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Museum congratulates Taste of the Towns winners

by Ellen Caywood

Thank you restaurants and shops for another fabulous Taste of the Towns. Thanks, too, to All Hat, No Cattle in the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center parking lot and the guitarist at Abby Jo's Café Girasole. We all had a great time and the food and fun were wonderful.

Now we need to congratulate our winners:

Best Taste: First place went to Abby Jo's Café Girasole; Second place to The Grill Next Door.

Best Atmosphere: First place went to Abby Jo's Café Girasole; Second place to the JT Basque Bar.

Best Overall: First place went to Abby Jo's Café Girasole; Second place to Tahoe Ridge Winery & Bistro.

Best Shop: First place went to the Chocolate Shoppe; Second place to Quail Cottage Antiques.

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Best Discovery: First Place went to the Chocolate Shoppe; Second place to Sierra Gourmet Grill and Wine Bar.

Congratulations to all and thanks for your participation. Now, those of you who didn't come out for the Taste of the Towns, you now know where to go for lunch, dinner, shopping and chocolate! Please get out there and support those who support your museums.

Next is our August lecture on Thursday at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m., and our Main Street Bookstore will also be open.Our speaker is Jed Block, chairman of the Carson City Historical Resources Commission, who will present a pictorial lecture of Carson City throughout the years in photographs and postcards. He is a native of Carson City, third generation Nevadan and a graduate of Carson City High School. Admission is free for DCHS members, $3 for all others.

Next on our calendar, and hopefully on yours as well is our new event, our Farm-to-Fork Harvest Dinner on Sept. 7. This promises to be the highlight of the summer in Carson Valley. Join us on the lawn at the CV museum in Gardnerville where our community sponsors will provide fresh, delicious food prepared by a professional chef and served to your table in a delightful setting. (There will be linens, candles and flowers on each table and no paper plates or plastic-ware!) No host bar opens at 4:30 p.m. with dinner served at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 for current DCHS members, $60 for non-members. Tables may be reserved for parties of six or more. As usual for events of this kind, seating is limited. Tickets are available at the CV Museum or by credit card at 782-2555.

You heard it here first. The 18th annual Holiday Gala which will be held on Dec. 6, this year, will again feature our annual Gallery of Trees and Gingerbread House Contest. We already know of one group working on decorations for their tree. Have you started your tree yet? December will be here before we know it and trees and gingerbread houses take time to create.

All monies donated to DCHS are 100 percent tax deductible and go to keep our doors open. The Douglas County Historical Society subsists primarily on donations, a small annual appropriation from Douglas County, and occasional grants from public and private sources. We are here solely to preserve the history of Douglas County from the Valley to the Lakes and to make sure you have the opportunity to enjoy it. If you have any questions about anything mentioned here, please call the Douglas County Historical Society at 782-2555 or visit our website at

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