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Fourth of July: Fred Buhler is looking for some help from readers. Here’s his quest: “Every July the All Services Veterans Color Guard marches in the Fourth of July Parade. This year we want to honor veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. If you have served in either conflict and would like to march with the Color Guard, please call Fred Buhler at 265-4878.” I know some of our area vets have returned from those countries, and it would be great to show our support for them at the parade! We want them to have a better homecoming than the Vietnam vets did, right? If you know anyone, put them in touch with Fred. By the way, the parade is in Nevada City this year.

New pilot: Rick Harmon of Nevada City received his pilot’s license on June 19. Rick called it “one of the most significant achievements of my life.” Since he’s also a sky diver and scuba diver, he’s got one more talent to add to the list. He has a Cessna 150F at the Nevada County Airport, and he trained with Nevada County Flight Training.

Friday Night Market: It’s that time again, Grass Valley’s summertime fete, the Friday Night Market. If you haven’t been, it’s always a great warm evening with live music (Craig Horton singing the blues this Friday); lots of food, including local restaurants that move tables out on the sidewalk and street; arts and crafts; and a certified Growers’ Market. Where else can you get produce, dinner, gifts and live music while seeing your friends? It starts at 6 p.m., and this Friday is the first of the season.



Free hot dogs: Who says there’s no such thing as a free lunch? Howard Levine of the Grass Valley Downtown Association, Mary Ann Mueller of the Grass Valley Chamber and Mark Hereford of Heart and Home will be barbecuing hundreds of free hot dogs in downtown Grass Valley on Saturday, beginning at 11 a.m. Howard says you’re all welcome!

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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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