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Snowfest! And Other Events in March   Leave a comment

By Michelle Portesi




Snowfest, North Lake Tahoe’s premier annual winter carnival is in full swing from March 3-12. Featuring fireworks. Gar Woods Polar Bear Swim, Queen Carnival, Parades, Extreme Competitions, Entertainment, Local Restaurant Events and more. 530-583-7167.

For a full list of events throughout the week, visit:

For a full list of what’s happening so far in March in the area, visit our Events Page:


And remember to:


Lake of the Sky Garden Club – July 26, 2014   Leave a comment




Last years Lake of the Sky Garden Tour was in Incline Village, Nevada.  We wandered through grounds that were everything from modest homes (a relative term for Lake Tahoe, I’ll grant you) to massive, lake front estates. The weather was perfect, the gardens were lovely, and all in all, it made for a very pleasant – and inspiring afternoon.

This year’s 2014 garden tour will take place at the ‘Magical West Shore’ of Lake Tahoe on July 26, 2014.  A self guided tour, you can pick up tickets at most local plant nurseries. (Be sure to bring cash or checks. Lake of the Sky does not accept credit or debit cards as payment for this event.) And DO get your tickets early. The yearly Garden Tour always sells out quickly. You most probably will not be able to find a ticket for love or money on the day of the event.


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Wear comfy walking shoes, bring water, and a camera. Carpool if you can, as parking is often limited. We found that starting mid morning or later was  best, and do plan to take a break for lunch at one of the eateries that dot the west shore of Lake Tahoe.  (Sunnyside Resort, Firesign Cafe, Chambers Landing, The West Shore Cafe, along with a few pizza parlors and deli’s.  I happen to like the sandwiches at the Tahoma PDQ market.)  Most folks start the tour when it opens, and by taking a lunch break, you can miss most of the crowds, as they have wandered off elsewhere by the afternoon.  Do hang on to your ticket when you’re done with the tour, as most of the local plant nurseries give special discounts on that day with proof of purchase of the tour.



All proceeds are returned to the community for student scholarships, community education and local beautification and environmental projects.

For more information, contact: or write them at P.O. Box 1827, Tahoe City, CA 96145-1827


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Happy Memorial Day. New and Updated Pages on the Blog   Leave a comment


Happy Memorial Day everyone. The holiday weekend is usually a sneak preview of our upcoming season.  While summers here can be brief, they are in a word: spectacular.  If you have never truly spent any time in our fine area, this weekend might just be the time to come up and see all that the area has to offer.




In getting ready for this busy season, I’ve updated the *About page so that you know a little bit more about me personally. I’ve also added a new page *Homes for Sale. While the blog is mostly about enthralling you with the Tahoe Truckee lifestyle and all that we have to offer, the *Homes for Sale page are my listings of current properties for sale and some pending or sold properties. While this by no means is the full breadth of the properties I am selling or have sold, they are a compilation of the most recent. I’ll be updating the page as new properties become available and others are sold.

More information and photos on all of these properties can be seen on my website.  Links are listed under each property on the blog.

Here are the direct links to the new and updated pages (or you can just click on the menu tabs above)


So enough about business. There are a few fun things to do this weekend.


May 24 & 25, 11:00am – 7:00pm – Made In Tahoe Festival, Squaw Valley

Join us in celebrating our local arts, culture and music. The festival includes a vendor village, community stage and sidewalk sales. For more info:


Sunnyside Celebrates 27 Years

Here’s to another ring on the tree – Sunnyside is turning 27! Celebrate the official start of the Tahoe summer at the Sunnyside Deck Opening and 27th Anniversary Party on Friday, May 23, 2014.
Mountain Grill Opens at 11:30am | Live music from 3 – 9pm.  For more info:


Opening Day at the Lake –

Memorial Day Weekend is always considered the official opening of Lake Tahoe’s Summer Events Season. State and Federal Parks gear up for the season, Restaurants open up their patios and folks start opening up their summer cabins and getting their boats in the water.  For more info on what’s happening in the area, go to this link:

Calendar of events


So come up and see us this weekend. The Lake is calling…


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