Readers’ Corner: March 31, 2010 |

Readers’ Corner: March 31, 2010

Eat spaghetti for Union Hill:

The eighth-graders at Union Hill School are saving for their yearly trip to Washington, D.C., and New York this summer, so their parents and teachers are helping out with a spaghetti dinner.

It’s from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, in the multipurpose room at the school, 11638 Colfax Highway (Highway 174), just a little ways east of Grass Valley.

The band Road Test will play live music. Cost is $5 per person or $20 per family (two adults and their children).

Counting on your pennies:

The ladies with Friends of Hospice will be asking for your pennies, and any other loose change you’d like to give, during their Penny Drive this week.

They will be manning – ladying? – tables at Raley’s Supermarket on Freeman Lane and Safeway on Sutton Way, both in Grass Valley, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. That’s March 31 and April 1.

Then, they’ll head to SPD Markets in both Grass Valley and Nevada City, SaveMart, CVS Pharmacy (formerly Long’s), B&C True Value, Holiday Market and Kmart from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. That’s April 2-3.

Penny drives are conducted four times during the year to benefit Hospice of the Foothills.

Spokeswoman Diana Lemmon wants folks to know that “every penny counts.”

Mount St. Mary’s:

The venerable school in Grass Valley marked it’s 150th anniversary last fall, but folks there are planning a big celebration on May 1.

Do you have fond memories of attending school there – or know someone who does?

The Union is looking for readers’ memoirs of those years to include in a future story.

Contact Staff Writer Kyle Magin at or (530) 477-4239.

What we love about living here…

An anonymous person wrote to The Union recently about a Good Samaritan:

“To the person who recently donated movie passes to the homeless shelter: None of us has received one yet, but the thought was nice. Thank you.”

Readers’ Corner is compiled by The Union staff. To submit items, e-mail them to, and put “RC” and your topic in the subject line, or call (530) 477-4230.

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