Reader’s Corner 06/16/08 |

Reader’s Corner 06/16/08


Nicole Bratt-Maloney, owner and artistic director of the Red Room Salon on West Main Street, recently won Elle magazine’s nationwide contest to name a new hair care product by Eufora.

Bratt-Maloney called the latest addition to Eufora’s “Urgent Repair” shampoo line, “Detoxify.” She was recognized with a full-page article in Elle Magazine’s May edition and received a $500 prize and $500 worth of products from Eufora. Bratt-Maloney donated the money to the local chapter of the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalition.

Bratt-Maloney is a life-long resident of Grass Valley. She owned Bratt’s Beauty Salon & Boutique in the Brunswick Basin for five years before moving her business to the Bret Harte building on West Main Street in Grass Valley last October.


If you have extra cat or dog food at home, you might want to call Nevada County Animal Control. The animal shelter is almost out of canned cat and dog food, kennel attendant Ruth Rasmussen told The Union. To provide assistance, call the shelter at 273-2179.

local nonprofit donates to charities

The Welcome Wagon Club of the Gold Country recently awarded $1,000 each to three local groups – Sierra Services for the Blind, Child Advocates of Nevada County, and Women of Worth.

Sierra Services for the Blind will use the money for ongoing counseling and service programs, Executive Director Richard Crandall said.

Child Advocates of Nevada County will use the funds for materials to train new volunteers, according to Program Director Suzanne Gulick.

Women of Worth will put the money in its new building fund, Director Sandy Schmidt said.

Since 2001, Welcome Wagon Club has awarded more than $25,000 to local groups as part of its effort to support charitable causes.

The main function of the Welcome Wagon Club – a local nonprofit with 900 members – is to welcome new residents to the area.

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