Hits & Misses in Nevada County: Nevada Union’s Miners giving back to community is a HIT
Each week we’ll run through the sublime, the trivial and profound issues, decisions and goings on that strike us as Hits or Misses. You can join in, too, by emailing your Hits & Misses to firstname.lastname@example.org.
HIT (from reader Dee Murphy): To the Nevada Union Baseball Team and all the young men who devote a big part of their Sundays assisting the special needs baseball players at Pioneer Park. This hit also includes Coach White who is right there beside them. Thank you Miners!
HIT (from Editorial Board member Rick Nolle): To Penn Valley Fire for conducting a training class for 11 Nevada County Sheriff and 14 other Nevada County employees as one of many ongoing inter-agency training and cooperation in preparation for future wildland fire events. Nevada County first responders are working very hard to build solid advance plans and training exercises for themselves and the public.
MISS (from Editorial Board member Jo Ann Rebane): To the movie “Avengers: Endgame.” If you are more than 50 years old be prepared to share the theater with people who talk during the movie, loudly munch popcorn, and kick the back of your seat. The movie, at three hours, is much too long and misses multiple logical places to resolve and end. Avengers cost $350M to make, and you should accept not a penny less to see it.
HIT (from Rebane): To the Forest Lake Christian School which recently received the Section 7 National High School Spirit of Sport Award. They helped Paradise Adventist Academy’s volleyball team with money, meals, uniforms and equipment following the Paradise Fire. It was nice to see the girls from the volleyball team wearing dresses to receive the award.
MISS (from Editorial Board member Dick Tracy): I wonder how many other motorists on Highway 49 miss the sight of the old Happy Frog Nursery’s display of colorful floral hanging baskets? Gone, but not forgotten.
HIT (from Tracy): To the tributes to Nevada Union Athletes and coaches in, “The NU Athletics Hall of Fame.” Just a thought: Is there any idea of someday establishing a similar, “NU Academic Hall of Fame”?
HIT (from Editorial Board member Shanti Emerson): To Nevada County Fair Director Arnie Romanello’s 90th birthday party. Thanks for raising thousands of dollars for the Fair Foundation, Arnie.
HIT (from Emerson): To Community Asian Theater Society (CATS) for its 25th anniversary play “M. Butterfly.” Congrats for another great one.
HIT (from Emerson): To the ninth annual successful Spring Crafts Fair at the Miners Foundry.
HIT (from Editorial Board member Susan Rogers): To the County of Nevada, for enforcing the hazardous vegetation ordinance by abating a property that had long been in violation. The owner’s personal situation is unfortunate, but property ownership comes with both rights and responsibilities, including the responsibility to not put others in danger from lack of property maintenance. Mother Nature has upped her game with drought, heavy rain and other extreme weather events, and we have to respond in kind.
HIT (from Susan Rogers): To the volunteers helping with the free Green Waste Disposal events happening in six locations on weekends in May. If you’re planning to take a load, remember: only green waste (brush, leaves, pine needles, pine cones, yard clippings, branches less than 6 inches in diameter). Bagged green waste can be emptied into the dumpsters (take your empty bags home). You will be unloading your own vehicles. Fill out the paperwork when asked, so the Fire Safe Council can document your visit to qualify for future grants to do this again. And finally, be kind to the volunteers (it could be me), all of whom are there to help reduce the risk of wildfire in Nevada County.
HIT (from Editorial Board member Paul Matson): Sierra Harvest is seeking a half dozen volunteer “Harvest Leaders” to pick fruit twice a month with their team, from June through October. They harvest fruit that would otherwise be wasted. Through the Interfaith Food Ministry (IFM), they get it into the hands of those in need. Last year they distributed 10,000 pounds of fruit. The goal is to double that amount in 2019. Together Sierra Harvest and IFM volunteers bring fresh food to more than 8,000 Nevada County residents with 25% of them being children! Training is included, applications are due May 17, and complete information for this project and other Sierra Harvest opportunities is available here: https://sierraharvest.org/connect/share-your-harvest/.
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