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Women of Worth helping area schools

Collections for the W.O.W. Thrift Shop and Resource Center second annual “Way Cool for Back to School” Back Pack and School Supply Drive will take place through September.

Collection sites are W.O.W (Women of Worth) Thrift/Resource Center, 13467 Colfax Highway in Grass Valley; Baby Bear Boutique, 124 S. Auburn St. in Grass Valley; Advantage Automotive, 13473 Colfax Highway in Grass Valley; and Remnant Books and Video, 375 Brunswick Road, No. 105, in Grass Valley.

W.O.W. will again collect and distribute new/like-new back packs and school supplies to children in need in Nevada County.

Classroom supplies and appropriate games are also welcome.

Teachers and other organizations who know of a student in need are encouraged to call W.O.W. with their requests.

For more information, call 274-7037.

Wines of Nevada City restaurants honored

Three Nevada City restaurants have been recognized by a leading wine industry publication for the breadth and quality of the wines they serve.

Friar Tuck’s Restaurant and Bar, Citronee Bistro and Wine Bar, and Kirby’s Creekside Restaurant were honored in the 2003 international awards program conducted by Wine Spectator magazine, which listed the winners in this month’s issue.

“Having three restaurants on the list is quite an accomplishment for a small town like Nevada City,” said Greg Cook, founder and owner of Friar Tuck’s.

The restaurants are among 2,700 in the world recognized by the magazine, considered the most influential publication in the wine industry.

Blaze near Birchville quickly contained

A fire Monday evening near the Birchville area burned 2.5 acres, but threatened no homes before being contained.

Initially reported at 6:15 p.m. by Birchville and Pleasant Valley Roads, the fire was contained at 7:25 p.m..

Responding to the fire were units from the North San Juan Fire Protection District and the California Department of Forestry.

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