‘It’s A Modern Day Quilting Bee’: How A Number Of Carson Valley Residents Are Impacting The Lives Of Children In Kenya

by Joey Crandall, joey@carsonvalleytimes.com Photos courtesy of Hallelujah Toffee · 6 min read Her name is Purity. Her father died and her mother was sick. The oldest of six children, she was was attempting to make ends meet by selling bananas on the side of the road. In Kenya, due to the limited availability secondary schools, many students have difficulty gaining access to the secondary education system. … Continue reading ‘It’s A Modern Day Quilting Bee’: How A Number Of Carson Valley Residents Are Impacting The Lives Of Children In Kenya

From A Skateboard To The Art Gallery: Douglas High Senior’s Work Drawing Attention

by Joey Crandall, joey@carsonvalleytimes.com GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — It was just doodles on paper, during class. But to Douglas High School senior Lukas Olsen, age 17, they just looked … well, right. “About two years ago, I sanded down my skateboard and took what I’d been doing on paper to the longboard,” he said. “I was pretty happy with how it turned out.” From there he … Continue reading From A Skateboard To The Art Gallery: Douglas High Senior’s Work Drawing Attention