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Noble Thoughts: That summer feeling

It’s still a couple weeks away, but I wouldn’t miss the chance to tout the Nevada City Film Festival, now in its 22nd year. A nonprofit organization, the festival showcases an array of films from all over the world, created by upcoming and amazingly talented filmmakers.

The festival takes place — in person, for the first time in two years — Aug. 26-28.

I regularly volunteer for the festival, but give all credit to my friend Jesse Locks, who I consider to be the hardest working woman in show business. As executive director of the fest, she has seen it through a pandemic, and never missed a beat. Yay, Jesse! We’ve come a long way since Lee Street.

Nevada City Film Festival executive director and I in 2011. This was a rare moment when she wasn't working, which she does with passion and commitment.
Jennifer Nobles

As many of you have, I have been enjoying the Nevada City Farmers Market and their amazing art done this year by Kathy Dotson. I have a soft spot in my heart for strawberries and the art this year focuses clearly on that berry of choice. Dotson does a lot of artwork for events around town and deserves a round of applause for her creativity.

Kathy Dotson works as an artist and designer. For several years, her art has been featured in marketing and merchandise for the Nevada City Farmers Market.
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I am always an advocate for the libraries, but now there is even more reason to be excited. In addition to the books and DVDs we are used to checking out, local libraries are offering puzzles, bird watching kits, board games, and even a disc golf set. Get ‘em while you can.

Although I am a die-hard Giants fan, I can’t deny that Vin Scully — the longtime announcer for the Los Angeles Dodgers — was a true legend. He passed this week at 94 after a long and fruitful life. So long, Vin, from one redhead to another.

By the by, I am always curious to hear more about what is going on in the community. I know a lot of people, but I can’t be everywhere at once. If you have anything noteworthy you’d like me to write about, I can’t make any promises, but it’s good to have my ear to the ground.

Aloha, Nevada County. Enjoy the summer while we have it.

Jennifer Nobles is a staff writer with The Union. She can be reached at jnobles@theunion.com

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