2022 Map of Christmas Lights in Reno/Sparks

If you’re looking for the biggest and best map of Christmas lights and decorations in the Reno/Sparks area, you’ve come to the right place. We celebrate the dads that go above and beyond to bring Christmas cheer to our community. We’re currently accepting addresses/houses for our master list. If you decorated your house this year…

2021 Reno Dads Griswold Award Winners

I’m consistently proud of the displays of Christmas cheer we see in the Reno/Sparks area. Speaking of consistency – there are about a dozen homes that really go above and beyond with their Christmas lights displays each year. Interestingly, many of our past Griswold Award winners deserve to get top honors once again. Therefore, we’d…

2021 Map of the Best Christmas Lights in Reno/Sparks

If you’re looking for the best Christmas light displays in the Reno/Sparks area, look no further. Below is a map to help guide you from neighborhood to neighborhood and show you the houses in Reno and Sparks you shouldn’t miss this year! It features more houses than any other local map! If you have any…

Why I Received the COVID-19 Vaccine

For much of 2020, the prospect of a vaccine gave us hope that 2021 would be a year far closer to normal. Now we are well into 2021, the vaccine(s) is being rolled out, and yet many questions remain. One question almost all of us have faced or will face: should I get the COVID-19…

My COVID-19 Vaccine Story

Like many people, I’ve been keeping a close eye on the news regarding the availability of COVID-19 vaccines, and thinking about when I might be eligible to receive one. A full 12 months into the pandemic, as vaccinations started to pick up in our community and around the country, I started to feel a bit…

Sharing Love to Small Businesses: Shop, Support, Save (and Win)

The past year was difficult for everyone, but none were hit as hard as smaller, local businesses. More than 100,000 businesses have permanently shut down in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic, with nearly 150,000 business layoffs in Nevada alone. I think we all know we need to pitch in to save our favorite…

2020 Map of the Best Christmas Lights in Reno/Sparks

UPDATE: See 2021 Christmas Lights Map If you’re looking for the best Christmas Light displays in the Reno/Sparks area, look no further. Below is a map to help guide you from neighborhood to neighborhood and show you the houses in Reno you shouldn’t miss this year! If you have any trouble seeing the map below,…

Reno Parents, Can We Clear the Air?

Guest Author: Steven Fine, Reno resident since 1969 Does it ever feel like we’re living in some kind of weird Groundhog Day – but for the whole year? I know so many parents who spend every day doing the same (though admittedly, very admirable) thing, over and over: keeping their kids engaged and happy, helping…

It May Feel Like Summer is Cancelled, But Fun Isn’t

Guest Author: Anton Novak It’s easy to feel boxed in and worn out at the same time right now. At my house, we’re teaching our kids, prepping meals, and jumping on endless zoom calls, all while trying to keep our business afloat and keep our employees safe from COVID-19. I can’t help but think, though, that…

The Importance of Community Sports

Who Is Advocating For Our Children? I began writing this post about the importance of community sports, specifically youth sports like baseball and soccer, in February before COVID hit hard. At the time, I was watching the impact that travel and club sports were having on community sports organizations. I wanted to appeal to our…