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Wine walks return to downtown Gardnerville

Staff Reports
Special to The R-C

Main Street Gardnerville will once again be hosting Thirsty Third Thursday wine walks every third Thursday of the month, May through September, from 4:30–7:30 p.m. in the downtown district.

The first wine walk of the warm season is scheduled for May 16. The deadline for businesses to submit their participation form is May 1.

According to Main Street staff and volunteers, each wine walk draws anywhere from 300 to 500 registered wine walkers to the downtown district.

“These numbers do not take into account the number of people who did not register because they were designated drivers or just wanted to come down to walk the streets and visit with friends and neighbors, or maybe just do a little shopping, during these events,” said MSG Program Manager Paula Lochridge. “Main Street Gardnerville is hoping 2013 will bring even more people down to the district to see what they’ve been missing.”

There will be two registration booths at opposite ends of the district, one near the town offices, 1407 Highway 395, and one at the Stratton Center. Water will be made available for designated drivers at each registration booth.

The cost to attend is $5 for a 2013 commemorative glass, which can be used at all future wine walks, and then $10 to register.

Registered wine walkers will be entered into a drawing each month for VIP passes to future walks and for gift certificates to participating businesses.

Some participating businesses will be pouring wines from different regions each month: Napa and Sonoma, May 16; Columbia Gorge, June 20; California Central Coast, July 18; Australia and New Zealand, Aug. 15; and Northern Nevada and Northeastern California, Sept. 19.

The organization is also looking for any entertainers that would like to perform at one or more of the events.

“The money raised covers expenses and goes back into the community through other Main Street Gardnerville events and projects,” said Lochridge.

Participation forms are available on the events page at or at the organization’s office, 1407 Highway 395.

For more information, call 782-8027.

Edward Jones noted for employee satisfaction

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WISE to host monthly meeting Thursday

Women Inspiring Service and Education will be holding their monthly meeting and luncheon on Thursday at Carson Valley Inn in Minden.

The monthly meeting is an opportunity for members and guests to meet, greet, and network. In addition to lunch, the event features a speaker or an activity designed to help businesses grow.

Member of the month is Susan Barry of Barry Chiropractic and the Heart to Heart Healing School.

Check-in time is from 11-11:30 a.m. The meeting begins at 11:45 a.m. and ends promptly at 1 p.m. Cost is $17 for members, $20 for guests.

WISE is not only a networking organization for local business owners, but also a venue for women to grow personally as well as professionally. The organization serves the community by offering educational opportunities for women, holding fundraising events for local charities, and sponsoring continuing education rallies.

For more information, contact Pamela Mann, WISE vice president, at (775) 220-4474 or