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Potbellied pigs: They keep coming up, don’t they? Actually, Lisa Jansen of North San Juan wanted everyone to know that the “Dog Days of Winter Celebration,” scheduled for Saturday at Western Gateway Park, has been canceled. Makes you wonder … did it have to be canceled because of the dog days of winter? Anyway, the cute, adoptable pigs I wrote about earlier won’t be there, but Lisa welcomes people who are interested to call her at 470-0744.

Mardi Gras dinner: Mary Jane Ingram of Grass Valley called to ask about the Mardi Gras menu for its Cajun Dinner, as listed in our Prospector entertainment section. Carol Feineman, our Prospector guru, used what was given to her from the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce, but Mary Jane wanted readers to know that the “seafood” mentioned is crab legs, crawfish and barbecued prawns – and that’s in addition to gumbo and a bunch of other tasty stuff.

Smart dog: Debbie Watkins, who works for the city of Grass Valley, got some good news recently. Virgo, the puppy she has been raising for Guide Dogs for the Blind, recently “graduated” as a full-fledged guide dog from the San Rafael campus of the guide dog school. Congrats, Debbie! I know that not all the dogs make it, so Virgo must have been special. Maybe it was the friendly petting he received at City Hall.



Horse talk: When Lorraine Jewett-Burdick leaves the county Elections Office for her long-awaited retirement, it will be a sad day for horse lovers. Her photos, mural and horse memorabilia help cheer the place up considerably. We should do a fund-raiser to paint the HEW building – it’s looking pretty grungy these days.

Cascade Shores General Store: It’s finally open, and Keith and Patricia would love to show you around. The place is well-stocked and they’re starting to slowly open the grill/restaurant, now serving a selection of burgers as they ease into the full restaurant. Stop in and make them feel welcome!




Dixie Redfearn can be reached at 477-4238 or by email at dixier@theunion.com, or by fax at 477-4292.


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