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Get walking: When the weather is cooperating, it’s nice to walk outside and give the treadmill a rest. Living in such a beautiful historic area adds to the enjoyment of walking around Grass Valley and Nevada City. One of The Union’s columnists, Bob Wyckoff, has written two small walking guides for our area that can enhance your walk and provide you with interesting tidbits and facts about our towns. One is titled “Walking Tours and Twice-Told Tales of Grass Valley” and the other is titled “The Compleat (sic) Pedestrian’s Partially Illustrated Guide to Greater Nevada City.” These little paperbacks are handy because they have easy-to-read maps, pictures and simple directions – with mileage – in tandem with historic facts. Wyckoff keeps them updated. They were both originally written in the 1970s. I’ve seen these books at Harmony Books in Nevada City and The Book Seller in Grass Valley. I think Odyssey Books may carry them, but I haven’t seen them there. Can you tell I spend a lot of time in bookstores?

Meltdown update: Businesses are still coming forward with Meltdown specials. The latest is Phillips School of Massage. They’re offering free classes for Meltdown participants on consecutive Wednesdays beginning Jan. 14. The first class is Intro to Massage, next is Intro to Sports Massage, and the third is Massage and Self-Care. All are from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the massage school in Nevada City. It’s at 101 Broad St., above Kirby’s Creekside restaurant. Preregistration is required, so call 265-4645 to make a reservation.

Dixie Redfearn can be reached at 477-4238 or by e-mail at, or by fax at 477-4292.

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