Reader’s Corner 06/12/08 |

Reader’s Corner 06/12/08

Nevada County Meltdown hits tube

If you’d like to watch some familiar faces in the community on ABC Family channel, watch “Living the Life” – a show featuring Nevada County Meltdown – on Monday.

Nevada County Meltdown, a collective weight loss program, helped about 1,000 local residents lose more than 7,500 pounds in the first two months of 2004.

Local residents featured in the program include Supervisor Sue Horne, Jeanie Moore of Charlie’s Cafe, Lynn Maas of Jazzercise, Mike Carville of South Yuba Club and Dave Moller, reporter with The Union.

Tour North Star House later this month

If gas prices are keeping you home despite the gorgeous weather, you might want to play the tourist locally and take a tour of the North Star House in Grass Valley from 9:30 to 11 a.m a week from Saturday on June 21.

Nevada City residents David McKeen and Jean McKeen are offering a literary tour of the North Star House, once the home of Mary Hallock Foote, 19th century author and illustrator, according to Jean McKeen.

North Star House is also the inspiration behind the fictional Zodiac House of Wallace Stegner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Angle of Repose, Jean McKeen said.

To make a reservation for the tour, call Peggy Levine at 272-1873.

Minds on the Mine

Come to the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley at 6:30 p.m.., June 25, to listen to a panel discussion and participate in a question and answer session on the re-opening of the Idaho-Maryland Mine.

Panelists will include Dr. John Dobra, a professor of economics at the University of Nevada, Reno; Mike Thornton, a researcher with Sierra Fund, a local nonprofit; David Watkinson, president and CEO of Emgold Corp.; Greg Martin, an environmental attorney; and Dr. Tom Myers, a hydrologist.

The event is being sponsored by local nonprofits and environmental groups. Admission to the event is free, but contributions are welcome.

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