January 4, 2015 Welcome 2015. What a year we have in store! It's an exciting time to be living in northern Nevada. Opportunity and optimism are at new highs. So much of the malaise and defeatism that was predominant in our public discourse in years past, has been supplanted by civic pride and active engagement in creative solutions to the real problems we face here. The brain drain is ebbing, and as we retain our best and brightest, we in turn attract businesses seeking a talent pool that can build a generation of prosperity on new ideas and our area's vital resources. The proliferation of organized neighborhood groups committed to improving the quality of life, street by street is a continuing trend. Our culinary arts scene has exploded here. Fine artists are converting warehouses into indie arts districts, providing work space for theatrical performers and access to outsider artists who are making a living at their crafts. Liberty Fine Art Gallery has opened up an annex at The Great Western Market Place located at 4855 Summit Ridge Dr. inside the former Super K-Mart. Geralda Miller and Eric Brooks of Art Spot/Reno Art Walk are exposing indie artists to growing crowds all over Reno's Riverwalk and Midtown Districts. Artown is poised to have its most ambitious season to date as it celebrates its twentieth year. And is 2015 finally the year Reno fully embraces Burner culture with more public art and an Art Car parade down Fourth Street? Let's make it happen Rich Van Gogh! Though official statistics do not reflect our deep generosity, people who live here know how much we do for each other, and what that has meant to so many families. Neighbor to neighbor, there are few communities who love and care for each other as we do here. Two special members of our community need our prayers and support. Talented tattoo artist Chris Palmer (hubby of RTT's own Kristine Palmer) and Nikos Theologitis (of Nikos Greek Kitchen) are dealing with brain cancer. Seeing the love and devotion that Kristine and Chris have for each other is a beautiful sight. The young couple will soon meet their newest family member, a bundle of joy due in early 2015. Please join me in sending Kristine and Chris our heartfelt belief in prayer for healing of Chris Palmer's cancer and a full remission. You can support Nikos by going to his restaurant this winter inside the West Street Market and enjoying his food. Nikos also has a fundraiser campaign on Booster.com created by Chase Daley of Custom Ink, Liam Cahill and girlfriend Ali Limon from Reno For Nikos.Watch for that and please give generously. https://www.facebook.com/renofornikos LOVE HARD!
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