Back in the saddle: It’s amazing how fast a week can go when surrounded by a 4-year-old, 8-year-old and 12-year-old. That pretty much covers the childhood spectrum (sans the diaper years) so I’m freshly up to date on “Ruby & Max” (two rabbits on a cartoon show), everything about sharks and learning, a little reluctantly, about hip-hop and the new recording artists of the next generation: Chingy, Fat Joe, Usher, D12 and their ilk. It was a wonderful time, really, but also exhausting. And just one word about the Monterey Bay Aquarium – go! It was fabulous and the grandkids (and I) loved it.
Drew Reynolds Scholarship: I don’t have the details on this yet, but the Nevada City Rotary Club is in the process of setting up a student scholarship in Drew’s name. It will be for a student with children who embodies the family values that Drew was known for. Drew’s father, Joe Reynolds, was a member of our club until he moved out of town so we have a special place in our hearts for Drew. More on this later.
Obituaries hit home: My first day back in town I realized I knew two people who were on The Union’s obituary page. One was Bill Postell, who was an avid traveler with his wife, Jan. She has been a frequent contributor to our Travel page and I talked with her Thursday after hearing the news. She said the community has offered overwhelming support to her in this difficult time.
Sierra Nevada Hospital: Did you know it has 850 employees and a $33 million payroll? The hospital foundation is starting its campaign for upcoming improvements and additions and they sound impressive. One thing is called Picture Archiving Communication, which basically means that X-rays will all be digital. That means no lugging your films around from doctor to doctor, for one thing. It also means that your films can be sent instantly to doctors for evaluation, no matter how far away.
BSM Triathlon: Preliminary reports show $40,000 raised from last Sunday’s event. Kudos to a few women I know who successfully completed the event: Nancy Kemp, Ronnie Paul and Liz McAteer. You go, ladies!
Dixie Redfearn can be reached at 477-4238 or by email at email@example.com, or by fax at 477-4292.
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