Marie “French” Howard

Marie “French”

Howard

September 7, 1952 – May 30, 2021

Marie Howard, 68, died May 30, 2021 in a hospital in Carson City, Nevada, after a long battle with a serious neurological disease and with loved ones by her side.

Marie was born September 7, 1952 in San Benito, Texas. She is survived by her beloved husband, Casey Howard, her children, Katie Wooten and Nate DeLeon, her stepchildren, Corley Howard and Carrie Hall, her grandchildren, Aislyn DeLeon, Teddy DeLeon, Maeson Howard, Berlyn Howard, Lucy Hall, and Violet Hall, and her brothers, James and Wayne Tyler.

After living in Texas and Florida for most of her life, Marie, known to many as “French,” moved to South Lake Tahoe in 2009, and married Casey a year later. Over the course of her life, French has been a loving and dedicated science teacher, Christian counselor, volunteer, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.

French led a joyful life. She loved travel, sunsets, flowers, the beach, birds, laughing, her church, her dog Beau, and her family and many friends.

A private memorial service will be held in July. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Sierra Community Church in French’s honor.

Lauren Cobrae

In Memoriam

Lauren Cobrae

April 24, 1990 – May 24, 2021

Dear Lauren, To my Beautiful Baby Girl, I was there the day you entered this world, by the gift of God. I had the privilege to watch you grow into a Beautiful young woman. I was Truly Blessed to be your Father, your Friend, and especially your “Dad”. If I, Hand picked a Daughter from the Hands of God, I Picked You!!!! What a Beautiful Gift I was Blessed with. So we were caught off guard when God decided to give you your Wings early. My Beautiful Baby Girl you will be missed so much, not only by me and your Brother, But by the so many people who’s lives you have touched. I had the honor and privilege to watch you grow up in Beautiful Lake Tahoe. I witnessed your Love for Life, Your free spirit, Your No Fear Attitude, willingness to take on a challenge, Your Beautiful smile, which could Brighten any dark room you walked into, And especially your Quirky sense of humor, like your Dad.

Lauren our relationship really blossomed the last 6 months, we either Talked on the phone or texted each other almost everyday. I am blessed with that. I/We are sadden and Heart broken that this happened. What I do know is that your now Living in Peace and Harmony. Someday I will join you and we will be reunited again. Lauren we will never forget you and will carry you in our Hearts forever. I Love You—-Dad. Lauren is survived by her Mother, Father, Brother, and all Family and Friends. A Celebration of Life will be held June 12, 2021. at 1317 Kyburz Ave. S.L.T. From 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm . All are invited to attend, to give there thanks and prayers for Lauren Michelle Cobrae. For more info. you can call John at 530-208-7885

Lauren Cobrae

In Memoriam

Lauren Cobrae

April 24, 1990 – May 24, 2021

Dear Lauren, To my Beautiful Baby Girl, I was there the day you entered this world, by the gift of God. I had the privilege to watch you grow into a Beautiful young woman. I was Truly Blessed to be your Father, your Friend, and especially your “Dad”. If I, Hand picked a Daughter from the Hands of God, I Picked You!!!! What a Beautiful Gift I was Blessed with. So we were caught off guard when God decided to give you your Wings early. My Beautiful Baby Girl you will be missed so much, not only by me and your Brother, But by the so many people who’s lives you have touched. I had the honor and privilege to watch you grow up in Beautiful Lake Tahoe. I witnessed your Love for Life, Your free spirit, Your No Fear Attitude, willingness to take on a challenge, Your Beautiful smile, which could Brighten any dark room you walked into, And especially your Quirky sense of humor, like your Dad.

Lauren our relationship really blossomed the last 6 months, we either Talked on the phone or texted each other almost everyday. I am blessed with that. I/We are sadden and Heart broken that this happened. What I do know is that your now Living in Peace and Harmony. Someday I will join you and we will be reunited again. Lauren we will never forget you and will carry you in our Hearts forever. I Love You—-Dad. Lauren is survived by her Mother, Father, Brother, and all Family and Friends. A Celebration of Life will be held June 12, 2021. at 1317 Kyburz Ave. S.L.T. From 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm . All are invited to attend, to give there thanks and prayers for Lauren Michelle Cobrae. For more info. you can call John at 530-208-7885

Clearly Tahoe offers new Bonsai Rock tour

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Those looking for a new adventure this summer can add Clearly Tahoe’s latest trip to their bucket list. Guests can take transparent kayaks and paddle to Bonsai Rock starting mid-June.

Clearly Tahoe will be offering a unique experience of traveling down the East Tahoe Shore to Bonsai Rock this summer. Provided Clearly Tahoe

“Our Incline Village location is scheduled to open in mid June,” founding partner of Clearly Tahoe Kelsey Weist said. “We are accepting advance reservations for the summer months. Guests can join a wait list if they don’t see availability for their preferred date.”

Located on Nevada State Route 28, the scenic spot is one of the most photographed places in North Lake Tahoe. It’s name comes from a bonsai tree which sits at the very top of the rock and is a popular jumping spot for swimmers.

“[Bonsai has] been a location we’ve been interested in for a while,” North Lake Clearly Tahoe sales manager Emily Wykoff said.

After opening their newest location in the Incline Village Plaza this May, the Clearly Tahoe team began to look for ways to offer unique experiences to those wanting to explore North Lake Tahoe.

“We’ve been based out of South Lake since the company opened,” Wykoff said. “So we just decided that we really wanted to be able to offer an experience to guests who are staying in North Lake. Something a little closer to Incline Village so that we could offer experiences to everyone around the lake.”

The tour is a total of two and half hours, with check in starting at the Clearly Tahoe shop. On the way to Bonsai, guests will explore the rocky shoreline and crystal clear lake water. Amenities include snacks and water, as well as basic instruction on kayaking with highly trained staff while on the tour.

The kayaks used in the tour feature a clear body that allow guests have a one of a kind view of the lake. Provided
Clearly Tahoe

Wykoff said as the travel restrictions have begun to lift in the area, they have been seeing more business.

“We’ve been thrilled with the amount of interest in doing tours this summer,” Wykoff said. “It’s really nice to see that everything is opening back up again, and people are able to come out of the cities and back out to the mountains to have the summertime experience.”

Clearly Tahoe offers a variety of different tours for guests, including but not limited to Eco, LED, and Shoreline tours.

“Our ’Shoreline Tours’ specifically refer to clear kayak tours designed to take guests along the picturesque shoreline of Lake Tahoe to explore the crystal clear waters and depths of up to 65 feet below the surface,” Weist said. “While we have offered shoreline tours for years, our Bonsai Rock tours will give guests a new route to explore some of the giant iconic rocky boulders along and below the surface.

“It’s going to take guest to where they feel like they’re paddling through a Lake Tahoe painting,” Weist added.

The tour is offered in small groups, with options for single riders, as well as doubles for youth and adult patrons. Prices range between $119 for a single adult to $218 for two adults.

For more information, visit the Clearly Tahoe website or call 530-554-4664.

Wine on the Water event to raise money for boys, girls club

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — An event that once took place in person at the Hyatt Regency in Incline Village has been moved online for the second time.

The Boys and Girls of North Lake Tahoe is hosting their Wine on the Water auction once again this year for patrons looking to support the youth of the basin.

The Wine on the Water auction will go from June 8th-13th, benefiting Club kids in North Lake Tahoe. Provided Boys and Girls Club

“Typically, Wine on the Water is the largest summer fundraising event,” said BGCNLT Marketing and Special Events Coordinator Angela Gradiska in regards to the club’s fundraising.

Gradiska explained that the event is usually attended by over 100 people every year, and due to attendee safety, they made the decision to stay online again. However, Gradiska said that they have secured the Hyatt for the 2022 Wine on the Water event on June 5.

This year, the virtual event will be held from June 8-13 with grand prizes, all in support of the boys and girls club. The link to register will be live June 1 on the Boys and Girls Club website.

Along with the online auction, BGCNLT is teaming up with Sage Leaf in Incline Village to host three exclusive wine dinners featuring a menu created by chef and owner Shane Hammett, along with wine from Frank Valley Vineyards.

Tickets cost $500 per person and can be purchased through Gradiska by emailing her at agradiska@bgcnlt.org. While the price may seem high, Gradiska explained that purchasing a ticket is another way to support the club, and they’re always excited to welcome new donors.

The link to sign up for the auction will go up June 1. For more information on the exclusive dinners, contact Angela Gradiska at the Boys and Girls Club, North Lake Tahoe. Provided
Boys and Girls Club

“We would love to bring new faces into the fold,” said Gradiska. “We’re always very open to new supporters.”

One long term supporter excited for the event is Shane Hammett. The chef has prepared a five course meal for the donors that has been paired with a variety of Frank Family Vineyards wine. After contributing to the Wine on the Water events over the last eight years, Hammett is still feeling energized for his newest adventure with the club.

“It’s going to be really fun,” he said. “I’m excited to do it since I don’t really get to cook dinner that much anymore.”

The breakfast and lunch restaurant owner is planning on starting off the night with a cucumber-sourdough gazpacho and dungeness crab served with an orange zest butter. That will be followed by a roasted apple salad, complemented with quinoa, prosciutto, watercress, shaved white cheddar, toasted almonds, and a yuzu vinaigrette. For entrees, guests will be treated to a smoked hickory lamb loin with risotto, followed by braised beef and a variety of roasted beets and pea puree. To finish off the night, Hammett plans on serving a white peach mousse. Each meal will be specially paired with a wine to complement the meal.

“We’ve also been able to secure some really awesome sponsors,” Gradiska said. They include the Dave & Cheryl Duffield Foundation, Ridgeline, the Incline Village Crystal Bay Community and Business Association, Menath Insurance, Wagner & Bonsignore, and Dermody Properties.

For more information about the event, visit the BGCNLT Wine on the Water website, or email Gradiska at agradiska@bgcnlt.org.