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Classified school ‘Employees of the Year’ honored

May 18, 2018 — Classified employees from seven Nevada County school districts and the Nevada County Superintendent of Schools were recently given the honor of "Classified School Employee of the Year." Employees were honored for their contributions to the education of California's public school students in preschool through grade

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Still time to enjoy Soroptimists’ Garden Tour in Western Nevada County

May 18, 2018 — Soroptimist International of the Sierra Foothills' 25th Annual Spring Garden Tour is taking place this weekend, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Sunday. Soroptimists Vicky Christophe and Lorraine Plagge, Garden Tour chair members, orchestrated this year's event. Tickets are still on sale and

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Additional ballot drop box available at North San Juan Library

May 18, 2018 — The Nevada County Elections Office has announced an additional Ballot Drop Box location is available at the North San Juan Community Library located at 18847 Oak Tree Rd, Nevada City. The drop box will be open during normal business hours: Tuesday and Thursday 11 a.m.-7

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Tickets for AnimalSave’s vacation raffle on sale now

May 17, 2018 — As part of AnimalSave's fifth annual "A Furry, Furry Night" fundraising event, the nonprofit will be hosting a vacation raffle to help support AnimalSave's dog and cat rescue and low-cost spay and neuter programs. The raffle winner will be able to choose resort condominium accommodations

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Penn Valley rodeo prep

May 17, 2018 — Lee and Trina Matthews of Chicago Park spent Thursday setting up their lemonade, tea and roasted corn cob booth in preparation for this weekend's Penn Valley Rodeo. Learn more at http://pvrodeo.com.

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Q&A with sheriff candidate Moon in Grass Valley

May 17, 2018 — Creating Communities Beyond Violence will host candidate Shannan Moon, candidate for Nevada County Sheriff, for a question and answer session concerning her potential role as sheriff at 6 p.m. on May 21 at The Open Book, 671 Maltman Dr. in Grass Valley. Topics will focus

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Free irrigated pasture management workshop in Penn Valley

May 16, 2018 — How to maintain a pasture and improve water management and system efficiency will be the topic of a free workshop on May 19. The workshop will be held at a private ranch in Penn Valley and feature indoor and outdoor presentations. Nevada Irrigation District (NID),

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Sponsor a flag, help Grass Valley Schools

May 16, 2018 — Downtown Grass Valley has the Grass Valley Schools Foundation for the Arts and Science to thank for putting up flags every Memorial Day, Flag Day, Fourth of July and Veteran's Day. While the flags are raised to honor the United States and those who have

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Celebrate Rwanda — market and feast this Sunday in Grass Valley

May 15, 2018 — Nevada County residents are celebrating their relationship of nearly 25 years with the resilient people of Rwanda in a daylong "Celebrate Rwanda!" event Sunday at Peace Lutheran Church in Grass Valley. "Celebrate Rwanda!" starts with an Asante African Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Runners, walkers get your ‘STEAM’ on in Nevada City

May 14, 2018 — The Nevada City Schools Foundation will host a 5K and 10K "run and walk" fundraiser for all ages on May 19. Proceeds from "Read, Write, Run" will benefit Nevada City School District's STEAM programs, which encourage students to focus on science, technology, engineering, arts and

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Vendors, competitors invited to sign up for Rough and Ready Chili Cook-Off

May 13, 2018 — Rough and Ready is again preparing to host its annual Chili Cook-off, set for June 24, and is seeking chili cookers and vendors interested in participating. The annual event brings individuals, businesses and civic organizations to town, where they can cook their favorite chili recipe

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‘Science and Faith’ series concludes today

May 11, 2018 — The final installment in the "Science and Faith" series of seminars is scheduled for 10 a.m. today at Peace Lutheran Church, located at 828 W. Main St. in Grass Valley. The Rev. David G. Mullen, a former Lutheran bishop, will discuss four frameworks for reconciling

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Hospice of the Foothills hosts the Fourth Annual Volunteer Awards

May 11, 2018 — April was National Volunteer Month and Hospice of the Foothills marked the occasion by hosting the Fourth Annual Marianne Murphy Volunteer Recognition event on April 19. Marianne Murphy was one of the key volunteers responsible for founding Hospice of the Foothills 39 years ago. Her

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Nevada County Master Gardeners plant sale today

May 11, 2018 — Nevada County's Master Gardeners will host a plant sale from 9 a.m. to noon today at the Demonstration Garden, located on NID Business Center Grounds, 1036 W. Main St. in Grass Valley. Thousands of vegetable starts, annuals, perennials, and more will be for sale.

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UN presentation on ‘climate refugees’

May 10, 2018 — The plight of climate refugees and the possible scenarios to help them survive will be the subject of the next United Nations Association Golden Empire Chapter meeting on May 15 at the Unitarian Universalist church, 246 Church Street in Grass Valley. The meeting starts with

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Summer fencing session begins Monday in Grass Valley

May 10, 2018 — The Nevada County Fencing Club will begin its summer session of Olympic-style fencing instruction beginning May 14 in the main auditorium at the Grass Valley Veteran's Building, 255 So. Auburn St. in Grass Valley. The eight week session meets Monday evenings from 6:45 to 8:15

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Nevada City Elks donate to ‘All Veteran Stand Down’

May 9, 2018 — The Nevada City Elks Lodge #518 recently donated $3,000 to the Nevada County All Veteran Stand Down (NCAVSD) to help with the work they do for area veterans. NCAVSD is a nonprofit veteran benefit organization whose main purpose is to educate and provide resources and

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Nevada County High school students gardner community service awards

May 8, 2018 — Soroptimist of the Sierra Foothills awarded four students from Nevada Union and Bear River high schools with a Community Service Award on April 26. Recipients included Stephanie Merrill, Kellen Bodine, Nicole Darby-Achter and Toran Maronic. Merrill has devoted her efforts to creating feminine hygiene products

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Sheriff candidate Foster to speak tonight at Nevada County Jewish Community Center

May 7, 2018 — Sheriff candidate John Foster will be speaking about his candidacy and the future safety and security of Nevada County at 7 p.m. today at the Nevada County Jewish Community Center located at 506 Walsh Street in Grass Valley.

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Spring fling

May 6, 2018 — A Smartsville butterfly finds a colorful resting place.

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