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July 3, 2013
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Bitney Springs e-waste drive at Old Barn

Bitney Springs College Prep High School will benefit from every item of electronic junk that folks take to Old Barn Self-Storage this month.

The charter school in Grass Valley is the July partner for Old Barn’s monthly e-waste collection.

Take your old televisions, radios, computers, monitors, cell phones and other gadgets to Old Barn, where they will be stored in a locker until the end of the month.

Old Barn will call SIMS Recycling Solutions, an international recycling company with a facility in Roseville, to fetch the junk.

SIMS also takes keyboards and mice, cables, scanners, cameras, copiers, test equipment, lab and medical equipment, home entertainment items and mobile devices. For a complete list or to learn about SIMS’ data security steps, visit and click on “For Consumers.”

Old Barn Self-Storage is located at 175 Spring Hill Drive, Grass Valley, off Idaho-Maryland Road. Hours are 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily.

Contact onsite manager Lew Aebersold at 530-274-4455 with questions or to become an e-waste partner.

Book Swap this Sunday

The monthly community book swap is from 1-3 p.m. Sunday outside Scooter’s Place, 139 Joerschke Drive in Grass Valley. Bring used books, CDs, DVDs, and recent magazines and exchange them for others. Everything is free.

Next month, Aug. 4, the swap moves to its new location at the Banner Grange Hall, 12629 McCourtney Road. The swap will continue to be from 1-3 p.m. on the first Sunday of every month at the Grange.

For more information, call 530-208-9887 or visit

4th of July parade to be broadcast live on radio, TV

The 4th of July parade, held in downtown Grass Valley this year, will be broadcast by TouchDown Productions and shown live on NCTV on Comcast channel 11 and Suddenlink channel 16.

For those who don’t have cable, the program will be streamed on the station’s website at Click “What’s on NCTV” and click on live streaming.

The program begins at 9:30 a.m. It will be replayed at 1 p.m. and archived on the station’s website.

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Health providers’ summit addresses local health issues

The Sierra Summit All Providers Meeting, now meeting quarterly, invites all local health providers to a meeting to discuss local health issues facing residents of Nevada County. The meeting is set for 6 p.m., July 16, at 350 Crown Point Circle, Suite 150 in Grass Valley.

The first All Providers Meeting on April 16 was attended by a wide range of health providers with different specialties within and outside mental health. One of the main issues identified was the lack of a community outlet designed to educate consumers about the different treatment options available to them and how they might go about accessing those resources.

The purpose of this quarterly meeting will be twofold: first, to discuss the current health issues impacting the community and the local providers at large; second, to allow the health providers an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the different services and specialties available outside their field. All health providers, regardless of their specialty or treatment philosophy, are encouraged to attend.

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