Category: Sparks

Sparks Correspondence – October 2015

We’ve been fortunate to experience an Indian summer here in Sparks, but before the weather turns on us too badly we’re going to try to squeeze our last outside events in. Between jambalaya and Icky pickles to loads of pumpkins at the Andelin Family Farm and PumpkinPalooza, there’s plenty to participate in this October. Plus, […]

Sparks Correspondence – September 2018

Aug. 29-Sep. 8 – Nugget Best in the West Rib Cook-Off Sparks rolls into September with the annual Best in the West Rib Cook-Off, otherwise known as the “Super Bowl of Ribs.” Thousands of people flock to Victorian Square to indulge in ribs, live music and drinks from 23 of                   Soul singer Whitney Meyer […]

Sparks Correspondence – August 2018

This summer is all about Hot August Nights (and Days) in Sparks The 32nd annual classic car event kicks off in Reno/Sparks this Friday, Aug. 3, in Virginia City, and then original and restored vehicles will make their way over to Reno and Sparks for Show N’ Shines, competitions, drag races, and more. Here are my […]

Sparks Correspondence – July 2018

Summer is in full force in Sparks with a lot going on during the day and night, especially in Victorian Square. The Nugget Casino Resort is hosting its annual Star Spangled Sparks event on the Fourth of July, but as you prepare for the extravagant fireworks display be sure to walk down Victorian Square and […]

Sparks Correspondence – June 2018

I had the pleasure of meeting fellow NevadaGram contributors David Toll and Dana Nollsch in Sparks a couple of weeks ago to celebrate the restoration of Last Chance Joe! Thanks to Crown Painting, Joe’s holes are patched up, he’s repainted, and the gap-toothed 32-foot optimistic icon is ready to greet Northern Nevada visitors once again. […]

Sparks Correspondence – May 2018

This month is all about concerts, comics, cuisine, comedy, and craft beers in Sparks. Now that the flowers are starting to bloom and the sun is shining more often, hit the town and check out these fun events coming up. May kicks off with a free comic book day at Omega Frog Comics on May […]

Sparks Correspondence – April 2018

The month kicks off with egg hunts and Easter brunches on April 1st (but it’s anybody’s guess what the weather will be like since Mother Nature dumped a lot of snow during “Miracle March”). Many churches are holding special Easter services, but places like Red Hawk Golf and Resort and the Nugget Casino Resort are […]

Sparks Correspondence – March 2018

Along with the spirit of the Irish coming in on March 17, there are plenty of other opportunities to spend time with friends and family and usher in springtime. If you want a blast from the past, check out Starship featuring Mickey Thomas at the Nugget Casino Resort on March 3. Known for hit songs […]

Sparks Correspondence – February 2018

                                    This groundhog may or may not have seen his shadow. (Photo by Abigail Lynn on Unsplash) We are finally seeing a change in the weather, but only Punxsutawney Phil (the infamous Pennsylvanian groundhog) knows when spring will come. If you want to party with Phil’s friends on February 2, head over to O’Skis Pub […]

Nevada Correspondence – January 2018

In this edition:   Carson Valley, Elko, Ely, Las Vegas, Laughlin, Lincoln County, Mineral County, North Lake Tahoe, Pahrump, Reno, Searchlight, South Lake Tahoe, Sparks   Carson Valley                                                 Photo by Barbara MacDonald Thomas, courtesy Carson Valley Visitors Authority January has arrived at last. And with it come the gift returns, New Year’s resolutions, resuming […]

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