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Tickets for Intero Foundation fundraiser on sale now

September 30, 2014 — 

As part of their ongoing efforts to promote their business and give back to the community, Intero Real Estate Services is hosting an Intero Foundation fundraiser event from noon to 5 p.m. on Oct. 11. Food will be served from 12:30 to 2 p.m. and guests must be over 21 years of age to attend.

Organizers hope to sell 250 tickets for this event, which will be at 11554 Linnet Court in Lake Wildwood.

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Ballot measures discussed by study group

September 30, 2014 — 

The seven issues slated for the Nov. 4 General Election in Nevada County are the focus for this fall’s Contemporary Issues Study Group.

The latest series begins at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, at Peace Lutheran Church, 828 W. Main St., Grass Valley. Ruth Schwartz of the League of Women Voters is the guest speaker and will discuss the pros and the cons of each of the seven measures, which include local regulation of medical marijuana cultivation. Schwartz is the league’s voter service chair.

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Speaker, author KrisAnne Hall to speak Friday

September 30, 2014 — 

National speaker and author KrisAnne Hall will speak at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 3 at St. Canice Center in Nevada City. Hall is a constitutional attorney who also teaches the Constitution. On Friday, she will discuss the “Constitution and State Sovereignty.” Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the program begins at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free, however for $20 guests may attend a VIP reception at 5 p.m., where they can meet Hall, enjoy wine, appetizers and preferential seating. VIP tickets may only be purchased in advance at Gold-N-Green in Grass Valley, visiting http://www.CommonCoreConcerns.com or by calling 530-272-6880.

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Roadwork on Sutton Way announced

September 30, 2014 — 

Sutton Way between Dorsey Drive and the northern city limit and Olympia Park Circle will be subject to traffic control for paving work through Oct. 3. The Traffic Control System will utilize one way traffic control intermittently between the hours of 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. Every effort will be made to accommodate motorists in a timely manner; however delays of up to 5 minutes may be possible. Please observe all construction signs and the instructions of onsite personnel.

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National 4-H Week window displays

September 29, 2014 — 

In celebration of National 4-H Week, community 4-H clubs in Nevada County are decorating merchant windows in downtown Grass Valley from Oct. 5-11.

There are six displays depicting the theme of this years’ event, “I am 4-H.” Displays are created by individual community clubs which promote the 4-H program including individual projects, community service and youth leadership development.

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Falling for the season

September 29, 2014 — 

Blake Reeves, 3, learns to peel and core apples Monday at Amy’s Playcare. Blake and his friends baked apple pie as part of their lessons on fall and its bountiful harvest.

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Native Daughters honor 70-year member

September 29, 2014 — 

Manzanita Parlor No. 29, Native Daughters of the Golden West honored 70-year member, Brita Rozynski on August 19, who was initiated into the Grass Valley parlor in August of 1944 at the age of 16. Rozynski became a member at the request and desire of her mother, Carrie Berryman who herself was a member and a past president of the local parlor.

The Native Daughters of the Golden West held their first meeting in Jackson, Amador County, on Sept. 11, 1886 with about 20 young women in attendance.

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“Developing a Nevada County Children’s Bill of Rights – Part 2” is topic of next Community Support Network meeting

September 29, 2014 — 

In June, the Community Support Network began the work of developing a Nevada County Children’s Bill of Rights. At the October 1 meeting, CSN partners and interested members of the public will take another step in this broadly collaborative project.

The CSN Children’s Bill of Rights task force will guide the group in categorizing what they’ve done so far, and identifying things that need to be added. There will also be a discussion of how a Nevada County Children’s Bill of Rights can inform and enhance the work of family service organizations and the wider community.

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Towntalk: A big thank you

September 27, 2014 — 

Children at The Country Preschool on Alta St. in Grass Valley made a giant banner thanking local firefighters.

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E-waste fundraiser at Magnolia Intermediate School

September 27, 2014 — 

The Magnolia Leo Club is sponsoring an e-waste drive from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on October 11 at Magnolia Intermediate School, 22431 Kingston Lane in Grass Valley (across from Lake of the Pines). Proceeds to benefit the Pleasant Ridge School District.

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Pet adopt-a-thon at Petco today

September 27, 2014 — 

Scooter’s Pals is hosting a pet adopt-a-thon from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Petco in Grass Valley. Dogs such as Eta, above, are looking for happy homes. Eta is small, looks like a baby seal and has a sweet disposition. Fliers for the upcoming pet Halloween contest will also be available. Petco is located in the Raley’s shopping center at 672 Freeman Lane in Grass Valley. For more information, visit http://www.scooterspals.org or call 530-350-2099.

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Free flu shots Tuesday at drive through event

September 27, 2014 — 

A free drive-through flu shot clinic is scheduled for 3 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 30 in the parking lot of Twin Cities Church, 111726 Rough and Ready Highway in Grass Valley. The event is part of an emergency preparedness exercise coordinated by Nevada County Public Health. Free flu shots are available for individuals ages 4 and up, and participants to not have to exit their vehicles. For more information, visit http://www.mynevadacounty.com/nc/hhsa/ph/Pages/Home.aspx and click on the “flu shots – influenza link” or call 530-265-7174.

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Taco benefit for Britney Chittock

September 25, 2014 — 

Friends and family have organized a taco dinner fundraiser for Britney Chittock, a Grass Valley mother who has been fighting kidney disease since childhood and was diagnosed with HLH syndrome in June of this year. HLH is a rare life-threatening hematologic disease and Chittock has been hospitalized since June. Medical bills are mounting for the family, which includes an 18-month-old girl.

The benefit, which will include a DJ and raffle, will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 615 Hollow Way in Nevada City. The menu includes two tacos, rice, beans, chips and bottled water. Tickets can be purchased at Ridge Feed and Supply, A to Z Supply, The Farm Store and Cranmer Engineering. For more information or to make a donation, email HallieAnnie2000@yahoo.com.

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Ballot measures to be examined at League of Women Voters meeting

September 25, 2014 — 

The League of Women Voters Western Nevada County will present pros and cons of the following ballot measures at its October 11 general meeting, held at Peace Lutheran Church, 828 West Main Street, Grass Valley. Refreshments will be served at 9:30 a.m. with the program to begin at 10 a.m.

Slated for discussion:

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Prism Nutrition orientation postponed due to poor air quality

September 24, 2014 — 

The free orientation for Prism Nutrition & Lifestyle, originally set for today, is being postponed due to smoke from the King Fire. The class will start at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, at Peace Lutheran Church, 828 W. Main St., Grass Valley. For details, contact Carol Lenhard at 530-755-5550.

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Democratic Womens’ scholarship fundraiser honors guest for service

September 24, 2014 — 

Nevada County Democratic Womens’ Club hosts their annual scholarship fundraiser on Oct. 4, 2014. The luncheon honors Eleanor Roosevelt and recognizes an outstanding member of our organization, Janet Reynolds for her service and achievements. This event will be held at 11:30 a.m. at Alta Sierra Country Club. Contact Carole Chapman at 530-205-9666, or Janet Reynolds at janetdreynolds@yahoo.com for information. Reservations and menu selection with a check for $30 must be received by Sept. 27, 2014 at NCDWC, PO Box 1573, Grass Valley, CA 95945.

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Candidate forum for Board of Ed hosted by League of Women Voters tonight

September 24, 2014 — 

The League of Women Voters has scheduled a Candidate Forum for the Nevada County Board of Education tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Board of Supervisors Chambers, 950, Maidu Ave. in Nevada City. NCTV will be video tapping the event live.

The community is invited to attend and meet the Candidates for Area 1: Marianne Slade-Troutman, Larry Meek, Bob Altieri John Givens, and the Candidates for Area 2: John Meeks and Michelle “Shelly” Sexton. This gives community members the unique opportunity to be “up close and personal” to six dedicated citizens seeking to represent you on the extremely important Nevada County Board of Education. Written questions from the audience will alternate with questions from our local media. Questions will be addressed to all candidates. Dottie Schmidt, League member, will be the Moderator. Become an informed voter and join the League in attending the presentation.

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Habitat for Humanity to host affordable home information meeting

September 24, 2014 — 

Looking for an affordable home? Nevada County Habitat for Humanity is hosting two application information meetings, one at 7 p.m. on Oct. 15, and a second at 1 p.m. on Oct. 18 at the United Methodist Church’s Wesley Hall, 236 S. Church St. in Grass Valley. To reserve a spot or get more information, call 530-274-1951.

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Free community dinner Friday

September 24, 2014 — 

“The Last Friday Supper” invites community members, their families and friends to a free dinner from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26 at The Grass Valley United Methodist Church. This Friday’s menu will include tamales, Spanish rice, refried beans, churros and ice cream.

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Towntalk: Not the moon

September 24, 2014 — 

Not the moon

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Dorsey Drive traffic control

September 24, 2014 — 

Dorsey Drive (between East Main Street and Pampas Drive) will have one-way traffic control for road work on an intermittent basis from Thursday through Friday, Oct. 2 through Oct. 3 between the hours of 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. (weather permitting).

Every effort will be made to accommodate motorists in a timely manner; however, delays of up to 10 minutes may be possible. Please observe all construction signs and the instructions of onsite personnel.

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Grass Valley roadwork

September 24, 2014 — 

Doris Drive between Carol Drive and Celesta Drive will be closed to through traffic for underground utility work on Thursday. The closure will take place between the hours of 8 a.m. and noon (weather permitting). Please observe all construction signs and the instructions of onsite personnel.

Dorsey Drive (between East Main Street and Pampas Drive) will have one-way traffic control for road work on an intermittent basis from Thursday through Oct. 3, between the hours of 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. (weather permitting). Every effort will be made to accommodate motorists in a timely manner; however, delays of up to 10 minutes may be possible.

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GOP women to raise funds for wounded veteran

September 23, 2014 — 

GOP women to raise funds for wounded veteran

Nevada County Republican Women Federated (NCRWF) will host an Americana Gala Dinner on Oct. 24, at Alta Sierra Country Club. A portion of the proceeds will be donated toward a track chair for a wounded veteran. Through its “Caring for America” program, the California Federation of Republican Women is striving to donate a chair and hopefully more chairs through the Independence Fund Track Chair Project. The track chair is an all-terrain wheelchair which is capable of traveling where a regular wheelchair cannot. The high-tech chair will not roll over and has customized controls for veterans. A track chair provides independence along with physical and emotional healing to a wounded veteran. The cost for one chair is $15,000.

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Intro to progressive Christianity

September 23, 2014 — 

Grass Valley United Methodist Church will be presenting “Living The Questions” from 9:30 to 11 a.m. every Saturday from Sept. 27 through Nov. 8. “Living the Questions” is an introduction to progressive Christianity. It is presented in a video-discussion format featuring 33 progressive theologians. It is an open-minded alternative to studies that attempt to give participants all the answers. LTQ creates an environment where participants interact with each other in exploring the best of today’s progressive theological thought. Walk-ins are welcome to all sessions. For more information contact Bill at 530-432-0505 or Susie at 530-432-8846.

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Former Mrs. United States to share ‘passion and empowerment’

September 23, 2014 — 

On Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 from 5:20-7:40 p.m. The Tapestry Network of Nevada County is hosting a networking mixer and fundraiser at the Holiday Inn Express in downtown Grass Valley. Tickets are on sale now. The guest speaker will be former Mrs. United States Janice McQueen-Ward, who currently resides in Southern California and is making a special trip to meet with the ladies of Northern California. McQueen-Ward worked her way through college as a model and commercial actress while earning degrees in music and theater at the North Carolina School of the Arts. She worked for many years as a professional singer, stage and commercial actress before moving to Los Angeles to pursue her dream to work in television and film. While Mrs. United States in 1999, McQueen-Ward worked during her reign as a motivational speaker, performer and goodwill ambassador. She has been a special guest at the White house, and performed for the Miss America and Miss USA programs.

McQueen’s topic for the evening will be, “Passion and Empowerment!” This meeting also serves as the official launch of the Nevada County Pageant System, which will host its first pageant on Nov. 22. To reserve tickets for this event, visit http://www.NevadaCountyBAMTapestry.com/Events.

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Towntalk: Local activists brave the smoke to save the planet

September 23, 2014 — 

Submitted by Guarionex Delgado

Despite heavy smoke Sunday, members of the Nevada County Climate Change Coalition held a march and rally in solidarity with the Peoples’ Climate March in New York, which called for strong action on climate change. More 300,000 people attended the march in New York, where world leaders are gathering for talks on climate change.

Shredding fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters

September 23, 2014 — 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County will be holding its Fall Cleaning Shredding Event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 10 in the Rood Center parking lot at 950 Maidu Ave. in Nevada City. This is a great way to get rid of old files and records — a perfectly safe means of disposing of old bank records and credit card statements. Suggested donation is $10 per banker’s box. All the proceeds go toward the mentoring programs for children in the community.

Volunteers will unload boxes and items will be immediately destroyed on site.

Boxes may also be dropped off ahead of time at Big Brothers Big Sisters offices and will be secured until the shred event. Please call 530-265-2059 to arrange for this service.

California wilderness and climate change

September 21, 2014 — 

At the Sierra Foothills Audubon Society’s October meeting, Don Rivenes will present a power point slide show of some of California’s wilderness areas, and how to access them for hiking and bird-watching. He will also talk about the effect of climate change on these areas. The talk will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2 in the Community Room at Madelyn Helling Library in Nevada City. The meeting is open to the public.

In addition, Rivenes will introduce Teresa Langress, a member of the Nevada County Climate Change Coalition. Langress will share a photo essay on the Climate Change Agents Summer Camp held in Nevada City in July. Young people from the fifth grade through first year of high school learned about climate change at the camp, as well as how to bring about change. SFAS contributed funds to the camp.

Book sale benefits United Way

September 21, 2014 — 

Nevada County is holding its 19th annual Book Sale at the Rood Government Center Lobby, located at 950 Maidu Ave. in Nevada City. It’s time to load up all those slightly used books you’ve been meaning to donate! In preparation for the book sale, the county is accepting donated books, in good condition, through Oct. 31. Donated books may be dropped off inside the east door in the Rood Center Lobby.

The Book Sale begins Sept. 29 and runs through Nov. 7. All proceeds go to United Way of Nevada County. Prices range from 50 cents to $4, and the sale is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mon. through Fri. There are a variety of books on hand, including children’s, cookbooks, fiction and non-fiction. This event is just one of many Nevada County is holding to benefit United Way of Nevada County. For more information, please contact Lelia Loomis at 530-265-1498.

Kentucky 4-H: Good Samaritans

September 21, 2014 — 

Submitted by Amy Sether

Members of Kentucky Flat 4-H performed community service at the Draft Horse Classic on Thursday. From left are Riley Sether, Harlie Deschaine and Shelby Fletcher.

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