Hits & Misses in Nevada County: Most beautiful weekend a HIT
Each week we’ll run through the sublime, the trivial and profound issues, decisions and goings on that strike us as Hits or Misses. You can join in, too, by emailing your Hits & Misses to firstname.lastname@example.org.
HIT (from Editorial Board member Shanti Emerson): To Mother Nature for providing us with one of the most beautiful weekends in a long time!
HIT (from Emerson): To The Union’s Home & Garden Show. Very successful and fun seeing many old friends and talking to vendors.
HIT (from Emerson): To Wild Eyed Pub at 535 Mill Street for providing such a good venue for local talent — musicians, comedians, dancers. The food is delicious as well.
MISS (from Editorial Board member Jo Ann Rebane): To the Blue Jay couple desperately and unsuccessfully trying to build a nest in a very precarious spot outside my window. The “nest” site is too narrow and the sticks they are hauling up there are long and stiff and keep falling off of the ledge making a mess on the ground below. Apparently neither of them did a proper site survey before starting this project.
HIT (from Editorial Board members Rebane and Susan Rogers): To the return of Jeannette Foote’s 1898 cabinet grand piano to its original home at the North Star House. The piano was donated to the North Star House Historic Conservancy by the Vestry of the Emmanuel Episcopal Church of Grass Valley.
HIT (from Rogers): To spring, which appears to have finally sprung even if we do get a few more showers. It’s about time.
HIT (from Rogers): To Alexander Rossi, for his second straight win at the grand prix auto race in Long Beach.
MISS (from Editorial Board member Dick Tracy): Suppose the Electoral College had given us “Archie Bunker” as President? Preposterous? Have you been keeping up with Tweets from The White House for the past two years?
HIT (from Tracy): It’s a longshot, for sure, but the Nevada County Community Library hopes to have kids turn off the TV and iPhones from April 29 to May 5 for “Screen Free Week.” It’s so they can, “Connect with family, friends, nature and their own creativity.” The week is part of an international effort hosted by the nonprofit, “Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood.” Good luck!
HIT (from Editorial Board member Terry McAteer): For the first half of Bear River High School’s history they never had a pool. Now with a pool, both the girl’s and boy’s swim teams win the league championship. If you build it, championships will come.
HIT (from McAteer): To Denim Day, April 24, a day to honor the many of us who have faced domestic and sexual abuse. Our community is honored to have such a vibrant nonprofit that serves that community. Thank you Community Beyond Violence.
HIT (from Editorial Board member Rick Nolle): To the Williams Ranch Elementary School Science Fair, held April 10 at the school. Thanks to the many volunteers from Penn Valley Rotary, Penn Valley Lions, Penn Valley Chamber, parents and friends that helped mentor the kids through the many challenging experiments. A great time was had by all (especially the mentors and parents). A special tip-of-the-hat to Nicole Van Vacas Gagnon and school staff for organizing the event.
HIT (from Editorial Board member Paul Matson): To The Union’s Almanac, our published-daily weather meter, for the correction on rainfall in Nevada City. (The information is provided to The Union by a third party vendor). The March 27, 2019 issue showed Nevada City’s precipitation to date as 45.84” with normal being 46.69.” The rainfall to date figure seemed pretty wimpy for such a wet year. On the following day Nevada City’s “Normal precip” stayed the course at 46.34.” However, there was a giant leap in precipitation to date to 57.63 inches! While Nevada City clearly did not receive 11 inches of rain in that 24 hour period, it was a nice relief that local rainfall recording was back on track.
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