Readers’ Corner: Aug. 15, 2008 |

Readers’ Corner: Aug. 15, 2008

Kayak fundraiser postponed

The Kayak Poker Run that had been set for Aug. 24 at Scotts Flat Lake has been postponed.

Sandra Auerbach, at the Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation, says it will be rescheduled for late spring or early summer 2009 because of problems with timing and logistics.

“I will be in touch with ‘save the date’ information.” Sandra says. “We apologize for any inconvenience.”

The kayaking event will help the foundation raise $100,000 to support the new stroke program being implemented at the hospital.

Eat Indian Cuisine and help children

Would you like to help at-risk children in our county? Just come and have some kebabs and curries at India Oven on Monday.

The Indian restaurant on Freeman Lane is donating 10 percent of its sales Monday to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County. The local nonprofit matches at-risk children, aged 6 through 18, with mature, responsible and caring individuals who serve as positive role models and friends.

India Oven is open for lunch between 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. and for dinner between 5 to 9 p.m.

For more information on the fundraiser, call Big Brothers Big Sisters at 273-2227, or visit

Grass Valley, one of the best

Grass Valley recently made it to a list of America’s best small towns where one can enjoy a great quality of life without dealing with the hassles of a big city. The list was assembled by a new study of 140 metropolitan areas done by the Sacramento Business Journal.

The study was inspired by the nationwide public interest in small-town life. Its aim was to find out communities that would be attractive to people wanting to relocate away from big cities.

Fundraiser for local cancer patient

The Grass Valley SaveMart is raising money for Mike Goodhue, a local resident who’s recently been diagnosed with inoperable pancreatic cancer.

You may drop off your donations in donation cans at each of the checkout counters and the customer service booth at SaveMart.

Mike is a maintenance worker at Silver Springs High School in Grass Valley. He’s a 1980 graduate of Nevada Union High School.

All donations collected at SaveMart will be forwarded to Mike and his family to ensure he gets the best treatment possible. Mike is now a patient at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital in Grass Valley.

SaveMart is located on Nevada City Highway in Grass Valley.

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