Kudos letters: Feb. 27, 2010
I saw last Thursday’s performance of “Cyrano De Bergerac” at the Nevada Theatre. To be enchanted is a gift – to delight in its presence is to forever wear a gladdened and sweetened heart. Not only did Paul Emery (producer) execute a masterful production but a most generous one as well for all the cast and the most fortunate audience. As I sleep, I may only hope to receive such a magnificent dream as this rendering of “Cyrano De Bergerac.” Thank you, I’ll forever recall the finest, most proud curtain call.
Thank you to the teachers, students, community members, and business sponsors for bringing Brian Shul’s “Spy Pilot Chronicles” to Grass Valley. This “because we care” fundraiser will help raise much needed funds for our classrooms. I encourage one and all to attend “Spy Pilot Chronicles” – featuring SR-71 pilot Brian Shul, Saturday, March 6 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Twin Cities Church ($20). I understand the presentation is awesome.
The Grass Valley Elks’ “Helping Other People Eat in Nevada County” program would like to thank Athena, Ashley Furniture, B&C True Value Hardware, the Bamboo Home Store, Ben Franklin, BonBon Salon, Country Wood Furniture, Escott Place, Foothill Flowers, Foothill Merchantile, Foster & Son, Grocery Outlet, Hansen Brothers, Heart & Home, Hills Flat Lumber, Just Jeanna’s, Lucchesi Vineyards, Moule Paint & Glass, Peterson Hybrid Auto Service, Public Wholesale Outlet, Riebes Auto Parts, Sierra Auto Body, Sierra Starr Vineyard, Tribal Weaver, Vanity Faire, Walker’s Office Supplies, Williams Stationery, The Wooden Spoon, and the Sugarloaf Mountain Motel in Virginia City for their support.
Grass Valley Elks
Thank you so much to all of our members for supporting the North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center at our annual membership party! The NCSCC is a nonprofit arts and cultural center on the San Juan Ridge. Our members and sponsors are what keep us going! Thanks to all of the business sponsors: Extasia, Scotch Broom, O la la Farm, Sunlight Botanicals, Double Oak Winery, The Truffle Shop, Behind Closed Doors, Dorado Chocolates, Harmony Books, New Moon Restaurant, and Mother Truckers. You are all wonderful. Thank you for supporting the arts!
Apple Alley Cafe is now open for dinner Friday and Saturday evenings. Apple Alley Cafe has always been a great destination for breakfast and lunch. My wife and I had the opportunity to try their evening service this last Saturday (Feb. 13) and found it every bit as satisfying as their daily offering. On Friday and Saturday evenings the owners, Doug and Terry Perry, transform their cafe setting into a much more elegant one than we expected. I suggest you sample what they are offering. Diverse menu including expertly prepared prime rib, nice atmosphere, good service and very reasonable pricing.
To our friends in Sierra and surrounding counties I regret not having personally thanked you at Joe-Ann’s service. Losing my wife is the most grievous and heart-wrenching thing I have ever experienced. Joe-Ann (Feb. 23, 1940-Feb. 2, 2010) was and still is my world. Your visible outpouring of compassion, love and sincere words of condolence has given me the strength necessary to carry on. I will never forget each and every one of you.
Stay well dear friend, Joe-Ann the Jelly Lady’s husband, Bud Buczkowske.
Hospitality House thanks the generous supporters of the Empty Bowl Soup Supper. Kudos to local potters, including coordinators Chic Lotz and Karen Givon, who donated gorgeous bowls. Hats off to event producer Phil Hart, and to New Moon, Diego’s, Sopa Thai, Kane’s, Betsy Abrams, Patty Bielan, Nik Colyer, Duncan Moyer, Kay Pontius, John Zwerver, Susan Molloy, and Mary O’Brien for providing fine soups. Thanks to Raley’s, Crystal Dairy, Foothill Flowers, Weiss Bros., O-LALA Farms, Kelley Enterprises, KVMR, The Union, BriarPatch Co-Op, St. Patrick’s Church, and to local band Inya eeya!, musicians Chad and Vadi, and the event’s many volunteers.
I would like to send out a heartfelt thank you to a number of people:
First of all, to Joyce Karst for coming to my property and catching numerous feral cats to be spayed and neutered; to Cheryl Wicks at Sammie’s Friends for financial help and working with Joyce and AnimalSave to get this done; to vet Michael Trapani, the staff of the Animal Spay-and-Neuter Van, Lorynne, Jill, Darius, Rachel and Sierra; to Carolyn Niehaus and Debra Sandler for answering my many questions and concerns; and last, but not least, my dear friend Monique and the entire staff of AnimalSave Thrift Store for giving me mental support and a shoulder to lean on through all of this. God bless each and everyone of you.
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