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Carson Tahoe Regional earns baby-friendly designation

Staff Reports

Special to The R-C

Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center has been designated Nevada’s first baby-friendly hospital. The term “baby-friendly” is reserved for use by facilities who have met strict criteria established by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund, and in the U.S., conferred by Baby-Friendly USA. The designation is awarded to hospitals and birthing centers that offer an optimal level of care for infant feeding and mother-baby bonding.

Currently, 164 hospitals and birthing centers in 41 states and the District of Columbia hold the baby-friendly designation. For more information about CTRMC, visit

Chamber Board of Directors installation today

The Carson Valley Chamber will install its 2013-2014 Board of Directors 5:50 p.m. today at the Carson Valley Country Club. The new directors are David Brady of Brady & Associates and Jessica Jensen of Guild Mortgage. They will join returning directors Katie Marquardt of GE, Measurement & Control, Bill Henderson of Carson Valley Inn, Dr. David James of Dr. James the Dentist, Lee Bonner of the Douglas County Commission, Gerry Bing of Bing Materials, George Swetland of Pro Group Management, Tom Brooks of Carson Valley Golf Course, Tom King of Tahoe Ridge Winery, Bistro and Marketplace, Brynn Bertucci of US Bank and Fran Pritchard of Panchita’s Killer Salsa.

Board officers for the year are Patrick Rhamey of Edgewood Companies, President; Debra Lang of Holiday Inn Express, Past -President; Ursula Prebezac of City National Bank, President-Elect; Shannon Albert of Carson Valley Medical Center, Vice President; Bobbi Thompson of Minden-Tahoe Airport as treasurer. Cost is $35 per person and reservations can still be made by calling the chamber office at 782-8144.

Olive oil tasting and dinner at Buona Sera

Buona Sera Ristorante & Catering presents and olive oil tasting class and dinner with Orietta Gianjorio.

The class is 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at 1799 Ironwood Drive, Unit B, Minden.

The dinner will be five courses, with four oils from gold medal winning Pacific Sun Olive Oils.

Gianjorio was born and raised in Rome. She moved to California in 2008. She is a member of the UC Davis Olive Oil Taste Panel, and the Mars-UC Davis Chocolate Taste Panel. She holds a diploma of Sommelier from the Italian Sommeliers Association, and she is the delegate in the greater Sacramento area for the Accademia Italiana della Cucina (Italian Academy of Cuisine).

The dinner and class costs $62 per person, not including tax and tip. For more information, call 783-3211.

Silver Strike Lanes offers free bowling

Silver Strike Lanes is giving away an office bowling party for every business of Carson Valley in July.

“We want to show our appreciation to this great community of Douglas County,” owners said.

To register, visit, and click on “Free Office Bowling Party.”

Party must be redeemed in July. For more information, call 265-5454.

Sunflower Learning Center hosts open house

Sunflower Learning Center is having an open house noon to 6 p.m. July 25 at 1311 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville. The child care center is state licensed and have infants to 12 years old. For more information, call 782-8044.