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Cypress Hill’s July 4: Avis Becker called to tell me about the Fourth of July surprise in her neighborhood. She was up early to go to Mass at St. Patrick’s when she noticed that there was a flag in her front yard. As she looked around, there was a flag in every front yard in her Cypress Hill neighborhood. “It was just the neatest thing that ever happened,” Avis said, adding that it is a complete mystery to all the neighbors as to who planted the little flags. “That people in beautiful Nevada County think that much of our country makes me proud,” Avis said.

Get pretty, for a cause: Marge Kaiser of the Deep Ecology Institute dropped by The Union Tuesday to tell me about the institute’s “Girls’ Day Out” coming up on Saturday. Two members of the institute’s board came up with the idea to use their talents to help raise money. As luck would have it, the women with the idea also have the credentials to pull this event off. Clarita Nolan, a hairdresser and makeup artist who has worked in Hollywood and Beverly Hills, teamed up with Barbara Michelman, who is a professional photographer and has worked with movie studios, to create “Girls’ Day Out.” For a $100 contribution to the Deep Ecology Institute, Clarita will do your hair (style and/or cut) and your makeup, and Barbara will photograph you and give you an 8 by 10-inch color print. If you went to the mall to have something like this done it would cost a lot more and believe me, a nonprofit wouldn’t get the money! If you’re not familiar with the Deep Ecology Institute, they sponsor environmental education programs, a speakers’ series and a film series in February. They will be opening an office on Broad Street soon, and the group is always looking for volunteers. Sample jobs include organizing the reference library, mailings, office help, and manning booths at community events. Call Marge if you want to help or want an appointment for “Girls’ Day Out” at 265-6649. Find out more about the Deep Ecology Institute on the Web at


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

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