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Foothills activists sought to advocate for Medicare, Social Security

February 19, 2017 — Foothill Progressive Action Group is seeking individuals who live in the Sierra foothills within U.S. Congressional District 4 who are willing to work to "protect and enhance Social Security, Medicare and environmental protections." No meetings and no dues required. For more information, call Tim McCollum […]

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MARRIAGES: FEB. 6-10, 2017

February 17, 2017 — Feb. 6 Renwick and Smith: Eliza Kimball Renwick and Lemuel David Smith. Feb. 10 Clemente and Schleth: Margaritte Suzanne Clemente and Kevin James Schleth.

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Cioppino and pasta feed fundraiser coming to Nevada County Fairgrounds

February 17, 2017 — The Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation scheduled its seventh annual All-You-Can-Eat Cioppino and Pasta Feed on March 4 in Ponderosa Hall at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Doors open at 5 p.m., with dinner service at 6 p.m. The chefs will serve Arnie Romanello's special 100-year-old recipe. […]

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BIRTHS: FEB. 9-10, 2017

February 15, 2017 — Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Feb. 9 Webber and Clark: A boy was born to Natasha Webber and Richard Clark. Garcia and Ford: A boy was born to Cassandra Garcia and Nicholas Ford. Feb. 10 Martinez: A girl was born to Daniella and Alexander Martinez.

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Smiley Guys help English language learners

February 14, 2017 — Smiley Guys Smokehouse will host a fundraiser to benefit Partners in English Language Learning (PiELL) from 5 to 9 p.m. on March 16. The new owner, George Cabanas, has pledged to donate 10 percent of all orders (including take-out and bar orders) to PiELL. PiELL, […]

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Sierra Gardens Program accepting applications

February 14, 2017 — Sierra Harvest's Sierra Gardens program will be hosting an orientation for community members who are interested in building a home garden. The event will be from 10 to 11 a.m. on March 4 at the Sierra Harvest office, 313 Railroad Ave., Suite 201 in Nevada […]

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United Way of Nevada County’s funding, review process underway

February 13, 2017 — United Way of Nevada County's annual Community Impact Process for calendar year 2017 has begun. Allocations will be distributed from the United Way of Nevada County Community Impact Fund. During this process, current United Way partners may apply to continue partnership and/or request funding. Additionally, […]

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Parkinson’s Support Group

February 12, 2017 — Our group meets at 1:30 p.m. on the second Friday of each month in the activity room on the second floor of the main building at Atria Senior Living Center (previously Quail Ridge), 150 Sutton Way in Grass Valley. Community members are encouraged to come […]

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Nevada County Democratic club hosts Nisenan Tribe member

February 12, 2017 — Shelly Covert, spokesperson for the Nevada City Rancheria Nisenan Tribe will be the guest speaker at the March 4 meeting of the Nevada County Democratic Women's Club. Covert is also the tribal council secretary and executive director of California Heritage: Indigenous Research Project (CHIRP). Her […]

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“Most wanted mother” topic Historical Society in Nevada City

February 9, 2017 — Chris Enss will be the guest speaker at the Feb. 16 meeting of the Nevada County Historical Society. Enss will share excerpts from her newest book, "Ma Barker: America's Most Wanted Mother" and poses the questions, "How much time did Ma Barker she spend in […]

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Grass Valley GOP women host congressional staff members

February 9, 2017 — Guest speakers for the upcoming luncheon of Nevada County Republican Women Federated will include Kimberly Pruett, senior field representative for Congressman Tom McClintock, and Jennifer Horne, deputy district director for Congressman Doug LaMalfa. Both have worked for McClintock and LaMalfa for the past eight years […]

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New owner at Rhythms Fitness Studio in Grass Valley

February 8, 2017 — After nearly six years of being the lead Zumba instructor at Rhythms Fitness Studio, Nadja Young will soon be the new owner. Previous owner Mary Wolleson, who has been teaching classes for "women of a certain age", will continue teaching Zumba, Zumba Gold and gentle, […]

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League of Women Voters to meet Jan. 11 in Grass Valley

February 8, 2017 — Community members are invited to the League of Women Voters' next meeting, scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday at Peace Lutheran Church, 828 W. Main St. in Grass Valley. The morning's program is entitled, "Let's Make the Most of the Next Four Years" […]

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A fun filled day in Grass Valley

February 7, 2017 — More than 400 families braved the stormy weather Saturday to attend the Free Family Fun Day at The Center for the Arts. A broad range of creative, educational and entertaining activities included making valentines with Denise Wey and Nancy Schaefer of ARTsCOOl, face painting by […]

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D.C. Women’s March participants to speak

February 6, 2017 — Members of the public are invited to "How to Help Create Positive Change," a program featuring three local women who participated in the Women's March on Washington, D.C. and Sacramento, at the Wednesday, February 15 dinner meeting of Business & Professional Women of Nevada County, […]

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Prepping for the Red Light Ball in Grass Valley

February 6, 2017 — Members of the Nevada County Law Enforcement and Fire Protection Council are finalizing the details of the annual Red Light Ball, one of its major fundraisers. Over the years, the county has raised more than $900,000 to purchase much-needed police and fire fighting equipment. The […]

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Pizza Night at The Northridge in Nevada City to support veterans

February 5, 2017 — Join Welcome Home Vets and the Nevada County Arts Council for a night of food and friendship tonight at the Nevada City Northridge Restaurant. From 5 to 8:30 p.m. a percent of the proceeds from all food and drink orders will be donated to support […]

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Nationally known quilter to speak in Grass Valley

February 5, 2017 — Nationally known quilt designer and author Christine Barnes will give a presentation on the shift in color trends within the modern quilting community at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Grass Valley Charter School, 225 S. Auburn St. in Grass Valley. The ancient art of quilt […]

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Winter wedding in Nevada City

February 3, 2017 — The winter weather cooperated for Camille Bigham and Andrew Danos, who recently hammed it up with their wedding party in the middle of Broad Street in downtown Nevada City.

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“A Cup with a Cop” in Nevada City

February 3, 2017 — The next "A Cup with a Cop", event is scheduled from 8 to 10 a.m. on February 22 at FoxHound Espresso, 317 Spring St. in Nevada City. As part of the Community Connect Program, Nevada City Police Chief Tim Foley and other officers will be […]

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