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Readers’ Corner

Christmas in September? OK, am I too old-fashioned? I think it’s disturbing to see Christmas decorations in September! Side-by-side displays of Halloween and Christmas are just wrong. What happened to waiting? That’s my rant of the day. (I’m not mentioning the store but it’s not hard to guess.)

Those pesky flies: While we’re in a ranting mood, reader Gary Emanuel has one – the proliferation of flies “in and around eating establishments.” He’s lived in Grass Valley a year and a half – escaping the Silicon Valley after 40 years there. Loves the area, but is bothered by the flies around local restaurants, wondering if they indicate unsanitary conditions. Readers?

Bumpersnicker: “Don’t Roseville Grass Valley.”

NCTV tells a story: Lew Sitzer, lead cheerleader – uh, executive director – of NCTV tells me they have produced a 14-hour video of the 2004 Sierra Storytelling Festival that will be shown Monday (Oct. 4) and the next three consecutive Mondays, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. The video was produced by Yuba Gals, the local duo of Robin Mallgren and Janaia Donaldson. For other times to view the festival, check The Union or on the Web.

Art Matters: This art gallery and specialty bookstore opens for business today at 251 S. Auburn St. in Grass Valley. There will be a reception with wine tasting, refreshments and music by Blue Oak Consort from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Bay Area artist Leonard Levings’ watercolors of Nevada County historical and architectural scenes will be on display.

Readers’ Corner hiatus: Not sure how long this will last, but I will be off work for a few days recovering from a contagious disease. Nothing that a lot of rest and modern medicine won’t cure, but I don’t want anyone to think Ms. Readers’ Corner is out having fun when you don’t see this column for a few days. Stay well.


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

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