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Travel Talk at Madelyn Helling Library in Nevada City

October 22, 2017 — As part of the monthly "Travel Adventure Slideshow" held in Madeline Helling Library's Community Room, Rodney Raub's talk will be "How to travel safely in Baja Mexico," scheduled from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on October 30. His presentation will include scenic highlights of the road

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United Way of Nevada County raffling off Disney getaway

October 22, 2017 — United Way of Nevada County is holding a raffle for a fun Disneyland getaway package. Included in the raffle package are four one-day Disneyland Park Hopper Passes, three nights' accommodations, airfare and shuttle for two. Raffle tickets are $5 each or five for $20. Tickets

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Flying high

October 22, 2017 — Geese take to the skies at dusk over Lake Wildwood.

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Craft Guild’s ‘Winterfaire’ this weekend at Nevada County Fairgrounds

October 20, 2017 — This season, the Craft Guild of Nevada County's 'Winterfaire' will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on October 21 and 22 in the Main Street Building of the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Artisans will be selling quality handmade items, including jewelry, metal work, wood crafts,

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Autumn’s palette in Nevada County

October 19, 2017 — Brilliant fall colors and a hint of blue sky are a welcome sight after weeks of hazy skies due to numerous wildfires.

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Faith groups invite Nevada County residents to come together in unity

October 16, 2017 — Nevada County residents have expressed recent concern about incidents involving racial prejudice, climate justice and threats to peace. In the quest for unity, local faith groups have set aside a date to come together in a spirit of camaraderie, meditation and prayer. On Oct. 21,

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NID board candidate to speak to Nevada County Democratic Women’s Club

October 15, 2017 — Ricki Heck, who is running for the Nevada Irrigation District (NID) Board in 2018, will be the guest speaker at the Nevada County Democratic Women's Club breakfast meeting on Nov. 4. Heck is running for the Division 1 seat. The five member NID board is

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Nevada City ‘denim fit clinic’ benefits breast cancer awareness

October 15, 2017 — Judi's of Nevada City will be hosting a free "Denim Fit Clinic" event with FDJ French Dressing Jeans from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 21. The event coincides with Breast Cancer Awareness Month and is designed to help to raise awareness and money

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Craft fair at St. Patrick’s benefits local charities

October 13, 2017 — The Catholic Ladies Relief Society's Annual Community Craft Fair is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 21 and Oct. 22 at St. Patrick's Hall, 235 Chapel St. in Grass Valley. The event will be in two halls — the large hall will

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Nevada City swears in new school board trustee

October 12, 2017 — Jennifer Litton Singer was sworn in by Nevada City School District's Board President Joshua Pack at Tuesday's regular board meeting. On September 12, Singer was approved by the board to fill the vacancy of trustee Kathryn Boswell, who resigned her position on the board on

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‘HeART & Wine Gala’ fundraiser for One Source-Empowering Caregivers a success

October 12, 2017 — The first "HeART & Wine Gala" on September 16 was a successful fundraiser for One Source-Empowering Caregivers, a nonprofit that provides free respite care for caregivers. The event drew nearly 200 guests, many of whom bid on more than 300 pieces of art, sampled food

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Civil rights pioneer to speak in Grass Valley

October 11, 2017 — Members of the public are invited to hear civil rights activist and retired business attorney and mediator Rosemary Metrailer speak at the dinner meeting of Business & Professional Women of Nevada County on Oct. 18 at Summer Thyme's Bakery in Grass Valley. Metrailer, a long-time

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Ironic beauty

October 11, 2017 — An orange sun hovers above Nevada County Tuesday, as firefighters below prepare to work through the night on four ongoing fires.

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Nevada County Elections Department seeks community input on new Voter’s Choice Act

October 11, 2017 — The Nevada County Elections Department will be holding Voter's Choice Act committee meetings to gain community input regarding the new law set to start in Nevada County January 1, 2018. Committee meetings will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on October 12 at the

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‘Food Access Saturday’ this week in Grass Valley

October 10, 2017 — The next Food Access Saturday will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 14 at the Interfaith Food Ministry, located at 440 Henderson St. in Grass Valley. This relatively new United Way program, deemed, "Food Access Saturday: Uniting to Support Working Families," was

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Italian Club to host fundraiser dinner dance in Grass Valley

October 10, 2017 — The Gold Country Italian American Club will be hosting "Bella Notte (beautiful evening)," a dinner dance benefiting Women of Worth on the evening of Oct. 14 at the Alta Sierra Country Club. Dinner will include prime rib, chicken Marsala, pastas, vegetables, Caesar salad and tiramisu.

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Sierra College board of trustees to meet at Rocklin campus

October 9, 2017 — Due to the fires in Nevada County, in order to protect the safety of staff, students, and the community, the Sierra College board of trustees meeting previously scheduled to be held at the Nevada County Campus in Grass Valley today will be moved to the

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Purse snatcher

October 9, 2017 — A deer pokes its head in a picnicker's bag in Penn Valley.

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Check out the High School Hangout in Grass Valley

October 8, 2017 — Nevada County teens are encouraged to take advantage of The High School Hangout, a Grass Valley after school program that is free for high school students. Located in the old sanctuary at Grace Lutheran Church next to Nevada Union High School, the Hangout is open

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‘Blessing of the Animals’ set for Oct. 15 in Grass Valley

October 8, 2017 — Pheasants, farm stock, fish and furry creatures great and small will be welcomed at a Blessing of the Animals at 2 p.m. on Oct. 15 at Peace Lutheran Church in Grass Valley. Humans may attend if accompanied by a responsible pet. This free event commemorates

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