Readers’ Corner 2/20/08 |

Readers’ Corner 2/20/08

Welcome Lefty’s Grill: Downtown Nevada City has a new eatery, Lefty’s Grill, in the space formerly occupied by Citizens Pizza at 221 Broad St.

Executive chef John Cammack and sous chef Chris Duncan want folks to know they are offering a “classic American grill-style menu of salads, burgers, pizzas and children’s dishes.” Burgers are made with a variety of meats and veggies, and grilled flatbread pizza includes “Napa-inspired toppings,” they say.

The new owners are going for a “classy casual” atmosphere after their work to spruce up the historic interior, combining white tablecloths with meals ranging from $7 to $13.

If you were a Citizens’ regular, you’ll also notice some familiar faces among the wait staff.

Good luck, John and Chris!

Be a pal: Are you looking for a way to help and hang out with horses? The Saddle Pals Therapeutic Center is looking for volunteers for their riding program, which helps children and adults with special needs.

Volunteers help riders by walking beside the horse and rider during their lesson, helping the rider follow lesson instructions, offering encouragement and playing games while on horseback. Horse experience is not necessary, and training is provided.

Saddle Pals is held only on Mondays at Blue Fountain Farm in Grass Valley. The orientation for the nine-week summer session is May 21.

For more info, call Bonnie at 470-0724.

American Chronic Pain Association: This great group of people recently celebrated its first anniversary.

The Nevada County chapter began in January 2007 with a dozen members, and since then has almost tripled in size. The group meets the first and third Wednesday of every month at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. The meetings feature expert speakers in the field and offer support for those who suffer chronic pain – defined as pain that continues longer than six months and is not completely relieved by medication or medical treatment.

For more information, call local facilitator Jeanne Spring at 432-0247.


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