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  • July 30 to August 5 on stands now

    By The Weekly on July 29, 2015
    Romeo (actor Matt Schwader) and Juliet (actor Hillary Clemens) embrace in Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival’s production of “Romeo and Juliet” at Sand Harbor State Park, which runs through Aug. 22. Photography by Joy Strotz, courtesy LakeTahoeShakepeareFestival.com.
  • ‘Romeo & Juliet’ · Shakespeare’s classic tale of love, conflict

    By Priya Hutner on July 29, 2015
    By Priya Hutner ·  I had the great pleasure of attending the opening night of this year’s production of  “Romeo and Juliet” at the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival with friend and educator, Jill Mitchell. The setting at Sand Harbor is brilliant with beautiful Lake Tahoe as the backdrop. The evening was cool for July with a gentle wind coming off […]
  • Wildflowers, waterfall on high-country hike

    By The Weekly on July 29, 2015
    Story & photos by Jamie Wanzek ·  A view of Lake Tahoe at the beginning of the hike ·  5 miles round-trip Easy to moderate Hike starts at 8,900’ In pursuit of spending an afternoon atop a waterfall and enjoy its peaceful cataract and lush ether, my friend Rachel Lightner and I set out to explore the waterfall along the […]
  • Lake Tahoe: Drought to flood, Part II

    By Mark McLaughlin on July 29, 2015
      By Mark McLaughlin ·  The heavy winter of 1996 pumped Big Blue to its maximum legal limit of 6,229.10’. | Courtesy Mark McLaughlin ·  The second wettest winter in 1995 raised Lake Tahoe nearly 7 feet. | Courtesy Mark McLaughlin ·  Editor’s Note: Part I may be found at TheTahoeWeekly.com. California is currently being hit hard by a four-year […]
  • Freedom on Mount Waterman

    By Warren Miller on July 29, 2015
    by Warren Miller ·    Tied tightly to the roof of the nearly new 1929 model A Ford coupe was my two-man toboggan that I had spent half of the semester of my seventh grade woodshop class making. This as my first project. I was already freezing cold as we started to climb up into the San Gabriel Mountains. Even […]
  • July 23 to July 29 on stands now

    By The Weekly on July 23, 2015
    Artist Jude Bischoff interprets the beauty of the Tahoe-Truckee region from the mountain peaks of the Sierra Nevada to the wildflower-lined creeks and rivers to the iconic black bear in his vivid and colorful artwork, including “Plein Air Forest Bear” depicted on our cover. “These sensory experiences dance across my paintings with purpose and life force.  Harnessing life’s beautiful wildness with […]
  • History, beauty melds at Sugar Pine Point State Park

    By Jenn Sheridan on July 22, 2015
    By Jenn Sheridan ·  The Hellman-Erhman mansion was built as a summer retreat for Isaiah Hellman · While cruising down the scenic West Shore of Lake Tahoe, it might be easy to miss the unimposing signs for Sugar Pine Point State Park. Hidden just beyond the grove of trees is an area rich in history, beauty and recreation. From the […]
  • Celebrate Living History on July 25

    By The Weekly on July 22, 2015
    Did you know that Sugar Pine Point become a California State Park fifty years ago? To celebrate, this year’s annual Living History Day will be a 50th Birthday Bash for the park with a day filled with free family friendly events ranging from live 60’s music to a children’s activity zone.  The historic Hellman-Ehrman Estate will come alive on July 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for […]
  • Explore Donner Summit Canyon | Tahoe Time

    By Priya Hutner on July 22, 2015
    Story & photos by Priya Hutner ·    The trail takes a gentle, uphill climb that levels out as you walk past Beaver Creek ·  Not so hidden off Old 40 not quite a half-mile from Donner Lake rests Donner Summit Canyon, part of the Truckee Donner Land Trust. This hike is a true gem. In the spring, the fast-flowing […]
  • Lake Tahoe: Between droughts & floods, Part I

    By Mark McLaughlin on July 22, 2015
    By Mark McLaughlin ·  In 1992, Lake Tahoe’s water level fell to 6,220 feet, the lowest on record. | Courtesy Mark McLaughlin ·  There’s no doubt about it, California has been hit hard by the current four-year drought, with much of the state suffering exceptionally dry conditions. In the Sierra, streams, lakes and reservoirs are languishing, with some dried up […]