. That is the figure researchers estimate the income tax and the payroll taxes add to the cost of everything produced in America. The national sales tax rate would be 23 percent. So there’s no increase in cost-of-living for Americans. But economists estimate that in the first year after the Fair Tax becomes law, the economy will grow over 10 percent, exports will grow by 26 percent and capital spending will increase over 70 percent. There are many additional advantages of the Fair Tax. Then ask your congressional candidates about the Fair Tax and insist they support it! Glen Terrell Arlington, Texas

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THIS MODERN WORLD

BY TOM TOMORROW

BIG HE ADERS GIZA 25pt 25kWill you vote? SMALL HEADERS GIZA 15pt 55k (60% OF BIG HE AD)

Asked at Reno main Post Office, 2000 Vassar St. Ted Caine Retiree

Yes. A lot of things are going on that I’m not happy with. The campaign doesn’t bother me—I like a good fight.

Richard Wilde Retiree

Yes, because we have to keep America free and the only way is to vote. I don’t like the campaign, but I’m still going to vote.

Elect Pierre Hascheff

Jackson Scribner Musician

Yes, because I believe in some of the things supported by one of the people I’m voting for. The campaign’s a little discouraging, but a lot of things are discouraging.

You want to see a good example of why the term-limit answer the Washoe County Registrar of Voters’ request for laws aren’t wholly good things? Look no further than information, either. In fact, so you can decide for yourself, Pierre Hascheff on the Reno City Council. The guy has the most public statement she made about running for been on the Council for nearly 20 years, and in all that office was to the Reno Gazette-Journal. Her bio can be time, he has been—not just had the reputation for being—a found on that site at http://tinyurl.com/9vjqauo measured, rational voice on the Council. He’s being term It’s not that she’s not qualified, after 16 years as a public limited out. And that’s why we say he should be elected to defender here in Washoe County, she’s just not as qualified. Reno Justice of the Peace in Department 6—so we can And this election, we’d like to see qualifications matter in keep a real public servant serving the public. who gets elected. That’s not to say he’s been a dissenting voice. He In our candidate questionnaires, which you will get to hasn’t. In fact, in his competent way, he’s joined the see when our partner on our election site, Democracy Live, establishment chorus on some of the most divisive issues gets their technological issues straightened out, we asked of the past two decades. But somehow, candidates what the most important he’s almost always risen above the politissue is in their respective races. ical fray, a Council member who was Hascheff replied, “I will continue to Elect Pierre known for preparation and for hearing improve the court’s technology both sides of an issue before pronounc- Hascheff so we upgrades making it easier for our coning his opinion. stituents to obtain information from can keep a real Wouldn’t it have been great to have the court, pay their fines, and share public servant an entire Council that didn’t somehow information online rather than waiting have its mind made up before the public line at the courthouse. My 20 years serving the public. in meetings? as a Reno City Council member Hascheff is qualified in just about any makes me uniquely qualified to way a Justice of the Peace should be qualified. He’s a certi- understand and streamline the court’s budget. Because the fied public accountant and a lawyer, so he has insight in Justice Court is the people’s court, I will bring a fair and ways most people don’t. He’s been deeply involved in this balanced approach to the bench since everyone is entitled community even outside the Council. to a respectful and informed decision by the court. I believe His opponent, Gemma Green Waldron, is somewhat of technology upgrades and consolidating the court functions a mystery to the staff here. She did not respond to a request will reduce the operating costs of the court.” for information sent by this newspaper, and if she doesn’t We happen to agree. He is uniquely qualified to undercare enough about our readers to at least answer a few stand and streamline the court’s budget. We recommend questions, well, it’s pretty obvious she’s not seeking our you cast a vote for Pierre Hascheff for Department 6 endorsement. But beyond our specific complaint, she didn’t Justice of the Peace. Ω OPINION

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Yes, because of my loyalty to our country. You can’t complain if you don’t vote, right? U.S. citizens got to vote. Make it better, right?

Mary Filbin Homemaker

Yes I am. I want to have a say about what happens in our government on the state level and the national level. I’d prefer it they were more positive and saying what they were going to do instead of mudslinging at each other.

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Obama precinct workers in Sparks distributed flyers door by door over the weekend. The material was left in doorjambs where residents weren’t home. The Joe Biden appearance in Reno advertised on the top sheet was later postponed.

Campaign coverage solicited Yahoo is looking for writers and photographers to cover the presidential campaign in Nevada. But be prepared to work for free. “Colorado and Nevada residents, you’re the ones keeping President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney campaigning in the West these days,” read an article bylined “by Yahoo! News” last week. “With the presidential race tight in your states, you’re getting a lot of attention the rest of us don’t see. We want to know what it’s like, and here’s your chance to show us! Share your stories and photos with Yahoo News, and we might feature them in a series we’re doing about 2012 swing states. ... We’re also publishing readers’ photos from the campaign trail, so snap away and share those, too!” The article did not mention money, so we contacted Yahoo. Its news editor, Laura Davis, responded, “We’re not paying for stories or photos becasue we’re putting everything into a piece in which Colorado and Nevada residents will act as sources, and we can’t pay for sources.” Of course, paying for photos isn’t—well, never mind.

Tagalog heard in election GMA Network in the Philippines this week reported that Nevada ballots in Tagalog were being used. Tagalog is a language used by about a third of the population of the Philippines. A more standard form of Tagalog, called Filipino, is the leading language in that nation. U.S. Embassy political officer David Sequeira mentioned Nevada in making the point that the votes of U.S. citizens of Philippine descent are becoming more important. “Right now there are about 700,000 Filipino-American voters [in the U.S.],” he said.“Nevada has 100,000 Fil-Ams living there currently. Certainly a large number of them can vote.” Efforts to contact Sequeira were unsuccessful. Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller confirmed the accuracy of the report as far as it goes. But ballots in Tagalog are available only in counties where the population of Tagalog is above 5 percent, which means Clark County, where the Asian vote is a significant bloc. Sequeire also told GMA (Greater Manila Area), “It is the decision of every state on what they want to do with their ballots, and Nevada made this decision.” Actually, it is not the states’ decision. The ballots in languages spoken by more than 5 percent of the population are required by the U.S. Voting Rights Act. States have no discretion in the matter, according to Nevada deputy secretary of state for elections Scott Gilles. “Publishing election materials in multiple languages is not a state or county mandate,” he said in an email message. “The Voting Rights Act mandates the language requirements based on certain thresholds having been met following the 2010 census. Based on the census data, the Department of Justice directs which languages election materials must be made available in for each county. The DOJ directed that Clark County must provide election materials in Spanish and Tagalog.”

Tally sheet Since it became a state, Nevada has voted for the winner in presidential elections 27 times, for the loser 7 times. Its longest period as a bellwether began in 1912, when the state voted for Woodrow Wilson over Theodore Roosevelt, Eugene Debs and incumbent William Taft (who came in fourth). It then voted for the winner the next 15 presidential elections. It ended that streak in 1976, when Nevadans chose Gerald Ford over Jimmy Carter. The state has stayed with the winner since then. In one election, Nevada voted for a third party candidate. It was the election of 1894, when reaction to the Gilded Age of great wealth and impoverished workers generated support for silver and economic populism. Nevadans voted for James Weaver, the candidate of the People’s Party, over Republican Benjamin Harrison and Democrat Grover Cleveland. Nevada has voted Republican 20 times, Democratic 16 times.

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Recovery? Obama campaign struggles to keep Nevada in his column The notion of a smooth running, well oiled Obama machine does not necessarily survive a visit to its Reno by Dennis Myers headquarters. For one thing, it keeps bankers’ hours. At about 8:45 a.m. on the day of the second presidential debate, there were only two people in the office—a press person who could not talk on the record with the press and a volunteer working the counter, who said, “Most of them come in about 9.”

Latinos and women both show signs of failing Obama So they did, sort of. Some came in—and out, going for coffee—after 9. The Reno office director was also not allowed to talk to the press. Later the office provided a written statement: “We’ve seen incredible enthusiasm on the ground here in Nevada and across the country to get President Obama reelected. Our volunteers are the heart of our campaign, and as we get closer to November, we’re seeing increasing enthusiasm from supporters across the country who are excited to get involved with the grassroots efforts we have here in Nevada.” The assumption has been that if Nevada is a swing state, Washoe is the swing county (“Watching Washoe,” RN&R, Aug. 2). But the headquarters is not a bustling office. The word that comes more immedi-

ately to mind is sleepy, notwithstanding the “ONLY 21 DAYS AWAY” sign on one wall. It’s a sharp contrast to four years ago, when grass roots enthusiasm for Obama was thriving. Today, if this is a nerve center, there is considerable nerve numbness. It didn’t help that the day started with the front page of USA Today— “Women push Romney into lead,” a piece that reported on a Gallup survey giving Mitt Romney a four point lead over Barack Obama. Women are an essential part of Obama’s vote, certainly in Nevada. In 2008, he received 59 percent of the votes of Nevada women. It’s hard to imagine his winning the state without them. Since the first debate, the Obama campaign has appeared to be a pile of sand with the tide coming in. Erosion in his support has been steady among various groups. So far, though, it has not yet reached the Latino community, which makes up about a fourth of Nevada’s population, and has been crucial in several recent races, such as the reelection of Harry Reid to the U.S. Senate. The Latino population of Nevada is 10 percentage points larger than the Latino population of the United States. After non-voters like children are culled from the total, Latinos make up more than 12 percent of eligible Nevada voters. The greatest danger for Obama with Latino voters is turnout. Last year, the Pew Hispanic Center reported a survey that said 14.9 percent of Latinos believe voting

doesn’t count and 25.8 percent said they usually were too busy with work or other conflicts to vote. Sharp splits in the Nevada Republican Party this year were seen as an advantage for Obama. The state GOP was taken over by backers of Ron Paul, so Romney’s supporters effectively set up a different Republican Party, called Team Nevada, to support his candidacy. Political analyst Fred Lokken suspects the Obama campaign was lulled by those events. He said he has been amazed as signs of new effectiveness in the Republican campaign. “They’re doing a better job of voter registration than they had been,” he said. “There are signs of better organization on the Republican side. This developed quietly and Obama forces were not aware of it.” Can Obama win Nevada without women? “I don’t think so,” Lokken said. “No, not at all. … I have tremendous suspicion about the validity of the Gallup poll, but there has been tremendous damage to the Obama campaign. But they do have time to put it back together.” He said that opinion polling is showing signs of a hidden factor that, so far at least, has favored Democrats—an inability, because of changing technology, to detect some voters. “You saw it in the polls in the Reid race [in 2010] suggesting one reality, but Reid won a very comfortable margin that had not show up in the polls. … Any polling that is still using land lines is missing 30 percent of the public.” It is likely that Obama’s national campaign will start to emphasize women’s and family issues in their Nevada efforts—such as education, health care and abortion—to try to move that group back toward him. Nevada, in spite of a high Catholic and the nation’s third highest Mormon population, voted in favor of abortion in 1990. A lot of attention has been given to volunteers pouring into Nevada from out of state to help Obama. That, however, is mostly a weekend thing. How much precinct territory is being covered by the campaign during the week by local volunteers is not known. While Obama’s supporters are hoping his debate appearance this week turns things around, Lokken points out that debate audiences have not been all that impressive.


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Hot water Andrew Diss, Democratic candidate for Washoe County Commissioner in District 1, hopes to remedy what he calls a “lack of action” on the County Commission. If elected, Diss said he’ll revitalize the stagnant commission by with innovative ideas and a fresh perspective. Bethany Deines Diss said the shortcomings of the current Commission are exemplified by Ballot Question WC-1. The measure asks voters if the city of Reno and the unincorporated areas of Washoe County should be required to provide closest unit emergency response to fire and medical emergencies, regardless of jurisdiction. “It’s a no-brainer,” Diss said. “We have to have automatic aid, it’s funny to me that the question is even on the ballot. The County Commission already has the authority to come to an agreement with the city of Reno for automatic aid. I don’t understand why there hasn’t been the political will for them to stand up, take care of it, and get that agreement done. It’s something the Commission should have done on their own.” Diss said the Commission should have come to an agreement with the city of Reno long before the question went on the ballot. The Commission’s failure to reach an automatic aid agreement puts the residents of both Reno and Washoe County in danger and demonstrates the Commission’s lack of action on crucial public issues, he said. But an automatic aid agreement may only be a temporary fix to a larger problem, Diss said. If elected, Diss said he will make complete regionalization of fire services his highest priority. And DISS he’s bringing new ideas to the table about how to make the merge feasible. “I’d like to see our fire department merge with REMSA and combine those services—that’s something I haven’t heard any other candidate talk about,” Diss said. Also topping Diss’ to-do list as a prospective commissioner is an economic revival of Washoe County. He said the Commission should be doing everything in its power to attract more busi“I’d like to see our fire nesses to the area, which he hopes would put more Northern Nevadans back to work. department merge The key to encouraging economic progress could lie in renewable energy, with REMSA.” Diss said. As Northern Nevada sits atop one of the biggest pockets of geothermal Andrew Diss energy in North America, he said the County Commission candidate region’s geothermal potential, combined with its abundance of wind and sunshine, create the perfect lure for renewable energy companies. “One of the biggest tools that the Commission has at its disposal is through the form of giving tax abatements and sales tax exemptions to different companies that want to come here and start developing our renewable energy sources,” Diss said. Diss said the Commission should be working harder to portray Northern Nevada as a hotbed of renewable energy potential. If the Commission can encourage the development of renewable energy in Washoe County, Diss said it will create much-needed competition in Nevada’s energy market. “We have all these natural resources at our disposal and I think we need to be doing more to take advantage of them,” he said. “By fostering competition and getting more companies here, you’re going to have some competition with NV Energy and competition is going to drive down rates for everybody. It’s going to make our power bills cheaper.” Andrew Diss’ opponent He said short-term jobs will emerge through the construction of renewfor County able energy facilities and long-term jobs through the need for industry Commissioner in District 1 is Republican professionals in the renewable energy field. Finally, Diss said that helping struggling Washoe County homeowners candidate Marsha Berkbigler, a longtime to renegotiate their mortgages would be one of his top priorities as comNevada lobbyist, who missioner. was profiled on this “When you look at the biggest source of revenue for the county, it page on April 19. comes from property taxes,” he said. “Homes aren’t worth as much as they used to be and people are struggling just to make their payments. If we can offer them a little bit of help, we can do a lot to raise housing values and that will lead to more money for the county in general.” Ω

A sign in the Reno Obama headquarters is a reminder of urgency.

“The first debate was annihilated by major league sports,” he said. An estimated 67.2 million people watched the first debate, according to the Neilsen ratings service. While that was higher than the first debate four years ago, and is high for a political event, entertainment often gets higher ratings. Many voters reacted to the news coverage of the debate as much as to the debate. The vice presidential debate attracted 51.4 million viewers. In one way, it is fortunate for Obama that it is women who are moving away from him. They have a record of staying loose later in the campaign, moving back and forth, willing to be shown. Romney’s soft sell in the first debate, with his constant references to bipartisanship, probably helped him with women.

“The trust factor is picking up,” as Lokken put it. It probably also helped Romney in Washoe County, which has a tradition of moderate Republicanism that is often more liberal than espoused by Clark County Democratic politicians. In 2008 Obama actually won Washoe County by a slightly larger percentage than he won the state. No one expects that to happen again, but merely winning the county—not the 12.6 percent margin he had four years ago, but just winning—would make it nearly impossible for Romney to win the state, given the heavy Democratic vote in populous Clark County. For Obama, Washoe would be gravy. For Romney, it’s meat and potatoes. Ω

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The Sparks Museum held a Military Appreciation Day last weekend, and volunteer musicians from the Northern Nevada Bluegrass Association played for servicepeople and veterans who attended. The event was held on the plaza behind the museum. OPINION

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Sun rises over the West The Obama administration announced plans to move forward with using public lands for solar projects in six Western states, including Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, California, New Mexico and Utah. The project is the result of the Solar Energy Development Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (also referred to as just PEIS), a collaborative study conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Bureau of Land Management, and U.S. Department of Interior. The report was compiled “in order to assess environmental impacts associated with the development and implementation of agency-specific programs that would facilitate environmentally responsible utility-scale solar energy development,” according to the PEIS website, and it also highlights the zones in which solar energy will be developed. Nevada’s zones are Amargosa Valley, Dry Lake, Dry Lake Valley North, Gold Point and Millers. The PEIS website also provides information about “public involvement,” such as “protests to land use plan amendments,” for which members of the public can file formal protests against proposed solar development. To read more from the PEIS, including the full downloadable document of the report, visit http://solareis.anl.gov/index.cfm.

Generating energy Last week, the Desert Research Institute hosted the Energy, Nevada and Economic Development Forum, organized by the Nevada Institute for Renewable Energy Commercialization. The forum brought in more than 70 energy experts throughout the state, who discussed the need to support Nevada’s renewable energy business and education opportunities, emphasizing collaboration between agencies and projects. Panel discussions were led by members of organizations such as city of Reno Environmental Services, Ormat Technologies, Inc., BrightSource Energy and Southwest Gas, among others. The forum is held annually at DRI.

—Ashley Hennefer ashleyh@newsreview.com

ECO-EVENT October is “No GMO” month, and the Great Basin Community Food Co-op will host a screening of documentary Genetic Roulette on Oct. 24. According to the film’s website, it “provides compelling evidence to help explain the deteriorating health of Americans, especially among children, and offers a recipe for protecting ourselves and our future.” Organic, non-GMO popcorn will be served for free, and a panel discussion will be held after the film. People of all ages are invited to attend. Free. For more information, contact Elias Dechent at elias@greatbasinfood.coop.

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Full stream ahead Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful’s Waste Stream Tour After a night of rain, the smell of wet cardboard, trash and compost was prevalent during this year’s Waste Stream Tour, organized by Keep Truckee by Meadows Beautiful. The annual tour takes local green leaders to locaAshley tions throughout the region to demonstrate different ways waste is Hennefer handled—in some cases, handled poorly. Eight people participated in the tour, some from local businesses, nonprofashley@ newsreview.com its or state agencies. Christi Cakiroglu, executive director of KTMB, said she invited the candidates running for Reno City Council, who were unable to make the tour because of a senior citizen’s forum held during the same time. She also said that she has yet to get a Reno City Council member to attend. The first stop on the tour was the Waste Management’s Recycle America Facility in Sparks, open since 1991. Here, newspapers, magazines, glass and aluminum are sorted. The newspapers and magazines are sent to China, where it is used to make new newsprint or cardboard. The glass is sent to a benefactor in Sacramento, and aluminum cans are sent to Kentucky, where “within six weeks they end up back on the shelf,” said John Langelle of WM. Participants then stopped by the Lockwood landfill, about 20 minutes outside of Sparks. The landfill generates power by producing methane through its For a video of this landfill-to-gas system—enough to power more than 1,800 houses—and the year’s tour, visit the electricity is put back into the grid. The landfill has 23 more years before it RN&R Green reaches its capacity, and is one of the biggest in the country. Facebook page at Because of this, other companies are trying to pick up the slack by providwww.newsreview.com ing alternative options for waste use. RT Donovan is one of few local places /RNRGreen. that accepts green waste, and also produces compost. Owner Tom Donovan discussed the uses of green waste, such as using compost for erosion control. “There is no legislative mandate to keep green waste out of a landfill,” he said. Donovan noted some of the challenges that come with composting, including small items that most people don’t think about, like the stickers that come on produce. “You’d think those stickers would just be paper with adhesive, but they are actually made out of plastic,” he said. “They’ve made this thing so they essentially never break down.” But a drive out to illegal dump sites in Golden Valley showed that despite the available resources, some members of the public choose to bypass legal disposal all together. The bumpy dirt road into the hills revealed many areas of litter, including several acres of broken glass, as well as piles of old tires, mattresses and televisions riddled with holes from bullets from hobby shooters. “People don’t realize the extent illegal dumping occurs to our community,” said Cakiroglu. The final stop on the tour was at Waste Management’s transfer station. Representatives of WM also demonstrated how medical and biohazard waste are safely handled through a compacting and heating process. Cakiroglu hopes that projects like the tour will show the community what’s working well and what needs to be improved. “It’s an exciting time for trash because there are a lot of changes happening,” she said. KTMB is creating a video version of the tour for those who can’t attend in person, and Cakiroglu hopes the video will be shown in local schools. Ω


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The first experiment was The Thing, a 1982 John Carpenter film beloved by the experiment’s three principle test subjects. 1:15 P.M. BRAD: Though The Thing is a great opener for something like this, I kind of wish we’d put it at a later slot when Bob, Mark and I were all more paranoid and suspicious of each other. 1:15 P.M. MARK: I’m already suspicious of Bob, so it’s working out. 1:39 P.M. BOB: I was paranoid and hating you guys when I walked in here, so we are good. Results: Despite the film’s bleak ending and terrifying special effects, the subjects were happy, perhaps naively so— unaware of the full extant of the terror that awaited them.

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CREEPSHOW The second experiment was the 1982 anthology Creepshow, written by iconic horror author Stephen King and directed by iconic horror director George Romero. 2:41 p.m. Bob: 1982: A great year for sweaters! 2:41 p.m. Mark: I can’t look at anything other than Leslie Nielson’s sweater right now. It’s crazy. 3:32 p.m. Mark: There’s a real theme in this movie of people just treating each other badly. All these zombies and creatures around, but the people are the real monsters. I never noticed how moralistic this film is. 3:52 p.m. R.C. Schmidt: It’s true. It hearkens back to the old EC Comics stories. It’s all very Golden Rule. Results: The subjects were still in buoyant spirits, though the fragmented structure of the film did seem to fracture this mood. Note the bizarre obsession with actor Leslie Nielsen’s sweater, for example.

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IN AN EXPERIMENT OF HUMAN TERROR, THREE WRITERS WATCHED HORROR MOVIES FOR 24 HOURS STRAIGHT

DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK

The third experiment is a 1973 TV movie about a house haunted by bizarre little goblins. 4:22 p.m. Bob: Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark is officially the movie that screwed me up the most when I was a kid. Caught a late night rerun while staying at my grandma’s and had nightmares for weeks. 5:10 p.m. Brad: Should we talk about the grand horror tradition of female protagonists who might be experiencing supernatural evil and might just be crazy? It dates back at least to Henry James’ Turn of the Screw. 5:12 p.m. Mark: I was actually thinking that Sally is kind of a classic weak-willed heroine—just get your shit together and get out of the damn house. … Bob points out that the women are the only ones talking sense though— good counterpoint. Results: The subjects seemed comfortable with the experiments. That easygoing attitude was reinforced late during Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark by the arrival at their torture chamber of Megan Berner, a writer and photographer who joined them for the next three movies.

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The fourth experiment was a 1981 film about an American werewolf in London. 6:03 P.M. MARK: It’s crazy how hard it is to make fake blood look right. It’s always too red or too transparent. I perfected this as a teenager. The secret is mostly corn syrup, some red food coloring, a touch of blue food coloring, and here’s the crucial ingredient: some creamy peanut butter to make it more opaque. 6:04 P.M. BRAD: That’s also my recipe for breakfast. 6:38 P.M. BRAD: Bob just said that this is the best ever mixture of horror and comedy. Mark said, no, that’s Ghostbusters. Anybody agree one way or the other? 6:45 P.M. MARK: I’d say American Werewolf is a horror film with heavy comedic elements, and Ghostbusters is a comedy that successfully works in some horror elements. … Bob Grimm thinks Ghostbusters is science fiction. I disagree. 6:49 P.M. BOB: They have the technology to capture ghosts, which gives it a science fiction angle. 6:52 P.M. MARK: And Alien has space travel, but it’s a horror movie. 6:56 P.M. BOB: ALIEN IS HORROR/SCI FI. 6:58 P.M. MARK: Pure horror. That movie could be set anywhere. It happens to be set in space. It relies on no hypothetical scenarios for its overall effect. 7:01 P.M. D. BRIAN BURGHART: The existence of aliens is pretty hypothetical, as is the idea of human travel outside our solar system. 7:03 P.M. MARK: Sci-fi uses hypothetical science to reveal some insight about its subject matter that could not otherwise be revealed. Alien does not do that. 8:14 P.M. JACQUIE ALLEN: “See, American Werewolf is not a comedy. People keep calling it a comedy, it’s very funny I hope, but it is a horror film. We meet these guys in a truckload of sheep. This is not subtle. I mean these boys are dead by the end of the movie. That’s not really a happy tale,” John Landis [the film’s director]. RESULTS: The subjects were aided by feedback from outside the torture chamber during this experiment. But cracks were showing. Note the discussion about genre distinctions centered on two movies that weren’t even in the experiments.

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The fifth experiment was the 1992 tale of a legendary killer who might be a figment of the heroine’s deranged imagination. 7:29 P.M. MARK: We’re watching this one—it’s my pick— because of what a touchstone it was in the early ’90s if you were of an age to hang out and watch horror movies with friends. It also represents Clive Barker, for my money the greatest imagination in modern horror. 7:39 P.M. BRAD: What are the cliché horror fake-out scares? A cat. The boyfriend. A tree blowing in the wind scraping against the window. What else? 7:41 P.M. ALLEN: Car backfiring. … Teapot boiling/screaming. … 12

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Unseen person coming out from behind something and scaring the heroine while their back is turned—always turns out to be a friend though. … Strange noises coming from one part of the house; after investigating, the heroine breathes a sigh of relief—only to be attacked by someone from the opposite side. 8:29 P.M. BRAD: This is another movie that plays with the idea of a hysterical female protagonist who may or may not be imagining the apparent horrors. Where’d that idea come from? 8:31 P.M. MARK: You could trace it back to the Greeks with Cassandra. Gift of precognition, curse that no one believes her. Everyone thought she was crazy. Maybe she was. 8:33 P.M. BOB: … and it’s scary and stuff.

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Experiment 6 was a 2001 psychological horror movie about workers coming unhinged while cleaning a closed-down mental asylum. One of the workers finds audio tapes of therapy sessions with a patient who suffers from a multiple personality disorder. There’s one personality, Simon, which the other personalities all fear. 9:57 P.M. MARK: Going back to the insane asylum after dark to steal the valuables from cremated remains. What could possibly go wrong?! 9:59 P.M. MEGAN: I can’t handle this. 10 P.M. MARK: You’re handling it perfectly. 10:01 P.M. MEGAN: By screaming and crying huddled up in the corner of the couch? 10:04 P.M. BRAD: I also really like that this movie is about a bunch of working class dudes with a really shitty job to do. 11:26 P.M. MARK: Meg and I have different readings of Session 9. Meg thinks that Simon is insanity, or some kind of embodiment of it. After seeing it a few times, I actually think Simon is a sentient spirit that gets into people. No spoilers, but Simon is always the same no matter when it is or who is involved. RESULTS: At this point, the subjects were demonstrating signs of fearful psychological disturbance. Megan left when the movie was over.

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The seventh experiment was the 1997 science fiction/horror film Event Horizon. It was directed by notorious hack Paul W.S. Anderson of Resident Evil fame. 12:05 A.M. MARK: This movie walks a line between being really tense and really silly. I think it mostly stays toward the former, but I can definitely see why a lot of people think it spills too much into the latter. 12:14 A.M. BRAD: It’s also a weird pastiche of a bunch of great movies. There are blatant homages to Alien, Aliens, 2001, Don’t Look Now, Empire Strikes Back—well, maybe they’re homages. Maybe they’re just rip-offs. 12:26 A.M. BOB: This movie makes no sense. 12:37 A.M. BRAD: I actually enjoyed it less this time than I did the last time I watched it a few years ago. It’s just so schlocky—but it is amazing how there are some seriously

frightening images and moments mixed in among the schlock, though admittedly many of those images are borrowed from other, better movies. RESULTS: All three subjects, even the two who claimed to like the movie beforehand, seemed to have trouble engaging with it. Therefore, they drank a lot of energy drinks during the film, which led to innard turmoil later on.

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The eighth experiment was a 1933 movie about a big ape. 12:49 A.M. BOB: I championed this one for the marathon: King Kong, almost 80 years old and still an amazing spectacle, with a huge body count. … 10 dead and counting. 1:39 A.M. JEN SCAFFIDI: OK, I just spend $3 to fall asleep watching the second half of a monkey puppet movie. … Is the premise as confusing if you saw the first 55 minutes? Why are there people in grass skirts and witch doctor makeup? Why is the monkey so angry? WHY IS HE SMELLING THE GIRL? 2:08 A.M. BRAD: You want to wake up a lagging Bob Grimm during a horror movie marathon? Just put on King Kong. Dude perks right the fuck up. 2:09 A.M. BOB: This is the shit! 2:28 A.M. BOB: FINAL DEATH COUNT: 57 RESULTS: The subjects began developing giggling, morbid fascinations, with Bob especially obsessed with enumerating the fatalities.

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For experiment nine, the 1972 blaxploitation vampire flick Blacula, the subjects were joined in the torture chamber by their friend Adam Cooper, who brought ice cream. 3:03 A.M. MARK: Sad disco music—it’s hard out here for a vamp. 3:17 A.M. ADAM COOPER: I’m going on record early saying that Blacula is misunderstood. He’s just an undead man looking for love. 3:24 A.M. BRAD: In the ’70s, it was uncool for a man to show an unclothed neck or an unhairy upper lip. Turtlenecks and ’staches abound. 3:51 A.M. BOB: ROCKSTAR LEMONADE BE SAVING MY ASS ALL NIGHT … 4:12 A.M. BRAD: The biggest surprise, and biggest disappointment, about Blacula is the complete and total lack of nudity. Of course, I just noticed it’s only rated PG, so never mind. … Also, I’m not sure if this is a surprise or not, but Blacula is actually pretty good. RESULTS: There was a big boost of energy during experiment nine. However, much of this energy was directed toward base desires, like a prurient recurring interest in seeing the actresses nude. Bob was still gleeful about Rockstar, blissfully unaware that the beverage would soon be creating serious problems in his belly.

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The 10th experiment was Deep Red, a 1975 film by Italian horror master Dario Argento.


5:05 A.M. BRAD: I was admiring the careful arrangement of the streetwalkers a few scenes ago and Mark pointed out that every shot in this movie is a composition. Which I guess you can say about every movie. But you know what I mean. Or maybe you don’t. I don’t know. Who are you? AND WHAT ARE YOU DOING INSIDE THE HOUSE? 5:10 A.M. MARK: OK, the killer seems to be a woman—linked to a little girl at the beginning, mascara—the redhead is physically strong. Too obvious? Red herring? Redhairing? 5:13 A.M. BRAD: GOBLIN IS BETTER THAN WHATEVER YOUR SHITTY BAND THAT DOES THE MUSIC FOR YOUR SHITTY MOVIES IS CALLED. 5:37 A.M. MICHAEL GRIMM: You guys think you’re soooo special. I’ve been up for the past six nights playing “24 Hours of the Horror of a Newborn’s Poopy Bottom”! Amateurs! RESULTS: The subjects experienced some extreme psychological effects. Bob was clutching his stomach in physical pain, probably due to the energy drinks he’d consumed. Brad struggled to differentiate between the movie and reality.

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The subjects flipped some coins, to add an element of surprise, and ended up selecting the 1984 film Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, the fourth and not-at-all-final film of the longrunning slasher franchise, for experiment 11. 6:44 A.M. MARK: If Michael Myers is the king of the slashers, and Freddy is the court jester, where does that put Jason? 6:46 A.M. BRAD: He’s a rook: solid, reliable deaths, not always especially creative, but stolid. 6:51 A.M. BRAD: I don’t think “stolid” is the word I meant. But whatever. I’ve been watching horror movies for nearly 19 hours. At least it’s an actual word. 6:53 A.M. BRAD: This movie is especially blaptuous. I wruomple the glidering glimpie gleethers. 6:54 A.M. BEN JOHNSON: Brad fail English, that’s unpossible. 8 A.M. BRAD: OK, this is bullshit. Corey Feldman in a bald cap

talking sense into Jason, however briefly, is bullshit. Of course, Jason was a dumb little kid who drowned and came back as an even dumber zombie—though inexplicably good at killing people, like an idiot savant of murder—but I guess it makes sense he’d be easily distracted. 8:06 A.M. BOB: Well, that wasn’t very good now, was it? RESULTS: Though the subjects seemed to be psychologically weakened, this formulaic film did little to slow them down.

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A question to consider in any art that offers a political criticism—particularly one as concrete as Ross’s—is whether the artist is obligated to provide a solution in addition to criticism. Ross answers this question with an unwavering “no.” “We are not necessarily trained to do that,” he said. “I am not a lawyer, politician, nor economist. My medium is a camera, notebook, website, blog and a conscience.” Instead, Ross hopes to “convince people that there were issues that were limited in scale and scope that could be addressed, rather than have people be overwhelmed by the overwhelming problem of these kids and our society.”

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A 12-year-old juvenile stands in his windowless cell in a juvenile detention center in Biloxi, Miss.

Enter Richard Ross’s photography exhibit at the Nevada Museum of Art, and you’re immediately confronted by images of children in the criminal justice system: a 10-year-old boy standing alone in a white cider block room, a young woman in prison garb whose forearms are scarred with the words “fuck me,” six boys in yellow prison jumpsuits, their heads recently shaved, staring at the ground as a detention officer addresses them. In these photographs, the chilJuvenile in Justice: Photographs by Richard dren’s faces are either turned away Ross is on display at the from the camera or blurred or Nevada Museum of Art, cropped out, which Ross was 160 W. Liberty St. through Jan. 13. For required to do for purposes of more information, visit anonymity. But this absence of clear www.nevadaart.org. faces, clear identities, also invites the viewer to imagine themselves in the bleak setting of a juvenile detention facility. To substitute their own children for the covered face of a 16-year-old sitting on the bottom bunk in a prison cell. And in this way, you are confronted not just by the photographs, but by an immediate, tangible argument: These are not places for children.

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It’s an argument easy to draw from the photographs. The settings in these juvenile detention centers are sterile, colorless. The viewer soon realizes there’s literally nothing alive in these places, aside from the kids that live here and the staff that keeps them. There’s rarely any natural light. Rather, the photos are often lit by pale fluorescents. There are no plants, no trees, even in the outdoor recreation areas. But Ross makes the argument even more explicit, coupling the photographs with quotes from the children. These quotes are further snapshots in which the children—and Ross takes great pains to remind us that they are in fact children—candidly recount their offenses, or tell us about their messy home lives, or about drug addiction or mental health diagnoses. To complete Juvenile in Justice, Ross spent five years visiting over 350 facilities in 28 states, including several in Nevada. Juvenile facilities such as the Jan Evans Center in Washoe County and the euphemistically named Nevada Youth Training

Center in Elko appear in his work. In an email interview, Ross described his interactions with the children he photographed as something that both photographer and subject were invested in. “I found them bored and happy to talk to someone that was interested in who they were,” he said. “I never felt threatened. I would sit on the floor and give these kids control over the situation and respect. They flourish if you give them a willingness to listen to them and a sense of dignity.” A boy puts his hands through the slot of his cell door at Mendota Juvenile Treatment Center in Wisc. and awaits shackling before he can exit.

If one of Ross’s goals in Juvenile in Justice is to promote a public discussion of the use of incarceration in the juvenile criminal justice system, he must certainly see his exhibit at the Nevada Museum of Art as a success. The Nevada Museum of Art has used the exhibit as a forum for the issue of juvenile criminal justice reform not only by exhibiting the work, but also by recently holding a panel discussion that included juvenile justice advocates and stakeholders. The discussion, which was held Oct. 5, was led by Rebecca Gasca, who had served as Public Advocate for ACLU of Nevada, Shawn Marsh, the director of the Juvenile and Family Law department of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, and William Dressel, president of National Judicial College.

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with the argument made by both the panel and by Ross himself that incarceration is overused in the juvenile justice system, and that keeping kids in lockdown facilities is in fact often counterproductive. “The more contact children have with the system, frankly, usually the worse off they are,” Sullivan said during a recent interview at the museum. “To commit more crimes in the future, because it disrupts their home, it disrupts their schooling, it disrupts whatever good ties they had with the community.” However, Sullivan also noted that the number of children being locked up has actually dropped in Washoe County over the past several years, due in part to the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative, a program funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation that brings stakeholders in juvenile criminal justice system together to advocate for reform. The change of policy included giving lower level offenders citations and releasing them, rather than bringing them into custody. “The goal is to get kids out of custody,” Sullivan said. “We have managed to lower the daily population in custody from … 100 to now 35 or 40.” Ross’s exhibit is a departure from what you might expect to see at a fine arts museum such as the Nevada Museum of Art. It isn’t art for art’s sake. Rather, it’s an exhibit that asks the viewer to confront a world we’d rather not acknowledge. In this collection of photographs and text, Ross demands we enter a conversation about how we choose to deal with kids who commit crimes. And hiding them is no longer an option. Ω

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There was broad agreement among the three panelists that the juvenile justice system needs to be reformed in a way that steers kids away from jail and into a more treatment-based system. Marsh, for example, acknowledged that there are some juveniles that are so dangerous that they need to be in lockdown detention facilities. However, he stated that this is a very small percentage of the juvenile population that is currently in detention facilities. “The vast, vast majority of kids that get involved in the system have absolutely no business being in these facilities and it does no good in any way, shape or form,” Marsh said at the panel discussion. “We know that they tend to experience worse outcomes than if they had not been in this facility.” He argued that low risk kids elevate behaviors to the highrisk levels they are seeing around them in these facilities. The panel also identified several other issues that are brought up in Ross’s exhibit, such as the overrepresentation of minorities in the juvenile criminal justice system. “Youth of color in Washoe County are much more likely to be held [in custody] than their Caucasian counterparts,” Gasca said. Marsh likewise suggested that race continues to be a problem in the juvenile system, particularly in court diversion programs such as Juvenile Drug Court that allow offenders to enter treatment programs in lieu of incarceration. “It’s not enough just to divert the white kids,” he said. Ryan Sullivan, chief deputy of the Juvenile Criminal Law division of the Washoe County Public Defender’s office, seemed to agree

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Halloween is no exception as costumed menaces march through the streets in search of candy, with only a flashlight to ward off demons and monsters. The days of cheap, neon, plastic flashlights are over. Take the Fenix TK15 LED Flashlight for example. The Cree LED light has a reported lifespan of 50,000 hours, an aircraftgrade aluminum waterproof casing, and a max output of 337 lumens. To grasp the power of this torch, imagine one lumen is the illumination equivalent of one birthday candle if you’re viewing it from a foot away. Packed into the roughly six-inch long flashlight are more than 300 birthday candles that shine up to 700 feet. Four brightness levels decrease illumination and increase battery life— two 3V CR123A Lithium batteries or one 18650 Liion battery—but with the same design and power employed by hunters and the military, why go dim? $80.

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Big-box retailer Costco has it all—including a flashlight with enough power to raid a small drug den. With a maximum output of 150 lumens, a Cree LED bulb life of 40,000 hours, and aircraft-grade aluminum construction, this TechLite offering could be the younger cousin of the Fenix TK15. It operates at three intensities— 100 percent, 30 percent and strobe, the latter of which the Fenix also offers—but uses AA batteries which are much easier to find and replace. You can turn the six-inch light into a pocket flashlight by removing the middle section and running it off one AA battery instead of two. It’s a nice feature for travel or working in tight spaces. Costco’s price tag—two flashlights for $32—also makes it the right choice for reliability and durability in everyday situations that don’t involve tracking serial killers through deserted warehouses.

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The Light Circus: Art of Nevada Neon When Will Durham was growing up in Reno, he had trouble sleeping. He hated to be the last by person awake, and to help himself fall Brad Bynum asleep, he would look toward downtown and see the glow emanating from the bradb@ neon signs there, and he would take newsreview.com comfort in knowing that not too far away, there was a bustle of people still wide awake. Years later, in the late 1990s and early 2000s, as many of Reno’s iconic casinos—like the Harolds Club and the Mapes—and other businesses, were torn down, Durham began collecting the businesses’ neon signs. The Light Circus: Art of “All of a sudden, there was this Nevada Neon is on urgency—like, ‘If I don’t do this, then display at the Nevada Museum of Art, 160 W. it’s not going to be preserved,” says Liberty St., 329-3333, Durham. through Feb. 10. For Originally, Durham collected the more information, visit signs for the purposes of historical www.nevadaart.org. preservation. The signs were mementoes of Reno’s mid-century heyday as a gambling destination. But he was also drawn toward the signs for their appealing designs and expert craftsmanship.

“The more I looked at the stuff, it occurred to me that it was artistically significant as well [as historically significant], as examples of 20th century design,” he says. He began conceiving of his collection as a potential gallery exhibition. This eventually led him to connect with the Nevada Museum of Art, and Durham and museum employees did an extensive restoration project of the signs for an exhibition currently at the NMA titled The Light Circus: Art of Nevada Neon. The show features neon signs from Nevada casinos, like Reno’s Harolds Club, the Mapes and the Nevada Club, and Las Vegas’ Sahara, as well as signs from other iconic Reno businesses like Parker’s Western Wear, and the relatively recently closed, but no less legendary, coffee shop Deux Gros Nez. Many of the signs will spark the memories of longtime Nevadans. “A great thing about this show is that it inspires so many stories and personal recollections,” says Ann Wolfe,

the NMA’s curator of exhibitions and collections. The show also employs a museum’s inherent power to elevate the perceived quality of an object just by placing it in a gallery setting. Though these signs are aesthetically appealing—with their crisp lines of neon tubes, bright colors and bold shapes—they’re not traditional gallery artworks. “Does the fact that they were made for commercial purposes detract from their value as art objects?” asks Durham. “I personally don’t think so.”

He points out that part of the appeal is the neon itself, a mysterious material, a gas that glows when electrified, and a material not used commercially as often as it was half a century ago. The Truckee Meadows used to be lined with shops doing neon signs; few remain. “It’s a dying art,” says Durham. One drawback of the elevation of artworks formerly relegated to the ghetto of commercial objects is that the vast majority of the signs remain uncredited. The artists who crafted them remain anonymous, though the works themselves represent an important period in the history of Reno and Nevada. An art show of neon signs is a uniquely Nevadan venture. “I don’t know of another museum ever mounting an exhibition like this,” says Wolfe. “But of course there’s not another state with this kind of legacy of neon.” Ω

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She brought out some hot tea and sweet and sour soup to start. The soup was wonderful, with large slices of vegetables and a sweet, tangy finish. Maryan even offered us seconds, treatment I certainly didn’t get staying at Tim’s house. For entrées, we went with dry fried beef Ho Fun ($7.95) and chicken curry ($8.95). We also decided to order from the Chef’s specialties and went with the Shanghai sweet and sour ribs ($10.95). The food took a while to arrive, which made me happy because I knew it was actually being cooked instead of shoveled out of pre-made pans, plus Maryan had warned us that the ribs would take about 20 minutes. The food was well worth the wait. The dry fried beef Ho Fun arrived first, and was the favorite of the night. It had thick noodles, lots of tender beef, and green onions that exploded with flavor in my mouth. The ribs arrived next, and we were both impressed by the large plate of ribs sprinkled with sesame seeds. I had to be careful, as these were rib tips, so the first one I bit into got my tooth a little, but it was worth the work. The ribs had a lot of sauce, but it had a nice tangy flavor, so I didn’t mind the mess. The chicken curry arrived next along with some white sticky rice. The curry had a ton of chicken in it along with some red and green peppers, onions and bamboo shoots. The curry was just OK. I prefer spicier curry, but we had plenty of other food to keep us busy—so much that we got to take some leftovers home. Overall, I really enjoyed my dining experience. I definitely want to come back and try some of the more adventurous dishes. Good Chinese food is hard to find in Reno, but this place seems to be the solution. In fact, Tim was so impressed I might actually be able to stay at his house again as long as I take him out to dinner at 168 Café. Ω PHOTO/ALLISON YOUNG

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A local deputy (James Ransone) steps in to help Oswalt with some fact-finding. Turns out the murders are all connected in a way that should provide Oswalt with yet another reason for moving out. Nope, he stays. That same deputy connects Oswalt with a professor type (Vincent D’Onofrio) who informs him that symbols found at the murder sites are connected to an ancient monster called Bughuul that eats children’s souls. Upon hearing this, Oswalt has another cup of coffee and continues his research, rather than bugging out with the fam. Derrickson, who also co-wrote the screenplay, has a gift for telegraphing his scares—and still making them scary. He’ll put Hawke’s head in a dark frame, letting you know damned well something else will soon appear. It appears—and it’s freaking scary. He’ll give you a moment of hesitation when you know a jolting sound will happen. That jolt eventually comes, and you knew it would come—and it’s still freaking scary. My face went cold many times watching this movie. People around me either got up and left or started crying. Hawke does terrified with the best of them. Think of his looks of horror when observing Denzel Washington breaking rules in Training Day, or that panicked expression on his face as things spun out of control in Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead. As Oswalt’s stressed out wife Tracy, Juliet Rylance drags on the movie with a poorly modulated performance. As the two kids with a dad who blows at picking houses, Michael Hall D’Addario and Clare Foley make up for some of Rylance’s slack. Foley is especially good at occupying the stereotypical “creepy daughter who talks to ghosts” role. We only see the monster Bughuul in a few quick moments, but boy, are those effective moments. There’s a sequence involving a swimming pool that had me walking with quicker strides to my car out in the dark parking lot after the movie. The folks who wrote Sinister are sick in the head. That’s an attribute that bothers me if the afflicted one is my next-door neighbor. When the guy making a horror movie is a little nuts, it’s a blessing. Ω


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Argo

Ben Affleck makes another meaty movie with this spellbinding recreation of the late ’70s/early ’80s Iran hostage crisis, and the strange CIA mission that helped to extricate six American citizens from Iran at a most inopportune time. Affleck directs and stars as Tony Mendez, who hatches an elaborate plan to pose as a Canadian film director scouting Iran for shooting locations, with the six Americans posing as his Canadian film crew. The whole scenario seems ridiculous, yet it actually happened. Having lived through this period of American history, I can tell you that Affleck does a terrific job of capturing the look and mood of the time. The late ’70s were sort of humiliating both in terms of our status overseas and the way folks were wearing their hair. Bryan Cranston, John Goodman and Alan Arkin are all superb in supporting roles. This one will be in the running for some Oscars.

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Frankenweenie

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Tim Burton directs this enjoyable blackand-white stop-motion animated movie based on his own short film about a family dog being resurrected … Frankenstein style! Burton made the short film 28 years ago. While the story isn’t an especially electric one, the art direction is superb, and there are enough good laughs to make it worthwhile. Also worth noting: Winona Ryder voices a young girl character that looks suspiciously like Lydia, her character in Burton’s Beetlejuice. Other voices include Burton alumni such as Catherine O’Hara and Martin Landau, once again using his Bela Lugosi voice from Ed Wood. A finale sequence involving a giant, Gamera-like turtle and rabid sea monkeys gives the film a nice retro-horror feel. It’s a little sleepy in spots, but too impressive in other ways to completely overlook.

Hotel Transylvania

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This animated take on Dracula (Adam Sandler) and other big monsters like Frankenstein’s monster (Kevin James) and the Werewolf (Steve Buscemi) has a fun setup and some great gags. But its overall feeling is that of total mania in that it barely slows down long enough for you to take it in. It’s often unnecessarily spastic in telling the tale of a nervous Dracula dealing with his daughter on her 118th birthday—young in vampire years). A human (Andy Samberg) shows up at the title place, a building Dracula created to keep dangerous humans away, and his daughter (Selena Gomez) falls for him. The overall story is hard to digest, but there are some great moments, such as every time the vampires turn into bats (cute) and a werewolf baby knowing what plane flight somebody is taking by smelling his shirt (unbelievably cute). Even with the cute moments, there were too many times when I just wanted to look away because the animation was far too frantic.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays Joe, a loner living in 2042 who has actually been sent back from the year 2072 to kill people that organized crime wishes to dispose of. He stands in a field with his gun aimed at a tarp, waiting for his hooded victim to zap back from the future and receive a very rude greeting. Very bad, and very entertaining, things happen when the man sent back to be executed is actually Joe’s future self (Bruce Willis). Willis is great here as a tired and scared old criminal hell bent on fixing his future. Gordon-Levitt is even better as an embittered, callous young man looking to preserve his future and get his older self out of the picture. Gordon-Levitt, made up to look like a younger Willis, does a nice job of capturing the Willis stare and growl. Emily Blunt is on hand as a mother trying to protect her child, and Paul Dano lights up the screen with a pivotal supporting role. This is one of the year’s most ingenious films, and one of the best time travel yarns you’re going to see.

The Master

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Joaquin Phoenix plays Freddie, a troubled World War II vet who returns from a stint with the Navy a little messed up in the head. He’s having trouble finding his place in the world, and he’s constantly swigging lethal alcohol drinks made of anything he can find in the medicine cabinet or tool shed. He’s prone to major mood swings and violence. His relationships and jobs aren’t working out, and his drinking is getting him into a lot of trouble. He winds up a stowaway on a luxury yacht where he meets Lancaster Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman), leader of The Cause, a cult-like movement with more than a few similarities to Scientology. The two wind up strangely dependent on one another as they both battle different demons. Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will Be Blood) the film features great performances, but also has a vibe of been there, done that. It’s worth seeing for the Phoenix-Hoffman fireworks, but not one of Anderson’s best.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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Writer Stephen Chbosky makes an impressive directing debut with this adaptation of his semi-autobiographical novel about high school kids in the early ’90s. Logan Lerman plays Charlie, a shy freshman looking to make friends who eventually winds up hanging out with a fringe group of students including Patrick (Ezra Miller) and Sam (Emma Watson). The new friends help Charlie come out of his shell, and he ultimately realizes things about himself that need to be examined. Lerman is especially good here as the film’s anchor, while Miller continues to exhibit the great talents he showed in We Need to Talk About Kevin. Watson gets to step away from her Hermione role, and she does so successfully, making Sam a complex, real kid. One of the better films about high school to come along in quite some time.

Seven Psychopaths

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This is a wildly engaging movie from Martin McDonagh, the man who brought us the brilliant In Bruges, my pick for the year’s best movie in 2008. Like Quentin Tarantino, Paul Thomas Anderson and Wes Anderson, McDonagh creates movies that transcend genres. Colin Farrell stars as Martin, a character modeled after the director. Martin is trying to write a screenplay called Seven Psychopaths, and he’s wracking his brain for seven characters with distinctive killing methods. The way these characters appear to him is part of this film’s unending fun. Sam Rockwell plays Billy, Martin’s best bud, a struggling actor who makes money on the side kidnapping dogs with Hans (a scene-stealing Christopher Walken). When they kidnap the beloved dog of a psychopath (Woody Harrelson) very funny and violent things happen. Martin is trying for depth and beauty with his screenplay, while Billy screams for shootouts. Both characters get their wishes.

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Trick or treat? Holland Project’s Halloween Cover Show What happens when you mix two parts Stabby Unicorn, a local band with everything from pop to dark wave influences, a self-proclaimed nonby musician, and a musician who has Nora Heston scored music for documentaries, short films and modern dance pieces? A one-night-only Yazoo cover band, apparently. Rhiannon Box, vocals and keys; Eric Foreman, guitar and vocals; Brandon Shirey, bass; and Ty Williams, vocals and drums, make up the four members of a cover band who will be rocking out to Yazoo hits at the Holland Project Halloween Cover Show on Oct. 20. PHOTO/ALLISON YOUNG

Nick Rattigan and Jacob Rubeck of Surf Curse, who will cover Joy Division and New Order.

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Yazoo had been tossed around as a potential contender in years past but was nixed to make room for other bands like Ministry, Sioxsie and the Banshees, Talking Heads and Berlin, all of which Box, Shirey and Williams covered together in past years of the annual show, which they’ve played together four times. This will be Foreman’s first year joining them. “No one ever says, ‘Let’s cover Yaz,’” says Foreman. “I don’t think it’s been done.” For the group, the Holland Project’s annual Halloween show is the one time a year they get together to perform. Aside from Shirey, they’re all in other bands.

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“I only play music once a year—for the Halloween cover show,” says Shirey, who has been playing bass for five years. “It’s fun being a rock star for a day.” The band shared their excitement about taking on some of Yazoo’s hits, including “Only You” and “Goodbye ’70s.” “[Goodbye ’70s is] about saying ‘ta ta’ to a frustrating decade that lasted too long,” says Shirey. “The vocals are really wild too, because Alison Moyet sort of howls/wails throughout the song. … Rhiannon does a good job capturing that.” But don’t expect a carbon copy of the British synthpop duo. “Yaz is a two-piece, primarily pre-tracked, and we are doing everything with a four-piece live band,” says Box. “Our sound is a jangly mishmash of what Yaz might’ve sounded like if they were a bunch of nerdy friends playing in a garage as a four piece.” With a 30-minute time slot to fill, learning six songs for one performance may seem a bit crazy to some, but Shirey doesn’t think it’s enough. “I’d love to do more songs, but we have a time limit,” he says. Patrons can also look forward to covers of the Ramones, Green Day, the Misfits and Dr. Octagon, to name a few. “The line-up is really awesome this year,” says Shirey, who said he couldn’t wait to hear the groups covering Le Tigre and The Sonics. The show, which is open to all ages, begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Holland Project, 140 Vesta St. in Reno. Admission will be discounted from $5 to $2 for those wearing a costume. This year’s Halloween Show features members of local groups Thee Indoors, Spitting Image, Prescription, The Letdowns, Stabby Unicorn, Royal Noble, Crush, Surf Curse, Yes Sir and more, according to Britt Curtis, director of the Holland Project. “[The show is] always so much fun and it’s a cool way to introduce people to an artist they may not have known about,” says Box. Ω

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Blues jam w/Blue Haven, 9:30pm, no cover

FRIDAY 10/19

SATURDAY 10/20

Moon Gravy, 8pm, no cover

DG Kicks, Jakki Ford, 9pm, Tu, no cover

THE ALLEY

Rosie Flores, Marti Brom, Feather Merchants, The Nameless, 8:30pm, $10

Punk Rock Fall Formal w/God Damn Gallows, Shell Corporation, Memphis

Murder Men, Infecto Skeletons, 8:30pm, $10

The Bastard Suns, Knockout, 8pm, Tu, $8 Music Trivia, 8:30pm, W, no cover

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Open mic comedy night, 9pm, no cover

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THE BLACK TANGERINE

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Bike Night Blues Jam w/live music, 7pm, no cover

CEOL IRISH PUB

Pub Quiz Trivia Night, 8pm, no cover

Neil O’Kane, 9pm, no cover

Sonic Mass w/DJ Tigerbunny, 7pm, no cover

Good Friday with rotating DJs, 10pm, no cover

538 S. Virginia St., (775) 329-5558

CHAPEL TAVERN

1099 S. Virginia St., (775) 324-2244

3rd Street, 125 W. Third St., 323-5005: Comedy Night & Improv w/Wayne Walsh, W, 9pm, no cover

1) Eric Andersen CD release, 7:45pm, $12, $17 2) Marc Yaffee, Adam Stone, 8pm, 2) DJ Double B, 10pm, no cover $14.95, DJ Double B, 10pm, no cover

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Danielle French, 7pm, no cover

Train Wreck AD, 9:30pm, no cover

Barbara Baxter, 8pm, no cover

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Reno-Tahoe Comedy at Pioneer Underground, 100 S. Virginia St., 686-6600: Hypnot!c with Dan Kimm, F, 7pm, $13, $16; Justin Rupple, 9:30pm, F, $13, $16; Show Us Your Talent Finals, Sa, 6:30pm, $8, $10, Comedy Open Finals, Sa, 9:30pm, $8, $10

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The Boogie Daddies, 9:30pm, no cover

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SUNDAY 10/21

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FRIDAY 10/19

SATURDAY 10/20

1) John Gray, Scarlet Presence, Naked for Safety, 8pm, $6 2) Mike Madnuss, 11:30pm, no cover

2) Boggan, 11:30pm, no cover

SUNDAY 10/21

MONDAY-WEDNESDAY 10/22-10/24

1) Wolfgang Gartner, Pierce Fulton, Popeska, 8pm, $20, $40 2) Erik Lobe, 11:30pm, no cover

KNUCKLEHEADS BAR & GRILL

Open Mic Night/College Night, 7pm, Tu, no cover

405 Vine St., (775) 323-6500

PIZZA BARON

Acoustic Open Mic hosted by Roger Scime, 8pm, no cover

Steve Starr Karaoke, 9pm, W, no cover

PLAN:B MICRO-LOUNGE

Open Mic Night w/Dale Poune, 7pm, no cover

Open jazz jam, 7:30pm, W, no cover

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POLO LOUNGE

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PONDEROSA SALOON

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RED ROCK BAR

Thursday Jam Session, 9pm, no cover

RUBEN’S CANTINA

Hip Hop and R&B Night, 10pm, $5 no cover charge for women before midnight

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Gemini, 9pm, no cover

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Corky Bennett, 7pm, W, no cover

Karaoke w/Rockin’ Steel, 7:30pm, no cover

Wild Horse Drive, 1pm, no cover VooDoo Dogz, 8pm, no cover

Karaoke w/DJ Hustler, 9pm, Tu, no cover Hip Hop Open Mic, 9pm, W, no cover

Karaoke, 9pm, no cover

Take Down, 9pm, no cover

Live jazz, 7:30pm, W, no cover

SIDELINES BAR & NIGHTCLUB

Strangeworld, 9:30pm, no cover

Crush, 9:30pm, no cover

Black and Blues Jam, 8:30pm, Tu, no cover

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Oct. 19, 8:30 p.m. The Alley 906 Victorian Ave. Sparks 358-8891

Gene Sweet, 8pm, no cover

RYAN’S SALOON

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Rosie Flores

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Strange on the Range, 7pm, M, no cover Tuesday Night Trivia, 8pm, Tu, no cover

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STREGA BAR

Skaraoke, 9pm, no cover

Halloween Costume Party w/Schizopolitans, 10pm, no cover

Adam Springob, Alan Burton, Michelle Sunday Night Strega Mic, Coalmine, Spike McGuire, 9pm, no cover 9pm, no cover

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DJs/dancing, 7pm, no cover

Stiff Kitty presents Poopsies Pop Out Party, 8pm, $10

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Mark Castro Band, 8:30pm, no cover

Chadillac, 8pm, no cover

The Kimberly Trip, Danielle French, 7pm, no cover

Reno Music Project Acoustic Open Mic, 6:30pm, no cover

310 S. Arlington Ave., (775) 348-9911 432 E. Fourth St., (775) 410-5993

VASSAR LOUNGE

1545 Vassar St., (775) 348-7197

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WILD RIVER GRILLE

Monday Movie Madness, 9pm, M, no cover Ladies Night Dance Party, 9pm, W, no cover

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Sunday Jazz, 2pm, no cover

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2) American Made Band, 8pm, no cover

1) 2 Brothers Memorial Concert w/Aaron Tippin, Joe Diffie, Whitney Myer, 6pm, $100 2) American Made Band, 4pm, no cover

2) American Made Band, 4pm, Joey Carmon Band, 10pm, no cover

1)You Have the Right to Remain Dead, 5pm, $45, $50 2) Joey Carmon Band, 8pm, no cover

2) Red Hot Smokin’ Aces, 8pm, M, Tu, W, no cover

2) Felix and the Soul Cats, 7pm, no cover

2) Felix and the Soul Cats, 8pm, no cover

2) Felix and the Soul Cats, 8pm, no cover

2) Paul Covarelli, 6pm, Tu, W, no cover

Soul Experience, 10pm, no cover

Soul Experience, 10pm, no cover

Joey Carmon, 10pm, Tu, W, no cover

1) Zach Deputy, Peter Joseph Burtt & The King Tide, 9pm, $12, $15

1) Kyle Hollingsworth Band, John Brown’s Body, 9pm, $18, $20

1) Jersey Nights, 7pm, $19.95+ 2) Left of Centre, 10pm, no cover 4) Live piano, jazz, 4:30pm, no cover

1) Jersey Nights, 8pm, $19.95+ 2) Left of Centre, 10:30pm, no cover 3) Skyy High Fridays, 9pm, $10 4) Live piano, jazz, 4:30pm, no cover

1) Jersey Nights, 7pm, 9:30pm, $19.95+ 2) Left of Centre, 10:30pm, no cover 3) Addiction Saturdays, 9pm, $10 4) Live piano, jazz, 4:30pm, no cover

4) Michael Beck, 9pm, no cover

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500 N. Sierra St., (775) 329-0711

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Loretta Lynn Oct. 20, 8 p.m. John Ascuaga’s Nugget 1100 Nugget Ave. Sparks 356-3300

Bottoms Up Saloon, 1923 Prater Way, Sparks, 359-3677: Th-Sa, 9pm, no cover Elbow Room Bar, 2002 Victorian Ave., Sparks, 359-3526: F, Tu, 7pm; Su, 2pm, no cover Flowing Tide Pub, 465 S. Meadows Pkwy., Ste. 5, 284-7707; 4690 Longley Lane, Ste. 30, (775) 284-7610: Karaoke, Sa, 9pm, no cover Red’s Golden Eagle Grill, 5800 Home Run Drive, Spanish Springs, (775) 626-6551: Karaoke w/Manny, F, 8pm, no cover Sneakers Bar & Grill, 3923 S. McCarran Blvd., 829-8770: Karaoke w/Mark, Sa, 8:30pm, no cover Spiro’s Sports Bar & Grille, 1475 E. Prater Way, Sparks, 356-6000: Music & Karaoke, F, 9pm; Lovely Karaoke, Sa, 9pm, no cover Washoe Club, 112 S. C St., Virginia City, 8474467: Gothic Productions Karaoke, Sa, Tu, 8pm, no cover

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1) Jersey Nights, 7pm, Tu, W, $19.95+ 2) Live Band Karaoke, 10pm, M, DJ Chris English, 10pm, Tu, Audioboxx, 10pm, W, no cover 3) Spindustry Wed., 9pm, W, no cover

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2500 E. Second St., (775) 789-2000 1) Grand Theater 2) WET Ultra Lounge 3) Xtreme Sports Bar 4) Mustangs 5) 2500 East 6) The Beach 7) Summit Pavilion

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1) The Magic of Eli Kerr, 8pm, $25, $35 2) Live local bands, 10pm, no cover 3) Club Sapphire w/DJ I, 9pm, no cover

1) The Magic of Eli Kerr, 8pm, $25, $35 2) Live local bands, 10pm, no cover 3) Club Sapphire w/DJ I, 9pm, no cover

2) Jo Mama, 7pm, no cover 3) Joel Edwards, 5:30pm, no cover 5) Ladies ’80s w/DJ Larry Williams, 7pm, no cover

2) Jo Mama, 8pm, no cover 3) Joel Edwards, 6pm, no cover 5) DJ Larry Williams, 10pm, no cover

1) Loretta Lynn, Chuck Mead, 8pm, $79 2) Jo Mama, 8pm, no cover 3) Joel Edwards, 6pm, no cover 5) DJ Larry Williams, 10pm, no cover

3) John Ponzo, 7pm, no cover 4) Bad Girl Thursdays, 10pm, no cover charge for women

3) Gary Douglas, 9pm, no cover 4) Salsa dancing with BB of Salsa Reno, 7pm, DJ Chris English, 10pm, $20

3) Gary Douglas, 9pm, no cover 4) Keep Calm and Be English w/DJs Spryte, Chris English, 10pm, $20

3) Carolyn Dolan Duo, 7pm, no cover

3) Ladies Night & Karaoke, 7pm, no cover

2) Chris Gardner Band, 9pm, no cover

2) Chris Gardner Band, 9pm, no cover 3) Dance party w/DJ Teddy P, 9pm, no cover

2) Recovery Sundays, 10pm, no cover 3) Salsa Etc., 4pm, no cover, Midnight Mass, 7pm, $TBA

HARRAH’S RENO

219 N. Center St., (775) 788-2900 1) Sammy’s Showroom 2) The Zone 3) Sapphire Lounge 4) Plaza 5) Convention Center 1100 Nugget Ave., Sparks; (775) 356-3300 1) Showroom 2) Cabaret 3) Orozko 4) Rose Ballroom 5) Trader Dick’s

PEPPERMILL RESORT SPA CASINO 2707 S. Virginia St., (775) 826-2121 1) Tuscany Ballroom 2) Cabaret 3) Terrace Lounge 4) Edge 5) Aqua Lounge

SILVER LEGACY

407 N. Virginia St., (775) 325-7401 1) Grand Exposition Hall 2) Rum Bullions 3) Aura Ultra Lounge 4) Silver Baron Ballroom 5) Drinx Lounge

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3) DJ/dancing, 10:30pm, $20

15 Hwy. 50, Stateline; (775) 588-6611 1) South Shore Room 2) Casino Center Stage 3) VEX

JOHN ASCUAGA’S NUGGET

1) Bassnectar, 7pm, W, $35

3) Jonathan Fritzen, 6pm, W, no cover

3) Carolyn Dolan Duo, 7pm, M, Tu, W, no cover

2) Gong Show Karaoke, 8pm, Tu, no cover 3) Sin Biggest Little Locals Night, 4pm, M, no cover


University of Nevada, Reno Performing Arts Series presents

Debashish Bhattacharya

featuring Subhasis Bhattacharya, tabla, and Anandi Bhattacharya, tamboura, vocals

Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 | 7:30 p.m. | Nightingale Concert Hall Flawless and fluid, the renowned Grammy-nominated, BBC-awarded, world-music innovator Debashish Bhattacharya earned his country’s reverential Pandit (master) designation as what one critic has called “the Indian embodiment of Jimi Hendrix.” Not only is he one of the best guitarists in the world, but when his basic slide guitar failed to support the astounding range of his modern riffs and spiritual ragas, Bhattacharya just invented several new ones. His intermingling of American jazz and Delta blues with the ethereal traditions of India is simply otherworldly.

Tickets: Adult $24/ Senior $20/ Youth $12

(775) 784-4ART | Buy tickets online at www.unr.edu/pas

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For Thursday, October 18 to Wednesday, October 24 JAPANESE FALL FESTIVAL: Reno Kodomokai and Nihonjin Kai present their inaugural festival featuring food, games and activities including origami and calligraphy, Japanese costume contest, raffle, flea market, Japanese taiko drum performance by Tsurunokai Taiko and aikido demonstration by Reno Aikido. Su, 10/21, 11am-4pm. $2 (includes one free game). Aikido of Reno, 135 S. Wells Ave., (775) 250-1866, www.renoaikido.org.

To post events to our online calendar and have them considered for the print edition, visit our website at www.newsreview.com/reno and post your events by registering in the box in the upper right of the page. Once registered, you can log in to post. Events you create will be viewable by the public almost immediately and will be considered for the print calendar in the Reno News & Review. Listings are free, but not guaranteed.

PHILOPTOCHOS RUMMAGE SALE: The sale includes clothing for men, women and children, shoes, purses, accessories, toys, books, housewares, kitchenware, crafts, holiday items, among other items. Sa, 10/20, 8am-3pm. Free. St. Anthony Greek Orthodox Church, 4795 Lakeside Drive, (775) 825-5365.

The deadline for entries in the issue of Thurs., Nov. 1, is Thursday, Oct. 25. Listings are free, but not guaranteed.

RENO BITES: The event celebrates Reno’s

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burgeoning culinary scene with the first community-wide showcase of local chefs’ talents and locally owned hotspots. Reno Bites will feature prix fixe menus, signature items and specials, plus culinary events throughout Reno for an entire week. 10/22-29. Downtown Reno, Virginia Street, (775) 240-8749, http://renobitesweek.com.

2012 VIRGINIA DEMMLER HONOR ROLL DINNER: Watch the third and final presidential debate, then hear from U.S. Senator and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota at this benefit for Democratic Party of Washoe County. M, 10/22, 5pm. $80 dinner; $120 dinner and reception. Atlantis Casino Resort Spa Grand Ballroom, 3800 S. Virginia St., (775) 323-8683, www.washoedems.org.

RENO BRIDAL & BEAUTY EXPO: Sample food from area caterers, bakeries and restaurants at the 16th annual wedding event for couples planning their special day. Enter to win door prizes, win wedding gowns or join in the Cake Dives to win a pair of diamond earrings or a gold band for the groom. Su, 10/21, 11am-4pm. $10. Reno-Sparks Convention Center, 4590 S. Virginia St., (775) 849-8000, www.renobridalshow.com.

ADVENTURE MAPS TO MURDER: Habitat for Humanity’s second annual event includes a theatrical production put on by local actors, appetizers, cocktails and a silent auction. All of the proceeds from the event will go to Habitat for Humanity to help build homes for local low-income families. F, 10/19, 6pm. $25. Wilbur D. May Museum, Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, 1595 N. Sierra St., (775) 323-5511, www.habitatforhumanityreno.org.

Riverwalk District Merchant on Wine Walk day to get a map of participating Wine Walk merchants. Go to the participating merchant of your choice, and, with a valid photo ID, you'll receive a wine glass and an ID bracelet that allows you to sample wine at any participating merchant. Every month offers a different theme and part of all proceeds are donated to a local charity. Third Sa of every month, 2-5pm. $20. The Riverwalk District, downtown Reno along The Riverwalk, (775) 825-9255, www.renoriver.org.

The competition pits home brewers against each other for a chance to display their blend on tap at Silver Peak Brewery. The second annual youth fundraiser features live music, food and a silent auction. Proceeds go toward funding expenses for Project Great Outdoors. Sa, 10/20, 6-11pm. $45 general admission; $75 VIP. Siena Hotel Spa Casino, 1 S. Lake St., (888) 827-8859, www.backwashreno.org.

BBB SECURE YOUR ID DAY: Better Business

THE SALON: STILL PUBLISHING, STILL HAPPY:

Bureau will provide free on-site document shredding plus tips to help you protect your identity. Bring up to three boxes/bags of documents to shred. Sa, 10/20, 9am-noon. Free. AT&T parking lot, 645 E. Plumb Lane, (775) 322-0657, http://reno.bbb.org/secure-your-id.

Malcolm Margolin and Christine Kelly will share a public conversation about book publishing in the 21st century. They'll give attendees a glimpse into the daily life of a publisher, explore the idea of publishing as community building and shed light on the satisfactions and rewards of shaping ideas, giving voice and creating beauty. F, 10/19, 6-7:30pm. Free. Sundance Bookstore & Music, 121 California Ave., (775) 786-1188, www.sundancebookstore.com.

DAY OF THE DEAD: Celebrate the Mexican holiday with the Latino Research Center at UNR. The event features free food, drinks, music, activities and more. Kids can decorate masks and sugar skulls. There will also be an altar exhibition, a traditional part of this Mexican holiday, to honor deceased family members. Sa, 10/20, 1-5pm. Free. Joe Crowley Student Union, University of Nevada, Reno, 1664 N. Virginia St., (775) 784-4010, www.unr.edu/studentunion.

VAMPIRE GALA: Our Hearts, Our Families, Our Community will raise money to help local people affected by aggressive disease at their fund-raising event. Set against a vampire-inspired fantasy land, guests will revel in an evening of dining, libations, live music, dancing, local artistry and more. V.I.P. ticket holders will be welcomed beginning at 6pm for a three-course meal paired with FerrariCarano wines, private butler service, personalized photographs and an array of entertainment. At 8pm, doors will open for all gala guests to enjoy samplings of food, wine and brews, then dance the night away in their vampire attire. There will be silent and live auctions, plus an awards ceremony for the best dressed. Sa, 10/20, 8pm. $50 per person; $200 VIP. Reno Ballroom, 401 N. Center St., (775) 323-7171, www.ourheartsreno.com.

FALL GARDEN TOURS: Join Washoe County Horticulturalist Bill Carlos for a one-hour guided tour through the Wilbur D. May Arboretum & Botanical Garden. Bring your camera. Meet at the arboretum office. Sa, 10/20, 11am. Free. Wilbur D. May Arboretum and Botanical Garden, Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, 1595 N. Sierra St., (775) 785-4153, www.maycenter.com.

HALLOWEEN SWING DANCE PARTY: High Sierra Swing Dance Club presents a free dance lesson at its annual Halloween costume ball. Tim Renner will teach a free beginner West Coast swing lesson at 7pm. All new dancers may stay for the 8pm dance for free. Costumes are optional. Partners are not required. Sa, 10/20, 7-10:30pm. $7-$10. Brewery Arts Center Grand Ballroom, 449 W. King St., Carson City, (775) 629-9369, http://highsierraSDC.org.

TOLL HOUSE PUMPKIN PATCH: The annual

ANDELIN FAMILY FARM PUMPKIN PATCH: The annual pumpkin patch features a oneacre corn maze, pedal cart track, hay bale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, an Art Barn and plenty of pumpkins and gourds to pick. M-Th, 10am-3pm through 10/31; F, Sa, 10am-6pm through 10/27. $6 per person; free for babies under age 1; $1 for hay rides. Andelin Family Farm, 8100 Pyramid Highway, Spanish Springs, (775) 425-6315, http://andelinfamilyfarm.blogspot.com.

pumpkin patch features a haunted house, climbing wall, bounce houses, petting zoo, hay fort, pony rides, train rides and lots of pumpkins to pick. M-Th, Su, 9am-8pm

through 10/31; F, Sa, 9am-9pm through 10/27.

$1-$20 for tickets. Toll House Pumpkin Patch, 12185 S. Virginia St., (775) 636-5100, www.tollhousepumpkins.com.

Art ARTISTS CO-OP OF RENO GALLERY: Wings and Waves—Air and Water Features. Ann Weiss and Larry Jacox are the featured artists for October. The co-op also hosts three guest artists Sandi Burke, Marilyn Newton and Jenny Antonucci. Through 10/31, 11am-4pm. Free. 627 Mill St., (775) 3228896, www.artistsco-opgalleryreno.com.

ART ADVENTURES FOR KIDS: Explore different media and techniques weekly. All supplies are included. One-hour workshops through Nov. 1 and/or Nov. 8-Dec. 20. Pre-registration required. Th, 4-5pm through 11/1. $45 for six classes. VSA Nevada at Lake Mansion, 250 Court St.; Alf Sorensen Community Center, 1400 Baring Blvd., Sparks, (775) 826-6100 ext. 3, www.vsanevada.org.

FERRARI FARMS PUMPKIN PATCH: Get lost in a corn maze, pick through the pumpkin patch, ride a mechanical bull, take a hayride, jump around in the bounce house and see farm animals. F, Sa,

9:30am-10pm through 10/27; M-Th, Su, 9:30am-8pm through 10/31. Call for info. Ferrari Farms, 4701 Mill St., (775) 856-4962.

IVNS 33RD ANNUAL PUMPKIN PATCH: The fall event features pumpkins, games, treats, pony rides, silent auction, bounce house, and bake sale. Sa, 10/20, 10am-3pm. Free. Preston Field, 700 Tahoe Blvd., Incline Village, (775) 831-4040, www.ivns.org.

LATTIN FARMS FALL FESTIVAL & CORN MAZE:

RIVERWALK DISTRICT WINE WALK: Visit any

BACKWASH HOME BREWING YOUTH BENEFIT:

All Ages

Lattin Farms celebrates the fall harvest with a pumpkin patch, hayrides, corn maze, fresh-from-the-farm produce, home-baked goods and more. Build your own scarecrow for $5 during the Scarecrow Factory, Oct. 13 & 20. Proceeds go to Fallon Parks & Rec (Oct. 13) and Goats-R-Us (Oct. 20). F, 5-

8pm through 10/26; Sa, 10am-8pm through 10/27. Corn maze: $7 adults, $5 children ages 4-14; free for children under age 4. Lattin Farms, 1955 McLean Road, Fallon, (866) 638-6293, www.lattinfarms.com.

PUMPKIN PAINTING: Make your own silly or scary pumpkin to decorate your house. All supplies are provided. Prepayment is required. Sa, 10/20, 10am-2pm; Su, 10/21, 10am-2pm. $7 per pumpkin. Rail City Garden Center, 1720 Brierley Way, Sparks, (775) 355-1551, www.railcitygardencenter.com.

PUMPKINPALOOZA 2012: Families can build and race a pumpkin in the Pumpkin Derby, participate in the children’s costume parade, enjoy storytelling on the ghost train, play carnival-style games, compete in the pie-eating, pumpkin seed spitting and mummy wrapping contests, enter their pumpkins in the beauty contest,and finish with the Lighting of the Pumpkins. The event benefits the Northern Nevada Center for Independent Living. Su, 10/21, 12-7pm. Prices vary. Victorian Square Plaza, Victorian Avenue, across from John Ascuaga’s Nugget, Sparks, (775) 353-3599, www.pumpkinpalooza.org.

R.I.S.E. AND DINE: PEOPLE FEEDING PEOPLE: Each week Reno activists and volunteers shop, prepare and cook for local persons and families without a home. On Saturdays at 5pm, volunteers meet outside of the Community Assistance Center and serve about 250 or more of Reno’s most poverty-stricken until 6pm. All assistance and donations are appreciated. Sa, 5-6pm through 12/29. Free. Community Assistance Center, 335 Record St., (775) 322-7143, www.renoinitiative.org.

October is the time for pumpkins. The bright orange gourds beckon in the produce aisles of grocery stores, on the porches and entryways of Halloween-decorated homes and in the fields of pumpkin patches across the country. Celebrate the harvest and Halloween seasons this weekend with several pumpkin patches and festivals including the Andelin Family Farm, 8100 Pyramid Highway, Spanish Springs, which features hay and corn mazes, farmyard activities and lots of pumpkins to pick. Admission is $6. Call 425-6315. Ferrari Farms, 4701 Mill St., has been a longtime fixture during the harvest season. The farm offers a corn maze, bounce house for kids, hayrides and more, along with pumpkins to pick for a small fee. Call 856-4962. Toll House Pumpkin Patch, 12185 S. Virginia St., offers a variety of bounce houses, a haunted house, a petting zoo, train rides, and, of course, pumpkins. Tickets range from $1-$20. Call 636-5100. Finally, Northern Nevada Center for Independent Living will present its first Pumpkinpalooza from noon to 7 p.m. on Oct. 21 at Victorian Square Plaza in downtown Sparks. Activities include a Pumpkin Derby, costume parade, pumpkin pie-eating and seed-spitting contests and the Lighting of the Pumpkins. Call 353-3599. —Kelley Lang

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BREWERY ARTS CENTER: Nevada Artists Association Show. The Nevada Artists Association presents its Early Fall Featured Artists Show. M-Sa, 10am-4pm through 10/19. Free. 449 W. King St., Carson City, (775) 882-0189, www.nevadaartists.org.

HOLLAND PROJECT GALLERY: Third Annual Stranger Show. This project and exhibition pairs Hug High students with local artists for a month to collaborate on and create an art piece. Tu-F, 36pm through 10/26; 80 Million Gallon Summer, 40 Million Gallon Winter. Sculptor Cait Finley combines found objects with ceramic fauna and flora, presenting them like a natural science museum. The work is a physical merging of the relics of mankind along with delicacies of nature. Tu-F, 3-6pm through 10/26. Free. 140 Vesta St., (775) 742-1858, www.hollandreno.org.

NORTH TAHOE ARTS CENTER: Fall Cornucopia and Teapots & Teas. North Tahoe Arts embraces the changing of the season with an exhibition

of fall-inspired photography by award-winning photographer Geoff McGilvray and an exhibit of teapots, tea accessories by Nancy Olson, a selection of locally made teas and wall art by Heidi Reeves, Deb Rich and Eileen Blodgett in the Main Gallery. View several private teapot collections. M, W-Su, 11am-5pm through 10/29; Bits & Pieces: A Sculpture & Mosaic Exploration. North Tahoe Arts features five sculpture and mosaic artists whose body of work includes glass, ceramics, wood, canvas, found objects and paint swatches. M, W-Su, 11am-5pm through 10/29. Free. Art Gallery & Gift Shop, 380 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, (530) 581-2787, www.northtahoearts.com.

OXS GALLERY, NEVADA ARTS COUNCIL: A Study of Human. Eunkang Koh uses intaglio printmaking to depict creatures that are part human and part animal. Through 11/16, 8am-5pm. Free. 716 N. Carson St., Ste. A, Carson City, (775) 687-6680.

SIERRA ARTS GALLERY: Master of Fine Arts: MidWay Exhibitions. An exhibition by Colby Stephens, a master of fine arts candidate at University of Nevada, Reno. M-F, 10am-5pm through 11/2. Opens 10/22. Free. 17 S. Virginia St., (775) 329-2787.

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO: Perspectives International Festival of Digital Art. The University of Nevada, Reno presents the third iteration of the Perspectives International Festival of Digital Art, to be held on and around the university campus. The festival is focused on the work of graduate student artists, from a range of disciplines, who use and experiment with digital media. This year’s offering includes a month-long exhibition in the university's Sheppard Gallery and other campus and offcampus venues. Through 11/2. Free. 1664 N. Virginia St., (775) 784-1110, www.unr.edu.

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I married a domineering man 20 years my senior. We have two college-age kids. I’ve spent the past 22 years—half my life— navigating his ill temper and high expectations, and my life is often chaotic and unhappy. For nine months, I’ve been infatuated with my super-hot 25-year-old co-worker, “Dax.” I’ve tried to distance myself, but my husband met Dax, saw how buff Dax is, and offered him a landscaping job at our home. Because my husband is such a jerk, I was sure he’d drive Dax away, but he and Dax have great rapport. Dax laughs off my husband’s snide comments and teases back and even flirts with me in front of him. He’s now joining us for dinner, my husband’s making him egg sandwiches in the morning, and my daughter called him “like a sister.” I’m having intense sexual fantasies, and my marital love life has perked up because I’m constantly turned on. My rational mind says this is a runaway train, and my crush-addled brain is trying to arrange alone time with him. I fantasize that my hubby will run away with someone so I can be with Dax. It seems your cabana boy needs a sign-up sheet. When he isn’t busy removing his shirt in your backyard and letting sweat glisten on his taut pecs and drip down to his tight abs, he’s got tease-offs with your husband. Then, it’s off to the mall for a little shoe shopping with your daughter—before sitting down for the family dinner. An aspiring two-timing wife just can’t get a sex rendezvous in edgewise! So, your husband is “domineering”—and apparently has been for 22 years. By all means, do noth-

ing about that. (If only snubbing your problems would make them hang their little heads and slink away.) Of course, getting naked in the tool shed with a sexalicious lawnboy is more fun than getting emotionally naked with your husband and some disapproving therapist. The thing is fair play in a marriage involves sticking to that boring “forsake all others” business until you’ve notified your spouse that you want out of your contract. And no, letting him catch you in bed with your lawn intern doesn’t count as notification. It isn’t too late to take the step you should’ve when you first started feeling miserable in your marriage—do that adult thing and use your words. Tell your husband how unhappy you are—in a way that motivates him to take action and makes him feel that he may lose you if he doesn’t change. Think of this as triggering a positive crisis—positive in that it gives you a shot at turning a despot into a husband and a dictatorship into a partnership. You may ultimately decide to end your marriage, but at least you’ll do it in a way that doesn’t leave your kids with a sordid story of how Mom left Dad for the lawn guy.

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NEVADA MUSEUM OF ART: Hoor Al Qasimi: Off Road, W-Su through 1/27; Bovey Lee: Undercurrents, W-Su through 1/2; Jacob Hashimoto: Here in Sleep, a World, Muted to a Whisper, W-Su through 1/1; Juvenile-In-Justice: Photographs by Richard Ross, W-Su through 1/13; Jorinde Voigt: Systematic Notations, W-Su through 1/6; Ice Music, W-Su through 10/28; The Light Circus: Art of Nevada Neon Signs, W-Su through 2/10;

CLASSIX TWO: Reno Philharmonic continues its

The Book of the Lagoons: Helen Mayer and Newton Harrison, W-Su through 1/6; Rebecca Méndez: At Any Given Moment, W-Su through 1/20. $1-$10. 160 W. Liberty St., (775) 329-3333, www.nevadaart.org. $1-$10. 160 W. Liberty St., (775) 329-3333, www.nevadaart.org.

2012-2013 Classix season with Mason Bates’ White Lies for Lomax, Nicolo Paganini’s Concerto No. 1 in D Major for Violin and Orchestra, op. 6, and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 in A Major, op. 92. Su, 10/21, 4pm; Tu, 10/23, 7:30pm. $25-$74. Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, 100 S. Virginia St., (775) 323-6393, www.renophil.com.

FALL CHORAL CONCERT: The university's choral groups gather for a program of vocal music.

Tu, 10/23, 7:30pm. $5 general; free for UNR students. Nightingale Concert Hall, Church Fine Arts Complex, University of Nevada, Reno, 1664 N. Virginia St., (775) 748-4278, www.unr.edu/arts.

SPARKS HERITAGE MUSEUM: A Salute to Our Military, This exhibit commemorates the nation’s battles from the Civil War to the Global War on Terrorism. The show includes photos, weapons, artifacts, models and uniforms donated by more than 30 local veterans and their families. Tu-Su through 11/17. $5 adults; free for children under age 12, museum members, active duty military. 814 Victorian Ave., Sparks, (775) 355-1144, www.sparksmuseum.org.

FAMILY SHOW: Reno Philharmonic Orchestra performs Sergey Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, op. 67. A young boy named Peter, a wolf and a host of characters are each represented by a specific instrument in the orchestra, acquainting listeners with instrumental color while entertaining them with a fantastic story. Sa, 10/20, 10am. Free. Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, 100 S. Virginia St., (775) 323-6393, www.renophil.com.

JORMA KAUKONEN: The guitarist and founding

Film

member of Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna performs. Th, 10/18, 8pm. $35 general; $65 VIP. High Sierra Brewing Company, 302 N. Carson St., Carson City, (775) 884-2739, www.highsierrabrewco.com.

THE RIGHT TO LOVE: Planned Parenthood Reno presents a screening of this documentary film about marriage equality in the United States. Tu, 10/23, 7-10pm. $7 general; $5 members, bicyclists, students. Midtown Good Luck Macbeth, 713 S. Virginia St., (775) 337-9111, www.artemisiamovies.org.

L-CUBED: LUNCH, LOOK & LISTEN: Each Wednesday during the fall semester, the departments of Music and Art at the University of Nevada, Reno team up for free lunchtime concerts and exhibitions. W, noon through 11/28. Free. Randall Rotunda, Matthewson-IGT Knowledge Center, University of Nevada, Reno, 1664 N. Virginia St., (775) 784-4278, www.unr.edu/arts.

Poetry/Literature AMY FRANKLIN-WILLIS READING AND WORKSHOP: The author will present a reading and book signing of her debut novel, The Lost Saints of Tennessee, at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Studies (TCES) room 139. On Saturday, Oct. 20, Franklin-Willis will conduct a workshop on novel writing from 9am until noon at Sierra Nevada College, also in TCES 139. The registration fee for the Saturday workshop is $50. F, 10/19, 7pm. Free reading and book signing; $50 for Oct. 20 workshop. Sierra Nevada College, 999 Tahoe Blvd., Incline Village, (775) 881-7514, www.sierranevada.edu.

MONSTERS AND MAGIC WITH THE RENO POPS: The Reno Pops Orchestra presents a fun-filled evening featuring some famous movie songs, scary classics and live magic. Sa, 10/20, 7pm. Free. Nightingale Concert Hall, Church Fine Arts Complex, University of Nevada, Reno, 1664 N. Virginia St., (775) 673-1234, www.renopops.org.

SHAUN T. GRIFFIN POETRY READING: The poet reads from and signs his new book of poems This Is What the Desert Surrenders, New and Selected Poems. Th, 10/18, 6:30-8pm. Free. Sundance Bookstore & Music, 121 California Ave., (775) 786-1188, www.sundancebookstore.com.

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Onstage FRANKENSTEIN: THE MODERN GAY PROMETHEUS: This modern variation on the Frankenstein story follows Frankie Stein, still green, coming home from his first semester of college and has he got big news for his parents—Victor who's vying to keep his boy’s attention and Elizabeth, an empty-nester trying to fill her life with something to replace her son. Th-Sa, 7:30-10pm

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MACBETH: Brüka Theatre opens its 20th season with its production of William Shakespeare’s tragic tale of a couple’s ruthless quest for power. W-Sa, 8pm through 10/26. $16-$20. Brüka Theatre, 99 N. Virginia St., (775) 323-3221, www.bruka.org.

THE TRAGICAL HISTORY OF THE LIFE & DEATH OF DOCTOR FAUSTUS: Based on the Faust story, this Christopher Marlow drama tells of a brilliant academic who sells his soul to the Devil for the promise of knowledge and power. Although the play dates back more than four centuries, Nevada Repertory Company promises a modern twist with Cirque du Soleil-style aerial stunts. W-Sa, 7:30pm through 10/27. Opens 10/19; Su, 10/21, 1:30 & 7:30pm. $15 general, $12 seniors, $10 general students and UNR faculty, $5 UNR students. Redfield Proscenium Theatre, Church Fine Arts Building, University of Nevada, Reno, 1664 N. Virginia St., (775) 784-4278, www.unr.edu/arts.

YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN DEAD: TheatreWorks of Northern Nevada’s 2012 murder mystery fundraiser features an Old West-themed whodunit delivered with laughs, dinner, silent auction and a line dancing contest finale. Western attire is encouraged. Su, 10/21, 58:30pm. $45 in advance, $50 at the door. Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, 3800 S. Virginia St., (775) 722-2155, www.twnn.org.

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PIPES ON THE RIVER: The Friday lunchtime concert series features guest artists performing on the church’s Casavant pipe organ. F, noon. Free. Trinity Episcopal Church, 200 Island Ave., (775) 329-4279, www.trinityreno.org.

BOOK SIGNING: REV. RUTH MILLER: Rev. Ruth Miller is a New Thought minister who has taken on the project of interpreting or translating the formative works of the New Thought movement into language that will help the modern day reader connect with the lessons in each work. This fall she takes on the work of Florence Scoville Shinn and James Allen. Su, 10/21, 1-2:30pm. Free. Sundance Bookstore & Music, 121 California Ave., (775) 781-1188, www.sundancebookstore.com.

VARIETY YOGA: Each week the Sunday class is taught by a different instructor. Su, 10:3011:20am through 12/30. $15 drop-in fee. Mind

UNIVERSITY WIND ENSEMBLE: The 50-piece orchestra performs. W, 10/24, 7:30pm. $5 general; free for UNR students. Nightingale Concert Hall, Church Fine Arts Complex, University of Nevada, Reno, 1664 N. Virginia St., (775) 784-4278, www.unr.edu/arts.

Sports & Fitness SCHEELS RUNNING AND WALKING CLUB: Runners and

Classes BANKRUPTCY EDUCATION CLINIC: Nevada Legal Services Inc. and Washoe Legal Services host this legal education clinic. Pre-registration requested. Third Th of every month, 1:30-3:30pm. Free. Nevada Legal Services, 654 Tahoe St., (775) 284-3491 ext. 214.

BREASTFEEDING CAFE: Breast-feeding mothers exchange their experiences and discuss concerns. Tu, 4-5pm through 12/18. $10 drop in; free for first-time attendees. Renown South Meadows Medical Center, 10101 Double R Blvd., (775) 240-9916, www.wellnourishedbaby.com.

walkers are invited to join this Tuesday night group run. Water and snacks will be available after the runs. Meet in the men’s sport shoe shop. Tu, 6:30pm through 11/27. Free. Scheels, 1200 Scheels Drive, Sparks, (775) 331-2700.

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PELVIC ALIGNMENT DURING PREGNANCY: In this series

presents a series of English language learning sessions ideal for non-native English speakers who want to improve their speaking skills. The group will practice speaking English around various scenarios that involve everyday activities. W, 4:30-6pm. Free. Sparks Library, 1125 12th St., Sparks, (775) 829-7323.

of workshops women will learn positions and exercises that will help their baby the most as it makes its descent through the pelvis to be born. Su, 10/21, 6:30-8:30pm; Su, 11/11, 6:308:30pm. $50. Yoga Loka, 6135 Lakeside Drive, Ste. 121, (775) 337-2990, www.yogalokareno.com.

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includes an introduction to the potter’s wheel, focusing on wedging, shaping, trimming and simple glazing techniques. Ages 15+. Classes are held every Wednesday, Oct. 3-Nov. 28. Register online or call. W, 5:45-7:45pm through 11/28. $145 for eight classes. VSA Nevada at Lake Mansion, 250 Court St., (775) 826-6100 ext. 3, www.vsanevada.org.

ous religions view the paranormal by participating in this panel discussion with experts in Judaism (Rabbi ElizaBeth Beyer), Buddhism (Molly Dahl), Islam (Sherif Elfass) and evangelical Christianity (Pastor Leo Castro). Learn what each faith believes regarding ghosts, angels, demons, the afterlife and more. Ask questions in this casual environment where all views will be treated with respect. Th, 10/18, 6:30-8:30pm. $24. TMCC Meadowood Center, 5270 Neil Road, (775) 829-9010, http://truckee.augusoft.net.

HEARTSAVER FIRST AID AND CPR: The Heartsaver First Aid Course teaches how to manage illness and injuries in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. CPR and AED, and environmental emergencies will also be covered in this course. Sa, 10/20, 9am-3pm; Sa, 11/10, 9am-3pm; Sa, 12/8, 9am-3pm. $65. REMSA Education & Training Center, 230 S. Rock Blvd., Ste. 23, (775) 858-5700, www.remsaeducation.com.

RENO PORTRAIT SOCIETY: There will be a live model for artists to paint or draw in the medium of their choice. No formal instruction, but participants can learn from experienced artists. The event is open to all ages and abilities. W, 9am-12:30pm. $10. Nevada Fine Arts, 1301 S. Virginia St., (775) 786-1128, www.nvfinearts.com.

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SELF-HELP FORMS COMPLETION CLINIC: Nevada Legal Services offers general instructions and assistance on completing self-help forms. An attorney will be present to answer questions for qualifying clients. A notary will also be available at all clinics. First Th of every month,

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hand-building class to familiarize kids with the studio and clay. Kids 7-13 years old will learn and use techniques with clay that explore texture, shape and structure. All materials and firings are included. W, 10/24, 3:30-5:30pm; W, 10/31, 3:30-5:30pm. $120 for four classes. The Wedge Ceramics Studio, 2095 Dickerson Road, (775) 770-4770, www.thewedgeceramics.com.

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Community BOARD AND CARD GAMES: Bring one of your own games or choose one from Comic Kingdom’s game library. Sa, 12-6pm through 12/30. Free. Comic Kingdom, 595 E. Moana Lane, (775) 8272928, www.facebook.com/renocomickingdom.

PAINT LIKE BOB ROSS: Learn the basics of the Bob Ross method of oil painting. Finish a painting using wet-on-wet painting technique. Sa, 10/20, 1-5pm. $49 plus a $45 materials fee. TMCC Meadowood Center, 5270 Neil Road, (775) 829-9010, http://truckee.augusoft.net.

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conquistador Francisco Pizarro laid waste to Peru in 1532, his soldiers found green stones on the land. Were they emeralds? A priest who was traveling with them gave them bad advice. He said that the way to determine whether they were merely colored glass or else precious gems was to test their hardness by pounding them with hammers. In this manner, many actual emeralds were shattered into fragments. Learn from this mistake, Aries. Make sure you recognize treasures for what they are. And don’t force them to submit to unwise tests that misconstrue their true nature.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Someone at

Reddit posted a question to the community: Could anyone help him recreate the aroma of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland? He said he loved that smell. It was a blend of damp earth, rotting wood and gunpowder. It had musty overtones, a hint of chlorine, and a tantalizing freshness. If only he could get that fragrance to permeate his house, he testified, he’d always be able to work at peak efficiency. You might want to follow his lead, Taurus. It’s a good time to identify and gather all the ingredients you would need to make sure your environment inspires you to the max.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): If you asked

me to be your personal adviser, I would prescribe supplements and herbs to build up your immune system. I’d insist that you eat nothing but healthy food and get at least eight hours of sleep every night. I’d suggest that you meditate daily on images that symbolize your most inspiring desires. For fun, I might even advise you to do a ritual in which you create a big circle around yourself using violet yarn and then do a series of playful acts to pump up your freedom, like dancing as wildly as you know how and chanting “Love is my creator.” Finally, Gemini, if you sought my counsel, I’d urge you to use your exuberant imagination in concert with your disciplined intellect as you design a longterm plan to charge up your well-being.

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Will Astrologer: I found your website by accident today and was drawn in fast and hard. No matter what I did, I could not escape and get back to my work. Your messages were too interesting for my own good. You gave me too many answers to questions I’ve had for too many years. I felt like I was being cured of problems I didn’t even know I had. Many hours went by until finally I was able to pull myself out of the vortex. How did this happen? —Freaked Out.” Dear Freaked: I was born under the sign of Cancer the Crab, and it so happens that the people of my tribe are currently emanating an intriguing and inscrutable aura. We’re at the peak of our ability to attract and seduce. Many of us are using our power benevolently, but our mysterious mojo could still be a bit unsettling.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): The past is headed

your way bearing gifts, Leo. I recommend that you make yourself available for its blessings, which may be delivered to you in unexpected ways. For example: The spirit of a dead loved one could impart an enigmatic but useful tip in the middle of the night. An abandoned dream you assumed was gone forever might return from limbo to grant you a wish. A favor you did for someone long ago could finally be repaid. Are you ready to let history reward you in its own unique style?

esting people—but all the while being distracted by the memory of a trivial insult you experienced earlier that day. Picture yourself getting intimate with a lover who inspires you to lose your self-consciousness—up until the point when you decide to interrupt your fun by answering a phone call from some random person. Imagine toning yourself down and holding yourself back because of misplaced politeness or unnecessary guilt or delusional fear—even though you’re feeling a rushing instinct to surge and soar and overflow. Finally, Libra, understand that in getting you to envision these parodies of your current inclinations, I’m hoping to shock you into making sure that nothing like them happens.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Sometime

soon you may dream of being naked at a public event, like a class at school or a committee meeting. I think this would be an excellent omen, so I hope it comes to pass. It would signify that you’re ready to shed the disguises that have been making it problematical for you to reinvent yourself. Who is the new you? Stripping down to the bare essentials in your dreams will help you see raw truths about your waking life.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): As

you cross the great water in search of the unknown treasure, navigate by the light of the clouds. That’s your dreamy oracle, Sagittarius. What does it mean? Well, the work you do to figure it out is essential to activating its potential, so I don’t want to give away too much. But here are three further hints to inspire you on your quest. 1. Be willing to go a long way to find a secret you don’t even know you’re looking for. 2. Consider the possibility of cultivating faith in a goal that you don’t quite yet grasp in its entirety. 3. Rely on shadows and reflections to give you accurate information you can’t get directly from the thing that’s casting shadows and being reflected.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19):

Everyone has some kind of power. What’s yours? In the coming days, I suspect there will be some crisis and opportunity regarding how you use it. Maybe you will be invited to assume more authority or exercise greater influence. Maybe your ability to wield your particular clout will be questioned or doubted, and you will be challenged to either stand up and express it with more integrity and purpose or else relinquish it. For best results, take a moment right now to visualize the precise power you would love to command.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): “Dear Rob:

I really enjoy reading your horoscopes. You feel like a friend I’ve never met. When I try to picture what you’re like, I keep getting a vision of you as being fat, short and bald with a strawberry-blonde mustache. Am I right? —Curious Aquarius.” Dear Curious: It’s great that you’ve decided to do a reality check. This is an excellent time for all you Aquarians to see if what you imagine to be true is a match for the world as it actually is. To answer your question, I am in fact tall and thin, don’t wear a mustache and have an abundance of long silver hair.

BIG HE ADERS GIZA 25pt 25k SMALL HEADERS GIZA 15pt 55k (60% OF BIG HE AD) VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Just for you, it is Shark Week. During this dicey holiday, you should be wary of all sharks, especially the kind that look like human beings. Don’t get in their way, and don’t underestimate them. On the other hand, I’m not opposed to you getting to know some sharks better. They could teach you some valuable lessons on how to get what you want. Not that you would ever be as cold-blooded and predatory as they are, of course. But it might be energizing to your ambitions if you add just a bit of sharklike thinking to your repertoire.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Visualize yourself heading out on a high adventure with inter-

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): I’ve got just

the right message to set the tone for you in the weeks ahead. It comes from writer H.P. Lovecraft, and captures the essence of your astrological omens. “Pleasure to me is wonder,” said Lovecraft. “It’s the unexplored, the unexpected, the thing that is hidden and the changeless thing that lurks behind superficial mutability. To trace the remote in the immediate; the eternal in the ephemeral; the past in the present; the infinite in the finite; these are to me the springs of delight and beauty.” Now get out there, Pisces, and gather up all the mysterious marvels you have coming to you—all the bracing encounters with uncanny grace.

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Renaissance woman Patty Cafferata has been a state legislator, state treasurer, Republican nominee for governor, and has been a district attorney four times in three counties. She also writes industriously. She co-authored the autobiography of her mother, former U.S. Rep. Barbara Vucanovich, has written a newspaper column, and has published a number of monographs on historical topics. She is now working on another book.

How many monographs have you done? I have done six, plus my mother’s memoirs with the University Press.

Why do you write? I like doing the research and discovering things, and then I like to write them up to share them with people.

Do you enjoy the writing? I’m right in the middle of my book on—have I told you about this, Christmas in Nevada? … It’s how Nevada celebrates Christmas. Of course, we do the same things everybody else does, but also we’re a unique state and have some unique history and celebrations or events that we do. So I’ve been struggling with the miners who were trapped underground in Ely in 1907. Do you know this story? There was a cave-in at

one of the copper mines. It happened December 4, and they were rescued on January 18, I think—the next year. So they were underground for 45 days, which is, you know, absolutely amazing when you think back to that time. So anyway, I’ve been writing and rewriting and rewriting the story. You know how writing is. The best writing is rewriting.

I actually like the research better. That’s easier, for some reason. The writing is always a struggle to make it a good story.

Do you remember the subjects of your monographs? The Goldfield Hotel, the Mapes Hotel, the Lake Mansion, Piper’s Opera House—and those were the order I wrote those in. … I have three Tales of the Biggest Little City in the World, which are collections of my newspaper columns from the previous years.

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“I was in a place of clouds. Big, puffy, pink-white ones that showed up sharply against the deep blue-black sky. Higher than the clouds were flocks of transparent, shimmering beings arced across the sky, leaving long streamer-like lines behind them.” Sure these folks didn’t have harps? “A sound, huge and booming, like a glorious chant, came down from above, and I wondered if the winged beings were producing it. Thinking about it later, it occurred to me that the joy of these creatures, as they soared along, was such that they had to make this noise, that if the joy didn’t come out of them this way then they would simply not otherwise be able to contain it.” I have to admit, I’m very attracted to any place where the locals are so filled with joy that they have to vocalize it somehow in order to insure they don’t overdose on the ecstasy of it all. And no harps? Cool. Later, Alexander meets a real nice gal. “She looked at me with a look that, if you saw it for five seconds, would

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For those who dare to think that maybe, just maybe, we can have a clue as to what happens to our consciousness when our bodies die, here comes an interesting new book by Eben Alexander, called Proof of Heaven. To be released on Oct. 23., an excerpt from it was the cover story for the Oct. 15 issue of Newsweek. Alexander is a Virginia neurosurgeon who considers himself a man of science, a solid skeptic/agnostic who figured Jesus was a great guy, but, you know, come on. And then, he was hit with medical calamity in ’08. A victim of a rare meningitis that was eating his brain, he fell into a coma, and the resulting CAT-scans all indicated that the cortex of his brain had simply shut down. “According to current medical understanding, there is absolutely no way that I could have experienced even a dim and limited consciousness during my time in the coma.” But unconscious he was, apparently, not. He reports that he journeyed to a realm that sounds somewhat familiar. NEWS

I have a couple of other things that I have thought about doing, and I started one on the history of hotels in Nevada as a way of telling the state’s history. Because if you pick a hotel from, like, Virginia City or Carson City or Reno, Las Vegas, Boulder City, Elko, Ely, you can pull in a lot of history using that as a theme. I actually had written three or four—not counting the Mapes or the Goldfield Hotel—three or four other hotel stories. And of course, they’re important because who was there, who owned them, what things transpired in the hotel, plus their architecture and their ownership. And then when the University Press called me and … asked me if I would consider writing the Christmas in Nevada book, I put that aside. So that’s waiting for me to go back to it.

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make your whole life up to that point worth living. It was not a romantic look. It was not a look of friendship. It was a look that somehow was beyond all these … ” OK, OK, sounds just positively jiffy, but, come on, dude, we all have really good dreams once in a while, and have you ever heard of Terence McKenna, by any chance? “I know full well how extraordinary, how frankly unbelievable, all this sounds. But what happened to me was, far from being delusional, as real as any event in my life. What happened to me demands explanation.” This isn’t the first Dazzling Glimpse, of course, but what makes Alexander’s Glimpse more interesting than usual is that he’s a scientist, doctor, and skeptic, pre-disposed to ride out his coma in dull, peaceful, blackness. Does this make his mindbender somehow ... more meaningful? Ω

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Interview with Addie Jaramillo When & how did you get started in this business? We started the Pet Play House in October of 2000 because we had our own dog who needed to attend daycare. We looked at daycares in our area and didn’t find what we felt our pet needed. That’s when we decided to travel and explore dog daycare facilities and concepts in larger cities and also around the world to see what other ideas were out there. We modeled the Pet Play House after the things we felt we and others in the Reno area would want for their own dogs.

What inspires you to go to work every day? We like to see how happy our facility makes the doggies. We offer a very different environment than a warehouse daycare or typical dog kennel, and we love to see how the dogs benefit from our happy home-like environment. The fact that they come excited each day for daycare, or happy and relaxed each time their parents drop them off before a vacation is very rewarding!

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sun shine into the indoor play PLACE areas, combined with an advanced ventilation system are essential in providing a stress-free home-like environment. Our indoor play areas and outdoor yards are covered in K-9 Grass on raised grids for traction, cushioning and comfort. They are all connected through doggy doors so dogs are free to go inside and outside as they choose. And we have a “small dog only” area with its own yard, separate from the big doggie areas. Our staff provides close supervision and 24hr pampering for all doggie guests, whether they’re staying just for the day or for an extended vacation!

Any advice for people who want to make their business “The Best”? Do a lot of research to find out what people are looking for, and then also figure out what you would want if you were your customer, and model your business around that criteria.

Why do you think RN&R readers voted you the best? Because doggy parents love picking up a tired dog at the end of their day or vacation, and going home to a house and yard that has NOT been destroyed by a bored or anxious pup!

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Our staff has a personal connection with each of our doggie clients, knowing their personalities and what makes them happy. Our facility is state-of-the-art, designed and build specifically for the dogs. Large windows and skylights which let plenty of natural

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Everyone loves a WINNER! In our 18th Annual “Best of Northern nevada” reader poll, we asked people to vote for businesses and individuals they felt were “the best” in over 350 categories. this year, over 2,700 individuals participated in our survey. Voting for the rn&r’s Best of northern nevada is conducted exclusively online, and we take great measures to virtually eliminate “ballot stuffing”. in the end, this is a popularity contest. Businesses and people actively campaign for votes, soliciting employees, customers, friends and family members to vote for them. Just like any other

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Interview with Morgan Branter, Director When & how did you get started in this business? Back in the day, I was an aesthetician and then moved on to other things but never lost my love of helping people feel and look more healthy and beautiful. I’ve been with the Peppermill for 15 years and almost two years ago, when the Spa Director position became available, I was in the running for the job….and I got it!

What inspires you to go to work every day? I’m definitely a people person and really enjoy interacting with the guests and my staff. But I love working in such a beautiful, peaceful environment, it truly is a masterpiece.

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We really care about bringing the latest treatments and products to our guests. We have the new Interceuticals Oxygen Facial and we also have a whole line of all-natural products for sale in our boutique. I want every guest to feel like they are at home when they are at Spa Toscana.

Any advice for people who want to make their business “The Best”? Be true to who you are, treat your customers like they are guests in your home and give them a wonderful experience that they’ll remember for a long time to come.

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Spa Toscana is really like nothing else. We have the only indoor Caldarium in the U.S. and we have 24 treatment rooms! It takes the art of health and well-being to the top and it offers every aspect of pampering and luxury you can imagine. A lot of our guests are amazed when they come that if they buy a treatment, they can spend the whole day – in the Caldarium, lounging on the sun deck, relaxing in the Secret Garden and munching on yummy spa edibles. You can even have lunch in the Caldarium!

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WINNERS 2012

Food & Drink

2. Jamba Juice

Multiple locations

3. My Favorite Muffin Multiple locations

DIGIPRINT

Best Cooking sChool

4865 LONGLEY LANE, SUITE C, RENO NV 89502 (775) 786-4464

2. Back of the House [closed]

1. PFPCO’s Noble Pie Parlor.

3.Truckee Meadows Community College

2. Wing Stop

1. Nothing to It! Culinary Center 225 Crummer Lane, 826-2628 800 W. Second St., 284-1080

Interview with President David Spillers

When and how did you get started in this business? I bought an existing printing business called “PIP Printing” in Reno. My fist day was January 2, 1990. I had been looking for a printing business to buy for a few months, then I found this one.

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Be a good integrity and honesty, do11.1.07 what you say you will Why do you think RN&R readers voted you USP (BOLDdo,SELECTION) care about others, and help people PRICE / ATMOSPHERE / EXPERT UNIQUE the best? whenever you/ can. I believe it is because every person that works here really cares, and we will do whatever it takes to get their order to them correct and on time. We also support many organizations in the local community that are doing great work helping people that really need it.

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239 W. Second St., 622-9222 720 S. Meadows Pkwy, 852-3223 5100 Mae Anne Ave., 746-9464

3. Bully’s Sports Bar & Grill Multiple locations

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PLEASE multipleSIGN locations & FAX 3. Honey Treat Yogurt BY __________ TODAY TO: 5000 Smithridge Drive, 827-2221 775.324.4572 Best frenCh fries

THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING 1. In-N-Out Burger THE RENO NEWS & REVIEW! 280 Pyramid Way, Sparks

1. Whole Foods Market

6139 S. Virginia St., 852-8023

2. Sizzler

615 E. Prater Way, Sparks, 3563969

3. Atlantis Casino Resort Spa

3800 S. Virginia St., 825-4700

1. El Adobe Café

150 N. Arlington Ave., 324-6399

2. Beto’s Mexican Food

719 S. Virginia St., 324-3287

3. Bertha Miranda’s Mexican Food Restaurant & Cantina

3. Midtown Eats

Best smoothie 1. Keva Juice

Multiple locations

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4245 W. Fourth St., 747-4511

2. Zozo’S Ristorante 3. La Vecchia

3005 Skyline Blvd., 825-1113

Best indian restaurant 1. India Kabab & Curry

1091 S. Virginia St., 348-6222

2. India Garden

1565 S. Virginia St., 337-8002

3. Naan & Kebab

2740 S. Virginia St.,825-3113

Best Japanese restaurant 1. Ichiban Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar 206 N. Virginia St., 323-5550

2. Hiroba Sushi

3005 Skyline Blvd., 829-2788

3. Ijji Sushi

685 E. Prater Way, Sparks, 356-8668

Best greek restaurant 1. Niko’s Greek Kitchen

148 West St., 284-3678

2. Nick’s Greek Deli

600 S. Virginia St., 786-9613

3. Blue Plate

236 California Ave.,786-3463

Best mexiCan restaurant

8215 S. Virginia St. (800) 786-1000

2. Imperial Bar & Lounge

1. Johnny’s Ristorante Italiano

3446 Lakeside Drive, 829-9449

Best ChiCken wings

Best hot dog PLEASE NOTE ANY CORRECTIONS PLACE 1. Freeman’s Natural Hotdogs FOR What makes your business Best salad 106 California 322-3434TO THE YOUR AD, SIGN AND FAXAve., BACK 1. Süp different than your competition? 2. Sinbad’s Hot Dogs of Nevada 719 S. Virginia St., 324-4787 RENO NEWS & REVIEW BY ________ TODAY, 418 N McCarran Blvd., Sparks, We have excellent employees who have 2. Silver Peak Restaurant 331-4762 OTHERWISE THE AD WILL RUN AS SHOWN. & Brewery been here for a long time. They are 3. Costco 124 Wonder St., 324-1864 2200 Harvard Way, 689-2200 much smarter than I am. They genuinely 135 N. Sierra St., 284-3300 4810 Galleria Pkwy., Sparks, care about the customers and will 3. Pinocchio’s CORRECTIONS SIGNATURE ❑ APPROVED “AS-IS”, NO356-4400 5995 S. Virginia St., 826-5151 do whatever is necessary to deliver a quality product. Best frozen yogurt Best salad Bar AS NOTED SIGNATURE ❑ APPROVED WITH CORRECTIONS 1. Yogurt Beach

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Best italian restaurant

55 W. Arroyo St., 327-4422 575 W. Fifth St., 324-0632 336 Mill St., 786-9697

Best thai restaurant 1. Bangkok Cuisine

55 Mount Rose St., 322-0299 5851 S Virginia St., 284-3802

2. Cafe de Thai

7499 Longley Lane 829-8424

3. Thai Chili

1030 S. Virginia St., 786-7878


Best Chinese restaurant

1. Palais De Jade Fine Chinese Cuisine 960 W. Moana Lane, 827-5233

2. P.F. Chang’s China Bistro

5180 Kietzke Lane, 825-9800

3. Dynasty Chinese Bistro

1185 California Ave., 786-5768

2. Tha Joint Sushi & Grill

530 W. Plumb Lane, 323-7733

222 Los Altos Pkwy., Sparks, 626-8677

3. Whole Foods Market

132 WEST STREET, RENO NV 89501 (775) 329-2878

685 E. Prater Way, Sparks, 356-8668

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Interview with Robert Harris, Bar Manager

3. Ijji Sushi

Best vegetarian restaurant

6139 S. Virginia St., 852-8023

1. The Hub Coffee Co.

32 Cheney St., 323-3482

1. Pneumatic Diner

2. Bibo Coffee Co.

2. Anthony’s Dandelion Deli & Catering

3. Starbucks Coffee

1901 Silverada Blvd., Sparks, 324-5255

3. Whole Foods Market

Best seaFood

668 Greenbrae Drive, Sparks, 355-1569

Best Burger

Best salvadoran restaurant 1. El Salvador Restaurant 517 Forest St., 329-3022

2. El Paisano Taqueria y Pupuseria

501 W. First St., 786-8888

1. Deli Towne USA

3650 Lakeside Drive, 826-4466

2. Beach Hut Deli

6160 Mae Anne Ave., 747-7873

6139 S. Virginia St., 852-8023

1. Awful Awful at The Nugget

233 N. Virginia St., 323-0716

2. Midtown Eats

719 S. Virginia St., 324-3287

3. In-N-Out Burger

280 Pyramid Way, Sparks 8215 S. Virginia St., (800) 786-1000

3. Rubicon Deli

445 California Ave., 322-9792

Best FrenCh restaurant 1. Beaujolais Bistro

130 West St., 323-2227

2. 4th St. Bistro

3065 W. Fourth St., 323-3200

3. Lulou’s Restaurant

1470 S. Virginia St., 329-9979

Best vietnamese restaurant

Best doughnuts/pastries 1. Doughboy’s Donuts

3005 Skyline Blvd., 829-2788

3. Red Lobster

5015 Kietzke Lane, 827-1203

Best steak restaurant 1. Harrah’s Steak House

219 N Center St., 788-2929

2. Ruby River Steakhouse

2750 S. Virginia St., 827-4007

1750 S. Virginia St., 324-7272

2. Blind Onion Pizza & Pub

465 S. Meadows Pkwy., 853-4009 3. Jelly Donut

1. Homage Bakery

519 Ralston, 323-8952

3800 S. Virginia St., 825-4700

1. PFPCO’s Noble Pie Parlor.

239 W. Second St., 622-9222 multiple locations

2. Squeeze In

1. House of Bread

1185 California Ave., 322-0773

2. Great Harvest Bread

Why do you think RN&R readers voted you the best? Thank you Reno, we love you too! We suspect glitter addiction as the main reason...

Any advice for people who want to make their business “The Best”? The Realization that any business is only as good as the customer service you provide.

What makes your business different than your competitors? 5 Star Saloon is the oldest gay bar in Northern Nevada, and since 1971 has stood the test of time as a safe for people to be themselves without fear of prosecution from others. For the past 7 years, we have centered

Best BreakFast

3882 Mayberry Landing, 624-2921

Best Fresh Bread

Good friends, good times and great entertainment. The same things that inspire our guests to come play with us.

555 W. Fifth St., 786-5555

1. Peg’s Glorified Ham & Eggs

3. Franz’s Backstube

What inspires you to go to work everyday?

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our mission on providing a PLACE safe, fun environment that welcomes all aspects of Reno’s community and visitors to celebrate life, love and music with us. Add in the friendly staff, great cocktails and top notch customer service, and voila! The rest is history.

3. J.J.’s Pie Company

933 W. Moana Lane, 825-0451

10580 N. McCarran Blvd. 424-2121

1. Hiroba Sushi

Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, 2707 S. Virginia St.,689-7050

Best pizza parlor

2. Josef’s Vienna Bakery & Cafe

Best sushi restaurant

1555 S. Wells Ave., 323-1211

2. Oceano

1550 Pyramid Way, Sparks, 3554848

2. Donut Bistro

2. Pho 777 Vietnamese Noodle Restaurant 3. Pho 21

1. Rapscallion Seafood House and Bar

3. Atlantis Steakhouse

Best Bakery

102 E. Second St., 323-7777

I have been a long time regular customer and fan of the 5 Star and became a member of the team last October.

various locations

57 Damonte Ranch Pkwy., 8536844

1. Golden Flower Vietnamese Restaurant 205 W. Fifth St., 323-1628

When and how did you get started in this business?

various locations

1170 S. Wells Ave., 322-6100

3. El Rincon Salvadoreno

Best sandwiCh shop

5 STAR SALOON

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3. The Stone House Cafe 1907 S. Arlington Ave., 284-3895 WINNERS CONTINUED ON PAGE 7

Johnny’s RistoRante italiano 4245 W. 4th St., Reno, nV 89523 (775) 747-4511

Louis Cassinari (owner) When & how Did You Get Started In this Business?

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My parents, John and Mary Cassinari, loved Reno and wanted to share their love of food and hospitality with the community.

What Inspires You to Go to Work every Day? Our love for our customers.

Why Do You think RnUR Readers Voted You the Best? We have been blessed with employees who all care about the experiences our customers have with us.

What Makes Your Business Different than Your Competitors? There are s many great Italian Restaurants in Reno and we are proud to be mentioned with them. The tradition that my family started and the dedication of our staff has been our reasons for our success.

Any Advice For People Who Want to Make their Business the Best? Be passionate about what you do.

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RENO HARLEY-DAVIDSON

renown regional medical center

2315 MARKET ST, RENO, NV 89502 (775) 329–2913

1155 Mill Street, reno, nV 89502 328-4100

Interview with Ray Wright, General Manager

Interview with Greg Boyer, CEO

When & how did you get started in this business? Reno Harley-Davidson has been in Reno for over 30 years. The Chester Group purchased this store in early 2010 and made it their 6th dealership in the Western US® has made this store what it is today.

What inspires you to go to work every day? As avid Harley-Davidson® enthusiasts, it is easy to go to work. We are surrounded by people who love to ride, a brand name known world-wide and a common bond.

What makes your business different than your competitors?

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When & how did you get started in this business? I was married to a nurse who often complained about how her hospital was run. At the time, I was in retail management but decided to pursue a career in hospital administration because I thought I could make things better. I did my graduate work at George Washington University in D.C. and my residency in Miami, Florida.

Once again, nothing happens without our customers. Our team here at Chester’s Reno Harley-Davidson® understands that and is committed to providing an exceptional customer service experience.

What inspires you to go to work every day? It’s an outstanding opportunity to make a genuine difference in the lives of our patients, I also get to work with upbeat people who feel the same way.

Any advice for people who want to make their business “The Best”?

Why do you think rn&r readers voted you the best? I think they either had a personal experience with Renown or they had friends and/or family who had a positive experience with us.

My advice is to stay close to your customers and surround yourself with employees who love what they do and are experts in their fields.

Any advice for people who want to make their business “the best”?

Listen to your customers. It doesn’t matter what type of business you’re in; you need to listen to what your customers are telling you.

Why do you think RN&R readers voted you the best? Our customers are our #1 priority and we want to thank everyone that voted for us. It all starts with taking care of our customers. We feel this is what sets us apart.

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Interview with Jo Sonner

When & How Did You Get Started In This Business?

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We started our business as a small mom-and-pop location in 1994. Eighteen years later there are seven Bully’s and four Smokin’ Bully’s, a total of 11 locations.

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Best Business lunch 1. The Grill

6520 S. McCarran Blvd., 827-6262

What Inspires You To Go To Work Every Day?

2. Campo

All of the great Bully’s employees inspire us to go to work every day. They work hard and have fun. We’re so lucky to have such a great team!

50 N. Sierra St., 737-9555

3. Cheeseboard American Bistro and Catering Co. 247 California Ave., 323-3115

Best greasy spoon 790 W. Fourth St., 323-2696

2. The Nugget

233 N. Virginia St., 323-0716

3. Peg’s Glorified Ham and Eggs multiple locations

Best reno restaurant 1. Campo

95 N. Sierra St.,337-1122

50 N. Sierra St., 737-9555 719 S. Virginia St., 324-3287

3. Old Granite St. Eatery

243 S. Sierra St., 622-3222

Best carson arson restaurant

1. Adele’s Restaurant and Lounge

Best fine dining 1. 4th St. Bistro

3065 W. Fourth St., 323-3200

2. Lulou’s Restaurant

1470 S. Virginia St., 329-9979

1055 S. Carson St., 887-0395

3. Sassafras

318 N. Carson St., 887-8879

Best sparks restaurant

1. Great Basin Brewing Company 846 Victorian Ave., Sparks, 355-7711

2. Tha Joint Sushi & Grill

222 Los Altos Pkwy., Sparks, 626-8677

3. Vista Grille

1250 Disc Drive, Sparks, 626-9922

Best tahoe restaurant 1. Gar Woods Grill & Pier

Best wine list

1. Atlantis Casino Resort Spa

3800 S. Virginia St., 825-4700

2. West Street Wine Bar 148 West St., 336-3560

3. Napa Sonoma

550 W. Plumb Lane 826-0595

Best wine bar 1. West Street Wine Bar

148 West St., 336-3560

2. Jungle Vino

246 W. First St., 329-4484

3. Whispering Vine Wine Co.

3886 Mayberry Drive, 787-9463 Foothill Road, 622-8080

901 Tahoe Blvd., Incline Village, 831-2832

2. Gold-N-Silver Inn

Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe, 111 Country Club Drive, Incline Village, 886-6899

Most roMantic restaurant 1. 4th St. Bistro

3065 W. Fourth St., 323-3200

2. Lulou’s Restaurant

1470 S. Virginia St., 329-9979

3. Harrah’s Steak House

219 N. Center St., 788-2929

Best new restaurant 1. Campo

50 N. Sierra St., 737-9555

2. Midtown Eats

719 S. Virginia St., 324-3287

3. Ling and Louie’s Asian Bar and Grill

4965 S. Virginia St., 826-5464

Our business is different because we have a laid back, casual atmosphere. Simply put, it’s fun to go to Bully’s!

Any Advice For People Who Want To Make Their Business “The Best”?

Our best advice for being “The Best”? You’re only as good as the people you hire. Only hire the best!

1. Beto’s Mexican Food

575 W. Fifth St., 324-0632 790 W. Fourth St., 323-2696

3. Golden Flower Vietnamese Restaurant

1. El Adobe Café

55 W. Arroyo St., 327-4422 336 Mill St., 786-9697

3. Miguel’s Mexican

1415 S.Virginia St., 322-2722

Best solo dining 1. Süp

1. The Chocolate Bar

95 N. Sierra St.,337-1122 7001 Northstar Drive, Truckee, Calif.,(530) 562-1800

239 W. Second St., 622-9222

2. Golden Flower Vietnamese Restaurant 205 W. Fifth St., 323-1628

Best outdoor dining 1. The Stone House Cafe

1907 S. Arlington Ave., 284-3895

2. Silver Peak Restaurant & Brewery 124 Wonder St., 324-1864 135 N. Sierra St., 284-3300

3. Wild River Grille

17 S. Virginia St., 284-7455

Best late-night dining 1. PFPCO’s Noble Pie Parlor.

239 W. Second St., 622-9222

2. Golden Flower Vietnamese Restaurant 205 W. Fifth St., 323-1628

3. The Nugget

3. Silver Peak Restaurant & Brewery

Best food truck

124 Wonder St., 324-1864 135 N. Sierra St., 284-3300

Best Martini

1. Roxy’s Restaurant and Bar

Eldorado Hotel Casino, 345 N. Virginia St., 786-5700

2. The Chocolate Bar

960 S. VIRGINIA ST., RENO 89502 775-322-5865

Interview with Jessica Schneider, President

669 S. Virginia St., 324-4787

2. Campo Restaurant

50 N. Sierra St., 737-9555

JUNKEE CLOTHING EXCHANGE

2. PFPCO’s Noble Pie Parlor.

205 W. Fifth St., 323-1628

Best dessert

One of the reasons we believe RN&R readers voted us “The Best” is because we work hard to show any sporting events our customers may be interested in. We also offer good food, great customer service and a fun atmosphere. We cater to everyone: Men, women and families.

1495 S. Virginia St., 324-2244

2. Bertha Miranda’s Mexican Restaurant and Cantina

Best cheap eats

3. Lone Eagle Grille

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3. Chapel Tavern

Best Margarita

219 N. Center St., 788-2929

5000 N. Lake Blvd., Carnelian Bay, Calif., (530) 546-3366

2. T’s Mesquite Rotisserie

7001 Northstar Drive, Truckee, Calif.,(530) 562-1800

3. Harrah’s Steak House

1112 N. Carson St., 882-3353

2. Red’s Old 395 Grill

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1. Gold-N-Silver Inn

2. Midtown Eats

What Makes Your Business Different Than Your Competitors?

233 N. Virginia St., 323-0716

When and how did you get started in this business? My phone stopped ringing with interior design and I knew I had to switch gears. I’ve always been a “junker” so this just made sense.

What inspires you to go to work every day? The staff, or “Junkee Family”. They are amazing! They all work so hard and keep me laughing.

Why do you think RN&R readers voted you the best?

What makes your business different than your competitors?

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Not sure how to answer thiswe appreciate everyone in the “junk” business and shop them all!

Got any advice for people who want to make their business the best? Work your own business! When your heart and soul are in it, your staff will be the same!

Honestly, I think it is customer service. We are trying to bring it back. Every person that comes through our door is priority one!

1. GourMelt Grilled Cheese Truck 410-4124

2. Dish Truck 848-3525

3. Kenji’s Food Truck 247-3299

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10401 DOUBLE R BLVD, RENO NV 89521 (775) 322-3446

Interview with Dr. James E. Murphy How long have you been a plastic surgeon in Reno? I was born and raised in Reno. I have been a plastic surgeon in Reno for the past fifteen years.

What do you specialize in? My specialty is breast augmentation. I perform more breast augmentations than any other procedure. I take great pride when patients come to my office and tell me that they came to see me because my post-operative pictures were the best they had seen. I love to see patients’ faces light up after their surgery, they love their new shape, and their confidence soars. They feel so good about themselves. It makes my job very rewarding.

What inspires you to go to work every day?

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It’s really difficult to narrow that down to any one thing. My job is so rewarding on so many levels, the smile on a parent’s face after repairing their child’s cleft lip, the excitement after a patient sees their new look after a breast aug or a tummy tuck. The pride you feel knowing a patient trust you with a very important and personal event - their surgery. No two surgeries are the same, you never stop learning or trying to perfect your craft. Sometimes it’s stressful, sometimes it’s aw-inspiring, but it’s always rewarding.

The newest, most promising procedure is Smartlipo and Cellulaze, which is a laser assisted liposuction procedure that can melt the fat and tighten the skin better than traditional liposuction. Cellulaze is a laser procedure designed to smooth out the irregularities of the skin caused by cellulite in one definitive procedure. These procedures can be done in the office without the need for general anesthesia.

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Best amBience 1. Campo

50 N. Sierra St., 737-9555

I hope it’s because they recognize my commitment to doing the best I can for each patient on each surgery. That my relaxed, easy-going manner helps patients feel comfortable, and confident that they are choosing a surgeon that has their best interest at heart. That I choose safety over the growing trend to do multiple procedures at once. It’s not how many procedures you do, but how well you do each surgery.

Best casino

1495 S. Virginia St., 324-2244

3. Wild River Grille

3. PJ & Co.

17 S. Virginia St., 284-7455

Best restaurant view 1. Campo

50 N. Sierra St., 737-9555

Best BarBecue restaurant 1. Famous Dave’s BBQ

4925 Kietzke Lane, 826-7427

2. La Vecchia

2. BJ’s Bar-BQ

3. Moxie’s Spirits & Dining

3. Men Wielding Fire

Best restaurant worth the long wait

Best catering company

4792 Caughlin Pkwy.,826-2665

1. Campo

Multiple locations

180 E. First St., 786-1117

1. Dish Cafe & Catering 855 Mill St., 348-8264

50 N. Sierra St., 737-9555

2. Cherry Bomb Catering

3005 Skyline Blvd., 829-2788

3. Men Wielding Fire

2. Hiroba Sushi

multiple locations

Best chef

1. Mark Estee, Campo

287-4121

180 E. First St., 786-1117

Best appetizers 1. Campo

50 N. Sierra St., 737-9555

50 N. Sierra St., 737-9555

2. Fuego

222 Los Altos Pkwy., Sparks, 626-8677

3. BJ’s Bar-BQ

3065 W. Fourth St., 323-3200

Best soups

2. Tae Sung Lee, Tha Joint

3. Natalie Sellers, 4th Street Bistro

a beauty contest

1590 S. Wells Ave., 323-6366

1. Chapel Tavern

2. The Stone House Cafe

719 S. Virginia St., 324-3287

3. Peg’s Glorified Ham and Eggs

lucky it wasn’t

1907 S. Arlington Ave., 284-

Casinos & Gambling

Best Bloody mary

2. Midtown Eats

3005 Skyline Blvd., 825-1113

Why do you think RN&R readers voted you the best? Are there any new procedures or technology in plastic surgery that excite you?

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Best server

1. Tamara Suarez, Atlantis Casino Resort Spa

170 S. Virginia St., 322-1800 754 N. McCarran Blvd., 355-1010

1. Süp

669 S. Virginia St., 324-4787

2. Dish Cafe & Catering 855 Mill St., 348-8264

3800 S. Virginia St., 825-4700

2. Whole Foods Market

720 South Meadows Pkwy., 8517200

Best place to eat when drunk

3065 W. Fourth St., 323-3200

2. PFPCO’s Noble Pie Parlor.

2. Derrick Theel, Peg’s Glorified Ham & Eggs

3. Elise Vandenberg, 4th St. Bistro

Best tequila selection 1. Total Wine & More

6139 S. Virginia St., 852-8023

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best sports bar & Best place to watch Monday Night F�tba�.

55 W. Arroyo St., 327-4422

3. Arroyo Mexican Grill

250 Evans Ave., 334-7092

Best vodka selection 1. Total Wine & More

233 N. Virginia St., 323-0716 239 W. Second St., 622-9222

3. Gold-N-Silver Inn

790 W. Fourth St., 323-2696

Best juice

1. Pneumatic Diner

Multiple locations

3. Roxy’s Restaurant and Bar

Eldorado Hotel Casino, 345 N. Virginia St., 786-5700

Best whiskey/BourBon/ scotch selection 1. Chapel Tavern

1495 S. Virginia St., 324-2244

2. Whisky Bar

100 N. Arlington Ave.

2. Ceol Irish Pub

538 S. Virginia St., 329-5558

501 W. First St., 786-8888 multiple locations

3. Keva Juice

multiple locations

Best fondue

1. The Chocolate Bar

95 N. Sierra St.,337-1122 7001 Northstar Drive, Truckee, Calif.,(530) 562-1800

2. The Grill

6520 S. McCarran Blvd., 827-6262

3. Napa Sonoma

550 W. Plumb Lane, 826-0595

Best produce

1. Whole Foods Market

6139 S. Virginia St., 852-8023

2. Great Basin Community Food Co-op 240 Court St., 324-6133

3. Raley’s

multiple locations

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3. Eldorado Hotel Casino

345 N. Virginia St., 786-5700

Best casino hotel

1. Peppermill Resort Spa Casino 2707 S. Virginia St., 826-2121

2. Atlantis Casino Resort Spa

3800 S. Virginia St., 825-4700

3. Eldorado Hotel Casino

345 N. Virginia St., 786-5700

Best casino restaurant

1. Steakhouse at Harrah’s Reno 219 N. Center St., 788-2929

2. Bimini Steakhouse

Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, 2707 S. Virginia St., 826-2121

3. Bistro Napa

Atlantis Casino Resort Spa 3800 S. Virginia St., 825-4700

Best casino Bar

1. The Brew Brothers Eldorado Hotel Casino, 345 N. Virginia St., 786-5700 2. Fireside Lounge Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, 2707 S. Virginia St., 826-2121 3. Cin Cin Eldorado Hotel Casino, 345 N. Virginia St., 786-5700

Best casino arcade games 1. Xtreme Arcade Peppermill Resort Spa Casino 2707 S. Virginia St., 826-2121

2. Circus Circus

500 North Sierra St., 329-0711

3. Atlantis Family Entertainment Fun Center 3800 S. Virginia St., 825-4700

2. Peg’s Glorified Ham and Eggs

6671 S. Virginia St., 853-3669

2. Ben’s Fine Wine & Spirits

2707 S. Virginia St., 826-2121

2. Atlantis Casino Resort Spa

1. The Nugget

6671 S. Virginia St., 853-3669

2. El Adobe Café

1. Peppermill Resort Spa Casino

Best female casino Bartender 1. Annalisa Huante

Cin Cin, Eldorado Hotel Casino, 345 N. Virginia St., 786-5700

2. Nicole Barker

Cin Cin, Eldorado Hotel Casino, 345 N. Virginia St., 786-5700

Best male casino Bartender 1. Freddy Sanchez

Bar Centro, Eldorado Hotel Casino, 345 N. Virginia St., 786-5700

2. Justin Sampson

EDGE, Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, 2707 S. Virginia St., 8262121

3. Ricky Drever

Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, 2707 S. Virginia St., 826-2121


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Best casino Buffet

1. Toucan Charlie’s, Atlantis Casino Resort Spa 3800 S. Virginia St., 8254700

2. Island Buffet, Peppermill Resort Spa Casino

2707 S. Virginia St., 826-2121

3. Eldorado Buffet, Eldorado Hotel Casino

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Best casino comedy cluB

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345 N. Virginia St., 786-5700

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Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, 2707 S. Virginia St., 826-2121

2. Bubinga

Eldorado Hotel Casino 345 N. Virginia St., 786-5700

3. The Brew Brothers

Eldorado Hotel Casino 345 N. Virginia St., 786-5700

Best casino promotion

1. Peppermill Resort Spa Casino 2707 S. Virginia St., 826-2121

2. Atlantis Casino Resort Spa

3800 S. Virginia St., 825-4700

3. Eldorado Hotel Casino

345 N. Virginia St., 786-5700

Best casino show 1. Man in the Mirror

Eldorado Hotel Casino 345 N. Virginia St., 786-5700

2. Persuasion

Harrah’s Reno 219 N. Center St., 786-3232

most eco-friendly casino 1. Peppermill Resort Spa Casino 2707 S. Virginia St., 826-2121

2. Atlantis Casino Resort Spa

3800 S. Virginia St., 825-4700

3. Eldorado Hotel Casino

345 N. Virginia St., 786-5700

Best sportsBook

1. Peppermill Resort Spa Casino 2707 S. Virginia St., 826-2121

2. Club Cal Neva

38 E. Second St., 323-1046

3. Atlantis Casino Resort Spa

3800 S. Virginia St., 825-4700

Best poker room

1. Peppermill Resort Spa Casino 2707 S. Virginia St., 826-2121

2. Atlantis Casino Resort Spa

Best casino security

1. Peppermill Resort Spa Casino

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Best casino-hotel for romantic getaway

6355 S. MCCARRAN BLVD., RENO NV 89509 (775) 827-4222

Best place to cash your check 1. Peppermill Resort Spa Casino 2707 S. Virginia St., 826-2121

2. Western Village Inn & Casino

345 N. Virginia St., 786-5700

3800 S. Virginia St., 825-4700

815 Nichols Blvd., Sparks, 331-1069

1. Peppermill Resort Spa Casino

3800 S. Virginia St., 825-4700

2. Atlantis Casino Resort Spa

3. Atlantis Casino Resort Spa

Best customer service

1. Peppermill Resort Spa Casino 2707 S. Virginia St., 826-2121

2. Eldorado Hotel Casino

2707 S. Virginia St., 826-2121

2500 E. Second St. 789-2000

Best casino color scheme

345 N. Virginia St., 786-5700

1. Peppermill Resort Spa Casino

3800 S. Virginia St., 825-4700

2. Atlantis Casino Resort Spa

3. Atlantis Casino Resort Spa

Best casino wedding planning 1. Peppermill Resort Spa Casino 2707 S. Virginia St., 826-2121

2. Atlantis Casino Resort Spa

2707 S. Virginia St., 826-2121

3800 S. Virginia St., 825-4700

3. Grand Sierra Resort

Best casino carpet

1. Peppermill Resort Spa Casino

2500 E. Second St. 789-2000

2. Atlantis Casino Resort Spa

Best casino to hear quiet music 1. Peppermill Resort Spa Casino 2707 S. Virginia St., 826-2121

2. Eldorado Hotel Casino

2707 S. Virginia St., 826-2121

3800 S. Virginia St., 825-4700 2500 E. Second St. 789-2000

Best restrooms

1. Peppermill Resort Spa Casino

2500 E. Second St. 789-2000

2. Atlantis Casino Resort Spa

Best casino spa

1. Peppermill Resort Spa Casino

My father started the business in 1995. We had many locations in California and now I’m operating this location in Reno.

What Inspires You To Go To Work Every Day? Providing a helpful service and I enjoy meeting and helping my customers.

What Makes Your Business Different Than Your Competitors?

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Service above all and smiling faces.

Any Advice For People Who Want To Make Their Business “The Best”? Customer Service, Customer Service, Customer Service.

3. Grand Sierra Resort

345 N. Virginia St., 786-5700

3. Grand Sierra Resort

When & How Did You Get Started In This Business?

2500 E. Second St. 789-2000

3800 S. Virginia St., 825-4700

3. Grand Sierra Resort

Interview with Kirk Hutchison

3800 S. Virginia St., 825-4700

3. Grand Sierra Resort

2707 S. Virginia St., 826-2121

3800 S. Virginia St., 825-4700

Why Do You Think RN&R Readers Voted You The Best? RN&R readers are smart, informed and know what good service is.

3. Grand Sierra Resort

2500 E. Second St., 789-2000

2707 S. Virginia St., 826-2121

2. Atlantis Casino Resort Spa

3800 S. Virginia St., 825-4700

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Culture Best 4th of July fireworks 1. John Ascuaga’s Nugget – Star Spangled Sparks

Best drag queen 1. Ginger Devine 2. Ashlee Stone 3. Chanel

Best gay pride event

1100 Nugget Avenue, Sparks, 356-3300

1. Reno Rainbow Festival 2. Reno Gay Pride Festival

250 Evans Ave., 334-4700

Best independent art gallery

2. Lake Tahoe 3. Reno Aces Stadium

Best animal shelter

1. SPCA of Northern Nevada

1. Stremmel Gallery

1400 S. Virginia St.; 786-0558

4950 Spectrum Blvd., 324-7773

2. The Holland Project

2825 Longley Lane, 856-2000

3. Never Ender Boutique & Art Gallery

2. Nevada Humane Society 3. Boxers & Buddies

P.O. Box 895, Virginia City, 3425789

160 West Liberty St., 329-3333 26 Cheney St., 348-9440

Best kept secret

1. Nevada Museum of Art

1. Won’t tell 2. Awful Awful at The Nugget

2. Stremmel Gallery

3. Caliber Salon & Spa

Best art gallery

160 W. Liberty St., 329-3333 1400 S. Virginia St., 786-0558

3. The Holland Project

160 West Liberty St., 329-3333

Best charity race or walk 1. Moms on the Run 2. Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 3. Reno-Tahoe Odyssey

Best church 1. Living Stones

445 S. Virginia St., 622-9772

2. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Northern Nevada 780 Del Monte Lane, 851-7100

3. Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church

1138 Wright St, 323-6894

Best dance instructor 1. Gina Hernandez

Dance Unlimited, 73 W. Plumb Lane, 250-7924

2. BB Flanders

Salsa Reno, 2920 Mill St., 813-1143

3. Lesa Dusich

Reno Dance Company, 2540 Sutro St., 378-6208

233 N. Virginia St., 323-0716

Best local Band

1. Whitney Myer Band 2. Moondog Matinee 3. Elephant Rifle

Best local Band alBum

1. No Dress Code by Jelly Bread 2. Teenage Lover by Elephant Rifle 3. Vacancy at the Wonder Lodge by Moondog Matinee

Best local dance company 1. Salsa Reno 2. Controlled Burn 3. AVA Ballet Theatre

Best local theater company 1. Brüka Theatre

99 N. Virginia St., 323-3221

2. Good Luck Macbeth

119 N. Virginia St., 322-3716

3. Reno Little Theater

246 E. Arroyo St., 329-0661

Best local weBsite

1. Lake Tahoe 2. Virginia City 3. Truckee, Calif.

Best dog park

Best monthly event

1. Rancho San Rafael Regional Park 1595 N. Sierra St., 785-4512

2. Sparks Marina Park

300 Howard Drive, Sparks, 3532376

3. Link Piazzo Dog Park

Hidden Valley Regional Park, 4740 Parkway Drive, 823-6501

1. Float/play/walk by the Truckee River 2. Wine Walk 3. Reno Aces game

Best place to meet gay singles 1. 5 Star Saloon

132 West St., 329-2878

2. Tronix

303 Kietzke Lane, 333-9696

3. The Patio

600 W. Fifth St., 323-6565

Best place to meet straight singles

1. Imperial Bar and Lounge

150 N. Arlington Ave., 324-6399

2. St. James Infirmary

445 California Ave., 657-8484

3. Shea’s Tavern

715 South Virginia St., 786-7447

141 E. Pueblo St., 284-8620

1. Downtown Reno Midtown, www. downtownmakeover.com 2. Reno Gazette-Journal, www. rgj.com 3. Reno News & Review, www. newsreview.com/reno

Best day trip

Best non-casino thing to do downtown

Best place to people watch

1. Wingfield Park/by the Truckee River 2. Downtown Reno 3. Reno-Tahoe International Airport 4. Meadowood Mall Best radio station 1. The X 100.1 2. Rock 104.5 3. Alice 96.5

221 N. VIRGINIA ST, RENO NV 89501 (775) 323-KNIT (5648)

Interview with Cisco Flores, General Manager

Best talk show host

1. Bill & Connie, Alice Alice 96.5 2. Rob, Arnie & Dawn, Rock 104.5 3. Chris Payne, KRZQ 100.9

Best reason to live in reno 1. The weather 2. Proximity to Lake Tahoe 3. Outdoor recreation

Best special event in downtown reno 1. Artown 2. Hot August Nights 3. Reno River Festival

Best special event in downtown sparks

1. The Best-in-the-West Nugget Rib Cook-off 2. Farmers’ Markets 3. Hot August Nights

1. Wine Walk 2. Food Truck Fridays 3. First Thursdays at the Nevada Museum of Art

Goods & Services

Best neighBorhood

Best taxi driver

1. Old Southwest Reno 2. Midtown 3. Northwest Reno

KNITTING FACTORY

When & How Did You Get Started In This Business?

I started with the Knitting Factory in Hollywood back in 2005. I started working as an Event Staff member and quickly worked my way up to Security Manager at the Hollywood venue. Now I am the General Manager of the Knitting Factory, Reno.

What Inspires You To Go To Work Every Day?

I love my job. You are always around different artists and genres of music. It’s really fun coming to work to see concerts.

Why Do You Think RN&R Readers Voted You The Best?

What Makes Your Business Different Than Your Competitors?

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We are the only venue in town with a 1,200 capacity room that brings good sold out shows. Like Michael Franti and Hank 3 just to name a couple. We make sure our patrons come to our venue to have a good time and have a wonderful memory of their favorite band!!

Any Advice For People Who Want To Make Their Business “The Best”?

Bring good shows to Reno and give your patrons a night of music they will never forget!!

I think they voted us the best because of how close they can get to the act on stage. We also have the best bar staff and event staff in town. I cannot forget our Production Staff also. We bring a lot of good shows to Reno. Our sound system is top of the line.

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Interview with Rick Lattin, Owner

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3. Junkee Clothing Exchange

3. Eagle Framing & Art Gallery

Best men’s clothing store

Best spa

960 S. Virginia St., 322-5865

765 S. Virginia St., 827-6206

1. Junkee Clothing Exchange

960 S. Virginia St., 322-5865

2. Savers

2350 Oddie Blvd., Sparks, 359-4244 3800 Kietzke Lane, 284-4350

3. Goodwill

multiple locations

Best local place to work

1. Macy’s

5100 Meadowood Mall Circle, 826-8333

2. Kohl’s

multiple locations

3. Express

5443 Meadowood Mall Circle, 825-7171

Lattin Farms is a generational farm that has been in the family for 101 years.

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Best thrift store

When and how did you get started in his business?

1. Atlantis Casino Resort Spa 3800 S. Virginia St., (800) 723-6500

Love of growing and wonderful people who buy our products.

Why do you think Rn&R readers voted you the best? Hopefully because they like what we do and our products - more likely because we have spent the last 19 years hocking our products on the streets of Reno, Sparks and Carson City - we are nothing if not persistent.

What makes your business different than your competitors?

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In the local food movement we like to think of cooperation rather than competition. All of us working together to make local food more available has served us well. Our competitors are not our fellow farmers - our competitors are the emerging industrialization and standardization of the food system - we are successful because we provide an alternative.

advice to make your business the best? Stay true to your mission, listen to your customers and never look back.

2. Peppermill Resort Spa Casino 2707 S. Virginia St., (866) 821-9996

3. Lime

895 S. Center St., 825-5463

1. Patagonia Outlet Reno [tie] 8550 White Fir St., 746-6878

1. University of Nevada, Reno 1664 N. Virginia St., 784-1110

2. Intuit

6884 Sierra Center Pkwy, 332-8800

Best landscaper

1. Signature Landscapes

3705 Barron Way, 857-4333

2. All Seasons Lawn and Landscaping 657 Twin Lakes Drive, 329-1531

3. Sierra Nevada Landscapes 1635 Marvel Way, 853-4445

Best house cleaning service 1. White Lotus

35 N. Edison Way, 856-2345

2. Spring Fresh

610 S. Rock Blvd., 359-5534

2. OCDanny 412-7831

Best children’s clothing Boutique 1. Rockabboo

538 W. Plumb Lane, 825-0700

2. Once Upon A Child

6015-G S. Virginia St., 825-4448

3. Babies R Us

4869 Kietzke Lane, 825-2229

Best place to Buy a firearm 1. Cabela’s

Best dry cleaners 1. Peerless

multiple locations

2. Bobby Page’s Cleaners multiple locations

Best Bookstore

1. Sundance Books & Music

121 California Ave., 786-1188

2. Barnes & Noble

5555 S. Virginia St., 826-8882

8650 Boomtown Road, Verdi, 829-4100

3. Grassroots Books

1200 Scheels Drive, Sparks, 331-2700

Best place to get an auto smogged

2. Scheels All Sports

3. Bizarre Guitar and Guns

2677 Oddie Blvd., 685-4867

Best place to shoot firearms

660 E. Grove St., 828-2665

1. Landa Muffler

816 E. Fourth St., 322-0112

2. Instant Smog

multiple locations

681 S. VIRGINIA ST, RENO NV 89509 (775) 333-0915

1. The desert 2. Sage Hill Clay Sports

3. Shell

1. GameStop

3. The hills

2. Game Force

Best jewelry store

Best place to Buy a musical instrument

Best video game store multiple locations 1280 E. Plumb Lane, 829-1950

Best gadget store

1. Scotland Yard Spy Shop

1085 S. Virginia St., 323-3232

2. Apple Store

13925 S. Virginia St., 333-5460

3. Best Buy

multiple locations

Best wine shop

1. Whispering Vine Wine Co.

3886 Mayberry Drive, 787-9672

2. Craft Wine-N-Beer

22 Martin St., 622-4333

3. L’uva Bella Wine Gallery

13925 S. Virginia St., 851-1110

Best cheap liquor store 1. Ben’s Fine Wine & Spirits multiple locations

2. Total Wine & More

6671 S. Virginia St., 853-3669

3. Grab N Go Food & Liquor multiple locations

Best women’s clothing Boutique 1. The Niche

multiple locations

2. Lodo Loft

550 W. Plumb Lane, 284-5636

7370 Desert Way, 851-1123

1. Jared the Galleria of Jewelry

multiple locations

1. Maytan Music Center

777 S. Center St., 323-5443

13957 S. Virginia St., 850-2020

2. Bizarre Guitar

25 W. Second St., 322-1236

3. Guitar Center

2. Goldilocks Jewelry and Coins 3. Rogers Jewelers

6520 S. Virginia, 851-8555

Best mall

1. The Summit

13925 S. Virginia St., 853-7800

2. Legends at Sparks Marina 1310 Scheels Drive, Sparks, 358-3800

3. Meadowood Mall

5000 Meadowood Mall Circle, 827-8450

Best tanning salon

1. Pacific Sun Tanning Company

2677 Oddie Blvd., 331-1001 6663 S. Virginia St., 853-3961

Best gym

1. Sports West Athletic Club

1575 S. Virginia St., 348-6666

2. St. Mary’s Center for Health and Fitness

9393 Gateway Drive, 853-4050

Best place to Buy cds 1. Recycled Records

822 S. Virginia St., 826-4119 3344 Kietzke Lane, 826-4119

2. Best Buy

3600 Warren Way, 829-8267

3. Discology

3. Sunsation

1450 E. Prater Way, Sparks, 359-9955

Best frame shop 1. Aaron Brothers

4809 Kietzke Lane, 827-2004

2. Fastframe

940 W. Moana Lane, 825-4499

Interview with Kevin Cox, Owner When and how did you get started in the business? 1992 - In Santa Cruz, then opened a shop here in 1995. I got started tattooing friends first, then apprenticed, then after a few years I opened up here in Reno.

What inspires you to go to work everyday? Working with a great group of guys and creating beautiful works of art on people.

Any advise for people who want to make their business “the best”?

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Remember what you got in the business to begin with. You must have passion for what you are doing in order to succeed. We feel that the public can see if you’re doing only in it to make a buck having a ton of sarcastic employees helps too.

645 N. Arlington Ave., 770-3800

3. South Reno Athletic Club

multiple locations

2. Element Tanning

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Why do you think RN&R Readers voted you the best? Consistently the best artists - same crew for essentially 17 years - unheard of in tattooing. Going to the shop you went to years ago for your first and having the same guy do your kid’s first is pretty cool! Quality, consistency, and friendly, reliable artists definitely helped.

5575 S. Virginia St., 448-9797 11 N. Sierra St., 323-2121

Best specialty foods store 1. Whole Foods Market

6139 S. Virginia St., 852-8023

2. Trader Joe’s

5035 S. McCarran Blvd., 826-1621

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What makes your business different from your competitors? Great crew of amazing artists. The core of employees have been here since the beginning we try and relate to each customer individually, as each person is different then the next.

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BLACK HOLE BODY PIERCING

WINNERS 2012

912 S. VIRGINIA STREET, RENO NV 329-0601

Interview with Owner Angela Watson

When and how did you get started in this business? I went to a piercing studio in California to get my septum pierced. I walked out with a stainless steel ring hanging from my nose and a new career. I love body piercings and really enjoy being able to provide my clients with a safe, clean way to express themselves.

What inspires you to go to work every day? We strive to have an aseptic, yet comfortable environment at Black Hole. It helps keep our customers at ease and provides us with a totally awesome workplace.

What makes your business different than your competitors?

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When you have our level of customer services teamed up with knowledgeable, well-trained staff, word just gets around. Not to mention our kick ass jewelry selection.

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3. Great Basin Community Food Co-op 240 Court St., 324-6133

Best adult-themed store

Any advice for people who want to make their business “The Best”? Provide the best products and make customer service a top priority. Your customers will appreciate it. Ours have for 16 years in a row by voting us the best.

1. Suzie’s

195 Kietzke Lane, 786-8557

2. Chocolate Walrus

1278 S. Virginia St., 825-2267

Best computer store 1. Apple Store

13925 S. Virginia St., 333-5460

2. Best Buy

Why do you think RN&R readers voted you The Best?

multiple locations

3. Moondog Computers

Ask one, I’m sure you know one, everybody does.

4896 S. Virginia St., 332-6666

Best place to Buy vintage clothes 1. Junkee Clothing Exchange & Antique Mall

960 S. Virginia St., 322-5865

2. The Nest

201 Keystone Ave., 248-8841

1535 S. Virginia St., 322-0110

3. Savers

3800 Kietzke Lane, 284-4350 2350 Oddie Blvd., 359-4244

When & How Did You Get Started In This Business? Rick Heaney purchased the business from the original owner, Jim Kelley in 1989. Kelley had owned the business since 1947. Prior to purchasing the business Heaney was a partner in an advertising business with Bob Carroll and Denny Mandell, and prior to that was Bally Gaming.

What Inspires You To Go To Work Every Day? The challenges of owning a small business in today’s economic environment, the challenges of being in business in the changing face of downtown Reno, and the feeling of accomplishment you get when you see people enjoying themselves in your business.

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1. Junkee Clothing Exchange & Antique Mall

960 S. Virginia St., 322-5865

2. The Nest

201 Keystone Ave., 248-8841

Best Bicycle shop 1. Reno Bike Project

541 E. Fourth St., 323-4488

Be prepared to work long hours, and listen to your customers.

622 S. Virginia St., 323-1809

Best flower shop multiple locations

3636 Mayberry Drive, 825-3527

2. Moana Nursery

multiple locations

3. Rail City Garden Center

1720 Brierley Way, 355-1551

Best car wash

1. Hutch’s Car Wash

6355 S. McCarran Blvd., 827-4222 2525 S. Virginia St., 826-6679 2331 Kietzke Lane, 827-2601

Best home furnishings store 1. RC Willey Home Furnishings

1201 Steamboat Pkwy., 337-4600

2. The Niche

multiple locations

3. Ashley Furniture

750 E. Moana Lane, 824-4800

Best apartment complex 1. The Boulders

4775 Summit Ridge Drive, 7473330

2. Arlington Towers

100 N. Arlington Ave., 221-3222

Best place to get a car repaired

816 E. Fourth St., 322-0112

6659 S. Virginia St., 852-9401 multiple locations

Best Boutique clothing store 1. The Niche

multiple locations

2. Never Ender Boutique & Art Gallery

119 Thoma St., 348-9440

3. Junkee Clothing Exchange

960 S. Virginia St., 322-5865

Best cheap motel 1. Motel 6

multiple locations

2. Quality Inn South

1885 S. Virginia St., 329-1001

3. Farris Motel

1752 E. Fourth St., 322-3190

Best hotel for a romantic getaway

1. Peppermill Resort Spa Casino 2707 S. Virginia St., (866) 8219996

2. Atlantis

3800 S. Virginia St., (800) 723-6500

3. Grand Sierra Resort

2500 E. Second St., 789-2000

Best Bank

1. Wells Fargo

multiple locations

2. Bank of America multiple locations

3. U.S. Bank

multple locations

Best mortgage company

130 W. Plumb Lane, 324-4370

1. Wells Fargo

multiple locations

2. PrimeLending

3. Reno Vulcanizing Works

Best tattoo parlor

multiple locations 6900 S. McCarran Blvd., 829-8555

Best pawn shop

3. Bumblebee Blooms Flower Boutique

2. Nightmare Studios Tattoo

1. Palace Jewelry & Loan Company

3. Absolute Tattoo

2. Metro Pawn

700 S. Wells Ave., 333-9190 205 S. Sierra St., 348-2799

4871 Kietzke Lane, 829-8000 165 Los Altos Pkwy., 626-3341

2. Ben Franklin

681 S. Virginia St., 333-0915

888 S. Virginia St., 324-0666 742 Mill St., 324-2223

Best tattoo artist

1. Ron Rash, Aces Tattoo 2. Archie Wood, Battle Born Tattoo 3. Jon McCann, Absolute Tattoo

245 E. Plumb Lane, 348-0050

3. Jo-Ann Fabrics & Crafts

1. A Salon 7

495 Morrill Ave., 786-7770

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2. DSW Shoe Warehouse

1. Aces Tattoo

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1. Dillard’s

2. St. Ives Florist

3750 Kietzke Lane, 828-9700

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1. Michael’s Arts & Crafts

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1. Patrick Sutton, Maxwell’s Barbershop 2. Carly Gurinskas, Pearle Studios

3. College Cyclery

Best hoBBy store

Why Do You Think RN&R Readers Voted You The Best?

3. Macy’s

1. Landa Muffler & Brake

1. Sparks Florist

Any Advice For People Who Want To Make Their Business “The Best”?

Best BarBer

2. Bicycle Bananas

5110 Mae Anne Ave., 747-1413

416 Greenbrae Drive, Sparks, 359-1750

Best shoe selection

3. Franktown Hand Car Wash

960 S. Virginia St., 322-5865

2. Fondue Body Boutique

1. Brian Jensen, A Salon 7 2. Jenny Oxier, A Salon 7 3. Tres Benzley, Caliber Salon & Spa

Best used clothing store 2. Plato’s Closet

Interview with George Buddy

Best hair stylist

2. Buggy Bath Car Wash

1. Junkee Clothing Exchange & Antique Mall

233 N. VIRGINIA ST., RENO NV 89501 (775) 323-0716

141 E. Pueblo St., 284-8620

2. Savers

multiple locations

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300 N. Virginia St., 322-2863 multiple locations

3. Super Pawn

multiple locations

Best grocery store 1. Raley’s

multiple locations

2. Whole Foods Market

6139 S. Virginia St., 852-8023

1. Black Hole Body Piercing

912 S. Virginia St., 329-6010

2. Lotus Body Piercing

677 S. Virginia St., 323-6266

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K. SUTHERLAND PR

CAMPO

201 W. LIBERTY STREET, SUITE 207, RENO NV 89501 (775) 391-0118

50 N. SIERRA STREET, RENO NV 89501 (775) 737-9555

Interview with Kerry Sutherland, Founder

Interview with Mark Estee, owner

When and how did you get started in this business? I opened my agency, K. Sutherland Public Relations in February of 2012. After working in the Reno PR industry for years, an opportunity came for me to provide my own vision of PR and marketing to businesses and individuals, and I felt that it was the time for me to explore my creativity and potential. I couldn’t be more pleased with the amount of success we’ve achieved in a relatively short amount of time, and am excited to continue working hard with my staff and our clients to succeed. After all, their success is our success.

What inspires you to go to work every day? I know that starting a new business, especially in these economic times, is definitely a gamble, but knowing that I had unique and insightful ideas and a team of people full of potential to do amazing work, I could not have imagined not taking this risk. I know the harder I work, the better off I’ll be and feel, and I’m so fortunate that I’ve found a career I really enjoy and that allows me to do many different things each dayŠ it definitely never gets monotonous or boring.

Why do you think RN&R readers voted you the best? I can only hope that I was voted “best” because I have made some sort of impact on the people that I have met in our community, from Our Lady of the Snows elementary through the Reynolds School of Journalism, to the work I have done with our medical

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What makes your business different than your competition? We pride ourselves on being a boutique public relations firm, which means every person is invested in every account, and I intend on keeping it that way. We’re young and energetic and not afraid to think of new and different ways to ensure our client’s messages are being heard.

Any advice for people who want to make their business “The Best”? Hire a PR firm. :)

When and How Did You Get Started In This Business? I started cooking in 1991 after 3 years of flailing around college playing football, Nintendo and partying! I had some prior experience as a dishwasher and busser, but this time I knew I was in love with my job and career. In 2002 I became owner and chef of Moody’s in Truckee, was a great almost 10 year run. When I met my wife who is from Reno, we zeroed in on downtown Reno as a place that we could do Campo.

What Inspires You To Go To Work Everyday? I am inspired to come to work every day with passion and energy for many reasons, but none more than the fact that I LOVE the people I work with: Arturo D Moscoso, Giancarlo Pellegrino, Nikki Shirokow, Nick Meyer, Debbie Reetz, Justin Jensick and Kimmon Attaashian.....this group of managers has the same passion and energy that we preach here. They are just as committed to creating a culture of learning, caring and respect as I am. We are blessed with so many amazing employees to work with!

What Makes Your Business Different Than Your Competitors?

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I think there are amazing restaurants here in Reno and it is getting better all the time. The better we all do, the more diners will come all our ways! I am a big proponent of promoting Reno and all the great things we have here in the community, not just Campo. We engage the community, we participate in all we can and I think that goes a long way. I am fond of saying “all our boats rise on the same tide” I am a believer that the tide is rising in Reno.

Any Advice For People Who Want To Make Their Business “The Best”? Advice? I am not one to give advice, but I do think as an owner I am never satisfied with what we have done yesterday. I thank all that have been a part of successes and failures, but we need to keep working hard and not rest. We are driven to stay on top of our game. We fail sometimes and that is part of the deal, but it is how we pick ourselves back up that makes us “the best” or not.

Why Do You Think RN&R Readers Voted You The Best? All along all we said we were going to do was work hard, listen to our customers, buy great products, give the best service we can and in the end whatever happens, happens. So we feel very very lucky that people chose us for the awards they did. It was humbling!

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1. Cold Stone Creamery multiple locations

2. Swensen’s Ice Cream

3340 Kietzke Lane, 825-3444

3. Yogurt Beach

multiple locations

Best pet store

1. Scraps Dog Company

6120 Mae Anne Ave., 746-4364 7675 S. Virginia St., 853-3647

2. PetsMart

multiple locations

3. Petco

2970 Northtowne Lane, 673-9200 5565 S. Virginia St., 829-9200

Best pet supply store 1. PetsMart

3650 Lakeside Dr.

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2. Healthy Tails

3892 Mayberry Drive, 787-2287

3. Scraps Dog Company

6120 Mae Anne Ave., 746-4364 7675 S. Virginia St., 853-3647

Best pet Boarding

1. Internet Auto

1220 Kietzke Lane, 379-2252

2. Reno Toyota & Scion 12

2. Reno Running

13987 S. Virginia St., 853-801

3. Eclipse Running

6990 S. McCarran Blvd., 827-2276

2100 Kietzke Lane, 826-2750

3. Harry’s Quality Cars Inc. multiple locations

Best place for photo prints 1. Costco

2200 Harvard Way, 689-2200 4810 Galleria Pkwy, Sparks, 356-4400

2. Gordon’s Photo Service

Best workout wear selection 1. Scheels All Sports

1200 Scheels Drive, 331-2700

2. Sports Authority multiple locations

Best outdoor gear selection 1. REI

2225 Harvard Way, 828-9090

5067 S. McCarran Blvd., 826-6488

2. Scheels All Sports

multiple locations

3. Cabela’s

3. Walgreens

Best photography supply store

1. Gordon’s Photo Service

5067 S. McCarran Blvd., 826-6488

2. Best Buy

1200 Scheels Drive, 331-2700 8650 Boomtown Road, Verdi, 829-4100

Best wedding chapel

1. Silver Bells Wedding Chapel 628 N. Virginia St., 322-0420

multiple locations

2. Chapel of the Bells

multiple locations

3. Peppermill Resort Spa Casino

2. Ross

700 W. Fourth St., 323-1375

2707 S. Virginia St., (866) 821-9996

Best yoga classes 1. The Studio

1085 S. Virginia St. 284-5545

2. Bikram Yoga Reno

631 Sierra Rose Drive, 827-9642

3. Studio 8

190 California Ave., 324-4888

Best outdoor outfitter

Best wedding reception site 1. Chism House

1401 W. Second St., 322-5455

2. The Grove

95 Foothill Road, 324-7683

Best wedding event planner

2. Scheels All Sports

2. Once Upon A Time Events

3. Fetch! Pet Care

3. Cabela’s

2330 Blue Canyon Court, 787-9090

Best skateBoard store 1. Classic Skate Shop

119 Thoma St., 348-9440

2. Eternal Board Shop

33 E. Freeport Blvd., Sparks, 358-1002 235 E. Plumb Lane, 348-9991

3. Out of Bounds

805 S. Virginia St., 323-7669

Best wireless phone service coverage 1. Verizon 2. AT&T 3. Sprint

Best Brothel

1. Moonlite Bunny Ranch

69 Moonlight Road, Carson City, 246-9901

2. Mustang Ranch

Peri Ranch Road, Sparks, 342-0176

Best motorcycle dealer, shop 1. Chester’s Reno Harley-Davidson 2315 Market St., 329-2913

Best new car dealership 1. Bill Pearce Motors

11555 S. Virginia St., 826-2100

2. Lithia 3. Reno Toyota & Scion

2100 Kietzke Lane, 826-2750

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Best used car dealership

2. Dogz

1855 E. Peckham Lane, 826-9911

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2403 E. Fourth St., 324-0202

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1. Pet Play House

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2225 Harvard Way, 828-9090 1200 Scheels Drive, 331-2700 8650 Boomtown Road, Verdi, 829-4100

Best optical shop 1. Adlington Eye Center & Eyeglass Gallery

500 W. Plumb Lane, 284-3937

4790 Caughlin Pkwy., 786-1730 80 Coney Island Drive, Sparks, 225-7747

3. Peppermill Resort Spa Casino

2707 S. Virginia St., (866) 821-9996

Best puBlic relations agency 1. The Abbi Agency

275 Hill St., 323-2977

2. Dr. Angelini Optical Dispensary

2. K. Sutherland PR

3. Cochrane Family Eye Care

3. RKPR

Best hospital

Best print shop

9730 S. McCarran Blvd., 787-3939

1. Renown Regional Medical Center 1155 Mill St., 982-4100

2. Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center

235 W. Sixth St., 770-3194

3. Northern Nevada Medical Center 2375 E. Prater Way, Sparks, 3317000

Best doggy daycare 1. Pet Play House

201 W. Liberty St., 848-0905 328 California Ave., 323-6333

1. Digiprint

4865 Longley Lane, 786-4464

2. Reno Print Store

280 Greg St., 313-9720

3. Office Depot

multiple locations

Best selection of local art 1. Never Ender Boutique & Art Gallery

119 Thoma St., 348-9440

2403 E. Fourth St., 324-0202

2. The Holland Project

1855 E. Peckham Lane, 826-9911

3. Artists Co-Op Gallery of Reno

2. Dogz, Inc.

3. Fetch! Pet Care

2330 Blue Canyon Court, 787-9090

Best athletic shoe selection 1. Scheels All Sports

1200 Scheels Drive, 331-2700

160 W. Liberty St., 329-3333 627 Mill St., 322-8896

Best spectator sport

1. Reno Aces baseball 2. University of Nevada, Reno football 3. Kayaking


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P.O. Box 17416, 233-8382

Best sunglasses selection

1. Pet Play House

2. Homage Bakery

1. Adlington Eye Center & Eyeglass Gallery

2. Junkee Clothing Exchange

2. It’s My Community Store

2. Sunglass Hut

2403 E. Fourth St., 324-0202 960 S. Virginia St., 322-5865

3. Reno eNVy

135 N. Sierra St., 682-3800

Best local magazine 1. Reno-Tahoe Tonight 2. Edible Reno-Tahoe

316 California Ave., 746-3299

3. Reno Magazine

955 Kuenzli St., 788-6556

Best newspaper

1. Reno News & Review

708 N. Center St., 324-4440

2. Reno Gazette-Journal

955 Kuenzli St., 788-6200

3. Sparks Tribune

1002 C St., Sparks, 358-8061

Best monthly puBlication 1. Reno-Tahoe Tonight 2. Edible Reno-Tahoe

316 California Ave., 746-3299

3. Reno Magazine

955 Kuenzli St., 788-6556

Best new Business 1. Campo

50 N. Sierra St., 737-9555

519 Ralston St., 323-8952

325 Harbour Cove Drive, Sparks, 737-4107

500 W. Plumb Lane, 284-3937 5189 Meadowood Mall Circle, 826-8778

3. Eternal

Best place for music lessons 1. Maytan Music Center

777 S. Center St., 323-5443

2. Carpenter’s Music World

2700 S. Virginia St., 852-7618

3. Bizarre Guitar

2677 Oddie Blvd., 331-1001

235 E. Plumb Lane, 348-9991

Best independent coffee shop 1. Bibo Coffee Co.

multiple locations

2. The Hub Coffee Co.

32 Cheney St., 323-3482

3. Java Jungle

Best place to Buy playa garB 1. Melting Pot World Emporium 1049 S. Virginia St., 322-9445

2. Junkee Clothing Exchange

960 S. Virginia St., 322-5865

3. Prism Magic Clothing and Imports

2161 Pyramid Way, Sparks, 356-5577

246 W. First St., 329-4484

Best independent Bookstore 1. Sundance Books & Music

121 California Ave., 786-1188

2. Grassroots Books

660 E. Grove St., 828-2665

3. Zephyr Books

Best Business faceBook page 1. Pet Play House

www.facebook.com/PetPlayHouse

2. GourMelt

www.facebook.com/gourmelt

3. Design by Huong

www.facebook.com/ DesignbyHuong

1501 S. Virginia St., 322-6657

Best independent used Bookstore 1. Grassroots Books

660 E. Grove St., 828-2665

2. Zephyr Books

1501 S. Virginia St., 322-6657

3. Sundance Books & Music

121 California Ave., 786-1188

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Best independent Cd C musiCC store 1. Recycled Records

822 S. Virginia St., 826-4119 3344 Kietzke Lane, 826-4119

2. Discology

11 N. Sierra St., 323-2121

3. Sundance Bookstore & Music 121 California Ave., 786-1188

Best independent groCery store

1. Great Basin Community Food Co-op 240 Court St., 324-6133

Classic ambience, exquisite food & 5 Star service make Johnny’s a Reno Favorite for 46 years! You can expect only the highest quality ingredients on our menu. Fine Italian dining six nights a week.

Best independent Computer store

1. Moondog Computers

4896 S. Virginia St., 332-6666

2. Mac-O-Rama

4690 Longley Lane, 626-7751

3. Computerman USA

701 E. Second St., 827-2667

Best independent hardware store 1. Ace Hardware

multiple locations

2. Shelly’s True Value Hardware 440 Greenbrae Drive, Sparks, 358-1841

Best veterinarian

1. Klaich Animal Hospital

1990 S. Virginia St., 826-1212

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2. Southwest Veterinary Hospital 960 W. Moana Lane, 825-7984

3. Baring Boulevard Veterinary Hospital

700 Baring Blvd., Sparks, 358-6880

Kids & Family most kid-friendly restaurant

1. Red Robin Gourmet Burgers 4999 Kietzke Lane, 825-7246

2. Chuck E. Cheese’s

5000 Smithridge Drive, 827-5100

Best things to do on a friday night 1. Movies 2. Reno Aces game

250 Evans Ave., 334-4700

3. Food Truck Fridays

Old downtown bus station or Idlewild Park

Best plaCe to take the kids

1. Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum

490 S. Center St., 786-1000

2. Wild Island Family Adventure Park 250 Wild Island Court, Sparks, 359-2927

3. Squeeze In

3. Outdoors/area parks

Best weeknight aCtivity

Best plaCe to introduCe kids to nature

multiple locations

1. Reno Aces game

250 Evans Ave., 334-4700

2. Ride bicycles 3. Farmers’ markets

Best weekend aCtivity 1. Lake Tahoe 2. Truckee River 3. Ride bicycles

Best toy store 1. Toys R Us

5000 Smithridge Drive, 827-8697

2. Learning Express Toys

197-D Damonte Ranch Parkway, 853-7884 5110 Mae Anne Ave., No. 704, 787-5646

3. Rockabboo

538 W. Plumb Lane, 825-0700

1. Lake Tahoe 2. Rancho San Rafael Regional park 1595 N. Sierra St.

3. Oxbow Nature Center

3100 Dickerson Road, 334-3808

Best arCade games

1. Fun Quest at Grand Sierra Resort 2500 E. Second St., 789-2439

2. Arcade Xtreme at Peppermill Resort Spa Casino

2707 S. Virginia St., (866) 821-9996

3. Atlantis Family Entertainment Fun Center 3800 S. Virginia St., 825-4700


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Midtown District

1595 N. Sierra St.

Best midtown tattoo parlor

Best picnic spot 1. Idlewild Park

2. Rancho San Rafael Regional park 3. Wingfield Park

300 W. First St.

Best park

1. Rancho San Rafael Regional park 1595 N. Sierra St.

2. Idlewild Park

1900 Idlewild Drive

3. Wingfield Park

300 W. First St.

Best local liBrary

1. Downtown Reno Library

301 S. Center St., 327-8312

2. Northwest Reno Library

2325 Robb Drive, 787-4100

3. South Valleys Library

15650 A. Wedge Pkwy., 851-5190

Best family outing 1. Lake Tahoe 2. Reno Aces game

250 Evans Ave., 334-4700

3. Wild Island Family Adventure Park 250 Wild Island Court, Sparks, 359-2927

Best charter school

1. Coral Academy of Science Charter School

1. Aces Tattoo

681 S. Virginia St., 333-0915

2. Nightmare Studios Tattoo

888 S. Virginia St., 324-0666

3. Evolution Tattoo

1092 S. Virginia St., 786-3865

Best new midtown Business 1. Midtown Eats Restaurant

719 S. Virginia St., 324-3287

2. Reno Public House

33 Saint Lawrence Ave., 657-8449

3. Caliber Salon & Spa

141 E. Pueblo St., 284-8620

Best midtown architecture 1. Stremmel Gallery

1400 S. Virginia St., 786-0558

2. 8 on Center

Center Street

711 S. Virginia St., 742-2931

Best midtown cultural amenity

1. Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum

490 S. Center St., 786-1000

2. Holland Project

140 Vesta St., 742-1858

3. Nevada Museum of Art

160 W. Liberty St., 329-3333

Best midtown massage 1. Caliber Salon & Spa

141 E. Pueblo St., 284-8620

2. Lime Spa

895 S. Center St., 825-5463

3. Aric Shapiro at the Art of Massage 712 S. Center St., 378-5559

Best midtown mural

Best midtown Bar

2. Craft Wine-N-Beer by Matt McDowell

1. Reno Public House

33 Saint Lawrence Ave., 657-8449

2. Chapel Tavern

1495 S. Virginia St., 324-2244

3. Craft Wine-N-Beer

22 Martin St., 622-4333

121 Vesta St., 322-5566

2. Midtown Eats Restaurant

2590 Orovada St., 624-2800

1535 S. Virginia St., 322-0110

2. Dressed Like That!

1. Junkee Clothing Exchange by Joe C. Rock

960 S. Virginia St., 322-5865

Best midtown Business

3. High Desert Montessori

2. Plato’s Closet

3. Junkee Clothing Exchange

1701 Valley Road, 322-1328

2. Rainshadow Community Charter High School

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1. Süp Restaurant

960 S. Virginia St., 322-5865 22 Martin St., 622-4333

2. Lulu’s Chic Boutique by Joe C. Rock 1298 S.Virginia St., 622-8009

Best midtown personality 1. Jessica Schneider, Junkee Clothing Exchange

960 S. Virginia St., 322-5865

669 S. Virginia St., 324-4787

2. Chris Costa, Reno Public House

719 S. Virginia St., 324-3287

3. Angela Watson, Black Hole Body Piercing

3. Junkee Clothing Exchange

960 S. Virginia St., 322-5865

Best midtown clothing store 1. Junkee Clothing Exchange

960 S. Virginia St., 322-5865

33 Saint Lawrence Ave., 657-8449 912 S. Virginia St., 329-6010

Best midtown Body piercing 1. Black Hole Body Piercing

912 S. Virginia St., 329-6010

2. Lotus Body Piercing

677 S. Virginia St., 323-6266

3. Evolution Tattoo

1092 S. Virginia St., 786-3865

Best midtown restaurant 1. Midtown Eats Restaurant

719 S. Virginia St., 324-3287

2. Süp Restaurant

669 S. Virginia St., 324-4787

3. Creme

25 Saint Lawrence Ave., 348-0571

Best midtown retail

1. Junkee Clothing Exchange

960 S. Virginia St., 322-5865

2. Melting Pot World Emporium 1049 S. Virginia St., 322-9445

3. Dressed Like That!

711 S. Virginia St., 742-2931

Best midtown spa/salon 1. Caliber Salon & Spa

141 E. Pueblo St., 284-8620

2. Lime Spa

895 S. Center St., 825-5463

3. Spa of the West

1545 S. Virginia St., 322-7777

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6139 SOUTH VIRGINIA STREET, RENO NV 89502 (775) 852-8023

Interview with Juan Torres, Team Leader

When & How Did You Get Started In This Business: I started with Whole Foods the summer of 2008. I was just a kid looking for a job who ended up with a career.

Any Advice For People Who Want To Make Their Business “The Best”? Yes: Do your best and pay attention to the details

What Inspires You To Go To Work Every Day?

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Nightlife Most roMantic bar 1. Chocolate Bar

Knowing that the company that I work for is vested in helping our team members, our customers, our communities, and our world!

multiple locations

2. Fireside Lounge

Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, 2707 S. Virginia St., 826-2121

3. Roxy’s Bar & Lounge

Eldorado Hotel Casino, 345 N. Virginia St., 786-5700

Why Do You Think RN&R Readers Voted You The Best?

best trivia night

I would say RN&R readers voted for Whole Foods Salad Bar the best because it is one of a kind. It is so unique with options for everyone and always fresh and full.

2. Roxy’s Bar & Lounge

best place to watch Monday night Football

best place to hear loud Music

13965 S. Virginia St., Reno, 851-4635

1. Bully’s Sports Bar & Grill multiple locations

2. The Brew Brothers [tie]

multiple locations

2707 S. Virginia St., 826-2121

best place to see a concert 1. Knitting Factory

211 N. Virginia St., 323-5648

3. Reno Events Center

253 W. First St., 322-7678

2500 E. Second St. 789-2000 400 N. Center St., 335-8800

best coMedy club 1. Catch a Rising Star

906 Victorian Ave., 358-8891 Eldorado Hotel Casino, 345 N. Virginia St., 786-5700

best place to cure your hangover

1. Peg’s Glorified Ham and Eggs multiple locations

2. Gold-N-Silver Inn [tie]

790 W. Fourth St., 323-2696

2. Squeeze In [tie]

multiple locations

2. Reno-Tahoe Comedy

best place to buy sexy underwear

3. Fantasy Girls

3. 3rd Street

2. Victoria’s Secret

best sports bar

best hotel For a secret tryst

best place For live Music

best strip club

1. The Men’s Club of Reno

The culture we have here at Whole Foods Market Reno. This translates into satisfying and delighting our customers.

211 N. Virginia St., 323-5648

3. Peppermill Resort Spa Casino

2. Ceol Irish Pub

538 S. Virginia St., 329-5558

1. Knitting Factory 2. The Alley [tie]

2. Grand Sierra Resort

3. Sierra Tap House

Eldorado Hotel Casino, 345 N. Virginia St., 786-5700

2. At home

1. St. James Infirmary

445 California Ave., 657-8484

What Makes Your Business Different Than Your Competitors?

3. Century Summit Sierra

270 N. Lake St., 786-7800

2. Wild Orchid

515 S. Virginia St., Reno, 324-1010 1095 E. Fourth St., 322-2582

1. Bully’s Sports Bar & Grill

Silver Legacy Resort Casino, 407 N. Virginia St., 329-4777 Pioneer Underground, 100 S. Virginia St., 322-5233 125 W. Third St., 323-5005

multiple locations

1. Peppermill Resort Spa Casino

1573 S. Virginia St., 329-2202

2. Eldorado Hotel Casino

6015 S. Virginia St., Reno, 853-5550

3. El Cortez Lounge

2. Coach’s Grill & Sports Bar

3. Legends Grill Sports & Spirits

best place to watch Movies 1. Century Riverside 12

11 N. Sierra St., Reno, 786-1743

2. Century Sparks 14 1250 Victorian Ave., Sparks,353-7470

2707 S. Virginia St., 826-2121 345 N. Virginia St., 786-5700

235 W. Second St., 324-4255

best place to hear quiet Music

1. Walden’s Coffeehouse/ Reno Music Project

3940 Mayberry Drive, 787-3307

1. Chocolate Walrus

1278 S. Virginia St., 825-2267 multiple locations

1. Knitting Factory

211 N. Virginia St., 323-5648

2. The Brew Brothers

Eldorado Hotel Casino 345 N. Virginia St., 786-5700

3. The Alley

906 Victorian Ave., 358-8891

best place For a First date 1. Downtown Riverwalk 2. Campo Restaurant

50 N. Sierra St. Reno, 737-9555

3. Chocolate Bar

multiple locations

best open-Mic night 1. Java Jungle

246 W. First St., 329-4484

2. Reno Music Project Walden’s Coffeehouse,

3940 Mayberry Drive, 787-3307 3. 3rd Street 125 W. Third St., 323-5005

best neighborhood bar 1. St. James Infirmary

445 California Ave., 657-8484

2. Reno Public House

33 Saint Lawrence Ave. Reno, 555-5663

3. Chapel Tavern

1495 S. Virginia St., 324-2244

best Microbrew

1. Great Basin Brewing Company 846 Victorian Ave., Sparks, 355-7711 5525 S. Virginia St., 284-7711

2. Silver Peak Restaurant & Brewery 124 Wonder St., 324-1864 135 N. Sierra St., 284-3300

3. The Brew Brothers

Eldorado Hotel Casino 345 N. Virginia St., 786-5700

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2012 Personalities Best volunteer 1. Evelyn Mount 2. Meredith Tanzer

Best visual artist 1. Kendall Price 2. Jeramie Lu 3. Marcello Rostagni

Best social networker 1. Chris Payne 2. Georgette Crush 3. Oliver Ex

Best real estate agent 1. Susan Rowe

Dickson Realty

2. Claire Kirby

Kirby Real Estate Group

3. Damian Jannsen

Keller Williams Realty

Best puBlic relations professional Best karaoke

1. El Cortez Lounge

2. Reno Events Center [tie]

400 N. Center St., 335-8800

235 W. Second St., 324-4255

2. West Second Street Bar

118 W. Second St., 348-7976

3. The Point

3001 W. Fourth St., Reno, 322-3001

Best happy hour

1. Silver Peak Restaurant & Brewery 124 Wonder St., 324-1864 135 N. Sierra St., 284-3300

2. Bistro Napa

Best cluB dJ

1. DJ Chris English 2. DJ Jessica “The Ripper” Thomas 3. DJ Xmfreddie

Best Bar

1. St. James Infirmary

445 California Ave., 657-8484

2. Chapel Tavern

1495 S. Virginia St., 324-2244

Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, 3800 S. Virginia St., 825-4700

3. Ole Bridge Pub

Eldorado Hotel Casino, N. Virginia St., Reno, 954-4042

Best all-ages spot

3. Cin Cin at El Dorado

50 N. Sierra St., 322-8877

1. Kerry Sutherland K. Sutherland PR 2. Abbi Whitaker The Abbi Agency 3. Stephanie Kruse KPS3 Marketing

775.737.9555 t camporeno.com 50 n. sierra street t reno, nv 85901

Best puBlic figure to fantasize aBout: male 1. Chris Payne 2. Brian Sandoval

Best puBlic figure to fantasize aBout: female 1. Jordan Soprano 2. Kristen Remington 3. Sarah Johns

1. Holland Project

Best gay hangout

30 Cheney St., 742-1858

1. 5 Star Saloon

2. Knitting Factory

2. Tronix

3. CommRow

132 West St., 329-2878 303 Kietzke Lane, 333-9696

3. The Patio

600 W. Fifth St., 323-6565

211 N. Virginia St., 323-5648 255 N. Virginia St. Reno, 398-5400

Best Bowling alley 1. Grand Sierra Resort

Best dive Bar 1. Shea’s Tavern

715 S. Virginia St., Reno, 786-4774

2. 5 Star Saloon

132 West St., 329-2878

3. Foxy Olive

220 Mill St. Reno, 324-4119

Best dance cluB 1. EDGE Nightspot

Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, 2707 S. Virginia St., 689-7444

2500 E. Second St. 789-2000

2. Coconut Bowl at Wild Island

250 Wild Island Ct., Sparks, 3592927

3. AMF Starlite Lanes

1201 Stardust St., 747-3522

Best Billiards room 1. Cue & Cushion [closed] 935 W. Fifth St., 322-0116

2. Q’s Billiard Club

3350 S. Virginia St., 825-2337

2. Bubinga

3. Five Star Saloon

Best Beer selection

132 West St., 329-2878

1. Robert Sullivan

Reno High School/AACT

2. Krissy Brown

Mount Rose Elementary School

490 S. CENTER STREET, RENO NV 89501 (775) 786-1114

Interview with Patrick Turner, Marketing & PR Mgr.

When and How Did You Get Started In This Business? Fundraising for The Discovery began in 2004. The museum opened to the public on September 10, 2011.

Best politician 1. Sheila Leslie 2. Brian Sandoval 3. Bob Cashell

What Inspires You To Go To Work Everyday?

Best police officer 1. Robert Russo

Striving to fulfill the museum’s vision to be the community’s center that inspires.

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office

3. Diamond Billiards of Reno

Eldorado Hotel Casino 345 N. Virginia St., 786-5700

Best principal

TERRY LEE WELLS NEVADA DISCOVERY MUSEUM

5890 S. Virginia St., 828-0616

2. Patrick McCauley

Reno Police Department

2. Chuck Allen

Nevada Highway Patrol

Best plastic surgeon 1. Dr. James E. Murphy 2. Dr. Charles Virden 3. Dr. Tiffany McCormack

What Makes Your Business Different Than Your Competitors?

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The shear scale and type of hands-on experience The Discovery’s visitors get cannot be found anywhere else in Northern Nevada.

Any Advice For People Who Want To Make Their Business “The Best”? Be loyal to your customer. They are your ambassadors.

Why Do You Think RN&R Readers Voted You The Best? The uniqueness of the museum’s experience. The Discovery truly is a world class museum right here in Reno.

1. Craft Wine-N-Beer

22 Martin St., 622-4333

Best concert venue 1. Knitting Factory

211 N. Virginia St., 323-5648

2. Grand Sierra Resort [tie]

2500 E. Second St. 789-2000

2. Great Basin Brewing Company

846 Victorian Ave., Sparks, 355-7711 5525 S. Virginia St., 284-7711

3. St. James Infirmary

445 California Ave., 657-8484

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239 W. 2nd St (under el Cortez Hotel) 775-232-7877

Interview with Ryan Goldhammer and Trevor Leppek When and How did you get started in this business?

What makes your business different than your competitors?

We have always entertained an extremely high interest in food. I remember when the Food Network came out when I was about 12 or so. My dad was a big fan, so the tv was pretty much glued to that channel from that point forward. Trevor has some fine dining experience from Sezmu and I really got into pizza making while working at Blue Moon and Black Rock Pizza here in Reno. We have been extremely lucky to have been given proprietary dough and sauce recipes from Sicily, Italy and Brooklyn, NYC respectively. I think a passion and true pride to put out the best pizza (and everything else) that we can make. Having people go out of their way to let you know that it is the BEST pizza, wings, salad, etc that they have ever had or ever had outside of New York is a truly amazing feeling. It also hurts deeply when people are unhappy with the product. We can’t be everything to everyone, but we take it very personally and we try our best to make improvements on a daily basis.

Any advice for people who want to make their business “the best”? Train your body to run on a lot less sleep then it’s used to! Just teasing but really it takes a lot of hard work, dedication, passion and a willingness to never stop learning to be successful.

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Well for one we are in the shop a lot actually working or just there making sure the food and the service is of the highest quality and consistency. We take a lot of time to hand-make items that other shops get delivered to them. A meatball or sausage that is made from scratch in house tastes a lot different than a meatball that has been made in a huge batch and shipped frozen. Not only is our food a cut above, but we also take time to make sure we have some great artisan beers and hand selected wines mostly from small family owned vineyards.

What inspires you to go to work every day?

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Why do you think the rnr readers voted you the BeSt? I believe that the readers and this community have had a huge void in their options for fast, quality food in the downtown area (especially late at night). We take an incredible level of pride to tweaking and retweaking all of the recipes, processes, and scrutiny of which suppliers we use and product we accept. The tomatoes for the sauce are San Marzano. The meats are Boar’s Head and are sliced daily. Our flour in a blend and quality that only our shop purchases (to my knowledge).

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3650 LAKESIDE DRIVE, RENO NV 89509 (775) 826-4466

Interview with LeAnn Cooper, General Manager

When and How Did You Get Started In This Business?

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What Makes Your Business Different Than Your Competitors?

1. Jeramie Lu 2. Kendall Price 3. Marcello Rostagni

Best pet groomer

What Inspires You To Go To Work Everyday?

1. Tricia Baker

The Dog House Pet Grooming Salon

I love what I do and enjoy working with all of our employees and customers. Knowing that I can make people happy through healthy food is a good feeling.

2. Caroline Johnson CJ’s Grooming

3. Kristi Joanis

Kristi’s Pet Grooming

Any Advice For People Who Want To Make Their Business “The Best”?

You have to be involved in the daily operation of your business and care about the effect that you have on your customers. When it is a positive effect, then your job has been well done.

Best music teacher 1. Eric Stangeland 2. Dennis Fecko 3. Nichole Heglund

Why Do You Think RN&R Readers Voted You The Best?

Best minister/spiritual advisor 1. Neal Anderson

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

2. Father Tony Vercellone Our Lady of the Snows

3. Harvey Turner Living Stones

Best middle school teacher 1. Steve Sutherland Archie Clayton Middle School

Best massage therapist 1. Tele Raack, LMT 2. Soorya Townley

Body Enlightenment

3. David Merlino Milan Institute

3. Eboni Davis

Massage Envy

Best-looking woman 1. Jordan Soprano 2. Kristen Remington 2. Annalisa Huante

Best local tv news hairstyle 1. Kristen Remington, KTVN 2. Wendy Damonte, KTVN 3. Shannon Moore, KRXI

Best local tv news anchor 1. Kristen Remington, KTVN 2. Wendy Damonte, KTVN 3. Sarah Johns, KOLO

Best local tv news 1. KTVN Channel 2 2. KOLO Channel 8 3. KRNV Channel 4

Best local radio dJ or dJ team

1. Chris Payne, KRZQ/KURK 2. Bill & Connie, KLCA 3. Dead Air Dave, KTHX

Best local political activist 1. Bob Fulkerson 2. Alison Gaulden 3. Matt Polley

Best local musician 1. Whitney Myer 2. Kerry Shacklett

Best local filmmaker 1. Jason Spencer 2. Byron Evans 2. Kaleb Temple

Best local comedian 1. Dave Mencarelli 2. Elgin Alway 3. Matt Weigand

Best local columnist

1. Cory Farley, Reno GazetteJournal 2. Siobhan McAndrew, Reno Gazette-Journal 3. Sean Cary, Daily Sparks Tribune

Best local candidate 1. Sheila Leslie 2. Matt Polley 3. Hillary Schieve

Best local athlete/female 1. Camie Cragg

Best local athlete/male 1. Jake Dalton 2. Colin Kaepernick 3. Max McManus

Best local actor/actress 1. Gina Carano 2. Mary Bennett 3. Bradford D. Kai’ai’ai

Best interior designer

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We bake ten varieties of bread daily including our signature Dutch Crust. We use only high quality meats and cheeses and fresh produce to build the best sandwich.

In 1978 I started in the bakery business and through the years learned every aspect of the business, from frying donuts, to cake decorating to baking bread.

Best photographer

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Besides our great customer service, we put out a product that we take pride in preparing on a daily basis, whether it is our sandwiches, soups or fresh salads.

1. Marilee Wintz Sage Interiors

2. Steve Gunderson

Interiors by Steve Gunderson

3. Kadie Remaklus KDesign

Best high school teacher 1. Levi Watson

Galena High School

2. Kelly Wetzler

HÖMA’GE BAKERY

Reno High School

519 RALSTON STREET, RENO NV 89503 (775) 323-8952

Sparks High School

Interview with Nicholle Alumbaugh, Chef

3. Lori Farias

Best elementary school teacher

1. Jackie Silveira-Sater

Mountain View Montessori School

2. Ilissa Fenlason

Lemmon Valley Elementary School

2. Judy Sutherland

Caughlin Ranch Elementary School

Best handyperson 1. Ben Bishop 2. James Hawes 3. Tom Bailie

Best gynecologist 1. Dr. Elizabeth Hutson 1. Dr. Karen Raven 2. Dr. Corinne Capurro

I was a classical musician for much of my life, while working in the restaurant industry as a server, banquet and wedding coordinator, and assistant food and beverage manager on the side. About six years ago, I began to have the desire to move to the back of the house and start working in the kitchens. I spent many years moving my way up in kitchens, working garde manger, broiler, and may favorite station sauté, most times as a lead line cook or sous chef. I was lucky enough to be skilled at both savory cooking along with baking and pastry and found myself doing double-duty in many of the kitchens I worked. I have been fortunate enough to have worked for some truly amazing chefs along the way that have taught me invaluable industry tools that I use to this day. I was at a time in my career that I was looking for something more. I had plans to move to Chicago and continue working in the industry in some of the top restaurants there, but an opportunity to own my own place presented itself and I had to jump on it.

What Inspires You To Go To Work Everyday?

Best dentist

1. John Bocchi 2. Gene Pascucci 3. Anthony Brunelli

Best creative writer 1. Topher South 2. Bill West 3. Thomas Lloyd Qualls

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Some, if not most, days are a challenge. Not only are you a pastry chef, but you are business owner. That means long hours, long weeks, no time off, and your life is consumed by your business. What makes it all worth it is the ability to do what you love. Not many get that chance. To be surrounded by other strong culinary professionals, and our baristas and customers who all have a passion for quality food keeps you on your toes to do the best you can each day.

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demanding the upmost quality….all things that we care about and ideals we strive to uphold each day. Our guests appreciate what we do, and we have been welcomed with the most supportive open-arms that one could hope for, only to be substantiated by being voted the Best Bakery after being open only eight months, in addition to the second Best New Business. Quite a feat we could not have accomplished without all of our fantastic and dedicated employees and customers.

What Makes Your Business Different Than Your Competitors?

We refuse to compromise our integrity. We are a 100% scratch bakery using no preservatives or fillers, and use only farm fresh local eggs from Hadji Paul’s Chicken and Feed. We pride ourselves in doing everything from scratch, not something many others can honestly say they do. It’s not the easy way, but it’s the right way, and should be the only way.

Any Advice For People Who Want To Make Their Business “The Best”?

Focus on what you do and do it well. Be unwilling to compromise and stay true to who you are. As long as you are passionate about what you do, others will be as well.

Why Do You Think RN&R Readers Voted You The Best? There is a large grass-roots food movement in our community. People want to be involved with their food. They want to know where it’s sourced from, to be able to connect to who’s growing or producing it, and not to mention, are

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Best college instructor 1. Bob Felten

University of Nevada, Reno

Best cocktail server 1. Jamie Farley

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Best cluB doorman/ Bouncer 1. Jordan Nugent St. James Infirmary 2. Danielle Bowser 5 Star Saloon 2. Richard Fimby Tonic Lounge

Peak Performance Chiropractic The Meridian

3. Daniel Barlow

Westside Chiropractic

1227 s. carson • carson mall center

Best Bartender, female 1. Jamie Farley

St. James Infirmary

5067 s. mccarran • smithridge pl aza

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St. James Infirmary

2. Courtney Meredith

Reno Public House

3. Candy Greene

3. David Serna

Best Barista 2. Chris Bonde

St. James Infirmary

2. Taylor Donovan

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Design on Edge

Reno Gazette-Journal

3. Dave Chapman Wilks Radio

3. Ben Christensen

Outdoors

Best BarBack

Best spot to smooch under the stars

The Hub Coffee Co. Starbucks

1. Chris Fite

Knitting Factory

2. Drea Ballard

St. James Infirmary

1. Lake Tahoe 2. Windy Hill 3. Truckee River

3. Jesse Lucero Tronix

Best attorney

1. Kathy Breckenridge 2. Nicole Harvey 3. Jerry M. Snyder 3. Del Hardy

Best spot to run around naked 1. Burning Man 2. Lake Tahoe 3. At home

Best spot to hike

1. Jason Sterrett

1. Mount Rose 2. Tahoe Rim Trail 3. Galena Creek Park

2. Chris Ault

Best snowBoarding

Best athletic coach Bishop Manogue Catholic High School University of Nevada, Reno football

1. Mount Rose Ski Tahoe

22222 Mt. Rose Highway, 849-0704

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FAMOUS DAVE’S BBQ 4925 KIETZKE LANE, RENO NV 89509 (775) 826-7427

Interview with Rory O’Neal, Franchise Partner

When and how did you get started in this business? I found Famous Dave’s about 4 years ago and was impressed with the great food and filled a need for great barbeque.

What inspires you to go to work everyday? Our staff. They have a great energy and cultivate a connection to UNR and the community of Reno.

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What makes your business different than your competitors?

We truly care for our customers and pride ourselves in our dedication to community involvement.

Any advice for people who want to make their business “The Best”? Focus on the details, it is what brings customers back.

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2. Northstar-at-Tahoe

5001 Northstar Drive, Truckee, (800) 466-6784

3. Alpine Meadows

2600 Alpine Meadows Road, Alpine Meadows, Calif., (530) 583-4232

Best ski resort

1. Mount Rose Ski Tahoe

Best golf course

1. Lakeridge Golf Course

1218 Golf Club Drive, 825-2200

2. Washoe Golf Course

2601 Foley Way, 828-6640

3. Red Hawk Golf and Resort

6295 Wingfield Springs Road, Sparks, 626-6000

22222 Mt. Rose Highway, 849-0704

2. Northstar-at-Tahoe

100 Northstar Drive, Truckee, (530) 562-1010

3. Squaw Valley USA

1960 Squaw Valley Road, Squaw Valley, Calif., (530) 583-6955

Best skiing

1. Mount Rose Ski Tahoe

Sustainability most environmentally conscious company 1. Patagonia

8550 White Fir St., 746-6878

22222 Mt. Rose Highway, 849-0704

2. Great Basin Community Food Co-op

1960 Squaw Valley Road, Squaw Valley, Calif., (530) 583-6955

3. Peppermill Resort Spa Casino

2600 Alpine Meadows Road, Alpine Meadows, Calif., (530) 583-4232

Best local farm

2. Squaw Valley USA 3. Alpine Meadows

Best place to swim 1. Lake Tahoe 2. Truckee River 3. Pyramid Lake

Best place to ride a personal watercraft 1. Lake Tahoe 2. Pyramid Lake 3. Boca Reservoir

240 Court St., 324-6133

2707 S. Virginia St., 826-2121

1. Grow for Me Sustainable Farm/ Girlfarm (TIE) 1400 Long Valley Road, 221-0001

1. Lattin Farms

1955 McLean Road, Fallon, 867-3750

3. River School Farm

7777 White Fir St., 747-2222

Best green store

1. Great Basin Community Food Co-op 240 Court St., 324-6133

2. Whole Foods

6139 S. Virginia St., 852-8023

3. Trader Joe’s

Best picnic spot

1. Rancho San Rafael Regional Park 2. Idlewild Park 3. Wingfield Park

Best outdoor Beer garden 1. Lincoln Lounge

306 E. Fourth St., 323-5426

2. Great Basin Brewing Co. in Sparks 846 Victorian Ave., 355-7711

3. Blitz Bar & Grill

400 South Rock Boulevard, Sparks, 972-5489

5035 S. McCarran Blvd., 826-1621

Best green service 1. Curbside recycling 2. RTC Washoe

600 Sutro St., 348-0400

3. Great Basin Community Food Co-op 240 Court St., 324-6133

Best green non-profit group 1. Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful 2000 Del Monte Lane, 851-5185

2. Great Basin Community Food Co-op

Best mountain Biking

240 Court St., 324-6133

1. Northstar-at-Tahoe

3. Urban Roots

2. Peavine Mountain 3. Flume Trail

Best green event

100 Northstar Drive, Truckee, (530) 562-1010 3709 Nevada 28, Glenbrook, 749-5349

3001 W. Fourth St.

1. David Walley’s Hot Springs Resort and Spa

1. Earth Day 2. Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful Truckee River Cleanup 3. Burning Man

2. Steamboat Hot Springs

Best green Building

Best local hot springs

2001 Foothill Road, Genoa, 782-8155 16010 South Virginia St., 853-6600

3. Sierra Hot Springs

521 Campbell Hot Springs Road, Sierraville, Calif., (530) 994-3773

1. Patagonia

8550 White Fir St., 746-6878

2. Peppermill Resort Spa Casino 2707 S. Virginia St., 826-2121

3. Joe Crowley Student Union, UNR 1664 N. Virginia St., 784-6505

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