Reader’s Corner 06/27/08 |

Reader’s Corner 06/27/08

Buy a book, help a pooch

If you want to indulge your love of books and, at the same time, help sick and injured animals, come to a book sale in Penryn, to help Sammie’s Friends, a local nonprofit.

The event will be from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Lynn Willingham’s residence, 2166 Swetzer Road, in Penryn.

Sammie’s Friends provides medical care for sick and injured animals in Nevada County.

For more information about the book sale, call 916-663-1608.

Nevada City vineyard wins international award

Who said you need to travel to Napa to taste wine of international quality?

Indian Springs Vineyards and Winery in Nevada City recently received a Double Gold for its 2004 Cabernet Franc, as well as Silver awards for Chardonnay ’06, Cabernet Sauvignon ’04 and Hog Wild Red table wine at the San Francisco International Wine Competition from June 13-15.

To taste the prize-wining wines, check out the tasting room of the Indian Springs Vineyards at 303 Broad Street in Nevada City. You can call the tasting room at 478-1068, or visit the vineyard Web site at

A fundraiser

breakfast for Hospice

Friends of Hospice is hosting a fundraiser on Sunday, July 27 – it’s a breakfast at St. Canice Center in Nevada City.

The Deputy Sheriff’s Association of Nevada County and local Boys and Girls Scouts will prepare the breakfast. There will be a raffle for several gift baskets.

All proceeds from the event will go to Hospice of the Foothills for the hospital they are building. The Hospice needs $2.5 million to complete the project.

For more information about the event, call Ginger McGee at 432-5446 or Mary Moyer at 432-5655.

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