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Reno Loves Local

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Reno has always been a community that bands together in tough times and finds new ways to help one another. With that spirit in mind, several organizations and agencies around the area have come up with the “Reno Loves Local” movement.

 

The idea behind the movement is to encourage citizens to shop local and do what they can to support small businesses. There’s even a Reno Local Pledge that residents can take to “visit at least one Reno business each week,” as their budget allows. The hope is that everyone will think about local businesses and making buying decisions that support the local economy before thinking about big brand stores.

 

For those that are not financially able to make a purchase from local businesses, there are other ways to help! The Reno Loves Local Instagram page outlines other ways to help your favorite small businesses, including: writing a review on any of their platforms (Yelp, Facebook, Google My Business, TripAdvisor), signing up for their email newsletter, and following the businesses on social media and showing them a little love.

 

The list doesn’t stop there. Reno Loves Local is also asking community members to write a Reno love letter in order to help the businesses win life-changing prizes and giveaways. Two businesses with the most love letters written about them will win a business development package, and $1,000 in gift cards will be purchased from the business and donated to local heroes.

 

Some of the local businesses that have been featured include:

For more information on the Reno Loves Local movement, check out the news story they were featured in here, and follow their journey on Instagram. Take the pledge, do what you can to help your favorite local businesses, and discover new businesses.

 

Reno will always overcome trying times and find new ways to thrive — it’s what we love about calling the Biggest Little City home. If there’s anything we can do for you, or if you simply have questions about the Reno real estate market, contact the David Morris Group at (775) 828-3292.

 

 

 

 

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Local Farmers Markets: Where to Get Fresh Foods in Reno

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Fall is coming to a close, and winter is breezing in, so Farmer Markets are closing down soon. Local vendors get together to sell items ranging from produce to handmade crafts and more. Here’s why you should shop at farmers markets and where to find these fresh treasure troves in and around Reno!

4 Reasons to Shop At Your Local Farmers Market

  1. Local food is better for the environment.
    Compared to giant conglomerates, local food is, well, local, so it travels a shorter distance. Because of the lack of distance, there are fewer greenhouse gas emissions from truck exhaust or jet fuel.
  2. Farmers market produce tastes better.
    Local food comes right off the vine and straight to your market. Can’t get much fresher than that! Compared to conventional grocery stores, the produce would have to travel further, so they have to pick the fruit before it’s mature so it can be mature when it arrives at the store. This means the produce did not reach its full potential for flavor or nutrients. Because of this, sometimes produce that has to travel far is usually genetically modified to travel better. Since they’re engineered to travel better, it sacrifices flavor instead.
  3. You support your local community.
    Shopping at local farmers markets means you are directly supporting your community. Another plus is building a community in your neighborhood. Most of the time, people who work in the markets live locally.
  4. Your questions get answered.
    Another great perk is being able to ask questions and get answers! Business owners are usually the ones at the tent, so they’ll know about their produce. Owners and farmers can answer questions about price and pesticides quickly rather than hearing no answer from a grocery store.

Where to Find Your Local Farmers Market

Riverside Farmer Market
Where: Riverside Drive at McKinley Arts Center
When: Year-round, Saturday 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.

 

Bonsai Blue Garden Market
Where: 290 Kietzke Lane
When: Fridays from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. until October 30th

 

Elko Family Farmers Market
Where: 1405 Idaho Street, Elko NV 89801
When: Second through fifth Saturdays from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. until October 31st

 

Fernley Farmers Market
Where: 300 Cottonwood Lane, Fernley NV 89408
When: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. until October 28th

 

Visit these farmers markets before the season is over! Take advantage of the fresh, locally grown produce before winter arrives. If you have questions about the Reno lifestyle, contact the David Morris Group for more recommendations and insights into the real estate market. We’re more than happy to help you buy or sell your home. Give us a call at (775) 828-3292.

 

 

 

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How to Spend Spooktober in Reno

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When October starts, every bump in the night makes you wonder if a witch is taking an evening flight. It’s a time for ghost stories, “Monster Mash” dance parties, and maybe even a few movies starring Jason Voorhees. There are so many things to do and different ways to spend Spooktober in Reno. Check out some of our favorite local fall hot spots.

Sierra Safari Zoo

Every weekend in October is Boo at the Zoo. There will be kid-friendly activities like a slide, hay maze, petting zoo, and more. Pro tip: Check out the Spookaroo at the Zoo event on October 30 and 31.

Adelin Family Farms

The family-friendly corn maze, pony/horse rides, pumpkin patch, and U-Pick sunflowers make the Fall Harvest Festival a must-visit, but the Corn Creepers Haunted Attraction and Zombie Paintball make Adelin Family Farms the perfect destination to get into the Halloween spirit.

PumpkinPalooza

Want a little adventure and an activity the whole family can get in on? Check out the Purple Pumpkin Pursuit presented by PumpkinPalooza. Register to receive a special Halloween-themed kit that comes with goodies and clues to help you solve the riddles, find the pumpkins around town, and win a great prize.

West Wind Drive-In

13 Nights of Fright is taking place October 19-31. West Wind Drive-In will be showing family-friendly Halloween flicks as well as some classic horror films. Take your family movie night to the drive-in!

Virginia City

As a city that wears its hauntings as a badge of honor, it would only make sense that they would go all out for Halloween. The month-long celebration is called Hauntober, and there are ghost tours, train rides, and more to enjoy.

Ferrari Farms

The Fall Festival at Ferrari Farms has everything you could ask for. From farm animals to visit to hayrides to hop on to zombie paintball to try, there’s no way your family can leave without smiles on your faces.

 

Have a fun and festive Spooktober in Reno! If you need more great recommendations on how to spend the month or have questions about the Reno real estate market, contact the David Morris Group. We’re more than happy to help you buy or sell your home. Give us a call at (775) 828-3292.

 

 

 

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Fall Activities to Make the Season Special

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Leaves changing colors, a slight nip in the air, and pumpkins spotted everywhere — that’s right, we’re talking about fall. It’s a season full of holidays, time well spent with loved ones, and outdoor fun. This year, there are some great fall activities to make the season special!

 

  1. Carve and decorate pumpkins.
  2. Explore a corn maze.
  3. Plan a getaway trip.
  4. Curl up with a good book.
  5. Attend a harvest or fall festival.
  6. Take family photos for your holiday cards.
  7. Start planning your Halloween costume.
  8. Sample beers and brats at your own Oktoberfest event.
  9. Plant fall flowers.
  10. Go for a hayride.
  11. Visit a haunted house or create your own.
  12. Make a pecan, pumpkin, or apple pie.
  13. Decorate your home for fall or for the fall holidays.
  14. Go for a drive to check out the leaves changing colors.
  15. Go on a hike and soak up the cooler afternoons.
  16. Have a horror movie marathon or binge on your favorite Halloween/fall classics.
  17. Try out a new soup recipe.
  18. Go apple picking and make candy apples.
  19. Donate old sweaters, blankets, and boots.
  20. Have a chili cook-off.
  21. Play or watch football.
  22. Warm up by the fire.
  23. Sample a few hard ciders or cozy up with a hot mug of apple cider.
  24. Visit a farmers market to pick up seasonal fruits and veggies.
  25. Take a ghost tour and share ghost stories.
  26. Go wine tasting.
  27. Roast pumpkin seeds.
  28. Tackle a fall craft project. Fall is the perfect time to pick up knitting or crocheting!
  29. Jot down what you’re thankful for and share them on Thanksgiving.
  30. Rake together a pile of leaves, then leap into it.
  31. Have a driveway tailgate.
  32. Get a head start on your holiday shopping.
  33. Have a picnic.
  34. Have a fall-centric scavenger hunt.
  35. Have a sack race.
  36. Make a scarecrow.
  37. Have a neighborhood costume parade.
  38. Make Halloween and Thanksgiving cards.
  39. Use the toilet paper you stocked up on to turn your family into mummies.
  40. Collect pine cones to decorate a mantle or tabletop.

We hope you check out all of the fall activities to make the season special, and be sure to share your favorites with us! If you need more great recommendations or have questions about the Reno real estate market, contact the David Morris Group. We’re more than happy to help you buy or sell your home. Give us a call at (775) 828-3292.

 

 

 

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Reno’s Favorite Food Trucks

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If you’re missing Food Truck Fridays and wanting to reminisce on some of Reno’s favorite food trucks, you’re not alone. We’ve put together a list of some of the best food trucks to check out.

 

  1. Paisan’s Old World Deli & Catering – Sandwiches, tacos, and pasta dishes make this food truck the perfect lunch spot. Check here for there current food truck location or visit their restaurant location at 6550 Longley Ln, Suite 110.
  2. The Fix Falafel – This food truck is serving up tasty treats that are 100% vegan. They’re specializing in falafel and hand-cut fries! For updates on where they’ll be serving up their food, follow them on Instagram.
  3. Java Ship Coffee – This mobile vegan beverage and dessert trailer serves a wide variety of locally roasted and organic espresso drinks, organic teas, and more. Check their Facebook page for updates on where they’re located.
  4. Fuego Habanero – Taco trucks were the first ones to make food trucks so popular, and Fuego Habanero is known for its tacos and burritos.
  5. Kika’s All Kine Grindz – Serving up authentic Island style BBQ and Hawaiian cuisine, Kika’s All Kine Grindz is bringing the aloha spirit to Reno.
  6. Slater’s Ding-a-Wing – The award-winning wings have been a staple of Wingfest, and they continue to shake up the community with their wings, tenders, and sauces. Be sure to follow their journey on Facebook.
  7. Big Blue Q of Tahoe – One of a kind menus with locally sourced produce and the freshest ingredients means food that is exceptional in taste. They can be found around town and are also available for catering, events, and private dinings. See where they’ll be next on Facebook.
  8. Codfather – With a love for fish and chips and serving the people of Reno, the Codfather was born. If you’re looking for a place to enjoy fresh seafood, check out where the Codfather will be next on their Facebook page.

Food trucks are ingrained in Reno’s culture and the events that call these local traveling eateries to us draw a lot of people together. While we’re missing Food Truck Fridays, there are still so many ways you can support your favorite food trucks and the Reno community.

 

If you have questions about Reno’s culture, the local real estate market, or what we love about Reno, contact the David Morris Group. We’re more than happy to help you buy or sell your home. Give us a call at (775) 828-3292.

 

 

 

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The Best Beaches in Tahoe, Reno, and Sparks

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Mild summers, nearly 80% of the year is full of sunshine, and a generous number of outdoor activities make Reno one of the best places to live. As soon as the last bits of the chilly weather moves out, many are looking to break out the sunscreen, towels, and bathing suits for a much-deserved beach day. Below are some of the best beaches in Tahoe, Reno, and Sparks to check out this summer!

 

  1. Kings Beach State Recreation Area – If you’re looking for a great family-friendly beach with some great shops and restaurants to stop in for lunch, Kings Beach is a great option. With a large stretch of white sand beaches and some of the warmest waters in Tahoe, you’ll love splashing around all day.
  2. Sand Harbor State Park – Spend the day soaking up the sun in some of the bluest waters in Tahoe. Pack sandwiches, snacks, and drinks for a great beach picnic.
  3. Hidden Beach – If Sand Harbor is a little too crowded for you, you may want to check out Hidden Beach. Several areas of this beach are only accessible if you hike in, but the remote beach has some great boulders for sunbathing and jumping into the beautiful waters.
  4. Chimney Beach – Chimney Beach is known for the stone chimney that’s still there from an old caretaker’s cabin. With deeper waters and a challenging hike, it’s a great beach for those looking to burn a few calories while having a fun day on the beach.
  5. Zephyr Cove Beach – Zephyr Cove is one of the larger and more popular beaches in Lake Tahoe. It’s a great place to gather with larger groups. Play a few games of beach volleyball, rent water equipment, and go boating while you’re at Zephyr Cove.
  6. Nevada Beach – Nevada Beach has some great views, which makes it an ideal place to enjoy a picnic or go swimming with friends.
  7. The Sparks Marina – The Sparks Marina has it all. There are walking paths, trees, and sandy beaches surrounding a 77-acre lake that are used for windsurfing, sailing, swimming, scuba diving, fishing, and boating.

There are a lot of great beaches to explore and a ton of outdoor activities to keep you and the family busy all summer long. If you’re hoping to move closer to your favorite beaches or are just curious about what the real estate market looks like currently, contact the David Morris Group. We’re happy to share everything we’ve learned about the community and help you begin your home search. Give us a call at (775) 828-3292.

 

 

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The Ultimate Renoite Checklist

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Reno continues to draw in people from all over the world, especially as our city develops, and as we see companies open their doors. The Biggest Little City becomes a beacon to big businesses, small startups, and entrepreneurs at heart, but the move to a new city can be daunting. That’s why we’ve put together this checklist of things to do, places to visit, and experiences to make you feel like a Renoite in no time.

  1. Kayak the Truckee River Whitewater Park – Or if kayaking isn’t your thing, grab your floaties and go tubing along the Truckee River!
  2. Try out some of the local breweries and distilleries in the area – We recommend checking out 10 Torr Distilling and Brewing, Brasserie Saint James Brewing, and The Depot Craft Brewery Distillery.
  3. Mountain bike the Flume Trail.
  4. Participate in a Wine Walk.
  5. Have a lazy day in North Lake TahoeBonsai Rock, Sand Harbor, and Chimney Beach are great destination spots.
  6. Watch the sunrise over Emerald Bay.
  7. Participate in a bar crawl.
  8. Have a ski/snowboard day, or at least sip some cocoa in a lodge – There are tons of resorts in the area including Donner Ski Ranch, Squaw Valley, and Mt. Rose.
  9. Have a museum day and learn about the history of some amazing artifacts – Check out the National Automobile Museum, The Discovery, Nevada State Museum, and the Nevada State Railroad Museum.
  10. Soak in some of the most beautiful and relaxing hot springs in the world.
  11. Take a selfie under the Reno arch.
  12. Go coffee tasting and find your favorite local spot – There’s a reason Reno has become one of the biggest coffee cultures in the west. Hub Coffee Roasters, Lighthouse Coffee, and Old World Coffee Lab are great places to start.
  13. Catch a movie at West Wind El Rancho.
  14. Visit the world’s largest all-sports store – Be sure to ride the Scheels Ferris wheel while you’re there!
  15. Take a cruise on South Lake Tahoe’s MS Dixie II.
  16. Hike the iconic “N.”
  17. Catch an Aces game.
  18. Step back in time, and explore the Wild West of Virginia City.

Even if you aren’t a Reno native, you’ll be feeling like a Renoite after completing just a few of the items on this list. If you’re curious about what the Biggest Little City has to offer and you’re considering making the move to Reno, contact the David Morris Group. We’re happy to share everything we’ve learned about the community, give you a snapshot at the real estate market, and help you begin your home search. Give us a call at (775) 828-3292.

 

 

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The Ultimate Summer To-Do List

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Whether you’re a kid or a kid at heart, summer is the designated season for fun, adventure, and family memories. Reno’s summer season may look a little different than what we’re used to, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be a time to remember, especially if you set out to check off the items on our ultimate summer to-do list!

  1. Create your own backyard Olympics – Set up backyard bowling, croquet, mini-golf, and cornhole, and have a gold-en time competing for a medal — pun intended.
  2. Have a backyard movie night – Find a large white space or throw a sheet over your fence in the backyard. Then set up a projector to play your family’s favorite movies. Don’t forget the homemade snacks to much on!
  3. Create your own waterpark – Set up an inflatable pool, slip ‘n slide, and sprinklers to keep everyone cool and having fun during the warmer days.
  4. Build a birdhouse – It’s a staple of many summer camps to teach kids how to build a birdhouse and then decorate it. Spend a couple of dollars on a few birdhouse kits, and make them as a family.
  5. Host an art competition: sidewalk chalk edition – Give everyone in your family a section of sidewalk or driveway to work on, a theme to work with, and a time limit, then see who can create the best piece of art.
  6. Have your own summer concert – Break out the pots and pans, warm up those voices, and have a karaoke night. You may even be crowned the best performance of the night if you decide to be a one-man show who sings, dances, and plays the pans (makeshift drums).
  7. Make your own Hot August Nights – With the recent news to postpone Hot August Nights till next year, it’s up to you to celebrate. Grab crepe paper, balloons, and all your favorite art supplies to decorate your bike, and create your own one-of-a-kind ride for people to admire.
  8. Turn your cardboard boxes into beautiful creations – With a few cuts and colorful markers, you can turn your purchases into houses, cars, and planes.
  9. Have a blind taste test of your family’s favorite foods – Whether your family loves potato chips, gummy bears, or popcorn, there are tons of varieties. Pick up a few different ones, then have the family put on a blindfold as you give them snacks to try and have them rank their favorites.
  10. Camp out in the living room – Spend the day building an epic fort in the living room, then bring out the blankets and pillows for a family camp out complete with stories, snacks, and sweet memories.

We hope you have a wonderful summer, and if you decide to buy or sell your home at any point this season, contact the David Morris Group at (775) 828-3292. We have some great real estate resources for you to use, and we’re always offering helpful information on our blog.

 

 

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Virtual At-Home Activities for Your Family to Enjoy

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It may be hard to explore and to keep children engaged in school and learning right now, but luckily there are some online activities to keep your little ones entertained and interested in the world around them. Exploring Reno has never been so easy with the online resources available to you and your family.

 

The Discovery’s Learning at Home Resources

The Discovery Museum has always been a great place for educational resources to help students learn about the world and find a love for science. They have a Scratch Code Challenge that shows students how to program and awards prizes for the interactive stories, games, movies, and presentations you make. Take a deep dive into the ocean while watching all of the organisms swim, eat, and survive in the Wild Ocean. For even more helpful tools, check out The Discovery’s website.

 

Craft and Find New Ways to Recycle Items from Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful

Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful has always been a great go-to source for how to protect our community. During these times, where everyone is looking for new ways to keep their family entertained using items around the house, they’ve released a list of creative ways to reuse household items.

 

Virtual Discover Your Parks Walks

Spring is usually the time where people get back to exploring the beautiful trails and parks we have in Reno and Sparks, but with the recommendations to stay inside, the Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation has released Virtual Discover Your Parks Walks. There are new park walks released each week!

 

Take on the Challenges and Activities that Reno Little Theater Recommends

From fun activities like a live virtual bingo party to participating in their Wacky Wheel Wednesday Challenges, the Reno Little Theater posts great recommendations on how to pass the time on their Facebook page. Be sure to check out what’s new every day.

 

Take this time at home as an opportunity to learn and explore as a family. There are so many great tools at your disposal, so learn all about Reno and give the David Morris Group a call at (775) 828-3292 if you have any questions about the Reno real estate market.

 

 

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Activities to Do at Home and Close to Home

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Social distancing has been making headlines for days, and while we all may have to stay six feet from one another, there are still so many things you can do at home and around Reno! Take a look at some of our favorite ways to pass the time that will keep you a safe distance from one another.

 

Hit the hiking and biking trails.

The trails throughout the city offer some of the best views around, and the fresh air does everyone good when you’ve been cooped up for a few days. We recommend checking out the Wilber D. May Arboretum and Botanical Garden at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park.

 

Take a virtual tour of famous museums.

If you love art, architecture, and culture but find it hard to travel to see all of the world’s most notable pieces of art, you can do it all from the comfort of your own couch. From the British Museum in London to the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, these virtual tours are ready for you to explore.

 

Take an online workout class.

Since many gyms are closed nationwide, it’s important to still find a way to get your heart rate up and get in some active minutes. Your gym could be offering some great virtual classes for you to join in on, and there are even some YouTube tutorials on home workouts to try.

 

Support our local businesses.

Easter, Mother’s Day, and Father’s Day are all around the corner. With the extra time you have, why not do a little online browsing of some of our local shops to pick out some gifts for your loved ones? Bumblebee Blooms has some beautiful floral bouquets for Easter and Mother’s Day that you can purchase and schedule for delivery now. Micah Bank has a wonderful selection of jewelry for you to peruse. For the outdoorsy dad, Lakeshore Paddleboard Co. has a board to suit everyone.

 

Check out a few podcasts and audiobooks.

If you’re planning on working from home, but you’re used to the hubbub of an office and the chatter of your other coworkers, put on a podcast or an audiobook to get some background noise and learn something new along the way too.

 

There are so many activities to do while you’re at home or keep you close to home, so be sure to stay active and continue to help the Reno community where you can. If there’s anything we can do for you, or if you have any questions about the current real estate market, give us a call at (775) 828-3292.