🌱 Thrift Store In Need Of Donations + Midtown Building Demolished
Hello and happy Friday. I’m back in your inbox this winter morning to walk you through everything you need to know about what’s happening these days in Reno.
But first, today’s weather:
Mostly cloudy. High: 49 Low: 29.
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Here are the top three stories in Reno today:
- The St. Vincent’s Thrift Store is in need of donations, particularly gently-used clothing and shoes, to keep their shelves stocked and ready to help local individuals and families in need. The two thrift stores in Reno and nearby Sparks help to support the Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada and its efforts to address poverty in the area. (KOLO)
- A construction company began demolishing a building in the area between the popular Midtown and Wells districts to make way for a new project. The planned construction that will take the place of the former building will be a Mixed-use project that includes 40 apartment units and retail space. The new development comes as Reno faces an ongoing housing affordability crisis. (Subscription: Reno Gazette Journal)
- The Nevada Air Guard will be officially opening its newest recruiting office here in Reno this friday. The new location aims to make a recruiting station more accessible to the community outside of the Nevada Guard Base. (KOLO)
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- Mark your calendars for Heels & Hounds 2023! The Nevada Humane Society will be hosting its fundraising event, Bubbles and Buddies, at the Peppermill Resort on Apr. 8 at 10 am Get your tickets now! (Nevada Humane Society via Facebook)
- This month marks the 81st anniversary of when President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed an order to force 120,000 Japanese Americans into incarceration camps. Join Nevada Humanities here in Reno on Feb. 16 for an evening with historians, writers, and artists as they speak about the legacy and activism of this event in American history. Register now for the event. (Nevada Humanities via Facebook)
- Is there actual science behind witchcraft and wizardry? Find out during an upcoming adult-only event, Social Science: Wizards & Snitches, at the Nevada Discovery Museum on Saturday, Feb. 18 from 7-10 pm (KOLO)
- Calling all budding student photographers in grades 5th through 12th! The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is hosting a student photo contest based on the theme Picture Climate Change. Students who wish to participate can send in their applications through Feb. 15 here. (US National Weather Service Reno Nevada via Facebook)
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Now you’re in the loop and ready to start this Friday off right. I’ll be back in your inbox tomorrow with a new update!
— Miranda Fraraccio
About me: Miranda Fraraccio is a staff writer for content creation agency Lightning Media Partners. She is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island, where she earned degrees in Writing & Rhetoric and Communication Studies. In her de ella free time, you can find her traveling, drinking tea, or practicing film photography.