Archives for the month of: June, 2012

Live at Lakeview Summer Music Series

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Thursday, June 28, 4-8:30pm

The event will feature a different style of live band each week and include Jazz, Blues, Reggae, Bluegrass and Latin Styles. This family-friendly event will be the pinnacle of South Shore’s summer 2012.

Paying attention to kids near water key to keeping them safe

Posted by Lake Tahoe News in Outdoor & Sports on June 26th, 2012

By Warren Withers

For kids, summertime sure does ramp up the fun. And when it’s hot, it’s water they want. Consider these reminders when kids are looking to make a splash.

Watch them like a hawk. Pay close attention whenever kids are in or near water – and always keep little ones within arm’s reach. Texting, phoning, reading or doing yard work could be risky distractions.

Warren Withers

Take precautions with pools. Remember, it takes only minutes for kids to wander away into danger.

Issue life jackets. These are especially important for the lake, but consider having young or inexperienced swimmers use them in swimming pools too. Water wings – inflatable arm flotation devices – are great for beginners, but children must be carefully supervised, as the devices are not a life jacket and will not prevent a child from going under the water.

Always know where they’re going. Remind kids to ask before going near water, and never entrust their care to another child.

Don’t forget the sunscreen. Always put kid-friendly sunscreen on your child before going outside, starting at 6 months of age. Be sure to re-apply every two hours and after getting out of the water. Hats, clothing and plenty of shade will help with sun protection in the Lake Tahoe area.

Most of all, have fun with your kids, and enjoy the summer.

Warren Withers is director of Emergency Services at Barton Memorial Hospital.

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National Funding Opportunities

  • Competition Seeks Innovative Ideas for Cities
  • Support for K-12 Service-Learning Programs in the U.S. and Canada
  • Land Conservation Coalitions Funded
  • Grants Promote Music Education Programs

Regional Funding Opportunities

  • Southern Performing Arts Presenters Supported
  • Funds for LGBTQ Groups in the Pacific Northwest
  • Grants Address American Indian Issues in Minnesota and Wisconsin
  • Grants Improve the Quality of Life in Railway Communities

Federal Grant and Loan Programs

  • Visioning Initiative Supports Economic Development Strategies
  • Projects Conserving Wetland Ecosystems for Migratory Birds Funded
  • Grants for National-Scale Arts in Education Initiatives Available
  • Supportive Housing Demonstration Projects Supported

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  • Now Is the Time – Mobilize Your Board to Raise Funds: Part I
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GrantStation Announcements 

  • GrantStation’s Sizzlin’ Summer Sale!
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  • Tracks to Success – Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Fundraising (but were afraid to ask)

4th of July Parade

Wednesday, July 4, 2012 from 10am-12pm beginning at Stateline.

South Lake Tahoe’s Inaugural 4th of July Parade and Celebration 2012!
A parade honoring families of local fallen heroes, veterans, and active duty military will be held on Wednesday, July 4th. The parade will run from 10am to noon followed by a celebration from noon to 3pm. The parade will begin at Stateline and travel along Hwy 50 to Rufus Allen Blvd. Viewing of floats, food, vendors and live music by the Cash Only band will be held at the Recreation Center, Senior Center and Museum parking lots. This is a Golden Bear Event and is being co-sponsored by K-Tahoe 590 AM / 96.1 FM, South Tahoe Chamber of Commerce, and the City of South Lake Tahoe. For more information and to register as a vendor or to participate in the parade, contact JoAnn at (530) 544-7412 or go to

Responsive Grants Program funding available

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We’re pleased to announce the second round of 2012 Responsive Grants Program funding. Application materials are available on theResponsive Grants Program web page. Applications are due by noon on July 23.

We will hold a proposers’ conference webinar on June 28 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Register online by June 26 at 5 p.m. Participation in the webinar is recommended, but not required.

Grants up to $25,000 are available to nonprofit organizations and public agencies to support projects and programs that improve health and quality of life for people living in Sierra Health Foundation’s 26-county funding region.

Learn more about the funding opportunity, register for the webinar and download application materials on the Responsive Grants Program web page.

Please send all questions to with RGP Question in the subject line.

Senior Farmer’s Market Coupon Distribution

Senior Farmer’s Market Coupons are back for 2012!  Farmer’s Market Coupons are available for those over 60 years of age and meeting income guidelines (one person household with annual income less than $20,665, or a two person household less than $27,991).  Each eligible senior will receive coupons redeemable for the purchase of fresh, locally grown, nutritious fruits, vegetables, cut herbs and raw unprocessed honey. 

Distribution Dates and Locations:
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 from 8 am to 1pm
American Legion South Lake Tahoe Farmer’s Market
2732 South Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe

Saturday, July 7, 2012 from 8 am to 12pm
Placerville Farmer’s Market
Ivy House Parking Lot at the Corner of Main Street & Cedar Ravine, Placerville

Quantities are limited and coupons are distributed on a first come, first served basis so please be prepared to wait in line. Coupons are good at all authorized Farmer’s Markets. 

Seniors may designate an individual (proxy) to receive their coupons and make purchases at the Farmer’s Market on their behalf.  A proxy form needs to be completed by the eligible Senior, in advance, so that the Proxy can pick up the coupons during the distribution. For more information or to request a Proxy Form, call Senior Information & Assistance at (530) 621-6369.


El Dorado County Office of Education’s Head Start, State Preschool, and Early Head Start programs are accepting applications for the 2012-2013 school year. You may contact our office at 1286 Kyburz, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150. phone: 530-543-8200

Due to the recent passage of Measure G in South Lake Tahoe,  Bijou Community School will begin a modernization project this summer.  The project will take approximately one year to complete.  During construction, the Head Start/State Preschool classroom will be relocated to the Al Tahoe campus (room C5) for the 2012-2013 year. 

Boys & Girls Club offering free meals to youths

Posted by admin in Lake Tahoe News on June 9th, 2012

Beginning June 14, the Boys & Girls Club will be providing breakfast and lunch to those 18 and younger.

The free program is offered at the club’s main site located at 1100 Lyons Ave. The Boys & Girls Club of Lake Tahoe is a sponsor of the Summer Food Service program. The program will continue through Aug. 24.

Breakfast is served from 8-9am. Lunch is served from noon–1pm.

Through this sponsorship, the Boys & Girls Club is able to provide nutritious meals and snacks to thousands of young people in South Lake Tahoe.

For more information, contact the Boys & Girls Club at (530) 542.0838.

May 14, 2012

At our May LTC meeting, we focused on extended announcements from members and updates on Day of the Young Child and the Annual June Forum.

Rob Giustina from On Course Events brought information about the Live at Lakeview Summer Music Series that will run through the summer on Thursday evenings.  Rob invited the non-profits to fundraise at these community events. Two local non-profits per week can participate and can get as creative as we want to fundraise for our organizations.  The concerts will run from about 4:30-8:30pm.  Folks can run the bike valet and get donations through those tips. To participate, contact Rob at: 530.545.9482 or

Karen Naegeli of Tahoe Turning Point (TTP) passed out a flyer for “Above the Horizon” a teen anger management and drug and alcohol education group.  This is a partnership between the two organizations, A Balanced Life and TTP. The program is for teen boys and girls ages 14-17 and parents who need additional support. TTP is also starting an Addiction Counseling Certification Program. All the information is on their website and applications are due by June 14.

Melissa Pereira from Together We Grow announced that the Age and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) is now online in English and Spanish.

The English ASQ can be found at his link.

The English ASQ Social Emotional  can be found at this link.

The Spanish ASQ can be found at his link.

The Spanish ASQ Social Emotional  can be found at this link

Andrew Craven from SLT’s Division of Probation noted that they have part-time positions open at the JTC.   Kelly Taylor is the contact and her phone is: 530.573.7978.  As of July 1, 2012, the State is requiring that sex-offender treatment programs and services be certified by the CA State Sex Offender Management Board.  We don’t have these services in South Lake Tahoe and we use Reno so this might be a challenge.

Carmen Withrow from Hope Lutheran Church’s Outreach Team mentioned that the CARE Coalition meetings have been cancelled due to low attendance and that participants from that group who want to collaborate have been encouraged to participate in the LTC meetings.

Some good news from Barton’s Birthing Unit. Peggy Barton announced that Barton births are up.

A gap in services was identified by Alissa Nourse from Tahoe Youth & Family Services. Planned Parenthood Mar Monte is not providing services at TYFS as they have seen a decrease in funding. They may close their Tahoe City office too.  This means that we no longer have access to family planning services for youth in South Lake Tahoe.  If the person is under age 21, they can use the Placerville Clinic.  If youth uses the Barton Clinic for family planning, it is not confidential. Public Health can provide testing services (STDs, pregnancy, and vaccinations) but does not provide family planning per se.

Tina Barna from Choices for Children talked about the upcoming Day of the Young Child on Saturday, June 9th from 10am-2pm at Lake Tahoe Community College. Many organizations and businesses are bringing their own tables and chairs which saves a lot of  money. We have lots of people power from the ECE Class, the Kiwanis, and Tahoe Turning Point. We are all set to go with 48 booths participating.

Julie Lowe from First 5 El Dorado’s Community Strengthening Grant announced LTC’s Annual June Forum. This year, the Forum is on Monday, June 11th from 12-2pm at Lake Tahoe Community College Aspen & Board Room.  Each year, we look back at the Lake Tahoe Collaborative programming, our issues, our challenges and successes as a community.  We share lunch and we have a special topic or speaker, and then we look ahead and do strategic planning for 2012-13. We also feature a fabulous speaker to present on a relevant topic. This year, Elizabeth Blakemore will join us with a talk,  “Emotionally Healthy Children: How Our Community Can Support Parents to Meet the Social & Emotional Needs of Children”  Please RSVP to Julie Lowe at: so that we can plan for lunch and seating.

For now, the Drug Free Community Coalition will continue to meet right after the Lake Tahoe Collaborative on Mondays from 2:30-3:30pm.

Hi Lake Tahoe Collaborative!

This is an exciting time of year for LTC members. The Day of the Young Child is on Saturday, June 9th at LTCC from 10am-2pm.  Two days later, we have our:

Annual June Luncheon
Monday, June 11, 2012
12:00pm – 2:00pm*
Lake Tahoe Community College
Aspen & Board Rooms (next to the Library)
Light lunch provided
*Please note time change from our regular meeting time.
In addition to conducting our Strategic Planning for 2012-3, we will feature a fabulous speaker to present on a relevant topic. This year, Elizabeth Blakemore will join us with a talk,  “Emotionally Healthy Children: How Our Community Can Support Parents to Meet the Social & Emotional Needs of Children”
The June Forum is a perfect time to bring colleagues and staff members with you.  They will get a good feel for what we’ve been up to all year by attending this one meeting and participate in an excellent, free training. They also will have input on what we focus on for 2012-13. What could be better!
The one thing I need to know from you is, “Are you coming?”  Please RSVP to Julie Lowe at:  Please indicate if you have colleagues joining you and, if so, how many.  I like to make sure there is plenty of chairs and, most importantly, food.
Please arrive on time at 12:00pm, grab your lunch, and settle in for the presentation.