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All about community

Our family has used a certain Nevada City grocery for decades as our “usual stop.” With very little plastic-wrapped fish, it has supported nearby church’s fundraisers given on behalf of the county’s organizations, and neighbors with a pharmacy offering expansive service without discount-store lines/walk from the parking, adjacent to a wonderful gas station towing service sporting a professional attitude.

“Community” is a concept given lip-service by officials, no longer supported by families, too busy to think of why they would want to go out of their way in their SUV’s to individual vendors than to do all-in-one shopping for lesser-quality products at Pineless Creek Plaza and Overbuilt-Ick Basin. It doesn’t bother the conscience of those officials ready to pave the way for yet another oversized parking lot and accompanying cement monolith on hills that used to grace us with the blessings of the beauty for which the same SUVers moved here and tourists visited.

Keep the smaller stores and local newspapers going; call first: Chances are, you’ll acquire a quality buy with a surprisingly good price, and a friend that gives back in a caring manner – not just to you, but also to the community.

T. Ford


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