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Lindsay Clark of Nevada City has been included on the Dean’s List of Berklee College of Music in Boston for the 2006 spring semester.

To be eligible for this honor, a full-time student must achieve a grade point average of 3.4 or above.

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Henry Goodman, a history teacher at Bear River High School, has been accepted as a member of National Honor Roll’s Outstanding American Teachers for 2005-06.

The national program recognizes educators who have made a difference in their communities. Goodman’s name will appear in the organization’s commemorative edition for 2005-06.




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The Grass Valley Schools Foundation is raising money for arts and science education in area classrooms with a program they hope also will build our sense of community.

Last year, the foundation started placing American flags on downtown streets, at people’s businesses and at homes in exchange for donations. They are offering a subscription service, where donors can have a 3-foot-by-5-foot flag displayed during one or all of four holidays: Veterans’ Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day and Independence Day.

The 3-year-old foundation also will have the flags out for free on Election Day, Nov. 7, on Main, Mill and Neal streets downtown, and will offer information at a booth there from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information, call Katy Baggett at 274-7498 or write to GVFAS, 10840 Gilmore Way, Grass Valley 95945.

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The Sierra College Ridley Gallery is opening a new exhibit of tapestries by artist Barbara Heller on Tuesday. The tapestries will be on display till Nov. 22.

Heller’s works have been widely exhibited locally, nationally and internationally for more than 25 years. She belongs to the American Tapestry Alliance board, and is a founder of the Canadian Tapestry Network and a member of the British Columbia Society of Tapestry Artists.

In a written statement, Heller said, her new exhibition, called “Cover Ups,” shows “people in decaying environments who are out of touch with each other and their feelings.” Some of her works show “people, whose faces are covered by their clothing, challenging the viewer to look beneath the costume to discover the person within.”

Heller will also give a free lecture and present her works in the Dietrich Theater on the Sierra College Rocklin Campus on Nov. 21 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Later in the evening, the gallery will hold a public reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., where people can meet Heller.

The Ridley Gallery is located on the ground floor of the Library/Learning Resource Center on the Sierra College Rocklin Campus. The gallery is open Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Parking permits can be purchased at designated sites on the parking lot for $1. For more information, call the gallery at 916-789-2873.

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