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Oh, baby! The sweetest thing in the world is holding a newborn baby, followed closely by kitties and puppies. Anyway, baby Colin Maris Stewart was born Thursday at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, and proud parents Mike and Kim Stewart were happy to show him off. So, there I was, Thursday afternoon, holding that cute little bundle of joy! Ben Barretta of NID also got to hold the little guy, to which he exclaimed, “He smells so good! It feels great to hold a baby!” It’s such a miracle, and so fun when people you love have a child. All the best to Kim and Mike and little Colin!

Speaking of kitties: Maxine Robinson wants everyone to know that Friends of Nevada County Animals is “bursting at the seams” with kittens ready for adoption. Their adoption center is at 10147 Joerschke Drive in Grass Valley, sharing the parking lot with Reed’s Locksmithing and Don’s Satellite. The great thing about adopting from FONCA is the cats are spayed or neutered, are started on their shots, are feline leukemia negative and have been socialized. Check them out Thursdays and Fridays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to noon. If you have kittens to place, call 477-8700 and Maxine will make arrangements for them. If you want an unconditional pal for life, consider adopting an animal.

Relay for Life: The final totals are in, and this year’s event raised $208,000 for the American Cancer Society. There were about 1,000 participants and 500 onlookers at the June 5-6 event. The team raising the most money was the Lifeguards, raising $12,000. Wow!

Going to court? I hope not, but courthouse CEO Sean Metroka wants people to know the hours are changing, effective Tuesday. Instead of 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., the new hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. And yes, that is the same Sean Metroka who wrote such eloquent “Letters Home” from Iraq that were published in The Union.


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

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