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President’s Message Outstanding achievements

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Monthly Calendar A glance at July events

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General Manager’s Message Summer fun; stored value

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Election Results A summary

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features

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Top 5 Things to Do For Fourth of July Holiday

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Let’s Get Together July events

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Summer Concert on the Green Cajun in the High Sierra

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New Trails Manager Meet Sean Connelly

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Free Shuttle to Truckee Thursdays Catch a ride

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VOL. 14, No. 7

Welcome

JuLY 2013 EDITORIAL AND PRODUCTION STAFF Alyson Stetz Brinn Talbot Gretchen Sproehnle Jenny Kendrick Tom Lawrenson

President’s Message

BOARD OF DIRECTORS President

Tom Johns, btjtd@aol.com

Vice President

Jim Stang, jcstang@sbcglobal.net

Treasurer

Steve Miller, stephen.m.miller@wellsfargoadvisors.com

Secretary

Dick Gander, rwgander@yahoo.com

Director

Courtney Murrell, 2courtneymurrell@gmail.com

Board of Directors

board@tahoedonner.com

Postmaster Send address changes to Tahoe Donner News, 11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee, CA 96161 (530) 587-9400, Fax (530) 587-9419

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By now, we have elected a new board for 2013/2014. I am sure this new board will be able to carry on the outstanding achievements of the last four or five years, which was one of the busiest and most productive periods in our 40-year history. More on that in a moment. I especially want to thank this year’s outgoing board members for the great contributions they made to the association during their tenure on the board; Suzy Knisley, Jay Lempinen, and Ron Wulff, one of our longest serving board members. Their service, foresight, and dedication to the improvement of Tahoe Donner cannot be questioned. They implemented numerous new programs, approved the 2030 General Plan and began the much-needed process of replacing our 40-year old infrastructure. They did an outstanding job! If you were unable to our attend our 2013 annual membership meeting, where I outlined all the accomplishments of the past few years, allow me to be a little redundant and go over those accomplishments briefly. Adoption of the 2030 General Plan

This is an invaluable long-range plan that outlines our way forward as we modernize our outdated and inadequate facilities and infrastructure in order to meet current and future needs of our membership. Buchman – Sinclair land purchase

Through a unique partnership between the Town of Truckee, Tahoe Donner Association and the Truckee Donner Land Trust, we were successful in protecting this 240-acre greenbelt with its scenic qualities and potential connectivity to the Donner Lake Rim Trail. McGlashan Springs land purchase

This 160-acre parcel of land located on the southern side of Tahoe Donner will greatly benefit members both in providing for recreational purposes, such as allowing for the expansion of the existing 35 miles of recreational trails throughout Tahoe Donner,

and for further protection to homes from the threat of wildfires. Euer Valley purchase

Surely a crowning achievement for our association was the purchase of the Euer Valley 482 acres. This spectacular land adjacent to Tahoe Donner will now be permanently available for many generations of our homeowners for our unique recreational four-season enjoyment. Amenity and wayfinding signage

New signage has been installed at each amenity and major intersection in Tahoe Donner. The new signage was designed with a combination of wood, steel, and aluminum built to withstand snow removal and extreme weather conditions here in the mountains. In addition to the practical use of the signs to successfully navigate to and from each amenity, they also greatly improve the visual aesthetics. Snowplay/driving range improvements

The main impetus behind this project was to improve the extremely popular Snowplay operation which generates a considerable amount of revenue. A gradual berm was created in some areas that allowed for superior Snowplay operations during periods of low moisture. Our professional golf course designer, Cary Bickler, designed the berm, which resulted in a more visually stimulating and better functioning driving range. New forestry facility

Tahoe Donner now owns a 20-acre parcel on the fringe of Tahoe Donner property which contains a large building that houses the needs and operational requirements of the forestry department. The interior of the building was recently remodeled with offices and restrooms that meet current American Disabili(Continued on p. 31)


July

Sat. and Sun., JULY 6 and 7

Waterpalooza Enjoy water-themed games, the slide, and our mega slip’n slide at the Third Annual Waterpalooza!

Saturday, JULY 6

For a full calendar of JuLY events see

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Margarita Madness Sit back, relax, drink margaritas and watch the pros go to work as they battle it out for

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your viewing pleasure.

Friday, JULY 12 and 26

Become a Trooper! Visit the Recreation Information Hut to pick up your Trooper Guide! Attend events, complete activities and earn your way to collecting your Trooper prize! For more information and rules, visit tahoedonner.com.

Equestrian Cowgirls and Cocktails Trail rides from 5 to 6 p.m. followed by drinks and appetizers for adults ages 21 and up. Reservations required.

SATURDAY, JULY 13 SATURDAY, JULY 27

Euer Valley Member BBQ Check out the 2nd Annual Member BBQ in Euer Valley! Cost includes shuttle ride, food, entertainment, games and more.

SUNDAY, JULY 28

Summer Concert on the Green

Stand-up Paddleboard Race

Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers

Bring your own board or rent one from us to

headline this year’s concert with opening acts

participate in this year’s race course. Prizes

Jelly Bread and the Buddy Emmer Blues Band.

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FROM THE GENERAL MANager’s Desk

Plan on attending the Fourth of July Independence Day parade in your own hometown of Truckee! Full-time, part-time, or guest residency, it does not matter, for you can’t help but enjoy an authentic small town American parade where local bands, floats, sports teams, service organizations and businesses alike all gather with spectators along a two-mile parade route ending in downtown Truckee, followed by an amazing evening fireworks display over Donner Lake. Of course, there are other great events to participate in during the month of July; themed Saturday night BBQs at the Equestrian Center, outdoor movie nights, junior golf school, swim lessons, Water Kids Club, day camps, stand-up paddleboarding, hiking one of the new trails, and our expanded Summer Concert event on Saturday, July 27 with Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers, the Buddy Emmer Blues Band, and Jelly Bread. The list goes on and on. Don’t forget to check your Summer Fun Guide to maximize your fun while at your personal resort. Misplaced your Summer Fun Guide? You can always find an electronic copy and more event details online or pick up a new copy at the member services office in the Northwoods Clubhouse. Also, look for our weekly activity guide, available at the counter of each amenity for timely week-to-week special offerings, or go online to view our daily/ weekly/monthly summer calendar of activities at tahoedonner.com. Does the term “stored value” mean anything to you while you’re at Tahoe Donner? Did you know you can put money on your Tahoe Donner membership ID cards? You no longer have to carry money or your credit card with you when you visit Tahoe Donner’s amenities. Called stored value, it’s very easy to put value (money) on your card. You can come into the member services office with cash or a credit or debit card and our staff can put the money on your card for you. To redeem your stored value, simply tell the staff member that you have stored value on your member or guest ID card. Your receipt will display the balance left on the ID card. Remember to always take your ID card with you to use stored value at the amenities. This will be the third summer of this program and it continues to receive rave reviews and participation. So, don’t worry about carrying your wallet — stored value and your membership ID or guest card is all you need this summer at your personal resort. Membership ID cards are used within Tahoe Donner and each property is entitled to as many as four member ID cards for qualified individuals. Each property may purchase up to four additional member ID cards for qualifying family members. Your member ID card identifies you as a member and affords you access to the private and public

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amenities at the member rate, where applicable. Each property is also entitled to a maximum of two transferable guest cards for use by property owner’s guests to gain access to the private amenities, where guest access fees will apply. Up to four guests may gain access on a single transferable guest card. Upon payment of the annual recreation fee, a member and any other eligible members associated with that membership are granted access to the Beach Club Marina, Northwoods Pool, Trout Creek Recreation Center and the Tennis Center without having to pay the daily entrance fee. The 2013-2014 recreation fee remains at $225 and is valid from May 1, 2013 through April 30, 2014; it can be purchased at the member services office at Northwoods Clubhouse. If you have elected not to purchase the recreation fee, then daily entrance fees will apply to your amenity visits. The entrance fee for the private amenities, including Trout Creek Recreation Center, the Tennis Center and the Beach Club Marina, is $6 for members and $8 for guests. This fee provides access to all these amenities for the entire day. The entrance fee for Northwoods Pool is $4 for members and $6 for guests. August will quickly follow July, and will include many more opportunities to get out and play at Tahoe Donner. We will host our second Waterpalooza on August 10 and 11, plus plenty of other camp and class offerings to round out your summer. I hope to see you all around the amenities and at our special programs this summer. Don’t forget to take time to enjoy a round of golf at your own championship course along with the other great local Truckee attractions, like our small town Truckee Thursdays in downtown Truckee – now with a free shuttle from Tahoe Donner and back!

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Catch a Free ride to truckee thursdays

2013 Board of Directors Election RESULTS Three candidates ran for two available seats in this year’s election, with Courtney Murrell and Jim Stang being elected to three-year terms. To follow is a “Quorum Summary” for the 2013 Director Election: CANDIDATES/VOTES Courtney Murrell: 999 Kenneth Knutsen: 971 14 write-in candidates: 40

Jim Stang: 1,303 Total Votes: 3,313

QUORUM SUMMARY TYPE OF BALLOT BALLOTS CAST Ballots w/Candidate Votes 1,783 Quorum Purposes Only 96 Totals 1,879 Members Eligible to Vote Required Quorum 25%

VOTES CAST 3,313 N/A 3,313 6,318 1,580

OTHER INFORMATION Total Ballots Counted Disqualified Ballots Total Ballots Received

1,879 55 1,934

Truckee Thursdays has begun and Tahoe Donner is providing a free shuttle service to and from the event. Downtown Truckee Thursdays is a great community event with live music, great art, Foothills Farmers Market, children’s activities, a beer garden and a variety of vendors. The event takes place in Downtown Truckee for 11 weeks starting June 13 until August 29 from 5 to 9 p.m. The complimentary shuttle will leave from Trout Creek Recreation Center starting at 4 p.m. and will run every half hour, with the last shuttle departing Trout Creek at 9 p.m. Shuttles from downtown returning to Trout Creek will begin at 4:15 p.m. and will run every half hour, until 9:15 p.m. We will adhere to this schedule as best as possible, unforeseen traffic issues may cause delays.

Truckee Thursdays Shuttle Schedule Leaves Trout Creek Rec Center: 4 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m., and 9 p.m. Leaves DOWNTOWN TRUCKEE: 4:15 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 5:45 p.m., 6:15 p.m., 6:45 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 8:15 p.m., 8:45 p.m., and 9:15 p.m.

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TOP 5 THINGS TO DO THIS FOURTH OF JULY Truckee boasts hometown pride during the Fourth of July week. From the popular Truckee parade to firework celebrations around Lake Tahoe, the Fourth of July is the best time of year to be here!

1. Catch a parade

Truckee Fourth of July parade: Begins at 10 a.m. at the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District parking lot at the West end of town, and progresses one and a half miles down Donner Pass Road into historic Truckee, ending around noon. Be sure to cheer on the Tahoe Donner float as it passes by! Fourth of July Boat Parade: West Shore of Lake Tahoe, 12 p.m. Join the parade of Tahoe Maritime Museum members’ boats, led by boats from the museum’s collection, leaving Commons Beach at noon on a cruise down Tahoe’s West Shore to Obexer’s Marina, in Homewood.

2. Watch the fireworks

Truckee/Donner Lake West End Beach Fireworks: The Truckee Fourth of July Fireworks is scheduled for dusk on July 4 at West End Beach at Donner Lake. Tickets are $6 per person (in advance only) available through the Truckee Donner Recreation and Park District. You must be a Truckee resident or attend with friends. Tahoe City Fireworks: Dusk, Thursday, July 4. Commons Beach in downtown Tahoe City. Free to the public. Arrive early to get a good spot! VisitTahoeCity.com for more information. Kings Beach Fireworks: Approximately 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 3. Free to the public. Beach party starts at 2 p.m. Incline Beach Fireworks: 9:30 p.m., Thursday, July 4. Please note Incline Village beaches are private and open to residents and guests of residents of Incline Village.

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3. Take in some music

Our first Music on the Porch at the Lodge Restaurant & Pub starts Wednesday, July 3. Every Wednesday through August 28 a different artist will play music from 6 to 9 p.m. on the porch.

4. Get out on the water!

The perfect summer day is calling — come to the Tahoe Donner Beach Club Marina to explore Donner Lake from the water. Whether on a stand-up paddleboard, on a windsurfer, in a kayak, or simply swimming, a Fourth of July weekend simply isn’t complete without a dip in the lake. Also, avoid the hassle of driving and parking on this busy holiday and catch our free shuttle to the marina from the Truckee High School. See more details on page 11.

5. Go for a run

Auburn Ski Club Firecracker Mile: Run begins at 9:45 a.m. just before the 4th of July parade along Donner Pass Road from US Bank to the train station in old town. Runners are cheered on by thousands of parade spectators: auburnskiclub. com/nordic/summer-fun-runs/. Run to the Beach: This 5K and 10K run starts at the North Tahoe Regional Park in Tahoe Vista and ends on the beach in Kings Beach: tahoetrailrunning.com/trail-runs/run-to-the-beach/.

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Bring your own board or rent one from us. A course will be set up just off Tahoe Donner boat launch with different age categories for competitors. Prizes awarded to the winners. Note: If you do not have your own board, rental fees will apply. Date: Sunday, July 28; Time: 3 p.m. COST: FREE event (access fees apply)

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Marina Grill The grill is open! Work up an appetite out on the water, then stop by and grab a burger and a beer and come chill out on the beach. Our menu includes burgers, panini sandwiches, hot dogs, veggie burgers, salads, ice cream, snow cones and an assortment of other tasty snacks. The Marina Grill also offers beer and wine.

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Waterpalooza has been such a hit the last two years and has quickly become a new favorite tradition here at Tahoe Donner. After the inaugural event in 2011, organizers decided to expand the event from one to two days and this year, we’ve added yet another weekend. Get your friends together and join us at the Trout Creek Rec Center and Tahoe Donner driving range for some summer fun in the sun with the Log Jammer waterslide, mega slip ‘n slide, water-themed games, the pool, dunk tank, water war zone, carnival treats, BBQ burgers, hot dogs, salads, and sides, and much more! Don’t forget your swimsuit! Unlimited activity access wristbands are $15 per person, or you can purchase tickets for $1 as you go. Food, games and ride prices vary.

Euer Valley BBQ Check out the 2nd annual member BBQ in Tahoe Donner’s newest and most historic property, Euer Valley. Cost includes shuttle ride from the Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center, food, entertainment, games and more. Some featured activities include guided historical hikes, candle making, gold panning, archery and live music. Visit our website for more information.

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Fourth of July Parade

FREE EVENTS AT NORTHWOODS CLUBHOUSE

Celebrate the Fourth of July by cheering on Tahoe Donner’s float in the Truckee Parade. See if Tahoe Donner will win a trophy for the fourth year in a row!

Family Movie Night and Outdoor Movie Night: The Late Show

Date: Thursday, July 4; Time: 10 a.m. Where: From TAHOE Truckee UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT PARKING LOT to Downtown Truckee

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Bring a pillow and blanket, kick your feet up and enjoy either a classic or new movie starting at 6:30 p.m. every Friday at Northwoods Clubhouse. Friday family movies are rated G or PG. Right after Family Movie Night, our outdoor movie theater opens for the “Late Show” Fri-


days through August 30. A sweater or warm blanket is recommended; outdoor movies are rated PG or PG-13. Showings begin at 8:30 p.m. and are subject to cancellation due to weather.

Family Overnight Camp Out The Summer Fun Guide listed this popular August event with an incorrect price. The cost is $25 per person, with a maximum of $100 per family; kids 3 and under are free. On August 10, come spend a night under the stars and enjoy fun activities for the whole family. Reservations required 72 hours in advance and can be made online; make your plans now! For more information, log on to tahoedonner.com/rec-programs and click on Special Events.

Wii Night Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. Come and test your Wii skills on our 150-inch screen! Enjoy dinner from Pizza on the Hill while challenging competitors in Wii tennis, baseball, golf, bowling, Mario Cart, and more. Season continues through August 27.

Archery For kids ages 7 and up. A basic safety/skills clinic followed by friendly competition and games. Pre-registration and payment is required at least 24 hours in advance by going online to tahoedonner.com/shop. Subject to cancellation in case of inclement weather. Season: June 14 – September 1; Days: Friday – Sunday Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., 12:30 – 2 p.m., 2:30 – 4 p.m. Cost: Members $7, Guests $9 Lessons: Private lessons for up to 3 people are $25 per hour. Reservations required 24 hours in advance by calling the recreation coordinator at 530-582-9646.

RECREATION HUT ACTIVITIES Geocaching Warm weather is here and that means it is time to enjoy summer recreation programs at Tahoe Donner. Our Recreation Hut, located at the Northwoods Pool, is staffed seven days a week through September 2 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Call us or stop by with your questions, or you can visit us online at tahoedonner.com/rec-programs/.

Love orienteering? We do too! Come try your luck at finding treasure hidden around Tahoe Donner. Check out a GPS from the Recreation Hut, pre-loaded with our special waypoints, varying from easy to difficult. All waypoints lead to a treasure box filled with trinkets from other (Continued on p. 14)

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your camera: there will be many great photo opportunities! Pre-payment and registration is required at least 48 hours in advance. For more information call the Recreation Information Hut at 530-587-9413, or register at our ShopTD site at tahoedonner.com/shop. Subject to cancellation in case of inclement weather, or insufficient registration.

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Kids ages 4 to 9 are invited to an evening of games, dinner, arts and crafts, our Friday Night Movie and even a bedtime story. Parents can enjoy a night out while our trained staff looks after the little ones. Space is limited. Pre-registration and payment is required at least 24 hours in advance by going online to tahoedonner.com/shop.

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Brunch & Hike Join us for a walk in the woods and experience the magnificent Sierra Nevada that we are lucky enough to have as our very own back yard. Enjoy a continental breakfast at the marina, then join our Tahoe Donner hiking guides to explore this wonderful landscape and its unique and vast variety of plants, wildlife, and history. Bring your family and friends, some good walking shoes or boots, water, sunscreen, mosquito repellent and an optional snack. Hike locations are TBD on the day of the hike based on the group’s preferences and abilities. Topics will be tailored to the interest of the group. Be sure to bring

Come and enjoy a guided intermediatelevel hike with our Tahoe Donner hiking guides through the trails of the majestic Sierra Nevada. We will explore the plants, wildlife, and history of this wonderful landscape and seek out some adventure and beauty along the way. Bring a packed lunch, good hiking shoes, a swimsuit, water, sunscreen, mosquito repellent, and an optional snack. Hike locations are TBD on the day of the hike based on the group’s preferences and abilities. Topics will be tailored to the interest of the group. Pre-payment and registration is required at least 48 hours in advance. For more information call the Recreation Information Hut at 530-587-9413, or register at our ShopTD site at tahoedonner.com/shop. Subject to cancellation in case of inclement weather, or insufficient registration. Some hikes may include a stop at a water feature. When: Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Where: Northwoods Clubhouse Cost: Members $18, Guests $24 Hiking pole rentals: $5 per day

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Enjoy a day on the Truckee River. Bring a lunch, towel, sunscreen, plastic bag and anything else you may need. Register online at tahoedonner.com/shop. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult over 18. Pre-registration and payment is required at least 24 hours in advance by going online to tahoedonner.com/shop. Subject to cancellation in case of inclement weather, river conditions or insufficient registration. Dates: Saturdays through August 31

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Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Where: The Recreation Hut Cost: $30 per person

Kid’s Night Out

The following events are offered at no charge at the Northwoods Clubhouse throughout the summer months.

Sand Volleyball Bump! Set! Spike! Get out and enjoy yet another summer sport here in Tahoe! Check out our professional grade sand volleyball court. For more information or to check out a volleyball for use, drop by the Recreation Hut.

Horseshoes Stop by the Recreation Hut any day between 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. to check out our horseshoe set. The court is located behind the Northwoods Clubhouse.

Bocce ball It may not have been the sport of kings, but Bocce ball dates back to ancient Egyptian times. However, as with many pleasures in life, it was the Italians who molded the game into how it is played today. From the descendants of Caesar, Bocce ball comes to Tahoe Donner with three courts located behind Northwoods Clubhouse. The Recreation Hut will have Bocce ball sets for members and guests to use. Head down to Northwoods Clubhouse and make Bocce a new summer tradition. Please note, Bocce courts are reserved for league play on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 5 p.m. until dark.

Rent our outdoor movie screen for your own party or event! Price is $400 for 3 hours of use and our staff will set up, operate and break down. Call the recreation supervisor for more details at 530-582-9646.


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As the temperature warms and the kids become more excited, it could mean only one thing: school is over and summer vacation is here! The idea of spending two or more weeks in Tahoe Donner is enough to fill anyone with eager anticipation for all the fun and adventure that lies ahead as you find yourself daydreaming of the mornings playing tennis, warm afternoons lying on the beach at the Beach Club Marina and relaxing evenings sipping your favorite beverage on the new deck at the Lodge Restaurant & Pub. Suddenly reality sets in, and you think, “What are the kids going to do this entire time?” We have the answer: Tahoe Donner Day Camps! Over the last 20 years, Tahoe Donner has developed a rich, fun and safe education-based day camp environment for all members and guests ages 4 to 14. Kids thrive in a worry-free setting, specifically tailored for them. The camp program is split into six age groups, each participating in different age-appropriate activities. For example, the three- and fouryear-old program, known as High Mountain Kids, focuses on creative play with nature education and art and crafts. As the campers mature, so do the activities within their specific camps. Mountain biking, river rafting, ropes courses, and paddleboarding are all on the list of activities to look forward to as the kids get older. Every Wednesday, family members and friends within different camps have the opportunity to see each other as all camps congregate at the Tahoe Donner Beach Club Marina for the weekly Day Camp Beach Barbecue. Tie-dye, paddle boats, and the barbecue lunch are highlights of this fantastic day. New for the summer of 2013, the Tahoe Donner Day Camp program is introducing a program for the 13- and 14-year-olds called Campers in Leadership Training. This program was developed for kids who love the camp setting and the activities that come with it, and who may also want to become camp counselors one day. With a focus on leadership development, participants will learn the importance of teamwork, different roles within a group, and positive and negative leadership styles. These lessons will be taught in a hands-on, outdoor setting while participating in activities such as stand-up paddling, hiking and rock climbing. Our goal is to make this experience one that will have a positive impact on your child and help equip them with skills they can use in their classroom, community and throughout their lives. So as the height of summer draws near, consider the future friendships to be made, lessons to be learned and the memories to be created and take the opportunity to contact the day camp office or the member services office to get enrolled into Tahoe Donner ‘s Day Camps as soon as possible. Have a great summer! Contact Info: Day Camp Office: 530-587-9493 Member services: 530-587-9400

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Century Club Challenge If you haven’t signed up for the Century Club Challenge at Trout Creek Recreation Center it is not too late. You may join our challenge and be inducted into the Trout Creek Century Club if you make it to Trout Creek at least 100 times before September 31, 2013. At our celebration in October we will honor our Century Club inductees as well as our Super Centurions (150 visits), Mega Centurions (250 visits) and of course the challenger who has the greatest number of visits to Trout Creek. We are halfway through our challenge season and enjoying a wonderful summer so far. The Century Club Challenge is heating up right along with the weather and we must, of course, extend congratulations to our top three challengers as of June 10: 1st Place: Chris Kruss 2nd Place: Donald Leipham 3rd Place: Len Belasco

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Way to go gentlemen! You inspire us with your dedication, discipline, and commitment and we ladies are definitely going to have to step up our game just like our first place female challenger Tracy Belasco. Nice work Tracy! Congratulations also to Kris Ferre who remains our top fitness class attendee… you are amazing Kris! An honorable mention must go out as well to Jennifer Couch, John Maciejewski, and Cathy Besio who are right on Kris’s tail. The sun and warm weather are drawing us outdoors, so make sure to take advantage of the many amazing opportunities in Tahoe Donner: the sun and green grass at the Tahoe Donner Golf Course, warm sand at our Beach Club Marina, and cool waters at the Trout Creek and Northwoods Pools. But, that’s not all to keep you motivated this summer. As a part of the Century Club Challenge we are going to juice up the competition with some specific fitness challenges here at Trout Creek. If you have signed up, keep an eye on your email or inquire with front desk staff at Trout Creek to join in the latest challenge. You’ll want to keep in top shape for some friendly competition because to culminate the summer, we will be hosting a Trout Creek Olympics in August with some fun competitions to show off your Mega-Centurion status. So keep up with those squats, swim those laps, and spin with a renewed fervor… “No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch.”

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Clinic is designed for the beginning golfer to understand the correct fundamentals of the golf swing. Instruction covers golf basics, including putting, chipping, full swing, etiquette, and the rules of golf. Students will be taken out onto the golf course for the final session on Friday, July 12. Cost is $99 per student.

Driving range closures for summer 2013 july 6 – 7: Closed all day FOR waterpalooza july 26: closed at noon FOR SUMMER CONCERT SETUP,

Finally, please remember that the golf staff offers a daily golf clinic at 11 a.m., Monday through Saturday, and a beginner’s clinic (Golf 101) on Sundays at 9 a.m. Adult clinics cost $20. Junior Golf Schools have started with more scheduled in July, the Junior Golf Club is in full swing on Thursday afternoons, and there is a weekly Junior Golf Clinic on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. Cost for juniors is $20. Visit tahoedonner.com/ golf for more details.

WILL REOPEN THE MORNING OF JULY 28 AUGUST 10 – 11: Closed all day FOR waterpalooza

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PAINTING KEEPING YOU COVERED SINCE 1995 Dining Options

Open daily at 11:30 a.m. for lunch and 5 p.m. for dinner. Enjoy artisan-crafted cuisine and spirits. For more information, call 530-5879455 or visit tahoedonner.com/the-lodge.

Music on the Porch Every Wednesday a different artist will play music from 6 to 9 p.m. on the porch at Tahoe Donner’s Lodge & Pub. Please join us Wednesday nights through August 28.

Happy Hour* Drink specials and 25 percent off small plates, soups and salads from 4 to 6 p.m., Sunday through Thursday. Happy hour discounts valid in The Pub only. Offer not valid June 30 through July 4.

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Bring in a special bottle of vino from home to savor in the dining room and we’ll waive the corkage fee. Offer not valid July 2.

Golfer’s Happy Hour* You don’t have to be a golfer to enjoy a great happy hour! Enjoy drink specials from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday through Friday, in The Pub only. Not valid June 30 through July 4.

*Offers listed are only valid during non-holiday periods and are not valid with any other promotions or coupons.

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Sunday Half-Price Pizza Hour*

Pizza on the Hill is now open for lunch on weekends starting at noon and also is open daily for dinner from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Take it al fresco and enjoy a perfect summer evening meal on our outdoor patio. Call 530-582-9669 or visit tahoedonner.com/pizza-on-the-hill for menu offerings.

Grab a pizza to go Sundays from 5 to 6 p.m. and save some dough. With half-price cheese, pepperoni, or veggie pizzas, everyone’s happy, including your wallet. Offer valid for to-go orders only; limit 10 pizzas.

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Tahoe Donner Senior Alpine Ski Club This fun active club welcomes all Tahoe Donner Alpine skiers, age 55 and above, who ski at an intermediate, advanced or expert level. Ski with people of your ability and enjoy reduced rates at Alpine Meadows, Squaw Valley, Northstar, Homewood, Heavenly, Kirkwood and Sugar Bowl. We also have ski and race clinics at Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area and a cross-country ski day at the Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center. Once the snow melts, our off-season activities include kayak trips, tennis and golf tournaments, BBQs, fall ski conditioning classes at Trout Creek Recreation Center, a Halloween party at the Tahoe Donner Downhill ski lodge, a wine and cheese event at Granite Chief in Truckee, and a holiday party at The Lodge Restaurant & Pub. Membership information and schedules of winter and off-season activities can be accessed on our website tdski.com. Click on “join us.”

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here is nothing better than relaxing on the grass on a summer’s afternoon and watching some great live music. Set amongst the tall pines, Tahoe Donner’s driving range provides a beautiful setting for a perfect outdoor summer concert. The 2013 Concert on the Green takes place on Saturday, July 27. Bring the entire family along to enjoy an outdoor picnic and take in the sounds of the summer. In the last two years, Tahoe Donner has hosted fantastic artist performances at our Summer Concert on the Green. Blues legend Robert Cray performed here in 2011 and newgrass pioneer Sam Bush thrilled the audience last year with his inimitable style. This year at Tahoe Donner’s summer concert there will be three great bands gracing the outdoor stage. The headline act for the show is Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers. All the way from New Orleans, Dwayne and his band of talented players create a sound and energy that will astound the (Continued on p. 25)

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JULY 27, 2013 - TAHOE DONNER DRIVING RANGE Gates open at 3 p.m. Artist schedule: Buddy Emmer Blues Band 4 p.m.; Jelly Bread 6 p.m.; Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers 8 p.m. The concert is a smoke-free environment. There is one designated smoking area. Pets, Frisbees and professional photo or video recording equipment are not allowed at the venue.

Ticketing: Will-call and the box office are located at the concert entrance, at the edge of the driving range parking area. Please take your ticket to the venue entrance located next to the box office. You will need to present the ticket to receive a wristband to enter the venue. Once you receive your wristband, you may enter and exit as you please. You will need to present your wristband for re-entry.

Children: There are no age restrictions on who can attend this show. Parents are advised to supervise their children at all times. Event staff may remove any person from the concert venue for any reason. Guests are asked to consider the experience of others at the show. Every person attending the show must have a ticket. A limited number of spots are available for our Kid’s Night Out event for children ages 4 to 11.

Refunds: No refunds are available for this performance. We will do our best to ensure that the performance will occur, but inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may warrant cancellation of the event. Because of the costs associated with even a cancelled event, refunds will not be offered.

Seating: Low-back chairs are welcome at this venue, as are blankets. In some areas closer to the stage, we may ask that guests pack up these items at show time. Please consider your neighbor’s ability to easily see the show. Dancing is encouraged so if you plan to remain seated throughout the show, please consider sitting farther back where you will have an elevated view.

Directions and Parking: Directions to Tahoe Donner can be found on tahoedonner.com. The concert venue (normally the site of Tahoe Donner’s driving range at 12790 Northwoods Boulevard, Truckee, Calif. 96161) offers FREE parking – within a few hundred feet of the stage. Free parking and a free shuttle for this event are also available down the road at the Tahoe Donner Northwoods Clubhouse (11509 Northwoods Boulevard, Truckee, Calif. 96161). These options are available until lots are full.

Food and Drink: Food and beverage is available on site. BBQ fare by Famous Dave’s of Reno, as well as snacks, soda, wine and beer will be offered. You are also welcome to bring your own food and drinks. We ask that you please help us in keeping this beautiful location free of trash by disposing of refuse in containers located throughout the site. You must be 21 years or older to consume alcoholic beverages.

Photos/Video: By attending this concert, you consent to being filmed and or photographed, whereas your image, voice, and likeness may be used by The Tahoe Donner Association for promotional purposes. Questions or comments? Please send us a note at info@tahoedonner.com or call 530-587-9400.

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(continued from p. 23) audience. Concert-goers will be captivated by the groove of this band as well as the members’ impressive talent and enthusiasm for zydeco music. Zydeco originated in Southern Louisiana, near the band’s hometown, and blends Cajun sounds with the blues and rhythm and blues styles. The band features a washboard player, a saxophonist, two guitarists, a drummer and of course the accordionist and lead singer Dwayne (Dopsie) Rubin. Dwayne is a gifted player who has been voted “America’s Hottest Accordionist,” beating 3,000 contestants from around the country. He has played the accordion since the age of 7. “This is my calling — zydeco music is in my blood and it is my heart and soul,” Dopsie says. His brand of accordion playing merges delta blues and rock, with a healthy infusion of zydeco. The zydeco musical style came about from a blending of different genres in the early twentieth century, although its roots go deeper than that and date back to the Creole influences of the early Louisiana settlers. It has a unique sound combining many early dance music styles such as the two-step, waltz and shuffle, with blues, rhythm and blues and jazz. With a fast tempo that is dominated by the accordion and rub-board (frottoir), the zydeco sound is infectious. Becoming ever more popular over the last fifty years, zydeco now has its own separate category in the Grammy awards. Among the names synonymous with the genre are Queen Ida, Rockin’ Sidney and Clifton Chenier, an early pioneer of the style, known as “the king of zydeco.” Dwayne Dopsie’s father, Rockin’ Dopsie, was also a popular zydeco performer. During the 1980s he recorded songs with mainstream

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been a longtime favorite for the past 15 years on the West Coast and Northern Nevada circuit. They are a versatile blues band whose musical style includes every form of blues from the 1930s up to modern day blues. The Buddy Emmer Blues band will be sure to please any age group and is a great band to open up our Summer Concert on the Green. Attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic and enjoy the outdoor sounds of summer at Tahoe Donner’s Concert on the Green. Beer and wine, as well as delicious barbecue from Famous Dave’s of Reno, will be available for purchase at the event. Parking is free. Gates open at 3 p.m.; the concert starts at 4 p.m. Tickets are $35 for advance purchase, $40 at the door and can be purchased at tahoedonner. com/shop, the member services office at the Northwoods Clubhouse, 11509 Northwoods Page 1

Blvd., or by calling 530-587-9400. Tahoe Donner is also offering Kid’s Night Out for the Summer Concert from 3:30 – 10:30 p.m. Parents can drop off their kids at Trout Creek Recreation Center for supervised activities during the concert. Kid’s Night Out for the Summer Concert is open to children ages 4-12 and is $20 per child. Reservations must be made in advance by calling 530-582-9437. Three great bands, three different sounds, one fantastic Summer Concert on the Green. Don’t miss it!

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JULY 2013 TRAILS EVENTS

Tahoe Donner WELCOMES SEAN CONNELLY AS NEW TRAILS MANAGER

The Tahoe Donner trail system is an expansive 40-mile system comprised of single-track and multi-use fire roads which take you through high alpine meadows and aspen groves, over craggy ridge tops, and to breathtaking vistas of Castle Peak, Donner Lake and the Sierra Crest ridgeline. Join us this summer to explore your back yard, refresh in the serenity of the mountains and be inspired by the natural surroundings of Tahoe Donner.

Euer Valley Shuttle Days

This spring marked the completion of the Trails master plan validation project. Two of the recommendations in the plan centered on human resource needs, including volunteer involvement and development and operational focus by hiring a Trails Manager. The new manager will lead the maintenance, development and sustainment of the summer trail system while assisting in summer maintenance efforts on the cross country and downhill ski area trails. After spring recruiting efforts, Tahoe Donner has hired Sean Connelly as the trail manager. Sean Connelly originally hails from upstate New York where his passion for the outdoors was fostered during summer trail volunteer work with Americorp. He migrated west to Montana where he finished his schooling at University of Montana, Missoula in Recreation Resource Management. His studies included conservation of wildlands, rivers and parks, ecology, and recreation administration. Sean continued his summer trail construction work throughout college with the Montana Conservation Corps and subsequently with the United States Forest Service (USFS) in the Tongass National Forest. Sean moved on to greener pastures when he discovered a trails and recreation mecca in Bend, Ore. Sean has dedicated the past six years to the USFS Deschutes National Forest working on trail design and construction. As

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his supervisor stated, Sean played an integral part in the trails that forest holds. This trail system maintenance and new construction is largely supported by volunteer efforts which have at least 800 willing volunteers who are led by USFS trail leaders like Sean. For the last three years, Sean led a high profile trail and river access project on the Metolius River, where the focus was on access retention and river bank restoration. As if his work on the Bend USFS trails was not enough during the week, he also worked and collaborated with the Central Oregon Trails Alliance on trail construction and maintenance efforts to benefit the community and large user groups which includes equestrian riders, hikers, bikers, and OHV users. We are excited to have Sean on board. Look for Sean on the trail; he is always smiling and happy to talk about the great outdoors and the Tahoe Donner trail system. Feel free to contact him directly at sconnelly@tahoedonner.com or through trails@tahoedonner.com.

For those who are unable to hike, bike, or horseback ride into Euer Valley, but would still like to see this beautiful property, Tahoe Donner Association will be offering a shuttle service into the valley on select weekends during the summer. On these dates, the shuttle is scheduled to leave from the Equestrian Center on the top of every hour from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and will leave the valley floor at the bottom of every hour from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Hop on the bus for the ride down at 11 a.m., hike around the valley for a few hours, then catch a ride back up. Book your spot on the shuttle either online at tahoedonner.com/shop or by calling 530-587-9400, ext. 0, as soon as possible. Spaces are limited. Cost is $5 per person. Dates: SaturdayS, July 13; August 3; AND August 31

Alder Creek Meadow Cleanup Join the Tahoe Donner trail staff, Friends of Tahoe Donner Trails club and the Tahoe Donner Hiking Club to help clean up Alder Creek Meadow just above the Equestrian Center. Participants should park at the Equestrian Center and then follow the Euer Valley Loop trail approximately one mile to Alder Creek Meadow. Date: July 20 Time: 9 a.m. – 12 noon More details: 530-587-9432

Euer Valley BBQ A new tradition! See details on the second annual Euer Valley Member BBQ in the recreation section of Let’s Get Together on page 12.


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Congratulations on a successful Truckee Day in Tahoe Donner! Thank you to all who participated, especially SnowTech! Statistics are not yet available but will be updated soon. Since this is the beginning of the building season, the Architectural Standards Office would like to take this opportunity to remind our members and contractors of some of the requirements for building in Tahoe Donner. • Construction start and stop times: Please don’t start too early or work too late. Construction hours are limited to 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. The upcoming holidays, recognized by this provision, are Independence Day (July 4), Labor Day (September 2), Thanksgiving (November 28), and Christmas (December 25). • Do not park on other people’s property or block the street. • Deliveries should be made only to the property under construction. • Be considerate of neighbors and reduce loud noises as much as possible. • Always keep your dog(s) on leashes or at home. • Please play your music at a reasonable level, not loud enough to be heard over the noise of tools. • Keep construction sites tidy.

• Keep all materials and scrap stored neatly on your property. • Make sure the required sanitary facilities are on site prior to construction and that your employees use them. If you have concerns about a construction site, please address it directly to the contractor or the owner causing the problem. Most are more than happy to take care of any problems quickly and simply. If your concern is not resolved with this approach, please report concerns to the proper authorities. Loose dogs should be reported to the Town of Truckee animal control department at 530-582-7830. All other issues such as garbage, litter, loud radios, and more should be referred to the Architectural Standards Office compliance officer at 530-587-9406. If the issue is something we cannot address, we will direct you to the appropriate agency. Additionally, if you are unsure who to call or have any other questions please contact us at 530-587-9407 or send an email to aso@tahoedonner.com. If everyone complies with these guidelines, we should all have a happy summer.

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Taking Care of Business Board Meeting Recap

May 18, 2013

• Consent Calendar: Approved 4-0 (Director Johns absent) • Rental equipment - ski area rental/retail • NWCH walkways • Director of Finance and Accounting Report: Approved 4-0 (Director Johns absent) The board approved the preliminary April 2013 financials. • 2013 Annual Membership Meeting & Agenda: Consensus By consensus, the board approved a proposed agenda for the annual membership meeting on June 23, 2013. These summaries are intended for general information purposes only. The minutes are available at tahoedonner.com, upon request in the General Manager’s office, or by calling 530-587-9431. A copy of the minutes and current agenda are posted outside the Member Services Office in Northwoods Clubhouse.

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Tahoe Donner Photo Contest Get published! Deadline: September 8, 2013 Who may enter: Contest is open to all Tahoe Donner members of any age. THREE Categories: ACTION, NATURE AND PEOPLE. All photos must be TAKEN AT Tahoe Donner.

(continued from p. 2) ties Act (ADA) code, upgraded vehicle bays with necessary storage and support systems, ADA access into both building entrances, and updated lighting and insulation. Maintenance facility remodel

Instead of a brand new maintenance facility, the board of directors supported a comprehensive remodel of this operation that included the following: • Forestry building removal for additional parking stalls • New vehicle storage building (2,400 sq. ft.) • Maintenance building remodel (5,800 square ft.) • Vehicle carport (1,500 square ft.) • Maintenance yard and drainage improvements The Lodge expansion improvements

• The old deck of The Lodge Restaurant & Pub is now an enclosed porch equipped with operable windows and a fireplace for comfortable year-round dining. A new 1,200 square-foot sundeck was added along the perimeter of the enclosed porch, which includes a relocated stairway for improved access. • The golf pro shop was expanded by 500 square feet, offering a new layout and much needed office, storage, and staff work space. • The Lodge kitchen was remodeled to include new equipment and food preparation areas for expanded menu offerings.

We’re presenting a new photo contest for Tahoe Donner members! Grab your camera or go through your photo archives and choose your best images that fit the categories. We’ll select our favorites and winners in each of the three categories will be published in the October issue of the Tahoe Donner News and will receive a $100 gift certificate to The Lodge Restaurant & Pub. See complete contest guidelines and instructions at tahoedonner.com/photo-contest. Questions? Email comdep@tahoedonner.com.

Beach Club Marina project

An expansion of the existing upper picnic lawn, deck area and beach is planned for this amenity. These improvements are designed to better accommodate the utilization of the Beach Club Marina by our membership, while also solving disability access concerns for the deck and upper lawn picnic area. Tennis Center improvements

The lawn and backboard area were removed for the installation of Quickstart courts, and we have successfully implemented a progressive USTA youth learning program. The tennis facility also received new exterior paint and many courts received necessary crack repair and resurfacing. Additionally, there are many projects in the implementation or planning phase, which include: • The completion of a new cross country ski center in 2014 • Organizing a new equestrian center • Constructing a class one trail from Tahoe

Donner to Downtown Truckee • The Lodge grotto improvements and bar installation • Adoption of a land use plan • The expansion of Trout Creek Recreation Center • Plans for the restoration and protection of Euer Valley • The replacement of the 40-year-old downhill ski area building • Finalization of the next five years of the 2030 General Plan I thought I was retired, and that golfing, hiking, fishing, skiing, and spending more time with the grandchildren was in the offing. I hope this illustrates to you that the last four or five years have been one of the most active and important periods in Tahoe Donner history. My fellow board members and I pledge to you to do our best to keep this progress going for the next four or five years. Thank you for your continued support.

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Charming Tahoe Donner Chalet... Quintessential Mountain Cabin! Tahoe Donner Lots are Moving! Fantastic Location close to the Lake! Located in the prestigious Swiss Lane Enjoy the well treed & level setting that Take advantage of this quickly changing market Charming mountain Chalet with tons of Loop. Ideally set for mountain backs to greenbelt & miles of hiking trails... today! We have a variety of vacant land properties ambience, just a stone’s throw from the West entertaining with nice upgrades including Beautifully maintained with a newer wood available in Tahoe Donner, with a range of End Beach... Level access, ample parking & granite counters in kitchen... Beautiful, stove in Great Room. 3 large bedrooms & desireable features including great views, level access, an oversized one car garage, plus newer wood quiet, and level lot. 3/2/2 $469,000 potentially turn-key! 3/2 $349,999 forested setting... from $70,000 to $499,900 stove & carpeting! 3/2/1 $450,000 * Statistics are based on TSBOR MLS figures for Tahoe Donner single family home sales from 1/1/12-6/10/12 and 1/1/13-6/10/13. CA DRE numbers - Back row of photo: 01249637, 06885077, 0168250, 01723953 Front row of photo: 01741357, 00850796, 01074875

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Transform your garden, patio and deck, fireside, balcony or sunroom into a summer retreat. We carry a large selection of product lines including spas, BBQ’s, firepits, patio furniture, outdoor kitchens, accessories, and more. All our product lines combine comfort and style with function and durability. We offer free local delivery, custom orders, service, and installation.

Add extra pizazz to your retreat with our 20% Off Rotating Sale.

Every two weeks we move the 20% Off sale sign to a new spot in the store. From bird feeders and wind chimes to candles and rugs, there is sure to be an item of in-stock merchandise with your name on it! Visit us online or friend us on Facebook to follow the movement of the sale sign!

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Tahoe Donner News - July 2013  

Tahoe Donner News (ISSN 1550-6061) is the official monthly publication of Tahoe Donner Association, which is located at 11509 Northwoods Blv...

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