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Readers’ Corner

Love your house: We’re expanding our Diverse Dwellings series to be more inclusive. Rather than writing about just green or eco-friendly homes, we want to hear about people whose homes uniquely reflect their particular lifestyle. If you think your house or a friend’s might make an interesting feature, please contact me, or writer Pam Jung, who can be reached at 265-8064 or at by e-mail.

Grass Valley’s new look: Not the city, per se, but the city’s new and improved Web site – It is scheduled to debut today, according to Gary Gustafson, who runs New Press. His company, based in Nevada City, has been building Web sites and offering support since 1995. Gary said this is the first makeover of the site since it was launched five years ago. In the computer world, that’s about a century! “The site will feature a completely new look, with an emphasis on finding information easily and quickly.” For more info, check out reporter Britt Retherford’s story on the site on Page A3.

Can’t we all just get along? Grass Valley resident Jack Fortner called to tell me about an organization he belongs to: The McCourtney Road Curve Horticulture and Cheese Society. Jack says that the neighbors at the McCourtney Curve have banded together for social activity and have figured out the secret to liking your neighbors – spend time socializing with them. “You always hear about neighbors not getting along. But when you’ve been at somebody’s house and had snacks with them, it’s hard to be hateful,” Jack said. It makes sense, doesn’t it? Do you know your neighbors socially? Jack also said that his group includes “liberals, conservatives, Democrats, Republicans, Protestants, Catholics, tree-huggers, tree cutters, and we even have a lawyer.” It sounds simple, but I think Jack is on to something.


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

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