Work. Live. Play. Blog

Welcome to the Work. Live. Play. Blog. Here, locals offer insights about our friendly community and why they love living in Reno, Nevada.

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Leading Through Excellence at the Washoe County School District

October 15th, 2019|

The Washoe County School District (WCSD) covers 6,342 square miles, stretching from the California border east to Gerlach and the Oregon border south to Incline Village. It encompasses many small communities and the greater Reno-Sparks area. As the 59th largest school district in the United States, the WCSD continues to set the highest standards for education.  Listed [...]

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Reno’s Thriving Travel Hub: The Reno-Tahoe International Airport

September 24th, 2019|

A thriving travel hub, the Reno-Tahoe International Airport provides service with connections across the United States and the globe. Whether you reach the “Biggest Little City” through one of its 22 non-stop flights or endless other cities via a flight with a connection, one thing’s for sure. It’s never been easier to get to and from the [...]

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The Burning Man Effect on Northern Nevada

September 5th, 2019|

Burning Man’s annual economic impact in Northern Nevada remains impressive by any standard. Since 2013, a minimum of 70,000 people have participated in the event each year. Based on conservative estimates, it pumps more than $60 million into the local economy. This includes $50 million from participants of the event and another $10 million from the Burning [...]

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Out of the Doghouse: Dog-Friendly Places in Downtown Reno

August 22nd, 2019|

In the “Biggest Little City in the World,” there are plenty of reasons to get Fido out of the doghouse. Reno is one of the most dog-friendly cities on the West Coast. From coffee shops and restaurants to stores and hotels, you’ll find plenty of fun things to do with your dog. And there’s no shortage of [...]

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The 7 Best Restaurants in Reno for Farm-to-Table Cuisine

August 9th, 2019|

The farm-to-table movement has reshaped Reno’s dining landscape in exciting ways. Spearheaded by 4th Street Bistro, a tasty collection of downtown Reno restaurants have emerged. They emphasize food production ethics and have contributed to the four pillars of the farm-to-table movement. These pillars include enhancing food security, proximity, self-reliance, and sustainability. In the process, they’ve also crafted [...]

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From Reno Startups to Engineering Jobs in Nevada: Britton Griffith Celebrates Life in Reno

July 30th, 2019|

Britton Griffith A fifth-generation Nevadan, Britton Griffith knows firsthand how much Reno has evolved in recent years. Strong economic growth has led to a welcome transformation of the built landscape. As Vice President of Operations at Reno Engineering, she remains dedicated to developing the “Biggest Little City in the World.” Her vision? A diverse, sophisticated [...]