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  • What’s the greatest recipe for a vibrant homescape? An interior decorator will tell you lighting, rich colors, and brilliant accents make for a welcoming home. But, sprinkle in some refreshing fragrances from candles, salt lamps, or diffusers and you lack only the two final ingredients to make your home the most inviting on the block: fresh air and the smell of a home-cooked meal.

  • Does extreme cone caching indicate a big winter? Probably not. Overzealous caching more likely reveals a squirrel’s resourcefulness in capitalizing on a big cone crop year.

  • My journey through Africa and the mind

  • Now that summer has come to a close — the shadows longer, daylight shorter, and more time to be spent indoors — fall is a season for crafting, creating. Together with Atelier Truckee, here are a collection of fall-inspired crafts.

  • Happy hauntings: Truckee native Cayman Levonian brings some dark humor to the Haunted Historical Tour.

  • We know that caffeine perks us up. But the compound also boosts focus and physical endurance, and lowers the risk of a number of diseases. Here’s what to expect from your daily cappuccino or Earl Grey.

  • This crazy experience won’t stop Aaron or John from biking. “On my deathbed, I won’t be there regretting that I was on my bike too much,” John says. The experience has also sparked a lasting friendship between the two families.

  • Dog ticks are thought to be most common and are carriers of Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Black-legged ticks carry Lyme disease and in 2016 the California Department of Public Health collected one from the Sagehen area near Truckee.

  • There are a lot of Canada Geese around Tahoe. They belong to the over five million plus geese living in North America. Their population has dramatically expanded not only throughout the continent, but also here in Tahoe.

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November 8, 2018